My name is Jacqueline Elizabeth Segura Rochin, Class of 2016. My parents are Olivia Rochin and Douglas Segura. I have two sisters, Ana Segura and Emily Segura who both attend Wood River Elementary School. I am currently an art student, a lights and sound crew member for the All-School Play, and the Editor-in-Chief for the Yearbook. After high school, I plan to attend college and major in nursing.
On September 23, both fifth-grade classes had the opportunity to attend a program organized by the UNL extension office called "Animals Inside and Out". The day-long program was held in the Nebraska building at the fairgrounds in Grand Island. Throughout the day, the students rotated through 9 different stations. Each station covered a different aspect of livestock in Nebraska. The students learned about Animal Feed and Feeding, Livestock Management, Animal By-Products, Animal Skeletal Systems, Animal Reproductive Systems, Animal Muscular Systems, and Careers in Agriculture. It was a wonderful learning opportunity and the kids really enjoyed their day!
Brian Leisher, MS/HS Music
Hello Wood River! The past few months of settling into our home in Wood River and getting started with the music department at the school have been exciting and refreshing! My wife, Myriah, and my son, Eli, and I have all been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the community and school.
After spending the past eight years teaching at Bruning-Davenport USD, and the two years at Heartland Community Schools in Henderson, I am very excited about what lies ahead for the music department here at WRRSD. I believe through hard work and lots of good laughs we will be able to build our music program substantially over the coming years.
As a farm boy growing up in rural Oklahoma (Okeene, OK), I enjoyed listening to my family make music and began playing the trombone in 5th grade. Through all-state band participation and various other honor groups, I knew my passion was in music education--this led me to Sterling College in Sterling, KS, where I received by bachelor's degree in 2005. Currently I am finishing a master's degree from Concordia University in Seward.
Over the past several years, I have been fortunate to work with wonderful people and mentors. This fall I will present for the third time at the Nebraska Music Educators Association annual In-Service Workshop, and will also be representing Nebraska music educators as a presenter at the 2015 National Association for Music Education National Conference in Nashville, TN, at the end of October.
I believe that music is a vital part of each student's education and am very honored to be working in a school that has and continues to show its support of arts education! For more info on the music department at Wood River, take a look at our Facebook page:
Hello! This is Mrs. Juliana Loudon! I am starting my fourth year teaching, third year teaching agriculture, and first year in Nebraska at Wood River! I was born and reared in Lexington, NE on a cattle, corn and soybeans farm. I graduated from high school at Lex in 2008 and went off to Lincoln, NE to attend UNL to study agricultural education. After 4 years of marching band and dating my boyfriend, in 2012 I graduated with my degree and moved to North Dakota where my boyfriend was! I taught for two years in Velva, ND, a town of 1,300 souls. Then, I got married on October 4, 2014 and moved to Williston, ND, the heart of the Bakken Oil Boom. We lived there for a year until my husband got a new job in Grand Island, working for Olsson Associates as a civil engineer, so I got a new job at Wood River! I love to travel, am left-handed, and really enjoy my family (including god-children).
Birthday: March 19
Fave Color: Mauve
Fave Animal: Chickens
Scared of: SPIDERS!
My name is Jacob Michael Fines, and I am part of the class of 2016 at Wood River Rural High School. My parents' names are David Fines and Dawn Fines. I have five siblings, one sister and four brothers. My three older siblings are Ana, Dakota, and Taylor. All three of them are currently living in Lincoln and attending college. My younger sibling is Michael. He is currently a junior in high school.
I am currently involved in the following activities: FBLA, Spanish Club, and Basketball. I have made the varsity basketball team all four years of my high school career. I also enjoy hunting and fishing. Some activities I have been a part of in the past are Band, Track, Wrestling, and Football. The sports I have lettered in include Football and Basketball.
After high school, I plan on attending college to major in Automotive Mechanics. After I earn a degree, I plan on getting a job and eventually opening my own shop in Nebraska.
Have you heard of the website Common Sense Media? This is a place where parents can go to find independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media. Common Sense Media promotes safe use of technology and other helpful resources.
Are you thinking about going to a movie? Common Sense Media can provide reviews of the movie you are wanting to see. It can provide information for parents and grandparents about a video game that your child wants. That information can help you make an educated decision on whether you should purchase it or not. I encourage all parents to take a look at it as it offers so much information!
The website is www.commonsensemedia.org
Here is a glimpse of some of the information they cover.
