District Mission: "With community involvement, we will empower learners to become contributing members in our changing world".
Thank you to Valley Vet Clinic for hosting Mrs. Brecht's Animal Science class. Students learned about the importance of preventative vaccination programs to maintain herd health as well as the benefits of vet-client-patient relationships.
The Cherokee FFA Chapter celebrated two years of member's accomplishments on Sunday evening. Members were recognized for their participation in Career Development Events and Leadership Development Events throughout the year. Select members were also recognized for earning their Greenhand, Chapter, and Iowa FFA Degrees. Senior members retired their jackets and were given a FFA Senior cord to be worn at commencement in May. The retiring officers were recognized for their year of service and the newly elected team was installed at the banquet.
Sunday, April 18th, 11 members from the Cherokee FFA Chapter loaded the van to head to Des Moines, Iowa for the 93rd Iowa FFA State Leadership Convention. The members that attended were Becca Cowan, Madi Stief, Anna Paulsrud, Brynn Pritts, Sara Williams, Malorie VandeLune, Maggie VandeLune, Jessica Tuttle, Kendra Husman, Cheyenne Evans, and Avrey Knipper. Chapter advisor, Mrs. Laura Brecht accompanied the team. The first night the members were able to tour the Iowa State University’s Campus and enjoyed a meal at Hickory Park. Monday, April 19th was the first day of the State Leadership Convention. Becca Cowan competed in Job Interview and received a silver rating. Cheyenne Evans served as a courtesy corp member assisting members from the holding room to their competition area. Members then attended the first general session.
Day two of the convention was a busy one for our chapter. Maggie VandeLune, Malorie VandeLune, Sara Williams, and Brynn Pritts competed in Poultry Evaluation where they received a silver rating. Jessica Tuttle, Madi Stief, Anna Paulsrud, and Kendra Husman competed in Farm Business Management. The team received a silver rating. Kendra Husman was recognized for her first place finish at the Horse Evaluation competition last August and was recognized on stage. Avrey Knipper was recognized on stage for her first place rating in the state for her Small Animal Production and Care Proficiency Award. She will advance to the national competition in October representing herself and the chapter. Jessica Tuttle, Becca Cowan, and Madi Stief received their Iowa degree. The Iowa FFA Degree is the highest degree a member can earn from the state association.
The Cherokee FFA Chapter wants to extend a thank you to the Cherokee FFA Alumni for providing this opportunity for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success for our members to attend the 93rd Iowa FFA State Convention.
Grace Anderson is the valedictorian of the 2021 graduating class from WHS and was awarded the Iowa Governor's Scholar Award in Des Moines yesterday. One from every high school in the state is awarded this honor (2 from the top 64 largest school districts).
Mrs. Anderson's Human Anatomy and Physiology class (Bio 168/174) traveled to Northwestern College to visit their cadaver lab, virtual dissection lab, and to tour their beautiful new science building. Students were able to learn more about human organs and body systems by actually seeing and touching real cadavers that normally, only graduate students have access to. Students also used new dissection software on a real human body scan, via a large touch screen, to investigate all the body systems. We are so thankful for this amazing academic opportunity today!
Iowa Department of Public Health
WHAT'S THE SCHOOL'S ROLE IN COMMUNICATING POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS?
- Notify local public health department
- Identify close contacts and quarantine exposed students and staff
- Notify appropriate school administration, families and staff (without identifying the COVID-19 case)
- Provide Public Health with list of close contacts.
WHAT IS A CLOSE CONTACT?
Individuals who've been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with a positive COVID-19 case during the infectious period. Contact may occur in a classroom, lunchroom, free period, during transportation to or from school, at practices or games, and during extracurricular activities.
WHAT WILL WE COMMUNICATE?
- We will report a general account of positive tests of students or staff. Students and staff members who have been identified as close contacts will be contacted.
- If a student is identified as a close contact of a person who has tested positive the building administrator or school nurse will inform the classroom teacher that the student will be absent for a period set to end on a given date, and that homework can be prepared as best as possible for the child during that time.
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Cherokee Community School District Calendar 2020-2021
Please note that dates and events may change throughout the year, stay current by checking our online calendar at: https://lakesconference.org/public/genie/88/school/39/
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