2/22/2016

The Principal’s Corner

“We Challenge, You Succeed”

Congratulations are in order for several of our FCCLA members who competed in the District D contests in early February.  Hanna Bott, Maggie Bott and Caitlin Ohlde qualified for the State STAR events in Illustrated Talk – Senior Division with their presentation on the Music and Memory program at the Linn Community Nursing Home.  Claire Ohlde earned a gold medal for Career Investigation – Senior Division as well.  Their sponsor is Mrs. Marcy Oehmke.  Great job Bulldogs!  Hanna, Maggie and Caitlin presented “The Soundtrack of Our Lives”.  They have assisted the LCNH by setting up a volunteer schedule, raising funds for the program, and presented their information to three different groups within our communities.  Claire thoroughly researched the responsibilities and career outlook for becoming an Athletic Trainer.  She job shadowed the Kansas State Athletic Training Department and created a Power Point with all of her information in a ten minute presentation.  As you can see a lot of hard work and hours being put in outside the classroom!

Congratulations to our grade 1-8 spellers who participated in the Washington County Spelling Bee this past Saturday.  The following students placed during the event: Grade 1 - Jenna Merritt (4th); Grade 3 - Amber Kolle (1st) and Morgan Wurtz (2nd); Grade 4 - Brady Myers (4th) and Garrett Peters (5th); Grade 6 - Lindsay Mueller (3rd) and Grade 7 - Carly Kolle (2nd).  Lindsay and Carly represented Linn Public in the Oral Spelldown and did a great job with some very tough words.  Great job everyone!

We need to congratulate a member of the Class of 2014 who was named Homecoming King at Cloud County Community College this past Saturday.  John Bott earned this honor and we want to recognize him for this outstanding honor!  Great job John!

This is National FFA Week at Linn Schools and Mr. Smith and our chapter members have activities planned for every day of the week.  Today, our certified staff was treated to breakfast by the chapter which was a great way to start the week.  All of the members were in full FFA dress throughout the day which was really nice to see.  Along with the daily activities the chapter is sponsoring the annual Scavenger Hunt for the Tractor, the end of the week Pie Eating contest, a corn counting guessing game, minute-to win-it games during lunch and a daily trivia contest.  They have also brought in guest speakers throughout the week to visit with chapter members and their guests about the various careers that are rooted in agriculture.  We would like to congratulate the members of this fine organizations and wish the best for the remainder of the school year.

Our high school basketball teams will be rounding out the regular season this week with road games to Frankfort and Valley Heights.  Substate brackets should be finalized by Wednesday and we will get them posted as soon as we now who our first round opponents will be.  Monday and Tuesday nights of next week are slated as opening round games with the tournament finishing up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.  Our tournament host this year will be Blue Valley.  We want to wish our Bulldogs the best of luck in the coming weeks!

Parents and Students – The end of the third nine weeks is closing in quickly.  The last day of this grading period is March 4th which is just two short weeks away.  Please make sure you are visiting with you child about having all assignments turned in and that they are in good standing in each class they are enrolled in.  Another great way to see you’re your child is progressing is to look at the parental portal through our Go.Edustar program which can give you access to their progress report, grade cards and attendance.  If you have not already set up an account with us please call the office and we would be happy to assist you with this program.

It is Great to be a Bulldog!

Michael D. Savage, Principal