4/18/2016

The Principals’ Corner

“We Challenge, You Succeed”

It is Prom Week here at Linn Schools!  The junior class and their parents have already started decorating for the activities this Saturday.  The theme this year will be “A Night in Vegas”!  The Prom Walk will start at 6:30 pm and will be held in the new gym.  We invite all of you to this portion of the night.  We will introduce our students and their dates and give everyone the opportunity to see this years’ prom fashions.  Remember – we do have parking in the back by the new gym.  After prom walk the staff and students will move on to the banquet, dance and after-prom party which will be hosted in both the old gym and new gym.  We want to wish all of our students a very safe and fun evening!

Congratulations to Raven Roberson (Serious Solo) and Chelsea Schmitz and Grace Beikman (IDA) for earning I ratings at Regionals.  They will now advance to State.  Raven and Trista Blocker have already qualified for state in IDA.  Earning II ratings were Michelle Richardson and Hunter York (IDA), Josh Schmitz and Tiffany Mathis (IDA), Grace Beikman (Prose), Raven Roberson (Prose), Carlos Saenz (Prose) and Trista Blocker (Informative Speaking).  Earning III ratings were Carlos Saenz (Poetry), Preston Myers and John Guerrero (IDA) and Armando Perales and Tanner Spence (IDA).

Both the high school and junior high track teams continue to show signs of improvement with each day of practice.  Our Bulldogs are placing in various events and continue to set personal best marks in their events.  Our golf team members have been fighting both windy and wet conditions at their meets but they continue to also see lower scores with each meet.  Andrew Meyer placed 4th at the Onaga Meet on April 11th.  We want to wish all of our spring athletes the best of luck as they compete during the rest of April and May!

Some of our 9-12 Art students attended the Cloud County Art Show on Friday, April 15th and once again our students earned some nice awards for their art pieces.  The Bulldogs earned a total of 7 gold medals during the contest which included Hanna Bott – Colored Pencil, Tiffany Mathis – Printmaking, Emily Weiche – Mixed Media Colored Pencil, Eder Martinez – Colored Pencil, Crystal Ayala – Mixed Media Cardboard, John Guerrero – Clay/Metal and David Woerman – Clay/Metal.  We also had a total of 22 other pieces that earned 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.  A complete list of the students, their placing’s and their media can be found in a separate article.  Congratulations to all of these young artists and their instructor, Mr. Rick Hildebrand.  A special thanks to Mrs. Amy Hildebrand who served as our fill-in supervisor during the entire day.  We appreciate her efforts of time and energy to help our students out during the event!

Congratulations to Ms. Hanna Bott for being named the Washington Rotary Student of the Month for Washington County.  Each year this organization awards this title on a monthly basis to selected students from the senior class from the high schools in Washington County.  Selection is based on academics, involvement in activities, leadership and several other areas.  Hanna was honored during the April meeting and treated to a meal by the members of Washington Rotary.

It is great to be a Bulldog!

Michael D. Savage, Principal