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Tuesday, May 5

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM BHS. Please bring your school instrument and music back at this time. I believe 9-11 will be occurring on May 18 and 19.

This Thursday and Friday, May 7th and 8th, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM we are asking you to stop by the high school and drop off your Chromebook, textbooks and any other school materials you may have in your possession. You may also collect your cap and gown (if you have paid for it or bring the amount owed with you) and any materials you may have left in your locker at school. We will also have materials from the industrial technology building as well as the music department.

This will be done in a drive up format, you will not even have to leave the comfort of your vehicle. We ask that you drive up into the parking lot near the cafeteria doors and wait in your car. We will collect your items and then have the items you left at school brought out to you. If you have any questions please contact BHS.

***WHAT: Locker and school material pick up / school material drop off / chromebook turn in

***WHEN: Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8

9AM - 3PM

***WHERE: Parking lot near the cafeteria doors

9th-11th graders will be able to pick up and drop off at a later date. Stay tuned!

Monday, April 27

Thank you to the students who are taking the time and participating in our digital learning activities. It is the highlight of my dad when I get to hear your recordings, compositions, and read your papers. I know this is far from a perfect situation, but thanks. I heard several creative compositions from the chrome experiments assignment. Here is one of them. Maybe it will motivate some of you to participate

Thursday, April 16

Message from our food department - Because of the predicted storm on Friday, we will be handing out today's and Friday's meals at our meal sites today. If you are a family who takes advantage of our free meals you will only need to pick up today for the remainder of the week.

Tuesday, April 14

Please do the assignments. I have kept them simple and yet very few of you are following through. Please let me know if you have any questions or problems.

Saturday April 4

Please make sure to check your google classroom. I am trying to provide some opportunities for you as we move ahead in these uncertain times. I hope everyone is staying healthy. See below for a message regarding food delivery.

Free School Meals for All Children

We are going to continue our food distribution at both North Hill and BHS(11-1 Mon.-Fri.). In addition, we are going to start one of our mobile routes on Monday, April 6th. These mobile routes will go to designated spots in the community and hand out meals to any children 18 years and younger during a scheduled time. If you were able to go to BHS or North Hill for pick up please continue to do so. This will help us to continue to be efficient in our meal production and distribution.


10:55-11:15 Timberline Mobile Home Park - Beaverdale

11:30-11:50 Used Car Lot (Lennox Ave. - South of Dillion’s BBQ)

12:30-12:50 Stone Gardens - Community Building Parking Lot

We will start the 2nd route in the near future. Please continue to monitor social media and teachers' communications to their students about future announcements.

If you have any questions about our meal programs please call our school closure phone number. (319)753-9698 Press 2 for foodservice.


Tuesday, March 24

I hope everyone had as relaxing a Spring Break as possible. We are in uncharted territory as we begin this new phase. In all of my years of teaching, I never imagined I would be confronted with this challenge. I hope you will all take advantage of our google classroom, it will not be perfect, but I hope to provide some meaningful exercises and activities for you. I even hope to be able to provide some online lessons in the future, but this may not work as I live in the country and my internet may not be up to it. I hope our time apart is short and I look forward to teaching you in person again.

Monday, March 16

The IHSMA has cancelled the State Solo and Ensemble and Large Group Festivals. More information can be found here. Enjoy your Spring Break.

Thursday, March 5

Concert night! I can hardly wait. I can't wait to showcase what you have learned. Also, the Music Boosters have a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on April 20th from 5-8. They need 5 student volunteers from each area. Don't miss out on this easy silver cord opportunity.

Wednesday, March 4

Festival of Bands is tomorrow evening at Memorial Auditorium. Students should be on the stage ready to go at 6:45 PM. The concert begins at 7 PM. The dress code is nice clothes. Please don't ruin it for everyone or we will return to our normal black and white for this concert.

The SEIBA Jazz Festival is this Saturday at West High School in Iowa City. Students need to arrive at 7:40 AM to begin loading the bus. The band will warm-up at 10:05 AM, perform at 10:30 AM (center 4), and have a clinic at 10:55 AM. Please plan on eating at the concession stand provided by their music is normally quite good. I hope to be on the road by 12:30 PM. Students are to wear all black for this event.

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