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Volume 17 Issue 10                  May 6, 2009                      Published monthly during the school year                             Web Site: www.wl.k12.ia.us

SCHOOL DIRECTORY                                        2nd ANNUAL                               School Board Recognition Week
Pre-Kindergarten            627-5089                 WLCSD RUN/WALK                                        May 10-16
                                                     FOR THE SCHOOLS
West Elementary 627-4243
 Principal: Nancy Gardner
 Secretary: Sylvia Havlin                             A HUGE SUCCESS
       Start Time: 8:15 a.m.                                 The Run/Walk for the Schools
       End Time: 3:00 p.m.                          was held on Saturday, May 2nd. Spon-
Middle School         627-2118                      sors were very pleased and felt it was a
  Principal: Vicki Vernon                           big success. 218 registered runners and
  Technology: Josh Jackson
  Secretary: Kate Madsen                            walkers of all ages turned out for this
  Secretary: Tracy Ramirez                          school benefit.
        Start Time: 8:10 a.m.
        End Time: 2:55 p.m. Bus                              The net proceeds will go to        Pictured above left to right 2008-09 Board Members: Kevin Minor, Claire LeMay,
                    3:00 p.m. Town                  the Elementary and Middle School            President, Mike Duytschaver, Vice-President, Priscilla Haessig, and Tim Buysse.
High School         627-2115                        playground equipment and for recon-
  Principal: James Hamilton                         ditioning the high school track.
                                                                                                                           Making Strides in Public Education
  Dean/AD: Brian Bullis                                      Many thanks go to all the vol-
  Guidance: Harry Christofferson                                                                                             Your school board is working to help all
  Secretary: Deb Kivi                               unteers that helped make this success-
  Secretary: Pamela Ramirez Cruz                    ful and our gratitude to MidWestOne
                                                                                                                              students make strides toward success.
  Secretary: Stephanie Martin
                                                    Bank and West Liberty Foods for
                                                                                                                                  Take the time to say thanks.
        Start Time: 8:05 a.m.
        End Time: 3:05 p.m.                         sponsoring this event for the 2nd year.                                            Iowa Association of School Boards
                                                                                                                                   6000 Grand Ave.-DesMoines, IA 50312-1417
Central Office       627-2116
   Superintendent: Robert Mata                                                                                                           1-800-795-4272 www.ia-sb.org
   Business Mgr: Tom Anderson
   Curriculum: Lisa Stevenson
   Translator: Paula Wood                                                                                                            Happy
   Secretary: Joy Burr                                                                                                            Retirement
   Secretary: Melody Henderson
         Office Hours: 7:30-4:00                                                                                                     Nurse,
Board of Education                                                                                                                Judy Mully
   President: Mike Duytschaver                                                                                                         &
   Vice-President: Priscilla Haessig                                                                                               6th Grade
         phaessig@wl.k12.ia.us                                                                                                      Teacher,
   Tim Buysee                                                                                                                     Ken Ingalls!
         tbuysse@wl.k12.ia.us                                Pictured above is Cindy Mays,
   Claire LeMay                                     MidWestOne Bank representative
         clemay@wl.k12.ia.us                                                                                                        Thank you
                                                    presenting awards to the high school
   Kevin Minor                                                                                                                       for your
                                                    winners Cody Martin and Gabby Ra-
         kminor@wl.k12.ia.us                                                                                                          many
                                                    mos for the WLCSD Run/Walk design
   Board Secretary: Tom Anderson                                                                                                     years of
         tanderson@wl.k12.ia.us                     competition. This design was used for
                                                    advertising on the posters and t-shirts.                                        service to
School Board Meeting Info                                                                                                            WLCSD!
   The School Board meets the first and
third Mondays of the month. May 4th                              Free Summer Food Service Program to take place
at MS Cafeteria & the remainng through
August in the HS Library @ 6 pm.                     Chris Wilson, WLCSD Food Service Director announced that WL Schools will be sponsoring a food service program
Inclement weather conditions
                                                    this summer beginning June 8. Any child able to feed themselves up to the age of 18 may eat at any of the sites available in
    Questions concerning early release,             West Liberty, Atalissa or Nichols. The only stipulation is that the child must eat on site. There will be 2 sites located in West
school delays or cancellations due to               Liberty and one in Atalissa and Nichols. There is no charge for this meal. Mrs. Wilson hopes that this program will provide
weather will be recorded on the following           a substantial, healthy meal for those children that may otherwise go hungry. Watch for flyers around town and our school
numbers: 627-8282 or 1-888-391-9282 and             website at www.wl.k12.ia.us
released by School Messenger telephone
system. All toll free callers should use the
627#.                                                       National Teacher Appreciation Week May 4 - 8
     On two hour delays, breakfast will not
be served in any of the buildings.                  Teacher Appreciation Weekforobserved annually as a way parents, students, and the and support of the teaching profession.
                                                    This week is an opportunity
                                                                                   everyone--school district,
                                                                                                              of strenthening respect for
                                                                                                                                          community--to express their gratitude
Pre-kindergarten/Headstart weather                  and appreciation for the work and dedication of the teachers in the West Liberty Schook District.
delay information                                            May 5th is “National Teacher Day.” The National Education Teacher Association’s Teacher Day theme is, “Great
    On two hour delays, breakfast, lunch
and morning pre-kindergarten will not be            Teachers Make Great Public Schools.” This draws attention to the crucial role that teachers play in making sure every child
held.                                               receives a quality public education and conveys the hard work they do each day to make public schools great for every child.
                                                             Teachers in our district Pre-K building: Tasha Cantrell, Julie Evans, and Lillian Ortiz. Elementary building: Silvia
         IN THIS ISSUE                              Alvarez, Sarah Axtell, Marnie Barnett, Lynne Boston, Leann Graves, Jane Boyd, Dina Burgos, Carol Cline, Erin Fitzer,
School Contact Information............1             Nancy Gardner, Principal, Terri Goos, Lori Hudson, Russ Hughes, Karen Jedlicka, Barb King, Velina McTaggart, Sheila
Inclement Weather Conditions......1                 Neels, Krista Aird, Jenna Nicol, Becky Pitman, Mark Plum, Sheila Polman, Montserra Prieto, Marciana Tharp, Marcia Thie,
School Board Recognition...............1
                                                    Carmen West, Kim Wiele, Jan Wyatt, Mandi Wulf, Suzanne Yeast. Middle School: Sarah Albarracin, Donita Anderson,
Free Summer Food Service............1
Run/Walk for the Schools................1           Vickie Anderson, Carolyn Antone-Page, Lisa Beal, Ana Maria de la Cruz, Nancy Ekwall, Jim Evans, Kelsie Garcia, Tonya
Retirements.....................................1   Gingerich, Tyler Gross, Jenny Hagens, Cindy Hambright, Rich Hambright, Paula Hanson, Ryan Hayes, Susan Helgerson,
Elementary News............................2        Ken Ingalls, Midge Jennings, Michelle Knowles, Nikki Koenig, Jeni Laughlin, Patty Laughlin, Lindsey Lynch, Jessica Mad-
Middle School News .......................3         sen, Sandra Malagon, Eugene Malone, Molly Martens, Anna Matykowski, Brenda Miller, Pamela Miller-DeKeyser, Karen
May Lunch & Activity Calendar....4                  Morrison, Kelly Morrison, Gene Nelson, Meagan Nelson, Rich Oberfoel, Patricio Otero, Carolyn Probst, Marilyn Rasmus-
Central Office Moving.....................4         sen, Melody Russell, Dan Stevenson, Vicki Vernon, Principal, Jennifer VonBergen, Darci Watts, Barb Wilcox. High School:
High School News...........................5        Michael Albarracin, Stacey Alex, Richard Brand, Brian Bullis, Harry Christofferson, Melanie Clark, Michael Czarnecki, So-
District Art Show............................6      nia de Jesus Becerro, Curt Diemer, Joe Donovan, Natalie Erlandson, Mike Gunn, Shelley Hagerty, Jim Hamilton, Principal,
District News ..................................6   Fran Harmsen, Sarah Harvey, Marc Hauschildt, Jolee Hernandez, Gladys Insko, Jason Iske, James Laughlin, Joe Lawton, Joel
Superintendent Notes.....................7
                                                    Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Nadia Olsen, Dee Ann Patterson, Sam Paul, Melia Raitt, Sandra Reishus, Jeff Richardson, Melissa
School Survey ...........................7 & 8
2009-2010 Registration Dates.........8              Tourangeau, Chris Visser and Deb Weiss. Central Office, Superintendent Robert Mata and Curriculum Director, Lisa Ste-
        2                                               Elementary News                                                     West Liberty CSD Newsletter
                                                                                                                            Wednesday, May 6, 2009

