Mission Statement of Orient-Macksburg School At Orient-Macksburg we provide a nurturing environment in which every Student can develop a passion for learning and reach personal excellence
Newsletter of the Orient-Macksburg Community School District
April 2018 Judy Johnson, Editor __————————_________________________________________________________—______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-______——-
Orient-Macksburg Community School – Small… but Mighty
With an enrollment of just under 200 students PK-12, Orient-Macksburg is one of the state’s smallest school districts. Due to dedication, determination, and hard work, O-M is able to continue to offer a full range of programs and activities for its students – which is admirable! In addition, the O-M students do very well in many areas!
So far some of the highlights of 2017-2018 include the following accomplishments:
Orient-Macksburg CSD P.O. Box 129 201 S School Street Orient, IA 50858-0129
Sunday April 1 Easter Friday April 6 FFA Banquet Saturday April 7 School Play Tuesday April 10 Lego Camp Saturday April 14 ACT Friday April 20 PD-No School Saturday April 21 Prom April 22-24 FFA State Convention Monday April 30 BB Practice Starts For Activities: See calendar inside
FFA: Cody Long received the AK SAR BEN Leadership Scholarship, the National FFA Scholarship, and the Bart Nelson Memorial Sheep Scholarship. Andrew Hribal was chosen as the Adair County Crop Champion. William and Blake Sevier had first place broilers at the state fair. Vinh Nguyen’s goats received Best Doe and Best of Show. Cody Winkler, Brooklyn Sammons, Sammi Long, and Cortney Gross advanced on to State in, respectively: Creed Speaking, Ag Broadcasting, Ag Sales, and Public Speaking. Speech/Drama: The following students earned an “Excellent” rating and moved on to state contest in Choral Reading: Brooklyn Sammons, Ashlyn Kralik, Cortney Gross, Caitlyn Buckman, Sarah McClelland, and Vinh Nguyen moved on to state in Solo Mime. Stephen Buckman was nominated for state in Improv and Prose and Brooklyn Sammons was nominated for state in Radio Broadcasting and Prose. Music/Band: Christa Cass and Draven Pierce participated in the Southern Iowa Junior High Honor Band. Athletics: Blake Sevier earned 7th place in individual state heavyweight wresting! Blake Thompson earned Honorable Mention in boys basketball, Brooklyn Sammons earned Honorable Mention, and Kaela Eslinger made 2nd Team in girls basketball. Some may say that large schools are better and offer more programs and opportunities for students. We can see that at Orient-Macksburg, students are able to be involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities where they can demonstrate their ability to excel. Many thanks to staff, parents, coaches, and community members for the part that all of you play in helping our “kids” succeed. It is the policy of the Orient-Macksburg Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Norene Bunt, Superintendent, 201 School Street, Orient, Iowa 50858, (641) 337-5061, [email protected]
APRIL 2018 Sunday
Friday Saturday 5 6 7 TR G @ I-35 4:30 FFA Banquet School Play Golf Atlantic 6:30 (H) 4:30 TN @ Red Oak TN Atlantic 4:30 (H) 4:30
3 TR B @ EU 5:00
9 10 TR G @ Creston TR G/B 4:30 Earlham 4:30 TN SWV (H) 4:00 LEGO CAMP
12 13 TN @ Atlanic TN @ Carroll ACT 4:30
16 17 TR [email protected]
4:00 TR G/B TR G/B Lenox 4:30 Atlantic 5:00 Golf @ Clarinda 4:30 TN @ Clarinda 4:30
19 20 21 TR G/B @ EU PD-NO SCHOOL PROM 5:00 TR JH @ Lenox TN @ Norwalk 4:00 9 a.m.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Congratulations New Members, Front Row L to R: Vinh Nguyen, Samantha Long, Hailey Johnson, Andrew Hribal, Haylee Gardner, Mackenzie Blakey. Back Row L to R; Mrs. Jennifer Ray-NHS Adviser, Izak Hribal, Aiana Sitzman-Waltz, Ashlyn Kralik, Brooklyn Sammons, Mr. Ryan Frederick, Guest Speaker.
22 FFA State Convention
FFA State FFA State Convention Convention TR [email protected]
4:00 TR JH @ EU 4:00 TR B @ Mt Ayr 4:30
26 TR G/B Van Meter 4:30 TN Shenandoah (H) 4:30
27 TR G/B @ Bedford 4:30 TN Clark (H) 4:30
28 TN @ Atlantic 9 a.m.
30 BB Practice Starts TN Hawkeye 10 G @ Red Oak 4:30
“CHECK PLEASE” APRIL 7TH AT 7:00 COME JOING US FOR A GREAT TIME!
