With the end of school soon approaching, this means FFA State Convention is right around the corner. State Convention is a series of convention sessions that teach the members different life skills, which is held on the North Dakota State University Campus June 6th through the 10th. There are are total of 24 members attending the convention from belfield high school. There are 15 girls and 9 boys.
There are Career Development Events (CDE’s) that the members compete in. There are many events such as Food Science, Small Animal, Meats Judging, Dairy Foods, Floriculture, Dairy Handling, Farm Business Management, Advanced, Intermediate, and Basic Ag Mechanics, Courtesy Corps, Science Fair, and Quiz. There are also senior members that will be receiving their State Degrees at this year’s convention. The week is filled with activities designed to inform and entertain everyone during the week.
In order to prepare for the occasion, the ag teacher and FFA advisor, Mr. Geiger, holds bi weekly practices for each event, allowing the kids to study and prepare for their chosen events. This allows them time to work with other members on their team competing in the same events in order to help each other to learn the material to become successful.
FFA is beneficial to the students teaching them skills that they can use throughout their lives. It takes preparation and dedication when competing in events, and the members are taking the time to prepare to become successful.
On Tuesday May 3, Mrs. Baer took her Consumer Math class to Bismarck for a field trip. We went to the Bank of North Dakota where the tour guide showed us everything in the bank. North Dakota is the only state with a state owned bank. The next place we went to was Kupper Chevrolet and learned about all the different things you need to buy a vehicle, such as good credit and needs and wants you want for a vehicle. The two speakers were very helpful for preparing us to buy our next vehicle. The final stop was to go look at a house. The realtor talked to us that buying a house is very important.To buy a house you need great credit and a well paying job. The day was filled with helpful tips and was very informational.
This year, however, seems to be different than any other I have witnessed in my 11 years at Belfield school. The staff and students seem to be in extra-high spirits as they do their best to finish the year strong (including our seniors). This positive student attitude begins at home and in the community. To me, this is where our students begin to develop integrity, respect, and a sense of community belonging. Its this support that allows Belfield school to be great!
A big part of our student motivation is a result of the hard work of Belfield’s dedicated staff and administration. From the friendly demeanor of Ed and Steve to the warm smiles and greetings of our awesome kitchen staff and all the hard work of so many others, our students are inspired outside the classroom. This positive spirit is brought into the classroom where our educators and paraprofessionals continue to teach and inspire. They work especially hard to keep up with our ever-changing educational system, coming up with innovative lessons that engage and motivate students. Of course none of this would be possible without our amazing administrators and the work they do behind the scenes.
An inevitable part of life is our encounters with negative people who like to find fault with everything. It seems to me people like this will not be happy until they make others as unhappy as they are. As a result, positive attitudes can quickly turn negative. To everyone at Belfield school–don’t let our positive momentum fizzle out. Each of you has worked too hard to let that happen. I think Nancy Reagan had the right idea when, in her fight against drugs, told our nation to “Just say no!’ We just say “Belfield School IS GREAT!” Imagine what we can do if we build upon everything we have achieved this year. The possibilities are endless!
WAY TO BE GREAT BELFIELD SCHOOL!!!
You can now access Belfield Public School’s 2016-2017 calendar here, or on the “Calendars” drop down menu.
On Monday, Belfield Juniors and Seniors went to Dickinson State University for a presentation from the Dickinson Highway Patrol. They talked to us about texting and driving. We talked about how texting and driving is just as bad as drinking and driving. There were about 110 accidents last year dealing with texting and driving. They say by the time you send an average text message you travel the length of three football fields. The Highway Patrolman said that this is a very serious situation with North Dakota drivers. I thought it was a very good presentation that will maybe open people’s eyes on texting and driving.
The Senior Dollars for Scholars scholarship supper will be held at the Memorial Lodge on Sunday, May 15 at 6 PM. All Seniors and their parents are welcome to attend. Also, our staff is invited to attend. A huge thank you to the Roosevelt Memorial Lodge members for providing this for our Seniors!
PowerSchool users now have direct access to daily school announcements! Simply click “DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS” on the right side of the home page. (If not already logged in, you will be prompted to sign in to PowerSchool). A new window will open with the school’s daily announcements! If you have difficulty logging in or need a log in for PowerSchool, contact the school at 575-4275.
The Heart River Cougars boys’ basketball team are having a very successful season so far this year! They have won a total of nine games and have lost three. They have victories against New England (72-47), Richardton-Taylor (91-39), Glen Ullin-Hebron (63-29), Killdeer (47-29), Hazen (76-48), Bowman County (79-36), Beach (70-53), Mandaree (60-40), and Mott Regent (51-38).
The boys had yet ANOTHER successful game against Watford City with the total score being 72-41. Cole Olson had 16 points; Dion Madler had 4 points; Seth Keator had 15 points; Tayden Jacobson had 5 points; Eldon Privatsky had 8 points; Zane Besler had 14 points; Jayden Krivoruchka had 2 points; Jesse Canode had 6 points.
On Saturday February 27, the FFA chapter went to the Beulah contest and competed. Breann Obritsch, Brayden Obritsch, and Tyler Johnson competed in the livestock judging contest. Breann received silver, Tyler and Brayden both received bronze. First time competitiors Danyka Malkowski, Maggie Fulton, and Katie Fulton competed in the Agronomy contest. They all were in the bronze category. Also first time competitors Toby Wolf and Anton Krebs participated in the Ag Sales contest, they both ended up recieving bronze. Overall it was a good day of practice to get better for the state contest.
On Wednesday February 24, 2016 Mrs. Baer took three seniors and two juniors to Dickinson State University for a Math Meet. Students that participated include: Abbie Jensen, Allison Buckman, Mara Obrigewitch, Dion Madler, and Aaron “Peaches” Kuntz. The students had Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Math tests. They tested individually but their scores were combined for a team score. After waiting for results, Belfield did not place in the top six so the day was basically over. If you don’t place in the top six teams then you don’t move on the the final oral round. It was great to watch South Heart take third overall. Good Job to all who participated.