November 10, 2022

Did You Know...

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application helps high school seniors looking for funds such as federal grants, work-study, and loans to help them pay for college. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. Seniors in high school should fill out the application whether they think they will receive funds or not. Some colleges require their students to fill out the application. The application opened October 1st and is a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Mrs. Weers for more information.

Grit? What Is It?

I believe it’s driven by love. Inspired by vision and purpose. Fueled by optimism and belief. Powered by faith and hope. Revived by resilience. Kept alive by stubbornness. And if we’re honest, it includes some fear of failure and desire to prove oneself.

Annual Denise Pickens Memorial Knowledge Bowl

The knowledge bowl was held, Friday, November 4 for students in 5th - 12th grade. Nine schools competed in the fun day of testing student's knowledge and quick reactions.

Middle School results:

Champions - Wray

2nd Place - Merino

3rd Place - Akron

High School results:

Champions - Fleming

2nd Place - Akron

3rd Place - Merino

League Choir

Ms. Lowry and three of her students attended League Choir in Merino this past Tuesday. The students practiced during the day with other league school students and then put on a concert that evening. Pictured below: Carl McGuire, Elyse Jackson, and Haylee Roseberry.

Great job Rams!

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FFA Speaking Contest

FFA held their annual speaking contest last week in the cafetorium. All participants did a great job of speaking, answering questions, and presenting in front of the crowd.

Top winners are listed below.

Creed Speaking:

Taylor Benish – 1st place

Dalton DeMers – 2nd place

Chloe Farmer – 3rd place

Prepared Public Speaking:

Wesley Lewis – 1st place

Extemporaneous Speaking:

Xandor Bethel – 1st place

Addicyn Kessinger – 2nd place

Brock Swedlund – 3rd place

All placers will attend FFA District Speaking Contest in Yuma on December 7.

Congratulations and good luck Rams!

School Board Presentations

Board members listened to a FFA presentation conducted by advisor Mollie Dreitz and her FFA officer team. The board also visited the transportation building and enjoyed hearing from director Nancy Groom-Bullard

MS Boys Basketball

The MS boys basketball team is busy practicing and playing games this season. They hosted Haxtun last week, Brush Wednesday afternoon, and will travel to Caliche today.

Go Blue!

High School Football Season Comes to an End

The HS football team hosted Holly last Saturday in the first round of the playoffs. The Rams fought hard and held the lead most of the game, but ended up losing a heart breaker to Holly. Thank you players, coaches, and fans for a great season!


Please check the lost and found for any missing items.

All items left at Thanksgiving Break will be donated to the In His Name House.

What's Happening -

Friday, November 11


Monday, November 14

NO SCHOOL – CTT Teacher Inservice

First official date for HS Winter Sports practice

Tuesday, November 15

12:15 pm FFA Member Meeting

4 pm MS Boys BKB at Sterling

6:30 pm District Accountability Meeting

Wednesday, November 16

College Wear Wednesday

8 am ASVAP Testing

4 pm Elementary Staff Meeting

Thursday, November 17

7:15 am HS/MS Staff Meeting

8 am Ultimate Summit Students to Holyoke

6 pm 3rd – 5th Science Fair

Friday, November 18


4 pm MS Boys BKB vs Idalia

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