Over 70 students participate in Poly Readers

Over 70 students participated in the Poly Readers program this winter. Students worked with volunteer facilitators to read and discuss some great books.

Thanks to the parent facilitators: Julie Lien, Cassey Smolenski, Lisa Chapel, Briana Bergeron, Tori Koch, Ben Duncan, Darci Hertz, Rebecca Parkins, Christine Klepps and chair Tori Hepp. Thanks, also, to the dedicated students and the teachers that offered their classrooms for this program.

Talented crew makes evening shine

Talented Poly Drive students performed to a standing-room only crowd on Feb. 26 at Senior High School. Before showtime, families enjoyed dinner catered by Poly Food Basket, and cookies donated by Poly families.

Poly Drive students’ artwork was on display as guests made their way to the auditorium for the show.

Camden C., Victor G., Olivia M. and Kaylee S. served as the Masters of Ceremonies, and Mrs. Delaney helped with their script. Former students were on hand helping out backstage and with dinner.

Teachers Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Whittmeyer, Mrs. Saur, Mrs. Reas, Mrs. Whisenand and Mrs. Brown volunteered their time helping with auditions, clean up, food service and dance practice for kindergarten and sixth graders. Organizers extend a special thanks to Mrs. Carroll for her dedication, and all the people who helped make the night a success.

Thanks also to Rimrock (program printing), Shane Fairbanks (video recording), Senior High Activities Director Mark Sulser and Senior High custodians, and Talent Show committee members Paige Jette, Terry Stapleton, Kristi Schied and Callie Thompson, as well as chair Christine Klepps. The committee has worked together for the past four years. Anyone interested in chairing the Talent Show next year may contact Christine Klepps.

A DVD recording of the evening may be purchased for $10 and Klepps is the contact person.

Read-a-Thon winners announced

Congratulations to the 2015 Read-a-Thon winners! Poly Drive students raised nearly $12,000 through their reading efforts.

Thanks, too, to Read-a-Thon committee members and co-chairs LuAnn Wadman and Lynne Roccisano for all their efforts.

Primary Hall
Cooper S. — Top Pledge Earner
Cadence S. — Most Sponsors
Lydia P. — Most Minutes Read
Mrs. Scheppele Class — Top earning Classroom
Mrs. Egan — Classroom with the Most Minutes

Intermediate Hall
Michael M. — Top Pledge Earner & Most Sponsors
Miliani E. — Most Minutes Read
———– Special recognition to Casper and Henry P. for reading over 2,000 minutes as well
Mrs Whisenand — Top Earning Classroom & Classroom with Most Minutes
Raffle Drawing Winners
Coloring Pad and Markers — Sadie D.
Granite Fitness Passes– Cadence S., Micah F. and Sydney G.
Reef Passes— Taylor C.
Steepworld Passes–Breena C.
Guiness Book of World Records— Lynken B.
Mind Benders Book— Kendra L.
Red Robin gift cards—- Ava B. and Rocco G.
iTunes giftcard— Destiny L.
Scheels Ferris Wheel passes—- top 15 readers….
Kaylee S.
Like B.
Grace H.
Kendra L.
Breena C.

March Madness Silent Auction basket themes

The silent auction baskets are being assembled by each classroom, in anticipation of the March Madness Spring Carnival on Friday, March 27. Items or small monetary donations to purchase items are requested by Friday, March 13. Here’s the list of themes by class:

CLASSROOM                            BASKET THEME                           SUGGESTIONS FOR BASKETS





Anything Cats or Griz and items will be combined to make 1 basket of just the Cats items and 1 basket of just the Griz items.




Chocolate Lover’s Basket – hot cocoa, different chocolates, truffles, cookbook, syrups, chocolate dipped coffee spoons, chocolate covered coffee beans


PAMPER YOURSELF Spa Basket – body wash/scrub, loofa, sponge, pumice stone, massage oil, body creams/lotions, bath salts/bubble bath, scented candles, books or relaxing music on CD, bath pillow, massager, bath oils, gel eye-pack, bathrobe, slippers, gift certificate to a spa.
DAVEY (1st)





Italian Basket – pastas, gourmet sauces, pesto, olive oil, bread, breadsticks, dipping oils, capers, pasta bowls, bread basket, pasta machine, Italian-style cheeses, cheese grater, tablecloth, napkins
GIBSON (2nd)





Gardening items – trowels, gloves, kneelers — for adults and kids; gardening books & magazines; seeds and bulbs
LORAN (2nd)




IVES  (2nd)





Art Basket – crayons, paints, construction paper, play dough, colored pencils, sidewalk chalk, paint brushes, finger paints, finger paint paper, glitter, markers, scissors, stickers, coloring books, sketch pads




Restaurant Gift Certificate Basket – An auction basket full of gift certificates from local restaurants.
EGAN (3rd)




Ice Cream Basket – gourmet sauces/toppings, cones, maraschino cherries, assorted nuts, sundae dishes, waffle bowls and cones, sprinkles, ice cream scoop, cherries, gift certificates to ice cream/yogurt places
SCALLY (4th)




Mexican Basket – chips, salsa, margarita mix, margarita glasses, rim salt, tortilla holder, tortilla maker, salsa/chip bowl, chili pepper towel/table cloth








Breakfast Basket – pancake mix, waffle mix, preserves, syrup, coffee, creamer, tea, mugs, wire whisk, omelet pan, mixing bowl, sugar and cinnamon, honey, oatmeal, coffee, creamer, juice, griddle, scone mix, Starbucks gift certificate

SAUR (5th)




BBQ Basket – BBQ tools, skewers, sauces, marinades, spices, apron, grill brush, oven mitt, plastic dishes or tray, BBQ cookbook, meat thermometer
SCHAFF (5th)




ITS RAINING CATS & DOGS Dog and Cat Lovers – Leash, collar, food/dish mat, bowls, toys, pillow/blanket, lint roller, brush/grooming tools, treats, shampoo, bones, sweater, food, poop scoop, pet frame
BROWN (6th)


SPORTS FANATIC Sports Basket – Football, soccer ball, baseball, baseball bat, glove, basketball, over the door BB hoop, Frisbee, Nerf balls, tennis racket, tennis balls, golf balls, tees, volleyball, water bottle, head/wrist bands, ball pump, energy bars




MOVIE NIGHT Movie Night – candy, popcorn, movie gift certificate/ passes, DVD, Red Box/video card, bowls