Don't forget to order your 2020-2021 Yearbook! Orders are due May 14th and can be placed at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productDetail/2085532/Exira-EHK-High-School/Yearbook/2020062004160299055/CATALOG_SHOP/YB_BOOKS/001_006_1ST-LINE_21/2020062004160301055/#design/0
Exira-EHK Prom will be live streamed on Saturday night for anyone not able to make it! Below is the link! https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/
Prom is here! This Saturday, April 17th, Juniors and Seniors from Exira-EHK and their dates will participate in this year's prom. This year's theme is Candyland. If you plan to show support and attend the Grand March, you will be expected to wear a mask. Limited masks will be available at the entrances to the school.
The IHSAA and IGHSAU have an upcoming “Family Week” appearing for the first time in 2020-21. This week prohibits any coach/teacher contact with student-athletes and prohibits any IHSAA/IGHSAU event from occurring. https://www.iahsaa.org/ihsaa-ighsau-2021-family-week/
The Exira-EHK HS TAG service project will benefit both our students and staff in the upcoming school year. We would like to supply each teacher with a “Spartan Supply Crate.” This will include the essential supplies needed for their students’ school year such as Crayola markers, dry erase markers, crayons, glue sticks, pencils, scissors, erasers, facial tissues, and more. In recent years, teachers have had to use their own funds to support their students in need of more supplies. We are creating this project to benefit both the teachers with these additional supplies. Due to this year’s circumstances, we have come to find out that our students are in dire need of these supplies. Since the beginning of this school year, we have been working towards our goal of supplying students with items that they need. We are planning to have these Spartan Supply Crates ready by the start of the 2021 school year. We would like to ask for your participation in donating funds to our TAG program to support us in purchasing these supplies for each teacher. Our program will make sure each donation gets used wisely and distributed to each teacher. Any amount will be greatly appreciated! Any businesses, clubs, or individuals who donate to our project will be recognized for their contribution. Please make checks payable for Spartan TAG and mail to Exira-EHK Schools, 4114 Madison St, Box 388, Elk Horn, Iowa 51531. We would like to collect all donations by April 30th, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Dreier, high school TAG instructor at 712-764-4606 or email@example.com. Thank you for your support, Ashley Hansen and Macy Emgarten, HS TAG Students Lisa Dreier, HS TAG Instructor
Just a Reminder about our elementary concert tomorrow night! Below is the information that was sent out to parents! "The Exira-Elk Horn Kimballton K-5 grade students and staff are excited to announce that we will be having an in-person Spring Concert on Thursday, April 8th in the elementary gymnasium. The following concert information is stated below. Please follow the safety measures while attending the concert. Masks are required to be worn while in the school building. After your child’s performance has concluded please transition out of the building promptly so the next performance can take place. Below are the scheduled times as to when students are to enter the school building and go to their classroom prior to their performance. Each performance is scheduled to last 20-25 minutes minutes. K and 1st grade- 5:45 pm- Please park in the back lot Please wear a mostly solid color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple) for a shirt and jeans/khakis/leggings are fine. OR, if a student would prefer to wear a dress that is in that color realm, that is fine as well! ALSO, please send your student with a pair of sunglasses if they have any! It is for one of our songs! 2nd and 3rd grade- 6:30 pm- Please park in the west lot Please wear things that are kind of in the jungle category or forest category. Greens, tans, khakis, browns, camo are all appropriate! And if they have a safari hat that they want to wear, that is GREAT! 4th and 5th grade-7:15 pm- Please park in the back lot Scheduled Grade level performances K and 1st grade- 6:00 pm 2nd and 3rd grade 6:45 pm 4th and 5th grade 7:30 pm ****Due to COVID19 mitigations please only enter the building at the designated times scheduled. We are not limiting tickets, but ask that all guests wear a mask and work to maintain social distancing. If you have more than one child performing during the concert you will stay seated in the same seats throughout the concert. You will be responsible for your children when they are not performing. The EEHK Spartan staff and students want to thank-you in making this performance possible."
Help support the Spartan Class of 2022 by purchasing a Spartan shirt today. Part of the proceeds from each shirt sold will support the junior class prom and graduation. Follow the order link below to order today. Orders close on April 4th and will be delivered to school for distribution. https://spartans2021.itemorder.com/sale
Exira-EHK buses will run on gravel roads again starting Wednesday, March 24th.
Spartan Youth Leadership Club makes Happy St. Patrick's Day crafts for their Grand Pals at the Exira Care Center. HS Tag student, Tyler Petersen, leads the activity with the 5th graders. HS TAG student, Katie Andersen makes all the residents of the Elk Horn Salem Homes a lucky clover for St Patrick's Day! Great job Spartans!!!
