WHS Spanish Trip to Texas

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!

2017 Semester 2 Test Schedule (High School Only)

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

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FCS Classes receive new items from Pampered Chef!

Foods 2 PM students pictured with the new Pampered Chef items.

Foods 2 PM students pictured with the new Pampered Chef items.

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!

FCCLA: ISTEP against Tobacco in Whiting

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.

"BE TOBACCO FREE" MESSAGE

"BE TOBACCO FREE" MESSAGE

FCCLA Members who participated in this project.

FCCLA Members who participated in this project.

Whiting High School Hosts Quiz Bowl Meet

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!

Quiz Bowl Members Left to Right: Alex Menke, Allison Stokes, Landon Christensen, and Nicholas Warren.

Quiz Bowl Members Left to Right: Alex Menke, Allison Stokes, Landon Christensen, and Nicholas Warren.

Rounds took place in classrooms in the school. This is Whiting VS a visiting team.

Rounds took place in classrooms in the school. This is Whiting VS a visiting team.

Whiting High School Individual Speech Contest

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!

2017 High School Large Group Speech

RAGE Radio recording their lines for their radio show for Speech Contest.

RAGE Radio recording their lines for their radio show for Speech Contest.

Ensemble Acting Group practicing their acting piece for Speech Contest.

Ensemble Acting Group practicing their acting piece for Speech Contest.

Whiting High School's Large Group Speech practices are underway as groups are preparing their speech pieces for District Speech Contest this Saturday in Denison, Iowa. Some of the speech pieces include two radio shows, a couple ensemble acting pieces, some mime pieces, as well as a Reader's Theatre piece. Students are excited to perform their speech pieces to the public and hope for a good rating at contest. Coaches Lisa Hoebelheinrich and Lesley Hubert are excited for the students to perform as well. Good luck at contest!

FCCLA Hygiene Drive was a Success!

A big "Thank You" to all of the parents and supporters who donated items to the FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America) Hygiene Drive.
Kody Lamb, Josey Johnson, and Delaney Turner stopping at Target to buy items for Hygiene Drive.

Kody Lamb, Josey Johnson, and Delaney Turner stopping at Target to buy items for Hygiene Drive.

These items will be given to families in need in our area.  Thank you also to the student members who volunteered their time and energy to get the word out in the community and school, as well as those that purchased and organized items.

Thank you to everyone who donated to the FCCLA's Hygiene Drive and it wouldn't have been a success without the public's help!
FCCLA Students standing with all the items donated to the Hygiene Drive. The students are grateful for the public's donations!

FCCLA Students standing with all the items donated to the Hygiene Drive. The students are grateful for the public's donations!

With your donated items and a product donation from Target for $75, we took a van filled with items to West Central Development in Onawa on December 21. 
Items being bought for the Hygiene Drive to donate to people in need.

Items being bought for the Hygiene Drive to donate to people in need.

FCCLA Hygiene Drive

Your son/daughter may have received a letter from the school or heard about the Whiting High School FCCLA members having a Hygiene Drive at our school. It starts December 6th and ends December 21st. We could use new/unused products such as adult/kids toothbrushes, toothpaste, bars of soap, disposable razors, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, boxes of tissues, etc. The donations will go to people and families that need it. There will be a box in the school lobby for the donations. We appreciate any and all donations. Thank You!
 
Sincerely, 
Whiting FCCLA Members
Mrs. Dieger, Advisor

 

High School Foods Class: Pie Week 2

On Monday, November 21st the students of the morning Foods class continued making pies, but this time each student got to make their own pies and got to take them home for Thanksgiving to share with their families. Students had to bring a pie filling of their choice and make the pie crust and put each of their pies together on Monday and Tuesday.

Damien Bergman made an Apple Pie!

Damien Bergman made an Apple Pie!

Lydia Woods made a Strawberry Pie!

Lydia Woods made a Strawberry Pie!

On Wednesday, the students evaluated each of their pies based on their appearance and describe the work it took to put them together. They had to evaluate them not only on their appearance, but on creativity and work ethic.

Maya Gigaroa made an Apple Pie!

Maya Gigaroa made an Apple Pie!

Bradyn Neubaum made an Apple Pie!

Bradyn Neubaum made an Apple Pie!

Olivia Brown made a Cherry Pie!

Olivia Brown made a Cherry Pie!

Nick Warren made a Cherry Pie!

Nick Warren made a Cherry Pie!

Tyler Francis made an Apple Pie!

Tyler Francis made an Apple Pie!

Tanner Blatchford made a Cherry Pie!

Tanner Blatchford made a Cherry Pie!

Students took their pies home on Wednesday, where a parent will evaluate the appearance of the pie and also the taste of the pie. Everybody's pies turned out great! The students are also excited that they get to make cakes next!

Whiting High School Foods & Textiles Classes

This past week, the Whiting High School Foods and Textiles classes have been working on different projects in class. The Foods AM class recently made one crust pies in different groups to share with the class. Each group made the pie crust and the filling with each pie.

Tyler adding chocolate shavings to his group's chocolate pie.

Tyler adding chocolate shavings to his group's chocolate pie.

Nick Warren and Maya Gigaroa presenting their creation, Banana Cream Pie!

Nick Warren and Maya Gigaroa presenting their creation, Banana Cream Pie!