                                                                                                          Day                                CAMP
                                                                   Celebración                             of                               May 8 at
                                                                      del Día                             the                             Kimberly Park
                                                                                                                              The Elementary will host a day at
                                                                     del niño                                                 camp in Kimberly Park on May 8
                                                                                                                              (Rain Date is May 15)
                                                                                                           h                  Activities will include…
                                                                                                                              •	       Writing	postcards/Reading		
    Jose & Vanessa Vargas enjoy a game of lotería
                                                                                                                                       postcards fromhome
          during Día del Nño Celebration.                                                                                     •	       Bubbles	and	poems
                                                                                                                              •	       Tie-Dye	Bandanas/Camp		
                                                                                                            l                 •	
                                                                                                                                       Clothes Relay Race
                                                                                                                                       Nature	Hike

                                                                                                                              •	       Nature	Center	(furs,	snake		
                                                                                                                                       skins, etc.)
                                                                                                                              •	       Storytelling/Campfire	songs

                                                                                                           r                  •	       Parachute
                                                                                                                              A camp lunch will be provided for all!

                                                                                                                              To	be	successful,	an	event	of	this	size	
                                                                                                                              takes many volunteers. We need your
                                                                                                                              help!		Spaces	are	open	for	a	morning	

    Puppetry making was a big hit during the              Food always makes any gathering fun!
                                                                                                           n                  shift, an afternoon shift, or all day.
                                                                                                                              Please	consider	helping	out	on	this	fun	
                Dia del Nino!                                                                                                 day.		Contact	Mandi	Wulf	at	627-
                                                        An absolutely wonderful celebration of                                4243 ext. 24 or awulf@wl.k12.ia.us to
                                                                                                                              sign	up	or	for	more	volunteer	informa-
                                                        Día del Niño (Children’s Day)was held                                 tion!
                                                             on Thursday, May 30 at the
                                                                      Elementary!                                                  Elementary
                                                        Lotería (bingo), puppet-making, Mexi-
                                                         can dancers and food all added to a
                                                                                                                                   Health Fair
                                                         very festive atmosphere! The Comité                                       was enjoyed
                                                        did a fabulous job of hosting an enjoy-
                                                               able evening for families.
                                                                                                                                      by all
    Students performed several Mexican dances.

News from the Elementary and Dr. Gardner
          Poetry	was	in	the	air	at	the	Elementary	with	“Poem	in	Your	Pocket	Day.”		I	enjoyed	hearing	many	a	poem	recited	by	
students	as	well	as	attending	my	first	ever	poetry	slam	in	Ms.	Nicols’	classroom.		What	a	great	way	to	get	the	entire	building	
excited	by	this	genre.
	         Here	is	a	short	paragraph	from	a	weekly	newsletter	I	receive	that	focuses	on	parent	involvement.		I	think	it	makes	a	
good	point	that	there	are	many	ways	in	which	parents	can	be	involved	and	support	their	child’s	education:
In	this	issue	we	will	be	discussing	one	of	the	most	important	aspects	of	parental	involvement.		The	best	part	is:	parents	can	do	
this	without	ever	coming	to	school.		As	a	matter	of	fact,	parents	can	do	this	without	leaving	the	house!
What is it? Creating a Home Learning Environment. What is a Home Learning Environment?
A Home Learning Environment is an environment at home that supports what you are doing at school. It includes
things like:                                                                                                                       Above Ms. Jedlicka enjoys her
•	        A	flat	surface	to	do	homework	with	a	light	above	it	                                                                    evening instructing elementary
•	        Age-appropriate	reading	materials	                                                                                      students on brushing their teeth.
•	        The	modeling	of	reading	and	learning	
•	        Positive	comments	about	reading	and	learning	                                                                                                   Ms.King
•	        Having	a	consistent	homework	time	each	day	                                                                                                     reads to
•	        An	environment	conducive	to	reading	or	learning	                                                                                                Vanessa
•	        An	organized	environment	where	deadlines	and	papers	do	not	get	lost                                                                             Vargas.
Schools can help parents create a home learning environment by providing the following:                                                                   Miss Vargas
•	        Sample	schedules	for	after	school	homework	study	times	that	a	typical	family	might	use	                                                         looks to be
•	        Provide	books	for	families	that	may	struggle	to	acquire	books	for	their	child	to	read	                                                          enjoying the
•	        Information	about	what	a	"homework	zone"	might	look	like	in	a	house:	quiet,	well-lit,	comfortable,	etc.	                                        story as she
•	        Information	on	homework	policies	and	how	to	monitor,	and	discuss	schoolwork	at	home	                                                            listens and
•	        Information	on	how	to	assist	students	to	improve	skills	on	various	class	and	school	assignments	                                                acts along.
•	        Regular	schedule	of	homework	that	requires	students	to	discuss	and	interact	with	families	on	what	they	are		 	
	         learning	in	class	
•	        Calendars	with	activities	for	parents	and	students	at	home	
•	        Family	math,	science,	and	reading,	activities	at	school	
•	        Goal	setting	for	students	with	families	each	year,	and	for	future	plans	for	college	or	work

        PTO reading night scheduled for Monday, May 18th
The	next	PTO	meeting	will	be	held	on	Monday,	May	11	at	7:30	p.m.	in	the	Elementary	work	room	(please	note	the	
change	of	time).	
	        PTO	will	also	be	hosting	the	final	Family	Reading	Night	of	the	school	year	on	Monday,	May	18	from	6:30-
7:15	p.m.	in	the	Elementary	gym.	Students	in	Pre-K	through	4th	grade	and	their	families	are	invited	to	come	and	hear	     Scrubby bear makes an appearance at
stories and have a snack. We hope to see you there!                                                                            the Elementary Health Fair.
                                       West Liberty Community School District Mission Statement
    Provide a safe environment for students to become responsible, contributing members of a diverse, global, and changing society.
 West Liberty CSD Newsletter
 Wednesday, May 6, 2009                                Middle School News                                                                                          3
                                                                                                                        Middle School
                                                                                                                        Good Readers

