Announcements – September 18, 2023 – Day 6

Daily Announcements

September 18, 2023 – Day 6


This week birthdays

Isabelle Furbush – 9/17

Kaylee Truax-Fessler- 9/18

Katelyn Witte – 9/29

Carter Schaefer – 9/21

Riley Stonebraker – 9/22

Ethan Funk – 9/23

Chayton Peterson – 9/24

  • Important dates to remember:
  • Picture Retakes – September 28
  • No School – October 9  PD  
  • Fall Play Auditions:   Auditions for this year’s fall play, “The Witch’s Princess”, will be held on the following two dates and times in the choir room: Tuesday, Sept 19th, 3:15 – 4:45 and Wednesday, Sept 20th, 2:15 – 3:45.   All middle school and high school students are welcome to audition – no experience necessary!  Nothing to prepare, just show up.   Auditions are about 5 minutes each, first come, first served. Many parts available large to small! “The Witch’s Princess” is a medieval comedy with royalty, knights, magic, monsters, and more!  Rehearsals in evenings; Performances Nov 11 & 12.  Contact Mr. Pralle for questions or details.
  • 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.
  • The next ACT test is Saturday, October 28th. The last day to sign up for this test is Friday, September 22nd. Please go to to sign up or for more information. Please see Mrs. Lillquist if you have any questions. 
  • 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.


  • Monday, September 18
      • 6:00 = JV football at Lake Mills (bus leaves at 4:15)
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • 4:15 = JH Football at Nora Springs (dismissed at 2:50, bus leaves at 3:00)
      • 5:30 = JJV/JV/V Volleyball at Osage
    • Thursday, September 21
  • 4:15 = JH Volleyball at Rockford (dismissed at 3:00, bus leaves at 3:10)
  • 4:30 = JH/JV/V Cross Country at Manly (dismissed at 2:25 bus leaves at 2:35)
      • 6:30 = Varsity Triangular at Ankeny Christian (bus leaves at 4:15)
  • Friday, September 22
    • 7:00 = Varsity Football vs. West Hancock


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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