It's Scholastic Book Fair time! 1:30-8:00pm on Thursday, February 16th at Groton Elementary Library. Come experience the limitless possibilities with your kids. Every purchase supports our school. If you can't make it, you can order online from February 16th - March 1st. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/grotonareaelementaryschool
Only a few more days!!! Elementary students will get a chance to meet author Kevin Lovegreen Monday, February 6.
Welcome to The Snapper Report! This week’s report is brought to you by Abby Yeadon. Snapper’s weigh in for 1/31 was 123g. For the past week snapper has grown 25.5g. Snapper’s tank in the classroom has grown a lot, there is a lot of algae on the rocks and Snapper’s shell and tail. He has been a good thing for our classroom cause it helps show how wildlife grows. Snapper’s species is a common snapping turtle. Common snapping turtles scientific name is Chelydra serpentina. Right now, in Chemistry, we are studying Measuring matter and Moles
The Boys varsity basketball game scheduled in Madison today has been canceled.
Due to the road conditions, the Groton Area School District will be opening 2 hours late on Friday, January 27. OST will be opening at 7 AM.
Welcome to the Snapper Report! This week’s report is brought to you by Cadence Feist. Snapper’s weight went down from Last week! He lost .09 grams; therefore, he weighs 97.5 grams. Mrs. Gonsoir rearranged Snapper’s tank recently and he has started swimming more and more! Fun fact, you can find the common snapping turtle all the way from southeastern Canada to the southern tip of the Florida panhandle. In class we are learning about “The Mole.”
Welcome to The Snapper Report! This week’s report is brought to you by Camryn Kurtz. Snapper’s weigh in from 2 weeks ago was 72.18, but now it is 97.59! Snapper has gown 25.41 grams in the span of 2 weeks. Snapper’s environment has a massive rock where he’s typically under, and he has a loud filter that runs 24/7. Snapping turtles kill other turtles by biting off their heads. This behavior might be to protect their territory from other turtles, or it may be a very inefficient feeding behavior. Currently in Chemistry we are learning about the different types of bonds. The two main ones are Ionic which is when a nonmetal and a metal bond, and covalent which is when two nonmetals bond.
Due to road conditions tonight’s junior high boys basketball game versus Milbank has been canceled. There’s no information about a make up date at this time.
Due to the poor road conditions, the Groton Area School District will be opening 2 hours late on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. OST will be opening at 7:00 AM. Please travel safely!
We will be hosting Jace's sale on January 13 during the rescheduled elementary Christmas Concert (2:30). If you are able to donate a baked item or craft item for the Jase Bahr Fundraiser, please drop it off at the Elementary office, or the HS/MS office by 11:00 am on Thursday, January 12.
Sorry Ava's report is posted late... technical difficulties on Mrs. Gonsoir's part. Welcome to The Snapper Report! This week’s report is brought to you by Ava Wienk. Snapper’s weigh in for December 20, 2022, was 54.56 grams. Due to us not being able to take a report last week, Snapper has grown quite a bit. He has grown 8.79 grams from two weeks ago. Snapper has been moving around more and enjoys sitting on top of his rock. Snapper’s main diet is currently still ReptoMin floating food sticks. He sometimes will eat mealworms, but it depends on the day. The average speed of a snapping turtle on land is 2.4 mph but can increase up to 10 to 12 mph when they are in water. In Chemistry l right now, we are learning about metallic bonds and the properties of metals. Come back when Christmas break is over to see Snapper’s progress!
Due to the forecast for high winds, dangerous wind chills, and blowing snow creating the potential for hazardous travel, the Groton Area School District will be closed on Thursday, December 22. The elementary Christmas program scheduled for Thursday will be postponed to Friday, January 13 at 2:30 PM. The boys basketball games at Aberdeen Roncalli for Thursday night will also be postponed. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday break and look forward to an exciting 2023.
Due to the weather forecast the varsity wrestling triangular scheduled for tomorrow,December 22, at Redfield has been postponed.
This dress up day was based on a book, and we all love wearing pajamas to work!!!
The Groton Area Elementary Student Council and OST are proud to announce elementary dress-up days for December 20-21. Join us in spreading some holiday cheer leading up to winter break! • Tuesday, Dec. 20: Christmas pajamas! • Wednesday, Dec. 21: Wear your most festive (or ugliest) Christmas sweater
Hint: Maybe they needed to put some fake snow on themselves after all the snow we got!!!
Update: We will be hosting Jace's sale on January 13 during the rescheduled elementary Christmas Concert. If you are able to donate a baked item or craft item for the Jase Bahr Fundraiser, please drop it off at the Elementary office, or the HS/MS office by 11:00 am on Thursday, December 22nd.
Junior high girls basketball games scheduled for Monday, December 19 vs Sisseton have been canceled.
The boys and girls varsity basketball games scheduled in Jamestown for Saturday December 17 have been canceled.
Due to the ongoing Winter Storm Warning and the weather/road conditions, there will be no school at Groton Area on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Thursday's activities are postponed. The Government field trip for Friday is postponed. Thank you.