District News

WDMCS to Host Refugee Panel Discussion Jan. 23

Staff and the community are invited to hear first-person voices of refugees telling their inspiring stories as West Des Moines Community Schools and WDMCS Community Education host a Refugee Panel Discussion Jan. 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Learning Resource Center.

The panel will include

  • Mr. Abdulkhalek Alghanem (Iraq)
  • Mr. Adikalie Kamara (Sierra Leone)
  • Mr. Mashul Bom (Sudan)
  • Mr. Mohamed Osman (Eritrea)
  • Mr. Deng Tiir (Sudan)

Tiir will facilitate the panelists in sharing their compelling stories, including triumphs and challenges, while living in their new state of Iowa. These are some of Iowa’s newest residents who resettled through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in cooperation with the U.S. Congress. Their insights will help communities and schools understand their journey, while raising awareness about cultures and languages that are now a part of Iowa’s increasingly diverse landscape.

Seiberling Selected to National Teacher Leadership Initiative

seiberlingkKatie Seiberling, an eighth grade teacher at Stilwell Junior High, was selected to participate in the national Teacher Leadership Initiative, a program to develop a new generation of leaders within the teaching profession. Seiberling, who has been teaching for 10 years, is one of 150 educators from six states chosen for the 2014 pilot year.

The Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) is a joint endeavor of the National Education Association (NEA), the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board).  The initiative is the product of the organizations’ shared vision of teacher-leadership advancing the profession. The long-term goals of the TLI are: 1) define the foundational competencies of teacher leadership; 2) develop relevant experiences and supports to help teachers cultivate those competencies; and (3) activate teachers to be leaders for their profession as a result of their participation in this process. One hundred and fifty educators representing Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan and Mississippi were chosen for the 2014 pilot year.

“This initiative will ultimately develop expertise and engage thousands of teacher-leaders in leadership work in schools, with NEA affiliates, and in state houses throughout the country—because every student should have the best possible educators in their schools.” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “The program will prepare and support the next generation of our profession’s leaders to meet the demands of a 21st century teaching professional and ensure the success of their students.”

Participants will engage with an interactive curriculum designed and facilitated by other expert teachers. Their learning will take place on CTQ’s Collaboratory platform and in face-to-face meetings. Once teacher leaders have been prepared, TLI will mobilize their leadership to help advance student learning, strengthen the teaching profession, and provide vision and direction to the Association.  In addition, the partners will develop systems to support their on-going professional growth.

“The initiative will call on the voices and expertise of accomplished teachers,” said CTQ CEO Barnett Berry. “It’s time to blur the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them.”

“The National Board is proud to partner with NEA and CTQ on the Teacher Leadership Initiative,” said Ron Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board. “It is our strong belief that positive change in education must be driven by the profession and shaped by the invaluable experience of teachers working in classrooms. The TLI initiative marks an important milestone in our collective effort to elevate the profession.

The national initiative was announced on January 7, 2014 at the NEA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Board Negotiates Superintendent Contract with Remy

staff_lrc_RemyLThe West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education has agreed to begin contract negotiations with Dr. Lisa Remy for the permanent position as superintendent of the district. Remy currently serves as interim superintendent.

At its public meeting last night at Valley High School, the Board agreed to have School Board Vice President David Brown lead the contract negotiations with Remy.

The motion was approved by a 6-1 vote, with Board Member Kevin Carroll voting no. He said his vote is not a criticism of Remy’s performance as an interim superintendent or qualifications as a candidate, but reflects his desire for the district to go through an open and fair process with input from community, teachers and students when hiring a permanent superintendent. He said he would not be in favor of hiring a search firm.

Board Member H. Milton Cole said the Board has been fortunate to work with Remy the last several months as interim superintendent and to evaluate her capabilities in the position. The Board recently completed a mid-year evaluation of Remy. Brown agreed, saying at no other time has the district had a long-term employee serving as interim superintendent.

