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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 …

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All Call for Senior Portraits

by F. Carda Calling all seniors! It is the time where the Publications Class yearbook photo editors are asking all seniors to send in their portraits for the yearbook. They also are requesting a short quote of your choosing to accompany your photo in the yearbook. It works best if you chose a short quote that best fits your personality, …

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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 …