On Monday, March 6, 2017, Indian Hills eighth-grade students are invited to participate in our very own version of the Food Network’s “Chopped” reality cooking show.
Students can compete to make a healthy, delicious breakfast. Judges will be Sunny Fresh, Inc. Chef Brent Preppernau, Indian Hills Principal Shane Christensen, WDMCS Food Services Director Willow Dye, and one lucky student!
Students also have the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. To be eligible, students must complete and turn in the breakfast trivia sheet to the main office.
Thank you to the WDMCS Nutrition Services department and Sunny Fresh Foods, Inc. for hosting the event!
The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) serves delicious, nutritious breakfasts and lunches at every school. Signing up for school lunch is an easy, convenient way to give your child a well-balanced and healthy meal during the school day. You can also give them a great start to the day by signing up for our breakfasts.
To learn more about our nutrition services, including menus, how to track what your child is eating, and how to set up a meal account, visit www.wdmcs.org/departments/nutrition or call 515-633-5088.
There were four teams from each school competing in the double-elimination competition.
Teams of students studied multiple science disciplines, including chemistry, physics, earth science, genetics, astronomy, human biology, botany, zoology, and taxonomy. Teams were coached by Indian Hills science teacher Shelly Urban and Stilwell science teachers Bryan Bacehowski and Ruth Henderson.
Many teachers and administrators volunteered their time as judges, timers, scorekeepers, and general supervision.
Indian Hills Junior High proudly presents our student performance of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. All performances will be held in the Indian Hills auditorium.
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” is based on the classic children’s book of the same name from C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” series. Indian Hills’ production features Olivia Lamphere as Aslan, Ava Neppl as the White Witch, and Charlotte Koufer, Nate Gass, Zoe Givant, and Max Johnson as Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter Pevensie, the four siblings who discover Narnia.
Thirty-five West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) students were chosen to participate in the 31st Annual Opus Honor Choir this year. This is the highest honor for middle school vocal students in Iowa. More than 3,000 student recordings were submitted for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. The WDMCS students chosen for Opus Honor Choir are:
Seventh- & Eighth-Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir Ethan Amptmann (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Nick Edgar (Indian Hills, Grade 7) Kade Ferchen (Stilwell, Grade 8) Wyatt Glenn (Stilwell, Grade 8) Andrew Hayes (Indian Hills, Grade 7) Jacob Henke (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Parker Johnson (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Will Johnson (Stilwell, Grade 7) Caleb Moore (Stilwell, Grade 8) Josh Nichols (Stilwell, Grade 8) Ethan Peer (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Drew Peterson (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Jack Renda (Stilwell, Grade 8) Henry Shires (Stilwell, Grade 8)
Seventh- & Eighth-Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir Lanie Anthan (Stilwell, Grade 8) Anna Behrens* (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Ella Bishop (Stilwell, Grade 8) Ashley Czipar (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Kaylee Davis (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Kaitlyn Forney (Stilwell, Grade 8) CeCe Grabinski (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Jenna Herting* (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Sophie Valencia (Indian Hills, Grade 8) Anna Welge (Stilwell, Grade 8)
Ninth-Grade Honor Choir Eric Amundson Brooke Boddicker Colby Christensen Carson Codel Chloe Edwards Peter Erickson Aviana Gedler Lauren Gilbert Mya Nurse Jacob Soto Andrew Voggesser
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.