Announcements – March 22, 2023 – Day B/2

Daily Announcements

March 22, 2023 – Day B/2


 Today’s lunch:  Popcorn chicken, Carrots, Pears, Bread/butter

Tomorrow’s breakfast: Cereal/Toast of Pancake on a stick , Fruit

Tomorrow’s lunch: Goulash, Green beans, Mandarin oranges, Breadstick


This weeks birthdays


Casyn Guerrero – 3/19

Christian Dixon – 3/19

Landon Showalter – 3/20

Nolan Shreckengost – 3/20

Jadyn Dirksen – 3/21

Lily Dirksen – 3/21

Paige Peterson – 3/21

Mrs. Zeitler – 3/21

Emmylee Schulte – 3/23

MacKenna Horecka – 3/23

Joshua Hagen – 3/25

  • The elementary is hosting a dodgeball tournament on April 1 at 10:00 in Sheffield to raise money for their playground.  If interested registration forms are in the office and are due by Tuesday, March 28! Cost is $30 per team or $5.00 each. 

  • If you are on the archery team please stop in the office sometime today. 


  • The representative from NIACC will be here all day today, Tuesday, March 21st to register students for fall 2023 semester NIACC classes. If you would like to take a NIACC class, please stop by to sign up.

  • A representative from Iowa Central Community College will be here next Monday, March 27th at 11:40. Please stop by if you have any questions.

  • There is a lot of clothes at the wellness center that have been left there over the past several months. Anything not claimed by the end of next week will be donated to the Sharing Shoppe.

  • Congratulations to State Individual Speech contest participants!   Dea Black, Keston Pralle, and Alicia Fink earned a Division II rating while Rose Rother, Kacie Fessler, and Libby Trewin earned Division I ratings with Rose and Libby earning unanimous Is from the judges!  Way to go everyone!


High School Athletics

  • Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
  • 2:00 pm Baseball Meeting in the Small HS Gym

  • Iowa Valley (Ellsworth), is offering a 114-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program. The class runs from May 2 – September 7 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays at Ellsworth in Iowa Falls. The cost is $2,499, but financial aid is available. Please see Mrs. Lillquist for more information.

  • South Dakota State University is hosting a Natural Resource Camp for students entering grades 9-12. The camp will be held July 17-21 in Astoria, SD. The cost is $300 which includes lodging and meals. Space is limited and parent/guardian permission is required. This is a great opportunity for students who want to learn more about the natural world or would like to pursue a career related to natural resources. Please see Mrs. Lillquist for more details.

  • NIACC is offering summer college credit classes. These are free for students entering 9-12 grade. The following classes still have spots available: Nurse Aide Theory/Clinical (Britt), Body Structure and Function w/ Lab, Nutrition, Medical Terminology 2, Introduction to Business, Computer Business Applications and Introduction to Accounting. Classes are first come,first serve and some do fill up quickly. Please see Mrs. Lillquist if you are interested in taking a summer class. 

  • JH Track will begin practicing after Spring Break

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

  • Drive Wise Drivers Education Upcoming Classes Via Zoom
  • February 28th – March 30th
  • Tuesday and Thursday Nights
  • Time:  5 – 8 PM
  • April 18th – May 18th
  • When:  Tuesday and Thursday Nights
  • Time:  5 – 8 PM

Please call or stop in the office for more information!

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. If you need assistance filing the FAFSA, we will have some opportunities coming up at school, otherwise the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) provides free virtual appointments. You can schedule a virtual appointment at You can access the FAFSA application at If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lillquist. 

  • Seniors please get your senior pictures to Mr. Burt as soon as possible. If you have any questions please refer to the email Mr. Burt sent out.  Pictures can be emailed to 

  • 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 prior to 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 to



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