Benefit for Silas Andersen 2015 History Tour

March 2015
Volume XV - Issue VIII
Published monthly, eleven times per year
Blood Drive
Lions Club Scholarship Dinner
Can Drive
Daddy-Daughter Dance
FAB Night
Preschool Open House
Andersen Benefit
Band Solo Contest
Scholarship Music Show
Spring Break
see calendar, page 9 for details
Activities & Menu.................. 9
Athletic Director.................... 2
Band Notes.......................... 4
Blood Drive.......................... 4
Board Minutes................... 7-8
Community Announcements.....10
Daddy Daughter Dance......... 4
Fine Arts Night...................... 3
Jellison Nomination............... 3
Jr-Sr High Principal................ 2
Primary/Intermediate......... 5-7
Wrestling Thank You............. 3
The WARREN PRIDE is a monthly
publication of the Southeast
Warren Community School District. Activities listed are subject
to change and may also be accessed via the online calendar at:
To receive or be removed from
newsletter delivery, contact:
LuAnn Ohnemus
641-466-3510 Ext. 228
[email protected]
Southeast Warren Comm. School
16331 Tyler St.
Liberty Center, IA 50145
Benefit for Silas Andersen
Saturday, March 14th
SE Warren High School
5:00 Doors open
Free-will donation dinner
7:00 Live Auction
Great Food, Live Music, 50/50 Raffle,
Silent and Live Auctions
Come out and show your support for Silas and his family
in his fight against cancer.
For additional details or information on how you can
help or donate please contact:
Dianne Chambers 515-975-4937
Jamie Harvey 641-203-6081
Watch for updates on the Silas Andersen Benefit Facebook page.
A fund has also been set up at People Bank for anyone
wanting to make a monetary donation.
2015 History Tour
On March 27th a tour bus filled with 43 students and 13 sponsors will depart
Liberty Center bound for Arizona, the first destination of the 2015 History Trip.
Veteran history teacher Ron VanStrien has organized the trip, his 9th one, which has
been scheduled every other year since 1993. About 350 students have participated
in these trips over the years. He has also organized some mini 2-day history trips
in the off-years.
The trip will travel through 10 states outside of Iowa with stops in Arizona, California (Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, Fairfield), Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The
group will visit the folllowing sites:
Arizona: The Painted Desert, Petrifiied Forest, Meteor Crater, Grand Canyon.
California: Paramount Studio, President Nixon’s Library & Museum, President
Reagan’s Library & Museum, Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Hollywood
Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign, Fort Point National Site, Golden Gate Bridge, Maritime National Historic Park, Alcatraz, Donner Memorial State Park
Nevada: Virginia City Comstock History Center
Utah: Salt Lake City State Capitol, Great Salt Lake, Pioneer Memorial Museum,
Salt Lake Temple, Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Wyoming: Fort Bridger, Independence Rock State Historic Site
The group will return on April 5th.
Delane Galvin, Principal/Superintendent
Snow Days
So far this year we have missed two
days due to snow or cold. We used both
of our built-in make-up days for those,
so any further days missed will be made
up at the end of the school year.
Despite the doldrums of winter, February was a very busy month here! We
hosted two state wrestling tournaments
and three state basketball tournament
games. Great job Mr. Cruikshank for
facilitating these events.
Iowa Assessments
We have received our state assessment test results and they look pretty
good! Congratulations to the 7th grade
class for the most overall improvement
from their scores last year. The 5th and
10th grade classes improved or maintained their scores in all four core areas.
Thank you to all our students for
their efforts on these important tests.
Congratulations to our boys and girls
teams for their hard work throughout the
season. The girls made it to 2nd round
of regional play, but lost to Grandview
Christian. No rest between seasons;
track practice has already begun!
Congratulations to our SEW-MD
squad for their many accomplishments
this season! They earned sectional and
district championships, with 11 district
qualifiers and 8 state qualifiers.
The team won a thrilling match-up
against West Marshall on Feb. 10th to
qualify for state duals. The last time
SEW sent team to state was in 2000. They went on to reach the finals at
the state tournament by defeating Logan-Magnolia and Alburnett. In the
finals they gave it their all, each team
winning 7 matches, but fell short by 7
A special congratulations to Coach
Dallas O’Brien for earning his 100th
win this season, and being selected
the 1A Southwest Division Wrestling
Coach of the Year.
Speech Competition
We had four groups compete at district contest. Our Short Film group received a Division I rating and went on
to compete at state Feb. 7th where they
received another Division I rating. Unfortunately they did not move on to AllState competition. Great job though!
