Turtles Ready to Leave the Nest

Here we see the turtles in their ceremonial semi-circle

As is tradition at the end of the quarter, the turtle migration in Warren is set to begin! Dating back decades, turtle ottomans are a rite of passage for many Warren 8th graders as an introduction to the construction and industrial arts courses offered by Mr. Janecke in the High School or the CTE Academy.

Students receive a hands-on introduction to woodworking in this 9-week course where they measure, cut wood, stain, assemble, and upholster their turtle footstools. Students get to choose the fabric for their turtle’s shell. This year we have a wide array from the comfortable plaid to the exotic furry pink shell.

Mr. Janecke is but a steward to the terrapin tradition. Dating back decades, the ancient art of turtle building has been handed down by such illustrious former staff members as Mr. Stake and Mr. Kussner who have ushered in generations of hard-shelled hassocks to the surrounding area. Legend has it the blueprints for the turtle design are kept in a secured location known only to the industrial arts teacher.

Residents of Warren, Apple River and Nora anxiously await the migration of the turtles from the school’s shop to their homes whereupon the turtles take up their sacred job as one of the finest resting places for the weary feet of their masters. If you have one of these turtles living with you, we would love to see them. Post a picture in the comments on our facebook page!

Turtles of yesteryear in their homes.
Photo Credit (clockwise from left to bottom-right): Janet Freese, Adam Ege, Julia Spinhirne)

IT's Scholastic Book Fair Time!

Book Fair is Coming!

Come discover popular books from publishers around the world! Visit our Enchanted Forest Book Fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Oct. 25 from 2pm – 8pm and Oct. 26 from 8am – 12pm in the Board Room. Be sure to download the @ScholasticBookFairs app, which makes finding the right book easy! You can also shop online

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Picture Retakes (Oct 24)

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Did your student’s photo not come out the way you would have liked? Good News! Picture Retakes are set for October 24th.

This are for new students, absent students, and students who did not like their original photo. You must turn in the original picture package in order to retake.

Walk to School Day (Oct 10, 2018)

Walk to School Day

The Village is applying for a fully-funded grant that would make huge improvements to our walkways within a 2 mile radius of the school. To help promote that event, we will participate tomorrow in National Walk to School Day tomorrow (October 10)!

Mayor Raisbeck will in attendance to greet students at the Mary Street entrance!

State of the Schools RSVP Deadline

Today is the RSVP deadline to reserve your spot at our State of the Schools presentation on 9/11/18. We will be serving a free dinner and offering insight about our school district. We hope to see you there.  Below is the registration form. Thank you!

6th Grade Orientation/Tech Night

6th Grade Students and All New Students

6:00pm Opening Remarks- Mr. Knuth
6:05-6:10 Mrs. Leitzen schedule talk- add drop classes etc.
6:10-6:20 Jr High Teacher Comments
6:20-6:35 Mr. Bennett Tech Talk
6:35-6:40 Student Panel Comments
6:40-6:55 Lock handout for 6th grade students only
6:40-7:00 New students walk schedules
6:55-7:15 6th grade students walk schedule practice lockers