                                                 Pictured above is Mrs.
  Article written by Hailey Cox, 7th grade
   student and pictured with Ms. Russell      Ekwall’s 4th grade class and
                                             to the right is Mrs. Madsen’s
          Mr. Stevenson’s 7th grade
geography class was studying Southwest
                                               class. And pictured below
Asia when we had a guest speaker come         is Mrs. Laughlin’s 4th grade
in. Ms. Russell, the 7th grade language       class all displaying their rib-
arts teacher who had previously lived        bons for their good work for
in Kuwait, came in to talk to us. We
learned about the Five Pillars of Islam                   reading.
and how the people of Kuwait dress.
She also told us about some of the con-
flicts they have with each other. It was                                                                                                      Fourth graders participated in
really nice to have someone who had                                                                                                 the Coralville Noon Optimist Club
really lived there come in to talk to us.
                                                                                                                                    Good Reader Program again this year.
         The Five Pillars were really                                                                                               Two exceptional readers, Rachel Mill-
interesting to learn about. They are:                                                                                               age and Noah Feldman, read eighteen
faith or believe in the oneness of God                                                                                              books -twice as many as required to
and finality of the Prophet hood of                                                                                                 earn their Good Reader buttons. Every
Muhammad, establishment of daily                                                                                                    student in Mrs. Ekwall’s class par-
prayer, concern and almsgiving to the                                                                                               ticipated, achieving either level two or
needy, self purification through fasting,                                                                                           three. Students pictured are:
and last but not least, the pilgrimage to                                                                                           Mrs. Ekwall’s Class: Clarissa Rocha,
Mecca for those who are able.                                                                                                       Juan Hernandez, Alex Gentry, Katie
                                                                                                                                    Lehman, Emmanuel Lopez, Jared
          She brought in some of the                                                                                                Johnson, Ana Molina, Jazmine Erives,
clothes that women would wear in Ku-                                                                                                Tamara Wisman (10 books), Aus-
wait. I got to try some of it on! There
                                                                                                                                    tin Buysee, Adriana Dominguez (13
were many layers and it covered my
                                                                                                                                    books), Jorge Rodriguez, Andres Gar-
whole body, even my face, but I could
                                                                                                                                    cia, Dylan Clifford, Elizabeth Hoang,
still see. They dress themselves like that
because of their religion. They cover                                                                                               Elizabeth Pearson, Brittany Rock,
                                                                                                                                    Noah Feldman (18 books), and Rachel
their heads because of the extreme heat.
The women also use the clothes to
                                                       Sharpen Your Summer Math Skills                                              Millage (18 books).
                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Lauglin’s Class: Angel Tobon,
protect their identity. Their dress there
is very important to how they live.                  A   s summer begins your middle school and high school math teachers
                                             encourage you to log on and visit these websites. These valuable websites will help
                                                                                                                                    Roberto Negrete, Ryan Garvin, Andres
                                                                                                                                    Garcia-Vargas, Samantha Ramirez,
         Kuwait is one of the smallest       your child practice and maintain math skills and are appropriate for students of all   Alyssa McMichael, Blayne McAtee,
countries in the world, but one of the       ages and abilities.                                                                    Marcelo Castaneda, Jenny Castillo,
largest oil producers. Sometimes it had      Interactive websites your child might be interested in using                           Morgan Nichols, Noah Bierman, Itzhel
difficulty deciding with Iraq whose side     include…                                                                               Bejarano, Belinda Heckman, Giselle
some oil fields are on. The USA is over      •	   www.illuminations.nctm.org                                                        Coreas, and Jenna Giamba.
there right now trying to help them          •	   www.hoagiesgifted.org/math.htm                                                    Mrs. Madsen’s Class: Mario Gamon,
get their political issues under control.    •	   www.standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples                                         Emma Melick, Kelzi Mather, Jaida
They are undergoing a lot of change          •	   www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts                                                         Dalton, Makayla Kellor, and Zachary
right now.                                   •	   www.nces.ed.gov/nceskids/                                                         Merriman.
         We really learned a lot about       •	   www.nlvm.usu.edu                                                                  Miss Hanson’s Class: Jennifer Sanchez
Kuwait when Ms. Russell came and             •	   www.shodor.org                                                                    Miss Helgerson’s Class:
talked to our class. It was very interest-   •	   www.education.ti.com                                                              Hadlyn Anderson
ing to hear about all this stuff, espe-      •	 High school Math Websites                                                           Recognition for outstanding book-
cially how they dressed. It was really       •	   Trigonometry reference sheet: http://learning.mgccc.cc.ms.us/math/math-           marks went to Kelzi Mather, Jaida
cool to learn about the culture from              docs/trig/trigcard.pdf                                                            Dalton, Emma Melick, Alex Gentry,
somebody who had really lived there.         •	   Exam Prep center: http://www.regentsprep.org/                                     Rachel Millage, Jorge Rodriguez and
                                             •	    Resources and Links: http://www.purplemath.com/                                  Jennifer Sanchez.
                                                         •	     Calculus: http://www.calculusapplets.com/                                     The program was created to
                                                         •	     PreCalculus Book Website;http://www.classzone.com/                  offer students a non-sports-related
                                                                                                                                    program and to encourage them to read
                                                                         Third grade health team                                    different types of books, learn about
                                                                                                                                    libraries and study current events. West
                                                                      learns to produce healthy food
                                                                                                                                    Liberty has been participating in this
                                                                   The third grade health team finished up the school year          reading program for more than ten
                                                          with a sack lunch and garden activity. The team met with Mrs.             years.
                                                          Mully and her two UI student nurses. The group had a healthy
                                                          sack lunch provided by Chris Wilson and her staff. Mrs. Mully
                                                          and her student nurses brought pea pods, turnips, avocados, pears,             Have a safe and fun
                                                          strawberries and grapes for the team to try. Then the group plant-          summer! See you again on
                                                          ed a container garden. They planted lettuce and radishes. We hope
                                                                      to enjoy our produce before school is out.
                                                                                                                                           August 25th.
     4                                                             District News                                                            West Liberty CSD Newsletter
                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, May 6, 2009
 H.S. 3rd Quarter Honor Roll                         May Events                                             May 2009 School Lunch
Principal’s Honor Roll (4.0-5.0): Seniors:    May 1-5 - See WLCSD website                  May 6                                             May 20
                                                                                           B-Waffles                                         B-French toast
Jaime Alvarez, Brooke Bowie, Kristin          May 6 - Early Release
Brown, Jacob Burroughs, Rex Carter,                                                        S-Pizza Bar                                       S-Hot dog bar
                                              Athletic Boosters Mtg @ HS 6 pm                                                                L-Burritos, lettuce, tomatoes & cheese, pine-
Emily Christensen, Erin Conley, Shelby                                                     L-Burritos, lettuce & tomatoes, strawberries,
                                              May 7 - 5-8th Gr Band & Choir Concert        chocolate ice cream                               apple, brownie
Cruise, Taylor Feldman, Dakota Fix, Ian
                                              @ HS Auditorium 7 pm                         (Mrs. Hudson’s Kdg. Class)                        May 21
Hamilton, Ethan Harvey, Matthew Har-
vey, Monica Hernandez, Megan Howes,
                                              G Golf Vs CCA/Wilton/WB 4 pm                 May 7                                             B-Waffles
Tomas Lira, Martin Lopez, Chelsea Meade,      Soccer Vs Monticello B-H/ G-t (V 1st) 4:30   B-Cinnamon Toast                                  S-Cheese
Justin Meyers, Kyler Meyers, Cale Olt-        May 8 - Early Release                        S-Breakfast Bar                                   L-Cook’s choice, macaroni & cheese, corn,
manns, Priscilla Partida, Matthew Pelzer,     JH G/B Trk @ WBranch 4 pm                    L-Pizza, veggies & dip, muffins, frozen           mixed fruit
Lindsey Peters, Benjamin Probst, Jordan       HS B Trk @ Tipton Inv 5 pm                   peaches                                           May 22
Ramos, Tyler Rocha, Florinda Rosales,         HS G Trk @ Wilton Inv 5 pm                   May 8                                             B-Bagels
                                                                                           B-French toast                                    S-Ham
Mireya Salazar. Juniors: Eric Adams, Jose     G Soccer @ Wellman 4:30 pm
Bernabe Corrales, John Dvorak, Jackyln                                                     S-Ham salad                                       L-Deli wrap, lettuce & tomatoes, pears, jello
                                              May 9 - HS State Musical Festival, Lg                                                          May 25 - NO SCHOOL
Even, Abby Feldman, Mason Garcia,                                                          L-Hot dog on bun, french fries, baked beans,
                                              Group 2A @ Tipton                            grapes                                            May 26
Breann Jarrard, Catherine Martinez, Jessica
                                              JH B Trk @ MPrairie 9 am                     May 11                                            B-Blueberry waffles
Maurer, Rachel Revelez, Jorge Rivera JR,
Lauren Roth, Monica Ruiz, Rainy Dey
                                              Soccer Vs Dav Assumption/Solon @             B-Blueberry waffles                               S-No salad bar
Schneckloth, Nathan Smith. Sophomores:        Davenport TBD                                S-Pepperoni                                       L-Corn dogs, baked beans, mandarin oranges,
Jacob Boehme, Eric Brown, Alejandro Cas-      May 11 - G Golf CVC @ WL 1 pm                L-Tacos, lettuce, tomatoes & cheese, oranges,     raspberry sherbet
taneda, Emma Conley, Rebecca Hartman,         G Soccer @ IC Regina 4:30                    cookie                                            May 27
Molly Kordick, Kaitlin Martin, Hailie         HS SB Practice begins                        May 12                                            B-Pancake sausage sticks
Rock, Andres Ruelas, Miller Thamma-           PTO meeting @ Elementary 7:30 pm (note       B-Pancake sausage sticks                          S-No salad bar
                                                                                           S-Egg salad                                       L-Walking tacos, lettuce & tomatoes, pine-
vongsa, Alberto Villarreal, Morgan Weaver.    new time)
Freshmen: Emily Archer, Nicholas                                                           L-Hoagies, lettuce & tomatoes, pickle spear,      apple, mousse
                                              May 12 - Fine Arts Banquet at Musc                                                             May 28
Arensdorf, Hernan Bernabe, Carolyn Brug-                                                   pineapple & strawberries
                                              County Activity Center @ 6:00 p.m.           May 13                                            B-Cook’s choise
man, Brendan Conley, Spencer Feldman,
                                              B Golf CVC @ Saddleback 9 am                 B-English muffin                                  S-No salad bar
Clayton Heick, Jordan Johnson, Shannon
Kelly, Sabrina Malagon, Avery Meyers,
                                              HS G/B Trk CVC @ Tipton 4 pm                 S-Potato bar                                      L-Chicken nuggets, macaroni corn bake,
Jordan Meyers, Matthew Millage, Hannah        May 13 - Early Release                       L-Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes & gravy,       peaches, cookie
Miller, Diego Rocha, Lucas Rock, Isaiah       May 14 - G Golf Vs Tipton 4 pm               broccoli & cheese, wheat roll                     May 29
Rodriguez, Edwin Sagastume, Johnathan         B Soccer Vs Williamsburg 4:30 pm             May 14                                            B-Cook’s choise
Swails, Andy Thammavongsa.                    Kindergarten Parent Information Night        B-Breakfast bar                                   S-No salad bar
Blue Honor Roll (3.5-3.999): Seniors: Car-    @ Elementary 6:30-7:30 pm                    S-Pasta bar                                       L-Cook’s choice sandwich, potatoes, fruit,
                                                                                           L-Nachos, lettuce & tomatoes, refried beans,      dessert
los Amaya, Samantha Bassler, Cecilia Du-      Senior’s Award @ Auditorium 7:30 pm
ran, Tyler Feldman, Jenna Hostetler, Sony                                                  peaches                                           June 1
                                              May 15 - B Golf 2A Sectionals TBD                                                              B-French toast
Houang, Cody Hudson, Andrea Kordick,                                                       May 15
                                              JH G/B Trk WL Co-ed Inv. @ 4 pm              B-Long John                                       S-No salad bar
Bjorn Kuhre-Holmquist, Jody Lothi, Milka
                                              HS G/B Trk 2A Dist/Regionals @ Central       S-Tuna Salad                                      L-Pizza, lettuce & dressing, vegetables, cherry
Martinez Medina, Ashlyrenee Meraz,
Manuel Rodriguez JR, Paul Sanchez, Nora
                                              Lee 4 pm                                     L-Chicken drummies, peas, strawberries &          juice bar
Sanchez-Castaneda, Stacie Stecker, TyAnh      May 16 - G Soccer WL Tournament 9 am         bannanas, wheat roll                              June 2
Van Hoang, Jordyn Weinard, Emily West,        May 18 - School Board Mtg. @ HS              May 18                                            B-Pancakes
Kira Yoder. Juniors: Lucas Archer, Aaron      Library 6 pm                                 B-Pancakes                                        S-No salad bar
Campbell, Ilse Garcia, Dylan Hillyer,         PTO Reading Night Pre-K through 4th          S-Chicken                                         L-Chicken strips, mixed vegetables, peaches,
Kelsey Meyers, Roselia Nino, Gabriella        grade students & families 6:30-7:15 pm       L-Schoolrites, potato wedges, cauliflower &       homemade bread
                                                                                           cheese, applesauce bar                            June 3
Ramos, Adrian Rocha, Courtney Rock,           at the Elementary gym
Zachery Vance, Jasmarina Walshire, Jen-                                                    May 19                                            B-Blueberry waffles
                                              G Golf 2A Districts @ WL                                                                       S-No salad bar
nifer Wilkerson. Sophomores: Alexis                                                        B-Donuts
                                              JH B Trk @ Tipton 4 pm                       S-Pepperoni                                       L-Sack lunches
Aragon, Jeremy Drayfahl, Michelle Greif,
                                              JH G Trk CVC @ IC Regina 4 pm                L-Pizzatas, green beans, cherries, vanilla ice
Thales Haskell, Laura Juarez Najera, Pablo
                                              G Soccer Vs Burlington ND 4:30               cream
Rocha, Maria Sanchez. Freshmen: Abigail
Barten, Chase Boley, Katherine Chaviano,
                                              May 19 - K-12 Art Show @ HS 5-7 pm
                                              G Soccer @ Clinton 4:30 pm
Jazmin Garcia, Chase Hamilton, Boyd
Haskell, Eduardo Hernandez, Emily Lyon,       B Soccer Vs IC Regina 5:30 pm                           Oh where, oh where are the Central
Erik McKillip, Bernardo Partida, Alicia
Rocha, Miguel Rodriguez, Kory Wiele.
                                              May 20 - Early Release
                                              Fine Arts Boosters Mtg. 6:30 pm @ HS
                                                                                                                 Office staff?
White Honor Roll (3.0-3.4999): Seniors:
Ambar Aragon, Maritza Castaneda, Jordan
                                              May 21-23 - HS G/B Track @ DSM TBD
                                              May 21 - Baccalaureate @ St. Mary
                                                                                                      Oh where, oh where could they be?
Geertz, Hillary Goos, Shauna Hargrave,        Catholic Church-Nichols 7:30 pm                      The new Middle School project is making progress. If you have driven
Matthew Hartman, Calista Heckman,             Graduation Candidates & family               by the Early Childhood/AdministrationOffices at 203 E. 7th Street you may
Maxwell Hons, Veronica Machado, Jona-
                                              May 22 - JH Band @ Adventureland             have seen the walls and roof are taking shape and the ground work is almost
than Martin, Kimberly Mayes, Latrisha
Prater, Julie Rodriguez, Jesenia Ruiz. Ju-
                                              B Golf 2A Districts TBD @ Kalona             completed for the new media center. Excitement is in the air at the Central
niors: Abrham Bernabe, Cody Brenneman,        May 22 - Seniors’ last day                   Office as we prepare to temporarily move our office on Friday, May 15th to
Madalyn DeVore, John Douangmala, Elia         May 24 - Graduation 1 pm @ HS gym
                                                                                           the high School. The new administration offices will be located at the present
Farias, Yanett Gallegos, Rafael Gamon,        May 25 - NO SCHOOL
                                              Memorial Day Service
                                                                                           Elementary building at 111 West 7th Street, after remodeling is completed.
Kayla Huff, Romualdo Jacobo, Carlos
Jacques, Jairo Lopez, Catalyna Lozano,        HS Band @ Cemetery                           Speculation is that they will be housed in the high school until mid-August.
Monica Morris, Zachary Newcomb, Tyrus         BB @ WBranch (FS/V) 5:30 pm                  You can reach adminsitration office employees at our present phone number
Nortman, Ryne Paul, Ana Pedro Francisco,      May 26 - G Golf 2A Regionals @ I.C.          (319) 627-2116.
Gonzalo Ramirez, Marlon Sagastume-            G Soccer Vs Mt Vernon 4:30                           As for now and until May 15th if you visit the Central Offices you
Lucero, Hillary Schnoebelen, Christopher
                                              May 26 - B Soccer 1A District TBD            must park along the 8th Street alley, enter through the north door, and then
Silva, Kasandra Smith, Jesus Sotelo, Abdias
Torres-Jimenez. Sophomores: Thomas
                                              May 27 - Early Release                       follow the signs through the building to reach the offices. If you are unable to
Allen, Dillon Brooke, Stephanie Brugman,      BB @ WBranch (9DH) 5:30 pm                   climb stairs and would like for someone to meet with you, call and whomever
Manuel Cabrera, Dillon Christensen, Jesse     BB Vs C.Jct. (FS/V) 5:30 pm                  you need will then meet with you at a more convenient location.
Davis, Agustin Francisco Martinez, Luis       May 28 - BB Vs WBranch (VDH) 5:30 pm
Gallegos, Malcolm Howes, Brianda Mata,        V G Soccer Vs Cono-Christian 4:30            Ms. Polman’s
Rosa Montelongo, Jason Montes De Oca          B Soccer substate (Rd 2) TBD                  first grade
Cardenas, Adrian Moran, David Rios,           May 29-SB @ Calamus-Wheatland
Haley Smith, Samantha Smith, Samuel           5:30/7:15 pm
Stecker, Melissa Tyler, Blaine Williams.      BB Vs WBranch (FSDH) 5:30                    enjoys lunch
Freshmen: Gilberto Cruz, Erin DeVore,
                                              May 29-30 - B Golf State Meet @ DSM               with
Lizett Fernandez, James Fritz, Alejandro
Garcia, Ulises Jacques, Dulce Martinez,
                                              May 30 - SB @ L&M Inv. TBD                    Elementary
Geraleeander Meraz, Gina Montagna,            JUNE 2009
                                              June 1 - G Soccer 1A Regional TBD              Principal,
Karla Murguia, Nicole Noble, Erika Ruiz,
Gage Shellady, Abigail Toribio, Alexis Var-   June 1-2 - G Golf State Meet @ DSM            Dr. Gardner
gas, Holly Womachka, Brandon Zapien.
 West Liberty CSD Newsletter
 Wednesday, May 6, 2009                                      High School News                                                                                                5
                                                                                                              AP English Exam May 7

