i ll L Wayne Symmonds
Mike Nulton m
J acks Sally Anderson
May the Holiday Season bring peace and happiness to all now
and during the coming year.
The Board of Education and District Office Staff would like to
take this opportunity to wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas and
a Happy and Healthy New Year.
The Holiday season is upon us, and the first semester is almost in the books. What a great bunch of
students and staff we have. Once again, our student body conducted the “Three Weeks of Giving”, prior
to Winter Break. They kicked off with donations for our servicemen and women overseas, then non-
perishable food items, and finally the ever popular “Penny War”, all items go to residents of our commu-
nity. FBLA and Student Council sponsored these activities.
The 24th annual Senior Citizen’s Dinner was another fine day for the students and staff of Northern
Heights. Over 150 meals were served and delivered in the community. The NHHS Band and Choir pro-
vided after dinner entertainment, as well as the NLC Junior High Band and Choir. Thanks to the Art De-
partment and FCCLA for the decorations and goodies. And a big thanks to the staff and students who
make it all possible. The Band and Choir were enjoyed again on December 15, at their Winter Program.
Basketball season got underway with our season opener December 3rd against Wabaunsee. The Her-
ington Tournament didn’t disappoint, with snow forecast for the finals on Saturday. The pre-break part
of the schedule ends with 3 straight home games.
I hope that each of you has a safe and happy Holiday Season, and look forward to seeing everyone
back in the New Year.
December 17 BB-Council Grove at NHHS 4:45p.m.
December 21 BB-Lyndon at NHHS 4:45p.m.
December 22 K-12 Early Dismissal 12:30p.m.
December 23 - January 3 Winter Break
January 4 BB-Mission Valley at NHHS 4:45p.m.
January 7 BB-NHHS at Osage City 4:45p.m.
January 8 BB-NHHS C Team at Centre 9:00a.m.
January 11 NHHS at Chase County 4:45p.m.
January 17 No School
January 17-22 Flint Hill Shoot Out
January 25 BB-NHHS at Santa Fe Trail 4:30p.m.
January 27 Scholars Bowl at Herington 4:30p.m.
January 28 BB-NHHS at Royal Valley 4:30p.m.
The freshman English classes have temporarily relocated to the NHHS library to research and write I-
Search papers. Mrs. Houck has guided them in conducting effective information searches, evaluating
the credibility and currency of sources, and correctly citing sources of information. As they research,
students are keeping Search Journals to help develop their note taking skills. Once their papers are
completed, each student will share his or her research experience and findings with the class. This will
improve their ability to summarize and verbally communicate information. Completed I-Search papers
are due Friday, December 17. The freshman have also studied grammar this quarter, completing exer-
cises in identifying and classifying phrases in sentences. They have discovered that grammar is more
fun when we use the new classroom technology (projector, document camera and smart slates) to re-
view. In addition, freshmen are required to earn 20 AR points each quarter.
When we return after break, the freshmen will begin their study of short stories and poetry. The second
semester will also include a career exploration unit, reading their first Shakespearean play and a study
of Greek Mythology. We will continue our language and vocabulary work as well.
The seniors have just finished studying portions of Dante’s Inferno. To demonstrate their understand-
ing of the poem, and provide an outlet for their creativity, they are completing their choice of projects
related to the poem. Choices included designing and creating a board game based on the poem, creat-
ing their own visual representation of Hell, or researching and writing an essay on, at least, three differ-
ent depictions of Hell from religion, myth or literature. In addition, the seniors have finished the gram-
mar portion of their language study (everyone is terribly disappointed), and are working to improve
their usage of English by completing assignments covering subject/verb agreement, pronoun/
antecedent agreement and using the correct pronoun case. Senior students are also required to earn 20
AR points for the quarter.
We will begin the second semester with a study of Renaissance love poetry, including the Italian and
English sonnet forms. After that, we move into our extensive drama unit by reading and performing
the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex.
