Recently, the 8th graders in Mrs. Lenth's Technology classes conducted a boat challenge. Mrs. Salinas, our Tech Integrationist, help create the challenge for the students since some of them had prior experience with 3D printing. Their goal was to give students the opportunity to design a product using Tinkercad and the 3D printers. For this challenge, the boats had to meet certain dimensions and see which boat could hold the most cargo (pennies). An optional challenge was stability to see how many paper clips could be hung on the side of the boat before capsizing. During the challenge, students enjoyed seeing their boats "float" and the friendly competition among classmates. Winners from each 8th-grade section enjoyed a prize of Gatorade & candy, plus bragging rights!
Seniors Nick Jacobs and Travis Fish, with Freshman Pierce Harbaugh, after their rock solid trumpet trio performance at the 2018 Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Small Ensemble Festival, held at West Central High School, in Maynard. Superior work, on very challenging music!
Junior Leah Bean, receiving judge's comment at the 2018 Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Small Ensemble Festival, held at West Central High School, in Maynard. Leah's hard work really paid off, as she earned a perfect score on the trumpet solo 'Spica', by Vandercook.
Seven students from Postville earned eight awards at the NEIA Art Show on April 11.
- 2nd Place in Mixed Media Category: Drew Plagman
- 3rd Place in Graphic Design Category: Matt Russell
- Honorable Mentions:
- Aleesa Lavrenko in Painting Category
- Sapphire Miller in Mixed Media Category
- Drew Plagman in Colored Drawing Category
- Kadar Mohamed in Graphic Design Category
- Hannah Gormly in Sculpture Category
- Yaritzy Hernandez in Ceramics Category
Students worked hard to prepare for this Art Show and did a GREAT job representing Postville!
CONGRATS TO ALL PLAYERS AND COACHES
The Postville Girls Basketball team received the the Distinguished Academic Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Boys Basketball and Wrestling Cheerleading received the Excellence Award.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association has a recognition program for academic achievement by athletic teams and cheerleading squads. They recognize those teams/squads which collectively have excelled in the classroom.
There are two awards: (1) Excellence in Academic Achievement. This award is given to the teams/squads who achieve a combined grade point average of 3.00-3.24. (2) Distinguished Academic Achievement. This award is given to the teams/squads who achieve a combined grade point average of 3.25-4.00.
Awarded schools will receive a certificate for each team/squad recognized. Each team/squad member will also receive a certificate of recognition.
Many JH students from Postville attended the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) event held at the Keystone AEA in Elkader, Thursday, March 16th. The STEAM agenda used the code word: STEAM it up. It was a series of makerspace STEAM Challenges for the 7th and 8th graders.
Some of the activities they participated in were
- Creating CoSpaces
- Using a 3D VR headset
- Create, build, and problem solve while building a robot using a straw
- Create code using the NEW Micro:Bits
It was a great event for these hardworking students.
Mr. Steege's psychology class recently studied social media and technology. They developed the questions and completed the research. View the slideshow to see their findings. They are continuing to dig into the positives and negatives of technology on students.
Students in the Intro to FCS class had the chance to use RealCare Babies. They practiced basic care for infants such as rocking, feeding, burping, swaddling, and changing a diaper.
The 2017-18 boys basketball awards winners were announced at the annual basketball awards banquet.
|Most Valuable Player||Owen Jacobson||Owen Jacobson||Riley Brockway|
|Free Throw Award||Harrison Dehning||Nash Reicks||Evan Jacobson|
|Mr. Defense||Nick Jacobs||Aboody Abdullahi||Evan Jacobson|
|Dedication Award||Harrison Dehning||Nash Reicks||Josh Jacobs|
|Craig Martins Award||Nick Jacobs|
|All Substate Team||Riley Brockway|
|1,000 Point Scorer||Owen Jacobson|
Varsity Letter Winners for this year include:
Blake Wettleson, Owen Jacobson, Nick Jacobs, Jacob Steffans, Maynor Henriquez, Christian Soy, Cole Walch, Harrison Dehning, Collin Bacon, Gabe Loera