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I hereby certify that the above notice was posted by me in three public places in the Village of Odell as follows:
Odell State Bank
U.S. Post Office-Odell
I hereby certify that the above notice was posted by me in three public places in the Village of Diller as follows:
C & C Foodmart
U.S. Post Office-Diller
Attention Parents with Home School Children:
There will be a meeting in the administrative offices of the elementary school in Diller on July 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an opportunity for parents and representatives of children who are currently being home schooled to participate in the development of a plan for providing special education services to children with disabilities who are attending home schools which are within the Diller-Odell Public School District for the school year 2016-17. Parents of a home schooled child who has been or may be identified with a disability are urged to attend. The use of the district’s IDEA nonpublic funds would address student needs, if they arise.
If your child does not qualify for Special Education Services, there is no need to attend the meeting.
On June 28th and 29th, around 60 4th-6th graders from Southern and Diller-Odell participated in the 2016 ESU5 Summer Science Camp held at Diller-Odell Elementary. During the 2 days the students were given the opportunity to lean about different areas of science. This year the main focus was Physical Science and Science Inquiry. On the first day there were 4 stations. Egg Crash (students had to purchase supplies in order to secure their egg to their car and survive a crash against another team.) Snap Circuits (students built complete circuits. These included making a light bulb light up, shooting a disk in the air, and even making an FM radio.) Bottle Rockets (students created a bottle rocket that was shot into the air using water and air for fuel. They have to see how long they could get it to stay in the air. Some even figured out how to build a parachute to help them.) The last one was Robot Soccer, (students were given a box and had to create a way to push balls into a goal using a remote control car.)
The second day there were another 4 stations. All of the students were given a vote to see what station they wanted to do again and the Egg Crash won, so they did that one again. Flying Drones (students used an iPad app to create a code to control a flying drone. They had different obstacles they had to complete.) Computer Station (The students were given time to play some physics games. These worked on creative thinking as well and just fun.) The last one was Egg Drop (students were given materials to create a structure to catch a falling egg.
All of the students enjoyed their 2 days. Thank you to Mr. Larsen, Mrs Kostal, and seniors Paige Vitosh and Carson Ebeling for helping. We would also like to thank the ESU5 Science guys and for giving the students the opportunity to experience Science with these hands on and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts.
Clowns, acrobats and animals were all part of the Circus themed reading program for 2016. Each week an average of 40 children from Diller and Odell joined in the fun. In addition to checking out books and earning tickets to shop at the Circus Shop, kids learned to make balloon animals through the skill and expertise of Brianna Weers. Lily, Madeline and Emily Swanson entertained and amazed the crowd with their feats of tumbling and acrobatics.
Circus goers tried their skills through Circus related games and studied the science of the Circus with experiments involving balance, marshmallows and pennies. Sessions started with an opening of jokes, skits and dancing. One highlight of the 4 week program was ‘Elephant Toothpaste’. The event was held each Friday morning from 9:30 till 11 starting May 27 at the Diller-Odell Elementary School.
Coordinators for the Reading Circus were Lana Hemphill, Jan Liscom and Beth Roelfs. Thanks goes out to Betty Lawrence, Judy Garton and Judy Landenberger who handled the book check outs as well as to the many volunteers who came to help make the program a success. Sponsors of the program were: the Diller Community Foundation Fund, Diller-Odell Schools who provided a driver and transportation for children coming from Odell along with the library collection and the Fun Raisers Service Club of Diller.
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