 IT Club enjoys competition and sharing their
       programs with Ms. Nicols’ class
        E    ight students from the High School’s IT (Information Technology)
Club participated in the IT Olympics held at Hilton Coliseum in Ames on April
20 and 21. This competition showcased the knowledge of nearly 400 high school                                   AP U.S. History Exam May 8
students on 83 teams across three venues: cyber defense, robotics, and game de-
sign. All eight students from West Liberty participated in the game design venue.
The team of Emily West, Agnes Jansson, and Pay Lompayen finished fourth place.
The team of Brendan Conley and Blaine Williams finished fifth. And the team
of Jordan Meyers, Jesse Sotelo, and Andy Lopez finished seventh out of thirteen
teams. The IT Club is advised by high school teacher Marc Hauschildt. High
School math teacher Ryan Murphy participated as a mentor during this event.
         Pictured above are the IT Club with Ms. Nicols’ elementary class. These
students joined Ms. Nicol’s first grade class on Tuesday, April 14. The elementary
students wrote short poems using the characters in the IT Club student’s game
design programs. Then the IT Club members animated them and showed Ms.
Nicols’ class their stories with animation.
         High school students in the pictures include: Emily West, Agnes Jans-
son, Manuel Rodriguez, Pay Lompayen, Brendan Conley, Blaine Williams, Jesse
Sotelo, Andy Lopez, and Jordan Meyers.

