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Moving Forward Together!
Moving Forward Together!
Mrs. Sombke
Friday, September 18, 2020

Hello and Happy end of Week #4 Everyone!

This week on Monday September 14th, we marked the first midterm of the year for 1st quarter; we are officially half-way through the 1st quarter!

Homecoming is right around the corner, beginning next week on Monday September 21-25.  Please review the following schedule to learn more about Groton Area Homecoming 2020:

Groton Area Homecoming Week 2020

September 21-25

Order of Events:

Please read below for guidance regarding COVID19 recommendations:

  • Please plan to practice social distancing during all Homecoming activities.  Wearing a mask is recommended and encouraged, especially during any of the indoor Homecoming events
  • Here’s a reminder of the important, practical steps that we can all take to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus:
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people – practice physical or social distancing.
  • Wear a mask when you’re in public spaces.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Monitor your health.


Dress-up Days for MS/HS Building:

Monday- September 21: PJ Day

Tuesday- September 22: Country Day

Wednesday- September 23: Duo Day (Examples are Salt and Pepper, or Mustard and Ketchup)

Thursday-September 24: Class Colors

Friday-September 25: Spirit Day

Class Colors for MS/HS: (For Thursday September 24)

Seniors: Black

Juniors: White

Sophomores: Grey

Freshmen: Gold

8th Grade: Purple

7th Grade: Blue

6th Grade: Red

Staff/Teachers: Pink

  • Prizes will be awarded for best costumes of the day, chosen by MS/HS English Teachers, Mrs. Gonsoir, and Mrs. Madsen
  • Coronation will be held in the old GHS gym on Monday, September 21st from 7:30-8:30pm
  • The burning of the “G” will be at the Football Field, directly after the crowning of the new Groton Area King and Queen
  • The FFA will be serving a meal during the Football Game on Friday Night (Additional Post to follow soon with more information!)

Parade Marshalls for Homecoming 2020-2021 School Year:

Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Barb Paepke

Royalty Candidates for the 2020-2021 School Year:

Alexis Hanten                              Trey Gengerke

Regan Leicht                              Lee Iverson

Tanae Lipp                                 Chandler Larson

Erin Unzen                                  Alex Morris

Grace Wambach                         Tristan Traphagen

Homecoming Parade: The parade will be held on Friday, September 25th, starting at 1:00pm, following the traditional main street Homecoming route, with this year’s Parade Marshalls, Mr. and Mrs. Paepke, leading the parade.

Football Game: The Homecoming Football Game will be held on Friday, September 25th, starting at 7:00pm

Elementary School Dress Up Days:

Monday, September 21: Pajama Day

Tuesday, September 22: Jersey Day

Wednesday, September 23: Wacky Hair/Wacky Hat Day

Thursday, September 24: Throwback Day

Friday, September 25: Spirit Day

Happy Homecoming 2020 Everyone!

Dates to Know:

October 1- Last day to choose Remote Learning for the 2nd quarter

October 9- Staff Inservice No School

October 14- PSAT test: all juniors please see Mrs. Schwan to sign up or get more information

October 16- End of 1st quarter

October 22- ASVAB test: all juniors please see Mrs. Schwan to sign up or get more information

On the Sunny Side 😊Thank you for scrolling down and meeting me here to spend some time reading and reflecting on some of the great ways that people and even animals are working to make a difference in our world right now, such as:

😊 Mr. Hawkins and his students read about Armadillos this week, and learned some pretty amazing things about this interesting animal, such as:

-Nine-banded armadillos have four identical pups of the same gender in every litter, and the seven-banded armadillo has eight to 15 identical pups at one time. 

- When startled or scared, these armadillos can jump four to five feet high.

- These little armored mammals are actually good swimmers when they need to be. They can also hold their breath for up to six minutes and are really skilled at walking underwater to cross streams.

-The nine-banded armadillo is the official state animal of Texas.

😊 Random Acts of Kindness can help you become healthier, along with improving your heart for self and others.  Keep reading to learn more about the positive benefits of Kindness by going to:😊Here you’ll read about a good kind of contagious and how everyone can learn how to be kinder at any age; there are even links to free “Random Acts of Kindness Resources”!

Keep Smiling Everyone! 😊