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November 2, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidelines from Boone County Public Health 10/28/20

Boone County Public Health released updated testing guidelines on 10/28/2020.

Click here for the updated letter from public health.

November 2020 'DORS Award Winner - Angelia Johnston at Boone Middle School

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Angelia Johnston - Boone Middle School

Angelia (Angie) Johnston was awarded the November 2020 'DORS Award for living out the Toreador Way! Lisa and Monica, who nominated Angie, state that she has gone above and beyond the call of duty by filling in as a substitute teacher as well as continuing to be an associate. "Angie has been attending special education meetings to try to better try and understand to be able to better assist the students she is working with. Mrs. Johnston stays after school to prepare and modify tasks for her students and she always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude" her nominators state. Angie, thank you for your dedication and outstanding service to the Boone Community School District!

iJAG Initiation and Installation Ceremony 10/27/20

iJAG held their Initiation and Installation Ceremony on 10-27-20. The iJAG Officers were recognized and formally inducted into the iJAG Career Association. Pictured from left to right are: Collin Mitchell, Jasmine Haas, Evie Bell, Alexis Browning, Trent Overturf, Kailani Higgins, Dan Peterson and Zach Wulf.
To the right is a picture of our iJAG Career Association Officers. They recently participated in the first EVER Virtual Leadership Development Conference. They watched pre-recorded videos from various employers throughout the state and are working together to create a Shark Tank Project that will benefit our community and will have the chance to win money for our iJAG program! Pictured from left to right are, Alexis Browning, Zach Wulf, Collin Mitchell, Jasmine Haas, Daniel Petersion, Evie Bell and Kailani Higgins.
Here in TK at Page, we are working on learning our letters and sounds. We get to do an activity for each of our letters that we learn. For example the letter A we made paper airplanes and then flew them in the classroom. We also jumped on a trampoline for the letter J. For the letter T we painted triangles with toothpicks. It is so much fun exploring and learning our letters and letter sounds.
Mrs. Beach - Page TK
Carlee Carpenter of BHS has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2020 All-State Chorus. Carlee is the daughter of Jason and Annie Carpenter of Boone and is a vocal student of Kelly Earll.

The 2020 festival concert would have celebrated the 74th anniversary of this prestigious event. District auditions for the 268-piece All-State band, 211-pieces All-State orchestra, and 601-member All-State chorus were held virtually October 22-24, 2020. While the 2020 All-State Music Festival Concert has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns caused by the pandemic, that in no way diminishes the accomplishment of the young musicians designated as members of the 2020 All-State band, choir, or orchestra.

School Meals Are Free For All Kids!

You may already know, but BCSD has been approved to offer Tasty Toreador Meals FREE to all students! To see a note from Lori King, Director of Nutrition, click here!
Students at Franklin Elementary took advantage of the nice weather when they could in music. Practicing good social distance and wearing masks, the students were able to do some singing outside! So rewarding!

YSS Mentoring Program - Remote Mentoring!

The YSS Mentoring program is continuing to provide weekly mentorship to students in grades 2nd - 8th in the Boone School District. Over the past month, 26 trained volunteer mentors and students have been connecting each week through a variety of remote options including ZOOM video chats, Pen Pal letter writing, e-mailing and/or phone calls. These mentoring connections provide positive support and encouragement during this virtual period. If you would like to learn more about the YSS Mentoring Program or to fill out an application to become a volunteer mentor, please go to or email for more information!

Breakfast - November 2020

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Lunch - November 2020

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