Board Member Andi Lipman said she feels the district would not find anyone who has done or could do more for the district than what Remy has accomplished during her time as interim. She added that she has not heard one negative comment about her leadership. Board Member Vicky Poole agreed, saying she sees no point in spending district money on a search when the district has a diamond right here at home. The district is currently going through a budget cutting process.

Board President Liz Brennan noted the Board has already heard from teachers, the West Des Moines Education Association, administrators, families and community members that they are interested in keeping Remy as superintendent. Greenspon concurred with the comments supporting moving forward with negotiations, noting Remy’s competency, leadership and support from the district community.

Negotiations will begin this month. A deadline has not been set yet for a contract to come before the Board for approval.

Remy earned her bachelor’s degree in education, master’s degree in Spanish teaching, superintendent’s certification and doctorate degree in educational administration from the University of Northern Iowa. She began her career in education as a Spanish teacher at Hudson Community Schools in Hudson, Iowa. She later served as high school principal at Hudson. She came to the WDMCS in 2000, serving as associate principal at Valley High School. She served as principal of Indian Hills Junior High for four years before taking the position as associate superintendent of Human Resources in 2006. The Board hired her as interim superintendent in May 2013.

Life in the WDMCS 1/13/14

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at each of our buildings. If a school is not listed, there was no submission from that building this week.

Clive Elementary
Clive Elementary sixth graders recently celebrated their graduation from Code 411. For nine weeks students met with Officer Amanda Woods from the Windsor Heights Police Department. They learned about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, internet safety, juvenile crime, and bullying/harassment. They shared what they were taught to their parents and teachers at the graduation by presenting a PowerPoint presentation.

The Iowa Wild donated 20 replica jerseys to Crestview to be used when playing games in physical education.

The Iowa Wild donated 20 replica jerseys to Crestview to be used when playing games in physical education.

Crestview Elementary
Third through sixth graders at Crestview Elementary have begun a floor hockey unit for physical education.  This year, the Iowa Wild started a program that is designed to help physical education programs and promote the game of hockey.  The Wild donated 20 replica jerseys to be used when playing games in physical education and have given all third through sixth graders a free ticket to a game and discounted tickets for his/her family.

Fairmeadows Elementary
Staff and students at Fairmeadows are focusing on being people of good character.  The staff at Fairmeadows chose students they felt were showing the pillars of character in all parts of the school day.  These students showed the staff they are responsible, respectful, trustworthy, fair, caring and good citizens. Students received a special certificate, pencil, and have their picture taken for display. Students included for the month of January are: Amelia Byland, Connor Wall, Kelsey Kinney, Drake DeGroote, Alaina Nelson, Veronica Hamlett, Jacob Wittenstein, Keira Moore, Liam Murtha, Dylan Peterson, Ella Leister, Nardeen Sabri, Maci Miller, Savannah Lee, Alesha Whitlatch, Gabriel Rodenkirk, Ajzela Mujkarovic, Chance Boettger, Abby Givant, Kevin Quito, Chloe Hodge, Parker Hanser, Austin Easter, Haley Munoz, Luke Hickling, Kyle Tu, Jeremiah Lamb, Madie McClintic, Mayan Madit, Emily Bright, Luke Morton, Sri Akavaram, Mackenzie Tripp, Holly Mattes, Albion Rufati, Luke Carroll, Avery Redford, Sam Fess, Majorie LeBlac, Tawnie Schultz, Alex Gaudineer, Mark Munoz. A.J. Bleskacek, Brandon Lee, Joslin Bawek, Dylan Lincoln, Annabell Strauss and Denis Dogic.  Congratulations!

Third through sixth graders at Crestview Elementary have begun a floor hockey unit for physical education.

Third through sixth graders at Crestview Elementary have begun a floor hockey unit for physical education.

