The 7th grade students are observing the monarch life cycle in science class. Each student received a caterpillar larvae which they put in a Dixie cup or light box (shown here).
The larvae eats milkweed for about two weeks and then make a beautiful chrysalis. After another two weeks the monarch butterfly emerges. Monarchs are currently flying through Iowa on their migration to Mexico where they spend the winter in colonies. In March they will begin moving north and east for the summer.
Amazingly, it will take up to four generations to complete the entire journey.. The journey is not an easy one. They must survive predators, bad weather, drought, and habitat loss. Their only food in the larvae stage is the milkweed plant.
The Midwest used to be optimal habitat for them when it was prairie. Many citizen scientists now plant milkweed and help tag monarchs to study their population numbers and migration habits.
The 7th graders have learned that nature is a harsh master but anxiously await those that survived.
Mr. Hameister is explaining the basics of the equipment and how to use it for Food Science I class in the laboratory. The Food Science classes are exploring the chemistry and microbiology of food and its nutrients this fall. The goal is for students to understand how individual nutrients influence the food we eat.
Sunday, October 2—Saturday, October 8.
Theme: Panorama Goes for Gold in the 2016 Homecoming Games
Sunday, October 2:
Glow Bike, Run, Walk 6:30 PM (on Raccoon River Trail)
Monday, October 3:
District Dress Up Day: Pajama Day
Door Decoration Contest
JH VB @ Home vs DMC
Tuesday, October 4:
MS/HS Dress Up Day: Team USA Day
Elementary Dress Up Day: Class Color Day
PreSchool - red
K - pink
1st - purple
2nd - orange
3rd - black
4th - yellow
5th - green
V VB @ Home vs. WG
Wednesday, October 5:
MS/HS Dress Up Day: Decade Day (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc)
Elementary Dress Up Day: Team USA Day
Locker Decoration Contest
7:30 P.M. Panorama Coronation in Auditorium
Thursday, October 6:
MS/HS Dress Up Day: -er Day (ex: farm-er, construction work-er, hunt-er)
Elementary Dress Up Day: Sport/Jersey Day
Car Decoration Contest
JH FB @ Home vs VM
Cross Country @ South Hamilton
Friday, October 7:
District Dress Up Day: Panther Pride Spirit Day
Student Council Cookout (during Lunch shifts)
Ironwomen Football 2:30
All District Pep Rally 3:15 (Outside at FB field/Inside HS Gym)
Presentation of Court during Pre-Game 6:30 PM
Rally Run (Cross County will run the game ball and torch from Manson to Panora) Arrival Time: 6:55 PM.
7:00 P.M. Football game @ Home vs. Manson NW Webster
Announce Medal Placings of 2016 Homecoming Games (half-time)
Saturday, October 8
High School Dance 8:00 P.M. –11:00 P.M., High School Commons
o D.J. = Steve’s Mobile Music
o $4 at the door
Follow Us on Twitter: @phshomecoming
Annual Kindergarten Field Trip to Deal's Apple Orchard. Our students were able to do some apple picking, hay rack riding, and bee hive watching. They also got to see a new baby llama!
Meet the Panorama NHS Chapter
By Jeramy Randol
The Panorama NHS chapter held a meeting on Friday, September 16 and conducted officer nominations and voting. The officer team consists of: President, Cassie Labath; Vice-President, Grant Zajicek; Secretary, Dalee Rodgers; and Treasurer, Austin Behrends . The chapter consists of 11 members, all seniors. Members include: Mark Arganbright, George Appleseth, Savana Mobley, Jenna Bauch, Austin Behrends, Jeramy Randol, Peyton Parker, Dalee Rodgers, Cassie Labath, Grant Zajicek, and Ben Marwedel.
Many of you may be wondering what the NHS is. NHS stands for the National Honor Society. To be accepted into the society is a great honor. To be considered for induction it requires several prerequisites. A student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative G.P.A., and demonstrate the qualities of leadership character, and service. To top it all off, you must write an essay showing how you fulfill these requirements. After you have submitted your essay it is reviewed by Panorama staff and you will be subject to acceptance into the Society. New members are usually accepted in the Spring.
As a member of the society, you must volunteer and be active in the chapter’s activities. Some examples of events that the Panorama National Honor Society has done in the past include: Halloween Trick or Treating for the food pantry, blood drives, concessions stand for the Panorama Booster Club, Autism Awareness sign fundraiser, the Panorama backpack program, and also volunteering for Tori’s Angels. The NHS chapter is very active in the community and a member must be willing to put in the time and effort to keep their membership. Overall, the students in this society are hard-working individuals who wish to help make a difference in the school and in the community. This is what makes the National Honor Society so great. 2016-17 NHS Members (Back row, left to right): Mark Arganbright, George Appleseth, Austin Behrends, Jeramy Randol, Peyton Parker, Grant Zajicek, Ben Marwedel. (Front row, left to right): Savana Mobley, Jenna Bauch, Dalee Rodgers, Cassie Labath.