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    Volleyball Finishes 2-1 in Home Tourney

    As homecoming week came to a close, it was time for the Patriots to show what they could do at their home tourney. On October 5th the Clarkson-Leigh Patriots hosted a varsity tourney at their home court. 

     

    To start off the day, they drew Humphrey-Lindsay as their first opponents. Ready to compete, they put up a fight against the Bulldogs. They couldn’t control simple things such as serving and taking care of the ball, and lost both sets 19-25, and 18-25.

     

    Kim Stodola led this match with kills, having 5, and Kennedy Settje led on defense with 16 digs. 

     

    After losing the first game, they knew they would really have to fight the next two games. Their second draw was Aquinas. The Patriots started off the first set just like they had the last two against Humphrey and lost 12-25. 

     

    The second set was a quick turnaround though, resulting in a close win from the Patriots 25-22. The third set would be a battle, but the Patriots were ready to play and they took it right out from under them winning 25-13. Communication was key in the success in the last two sets of this game. 

     

    Kayden Schumacher led this match in kills with 10, and Cassidy Hoffman led in blocks with 5. 

     

    The last game of the day was against the Howells- Dodge Jaguars. The Patriots were excited to play them again as they had already lost once in the regular season. 

     

    The first set started off well for the Patriots, winning 25-20. Hoping for the second set to go the same way, they continued to fight and secured another win under their belts winning 25-18. Cassidy Hoffman led in kills with 9, and also in blocks with 4. 

     

    Cassidy Hoffman, junior at Leigh, had this to say about the tourney:

     

    “We started the day off really slow and didn't play up to our potential, but as the day went on we played better. It felt good to beat Howells-Dodge because they are one of our rivals, and we hope to get another shot at H-LHF sometime soon. We just need to work on limiting our errors and playing aggressive.”

     

    Becky Schneider, varsity head coach, said this about the day:

     

    “We definitely ended the tournament better than how we started. We had a rematch with HLHF first round and we thought we'd have a different outcome than last time, however, we just didn't perform well at all.  We did not take care of the ball, we were making mistakes that we haven't been making and we did not come together when we needed too. We just gave them way too many points from errors that we could control. Playing Aquinas, we started out the same way making mental mistakes and not taking care of the ball. Middle of the second set, we won a longer rally and that was the turning point. That sparked the fire and we never looked back. We finished the day with Howells-Dodge, another much anticipated rematch. The energy from the last match carried over and we did all the little things right. We attacked, stayed aggressive, and took care of the ball.  We really came together and played as a unit! It was really good to see that we could pull together and play the way we did.”

     

    Clarkson/Leigh vs. HLHF

     

    S1    S2 

    Clarkson/Leigh:          19     18         

    HLHF:                       25     25       

     

    Individual Stats:

    (kills-hit attempts, blocks, digs, assists, ace serves)

     

    Taylor Larson––0-0, 0, 0, 0, 0; Makenna Held––0-2, 0, 6, 13, 0; Kennedy Settje––3-17, 1, 16, 0, 0; Kayden Schumacher ––4-21, 0, 8, 1, 0; Bailey Lemburg––0-0, 0, 6, 0, 1; Reagan Settje––1-5, 0, 1, 1, 0; Alissa Kasik ––0-0, 0, 10, 0, 0; Cassidy Hoffman––4-20, 2, 0, 0, 0; Brittney Urbanek––0-0, 0, 5, 1, 0; Kim Stodola––5-21, 0, 1, 0, 0

     

    Clarkson/Leigh vs. Aquinas

     

    S1    S2   S3   

    Clarkson/Leigh:   12     25    25

    Aquinas:            25      22    13         

     

    Individual Stats:

    (kills-hit attempts, blocks, digs, assists, ace serves)

     

    Taylor Larson––1-3, 0, 0, 1, 0; Makenna Held––1-3, 0, 4, 24, 1; Kennedy Settje––8-17, 0, 7, 1, 0; Kayden Schumacher ––10-17, 0, 7, 1, 0; Bailey Lemburg––0-0, 0, 3, 0, 0; Reagan Settje––2-3, 2, 1, 2, 0; Alissa Kasik ––0-0, 0, 7, 0, 1; Cassidy Hoffman––8-18, 5, 6, 0, 0; Brittney Urbanek––0-0, 0, 1, 0, 0; Kim Stodola––2-12, 2, 1, 0, 0

     

    Clarkson/Leigh vs. Howells- Dodge

     

    S1    S2    

    Clarkson/Leigh:          25     25    

    Howells- Dodge:        20    18     

     

    No individual stats available.