What Is Forensics?
Forensics is an activity that allows high school students to learn and develop important public speaking
and theatrical skills. The Northern Heights High School Forensics Squad will represent our school in
tournaments this spring leading up to the State Forensics Festival in May. NHHS hosts an invitational
tournament on February 5, 2011. Our squad will compete in tournaments across this area from Febru-
ary through May. State qualifiers compete in the State Forensics Festival (usually in Kansas City.) We
stay overnight and have fun before competing at state the next day. Forensics includes public speaking
events such as Informative Speech, Original Oration, Extemporaneous Speaking, Interpretation of
Prose and Interpretation of Poetry, and acting events such as Humorous Solo Acting, Serious Solo Act-
ing, Duet Acting, and Improvised Duet Acting. We will also prepare a one-act play. A I rating at re-
gional competition qualifies us to compete at the state level. Forensics is a spring semester class that is
considered ½ of a fine arts credit. We have 23 students signed up to participate this year which is one
of our largest teams ever!
Forensics Season is Starting Soon
NHHS Forensics will host the Jonathan Adee Memorial Invitational Forensics Tournament on Saturday,
February 5, 2011. Schools from the Flint Hills League and surrounding area will participate. Volunteers
from the North Lyon County community are needed to help judge at the tournament! No experience
is needed, just the ability to listen and give advice to participants. Judges will be needed from 7:30 am to
2:30 pm that day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Without over 40 volunteer judges from the com-
munity, we would not be able to continue this tournament. The leadership, poise and speaking skills our
students obtain through participation in forensics will serve them well for all of their lives. Please consider
giving of your time to help our program. For more information, or to volunteer to judge, please contact
Sarah Fehr Malcolm at firstname.lastname@example.org or (620) 528-3521.
The Northern Heights Cross Country team wrapped up their season in October by making another trip to
the State Meet in Wamego. The girls team ended up in 3rd position in the Regional at Jayhawk Linn which
earned them a berth at State. The boys just missed going to State by placing 4th. Kimberly Smith placed
33rd at State and the girls team ended up 9th overall. Other top honors of the season, the girls took the
Flinthills League Title at Herington. Kimberly Smith and Savanna Chestnut ended up in the top ten and 3
from the men’s team ended in top 10, Brian Hultgren Dalton Rhoads, and Jon Lowder. We had a team of
22 runners this year and we are going to miss our seniors; Brian Hultgren, Dalton Rhoads, Jon Lowder,
Brennan Davis, John Bell, Chelsea Carr, and Elizabeth Karr.
The Family, Career, Community Leaders of America have started the year with several worthwhile pro-
jects. In October we set up a booth at Americus Days to earn money for “A Monkey in My Chair” Foun-
dation. $75 was raised to buy a kit for children admitted to the hospital. We are purchasing the kit to be
used at Newman Hospital in Emporia.
In November, members attended a leadership conference at Burlington High School. The day consisted of
skits, speakers, social time, and community service. Two projects worked on by members were hygiene
kits for Veteran’s in the Hospital and a blanket project to be given to SOS in Emporia. A $75 donation
was also made to Children’s Miracle Network.
There are currently 32 members in FCCLA. We will be visiting the Holiday Resort in December. Mem-
bers are making Christmas cards to give out and they will also spend the morning playing dominoes with
the residents. The chapter voted to adopt a family for Christmas. SOS has families in need this time of the
year and we will be shopping and wrapping presents soon.
The recycling trailer typically comes to Northern Heights on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, but
because of all the holidays in November and December, the schedule had to be adjusted. Veteran’s Day,
Thanksgiving, and Christmas break all fell on a Thursday. Thank you for your patience. The new sched-
ule for 2011 will be; January 13 and 27, February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April 14,28. Please con-
tinue to support the recycling program so that we may keep the trailer at our North Lyon County Schools.
