The junior high Pack went out on top. They concluded a successful campaign by capturing the title at the Ewing Tournament on Saturday.
In first round action, the team defeated Neligh-Oakdale in straight sets: 25-15, 25-11.
Keyera Eisenhauer led from the service line with 5 aces. Taylynne Charf and Baylee Busteed each added 2. Emma Lea Ruterbories contributed 1 ace.
Taylynne Charf led the attack with 6 kills. Skyler Meis and Busteed each chipped in with 5. Brenna Martinsen put down 4, while Ashlynne Charf added 3, and Keyera Eisenhauer, 2.
T. Charf and Busteed fed the offense with 7 and 5 assists respectively. Meis added 2, and Martinsen, 1.
Good passes from serve receive allowed for a functioning offense. Meis passed up 4, and Ruterbories, 3. Busteed and T. Charf eached added 2, and Eisenhauer, 1.
Defensively, Meis led the diggers with 8. Ruterbories, Eisenhauer, Martinsen, T. Charf, and A. Charf all got in on the action with 2 each. Busteed picked up 1. Meis also blocked back one for an ace.
In game two, the Pack downed OCE in two sets as well: 25-14; 25-21.
Serving leaders were Meis with 4 aces, and Busteed following closely with 3.
Meis and Eisenhauer were both forces at the net with 5 kills each. Martinsen chipped in with 4, and T. Charf, 3.
T. Charf dished out 9 assists to keep the offense running, and Busteed set up 1.
Martinsen put up 6 good passes from serve receive. T. Charf, Ruterbories and Eisenhauer each passed up 3. S. Meis and Busteed contributed 2 and Brooklyn Meis added 1.
S. Meis was all over the court, picking up 7 digs. T. Charf was right behind her with 6. Eisenhauer protected the floor with 5. Busteed and B. Meis came up with 3 a piece, and A. Charf got a hand on 2.
In the championship game, EPPJ faced off against a scrappy O’Neill team. They claimed the victory in two close sets: 25-23, 25-21.
The Pack served aggressively from the line, resulting in 4 aces from S. Meis, and 3 a piece from Busteed, T. Charf and Martinsen.
S. Meis was also a force at the net with 4 kills. Martinsen, T. Charf and A. Charf pitched in with 2 each. Eisenhauer contributed to the win with 1.
Charf fueled the offense with 6 assists, and Busteed put up 2 resulting in kills.
S. Meis came up with 10 good passes from serve receive to pace the offense. Martinsen added 6, and A Charf 5. Eisenhauer passed up 2. T. Charf and Busteed each produced 1 as well.
On the defensive side, Martinsen and A. Charf each came up with 6 big digs to slow the O’Neill attack. S. Meis picked up 5. Busteed got a hand on 3, Eisenhauer, 2, and T. Charf and B. Meis each added 1. S.
Meis also added 1 ace block to the effort.
The coaches prasied the team for their performance all season.
“We really can’t say enough about this group of girls. They are just competitors. More importantly, however, they are great leaders. They understand the importance of fundamentals and teamwork. They are selfless and all about the team. That’s something special.”
The brackets for the NVC Volleyball Tournament have been released! See the image for more information.
Donuts with Dads was another huge success this year! Many dads and their children who attend Elgin Public Schools enjoyed a donut with juice, milk, or coffee and some reading before starting their day on Friday, Sept. 12th. Principal Wemhoff was pleased to see such a great turnout for this event. Although these "Dads" all have different jobs and plans for the day, they all took time out to spend time with their student and also do a little reading. Elgin Public Schools is so happy that all of you took this opportunity to visit our school.
Would you like to show your support for our Wolfpack teams? Elgin Post Prom is selling window clings again this year. We have 2 new designs for you to choose from.
Contact Becky Lindgren at school or one of the other Junior class parents if you are interested.
Cost is still $10 per cling!
The Wolf face is about 2.8 inches tall and 5 inches wide.
The Paw Print is about 4 inches tall and 5 inches wide.
The fifth grade class of 7 students traveled to Ponca State Park on Friday, September 14, 2018 for the Missouri River Outdoor Expo School Day. We left bright and early at 6:45 a.m. to spend the morning in the great outdoors. There were 4 sessions to keep us busy. First, we did Nature Photography. Each pair of students was given a camera and experimented with running the camera and taking amazing photos.
The next session was 3D Archery, the class favorite. Everyone was instructed on the proper way to shoot the bow and arrow, then they practiced that technique shooting at 3D targets including Big Foot, python, alligator, ram, etc. Once they felt like a pro, they watched an actual pro. He was able to shoot a target as small as an Aspirin. He also shot balloons with the bow behind his back!
The third session was CSI (Critter Scene Investigation), they had to put some thought into this one! Each small group had to investigate a critter scene. They had to use a book to figure out what critter may have left the tracks, so they also had to use a ruler to measure them, and use the other clues at the scene to figure out what happened. At one of the scenes a skunk ate the duck eggs; at another an owl killed a snake. After a tough morning with a lot of walking we ate lunch on the ground under a tree.
Finally, they went for a hike in the woods. A presenter led them on their hike, stopping every now and then to observe their surroundings. They had to see if they could find traces of animals within 5 feet of them. It took awhile to find the deer antler right by the trail hidden by branches and the animal skull in the leaves. They were quick to find a ton of snail shells though!
We finished out the day with a long walk back to our van. An additional learning experience during our trip was learning about bathrooms that do not have plumbing! One concerned student commented, "Mrs. Borer, there's no pipe going from the toilet to the outside of the building." Ha, what a day! This field trip was FREE to attend and such a memorable experience!
The sophomore class attended the Wonderful World of Water in Pierce, and won the track one competition over several Northeast Nebraska schools. Here are some picture of the day, including their winning score!
The Foods & Nutrition class canned salsa last week, and then on Friday, the class conducted a taste test to determine a winner.
Three groups of students competed for the honors of being Salsa Champions for 2018.
The group that received top honors was the team of Hunter Reestman, Mary Nichols, and Leslie Nichols. The winning recipe was found on allrecipe.com called "Rockin' Salsa" and it contained unique ingredients such as brown sugar and tomato paste.
Other groups in the competition were the teams of Breanne Carr/Mateo Kirstine and Cade Heithoff/Kira Widger/Allyson Wemhoff.
The project lasted most of the week with groups taking turns chopping and canning on alternating days.
All produce for the salsa canning was donated by EPS staff and faculty. All team members were able to take a jar of salsa home to share with family.