The Principal’s Corner

“We Challenge, You Succeed”

Congratulations are in order for our high school scholars’ bowl team that placed 5th overall at the state meet hosted by Goessel this past Saturday.  This is the second time Linn High School has sent a team to state with the first time being in 2009.  The team came out of pool play with a 3-2 record which qualified them for the finals with five other teams.  The Bulldogs ended up going 1-4 in the final round to claim the 5th place position.  Our sponsor and coach, Ms. Rebecca Fischer, reported that the questions were very difficult and our students represented our school in true Bulldog fashion.  Team members included juniors Claire Ohlde and Kalen Richardson, sophomores Evan Bott and Tanner Spence and freshman Eder Martinez.  Eder paced the Bulldogs with 80 points during the meet and Evan Bott was right behind Eder with 70!  We are very proud of this squad and look for even better things next year!  Great job everyone.

The Washington County Spelling Bee is this Saturday at Clifton-Clyde Middle School.  The bee starts at 9:00 am with the top three spellers from grades 6, 7 and 8 moving on to the oral spelling bee and the chance to be the 2016 Washington County Spelling Bee Champion.  Representing Linn at the spelling bee will be: Grade 1 – Jenna Merritt and Isabelle Rogge; Grade 2 – Anthony Choto and Makenzie Height; Grade 3 – Amber Kolle and Morgan Wurtz; Grade 4 – Brady Myers and Garrett Peters; Grade 5 – Holden Dittmer and Susan Martinez; Grade 6 – Lindsay Mueller and Kendra Colson; Grade 7 – Carly Kolle and Isaac Rogge and Grade 8 – Haley Dittmer and Jalee Wohler.  Good luck to all of our Bulldogs!

The Bulldogs hosted the Washington County Tigers on Tuesday night which will be the final home game of the season.  As is the custom we celebrated Parent Appreciation night and recognized the parents of our athletes.  Our seniors who played in their final game on the Linn floor include Liza van der Merwe, Kolton Smith and Alex Choto.  We would like to say thank you to these students for their hard work this past season.  The Bulldogs still have road games against Wakefield, Valley Heights, and Frankfort to round out their regular season.  We would like to thank all of our staff and volunteers who assist us with home games by collecting admission, running the clocks, running concession stands and by keeping the books.  We would not be able to host events such as this without the support of everyone!

Senior Hanna Bott will be honored by the University of Kansas Alumni Association on February 25th as the Kansas Honors Scholar for Linn High School.  The program honors the top 10% of each graduating class in Kansas at a banquet for both them and their parents.  Our program honors the students from both Washington and Marshall counties.  Congratulations to Hanna for this outstanding academic achievement!

Parents – We would like to again tell you that March 30th will now be used as an inservice day for staff and we will have no classes on that day.  We realize that many of our families have to arrange for day care on those days so we want to get this information out as soon and as often as possible.  Please mark that day on your calendars!

It is great to be a Bulldog!

Michael D. Savage, Principal