Tonight's math relay competition at Udall has officially been postponed. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 26th.
TONIGHT: HS Spartan Basketball will host the West Elk Patriots at Cedar Vale. Tip off is at 5:00pm with 3 Quarters of JV Boys followed by Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
YESTERDAY: HS/MS did a Homecoming Activity at lunch called the “Sweetheart Challenge.” With their class, students had to move a sweetheart candy from one side of the table to the other by blowing air through a straw. We’re not sure who won, not all boxes of candy were equal. Students still had fun with it!!
This week are Parent/Teacher Conferences! Tonight is from 5-8pm and Wednesday 5-9pm. HS/MS Teachers will be in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing everyone!!
Visit The Spartan Store during conferences this week to view and purchase the super cool, new items that just arrived!! Items are individually priced according to styles and sizes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
REMINDER: NHS Valentine's Day orders are due Monday, February 11th. Carnation - $2 Balloon - $2 Jumbo Candy Bar - $3 If you still would like to order some Valentine's please contact an NHS member. NHS Members: Mrs. Anderson, Jeanie Gage, Alana Long, Kyl Kuntz, Arik Artherton, Allyssa Vaden, Emma Boatman, Madison Dale, and Dani Smith.
TONIGHT: HS Spartan Basketball will travel to Flinthills to take on the Mustangs. Starting at 5:15pm with 2 Quarters of JV Boys followed by Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
Our February Community Awareness Project is Show Some Love - Penny Wars. We will begin Feb. 11th - 21st. Bills and Pennies add points to your class totals. Silver Coins subtract points from other classes. THE WINNING CLASS WILL BE AWARDED A PIZZA PARTY!!! The money that is raised will be to shop and deliver Random Acts of Kindness through Dexter. See Attachment for more details.
TOMORROW: HS Spartan Basketball will travel to Argonia to play the Red Raiders. Tip off is at 5:00pm with 2 Quarters of JV Girls followed by 2 Quarters of JV Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
MS SCBL TOURNAMENT: Tonight the Girls travel to West Elk to play the Central-Burden Raiders starting at 5:00pm. If they win, they will play after the Boys on Saturday at Sedan. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!! SATURDAY: The Boys will play against Caldwell at Sedan approximately 12:15pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
Due to ties in voting for Homecoming Candidates, there will be four Candidates for each. Congratulations to the following Candidates: Jeanie Gage, Alana Long, Emma Boatman, Allyssa Vaden, Zach Norris, Logan Wallace, Arik Artherton, and Kristian Fossum. Homecoming Night will be February 15 with "Wild at Heart" for the Spartans as the theme. Spirit Days coming soon!
6th grade students have been geologists studying the types of rock found locally, (limestone, sandstone and shale) and how that relates to finding oil and natural gas in Kansas and Oklahoma. They learned that the Permian Sea was what deposited the fossils here millions of years ago creating fossil fuels, and they have done numerous experiments on permeability and porosity to see which type of rock would hold oil the best.
Due to the weather, tonights Junior High game at Flint Hills will not be played this evening. We will make up the game if both schools can find a day before the start of the Junior High Tournament.
Before we can fly our drones, the STEAM teams have been learning about and practicing principles of flight: lift, thrust, and drag. Winners of the initial flight challenge were Kaleb and Cadie, who created the most economical aircraft, capable of going the greatest distance, with the heaviest payload. For the rotor challenge, testing which rotor design could stay aloft longest, the winners were Timber and Cale. Stay tuned for videos of our drone flights!
NHS is having their annual Valentine's Day sale. The sale will end on February 11th. Carnation - $2 Balloon - $2 Jumbo Candy Bar - $3 If you would like to order some Valentine's please contact an NHS member. NHS Members: Mrs. Anderson, Jeanie Gage, Alana Long, Kyl Kuntz, Arik Artherton, Allyssa Vaden, Emma Boatman, Madison Dale, and Dani Smith.
TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE: 16 boxes full of food were delivered today throughout Dexter! The remaining food was delivered to the food pantry at the Dexter Outreach Church and the Dexter blessing box that is located behind the museum. Those in need of utilizing the food pantry can call 620-229-.0060. Thank you all for helping us complete our December Community involvement project!! We had so much fun with this!
LAST WEEK: 7th grade was busy with sweet solutions; learning how temperature, pressure, stirring, and surface area affect the rate of how quickly a solute goes into a solvent to make a solution. Sugar cubes were crushed and stirred among other things to observe the differences. Students were also intrigued to watch a demonstration by Mr. Wise observing a styrofoam cup floating on water, but dissolving in acetone. So the type of solvent makes a difference too!
LAST WEEK: Tis the Season to Give Spirit Week was a HUGE success!! Here are the totals from the week: 60 potatoes 68 stuffing 88 cans of vegetables 62 cans of fruit 60 pie crusts 70 pie fillings And $183 for Turkeys Everything donated will be given to needing families around our community. A BIG Thank You to everyone who participated and brought items everyday!
DEC. 18: There has been an added game next Tuesday. HS Basketball will play Palco at Pratt Community College. The games will be Varsity only starting at 4:opm for Girls and 5:45pm for Boys.
TONIGHT: HS Spartan Basketball host the Central-Burden Raiders at Dexter. Tip off starts at 4:30pm with 2-Quarters of JV Girls followed by 3-Quarters of JV Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE: Today's theme was "Ugly Sweater" if they brought a canned item. (Fruit for elementary, vegetable for MS/HS). We had a great turn out of sweaters and items! Tomorrow's theme is "Holiday headwear" if Elementary students bring a box of stuffing or MS/HS students brings a box of potatoes.
