HIAWATHA CUSD 426 H I AWATH A D I S T R IC T B U L L E TI N VOLUME XXXII, ISSUE 2 DECEMBER, 2009 SPECIAL WE HAVE MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR DATES By Christine Demory student will have the honor longtime Kirkland resident, • Wednesday, Dec. 2 of wearing the costume; past school board member, Sports Booster Meeting 7:00 pm This is the time of year for they will be judged on their and stalwart supporter of reflection and expressions of performance in costume, as our community and • Thursday, Dec. 3 gratitude, and our well as enthusiasm and schools. The assembly PTO Meeting 7:00 pm community has had much to academic achievements. included memorable • Saturday, Dec. 5 be grateful for this year! Our We look forward to seeing performances by Cheer and Dance Kids Clinic citizens have rallied around our new mascot cheering Dan Monaco who played a 8:30 am - 12:00 pm our schools, supporting us on our teams at future stirring rendition of “Taps,” • Sunday, Dec. 6 not just financially, but with events. along with the Elementary Lion’s Club Christmas kind words and actions, students who nearly blew Party 5:00-9:00 pm hours of volunteering, and Finally, our community is the roof off the building • Monday, Dec. 8 standing up for what they indebted to our many with their song, “Thankful FAB Meeting 7:00 pm believe in — our school veterans, past and present. for the U.S.A.” • Wednesday, Dec. 9 district. These parents and At our recent Veteran’s Day Cheer and Dance Kids citizens have risen above assembly, organized by Kim Thanks also go to Penny Clinic 6:00 -7:00 pm and beyond the call by Sparrow (Thank you, Kim, Damiani for the beautiful • Monday, Dec. 14 vigorously promoting the fine fabulous job!), citizens, staff banner she prepared for the School Board Meeting efforts of the staff, and students gathered to event, as well as to all our 7:00 pm organizations, and those pay tribute to those who students and staff who • Tuesday, Dec. 15 who work tirelessly to ensure defend our freedom. placed a multitude of stars JH/HS Winter Concert 7:00 pm Hiawatha schools are the Student leaders and the of honor on it. best possible environment to High School Choir led the • Friday, Dec. 18 K-5 Class Parties groom our students for a pledge of allegiance and Yes, we truly have much to 1:00 pm future of responsible the National Anthem, be grateful for, even in citizenship and the lifelong followed by guest speaker these challenging times. • Friday, Dec. 18 Early Dismissal: pursuit of knowledge. Lt. Col. Patrick Brennan, Thanks to each and every K-5 2:00 pm Retired U.S. Army, a one of you for your past and 6-12 2:10 pm In addition, we would like to continued support. • Friday, Dec. 18 sincerely thank Corky End of 2nd Quarter Haberstich for her generous • Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 donation of a Hawk mascot No School Winter Break costume. This costume is a loving tribute to her husband BULLETIN EDITOR Dennis’ memory, whom she Angie Messenger lost in an accident earlier messenga @hiawatha426.org this year. We are truly 815.522.3336 X2633 grateful for this kind gift, and each time it is worn, Dennis’ BULLETIN PRODUCTION legacy will live on. A contest Mary Jo Downen will be held to determine Left to Right: James M. Littlejohn, U.S. Army, SSG Retired, firstname.lastname@example.org Lt. Col. Patrick Brennan, Ret. U.S. Army, and school board 815.522.2285 which Hiawatha Senior member Henry Burgweger pose with the Wall of Honor banner HIAWATHA ELEMENTARY “LEAD OUT LOUD” N AT I O N A L F FA C O N V E N T I O N HONOR ROLL On October 21st Hiawa- Fourth Grade Honors: Fifth Grade Honors: tha’s 8 FFA members and Haley Ackerman Kalin Bahena Mr. Poynter traveled to In- Harrison Barrett Annalee Collins dianapolis, Indiana for the Cole Dunbar Priscilla Cosme Jacob Edwards Elizabeth