September 16, 2019

STUDENT OF CHARACTER: The Student of Character for September is Atumn Manly! Autumn plans to keep herself busy this year with Student Counsel, Purple Cord and Band. Her favorite class is science because they do really fun STEM activities and Mr. Gebben is super nice and super fun. Autumn’s advice for success, “Don’t be afraid to ask if you need help.” Her hero is her stepmom Ashten because she’s always there for her, buys nice things, and helps to keep her grades up. Autumn would like you to know she wonders why we don’t have school dances.

BASEBALL: Congratulations to the baseball team on their victory over Peru Parkside last Friday!

YMCA TEEN NIGHT: The Ottawa YMCA is offering "Teen Night”. The first one will be tonight from 6-8pm. They will continue every Monday night at the same time. The cost is $2. If you’re worried about the price, see Mrs. Macdavitt. The events will include Friends, Food, WiFI, Music, Dodgeball, Laser Tag, and more. Participating may lead to the start of the YMCA  teen-led Leaders Club. Anyone is welcome but if you are a purple corder, you will receive hours for going! Don’t forget to bring your purple cord sheets with you to be signed!

LIBRARY NEWS: Book Club and Maker Club will be combined this year. It will take place every Wednesday in the Shepherd Library starting September 18th-Dec.18th.. We will meet after school from 3:45-4:15 p.m.  Students may be picked up or take the late bus home. We will be reading some STEM related selections and making projects to go with the books.  See Ms. Darby in the Library for more details. Join the reading and creating fun and make new friends!

A library advisory group is forming for the Shepherd Library. If you would like to be involved in reading promotion, book selection, maker activity planning, and other library help then please see Ms. Darby for more details.  Meetings will be once a week before school at 8:15 a.m. in the Shepherd Library starting on Wednesday, September 18th.  A snack will be served.