TONIGHT: Grades K-1 Christmas Music Program, starting at 7:00pm in the HS gym. Admission is Free! The schedule is as follows: Grades 7-12 Concert Band followed by HS Choir, 7th Grade Choir, 5th & 6th grade Band, Grades 2-6 performing "ElfLandia"and Grades K-1 performing "Santa bring me Snow".
Beginning December 10th through December 13th the Functional Life Skills class will be selling candy-grams during lunch for $0.50. This includes the choice of candy cane with a short note from students and or staff to let their friends, teachers or staff know just how special they are as they wish them happy holidays! Candy-grams will be delivered as a sweet surprise to chosen recipients on Thursday afternoon.
TOMORROW: HS Spartan Basketball will head back to Udall for the Don Brady Tournament. They will face the Oxford Wildcats. Tip off is at 4:00pm with Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys; approximately 5:30pm. SATURDAY: HS Spartans will finish the Don Brady Tournament at Udall with the Udall Eagles. Tip off is approximately at 6:00pm with Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TONIGHT: MS Spartan Basketball will head to Central-Burden to face the Raiders. Tip off is at 3:00pm with 4 quarters of C Boys followed by B Girls, B Boys, A Girls and A Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
Congratulations to all who participated in yesterday local spelling bee. Following are the top finishers: 1st place, Paiten Henderson; 2nd place, Lorelai Strausberg; 3rd place, Grace Henderson; 4th place, Kylee Bragg. They will represent Dexter in the Cowley County Spelling Bee on Jan. 16 in Winfield. First alternate is Jeramiah McCaslin and second alternate is Lucas Freeman.
TONIGHT: HS Spartan Basketball will head to Udall for the first round of the Don Brady Tournament. They will face the Attica Bulldogs. Varsity Girls tip off at 4:00pm followed by the Varsity Boys; approximate 5:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TONIGHT: HS Spartan Basketball (Varsity Boys only) will host the Flinthills Job Corp as a kick off their season. Tip off is at 6:00pm at Dexter! GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TONIGHT: MS Spartan Basketball will head to Caldwell to face the Bluejays. First game starts at 4:00pm with B Girls followed by B Boys, A Girls, and A Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
THURSDAY: HS Boy Spartans will host the Flinthills Job Corp of Manhattan at 6:00pm at Dexter; Varsity Only. The HS Basketball games for Friday against Altoona-Midway are cancelled.
TONIGHT: MS Spartan Basketball will host the Flinthills Mustangs at Dexter. Games will start at 3:00pm with C Girls playing 2 Quarters followed by C Boys; 2 Quarters. B Girls will start Approximately at 4:00pm followed by B Boys, A Girls, and A Boys. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
Next week’s activities Monday – HS Basketball practice begins. Thursday – MS BB vs Udall at CV at 3:00 pm (C Boys game), the other games following, B girls & boys; A girls & boys.
TOMORROW: Performing Arts Showcase, A Life Well Lived, at 7:00PM in the commons.
TONIGHT: The Spartan Awards for Fall Sports, MS/HS Football and Volleyball, are at 6:30pm in Cedar Vale's Gym.
The third grade has enjoyed having all of our Cowley County Extension agents bring lessons into our classroom over the past month. We have studied the life cycles of plants and animals, learned about food coming from plants and animals, and prepared a special treat called "egg in a bread basket." We have been anxiously awaiting the hatching of the eggs that were incubated in our classroom, and the chicks finally arrived! It was a great experience!
This year, 5th graders were given the opportunity to enter a poster contest put on by the Caney Valley Electric Cooperative Association. Students were to submit a poster that showed examples of electrical safety. This was a voluntary activity and 5 students in our class participated! Logan Becker, Jax Deiter, Austin Potter, Wade Martin and Wyatt Martin all submitted posters. Wyatt Martin was selected as the winner of the contest and received a $25 check. All of the posters should appear in the Kansas Country Living magazine as space allows! In addition our class was awarded a $50 check to use for the 5th grade class. We are looking forward to seeing their posters in print! Great job, 5th graders!!
Jostens will be here TODAY to pick up the graduation and ring orders at 10:30 am in the commons. Don’t forget to bring your order form and down payment.
LAST WEEK: After a busy week, the 6th grade class ended with a thrilling Thursday by creating Bristlebots! First, students designed their robots with tiny motors, batteries, toothbrushes and pipe cleaners. They had to troubleshoot ways to make them work, go faster and slower. Finally, they used the vibrating creatures to paint Halloween Robot Abstract Art pieces to display in the halls. "Nailed it!"
REMINDER FOR MONDAY: Jostens will return for the graduation and Sophomore ring orders at 10:30 am in the commons. Don’t forget to bring your order form and down payment. For class rings, you can go online to Jostens.com, design your ring, print your order form and bring it to school on order day.
TONIGHT: HS Spartan Football travel to Coldwater-South Central High School to face the Timberwolves. Kick off is at 6:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
YESTERDAY: There was an All-League meeting, we had two Lady Spartans make the list; Reagan Warburton, Second-Team and Riley Ferguson, Honorable Mention. Great Job and to all our Lady Spartans this season!!
The 4th graders have been learning about the different types of rocks, weathering, erosion, and deposition in science. Yesterday we were able to walk out to Grouse Creek and search for the types of rocks, and also see where weathering, erosion, and deposition have occurred! It was a great afternoon of exploring!
TODAY: MS has their first Math Contest at West Elk starting at 4:45pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: MS Basketball practice will start today. Students must have a physical on file to practice. The boys will practice in CV this week.
