SuThe 3rd & 4th grade Charger Football team are
SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!
The Charger Football team consisted of eight boys from Horton and four boys from Effingham. These 12 boys did an amazing job playing as a team! They are undefeated this season and won the super bowl game 20 - 0! These boys had three outstanding coaches; Riley Pahmahmie, Hunter Speer, and Patrick Taliaferro. Fred Pahmahmie did a wonderful job organizing the coaches, players, equipment, and schedules for the 3rd/4th grade and 5th/6th grade NEK youth football teams. The 3rd & 4th grade team consisted of Tyson #3 and Triston #4 Hewitt, Cade Behrnes #45, and Truman Taliaferro #90 from Effingham and Trent Lockwood #6, Jameson Simon #9, Donte Masqua #17, Walker Vanderweide #18, Blaine Buhrman #34, Talon Hooper #42, Landon Wahquahboshkuk #48, and Ethan Brooks #88 from Horton. Thank you for everyone who came out to supports the teams!
Submitted by Nikki Lockwood
Congratulations to Cassandra Strube on being selected to the KMEA NE District Gold Honor Band. Almost 1000 students from throughout NE Kansas participated in live auditions for the opportunity to be chosen for membership in one of 3 bands. She will be one of 2 oboe players in the Gold Band. Great job Cassandra
Each month, Horton High School, will select a student-athlete of the month. These students selected show effort and excellence in the classroom and the field of play, dedication to the team, leadership, integrity, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future Horton High School student-athletes.
Male Student-Athlete of the Month:
Matthew excels in the classroom and through his hard work and dedication to the team. Matthew returned from injury and saw his first action of varsity quarterback in his career, starting the final three games of the season. In the month of October, Matthew lead the team in rushing with 55 carries for 328 yards, good for 5.96 yards per carry and 110 yards per game. He also scored two touchdowns.
Female Student-Athlete of the Month:
Kylie excels in the classroom and is one of the most improved players on the court, particularly in serve receives. She was one of our top performers in serve receive for perfect passes notching 55 for the season. Her coaches
admired her will to work hard in practice daily and her ability to encourage and support other team members. These examples of leadership were a key component in leading the team to victory.
Horton Elementary School
Food Collection for the local Food Pantry
During the month of November (Nov. 8th through Dec. 2nd) the students of Horton Elementary School will be collecting food items to donate to the local food pantry. Items they could bring are canned items, boxed items, cereals, any prepackaged items such as pudding, jello, noodles, etc… All items are greatly appreciated.
The students and staff have been working together with their team mates on different tasks and activities since the beginning of the year. Now, each team will be working together to see who can collect the most items for the food pantry. The winning team will have the honor of walking the donations over to the food pantry from the Horton Elementary school.
Ask your child/children what team they are on and about all of the different things they are working on to move their character in the lunch room. Our teams include:
The Fox Rox
The Mighty Moose
Horton Elementary School
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering.
What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?
1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Who are Watch DOGS and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work?
Watch DOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.
If you are interested in being a Watch DOG, stop by the Horton Elementary School to get your name on the Watch DOG calendar.
Horton Elementary School is collecting Box Tops again!
Last year, HES earned $1,069.80 and we are collecting the money for an outdoor playground foam mat. Previous earnings went to a replacement slide on the playground. Our goal this year is to collect 10,000 Box Tops.
The students and staff have been working together to see which grade level can collect the most Box Tops. The grade level that turns in the most Box Tops by Thursday, April 13, 2017 will receive a classroom party.
Grade levels totals as of November 11, 2016
Kindergarten: 961 Box Tops
1st grade: 424 Box Tops
2nd grade: 903 Box Tops
3rd grade: 1,073 Box Tops
4th grade: 1,099
The Animal Science Class has started a new project, hatching eggs. Thanks to Mr. Paul Gaskell and Sarah Gaskell, 41 new eggs are being incubated in the classroom starting November 8. The class is studying about the poultry industry. The eggs will take about 21 days to hatch. Each day the students will turn the eggs twice, the job of the mom hen. The temperature is set at 99.5 degrees with the relative humidity at 80%. The students also named each egg from Clucker to Bob. Once they have hatched, a brooder will be set up with to keep the chicks warm until they can manage a constant body temperature on their own. The future for the chickens that hatch are unknown at this time, last time we hatched Jonette Rice “received” most of them. We will see who gets “flocked” with chickens, not flamingos.
Sixth grade students and teachers are once again collecting Box Tops for Educations The money earned from this goes towards items needed for the 6th grade classrooms. We plan to use some of the money to help fund our manners dinner. Already this year we used Box Top funds to buy water for our field trip and for each student to have their own Scholastic book about the election process. Please save your Box Tops for Education and send them to the middle school for our sixth grade classrooms. Thanks!
The kindergarten class from the Horton Elementary School would like to thank the following business for allowing us to come trick-or-treating at your place of business: Horton Police Department, City of Horton, Horton Library, Horton National Bank, GNB Mortgage, Breadeaux Pizza, Gaskell Machine and Metal, USD 430 Board Office, Blue Ribbon Diner, Horton Thrift store, Horton Headlight, R Bar B, the Senior Citizens Center, Rainbow Telecommunications, Maximum Insurance, Delaware Valley Center of Independent Living, Champs Insurance, Electric City Emporium, Lentz Express, and Susan’s Hair Chair . The students had a wonderful time and an awesome Halloween. We appreciate your kindness!
Articles for The Daily Charger are written by various HHS students and USD 430 Staff Members.