The past week was quite successful for Diller-Odell sports! It was a big week for the volleyball team, as it was finally time for the Pioneer Conference Tournament. They started strong on Monday night, beating the Southern Raiders easily in two sets. On Tuesday they once again triumphed, this time beating Falls City Sacred Heart. Winning both of these games meant that the girls were on the way to the championship! On Thursday they played their sub-district rivals, Johnson-Brock. While they fought hard to the end, the Lady Griffins, unfortunately, fell to the Eagles. The girls ended up as the Pioneer Conference runner-ups. On the same night, 1 hour and 40 minutes away, the Diller-Odell football team was also playing hard against Meridian. The Griffins were able to beat the Mustangs decisively, the score ending at 42-20. The football team’s season record has qualified them for state playoffs! Their first game will be in Osmond at 5 pm on Thursday. School will be let out early so students can make the 3 and a half hour trek to support the team. We hope to see anyone who can make it at the game!
The football team will play Thursday at 5:00 in Osmond. We will have an early dismissal of school that day (HS at 11:00 and Elementary at 11:15). Go Griffs!
Ms. O'Neil hosted a book club chat with each class. Students were able to share information about books they've been reading throughout the quarter.
This week, Diller Odell Elementary and Junior High and High School celebrated Digital Citizenship week.
The students who recently attended the Digital Citizenship Symposium planned activities at both schools.
The elementary student leaders were: Aidan, Peyton, Madelyn and Brennan. They held an all school assembly about being a good digital citizen, hosted a door challenge for all classes, and announced facts daily about being safe online.
The junior high student leaders were: Emma, Zach, Abby and Billy. They also held an all school assembly about being kind online, hosted a social media challenge for all 7-12 students, and made daily announcements about online safety.
Thank you to Ms. Hestermann and Mr. Larsen for assisting in the activities.
Congratulations to the Diller-Odell musicians selected for Pioneer Honor Band. Morgan (sr.), Stephanie (sr.), Neleigh (jr.), and Allison (fr.) on flute; Kelsay (sr.) and Kyleigh (jr.) on clarinet; Ashtyn (jr.) on bass clarinet; Melina (jr.) on trumpet; Connor (jr.) on trombone; Brianna (so.) and Esdon (fr.) on baritone.
Roger Thaden, retired band director from Lincoln Public Schools and Omaha Catholic Schools, will be the guest clinician on January 14, 2019 at Southern High School. The musicians from our conference meet and rehearse for a full afternoon and perform a concert free to the public that evening. Musicians work on their parts individually in preparation for the full band rehearsal on that day.
The concert is free to the public and is at 7 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019.
Did you know that Diller Odell Public Schools has a mobile app? The app available in the Google Play Store for Android and in iTunes for iOS. If you already have our app, you might have noticed that it has a new look! The app has all of our website content in a mobile-friendly layout! Check it out!