The Ottumwa Courier

October 28, 2013

Read with Me part of busy week at Twin Cedars

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

Bussey — Twin Cedars Schools have a busy week ahead, beginning today with a visit from KCCI's Marcus McIntosh and the "Read with Me" program. 

This was the first time the program has come to Twin Cedars. McIntosh read the book Dragons Love Tacos to a gym full of students. He also had t-shirts to give away. 

EMC Insurance sponsors the program. A representative of EMC presented the Twin Cedars Elementary Library with a $500 check. Coverage of the visit to Twin Cedars will be on KCCI's 5 p.m. broadcast on Monday. 

Tomorrow morning, the district will welcome representatives from the Department of Education for a site visit. This will be the first visit to Twin Cedars, by the DE, in a few years. Administrators have been busy preparing information and presentation for the visitors.

Also tomorrow, 10 Twin Cedars FFA students, with FFA Advisor Miranda Johnson and two chaperones, will begin their trek to the National FFA Convention in Lexington, Ky. FFA members Nick Haselhuhn and Jacob Crozier will compete at the convention. The two earned honors at the state level for their science fair project, "Wheat Watchers." The two tested Atrogene, a grass killer, on a wheat field to see if it would also kill the wheat. It did not and so there is the potential to use this invasive grass killer in wheat fields. 

Look for more on local FFA chapters headed to the national convention in the Nov. 1 print edition. 

While the FFA is gone, the Twin Cedars Sabers football team will host a playoff game vs. Lamoni on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Some of the football players will be unable to participate, as they will be on the FFA trip. 

Look for more on the game in an upcoming edition.