Speech students are gearing up for
individual contests beginning Feb.
Mr. Cruikshank, Athletic Director
Southeast Warren wrestling team
hosted the sectional wrestling meet on
February 7th. As a team the Warhawks
finished first and advanced to the Regional Team Dual that was hosted on
February 10th where they took on Lynville-Sully and won 59 to 22. In the Regional Team Dual Final the Warhawks
beat West Marshall 36 to 30 to qualify
for the State Team Duals in 15 years.
As a result of their performance at
sectionals the wrestlers had eleven individuals move on to the district meet.
As a result of finishing in the top two,
the following wrestlers advanced on
to the district meet on February 14th
Interstate 35. The top two place winners at districts advanced on to the State
Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines
on February 20th to 22nd.
District Wrestling Qualifiers:
(Sectional placement listed)
106 lb. Blake Bauer (1st)
113 lb. Brady Kyner (1st)
132 lb. Jake Hunderdosse (1st)
138 lb. Tanner Fleshner (1st)
145 lb. Gabe Henderson (1st)
160 lb. Jacob Hoch (1st)
170 lb. TJ Dierking (1st)
182 lb. Nate Jimenez (2nd)
195 lb. Ty Schneider (1st)
220 lb. Tate Vandyne (1st)
285 lb. Elijah Williams (2nd)
State Wrestling Qualifiers
(District placement listed)
106 lb. Blake Bauer (1st)
113 lb. Brady Kyner (1st)
132 lb. Jake Hunerdosse (1st)
145 lb. Gabe Henderson (2nd)
160 lb. Jacob Hoch (1st)
170 lb. TJ Dierking (2nd)
195 lb. Ty Schneider (1st)
220 lb. Tate Vandyne (2nd)
As a team the wrestlers finished in
1st place in their district.
At the State Dual Team Wrestling
Tournament the wrestling team finished
as State Runner-Ups.
In the quarterfinal round the Warhawks beat Logan-Magnolia 38 to 26.
In the semi-final round they edged by
Alburnett 37 to 36. In the State Championship Finals the Warhawks fell to
Clarion Goldfield 33 to 26. Their state
runner up finish is the highest ever finish at the State Dual Tournament for SE
The wrestlers also completed the
regular season with a dual record of
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MARCH 2015
PAGE Jellison
I would like to express my thanks, on behalf of the wrestling team and coaching
staff, to our supportive Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas fans. You have traveled
the miles, stayed up late, gotten up early, yelled until hoarse, and withstood some
nail-biting moments. You have been a constant means of encouragement and support, and our success this year could not have been achieved without all of you!
Coach O’Brien
Sydney Jellison, a SE Warren junior,
has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June 24-26, 2015.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want
to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this
event is to honor, inspire, motivate and
direct the top students in the country to
stay true to their dream and provide a
path, plan and resources to help them
reach their goal.
Sydney was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of
the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Iowa based on her academic
achievement, leadership potential and
determination to serve humanity in the
field of medicine.
Congratulations, Sydney!
Athl. Director, cont’d
38-2 which was a school record. The
previous record was 28 and was set in
We had many records broken this
year but Jake Hunerdosse and Jacob
Hoch broke the school’s career wins
record which was 165 set by Andy Ohnemus in 2003.
Girls Basketball
The girls basketball team finished
the season with a record of 13 wins and
10 losses, 7 and 9 in conference play.
Boys Basketball
The boys basketball team finished
the season with a record of 3 wins and
19 losses, 2 and 14 in conference play.
Pride of Iowa Conference Honors
Sierra Dorsey - 2nd Team
Keetan Lawler – 2nd Team
Fine Arts Night
March 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Vocal • Band • Art • Speech
Entertainment to include vocal, band and speech.
Auditions were held in February to select the performances.
Art pieces will be on display.
Please come out and support the high school fine arts department.
This is our main fundraiser for the year and will be sure to please,
with various activities going on in between the acts.
“Like” our Facebook page for more details
and the activities as they are confirmed.
Band Notes
It has been a very productive school
year for the Southeast Warren Band Department. Here is an update how each
group is doing, and upcoming events
for the Warhawk Band.
March brings a busy time for the
band members, with finishing basketball pep band, the talent show, honor
band opportunities, and solo contest.
PEP BAND Congrats to the high
school pep band, for their successful
support for the Warhawk basketball
teams for 6 home games this year. They
were a great support!
