The UIC Large Group Speech Contest was held on Saturday, January 13 at Kee High and three Postville groups received “I” ratings! Congratulations to:
- One Act Play: A Game (Litci, Kelsey, Andrew, Emma)
- Reader’s Theatre: Know Your Role (Aleesa, Estevan, Sapphire, Andrew, Marcy, Veronica, Monica, Hilary, Khiaya)
- Ensemble Acting: Ninja in Blue Jeans (Sapphire and Aleesa)
Speech is coached by Derek Friederich and assisted by Anne Friederich.
All 8 groups performing did a wonderful job!
The 7th graders have been working with Chief Halse to review the ideas that come from D.A.R.E. The 7th grade curriculum focuses on “Keeping it REAL” and it is considered a refresher course for the students which may have had it during 5th grade D.A.R.E.
“Keeping it REAL” reminds students to REFUSE bad choices, EXPLAIN your ideas and share reasons, AVOID bad situations and LEAVE situations that you don’t want to be in as a young adult. The lessons consisted of videos, discussions, role plays, and review games. Chief Halse led ten sessions with this group of students and worked with Mrs. Lenth during her class time for the 7th graders. The students then created a digitial project about the D.A.R.E. topics using PowerPoint, Prezi or iMovie.
Chief Halse’s time to help remind us of making good choices was appreciated. The classes finished their last session on December 1 with a few treats and a review test.
The Postville Girls Cross Country team, the Volleyball team, and the Football Cheerleaders have received the the Distinguished Academic Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.
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.
Congratulations to concert choir on their participation in the UIC vocal fest Monday, October 9th at North Fayette Valley. They represented Postville with pride and professionalism and performed with students from four other schools in a choir of over 200 students. Postville’s High School Concert Choir performed Corner of the Sky as their individual school piece. Postville’s Choir is directed by K-12 Vocal Music Teacher April Kruckman.