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Buenafication Day 2015
What a perfect day for Buenafication 2015 after two years of uncooperative weather. The students of SLCSD went out into the community in full force. Projects included trash pickup, mulching, painting, planting, fence fixing to name a few. All grade levels were involved with the Middle and High School students being bussed to several locations.

The weather was perfect and the kids were enthusiastic. Students had the opportunity to learn importance of giving back and becoming contributing members of the community.

Elementry Family Fun Night
The Storm Lake Elementary School recently held a Family Fun Night.  The goal of this night is to educate parents about the importance of literacy and writing.  Parents are also asked to complete a survey for the Title I program.  SLES is a Title I school which means that the school is provided with extra instructional services to support at-risk children.

400 people attended, making the Family Fun Night a great success!  Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin share some information with families on writing together and how to make it an at-home project.  The Title I staff was introduced and their roles were explained.  The families that completed a survey had the opportunity to be in a drawing for one of several free copies of Jacqueline Briggs Martin's book.

Some events at the carnival included a blender bike; an activity that had children pedal in order to make a smoothie.  Booths were set up to provide information about topics such as counseling, substance abuse prevention and domestice violence help.  BVRMC personnel taught the students a game which demonstrated various fitness exercises.

The night concluded with every student receiving two free books from the First Book Group, area donors and the SLES media center.  Michelle Huntress, Elementary Reading Strategist, comments on the night saying, "The night was enjoyed by all--every child left with a smile along with books and prizes, hopefully the parents learned a little bit of information that they can use beyond that night."

Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin signing a book for a student

Biking for a Smoothie

Spinning the Wheel and doing what it says!

Upcoming Events

  Monday, May 4
  Baseball Practice Begins
Boys Tennis vs Cherokee T 4:00 pm
Girls Tennis vs Cherokee H 4:00 pm
Boys Golf vs Spirit Lake @ Brooks Golf Course 4:30 pm
Boys and Girls Track @ Tornado Relays H 5:00 pm
  Tuesday, May 5
  Boys Golf vs Spencer/Western Christian @ Hull 4:00 pm
Middle School Track Invitational @ Cherokee 4:15 pm
Girls Soccer vs West Sioux @ Hawarden 5:00 pm
Boys Soccer vs  West Sioux H 5:00 pm
  Wednesday, May 6
  EARLY DISMISSAL for Professional Development
HS Activity Fair/8th Grade Orientation 8:15-11:30 am
Adventure Club until 5:00 pm
  Thursday, May 7
  Girls Golf vs HWC/Spencer @ Lake Creek 4:00 pm
Boys Tennis vs ELC @ Estherville 4:00 pm
Girls Tennis vs ELC H 4:00 pm
Boys Soccer vs Unity Christian @ Orange City 4:30 pm
Boys/Girls Track @ Spencer 4:30 pm
Girls Soccer vs Unity Christian H 5:00 pm
  Friday, May 8
  State Large Group Music
  Saturday, May 9
  Girls Golf Invitational @ Spencer 8:00 am
Boys Golf Invitational @ Carroll 8:30 am
  Sunday, May 10
  Dollars for Scholars Presentation @ Middle School 1:30 pm



In the Spotlight

Best of Class
The Storm Lake Kiwanis honored students from the Middle School and High School who achieved the highest grade point average in their class.  Students met at Lake Avenue Lounge to eat lunch with the Kiwanians and be introduced to the group.
Front row: Alassandra Bonagura, Sam Dvergsten, Bailey Clipperton, Leo Nera, Alayna Rice, Yulissa Vasquez, Amber Chrischilles. Back row: Lupita Morales, Joseph Kim, Kylee Lange, Zachary Brashears, Michael Martin, Juan Espino, Thomas Demers. Absent: Grace Dierenfeld, Kael Fang, Grant Gasner, Molly Gallagher.
6th Grade News
The sixth grade is busy finishing up the academic year. In Language Arts, students are learning about the Holocaust through nonfiction text and creating and writing a feature article over various topics of their choice. In math students are finishing inequalities and beginning to learn about functions. In Science students just finished learning about the solar system and are going to finish the year learning about the Earth. Social Studies classes are ending the year with the Middle Ages. They just finished studying ancient Rome and had a poster contest to make an advertisement to become a Roman Gladiator. The seven best posters were awarded a prize!
The end of the year is approaching quickly. Spring MAPS testing is finished. Please encourage your child to continue to work hard and do their best each and every day!

4th Grade Concert
The 4th Graders held the last concert of the year for the Elementary."Bee-lieve in Yourself" was the theme. The Bee Keepers were in charge of keeping us informed. Students from the several classrooms took turns hi-lighting the songs that promoted good self esteem and being able to accomplish anything if you Bee-lieve in Yourself. 

Don't forget lunch with Kreative Kitchen.  Check out the menu here.