PD = Professional Development Events are subject to change. Please check for updates on the Activities Calandar at O-M School Facebook page April 6 April 7 April 20 April 21 FFA Banquet School Play NO SCHOOL Prom
Orient-Macksburg Breakfast/Lunch Monday Tuesday Wednesday 2 3 4 Bagel Egg Wrap Blueberry Squares Chicken Patty/Bun Scalloped Potatoes/Ham Beef Fingers Corn Cooked Broccoli Savory Carrots Red Pepper Slices Mixed Greens Salad Cucumber Peaches Breadstick Mixed Fruit Mandarin Oranges
Thursday 5 Omelet & Toast Meatball Sub Baked Beans Coleslaw Apple
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOLO CONTEST
April 2018 Friday 6 Waffle Mac n' Cheese Peas Fresh Broccoli Watermelon Cookie
9 Apple Frudel Tomato Soup Toasted Cheese Cauliflower Cinn Apple Slices
10 Breakfast Stick/Bites Italian Pasta Bake Green Beans Fresh Broccoli Strawberries
16 French Toast Pork Patty on Bun Cooked Carrots Spinach Tropical Fruit
17 Bagel Chicken Nuggets Peas Cucumber Peaches B & B (HS)
18 Oatmeal Walking Taco Corn Romaine Pineapple Tidbits
19 Long John Pizza Baked Beans Baby Carrots Orange
23 Scrambled Egg/Toast Chicken Quesadilla Black Beans & Corn Cucumbers Mixed Fruit
24 Waffle Chinese Chicken Rice Red Pepper Slices Manadarin Oranges
25 Breakfast Pizza Ham or Turkey Sub Cooked Broccoli Mixed Green Salad Pears
26 Egg Patty/Toast Sloppy Joe on Bun Calico Beans Baby Carrots Banana
27 Bagel Corn Dog Savory Carrots Cauliflower Peaches
On March 3 Keri Rasmussen, Draven Pierce, and Christa Cass performed at the solo contest. We are pleased to announce that all three girls received a “1” rating! Great job Girls!
11 12 13 Egg Patty/Biscuit Breakfast Slider Dutch Waffle Hamburger on Bun Hot Turkey Sandwich Crispito Sweet Potato Fries Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Refried Beans Spinach Cherry Tomatoes Romaine Lettuce Rosy Applesauce Pears Apricots
30 Pancakes Grilled Chicken Patty on Bun Corn Tomato Slice Mixed Fruit Student Meal Prices: Breakfast $1.00 Lunch $2.30 Breakfast served from 7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast will not be served after 8:00 a.m. Anyone with account balances $-10.00 or below will not be served the menu meal The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. (Menu subject to change)
ALSO—Blue Grass Honor Band was attended on March 8th by Draven, Izak, and Ashlyn! FREE MOVIE NIGHT APRIL 28TH 6:00 P.M. ORIENT-MACKSBURG LUNCH ROOM WELCOME LAURA STEWART NEW ELEMENTARY CUSTODIAN JUNIOR CLASS TIP NIGHT KRAMERS CAFÉ APRIL 14TH 5:00 P.M.
Public Resource Technology Center - Orient Public Library Located on the East side of the O-M School
MARCH 13TH LEGO CAMP PICTURES
P.O. Box 182, 201 School St., ORIENT, IOWA 50858 [email protected]
www.orient.lib.ia.us 641.337.5061 X124 Public library hours: 3:00 - 6:00 pm weekdays. Saturday 10:00 am - Noon. To contact the public library after school hours: 641.337.5061 X124. Lego® Camps Tuesday, April 10 is the last Lego Camp of the year. Parents be sure to send a note to school on the morning of the Lego Camp. Photos from the Lego Camps this year are posted on the library’s Facebook page. Search for “Public Resource”. Thank you to the children and parents who participated this year. We always need volunteers to help with this program! Adult Coloring Program: Next Adult Coloring at the public library will be Thursday, April 5. Bring a friend and try it out!
LOOK AT ALL
Winter Programs for Adults at the Public Library
Saturday, April 7 Veg Out! 10:00 am Learn how to eat more vegetables because eating more vegetables is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Presenter is Barb Fuller, ISU Extension Nutrition and Wellness Program Specialist. Please register by April 4. Registration is required! We must have 10 participants signed up in advance.
THE FUN THESE KIDS ARE HAVING!
Saturday, April 14 Saturday Coffee 9:30 - 10:30 am This is the last community coffee of the year.
DON’T MISS OUT
Plant Sale and Garden Fair, the annual library fundraiser will be held May 19, 2018. More details available soon. Please support the public library.
ON THE FUN!
New Adult Fiction Check out these new books at the public library! Red Alert by James Patterson, Accidental Heros by Danielle Steel, Fifty Fifty by James Patterson, As You Wish by Jude Deveraux, Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery, Family Trees by Susan Wiggs, Walk me Home by Catherine Ryan Hyde, and For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund.
LAST LEGO CAMP
New mysteries at the public library are: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, The Child by Fiona Barton, Glass Houses by Louise Penny, Force of Nature by Jane Harper I Found You by Lisa Jewell, and The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks.
COME JOIN US!
There are many new large print titles at the library. A few of them are: Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira, The English Wife by Lauren Willig, and Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon.
Tell us your opinion! Take the survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJB5YGS The public library is seeking your thoughts on books, hours, programs, services and all things related to the library. Your input is needed! Have ideas for new programs? New books? New devices? New technology? Things you would like to see changed? Then take the very short, five minute survey! use the above URL to access the survey. The link is also posted on the library's homepage, www.orient.lib.ia.us.
Save-the-Date The Spring Music Program has been rescheduled. It will now be Tuesday, May 15th, at 6:30 PM. Prom———April 21st Blood Drive——May 7th