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On Monday, November 4, the Clarkson-Leigh FBLA Chapter picked up the park in Clarkson as part of a Go Green Ribbon Project. Each year the chapter completes tasks that go with a ribbon that if earned will be worn at the State Conference in April of 2020. This ribbon project is just one of the six ribbon projects that the C-L FBLA chapter plans to complete this year.
The Go Green Ribbon allows students that participate in FBLA to get involved with local communities and help clean them up. The chapter raked up 20 bags of leaves and took them to the dump in Clarkson. On top of cleaning the park, both Clarkson and Leigh schools have installed recycling programs. The FBLA chapter also plans on washing the fire trucks in Leigh during the springtime.
The chapter asks everyone to keep saving those Coca Cola lids! The FBLA chapter receives five cents from each code on the caps. This is their fundraiser for the entire year. The money they get from the caps goes to help pay for FBLA members to attend the State Conference at the end of the year.
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Going into the playoffs with a record of 6-2 and a district championship under their belts, the Patriots earned themselves a home playoff game against the Riverside Chargers.
The Patriots came out hot, scoring 2 touchdowns in the first quarter along with a safety. Lance Paprocki and Eli Hays both reached the endzone while Carter Hanel and Lance Paprocki put in the two-point conversions.
In the second quarter, the Patriots scored two more touchdowns while Riverside reached the endzone for the first time. Paprocki ran in both touchdowns while he and Isaak Wiese put in the two-point conversions. Riverside scored off a 30 yd pass but failed to put in the two-point conversion, making the score 34-6 Clarkson-Leigh going into halftime.
In the second half, the Patriots continued their offensive charge, scoring 3 more touchdowns while Riverside failed to score. Hanel, Paprocki, and Hays all reached the endzone with Paprocki, Hays, and Drew Beeson putting in the two-point conversions.
At the final buzzer, the Patriots won the game 58-6 and advanced themselves to the second round of the playoffs.
In the second round, the Patriots traveled to Falls City to play the second-seed Falls City Sacred Heart, who had a record of 9-0. In the first quarter, Sacred Heart scored first off a 26-yd run, putting in the two-point conversion after. The Patriots answered back, reaching the endzone off a 21 yd pass from Lance Paprocki to Eli Hays. The Patriots failed to put the two-point conversion in making the score 8-6 Sacred Heart going into the second quarter.
Though the first quarter was close, Sacred Heart unleashed their offense in the second quarter and never looked back. In the second quarter, Sacred Heart scored two more times putting in both two-point conversions making the score 24-6 going into halftime. In the second half, Sacred Heart scored four more touchdowns putting in the two-point conversion for each touchdown. Sacred Heart won the game 56-6, advancing to the third round of the playoffs.
The Patriots ended their season with a record of 7-3 and the title of district champs.
They celebrate the success of this season and look to the future. Clarkson-Leigh only graduates one senior, Isaak Wiese, and hopes to have several injured players back healthy next season.
Congrats on a great season, Patriots!
Passing Yds - Lance Paprocki - 19
Receiving Yds - Carter Hanel - 19
Rushing Yds - Lance Paprocki - 163, Eli Hays - 91, Drew Beeson - 14, Kanyon Held - 8, Mason Whitmore - 6
Falls City Sacred Heart
Passing Yds - Lance Paprocki - 21
Receiving Yds - Eli Hays - 21
Rushing Yds - Lance Paprocki - 44, Drew Beeson - 28, Eli Hays - 27
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With sports seasons coming to close, other activities are full of involvement. It was the time of year again for the East Husker Conference Honor Choir.
Students from both Leigh and Clarkson were able to attend Honor Choir on Monday, November 4th. The day was spent practicing in Pender, with a concert at 7:00 o’clock.
The students spent the day practicing five songs with Scott Dugdale, the choir director at Papillion La Vista and his accompanist Anne Smith.
The group sang five songs: “Star Spangled Banner” arr. Russell Robinson, “Every Valley” by John Ness Beck, “Seasons of Love” arr. Roger Emerson, “Riversong” by Andy Beck, and “Bridge O’re Troubled Water” arr. Kirby Shaw.
