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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 …

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MR. SCHULLER SELECTED FOR NFHS NATIONAL SPEECH AWARD

Mr. BJ Schuller, Sibley-Ocheyedan High School, in Sibley, has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations to receive the National Federation State Speech, Debate, and Theatre Award for the nation. There are only 12 recipients of the State award in the United States this year. Mr. Schuller was selected as a State recipient from recommendations made …

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Children and Technology

by S. Hunt Technology has developed at a staggering pace over the past few years. The first “smartphone” did not appear in the hands of the general public until 1995 – a mere 25 years ago. Technology has now replaced the way human beings live. How many times do you check your phone a day? Well, according to nypost.com, the …

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Naig’s School of Driving

by G. Atherton High school liaison officer and athletic director, Doyle Naig have begun to teach his yearly driver’s education classes, consisting of both time in the classroom, as well as behind the wheel time as required by Iowa law. Students wishing to attend the class must be at least fourteen years old, have a valid learner’s permit, and pay …

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WE NEED YOUR INPUT PLEASE!

As you may or may not know, the district is in the process of searching for a new superintendent after the announcement to the school board in January that Mr. Boer will be retiring. As a part of this process, the district would like to collect information from each of our stakeholders to provide us with input that might guide …

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Yearbooks on Sale NOW!!

The 2018-2019 yearbooks are currently on sale during the lunch mods on Wed., Thu., Fri. this week, and Tue. and Wed. next week – Feb. 13, 14, 15, 19 and 20. Cost: $45. Please make checks payable to “S-O Yearbook”.