Whiting Community School News
ORDER A MAY DAY BASKET TODAY!
Baskets are $3 and will be delivered on May 1st. Proceeds benefit the Whiting National Honor Society Chapter. Contact any Whiting NHS Member or call Tracy at the school at 712-455-2468!
HELP SUPPORT THE WHITING COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENT SERIES CAMPAIGN. PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
Every grade has a box in their classroom to collect money for this event. Each week every classroom's box is emptied and totaled until the final day of the campaign. The class with the most money will win a special prize.
People can also donate online by clicking here.
The Varsity Girls and the Varsity Boys Basketball Teams defeat Cornerstone Christian on Senior Night at Home on Friday February 2, 2018.
The Varsity Girls held strong and defeated the Cougars 55-44. Good Job Lady Warriors!
The Varsity Boys stayed strong til the very end and pulled off a thrilling win against the Cougars with the final score being 38-37! The game was exciting down to the final second! Way to Go Varsity Boys!
Jolly Time Popcorn Available!!
Planning and fundraising are in full swing for the Whiting Junior/Senior trip scheduled in April to Washington DC. Students will be selling delicious, homemade popcorn from Jolly time starting today and ending February 14th. There are nine varieties to choose from, such as Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Roll, and Jalapeño Cheddar to name a few. Two sizes are available, 7 cup snack size or 20 cup family size. Watch for students selling or contact the Whiting School at 455-2468 if you would like to place an order.
Chances to Win Beautiful Quilt!
A donor has generously contributed her time and talent in making a gorgeous quilt to help fund the Washington DC trip. Stop by the Whiting School to see the quilt and drop off your silent bid before February 14th, or simply call the school at 455-2468. The highest bidder will be notified on Valentine’s Day at noon. Good luck and thank you for your support!
The Whiting Elementary School Library was the recipient of a generous donation from the John and Evelyn Mercer family. The money the family members collected at their Thanksgiving dinner was donated to the library and was used to purchase 45 books for our students to read and enjoy. Representing the family in the picture are Dale and Renee Cooper, along with great-nieces Lexie and Kylie, and great-nephew, Tatum. On behalf of the entire staff as well as the students, we give our thanks and appreciation.
DES MOINES, IA - Senior Marvin Hildreth is ranked 9th in the latest Class 1A State Tournament Rankings at 138 pounds. Marvin is 18-1 at the break with his lone loss coming by a close 3-0 decision to Easton Graff -- the 4th ranked Class 2A wrestler from Sgt. Bluff-Luton. Rankings are compiled by the Predicament wrestling magazine.
The Whiting Community School hosted a Book Fair from October 24th through October 26th. Funds raised helped purchase books for the Whiting School elementary and secondary libraries as well as the classroom libraries. Families, faculty, staff, students and the community were all involved and participated in many ways through volunteering, donations, purchasing books, or just encouraging the love of reading.
The school partnered with the women’s fellowship group from the Whiting First Congregational Church to raise funds to replace books in schools affected by the recent hurricanes. Together, just over $1000.00 was raised for All For Books. Scholastic Books will match these donations by providing books to these same schools through the Kids in Need Foundation.
The Whiting Education Foundation provided funds for every student to purchase a book. Their generosity was greatly appreciated. Each child selected a book and a sticker was affixed to the inside front cover denoting it as a gift from the Whiting Education Foundation.
Total sales of books, including funds provided by the Whiting Education Foundation were just short of $4,800.00, and teachers were able to select $1,260.00 worth of books for their classroom libraries.
Lunch with a Loved One was held on Wednesday, October 25th, with students in grades PK-6 inviting a loved one to pack their own lunch and share it with them in the lunchroom. They also had the opportunity to shop at the book fair during their visit.
Classroom teachers sparked enthusiasm and were competing for a book prize by decorating their classroom door with a reading theme. Voting by the judges resulted in a tie. Both Mr. West, 4th grade teacher, and Mrs. Boynton, 1st grade teacher were awarded a book prize.
Students who won a free book from the book fair included: Kylie Atmore, Bradley Stoeklen, Blair Newton, Greyson Woodward, Cayden Roberts, Liam Stensgard, David Jorgensen, Hannah Neubaum and Brenyn Teel. Students who won a free poster from the book fair were: Sophie Newlon, ShayLynn Kamrath, Zane Bergman, Kelsey Vanden Bosch, Emilie Atmore, Abbie Hagestrom, Syncerity Ruble, Noah Hagestrom and Avery Turner, Koltyn Anderson, Charlotte Stensgard, Samantha Jorgenson, and Lance Nichols.