HONOR BANDS In January, flutist Ilyse Putz and bassoonist Alex Lerch were selected to participate in the
Simpson High School Honor Band Festival, held at the college. Later that week
in January, tenor saxophonist Emma
Preston, trumpetist Katie Kelso, and
trombonist Kalani Wagner were selected for the Simpson Junior High
Honor Band Festival. Emma played in
the “Gold” band, and Katie and Kalani
were a part of the “Red” band.
On February 10, four sixth grade
band members were selected to participate in the Des Moines Metro Honor
Band Festival, held at St. Francis of Assisi school in West Des Moines. Flutist
Allison Cooper, clarinetist Makayla
Ruble, alto saxophonist Augustina
Gavin, and tenor saxophonist Luke
Prater really enjoyed their first honor
band, and represented the school very
On March 9, eight high school band
members will perform as part of the POI
Bonor Band Festival, held at Graceland
University. Flutist Ilyse Putz, clarinetist Alexe Johnson, bass clarinetist Kelli Chapman, alto saxophonist Sydney
Jellison, tenor saxophonist AJ Mitzelfelt, bassoonist Alex Lerch, trombonist
Max Lerch, and tubist Cody Cox will
have a great time, and represent our
school well.
FAB NIGHT On Thursday, March
12, the Fine Arts Boosters have brought
back the spring talent show, and we
hope to see you there! Singers, dancers,
featured speech members, and the band
and choir will be performing. Please
follow the FAB facebook page for more
March 19, the band will be having their
annual 4-8 grade solo contest, held
from 4-8PM, in the High School Band
room. Mr. Nathan Smith, music director at Twin Cedars-Bussey CSD will be
judge, and the students will get to show
off their musical talents.
This has been an amazing and productive third quarter for the band program, and we look forward for another
busy rest of the school year! Thank
you to the community for your support
of the arts, and we look forward to seeing you at our concerts this year!
SE Warren High School
& Community
Monday, March 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Southeast Warren High School
To schedule an appointment, contact
Andrea Vlahakis at 641-466-3331,
Ext. 105, or contact a member of the
SEW High School FCCLA.
To be eligible to donate, you must:
• Be at least 16 years of age
• Be in good health
• Weigh at least 120 lbs.
• Eat a good meal prior to donating
• Present a form of identification
All 16 and 17-year-olds must have
a LifeServe Blood Center Parental/
Guardian Permission Form signed
by a parent or guardian
and returned to Mrs. Vlahakis.
MARCH 2015
PAGE Primary/Intermediate Schools
Dan Dow, Principal
Geography Bee
The Geography Bee was held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in the Intermediate Center lunchroom with ten students competing. This year’s contestants
were: Sydney Metz (4th), Will Prater (4th), Ethan Schnathorst (5th), Jeffrey Oakley
(5th), Will Bishop (6th), Mason Merfeld (6th), Hunter Thompson (7th), Lela Bales
(7th), Lane Dittmer (8th), and Cole Miller (8th). Congratulations to each of these
contestants who won a class competition to earn their spot in the contest.
Hunter Thompson (right)
won the 2015 Southeast
Warren Geography Bee.
Congratulations to Hunter,
and to runner up Lane Dittmer. These two contestants
answered nine questions in
the Championship Round to
determine the winner. Hunter will complete a written
test to qualify for the state
Mrs. Schneider
There will be a one-day introductory Kindergarten Round-up session for all of
our 2015-2016 kindergartners on April 24th. Students must be 5-years-old by September 15, 2015 to be eligible for kindergarten next year. This one-day session will
be a full day and run the same hours as a regular school day. Please contact Patty
at the SEW Primary School, 641-942-6216, with questions regarding bus transportation for students who normally ride the bus. There will be no kindergarten or
4-year-old preschool classes held that day.
Roundup offers the opportunity for your child to get to know the kindergarten
teachers and learn about the kindergarten routine. While your child is with us, there
will be vision screening, stories, lunch, recess and a chance for our staff to evaluate
the developmental levels achieved by the four-and five-year-olds attending. Students attending Roundup should bring either $2.10 for lunch or a sack lunch.
If your child is not included on the list below and will be five on or before
September 15th, please call Patty at the Primary School at 641-942-6216. In early
April an informational packet will be sent to the parents of all students listed below
and to those who pre-register.