Embury 82nd annual National FFA Taylor Endre Antonio Escalante Convention. Once in Indian- Daniel Escalante Megan Exner apolis the Pacer’s Conseco Allison Lovell David Gonzalez Field House and the Colt’s Alexis Martinez Jarrett Hill new Lucus Oil Stadium Kevin Martinez Sean Hines were the home to over Jonathon Moore Jared Hornbeck 53,000 FFA members, ad- Miranda Nelson Eric Letterer visors, and guests. Erick Powell Alexis Ross Kristyn Ruegsegger Dylan Russom The theme of the Convention was: “Lead Out Jack Sunderlage EJ Seija Loud.” Our Hiawatha FFA strives to Lead Out Hana Warren Kenneth Taylor Nathan Taylor Loud in our school and community. Students Fourth Grade Savanna Taylor were continually reminded of how FFA promotes High Honors: Alex Thibodeaux premiere leadership, personal growth and ca- Garrett Braden Hazel West reer success. The guest speaker, Mike Rowe, Abigail Cooper Jason Wittenberg-Maymi host of Dirty Jobs, impressed the Hiawatha FFA Josephine Downen Edwin Yockey members. They also gained a lot of career, col- Emma Duffield lege, and scholarship information from the Na- Nicole Kilcullen Fifth Grade tional Convention Career and Business Show. Mark Kryger High Honors: Justin Parisot Hannah Corn Some of our FFA members’ fondest memories Chloe Schneider Madeline Dashney will be the extremely moving and inspiring Sadie Schultz Dale Giebel speech from Josh Sundquist a 23 year old young Cecilia Snider Kristen Hoffman man who over came cancer and a leg amputa- Alex Stevens Adam Spear Braden Watson tion to be a professional snow skier. Jessica Znamenski While in Indianapolis we toured a Bee Farm and Organic Dairy Farm. We learned about the sci- ence and business skills that are used in unique agriculture production and agri-tourism. Hiawatha was also very proud to have a National Delegate, Bronwyn Burgweger. She represented the state of Illinois giving a testimony for the global engagement committee as well as mak- ing important decisions for the National FFA Or- ganization. She also participated in a “Day of Service” where she worked at a community- learning center where she winterized their com- munity garden and got rid of invasive species of plants. This years National FFA Convention was a big success! HIAWATHA JUNIOR/SENIOR HONOR ROLL Grade 7 Honors Grade 9 Honors Grade 11 Honors Courtney Bolin Desiree Andujar Carlene Bachar William Corn Savanna Campbell Bradley Baxter Danielle D'Amato Abigail Garcia Bruno Frankowski DJ Getzelman Zachary Murray Terry Griffis Hannah Hehn Dakota Quimby Alexis Hauck Grade 6 Allen Letterer Derek Ross Angel Hernandez Perfect Honors Casey Martinez Tatiana Spung Anthony Laskowski Levi Novotny Dale Steinhorst Cassandra Lutz Daisy Velazquez Skyler O'Hern Ashley Tamraz Samantha Monaco Brandon Phelps Margaret Murray Grade 6 Gabriel Orozco High Honors Amber Sheehan Grade 10 Matthew Paulsen Jasmine Ascencio Jace Williams Perfect Honors Catron Puckett Cassandra Barrett Rocky Czerwinski Alexis Wachowski Kaitlyn Carlson Grade 8 Emily Darling William Wittwer James Haberstich Perfect Honors Amanda Hamrick Brooke Koehnke Hannah Haak Lauren Keneway Grade 12 Madison Marshall Mikayla LaRocco Jordan Williams Perfect Honors Lauren Watson Abigail Ascencio Grade 8 Grade 10 Joseph Congine Grade 6 High Honors High Honors Kevin Dube Honors Austin Collins Angelica Andrianopoulos Ioana Istrate Jaceton Clark Joseph Crase Samantha Flores Jason Keneway Presley Fisher Denise Escalante Nicole Percudani Seth Oates Victoria Irizarry Betsy Koehnke Kyler Yeomans Brett Peterson Sarah Macek Morgan Leese Staci Ramos Shelby Mech Michael Mercado Grade 10 Honors Jacob Mlodzianowski Reyman Solis Henry Burgweger Grade 12 High Honors Philip Nordgren Haley Zuberbier Eisa Garcia Valentina Andrianopoulos Alyssa Bramm Daniela Orozco Deanna Gordon Bronwyn Burgweger Ashley Prell Grade 8 Honors