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Veterans Day Program

by G. Atherton On Monday, November 11, the Sibley – Ocheyedan Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter hosted their annual Veterans Day Program in the high school gymnasium. To begin the program, Pastor Doug Noonkester (the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sibley) offered a prayer. The program included a select few elementary students from Mrs. Schuller’s fifth-grade class, …

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FFA’s Greenhouse

by S. Hunt The Sibley – Ocheyedan High School is currently in the process of having Harms and Henrichs Construction Company construct a greenhouse that will be used by the agricultural department, the middle school science classes, and and the Family and Consumer Sciences class projects. The 4H also plans on having local 4-H groups use the greenhouse during the …

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Lady Generals Begin Basketball

by S. Jansma  The first practice for the girl’s basketball team was held on November 5, 2018. The coaches are Mr. Henry Eekhoff for the varsity team and Ally Prins for the junior varsity and freshman teams. There are about 16 girls total out for basketball this year. During the first practice, they ran so much that some ended up …

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FFA National Convention

by G. Atherton FFA National Convention was held October 24 through 28 in Indianapolis, Indiana. In Indiana, the members went to see Fair Oaks Farms,  heard from some guest speakers, and much more. On the last day of their trip, some of the members had the ability to see and hear the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump …

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History Through Films

by M. White This year Sibley-Ocheyedan High School is offering a new history class called History Through Films. The class explores movies with a historic meaning behind them. Ms. Rebecca Finck, one of the new history teachers at S-O this year, teaches the class. So far they have watched, Back to the Future, The Help, 42, and Hercules. Currently, the …

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How to Bake Vanilla Cupcakes

by S. Jansma Ingredients you will need 1/4 cup salted butter softened 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup buttermilk room temperature 2 large eggs room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Instructions First, line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Then, preheat an oven to …

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Fun Facts

Are you sitting at the dinner table and tired of your mom telling you “Get a job. You’re 30 years old. Stop playing Dungeons and Dragons in the basement.” Here are some fun facts to help break the tension.    Bill Gates has more dollars than you have seconds in your lifetime. Mario and Luigi’s (Nintendo) last name is Mario. …

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Welcome Ms. Rebecca Finck!

The Sibley-Ocheyedan High School welcomes Ms. Rebecca Finck. She is one of two new history teachers at the high school. Ms. Finck graduated from Rock Valley High School, then continued her education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Ms. Finck noted that she has really liked teaching at S-O so far this year. Growing up she noted that she …

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High School Guidance and Girl’s Golf Coach

This year there were several additions of staff to Sibley-Ocheyedan School District. One of the new staff members is Mr. Levi Judge; he is not only the new 7-12 new guidance counselor, but will also take the role of high school girls golf coach replacing the previous coach, Mrs. Marvella Harberts. Mr. Judge was asked why he loves golf and …

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The Coffee Fanatic

Mrs. Chelsea Hecht, the Family Consumer Science teacher, offers many different classes in the high school. She offers a grand total of ten classes throughout the year with each semester having five classes. Mrs. Hecht is a coffee fanatic and is often seen with coffee in her hand. She can also be seen at the football games due to her …