Sawyer Allen
Hollie Brown
Gavin Byers
Sydney Byers
Adrianne Caltrider
Kaleb Carruthers
Landon Chancellor
Taren Dierking
Tucker Dierking
Jac Credidio
Joshua Fisher
Allie Geisler
Will Goodwin
Kaden Graham
Cody Graverholt
Isabella Greene
Ryan Harryman
Ryder Hughes
Briar Hyde
Trevin Kinser
Preston Lester
Paige Montgomery
Hunter Mundy
Hailey Russell
Emma Schurman
Braelyn Seuferer
Kimee Smith
Kendel Sobek
Cam Spaulding
Anna Swanson
Preschool Sign-Up
Parents wishing to enroll their children in the 2015-2016 Southeast Warren Preschool Program should call Patty
at the Primary School at 641-942-6216
or e-mail at [email protected]
Southeast Warren will again be offering four half-day-a-week preschool
classes for district four-year-olds. Qualifying children for the 4-year-old program must be 4 years of age by September 15, 2015. Hours for the AM class are
8:10 AM to 11:00 AM. Hours for the
PM class are 12:10 to 3:00 PM. Classes
meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday. The four-year-old program’s tuition is currently covered by the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program and
is tuition-free. There is a $25/ semester
milk fee and $25/year snack fee for all
4-year-old students. The school’s Elzora
Town Daycare also offers wrap-around
childcare; please contact Patty for details about this program.
Qualifying children for the 3-yearold program must be three years of age
by September 15, 2015. The three-yearold program meets Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday mornings from
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Character Education
Preschool, cont’d
at the Primary School
Throughout the month kindergarten through third grade students at the Primary School receive Warhawk Way character slips when they are caught doing something above and beyond what is expected behavior. When a student earns 10 Warhawk Way slips they receive
a character award.
Character Students for January
Olivia Costigan
McKenna Donner
Andrew Graverholt
Emma Manser
Drake Orr
Emma Primakov
Kinsey Snuggs
Mike Credidio
Belle Ewing
Raiden Jimenez
Madison Olsasky
Abigail Piekema
Hayden Ruble
Dalton Spear
First Grade
Brooklyn Backstrom
McKenzie Brammer
Lukas Carruthers
Lucas Dirkx
Olivia Gordon
Chelsey Hancock
Grace Jacobs
Ben Malli
Sawyer Mozak
Abbie Preston
Janelle Saffell Anna Wilson
Gracie Backstrom
Leah Buerckley
Lexi Clendenen
Paighton Dop
Jamison Greene
Cody Hoch
Braydon Johnson
Rylynn Mason
Halle O’Brien
Lilly Rowe
Lola Shriver
Reece Youmans
Second Grade
Kenzie Anderson
Jesse Davison
Ty Dorsey
Kameron Douglas
Chelsey Evans-Saffell Brogan Ewing
Lilly Rosenbalm
Abby Gavin
Nicholas Geelan
Olivia Harrington
R.J. Heimbaugh
Bo Hyde
Brody Kosman
Kiara Mally
Isabell Olsasky
Cam Seuferer
Drake Steil
Peyton Stillabower
Teegan Wadle
Cailey Wallace
Third Grade
Scott Benesh
Brayden Dittmer
Gabe Gavin
Chloe Lane
Emma Mozak
Alex Slaughter
McKyinnah Spear
Owen Williams
Thomas Brown
Faith Fuller
Natalie Geisler
Mathiew Mally
Skylar O’Brien
Aubrey Snuggs
Chase Thompson
Brandon Wright
9 to 11 am. Current tuition is $45 per
month. Tuition assistance is available,
on a sliding scale, through the Warren
County Empowerment Board. There
is also a $12.50/semester milk fee and
$25/year snack fee for three year olds.
We will be hosting a Preschool
Open House from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on
March 12th at the Primary building.
Parents of children who will be either
three or four years of age by September
15, 2015 are encouraged to attend this
open house and sign up for the 201516 school year. At this open house, your
child can meet the preschool teacher
and teacher associate, learn about our
programs, and visit the classrooms. The
nurse will be available for immunization
questions and preschool health packets
will be distributed. These packets contain forms that need to be completed
and returned before your child enters
preschool in the fall.
Accelerated Readers
Here are the reading levels for the students at the Milo Primary building for the 3rd quarter. We would like to thank PIE for
hosting our AR parties each quarter. We would also like to thank PIE for purchasing and donating books from the book fair for
our classrooms!
On February 27th Milo will be participating in “Read the Most from Coast to Coast!” We have participated in this event for
the past two years and the students really enjoy it!
