Postville Choir Performs At UIC Festival

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.

Intro to Business Class Marketing Activity

As part of the Marketing Unit in the Intro to Business class, students had to research and then create a new beverage name/logo, flavor and label based on their customers needs/wants.  The choices in the project were sports drink, energy drink, soda or water.   In addition the students had to create a commercial to promote their new beverage.   The Seniors voted on the overall appearance of the design and 2nd Gear was the winner!
1st Place: 2nd Gear

1st Place: 2nd Gear

3rd Place: Blue Nets

2nd Place: Super Charger

4th Place: WHAM

7th Grade Tech Class Uses Robots

Recently, Mrs. Combs, the K-12 TAG instructor introduced our 7th grade Tech students to "Dash and Dot". "Dash and Dot" are small robots that can be programmed when students create a code of commands. All of the students in Mrs. Lenth's 7th grade Tech classes had a chance to use the ipads, create a code and interact with the robots. By writing a code, students practice problem-solving, order of operations and giving specific directions to the robot. Everyone enjoyed the class experience and will look forward to Mrs. Combs visiting again.

Robots
Classmates and Robots

Intro to Business Marketing Activity (2016)

As part of the Marketing Unit in the Intro to Business class, students had to create a new beverage name/logo, flavor and label.  The choices in the project were sports drink, energy drink, soda or water.  In addition the students had to create a commercial to promote their new beverage.  

The Seniors voted on the overall appearance of the design and Watermelon Water was the winner!

1st Place

First Place

3rd Place

Third Place

2nd Place

Second Place

4th Place

fourth Place

7th Grade Exploratory Projects

The 7th Grade Exploratory class with DeAnn Lenth has three main goals:  develop people skills, money skills and explore careers.  They recently studied “people skills” such as teamwork, problem-solving and communication.  They had to build a tower in a short time with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. Then the students shared reflections on their learning and how it could be improved.

8th Grade Tech Class Student Created Websites

These webpages were created in Mrs. Lenth’s 8th grade Tech class.  The student’s purpose was to “teach others” about a topic.  Please understand (and excuse) any spelling errors as they are student created projects.  The student’s used a website called “WIX” to create our pages and learned about design principles through their lessons.  The students listed below wanted to share their work.  We hope you enjoy looking at the variety of topics and different features on the webpages.

Hibo’s Favorite Books
Taylor’s Postville Junior High Classes
Arnoldo’s Different Types of Lawyers
Tracer’s How to Ride Horses
Marcy’s Three Popular Topics
Yaritzy’s Authors and Books
Wilson’s Different Styles of Music
Shawn’s Junior High Sports
Cora’s Information about Town of Volga
Sandy’s Info about Junior High

Postville Student Enters Art Contest

Postville student, Hector Galvan, entered an arrt piece into the Congressional Art Competition.

The Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, is an annual event that allows high school students from eastern Iowa and across the country to showcase their artistic abilities.  The winner of the competition won a two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. In addition, the winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.