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Contest Coming Up

by S. Jansma  The S – O Publications Class is challenging S – O students, grades 9-12, to a contest! The class will be displaying a contest poster that will have unidentified yearbook photos of individuals. The challenge is for you to guess the identities of those individuals. The challenge will begin on December 6, 2019. The contest will center …

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Wrestling Preview

by C. Lynn At S – O High School, wrestling is a part of the culture. The assistant Coach for Sibley-Ocheyedan wrestling squad is Mr. Ben Chestnut. Wrestling team members include: Brock Ackerman, Mario Cuadros, Dahson DeJong, Keegan DeZeeuw, Jonathan Krogman, Darvin Martinez, Isaac Molendorp, Alberto Ortiz, Grant Paca, Garrett Sarringer, Trey Schuck, Damon Tangeman and Dylan Top. The first …

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Yearbook Sales

by M. White The theme of the yearbook sales (of the book we are constructing right now) for the month of November for the S-O High School is “Gobble up the Savings”, a play on the Thanksgiving theme. The students in Publications Class have decided to reach out to potential buyers through the school newsletter. The next round of yearbook …

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Wall Mural Project

by P. Hout If you have Mrs. Maria Mans as a teacher this semester you might have realized that she has a rough sketch of a scene on her wall. This is going to transform into a mural of a Harry Potter scene. Senior Katherine Walton is completing the mural scene for her Advanced Visual Studies Art Class.  Mrs. Mans’s …

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Work Skills Class

by S. Jansma After Mrs. Tara Bouwman left her position in the district last year, there was a class called “Work Skills Class” that suddenly found itself without a teacher. Mrs. Meggan Block has since begun to teach the class and has done so since the beginning of this year. The Work Skills Class is a class that helps special …

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Blood Drive

by S. Hunt On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Sibley-Ocheyedan Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a blood drive in the high school gymnasium beginning at 8 am and ending at 3 pm, with one dinner break. The event is part of the Community Blood Bank drive. In order to be eligible to donate, individuals must be at least …

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To Your Health, School Lunch

by S. Jansma Statistically, the United States of America has the highest percentage of overweight and obese children in the world. Decreased physical activity and unhealthy eating habits have been tagged by health officials as the leading causes of this situation. Because of this, laws have been enacted to try and insure that high school lunches in public schools are …

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Technology Time

by S. Jansma Do students really know how much time they spend staring at a screen or using technology? Well, according to Pew Research Center, teens spend an average of nine hours a day online in some form, compared to roughly six hours for those aged eight to 12, and 50 minutes for kids between 0 and eight. A startling …