"We the People..."
Government Students "Write" Constitution
Students in Mrs. Stejskal's Government class participated in a special project in recognition of National Constitution Day on Friday, September 17th. They wrote all 4,543 words of the Constitution in sidewalk chalk in the parking lot of Tucker Career and College Center. The Preamble was written, complete with a flag, on the sidewalk leading up to the building. This is the third year of the project.
Monticello's Regiment Drum Majors Reign at Band Camp
TJHS Senior Drum Major James Greise and Junior Drum Major Sabrina Fox were named Grand Champions at this summer's Marching Auxiliaries Band Camp held on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. They were awarded the trophy for their final performance, conducting to "Carry on My Wayward Son" by Kansas. In addition to being named Grand Champions, they were awarded the 110% plaque and both were awarded numerous Superior and Outstanding student ribbons for their work throughout the four-day camp.
Students Meet Bridge Sculpture Artist Albert Paley
High School art students had the unique opportunity Thursday to visit with artist Albert Paley, who designed the newly installed "Odyssey" mixed metal structure artwork on the 24th Street bridge over I-80.
The entire community is mourning the loss of two of our students.
Lewis & Clark student Alex Buzzetta, who was in Mrs. Bauer’s second grade classroom, died as a result of a fire in his home in the early morning hours on September 20th. The "Alex Buzzetta Memorial Fund" has been established by friends of the family at US Bank.
Franklin first grade student Jonathan Ruby died on Tuesday of complications due to a medical condition.
Link to "Coping with Death" parent tip sheet.
ALHS Dance Team Recognized at NDA Camp
The Abraham Lincoln dance team girls performed well this year at the National Dance Association (NDA) camp. The camp was held at Lake Okoboji, June 29- July 2. Nine teams participated in the camp from Iowa and Nebraska. Coached by Kerri Jo Watts, the team earned a Superior ribbon and choreography award. Many of the girls received individual awards such the Leadership award, All-American award, and Superior Showmanship. Congratulations on all of their achievements!
Thomas Jefferson Cheerleaders Spread Joy and Awareness
Members of the Thomas Jefferson cheerleading squad participated for the second year in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure held in Omaha this past weekend. They played a special role at the starting line and finish line to cheer on the runners and walkers. They led chants (Start the Fight By Living Right! We Are The Cure!) and created 7 cheers of their own. They reported seeing many tears and smiles, and received warm hugs and high fives. They are excited about supporting the survivors in our district who look for them at the event. Because many members of the squad have been affected by breast cancer in some way, they say it's nice to support and help find a cure.Way to go, Jackets!
"Whooping Cough" / Pertussis Information
link to fact sheet