                         AP Biology Exam May 11

                                                                                                                    AP Calculus Exam May 6

 And the fun begins....AP exams will take place the first and 2nd week of May for those high school students who have been studying all year long. We wish we these students good luck.
                       Class of 2009 just getting wound up.. to wind down
        T   he month of May always seems to be a time when senior parents and students find there is not enough time in a day to get everything accomplished, this year
seems to be no exception, starting off with: AP testing for students the first and second week of May. • Fine Arts Banquet will be held on Tues., May 12 at the Fair-
grounds Activity Center at 6:00 pm • Senior’s Award evening will take place on Thurs., May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. • Baccalaureate will be held at
St. Mary Catholic Church in Nichols on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. This is a non-denominational service for graduating Seniors and their families to celebrate along
with the local Pastoral Ministers of Nichols, Atalissa and West Liberty. • Commencement service on Sun., May 24 at the high school gymnasium at 1:00 p.m. All family
and friends are invited to attend. 108 candidates will receive their diplomas upon completion of the WLSCD School Board graduation requirements. The class motto is,
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” Class colors are royal blue and white and the flower is a white rose.

         Vocal Students rise to the top at solo and small ensemble contest
         On Saturday, April 4 over 30 high school vocal music students elected to take pieces to Small Group Contest in Durant. Over the past few months they have
been rehearsing, memorizing, and honing their vocal skills under the direction of High School Vocal Music Director, Natalie Erlandson. Each competing soloist/group
sang 2 selections in front of a judge. Many were critiqued live directly after their performances. This great
day of learning resulted in extraordinarily high marks from the judges.
The following people earned a Division 1 (Superior) Rating:
• Vocal Harmony Ensemble- Calista Heckman, Hannah Miller, Emily West, Hillary Frauenholtz,
    Mariah Swails, Jenny Wilkerson, Kristi Brown, Jacki Even, Jordan Ramos, Manuel Rodriguez, Drake
    Swails, Nico Revelez, Miguel Rodriguez, Rex Carter, Jimmy Douangmala, Eric Brown, Boyd Haskell,
    Lucas Rock, Matthew Millage, Ethan Harvey, Kyler Meyers
• Men’s Ensemble- Manuel Rodriguez, Rex Carter, Nico Revelez, Alex Roman, Jimmy Douangmala,
    Eric Brown, Alex Garcia, Miguel Rodriguez, Matthew Millage, Ethan Harvey, Boyd Haskell, Lucas
• Female Quartet- Hannah Miller, Emily Archer, Abby Barten, Kristi Brown
• Male Quartet- Manuel Rodriguez, Drake Swails, Eric Brown, and Matthew Millage
• Mixed Trio- Emily West, Jordan Ramos, Manuel Rodrigurez
• Unlike Duet- Breann Jarrard, Eric Brown
• Like Duet- Emily West, Jacki Even
• Solo- Erin Conley
• Solo- Carolyn Brugman
 West Liberty CSD Newsletter
 Wednesday, April 29, 2009
                                                                       District News                                                                                   6
                                                                   ¡Noticia muy importante!                                                 Thank You W.L.
 Very Important Notice!
 Attention all parents of
                                                 Para todos los padres de niños que in-        9.¿Se permite una exención?
                                                                                               Se permite una exención de forma in-
                                                 scribirán por la primera vez en una es-
  students enrolling into                        cuela de West Liberty y para TODOS            dividual por razón religiosa o estrechez