The 2010-2011 Scholars’ Bowl season has gotten off to a good start. We hosted our tournament on Oc-
tober 27. There were 13 teams that competed in our tournament . The varsity team’s first competition
was at Eureka this year. Although not making it out of pool play, the team finished with a record of 2
wins and 3 losses. Next, the varsity traveled to Osage City. With a record of 3 wins and 3 losses, our
team tied for third, but lost in the head to head to receive the fourth place finish. The Emporia tourna-
ment was next for varsity. The team did not make the top three teams, but did finish with 4 wins and 4
losses. The varsity then participated in the qualifying round for Quest at Washburn University. We did
not make it to the television competition this year. This week will provide the first opportunity for the
JV to compete when we travel to Burlingame on December 15. Varsity will then compete at Council
Grove on December 16. Following Winter Break, the teams will continue their schedule when varsity
competes at Cair Paravel and West Franklin and JV competes at Santa Fe Trail. League will be held at
Herington this year on January 27 and both JV and Varsity will be competing. We look forward to a
Future Business Leaders of America
Every year FBLA hosts the Veterans Day Program at Northern Heights. This year, Sierra Taylor, Britt-
ney Harmon, and Brittney Houck each read poems based on veterans services. We also showed a slide
show as well as listened to the Northern Heights band play. After the program, band students and FBLA
members joined the veterans for cake and punch and to talk with them.
The Northern Heights Future Business Leaders of America also hosted a food and personal items drive
for servicemen overseas. This drive was done in conjunction with the VFW Post 1980 and a new group
that was formed called Friends and Families of Service People. Four large boxes of items were packaged
up for our servicemen. This year, we also provided pillows for those overseas. Our Family and Con-
sumer Science class made pillows and the FBLA chapter donated stuffing for them. All together, we pro-
vided our service men overseas with 14 pillows. On Saturday, December 4, Sierra Taylor, Arissa Moyer,
Katelyn Zornes and adviser Kim Dhority went and help the VFW Post 1890 to box up the items and pre-
pare them for shipping.
Art Students Worked Hard Preparing For Senior Citizen Dinner
Art student Siara Chestnut, was one of many Advanced Art students who worked on the gifts given out
at the Senior Citizen Dinner. Siara thought the Senior Citizens really enjoyed this years’ gift. Center-
pieces for the tables were made by the Sculpture & Ceramic class and were given away. Dalton Rhoads
is holding one of the centerpieces he created using mostly pinecones and a piece of wood. The Ad-
vanced Art Students also made a mural that went over the concession stand window along with other
various decorations around the school.
Sophomore Class Raffle
The Sophomore Class at Northern Heights is working on a fundraiser to raffle off a “one of a kind”,
American Flag Afghan. The afghan was made and donated by Rose Heathman who spent over 300
hours into making it. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00. You can purchase them from any
sophomore class student or from one of their sponsors: Christy Schmitz, Mr. Bowen, Mrs. Eckert or Mr.
Riemann. You do not need to be present to win. The drawing will be held February 23, 2011.
Artist on Spotlight
Dalton is our senior artist that is on spotlight right now at Northern Heights. He says that he took art be-
cause it is something that he’s good at and enjoys. Dalton has
been in art since his sophomore year and says that it’s his favor-
ite class. His favorite teacher just happens to be Mrs. Schmitz.
Dalton’s artwork is on display in the glass case by the art room.
Please stop by and take a look!
By Peggy Fort
Out Teach, Out Learn, Out Class
Island of Learning
The character trait for December is Responsibility-
Being ethically accountable for the welfare and care of another, being answerable for your
own behavior—reliable; involving duties and obligations.
The color is red.
‘TIS THE SEASON
The Annual Winter Program was held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010; beginning at
7:00 p.m. The program was called “Teddy Bear Christmas”. What a wonderful way to help
put us all in the seasonal spirit. Thank you Mrs. Johnson and students for a superb program.
Celebration of the Heart also asked everyone to bring a food item to the program to put in
our food basket. Many great donations were made to the service project.
