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  • Tech Tips Friday - February 15th

    Tech Tips

    Shout Outs

    Mrs. M. Hillen for first setting up FCS week and then she also had students participate in an FCS Digital Breakout.  Students had to break three codes to unlock the answers. They are like FCS detectives! Thanks for the Donuts!!


    Mrs. M. Hillen's Culinary Arts class also created cookie cutters for Valentine's Day on Tinkercad and then downloaded their creations to the 3D printer.


    Mr. Bachman's 9th grade class created Google Sites of their Famous Historical Figure.


    K-2 Tech Classes read the book “Robot in Love” and then color coded the Ozobot from the Robot to its one true love.

    Mrs. Wietfeld’s 6th grade Science had the UNL Extension Education Program visit our school and they created a Lego Robot and then coded it to run programs.


    3rd grade Tech Class started their Blabberize to make their famous person come alive.


    Presidents Day Website



    Random Acts of Kindness (Empathy Videos) preview before showing

    https://www.globalonenessproject.org/collections/9210:  Global Oneness


    Tech Tip #1

    https://www.classhook.com/:  Classhook easily finds Video/TV clips to use in your classroom.  There is a convenient search engine to narrow results and there are no ads like on Youtube.


    Tech Tip #2

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6b17PVsYBQ0ip5gyeme-Q:  Crash Course is a Youtube channel with many short videos on lessons you can use in your classroom.


    Tech Tip #3

    https://www.thetechieteacher.net/2018/04/make-scheduling-quick-and-easy-with.html:  Doodle Scheduling App


    Tech Tip #4

    https://www.thetechieteacher.net/2017/06/how-to-use-split-screen-to-increase.html:  How to use a Split Screen in your classroom.  I found this idea from Techie Teacher.


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  • Clarkson-Leigh Patriot C-Teams Play Madison

    On February 4, the Clarkson-Leigh Patriot boys’ and girls’ C-Teams played the Madison Dragons. These games were the last games of the C-team’s season. The girls came out and finished the game with a score of 36-5.


    The boys started out strong and played the best they could, but they could not finish out the game. The score ended out to be 38-49 Madison. The high scorer for the boys was freshman Kanyon Held with 10 points, Logan Schroeder was the second highest scorer for the team with nine points.


    Freshman Logan Schroeder said, “We started out pretty well. We shot well as a team, but they shot better. Overall I think it was the C-team’s best game of the season.”


    Coach Abby Sayers said, “I am very proud of our C team girls and how they finished the season on a strong note.  We played with intensity, pushed the ball, kept our composure, and found ways to score the basketball.  It was a true testament to how hard they have worked to improve this season.”


    Freshman Bailie Graybil said, “We worked together as a team and we worked hard the whole game.  We got a team win against an easy team.”


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  • January is Busy for Pat Wrestling

    The Patriot wrestling team has been extremely busy. In the last week, the Patriot varsity wrestling members competed in Cross County on Saturday, January 12 and had a double dual vs. Hartington on Tuesday January, 15.


    Cross Country:

    Brock Marxsen 4-1 (3rd)

    Colby Harney 2-2 (4th)

    John Langhorst 2-3 (6th)


    Head Coach Tyler Reeves said, “It was a good day overall. It’s a tough tournament and all 3 guys dropped a close match.”


    Hartington CC Duals:


    HCC vs C-L 36-15 in team points

    Brock Marxsen won

    Colby Harney won

    John Langhorst lost

    Cooper Vance won


    GACC vs C-L 36-24 in team points

    Brock Marxsen won

    Colby Harney won

    John Langhorst won

    Cooper Vance won


    Reeves said, “We wrestled really well at the duals just need some more wrestlers to win a duel. We only lost one match all night and Brock was dominant and Colby fought off a late rally to win a big match.”


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  • Boys Win 1 Game in Conference Tourney

    The Howells-Dodge Jaguars, ranked #4, hosted the 13th-ranked Clarkson-Leigh Patriots on January 26 in the first-round of the East Husker Conference tournament.


    Right at the tip-off, everyone was ready for a great game against the rival Jaguars.  The Jaguars came out right away, hitting almost every shot they took. They attacked the hoop hard and the Patriots just couldn’t seem to stop their offense.


    The Patriots on the other hand couldn’t knock down as many shots. They fought hard until the horn went off signaling the end of the first quarter. At this point, the score was 8-22. After a quick break, they came back in the 2nd quarter with a little more energy scoring 15 points in the quarter. At the end of the half the score was 15-28.


    After going over game plan at halftime, the Patriots came out and looked ready to battle back. They got after it and fought hard. The Jaguars continued to make it look easy, scoring a total of 20 points that quarter with the Patriots only scoring 8.


     During the 4th quarter, the Patriots outscored the Jaguars. Even though they did this, it wasn’t enough to come back. The final score was 43-78.


    Daniel Beller had a tremendous game shooting outside and in the paint. He attacked the hoop, knocked shots down from the free throw line, and shot from beyond the arc. Throughout the game, he put up 17 points.