Ready Readers
Kenzie Anderson(3)
Jesse Davison (2)
Tomi McIntyre
Cash Mitchell (5)
Ian Hammond
Madison Ward
Paxton Bloom
Ty Dorsey (2)
Jeferson Spaulding
Mya Carruthers
Lillian Rosenbalm
Advanced Readers
Emma Mozak (5)
Tate Dierking (5)
Chase Thompson
Independent Readers
Gary Carruthers
Brody Crow
Cayden Donner
Drake Steil
Thomas Brown
Brian Hancock
Chloe Lane
Jonathon Frank
Abby Gavin
Kaitlyn Logue
Kenzie Nelson
Josh Primakov
Alexandra Rivera Teagan Wadle
Rising Readers
Jacob Berlett
Kameron Douglas
Kody Ericson (2)
Chelsey Evans-Saffell
Brogan Ewing (3) Nicholas Geelan (4)
Olivia Harrington (3) Blake Schurman (2)
Peyton Stillabower (3) Cailey Wallace (2)
Brenden Wheeler Heather Atkinson (5)
Scott Benesh
Brayden Dittmer (2)
Faith Fuller (2)
Gabe Gavin
Bryce Parker (5)
Owen Williams (5)
Jacob Goodwin (2) Breanna Parker
Caden Carruthers Ryder Davis
R.J. Heimbaugh
Bo Hyde
Brody Kosman (2) Madden Merfeld
Cam Seuferer (2) Sierra Wright (2)
Super Readers
Isabell Olsasky (2)
Natalie Geisler (5)
Kaylyn Holmes (5)
Brandon Wright
Mathiew Mally
Shaun Slaughter (3)
Aaron Wachter
Kiara Mally
Kaedan Alexander(5)
Noah Heimbaugh (2)
Alex Slaughter
Sturgis Fridley (2)
Skylar O’Brien
Aubrey Snuggs (4)
Westin Koch (5)
John Thompson (2)
25 Point Club
Sturgis Fridley
Chloe Lane
Heather Atkinson
Thomas Brow
Skylar O’Brien
Natalie Geisler
Shaun Slaughter Alex Slaughter
Aubrey Snuggs Caden Carruthers
Jacob Berlett
Ryder Davis
Paxton Bloom
R.J. Heimbaugh
Gary Carruthers Bo Hyde
Kody Ericson
Kiara Mally
Olivia Herrington Madden Merfeld
Blake Schurman Cam Seuferer
Drake Steil
Teagan Wadle
Peyton Stillabower Sierra Wright
Cailey Wallace
Brendon Wheeler
Kaedan Alexendar
50 Point Club
Chase Thompson
Nicholas Geelan
Kaylyn Holmes
John Thompson
75 Piont Club
Tate Dierking
Brandon Wright
Brogan Ewing
Isabell Olsasky
Brody Kosman
Noah Heimbaugh
Westin Koch
100 Point Club: Emma Mozak
MARCH 2015
PAGE Friendship Fair 2015: Japan
For our Friendship Fair this year the Primary Center will be studying the country of Japan. We will be learning about the customs, food, and life of the Japanese
The staff is anxious to share with the students any artifacts the community might
have from Japan. If you have made a trip to Japan, if you have items from Japan, if
you have any connection to the country or people of Japan and would like to share
with the students at the Primary Center, please contact the Milo Primary office
at 942-6216 and leave a message for either Mrs. DeJoode, Mrs. Burgin, or Mrs.
We are always willing to have community members come to share, so if you
wish to speak to Kindergarteners through third grade about Japan, please contact
the school as soon as is convenient.
We will kick off our study of Japan this year with a kite flying contest, scheduled
May 5th - Children’s Day in Japan. Students will be flying homemade kites with a
chance to win a prize for several different categories. Should the weather cooperate, come join the fun Tuesday afternoon, May 5th.
At this time we are planning our annual Friendship Fair program to be held in the
morning on the next to the last day of school. Our students will share what we learn
about the country of Japan in our new air conditioned gym! (watch for the exact
program time to be announced).
Your 2015 Friendship Fair committee
Southeast Warren Community School District
Regular Board Meeting
January 12, 2015
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met
in regular session January 12, 2015 in the media
center of the Junior/Senior High School building.
Board President Ron Miller called the meeting to
order at 5:30 p.m. The following board members
were present: Larrie Williams, Rande Seuferer,
and Jennifer Mihalovich. Bruce Williams was
absent. Superintendent/Secondary Principal
Delane Galvin, Elementary Principal Dan Dow,
Transportation Director Joel Mosher, and Board
Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance,
along with members from the community.
