Ryan Bruns

Ramblings, Thoughts, The Educational Experience and More!


  • The FBLA food drive continues through next Thursday
  • Thank you to American Trust Insurance for again sponsoring treats after the Elementary Concert and Middle and High School Concert.
  • Thank you to American Trust Insurance for initiating the sock drive. The socks can be seen below as decorations on the tree at our main entrance. The donated socks will go to children in need.

It really is a special time of year around the school right now. We are reminded what the season is about although we can't necessarily touch on all of the major subjects in school we can still espouse the positive tenets that we see everywhere this time of year. Great job to Mrs. Wendy Thorson and Mrs. Jessica Cihak with the elementary and middle and high school concerts this week. The students all sounded great with their singing and instrumental pieces! We are wrapping up the last week of the semester next week. The students have planned Ugly Sweater Day for Thursday and Pajama Day for Friday. I would like to again challenge staff to wear their ugliest sweaters on Friday and we'll plan to send out an email to the community again this year.

Also next week we will be launching our new website. Some of the new features include the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter any relevant school messages for those who like our follow the school on either platform. We will also have the ability to make some of the areas more student involved. Already Mrs. Groft's journalism students have been creating news articles for our News section. That will be a really hot feature since we haven't been sending out the Scratch 'n Post for the last year and a half now. There will also be a "live events" feature on the website, which will be the same posts as on social media. There will be more as well, so be sure to check it out. Thanks to Mrs. Anne Frericks for her tireless work with the website for years, and to Mrs. Jennifer Schell who helped design the previous website.

This week is a little lighter than last week's blog. Last week's blog had over 1,300 views and hundreds of shares on social media along with what appeared in the newspapers. All of the calls, emails, likes, and shares are greatly appreciated and I know we have people across the state talking. Hopefully something good comes of it.

That's about it, see you next week!

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