Change in Early Out Schedules

On the Monday, March 20, 2017 School Board meeting the following changes were made to the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.  This change was to accommodate the number of minutes the state requires for schools to be in session.  This is because of the snow days we have had this year.
May 26:     Regular Day Schedule – school out at 3:00 PM 

Student Council Goat Run
Thank you, thank you to Laurie Sherman, Rhyse Curtis (and Kathryn), Judi Sanders, Sara Peterson, Jessica Koehler, Jennie Bowers, Vicki Berhow, Courtney Studer (and Family), Allison Klassen (and Family), and Amy Gieseke for participating or volunteering in our Student Council 5K. Student Council raised  $1,150!   If any of the rest of you would like to donate to this great cause, please do so by Thursday.  A 5/6 class from Lewiston is donating $100.  We are raising money to buy goats for families in Haiti.  By buying these goats, we are helping to supply these families with nutrition and income as they can sell the milk as well as drink it

STEAM Day Activities
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.  On April 13, 2017 Truman elementary students participated in STEAM activities, pictured below.  Many of the high school students helped to mentor and guide the elementary students as they experienced the various areas of STEAM.
Above Left:  Instructor Laurie Sherman had students participate in a math activity using cards. The activity required using number recognition skills as well as other numeric functions.  Above Right, Below Left and Right: Pictured is a STEAM event that used both math and art.  Art instructor Becca Johnson and math instructor Randy Muske helped students to create Sierpinski Triangles.  These are defined as a fractal and attractive fixed set with the overall shape of an equilateral triangle subdivided into smaller equilateral triangles.
Above Left & Center:  Business instructor Joshua Spiess demonstrates aspects of the schools robotics program.  Above Right: Science instructor Melissa Kutch demonstrated to students and then helped them to create "elephant toothpaste", learning about chemical reactions.  Below Center:  Under the direction of music instructor Jessica Koehler, students learned about percussion as they drummed on plastic pails donated by Boekett. Below Right: Students learn from industrial technologies instructor , Ryan Brudelie, how electrical currents work.
Students were able to rotate through the various activities and the smiles and intense looks tell it all.  The students had a great time and look forward to more of these learning events.  Thank you to Stephanie Hodge for supplying great popcorn for the day.

Truman Lion's Club Breakfast donation to the School
Merrill Davis (left), president of Truman's Lions Club, presented a check to Dr. Virginia Dahlstrom, superintendent of Truman Public School whhile Doyle Peterson and Jerry Teig look on.  The $5,000 check is a donation from the annual Truman School breakfast.  This donation brings the total given to the school by Truman Lions Club to $53,000 since 2003. 

Truman High School Play - Little Dog Laughed

Reading Oasis Room in the elementary library

Pictured above:  Ribbon cutting for the new READING OASIS ROOM -  The Reading Oasis Room was made possible by a grant.  $2500 was raised from local businesses, etc.  A match of $2500 was given by SMIF (Southern MN Initiative Foundation) and another $5000 from Scholastic, inc. for a grand total of $10,000.  The area consists of 25 cases of books housed on three shelving units, a couch w/bookshelves, a large floor rug, a listening center w/CD's and books, rocking chairs, and five bean-bag chairs.  Thank you to all involved with this wonderful project that will help increase literacy for our elementary students.  Pictured below:  The Reading Oasis Room is a "kid friendly" asset to our school and reading programs.  Rocking chairs were donated and painted by Linda Johnson and Kate Schlomer.  The "Very Hungry Caterpiller" quilt was made and donated by Barb Mager.