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Semester testing scheduling change

by L. Behles  Sibley – Ocheyedan High School originally planned on having semester tests beginning on Wednesday, December 18 and end Thursday, December 19. There are two days for semester testing at S – O because instead of having eight periods in a day, the schedule switches to have two days each with four classes (with each class being 90 …

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National Art Honor Society

by M. White The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) memberships at Sibley – Ocheyedan High School have been quite low the past few years. Over the last few years, the NAHS has decreased in size, meaning that the classes as well as the people involved with NAHS has grown smaller. This year – due largely to the fact that there …

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Madrigal Dinner

by C. Lynn Sibley – Ocheyedan High School hosted a Madrigal Dinner on December 7, 2019. The Madrigal Dinner was a cooperative event only possible with the help of staff, students and parents.  The Madrigal was a feast in the form of a renaissance-era dinner. Set in the Middle Ages, the evening included comedic skits that went along with the …

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Winter Safety Tips

by P. Hout Throughout the midwest, and particularly in Iowa, the winter months can be unpredictable. Winter months are normally considered December, January, and February, however, snow can be on the ground until March or April. The average temperatures in northwest Iowa in the winter fall between 5 degrees Fahrenheit to 34 degrees Fahrenheit. Even though many people first learn …

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Fall Group Picture Day

by K. Hayden This year’s annual fall group picture day is coming up quickly, and will be taking place on Friday, January 10, 2019. The fall clubs, organizations, and activities will be taking group photos on this day. All of the photos will be taken in the high school gymnasium, excluding the various choirs. The various choirs will be taking …

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What Black Friday deals did you participate in?

by M. White Thanksgiving has always been the one holiday that leads into Black Friday. This year I asked two people from the community what deals they took part in and where they were. Black Friday shopping happened to land on November 30th, while everyone was gearing up for shopping on Friday during the night, Sibley – Ocheyedan students, Sarah …

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Audio and Sound System Upgrades

by A. Leusink There are plans for the high school auditorium to have upgrades made to the audio/sound system. The goal is to have the upgrades done by the passion play, mid-April. The upgrades are set to cost about $99,863. Mr. Peter Carlson was interviewed about his thoughts about the upgrades. Carlson has been working at Sibley-Ocheyedan for 20 years. …

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FFA Fruit Sales

by P. Hout The Sibley – Ocheyedan Future Farmers of America (FFA) students had their last “turn-in” day for fruit orders on Friday, November 15. The students were selling multiple different types of fruits, cheeses, and meats. The fruit is set to arrive on Wednesday, December 4. There will also be opportunities to buy fruit after the delivery date as …

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Early Graduation

by C. Lynn At Sibley-Ocheyedan High School, some seniors have the opportunity to graduate in December, 2019 instead of May, 2020. This year there are currently six seniors that are planning on graduating in December. Seniors that choose to graduate in December typically have a reason why they are graduating early; usually seniors use the time to work and save …