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Cross Country Update

by K. Elser The Sibley – Ocheyedan Girls Cross Country team was recently awarded first place at the Siouxland All-Conference Meet in Okoboji, IA. Three members of the team received all-conference honors. The boy’s team was placed fourth at the meet with two members receiving all-conference honors.  The girls receiving all-conference include: Madison Brouwer (first place), Maddy Marco (second place), …

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Sibley – Ocheyedan Parade of Bands

by M. Dykstra On Sunday, October 18, 2022, at 2 PM, the Sibley – Ocheyedan School District held the annual Parade of Bands on the football field. The sixth-grade band, seventh and eight grade band, and of course, the high school marching band all performed. They each performed their marching show. Before the event began, a meal was held in …

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Extra! Extra! Get Your Yearbook!

by V. Zepeda The year goes by as fast as it comes, and with school comes memories with friends, teachers, and peers. What’s a better way to remember than by recording it in ink? Yearbook sales for the 2022-2023 book – the one we are making right now) are taking place at Sibley – Ocheyedan in the high school commons. …

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Homecoming Pep Rally Held

by M. Dykstra   The Sibley – Ocheyedan Homecoming pep rally was held on September 9, 2022, at 1:30 PM. The pep rally was originally planned to be held on the football field, but due to the weather, it was held in the gym. All students from elementary, middle, and high school were in attendance. Parents and staff members were also …

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Thou Art In A Club

by V. Zepeda When most people think about Sibley – Ocheyedan, art may not be the first thing to come to mind. But actually, the program is growing each year. While Mrs. Katlynn Espey is only in her third year at Sibley – Ocheyedan, her personality and positive attitude has many kids confident in their artistic abilities. She is the …

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A Letter to Us All

by Diana Sufle As the school year comes to an end Friday, May 20, 2022, we look back on the year. Through old memories and maybe some new friends made along the way. However, there’s always something everyone needs to hear or needs to learn, so here’s a letter to us all.  Incoming freshman: don’t rush high school. You think …

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Graduating Seniors 

by Jasmine Thompson  The Sibley – Ocheyedan High School seniors are preparing for their last days of senior year. At the time this article was written, there are a total of nine school days left until the seniors graduate. The seniors will end the school year on May 12, 2022, and will graduate on May 15, 2022. How are you …

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National Honor Society Recap

by J. Krogman The National Honor Society of Sibley-Ocheyedan High School has had a very successful and busy year. They have had multiple events that they hosted and ran. The National Honor Society is run by Ms. Kerry Krogman. Their president is Karrigan Marco and the vice president is Emily Schutte.  The National Honor Society is a group of students …

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Life Without Personal Technology in School

by D. Edwards  On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Sibley – Ocheyedan School Board passed a ban on personal electronic devices. These personal devices include the following; cell phones, handheld gaming devices, Bluetooth devices, etc. One exception to this rule is for medical reasons. The nurse must first be notified to clear this with the principal. Consequences have been set …

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Board Meetings

by K. Habben Open board meetings are not a new concept at Sibley – Ocheyedan. However, many high schoolers miss the opportunity that comes with them. Board meetings are gatherings of school board members and citizens involved in the school. These meetings are used to discuss the state of the school and its students. Board meetings occur monthly at the …