Hillside Elementary
Kindergartners at Hillside Elementary were excited to get back to school and their daily routine after winter break.  The start of a new year and many changes on the calendar present a great time to further our students’ understanding of numbers into the double digits, using the calendar and the hundreds chart.  We will also extend our exploration of number to the clock, reinforcing numbers to 12, counting by 5s and beginning concepts of telling time. The long days of January and February are always months of great growth in academic understanding for kindergartners.  With routines established and behaviors developed, young children are open to new challenges and eagerly make connections across the curriculum.  We are all excited to move into the next phase of our school year and anticipate a very productive 2014.

Jordan Creek Elementary
As you know, science, technology and engineering are basic skills expected by employers. As Twenty First Century citizens, these students will also have to make some of the toughest decisions of any generation, based on their understanding of emerging science and technology. Science fairs involve students in the practices of science and engineering, requiring them to apply those skills to a topic of interest. Doing science is a key to understanding science.  Jordan Creek Elementary is holding a science fair on Friday, May 9 and all fifth and sixth grade students have been invited to participate. Hands-on scientific investigation and invention are the focus at our particular fair. Over an eight-week period, students will design, test, analyze, and present a project that uses scientific methods to solve a problem. The sky’s the limit!

There will be an Extended Learning Program (ELP) Parent Partnership meeting Jan. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the LRC. The topic will be sharing summer enrichment ideas and programs. Many programs geared toward ELP begin their registration before March.  It is important for parents interested in planning to be aware of the variety of programming available locally, state-wide, and nationally.  This will be an opportunity for parents to network and share information.

Westridge National Geographic Bee finalists were Joe Ellis, Bevan Fogdall, Parker Johnson, Suraj Moorjani, Connor Niland, Zachary Schmalz, Andrew Suh, and Pramit Vyas.

Westridge National Geographic Bee finalists were Joe Ellis, Bevan Fogdall, Parker Johnson, Suraj Moorjani, Connor Niland, Zachary Schmalz, Andrew Suh, and Pramit Vyas.

Westridge Elementary
More than 250 students at Westridge Elementary participated in the National Geographic Bee.  Students in fourth through sixth grades took a written test to determine the finalists.  The nine finalists competed in an oral bee where sixth grader Eric Schwartzbauer won the Westridge Bee.  He will now compete on the state level. State winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 26th Annual National Geographic Bee in May and have a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Westridge finalists included:  Joe Ellis, Bevan Fogdall, Parker Johnson, Suraj Moorjani, Connor Niland, Zachary Schmalz, Andrew Suh, and Pramit Vyas.

The talented Stilwell eighth grade students showing off their ceramic art projects are Emily Taylor, Kolby Morrill, Preston Doerrfeld, Charity Cameron, Angela Cary and Austin Reding.

The talented Stilwell eighth grade students showing off their ceramic art projects are Emily Taylor, Kolby Morrill, Preston Doerrfeld, Charity Cameron, Angela Cary and Austin Reding.

Stilwell Junior High
Select eighth grade art students from Stilwell Junior High were chosen for the WDMCS  24th annual student art exhibit, The Impact of Art, held at the DM Art Center.  Works from over a hundred students in the WDMCS are being displayed during the month of January.  A special reception will be held on January 23 from 6-8 p.m. to honor the participating artists.

Valley Southwoods
During the month of December Heather Nail’s advisory at Valley Southwoods invited the other groups at the school to a fundraising challenge as a part of their lesson on empathy.  One of the current ninth grade students is at Southwoods this year after previously residing in the Philippines where her parents are missionaries. Several of their friends and classmates had devastating damages and lost everything due to the typhoon that recently struck the Philippines.  Students at Southwoods raised funds to help in purchasing food, supplying water, and beginning the rebuilding process. The challenge ran for two weeks and the winning advisory groups celebrated their contributions with a breakfast party before the break.  A total of $622.70 was donated to the Yolanda Response Initiative thanks to the generosity of the students and staff at Valley Southwoods.