After the program, a special guest paid a visit to the youngsters attending the program. A
big thank you to the Reading Lions Club and PTO for their sponsorship for the evening.
CELEBRATION OF THE HEART
Reading Grade School, Reading Tightwad Bank and local churches will again sponsor Celebra-
tion of the Heart, a holiday benefit for needy families.
Reading School will be collecting food goods until December 17. Some items needed are pota-
toes, soup, pancake mix, syrup, box dinners, and other canned goods.
Choose a red heart from the Christmas tree at the Tightwad Bank. The hearts will list a toy or a
special wish. You may adopt a heart and purchase a gift to be wrapped and returned to the bank. The
gift, along with food baskets containing the items collected by Reading School and Northern Heights
students will be delivered in time for Christmas. The bank will also collect stocking stuffers; toiletry
items, soap, shampoo, combs, brushes, and cash donations.
Please let the school or bank know if there are any families or individuals or your family who are
experiencing tough times and should be included in this program. We want to reach those people who
need some assistance. 620-699-3827 (school) or 620-699-3811 (bank)
Again, donations will be accepted through December 17. This program has had an overwhelm-
ing response from the generous people of our communities. Thank you for your time and donations.
American Education Week
American Education Week was celebrated during the week of November 15-19, 2010. Students
at Reading School participated in a variety of activities. Our theme this year was, “Reading School Stu-
dents are WILD about Education!” A spirit week was held with a theme for each day and a color and an
animal of the day. Assemblies were held with special speakers during the week. On Monday, a docent
from the David Traylor Zoo in Emporia brought some zoo animals and spoke to the students. On
Wednesday, Brian Holman, a cousin of our bus driver and para educator Marla Edwards, told the stu-
dents about his experiences as a professional baseball player and emphasized how his education helped
him both before and after his professional sports career. On Friday, Ed Bloodsworth, Channel 49 mete-
orologist, spoke to the students about his career. The week was capped off when parents came to share
our Thanksgiving lunch with the students. What a great time everyone had showing off their enthusiasm
Brian Holman, former profes-
sional baseball player talking to Ed Bloodsworth, Channel 49
Docent from David Traylor Zoo
the students of Reading School.
showing a snake to our students. team member talking to the
BUILDING READERS IN USD 251—TITLE I
Ruthann Resch…………………………….Peggy Fort
Parents Make a Difference
Children who enjoy reading have a big advantage over those who don't. What can you do to help build
your child’s desire to read?
Reading interesting stories to your child is the most effective way. With Christmas around the corner,
there are four simple gifts you could give your child to help them want to read more:
1. A personal library card along with regular visits to the library.
2. A “book basket” to carry reading materials from room to room. Example: your child can take it outside in the
summer, to the kitchen while dinner is being prepared, and then to their bedroom at night.
3. A bedside light to encourage a little nighttime reading. Jim Trelease says, “It is probably the best night school
your child will attend.”
4. A novel set or stack of your child's very own books to collect and read again. Children love to read books
over and over again.
It doesn’t matter if your child reads the back of a cereal box or the daily newspaper, just as long as they keep read-
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE READING KINDERGARTEN!
Where has the time gone? Kindergarten children at Reading are looking forward to the Christmas season.
We are busy decorating the room and creating winter themed Art projects. It is such a busy time of year. We are
busy Reading, Writing and learning new Math concepts. This month, we are concentrating on money and time. It
is so much fun to practice money skills at the penny store. It’s also exciting to go home and tell your parents what
time the clock says. We have been practicing tying our shoes. So far six students can tie their shoes by them-
selves. Our goal is thirteen, wish us luck!!! Science time has also been fun. We are learning about other coun-
tries and how they celebrate Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Remember the less for-
tunate during this time of year and teach your child the spirit of giving.
