School Bus Safety Week is a special time to remind everyone how important it is to follow safe practices around school buses so drivers can get riders to and from school safely.
Here are some tips to follow:
Messages for students: Never cross close to the front or back of the bus; make sure the driver can see you.
Never pick up anything you drop close to or under the bus; ask the driver what to do. Never run after a bus or bang on the side; you could slip and fall under the bus.
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The October school board meeting had a great kick off with student recognitions for student of the month. The room was filled to the brim with three generations of family there to support the five students from the four schools.
Kendall Griggs introduced the high school honoree, Kara Bandow. Griggs cited multiple teachers with comments from Tammy Jones stating that Bandow is an “excellent role model” that exhibits “kindness to others”.
Carol Brownell presented the Utterback Middle School students of the month who are Shane Larson and Jenna Rodriguez. Jones commented that Larson is “so focused” and “does not make excuses”. Craig Barringer noted that Rodriguez has an “internal drive” while Monica Tomayer commented on her “heart of gold”. Both UMS students of the month honorees are National Junior Honor Society members.
SKY HIGH — Cowboys Lucas Shultz, #57, and Tyler Nelson, #52, go up for a sky-bump at the introduction of players before the Homecoming game with Cascade on Saturday. Number 62 Derek VanLuchene looks on. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The Conrad Cowboys put a confidence builder in their saddle bags on Saturday afternoon, putting a whippin’ on the Cascade Badgers, 40-12.
Both squads came into the contest looking for their first win of the season and the Cowboys picked up the sweet Homecoming win.
On their opening possessions both teams traded punts. On the Badgers second possession, on a fourth down, they faked a punt and tried to pass to keep the series alive. It didn’t work. Instead they handed Conrad good field position at the 32 yard line.
Quarterback Joe Ries quickly scampered 30 yards to the one yard line. After losing six yards on two plays, Ries packed the ball into the barn, going off the left tackle for eight yards.