                                                                                                                                             School Board,
                                                 nuestros estudiantes que entrarán al          económica. Para una exención religiosa,
 school for the first time                                                                     el Certificado de Examen Dental debe
                                                 Kindergarten y 9º Grado ….Un nuevo
  and ALL 9th Graders...                         mandato está vigente del Estado de Iowa       ser firmado por un padre/tutor y un no-      Faculty, Nurses,
     a new mandated
                                                                                                                                            Support Staff &
                                                 que requiere un examen dental.                tario. Para una exención de estrechez
   State of Iowa Public                          PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES                          económica el Certificado de Examen

      School Dental
                                                 1.¿Cuándo estará en vigor este requi-
                                                                                               Dental debe ser firmado por un den-
                                                                                               tista, higienista dental, médico, asis-      Volunteers For A
 Screening Requirement                           El requisito estará en vigor comenzando       tente médico, enfermera registrada o            Successful
    Policy is in effect!
                                                                                                                                              School Year!
                                                 durante el año escolar 2008-2009.             enfermera practicante. Nota: Los prov-
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                       2.¿A quién se aplica este requisito?          eedores de cuidado de salud pueden fir-
1. When is the requirement effective?            Los requisitos se aplican a TODOS los         mar para estudiantes en primaria y se-
The requirement begins during 2008-2009          estudiantes que se inscribirán en Kin-        cundaria.
school year.                                     dergarten o el 9º Grado. Esto también
 2. Who does the requirement include?            incluye, estudiantes transfiriendo de una     District K-12 Art Show to be held May 19
The requirement applies to ALL students          escuela fuera del estado de cualquier
enrolling in Kindergarten or 9th grade.
                                                 grado primario o secundario. Este req-
This would also include out-of-state transfer
students for any elementary or high school
                                                 uisito no se aplica a los estudiantes de
grade. Foreign exchange students would not       intercambio.
be included.                                     3.¿El requisito incluye niños “home-
3. Does the requirement include children         schooled” (que reciben su educación en
who are home-schooled?                           el hogar)?
No. The requirement only applies to students     No. El requisito solamente se aplica a
newly enrolling in an Iowa Public or accred-     los estudiantes que se inscribirán en una
ited nonpublic school. If a home-schooled        escuela pública de Iowa o una escuela
student transfers to an Iowa elementary or       acreditada no-pública. Si un estudiante
high school, a dental screen would be re-
                                                 home-schooled transfiere a una escuela
4. What is the timeline for a screening to
                                                 primaria o secundaria de Iowa, se requi-
be done?                                         ere un examen dental.
For elementary school, a screening that is       4.¿Cuándo es el tiempo en el cual se
done between the age of 3 to 6 is accept-        puede realizar el examen dental?
able. For high school and transfer students,     Para los niños de primaria, se acepta un
a screening completed within one year prior      examen expedido entre la edad de 3 y 6
to enrollment is acceptable.                     años. Para un estudiante de secundaria                 The district K-12 Art Show will be held at West Liberty High School on
5. Who can provide a screening?                  y estudiantes transferidos, se acepta un      Tuesday, May 19th with a gallery walk open house from 5-7 p.m. Light refresh-
The goal is that every child will have an        examen expedido dentro del año previo         ments will be offered. Pictured above is a photo of high school students working
exam or screening by a dentist. However,
                                                 de la matricula.                              on their acrylic paintings, many of which will be displayed during the show. Some-
due to barriers in accessing care, this may
not be possible for all families. For elemen-
                                                 5.¿Quién puede dar el examen dental?          thing from every student that has passed through an art class (This includes ceram-
tary students, the requirement allows that       La meta es que cada niño tendrá un            ics, drawing, painting, design, and sculpture) at the high school during this 08-09
a dentist, dental hygienist, physician assis-    examen por un dentista. Sin embargo,          school year will be on display. A program listing the names of the artists K-12 will
tant, registered nursed, or nurse practitioner   debido a barreras en acceder al cuidado       also be available.
may provide a screening. For high school         dental, esto no puede ser posible para to-
students, a screening must be provided by a      das las familias. Para estudiantes de pri-
dentist or dental hygienist.                     maria el requisito permite que un den-
6. What if a student does not have a den-        tista, higienista dental, asistente médico,
tist or has difficulty obtaining a screen-       enfermera registrada, o enfermera prac-
ing certificate?
                                                 ticante, puede proporcionar el examen.
No child without proof of a dental screen-
ing will be prevented from attending school.
                                                 Para estudiantes de secundaria, un ex-
If families have difficulty meeting the re-      amen debe ser realizado por un dentista
quirement, the Iowa Department of Pub-           o higienista dental.
lic Health (IDPH) and local public health        6.¿Qué pasa si un estudiante no tiene a
agencies will provide assistance to ensure       un dentista familiar o tiene dificultades                                                Middle School Art Pictured are
that the dental screening is obtained. Public    para obtener un certificado de examen?                                                    with Mr. Malone 3rd grade stu-
Health dental hygienists serving as I-Smile      Ningún niño sin prueba de un examen                                                                         dents work-
Coordinators are available to assist children    dental será impedido de asistir a la es-                                                                    ing on their
and schools.                                     cuela. Si una familia tiene dificultades                                                                   self portraits
7. Will dental cards from the past be ac-
                                                 cumpliendo con el requisito, el Depar-                                                                        while 8th
No. The new Certificate of Dental Screen-
                                                 tamento de Salud Pública de Iowa y                                                                         graders work
ing is the approved form. Only, the Certifi-     agencias locales de salud pública propor-                                                                  on geometric
cate of Dental Screening will be acceptable      cionará ayuda para asegurar que el estu-                                                                   art work for
after the 2008-09 school year.                   diante tenga un certificado de examen.
                                                                                                                                                             the District
8. When do students need to turn in the          Higienistas Dentales de Salud Pública
Certificate of Dental Screening to the           sirviendo como Coordinadores I-Smile
                                                                                                                                                              Art Show.
school?                                          son disponibles para ayudar a los niños                                                                    Hope to see
IDPH recommends that he certificates be          y las escuelas.                                                                                              you there!
collected at schools as soon as possible.        7.¿Serán aceptadas tarjetas dentales an-
9. Are exemptions allowed?
Exemptions are allowed on an individual
basis for religious and financial hardship
                                                 No. El nuevo Certificado de Examen
reasons. For a religious exemption, the Cer-     Dental es el único formulario aprobado.
tificate of Dental Screening exemption must      Solamente el Certificado de Examen
be signed by a parent/guardian and nota-         Dental (en inglés, Certificate of Dental
rized. For a financial hardship exemption,       Screening) será aceptada después del año
the Certificate of Dental Screening exemp-       escolar 2008-2009.
tion must be signed by a dentist, dental hy-     8.¿Cuándo deben los estudiantes en-
gienist, physician, physician assistant, reg-    tregar el Certificado de Examen Dental
istered nurse, or advanced registered nurse      a la escuela?
practitioner. Note: The listed health care
                                                 El Departamento de Salud Pública de
providers may sign for either elementary or
high school grade levels.
                                                 Iowa recomienda que entregue los certi-
                                                 ficados lo más pronto posible.
West Liberty CSD Newsletter
Wednesday, May 6, 2009                              District News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   7
                                               WE WANT                                                                                                IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                  Applicants enrolled or attempting to enroll shall have received the following vaccines in accordance with the doses and age requirements listed below. If, at any time, the age of the child
                                                                                                  is between the listed ages, the child must have received the number of doses in the “Total Doses Required” column.
                                                                                                      Institution                        Age                        Vaccine                                                                  Total Doses Required