🏈🏈TOMORROW: HS Spartan Football have a big game against the Central-Burden Raiders at Dexter. It’s also Senior Night. To get the crowd pumped for the game, we are having a 💖 PINK OUT 💖!! There will also be a tailgate 🌭, and Spirit tattoos!! We need everyone to come out and support our SPARTANS!! LET’S GO BLACK AND GOLD!!🏈🏈
TODAY: HS Lady Spartan Volleyball head to Caldwell for their Regionals starting at 2:00pm. Here is the Order of Play: (4)South Haven vs. (5) CVD (2) Udall vs (7) Oxford; (3) Caldwell vs (6) Central; (1) Argonia vs 4/5 (Semi-Final); Winner 2/7 vs Winner 3/6 (Semi-Final); Championship Match GOOD LUCK LADIES!! GO SPARTANS!!
🏈🏈TONIGHT: HS Football travel to Oswego to face the Indians. Kick off is at 7:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!🏈🏈
October 8th-12th is National Fire Prevention Week. Along with classroom instruction, Dexter Fireman, Brian Kuntz, spoke with elementary students this morning about the importance of fire safety at home and at school. Thank you Mr. Kuntz for sharing your time with our students! We appreciate all our volunteer firefighters and their work in our community!
🏐🏈TONIGHT: MS Volleyball and Football host the Oxford Wildcats at Cedar Vale. Matches starting at 4:30pm with B team playing each other followed by A Team. Football kicks off at 6:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!🏐🏈
TONIGHT: HS Lady Spartan Volleyball will head to Sedan to face the Blue Devils, the Oxford Wildcats and the Udall Eagles. Matches start at 4:00 as follows: North court South court JV - Sedan v CV/D Oxford v Udall JV - Sedan v Oxford CV/D v Udall V - Sedan v Oxford CV/D v Udall V -- Sedan v CV/D Oxford v Udall V - Sedan v Udall CV/D v Oxford GOOD LUCK LADIES!! GO SPARTANS!!
SATURDAY: HS Lady Spartans play in their SCBL tournament at Central. Their first match will follow the 9:00am game. GOOD LUCK LADIES!! GO SPARTANS!!
TOMORROW: There will be a, CV Junior Class sponsored, tailgate party prior to the game in the parking lot by the arena. They will be serving sloppy joes if anyone is interested in eating.
TOMORROW: HS Spartan Football will host the West Elk Patriots at Cedar Vale. Kick off is at 7:00pm. It's also Cedar Vale's Homecoming, the ceremony will take play at halftime. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!! *Reminder for students who wear their "Spartan Nation" shirts, they will get in the game for free.
TONIGHT: MS Volleyball and Football host the West Elk Patriots here at Dexter. Volleyball will start at 4:30pm with B team followed by A and C (North Court). Football kicks off at 6:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
We are proud to announce, recently our PE department was approved for the Legacy Regional Community Foundation "Active Play Matching Grant." The outline of this grant is to help address the health of the children in your elementary school. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance built environment and/or equipment purchase that provide and promote schoolchildren to be more physically active in order to address the rising rate of obesity in our area. The vision is to provide a space for public elementary schoolchildren in Cowley County to enjoy vigorous exercise through organized games and unstructured play before, during and after the school day. This grant is a 1:1 matching opportunity up to $2,000. A Special Thank you to the Legacy Foundation for approving this grant and to our Administration and school board for matching it! Our students will really benefit from the equipment being purchased through this grant! Thank you!!
GRADES PREK-5TH: The 2nd Annual "Grandparents Breakfast" will be Oct. 11. The sign up forms will be going home with students today and need to be returned Monday, Oct. 8. See attachment for all other details. For Questions, please call the office at (620) 876-5415. We look forward to see all the grandparents!!
The 4th graders have been learning about static electricity in science. Today students had to rub a balloon on their head, then use the static to make an aluminum can roll. Then they had to see if their hypothesis on how far the can would roll was correct or not by measuring the distance it rolled. Some students were surprised at how far they could get their can to roll!
HS Volleyball Regional will be at Caldwell HS; with the following schools: Argonia HS; Burden-Central HS; Caldwell HS; Dexter HS\Cedar Vale HS; Oxford HS; South Haven HS; Udall HS. Brackets and seeding won't be posted until Oct. 10th after 10:00am. The first round will be played on Oct. 16th.
TOMORROW: HS Football travel to Sedan to face the Blue Devils. Kick off is at 7:00pm! GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TONIGHT: MS Volleyball and Football travel to South Haven. Volleyball will face the South Haven Cardinals and Caldwell Blue Jays starting at 4:00pm; see attachment for details. Football will face the South Haven/Caldwell Thunderbolts kick off is at 6:30pm. Also, they are charging admission; $3 for Adults and $2 K-12 Students. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
The 4th graders have been learning about conductors and insulators in science. Today they got to use what they have learned and play a game of freeze tag. Students were either an electrifying student (the ones that are "It"), a conductor, or an insulator. Since conductors let electricity pass through easily, those students had to feeeze immediately. The insulators had to be tagged 3 times before they were frozen because they don't allow electricity to flow through. The students had fun applying what they have learned!
TONIGHT: HS Volleyball head to Argonia to face the Red Raiders and the Oxford Wildcats. Matches start at 4:45 and will play as follows: 4:45 - 5:40 - CVD JV v. Oxford JV 5:40 - 6:00 - Warm Up for first Varsity Match 6:00 - 7:00 - Argonia V v. CVD V 7:00 - 8:00 - CVD V v. Oxford V 8:00 - 9:00 - Argonia V v. Oxford V If the JV games run early, we will not start the first varsity game before before 6:00 pm. GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! GO SPARTANS!!