Due to the recent weather and the new embargo of gravel put in place by Shelby county, we will run no gravel routes until further notice. We will only run on hard surfaces only. We believe at this time, that Audubon county will be following the same model as Shelby county. Your Exira-EHK bus driver will be calling you within the next 24 to 36 hours with the details of your new pick up and drop off location and times. Please be aware that these routes will run until further notice.
2021 Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Spartan Summer Softball / Baseball Registration Wednesday, March 31 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Elk Horn Cafeteria Grades: Currently in 2nd through 7th Registration forms may be turned in to School Offices at Exira or Elk Horn through March 31st Registration form link: https://5il.co/qjla Registration fee prior to March 31st 15.00 Registration fee after March 31st 25.00 plus cost of individual shipping jersey or cap Jersey and caps will be available to try on for size at March 31st signup Same design/jerseys/caps as 2018 No student athlete will be allowed to participate in practice or game without completed/signed registration form Go Spartans!!! Athletes at this age rapidly outgrow shoes….If you are interested in used cleats or donating cleats, there may be some available at registration for NO cost.
Good Thursday Morning, I wanted to provide schedule updates for the 2021 Spring Parent teacher-conferences. Our parent-teacher conferences will be conducted virtually similar to the fall. Exira-EHK will not have early dismissals on Tuesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 18th. These will be full school days. Wednesday, March 17th, will still be an early dismissal for professional development. Friday, March 19th; Monday, March 22nd; and Tuesday, March 23rd, we will not have school. This is our scheduled short spring break. Wednesday, March 24th, will be a FULL day of school. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this school year. I will keep everyone up to date with any future calendar changes. Trevor Miller-Superintendent
Click on Link for 2021 IHSGAU State Basketball Tournament General Fan Information https://5il.co/pyns
EEHK Girls' vs MMCRU Royals 3/3/21 4pm Tickets for the 2021 IHSGAU State Basketball Tournament can be purchased here: www.iowaeventscenter.com/events/detail/ighsau-state-basketball-tournament
MS/HS students and parents, Please check your email for important link only for student section tickets. This link is not to be shared with the public. Mrs. Harris
Parents and Guardians, Congratulations to the Exira-EHK Girls Basketball Team for earning a trip to the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament with their win over Lenox last night! This is an amazing opportunity for these ladies and we as a school and community want to support them in their journey, by giving our students, staff, and community the ability to attend the games. Our quarterfinal match against MMCRU will take place at 4:00PM on Wednesday, March 3rd. We will dismiss students at 12:20/12:30, bus-riders/driver. Students driving over to Des Moines need to have a full driver’s license and not a school permit. School permits are only for home school activities and practices that take place at their home school practice locations. If the girls win and advance to the semi-final round, the game will be played on March 5th at 2:00PM. We will have a virtual learning day for students and staff from 8:10 until 11:30. Students in each building will be responsible for attending, completing, and returning work or Google Meet sessions. HS/MS Students: • Teachers will conduct online, Google meetings with each class period. Schedule will be communicated on Monday, March 1st. This is counted toward attendance and if a student chooses to NOT attend the time will be made up during regular school hours. • Teachers will provide an activity that meets educational standards and topics that will need to be completed by the next class period – Monday. March 8th. Elementary Students: • PK-2: Teachers will send home a packet of learning for students to complete and return to school on Monday, March 8th. • 3-5: Teachers will hold “office time” to meet with students and provide a learning activity for students to complete by Monday, March 8th. Information regarding state qualifying apparel will be communicated through school email and social media. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your administration team. Go Spartans!
Calling all Spartans: Get out your Maroon and Black! ! Spirit Day tomorrow - February 24th. Show your Spartan Spirit and support our HS girls basketball team as they take on the Lenox Tigers. Wear your Maroon and Black, Go Spartans! #spartanpride
Below is the link to live stream the girls' bball game vs Lenox on Wednesday night https://tinyurl.com/Winterset-Huskies-YouTube
Due to school-specific rules & regulations put in place by the Winterset CSD, there will be a limited number of COVID tickets available to the game vs Lenox on Wednesday, 2/24 at Winterset High School starting at 7pm. Tickets are available to the EEHK community members by calling 764-4606. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE $6 COST OF ADMISSION. *Members of the basketball team and cheer squad have separate tickets to give to family members
School has been canceled for students and staff at Exira-EHK on Monday, February 22nd due to increased winds and difficult travel. Please stay safe!
Students and staff at Exira-EHK will have a two hour late start on Monday, February 22nd. Buses will run on hard surface roads only, unless otherwise notified by your driver. There will not be any weights Monday morning.
Make sure to come out and support the Exira-EHK Spartans VS the Stanton Viqueens tonight at 7PM in Elk Horn! If you are not able to make it, please join us at https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/ and listen to our student lead broadcasting team! Gooooo Spartans!
The Exira-EHK School Board has approved the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar. Click link to view: https://5il.co/pogm
Make sure to catch tonight's basketball playoff action between the Exira-EHK Spartans and the Murray Mustangs! Game starts at 6PM! If you can't make the game, make sure to catch it at https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/ and listen to our student organization as they commentate and livestream the game!!!