Tanner Blatchford and Damien Bergman's Pumpkin Pie.

Tanner Blatchford and Damien Bergman's Pumpkin Pie.

Raina Hoffman, Chloé Brown, Emma Carlson, and Maya Gigaroa holding their pillow cases.

Raina Hoffman, Chloé Brown, Emma Carlson, and Maya Gigaroa holding their pillow cases.

Also, the Textiles class made pillowcases that each student stitched themselves and picked their own patterns.

The Foods AM Class made 4 different pies including Pumpkin, Pecan, Banana Cream, and Chocolate pie.

The Foods AM Class made 4 different pies including Pumpkin, Pecan, Banana Cream, and Chocolate pie.

Bradyn Neubaum, Lydia Woods, and Tyler Francis preparing to serve their Chocolate Pie to the Foods class.

Bradyn Neubaum, Lydia Woods, and Tyler Francis preparing to serve their Chocolate Pie to the Foods class.

Maya Gigaroa spreading the Banana Cream Pie filling across her group's pie crust.

Maya Gigaroa spreading the Banana Cream Pie filling across her group's pie crust.

Kirsten Myers and Olivia Brown's creation, Pecan Pie!

Kirsten Myers and Olivia Brown's creation, Pecan Pie!

With the help from Mrs. Dieger, FCS Teacher, the different projects were a huge success. Great job to all!

Whiting Hosted Successful Book Fair

The Whiting Community School Library hosted their Scholastic Book Fair to coincide with Parent-Teacher Conferences.  The pirate theme was "Bookaneer Book Fair, Where Books are the Treasure".  There was an incredible response from the entire community.

Our sales totaled $5,137.46.  The library gets to keep 50% of the sales in Scholastic books.   Several parents and friends purchased 53 books and then donated them to the classrooms from the Teacher Wish Lists.  In addition, The Whiting Education Foundation donated money that allowed each K-6 student to select a book to donate to their classroom.  Additional funds were given to teachers and support classrooms to purchased books for their programs.  The First Congregational Church of Whiting purchased a book for every PK – 6th grade student to take home.  

The classrooms involved with the Book Fair were invited to take part in a pirate themed door-decorating contest.  The school cooks served as the “top secret” judges and chose 1st grade as the winner.  Mrs. Boynton was awarded $50 to spend on her classroom at the Book Fair.  There was also a Box Tops collection contest prior to the Book Fair.  2nd grade and 6th grade collected the most Box Tops, so Mrs. East and Miss McQueen each received $50 to spend on books for their classrooms.

Each class (Preschool-8) drew names for a free poster and a free book winner from the Book Fair.   

All students (Preschool – 6th grade) were put in a drawing for two baskets full of books and treats from the Book Fair.  Micah Myers – Kindergarten and Cali Rich – 6th grade were the winners. 

The school library also hosted “Lunch with a Loved One” again this year.   A large crowd of family and friends attended.  The students were very excited and proud to spend part of their school day with a loved one.

It takes a lot of help to set-up, run and take down the Book Fair.  The incredible volunteers this year included:  Angela Lyons, Janice Neldeberg, Jessica Teel, Rhonda Simpson, Fran Haack, Dianne Derr, Alison Wiggs, Dana Bueoy, Krista Fleming, Becky Pike, Melanie Sanford, and Suzanne Bartels.  We also had several 6th graders, 8th graders and HS students who helped out.

National Honor Society Halloween Suckers Sale

You can help raise money by buying delicious Halloween suckers! They come in many different flavors including: Mountain Berry, Black Cherry, Strawberries N' Cream, Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, and Tangerine.

The suckers will be delivered Monday, October 31st!

This fundraiser is sponsored by the National Honor Society.

Whiting Elementary Library Book Fair

Mark your calendars now, so you won’t miss our Scholastic Book Fair that will be held in the Whiting Elementary Library.

Tuesday, October 25th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(Parent – Teacher Conferences)

Wednesday, October 26th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Lunch with a Loved One for Preschool – 6th grade)

Thursday, October 27th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We are pleased to bring you this Book Fair, because it gives you and your children the opportunity to buy carefully selected, quality books and products at affordable prices.  You’ll enjoy the excitement and atmosphere!  Plus, proceeds from this event will benefit our classroom and school libraries.

 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Book Fair, please call the school.

Communities Talk: Preventing Underage Drinking

Tuesday, March 22 • 6-8pm in the West Monona High School Auditorium

The Monona County Community Alliance is hosting an event for 7th-12th grade students, along with their parents, grandparents, teachers, and community members. The evening will focus on how the community can be involved in working together to prevent underage drinking.

Come for FREE pizza from 6:00-6:30pm with the meeting and video presentation hosted by Matt Damon to follow.

Learn about:

  • The very real consequences of underage and binge drinking.
  • Working together to educate, empower, and mobilize communities for real solutions.

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Coat & Clothing Drive

The Whiting High School Sophomores are holding a coat and clothing drive for the people in need of staying warm for the winter. The drive will last from Thanksgiving Day to December 22nd. There will be a box available in the Whiting School lobby to donate. Any size can be donated. Call the school at 712.455.2468 or ask any 10th grader if you have any questions or concerns.

*Donations will be given to students who need the mittens and gloves in Whiting and the rest will be donated to the Gospel Mission in Sioux City.

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