Just a reminder that NEW hats, gloves and scarves, as well as gently used coats have been placed by the blessing box at the old bank in Dexter. On Monday, February 4th, all these items will be removed from this location and dispersed throughout the county to those in need.
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!
As can be seen, due to the wind Monday, the Giving Tree items were unable to be hung from the trees. We will try again Tuesday. Thank you for your understanding!
All Kindergartners returned their library books today so they were treated to popcorn from the Cardinal Chow Cart!! The Cardinal Chow Cart is open to students on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, allowing students to purchase popcorn and water for .75 each.
WINNERS OF THE GIVING TREE: High School: Kaylee Haden Middle School: Laikin Bratcher Elementary: Aaron Hustad
THE GIVING TREE: Collection included: Hats - 54 Scarves - 47 Gloves - 79 Coats - 34 Due to the projected weather forecast for this weekend, we will wait to hang all items on the tree in front of the elementary school until Monday, January 21st - Thursday, January 24th
TODAY: Four students from Dexter; Kylee Bragg, Grace Henderson, Paiten Henderson and Lorelei Strausberg attended the county spelling bee in Winfield. All of the students represented our school well. Paiten Henderson walked away with 2nd place overall. We are very proud of all of them!
Here is an updated bracket for the SCBL Basketball Tournament.
LAST WEEK: 8th Graders were perplexed whether the substance they observed was a liquid or solid. How can it behave as both!? And how is this similar to the rock just below the Earth’s crust.
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.
STEAM students are currently working on robotics, circuit building, and programming a rover.
The Cardinal Chow Cart began this week as an educational tool for the Life Skills Classroom. All students have the option to purchase popcorn and water Monday and Tuesday afternoons for $.75 each.
Second semester STEAM class worked on team-building this week. We had stronger teamwork than we had coordination.
Circle of Friends program will be starting up soon. If students are interested in being apart of this program, see the information attached. The contact person for the program is Ms. Lowe; here at the school.
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!
LAST WEEK: We finished up with Pajamas for the our Spirit Week "Tis the Season to Give." Everyone looked super cozy!!