Due to the forecast in extreme cold temperatures, the Exira-EHK Community Schools will start 2 hours late on Tuesday February 16, 2021. Stay safe, Stay warm Spartans!
https://fb.me/e/1vYSqfmhb Help out our student's After Prom!!!! Here is the link to the Dessert Auction fundraiser for After Prom that is happening tonight. It's a silent auction, bid in the comments section under the dessert that you want. Highest bid takes the dessert when bidding closes (around 6:45). Pick up and pay for the item at 8pm or for a $5 delivery charge we will deliver to you within the school district.
What's Happening!!!! Check this out!!! The Exira-EHK 5th grade class created a Happy Valentine's Day craft for the Exira Care Center residents (their Grand Pals). Senior TAG student, Tyler Petersen, is the Youth Leadership Club sponsor who plans their monthly crafts. Two HS TAG students, Katie Andersen and Ella Petersen, made Valentine's Cards for each of the Elk Horn Salem Home residents. "I would like to take the opportunity to thank these HS TAG students and 5th grade class with their amazing service project to bring a little joy during Covid pandemic with the Valentine's Day crafts!", expressed Lisa Dreier, HS TAG teacher. Keep it up Spartans!!!
Public Discussion to held at February Regular School Board Meeting on 2/16 regarding proposed 21-22 Academic Calendar. Click link to view proposed calendar: https://5il.co/pk22
What's Happening at Exira-EHK Elementary!!!! Well, they had a fun day on Monday with the announcement of their One School, One Book. Here is some information about it: "We are excited to announce the start of our fifth installment of One School One Book program that began Monday! We have had some exciting titles in the past with learning more about Ivan the real life gorilla, traveling to Antartica to learn about the penguins from Mr. Poppers, realized that all giants aren't scary in The BFG, and oh, where do we start with last years, How to Eat Fried Worms?! That one was A LOT of fun!! This year's book will be a flashback for any parents that remember from your childhood that sweet little mutt named Benji!! Benji is always up for an adventure and this time, we will go along with him! Each Benji on the Road book includes a bookmark with the reading schedule. We will spend 10 days reading 10 chapters, only reading on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. That leaves Friday and the weekend to get caught up if you get behind. We will once again have daily questions over the previous nights reading. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to win prizes, learn about the real dogs that played Benji, participate in dog activities, and have a dog party with a movie at the end of our reading. It will be "pawsome"!!!!! Each family will receive a copy of Benji on the Road as a gift from the school. We usually ask for donations, but due to the crazy year that we have been through, we are giving each family a book so that no one has to worry about funding. If you would still like to donate for corresponding activities and prizes, you may still do so, but do not feel obligated. One School One Book enables families to read together at home and the opportunity for your children to talk about what they are reading with their friends and teachers. Everyone -- students, parents, teachers, and administrative staff - will be participating, thus creating a community of readers. By reading this story together, your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. Our wish is that your child will enjoy this book as much as you might have when you were a child, or enjoy it together for the very first time. We know that it will be a "pawsitive" experience for everyone!!!!" Here are some pictures from Monday's "reveal"!!! Keep it up Spartans!!!
What's been happening at Exira-EHK you ask? Well, this year we have a new opportunity for our 6th grade students! They get to participate in a class called Social Emotional Wellbeing. Check out some of our Spartans working hard in the class. Here is a little bit about the class: In Social Emotional Wellbeing, 6th grade students learn how to develop healthy habits to help them be successful here at school and beyond the classroom. We do activities that help them grow in their self-awareness and in healthy relationship skills. This can be learning ways to handle strong emotions such as anger to what it means to have a growth mindset. Our goal is for them to have tools to help them with the different things that life throws at them in healthy and successful ways. Keep up the great work Spartans!!!!!
Exira-EHK Community School District will continue to require masks and social distancing expectations by students, staff, and community members when visiting school, school bus, and activities. We will also continue to implement our attendance policies for all Exira-EHK Community School District events. Please let me know if have any questions Trevor Miller
Don't miss our game tonight!!! Check it out at https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/ ! Go Spartans!
Students and staff at Exira-EHK will have a two (2) hour late start today, February 5th. Please pay attention to driving conditions and go slow.
Update: Exira-EHK students and staff will have a remote learning day for February 4, 2021. Please follow our virtual learning guidance. Stay safe and stay at home for learning today.
Exira-EHK students and staff will have a 2 hour late start due to inclement weather. Stay alert to driving conditions and be safe.
Tonight's JV Boys Basketball game will be only 2 quarters, and will start at 4:15.
Oh!!! Did I forget about the elementary!!! I am sorry!!!! We have also been working hard (and playing hard) lately!!! Check out that Tic-Tac-Toe action to practice those words! AND First graders also had a fun time with Christina! They were practicing walking in snow shoes! Some of them told me they got a bit wet...but had a blast! Great job Spartans!!!!
