November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving is always such a grand time of the year. It is truly the holiday that allows one to gather with family and friends, enjoy a fabulous meal, watch football, and if lucky, a little nap may follow. So many other holidays are about giving and getting, decorating, deciding when and how everyone is going to get together, etc. Thanksgiving is just what it is, a time to give thanks for all the wonderful things that are happening in our lives. And, even though life is not always perfect, we have so much to be thankful for living in this country and community that we call home.
Teacher of the Year – The 2015 teacher of the year is Mrs. Shirley Hanson. Though we have so many great teachers who give it their all, Mrs. Hanson is right at the top as she was selected by her colleagues as this year’s teacher of the year. Mrs. Hanson is our elementary music teacher. If you have ever been to one of our elementary concerts, you will see why her colleagues have chosen her for this title, her energy and enthusiasm are absolutely contagious! This past spring and summer, Mrs. Hanson spent countless hours on her own time, transforming the previous FFA room into the new elementary music room and has made this room a place for all our elementary students to call home. Mrs. Hanson also raised over $1200 this summer through donorschoose.org for new music equipment for our students, including multi cultural drums and other items to help enhance our music program. Congratulations Mrs. Hanson on this wonderful honor.
Veterans Day Program – On November 11th, we had our annual program honoring our Veterans for all that they have done and given to help us secure the freedom that we all enjoy. Traditionally, our Veterans Day programs are always top notch and this year proved to be no exception. Our elementary and high school music programs, under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Hanson, provided a respectful salute to all our Veterans. Sergeant First Class Brian Tucker was our guest speaker and he did a very nice job. At the end, he presented our school with a commemorative coin that will be displayed in our school show case. Thanks to all our students, along with Mr. and Mrs. Hanson and Sergeant First Class Brian Tucker. A big thank you and salute to all our Veterans!
Hockey Rink – A few weeks ago a group of guys got together and reworked the hockey rinks to put them in much better shape for the upcoming winter season. We had some issues with the rinks being uneven to a point that it was hard to get ice to form evenly. The rinks also needed to be a little deeper and banked a little better. Both rinks are now ready for the cold weather and for the water to become ice. Thanks in part to volunteers Dana Blume, Steve Blume, Kevin Blume, Greg Blume, Tony Vipond, and Mike Volker. It always amazes me how a group of individuals can put their minds together to make such a difference. Please thank these guys when you see them.
Saturday, November 28th, 2015