On Thursday we had a special visitor, Donna Martin, in fifth grade. For our Native American unit, students have been learning about the different regions where Native Americans settled. We learned about the different types of clothing, food, land, tools, transportation and shelter each region used. Mrs. Martin is an expert on the Native Americans in the Plains region and came on Thursday to show our students how to build a tipi and share some stories and artifacts from that region. Students helped to build the tipi with Mrs. Martins help and then we all went inside the tipi to learn about the Native Americans and pass around artifacts. It was a great day of learning.
TOMORROW: HS Football host the Flinthills Mustangs. Kickoff will be at 7:00pm. The Homecoming ceremony will be at halftime with pictures to follow in the commons. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TONIGHT: There will be a bonfire at Richard Artherton's house around 9:00pm (when the MS get back from their game). To get our football team FIRED UP for their game against Flinthills tomorrow! Hope to see everyone there!
TONIGHT: MS Volleyball and Football will host the Central-Burden Raiders at CV. Volleyball will start at 3:30pm with C team followed by B then A. Football kicks off at 6:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TODAY: There will be a pep assembly at 2:00pm at the football field.
YESTERDAY:8th grade learning Earth Science. The lithosphere (hard part of the Earth) is made up of rocks that contain minerals. We're testing rocks for calcite. A few drops of acetic acid are dropped on a piece of limestone & granite. The limestone reacted by producing bubbles of CO2 gas. The granite remained unchanged.
4th grade students are participating in Classroom Economy. Students have a classroom job. They earn classroom cash by doing their job, being kind, doing well on tests, using manners, etc. Students can also lose money for behaviors, talking, not following directions, being rude, etc. The 4th graders must also pay $1,000 rent on their desk each month. Cooper Criss was able to pay off his desk (and live rent free for the rest of 4th grade) by paying $3,000 all at once. Way to go, Cooper!
SHIRTS FOR SALE: STUCO is selling shirts with a few choices. There are 2 print options (CVD is #1, and Athletic Dept. is #2). Also, on Black or dark Gray shirts. Short sleeves-$14, Long Sleeves-$16, Crew Sweatshirt-$18, Hoodie-$25. Sizes available- Youth small through adult. There are order forms going home with preK-6 today. You can get an order form from the Office or email Mrs. Killman (email@example.com). All check to USD 471. Deadline to order is Mon. Sept. 24.
TONIGHT: Parent/Teacher Conferences from 5:00pm-8:00pm. MS/HS will be in the commons and K-6 has scheduled conferences. If you can't make it tonight, there is another chance on Wednesday. We hope to see everyone!
The Dexter Music Department will receive its delivery of Blue and Gold Sausage for its annual fundraiser today! A reminder to students and parents that product will be sorted and available for pickup after school. Make sure to get your order picked up so that we don’t have any hungry supporters on our hands. A huge thank you to USD #471 Faculty, Staff, and the vast amount of community members that support our program and our students through this fundraiser!
TOMORROW: HS Football will host Caldwell Blue Jays at CV. Kick off is at 7:00pm! GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
🏈🏐TONIGHT: MS Volleyball and Football head to Flinthills to face the Mustangs! VB starts at 4:30pm with B team followed by A then C. Football kicks off at 6:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!🏈🏐
TONIGHT: HS VB heads to Caldwell to face the Blue Jays and the Udall Eagles. All JV games will have A running clock. Games will be as follows: 4:00pm- CVD JV vs Caldwell JV CVD JV vs Udall JV Udall JV vs Caldwell JV 6:00- CVD vs Caldwell (Varsity) CVD vs Udall (Varsity) Udall vs Caldwell (Varsity) GOOD LUCK LADIES!! GO SPARTANS!!
Josie Gage entered a writing contest and won 1st place in our Kansas congressional district 4. The contest was put on by the Kansas Book Festival and the theme was to describe Kansas with one word or phrase. Hers was "Rugged Beauty". She was awarded a $500 check in the Senate Chamber of the Capital Building in Topeka on Saturday, September 8th.
NEXT WEEK: Monday – For those 7-12 who are going to Hutch, the bus leaves at 6:30 am. Be here before 6:30. Return time is 4:15 pm. Those who aren’t going or who miss the bus are expected to be at school. Tuesday – HSVB at Caldwell at 4:00 pm. Wednesday – Fall sports pictures in CV. Thursday – MS VB (4:30) and FB (6:30) at Flinthills. Friday – HSFB vs Caldwell at CV at 7:00 pm. Saturday – Spartan Inv. Volleyball Tournament at 9:00 am.
The Fall 2018 Homecoming Candidates are Jeanie Gage, Justin Cravens, Alana Long, Kyl Kuntz, Zach Lacey (Norris),and Logan Wallace! CONGRATULATIONS! Homecoming week will be Sept. 17-21; the theme is Game Night (Board Games)!
🏈🏈TOMORROW: HS Football travel to South Haven to take on the Cardinals. Kick off is at 7:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!🏈🏈
🏈🏐TONIGHT: MS Volleyball and Football travel to Sedan to the Blue Devils. Volleyball will start at 4:30pm with B team followed by A and C. Football will kick off at 6:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!! 🏈🏐
🏈🏈TOMORROW: HS Football kick off their season at Buffalo-Altoonia Midway against the Jets; starting at 7:00pm. GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!! GO SPARTANS!!🏈🏈
🏐🏈TONIGHT: MS Volleyball and Football kick off their seasons against the Udall Eagles. Volleyball starts at 4:30pm with the B team on the South Court. Following that game is A on the South Court and C on the North Court. Then football will begin at 6:30pm. GOOD LUCK!!! GO SPARTANS!!🏐🏈
YESTERDAY: Physical changes in matter. Students learned of differences between chemical changes and physical changes in matter. Yesterday's lab allowed students to view water in all the states at the same time with observable changes between each. Warm water (liquid) was poured into a bottle. Ice (solid) was placed at the top. Vapor (gas) was observed rising from the liquid while it later condensed back to its liquid state at the top.