THIRD GRADE WITH MS. HARRIS
The third grade is busy working hard and counting the days until Christmas break. We will be doing
some special activities to celebrate the season. One will be making origami decorations. Another will be writing
a how-to-do booklet since this is the season for crafts and cooking.
We are already looking ahead to testing in the spring by doing practice tests in math on a program called
BAIP and doing formative practice tests. Third graders take state tests in math and reading. These tests are very
We are enjoying the Camp Alexander activities on Wednesday mornings. The purpose of these is to learn
to work together and cooperate to achieve a goal.
READING MONSTERS IN THE LIBRARY
Reading Monster Readers are devouring books about mischievous children just in time for winter break.
(Yes, you can thank me later parents!) However on a serious note, in preparation for their lists to their favorite big
guy, Santa Claus, we have been discussing what it means to be “sassy”. By reading about Frances in Mary Ho-
ban’s classic tales, we learn that it’s better to give than receive. Playing evil tricks on your sibling, classmates and
talking back to your mother is not something a Reading student would ever try in 17 Things I am NOT Allowed to
Do Anymore. And hopefully, our older readers are learning lessons on how to be respectful to their friends in and
out of the classroom with No Talking by Andrew Clements. I hope your child shares the stories of the mischie-
vous children we have been reading. Because of course, our Reading readers are definitely way too good to ever
Americus ~ NLC
CALENDAR OF EVENTS STATEMENT—
MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of Americus
NLC School is to provide a safe environment where all will learn
to their fullest potential in order to function in an international
20th BB vs. Herington @ NLC PRINCIPAL DODY’s CORNER
22nd Early dismissal 12:30
23rd– January 2nd, Christmas Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Winter is here
Break and it is cold outside! Please make sure that your
child has a coat, hat, and gloves to wear on the
January playground. We want students to have time to play
at recess, so a coat is necessary on these cold winter
3rd School Resumes days. Also, please remember to listen to the radio-
6th Basketball vs. Mission Val- KVOE (AM & FM) and watch WIBW (Channel 13) for school
ley closing information. Also, if you have texting on your cell phone,
@ Reading 4:00 pm you can sign up to be notified by a text message. Please visit
10th Basketball Tournament @
Council Grove WIBW’s web site for further information.
Site Based Council Meeting
13th Basketball Tournament @ Congratulations to Courtney Elbert, (3rd grader), and Ana Grother,
Council Grove (8th grader), for being chosen as Americus Elementary and NLC
15th Basketball Tournament @ Junior High November’s Students of the Month.
17th No School
31st Quiz bowl @ Herington
Mrs. Kuhn’s First Grade Class
We continue to be busy in first grade. It is hard to believe
the first semester is almost over.
Our class has been working hard in all subjects. In math
we have been working on addition facts and patterns. In science
we are working on states of matter and in social studies we are
studying about celebrations. We are doing a good job of reading
our little books. We like learning about our new promethean
Thanks to all the parents who were able to attend
conferences. I enjoyed talking with all of you about your child. I
hope you all have a great Holiday Season!
November 2, 2010
The minutes were read and approved.
The treasurer reported there is a balance of $2320.85.
Mr. Dody reported that Mrs. Johnson needed $30 to help with expenses for the holiday program. Con-
cession stand workers are needed for November 11 and Mrs. King volunteered. Wal-Mart gave $500 to-
ward cameras and memory cards. Mr. Dody would like to add clickers to go with the Promethean boards.
A set costs $2-3000. There are 25-30 in a set.
It was moved and seconded to give Mrs. Johnson $30 for the holiday program.
Kathy Dreier shared appreciation for the Bus Drivers Breakfast.
Plans for the Survivor Math-a-thon were announced. There will be an assembly on Nov. 19 to get started.
Some fun activities are being planned for this assembly. Students will be collecting pledges from family
members raising money for technology needs for school. Forms are to be returned by November 30.
