It is a new semester here at Downieville School. We are excited to go to school and see what the new semester will bring us. There also is a new student named Sequoia in the school. He is a freshman from Elk Creek. With him we have nine male students and we may have a basketball team next year, so boys keep your grades up and get ready for next year. In anticipation of that boys’ team, there will be an Alum vs DHS boys game on February 28 at 5:30; a dinner will be held at 5:00. Mark your calendars and come cheer your favorite team!
Wild Things came back again and it was a wonderful show. There were many animals, many facts and many backgrounds. Students learned about a Capuchin monkey, a tarantula (that bit the assistant while she was trying to put it away), a red-tailed hawk, an alligator, and a red kangaroo.
On January 17th the girls played Greenville at home. It was a great game with Savannah Burr making many shots, and the whole team working really hard to get the ball; sadly we lost. Last week, we had a game at Herlong. Sadly we lost but we had a great game. Ali Rambo and Fiona Baiker had most of the rebounds, and Alexis Whitaker stole the ball six times! This Friday January 31st the girls have a game in Loyalton, so make the drive to see them play at LHS. Our next home game is Friday, February 7 against Herlong. Be sure to come out in support of our team. Boosters will be serving a tasty chili dinner and we will be having the baked goods raffle.
Flower orders for Valentine’s Day delivery are due Monday, February 3rd by 8 am, so get the orders in as fast as you can. If you have any questions ask one of the CSF members or call the school at (530) 289-3473. The flowers will be delivered the 14th of February.
It is that time of the year again. Lions’ Club Speech Contest. There were eight people that went on this year–Savannah Burr, JoJo Epps, Fiona Baiker, Ali Rambo, Alexis Whitaker, Tommy Dines, Megan Parker, and Matthew Lozano. All eight speakers did an excellent job discussing the topic of Community Service and inspiring the audience. We would like to thank Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Daigle and Dr. Grant for judging and critiquing the preliminary rounds of the speeches that were presented last week. The Lions’ judges chose Fiona Baiker to represent our local club at the next level of competition. Good luck, Fiona!
Ms. Katie O’Hara-Kelly started her art program with Downieville High School. The junior/senior history class made some crafts in connection with their study of the 1920s. The girls made cloche hats from the 20’s era, and the boys made roadsters from recyclables.
Mrs. Parker’s class is doing reports on presidents and having so much fun learning about the great people that have had the opportunity to be presidents of the United States. Ms. Schofield’s class is having an awesome January. They are studying penguins and matter. They are using observations and experimenting to learn the states of matter–solid, liquid and gas. Both of the classes are taking advantage of the beautiful weather but still hoping that it will snow soon. The 100th day of school is Thursday the 30th and we are so excited and sad that the school year is half way done