WS’ district goals ready for board approval

Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:43 pm

By Steve Peterson

At their Nov. 17 meeting, West Sioux School Board members were expected to consider school district goals for 2014-2015 school year.

This follows several meetings with Area Education Agency Executive Director Tim Grieves.

“It was an opportunity for the teachers, administrators and school board members, led by AEA, to talk about a lot of steps and focus on the importance of district goals. As an administrator, it is nice to see those groups get together. We hope to do it on an annual basis. (At-Risk Coordinator) Laura Hensley outlined a time line so there is accountability,” said WS Shared Superintendent Randy Collins.

Below the goal steps are outlined with who is responsible and

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    Extreme Team benefits students with fun, fitness

    By Steve Peterson

    Temperatures were not the only “extreme” factor for a group of West Sioux elementary students who went outside to play some soccer in “Extreme Team” time.

    “We have Extreme Team on the sixth day of the schedule for each class. Soccer was one of the big hits but we have also done Ultimate Frisbee and Kickball. We started it last year so now we have more of a grip on what we’re doing,” said West Sioux Elementary

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    Hawarden Legionnaires are thanked

    By Steve Peterson

    At the annual Hawarden American Legion Post 254 Veterans Day celebration, Roger Johnson provided information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and its traveling counterpart, which is coming to Hawarden next Aug. 13 – 17.

    Johnson was drafted into the U.S. Army in October 1966. In June 1967 he was assigned to C Battery, 2nd of the 20th, Aerial Rocket Artillery of the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam. After serving a year in Vietnam, he returned to

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    Big Bad Musical takes to WS stage

    By Steve Peterson

    A cast of 25 members presented “Big Bad Musical” at the West Sioux High School auditorium Nov. 14 and 15.

    At the end of the musical, audience members had a chance to vote on the guilt or innocence of The Big Bad Wolf in regards to his alleged crimes. At the dress rehearsal for students Nov. 13, The Big Bad Wolf, played by Antonio Topete, was found innocent of “charges.”

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    Food for Fines at library offered

    The Hawarden Public Library is sponsoring a Food For Fines program through Saturday, Dec. 13.

    Patrons will be allowed to pay off their fines with canned goods, paper products, etc. It is recommended that one or two items equal $1 toward the amount owed. All items donated will be given to the Hawarden Community Food Pantry.

    If you have any questions about you library account, stop by the checkout desk or call the library at 551-2244. Others who do

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