The students will take a test on Wednesday, Dec. 1. PTO will grade if have by 10 on Wednesday. Money
is to be returned by December 7. There will be prizes for classes and 4 winners. A closing ceremony is
being planned with winners announced at the Christmas program. Students raising $20 will receive a
Sandra Moffatt requested help with AR quizzes from the book fair. It was moved and seconded to allow
Thank you to all who helped with the book fair and chili feed!
It was decided to try doing a carnival this spring for a fund raiser. It will be March 17 from 6-8 in
the gym. Mrs. Robinson will be in charge of organizing the carnival. Teachers will be asked to provide a
theme basket for auction.
The next meeting will be January 4 at 7:00 in the Americus/NLC Library.
New officers have been elected. Dodie Doudna, treasurer; Sandra Moffatt, secretary; and Nancy Robin-
son, vice president were elected at the October meeting. Jennifer Collins was nominated, voted on unani-
mously, and elected President.
It was requested that minutes be sent to the public library and district newsletter.
Meeting was adjourned.
The sixth grade focus will be on plane material, plotting points, solve problems involving per-
all four operations with frac- translations, rotations, and re- cents.
tions, decimals and integers. We flection. We have started some The eighth grade has been
will also be doing some ex- work on changing word prob- studying the slope intercept
tended practice with transforma- lems into algebraic expressions form of equations and all the
tions. Ratio, proportion and and also using the substitution applications and parts of this
word problems will be some property to evaluate expressions state standard. Sequences in re-
items we start mastery on in given the value of the variables. lationship to equations and
preparation for the state stan- We will be working on prob- graphing will be studied in this
dards. lems involving fractions and chapter along with number the-
The seventh grade math is cur- percents. We will be using pro- ory and rational and irrational
rently working on coordinate portions to find percents and to numbers.
The holiday season is upon us, and for many that means decorating the house, baking cookies and shopping at
the mall. The sound of Christmas music can be heard everywhere you turn. But if you listen carefully, you’ll hear
more than Bing Crosby Dreaming of a White Christmas. Those others sounds you hear are children suffering from
stress associated with the holiday season.
Families want their holidays to be special and happy for everyone, especially the children. But what many par-
ents fail to remember is that the holiday season can be a time of hustle and bustle…and a never-ending whirlwind
of stress for their children.
Think about it. Because children are especially vulnerable at this time of the year, it's important to remember that
they need to find some time to relax and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. But how can parents expect
children to relax when they are running around like crazy, shopping, baking, decorating, and becoming stressed at
the thought of blowing the holiday budget after just one trip to the mall.
You can help your children beat the holiday stress beast by following these tips:
• Limit TV and video games — It's very easy at this time of the year to allow the TV and video games to be-
come the baby sitter. But children who are stressed need some type of physical activity or exercise.
• Remember routines — For parents of small children, this is especially good advice. During the holidays chil-
dren will find their routines disrupted. They are often dragged along on shopping expeditions or taken to
events over which they have no control. And when a routine is broken, stress can result.
• Nutrition — Ever notice the lines at the fast food restaurants as it gets closer to the holidays? They are getting
longer because parents typically are too busy to go home and cook a nutritious meal. And factor in all of those
sugary holiday treats, and you end up with a stressed out, hungry family. Plan at least one healthy meal as a
family everyday. And don't forget to toss in a healthy snack while you're visiting the mall.
• Family traditions — Many people fail to underestimate how important traditions are to themselves and their
children. Family traditions offer great comfort and security for children when everything in their lives is being
disrupted by the holiday season. Perhaps your family would enjoy creating an Advent calendar together, or
baking cookies and delivering them to a local nursing home or soup kitchen.
• Attitude check — Both children and their parents need to have an attitude check before the holiday season
begins. Take a deep breath, and have everyone in the family pledge to make the holiday season a timen m of
joy and peace. Remind everyone that with the right attitude, that goal can be met.
