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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
Last day of school for Preschool: May 24th.
Last day of school for K-12: May 27th.
Portrait of a Graduate
What is Portrait of a Graduate?
The portrait of a graduate is what the community decides is important for students to have in order to be successful in their postsecondary endeavors (college, career and life ready).
Please come join us Monday, April 25th in the HS Commons from 5:00 to 7:00 for dinner and discussion. Dinner will be served from 5:00-5:30 with discussion following 5:30 to 7:00. This is a free event and also includes babysitting! We hope to see lots of our families and community members there!
First graders have been learning about weather!
We recently did a cloud study which included learning about different types of clouds, how to recognize them, what they are made of, and how they are formed. We observed clouds in the sky to identify the types, and then used what we knew about clouds and cloud formation to predict the weather. We celebrated this learning by creating a model of cloud types.
We want to hear what you have to say!
**Attention BCSD Parents and Guardians**
We are looking for video and/or quotes of testimonials from our parents/guardians to be featured on our website! What do you love most about you and your children being apart of the Boone Community School District? What other positive feedback would you like to share? If you would like to participate please send your video or quote to Rachel Taylor (email@example.com)
Did you know?
Boone High was recently awarded a summer internship grant for the 2nd year in a row? This was a very highly successful internship for 11 students last year. 3 of which were underclassman and are now ALL enrolled in an internship during the school year. There are 7 graduates out working within our community still who started with this internship!
Boone students have an amazing opportunity to get a paid internship in high demand areas for 6 weeks in our local community! If you'd like to learn more about which businesses and how your student can apply, here's a video with more information. Due to hiring restrictions, this is for students 16 and older. The application is found on the student's google classroom page. Please complete an application to be interviewed on May 2nd and 3rd!
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!!
Meet Karli Herrstrom, a junior in the Boone EDGE program. She is interested in Marketing and started her EDGE journey by making a video with TFW. Throughout this project she earned how to use Adobe Premiere and how to edit videos. She went to two different job shadows t he first one was with Adam Banks, a salesman at KC Neilsen. He showed her what he does day to day and what he likes about his job. The second job shadow she went on was with Andy Hunziker, a banker at United bank of Iowa. She got to learn how the whole bank works as well as about banking in the agriculture industry. A couple of weeks ago, she finished a poster for ISU Extension in Boone, for a meeting they had coming up. She just started a new internship with the Boone Chamber of Commerce. In this internship, she finished a Relocation guide for Boone County. She is learning more about graphic design and Trello, a board for all of my projects.
Karli has never met a project that she wouldn't tackle and embraces feedback and challenge with grace! She has a very bright future and we're lucky to have her not only in EDGE but also in the Boone Community!
Meet EDGE student Hannah Van Pelt. Hannah is a senior at Boone High School and plans to attend DMACC next year to work towards earning a degree in secondary education. After college she hopes to come back to Boone High to pursue her teaching career! Hannah has shown interest in teaching history/social studies and English. Throughout the semester she has job shadowed with Boone High’s social studies teacher Mr.Klein and English teacher Mrs.Petersen.
Through Hannah’s job shadow with Mr.Klein she learned how to make her own lesson plan, and got to use it to teach one of classes she interned with! Her lesson plan was for a psychology class that included doing a variety of activities to show students how perception of the eye works. She also helped Mr.Klein grade assignments and tests.
Hannah is currently job shadowing with Boone High’s English teacher Mrs.Petersen. She has been helping with grading papers and getting comfortable in her new classes settings, and hopes to get in front of the class soon to teach!
Hannah is enjoying seeing each student grow in their own ways and will be a great educator for our future students!
Congratulations to our 2022 Prom Court!
Sarah Fisher, Emylyn Hockemeier, Jada Johnson, Josie Johnson, Emmy Lewis
Evan Behn, Zach Bolton, Trey Casotti, Layden Losh, Devin Miller
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!