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  • PBIS winners MS PBIS Newspaper article for Nov./Dec.We are “Living with West Monona PRIDE” in the middle school which means that we are encouraging our students to be positive, respectful, involved, determined, and show excellence in all aspects of their lives.Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.  The West Monona middle school has created a system that acknowledges student’s positive interactions daily, weekly, and monthly.  Teachers have PRIDE tickets that are given when a student shows proper expectations in a variety of school settings such as : classroom, hallway, bath/locker room, all-school ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2016, 12:47 PM by che porter
  • West Monona Elementary Partcipating in SchoolStore West Monona Elementary kicked off their 2nd year of participating in SchoolStore.com on January 11. This is a program where students invite family/friends to do their online shopping through SchoolStore. Students can earn prizes and the school earns a share of the money spent. Last year we received over $800 to spend on books for the students. Shoppers can also donate "Caring for Classrooms Gift Cards" to a specific teacher. The teachers loved being able to get school supplies for their classrooms. Thank you to everyone who made a donation and participated.This year's kick off was well received. Students received a watch for getting signed up, then were in a drawing for Joe-Bot, the Robot ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2016, 11:37 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • Art exhibit winners Congratulations are in order for 5 West Monona students for having their works selected into the 27th Annual Youth Art Exhibition: The Art of High School Students. Hosted by the Sioux City Art Center, the exhibit will be on display from February 13 through April 10, 2016. Sunday February 14, from 1:30-3:00 will be the opening reception. The awards ceremony will take place at 2:00 in the atrium.Tate Phelps- Best of Show -watercolor/markerTate Phelps- 1st Place-drawingAnna Jepsen-photographyAnna Jepsen- photographyMac Poole- mixed mediaTheiya Hansen-photography
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 12:53 PM by che porter
  • The WISE entries The Western Iowa Salon Exhibition 2016, hosted by Buena Vista University, has announced its winners for spring 2016.The West Monona Art Dept. is proud to recognize the following entries selected:Lounging- photo by Andelin BellisUntitled- photo by Andelin BellisUntitled Landscape- photo by Kayleigh BurnsGray Cat- photo by Axton DeanThe Mysterious Road- photo by Theiya HansenIn the Meadow- photo by Theiya HansenDrive Thru- photo by Anna JepsenStumped- photo by Anna JepsenUnknown-photo by Baylee LittleSoy Bean- photo by Baylee LittleThe photos will be on display at the Buena Vista University Art Gallery, in Storm Lake, Iowa, from February 10-March 15, 2016. All friends and family are invited to a ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 12:52 PM by che porter
  • Fire department visit Our firefighters came back to visit the second graders, but this time they brought a special guest Sparky the fire dog!Sparky and the firefighters had a great discussion with the second graders about Fire safety. They discussed escape plans, how to get out safely, who to call in case of an emergency, what they need to know if they do need to call for help, and smoke detector safety. The second graders learned alot and had several questions to ask. We definitely enjoyd their company and can't wait till our next visit
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 12:50 PM by che porter
  • Candy Compliments West Monona Student Gives Candy Compliments On the morning of Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 the students at West Monona got a nice surprise on their locker. Every single high school student received a piece of candy and a compliment that was personal for him or her as an individual. After the compliment, every tag reminded them to smile, have a good, stay positive, and pass along a compliment. Junior Allyson Rose was the person responsible for the act. Allyson did the project in order to promote positive moral and good mental health in the school. She spent time through the weeks getting the project organized. On Tuesday night after her basketball practice, she went around to every student’s locker ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2015, 12:45 PM by che porter
  • Student Council raises dog food for Noah's Hope The West Monona Middle School students helped make Thanksgiving a little brighter for the animals at Noah’s Hope and Sioux City Animal Adoption & Rescue Center.  Student Council sponsored a dance where admission was a bag of dog or cat food or a dog or cat toy.  Approximately 75 pounds of food was donated, including various toys. Noah’s Hope all-volunteer group educates against animal abuse; helps rescue abused and unwanted animals; provides proper veterinary care, plus spays and neuters; gives animals temporary homes; and works with other rescues to get these great animals forever homes with responsible people to share a high quality of life.  Sioux City Animal Adoption & Rescue Center intakes stray animals and works closely with ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2015, 1:14 PM by che porter
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