The Cattle Trail Basketball tournament will be in McCook on December 4, 7 and 8. Here are the brackets for the tournament.
November has arrived so we are definitely into the holiday season. Along with the joy of the holidays, sometimes students (and parents) feel a bit of anxiety knowing that there are fewer weeks of school left in the semester to work on grades and coursework needed for those grades. Well, that is true, but for almost every student there is still time to do that extra work, get projects turned in, and bump those grades up to a desired level. At the high school level that is particularly important since a course may need to be repeated if it is a required course needed for graduation, or if it is needed to move on to the next level of a sequence of classes (Algebra 1 before Algebra 2, etc.).
Breaks are a much needed part of a semester, so with Thanksgiving coming up in the latter part of November and Christmas break coming up in December, there will be some good rest time. This year the calendar fell on dates that allowed for two full weeks off for the holidays. Please plan accordingly. It’s always frustrating and can be difficult for a student when school is out for two weeks over Christmas and then a family vacation is taken a week after that two week period during school time. Missing school at the beginning or end of a semester can put a great deal of pressure on a student so please make every effort to keep your child in school while school is in session.
There are many musical events that our students are involved in during this time of year, and I encourage you to attend these events and see what wonderful talent our students have. The music teachers work very hard on preparing our students to entertain you and celebrate the holidays. We’d love to see you along with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, family friends and all. It’s a joyful time!
R. Todd Porter
Have you ever wished that you could have the school calendar on your phone or tablet? Well, if you have a Google account, now you can.
To add the school calendar to your Google Calendar follow these directions:
Using a computer that is logged in to the Google account you wish to use, simply click this link:
You will be asked if you want to add the calendar, click yes and it will be added to your Google calendar. It is color coded, so you can choose a color for the school calendar to differentiate between your personal stuff and the school calendar.
Now Add it to your phone:
For an iPhone,
1. On a computer go to https://calendar.google.com/
2. Click the box next to the school calendar, and save your changes.
3. On your phone, open the built in calendar app.
4. Click "Calendars" at the bottom of the screen
3. Click the checkbox by email@example.com, and then click Done.
If you want to hide this calendar, you simply uncheck this box. Also, click the little i by the calendar to change its display color.
For An Android:
1. On your phone, click the build in Calendar App
2. Cllick the menu button (lower left side)
3. Choose "Calendars"
4. Scroll down and put a check mark by "Southwest.firstname.lastname@example.org"
5. Exit and you're done. To hide this calendar, repeat these steps, un-checking this box.