The Community Calendar for 2017-2018 school year will be distributed at the end of September. Ms. Titus, our Academic Counselor, will be putting it together. For changes, requests, additions, etc. please email her at:firstname.lastname@example.org
The high altitude balloon was recovered a few miles north east of St. John, near the community of Sunset at latitude 47.11326 longitude -117.52217. Flight time was 1 hour 28 minutes.
“We found that the balloon speed changed a lot during the rapid altitude change it increased and decreased. The average speed was 28 mph. But the farther it went up in altitude the faster it moved. The top speed it moved according to the computer was 116 mph but we are doubtful of that”—Computer Science students
Congratulations to The FFA Meats Team for placing 1st at the Asotin County Fair! Team members were: Britte Harder- 1st, Nicole Harder 2nd, Abby McGregor -3rd, TJ Harder- 7th, Trey Fleming, Alynn Harder & Autumn Meyers.
Congratulations to the FFA Livestock Team for placing 3rd at the Asotin County Fair! Team members were: Braden Miller- 1st, Abby McGregor- 10th, Alynn Harder, Nicole Harder, Lauren Stubbs & Jasmin Watson.
The following is a write up from team member Britte Harder:
Members of the LaCrosse FFA Meats team had the opportunity to compete in the National Western Round-Up competition this weekend in Denver, Colorado. Experienced contestants Abigail McGregor, Britte Harder, and Nicole Harder made the trip after being approved by the state advisor to be the team to represent our state at the national contest. Only one team per state was allowed to compete in Denver, and the girls were up against some of the best in the nation. The day before the competition, the girls made the trek to Laramie, Wyoming for a practice contest put on at the University of Wyoming. They were in the cooler practicing for the better part of three hours and later proclaimed that it was the most thorough and informative practice they had had the opportunity to partake in. They also got to experience the frigid Wyoming winter weather, describing their relief to be in the meats cooler, as it was much warmer than the outside temperatures.
The practice paid off for the team the next day when they competed in Denver. Results and awards were announced on Sunday morning. The girls were surprised at their success, due to the fact that they were the only three-person team among teams of four members. Britte earned tenth place individually in both the placing and grading categories. Nicole placed tenth individually in the retail category, and Abigail placed ninth. As a team, the girls placed third overall in the retail category. In the overall competition, Britte placed sixth individually and was offered a scholarship to Colorado State University. The team from LaCrosse made a name for itself at a national level, placing fourth in the overall competition.
This school year our district will begin the process of a 3-5 Year Strategic Plan for School Improvement. The purpose of this plan is to create a new School Improvement Plan that will be implemented over the next 3-5 years. This process has four phases:
Phase One-Pre-Planning: November-December 2016
During this time the school board and administration will design a process to collect input from-community, staff and students
Phase Two-Input and Strategy Formulation: January-February 2017
During this stage we will seek feedback from community, staff and students and synthesize input.
Phase Three-Action Planning– March-May 2017
During this time the team will finalize key actions and present to board for adoption.
Phase Four: 2017-2020-Plan in place to review and renew.
One of the biggest parts of this process is community input. It is key that we get input from as many community members as possible. Our plan is to hold a Community Forum on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30 at the school. During this Forum we will give community members an opportunity to provide us with feedback to help develop this plan. This will be an important opportunity for all community members to participate in developing the next long range plan for our school district.
Our plan is to send out personal invitations to all community members right after we come back from Winter Break. We will also advertise on Facebook, bulletins and webpage. We encourage everyone to help us with this process.
Thank you for all your community support and I look forward to meeting with you in this planning process.
Doug Curtis, Superintendent
Parents: please fill out the alternative travel request form if your child plans to leave practice or a game with someone other than you. Be sure to inform the coach(es) and the bus driver(s) of this request. Thank you for your cooperation.
The LaCrosse FFA Livestock team placed 12th in state out of 38 teams at the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane. They worked hard all day and improved since the last contest dramatically. The contest started at 10 a.m. and went all day until 5:30 p.m. To start out the contest the students had to participate in a three part team activity followed by a test. Afterwards the contestants walked around in groups and judged 6 classes of market and breeding animals. They then had time to study before they were lined up to give collegiate livestock judges three sets of reasons on why they placed their classes. We are very proud of our livestock team and how they did this year!
The LaCrosse FFA meats judging team has added a third win to their perfect record this year at the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane on Wednesday. Each team member was able to place in the top ten for the second time this year. Nicole Harder reigned the day, placing first out 90 participants. Following her was Jessica Guske, placing third, Abigail McGregor, placing fourth, Britte Harder, placing fifth, and Weston Miller, placing tenth. The team defeated fourteen others in preparation for the state contest this week, and they will be studying very hard to fight for the top spot in Washington State.
The FFA meats team of Jessica Guske, Britte Harder, Nicole Harder, Abby McGregor, and Weston Miller took first place at the FFA meats contest in Moses Lake on April 2nd. Jessica Guske finished as the high individual, with Britte taking 4th, Nicole 5th, Abby 6th, and Weston 10th.
LaCrosse Schools recently recognized the students who have had outstanding academic achievement over the past year. 13 total students were recognized for the grades and 2006 alum, Matt Martin, came back to deliver the speech.
The Award winners were:
Seniors: Jazlynn Webb, Jessica Guske, and Shyanne Yeigh
Juniors: Britte Harder, Nicole Harder, and Abby McGregor
Freshman: Alynn Harder
8th Grade: Matea Enzweiler, TJ Harder, and Lauren Stubbs
7th Grade: Zoe Bailey, Ty Harder, and Katy McKay