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No School Friday.

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.”




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

Amanda Bentley


I am originally from Stanberry, Missouri, a small town of about 1,100 people.  The town and school are very similar to Glidden, so I feel right at home here! I attended college at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO, where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood in December 2013.  I am now working toward my Master of Science Degree in Reading Education through Northwest as well, and hope to complete it within the next couple of years. This is my first year of teaching and I couldn’t be more excited to be apart of the Glidden-Ralston District! Besides teaching 3rd Grade, I am also the Cheerleading Sponsor for both football and basketball cheerleaders. 
My fiancé, Ethan, and I live in Yetter (it’s Northwest of Lake City about 8 miles for those of you who have never heard of it), be careful not to blink as you go by or you’ll miss it! We will be getting married next May, so next school year I will be Mrs. Abbott – but for now it’s still Miss Bentley.  In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, working on various crafty projects, and cooking. 

MAD Camp

This program brings Mobile Application Development to students to learn programming at a very young age. MAD is short for Mobile Application Development. MAD-learn is a rich, end-to-end program for teaching cross platform mobile application development. Students will be taught how to develop an online Mobile App. We are excited to be offering this opportunity. Instruction provided by GR Faculty and GR Tech Interns. 
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Scrip Program

The G-R Booster Club will be continuing our Scrip program this school year. It is a great way for everyone to donate to the Booster Club with out spending any additional money.  If you are unfamiliar with Scrip, it is a fund raising program in which you can purchase gift cards to to local and national retailers for face value ($20 gift card costs $20) and a portion of the cost goes back to the Booster Club. The gift cards make great gifts for teachers, college students, family or friends. The Booster Club earns the most money when you purchase the gift cards to use for your everyday shopping (Walmart, K-mart, Fareway, etc).  They can be a great budgeting tool. You can find additional information at www.shopwithscrip.com or by contacting Dawn Thielen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 515-729-3296
We will be ordering once a month. Orders will be due the 2nd Tuesday of each month and pick up will be the 3rd Tuesday of each month. During the months of November, December, April and May we will be ordering each Tuesday with pick up the following Tuesday. Please send your orders to the school and make checks payable to the G-R Booster Club. This year, orders can be picked up from Denise Best in the main office at the school during regular office hours. In addition, Fareway Scrip can be ordered anytime by contacting Dawn Thielen. Thank you for your support of the G-R Booster Club!

Student Highlights

-SR Night was a sucess: Thanks to Players-Water Girls-Cheerleaders!
-Thanks to the Plant Science Class doing Community Service Thursday in Glidden.
-Good Job to the Lady Wildcats as they played in the Rolling Valley Conference Tourn on Saturday.
-Kudos to the Junior High Volleyball and Football Teams as both won the final games of the season!
-Congratulations to the Volleyball Team as they finished 4th in the Rolling Valley Conference Final Standings!
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