Do the Numbers Add Up? by Bruce Held

I teach middle school math. I like numbers. They make sense to me. I teach several Strength and Conditioning classes – it’s all about numbers in the Wellness Center. I also coach football – statistics are very important to me, and how I coach each week. I also coach golf – I’d like to tell you we deal in negative numbers, but at the high school level, that’s pretty rare! In my own golf game, that’s unheard of! I would like to share some important numbers with you that I deal with every day:

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K-6 P.E.

With the start of school in P.E. class students need to have a tennis shoes. If a student likes to wear boots, flip flops, or other types of sandals please have them bring tennis shoes in their backpack on P.E. days so they can change into them at P.E. time. If you can help remind your students to wear their tennis shoes or bring their tennis shoes on P.E. days it would be greatly appreciated. There are two main reasons for wanting the students in tennis shoes for P.E. The first reason is safety. The second reason is boots can damage the flooring and we want to keep our gym floors looking nice for years to come.

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PK-3: William Jorgenson, Maizie Kovarna, Owen Harson, Elizabeth Lindberg, Sierra Zellmer, Neva Harper, Alyssa Vondrak, Nora Frein, Lexi Burns. Birklee DeRocher, Mya Kovarna, Faith Kennedy, Kinsey Townley, William Molisee, Mariah Mahaney, Cooper Swift

4-6: Cailyn Badar, Mikaela Clark, Zach Anderson, Bailey Boeve, Katelyn Hoefling, Addison Weitzel, Jerzey Divis, Laylah Harstad

Congratulations Blackhawks!!


The sophomore class is responsible for running two concession stands, with the profits being put into the class account for prom expenses. This year, the class has both of their concession stands in October.
The first concession stand is Friday, October 5th, when the Blackhawks take on MMCRU on the football field. We need five (5) adults and five (5) students to work. If we have enough workers, we will split it into 2 shifts. We need workers at the concession stand by 5:00 pm. If we are able to split, the second shift would start at 7:00 pm. We need at least a parent or two to help with the grilling.
The second concession stand they need to help with is Thursday, October 11th, when the Lady Blackhawks host West Sioux and Gehlen in a Volleyball Triangular. We need three (3) adults and three (3) students to work. Again, if we get enough volunteers we will split into two shifts. Workers need to be there by 5:00 pm. Second shift will start at 6:15 if we are able to split it.

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The fifth graders have a huge adjustment this year. They are on the bell schedule and need to learn how to ‘live’ out of their locker. Another challenge that they meet, is keeping up with their assignments from 5 different teachers.
There is a 3 minute passing period between each class. We encourage the students to use this time to use the restroom, fill their water bottles, and get the supplies they need for the next class. Trapper Keepers are beneficial, as they can keep a pencil pouch and have several folders to organize their work.
At the beginning of the year, each student was given an assignment book and a home and back folder. These tools can help students feel more organized. We would like to see them being used.

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