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Calendar Week of September 22 - September 28, 2019

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Solving Equations Together

    It is hard to believe a month has already passed in eighth-grade math class. Students took their first test over solving equations this week. Check out the photo gallery. The pictures show students helping students as we review for that test. Some students tested very well over the concept and some need a little more work. Re-instruction and a makeup test are offered to any student who wants to improve. The . . .

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Thank You to our Book Sponsors

Miss Sturch's class drafted and wrote letters to their books sponsors. A book sponsor is someone who donated $9 towards a student so that they can get a free book each month of the school year. Our first book was Charlotte's Web. We are so thankful for our generous book sponsors and commitment to helping us become better readers.

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Putnam County Lady Golf Team Says Thank You!

  On behalf of the Putnam County Lady Midgets golf team, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the Putnam County Booster Club and the Unionville Country Club Lady Golfers for their generous donation. With this donation, we were able to purchase four brand-new pull carts. Due to the support of groups and community members like you, with your continued hard work and dedication to the athletic . . .

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Friday Night Lights & Hy-Vee Tailgate

Save the date! This Friday, our Putnam County Varsity Football Team hosts the Trenton Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. Want to get involved and help support our students and school? Join us for our Putnam County Booster Club meeting at 6 pm in the High School Commons. Come hungry! Hy-Vee is hosting our tailgate beginning at 5:00 pm-6:30 pm! Smoked pork loin, chips, and a drink. Eat all you want and pay all you can! Be sure . . .

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Reading is the Key

Most everyone has had a teacher say that reading is the key to success.  Despite how cliche this may sound, it is entirely true in terms of success in school.  If one cannot read, they may suffer from being uninformed about anything that is written in print.  While this may not sound like a big deal, I challenge you to go through one day and see how many things you read.  I think you would be amazed at how . . .

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Career & Technical Education Student of the Month

September Winner Announced!

  The Vocational Staff at Putnam County R-I recently decided to bring back the monthly CTE (Career & Technical Education) Student of the Month program.   Each month, teachers from the vocational department (agriculture, building trades, business, family & consumer sciences, and marketing) will select a student to represent the department as Career & Technical Education Student of the Month.  This . . .

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Writing a Personal Narrative Essay

Does your student come home and talk about writing their meat paragraphs?  Do they talk about how the top bun and the bottom bun have to be similar but different?  Just in case your student shares this information with you here is what he/she is talking about.  In English, we are starting to write our first essay.  We start with a personal narrative because it is usually an easy way to get the students engaged in the . . .

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New Library E-Books in the Elementary!

In education, we are always looking for ways to engage our students and meet them where they are to promote literacy and increase their reading skills. Check out our new  E-Books  in the elementary collection. Click on the link,  jlg.ipublishcentral.com . This is our digital subscription to the Junior Library Guild.  The username is Putnam and the password is Midgets. It is case sensitive. Enjoy our . . .

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Promoting Literacy in the Music Room

Literacy is the ability to read and write. I believe it is one of the most important skills a student gains in school. It may not seem like a priority in the music classroom, but I strive to promote literacy in my music classroom. Some ways I promote literacy are obvious, such as reading the lyrics to a song. In the younger classes like preschool, simply reading a book about musical instruments is a great way to promote . . .

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Mini-Midget Cheer Camp

Mini-Midget Cheer Camp  is right around the corner.  This is a reminder that all Mini-Midget cheer forms and money are due Tuesday, September 17 th . Mini- Midget Cheer Camp will be held on Thursday, September 19 th  from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. All participants can perform at the pre-game show on September 20 th  vs. Trenton. Mini-Midgets will also have the opportunity to perform on Friday, . . .

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