The first graders celebrated the 100th day of school on January 31. We had a fun day celebrating the number 100. We all brought a project made using 100 of the same item to share with the class. We wrote 100 rhyming words and made necklaces using 100 beads. We had a scavenger hunt to find 100 Hershey kisses and used a color code to color 100 numbers. We had a fun day and are glad to be 100 days smarter!
January 27th MUDECAS at HTRS
The Griffin Speech team earned the Runner-Up placing at MUDECAS Speech!
Kate-1st Place Informative
Jason/Preston-2nd Place Duet
Kate, Jason, Preston, Callan-2nd Place OID
Kate-3rd Place Persuasive
Ellie-3rd Place POI
Mikayla-4th Place Serious
Jason-4th Place Entertainment
Dave-4th Place Humorous
Ellie-4th Place Poetry
Joely-5th Place Extemp
Kelsey-5th Place Poetry
Joely-5th Place Humorous
Dave-5th Place Impromptu
Ashley/Jaedyn-6th Place Duet
Aidan-6th Place Serious
Dave-6th Place Extemp
Mikayla-6th Place Impromptu
The Golden Rooster award was given to Jason and Preston this week.
The Griffins will compete at Beatrice February 4th.
January 21st at Thayer Central
The Speech Team brought home seven medals at the very competitive Thayer Central Meet.
Kate-1st Informative Speaking
Dave-6th Place Humorous
Jason & Preston-6th Place Duet
Ellie-8th Place Poetry
Joely-10th Place Extemporaneous Speaking
Jason-10th Place Entertainment Speaking
Kelsey-3rd Place Poetry
Kelsey won the Golden Rooster team award.
The Griffin Speech Team will complete at MUDECAS (hosted by HTRS) January 28th.
January 7th at Fairbury
The Speech Team began their season at the Fairbury High School Meet Saturday, January 7th.
Congratulations to all competitiors and these medalists:
Kate-1st Informative Speaking
Kate-2nd Persuasive Speaking
Jason-2nd Entertainment Speaking
Dave-2nd Humorous Interpretation
Joely-2nd Extemporaneous Speaking
Joely-3rd Humorous Interpretation
Dave-3rd Extemporaneous Speaking
Mikayla-3rd Serious Interpretation
Ellie-4th Poetry Interpretation
Ashley and Jaedyn-4th Duet Acting
Kate won the Golden Rooster Team Award for her great week of competition!
The Griffin Speech Team will return to competition January 14th at Thayer Central.
Diller-Odell Public Schools is looking for a Registered Nurse to work in the school district 8-10 hours per week, beginning summer of 2023. Please contact Superintendent Mike Meyerle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-766-4210 for details.
The Preschool Class enjoyed the outdoors and went sledding this week.
The sophomores have just started reading The Hunger Games in English. Ashley & Brennan were the lucky "tributes" picked from our class "reaping." Instead of a fight to the death, though, they shared some yummy treats!
Art Club students had the opportunity to face paint at the elementary carnival this past weekend. They all had so much fun interacting with the kids while getting to use their creative brains.
The Pioneer Conference Basketball Tournament will begin on Monday, January 30th. The host sites are Lewiston, Pawnee City, and Tri County. Both the Griffin Girls and Griffin Boys will play on Monday, January 30th at Lewiston. Game time for girls is 4:30 PM and for boys is 6:00 PM. With wins, both teams will play again on Tuesday at Lewiston. All games can be streamed.
Tri County: https://www.youtube.com/@tcstream5877
The 7th-grade class used their skills to break free from a Revolutionary War Escape Room. The students were separated into four different groups. Each group had to crack four different puzzles and come up with a lock code in order to “escape” from the room. The students worked together to figure out how to use each puzzle and then came up with a slogan for each one. The first group to complete all four puzzles and come up with the code won. The winning group was Bo Sohl, Josie Hennerberg, and Makenzie Peitzmeier.
4th and 6th-grade classes were given the opportunity to enjoy a ride around Diller in a horse-drawn wagon pulled by the Naber family Clydesdale's (King and Bobby). The wagon rides were made possible by Eden, Valerie, and Madelyn's grandparents. After their rides, students enjoyed hot cocoa and candy canes provided by the Naber family and Eden's Entourage."