    Freshman Logan Schroeder said, “We had a slow start and just couldn't hit shots, whereas they couldn't miss shots.”


    Head Coach Jeff Bachman said, “I was proud of how we battled, but we turned it over too many times and had too many defensive mistakes to beat a good team like Howells-Dodge.”


    Boys Stats vs. Howells-Dodge

               Q1   Q2   Q3   Q4   Final

    C-L     8    15   8   12   43

    H-D  22     28 20     8   78


    Individual Stats: (points, rebounds, assists, steals, turnovers)

    Lance Paprocki—(0, 3, 0, 0, 2); Jarred Novotny—(11, 2, 0, 1, 6); Daniel Beller—(17, 7, 2, 6); Travis Stanley—(0,1, 0, 1, 6);  Isaak Wiese—(2, 4, 0, 0, 2); Carter Hanel—(4, 5, 0, 3, 0); Logan Schroeder—(2, 3, 0, 0, 2); Tommy McEvoy—(6, 3, 2, 0, 6); Mitchel Beeson—(1, 1, 0, 0, 0)


    For the boys second round of conference, they traveled to Twin River to play Tekamah Herman in the loser’s bracket. This game was played on February 1st. Hoping to start the month off on a good note, they came in ready to get after it.


    They started out the 1st quarter right by pushing the ball and getting after it.  Because they were playing solid basketball, they came out on top in the 1st quarter with a score of 18-13.


    While looking to do the same in the 2nd quarter, they came out ready. Playing an even better second quarter, it resulted in a 25-point quarter for the Patriots, while they held the Tigers to 12. At the end of the 1st half the score was 43-25.


    After talking things over in the locker room, they came out with the same mindset. Pushing the ball up the court, they continued to score points. Tekamah Herman found their groove and started scoring more too. With both teams scoring 18 points in the 3rd, the score was 61-43.


    The 4th quarter went similar to the 3rd with both teams scoring 15 points. Good defense and offense played by both teams. In the end, the final score showed the Patriots on top with a score of 76-58.


    Once again, Daniel Beller showed everyone what he’s capable of. Shooting very well, he scored 24 points for the Patriots, making 2 threes, eight 2 pointers, and 2 free throws.


    Sophomore Trevor Zulkoski said, “I thought it went way better than last time. The shots were falling and we played a lot better.”


    The Clarkson-Leigh Patriots look to continue their season on Tuesday, February 5 against Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.


    Boys Stats vs. Tekamah-Herman

               Q1   Q2 Q3   Q4   Final

    C-L   18    25   18   15    76

    T-H   13   12    18   15    58


    Individual Stats: (points, rebounds, assists, steals, turnovers)

    Lance Paprocki—(8, 3, 0, 0, 3); Jarred Novotny—(13, 1, 2, 3, 5);  Douglas Pocasangre---(1, 1, 1, 1, 0); Daniel Beller—(24, 8, 4, 2, 5); Travis Stanley—(0, 2, 0, 0, 0);  Gavin Novotny---(0, 0, 0, 0, 1);Isaak Wiese—(5, 2, 0, 1, 2); Carter Hanel—(8, 11, 0, 3, 0); Logan Schroeder—(0, 1, 4, 0, 0);  Tommy McEvoy—(16, 9, 1, 2); Mitchel Beeson—(2, 1, 0, 0, 0)




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  • Marxsen and Harney Medal at Conference Wrestling

    It is hard to believe that the 2018-19 wrestling season is winding down already.  


    Saturday January 26, was a busy day for the Patriot Wrestling teamas they traveled to West Point for the East Husker Conference Tournament.


    Of the three who wrestled, two medaled. Brock Marxsen finished 3rd in his class, and Colby Harney finished 4th.


    Senior, John Langhorst said, “The competition was far more intense than it has been in prior years. The team really wrestled well to make a statement.”


    Head Coach, Tyler Reeves said, “We didn’t have our best day.  We lost 2 matches that we would like to have back, but we finished the day out strong.”


    Logan View won the tournament.


    Individual Records—Conference Tournament

    Langhorst: 0-2

    Marxsen: 3-1 (3rd)

    Harney: 2-2   (4th)


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    FCCLA Members Compete at District STAR

    17 students from both Clarkson and Leigh recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America District 5 STAR Events Competition. This annual event was held at High Plains Community Schools in Polk, Nebraska on Wednesday, February 6 and featured nearly 200 students from the area.


    Competitions in FCCLA are called STAR Events: Students Taking Action with Recognition. STAR Events recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through cooperative, individualized, and competitive activities. District 5 hosted 25 events with 44 categories during the conference.


    Students are evaluated by judges using a rubric system and have the opportunity to earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating.


    The Leigh-Clarkson FCCLA chapter had 10 students qualify in 4 events for the State STAR competition!  To qualify, you must be one of the top two teams in your category.