AGENDA: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes:
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized the following: The wrestlers for winning
the POI wrestling tournament. Beth Mosher for
her generous donation towards the purchase of
pink uniforms for the boys and girls basketball
teams. They will be wearing these uniforms on
Hoops for Hope night. Also, Mrs. Birchette and
the Student Council for a successful Angel Tree
operation. They sponsored 12 families with a total of 40 children. This was the largest number
of children the group has sponsored. The community generosity was evident through monetary
donations and the numerous gifts dropped off at
school for the council members to wrap and present to these needy families. This was a lot of
work, so hats off to the Student Council for their
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 21 extra bus trips for the month of December. The rest of the month was spent doing
general repairs.
Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
Small Town Country Christmas on Saturday,
December 6th, was a success. Many cookies,
books, and classroom basket raffle tickets were
sold. The elves’ workshop, which entertained
many children while their parents shopped, and
vendor fees from several community vendors,
who set up their tables in the new gym, brought
in some additional revenue.
The basket raffle money will be used to fund our
field trips at both the Primary and the Intermediate buildings, and the rest will be used for future
playground needs and classroom supplies. The
Country Christmas day, along with our fall and
spring fundraisers, are the three biggest fundraisers for the Partners in Education group.
PIE is sponsoring an Accelerated Reader party
for second and third graders reaching their reading goals for the second quarter on January 9th.
Second quarter report cards will be sent home
the week of January 12th. Teachers are preparing for our upcoming parent/teacher conferences
in February.
Third graders will be given the Iowa Tests of Basic
Skills the week of January 12th, and kindergarten
through third graders will be taking their mid-year
FAST tests during the next week. Following these
tests, the teachers meet on Data Day and reorganized reading intervention groups. These new
assignments, based on student performance, will
start on Monday, February 2nd.
Coming up in January, PIE is serving supper during the adult volleyball league, which meets in
Milo on Sundays. This free-will donation supper
is a good fundraiser for them.
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
Winter DIBELS has been completed.
Report cards for 1st Semester went home
with students on Friday.
Iowa Assessment testing started today in the
Intermediate Center.
The Geography Bee will be held here in the
Intermediate Center on Friday, January 23rd at
We have tentatively scheduled the 1st Semester Awards Assembly for Friday, January
30th. This assembly is held in the gym and parents are welcomed to attend. Awards are given
for attendance, honor roll, and for showing good
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake
JH Wrestling: We have started wrestling
practice this past week and we currently have 15
kids out this season. Two MD students and one
home school student.
Girls JH BB: We have three games left for
this season
Boys BB: The boys BB team is currently 2-7.
The leading scorers are Lance Hoch at 16.5
pts per game and Jackson Fischer 11.8 pts per
game. Jackson Fischer leads the team with 20
assists. Keetan Lawler is leading the teams in
Rebounds at 9.3 per game
The first of February Post Season Brackets
will be posted.
Girls BB: The girls BB team is 5 and 4. The leading scorers are Sierra Dorsey at 13.9 pts per
game and Raelyn Meling 9.9 pts per game. Raelyn Meling leads the team in assists with 41.
Sierra Dorsey leads the team in Rebounds at 7.3
per game.
Post Season Brackets will be announced the
first part of February
Wrestling: In late December we competed in
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PAGE Board Minutes, cont’d
the POI Wrestling Tournament and finished 1st
in the conference. We had 7 champions and 1
In early January we competed in the Eddyville Blakesburg Tournament where we went 5
and 0 as we beat EBF in the championship.
This last week we competed in the 1st annual
Warren Co. Duals and went 2 and 1. Beating
Carlisle and Norwalk and losing to Indianola
We are making final preparations for hosting
sectionals on February 7th.
Additional Info: We will be competing in the
POI Academic Bowl at East Union on January
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were
on the consent agenda:
1. December 8, 2014 minutes
2. Financial reports
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer
Mihalovich to approve the items on the consent
agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. We had our first snow day on January 7th;
the day will be made up on January 19th.
2. January 5th was a teacher workday. EMC
Insurance presented slip and fall training for the
certified staff and bus drivers. Support staff will
have the training on January 28th.
3. This is one of the better winter sports seasons the district has had for a while. Girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, and wrestlers are all
doing well.
4. The next Children First Forum meeting will be
held on January 27th. All board members are
welcome to attend.
5. We will be hosting the wrestling sectionals on
February 7th.
6. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on
February 9th and 12th.
Chambers related to the Board that the Wellness
Committee had met and developed the following
list of items to be addressed in the coming year:
• Continue to look for new members as well as
encourage current members to get involved.
• Continue to encourage K-6 teachers for
healthy snacks and rewards.
