Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Friday – May 5, 2017
Orange Day
The Library is closed today!
Happy Birthday Timmy Kelly, Zach Nelson, and Mrs. Coulthard!  Sunday Logun Feistner and Adriana Salas will celebrate!

Good Luck to the Blackhawk Representatives at Howard Wood this weekend.   Coach Flatten, Myah Selland, and Logun Feistner will be leaving about noon!

Break a Leg……Cast, Crew, and Mrs. D (even though she already tried) today as they entertain all of us with “Stranded” at 1:00 and 7:00pm.  Tickets are 25 cents for students and $5.00 for adults at the matinee. At the evening performance the tickets are $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults. Please plan to come and join us.

Please dismiss Garrett, Kayla, Trevor, Maddie, Catherine, Trent, Koby, Renee, Cole, Madi, Austin, Alex, Abby, Samantha, Katie, Weston and Byron at 1:00 to get ready for the play.

The school board meeting has moved back to Monday, May 8th but will start at 4:00pm in the HS Computer Lab.

FFA Officer Applications are due!

The Agenda for Monday, May 8th can be found on our Google Drive
Be sure to read the public notice that was blogged earlier this week!
         At this meeting, there will be a number of items discussed.  However, the board would like to highlight 2 main items. 

          First, the preschool program at the school is entertaining some scheduling changes with regard to attendance.  Also being discussed is the options of charging for preschool attendance.  The goal is to make a firm decision on the future of the preschool program. 

         The second item of interest is a resolution to seek an opt out in the amount of $600,000 to begin at the end of the current opt out.  The board wants to make sure all patrons are aware that seeking this opt out will NOT increase their taxes.  To accomplish this goal, the board will use capital outlay funds to offset the increase, thus not affecting taxes. 

       The board would like all interested patrons to attend this meeting and express thoughts, ideas, and concerns during the meeting on these issues.  In addition to the regularly scheduled meeting, the school board has set a special, informative meeting to provide further understanding to interested patrons, scheduled for Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm at the school.

It’s that time of the year that all bills must be paid!  All bills, books, school property must be returned by May 10th to receive your report card or diploma.  Parent Portal accounts will be deactivated on May 9th for those with outstanding bills.   Parents – please pay your bill ahead and avoid the rush!  May has 12 days for grades PK-11 and 10 days for seniors.   If you know that your child/children will be missing any days - subtract those days. Breakfast is $1.95 for PK-12; Lunch is $2.55 for PK-5th, and $2.80 for 6-12th.  Ala Carte items are still the same price.  Please multiply out what you anticipate your child will be eating, add that to the bill you will receive any day now.   Questions about your account – contact Gayle

Yearbook order forms are due TODAY – available in the office or on the Google Drive

Mrs. Miller has added Monday, May 8th as tutoring due to the end of the quarter in just days!

Awards night pot luck    May 8th   6:00pm Start – 6th/7th/10th Casserole, 8th/11th Dessert, 9th/12th grade Salad.    If you’ve never been to an Awards Night you are really missing out!  We acknowledge the best academic performance as well as extracurricular - Plus there is always great food.  SC provides eating utensils, plates, and drinks.

8th grade – don’t forget to return your driver’s ed registration.  Forms with payment are due May 10th!  If anyone else needs a form, please stop in the office.
One week from today – final Semester tests for the year!   Students with failing grades or missing assignments will need to be here all day testing days.  Other HS students may leave during blocks where tests aren’t given or the teacher allows.  Remember to sign in and out!

8:15am – Friday – May 12th – Graduation Rehearsal (8th grade, Seniors, Attendants) – SC Gym
Have you checked out the list of graduates and the Senior Spotlights?    Forms and Publications – Google Drive – Graduates Folder – 2017 Grads!   The Class of 2017 maybe be excited, but we aren’t!

