The 2nd grade Community Birthday Calendar is ready! The cost is $2. The calendars are available from any second grader. We will also be selling them at the Elementary Music Concert on December 12. They are also available at the State Bank of Odell in Odell and Diller. We use the profit to help pay for our field trip and for items for our classroom. Thank you for your support!
Congratulations to these Griffin Football Players for their Post Season honors.
The JV basketball games scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9th against Thayer Central have been cancelled.
A group of eight students, representing freshman, sophomores, and juniors attended a leadership summit along with Mr. Arnold and Mr. Mezger at Lincoln North Star High School on Friday, November 22nd. The day was filled with speakers and breakout sessions that taught what being a leader was about. Trust seemed to be the theme for the day. Students learned how to get trust from coaches and teammates as well as how to trust. We are asking these students to come back and display some of these things that they learned in their actions to make Diller-Odell classes, sports, and activities even better than what they already are!
Check out GNN's Ep. 3, which covers the recent activities of Griffin Nation:
8:00am Lewiston vs. Diller-Odell
9:00am FCSH vs NC Lourdes
10:00am 3rd Place Game
11:00am 1st & 2nd Place Game
The November Student of the Month is Xavier. Xavier is a student who always comes and gives 100%. He works hard to get better. He is very respectful to his peers and adults. He strives to be successful in and out of the classroom by being kind to others as well as helping others.
There are some railroad ties on the west side of the shop. Anyone interested in them please contact Mr. Meyerle to claim them.
Miss Hestermann explains STEM science in her classroom:
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. STEM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for the student. I use these in my classroom every week and they are also incorporated into our elementary Makerspace.
Why do I do STEM? Well here are the benefits that I have seen in my classroom and in my students.
Fosters ingenuity and creativity: Students are able to develop new ideas and innovations that solve a problem.
Builds resilience: It allows them to make mistakes and fall but they are able to learn from their mistakes and try again.
Encourages experimentation: They are able to take risks and try their own ideas.
Encourages teamwork: Students are learning with other students that may have different ideas and have to cooperate.
Knowledge application: The challenges they are given are real world oriented
Problem Solving: Have to examine a problem, create a plan and use critical thinking skills.
Pictured is one of our November Makerspace STEM kits. Students had to recreate the MayFlower from given materials and it had to hold weight.