ELITE RAPTORS ALERT: Congratulations to our large group all-state speechers. Congratulations to all of our speechletes on a great large group season.
We welcome Coach Brian Wilken and his family to RAPTOR NATION. Coach Wilken will be serving as our high school physical education teacher and head football coach. Coach Wilken has been teaching and coaching at Newell-Fonda for the past 24 years. He has led the Mustangs to 17 playoff appearances, 4 trips to the UNI dome, a state championship in 2014, and a career coaching record of 199-71. #CLAWSUP!
ELITE RAPTORS ALERT: The Holstein office staff is extra festive today and wishing Raptor Nation a Happy Valentine's Day!
RAPTOR NATION: If you are attending the girls basketball game at Storm Lake today, please wear the color red if you are able. This is to support mental health awareness. Thank you.
ELITE RAPTORS ALERT: I often times talk with friends and colleagues about the many special accomplishments that our kids achieve. I truly believe we are different. Raptor nation isn't perfect but it is our continued efforts to become better each and everyday. It's the process and belief that we are going to be the best versions of ourselves. Another example came across my desk this morning that Raptor Nation needs to be aware of. The Dance Marathon group set a goal to raise $3,000 dollars to donate towards the University of Iowa Cancer Research. Today, we are sending $6,156.29 to that organization as a result of the efforts from the dance marathon. Another example of OUR communities rallying around OUR kids for a greater cause. It's easy to see ELITE when it is on display at a game or match or competition, but it doesn't stop there. CONGRATULATIONS to the students and leaders who took part in the marathon and gave another example of being ELITE! #CLAWS UP! #BeELITE!
ELITE RAPTORS ALERT: What a week they had! Congratulations to our 6 qualifiers, who place 13th overall out of 150 teams being represented at the state tournament. Special shout out to our 3 podium place winners. Tatum Shepherd finishing in 6th place, Izzy Deeds finishing in 4th place, and Destiny Brown with a runner-up finish. CLAWSUP!
RAPTOR NATION: With the hours missed due to weather to this point, we will be using the two built-in snow days we had in place for this year. With that said, we will be in-session and conducting school on Friday, February 16th and Monday, February 19th.
Don't forget to order your 2024 yearbook! Our discount sale ends tomorrow (Feb. 2nd). Use this link to order online or fill out a order form in your building's office. bit.ly/24RVYearbookOrder
ELITE RAPTOR ALERT!!! Huge shout out to senior Tatum Shepherd for winning the Northwest Iowa Athletic Director Association Scholarship. Character, Leadership, Accountability, Work ethic, and Service (CLAWS) make Tatum the perfect choice for this honor. Congratulations Tatum! #CLAWSUP
RAPTOR NATION: At this time, we plan on having the middle school operating and in session tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31st. We will take measures to reduce water usage. We will have bottles of water available for students and we ask that students bring water from home if you are able. Thank you for your understanding and thank you to the city of Early for their continuing efforts to resolve this problem.
RAPTOR NATION: Due to a water emergency for the city of Early, the middle school students will not have school on Tuesday, January 30th. All other students and buildings will operate as normal. Again, ONLY the middle school students will not be in session. All other students and buildings will operate as normal.
ELITE RAPTOR ALERT: Congratulations to Head Girls Wrestling Coach Troy Greder for being named the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association NW Iowa District Coach of the Year. #CLAWSUP #BeElite!
ELITE RAPTORS ALERT!! Girls wrestling wins Super Regional team title for the second year in a row. Six girls advance to the State Tournament in Coralville on Feb 1-2. Destiny Brown, Tatum Shepherd, and Izzy Deeds were regional champions. Daynia Werner, Lauren Siegner, and Tegan Robertson finished 3rd. Izzy Deeds collected her 100th career win!! Congratulations on a fantastic season and BEST OF LUCK to our six state qualifiers.
RAPTOR NATION: There will be no before school activities on Monday, January 22nd.
RAPTOR NATION: There will be a 2-hour late start on Friday, January 19th. No morning preschool, no before school activities. Stay safe Raptors!
RAPTOR NATION: We will have a 2-hour early dismissal today, Thursday, January 18th due to the weather. No afternoon preschool or TK. No evening activities. Stay safe Raptors. #CLAWSUP
RAPTOR NATION: Reminder with the 2-hour late start, there is no before school activities and no morning preschool. CLAWSUP!
RAPTOR NATION: Ridge View will start 2-hours late on Tuesday, January 16. Stay safe! CLAWSUP!
The varsity basketball games in Holstein vs OABCIG will be played with varsity girls at 5:00 and varsity boys immediately following. #CLAWSUP
RAPTOR NATION: Due to the extreme temps, teacher in-service will be done virtually starting at 9:00. Building principals will be contacting staff. No morning practices. Afternoon TBD. Night activities TBD. Stay safe Raptors. #CLAWSUP