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Large Group Speech District Results 2020

by T. Jansma Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Sibley – Ocheyedan Large Group Speech Team traveled to Spencer, Iowa, to compete in their district competition. Of the ten teams who performed, two groups (reader’s theater and ensemble acting) received a 1 rating from their respective judges. This rating qualifies the  group to go on to the state finals speech competition …

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Physics Olympics

by F. Carda On Monday, January 6, 2020, Mr. Mike Wedge’s Physics Class started their Physics Olympics. The Physics Olympics consists of different events focused around the science of physics. Due to the number of students in his class, he was unable to host the Physics Olympics since the year of 2015. Mr. Wedge was anxious about this year’s Physics …

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S-O FFA is Always Busy

by L. Behles FFA is always busy. As the first semester passed, so do things like FFA Fruit Sales, and so many more events. As a new semester arrives, so does many more events and activities. The first part of the school year is always busy for the FFA chapter. From the freshman getting their jackets to the aforementioned fruit …

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S-O Jazz Band

by A. Leusink The S- O Jazz Band will travel to Estherville on January 24, 2020, to participate in the ILCC Jazz Band Contest. The jazz band is playing three songs this year that include: “Alianza” by Erik Morales, “Out of the Doghouse” by Erik Morales, and “A Quiet Heart” by Pete McGuinness. Last year the jazz band placed in …

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Band Trip Preview

by P. Hout The Sibley – Ocheydan Band will be going on their band trip this year. The dates are set for July 19, 2020, through July 24, 2020. The destination for this trip is Boston, Massachusetts. This trip happens every four years and allows band students – from freshmen to seniors – to visit a location and be able …

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Why do people make New Year’s Resolutions?

by K. Hayden It is the beginning of the new year and new decade, which means people are probably planning their New Year’s resolutions. People typically do this as part of their enlightened “new year, new me” phase. Often times, these year-long promises don’t last longer than a month, even a week for some less dedicated or overly busy people. …

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What it is like to be Twila

by S. Jansma Some may wonder if it takes any prior schooling work as a school secretary. S-O’s Twila Heemstra she says that she never went to college after high school. Heemstra – merely known as “Twila” to anyone and everyone – has held the position for 9 years, originally filling the vacancy left by Jan Juffer following her retirement …

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New Year’s Yearbook Special

by C. Bechler The Publications Class staff has been working on a new theme for the next round of yearbook sales. The sales theme selected is “New Years”. The basic book is available at a cost of $50 – less than half of the actual cost of the book. Sales will take place on January 27 – February 3. These …

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Culinary Arts II

by L. Behles  Culinary Arts II is the highest culinary class that the students can take here at Sibley – Ocheyedan. This class has a “Cake Wars” segment that they do. Every year, instructor Mrs. Chelsea Hecht has her students bake a cake and decorate it according to a theme she picks. This year, the theme was “Instagram Perfect”.  Each …