• Check into the backpack program for our district. Dianne will contact Pastor Amy Johnson for
clergy support that is needed for this program to
be successful.
• Get more information out to parents in regards to packing healthy lunches for their students.
• Have Mr. Dow and Mr. Galvin address teachers in regards to holding kids out of PE class for
makeup work/tests. PE is a required class, not a
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“fun” class.
• No sales of candy, etc. that don’t meet the
• Encourage drinking of water at all grade levels and look into cost of a water filling station at
the Jr./Sr. High School.
• Identify students with weight issues as “at
Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that
the joint Warren County board meeting will be
held on January 19th at 6:30 PM in Indianola if
any board members are interested in attending.
Galvin recommended tabling this item until the
architect could be present to review the daycare
building plans and specifications with the Board.
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande
Seuferer to table this item and schedule a special board meeting for Thursday, January 15th at
5:30. Ayes: 4.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignation of
Carol Roland, Daycare Associate; and approving
the supplemental appointments of Wesley Creason, Assistant JH Wrestling Coach and Volunteer
Assistant HS Wrestling Coach. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to
approve the personnel changes as presented.
Ayes: 4.
START DATE WAIVER REQUEST RESOLUTION: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the Start Date Waiver Request Resolution to request permission from the Department
of Education to start school before the week in
which September 1st falls, with the understanding that the resolution may need to be modified
after guidance is received from the state. The
Calendar Committee will be meeting in a couple
of weeks to draft the 2015-16 school calendar.
Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the Start Date Waiver
Request Resolution. Ayes: 4.
SIMPSON COLLEGE: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the student teaching
agreement with Simpson College. Motion by
Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams
to approve the student teaching agreement with
Simpson College. Ayes: 4.
PLES BANK: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Wire Transfer Agreement
with Peoples Bank. The agreement allows the
District to electronically wire the 403b payments
to Voya. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by
Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the Wire Transfer
Agreement with Peoples Bank. Ayes: 4.
The Board reviewed Board Policy Sections 400,
“Statement of Guiding Principles”, and 406,
“Part-Time Personnel”.
Board President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 5:54 p.m.
Southeast Warren Community School District
Special Board Meeting
January 15, 2015
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met
in special session January 15, 2015 in the media
center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board Vice President Bruce Williams called
the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. The following
board members were present: Jennifer Mihalovich and Larrie Williams. Rande Seuferer joined
the meeting by speaker phone. Ron Miller arrived at 5:34 p.m. Superintendent/Secondary
Principal Delane Galvin and Board Secretary
Julie Wilson were also in attendance.
AGENDA: Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda.
Ayes: 4.
Connect Architecture & Design, presented the
proposed daycare floor plans and asked for input from the Board on the specifications. Dan
projected a total cost of $500,000 to complete
the project. The consensus of the Board was to
receive bids at 4:00 p.m. on February 24th and to
hold a special meeting on the same day at 5:30
p.m. for the hearing and to award the contract for
the project. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Bruce Williams to approve the notice of public
hearing on the proposed plans, specifications,
form of contract and estimate of cost for the daycare building and for the taking of bids therefore
and authorize the notice to be published as per
Code of Iowa timelines. Ayes: 4. Rande Seuferer was absent from the vote.
President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at
6:30 p.m.
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Southeast Warren Menu & Activities
Activities & menus are subject to change. Refer to online information:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
B: Bagel w/cream cheese
L: Crispito w/cheese, rice,
baked beans, peppers,
tomatoes, grapes
10:00 FCCLA Blood Drive
B: Cereal bar, yogurt
L: Parmesan chicken
pasta, lettuce salad, broccoli, cauliflower, melons
B: Bagel melt
L: Hot beef w/ cheese,
mash. potatoes/gravy,
cole slaw, peaches, roll
1:30 Dismissal
Teacher Inservice
B: Breakfast wrap
L: Taco pizza, refried
beans, carrots, oranges
B: Scramb. eggs/sausg.
