March 2015 Volume XV - Issue VIII www.se-warren.k12.ia.us Published monthly, eleven times per year • • • • • • • • • • • March EVENTS 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 INSIDE THE PRIDE 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: www.se-warren.k12.ia.us To receive or be removed from newsletter delivery, contact: LuAnn Ohnemus 641-466-3510 Ext. 228 [email protected] se-warren.k12.ia.us 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. PAGE MARCH 2015 JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL 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. Basketball 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! Wrestling 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 points. 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. 28th. Athletics Mr. Cruikshank, Athletic Director Wrestling 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 Warren. The wrestlers also completed the regular season with a dual record of continued, page 3 MARCH 2015 PAGE Jellison Nominated 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! Sincerely, 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 1998. 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 All-Conference: 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. https://www.facebook.com/SoutheastWarrenFineArtsBoosters. PAGE MARCH 2015 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 well. 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 information. SOLO CONTEST On Thursday, 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! BLOOD DRIVE 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. BE A PROUD BLOOD DONOR 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 competition. Mrs. Schneider KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP 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 continued, page 6 PAGE MARCH 2015 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 Kindergarten 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 people. 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. Seuferer. 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: 4. 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 efforts. REPORTS: 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 Dow: 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 Dow: 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 8:30am. 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 character. Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank: 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 continued, page 8 PAGE Board Minutes, cont’d the POI Wrestling Tournament and finished 1st in the conference. We had 7 champions and 1 runner-up. 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 28th. 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. WELLNESS COMMITTEE UPDATE: Dianne 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 MARCH 2015 “fun” class. • No sales of candy, etc. that don’t meet the guidelines!! • 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 risk”. JOINT WARREN COUNTY BOARD MEETING: 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. NOTICE OF PULBIC HEARING ON 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: Superintendent 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. STUDENT TEACHING AGREEMENT WITH 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. WIRE TRANSFER AGREEMENT WITH PEO- 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. BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 400 AND 406: 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. APPROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLAN, 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: Dan Hunt, from 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. MARCH 2015 PAGE MARCH 2015 Southeast Warren Menu & Activities Activities & menus are subject to change. Refer to online information: http://www.se-warren.k12.ia.us This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Sun 1 8 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat 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 Dance 2 3 4 B: Cereal, toast L: Popcorn chicken, french fries, grean beans, apples, banana cake POI Honor Band @ Graceland 9 B: Bagel w/cream cheese L: Hot ham/cheese, tomato soup, yellow beans, pears, veg. salad, marshmallow treat 4:00 G-TR Indoor @ ISU 15 22 16 B: Breakfast combo bar L: Mandarin chicken, rice, broccoli w/cheese, peaches, cinnamon roll 23 B: Cinni-Minis, go-gurt L: Hot dog, Sunchips, baked beans, broccoli w/cheese, pineapple 10 B: Breakfast taco/salsa L: BBQ chicken, sweet potato fries, lettuce salad, oranges, jello cake 4:00 B-TR Indoor @ ISU 17 B: Sausg. patty/muffin L: Chicken drumstick, roll, mashed potatoes/ gravy, corn, mixed fruit 9:00 Brain Bowl (H) 11 B: Sausage biscuit L: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes/gravy, bean/corn salad, pineapple 1:30 Dismissal Teacher Inservice 18 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 24 25 SPRING BREAK Students return April 7th 29 30 7:00 Lions Club Scholarship Dinner 5 B: Breakfast pizza L: Meatball sub, tomatoes, tater tots, carrots, apricots, sunshine bar Fine Arts Night 6:00 Preschool Open Hs. 12 B: Flapstick L: Crispito, onion rings, baked beans, rosy applesauce 4:00 Band Solo Contest @ HS 19 B: Breakfast wrap L: Chicken fajita, refried beans, carrots, pears, cornbread 26 6 B: Belgian waffle L: Cheese pizza, lettuce salad, peppers, grapes, chocolate pudding End of 3rd Quarter 13 B: Cereal, toast L: French toast sticks, omelet, sausage, hash 7 5:00 Silas Andersen Benefit @ HS 14 brown, cauliflower, melon 20 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 21 27 28 3 4 5:00 G-TR @ Clarke 31 April 1 2 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) PAGE 10 MARCH 2015 DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT 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, 50145. Southeast Warren Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser Friday 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] CAN DRIVE 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.
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