What was happening at Exira-EHK today? Well! LET ME TELL YOU! It was an exciting day of learning! Our band kids were sight reading a new piece (Say Hello to our new band director, Jessica Allen!)! And Check out Desiree Lopez working on Modeling the phases of the moon during science class! Way to go Spartans!
5th Grade Girls' EEHK Basketball Tourney Bracket Info https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qD_qIwJVfHPsAm76OQWLRC7j3G1nPFQz/view?usp=sharing
6th Grade Girls' EEHK Basketball Tourney Bracket https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EWUuqG3BOkGY6jYKMUFsb8_eqeBty4EO/view?usp=sharing
4th Grade EEHK Girls' Basketball Tournament Info https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rJf4Tfssfy2l6I3PIJIq30iA3HOT0yOL/view?usp=sharing
The basketball for tonight January 26th has been cancelled. Tomorrow, Wednesday January 27th will be a full day of school.
Due to the continued inclement weather, Exira-EHK schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 26th. We will not have a virtual learning day. Students will have a full day of school on Wednesday, January 27th. Again, no school for Exira-EHK students on Tuesday, but a full day of learning on Wednesday.
Due to the impending inclement weather, Exira-EHK will be canceling school for January 25, 2021. There will be no practice, activities, or games as well.
Information from our January Board meeting can be found at the link below. It contains a mask update and other important items. https://5il.co/or45
Big Thank You goes out to Junior Kate Hansen (HS TAG & HS LEO member) for organizing an amazing HS TAG Service Project with the Spartan Strong Mask Fundraiser. Thank you to the Leadership LEO Club members who sold the masks. “Kate created the Spartan Strong Mask design, flyers and the details that went into the fundraiser. The profits were divided among the Rochelle Bruns School Memorial, LEO Leadership Club and HS TAG 2022 Service Trip. Congratulations, go out to Kate for putting her heart and time for this beautiful fundraiser!” stated Mrs. Dreier, HS TAG instructor. *Picture accepting their Spartan Strong Mask Fundraiser checks left to right -Megan Wilkersen (Leo sponsor), Kate Hansen, Lisa Dreier (HS TAG), Mary Harris (HS/MS Principal)
The game against Coon Rapids-Bayard will not take place tonight, January 15th. Details of a makeup game will be published when they are determined.
Clarification: There will be no IN-PERSON learning tomorrow, January 15th for Exira-EHK students. Students will still be expected to follow the guidelines sent out earlier today.
There will be no school at Exira-EHK tomorrow, January 15th, due to Blizzard Warning and impending storm.
Hey! Don't forget to join us either in person or online (https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/)! The game started at 4, still plenty of time to join!
Please click here to view the updated guidelines for attending basketball games. https://5il.co/oefk
JH girls basketballs game vs Griswold is the 11th, not the 7th.
Here is the link to the livestream for tonight. https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/tv/
4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Boys' Basketball Info Click on link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lxw3A_XTBZfEGDkHOzsAYX1BO_3W502MlAaHglOKx_E/edit?usp=sharing
4th Grade Girls Spartan Basketball Info Click on link to view: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ebGyvJVZGc_18FZcz2hO9v8fNvJJPgXijLd_Eyl-Hk/edit?usp=sharing
Make sure to check out our live stream for the games tonight! https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/ Ar-We-Va fans, we also have it connected with your page: https://www.kdsnradio.com/kdsn-video.asp?key=7 Good Luck tonight Spartans!
The latest Exira-EHK update for 2nd Semester learning is now on the website. Please be sure to read it carefully and let us know if you have any further questions. We hope you have a wonderful holiday break and an amazing new year! https://5il.co/o2bl
Check out our awesome Elementary Staff! 1 day left until break! We can do it!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlNBtxdGTKo&t=38s
Our updated EEHK 20-21 School Calendar has been posted to the website. Please note we will begin having face to face learning on Wednesdays starting January 13th. Wednesdays will also be a 1:00 PM early out for students. Click the following link to view changes. https://5il.co/nwz7
The basketball game today is postponed until Monday, December 14th.The JV boys will start at 4:30.
Don't forget to join us online for our games tonight!!! https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/ Gooooo Spartans!!!!!
Click on link below to find information on live stream links for all Rolling Hills Conference Schools https://5il.co/nljn
Wreaths are available for pick up in Exira if you ordered!!!! The Market 105 Broadway St. Exira, IA 50076 If you do not want to pick up today there is a Saturday option! Hours: Today 1-6 Saturday 10-4 Thanks for supporting the Music Boosters!
