The Dick Bittner Sixth-Grade Memorial Track Meet will be held from (;30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at the Valley High School track, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines.
The 100-, 200-, and 800-meter races and the 4×200 relay will be held in the morning, along with the field events. The track meet will continue with three relays, the sprint medley, the 4×70 shuttle, and the 4×100 after lunch.
Nutrition Services will provide lunches to the students. Students, staff, and parents may use a school ID number or cash to pay for lunches.
The West Des Moines Police Department would also like to remind attendees not to park in front of the mailboxes on 39th Street.
The track meet is the culmination of a physical education unit. Students have the opportunity to enter as many as four events. The West Des Moines Community Schools elementary physical education staff is proud to sponsor the event and invites parents and staff to attend the annual Dick Bittner Sixth-Grade Memorial Track Meet.
UPDATE May 10, 2016: After observing the radar and news, the track meet will proceed this Tuesday, May 10, as long as there is no lightning sighted.
Tim Smith, author of the Buck Wilder series, visited Crestview School of Inquiry on Feb. 22.
“See this eraser? It’s your best friend!” he told students as he talked about the importance of revising their work. “You don’t have to be the best in your class, but if you want to publish books, or be a great cook, accomplished musician, or basketball player, you need to be the one who tries the hardest.”
Smith went on to explain he was not the top student in school, but when he worked hard, he was able to meet goals he had for himself.
Smith has written books on fishing, boating, camping and animal wisdom along with paperback chapter books about ants, bees, fish and other aspects of nature. Smith’s books not only make kids laugh, but are designed to inspire kids to set goals for themselves, as well as make informed decisions to preserve our natural resources.
Do you love to watch robo-warriors in action? This hands-on course will provide step-by-step instruction for building your own sumo bot from the supplied kit (no soldering necessary). Your bot will be “programmed” to battle other robots in the arena. You will learn how to control DC motors, bluetooth receivers, LEDs, infrared transmitters, and sonic range detectors. Parents are encouraged to become part of the learning experience, and can participate as an assistant. No special technical training or knowledge is required. Students must bring a laptop and the $30 material fee due to the instructor at the first class.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3/1-4/14, no class 3/15 & 3/17, 5-7 p.m., $59 plus $30 material fee due to the instructor. Indian Hills Junior High Media Center, #ADV62.
UPDATE, 11:42 a.m.: Power has been restored at Crestview School of Inquiry!
11:15 a.m.: Crestview School of Inquiry is currently experiencing a power outage. MidAmerican Energy has been contacted, and backup lights are being used. Phones at the school are currently working, but may not continue to work. Updates can be found here on the district website and on the Crestview School of Inquiry Facebook page.
Want to learn how to create your own comic book or graphic novel? This hands-on class uses demonstration and lots of hands-on training to teach the basics of the entire creative process. This process includes concept, page layout, various pencil and ink techniques, as well as digital art. Class taught by Will Richer.
Mondays, 11/30-12/14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., $42. Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, Room 254, #ADV09.