Last week, 5th graders participated in “The Candy Rush.” Each student received a variety of candy. Each type of candy was worth a different amount, varying from 1-1,000,000. Students had to sort the candy and find the value of their candy. Then they used the information they collected to analyze their data. We learned about place value and comparing numbers, as well as standard, expanded and word form. We also recognized the difference between the digit and value of a digit. Lastly, students enjoyed eating their candy!
The 4th graders worked together on a STEM project today. The goal was to sketch and build a bucket tower with the bucket suspended. Students were given a 3oz cup, 20 straws, 36 inches of tape, and 36 inches of string. The goal was to see which tower could hold the most weight. All the teams did a wonderful job planning and working hard together. The winning team as Josiah Gage, Eislee Boatman, and Hayden McMinn.
Events This Week: Wednesday-Open House/Ice Cream Social from 5:30-7:00pm. Thursday-MS VB and FB @ Dexter vs. Udall Friday-HS FB @ Altoonia-Midway
STEM CLASS YESTERDDAY: MacGyver Challenge #1: Transport an object from one side of the room to the other, quickly and safely. Most creative transport: the zipline! (Picture of Grace and Jacey) MacGyver Challenge #2: Transport a fragile object from ceiling to floor, quickly and safely. Winner: The Clunk!
It's all about teamwork! The 4th graders are off to a great start learning to work as a team in the classroom! Groups were give one large piece of construction paper, scissors, and glue. Students had to figure out a way to use the paper to make the longest paper chain. All the groups worked well together to complete the task!
The 4th graders wrapped up their opinion writing unit this week! It was called, "This or That Animal Debate." Students learned how to state an opinion, gather facts, oragnize those facts, then write a 5 to 6 paragraph paper on a debate of their choice. A few of their choices were: would you rather wrestle an alligator or a black bear, would you rather be raised by monkeys or wild dogs, would you rather have a pet python or a pet chimpanzee, and would you rather swim with a box jelly fish or a great white shark? They went through the whole writing process and then went and had a debate in Mrs. A's ELP class. The 4th graders were able to change the minds of some high school students in each debate! Way to go 4th grade!
Here are the Walter Johnson All-League members for Baseball: First-Team Javen Killman for pitching; Jasper Young and Devin Catlin for position player; and Honorable mention was Brady Snyder and Arik Artherton. For Softball, the All-League members are First-team was Emma Speer and Honorable Mention was Riley Ferguson and Jacinda Call. Great Job!!
FRIDAY, MAY 18: Dexter Track and Field competed in their Regional at Burlington. There were a couple who came very close to making State: Ellie Boatman placed 6th in the 400m and Triple Jump; and Kyndel Randall placed 6th in the 100m hurdles and 5th in the 300m hurdles. Great Season Ladies!! For the boys, Morgan Carson placed 2nd in 300m hurdles qualifying for State. He will run prelims on Friday at Wichita State around 4:45pm. Good Luck Morgan!
YESTERDAY: Continuing at the Awards Assembly, Tyler Vogele received Best of Show in Metals with his smoker, Overall Outstanding Metal Worker, Overall Best of Show (Smoker) and Mr. Kuntz's award for Overall Outstanding Shop Student of the Year. Other awards included Arik Artherton Runner-up Overall Best of Show for his coffin; Alana Long received Runner-up for Best Scroll Saw for her Girrafes and Jamie Freedman received Best HS Scroll Saw for her Lighthouse.
YESTERDAY: Continuing at the Awards Assembly, Mr. Kuntz honored High School Fine Arts students who received awards on their projects. Avery Vaden received Best of Show Drafting, Overall Outstanding Draftsman and Best of show in Woods. Also, Marissa Bratcher recieved Overall Outstanding Woodworker and Best Wood or Metal Art.
YESTERDAY: At the grades 6-12 Awards Assembly, Mr. Criss honored students who had either a 3.5 to 3.7 or 3.7 to 4.0 cumulative GPA in high school. Gold honors (3.7 to 4.0) were Freshman: Ethan Wallace, Avery Vaden, Kyndel Randall, Josie Gage, Essie Boatman; Sophomores: Clayton Henderson, Allyssa Vaden, Dani Smith, Emma Boatman; Juniors: Jeanie Gage, Alana Long, Logan Wallace; Seniors: Marissa Bratcher and Ellie Boatman. Silver honors (3.5 to 3.7) were Freshman: Cole Criss, Hannah Overby; Sophomores: Chika Suzuki, Arik Artherton, Devin Catlin, Amanda Priddy; Juniors: Morgan Carson and Kyl Kuntz. Congratulations and Great job!!
Spartans win by run rule in the regional semi-finals 10-0 to advance to the Championship game against West Elk...winner takes all and qualifies to the 2–A State Tournament next week.
TODAY: HS Lady Spartan Softball will continue their Regional game from last night starting at 2:00pm. They were winning in the 5th inning 11-9 against Central. If they win, they play immediately after. GOOD LUCK!! HS Spartan Baseball will travel to West Elk for their first game for Regionals against Yates Center at 3:30pm. If they win, they will play immediately after. GOOD LUCK!!