Valley High School
Pasta for Prom Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held Friday, January 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Valley’s north gym. Meal includes caesar salad, pasta (marinara or alfredo sauce), breadsticks  and beverage.  Desserts will also be available for purchase.  Tickets are $7 in advance (recommended) or $8 at the door and $6 for children ages six and under.  Tickets will be sold

during lunch January 16-17 and at the basketball games January 21.  Contact Kelli King at kingk@wdmcs.org or 633-4258, if you have questions. All proceeds will go to help fund the Valley prom April 12.

The public is invited to attend the Moonlight Dance on Saturday, January 18 for a fun evening of ballroom dancing to the music of the Valley orchestras.  Adult tickets are $15 and senior and students tickets are $5.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Refreshments are included in the ticket price as well as ballroom dance lessons beginning at 6:15 p.m.  Please enter through the west entrance near the cafeteria.  We hope you can join us!

The next VHS/VSW PTO meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 17 at noon in the Community Room at the Learning Resource Center. Speakers include DCI Special Agent Christopher Thomas; Ali Schlapkohl, admission counselor at Drake University (and a 2001 VHS grad!); and Evan Favreau, Drake University social media specialist.  They will be discussing the pitfalls and benefits of social media as it relates to teens and parents.  Some topics will include:

  • Social media and college admissions
  • Potential consequences and criminal offenses for high s chool kids (as victims and as suspects) stemming from social media
  • Iowa and Federal Law implications
  • The impact of criminal convictions on a student’s future
  • Update on social media means, methods, and trends

Please bring your own lunch and join us for this informative hour.  Contact Carol Throm at thrommom@mchsi.com or Beth Ohringer at ohringers@aol.com if you have any questions.

Valley Students Attend World Food Prize Institute

Grant Gustafson and Catherine Leafstedt of Valley High School were among the top students in the country selected to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute during the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which drew 1,500 people from more than 65 countries to discuss the world’s hunger and food security issues.

vhs-gustafsonGustafson presented a paper on the theme “Ending Hunger In Our Lifetime: A Call to Action” and participated in roundtable discussions with experts in industry, science, academia and policy. Research for the paper focused on major issues in global agriculture, development and food security in developing countries. Participants also helped with a hands-on service project packaging meals for Outreach International, a hunger-fighting organization that serves people in Iowa and abroad, toured an Iowa farm, and took part in an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to experience the realities of global hunger and poverty.

vhs-leafstedtLeafstedt presented a paper on the theme “Ending Hunger In Our Lifetime: A Call to Action” and participated in roundtable discussions with experts in industry, science, academia and policy. Research for the paper focused on major issues in global agriculture, development and food security in developing countries. Participants also helped with a hands-on service project packaging meals for Outreach International, a hunger-fighting organization that serves people in Iowa and abroad, toured an Iowa farm, and took part in an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to experience the realities of global hunger and poverty.

The World Food Prize was founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug in order to recognize and inspire great achievements in improving the quality, quantity and availability of food in the world. This year’s World Food Prize events kicked off the beginning of a year-long anniversary celebration in honor of Dr. Borlaug’s 100th birthday that will culminate in fall 2014.

Students from across the United States and abroad researched global food security issues in the country of their choice, and then submitted papers on those critical topics, which they also presented to renowned experts and scientists.

At the three-day World Food Prize Global Youth Institute, Leafstedt and 150 other high school students had the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of internationally renowned World Food Prize Laureates and leaders in food, agriculture and international development.

Global Youth Institute attendees participated in symposium sessions featuring:

  • His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland;
  • His Eminence Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson of Ghana, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Holy See, The Vatican;
  • His Excellency Akinwumi A. Adesina, Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria;
  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett who announced the creation of the 40 Chances Fellows program, a partnership of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative, and The World Food Prize;
  • The CEOs of many of the world’s major agribusiness companies: DuPont, Elanco, Kemin Industries, Monsanto, Novus International and Syngenta; and
  • Researchers, non-profit leaders and smallholder farmers from around the globe.