• Rest and relaxation — Everyone, especially children, needs to take a "time out" over the holiday season to
rest and relax. For parents of younger children this is especially good advice, because a well-rested child will
be much happier on a trip to the mall than one who is in desperate need of a nap. Schedule some R & R time
for everyone in the family.
• Laugh — Laughter is still the best way to beat stress and change everyone's mood from bad to good. Take
time to read the comics to your children, or find a holiday joke book with family humor at your bookstore or
The holiday season doesn't have to be a time of stress and exhaustion. Make sure you do your part to make the
most wonderful time of the year live up to its reputation. You and your children will be glad you did.
During November and December, the elementary students discussed and participated in activities which
focused on the character trait RESPECT. The students had an assembly at the end of November to rec-
ognize students who were respectful towards others. Those students received a certificate and a yellow
dog tag. Academic awards were also given out by the classroom teachers. In January and February, the
elementary students will be working on the character trait of RESPONSIBILITY.
The 6th and 8th grade students took the Communities that Care Survey during the week of December 6th-
17th. Parents should have received a letter about the survey and its importance. The data from this sur-
vey helps USD #251 develop programs such as Bullying, Drug Awareness, and Project TEEN to meet
the needs of our students.
Americus/NLC Library News
This year is going quickly! Library aides for the first semester have been Lilly Alvarez, Claire
Hamlin, and Peyton Johnson. They have shelved books, added dots to AR books, added labels, found
books that have AR quizzes, dusted, and helped
with elementary classes. These are just a few of
the jobs they have done. They have really made a
difference in the library! They also helped solve
the mystery of making a Christmas tree using
books. You may want to drop in and see this tree
before Christmas vacation.
The library also has the remainder of the
cabinets in place so our circulation desk area is
beautiful! Thank you!!
The students all have been working on
their AR goals. Next semester we will have ac-
cess to all quizzes that Renaissance has as our dis-
trict has added that service for the students. That
is very exciting! We won’t have to order quizzes
anymore and students won’t have to wait for tests
to be ordered!!!
We did well at the book fair and were able
to take books from the fair and also order some
from the catalog so students have been enjoying
the new books! It has been busy but it has been
Thank you, PTO, for your help with the
Book Fair and for your help with ordering quizzes
for the students! We couldn’t do this without
Christmas isn’t here, but it feels like the library has already received many Christmas gifts.
Thanks to all who have helped make it possible to have a new circulation desk and the new AR pro-
2011 Star Performer & WOW Award
The E.L. & Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation established the Star Performer & WOW Awards to honor teachers and school support
staff in USD #251, North Lyon County. Nominations can be submitted by students, parents and other co-workers. Nomination
forms can be downloaded from the district web site http://www.usd251.org
Deadline for nominations is: March 15, 2011.
Mail, fax or deliver to: Kathy Dreier Address: P.O. Box 527, 614 Main, Americus, KS 66835
Phone: 620-443-5116 Fax: 620-443-5659
BOARD MEMBER ELECTION
The filing deadline is 12:00 noon, January 25, 2011 for School Board members who will take
office July 1, 2011. Filing may be made by petition or fee. Positions for election are:
Position #1 Reading-Currently held by Mike Hanks
Position #2 Americus-Currently held by Sarah Meenen
Position #3 North End-Admire/Allen/Bushong/Miller-Currently held by
Position #4 At Large-Currently held by Wayne Symmonds
North Lyon County Recycling Schedule
12-21-10, 1-4-11, 1-18-11, 2-1-11, 2-15-11, 3-1-11, 3-15-11, 4-5-11, 4-19-11
12-22-10, 1-5-11, 1-19-11, 2-2-11, 2-16-11, 3-2-11, 3-16-11, 4-6-11, 4-20-11
1-13-11, 1-27-11, 2-10-11, 2-24-11, 3-10-11, 3-24-11, 4-14-11, 4-28-11
12-23-10, 1-6-11, 1-20-11, 2-3-11, 2-17-11, 3-3-11, 3-17-11, 4-7-11, 4-21-11