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Makerspace Highlight: Wilderness Survival Makerspace Group Braves the Cold Weather

Every Friday Essex students get a chance to explore new things in various Makerspace groups. Last Friday Mr.Sloop took his group out on school grounds to learn various tips for wilderness survival. The students learned how to create a shelter and start a fire. From there the students made homemade potato soup, meat and veggie skewers and homemade biscuits. Most importantly the group worked on teamwork and communication! 

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Essex Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of our 6-12th grade students who made Bronze, Silver and Gold Honor Roll 1st semester of the 2022/2023 school year!  Bronze: Jersey Bowers, Jesse Johnson-Wityk, Benjamin King, Brody Kirchirt, Garrett Harris, Payton Taylor, Damien Aradanas, Isabella Donnelly, Riley King, Jacelyn Huntley, Haillee Kievit, Haleigh Olson, Adriana Resh, Kylie Valdez , Hunter Steinhoff, Bradley Franks, Christian Johnson, . . .

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Essex Cheerleaders Chosen to Cheer at the Shrine Bowl

Essex varsity cheerleaders Olivia Baker and Kirsten Kalkas were both selected to the 2023 Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Cheerleading Team after being nominated by their coach Mary Ohnmacht. The Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Cheer Squad is made up of the best cheerleaders in the state of Iowa. Olivia was chosen to be on the ICCA All-Star Squad that will perform at the Basketball All-Star Tournament in March. The All-Star . . .

Link to article: Essex Cheerleaders Chosen to Cheer at the Shrine Bowl

Essex FFA Chapter

Essex Community Schools is excited to announce we now have our own FFA chapter. The chapter will be led by sponsor Rebekah Sampers who works at Essex CSD as the Ag Farm teacher and has had a huge hand in running the farm school. Check out Essex FFA on Facebook for updates on everything the group will be doing! 

Link to article: Essex FFA Chapter
February 2023
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February 1, 2023
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
5:00pm to 6:00pmElementary Cheer Camp
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February 3, 2023
12:45pmFFA Meeting @ 12:45Mrs. Samper's room
1:30pmEarly DismissalEssex Community School
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
5:00pmJV Boys Basketball vs. East MillsAllen Stuart Gymnasium
6:00pmVarsity Girls Basketball vs. East MillsAllen Stuart Gymnasium
6:30pmElementary Cheer PerformanceAllen Stuart Gymnasium
7:30pmVarsity Boys Basketball vs. East MillsAllen Stuart Gymnasium
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February 4, 2023
9:10amLarge Group State Speech ContestWaukee High School
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February 6, 2023
All DaySweetheart WeekEssex Community School
All DayAlt. Assessment testing begins
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
6:00pmBooster Club meetingMedia Center
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February 7, 2023
11:00amASVAB ResultsFCS room
6:00pmVarsity Girls Basketball @ GriswoldGriswold High School
6:00pmJV Boys Basketball @ GriswoldGriswold Middle School Gym
7:30pmVarsity Boys Basketball @ GriswoldGriswold High School
7:30pmJV Girls Basketball @ GriswoldGriswold Middle School Gym
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February 8, 2023
11:15amMO Western University RecruiterTrojan Hall
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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February 9, 2023
TBDGirls Regional Basketball
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February 10, 2023
TBDBoys District Basketball
1:30pmEarly DismissalEssex Community School
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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February 11, 2023
All DayACT Test
7:30pm to 11:00pmSweetheart Coronation, Dance 8-11 PMTrojan Hall
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February 13, 2023
All DayStudent Council Field Trip
TBDBoys District Basketball
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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February 14, 2023
All DayValentine's Day
TBDGirls Regional Basketball
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February 15, 2023
1:30pm1:30 Early DismissalEssex Community School
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
4:00pm to 8:00pmParent Teacher Conferences 4-8 PM
6:00pmSchool Board MeetingConference Room
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February 16, 2023
No SchoolNo SchoolEssex Community School
TBDBoys District Basketball
8:00am to 12:00pmParent Teacher Conferences 8-12PM Essex Community School
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February 17, 2023
No SchoolNo School
TBDGirls Regional Basketball
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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February 18, 2023
TBDLarge Group All State Festival
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February 20, 2023
No SchoolPresidents Day- No School
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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February 21, 2023
TBDBoys District Basketball
6:00pmAfter Prom Parent Committee MeetingRoom 109 (Mrs. Johnson's)
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February 22, 2023
All DayGirls Regional Basketball
TBDCC Individual Speech CompetitionFremont Mills High School
10:30amNorthwest Missouri State University recruiter
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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February 24, 2023
TBDCC Art FairFremont Mills High School
1:30pmEarly DismissalEssex Community School
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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February 25, 2023
All DayDistrict Individual Speech Contest
TBDCC Art FairFremont Mills High School
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February 26, 2023
TBDCC Art FairFremont Mills High School
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February 27, 2023
TBDCC Art FairFremont Mills High School
2:00pmEast Gym reserved for Pickleball 2-3 PMEast Gym
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Essex CSD offers the following CTE Programs: ● Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources ● Business, Finance, Marketing and Management ● Human Services ● Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing Essex School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, Dr. Mike Wells, Superintendent, 111 Forbes St, Essex, IA 51638; Phone 712-379-3114; Email: wellsm@essex.k12.ia.us