NEW QUARANTINE GUIDELINES The CDC released new options to shorten a quarantine period. These guidelines apply to those that have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and remain asymptomatic. (Days figured from last day of contact with a positive COVID-19 case.) • If exposed to COVID-19 AND have no symptoms AND get tested on or after day 5 of your quarantine AND test negative, you only need to quarantine for 7 days from the date of exposure. • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND have no symptoms AND choose not to get tested, you only need to quarantine for 10 days from the date of exposure. • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND are having symptoms, you should continue your 14 day quarantine and get tested. • If you test positive at any point, you should isolate for 10 days from symptom onset or date of test (whichever occurred first). Symptom monitoring and masking should continue for the 14 days even if quarantine is shortened to the 7 day or 10 day time period. Common symptoms are loss of taste or smell, fatigue/tiredness, cough, runny nose and fever. People have also reported headaches, muscle aches, diarrhea, irritated eyes, sinus pressure and chest pain. Not everyone will experience each of these symptoms and some may only have a mild onset of 1 or 2 symptoms. COVID can mimic seasonal allergies or a mild cold. Be aware of what your body is telling you, treat mild symptoms seriously, and stay home even when you are mildly ill.
Spartan Basketball Gear + additional wearables! Check it out! https://exira-ehkbasketball2020.itemorder.com/sale
Mrs. Bruns Memorial Mask Event "Spartan Strong" masks for sale by the LEO Club $8 each (adult and youth sizes available). Fill out order form by clicking lin: https://tinyurl.com/y5k5v2eb Order forms are due by December 15th with money paid
The MS/HS book fair will be open in the Elk Horn building Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this week! New this year: eWallets!!! An easy and safe way for students to shop and parents/grandparents/friends/family to help buy books!!! (a HUGE success for the elementary book fair!!!). Check the book fair homepage to sign up!! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairsdotcom/fair-finder.html?q=exira Make sure to set up an eWallet so your students can choose what works for them!!! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=5831064261001
Our Spartan Youth Leadership Club (5th graders) under the new guidance of senior sponsor Tyler Petersen (HS TAG student) this year. Last year's senior, Ellie Schultes, originated the Club. This year we are having all 5th grade students participate in Grand Pals with the Exira Care Center. Once a month Tyler will lead the craft lesson that will be shared with each resident of the Care Center. Last month the students made hanging ghosts out of white cups with Halloween treats inside. This week the class sponge painted Thanksgiving Day turkeys for each of the residents! "I would like to thank Tyler Petersen, Spartan Youth Leadership Club members and the entire 5th grade Grand Pal students for making the residents day a little brighter by receiving their handmade crafts at the Exira Care Center!" stated Mrs. Dreier, Spartan Youth Leadership Club teacher sponsor and HS TAG teacher.
Our HS TAG students are serving our community during these difficult times with the Covid Pandemic. Katie Andersen and Ella Petersen are HS TAG students who create amazing monthly crafts for the residents of the Elk Horn Salem Home. They started last month by making hanging Halloween ghosts out of cups with chocolate treats for each resident of the Home with a kind note. This month the girls made adorable Happy Thanksgiving turkeys to hang up in each of their rooms. "Thank you Katie and Ella for giving the residents at Salem Home a smile on their face every time they look at the adorable turkey or cute ghost. The Salem Home director stated that the residents are grateful and appreciative of the beautiful homemade crafts and kind words they send each month!" expressed Mrs. Dreier, HS TAG Instructor.
Exira-EHK Mask Mandate: At our school board meeting in October the board had a discussion item about a mask mandate. Then at the November board meeting the Exira-EHK school board voted 7-0 in favor of a district wide mask mandate. Our school mask mandate is in place until January 18th, 2021. During that time it will be discussed and voted on again.
The book fair has been extended through Monday! Make sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a purchase!
Check out all of these cool books at the book fair!!!! Here is a link to the virtual book fair as well! Make sure to contact Brenda Hansen (email@example.com) to see if we have it in the fair first before buying online! We are willing to do curbside pickup! (There are more books than listed, so please look at the link below!) https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/as-seen-in-schools/360fair.html?fairId=4639817 Also, don't forget to set up your eWallets if you haven't! It is super slick!
Corrected Date: Exira-EHK Students and Staff: Tonight the EEHK Board of Education approved and will be following the guidance of Iowa's Governor Kim Reynolds's mask mandate. This mandate will start tomorrow, November 17th for all students K-12. Please be sure to bring your masks; each school will have mask available for students.
Exira-EHK Students and Staff: Tonight the EEHK Board of Education approved and will be following the guidance of Iowa's Governor Kim Reynolds's mask mandate. This mandate will start tomorrow, November 18th for all students K-12. Please be sure to bring your masks; each school will have mask available for students.
