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Elementary Citizen of the Week

October 11, 2019

Citizen of the Week

This week’s Citizen of the Week is an excellent role model for her peers. She is someone who knows what it takes to be Panther READY. She shows resiliency in her work every single day. She really takes her time to make sure that she has done her best work and is an active participant in class discussions. She is an ethical person, because she knows exactly what is expected of her. I know I can always count on her to do what’s right and make good choices. Even though she is a silent leader, her good work and great attitude never goes unnoticed. This student gets along with everyone, and she is a great friend to others. For this, and everything she does, this week’s Citizen of the Week is………..

Ava Thorn

We would also like to thank the Panorama Booster Club for providing t-shirts for our Citizens of the Week.
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Thanks to Guthrie County Hospital

Thank you to Guthrie County Hospital: Dr. Strehle, Carrie Stein, & Michelle Benner for speaking to our MS/HS students about the dangers of vaping (e-cigarettes), the ways to make healthy choices (5-2-1-0), and why it is important to be a friend, not a bully.
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National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is October

Every October is National Bullying Prevention™ Awareness Month! During this time, students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together against bullying. This year Bob & his kitchen staff served blue Jello cake! On Monday, GCH Clinics were here for an assembly on bullying. Also, during Advisory today, MS/HS students were introduced to the advisory game that will go through October: Kindness Bingo! Get caught being KIND, Panthers!
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Southwest District FFA Greenhand Fire-Up

Keira and Kylie took time out of there busy schedule to attend the Southwest District FFA Greenhand Fire-up at Atlantic High School Oct. 9th. Past and present State and District officers prepared and facilitated workshops of: authenticity, balancing priorities, communication, and FFA opportunities – in order to provide the first-year FFA members with skills they would use both within and outside of FFA. The goal was to engage FFA members in learning about the tools that would allow them to be successful in anything they are part of through high school and beyond.
Our very own District Secretary Molly Simmons and past District Secretary Hope Arganbright lead workshops.
Greenhand Fire Up is made possible with support from Hoegemeyer Hybrids through the Iowa FFA Foundation.
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Elementary Teacher Feature

Hello! My name is Rachee' Lombard and I am very excited to be joining Panorama Elementary this year as a Reading Corps Literacy Tutor through AmeriCorps. Reading Corps is changing the world, one reader at a time. Inspiring confidence, boosting skills and ensuring more students are reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
I have lived in Panora, Iowa, with my family for six years where I have also taught piano to students in and around Panora of various ages.
My husband and I have three children, two of which are still in school here at Panorama, while our oldest is working as a teacher assistant in another school.
In my free time I love to read, play piano, try out new recipes in the kitchen, work with my husband on remodeling our home, and spend time with my family.
I am looking forward to helping students become more fluent in their reading and helping them get the right footing for the bright future that awaits them.
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Congrats Joel Cooper and Mrs. Church - TAG News!!!

Sunday, October 6th Joel Cooper was recognized as a top student honoree from the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa. The Ceremony celebrates students who show exceptional ability through one of their programs. Joel was recognized for his outstanding scores on the I-Excel test as a part of our Talent Search Program. Joel scored above the 95% in the above grade level test.

Because they believe that teachers play a vital role in the lives of students, they also like to recognize a teacher who has made a significant impact on Joel's life. At the Ceremony, Joel and his selected teacher was recognized. Mrs. Church , Panorama's TAG teacher, was the educator honoree and received a "Recognition for Excellence in Teaching" award. Congratulations to all!
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