Created by Dr. Borlaug and Iowa businessman John Ruan in 1994, the Global Youth Institute today receives major support from Clay Mathile and the Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition. The program was developed to challenge and inspire participating student-teacher teams to identify ways of alleviating hunger, and to expose the students to opportunities and careers in food, agriculture and natural resource disciplines.

At the Global Youth Institute, Leafstedt interacted with students and teachers from Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as Bangladesh, China, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, and South Africa.

Participants also viewed the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony that honored three individuals – Marc Van Montagu of Belgium, Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert Fraley of the United States – for their independent, individual breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology. Their research is making it possible for farmers to grow crops with: improved yields; resistance to insects and disease; and the ability to tolerate extreme variations in climate.  Coverage of the 2013 Laureate Award Ceremony is available at www.worldfoodprize.org.

High school educators and students interested in participating should visit www.worldfoodprize.org/youth and select their state on the U.S. map, or other country link if living abroad, for information on the 2014 Global Youth Institute.

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  The World Food Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, The World Food Prize has honored outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world. Laureates have been recognized from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Israel, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States. In 1990, Des Moines businessman and philanthropist John Ruan assumed sponsorship of The Prize and established The World Food Prize Foundation, located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Life in the WDMCS 1/8/14

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at each of our buildings. If a school is not listed, there was no submission from that building this week.

Crestview Elementary
So, you don’t feel well? Are you wondering what you’ve got? Now that it’s cold and snowy and students are inside most of the time in close quarters with many others, some get sick more often. Generally, nurses see cases of the common cold (viral upper respiratory infection), influenza (the flu) or a viral illness causing gastrointestinal issues. Colds typically do not occur with a fever but occur with a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and a cough.  There’s nothing you can take to protect yourself from the typical cold.  Symptoms are sometimes managed with over the counter preparations to make you feel better. The flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.  The flu is commonly seen with a fever of 100-104, headache, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose and a cough.  You can protect yourself each year by receiving an annual flu shot or the flu mist.  Once you’ve got the flu, see your doctor within two days and they may prescribe an antiviral medicine to help you get over the flu quicker. The other viral illnesses we see at schools this time of year are the illnesses that cause problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache and more.  Some people refer to these illnesses as the flu but it is actually not the flu.  Over the counter medicines may help you feel better as your body fights these illnesses. The single most important thing that you can do to protect yourself and your children this winter from illness is to wash your hands and do so frequently.  Keep fingers out of places like noses, mouths, and eyes.  Get the flu shot if you still need one this year.  And of course, stay home if you are sick, especially if you or your child has a fever over 100.

Crossroads Park Elementary
Crossroads Park Elementary has some new art sculptures in its waiting area. They are a memorial to Jan Kennedy, a long-time Crossroads sixth grade teacher who passed away. The sculptures were done by an Iowa artist from Ottumwa. He created the sculptures specifically for the space and the students. Jan loved eagles, so that is the memory to her. The tree and nest are symbolic of the students starting out in the nest with our care and nurturing and then going off to soar like eagles when they leave us. He also put in some items that the kids may enjoy searching for. There is a little owl in the front of the tree, a bike chain in the back of the nest and also a railroad spike. There may be others. He treated all of the metal in a way that makes is safe to the touch. As you pass by, have a look.

Fairmeadows Elementary
Holiday sights and sounds were in abundance when the lively 23rd Street Singers went performed at Fairmeadows Village and Valley West Mall in December. Students were then greatly surprised when Santa passed out candy canes while they ate at the food court.  The 116-member group also performed along with the Fairmeadows 6th Grade Band to a packed house in the Fairmeadows gym.  Selections performed included “Showbiz Snowman,” “Winter Jubilation,” “We Wish You a Swingin’ Holiday” and “Light the Candles.”

Hillside Elementary
Hillside English as a Second Language (ESL) students in first grade had the opportunity to do some baking. They enjoyed making candy pretzels using pretzels, Hershey kisses and M&M’s. During the cooking session not only did they learn how to make a fun and easy treat, but they learned some new vocabulary that they are not exposed to every day.

