Announcements – January 11, 2024 – Day 5


Daily Announcements

January 11, 2024 – Day 5



Andrew Atkinson – 1/7

Benjamin Staudt -1/8


Upcoming Dates:  No school on January 15, 2024, due to professional development.

  • All students who took NIACC classes during the fall semester, please return your books to Mrs. Lillquist ASAP. You will not receive your spring books until your fall books are returned. 
  • Deadline is Friday, Jan 12! With a name like “Speech Contest”, you might think that this is all about giving boring, sleepy speeches, but you’d be wrong!   There are a large number of event categories you can participate in for contest speech, from acting to singing to radio announcing to movie reviews to poetry as well as traditional speeches.   We have something for everyone!  Interested or want to know more?   Sign up on this form or email Mr. Pralle for more information!
  • 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. 

  • Attention Juniors: Next year, as a senior, you can enroll in a program AT NIACC. Some of the programs offered include welding, automotive, diesel, building trades, industrial mechanics and maintenance, tool and die, information technology, industrial systems technology, heating and air conditioning technology, etc. Some of these programs fill up quickly, so don’t delay. Please see Mrs. Lillquist for more information or to get your name on the list.
  • Attention Sophomores: Next year, as a junior, you are able to participate in our Rockwell Industrial Academy. If you are interested or would like more information, please see Mrs. Lillquist.


Thursday, January 11th, 2024

  • 4:15 = JH Girls Basketball at Rockwell (7th grade plays 2 quarters, with 8th grade game to follow)
  • 5:00 = HS Boys Basketball @ Dike-New Hartford (Dismiss at 2:50, bus leaves at 3 pm)
  • 6:00 = HS Boys Wrestling vs Newman/North Union

Friday, January 12th, 2024

  • 4:30 = HS Boys Basketball @ Rockford (Bus leaves at 3:15)
  • 5:00 = HS Girls Wrestling Conference Meet @ Osage (Dismiss at 2, bus leaves at 2:10)

Saturday, January 13th, 2024

  • 10:00 = HS Boys Wrestling @ AGWSR (Bus leaves at 8 am)


JH After Sport Practice Shuttle Schedule

Winter (Nov/Dec= G WR/B BKB, Jan/Feb= B WR/G BKB)

  • After Sport Shuttle Bus Schedule (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri):
  • 5:00pm – Leave Rockwell
  • 5:10pm – Sheffield
  • 5:30pm – Meservey
  • 5:37pm – Thornton
  • 5:45pm – Swaledale
  • 5:52pm – Rockwell

  • After Sport Shuttle Bus Schedule (Wed):
  • 5:15pm – Leave Rockwell
  • 5:25pm – Sheffield
  • 5:45pm – Meservey
  • 5:50pm – Thornton
  • 5:58pm – Swaledale
  • 6:05pm – Rockwell

  • 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, it is VERY important that you 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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