Wednesday, November 11th Governor Reynolds changed guidance for youth sports which includes the playing of JH & HS sports. Please click on the link below to read a letter from school administration regarding the new proclamation: https://5il.co/n1vh
THE BOOK FAIR IS OPEN (Online)!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS AVAILABLE!!! Below is the link to get to the online book fair: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/exiraelkhornkimballtones Here is a video about setting up eWallet for your students!! Another video is coming about this! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=5831064261001
The book fair is coming! The book fair is coming!!! Obviously...everything in 2020 has been different, and now our book fair will be as well!!! Below is some general information, we will be giving you more "specific" information in the coming days! A. Elementary book fair: November 16-20 B. MS/HS: November 30-December 8 C. In house book fairs are open to students and staff only. Online book fairs will be open to everyone and orders are sent directly home. New this year: e-Wallet accounts for students that can be set up by parents/grandparents. More info to come!! Our online book fair option is currently scheduled to open on Wednesday. Please watch for updates if this happens!!!
For the latest COVID-19 update, please read the attached letter from Mr. Miller. https://5il.co/mub9
2020 Basketball Registration for 4th-6th grade boys and girls is currently underway. Registrations forms are due on Friday, November 6th. Click on the link to download the registration form: https://5il.co/mppu
Hey all you old Exira Marching Band Members: Mr. Parmley and Mr. Nielsen have been "cleaning out" some old closets! We are trying to find a way to get rid of some old uniforms without just throwing them all away. If you are interested in an old uniform or just a hat, feel free to email Mr. Parmley at firstname.lastname@example.org. We just ask that you may be willing to write us a donation to EEHK Spartans Music Boosters. If you are talented, there are some really cool things you can do with old uniforms. If you just want a specific item, feel free to email Mr. Parmley and ask what is available. Items: 2 styles of Marching Hats 2 styles of Uniforms (older uniform only a few) Flag Team Shirts A few Marching Band Polos As was said, if interested or you have questions, please email email@example.com. You have 3 weeks (by November 13th) if interested and they will then find a new home.
In case of inclement weather listen to KJAN or KCCI. School late starts and closures will also be announced on social media.
Reminder: The west parking lot at the high school will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. Please park at the baseball field. The alleyway and street are not available to park in.
The crane has been pushed off until next week. Students and staff may use the parking lot.
HS students and staff will not be able to park in the west parking lot on Thursday, October 22nd. Please use the baseball parking lot. DO NOT park on the street or in the alley.
There will be NO JH/JV FB tonight(10-19-20). We will NOT make up the JV game. We are going to try and play JH tomorrow (10-20-20)at the same time.
The Exira-EHK community will be honoring the life and memory of Rochelle Bruns on Oct. 9th and 10th. Rochelle was a dedicated Exira-EHK teacher, administrator, and parent from her first year in the district: 1993-94. She will be greatly missed by all of her former and current students and staff, but also by her family, friends, and communities. The following are the details for services provided by Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Kessler Funeral Home will hold an open visitation for the community to pay last respects. The family will be present from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Sat., Oct. 10, 2020, the memorial service for Rochelle Bruns will be at the Exira-EHK football field in Exira, IA. Public seating will begin at 12:30 PM with service starting at 1:00PM. Facial coverings are expected to be worn during the services due to the large number of people who will be in attendance. Limited bleacher seats will be available, therefore, you may bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the field or the hillside. Rochelle’s family has asked for the community to wear purple, Rochelle’s favorite color, to the services and to dress casually. Thank you to the communities of Exira, Elk Horn, Kimballton, and Brayton for your support during this difficult time. Rochelle was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister, teacher, friend, and neighbor who will be missed. She loved her community and school. We hope to remember her life and the strength she showed daily as we say our final good-byes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Mr. Miller
To honor Mrs. Bruns, the 2020-2021 Spartan Yearbook staff would like to ask that all staff and students wear purple on Friday, October 9th for a picture during the school day. Both elementary and high school students are invited to participate and masks are expected to be worn during the photo; pictures of both groups will be featured in the upcoming yearbook. Thank you for supporting Spartan Strong & Mrs. Bruns. Sincerely, Spartan Yearbook Staff
New information regarding virtual learning options for Exira-EHK students. Click on the following link for updates. https://5il.co/ltqf
Exira-EHK Family announces the loss of Rochelle Bruns. Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Mr. Miller. https://5il.co/lqi8
Based on new data that has been reviewed by IDPH, current guidelines have changed in regards to quarantine and wearing face coverings Please click on the link to read a district update on these new guidelines. https://5il.co/lok7
Hi, Seniors and Juniors! If you are interested in attending college, part of what you need to be doing right now is visiting the college admission offices, going on college visits, and learning more about program offerings. With Covid - I wanted to make you aware that most of the colleges are now doing virtual college visits as a way for students to become familiar with the campus and programs, and to get connected with the admissions office. In most cases the college's website will have this information very visible for incoming students. These virtual college visits are truly a great way to start the college selection process and get yourself connected. I would encourage you to start scheduling them right away. Please let me know if you need help signing up for a virtual college visit. Have a great day! Niki Cade Exira-EHK School Counselor
Hello! Just a reminder that you are able to join us for Coronation & The All School Pep Rally on Friday through our Live Stream! Below will be a "How to" video explaining about how to get on the live stream. If you have any questions about the live stream or how it works, please feel free to comment and I will try to walk you through it! Coronation starts at 2PM on Friday with the Pep Rally to follow! https://www.loom.com/share/a90da21b881f48dbad9fbadf066de74c Here is the direct link as well for getting to the livestream if you have already used our live streaming platform: https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/
Last home Volleyball game and Senior Parent night for Cross Country and Volleyball. Join us at 6 PM as the Spartans take on the Woodbine Tigers. Remember to check out the homecoming information on the "NEWS" page.
