Warren FFA Competes in SOILS contest

The Warren FFA members attended their first Land Use Career Development Event on Pecatonica Road near Winnebago, IL. There were nine schools participating in the Soils Contest where students judged five separate pits that were approximately 25 feet long by 4 feet wide and 6 to 8 feet deep. The objective for the five person team was to determine the soil profile, texture, and structure with land uses for farming as well as housing and septic drainage field.

The Warren FFA varsity team consisted of Bryana W and Catie A (two varsity team members did not attend) and the junior team consisted of the current 8th-Grade Ag-Mini students. The Varsity Team achieved an amazing feat of 8th place with only two people on the team. Imagine what place they could have had with the other members that would have possibly doubled their score? I’m very proud of the ladies who competed. Please congratulate them for their fine accomplishment.

The Junior team consisted of Brianna L, Emilie S, Hunter H, ILayzia W, Maddy G, Matthew R, and Ryan M. Although their scores were not used in the competition, they were able to have a very valuable experience of being in the practice pit and five judging pits. This cannot be reproduced in the classroom and is not something that is readily available to students. This practice prepared them physically and mentally to compete in the future. Illinois FFA is beginning to allow the middle school grades to compete and gain experiences as other states and the National FFA Organization who are already utilizing in the Agriculture Education Programs.

Land Surveyor

Surveyors map out boundaries for construction.

The Land Use CDE is a valuable tool to introduce a variety of careers to students. One in particular is a Surveyor.

Please see this link for details from the US Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

 

Picture of people in bad costumes from various decades

Homecoming Week

The week of October 3rd is Homecoming Week. There are several events going on that you’re not going to want to miss!

Dress up days

  • Monday: Tourist Day
  • Tuesday: Decade Day – Dress up as your favorite object, band, star from your era
    • Seniors – 60-70s
    • Juniors – 40-50s
    • Sophomores – 2000s
    • Freshman – 80s-90s
    • Teachers/Staff – 20s-30s
  • Wednesday: Homecoming Shirt Day – If you didn’t purchase a homecoming shirt, please wear your class color:
    Seniors/Black, Juniors/Orange, Sophomores/Grey, Freshmen/White
  • Thursday: Movie Day – Dress up like your favorite movie star/character
  • Friday: Spirit Day – Wear your orange and black. Game Day!!

Also,
Wednesday: Town Pep Assembly and announcement of homecoming court.
Friday: Homecoming football and crowning of King & Queen
Saturday: Homecoming Dance – Doors open at 7:00. Coronation at 8:00.

Alex Boelk

This message is regards to the loss of Alex Boelk. We will be canceling school on Thursday, September 22nd to allow any staff members and students to attend the funeral service at 11 AM at the Apple River Event Center. This school day will be made up at the end of the school year.

The visitation will be held at the funeral home in Warren tomorrow from 4 – 8 PM. We encourage you to support Alex’s family through this rough time.

Our senior class is selling T-shirts to support the family. Shirts are $15 and you may contact Ethan Wybourn to order. Please have the money in by the end of the school day on Wednesday.

GoFundMe campaign has also been set up by a friend of the family for financial support. (Warren Schools is not affiliated with the campaign.)

We have extra support services here at the school during this time for our students. Please support one another and be strong. We will get through this together as one.

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Hometown Throwdown Week 2

Week two of the award winning Hometown Throwdown video update series is live on MyStateLive.com. These weekly updates are written, produced, filmed and edited by Mr. Renz’s Journalism class and entered into a contest against area schools. The school with the most views wins a cash prize. Let’s win again this year!

Please watch and, if you’re on Facebook, share our post with your friends.

Also, if there’s anything going on that you would like highlighted in the series, let Mr. Renz know and he’ll dispatch a student reporter to cover the event. It can be anything school-related, not just sports.