Announcements – February 28, 2024 – Day 6


Daily Announcements

February 28, 2024 – Day 6 



 Isaiah McCloud – 2/26

Kaeley Schuring – 2/26

Cale Fredin – 2/26

Grace Koob – 2/26

Noah Koob – 2/26

Madison Koob – 2/26

Kale Pruessner – 2/27

Irena Symonds – 2/28

Breckyn Dickman – 3/2

Bentley Carr – 3/3

  • Upcoming dates:  

Conferences March 4 and March 7, 2024  

Please sign up on JMC. Call the HS/MS office if you have any questions.

  • The next ACT test is on Saturday, April 13th. The last day to sign up for this test is next Friday, March 8th. Please go to to sign up or for more information. Please see Mrs. Lillquist if you have any questions. 

  • Please remind students that Warhawk time is MANDATORY attendance!!  Students MUST check in with their Warhawk teacher before they head to an intervention!  Seniors are REQUIRED to attend Monday only.  Thank you!

  • The West Fork Speech Team competed at District Individual speech contest on Saturday in Mason City.   Earning Division II ratings were Alicia Fink, Kacie Fessler, and Claire Tauro.   Earning Division I ratings were Alicia Fink, Keston Pralle, Ifeoma Ramaphakela, Libby Trewin, Slater Weydert, Irena Symonds, and Brooke Rother.   Division I events are on to the State contest March 9th at Hampton-Dumont!   Congrats to everyone!

  • Spring Soccer/Tennis: Students interested in participating in soccer or tennis this spring at Mason City, please email Mr. Borchardt ( Deadline to sign up will be March 1, 2024.

  • The Mason City High School girl’s soccer player-parent sign-up meeting is on Monday night, February 26 at 6:30 in Room 1330. If you are interested in playing soccer this spring, please plan to attend. Contact Coach       Dykstra ( if you have any questions.

  • There will be a representative from Ellsworth Community College here tomorrow, Thursday, February 29th at 10:30. Please stop by if you have any questions!

  • NIACC is offering several free summer college credit classes. The following classes are being offered: Nurse Aide Theory/Clinical (clinical site in Nora Springs), Body Structure and Function w/ Lab, Nutrition, Medical Terminology 1 & 2, Introduction to Business and Principles of Management. Classes are first come, first serve and some fill up very quickly. Please see Mrs. Lillquist if you are interested in taking a summer class so we can get the paperwork filled out.

  • Reminder that during post-season tournament games, students will not be able to get in free as you did during the regular season.  You will need to buy tickets off of Bound/IHSAA.

Girls Link: 

Boys Link:

  • MercyOne North Iowa School of Radiology is holding a virtual program information session this month. It will be held today, Wednesday, February 28th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. MercyOne has opened backup job shadow opportunities for interested students aged 16 and up. There are a few requirements including immunizations. If you are interested in either opportunity, please see Mrs. Lillquist for more information. 
  • Anthany Meyer, please turn your NIACC book into Mrs. Lillquist ASAP. 

  • There are gently used track spikes outside of Shelley’s office if anyone is in need- sizes: 15, 8, 6.5, 6
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened on December 31st. If you are a senior or have a child who is a senior planning to attend college in the fall of 2024, it is highly recommended that you complete the FAFSA. There is help available with this process. ICAN (Iowa College Aid Network) is scheduling FAFSA appointments beginning January 3rd. You can access the scheduling system here: You can access the FAFSA at We also hope to schedule filing appointments at West Fork in the near future – watch for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lillquist. 




JH After Sport Practice Shuttle Schedule

Spring (Track)

  • After Sport Shuttle Bus Schedule (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri):
    • 4:45pm –  Leave Sheffield
    • 4:55pm – Rockwell
    • 5:05pm – Swaledale
    • 5:13pm – Thornton
    • 5:20pm – Meservey
    • 5:35pm – Sheffield

  • Classification of Absences: All absences will be classified in one of two ways: 

#1 Excused Absence – Parent has notified the school and the school approves. No penalty. All work may be made up. These are limited to: personal illness, professional appointments, school activities, funerals, family vacations, emergency work at home with parents, or personal family issues – which must be shared with the principal or counselor. ● Doctor notes should be turned into the office to excuse the absence ● Oversleeping will not be excused. 

#2 Unexcused Absence/Truancy -Absence for all or part of a day without prior knowledge and permission of either the student’s parent or the principal. Credit for work may be withheld. Students may be required to make up missed time or be issued a detention A letter will be sent home after 5, 10, and 15 absences each quarter Meeting with the principal.

  • Just a reminder:  When students are entering or leaving the building, please use the northeast entrance by the office.  Anytime any student enters the building after 8:15am or exits the building before 3:00pm, You must check in or out at the office. 

  • If a student is absent, the parent is asked to notify the office. The school phone system is set up to take messages 
  • 24 hours a day (for calls before and after the office is open). Upon returning to school after being absent from the building, the student is required to check in with the 
  • office. 
  • Before leaving for any reason during the school day, the student is required to check in with the office before leaving the building. If the school has not been notified and the student is absent the office will attempt to notify the parents or guardian. Either with an email from JMC or a phone call.  Please call 641-892-4461 or 641-450-5654 to leave a message with Mrs. Shreve-Building Secretary or email


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