The Clarkson-Leigh full choir also joined in the fun by singing “Who will be a Witness” between the performance of the Honor Choir songs.
Choir director, Cindy Settje said, “I was very excited about this year’s East Husker Choral Clinic. Taking 18 students from Leigh and Clarkson was the largest group that I can remember taking in a long time. Of course, there were a lot of skills learned about music, but so many other important things were also experienced and gained. Our individual choir sang “Who Will Be a Witness” and did a great job. The high school choir has become a close group. They continue to gain skills, and they are fun to teach.”
The 18 Patriot students who qualified to participate in Honor Choir are listed as follows:
Sopranos: Abbi Brabec, Alicia Holmberg, Natalie Brabec, Joy Mapel, Hazel Mundt, Ashly Guillen.
Altos: Taya Gross, Lexi Schroder, Rylee Olson, Makenna Held, Cassie Brabec, Bailie Graybill.
Tenors: Darian Ober-Brown, Jase Indra.
Bass: Mitch Beeson, Audie Tejkl, Kyle Holmberg, Drew Beeson.
When the students tried out, they also tried out for the Elite Honor Choir. Clarkson-Leigh had two students selected for this group: Rylee Olson and Drew Beeson. Mitch Beeson was chosen as an alternate.
Rylee and Drew sang “Der Gang zum Liebchen” in the Elite Honor Choir.
Junior Rylee Olson said, “It was overall a really fun day. The director was really good to work with and brought some new singing techniques to our attention.”
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On the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended, and the first armistice day was held one year later. Now, 100 years later, Leigh High School hosted their 2019 Veterans Day Program.
The program started at 10:00 am with the opening welcome and Pledge of Allegiance.
The Junior High Band followed with a rendition of “American Fantasy”.
This was followed by Girl’s Stater Natalie Reeves and Boy’s Stater Sawyer Kappel each giving a short speech about their time at Girl’s and Boy’s State.
Guest Speaker, WWII veteran Lambert Perina of Clarkson followed, speaking about what Veteran’s Day means.
The elementary school students followed with the Kindergarten through second graders singing “Let’s Hear It For America,” the third through sixth graders singing “Say Something Good About America”, the “Service Medley” that has been present at every Veteran’s Day Program at Leigh and “God Bless America”.
Next, the elementary grades 3-6 presented a video explaining “What it Means to be a Hero”
Afterward a Quilt of Valor was presented to Navy veteran, George Ternus.
Next Janet Eisenmann, head of the Ladies Auxiliary, gave a Tribute to Veterans.
John Bunner later presented the top two Voice of Democracy oratorical contest winners and the top three Patriot Pen essay winners.
Luke Eisenmann won first place in the Patriot Pen contest. Brayden Loseke received second place, and Brett Wemhoff placed third. Luke was able to read his essay to the audience.
Sophomore Kennedy Settje won the Voice of Democracy contest, and Audie Tejkl placed second. Kennedy presented her speech.
The program concluded with the senior high choir’s performance of the “Nebraskaland Medley” followed by the closing ceremony.
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Make a splash in technology instruction!!
Mrs. Hillen’s Child Development class is going to be creating Flipsnack Flipbooks. https://www.flipsnack.com/
Mrs. Loseke’s 3rd graders learned about Resources Around Me. They created their first Google Slides including images, background colors, and fonts
4th-6th grade media/tech classes researched Rube Goldberg and made a blueprint for their engineering challenge..
https://www.storyjumper.com/: Writing Books
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr: Dance Mat Typing
https://www.thetechieteacher.net/2019/11/5-creative-uses-for-qr-codes.html: QR code ideas: Writing: write a postcard to a relative, friend, parent, Santa and link a QR code with a video of the student talking. For Santa letters in the newspaper create a QR code instead of writing the letter and have students record their list instead.
Meme or Add Text: https://addtext.com/: Use for vocab, labels, etc.
Customs from Around the World: https://www.mobal.com/blog/travel-talk/destination-guides/customs-and-traditions-from-around-the-world/
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Congratulations to our Clarkson-Leigh volleyball team!
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Please use the order form below to purchase basketball gear. All orders are due by Tuesday, November 26th.