Dr. Garred Sr. served on the Whiting School Board for 30 years. The Whiting High School National Honor Society wanted to honor his memory by planting this tree and hanging this plaque in the courtyard of the Whiting Community School. Dr. Garred Sr. worked a lifetime caring for the residents and students of Whiting through his medical practice and his time as a board of education member. We appreciate his many contributions over the years.
Whiting High School Volleyball practices began back in August with hopes of a great season this year. This year, Steve Snyder is back as the High School Volleyball Coach.
Here are the results from this seasons VB matches:
8-24 vs KP 0-3 loss
8-29 vs Woodbine 0-3 loss
8-31 vs WH 0-3 loss
9-2 vs Omaha Nation 0-2 loss, vs Clarinda Academy 2-0 win, vs Boys Town 0-2 loss
9-12 vs Omaha Nation 1-3 loss
9-16 vs Woodbine 0-2 loss, vs Missouri Valley 0-2 loss, vs AHSTW 0-2 loss, vs WH 0-2 loss
"Although our win/loss record doesn't show it, we are improving with each match. We are starting to play as a team, and individual skills are developing. Out team serving is above .90 which is one of our goals for the season," said Coach Snyder.
Wish the Lady Warriors good luck tonight as the team has a game at College View Academy!
*Special Thanks to Sabrina Cooper for taking pictures!
It’s almost Book Fair Time!
OCTOBER 24 – 25- 26
We Need Volunteers, We Need YOU!
Volunteering at the Book Fair is one of the
most fun and rewarding ways to get involved
in helping students become better readers!
Please call Amy O’Neal at the school at (712) 455-2468
if you can volunteer a couple of hours of your time!
The 2017 Whiting Warrior Cross Country Season is now underway as the Whiting Cross Country runners now have two meets under their belts. There were some changes this year as Alex Lamp (New K-12 P.E. Teacher/Athletic Director) has taken on coaching cross country for the 2017 season. Coach Lamp has had experience with Cross Country and Track while in college and is excited about being the new cross country coach this season.
Whiting Cross Country practice began in the early morning on Monday August 14th with about 10 students participating in the first practice (and the number of students keeps growing!) Students worked hard preparing for the first meet in the Riverside area of Sioux City. The first meet took place on Thursday August 25th. Junior High runners couldn't participate in this meet so it was only Boys & Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity High School runners. The course in Sioux City didn't have very many hills so the first meet of the season started off with a much easier terrain for the runners.
Here are the results from the Tuesday August 29th meet in Logan:
Boys 5K Varsity
51 Hildreth, EJ 10 Whiting High School 19:46
78 Hildreth, Marvin 12 Whiting High School 21:06
83 Miller, Nicholas 11 Whiting High School 21:13
95 Christensen, Landon 11 Whiting High School 21:57
125 Warren, Nick 12 Whiting High School 24:49
130 Sprock, Casey 10 Whiting High School 29:25
Girls 5K Varsity
80 Meyers, Kirsten 10 Whiting High School 28:58.91
Girls 3200 Junior High
8 Hildreth, Maggie W08 Whiting High School 14:55
Here are the results from the Thursday August 24th meet in Riverside (Sioux City):
Boys 5K Varsity
37 EJ Hildreth 10 Whiting High School 21:47
46 Landon Christensen 11 Whiting High School 23:39
47 Nicholas Miller Whiting High School 24:13
52 Nick Warren 12 Whiting High School 26:20
53 Marvin Hildreth 12 Whiting High School 26:40
Girls 5K Varsity
54 Kirsten Meyers 10 Whiting High School 29:26
Also at the Logan-Magnolia meet, Maggie Hildreth placed 8th overall in the Junior High 2 Mile Race and received a ribbon. Congratulations Maggie!
Warrior Cross Country has just begun! The next meet is on Tuesday September 5th in Treynor. Wish our runners good luck at the next meet!
Special thanks to Amy Christensen for taking pictures of our runners!
