The 5th and 6th grade students worked on a new concept called For Loops in computer science today. For Loops are "a control flow statment for specifying iterations, which allows code to be executed repeatedly." We learned how this is used by meteorologists and helps wind farms figure out what their output of energy will be each day based on the predicted forcast. They then were able to play a dice game with For Loops involved. During our next lesson we will take what we have learned today and apply it to programming on the computer.
April 4-8 was Healthy Kids Week here at St. Joseph School. The Wellness Team planned fun activities each day for the students to enjoy. The week began with Mindful Monday and yoga in the classrooms. On Tuesday, the focus was “Rethink Your Drink.” Wellness students created a display to inform others of the amount of sugar that is in common popular drinks. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for Walking Wednesday. However, Thoughtful Thursday was a huge success with the Penny Wars. In one day students raised $835!!! The money will be donated to the Iowa Organ Donor Organization and Their Fight Is Our Fight 5K. Friday ended with a Stars Wars themed circuit of exercises in the gym. May the Fitness be with you all!!
The Purple Cord Service Project was created to encourage and recognize students their 8th grade year for service to our church, community, and school throughout their time at St. Joseph School. Students that choose to participate can begin their 80 hours of service at the end of their 4th grade year until April of their 8th grade year. Those students that accomplish the service hours will be awarded purple recognition cords at 8th grade graduation as well as a monetary scholarship upon high school graduation. How much of your donation goes to the students? 100% of every dollar raised will be invested into a Scholarship Fund to provide EVERY student who completes their service hours a monetary scholarship at their high school graduation.
Hello Families, You are invited to attend the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival on Thursday, April 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Regents Center at Luther College in Decorah. The festival is free and open to students and their families. The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers in their local communities. If you are interested in attending, make sure to print the registration form that was sent to all Seesaw accounts this morning.
The Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (ISTEP) group presented the dangers of tobacco use to the PreK-6th grades at St. Joes. The ISTEP group of 13 picked a grade and worked hard at finding age appropriate material to get their message about the dangers of tobacco use across to those students. The ISTEP students did a fantastic job of presenting this information to the lower grades in a fun and informative manner. We also were very fortunate to have Chief Nosbisch talk to all of our students about personal safety. Thank you Chief Nosbisch! The kids love seeing you in the building!!
The fourth graders are learning about energy today. The goal is not to allow the marble to get into the alligators mouth!
1st and 2nd grade got the chance to travel to Gallagher Bluedorn to watch Rosie Revere Engineer and Friends. What a great learning opportunity for our students!
Mrs. Heying's 4th grade class and the Lent committee wanted to raise money for the new Inclusive playground that will be at Runion Park. They decided to host a movie after school. From this fundraiser along with some money from the parish, we were able to present a check to Maggie and Jenny who are Inclusive Park committee members for $674.72.
In Computer Science today the 3rd graders learned about conditionals through a card game and ended up creating their own. The 7th and 8th grade students continued working on creating HTML code for a website centered on something that is important to them or they personally enjoy.
"Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share." 1 Timothy 6:18
Come out and celebrate our school at this year's St. Joseph Community School's 31st Celebration of Faith! Come into the school office to get your tickets or table in advance! What table? Buy a table for $200 and invite 5 other guests to sit with you! Individual tickets are available in advance for $40/each and $45 at the door.
Valentine Stand orders DUE Friday January 21, 2022. Kindergarten has a Valentine's Stand going this month. Please have your orders into Mrs. Flugum so that you can pick up your orders in time for Valentine's Day. Most items are $1.25/each. All proceeds will benefit S.N.A.P. of Chickasaw County.
Preschool enjoyed a beautiful day!
Mary, Mary quite contrary, what will our garden grow?
Welcome to our School. Faithful to the mission entrusted to us in the service of God, St. Joseph Community School, in cooperation with the family, church, and community, commits to promote the enrichment of every child: mind, body and soul.