                                                                                                                                      Less than 4     This is not a recommended administration schedule, but contains the minimum requirements for participation in licensed child care. Routine vaccination
                                                                                                                                     months of age    begins at 2 months of age.

                                                                                                                                                      Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis            1 dose
                                                                                                                                       4 months
                                                                                                                                                      Polio                                   1 dose
                                                                                                                                      through 5

                                                                                                                                                      haemophilus influenzae type B           1 dose
                                                                                                                                     months of age
                                                                                                                                                      Pneumococcal                            1 dose

                                                                                                                                                      Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis            2 doses
                                                                                                                                       6 months
                                                                                                                                                      Polio                                   2 doses
                                                                                                                                      through 11

                                                                                                        Licensed Child Care Center
                                                                                                                                                      haemophilus influenzae type B           2 doses
                                                                                                                                     months of age
                                                                                                                                                      Pneumococcal                            2 doses

                                               Superintendent’s                                                                       12 months
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 doses
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 doses; or

                                              Message – May 2009                                                                      through 18
                                                                                                                                     months of age
                                                                                                                                                      haemophilus influenzae type B

                                                                                                                                                                                              1 dose received when the applicant is 15 months of age or older.
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses if the applicant received 1 or 2 doses before 12 months of age; or
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 doses if the applicant has not received any previous doses or has received 1 dose on or after 12 months of age.

                                             Bob Mata, Superintendent of Schools                                                                      Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis            4 doses
                                                                                                                                                      Polio                                   3 doses
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses, with the final dose in the series received on or after 12 months of age, or 1 dose received when the

         As part of our continuing efforts to improve our school district, we
                                                                                                                                                      haemophilus influenzae type B
                                                                                                                                                                                              applicant is 15 months of age or older.
                                                                                                                                      19 months                                               4 doses; or
                                                                                                                                      through 23      Pneumococcal                            3 doses if the applicant received 1 or 2 doses before 12 months of age; or
                                                                                                                                     months of age                                            2 doses if the applicant has not received any previous doses or has received 1 dose on or after 12 months of age.
are asking that you take a few minutes to complete the survey found on this                                                                           Measles/Rubella1
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 dose of measles/rubella-containing vaccine received on or after 12 months of age; or the applicant demonstrates a
                                                                                                                                                                                              positive antibody test for measles and rubella from a U.S. laboratory.
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 dose received on or after 12 months of age if the applicant was born on or after September 15, 1997, unless the
 page. If you have Internet access, you may also complete this same survey                                                                            Varicella
                                                                                                                                                                                              applicant has had a reliable history of natural disease.

  on-line. Please go to our website at www.wl.k12.ia.us and click onto the                                                                            Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 doses
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses, with the final dose in the series received on or after 12 months of age; or 1 dose received when the
                 survey link found in the “Quick Links” area.                                                                                         haemophilus influenzae type B
                                                                                                                                                                                              applicant is 15 months of age or older. Hib vaccine is not indicated for persons 60 months of age or older.
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 doses if the applicant received 3 doses before 12 months of age; or

          Results of the survey will provide us baseline information related                                                          24 months
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses if the applicant received 2 doses before 12 months of age; or
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 doses if the applicant received 1 dose before 12 months of age or received 1 dose between 12 and 23 months of
                                                                                                                                      and older                                               age; or
to the District’s Performance Indicators. These Indicators are key measures                                                                                                                   1 dose if no doses had been received prior to 24 months of age.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pneumococcal vaccine is not indicated for persons 60 months of age or older.
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 dose of measles/rubella-containing vaccine received on or after 12 months of age; or the applicant demonstrates a
  that have been established to determine progress toward achieving goals                                                                             Measles/Rubella1
                                                                                                                                                                                              positive antibody test for measles and rubella from a U.S. laboratory.
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 dose received on or after 12 months of age if the applicant was born on or after September 15, 1997, unless the
and outcomes in our District’s Improvement Plan. Annual reporting to the                                                                                                                      applicant has had a reliable history of natural disease.

                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses, with at least 1 dose of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccine received on or after 4 years of age if
Board and our district-community on the Performance Indicators will begin                                                                                                                     the applicant was born on or before September 15, 2000; or

                                                                                                      Elementary or Secondary
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 doses, with at least 1 dose of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccine received on or after 4 years of age if

                     during the 2009-2010 academic year.                                                                                              Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis2, 3, 4,    the applicant was born after September 15, 2000, but before September 15, 2003; or
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 doses with at least 1 dose of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccine received on or after 4 years of age if
                                                                                                                                                                                              the applicant was born on or after September 15, 2003.

                                                                                                           School (K-12)
        We would like to have your survey back by no later than May 22nd.                                                                                                                     DTaP is not indicated for persons 7 years of age and older.
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 doses, with at least 1 dose received on or after four years of age if the applicant was born on or before September
                                                                                                                                                                                              15, 2003; or
  You may drop off your completed survey at any of our schools, you may                                                              4 years of age
                                                                                                                                        and older
                                                                                                                                                      Polio5, 6
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 doses, with at least 1 dose received on or after four years of age if the applicant was born after September 15,

mail your completed survey to our offices at 203 E. 7th Street, West Liberty,                                                                         Measles/Rubella1
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 doses of measles/rubella-containing vaccine; the first dose shall have been received on or after 12 months of age;
                                                                                                                                                                                              the second dose shall have been received no less than 28 days after the first dose; or
                                                                                                                                                                                              the applicant demonstrates a positive antibody test for measles and rubella from a U.S. laboratory.
            IA, 52776, or you may complete the survey on-line.                                                                                        Hepatitis B                             3 doses if the applicant was born on or after July 1, 1994.
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 dose received on or after 12 months of age if the applicant was born on or after September 15, 1997, but born

          Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this short
                                                                                                                                                                                              before September 15, 2003, unless the applicant has had a reliable history of natural disease; or
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 doses received on or after 12 months of age if the applicant was born on or after September 15, 2003, unless the
                                                                                                                                                                                              applicant has a reliable history of natural disease.

                  survey! We truly appreciate your feedback!                                        Mumps vaccine may be included in measles/rubella-containing vaccine.
                                                                                                  2 The 5th dose of DTaP is not necessary if the 4th dose was administered on or after 4 years of age.
                                                                                                  3 Applicants 7 through 18 years of age who received their 1st dose of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccine before 12 months of age should receive a total of 4 doses, with one of those doses administered

                                                                                                     on or after 4 years of age.
                                                                                                  4 Applicants 7 through 18 years of age who received their 1st dose of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccine at 12 months of age or older should receive a total of 3 doses, with one of those doses

                                                                                                     administered on or after 4 years of age.
                                                                                                  5 If an applicant, born after September 15, 2003, received an all-inactivated poliovirus (IPV) or all-oral poliovirus (OPV) series a 4th dose is not necessary if the 3rd dose was administered on or after 4 years of age.