Paige Holman Timothy Cao Cassandra Puentes Mackenzie Adamson Anna Meyer Kelsi Freeman Kaylee Schneider Trevor Endre Sarah Trujillo Jacob Miller Yulissa Solis Dylan Hauck Brendan Wascher Kelsey Miller Hailey Thevenot Lucas Leffelman Cassandra O'Hara Matthew Winkler Franklin McDaniel Grade 11 Jacob Papke Dakota Zuberbier Christa Nordgren Perfect Honors Diana Sanderson Matthew Swanson Micaela Canchola Jessica Startzel Grade 7 Benjamin Watson Trucker Harber Kendra Steinhorst Perfect Honors Michelle Wittwer Ryan Manzer Crystal Thompson Kelly Aves Grace Trujillo Samuel LaRocco Grade 9 Grade 11 Larry Walton Lexie Leffelman Perfect Honors High Honors Ashley Witterholt Eduardo Canchola Jevonnie Andujar Grade 7 Donald Giebel Diana Ascencio Grade 12 Honors High Honors Kyle Winkler Addison Freeman Breyonna Baisden Anthony Barone Edward Cardona Laura Gee Grade 9 High Honors Joline Conro Byron Downen Aubrey Leonard Miriam Hack Bailey Duffield Holly Bonilla Tessa Mollet Kayla Luepkes Tyler Hamrick Danielle Clark Michele Novelli Brittany Lutz Kyle Hines Amanda Dreas Sarah Schmidt Brennan Moriarity Emeryss Rigard Kristina Elmore Richard Shipley Nickolas Parisot Lirio Rubio Lauren Leffelman Matthew Speer Jace Quimby Michael Speer Abigail Turner Patrick Spung Kaitlin Tamraz Alanna Sterling Alicebeth Wittwer Michael Wittwer John Watson Jay Watson Ally Williams HISTORY CLUB NEWS On October 30, the History Club took their first field trip of the year to 3 different sites. First on the list was the John Deere Historic Center in Grand DeTour. The club saw a live blacksmith, toured the Archaeo- logical Center, and John Deere’s home. Next on the list, students toured the Dixon Historic Center and learned how Dixon influenced the life and values of Ronald Reagan. The third stop was a section of the Berlin Wall donated to the city of Dixon after the fall of the wall. The club concluded their trip by visiting the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan. Next up for the club will be their own History fair on February 15. To see what topics and projects the students are doing for the fair, visit the History Club page on Mr. Johnson’s Teacher Web Page. TECHNOLOGY CLUB NEWS The Technology Club for students in grades six through twelve is off to a great start. The club began their year by learning about the impact the iPod is having on culture around the world. The club has also learned about what happens to your computer when you throw it away and the different parts of the world it could travel to and why. The club investigated some new products on the market including Windows 7 and the Motorola Droid. The club also has taken some computers apart and put them back together as they learned the inner workings of a computer. In November, the club will be learning about Cyber War- fare and in December, Adobe Photoshop. The club will finish meeting in late December and take a field trip in early January. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIET Y NEWS The National Honor Society, along with the National Junior Honor Society, will hold their annual Rec Nite for students in grades 6-8 on November 20, 2009. The cost to enter is $5.00 and the event will run from 6 pm to 8 pm. The National Honor Society also elected its new officers for the year. Abigail Ascencio – President Kendra Steinhorst – Vice-President Kevin Dube – Treasurer Staci Ramos – Secretary Jake Miller – Director of Homeland Security Abigail Acensio, Kevin Dube, and Kendra Steinhorst were also selected by their peers to apply for the National Honor Society Scholarship. The stu- dents will fill out an online form to compete for a $10,000 scholarship. