Wildcat Wire

September 2, 2022

Staff Appreciation

These guys keep this school running and we appreciate their hard work EVERYDAY!

Thanks Dan Retterath, Nacy Evans and Duane Oulman for the great job you do.

Big picture

A letter from Mrs. B

Hello and happy Friday! We made it!!

It’s been a great week, but a long week for everyone!! Getting back into a routine is tough after being off all summer! I saw many students with complaints of headaches, stomach aches and especially tiredness. Lack of good sleep can really play havoc on both our minds and our bodies. Below is a table with general guidelines for bedtimes by age.

Big picture

Please familiarize yourself with our policies regarding school illnesses and medication. I have attached the school policies below.

RICEVILLE Student Health and illness Policy 2022-23.pdf (53K)

Riceville School District Medication Administration Policy

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 641-985-2288 or at my email, michelle.berentsen@riceville.k12.ia.us

I am in the office M-F, 730-330. - Mrs. B:)

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is in September. This month is all about educating children and their families on how to prevent childhood obesity. Did you know that more than 12.7 million American children have obesity — that’s almost 20% of all children ages 2 to 19! It's been proven that children who are overweight are much more likely to be bullied than their normal-weight peers and also more likely to have mental health issues and suffer from depression. Childhood obesity is a serious health problem in the United States. 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the US have obesity. Some groups of children are more affected than others. Many factors can contribute to excess weight gain including behavior, genetics and taking certain medications. But societal and community factors also matter including access to healthy affordable foods and beverages, safe and convenient places for physical activity, and a supportive school environment.
Big picture

Parents Night at Thursdays Volleyball Game!

Seniors are Riley McKenna, Madison Mauer and Morgan Fair!
Big picture

Senior Parents will be recognized tonight!

Big picture

Student Expectations

Parents - we love seeing and enjoy hosting you and your children at our extra curricular activities. We appreciate your support. Please help by having a conversation with your children that they are staying in appropriate locations during contests and supporting the teams they are playing. Also we expect an adult to be with any students 6th grade or below that are at activities.

Activities in the gym - please help us by reminding your students that they should not be going in front of the scorer's table during volleyball or basketball games.

They should also be staying in the gym OR gym lobby and not walking the halls, in the RAC, or in classrooms.

Football games - having footballs and playing "touch" football is part of the experience growing up when attending football games. We embrace that. However we do not want, nor will tolerate, tackle football. Also there should not be footballs being thrown close to the north or south end zones as there are spectators in this area AND we do not want balls close to the playing area.

Thanks for your support and understanding - hope to see you at our extra curricular activities!

Big picture

Next Weeks Events

Big picture

Principle Squared

PK - 8 Principal Heather Suckow

9-12 Principal Marcia Grimm

Superintendant Barb Schwamman