Our students competed in the District FBLA contest on January 27th at Hanover.  Here are the results for that competition.  1st Place -Emily Weiche - Bus. Law; 2nd place - Jennah Ohlde - Bus. Communications, Karsyn Smith - Electronic Career Portfolio, Grace Beikman / Hannah Dittmer / Michelle Richardson - Graphic Design, Liza van der Merwe - Help Desk Role Play and Help Desk Test, Preston Myers - Intro. to Financial Math, Brooke Beier - Intro. to Information Technology, and Chase McGatlin / Andrew Myer - Web Design;   3rd Place - Jennah Ohlde / Hunter York - Digital Video Production, Eder Martinez - Intro. to Information Technology; 4th Place - Emily Weiche - Accounting I, Karsyn Smith - Business Law; 5th Place - Kalen Richardson - Economics, Liza van der Merwe - Insurance and Risk Mgmt.; 6th Place - Preston Myers - Bus. Calculations, Eder Martinez / Preston Myers - Intro. to Bus. Presentation, Liz van der Merwe - Securities & Investments; 7th Place - Karsyn Smith - Accounting II, Preston Myers - Intro. to Information Technology; 8th Place - Hunter York - Accounting II, Kalen Richardson - Electronic Career Portfolio, Hannah Dittmer - Intro. to Information Technology; 9th Place - Hannah Dittmer - Accounting I; and 10th Place - Grace Beikman - Accounting I.  All of these students will now move on to the state competition later this spring.  We would like to congratulate all of them for their hard work and congratulations also to Mr. Keith Spiehs who is our FBLA sponsor.

The basketball season enters its second half and our Bulldogs hosted two home games this past week.  The Valley Heights Mustangs came to town on Tuesday night after posting some key victories in the TVL Tournament.  The Mustangs defeated the Bulldogs in both girls’ and boys’ varsity action.  The Lady Bulldogs got things turned around on Friday night when they jumped out to an early lead against the Onaga Buffalo and cruised to an easy victory.  The boys were in the game until the final minute but eventually fell to the visiting Buffalo squad.  This week – weather permitting – we are on the road and then some.  Tuesday night we travel to Wetmore and on Friday night we travel to Doniphan West.   The Bulldogs have only two more home games on the schedule so make plans now to visit us on February 12th or February 16th to see the Dogs in action!

Our high school cheer squad will be hosting their annual Bitty Cheer Day on Saturday, February 6th in the new gym.  These young people will then put on a cheering routine for parents and guests on the night we host Troy which is February 12th.  Come on out and cheer on the next generation of cheerleaders at Linn Schools!

Mrs. Herrs and our third grade students presented their projects on inventors throughout time on Thursday in the old gym.  Each student researched a particular inventor and then put together a display and a small oral presentation about their selection.  They then invited the elementary students, parents and other guests for their presentations.  As you approached their table you could press a red button and, in character, they would read about the inventor and their contributions to the world.  Not only did they present in character, each student was also dressed in appropriate attire for their time period.  The students covered a wide spectrum of people that included Steve Jobs, Madam Currie, George Washington Carver and the Wright Brothers.  You could also learn information about the creator of the Toll House Cookie, the Barbie Doll, and the windshield wiper.  It was a fun and interesting activity and one that I am sure the third graders will remember for a lifetime!  Great job everyone!

We will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive in the new gym on February 11th.  We invite you to attend and contribute to this very worthy cause.

It is great to be a Bulldog!

Michael D. Savage, Principal