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On November 10th, Alma schools joined with Pepin students and staff to create a Veteran's Day Program. As in years past, Curtis Noll led the presentation to honor our local veterans. The program started off with Ashley Bartelt leading the Pledge of Allegiance, and Curtis Noll acknowledging the Quilt of Valor recipients. The Alma-Pepin Band and Choir followed with the Salute and the National Anthem. At the end of the program, all the veterans had a brunch served by the AHS Student Council and National Honor Society.
On Friday, November 10, the Alma-Pepin High School Band performed for the Veteran's Day Program held at Alma High School. The band paid tribute to all five branches of the military with the "Salute to America's Finest," which is always a favorite of our Veterans. They concluded the program with the National Anthem and Taps. Pictured here are seniors Ashton Radatz of Alma and John Juliot of Pepin, who performed Taps. Congratulations on an outstanding performance today!
Congrats to the All-Conference players
The American Legion Post 224 and its Auxiliary will be holding their annual Veterans Day Program at the Alma Area Schools on Friday, Nov. 10, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This event is held in the old gymnasium and is open to the public free of charge. The program will be also attended by the Grade 7-12 students of the Pepin School District and the Grade 4-12 students of the Alma School District. THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETERANS!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Alma Junior Class with their fundraiser! Here are the winners for this week. If you would like to purchase a ticket, you can do so with this link: https://www.charitymania.com/give/GD08F
This Week we traveled down to the 2nd-grade classroom of Mrs. Brecka to congratulate Dominik Traun, who is our next student of the week. Dominik, also known as Dom, lives in Nelson with his parents Haylie and Chad. Dominik celebrates his birthday on September 30th and is eight years old. Dom is very active in sports, as well as other activities. Outside of school, he loves playing football in his Quarterback position and riding his 4-wheeler. At school, Dom enjoys the chicken that is served at lunch, and his favorite snack is Skittles. After school, Dom cannot wait to get home to his two dogs, Koa and Ivy. Along with the two dogs Dom and his family also have three horses. Congrats again to Dominik Traun on being selected as Student of the Week.
2nd Graders had some special visitors. Alma Fire Chief Tom Brakke and Firefighter Joey Wick came to talk about fire safety. They reminded us about how to get out of our homes during a fire and what to do after we get out. We even got to try on a helmet and coat. Thanks so much for coming in!
Wacky Wednesday Science Fun! Sparklers, Eggs, and fire! What more could we want?
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American Education Week is celebrated during the 3rd full week in November. The Alma Elementary School invites you to celebrate with your special elementary school student on November 16. The schedule of hosted classroom events is pictured. Please let the classroom teacher know if you or someone you know will be visiting. Pay for lunch or breakfast in advance: Adult breakfast is $2.75 and adult lunch is $4.75. Send in a sealed envelope with the visitor's name posted on the front. Thank you!
We have been learning about the "H Brothers" in 2nd Grade reading. Today Mrs. Brecka taught us how to play Candyland using these special words. We had a lot of fun playing and practicing our words. We can't wait to play it again! Learning is so much fun when you can play a game!
Rivermen Clubhouse celebrated Halloween with some fun Halloween-themed Minute-To-Win-It games!
Wildlife Management Students Crank out Crankbaits Students learned about the art of painting crankbaits in the Wildlife Management class last week. The Sophomores and Juniors had the choice of painting different kinds of lures. The lures of choice were a crankbait, jerkbait or lipless crankbait. They used their creative imagination to paint their desired bait. Ms. Jumbeck, the wildlife management teacher, bought the hooks, swivels, and crankbait bodies for each of the students. Once they got done painting the lures, they learned how to attach swivels and hooks to their lure. Finally, they sprayed the lures with reflective paint.