Monday's(9-28-20) JV football game has been postponed. More details to come.
Make sure to check out the most recent Spartan Media Newscast! There are some updates in here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6As8093A2KQ&t=89s
Congratulations to our 2020 Homecoming Court! Queen Candidates are: Jayda Bowlin Tatum Grubbs Camryn Paulsen Claire Schlueter King Candidates are: Hunter Andersen Brent Asberry Wyatt Fahn Brock Schlueter The theme for Homecoming 2020 is "Rock the Rockets". Dress up days are: Monday - Western Day Tuesday - Tye Dye Day Wednesday - (Remote Learning Day) Thursday - Pajama Day Friday - Spirit Day Make sure to join us on Friday at 7PM vs the Ar-We-Va Rockets in Exira. If you can't make it, make sure to check out the game on our Spartan Media livestream: https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/ Goooooooooo Spartans!!!!
Don't miss the volleyball game tonight against Glidden-Ralston! Game starts at 6PM (Not 4PM). If you can't make it, make sure to catch the action right here: https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/
Seniors and Parents, On Tuesday, 9/29 from 8:40-9:00 AM there is a virtual college visit for any seniors interested in attending Central College. Please let me know by Monday at 12:00 if you would like to attend! Thanks! Miss Cade firstname.lastname@example.org (712) 764-4606
Hello Seniors and Parents! If your student is going to attend a 2 or 4 year college next year this email is very important! The 2021-22 FAFSA form will be available October 1, 2020. Each college has a priority date for the FAFSA. The form can be filled out anytime after Oct. 1 and before your college's financial aid priority date. A priority date is the date at which you can receive the maximum amount of financial aid for which you qualify. Filing after the date, there is no guarantee the funds will be available, even if you would qualify to receive them. If you are considering more than one school, look up each school's date and file by the earliest. Look up financial aid priority dates for Iowa institutions. The link below explains more about the complete FASFA process. https://www.icansucceed.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-process/fafsa If you have any questions please contact: Miss Cade email@example.com
Make sure to check out your Exira-EHK Spartans Vs the Boyer-Valley Bulldogs! If you can't make it here is our Spartan Media Link! https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/.
Parent Information: This document contains information about our remote learning Wednesdays and calendar changes. https://5il.co/lb3a
Seniors attending a 4-year college! The ACT is being offered October 10th, 17th, 24th and 25th. The registration deadline is Friday, September 25th. This is only for students who want to go to a 4 year college. You can register on ACT.org. If you need help please contact Ms Cade. The next testing date is December 12th with a registration deadline of November 6th.
High School Seniors and Parents: Financial Aid Presentation for the entire state at 7pm on Sept. 30th. This session will be broadcast on Facebook Live. (Families can connect from their homes for the event.) Visit: www.facebook.com/icansucceed
Wednesday, 9-23-20, Lunch Sign Up You may pick up lunches from 11:30 to 12:30. These will not be charged to the students account. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-383Hq5U7CWowYRst1HmW6uWkScpvvOh_agAEZ0N-ZA
Seniors, The Golden Circle Virtual Career is this Sunday! Please register ASAP! To sign up for the FREE Golden Circle Virtual College Career Fair on September 20th from 1-3 PM please click the link below. The link provides the information to register for the college fair. This would be an amazing opportunity for your student to learn more about different colleges and careers. Link: https://ican-collegeplanning.blogspot.com/2020/09/exploring-future-options-with-golden.html?fbclid=IwAR3g8zLFSVXn4zdSh-2bdxPnjxgRpLKtgrGhtmVUM20Hf8dOBRCKFTF5muY
There is no High School Volleyball game tonight. CAM counted our game with them two weeks ago as the match.
Ayzlee's Flu Clinic Information can be found at https://5il.co/l1ld The drive up clinic this year is Monday, September 28th from 5 to 8, at Exira-EHK High School.
There will not be a varsity football game on Friday, September 18, 2020.
Make sure to catch your Spartan Football team playing the Glidden-Ralston Wildcats tonight at 7PM in Exira! If you can't make it catch it on our Spartan Media channel: https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/ Good Luck Spartans!