     

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    Kayden Schumacher and Izzy Hollatz Named Students of the Month

    The students at Leigh High School have a special tradition each month where two students are dubbed the “Student of the Month”. The two recipients for the month of September were Izzy Hollatz and Kayden Schumacher. 

     

    Izzy Hollatz is the daughter of Kylie and Willie Hollatz, and granddaughter of Dave and Joan Hollatz, and Jim and Lanette Bathen. 

     

    She is a member of volleyball, basketball, track, and FCCLA. Her favorite class is math.

     

    Outside of school, Izzy enjoys hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, and swimming. When she grows up, she would like to be a nurse. 

     

    When asked how it felt to win this award, she responded, “I am really excited to get this award! I also want to thank the teachers for nominating me.”

     

    Here’s what Izzy’s teachers had to say about her: 

     

    Izzy is adjusting to the Junior High well and works hard to maintain good grades while still enjoying extra-curricular activities.”

     

    “Izzy is always thoroughly prepared. She behaves well. She has excellent grades. She is willing to take the lead.”

     

    Kayden Schumacher was the other recipient of this award. She is the daughter of Jeremy Schumacher and Marin Zabka. Kayden’s grandparents are Mike and Tammy Schumacher, Gary Gotschall, and Christine Odgard. 

     

    She is a part of volleyball, basketball, track, FCCLA, FBLA, journalism, yearbook, and One Act.  Her favorite class is art. Kayden enjoys spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

     

    The junior said, “It feels very rewarding to get this award because I have been working very hard this school year on my studies and my extracurricular activities.”

     

    Here’s what Kayden’s teachers had to say about her: 

     

    She is very kind and helpful. She is fun to have in class and does a great job in her academics. She has also been a very hard working and emerging leader in her activities as well.”

     

    “Kayden is a great kid with the biggest smile. She works extremely hard in and out of the classroom.”

     

    Congratulations to both Izzy and Kayden on being the September Students of the Month!

     

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  • Patriots Place Third in Hampton Tourney

    In a ruthless battle, the Clarkson-Leigh Patriots played Silver Lake, Deschler, and Mead on September 28th. Their first game was against Silver Lake, then Mead, and Deschler.

     

    The girls were warmed up and ready to play Silver Lake, they knew what had to be done to win and they were persistent. The first set it was close, but the Patriots pulled away 25-21. Then the next set came and the Patriots still held them off 25-19. 

     

    Now that the first game was complete it was on to Mead, they knew it was going to be a harder game. The first set came and the Patriots came out strong but lost the set 20-25. Then it was time for the next set and then Mead knew all of our weaknesses and many unforced errors occurred so Mead took the set 25-13. 

     

    “The Hampton tournament went really well!  It's always good to play different teams from outside of our conference and teams we don't normally see during our season!  We went 2-1 and placed 3rd which we would consider a great outing!  The girls played really well together and did a lot of great things!  We lost to a very good Mead team. We put up a great battle, but just couldn't hang with them,” said head coach Rebecca Schnieder. 

     

    After the loss against Mead the Patriots regrouped and was ready to tackle their last game against Deschler. They came out with a will to win and took both sets 25-23 then the second set 25-13. 

     

    “We played very well at this tournament. We communicated well and had a lot of energy throughout the entire tournament,” said junior, Cassidy Hoffman. “Mead was a great opponent and even though we lost, we were happy with the outcome because we played hard. It was definitely a successful weekend, and we were happy coming out with a third-place medal.”

     

    Stats:

    Set 1  Set 2  

    Clarkson-Leigh    25     25 

    Silver Lake            21     19

     

    (Kills-Attempts, Blocks, Digs, Assists, Ace)

     

    Taylor Larson—1, 1, 1, 0, 0; Makenna Held—1, 0, 6, 19, 0;  Kennedy Settje—3, 2, 6, 0, 0; Kayden Schumacher—7, 1, 16, 0, 0; Bailey Lemburg—0, 0, 10, 0, 0;  Reagan Settje—0, 1, 1, 1, 0; Alissa Kasik—0, 0, 5, 0, 1; Cassidy Hoffman—5, 6, 5, 2, 0, 0; Brittney Urbanek—0, 0, 7, 0, 1; Kim Stodola—7, 1, 1, 0, 0;  

