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 Community School News
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Whiting FCCLA Members
Mrs. Dieger, Advisor
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.
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.
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!
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.
Also, the Textiles class made pillowcases that each student stitched themselves and picked their own patterns.
With the help from Mrs. Dieger, FCS Teacher, the different projects were a huge success. Great job to all!
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.
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.
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.