    Our students received the following rating in their respective categories: National Programs in Action: Alicia Holmberg, Silver; Focus on Children: Emily Loseke, Silver; Illustrated Talk: Abbi Brabec, Natalie Brabec, and Bailie Graybil, Silver; Illustrated Talk: Tanyn Larson, Jessica Hoffman, Silver; Environmental Ambassador: Taylor Larson, Payje Rayback, Silver, State Qualifier; Chapter Service Project Display: Reagan Settje, Cassidy Hoffman, and Ashlynn Novotny, Silver, State Qualifier; Chapter Service Project Portfolio: Kayden Schumacher, Madisyn Pelan, and Bailey Lemburg, Silver, State Qualifier; Interpersonal Communications: Mitchel Beeson and Paige Moore, Gold, State Qualifier.


    Sophomore Kayden Schumacher said, “I was really excited to see fellow FCCLA members succeed in their projects, and I’m really looking forward to competing at the state level come April.”


    “I am very proud of all of our STAR participants,” said advisor, Megan Hillen. “They represented our schools very well at the district competition, and we look forward to preparing to compete at state in April.”


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    Leigh-Clarkson FFA Participates in Livestock Judging

    Junior Team Places 2nd; Qualifies for State!

    The Leigh-Clarkson FFA Chapter recently participated in the annual Livestock Judging competition on January 24 at Northeast Community College.


    Leigh-Clarkson brought a senior and junior team to the competition.


    The chapter competed against 13 schools in the senior division and 9 schools in the junior division.


    The senior team finished in fifth place and the juniors ended up placing second. This qualifies the junior team for the state competition!


    Three members of the junior team placed in the top 15 for individual placings: Justine Thompson: 3rd; Jacob Eisemann: 9th; Kanyon Held: 14th.


    “I was very excited and surprised when I learned about the results in livestock judging,” Thompson said.  “It was a great experience, and I enjoyed it a lot.


    Other members of the junior team include Morgan Gall, Audie Tejkl, Makenna Held, Maddie Noonan, and Colyn Dlouhy.  


    The Junior team will compete on Friday of State FFA in Lincoln.


    Placing in the top 15 for the senior team was Riana Grotelueschen, who placed 10th.


    Other members of the senior team include Carson Ahrens, Sawyer Kappel, Kara Kudera, Morgan Voborny, Abigail Langdon, Trevor Zulkoski, and Alexis Schroeder.  


    When asked how she thought the livestock judging teams did, FFA adviser Mrs. Brandy Held said, “I was extremely happy with how both of the livestock judging teams did on Thursday the 24th. District 2 is a very competitive District, so anytime we have both our teams in the top half, I am happy.  All of the kids participating worked hard, and represented the communities of Leigh and Clarkson well.”


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    Leigh Quiz Bowl Team Eliminated from Radio Competition

    After defeating Hartington Cedar Catholic on January 8, the Leigh Quiz Bowl team advanced to the second round of the 64-team KTCH quiz bowl bracket.


    The team dialed in for their second-round match-up around 9:30 am on February 4. They faced Boone Central in the single-elimination tournament. Seniors, Holly Kuhr, Kaegan Held, and Cort Pokorney answered 2 of their 3 questions correctly. Unfortunately, it was not quite enough as Boone Central went 3 for 3 on their questions.


    Senior, Kaegan Held, said she really enjoyed the quiz bowl radio competition. “It was awesome to make it past the first round in this competition. The second round was tough, but we only lost by one question. I’m excited for our next competition.”


    Coach Jay Knaak was pleased with the team, but expressed dismay at how the team lost.  


    “We stumbled on an easy question that should be apparent to anyone living in the United States of America,” he said.


    After winning the match, Boone Central advanced to the Sweet 16 of the tournament, and Leigh was eliminated from competition.  


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  • Leigh Speech Team Opens Season

    Another speech season has begun, and the Leigh High speech team is getting busy. The speech team is small but mighty this year, consisting of only five members.


    Holly Kuhr and Alex Fischer are the seniors on the team this year. Alicia Holmberg is the lone sophomore. Aiden Miller and Audie Tejkl are the newest members of the team, both freshmen.


    January 23rd brought the first meet of the season, hosted by Howells Dodge. There was a total of 17 teams in attendance. This, however, didn’t stop the team from doing their best.


    Results are as follows : Holly - Varsity Humorous Prose - Superior Rating, Alicia - Novice Serious Prose - Superior Rating, Aiden - Novice Extemporaneous - 4th Place Medal.


    January 26th brought about  the second meet for the speech team. This meet was hosted by Bancroft-Rosalie. There were 13 total schools in attendance, but once again, this did not stop the speech team.


    Results are as follows : Holly - Humorous Prose - Superior Rating, Alicia - Serious Prose - excellent, Alex - Poetry - excellent & Extemporaneous - excellent, Aiden - Extemporaneous - Superior Rating.


    Holly Kuhr is excited as her final speech season begins. “It was nice to break the ice with the first speech meet and get back into the speech groove. Although none of us made finals, we know what we need to work on now. I’m excited to see what the season brings.”

    Good luck with the rest of the season Leigh Speech Team!


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