Jan. 25, 2021
Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 5
Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Choir is on the Day 1 Schedule. HS Band Students who are still wanting to go on the trip to Florida, should go to Mrs. Behrens room at the start of 5th hour. The rest of you should go to your study halls.
Lunch for today: First choice-Fish Sandwich, Second choice-Salisbury Steak, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk
Forensics students: Time is getting short! Make sure that you are working on your piece on your own and with a coach. Don't forget to turn in your signed release forms. We will meet as a team on Tuesday January 26 during attack time in the LMC.
FBLA will have a meeting at Noon on Wednesday, January 27. Use the zoom link in the Schoology FBLA course.
Tonight the Middle School Girls Basketball team will play HOME against North Crawford. There will only be one game, played by the 8th grade- tip off will be at 5pm. Good Luck, girls!
The 6th & 7th grade girls basketball team will have a short practice after school, from 3:30-4:30.
Seniors: Deadlines are fast approaching. Just a friendly reminder: The Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship is due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, January 29th. This is open to any student planning to attend any Wisconsin Technical School in the fall. The local scholarship packets are due to Ms. Bevan by Monday, February 1st. You will need to turn in Your Scholarship Checklist, Application Form, three rating forms, and any additional letters of recommendation or essays that go with select scholarships. All information is available on the school website and your school email. If you need to check that Ms. Bevan received any of your rating sheets or letters of recommendation, please contact her. Make sure you continue to check out the Additional Scholarship Opportunities tab on the website or email for other upcoming scholarships. As always, if you have any questions ask Ms. Bevan.
The annual Ithaca School Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, January 20 via Zoom. Thank you to the following students for all your hard work in preparing for the bee: Aspen Young, Avaya Pyfferoen, Brayden Burns, Hallie Steinmetz, Roman Riley, Spencer Nelson, Peyton Brown, Naila Lorenzo, Abby Plonka, Ally Plonka, Olivia Menne' and Allison Durst Our winners this year are 3rd place Allison Durst, 2nd place Aspen Young and 1st place Abby Plonka. Abby and Aspen will represent Ithaca at the CESA 3 Sectional spelling bee in February. A big Thank You to Ms. Wydeven, Mrs. Huffar, and Mrs. Bailey for volunteering to assist with the bee and to the parents for helping their children log in and participate. ~Mrs. Plonka
Attention high school girls: The John Deere Women in STEM Career Day will be held on Tuesday, February 23 from 8:30-2 PM via Zoom. This is a free, one-day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, and make a difference in society. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see Mr. Klang for more information and a parental permission form which must be turned in to him or Mrs. Plonka by Thursday, January 28.
This day in History: On January 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy becomes the first U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. From a podium in the State Department auditorium, Kennedy read a prepared statement regarding the famine in the Congo, the release of two American aviators from Russian custody and impending negotiations for an atomic test ban treaty. He then opened the floor for questions from reporters, answering queries on a variety of topics including relations with Cuba, voting rights, and food aid to impoverished Americans.
Word of the Day: Amorphous uh-mawr-fuhs
Amorphous adj. Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable. “The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.”
H.S./M.S.— Cody Byrnes, Erica Steinmetz, Lexi Stowell