Look out Howard Wood Relays the Blackhawks are coming to town!!!!  Boys 100 Open- Logun Feistner 3:05 Friday;  Boys 4x800- Trey Weber, Jared Goldammer, Wyatt Feistner, Spens Schlicht  5:40 Friday;  Boys 4x200- Austin Schmit, Wyatt Feistner, Trey Weber, Logun Feistner  12:35 Saturday;  Boys Medley- Logun Feistner, Wyatt Feistner, Spens Schlicht, Trey Weber  10:40 Saturday;  Girls Triple Jump- Myah Selland  4:00 Friday;  Girls 300M Hurdles- Myah Selland  2:35 Saturday; Girls High Jump- Myah Selland 1:30 Saturday.  You can follow the action at

The schedule for the 5-8th vocal contest on May 11th can be found on our Google Drive in the music folder.

The Booster Club is looking for someone to take over the Concession Stand Supervisor position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:  ordering supplies, preparing food, clean up after all home games, creating a worker schedule, etc.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Roxann Larson at or 770-2077.   

 Softball practice in Letcher next Wednesday May 10th starting with U8 at 5:30, U10 at 6:00, U12 and U14 at 6:30.  If your jersey from last year has the lettering coming off, please bring it with you and it will be replaced at no charge. If you need a jersey or need a new size, please be ready to let us know that night also.  If you have not signed up yet and want to play, there is still time to do so.  Please show up to practice on the 10th.  We will hand out a practice schedule and game schedule that night.  Also, if you would like to order fan apparel, here is the order form to do so and they need turned in by May 10th to have them here timely.  If you have any questions, please contact Tara Morris at 999-9089, Jerome Evans at 999-9080 or Tambi Wormstadt at 770-3077. Thanks!

Art/Let Summer Youth shirts are waiting to be ordered!  Orders due May 10th
Community Folder on our Google Drive is where you can find a form!

 Attention Little League Baseball Players:   Practice on Sunday, May 7th in Artesian.  Rookies will practice from 5:00-6:00 and Minors will practice from 6:15-7:30.  If you have any questions call Joel Amick at 1-605-299-6517.  Your complete schedule can be found on our Google Drive – Forms and Publications – Community Folder
Please join us for an open house bridal shower
Jessica Schmit (future bride of Nathan Dawson) Bridal Shower
Sunday, May 21st at 1:30pm
Artesian Community Center.
They will be registering at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond,, and Bonnie's DeKor.

I Believe-We Believe-Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Registration Due Friday, May 26th
We will be doing a run/walk again this year during Letcher Alumni weekend. This year our walk will be for Childhood Cancer. We will be doing the event In Memory of Tanna and In Honor of Paisley King.   The run/walk will be held on Saturday June 10th at 10:00 a.m. in Letcher! We hope to see everyone there! If you would just like a shirt we still need you to fill out the form :) I will post the registration form on the page as well  - Be sure to like our Facebook Page
Registration Form

Saturday: May 6th – Soccer @ Woony                FFA Officer Applications due
Monday – May 8th: Blue Day     MS Field Trip   
     Golf @ Howard    
     Board Meeting at 4:00pm
     HS Track @ SC    
     Awards Night – 6:00 start    
Tuesday – May 9th: Orange Day    HS 281 Track – Bus 7:50  
     Ducks vs. SF Christian    
     4/5th Field Trip           
Wednesday – May 10th: Blue Day          CBH JH/HS Track - Bus 7:40      
      Ducks vs. Salem  
      Drivers Ed Forms Due
Thursday – May 11th: Orange Day          HS Track @ Home   
      MS Vocal Contest 2:00pm     
      1-4th Declaim 8:30
Friday – May 12th: Blue Day     Blue Semester Tests    
      No Eligibility  
      Graduation practice 8:15
Today’s Menu: Mini Meatball Sub – Potato Wedges – Peas – Salad Bar – Fruit Choice – Milk Choice

I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.       Jesse Owens

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