The Cheerleaders officially started their season by traveling to Sutton on August 28th to support the boy's varsity football team. In addition to cheering for a home football game and home volleyball triangular; the girls have also travelled to Ravenna to support the Lady Eagle Volleyball team. This year's Cheer Squad members include (L to R) Samantha Moss, Allison Moss, Captain: Kassey Wetovick, Lexi Jepson, Dani DeVore, Rachel Cooper, Gina O'Neill, and Abby Parlin.
Picture Taken from https://runninginaforest.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/john-hollands-theory-of-career-choice-theories-every-careers-adviser-should-know/
For the next couple of weeks in personal leadership class, we will be focusing on John Holland's RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional) theory of careers and its successful application to vocational life.
"A key construct in the theory is congruence between person and environment" - John Holland
The purpose of using John Holland's Theory is to help the students identify their strengths and coordinate it with choosing of the study, college major, technical area, or field of work.
Nancy Roberts - School Counselor
In almost every yearbook somewhere near the end of the book, the yearbook staff gets a chance to thank all of people whose assistance and effort helped to make the project a success. Unfortunately, this page tends to be overlooked by readers. Therefore, we felt that it was merited to show our gratitude once again.
My name is Sloane Logan Tiarks, and I am currently a senior at Wood River Rural Schools. My parents are Rodney and Janel Tiarks. I have three sisters: Rylee Buettner, Sydney Tiarks, and Kennedy Tiarks. Some activities I participate in are Volleyball, Basketball, FBLA, Spanish Club, Letter Club, One Act, Speech, etc. After high school graduation, I plan on attending the University of Nebraska Lincoln and majoring in agronomy with a minor in animal science. After college graduation, I would like to move back to the Wood River area, work on my family farm, marry a farmer, and start a family.
Habitudes is a program designed by Dr. Tim Elmore who was hired by the Nebraska Department of Education to develop a career readiness program for senior high students. According to Dr. Elmore, career readiness is about the basics, a strong academic foundation, personal ethics, speaking and writing effectively, analyzing situations, and solving problems. Understanding the fundamental concepts of math and science.
Being where you're expected to be-when you are expected to be there. Meeting deadlines. Conducting yourself professionally. Career readiness is about knowing your "stuff". Understanding technology and how and when to use it appropriately. Using what you know to address new challenges and new opportunities. Knowing what you don't know-and being enthusiastic about learning more, and getting even better. Having the knowledge of drive and confidence to start your own business. Career readiness is also about relationships, collaborating with co-workers, respecting their opinions, privacy, and culture. Learning to work as a team member, accepting responsibility, and accepting the consequences of your decisions. Finally, understanding your role in your community, state, nation, world. Dr. Elmore also felt that every Nebraskan student regardless of background, interests, or intent after graduating from high school, can and should be career ready.
All above statements were paraphrased from Habitudes, by Dr. Tim Elmore, Author.
We will be working on completing this program throughout the year. Ask your child about their Habitudes book. Help them to understand their personal strengths, talents, and areas of improvement. Your help is always appreciated!
Nancy Roberts, School Counselor
6th grade has been extremely busy already for the start of the 2015-2016 school year!! Mr. Kuecker, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Peters have welcomed 43 new middle schoolers and everyone is adjusting to their new routine and transitioning from elementary school well!!! Students have been learning order of operations in math, scientific method in science, Ancient History in Social Studies and drawing their own cave paintings. In reading, each class is busy reading a novel, either Naya Nuki or Al Capone Does My Shirts. Mrs. Peters' English classes have all written a 5-paragraph essay on their own personal goals and each traced their own footprint aided with adding their own colorful details...one step at a time they can start using what they learn in 6th grade and lead them onto the road of success!! We are anxiously awaiting iPads that the students will be receiving and will be MAPS testing in the upcoming weeks. We also hope to be visiting Rowe Sanctuary this month. It's shaping up to be a great year in 6th grade!!
These are the days your student will want to remember forever. Help make the year unforgettable by purchasing a 2015-2016 Eagle Yearbook
For only $50.00, your student will have a book that will be enjoyed now, and 20, 30, or even 50 years from now. It will even be personalized with a complimentary name stamp.
It’s easy to order! Click on the photo above to be linked to the Yearbook Forever website to pay with a debit or credit card. You can also order with Mrs. Adelman or any yearbook staff member with cash or check.
Order now, so your student won’t miss out when the yearbook is distributed.
As an adult, you know how important high school memories become. Don’t let your student’s memories fade; make sure they get a yearbook now!