The Custer County Spelling Bee was held at Ansley Public School on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Six schools from Custer County were represented; Callaway, Anselmo-Merna, Sargent, Arnold, Broken Bow and Ansley.
The first round was 50 words, the second round was 25 words, and the third round was an oral round.
Thirteen students advanced to the third and final round; Ryan Bailey, Kiera Bailey, and Mahaya Jones from Ansley; Cassidy Grint from Sargent; Caenyn Priest, Adyson Priest, Aaron Bartak from Anselmo-Merna; Chavi Goodner, AnnaBeth Fama, Keelyn Shea, Ali Morris from Broken Bow, Uotong Huidle from Callaway and Gracie Neth from Arnold.
Ryan Bailey ended in third place by getting “heathen” correct and missing “binturong.” Keelyn Shea and Kiera Bailey misspelled “frigate,” and the round ended with Keelyn spelling “brioche” correctly.
Keelyn Shea - 1st Place
Kiera Bailey - 2nd Place
Ryan Bailey - 3rd Place
Congratulations to all Custer County Spellers.
Junior High and High School Students who made the Honor Roll celebrated their success with ice-cream sundaes. students need to earn all a's and b's in order to be placed on the honor roll. Keep up the good work!
January 2020 - The second annual 7th-12th Enrichment Day went off without a hitch! The main intention behind the Enrichment Day is to show our appreciation for the hard work that our students put forth every day and ease them into the second semester by providing educational opportunities that focus less on academics and more on lighthearted fun. We as a staff feel like this is a great way for our students to learn and grow in ways that may not always be afforded to them in the regular educational setting. This year’s Enrichment Day was a fine mix of drawing upon the foundational knowledge and skills that our students already possess while introducing opportunities that may peak a new interest as well as enhance creative and critical thinking skills. Our students were divided into groups based on number and not on grade and each group was able to participate in each activity for a full hour. The activities included roller coaster building, card tricks, origami, the card game Euchre, an escape room, and yard games. A special session that our elementary students were able to enjoy as well, was a presentation on glass blowing by Michael Beahm through the Hastings College Mobile Glass Studio.