     

    Set 1      Set 2      Set 3

    Clarkson-Leigh           25        25         25

    Twin River                  15        22         20

     

    (Kills-Attempts, Blocks, Digs, Assists, Ace)

     

    Taylor Larson—0, 0, 0, 0, 0; Makenna Held—0, 0, 5, 14, 0;  Kennedy Settje—2, 1, 7, 0, ; Kayden Schumacher—4, 0, 13, 0, 0; Bailey Lemburg—0, 0, 5, 0, 0;  Reagan Settje—0, 0, 0, 1, 0; Alissa Kasik—0, 0, 2, 0, 0; Cassidy Hoffman—7, 3, 3, 2, 0, 0; Brittney Urbanek—0, 0, 9, 0, 1; Kim Stodola—2, 1, 1, 0, 0;  

     

    No stats for Mead.

     

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    Clarkson-Leigh Football Wins Third Game in a Row

    Clarkson-Leigh won their third straight game in a row on October 4, 2019, at home against Omaha Christian Academy on Homecoming night. 

     

    The Patriots started the game off strong, scoring a whopping six touchdowns in the first quarter. Lance Paprocki, Isaak Wiese, Kyle Kasik, and Eli Hays all reached the end zone in the first quarter. Four out of the six two point conversions were put in, making the score 44-0 going into the second quarter. 

     

    In the second quarter the Patriots reached the end zone three more times. Hays and Kasik reached the end zone again while Carter Hanel scored off a 15-yd fumble return. The Patriots put two of the two-point conversions in, putting them up big heading into halftime with a lead of 66 to 0. 

     

    In the third quarter Jase Indra scored his first career touchdown, but the two-point conversion failed. 

     

    In the fourth quarter Kasik reached the end zone one last time while the Patriots again put in the two -oint conversion after. The Patriots won the game with a score of 80 to 0. 

     

    When asked about the lopsided game, coach Bryan Becker said, “The linemen did a good job on both sides of the ball. The backs hit the openings hard and quick resulting in numerous scoring plays. This team continues to improve each week.” 

     

    Freshman Drew Beeson said, “The game was fun to play. It was a great night for football. We worked the whole offseason to be the team we have become. The game really showed our success.” 

     

    Team

    1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter

    3rd Quarter

    4th Quarter

    Total

    Clarkson-Leigh

    44

    22

    6

    8

    80

    Omaha Christian Academy

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

     

    Player 

    Passing yds

    Receiving yds

    Rushing yds

    Tackles

    Assisted Tackles

    Lance Paprocki 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    48 yds

    0

    0

    Eli Hays 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    80 yds

    0

    0

    Carter Hanel 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    4

    3

    Isaak Wiese 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    99 yds

    1

    1

    Kyle Kasik 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    103 yds

    3

    2

    Mitchel Beeson 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0

    1

    Trevor Zulkoski 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    3

    1

    Drew Beeson 

    0 yds 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    5

    4

    Iker Merida De Leon 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    1

    1

    Kanyon Held 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    1 yds

    1

    0

    Jase Indra 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    17 yds

    0

    1

    Dalton Zulkoski 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    1

    0

    Kyle Holmberg 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    1

    0

    Jackson Koehn 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    3

    0

    Ausitn Sayers 

    0 yds

    0 yds

    0 yds

    2

    0

    Team Totals

    0 yds

    0 yds

    348 yds

    25

    14

     

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  • Friday Tech Tips - October 18th

    Tech Tips

     

    Go up and get those technology goals!!


     

    Shout Outs:

     

    Zoey, Albert, and Cortlynn attended the Schuyler Tech Fair.  They listened to Mike Smith speak which was very motivational.  They also visited a career fair and participated in a STEM bridge challenge.  What a great opportunity!!

     

    Mrs. M. Hillen’s Culinary Arts Class created a food blog on edublog.  Great work and all of the food looks and sounds so delicious!!  Here is the link to their blog: http://leighculinaryadventures.edublogs.org/

     

    Mrs. Fischer’s junior high reading class turned Long Walk to Water into a children's story using that storyjumper website.  She said they turned out so cute!! https://www.storyjumper.com/ 

     

    Mrs. Kabe’s 2nd grade created Flipgrids of their How to Take Care of Your Pet interviews with their peers.

