Week of October 30

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I would like to give a “shout out” to Mr. Hunt and Mrs. Woods and all of the cast and crew of Seusscial Jr.   They did an amazing job and put on a great weekend of shows!  I hope you were lucky and were able to see the performance.

It is amazing that we are in the full swing of our winter sports!  Both Wrestling and Girls Basketball have their first competitions this week.  I would like to wish all of our athletes the best of luck as they start their seasons.

Finally, Mrs. Matthias, Dr. Remy, and I will be headed to Washington DC on Sunday to participate in the Blue Ribbon Ceremony on November 6 and 7.  The luncheon and award ceremony will take place Tuesday, November 7th 11:30-3:30 and will be live streamed for those not in attendance.  The link is:


Have a great week!


Week of October 16

I am sorry I missed posting last week!  It is amazing how a week can get away from you!  Remember we have conferences this week on October 17-19.  You can register now for a spot to talk to your child’s teacher.  If you have any questions you can always contact the front office.  We hope to see you!

Seussical Jr. is our Fall play and tickets went on sale at the end of last week.  We have three shows this year.  The shows are Friday, October 27th at 7, Saturday, October 28th at 7, and October 29th at 2.  You can get your tickets by contacting the main office.

It’s getting colder outside, so you know what that means, it’s time for the Winter Warmth Drive.  Come help your community by donating gently used outerwear.  We will accept coats, boats, snow pants, hats, gloves, and blankets.

Finally, our first issue of Tiger Tracks is hot off the press.  Here is the link.  Have a great week!

Week of October 2

Boy has the weather changed!  I am a fan of fall, but that was a sudden change in temperature and humidity.  In case you didn’t hear, last week Stilwell earned the Blue Ribbon Award for exemplary assessments scores.  In my speech to the students and staff, I expressed how this is truly is a community award.  We are so grateful to have strong relationships with our parents to support and encourage our students to challenge themselves and reach their goals.  Thank you for your partnership!  I have attached the announcement in case you missed it.

Friendly reminder, you can start to schedule your conferences starting tomorrow, October 4.  Here is the link for scheduling.


If you have questions please contact the office.
Have a great week!

Week of September 18

It sure didn’t feel like Fall at Friday Night Football.  We had a great crowd and even better Homecoming victory!  Congratulations to our former Stilwellians, JJ Kapur and Caroline Smoldt on being named 2017 Homecoming King and Queen!

Even though Homecoming has passed, we still have plenty going on at Stilwell.  Here are a few things to note:

  • Monday is picture retake day
  • Tuesday we have an assembly to Kick Off our Magazine Sale
  • Wednesday is our Power Hour of selling magazines and cookie dough
  • Activities on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday – This link will show you Volleyball’s updated schedule

We are going to try and help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma by doing a “Change Battle” with Waukee, Urbandale, and Johnston.  All schools are going to compete to try collect the most money this week.  After the totals are in, all four districts will pool our money together and donate to the Red Cross.  We hope students and families see this as a fun way to help those in need!

Finally, I would like to pass along a website to help you try and keep up with the ever changing world of social media and the apps your children maybe using.  Unfortunately, we have already had a few difficult situations involving social media and sharing inappropriate information with peers.  One app that was brought to our attentions is Live Me. There is also an option inside Snapchat, called Sarah that you may want to investigate.  In part of Snapchat students are part of a community forum where they are being mean and hurtful toward peers.  I strongly encourage you to be vigilant and get into your child’s phone from time to time.  Here is the link for your reference.   This site reviews apps, age appropriateness, and rating.

I hope you have a great week!

Week of September 11

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  It is crazy how jam packed this first month of school has been with activities.  That being said, Monday starts Homecoming Week!  Here are the themes for the week.

  • Monday: Pajamas Day
  • Tuesday: Favorite Team Day
  • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday: Team Color
    • T – Red
    • I – Orange
    • G – Yellow
    • E – Green
    • R – Blue
    • S – Purple
  • Friday – Spirit Day

There is a parade at VSW and carnival Thursday night at Valley Stadium.

Reminder we have our first PAC meeting on Tuesday at noon in the Media Center.  I hope to see you there!  It should be a great week!

Week of September 4

I hope everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!  We have our annual Open House this Thursday, September 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  This is a great opportunity for us to share with you what your student will be experiencing this year in his/ her different classes.  Few reminders about the night.

  • It is for parents
  • Your child should bring home a schedule for you to follow
  • You will start with TEAM time at 6:00 PM (location should be on the schedule)
  • We operate on a Day 1/ Day 2 schedule, so you may have to choose which class to attend

Unfortunately, we have moved our Open House from a Wednesday to a Thursday and have a few coaches that will be gone because of conflicts.  The following teachers will be sharing information about their class  via email.  Those teacher who will not be in attendance are:

  • Mr. Stein
  • Mr. Nichols
  • Ms. Lombardi
  • Ms. Svetska
  • Mr. Sorge
  • Mr. Pearce

We apologize for any inconvenience and will work to protect this date in the future.  Hope you have a great week!

Week of August 28

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We had a great start to our school year last week!  Staff and students enjoyed getting back into the swing of things with a mix of team builders, assemblies and get to know you activities mixed throughout the three days.  As we get into the routine this week, we look forward to getting to know our new and returning students even more as we know how important positive relationships are to learning!

Here are a few activities to note for this week.

  • Monday we have Informational Meeting for our Play at 7:00 AM.  Here is the link to Mr. Hunt’s website for Suessical Jr.
  • Our first Dance is this Friday at Valley Southwoods from 5:30-7:00.  All money goes toward scholarships for future graduates.  We will escort students down to the stadium for the Waukee/ Valley football game after the dance.

Have a great week!