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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.