     

    Mrs. M. Held’s 8th grade reading class created videos to demonstrate how to use technology to go along with their reading story for the week about, what one generation can learn from another generation.  There were some very clever ideas!

     

    4th-6th grade Media/Tech class created Haunted Halloween Stories on Flipgrid.  They had to improv with a partner creating the story on video one sentence at a time alternating between the two people.  Super Scary!!

     

    Kindness Tech Tips/Websites:

    All of these websites and resources came out of the book called, A Passion for Kindness by Tamara Letter.  The book is at the elementary if anyone would like to read it.  There are great ideas for kindness in the classroom. I know there are a ton of websites to check out but I figured at least they then are all in one spot.

     

    The Great Kindness Challenge:

    thegreatkindnesschallenge.com:  End of January, lasts one week

     

    Night to Shine

    timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine:  Early February, yearly

     

    National Random Acts of Kindness Day:  February 17th every year

     

    RAK Week:

    randomactsofkindness.org:  Middle of February, lasts one week

     

    Pay if Forward Day (PIFD):

    payitforwardday.com:  April 28th each year

     

    Annual Melee of Kindness (AMOK):

    randomacts.org/amok:  June/July, lasts four weeks

     

    International Day of Friendship:

    un.org/en/events/friendshipday:  July 30th each year

     

    Socktober:

    soulpancake.com/socktober:  The month of October, every year

     

    World Kindness Day"

    the worldkindnessmovement.org:  November 13th, every year

     

    RAK Friday:  The Friday after U.S. Thanksgiving Day #RAKFriday(followed by the two digit year; e.g. #RAKFriday19)

     

    All for Good:

    allforgood.org:  volunteering opportunities

     

    Becca's Closet:

    beccascloset.org:  provide prom dresses to high school girls in financial need.

     

    CASEL:

    casel.org:  The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (PreK-high school)

     

    Empatico:

    empatico.org:  connect to classrooms around the world (ages 7-11)

     

    Kids for Peace:

    kidsforpeaceglobal.org:  promotes worldwide peace & kindness

     

    Kindness.org:  spotlights photos and stories of kind acts and provides opportunities for people to get involved with kindness research as Citizen Scientists

     

    Montague Workshop Resources:

    montagueworkshop.com/resources:  creator of Kid President shares ideas focused on kindness, joy and encouragement

     

    The KIND Foundation:

    kindsnacks.com/our-mission:  do the kind thing for your body, your taste buds, and the world

     

     

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  • Middle School Students Attend Digital Citizenship Conference

    Several Educational Service Units hosted Digital Citizenship Day for teachers and students to learn more about what digital citizenship is all about.

     

    Mrs. Hollatz, Mrs. Peterson, Tanyn Larson, Baylee Settje, Carter Timm, and Nevaeh Zulkoski all attended the conference at ESU2 in Fremont. There were seven sites attending that were linked together through Distance Learning.

     

    They first listened to Karen Haase, an attorney from KSB Law Firm. She discussed the positive effects of social media while also touching on how kids get in trouble with technology.

     

    7th grader, Baylee Settje said, “I thought the Digital Citizenship Conference was a good opportunity to learn what we didn’t know before we went there. We learned that kids get in trouble with technology by ignoring internet safety and cyber bullying.

     

    Karen Haase also talked about how social media makes us, and they were able to learn about several different app sites including Tik Tok.

     

    The students that were taken down to the conference had time to work on a presentation to take back to school with the emphasis on #BeTheOne. They will present it to the Leigh Board of Education and the students.

     

    “I believe technology can be wonderful, but it can also be very dangerous,” said superintendent, Stephanie Petersen. “As educators and parents, we need to teach our students how to be safe on the Internet and help students understand what they see or hear on the Internet isn’t always the truth.”


     

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    Carson Ahrens and Payje Rayback Are Crowned Homecoming King and Queen

    Homecoming Week 2019 for Leigh took place during the first week in October.  Students in grades 7-12 as well as staff voted for Homecoming King and Queen.

     

    The crownbearers from Leigh Elementary were first-graders Mariah Kasik, daughter of Heather & Joe Kasik and Jase Clausen, son of Michele and Heath Clausen. 

     

    The male candidates from Leigh were Carson Ahrens and Morgan Voborny.  The female candidates were Taylor Larson, Payje Rayback, Natalie Reeves, and Reagan Settje,.