L: Cheesebread w/meat
sauce, hash browns, lettuce, carrots, oranges
9-12 Can Drive
3:00 DaddyDaughter
B: Cereal, toast
L: Popcorn chicken,
french fries, grean beans,
apples, banana cake
POI Honor Band @
B: Bagel w/cream cheese
L: Hot ham/cheese, tomato
soup, yellow beans, pears,
veg. salad, marshmallow treat
4:00 G-TR Indoor @ ISU
B: Breakfast combo bar
L: Mandarin chicken,
rice, broccoli w/cheese,
peaches, cinnamon roll
B: Cinni-Minis, go-gurt
L: Hot dog, Sunchips,
baked beans, broccoli
w/cheese, pineapple
B: Breakfast taco/salsa
L: BBQ chicken, sweet
potato fries, lettuce salad,
oranges, jello cake
4:00 B-TR Indoor @ ISU
B: Sausg. patty/muffin
L: Chicken drumstick,
roll, mashed potatoes/
gravy, corn, mixed fruit
9:00 Brain Bowl (H)
B: Sausage biscuit
L: Chicken strips, mashed
potatoes/gravy, bean/corn
salad, pineapple
1:30 Dismissal
Teacher Inservice
B: Bacon-egg pizza
L: Italian pasta casserole,
lettuce salad, kiwi, cherries, french bread
B: Yogurt parfait, muffin
L: Beef steak, mash.
potatoes/gravy, winter
mix veg., cinn. apples
Students return April 7th
7:00 Lions Club Scholarship Dinner
B: Breakfast pizza
L: Meatball sub, tomatoes, tater tots, carrots,
apricots, sunshine bar
Fine Arts Night
6:00 Preschool Open Hs.
B: Flapstick
L: Crispito, onion rings,
baked beans, rosy
4:00 Band Solo Contest
@ HS
B: Breakfast wrap
L: Chicken fajita, refried
beans, carrots, pears,
B: Belgian waffle
L: Cheese pizza, lettuce
salad, peppers, grapes,
chocolate pudding
End of 3rd Quarter
B: Cereal, toast
L: French toast sticks,
omelet, sausage, hash
5:00 Silas
Benefit @ HS
brown, cauliflower, melon
B: Scramb. eggs w/ham
L: Grill. cheese, cottg.
cheese, tomato soup,
pineapple, green beans
1:30 Dismissal
Scholarship Country
Music Show 5:30 Dinner
7:00 Show
5:00 G-TR @ Clarke
April 1
Lunch Account Balance:
It is important that lunch account balances be maintained as a positive amount. Once an account reaches $5.00 the family/
student will be notified that the account is getting low. Negative balances of $10 for an individual account or $20 for a family
account will result in an alternate but approved meal being served to the student until the account balance is positive.
To access your lunch account and/or make deposits online, call the high school or email: [email protected] You may
deposit any amount into your family/student account.
DAILY LUNCH PRICES: $2.10 (K-6) $2.20 (7-12) $.40 (Reduced) $3.25 (Adult)
DAILY BREAKFAST PRICES: $1.10 (K-12) $.30 (Reduced) $1.35 (Adult)
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The Southeast Warren Community School District will develop life-long learners and responsible citizens.
Southeast Warren Community School District
16331 Tyler Street
Liberty Center IA 50145
The Southeast Warren Community School does not discriminate in its educational activities on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, socioeconomic status, or creed,
as per Iowa code 216.9, 256.11, 280.3, 281. IAC 12 and Southeast Warren School Board Policies 601.4 and 601.5. If you
have questions or grievances related to this policy please contact the Equity Coordinator, 16331 Tyler St., Liberty Center, IA,
Southeast Warren Scholarship
Foundation Fundraiser
March 27, 2015
S.E.Warren High School
Liberty Center, IA
(South of DSM 30 Miles
on HWY 65)
Music and Dance Starting at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $6
School-age: $3
Dinner Served 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (priced separately per item)
Dave Alfstad Band
Featuring Terry Smith from Nashville, TN
Additional performers include:
Marjorie Horton - Humeston, IA
Pat Meade, Milo, IA
For more information, call Pat or Nancy Meade
641-466-3512 or [email protected]
Saturday, March 7th, 9-12 am
The SEW Spanish Club is having a
can drive to earn money toward their
2016 Peru trip. Drop off will be at the
Milo and Lacona schools.
We will also be going door to door.
Please set your cans out that morning or
call Kelly Henderson at 515-360-1841
or Ms. Vlahakis at (641)466-3331, ext.
105, or email [email protected] and we will gladly pick
them up. Thank you for your support.
Milo Lions Club
The Milo Lions Club Scholars Dinner
is Thursday, March 5, at the Milo Community Center. Dinner will be served shortly
after 7:00 PM. This event is held to honor
the students who have earned a 3.0 or greater GPA.
The Milo Lions Fish & Chicken Fry
will be held Saturday, March 21, at the
Milo Community Center in Milo from 5
PM to 7 PM. Adults-$7.00 Children 3 to
12 $4.00. Those under three eat for free.