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Diller-Odell 3rd and 4th graders joined area students and enjoyed the 2016 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at the Gage County Fairgrounds in Beatrice on October 13th. There were 152 students in attendance. The sessions consisted of train safety, wildlife Safety, hands on beginning CPR training, fire safety, chemical look-a-likes, protecting your hearing, grain handling, fitness and fun, lawn mower safety, and animal safety. Students also enjoyed a presentation by Norris Public Power.
The Junior High football team finished their season with a 32-6 win vs Sterling on October 12. All of the boys contributed in the victory. After a blocked punt, Austin Jurgens started the scoring in the first quarter with a rushing touchdown, followed by a Cooper Ebeling PAT run. Ebeling scored a rushing touchdown later in the quarter, which was followed by a Jurgens PAT run.
In the second quarter Jacob Meyer picked up a Jet fumble and returned it for a touchdown. Paxton Mohr followed with a PAT catch from a Turner Faxon pass. The score was 24-0 at halftime.
In the third quarter Meyer scored again on a pass from Faxon. Korey Theye followed with a PAT catch of a Faxon pass.
The team had a good season going 3 and 2, and only had eleven boys out this year. All of the boys improved and enjoyed a fun season. Coach McMurray and Coach Meyerle thank the boys for their efforts and hope more boys participate next year to allow for the team to scrimmage in practice.
Thirty five members of the Diller-Odell FFA Chapter and five junior high students participated in the area range judging contest held at Rock Creek Station. The event was sponsored by the Little Blue NRD, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Cooperative Extension. The participants were required to identify twenty-four different range plants by their common name and to list the life form, life span, origin, season of growth, forage value, and root growth form of each. They also evaluated the range condition of three sites, calculated livestock stocking rates, and determine pasture improvement practices.
In the junior division, the team of Jesse Scheele, Kaleb Rupprecht, Kelsay Schlichtman, and Bryston Warren earned top honors by placing first out of not only sixteen junior teams, but also top overall out of thirty four junior and senior teams. The team of Tucker Martin, Neleigh Weers, Ashtyn Humphreys, and Kyleigh Barnts placed second, with the team of Jadyn Schultis, Samantha Clifford, Emily Swanson, and Ashley Yocum placing third. The team of Ryan Arnold, Morgan Phillips, Kirsten Bures, and Haley Jones placed fourth. The team of Korey Theye, Hannah Oltmans, Christopher Schmidt, and Adrian Newby placed fifth, following right behind was the team of Addison Heidemann,Turner Faxon, Tori Smith, and William McLaughlin placed sixth. In the senior division, the team of Joslyn Edmond, Adam Schultis, Spencer Schmidt, and Dylan Wolbert placed first.The team of Caleb Schultis, Jonathan Schmidt, Christian McCown, and Andrew Hamel placed fourth.
Out of 59 participants, individual recognition and ribbons in the junior division were awarded to Jesse Scheele for first place; Ashley Yocum for second; Kaleb Rupprecht placed third; Tucker Martin placed fourth; Ryan Arnold placed fifth; Kelsey Schlichtman placed 6th, Neleigh Weers placed 7th, Emily Swanson placed 8th, Korey Theye placed 9th, Morgan Phillips placed 10th, Bryston Warren placed 11th, Ashtyn Humphreys placed 12th, Samantha Clifford placed 13th, Kyleigh Barnts placed 14th, Addison Heidemann placed 15th, Turner Faxon placed 16th, Jadyn Schultis placed 17th, Kirsten Bures placed 22nd, Hannah Oltmans placed 23rd, Tori Smith placed 25th, Christopher Schmidt placed 33rd, Hayley Jones placed 34th, Adrian Newby placed 43rd, and William McLaughlin placed 45th.
Out of 49 participants in the senior division, Joslyn Edmond placed first, Adam Schultis placed fourth, Cory Engelman placed 6th, Spencer Schmidt placed 7th, Caleb Schultis placed 12th, Jonathan Schmidt placed 13th, Christian McCown placed 14th, Dylan Wolbert placed 20th, Tyler Rash placed 22nd, and Andrew Hamel placed 23rd.
Two junior teams and two senior teams attended the state contest, this year held by the town of Lincoln. The junior teams all did well, with the team consisting of Jesse Scheele, Kaleb Rupprecht, Kelsey Schlichtman, and Ashley Yocum placed fifth, and the team of Bryston Warren, Neleigh Weers, Christopher Schmidt, and Haley Jones placed 31th out of 53 teams. The senior team of Spencer Schmidt, Jonathan Schmidt, Joslyn Edmond, and Adam Schultis placed 17th, and the other team of Dylan Wolbert, Cory Engelman, and Caleb Schultis placed 22nd out of 57 teams.
Individual recognition at state went to Jesse Scheele placed 12th, and Bryston Warren place 15th, and Keleb Rupprecht placed 33rd, and Kelsay Schlichtman placed 56th, all out of 182 participants in the junior division. In the senior division Spencer Schmidt placed 36th, and Dylan Wolbert placed 42nd, and Cory Engelman placed 54th, all out of 191.
Jeff Nelson, Diller Fire Department Fire Chief, visited the Diller-Odell Elementary on Tuesday, October 11, for fire safety week. Jeff brought a fire truck and showed the students a variety of equipment that is used by the firefighters. He also shared fire safety information with all the students. A big thanks to Jeff for taking the day to help share information to keep our students safe! And thank you to all of our volunteer firefighters in all of the communities in our school district!
Fifty-two Diller-Odell staff members completed CPR training on Oct 10th. They learned adult and child CPR and AED use. Instructors for the course were Kate Lange, RN, Public Health Solutions and Dusty Duis, RN. Staff members earned a 2 year Heartsaver card through the American Heart Association.
For the 2016-2017 school year, there will be changes occurring in the state of Nebraska when it comes to statewide assessments. One of the first changes that will occur is that all juniors (third-year cohort) in the state of Nebraska will be required to take the ACT assessment in the spring. In years past, juniors (third-year cohort) took the NeSA-Reading, Math, Science, and Writing assessment. The ACT assessment is a rigorous norm-referenced college entrance exam.
The second change that will occur is that the NeSA-Reading assessment went away and all 3rd-8th grade students will take the new college and career ready NeSA-English Language Arts assessment in the spring. On the new NeSA-English Language Arts assessment, it will include the following item types: multiple choice (MC), multiple select (MS), evidence-based selected response (EBSR), auto-scored constructed response (ASCR), and a text-dependent analysis (TDA) essay in grades 5th-8th.
When the rigor goes up on new statewide assessments it is very typical to see test scores go down (It is also very typical to see the overall district scores go down as well). Do not feel alarmed if your son or daughter’s test score goes down on either the ACT assessment or the new college and career ready NeSA-English Language Arts assessment.
If you have any questions or concerns about the changes to statewide assessments in the state of Nebraska, please feel free to contact me. We look forward to partnering with you throughout the school year.
Christopher Prososki, Ed.D.
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