FRIDAY, MAY 11: HS Spartan Track and Field traveled to Oxford for the SCBL meet. Here are the results from it: Ellie Boatman placed 2nd in Long Jump, 4th in Triple Jump, 7th in the 200m and 4th in the 400m; Essie placed 6th in the 400m and 800m; Robyn Dale placed 5th in the 200m and 7th in the 100m; Kaylee Haden placed 6th in the 100m Hurdles and 7th in the 300m Hurdles; Kyndel Randall was league Champ in the 100m Hurdles, then placed 5th in the 100m and 300m Hurdles; and Reagan placed 3rd in the 1600m and 5th in Javelin. For the Boys, Morgan Carson placed 3rd in the 300m Hurdles; Brogan Meyers placed 7th in the Disc.; and Braden Snyder was league Champ in the Javilen. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!! FRIDAY, They will head to Burlington for Regionals to State!
TOMORROW: HS Spartan Track and Field will head to Oxford for their meet starting at 3:00pm. Admission is $4 for Adults and $3 for Students. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball will play for the Championship Game against West Elk at the Broadway Recreation Complex in Winfield, South Field. They will play immediately following the 4:00pm game. GOOD LUCK!! HS Lady Spartan Softball will play for 5th against Central at the Broadway Recreation Complex in Winfield, South Softball Field.They will play immediately following the 4:00pm game. GOOD LUCK!! Cost for these to get in $4 for Adults and $3 for Students.
HS REGIONALS: Spartan Baseball will play Tuesday, May 15 at West Elk against Yates Center approximately 3:30pm. Lady Spartan Softball will play Monday, May 14 at Central-Burden against Central-Burden starting at 5:00pm. BRACKETS ATTACHED. Dexter Track and Field will travel to Burlington for their Regional; Friday, May 18th.
TOMORROW: HS Spartan Baseball will be playing for the W.J.L Championship against the West Elk Patriots. They will play on the south field immediately following the 4:00pm game. HS Lady Spartan Softball will be playing for 5th place against the Central-Burden Raiders in the W.J.L tournament. They will play on the south softball field immediately following the 4:00pm game. BRACKETS ATTACHED:
HS Spartan Baseball defeated the Oxford Wildcats 8-1. They will play Thursday for the League Championship. GREAT JOB SPARTANS!!
HS Spartan Baseball defeated Elk Valley/Fredonia 12-2. They will face Oxford after the Elk Valley/Fredonia and Central game.
THIS WEEK: Sports physicals for grades 5 thru 11 are this week at the Dexter Clinic. BOYS will be TOMORROW and GIRLS will be on THURSDAY beginning at 9:00 am. Be sure to have your physical signed by both the student and the parent in three places and bring $10 cash.
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball travel to Oxford for the 1st and 2nd Round of W.J. League Tournament. Their first game will be against Elk Valley/Fredonia immediately following the 10:00am game. GOOD LUCK!! HS Lady Spartan Softball will travel to Sedan for the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the W.J. League Tournament. Their first game will be against Flinthills, which will immediately follow the 2:00pm game. GOOD LUCK!! BRACKETS ATTACHED:
FRIDAY, MAY 4: HS Spartan Track team traveled to Udall for Udall's first High School track meet. There were several medalist: Morgan Carson placed 1st in the 300m Hurdles, Blake Hand placed 6th in the 1600m, Brogan placed 2nd in the Disc., Braden Snyder placed 2nd in the Javelin and the 4x800m placed 5th (Casebolt, Hand, Priddy, Carson). For the Girls, Ellie Boatman placed 4th in the 400m, 5th in long jump and 5th in triple jump, Essie placed 6th in the 800m and 5th in the 400m, Robyn Dale placed 6th in the 200m, Kyndel Randall placed 2nd in the 100m Hurdles, 6th in the 100m, and 5th in the 300m Hurdles, and Reagan Warburton placed 3rd in the 3200m and 6th in Javelin. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
MONDAY, MAY 7: HS Spartan Baseball play at Oxford. They face Elk Valley/Fredonia following the Oxford game at 10:00am. HS Lady Spartan Softball play at Sedan. They face Flinthills following the Sedan at 2:00pm. These games will kickoff the baseball and softball League tournaments. Brackets will be posted soon.
The Dexter Awards assembly (Grades 6-12) will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM in the Dexter Gymnasium. These awards will recognize students for academics, music/band, industrial arts, citizenship, perfect attendance, etc...
Just a reminder that the Spartan awards for basketball, baseball, track, softball and cheer will be on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm at Cedar Vale.
YESTERDAY:Futuremaker Mobile Lab out of WSU Tech (the science and technology campus of Wichita State), spent the day here where they presented a series of hands-on virtual reality lab exercises where students, grades 8 - 11. They got to experience the "virtual reality" of technical careers in high demand areas. Students had fun participating in various experiments such as 3D imaging with a welding simulation and others like a 3D computerized gravity experiment. Students rotated between two mobile labs in 70 minute sessions and wrapped up at the end with materials on careers available on the campus in Wichita.
FRI. APR. 27: HS Spartan Track went to Madison for their meet. The results: Ellie Boatman placed 3rd in long jump, Robyn Dale placed 6th in long jump, Kaylee Haden placed 6th in 100m hurdles, Kyndel Randall took 1st in 100m hurdles and 5th in 300m hurdles, and Reagan Warburton placed 5th in the 1600m. For the boys, Morgan Carson placed 6th in the 300m hurdles and Braden Snyder placed 6th in the Javelin. Also, the boys 4x800m took 5th (Casebolt, Priddy, Hand, Carson). GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball will head to West Elk to face the Patriots. Starting at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Track team travel to Madison; meet starts at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball play at Dexter against Central; starting at 1:00pm.
