Elite 100 Ranking for 1-3 Classroom
Maximizing knowledge through technology is key to teacher Karla Rupp’s strategy for achieving academic success for her students. IXL Learning honored Rupp and her grades 1-3 students with an Elite 100 trophy to recognize their outstanding use of the math and language arts website in accelerating classroom progress.
“Once IXL was incorporated into my ‘bag of tricks,’ there was a definite change in the growth rate for every student in my class,” said Rupp. “On assessments, a large majority of students surpassed the average rate of learning for their grade level. I definitely couldn’t grow my students’ brains as effectively without it!”
After daily lessons, Rupp has students “show what you know” on IXL. The program identifies areas needing reinforcement; then students follow up with Rupp or a peer, “When an upper-level student guides a lower-level student, they reinforce their own knowledge and support their peer as well.”
IXL Learning chose the Elite 100 from 300,000 classrooms worldwide.
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If you are driving to Yankton, look for the new Freeman Academy billboard on the east side of Highway 81, just north of Menards. It will be up through the end of January.
Discovery Days for families interested in Freeman Academy are coming up on February 19 for grades 1-6 and March 9 for grades 7-12. Look and listen for spots telling about our school on South Dakota Public Broadcasting during the All Things Considered radio program and during afternoon children's television programming. Check out the billboard north of Yankton as well.
Discovery Days are a great opportunity to help others learn about the many blessings of Freeman Academy: academic success, big opportunities & caring community. Please pass it on! Discovery Days: Feb 19 or March 9.
Freeman Academy students take the “Oath of Seriousness” during their One Act play, Accused of Comedy.
The Freeman Academy One Act team will be performing their 20-minute play Accused of Comedy by Carl L. Williams on Wednesday, January 17, at 3:30 pm in Pioneer Hall. In a world where comedy and laughter have been outlawed, two comedians and a fan are on trial. And they just can’t let the laughter die.
This year’s actors are Amelia Morkve-Stirling, Shamae Bench, Beau Miller, and Ben Anderson. The director is Gwen Ortman. They will compete in the Region IV One Act competition in Mitchell on Thursday, January 18 at 4:00 at the Pepsi Cola Theatre.
Happy New Year, Freeman Academy friends! It's time for FA Booster Club's second fundraiser meal, our annual Papa Murphy's Pizza Feed! We will be selling pizza by the slice from 12:00-2:00ish on Saturday, January 6th, during the Bearcats' home basketball games against Mitchell Christian. Large frozen take-home pizzas can be pre-ordered as well. These are GREAT to have in the freezer for those busy nights when you need a quick and easy meal!
All single-topping pizzas are $14 each. See list of available toppings below. Specialty pizzas (Chicken n’ Garlic, 3-Meat (pep, sausage, beef); Hawaiian (Canadian bacon & pineapple); Cowboy (pepperoni, sausage, black olives & mushrooms); & Veggie Delite) are also available for $16 each. The deadline to pre-order whole frozen pizzas is noon on Thursday, January 4 - please submit your orders to Kris & Brad Carlson at [email protected] Orders must be picked up and paid for during the Pizza Feed on the 6th.
Single topping pizzas available include:
• Black Olives
• Canadian Bacon
• Crispy Bacon
• Extra Cheese
• Feta Cheese
• Green Peppers
• Grilled Chicken
• Herb & Cheese Blend
• Italian Sausage
• Marinated Artichoke Hearts
• Mixed Onions
• Mozzarella Cheese
• Roma Tomatoes
• Sun-Dried Tomatoes
IMPORTANT: We also need volunteers to help run this fundraiser. If you did not assist with Burger and Chicken Sandwich Night, please consider helping out. Remember, the funds raised during these events support not just our students athletes, but those who compete in oral interp and One Act, and who participate in a wide variety of events such as All-State Band, Chorus, and Orchestra. Shifts are just one hour long! We need four volunteers for each shift - 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30-1:30, and 1:30-2:30. Please email Kris and Brad SOON [email protected] to volunteer to help - it really helps if people volunteer BEFORE a day or two prior to the fundraiser!