Announcements – October 4, 2023 – Day 6


Daily Announcements

October 4, 2023 – Day 6


This weeks birthdays

Mrs. Sheppard – 10/1

Sander Tompkins – 10/2

Ava Watters – 10/2

Kyler Harlery – 10/3

Max Dorenkamp – 10/3

Ethan Shields – 10/4

Levi Tompkins – 10/5

McKenna Dick – 10/7

  • Seniors – Please check your email.  
  • Here is the link to order our 2023 State Dance shirts! We are doing all orders through a google form this year. Forms are due by October 1st! Thank you for supporting the West Fork Dance Team dancers! 

  • MercyOne North Iowa School of Radiology is holding virtual program information sessions for the month of October. They will be held on Thursday, October 5th from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM and Wednesday, October 18th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. MercyOne has opened back up job shadow opportunities for interested students age 16 and up. There are a few requirements including immunizations/flu vaccine. If you are interested in either opportunity, please see Mrs. Lillquist for more information. 

  • NIACC and Iowa Specialty Hospital is hosting a Healthcare Career Day in November. It will either be Thursday, November 16th in Clarion or Friday, November 17th from 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM and lunch will be provided. Students will explore career opportunities in lab, nursing, radiology, pharmacy, and physical/occupational/respiratory therapy. Please see Mrs. Lillquist if you have questions or for more information. Registration deadline is October 27th, but this event has filled up in the past. 

  • Important dates to remember:
  • No School – October 9  PD  
  • Attention Juniors: Next year, as a senior, you are able to 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.
  • NHS Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month during Homeroom time in Mrs. Sears’ room
  • 2023 Graduates – If you ordered a yearbook, please pick them up in the HS/MS office.


  • Thursday, October 5, 2023
  • 4:15 = JH Volleyball at Northwood (dismissed at 2:40, Bus leaves at 2:50)
  • 5:30 = HS Volleyball @ Central Springs (Bus leaves at 4)
  • Friday, October 6, 2023
  • 7:00 = HS Football @ Saint Ansgar (Bus leaves at 4:30)
  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • 9:00 = HS Volleyball @ BCLUW 


JH After Sport Practice Shuttle Schedule

Fall (FB, VB, XC)

  • After Sport Shuttle Bus Schedule (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri):
    • 5:30pm – Leave Rockwell
    • 5:40pm – Sheffield
    • 6:00pm – Meservey
    • 6:05pm – Thornton
    • 6:12pm – Swaledale
    • 6:20pm – 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 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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