Softball will play AT Central today at 4:00 pm. No concessions will be available. Due to field conditions, no baseball games today.
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball host the Central-Burden Raiders at Cedar Vale. Start time is 4:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS! MS Spartan Track travels to Caldwell for their meet starting at 1:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TUES. APR. 24: HS Spartan Track travels to Central for their meet. There were some medalist and placers at the meet. Ellie Boatman placed 3rd in Long Jump and 5th in the 400m; Kyndel Randall placed 2nd (by a tenth) in the 100m hurdles and 4th in the 300m hurdles; and Reagan Warburton placed 3rd in the 1600m. For the Boys, Brogan Meyers placed 4th in the Discus; and Braden Snyder placed 2nd (by 3 feet) in the Javelin. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
Please join us this evening at 7:00pm in the Dexter High School Gymnasium for the K-5 Spring Program. The concert will feature the K-2 students in a musical entitled "The Principal and the Pea," which is based on the traditional fairy tale where a queen determines the future princess of the kingdom by placing a pea under her bed. Students in Grades 3-5 will be performing a musical called "Swamped," which focuses on the journey in the lives of swamp creatures as they plan for a swamp party happening later that evening. Lastly, the 5th Grade Band will perform a piece based on the sailing of the Spanish Armada in 1588. We hope to see you there!
Lady Spartans drop two to Fredonia/Elk Valley at home last night. Game #1 Lady Spartans 5 Fredonia/Elk Valley 6 Game #2 Lady Spartans 6 Fredonia/Elk Valley 13. Lady Spartans are 2-9 on the year.
Spartan Baseball sweeps Fredonia/Elk Valley in Fredonia to improve to 7-4 on the year! Game #1 Spartan 9 Fredonia/Elk Valley 5 Game #2 Spartans 8 Fredonia/Elk Valley 3
TODAY: MS Spartan track will head to Flinthills for their meet starting at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! HS Spartan track travel to Central-Burdan for their meet; start time at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
YESTERDAY: The 4th graders have been learning about weathering, erosion, and deposition. The students were divided into teams to do a science relay! Each team had a Lego landform. One at a time students had to break (weathering) a Lego off the landform, take (erosion) the Lego to the other end of he playground by crab walking, bear crawling, sprinting, running backwards, and kangaroo hopping. Once they got to the end of the playground they would drop (deposition) the Lego to begin a new landform. They had fun , but they were sure dirty and worn out!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball travels to Fredonia to face the Elk Valley Lions starting at 4:00pm. HS Lady Spartan Softball host the Elk Valley Lions at Cedar Vale starting at 4:00pm. GOOD LUCK TEAMS!!! GO SPARTANS!!!
TODAY: JV Spartan Baseball and Softball travel to Flinthills to face the Mustangs; start time 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball will play one game at Udall; starting at 6:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! MS Spartan Track team will head to Udall. Start time is at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: Grades 7-12 Concert Band will be performing at the State Large Group Festival at Winfield High School.The band performs at 1:40pm in the Winfield High School Auditorium. GOOD LUCK!!!
LAST NIGHT: HS Spartans competed in the Border Queen Meet at Caldwell HS. There were several medalist: Morgan Carson took 3rd in 300m hurdles, Brogan Myers took 5th in Discus, Braden Snyder took 2nd in Javelin, the boys 4x800m took 5th (Darius, Joe, Blake, Morgan). For the girls: Ellie Boatman took 6th in long jump and 4th in triple jump, Kaylee Haden took 6th in the 100m hurdles, Kyndel Randall took 1st in the 100m hurdles, 5th in the 300m hurdles and 4th in the 100m, Reagan Warburton took 6th in Javelin and 5th in 800m, and the 4x800 took 3rd (Cierra, Kaylee, Essie, and Reagan). Great job Everyone!!!
TODAY: MS Spartans will head to West Elk for their make-up meet. Start time is 3:00pm. Good Luck!!
High School Track will be in action today at Caldwell. Good Luck to the Spartan Track athletes.
The Spartan Baseball team splits with Sedan. The Blue Devils win the first game (7-4) and the Spartans take the nightcap (15-5) in 5 innings. Spartans are 4-4 on the year and will play Udall at Udall on Thursday. The Lady Spartans lost both games of the double header by a score of 10-2 and 15-3.
Due to potential weather, the JV baseball games for today have been cancelled.
TODAY: MS Spartan track have their make up meet at Central-Burden. Start time is at 1:30. GOOD LUCK!! HS Baseball head to Eureka for a Varsity and JV game. Start time for Varsity is 4:00pm; JV at 5:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
The Spartan Baseball Team improves to 4-1 with a win in Dexter over Bluestem last night. The Varsity won a close contest 5-3. The JV won the nightcap over Bluestem. The Lady Spartan JV Softball team won both games of their double header against Tyro Christian.
Last nights results from Lady Spartan Softball @ South Haven. In game one the Lady Spartans were defeated by a score of 11-1 and in game two the Lady Spartans were defeated by a score of 5-4. The next action for the Lady Spartans will be on 4/16 at Cedar Vale against Sedan.
Here is a video our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers put together for their students to help them with state assessments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC_T2CGWjek&feature=youtu.be
THURS. APR. 5: The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes participated in a state assessment kick off assembly. They started by competing in a minute to win it game called "Suck it up." Students and their teachers had to use a straw to suck a M&M up out of a bowl and transfer it to a different bowl. Their second game was a Saran wrap ball. Those were packed with candy and classroom economy cash! It was a fun assembly to get the elementary headed up for assessments that begin the week of Apr. 9!
THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITY SCHEDULE: Mon.-HS SB @ South Haven 4:00pm Tues.-HS TR @ West Elk 3:00pm, JV SB vs. Tyro @ Dex. 4:30pm (2 Games), BB vs. Bluestem @ Dex. Varsity 4:00pm-JV 5:30pm Thurs.-BB @ Eureka Varsity 4:00pm-JV 5:30pm Fri.-JV BB vs. West Elk @ Dexter (2Games)
The Dexter High School Choir was surprised and humbled today to host guest clinician Alyssa Toepfer. Mrs. Toepfer is a professional opera singer, Assistant Choral Director at Olathe North High School, and an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Ottawa University. She made the trip to Dexter to share her expertise and experiences to assist the choir in their preparation for Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival at Butler County Community College this weekend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your gifts!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball host the Flinthills Mustangs at Dexter. Start time is at 4:00pm. Good Luck!! GO SPARTANS!!
TODAY: MS Spartan Track Team travel to Central-Burden. Start time is at 1:30. Good Luck!! GO SPARTANS!
The Dexter 6th Grade Choir recently received the highest rating of 1 for their performance of Carry Me Home by Jean Anne Shafferman at the SCBL MS Music Festival on March 28th! They were so professional and received high praises from multiple teachers and volunteers for their maturity throughout the day. Way to represent!
Today's High School Track Meet at Douglas has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date TBD.
Due to miserable weather conditions today's scheduled junior high track meet at West Elk is being postponed and is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17.
Both the MS and HS Track Teams will be competing tomorrow. The MS will be in West Elk and the HS will be in Douglas. Good Luck to both teams. Go! Spartans! Go!
Spartans drop 1st game of the year 7-6 to Oxford to fall to 0-1 in the young season. Lets get em next game boys! GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Lady Spartans win first game of the double header at Oxford 15-2 to move to 1-0 on the year. ⚾️GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Spartan High School Track/Baseball/Softball @ Oxford today. Start time is 3:00 P.M. Best of luck to our participants! GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Great Job DHS Math Students! Check out article here. http://dexterks.apptegy.us/article/44373?org=district
Reminder: The SPARTAN Track, Baseball, and Softball teams are scheduled to have their first meets/games of the year tomorrow in Oxford. Track @ 3:00 and BB/SB @4:00. GO! SPARTANS! GO!
It's coming........USD #471 Dexter Schools is quickly approaching the completion of our web store. This site will allow the district to accept online payments for lunches, enrollments, fees, projects, etc...! The district will also be able to accept payment with a debit card or in person at the high school office, concession stands, etc...Our hope is that this will provide a time saving solution for families to make payments with a credit or debit card. Note our Web Store address (https://dexter.revtrak.net) to help with future transactions for your convenience. The site is not "live" yet but will be soon. We will make make the announcement when it goes live! You will also be able to access from your NEW mobile app or the district webpage at www.usd471.org!
Dexter High School After Prom 2018 will be held on Saturday April 7th following the Casino Royale themed prom. The after prom even will be sponsored by the sophomore parents. All students attending after prom and their dates must be at the Dexter High School old gym by 12:30 am. Each student and their date attending must have a parent/student signed permission form turned into the DHS office by Thursday, March 29th. This will be a fun night of games and prizes for all who attend. Breakfast will be served and students dismissed roughly at 5:30 am. (USD #471 has no affiliation with the after prom, this is driven and put on by parents. USD #471 wishes to thank them for their efforts to provide a safe environment for our students on this night!)
Today's Junior High Track Meet (@ Central Burden) has been rescheduled for April 12th due to the weather.
Today's scheduled Baseball and Softball games against Udall have been postponed and will be made up on May 3rd at 4:00 in Dexter.
Today the Dexter High School Band will perform in the SCBL Music contest at Cowley County Community College. Good Luck!
On April 4th the Family Crisis Center will be presenting to Dexter students in grades 8-12. The educational presentation will be based on Dating Violence, Healthy Relationships and Boundaries, Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault and Consent. Throughout the presentation they will hit hard on social media at different points and that includes sexting and the possible consequences.
Spartans Stop Udall to Advance to Semi-Finals! https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-district-dexterks/articles/spartans-top-udall-to-advance
Reminder: Parent/Teacher Conferences from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. tonight. (Rescheduled from last Wednesday)
SPARTAN NATION it's GAME DAY! The HS boys will host Udall tonight in 1st round KSHSAA sub-state action. The game is in Dexter and will tip-off at 7:00 P.M. GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Download the new USD #471 App to check out the daily Bulletin under the NEWS link. Download today at the following links! For iPhone users visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dexter-usd-471/id1325628014?mt=8 For Android Users visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.dexter
USD #471 is excited to announce it's new mobile app! Please keep in mind this is a work in progress, but we thought we would roll it out and learn as we go! This app will allow you to receive push notifications, automated phone calls and text messages when this app is completed. This mobile app will go hand in hand with a new website to be rolled out in the next few weeks. Download today at the following links! For iPhone users visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dexter-usd-471/id1325628014?mt=8 For Android Users visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.dexter
Junior High and High School Students: There will be a meeting on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 pm at the Cedar Vale Hilltop Café for those who are interested in joining or getting more info on the Clay Target League. This meeting is for new and returning students and their parents
HS Boys Basketball Sub-State action vs. Udall in Dexter on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
HS Girls Basketball Sub-State action @ Udall 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 26, 2018
Reminder: Junior High Track practice will start Monday, February 26, 2018