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Conditions for Learning 2022 Parent/Guardian Letter
Dear BCSD Families:
All Iowa public school districts are required to administer an annual school climate and culture survey to students in grades 3-12 called Conditions for Learning Survey (Survey). The Survey is designed to measure their engagement in school, safety and the overall learning environment. This school year, parents and guardians of students in preschool through grade 12 will have an opportunity to participate in a Parent/Guardian Conditions for Learning Survey as well. The Survey contains similar items to those on the Student Survey, focusing on areas that range from student safety, to positive adult and student relationships, to school rules and how they are enforced.
The Parent/Guardian Survey will be accessible from now to April 29, 2022 online. There is a version of the survey for students in grades 3-5 and one for students in grades 6-12. We encourage you to complete a survey for each building your children attend, including both the 3-5 and the 6-12 survey for Boone Middle School if you have children in both 5th grade and 6-8th grade. Directions and the link to access the survey can be found here:
No person is required to complete the survey and participation is voluntary. A copy of the items on the Survey is available by request. Responses to the online Parent/Guardian Survey are confidential and the results are completely anonymous. No names are recorded, and no identifying information is attached to specific responses. The results of the Survey will be provided back to the school to be used with the Student Survey results for identifying areas of strengths, and areas for improvement.
Thank you for your involvement in Boone CSD to improve conditions for learning here and throughout the state.
Boone Community School District
Congratulations to our Authentic Learning Lead Teacher Team!
This team is a special project for summer 2022 and the 2022-23 school year aligned with a District Work-based Learning Plan award that BCSD has received from the Iowa Governor's STEM Council. Your leadership within our district will also be recognized across the state of Iowa. Check out the link below to see our team!
Get to know our Elementary Teachers!
School Lunch Hero Day!
Friday, May 6, 2022, Boone Community School District Nutrition Program will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. School nutrition professionals are true heros who nourish our kids with healthy meals and do so with a smile! Please join us as we celebrate and thank all of our hardworking staff!
Mr. Howell and Mrs. Latchaw's Homeroom earned themselves a skating party! Looks like they had a great time!
Middle School Toreador of the Week
Maddox Dodson is the Middle School Toreador of the Week. Maddox is in 5th grade and was chosen because he is Responsible, Respectful and Caring. Maddox exhibits these qualities by always remaining on task, participating in classroom discussions, and bringing a positive attitude to school everyday. It has been a joy to work with Maddox this year, as he has demonstrated character and work ethic that is truly deserving of this award. Congratulations Maddox!
Central Business Office Staff Spotlight
You are NOT going to want to miss this! BHS Swing Choir presents "Hairbands". Here are just a few song titles they will be performing:
* We're Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sisters)
* I Hate Myself For Loving You (Joan Jett)
* Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Guns 'n' Roses)
* Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
Use the link below to purchase tickets!!
Did you know?
EDGE has a registered apprenticeship with the state of Iowa in meat cutting in partnership with Fareway! This apprenticeship is available to students across the state! We wanted to highlight our EDGE apprentice, Caleb Isaacson a student at Ballard! Caleb has enjoyed his experience working at Fareway and shared that his favorite part of this is that he gets to learn and explore a possible long-term job opportunity!
Thank you Ballard Schools and Fareway for partnering with us!
Great work, Caleb!
If you'd like to learn more about how to get involved, please reach out! email@example.com!
All Boone students get the opportunity to attend DMACC College & Career Days through the Iowa Intermediary Network. These events are such a great experience for students. A few weeks ago several EDGE students got interviewed about their experiences. Stay tuned for the final video about their experience!
A big thank you to Governor Reynolds for taking time out of her day to visit Kruck Plumbing & Heating about the Apprenticeship and EDGE programs.
Top Toreador of the Week
This week’s Top Toreador is Mary Embrey! Mary is a fierce and dedicated advocate for her students. We have been fortunate to welcome Mary back to the BHS staff!
Boone High School is hosting open interviews on Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 3rd during the student's lunch hours of 11:15 - 1:00 in Cafe Ole. Students: If you do ONE open interview with any of the following companies, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a gift card to Amazon or Wal Mart! Juniors and seniors, plan on sticking around these days!
The following companies will be here on at least one of these days:
Green Hills Community
Fareway Stores,Inc. Warehouse
Central Iowa Sheet Metal Workers JATC
ACI Mechanical, Inc.
