Reardan Weekly


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Options Program Goes to Fish Hatchery!

The Options Program went to the Fish Hatchery for a field trip! We got to see eggs, alevin, fry and adult fish. We took a tour and learned all about our 150 fish eggs we brought back to the classroom. We will be observing and taking care of the fish from egg to fry before releasing them into Medical Lake in the late spring!
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Safety Tip about Snapchat from Officer Foust

This week’s safety tip is about the app Snapchat. Snapchat is a popular app where people, especially teens, can chat with each other using a messenger feature and by also taking pictures, videos, and adding text to the picture. There have been many criminal cases in the last few years that have involved Snapchat. I caution parents from letting their students participate in this app. Videos and pictures on Snapchat disappear after a certain amount of time and it can give students a false sense of security. Students need to know that the internet is permanent and even though pictures and videos disappear on the app, others can screenshot it and the sender has no control on how their photos are being used. In the case of Snapchat, their terms specifically state that any photo or video posted to Snapchat officially belongs to Snapchat. Snapchat is a popular place where online predators try to connect with unsuspecting teenagers to exploit or even gain sensitive information that can be used to extort them. There are parental controls that can be set up in the app to help parents monitor their student’s activity on Snapchat. Parents please talk to your students about the dangers of Snapchat and monitor their social media activity.

Middle School Update

This month’s Character Trait focus is Cooperation. Students are showing cooperation and teamwork by bringing in items for our food drive. This is part of our Winterfest celebration and competition with Davenport Schools. Donating to the food drive not only helps us win back the Golden Plunger from Davenport, it also fills our Reardan Food Bank. Please consider donating items. If our Middle School students cooperate and achieve our goal of 125 items by Tuesday, January 24th, they will earn a doughnut party. Let’s go Screaming Eagles!

We are wrapping up our MAPs testing and will complete any make up tests needed. We are encouraging our students to work toward improving their scores and accomplishing their academic goals. These tests provide insight into how students may perform on our state tests coming up in April and May. Mrs. Vesneske started the science test this week with a cup of hot cocoa for inspiration! If you talk to your child about their MAP scores (most students took note of their score at the end of the test), please remind them that they are going for better than THEY did last time.

District Updates

Please plan to attend our K-8 Family Night out on Thursday, January 26th. We will serve pizza and salad from 5:30 to 6 pm and then have lots of fun math activities to participate in. Students will also receive goody bags with treats and math games to take home. Please join us!

We are focusing on positive bus behaviors with a refresh of our expectations and some fun rewards. All buses received PBIS posters with bus expectations this week and are reviewing expectations with students. Bus riders may be bringing home orange “Caught ya being good” cards” or certificates for Bus Rider of the Week. Principals are celebrating these rewards with small treats and lots of positive praise. If your child brings home one of these recognition awards, please take the opportunity to congratulate them for following expectations and being a great example for others!

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Nutrition Team continues to serve scratch cooking!

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High School Update

We are in the heat of Winterfest!! If you have any donations for the food bank, we will be accepting them until Tuesday!! Please come to the game on Tuesday, wear your maroon and gray. Help us beat the Gorillas!! Check out Juniors Landon and Dirk on dynamic duo day:

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Elementary Highlights

Parents please help out the Elementary Office Staff. We would like to remind parents that we are happy to facilitate changes to student’s after school plans. HOWEVER, we would appreciate that calls are made PRIOR to 2:30 p.m. We appreciate your understanding as we work to make the end of the school day less hectic for everyone.

Winterfest is here. We are collecting food for the high school food drive that will benefit the Reardan Food Bank. Items may be dropped off at either the Elementary or High School Offices through Tuesday, January 25th.

Come join RECAP and Reardan Elementary for a night full of math fun on January 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided.

End of 1st semester is January 27th. This is an early release day (11:30 a.m. dismissal) for Elementary students.

Reardan HS Wall of Fame for December - Charter Trait - Empathy

EJ P grade 10, Aubrey V grade 12,Hailey F grade 10, Kayla V grade 10, Reagan B grade 10, Ryson S grade 10, Levi H grade 10, Natayla H grade 9, Colleen E grade 12, Carson D grade 11, Hannah G grade 11, Elyanna C grade 9, Robert C grade 12, Grey L grade 10
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  • MS Softball Assistant Coach - open until filled
  • MS Track Assistant Coach - Jan 31, 2023
  • HS Girls Soccer Head Coach - Jan 31, 2023
  • MS Volleyball Assistant Coach - Jan 31, 2023
  • HS Track Assistant Coach - Feb 1, 2023
  • Para Educator (filling two positions) - open until filled
  • Maintenance/Groundskeeper - - Jan 31, 2023
  • M.S. Special Education Teacher - open until filled
  • 1.0 HS Science Certificated Teacher for the 2023-24 school year - open until filled