On Sunday April 9th, High School Spanish 3 and Spanish 4 students left at 8:00 AM to travel to Texas for a week long Spanish Trip. Amanda McGrain, Whiting High School Spanish Teacher, and two other chaperones drove 14 students them on their way South to Texas.
The students then traveled 6 hours to San Antonio, Texas. Students stopped at a fast food restaurant along the way there for lunch and then visited the Alamo in the afternoon. Students had a guided tour of the Alamo. Following the Alamo, students visited the local Spaghetti Warehouse for another great meal. Students then took a boat tour called the "River Walk." They saw lots of gorgous while on the boat ride.
The first stop on the trip was in Oklahoma City where the students visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial. They learned about the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. They also stopped at a local restaurant for a great meal. Students then stayed at a hotel over night in the city.
The next day, students got a tour of the San Antonio Art Museum. The students learned about Spanish culture and were shown some art that was on display in the museum and learned some background on the art pieces. San Antonio is also home to a Latin Market Square where students were allowed to look around in different Spanish markets and buy things that you probably couldn't buy back in Iowa. Following the Market Square students visited a Mexican Restaurant called La Tierra.
Thanks to everyone who supported this trip for our students and we hope to keep the trip going for future students!
Thursday May 25th, 2017
Period 1 8:20-9:41
Passing Period 9:41-9:45
Period 3 9:45-11:06
MS Lunch 11:25-11:50
HS Lunch 11:06-11:30
Period 5 11:34-12:55
Passing Period 12:55-12:59
Period 7 12:59-2:22
Passing Period 2:22-2:27
Period 9 2:27-3:22
Friday May 26th, 2017
Period 2 8:20-9:41
Passing Period 9:41-9:45
Period 4 9:45-11:06
MS Lunch 11:30-11:50
HS Lunch 11:06-11:30
Period 6 11:34-12:55
Passing Period 12:55-12:59
Period 8 12:59-2:22
The Whiting students in Mrs. Dieger's Family & Consumer Science classes had a fundraiser to earn free products from Pampered Chef for the classroom kitchens. Students were able to sell over $3,000 worth of products to family and friends in the area; and in turn earned $740 worth of items to use in their classes.
Some of the items the classes chose were new Rock Crok pans, measuring cups and spoons, utensils, and choppers. Students have been enjoying using some of the new and updated items while cooking in class! The top salesperson was Tanner Blatchford, who brought in over $1,000 in sales! He earned $50 from the Pampered Chef representative for his efforts. A big thank you goes out to all of the community members who made purchases from our students!
On Friday April 7th, the high school FCCLA students went around town picking up trash and cigarette butts. This was part of the ISTEP program or Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention. Our students picked up over 500 cigarette butts from main street to the city park. Students also picked up any trash they saw along the way. The weather was perfect for this event. Students also left a red solo cup message in the fence in the back of the school. The message said: "BE TOBACCO FREE." This was to spread awareness against tobacco use to our students and staff.
On Tuesday March 28th, the Whiting School hosted a Quiz Bowl Meet in classrooms at the school. The Whiting Warrior Quiz Bowl team competed against other schools in the Nebraska Frontier conference. There was 4 rounds and also a tournament. Whiting won 1 of the 4 rounds and was defeated in the tournament round. Andrea Cain and Trevor Alfredson were in charge of putting this meet together. There are four members of the Whiting Warrior Quiz Bowl Team. Members include: Nicholas Warren, Junior, and Sophomores: Allison Stokes, Alex Menke, and Landon Christensen. This is Whiting's second year for having a Quiz Bowl team. Way to go Quiz Bowl Team!
Individual District Speech Contest
Jayden Keenan- Literary Program
Kysa Pierick- Prose and Storytelling
Kayli Carpenter- Poetry
Delaney Turner- Prose and Storytelling
Chloé Brown- Prose
Semia Aldrich- Expository Address
*All participants did great at districts. This past Saturday, March 11th, Kysa, Kayli, Delaney, Chloé, and Semia traveled to Sioux City East to compete at the Individual State contest. Everyone hopes contest went well!
About 70 volunteers came and helped prepare meals. The school was greatful for the public's help and hope to do this event again next year!
On Saturday, January 28th, the Whiting Community School hosted a "Then Feed Just One" event. The community came together and made over 29,000 meals for the hungry in Honduras.