HAPPY NEW YEAR & WELCOME BACK! JANUARY 2015 COUGAR CONNECTION Welcome to the “Cougar Connection.” This publication is printed & distributed monthly South Heart Public School’s Mission Statement: OUR MISSION IS TO PREPARE EACH STUDENT FOR THE FUTURE AND FOR LIFELONG LEARNING A Note from the Superintendent Calvin Dean, Superintendent Scott Jung, High School Principal/ Athletic Director Jessica Geis Elementary Principal Kristine Mehrer, Business Manager Kathy Kuylen, Secretary Bobbie Olson, School Counselor Lola Huschka, Head Custodian Update on the South Heart School Master Planning project: At the December 2014 school board meeting, the South Heart School Board selected JLG architects for the South Heart School Master Planning project. JLG will begin working with the school in January. We are very excited to have selected JLG as they have done several similar school projects in North Dakota and Minnesota. Furthermore, most of their employees grew up and attended school in small towns just like South Heart, which should make them an excellent fit for our community. As mentioned in a previous Cougar Connection, this process will begin with a full assessment of the current South Heart School building and school district property. This will include as assessment of the current building in terms of capacity (current and future enrollment projections), mechanical/electrical /construction limitations, current and future operational costs, future educational and school activity goals, and many other related items. Once this process is completed, a series of at least 2 public meetings will be held to share this information with the community. This will be an opportunity for everyone to share ideas and ask for input. Ultimately, JLF along with the South Heart School Board and School Staff will present a long –range plan and possible course of action for the future of the South Heart School facility or facilities. A timeline for this process will be developed in the near future and will be shared in future Cougar Connection newsletters. Important Dates: January 5 January 14 January 16 January 19 February 4 Please call the school to update your phone numbers. It is imperative that we have updated numbers incase of an emergency, school closings or early dismissal. Also we need address updates as well. The mail in South Heart needs a box number. Parking issues: School resumes School Board Meeting at 7:00 End of Semester 1 (Quarter 2) No School Teacher In-Service at DSU Early Out Students dismissed at 1:15 Please refrain from parking behind the busses when school is dismissing as this can prevent other cars from entering or exiting. SOUTH HEART PUBLIC SCHOOL Phone: 701-677-5671 Fax: 701-677-5616 www.southheart.k12.nd.us 310 4th Street NW P.O. Box 159 South Heart, North Dakota 58655 The South Heart FFA Chapter is looking to start an FFA affiliate! Former FFA members and interested adults are a wonderful source of help and support for FFA advisors and their students. An FFA Alumni Affiliate will help the chapter get the community more involved in agriculture education and FFA activities. The Alumni would also provide a helping hand to the FFA advisor in coordinating activities for our local chapter. If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, please contact Joe Odermann at (701) 2903536 or [email protected] Congratulations to the following students who were winners in the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest held during Physical Education Class! 8-9 year old girls - Ava Walter 10-11 year old girls - Meg Silbernagel 12-13 year old girls - Paige Jung 8-9 year old boys - Jordan Koppinger 10-11 year old boys - Lance Kostelecky 12-13 year old boys - Nick Fageberbeg With the onset of colder weather approaching, please be certain your child/children come to school dressed appropriately. Boots, mittens, hats, snow pants, etc. need to be worn to help prevent frost bite. Calling all Preschoolers If you have a child or know a child who will be 4 before August 1, 2015, please contact the school to make sure the children are on our list. We will be having the required preschool screening on March 27, 2015. More information will be sent at a later date. Lindzee Schneider Preschool teacher South Heart School The music students in grades 5-12 will be selling cookie dough for the annual department fundraiser starting on January 14. In the past this fundraiser has supported students attending the International Music Camp, SW Band and Choir tours, and a performance of the Medora Musical. The Junior class will be sponsoring another movie night Friday, January 23 at 7:00pm. The movie title will be announced at a later date. Juniors will continue to sell popcorn Mondays and Wednesdays after school. A bag is 50 cents.
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