Dear Families: Attached to this post are communications on the Elementary Christmas gift exchange and Caring & Sharing. Neither one of these activities is required, but we encourage students to do what they can. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions on either of these upcoming activities. Students all enjoyed watching the movie The Grinch and popcorn today as a school-wide PBIS incentive. Some students worked on holiday place mats for the local care centers. Upcoming events yet this December include students joining staff in celebrating A December to Remember with dress up days, PreK-2 grades visiting the Elk Horn Library to view the Christmas Trains, and Kindergarten-5th grade attending a holiday movie at The Rose Theater in Audubon.
Don't miss tonights game!!! #EEHKSpartanPride
The Elementary staff is enjoying a December to Remember, and would love for the students to join in the fun Dec. 12-21.
Our Spartan Youth Leadership Club helped set up for the Exira Festival of Lights at the Event Center this past week. "Our student members worked hard by setting up tables, chairs, stuffed Christmas bags with treats, strung lights on many Christmas trees, made ornaments, and much more! The Community Club appreciated all their help. Plus it was a lot of fun for our kids!" expressed Lisa Dreier, Youth Leadership Club sponsor.
In case you missed the first reminder...don't miss the Spartans tonight!!! #EEHKSpartanPride
Go support the Spartan Basketball Team tonight at Glidden-Ralston! #EEHKSpartanPride
Check out the fun at the Middle School & High School next week! #EEHKSpartanPride
Make sure to come and catch the action in tonight's season opener against West Harrison! See you at 6! #EEHKSpartanPride
Congratulations to Shayle Young, Emily Bricker and Katie Andersen for performing at the UNI Dome at the half tim show for thr 2A and 3A Football State Championship games with the 2022 Iowa Honor Cheer Squad. #EEHKSpartanPride
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! The Elementary is excited for the upcoming music concert on Thursday, December 1 @ 7:00 in the Exira Gym.
Just a reminder! There is no school on the 23rd-25th! #EEHKSpartanPride
Spartan Youth Leadership Club has been doing amazing service! The students created a couple Patriotic crafts for each Veteran coming to the Exira-EHK Veteran's Day Program. They also had a couple guest speakers (Jane Jessen and Becky Thompson) from the Exira Study Club bringing them treats for their service setting up for the Exira Fall Festival. The speakers shared their experiences with giving back to your communities by helping and serving people. #EEHKSpartanPride
Scholastic Book Fair in the Exira-EHK Elementary building!! Open to the public: Thursday, November 17, 1:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Or by appointment!! Come see us in Exira!
Exira-EHK Veterans Day Program welcomed all local Veterans from Brayton, Elk Horn, Exira, and Kimballton. Our guest speaker was Allan Hjelle (American Legion Post #322). We had the Exira Color Guard Post #332 (Kyle Johnson, Brad Johnson, Kyle Petersen and Blake Wilkerson). Special soloist was Riann Hansen and performances by the JH Choir, HS Band and the Elem students. "-We are truly blessed and thankful to have our local veterans here who have served our country. I would like to say thank you to our HS TAG students - Ella Petersen, Mckenzie Riley, Hannah Nelson, Emily Briker, and Hailie Snider for organizing this Veterans Day Program", stated Lisa Dreier, HS TAG instructor.
The Exira-EHK Basketball Clothing Store is now open! Make sure to support our basketball program! https://exiraehkbasketballfanwear.itemorder.com/shop/home/ #EEHKSpartanPride
The Spartan Booster Club store is now open. Check out our store at this link below for our new gear. Christmas is right around the corner!! https://pmapparel.chipply.com/exiraehk/ #EEHKSpartanPride
As the weather gets colder, please remind your child to wear appropriate clothing for recess. The attached picture shows our policy on recess clothing according to the weather.
Come and "Raise Your Voice" with the Exira-EHK student's during their fall musical revue!!! Performances are THIS coming weekend! Saturday (12th) at 7PM and Sunday (13th) at 2PM! This is a fun show that introduces you to a variety of musical numbers, all the way from the Golden Age of Broadway to more Modern Shows of Today! Tickets at $7 at the door! Come and support your Exira-EHK students in this fun production!
Our junior high Student Council officers planned and executed our first assembly of the year. Students signed up and competed in three different competitions: mummy wrap, candy relay, and pie eating. The overall winner for this assembly was the eighth grade winning two out of the three competitions. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and our Junior High Student Council committee is diligently planning the next assembly.
Teamwork noun "Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause." ~ Dictionary.com Yesterday I experienced true teamwork. Being able to watch nine different schools, from across our conference come together as one large team to put on a wonderful festival is no easy task. For these students and directors to prepare their music leading up to this and have one chance to re-rehearse, it all takes a lot of skill and dedication. I don't know where to start with thank you's, but if you were involved in anyway I thank you from the bottom of my heart! A few big thank you's go out to Dr. Timothy McMillin. Thank you for coming to our school and working with all of these students yesterday! They loved your knowledge and abilities. Thank you to Cindy Nichols, for your effort behind the piano! Without an accomplished accompanist, a day like this is NOT possible! Thank you to our janitorial staff, kitchen staff, and secretarial staff for their work throughout the day! Without them, this would not have happened! Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped in our kitchens in the evening to prepare a meal! All of these together make another form of teamwork that they don't even realize! Lastly, thank you to those who came and supported! Our students saw you, and were super appreciative! Music is ALIVE AND WELL in the Rolling Valley Conference!!! Please continue to show your support and encouragement through their involvement! Just think...we could go from just over 100 kids in an event like this to over 200! Thank you once again! Cody Parmley 6-12 Vocal Music High School Business and Computer Science