First Grade teachers, Melanie Friel and Amber Generally, recently held their annual Meet The Author event. Each first grader chose an animal that they wanted to read about and research. The classes worked on making their own non-fiction book about that animal during 3rd quarter.
After all of their research, students began to write about what they had learned. They wrote about the animal's habitat and diet. The books had to include several sections. There was a table of contents, a How To page, a Fascinating Facts page (facts from the book they were reading and from the internet), a Diagram of the animal, a Different Kinds page (which included real photographs and labels of different types of that animal), and a Meet the Author page.
The Jefferson-Franklin Community action Corporation will be hosting a Backpack and School Supplies Fair this summer. Parents must pre-register by July 5, 2017. Fair days are Friday, July 28 from 9:00-12:00 and Saturday, July 29 9:00-11:00 for pre-registered attendees only. The only time that is available for walk ins is Saturday, July 29 from 11:00-12:00. The fair will be held at First Christian Church 150 Joel Avenue, Union MO 63084.
For more information, call 636-629-6193.
You can order your 2016-2017 Lonedell Yearbook online! The work on the yearbook has begun, and our students are helping with the creation. It's easier than ever this year by ordering online. Just visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob. Enter 5848517 as your yearbook id.
Sue Emmons will be entering retirement after summer school for the 2017 school year. She has been with the Lonedell District for 11 years. She joined as a Special Education Instructor in the 2005-2006 school year. She moved on to Special Education Director/Assistant Principal, and currently serves as the Elementary Principal. She has held onto her Special Education Director duties and handles Federal Program management as well. Mrs. Emmons will be greatly missed. She has a love for the students of Lonedell that is difficult to match. However, retirement is an awesome thing, and we are hopeful she will volunteer in our district after she enjoys some well deserved time off.
While there truly is no replacement for Mrs. Emmons, the district is pleased to announce that Wayne Dierker will be joining as our principal for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Dierker is a home grown Lonedellian, graduating from Lonedell School in 2007. You may remember him as the recipient of the Citizenship Award for his class. After his 8th grade graduation, he went on to St. Clair High School, then attended Southeast Missouri State and studied Math and Social Studies, and earned his Masters in School Administration and Supervision. He is currently continuing his education at Saint Louis University, pursuing his doctorate degree in Education Leadership. Throughout his adulthood, he has continually volunteered his time at Lonedell events, most recently at the Spring Fling, as a graduate supporting our scholarship committee and PTO.
During his career, Mr. Dierker has taught Mathematics at Jackson, R-2 and St. Clair High School. He has served several Administrative Internships at St. Clair in Elementary, Junior and Senior High areas. In speaking with Mr. Dierker about coming to Lonedell as an Administration member instead of a student, he says, "I am honored, grateful, and beyond excited to join Lonedell R-14 Elementary next year as the principal. I am excited to get to work serving all the students in the Lonedell community by ensuring that as a school we are working to push each individual student to success. Lonedell is already a top notch school, but I know that in a partnership with the teachers, staff, parents, and, most importantly, the students we will achieve continued excellence. I am excited to get started on working to build meaningful relationships, supporting teachers and all staff members, and working to build up tomorrows leaders." We are excited to have you here as well, Mr. Dierker!
Lonedell Students in 4th through 8th grade recently participated in the annual spelling bee. After a homeroom level competition, the winning representative from each homeroom studied a word list provided in advance. Then it was time to show their skills in front of the school. Students were given a word and had to spell it correctly. It was a tough competition that came down to 6th grader Casey C. and 8th grader Alexis S. These two students matched skills on two words, but Alexis came out on top.
Alexis will compete against champions from 36 Spelling bee champions from 36 area schools in The Missourian’s regional spelling competition, The Bee, on Saturday, April 22 at East Central College. This is the seventh year for The Bee, organized by The Missourian and sponsored by hth companies.
ECC will host the competition in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center located in Hansen Hall at East Central College in Union. Students are provided a word list in the study guide to prepare for The Bee, and the competition words will come from that list – at least to a point. According to the official rules, if the judges are unable to determine a champion through the word list provided to the schools, they’ll pull out a “secret list” of words to use.
Good luck Alexia!
On March 7 and 8, 26 National Junior Honor Society attended the state MANHS conference at Lake of the Ozark. The theme this year was "Oh, say can you Lead." The students heard from Camille Yameen. Camille is from Kansas City, Missouri. She has been around the world and back again as she has gone from publicist in the bright lights of Las Vegas to Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar to professional speaker based in Kansas City, Missouri. Camille talked with the students on finding their spark in life and having a servant's heart. The students attended sessions on life lessons from Ted Giesel, You better know where you're going, escaping the room, chasing the dragon, and flag etiquette and protocol as well as others.
The students participated in the state service project of collecting personal care items and making blankets for the MO Veterans Home. We would like to thank our sponsors for helping to make this trip possible: Wagner's Mobile, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Russell's Funeral Home, St. Clair Elks, St. Clair Healthmart, Sinks Pharmacy, Lonedell PTO, and the Lonedell commnuity.
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