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Winter Wonderland

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Clarity Survey from BrightBytes


As part of our 1 to 1 initiative Glidden-Ralston Community School will be periodically collecting data around technology. This will provide the Technology committee, Administration and School Board an ongoing snapshot of all technology uses and impacts in our district. Each grade level has a different link. Please click the correct link for your situation. If you have students in multiple grade levels, please take the survey once for each grade level they are in. Survey will take approximately 5 minutes for parents and 10 minutes for students.

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Grades 7-12

Grades 4-6


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Senior Swimmers

 Hannah Streeter and Emily Schroer are Seniors on the Carroll High Swim Team. Monday’s Home Swim Meet is Senior Night. Here are reflective moments they shared with Mr. Thelin last week.

1.     What is your favorite part of practice? Both said something similar: My favorite part is getting done with a hard workout and feeling amazing afterwards. I love the feeling of being sore and tired after practice and feel like you accomplished something great and you feel like you could do anything.


2.     What events are you competing in this year? (HS: I have mainly been doing the 200 yard freestyle. I tried the 500 once and got a surprisingly good time, considering, and I'm hoping to swim it at senior night on Monday.) (ES: I mainly compete in the 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, and I usually switch back and forth between 50 free and 100 back.)


3.     What favorite memories do you have with the Swim program? (HS: Some of my favorite memories are ones simply of Coach going crazy cheering everyone on at swim meets.) (ES: My favorite memories I have with swimming is the end of the year team sleepover last year. It was so much fun and we had a great time.)


4.     How many years have been part of the program? (HS: This is my 4th year swimming for Carroll High.) (ES: I have been in high school swim team for 3 years, CAST for 7 years, and summer swim for 9 years.)


5.     What advice do you give to the younger GR swimmers? (HS: I would tell younger swimmers to really work hard. The Carroll High swim program is unlike any other program I've been involved in, and it's pretty difficult at times.) (ES: I would say to the GR young swimmers, don't be afraid to try it. Go out for a year and if you don't like, you don't like it. It's always worth trying, and its a lot of fun.)


6.     How has swimming changed you into the person you are today? (HS: Swimming has given me a lot of self-discipline. I've learned that if I'm going to get what I want, I need to work for it.) (ES: Swimming has made me a lot more independent person. I do it because I want to, not because anyone else wants me to. I make lots of new friends and we spend a lot of time together. I helps to  widen your horizons.)


7.     Final comments? I asked Emily how much time she has spent swimming… “I would have to say I spent probably 80% of my life in the pool. I swim 3 seasons in a year. That adds up to 3/4 of a year I spend in the pool.”




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5055 NW 2nd St
Des Moines, IA 50313
5055 NW 2nd St
Des Moines, IA 50313

Klocke Article

My Background-- -I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and from Buena Vista with my masters. This is my fifth year at Glidden-Ralston and I have previously taught special education and fourth grade math and fourth/fifth/sixth grade social studies. This year I am working with curriculum and technology here at Glidden and I will spend some of my time at Paton Churdan as well! 


Notable events---I got married three years ago to my husband Jake and last September we had our son, Gage. 


Important things I have learned in life--- Take each day and live it to the fullest! 


What do I do to get away from work---I love to spend time with friends and family and read whenever I get the chance! 


Best book I've read lately--- The Divergent series

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Student Highlights

-Congrats to the Iowa State Fair 4-H State Qualifiers: Maria Van Horn,  Hannah Meshek,  Rebekah Meshek,  Wes Reever,  Whitney Reever,  Gretchen Wallace,  Kristin Brant,  Noah Borkowski, and Grant Borkowski.

-The Rolling Valley Activities Conference has released the All-Conference Softball selections. Representing GR on the 1st Team was Lauren Mahlberg, Holly Handlos, and Merideth Grossman. Second Team selections include Drea Grossman, Sara Sparks, and Avery Schlabach. Honorable Mention was Taylor Wenger, Madison Whitver, and Alison Bagley. Way to go Gals!!!!



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