Along with celebrating for the month of March, the high school Art Club will be hosting Art Week March 6th - March 10th. Monday: Monochromatic Day. Dress all in one color. Tuesday: Primary Color Day: Dress in Red, Yellow, and Blue. Wednesday: "You Are What You Art" : Dress as an artist, artwork, or art supplies. Thursday: Advocate for the Arts Day: Wear buttons celebrating or advocating for the arts. Select Art Club members will be selling various buttons during lunch for $1.00 Art Club Party after school. Friday: Wear your Art Club T-Shirt. Several art stickers with quotes will be hidden throughout the high school. Art Club members who find all of them win a prize! Make sure to take a picture of each one you find or write down the quote.
The 8th grade Algebra I students have spent the last couple of weeks learning how to factor polynomials. We learned the following ways to factor: the greatest common factor, factoring trinomials, factoring by grouping, and factoring using the difference of squares. The class competed in a single elimination tournament to review all the methods we have learned. A problem was given to the students and they had to choose which method of factoring they should use and then correctly factor the polynomial. The last person to correctly answer the question was eliminated. The final three students remaining in the tournament were Margaret, Kyle, and Kaitlyn. All three battled hard to be the first to finish. Kaitlyn finished third place finishing seconds behind Margaret. With the last question Kyle was the first to finish, . . .
High school student Ulysses B. was chosen by his teachers as a student who shows trustworthiness. Ulysses was recognized for demonstrating that positive character trait at this morning's Elementary Character Education Assembly. We appreciate the older students who step up and provide positive role models for the younger ones. Ulysses will also receive a monetary gift provided by Farmers State Bank.
Bringing the focus on trustworthiness.
The Elementary Character Education Assembly for February brought the focus on the character trait trustworthiness, which is "confidence in the integrity, ability, character, and truthfulness of others." In the Friday morning assembly, Principal Donna Altiser presented awards to students for displaying trustworthiness throughout the school. Students also received awards for academic achievements and good behavior. Students receiving the Character Education Award for Trustworthiness included: Jaelynn B., Francisco P., Leelynd T., Timothy G., Tyson S., Zephaniah C., Faith H., Carcyn W., Ava P., Kaidyn W., Carleigh H., Kaden H., Lea S., Payton T., Jocelyn V., Traylen B., Hoyt H., Diego L., Myles L., Kiera P., Allise . . .
We are doing a lot of reading in 7th and 8th grade ELA and the kids are loving it! In 8th grade we are reading historical fiction, a very popular book by Gary Paulsen titled “Canyons.” The kids find it an easy read and that makes for a safe environment to cover such confusing topics as theme, voice, and author’s purpose. I have found that if the kids are struggling with the text itself, then they struggle even more with key concepts. This book is quite a stretch from other Paulsen books, as it deals with a murder mystery and the supernatural – Native American style. It is a riveting tale and when we read it together, the kids are so engaged that one could hear a . . .
The elementary book fair will be held March 13-16. Students will be allowed to visit the book fair during the school day with their class. The book fair will also be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 16. Here are the times: March 13th -Preview Day March 14th -8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15th -8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16th -8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during Conferences Also, during the Parent/Teacher Conferences, the PTO will be serving dine-in or carry-out hot beef sandwiches, chips, baked beans and a drink for $5.00. All proceeds go to PTO.
Qualifications for the MFCA awards are rigorous and for the first time in many years Putnam has cleaned up with a significant share of honors. All-State Football Academic Winner certificates were given to Calvin H., Tanner B., and Levi F. This is Tanner's third consecutive year to have achieved this award. In the MFCA All-State Football category, Putnam has not been recognized in many years; this season we came our with two winners. Ryan V. and Tanner B. earned the All-State Football awards. This award is based on football merit. The better the team plays as a whole, the more likely it is that an individual will be noticed by representative coaches from the MFCA panel. All-District Football award winners were Tanner B., MFCA All District LB, Tanner B., MFCA All-District RB, Ryan . . .
Celebrating Trustworthiness and Good Character
February’s Character Education Assembly in the Middle School featured the word “trustworthiness,” which means confidence in the integrity, ability, character, and truthfulness of others. The community member receiving the Character Award for trustworthiness during the assembly on February 22 was Christina Schnelle. Mrs. Schnelle grew up in Knox County and graduated from Knox County High School. She moved to Columbia, Mo., to further her education by attending Columbia College, where she received her degree in business management. While in college, she met her husband Chris in statistics class. Mr. and Mrs. Schnelle married in 1995 and have two children, Aaron and Grace—both students at PC R-1 Middle School. After college, Mrs. Schnelle began working in the insurance industry until she moved to . . .
Mrs. Halley's third grade students recently tried their hand at putting on a Reader's Theater show situated in the Enchanted Forest. Please click on the link below to see how their reading skills are being used to learn and entertain. https://www.facebook.com/Putnam-County-R-1-Schools-550049445059846/
Let's hear what they have to say.
We'll be interviewing all our senior students as the second half of the year progresses. Check in here to see what they have on their minds as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives. On the left upper corner of the link below is a playlist of the students as they are interviewed. Check in often to see if your favorite is listed!