Moundridge News

The Moundridge Lions Club Annual Soup Supper will be held on Saturday, November 17th at the Moundridge Senior Center from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.  Proceeds from the supper will benefit the Moundridge public and school libraries.  Guests are also encouraged to bring used books and movie DVD's to donate.

Moundridge High School math and science teacher Adam Robb applied for and received the school's first Donors Choose grant.  Mr. Robb, through this program, received a Live Scribe Pen to use in his classroom.  The pen is revolutionary and helps Mr. Robb use available technology to produce lessons and tutorials for students in each of his classes.  Mr. Robb and his students wish to thank community members and anonymous contributors for donating nearly $500 for this great instructional tool.

Moundridge parents and community members are encouraged to check the Donors Choose site and our school website for upcoming teacher grant proposals.

The Box Tops for Schools program is an easy and free way to help schools fund additional activities.  Simply check the packages of all kitchen and household items before disposal.  If you see the Box Tops label, cut it out and continue to collect them.  Labels can be sent or dropped off at either the elementary school or middle school offices.  For more information contact Cheryl Brandewiede (brandewiedec@usd423.org) or Vania Winsor (winsorv@usd423.org).  Links below provide further information on the program and a list of participating companies and products can be found.  Thanks for your support of our schools!

Box Tops Website
'How To' Flyer
Participating Products

- Article by Mrs. Darby Simpson

Congratulations to the MHS debate team for placing 3rd overall at the Buhler Debate Tournament this past weekend! In a field of 21 schools and nearly 70 individual teams, we finished with a combined record of 14-6. Individual Placings were as follows: Devin Clark and Elizabeth Schrag - 4th in Open Division; Desmond Finley and Kaylie Penner - 5th in Novice Division; Michelle Morrison and Robert McNutt - 6th in Novice Division. Sophia Leddy and Courtney Huff also had a strong showing in the Open Division. Congratulations again to all!

- Article by Mr. Shad Marston
 
Yesterday, at the Poland Angus Judging Contest in Isabel, Ks, our A Team (Reasons division) was 4th overall with Allison Siemens placing 14th (12th high in reasons), Wes Johnson placing 16th, and Elizabeth Schrag placing 25th (3rd high in reasons) out of 113 contestants and 19 teams in the division. Other team members included Juston Wheatley, Trenton Goering and Wyatt Tibbitts.
 
Our B team (Questions division) Team was 1st overall with Wyatt Fiedler placing 1st, Desmond Finley placing 6th, and Seth Diederich placing 8th out of 141 contestants and 18 teams in the division. Other team members included Kaden Diederich, Bronson Piechocki, Jarius Scott, Trey Phillips, Rem Carlson, and Devin Williams.

RALLYIN’ FOR RYLEE AND TAMERA
SERVE-A-THON

A huge thank you goes out to our entire community, and to the communities of Moundridge and Sedgwick,
for the generous contributions towards the Tamera and Rylee Fund.  The week of September 17th, over 150 volleyball players and coaches participated in the serve-a-thon.  Each player served 100 serves and received either flat donations or pledges per serve made. 

The combined total that was raised was overwhelming!  Captains and Coaches of all three High School teams were able to meet with some of Tamera and Rylee’s family to present the total.  It was a very special moment and will be one of the season highlights for most people involved.

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated! 

The MHS Volleyball team played very well in Towanda on Saturday, winning their pool and taking 2nd Place at the Circle Invitational.  The team won all pool mathces as well as their quarter and semi-final matches in two games.  The team ultimately lost to Andale in the championship match 25-27, 19-25.  Both MacKenzie Suderman and Brooke Holloway named to All-Tournament Team.

 

Moundridge Elementary School Parents and Teachers Together began painting curbs last week in their recent fund-raising effort.  For a small donation, homeowners can get their house number painted on their curb, something encouraged by both law enforment and EMS providers.  The PATT project is being used to raise funds to purchase a climbing wall for the elementary school gym.  For information about this project contact Kylie Goering at goeringk@usd423.org.  Click on the forms below to get signed up.

Curb Appeal Form
Curb Appeal Sample

 

 

 

 

 

- Article by Marcy Schrag

On Friday morning, Sept. 14, second-graders ended their study of frogs with a Frog Jumping Contest on the school playground.  Bullfrogs, leopard frogs, toads, and even a pacman frog all made their appearance.  Each frog contestant was placed in the center of a circle. Three leaps were counted and the distance measured.  All the students had a great time and learned a lot about these interesting creatures so everyone was a winner!  If you see a second grader ask him or her to tell you an interesting frog fact.