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Archive - Jul 9, 2012

Date

Old school, new school, and what happens between

IOWA CITY- 2016 was the optimistic date used in a May 2012 school administration report on a hypothetical “North Central High School” for Iowa City Community School District committee meetings on a new high school. The committee used University of Iowa projections that predict an increase to nearly 2,200 students at West High and 1,600 at City High in the next four years.
West High has an official capacity of 1,800 and is currently more than 100 students beyond that limit.
But West High wasn’t always crowded.

Forevergreen Road study picks up where it left off

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is jumping back into bed with Coralville; this time, it’s a potential roadbed.
The two cities decided to re-open a road study on Forevergreen Road, the dividing line that separates Coralville’s northern boundary from North Liberty’s southern one. The communities will equally share the cost of a $57,000 engineering study that will determine the best alignment for the extension of Forevergreen Road eastward to North Liberty Road.

Jack Zschiesche is home!

NORTH LIBERTY– Jack Zschiesche is home!
After 107 days in the hospital and a recovery facility, the 6-year-old from North Liberty returned home on July 3, exceeding the expectations of his physicians and therapists. Jack, nicknamed JZ by a neighbor, experienced an aneurism due to an arteriovenous malformation in his brain while on vacation with his family in Minneapolis in March. He underwent five surgeries and 15-and-a-half weeks of hospitalization and therapy before he could return home with his parents, Brad and Amy Zschiesche, and his three siblings, Drew, Cade and Lila.

Johnson County Conservation<br> Summer events

Tuesday, July 17
Bon Vivant Horn Quartet YGC, 7 p.m.
Bon Vivant is a French horn quartet. They will delight the audience with their selection of chamber quartet music at this outdoor concert.

Wednesday, July 18
Johnson County Conservation Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Conservation Headquarters at F.W. Kent Park

Saturday, July 21
Annual Butterfly Count Johnson County

St. John Lutheran hosting Bible school July 23-27

ELY– St. John Lutheran Church, Ely, will be hosting Vacation Bible School July 23 through July 27. Join youth in the community for “SKY” Vacation Bible School for youth ages four through those entering sixth grade. Each evening will start with a meal at 5:15 p.m. Classes will run from 5:45 until 8 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, children will provide a short program to share the week’s Bible stories and special music followed by fellowship. Join St. John Lutheran for a week of crafts, music, storytelling and games.

Spartans sweep CCA, Anamosa

TIFFIN- The Spartans swept a baseball doubleheader from the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Tuesday, July 3, in a game previously scheduled for June 29. Sophomores Nathan Hawkins and Dalton Ferguson each pitched complete games.
Hawkins recorded six strikeouts as the Spartans cruised to an early finish with the 10-run rule win, 13-3. Hawkins gave up two runs in the first to give the Clippers the lead, but Solon stormed back for seven runs in the second and four more in the third to take a 11-2 lead.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, July 11:
Sponsored Meal. Baked pork chop, oven browned potatoes, spinach, rosy applesauce. Ice cream and birthday cake.

Thursday, July 12:

Liver and onions, mashed potatoes w/gravy, Scandinavian veggies, ambrosia salad, butterscotch bar. BINGO.

Friday, July 13:

Pepper steak, rice pilaf, green beans, tropical fruit, ice cream. Cards.

Monday, July 16:

Lasagna, green beans, mixed green salad, fruit gelatin, cookie.

Tuesday, July 17:

Scalloped chicken, party potatoes, Harvard beets, five cup salad, bar. BINGO.

PowerSchool e-registration

For the 2012-2013 school year, Solon Community Schools will be once again be using an e-registration process accessible through PowerSchool. This process will use the same login information parents of middle school and high school students use to check grades via PowerSchool. Parents of incoming preschool and Kindergarten students will be mailed access IDs and passwords in early June. We are encouraging all families to use e-registration, therefore we will be setting up computers at the central office to assist families with completing e-registration.

Customize school district notification system preferences

The Solon Community School District’s primary method to report school closings and delays is local television (KCRG, KGAN, and KWWL) and radio station (WMT, KHAK, KDAT, KRNA, KZIA, and KCJJ) announcements. The School Messenger Notification System is a secondary public announcement that delivers personalized phone, text message and/or e-mail messages to parents, staff or other groups via home, office and or cell phones.

Movie Clips

Our DVD collection now has over 900 titles! Latest additions include:

“21 Jump Street” (2012, R, Action/Crime/Comedy) A pair of underachieving cops (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.
“Coriolanus” (2011, R, War/Drama/Thriller) A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. This adaptation of a Shakespeare play stars Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler and was nominated for several film critics’ awards in 2011.