July 2018

This table and oodle stools were just some of the things purchased by the Sanborn Central Booster Club for the changes being made in the school library. The table has wheels so it can be moved and locked into place, and the stools are stackable so they can become more than one seat and are flexible for kids to wiggle while listening to stories, which is helpful for some kids to focus.

Sanborn Central’s seventh through 10th grade English teacher, Mrs. Susan Farrell-Poncelet, attends the state Technology in Education (TIE) Conference every year. For the past few years, she has learned about Makerspace areas and how they make kids want to learn more and/or go to the library more because they get to “mess” with things and do hands-on activities. She came to the conclusion that in order for that to work in Sanborn Central, they were going to have to revamp the layout of the library and make more space.

So, Mrs. Farrell-Poncelet spoke to Mrs. Jolene Enfield, the school librarian, and Mrs. Enfield was on board with it, telling Mrs. Farrell-Poncelet that Ms. Jennifer Larson, the first grade teacher, had also been discussing with the librarian about some much needed changes in the library for more space and to make it more enticing to kids of all ages. 


…Learn more about it in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

From left to right are Tryce Slykhuis, Cayden Slykhuis and Tater Moody. All three competed at the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals last week.

Tryce Slykhuis, Cayden Slykhuis and Tater Moody all joined hundreds of young riders at the 2018 National Little Britches Rodeo Finals in Guthrie, Okla., from July 10-15. 

Cayden and Tater qualified in Ribbon Roping and Team Roping, and Tryce made it in the flag race. The first go for all three boys was rough. They had no times in any of their events. 

The second go was better. Tater and Cayden had a decent run in team roping and recorded a time. Tryce had a fantastic run in the flag race and ending up 10th in the second round.

It was a fun, fast week, but the boys learned a lot and had a great time competing.

Pictured are the Woonsocket/Wessington Springs Blackhawks Post 5548 Teener baseball team and their region championship trophy, back row, left to right: Cooper Hainy, Quinten Christensen, Mason Schelske, Dylan Schimke, Draven Thompson, Camden Jost, Tyler Fastnacht and Clay Olinger; front row: Coach Cory Mohling, Cade Mohling, Cale Mohling, Landon Cleveland, Austin Schimke, Carson Hainy, Bradin Labore, Coen Harvey and Coach Chad Harvey.

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs Post 5548 Teener baseball team won the region championship in Groton last week. 

In the first game of the tournament, they played Webster and won 17-2. They then played and beat Clark with a score of 9-2 to earn their place in the championship round.

On Tuesday, July 10, the Blackhawk Teeners snatched the region championship from the tournament host, Groton, with a score of 12-2.

The WWS Post 5548 Teener team will now play in the state tournament in Gregory this weekend. Their first game is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, against Winner. They go into the state tournament with an impressive record of 18-1. The state tournament is scheduled to take place July 20-22, with the championship game scheduled for 5 p.m. on Sunday.