Danfoss Power Solutions
MidStates Steel Corp
American Packaging Corporation
JnS Professional Services, LLC
City of Boone
Seniors - Local scholarship deadlines are quickly approaching! We have over 45 local scholarships that are due in March and April. There are 2 new scholarships this year, the Nicholas Bassett Memorial Scholarship and the LR Tungesvik Ag Scholarship. Please review the scholarship page often and send in those applications!
The Hooper Scoopers are back for the 2021-2022 DMACC Men's Basketball Season!
Your defending National Champion DMACC Bears would like to invite all 2nd - 8th grade students to sign up for the chance to be a Ball Boy/Girl for the Men's Basketball Team. There will be an opportunity for 4 students to participate at each home game. Each participant will receive a t-shirt to wear during the game that they will get to keep. They will also receive free entry into the game along with 4 passes for family/friends to get into that same game. Please arrive at each game 20 minutes (times on sign up reflect this adjustment) before tip off to receive t-shirt and instructions. We will meet in the upstairs weight-room, above the gymnasium. Finally, a parent/guardian must be present with each participant.
Pease sign up early as we anticipate this being a popular opportunity, and space is limited! Limit two games per student per season. When signing up, please be sure to include the school, grade, and shirt size (Youth Medium - Adult Large) of the participant. Go Bears!!!
Take a look! Here are some pictures of what the new Boone Early Childhood Center will look like
YSS Mentoring Program - Update and Volunteer Opportunity!
The YSS Mentoring Program is looking forward to a return to in-person mentoring for the 2021-2022 school year! The program matches students in grades K-8th with a trained volunteer mentor once per week during the school day. These weekly meetings provide a positive, caring role model to eat lunch with, play games and simply talk about the student's interests and ideas.
Information and volunteer applications can be found at https://www.yss.org/program/mentoring.To learn how your child can become a participant, contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heidi at email@example.com.
Free School Breakfast and Lunch for all Students for the 2021-2022 school year
Tasty Toreador Meals - Supply Chain Issues
• This school year, thanks to federal pandemic waivers, all students will be eligible for free meals, regardless of family income.
• School meal programs nationwide are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic.
• Our school nutrition team is committed to ensuring students continue to have access to healthy meals each school day.
• Just as families have to make substitutions on grocery lists, schools will have to make some last-minute changes to our regular menus, based on availability.
• We hope parents and students will be patient as we sort through these supply chain issues.
• We may not have the same menu choices that we typically offer our students, but we’ll be sure that all students are nourished and ready to learn.
*Reminder: For students bringing a sack lunch and wanting school milk, there will be a .50 cent charge per carton.
CONTACTING FOOD SERVICE
For questions regarding food service and accounts please contact the Food Service department located at Boone Middle School- Lori King, Director, (515) 433-0020 EXT 154.
Breakfast - April 2022
Lunch - April 2022
High School Activities
Our "Online Athletics Registration" is live and active for the 2021-22 School Year (link is below). Please take the time to read through the information, and fill out the forms for your student. All students involved in District-Sponsored Athletics in grades 7-12 will need a completed online athletics registration on file, along with a current physical form (physicals are valid for 13 months after the date of the physical). There is a place within the registration to upload the completed physical form.
Completion of the Registration/Physical is not required for the attendance at any summer camps that may be offered. However, the Athletics Registration and Physical Form must be completed and on file before a student may physically participate in practice this Fall. For High School, this starting date is Monday August 9th. Middle School practices will begin a couple weeks later near the first day of school.
Link to Online Athletics Registration: https://boone- oar.rschooltoday.com/
Link to Online Registration Directions: https://docs. google.com/document/d/1zHISqE- j4ZrfJGpPgDD0dscWjuQ8_ m41aC0IoaLSzPU/edit?usp= sharing
Link to Blank Physical Form: https://drive.google. com/file/d/ 15jPSIUVPcu75dVyoWuiYrfKcVxlMO dia/view?usp=sharing
If you are in need of a specific Sports Physical, Boone Family Chiropractic is willing to assist, and they are planning to take $10.00 from every paid physical and donate that to the Boone Booster Club. Thank you to Dr. Zach Weisbrod and his staff for their support!
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns in this process.
Take care, and Roll 'Dors!
Athletic & Activities Director Brett Collins
Athletic & Activities Secretary Lori Woodruff
Did you know?
Boone Community School District provides technology and resources in order to create a universal, 21st century learning environment. Students and staff are empowered by these resources to create, collect, and share information in a learning environment that enables connectivity, communication, and collaboration in a global community. This is a showcase of innovative technology use by Boone students and teachers.
check out the link below!