                                                                                                     If 4 polio doses are administered at greater than 6 weeks of age and the doses are all separated by at least 4-week intervals, a 5th dose is not needed, even if the 4th dose was administered before 4 years of
 Cut along the dotted line and mail to: School Survey - West Liberty Community School District-      age.
                                                                                                  6 If both OPV and IPV were administered as part of the series, a total of 4 doses are required, regardless of the applicant’s current age.

        203 East 7th St.-West Liberty, IA 52776 or drop off at any of our school offices.         7 Administer 2 doses of varicella vaccine, at least 3 months apart, to applicants less than 13 years of age. Do not repeat the 2nd dose if administered 28 days or greater from the 1st dose. Administer 2 doses of

                                                                                                     varicella vaccine to applicants 13 years of age or older at least 4-weeks apart. The minimum interval between the 1st and 2nd dose of varicella for an applicant 13 years of age or older is 28 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Pictured above is a chart that may help you
                                                                                                                                                                                      in determining immunizations needed by
                                                                                                                                                                                          pre-school and school age children.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Superintendent Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                   Council visits WL Foods

                                                                                                                                                                         Pictured above are some of the Executive council members on
                                                                                                                                                                                         the WL Foods operation tour
                                                                                                                                                                                   The West Liberty Community School Dis-
                                                                                                                                                                         trict Superintendent Executive Council consists of all
                                                                                                                                                                         administrators and directors of our school district.
                                                                                                                                                                         They meet every Tuesday morning to keep everyone
                                                                                                                                                                         abreast of what is happening throughout the district.
                                                                                                                                                                         Progress among buildings are shared and everyone can
                                                                                                                                                                         input their group ideas. Curriculum director, Dean of
                                                                                                                                                                         students & activities, food service, maintenance, com-
                                                                                                                                                                         munity liaison/district translator and technology; as
                                                                                                                                                                         well as business manager, superintendent secretary and
                                                                                                                                                                         the superintendent all attend these weekly meetings.
                                                                                                                                                                         Every element of our school district is represented and
                                                                                                                                                                         communication within the district is therefore heard
                                                                                                                                                                         first-hand to discuss issues that may effect our children
                                                                                                                                                                         or staff.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Frequently guests are invited to present ideas
                                                                                                                                                                         at these meetings. One particular interest among the
                                                                                                                                                                         council was to visit the West Liberty Foods production
                                                                                                                                                                         plant at one of their meetings. Many of our student’s
                                                                                                                                                                         parents work or have affiliations with WL Foods and
                                                                                                                                                                         the council felt it would be an asset to know just how
                                                                                                                                                                         the operation works and experience what our district
                                                                                                                                                                         parent’s work atmosphere is like. On Tues., April 28
                                                                                                                                                                         WL Foods management graciously invited our council
                                                                                                                                                                         to tour the plant facility. WLCSD and WL Foods work
                                                                                                                                                                         together to improve community and school relations
                                                                                                                                                                         while keeping each other informed and included in
                                                                                                                                                                         changes that may effect parents and therefore, our stu-
                                                                                                                                                                         dents. We thank WL Foods for taking the time out of
                                                                                                                                                                         their busy schedule to host us at their facility.
   8                District News                   West Liberty CSD Newsletter
                                                    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

 ¡Que tengan un vera- ¡Ayúdenos con susMay
                         Superintendent’s Message –
 no seguro y divertido!                                                     Bob Mata, Superintendent of Schools
                                                               Como parte de nuestros esfuerzos continuos para me-

  Nos vemos el 25 de                                           jorar nuestro distrito escolar, pedimos que usted tome
                                                               unos minutos para completar la encuesta que se encuen-

                                                               tra en esta página. Si tiene acceso a internet también
                                                               puede completar la misma encuesta en línea. Por favor,
                                                               visite nuestra página web en www.wl.k12.ia.us y en el
                                                               área de “Quick Links” haga clic en el enlace para la
                                                                        Los resultados de la encuesta nos darán un valor
                                                               de referencia acerca de información relacionada con los Indicadores de Desempeño de
                                                               Distrito. Estos indicadores son medidas claves que han sido establecidos para deter-
                                                               minar el progreso hacia el logro de las metas y resultados en nuestro Plan de Mejo-
                                                               ramiento de Distrito. Empezaremos a reportar anualmente a la Junta Directiva y la
                                                               comunidad sobre los Indicadores de Desempeño durante el año escolar 2009-2010.
                                                                        Queremos que devuelva la encuesta antes del 22 de mayo. Usted puede dejar
                                                               su encuesta completa en una de nuestras escuelas, o puede enviarla por correo a 203 E.
                                                               7th Street, West Liberty, IA 52776 o complétela en línea.
                                                                        Gracias de antemano por tomar el tiempo de completar esta encuesta corta.
                                                               ¡Realmente apreciamos sus opiniones y reacciones!
 La foto arriba es de algunos mi-                         Corte a lo largo de la línea de puntos y envíe a: School Survey- West Liberty Community School Distict-
                                                                           203 East 7th St.- West Liberty, IA 52776 o déjelo en cualquier escuela.
embros del Consejo Ejecutivo del
   Superintendente de visita a
            WL Foods

El Consejo Ejecutivo del Superintendente del
Distrito Escolar de West Liberty consiste de todos
los administradores y directores de nuestro distrito
escolar. Se reúnen cada martes para enterarse de
lo que está pasando en el distrito. Comparten el
progreso que está pasando en los edificios y todos
pueden ofrecer sus opiniones al grupo. La directora
de currículo, decano de estudiantes y actividades,
los directores de cada escuela y de alimentos,
mantenimiento, y tecnología, y la traductora/enlace
comunitario; tanto como el administrador de finan-
zas, la secretaria del superintendente y el superin-
tendente asisten a estas reuniones semanales. Cada
elemento de nuestro distrito escolar está represen-
tado y comunicación entre estas personas es de
primera mano para discutir asuntos que afectan a
los alumnos y personal.
Frecuentemente tienen un invitado especial para
presentar ideas al Consejo. Uno de los puntos de
interés del consejo fue de ver la planta de West
Liberty Foods. Como muchas de los padres de nue-
stros alumnos trabajan o están afiliados con WL
Foods pensamos que sería bueno saber mejor cómo
funciona la compañía y experimentar el ambiente
de trabajo de los padres de familia. El martes 28 de
abril la administración de West Liberty Foods in-
vitó a nuestro consejo a visitar la planta. El Distrito
Escolar de West Liberty y WL Foods colaboran
mucho para mejorar las relaciones entre la escuela
y la comunidad comunicando uno al otro sobre
cambios que pueden afectar a los padres y por lo
tanto nuestros alumnos. Agradecemos a WL Foods
por su tiempo y permitirnos la oportunidad cono-
cer sus instalaciones.

2009-2010 School Registration
        Registration for next school year will take
place at the WL High School commons on Wednes-
day, August 5 from 10 am -2 pm and 4-8 pm and
again on Thursday, August 6 from 3 - 7 pm. Watch
the school website for more information at:
All sports and summer activities will be posted on
this website as well.

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