     

    Carson Ahrens is the son of Cara Emerson and the late Clark Ahrens.

    Carson’s High School involvement has included One Act, FFA, Band,

    Football and Choir. Carson belongs to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  He plans to attend Northeast Community College to become an electrician.

     

    Morgan Voborny is the son of Patricia and Todd Voborny.  During high school, Morgan has been involved in FFA, Band and One Act.  Morgan plans to enter the workforce upon graduation.

     

    Taylor Larson is the daughter of Bob and Kelsey Larson.  She has been involved in FCCLA, Volleyball, One Act, Journalism, Yearbook, Choir, FBLA, Youth Advisory Committee, Band, Dance, Basketball and Track.  She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

    Her future plans are to attend Wayne State College and major in Business

    & Fashion Design.

     

    Payje Rayback is the daughter of Tiffany and Tony Rayback.  Payje has participated in FCCLA, Softball, One Act, Youth Advisory Committee and Yearbook.

    She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church.  Payje plans to attend Wayne State College, majoring in Family & Consumer Science Education.

     

    Natalie Reeves is the daughter of Angie Reeves and Tyler Reeves.

    Throughout high school she has participated in Softball, FFA, Choir, Journalism, One Act, Yearbook, Youth Advisory Committee, National Honor Society, Band, Track, Basketball and FBLA. Natalie is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church. She plans to pursue a career in Nursing through Bryan College of Health Sciences.

     

    Reagan Settje is the daughter of Chad and Kristi Settje. Reagan has participated in Basketball, Volleyball, Band, One Act, FCCLA, FBLA, Yearbook, Quiz Bowl, Youth Advisory Committee, National Honor Society, Track and Dance.  Reagan is a member of Zion Lutheran ChurchHer plans are to attend Wayne State College majoring in Elementary Education.

     

    After all the candidates were announced, last year’s king and queen, Logan Becher and Holly Kuhr, crowned the new king and queen. 

     

    Carson Ahrens and Payje Rayback were bestowed with these honors!

     

    Clarkson also crowned their king and queen, Isaak Wiese and Brittney Urbanek. 

     

    Congratulations to all Leigh and Clarkson Homecoming candidates!   

     

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    Homecoming Week Makes a Splash

    “We Have Spirit! How About You?”

     

    This year’s homecoming week teetered on the edge of reality and fantasy. Many students and teachers got into the spirit and dressed to impress, and on Friday, before the big football game, people from both schools came together for the 2019 Clarkson-Leigh pep rally.

     

    Starting on September 31st, Clarkson and Leigh blended into their surroundings and became camouflage or cowboy.

     

    On October 1st many tried to save the turtles and dressed as vsco girls. This included everyone wearing go green shirts, oversized t-shirts, short shorts, sunglasses, or croc shoes. And while most would agree we didn’t meet the Instagram standards, we were comfy nonetheless and still put on a good show.

     

    Afterwards on Wednesday, October 2nd both schools supported class unity day. At Leigh there was a diversity of themes, including M&M’s, Husker fans, and biker gangs. The teachers even joined in the fun and supported their college teams with their old jerseys or t-shirts.

     

    On October 3rd, everyone disregarded the cold and suited up for a balmy, beach day of 50 degrees. And while some students brought sunglasses and snorkels, a selected few wore swimsuits over their everyday clothes.

     

    Finally on Friday, October 4th, everyone dressed to support the Patriots in red, white, and blue colors. Also on this day, Leigh hosted the first ever combined pep rally with Clarkson. This began with quick, enthusiastic speeches from the softball, volleyball, girls’ golf, and football teams. 

     

    The football team, with the help of the Clarkson-Leigh dance team, even displayed their dance moves for all to see. This included cartwheels, kick lines, and even the worm in one case.

     

    Also as a finale to homecoming week, the candidates for king and queen competed in a game of “makeup” in both a decoration and impromptu sense. After the candidates partnered up, the first task was to apply makeup to their partners with no assistance from the girls. Afterwards, they had to think of a short introduction to their newly decorated teammate, such as “Greta who is known to sleep with her stuffed cats.” 

     

    Overall, it was a busy week at Clarkson and Leigh with our spirit week and pep rally.  The week culminated in a football win, the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen, and a homecoming dance.

     

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  • EHC VB Info/Bracket

    Please click the link below to view the 2019 EHC VB Info/Bracket.

    EHC Info/Bracket

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