The online order for additional Football Dairyland Conference Champs items will close today, Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. The link for the online store is below. Congrats to our football team on an outstanding season. https://www.herkyjerkranch.com/pepinalmafootball?fbclid=IwAR1zBJWqYUZqyB03LdpqMidNd_Rsmq_DxOO6GZk1q7PWHRQomE_ClWlMq3Q
Student of the Week Ridge Lodermeier has been elected for student of the week. Son of Tim and Karen Lodermeier, Ridge is a very enjoyable person to be around. He is a Junior at Alma High School. He likes Alma because the school is so small that it is very easy to get to know everyone. When Ridge was asked what was one thing he would change about the school, he said he would change the color of the school buses so they would be blue. He has many hobbies including golfing, fishing, and hunting. Golf is one of his favorite sports, and he has been on the Eagles golf team for two years. When he graduates highschool, he wants to go into the field of wildlife. Lastly, Ridge's biggest role model is his only brother, Nathan Lodermeier. Congratulations Ridge!
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Eagles Flag Football Ends Another Impactful Season Flag football has opened the door to thousands of kids across America and has given them the opportunity to learn the great sport of football. For the past five years, the Alma-Pepin Eagles have joined forces to create yet another competitive team. It consists of three co-ed teams for the third and fourth-grade division and another three teams for the fifth through sixth-grade division. The Eagles have more than 50 players on their entire team! No sport is without rules, and Flag Football is no exception. Flag football is a five-on-five game with two 12-minute halves. The team starts with the ball on the 40-yard line. Once the team advances to the 20-yard line, it's a first down. Rather than tackling, they pull flags to determine if the player is down. Flag football relies heavily on parent involvement and volunteers. Due to the continuous success of the Eagles Varsity Football program, many young Eagles aspire to become a varsity football player. Without the coaches and volunteers continuous hard work and dedication, the Eagles football program would not be what it is today. The Eagles are coached by volunteers Bob Jumbeck, Chad Traun, Brad Noel, Scott Noll, Reuben Syfeirt, Josh Sterry, and many others. Just like varsity football, these players have stats and positions too. Playing defense, quarterback, and wide receiver, Magnus Noll says, “Flag Football is fun and easy.” Magnus is proof that Flag Football has become a terrific feeder program to our varsity sports. He has one touchdown and three interceptions this year. Another player, Finleigh Kosik states, "Flag football is really fun and intense." Finleigh plays wide receiver, center, and running back. She has one touchdown this season and has had at least 20 flags pulled. In each game, which happens almost every Thursday, 16-20 teams show up to play. At the end of each season, the West League and the East League come together to play a final tournament. The West League consists of Durand, Elmwood-Plum City, Alma-Pepin, Wabasha, and Lake City, while the East League consists of Stanley-Boyd, Thorp, Abbotsford, Greenwood, Loyal, Owen-Withee, and Colby. The final tournament for the season was held on Saturday, October 14th, at Regis High School. Written by Trenton Krzoska
Fall Clean Up Every year the Intro to Agriculture, FFA members, and local members of the community donate their time to clean up the city of Alma. They clean up debris and trees along the second street wall. One group cleaned up the flower beds by the Post Office while another group worked on the perennial flower beds by the Napa store. This is an extension of the spring Alma Beautification project that is held every spring. During this time, the 9-12 grades devote the entire day to cleaning up the community after the winter. While the high school students leave to work with the community, the junior high students clean up around the school.
As a part of the Out of School Time grant, ALMA Garden Gate will be hosting a Christmas Porch Pot Community Event that is sponsored by the Alma Area Public School on November 18th. During this FREE event, participants will be assembling a Christmas porch pot. All of the evergreens, accent greens, a few choices of accent decor and a ribbon for a bow will be provided. This is a $40 to $50 value. If you wish to personalize your pot, there will be a selection available for purchase or you can personalize your pot when you get it home. A scheduled time is required and class size is limited. Please go to the FACEBOOK link below to SIGN UP (or access the link at the Garden Gate Facebook Page). This opportunity is offered on a 'first come, first serve basis' and limited to one porch pot per person during that class time. If you wish to make two pots, a second class time will have to be scheduled. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0RftrZtosFPGXPcCevrxPLEeK9MBPtAcX1MbM8c1bXJFQBed3CpotqrtDWbvj4uByl&id=100042133545028&mibextid=ZbWKwL