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1B 2A 3B 4A 5 BBB (H) Christian Liberty Sp. Booster Mtg. 7:00pm GBB (H) Somonauk BBB @ Somonauk GBB @ Rfd. Christian Life Academy Girl Scout Mtg. 3:00 Cafeteria F/S 5:45pm V 7:15pm F/S 5:45pm V 7:15pm F/S 5:00pm V 6:30pm F/S 5:45pm V 7:15pm PTO Meeting 7:00pm Cheer and Dance Kids Clinic JHBBB (H) Westminster JHBBB (H) Riley 7th 4:00pm 8:30am – 12:00pm 7th 4:00pm 8th 5:00pm JHBBB @ Riley 8th 4:00pm Open Gym 1:00-4:00pm Open Gym for BB/SB 7:15- 6-8 Art Club 3:15-4:45pm HS Gym $3.00 admission 8:00am Open Gym for BB/SB 7:15- 8:00am Adult Open Gym 7:00-9:00pm Elem. Gym $3.00 admission 6 7B 8A 9B 10 A 11 B 12 Kirkland Lion’s Club GBB @ Serena BBB (H) Rockford Keith Kids Clinic Practice 6:00- Santa Store 8:00-2:30 Santa Store 8:00-2:30 Tri-M Nursing Home Visit Field Christmas Party 5:00pm F/S 5:45pm V 7:15pm F/S 5:30pm V 7:00pm 7:00pm HS Gym MNCT JHBBB @ Prairie BBB (H) Serena Trip MNC JHBBB Consolation FAB Mtg. 7:00pm Grove 8th TBA F/S 5:45pm V 7:15pm Open Gym 1:00-4:00pm Tourney @ Riley MNCT JHBBB @ Prairie Adult Open Gym 7:00-9:00pm HS Gym $3.00 admission 7th TBA Grove 7th TBA Elem. Gym $3.00 admission MNC JHBBB Consolation JHGBB Meeting 6:00pm in the Tourney @ Westminster HS IMC 8th TBA Open Gym for BB/SB 7:15- 8:00am 13 14 A 15 B 16 A 17 B 18 A 19 GBB (H) Earlville-Leland BBB @ Alden-Hebron Girl Scout Mtg. 3:00 Cafeteria GBB @ Indian Creek Early Dismissal GBB @ AFC F/S 5:45pm V 7:15pm F/S 5:30pm V 7:00pm F/S 5:45pm V 7:15pm K – 5 2:00pm F/S 2:00pm V 3:30pm Board of Education Meeting 6-12 Winter Music Concert BBB @ Mooseheart 6 – 12 2:10pm BBB @ Durand Tourney 7:00pm EL. IMC 7:00pm F/S 5:30pm V 7:00pm End of 2nd Quarter V TBA Open Gym for BB/SB 7:15- 6-8 Art Club 3:15-4:45pm Elem. Holiday Parties 1:00 Open Gym 1:00-4:00pm 8:00am Open Gym for BB/SB 7:15- HS Gym $3.00 admission 8:00am Adult Open Gym 7:00-9:00pm Elem. Gym $3.00 admission 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 No School No School No School No School No School Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break BBB @ Durand Tourney BBB @ Durand Tourney V TBA V TBA 27 28 29 30 31 No School No School No School No School Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break December 2009 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1CHICKEN PATTY ON 2 BAKED HAM 3 CHICKEN 4 BBQ ON BUN BUN / BAKED CHIPS AUGRATIN POTATOES QUESADILLA BAKED FRIES GREEN BEANS ROLL W/ BUTTER SPANISH RICE/ CORN MIXED VEGGIES APPLESAUCE MANDARIN ORANGES PINEAPPLE MIXED FRUIT MILK MILK MILK MILK 7 GRILLED CHEESE 8 HAMBURGER ON 9 CREAMED TURKEY 10 TACO PIZZA 11 FISH STICKS CHICKEN NOODLE BUN / BAKED CHIPS WHIPPED POTATOES SPANISH RICE GOLD FISH SOUP / CRACKERS GREEN BEANS GRAVY / ROLL W/ REFRIED BEANS PEAS CARROTS / PEARS APPLES BUTTER / MANDARIN PINEAPPLE PEACHES MILK MILK ORANGES / MILK MILK MILK 14 MINI BEEF RAVIOLI 15 CHEESY PIZZA 16 MEATBALLS 17TACO IN A BAG 18 HOT DOGS GARLIC BREAD SALAD W/ DRESSING WHIPPED POTATOES SPANISH RICE CHEETOS CORN TREAT GRAVY / ROLL W/ REFRIED BEANS VEGGIE BEANS PINEAPPLE FRUIT BUTTER / FRUIT APPLESAUCE FRUIT MILK MILK MILK MILK MILK 21 22 23 24 25 NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL X-MAS NO SCHOOL MERRY BREAK X -MAS 28 29 30 31 NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL X-MAS NO SCHOOL DECEMBER 2009 BREAK Lunch/Breakfast Mondays Breakfast Tuesdays Breakfast Wednesdays Breakfast Thursdays Breakfast Fridays Breakfast BAGEL EGGWICH FRENCH TOAST STIX BREAKFAST BAGEL BREAKFAST BUNDLE MUFFIN FRUIT SAUSAGE FRUIT FRUIT YOGURT JUICE / MILK APPLESAUCE JUICE / MILK JUICE / MILK JUICE / MILK JUICE / MILK NOTE: MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AT THE LIBRARY The Kirkland Public Library would love to have you participate in some exciting Christmas activities: • Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 am: We will meet at the Kirkland Village Hall for our Chil- dren’s Christmas Tree Decorating Party. Then we will make our way over to the library for some hot cocoa