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Week of September 20, 2021

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The Amazing Chemistry Show!

Kindergarten through 5th grade enjoyed a field trip on Wednesday, September 15th to the CRC in Osage for an amazing presentation. The students experienced a 32-foot stage production which was set to music and full of fire, foam, and explosions. The audience was involved in STEM experiments along with laughter and fun.
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The Big Bad Musical

On November 12, 2021, at 7:00 pm the Riceville High School Drama and Music Departments will be presenting the musical The Big Bad Musical. In this production, the Big Bad Wolf will be put on trial for his wrongdoings, and you, the audience, are the jury! Listen and enjoy as The Fairy Godmother tries to win financial compensation for Little Red Ridinghood, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Three Little Pigs, and their families. The Wolf and his lawyer, The Evil Stepmother, try to explain what really happened in the forest. The audience will determine who is telling the truth!

Cast members:

The Fairy Godmother - Morgan Fair

The Judge - Trenton Swensen

The Evil Stepmother - Saige Sullivan

The Three Little Pigs - Lily Retterath, Claire Biwer, Hattie Miller

Shepard - Lelan Kelley

The Boy Who Cried Wolf - Wyatt Kaski

Grandmother of Red - Josie Kobliska

Red Ridinghood - Taylor McElroy

Woodcutter - Matthew Praska

Little Miss Muffet - Cassidy Bowen

Reporter Grimm - Abri Nicolazzi

Wolfettes - Ruby Lohuis, Marley Drilling


The Big Bad Wolf - Gavin Mueller

Preview of the The Big Bad Musical

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity affects about 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States, and some

groups of children are more affected than others. Children with obesity are at higher risk

for having chronic health conditions and diseases, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone, and joint problems, and Type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention. In addition, they are at higher risk for heart disease than their peers

who may be at a lower weight.

Children with obesity are also more likely to experience bullying, social isolation,

depression, and lower self-esteem. While there is no simple solution, there are many

ways parents and caregivers can help children reach a healthy weight.

Below are a few tips from the CDC to help children maintain a healthy weight:

● Help children develop healthy eating habits

● Limit calorie-rich “temptations”

● Help children stay active

● Reduce sedentary time

● Ensure adequate sleep

● Teach by example

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Associate Principal Marcia Grimm and PK-12 Principal Heather Suckow