Tomorrow Night is our first home volleyball match! Come and support your Spartans! If you can't be there, catch the action on our Spartan Media Channel! https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/
JH Football for tonight, September 8th, 2020 is cancelled.
Volleyball Guidelines The girls have their home opener on Thursday, September 10th. Come out and support our Spartans, or watch it live through Spartan Media. https://5il.co/kptd
Check out Spartan Media's second broadcast! Make sure to follow their channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br01hAlZzdw
Make sure to check out tonight's game as your Exira-EHK Spartans host the Coon Rapids-Bayard Crusaders at 7PM in Exira! If you can't make it to the game, feel free to watch it on our Spartan Media Channel: https://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/spartan-media/
Pre-Kindergarten will be starting September 8, 2020. Please contact the elementary school office for questions.
There will be no JH Football practice this afternoon, Wednesday, August 26th.
MS/HS Lunch Sign up for Wednesday lunch. These meals will be provided to students, at a cost to their lunch account, on Tuesday afternoon for Wednesday. Please sign up by Tuesday, August 25th by 8:00 AM. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bxRHoY0XVS16-JZ0dxtxLeBOhhMtO7jWJcDYnTHWeYg
Reminder: No School Tomorrow Wednesday, August 19th. Virtual learners are to pick up their Chromebooks and materials according to the letter sent home last week.
The Booster Club Clothing Order is Open! https://pmapparel.com/exira-ehk-2 ONLINE STORE CLOSES SEPT. 4th
Elementary Updates - https://5il.co/jqd2 MS/HS Lunch program will start the week of August 24th. Be watching for updates.
Family and Community Resources from the Department of Education. https://sites.google.com/iowa.gov/r2lforparentscommunities/home?authuser=0
There will not be a middle school or high school open house this year. We will have a back to school program for the 6th grade students on Friday. All students will receive their schedules and be directed to 1st hour for further instructions.
We are looking for gallon buckets! If you have a gallon sized bucket or an ice cream bucket that you can give to the school for cleaning kits, please drop them off outside the HS office. Thank you!
Check out the Parent Q & A Meeting Video on Exira-EHK's Return to Learn Plan https://www.eehkspartans.org/article/279453?org=exira-ehk
Exira-EHK Return to Learn Handbook is now on the school website. Click the following link to take you directly to the document: https://5il.co/j0dt
High School Scheduling: All students who will be attending Exira-EHK high school this fall need to schedule their classes. The following times have been saved for students at the high school. Please bring and wear a facial covering. 12th: August 4th @ 9:00AM 11th:August 4th @ 1:00PM 10th: August 5th @ 9:00AM 9th: August 5th @ 1:00PM Come through the bell door to the new gym!
Parent meeting update: We will meet on Zoom July 29th @ 9:00AM, 6:00PM and July 30th @ 6:00PM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84571219539?pwd=V2N0a1UvK0dFby8zSStIRnAveGx4Zz09 Meeting ID: 845 7121 9539 Passcode: zp91yg
Return to Learn Plan Parent Meetings: July 29th 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM @ Elk Horn MS/HS July 30th: 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM @ Exira Elementary We ask that you either wear a mask/face covering or social distance. Thank you!
Please use the link to fill out a Return to School Survey. We are looking for everyone's input. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m4Iu2MNJUDiFm-khctImloX9xGxOwQuI2U4TzostYCE
NO GIRLS SOFTBALL GAME TONIGHT, June 30th, due to a scheduling conflict.
Please be sure to complete the state technology survey. An email will be resent later today.
There will not be any baseball or softball games tonight. Girls playJune 23rd at Glidden Ralston at 5:00PM. Boys play Monday June 29th at 5:30 PM. Varsity games to be followed by JV.
Exira-EHK Prom Grand March is Saturday, June 13th at the Exira City Park, starting at 5:30PM. Please come out and support our amazing students!
Summer lunch program pickup start Monday, June 1st, at noon in both Exira and Elk Horn.
In honor of our seniors, we will post the senior awards tonight, May 29th, on Facebook at 6:00 PM. This is a slide show presentation of all 40 graduating seniors from Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton's Class of 2020. Each senior will receive a copy of their page at graduation on Sunday, May 31st
Exira-EHK HS English teacher, Mrs. Morenz, was able to participate in Iowa Reading Research Center's virtual Q & A with author Kelly Loy Gilbert. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/iowareadingresearchcenter/videos/221141469337075/
Here's the form for Meal Pick Up - May 4th! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uAQ26O6JyAehOBR4bHTq_jqTBKRkVCYDYn2znhzBmKE/viewform?fbclid=IwAR36_eWwIbmouM9oGvqnx9lvU-HnWs2Lo8jUUB-mLsbGAf_7j4cwkcipm88&edit_requested=true
Monday, February 17th students will be in school as a make up day for a snow day. Please make arrangements if needed. Again, we will HAVE school on Monday, February 17th.