Jordan Creek Elementary
Reader’s theater is a regular component of the WDMCS literacy program.  Students work together in small groups for one week on each script.  The purpose of reader’s theater is to improve fluency.  Students focus on different aspects of fluency – such as appropriate pausing, pacing and expression – with each skit.  Each group is made up of students at a variety of different reading levels providing opportunities for all readers to model their reading skills.  At the end of the week, groups perform their polished skit for their classmates.

Westridge Elementary
The Westridge Singers gave concerts in December at the West Des Moines Public Library and the Learning Resource Center. The group continues to practice every Friday morning, getting ready for its last two events of the season. On Fri., Jan. 31, the Westridge Singers will perform at Wesley Acres Retirement Center.  On Fri., Feb. 7, the chorus will present their final concert of the year in the Westridge gym at 9:30 a.m. Parents of Westridge Singers students are invited to this special performance.  Thank you for bringing your child to all those early morning rehearsals!

Stilwell Junior High
Every year, Stilwell’s Team I holds a Winter Walkathon to raise money for Toys for Tots with its annual Winter Walk-a-thon.  Students braved the very bitter cold to walk and raise money.  Along with the cash donation, new toys were also collected.  After the walk-a-thon, the top pledge-getters got to go shopping at Toys R Us. 

Valley High School/Valley Southwoods
Valley Archery competed in their first tournament this weekend at Mt. Vernon. More than 800 archers from around the state represented 27 different schools.  From West Des Moines, archery teams competed from Jordan Creek Elementary, Stilwell Junior High, Valley Southwoods and Valley High School. Jordan Creek finished in fifth place in the elementary division, their top scorer was Ryan Wirtz.  Stilwell Jr High also finished in fifth place for the middle school competition, with Mitchell O’Meara as the top archer.  The VSW and VHS combined team also finished in fifth place in the high school division, with the top archer being Sarah Kuhlman and Robby Weissinger.

Two-Hour Delay Monday, January 27

Because of severe winter weather conditions, all schools will start two hours late Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

  • There will be no morning preschool.
  • No Westridge half-day kindergarten.
  • Full-day kindergarten will start two-hours late district wide.
  • No morning activities or early bird classes.
  • Kids West will open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Busses will pick up students two hours after their normal pick-up time.
  • Walnut Creek Campus: Full-Day Students report at 11:20 a.m.; P.M. Students report at 11:46 a.m.; A.M. Students no school

Valley Southwoods – 2 Hour Delay Schedule – 8 Period Day

1st hour:               10:20am-10:53am  (33 minutes)
2nd hour:              10:56am-11:25am  (29 minutes)
Lunch
5th hour:

  • A 11:25am-11:51am  (26 minutes + 4 minute passing period)
  • B 11:50am-12:16pm  (26 minutes + 4 minute passing period)
  • C 12:15pm-12:45pm  (26 minutes + 4 minute passing period)

3rd hour:               12:45pm-1:14pm  (29 minutes)
4th hour:               1:17pm-1:46pm  (29 minutes)
6th hour:               1:49pm-2:18pm  (29 minutes)
7th hour:               2:19pm-2:48pm  (29 minutes)
8th hour:               2:51pm-3:20pm  (29 minutes)

Valley High School – Monday, January 27 Schedule

Period 1 10:20 – 10:50
Period 2 10:55 – 11:25
First Lunch:  11:25 – 11:55 Period 4:  11:55 – 12:25 Period 5:  12:30 – 1:00
Period 4:  11:30 – 12:00 Second Lunch:  12:00 – 12:30 Period 5:  12:30 – 1:00
Period 4:  11:30 – 12:00 Period 5:  12:05 – 12:35 Third Lunch:  12:35 – 1:05
Period 3 1:05 – 1:35
Period 6 1:40 – 2:10
Period 7 2:15 – 2:45
Period 8 2:50 – 3:20

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