and cookies. Parents of preschoolers are asked to stay and help their young ones. • Thursday, December 10 at 10:30 am: Adult Friendship Hour- We will make Christmas gifts to give away or keep. • Monday, December 21 at 10:30 am: Story time • Monday, December 28 at 10:30 am: Story time Be sure and visit our new website at www.kirklandpubliclibrary.org to check on up-coming events, new books, Friends of the Library and much more. ENGLISH STUDENTS IN ROOM 19 HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY THIS FALL! We had 48 entries for the Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by Belvidere’s VFW Post 1461, who wrote about whether American heroes still exist. Winners were Micaela Canchola, third place and $50; Valentina Andrianopoulos, second place and $75; and Brett Peterson first place and $100. Brett’s taped speech now competes at the district level. Commander Greg Kelm will present their awards at a banquet in the spring. Thank you to those in the community who judged. History fair may be in the spring but both English honors classes are almost done with their 1200-1500 word research papers about innovations in our society. Topics range from barbed wire to Ray Bradbury’s effects on literature, from Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars to innovative ways the Underground Railroad worked. Students have been delving into old books, interviews and independent field trips to learn about their topics. Hopefully, we’ll have most of them qualify to go to state in the spring. Besides the content, we are learning much about working primary sources, organization, citing sources, and creating adden- dums. Thank you to all of you in the community who have helped in our search for information. Yearbook has collected over 350 caps so far this year. Thank you to all of you who send your Cash for Caps and Swiss Valley caps to the school. We also pick up caps at the local Marathon gas station. English III students have finished their second book essay and are into Lord of the Flies. The honors Eng- lish students have finished reading a Nobel or Pulitzer prize winning book and took on the role of being a professional critic, writing critical analysis on one specific aspect of the book. We started this project by annotating every Nobel and Pulitzer winner in the last 20 years. We hope to publish those and our critical analysis in a notebook for future classes. The freshmen reviewed literary devices and short story elements by reading stories and writing and cri- tiquing their own. They just finished their study of the Illiad and Odyssey and are undertaking writing and illustrating their own four chapter epic. They are also in the midst of studying irony in Mark Twain’s Prince and the Pauper. D I D T H E Y SAY O U R SANTA STORE SCHOOL YET? Santa Store is a Kids love to hear their school's service provided name on the radio especially when it by the PTO that is the morning after a big snow- allows fall! In the event that it is nec- students in essary to close school due to grades Pre K-5 severely inclement weather, to purchase very that announcement will be inexpensive gifts made on the following radio/television networks: for their family members. WLBK 1360 FM WIFR TV 23 Envelopes will WDKB 94.9 FM WREX TV 13 be sent home WZOK 97.5 FM WTVO TV 17 the first week in December with This announcement will also be made using our each student. Connect-Ed calling notification system. Where: Chorus room WAKE UP AND WALK! When: December 10th & 11th Once again, our school corridors are avail- If you have any questions or would like to able every day for your morning exercise volunteer to help with the Santa Store, please program. You are welcome to walk inside call Lori Ortman at (815) 522-3219. from 6:15 am to 7:30 am. 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