Eagle Sightings 2017-2018
Winner of Pink Out Tv Drawing Announced
And the winner is... David Chase
Last week was pumpkin week for the first grade class. They learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, the different parts of a pumpkin, and they also weighed, measured, and counted the seeds in their pumpkins.
Retro Bill Assembly
Thank you Sheriff Anderson and all of Bates County Sheriff's Department for bringing Retro Bill all the way from Hollywood, CA to visit Miami!!! Retro Bill is a writer, producer, actor, artist and motivational speaker! Visit our Eagle Sightings page for more pictures.
Grandparents Day in Preschool
The Learning Garden
The 3rd grade planted the garden last spring and the same students harvested some of the crops this year as 4th graders. The exploring agriculture class of 7th and 8th graders work with the grade school to educate them on each crop during the garden lab time.
See-the-Need Read-a-Thon Fundraiser
The See-the-Need Read-a-Thon fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief has officially ended and we will be sending a check for $330 to Americares to help in this effort.
From their website: "Your gift makes it possible for Americares to get medicine and critical care to people in need. For every $1 donated, Americares has provided $20 in aid. Because we deliver donated medicine and medical supplies to a trusted network of locally-based providers, the impact of your gift is multiplied many times over." and "Donations to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will support Americares response to the hurricane. Should Americares raise funds in excess of what's needed to respond to this particular crisis, the funds will be redirected to where the need is greatest."
This means that the $330 we are sending will have the effect of $6600 to help the people in Texas and Louisiana that were victims of the hurricane!!
To see more about how Americares is helping people,visit their website at http://www.americares.org/…/new…/news/2017/0818-harvey-news/
Thanks to all who supported this effort.
District JH Honor Choir Performance
Miami Honor Choir members, Hailey Blann, Kacey Vunovich, Chloe Wolford, Chloe Clayton, and Kinzey Lee, joined others from district schools to put on a choir performance last Saturday.
Click to hear performance
First Grade Three Little Pigs STEM project
The first grade students were studying different materials used to build houses. Their task was to build a house for the big bad wolf who was suffering from allergies and every time he sneezed he would blow away his own house. They had to build a house with the given materials and test their house against the wind of a fan.
Miami Halloween 2017
Smokey the Bear Visits Miami Elementary
When you are in Preschool leaving the library and the band is playing YMCA, you have a dance party in the music room!
Miami's 5K Ag Family Fun Run
On Sept. 23rd, Miami's FFA and FCCLA hosted a 5K run at the Amsterdam Jubilee themed "For the Health of It". A Buddy Run was also held. The trail started at Leona's Convenience Store at 8 a.m. and wound around the south side of Amsterdam and finished again at Leona's. Ten minutes after the 5K started, the Buddy Run began. Anyone under six years of age accompanied by a registered adult could run or walk to Walnut St. and back. All Buddy Runners were awarded a participation medal.
Prior to the Sept. 23rd, even, benefits of jogging, walking, and running were read during the daily announcements to the Miami student body. Students were encouraged to train and get the community involved in the healthy lifestyle.
Winners of the 5K:
18+ male division First Place-Johnny Blomquist (22:50)
18+ female division First Place-Serenity Embrey (36:54)
12-17 years male division First Place-Danny Embrey (25:09)
Second Place-Easton Elkinton (29:03)
12-17 years female division First Place- Becky Cook (30:40)
Second Place-Rena Reitz (55:18)
7-11 years male division First Place-Gauge Flitingberger (48:36)
7-11 years female division First Place-Samantha Cook (36:33)
Second Place-Mickey Downs (36:38)
Many community sponsors helped with the 5K:
Citizens Bank of Amsterdam, Countrywide Disposal, Pippin Drywall LLC
Del's Appliance, American Family Insurance, AA Bus Service LLC
Addleman Farms, Allen's Red Angus, The Barn, Community First Bank
Adrian Bank, Limpus Shetland Sheep Farm, Indian Creek Ranch
Max Motors II, Koehn Bakery, Adrian's Elk's Lodge, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Custom Creations by HH, Patriot Auto Body
Osage Valley Electric, The Gun Barn, Tidman Land & Cattle
The students enjoyed these events so much; plans are already underway for next year.
On Friday the first grade class built devices to protect eggs when being dropped "Egg Drop" after reading Jack and the Beanstalk. Their devices were built to help Jack deliver the golden eggs down from the beanstalk.