Eagles' Voice Newsletter

Clayton Ridge Schools: February 2021

Where Excellence is the Tradition

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Happiness in a Pan

Check out these rice krispie bars…..Give me a Spoon! #godianago

Popcorn and a Movie

Students read ”Winter’s Tail” in reading class so Mrs. Lawrence and Mrs. Stannard treated them to popcorn and the movie “Dolphin’s Tale” for a Valentine's Treat. These fantastic fifth graders work so hard every day!

Meet and Teach with Hazel

Mr. Wahls brought his mustang Hazel to meet and teach students. He also talked to staff about principles of training and how they relate to developing relationships, instruction, and behavior management. Hazel was once a wild horse that comes from Northern California.
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Miss Armstrong took over 8th-grade gym class!

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FFA Subdistricts Competitions

Six members of the Tri-Star FFA chapter competed in subdistricts competitions at the Ed-Co school on Tuesday, February 23rd. The following members received these ratings,

Ag Broadcasting - Sadie Moser (Junior) receiving a gold rating and 5th place

Ag Markets- Molly Kann (Junior) receiving a gold rating and 5th place

Job Interview- Rebeccca Schumann (Junior) receiving a gold Rating and 6th place

Creed Speaking- Brooke Hansel (Sophmore) receiving a bronze rating and 8th place

Greenhand test- Ava Beck (Freshman) receiving a gold rating and 3rd place

Greenhand test- Jenna Funk (Freshman) receiving a bronze rating and 12th place

Back row from left, Miss. Beitz, Molly Kann, Sadie Moser

Front row from left Rebecca Schumann, Brooke Hansel, Jenna Funk, Ava Beck


Dental Health Month

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February was National Children’s Dental Health Month. In observance of the month, school nurse Renae Kraus visited the kindergarten and first-grade classrooms at Clayton Ridge Elementary and discussed the importance of brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and visiting the dentist regularly. Dr. Mark Fohey and Dr. Jessica Wilke of Family Dentistry Associates of Monona provided new toothbrushes, toothpaste, and flossers for the students as well. Pictured left to right are Lane, Hadley, Jace, and Quinn who are all smiles (underneath their masks) with receiving their oral hygiene kits!!

Woohoo! 100 Days Down!

100 days of school "flew" by for kindergarten teachers Mrs. Petty and Ms. Bodish

On the 100th day of school, 3rd graders dressed like it was 100 degrees and had a summer beach party.

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Ms. Geuder’s Class

Ms. Geuder’s EAGLES+ students have been creating tiny houses, games, and appliances the past few weeks. The second-grade students built appliances, desks, and robots out of tiny boxes. Third-grade EAGLES+ students created their own games, and the fourth and fifth graders built tiny houses. Some were tinier than others.

It was interesting to see all of their creative ideas. They put their creations in the hall so all of the other students could see them.

National Kindness Week Activity

These 5th-grade students are like donuts because they are so “sweet!” They sprinkle kindness everywhere they go!

Indoor Recess Fun

Third graders are enjoying board games and drawing for the second week straight of indoor recess due to sub-zero temperatures.

Clayton Ridge 5th Graders have been busy!

Hatchet STEAM Challenge: Can you create a temporary shelter using found materials that can house the main character Brian Robeson from Hatchet?
They all meet and succeeded the challenge!

Next, they are all displaying their creative Valentine's Day Boxes!

Spanish IV Students Write, Illustrate, and Perform Children's Books

The Clayton Ridge Spanish IV students wrote original children's stories (cuento infantil) in Spanish. They created books, including illustrations, which were then laminated and spiral-bound. Great job to these CR seniors and their instructor Mrs. Cano! Enjoy their creative stories.

Clayton Ridge Spanish IV Children's Stories 2021

National FFA Week

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Earth Rules!

How big are the planets compared to Earth?
Abbey from Osborne presented to the fantastic fifth graders. Ask your child about their comparisons.

Spider Web Discussion in English II

Students in Mrs. Scott’s English II class have been reading Julius Caesar and discussed what they have read so far in a SpiderWeb discussion. A spiderweb discussion is a completely student-led discussion where the students graph their discussion while they discuss important topics and themes from the text!

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Achievements in Athletics and Activities

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5th Grade Girls Basketball has concluded their season. It was a season of opportunity, learning, and growth!

Coaches: Stephanie Thomas and Mindy Reimer

Back Row: Kaylee Nazarchyk, Madilyn Thomas, Stella Hefel, and Kailey Dempster

Front Row: Paige Lightfoot, Hayden Reimer, Jovi Allyn, Erika Sarazua, Natalie Thomas, and Malia Patiño

Not Pictured: Morgan Wilker

What's New at the Guttenberg Library?

Nancy Ruzicka
Youth Services Director

The Guttenberg Public Library is still offering curbside pick-up. Just call or email the library with your requested books and we will have them ready for you in our lobby to pick up. We are hoping to be open regular hours in March with no appointments necessary. Please call the library to check which reopening phase we are in.

Grab-n-go craft/STEAM bags for the month are available in the lobby. We will continue to do this throughout the year.

Visit the Guttenberg Public Library Facebook page to stay up to date on important information about the library and to watch educational programming.

Stop in and see the display of green books for St. Patty's Day and all of the new Junior Fiction and Young Adult novels that we have added!

Words on Wellness

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2020-2021 District Calendar

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About Clayton Ridge Community Schools

Clayton Ridge Community School District has both a north and south campus. The northern campus is located in the midst of the rolling prairie of Garnavillo, Iowa and currently serves students in grades PK-5. The southern campus is situated among the picturesque Mississippi River bluffs and boasts a magnificent view of the mighty river and Lock & Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. The south campus serves middle school (6-8), and high school (9-12).