Thayer Central Virtual Meet Results
Ellie - 1st Place Novice Serious
Preston - 2nd Place Novice Serious
Kate - 3rd Place Informative
OID (Korey, Jadyn, Alli, Kate, Preston) - 3rd Place
Madeline - 4th Place Informative
Allison - 4th Place Humorous
Jadyn - 4th Place Poetry
Jason and Preston - 4th Place Duet
Jadyn and Allison - 5th Place Duet
Madeline - 6th Place Extemp
Madeline - 8th Place Persuasive
Fairbury Virtual Meet Results
The speech team will be competing in virtual tournaments for at least the first part of the season.
The Fairbury meet on Jan. 9th was an asynchronous meet, meaning students recorded their performances and submitted the videos prior to the day of the meet. The Diller-Odell team competed very well. Everyone earned a medal! Those that could attend, watched the live awards ceremony at school.
The Golden Rooster Team award was presented to Madeline.
1st Place-Madeline, Informative
2nd Place-Kate, Informative
2nd Place-Allison, Humorous
2nd Place-Ellie, Novice-Serious
3rd Place-Jason and Preston E.-Duet
3rd Place-Preston S., Novice-Serious
4th Place-Jadyn and Alli-Duet
4th Place-Madeline, Extemporaneous
4th Place-Madeline, Persuasive
4th Place OID (Korey, Jadyn, Allison, Kate, Preston E.)
4th Place-Braden, Novice-Persuasive
4th Place-Dave, Novice-Humorous
5th Place-Adrien, Poetry
6th Place-Jadyn, Poetry
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Congratulations to Madeline who placed 2nd in Senior Public Speaking in the District 5 Leadership Development Events. She will compete in the state event to be held in April.
Other results from the District 5 event are:
Junior Par-Law - 4th
Senior Par-Law - Blue
Jadyn - Blue in Employment Skills
Skylar - Red in Junior Public Speaking
The first graders started the new year with a lesson on being a good friend. We watched a video called Friendship Soup and discussed qualities of a good friend. We then made a hand cutout listing five friendship qualities we like. We put our hand cutouts together to make friendship flowers. Friends make life fun!
Preschool Students are learning all about the Arctic Region and the animals that live there. They have read books, painted animals, counted snowballs, and designed their own penguins. They also made their own snow for a sensory and a science lesson.
Unbelievably we are already over half way through with another unprecedented school year! Thanks to so many wonderful people…..teachers, staff, administrators, students, and families, that we have. I am so fortunate to be a part of this great school district. I had the opportunity to take on a new position in our district. The K-6 Reading and Math coach/interventionist. What is that you wonder???
Well, before the school year started, I was asked many questions. “Are you looking forward to your new role at school?” “What is your new job at the school?” “Why aren’t you teaching anymore?” “Will it be hard not being in the classroom?”
Due to so much uncertainty with how last spring ended and what this fall might look like, and a new position in our elementary, I honestly didn’t know….at first. Now I can say that I LOVE my new role at the elementary. It was difficult to figure out what life would be like without a “Home” base, a specific classroom. I had been in 5th grade for 8 years, Kindergarten for 8 years and then 3rd grade for 12 years. I AM still teaching. I just help teach strategies and practice those extra skills with students of all ages to support their learning. I am also a support to their classroom teacher. We communicate almost daily about giving students what they need to help them be successful in the classroom, and how I can support that. I am so lucky that I get to work with all grade levels, teachers, and staff. I am reminded again, every day, of those foundational skills that build up young readers and mathematicians. I see it at work and I am amazed at the learning process, with a new set of eyes.
My new job at the school involves being the reading and math coach K-6.
I can work with any of the kids that need extra support at any time. It can be for as long as the teacher feels that student needs extra practice or it could just be for a review, as well as students that have reading plans in K-3. I help in the 1st and 3rd grade classrooms during reading block time. I am the reading coordinator, I serve on the reading committee, and head the S.A.T. (Student Assistant Team) at the elementary. I am head of 504’s at the elementary, ELL (English Language Learners) coordinator for the district, and I Co-Chair with Mrs. Coufal on the Steering Committee for School Improvement in our district.
I clearly took on many new roles and responsibilities. It can make one feel uncomfortable to learn something new, but at the same time, we can’t grow if we don’t learn. I am truly enjoying the opportunity to take on this new position and I look forward to continuing to grow and learn each and every day.
What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a national reading incentive program for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in grades 5-8. Students read books and come together in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The purpose of Battle of the Books is to promote literacy and to foster a spirit of academic competition, good sportsmanship, and to encourage critical thinking skills.
Diller Odell's Jesse from 6th grade has begun his 2nd year of competing in this program. Jesse's group was successful the week of January 11-15, and they have moved on to the finals round. If they are successful the week of January 25-29, they will move on to the national level of competition. Keep up the great work Jesse!