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Belle Plaine FFA Chapter at State Convention

Tori Hlas

The 91st Iowa FFA Leadership Conference was held in Ames, Iowa on April 14-16. There was a record-breaking number of over 6,500 FFA members, advisors, and guests from all across the state of Iowa to learn about the agriculture industry and . . . read more

Mr. Yilek

Hailey McIntire

Mr. Yilek is retiring after teaching for 25 years at Belle Plaine High School. He has taught for 35 years altogether. He became a teacher because he really wanted to be around young people and try and make a difference in their lives. . . . read more

Ms. Henderson

Hailey McIntire

This year we have four retiring teachers. Belle Plaine Community Schools is losing four great teachers. They are Mr. Yilek, Mr. Walton, Ms. Henderson, and Ms. Decker. Ms. Henderson has taught at Longfellow Elementary for 32 years. . . . read more

Service Learning

Kenzie Mantz

One day a year students and staff are able to go out and help out in the community.  This day is called Service Learning. Students and staff are able to spend three hours helping the community out in some way.  Some of the great . . . read more

WWW - Mock Accident

Hannah Eichhorn

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Everyday people drive distracted either by their cell phones, people with them, or even by drinking and driving. Students at Belle Plaine got to witness the reality of the choices they make if . . . read more

Boys Track

Hannah Eichhorn

April 9, 2019

  The track season has begun for the Plainsmen. This year twenty-eight boys are running for the Plainsmen, and of the 28 of them, 6 are seniors. Captains for this track season are Dylan Fry, Kobe Grieder, and Ethan Gates. . . . read more

Girls Track

Kenzie Mantz

April 9, 2019

  Spring has arrived and with that brings the girls track season. The Belle Plaine girls have been actively getting ready for another great track season. Girls track is off to a great start!  The team has a total . . . read more

Influence of a Coach

Keagan Schwab

April 9, 2019

  The Belle Plaine wrestling team may not be the biggest team in the district, but they have heart. This small team is lead by head coach, Mr. Brandon Heying. Coach Heying’s passion for wrestling is only outweighed by his . . . read more

Mr. Mengler

Hannah Eichhorn

April 9, 2019

  Longfellow Elementry has a new sixth-grade teacher, Matthew Mengler. He says that his experience entering the Belle Plaine School District has been great, and everyone he has come in contact with has been helpful and . . . read more

Mr. Nilles

Hannah Eichhorn

April 9, 2019

This year we have a new high school teacher, Scott Nilles. Mr. Nilles teaches 21st-century skills, physical conditioning, careers/leadership, Health 1 and II, and junior high physical education. He coaches junior high girls basketball and . . . read more

Safety First

April 9, 2019

In today’s world driving is considered a right, but in fact it is a privilege and one with many consequences. Many people abuse this right by driving underage, drinking and driving, or driving without a license. This causes many . . . read more

The Roaring Twenties

Carly Varo

April 9, 2019

  Spring is here, and with spring comes track, golf, graduation, and prom. Baseball and softball are also on the way.  Prom 2019 is next week! The theme this year is the ‘Roaring Twenties’! Are you ready to dance . . . read more

About the FFA Officers

Carson Adams

  FFA officers are an elite group of members elected to serve the chapter. Officers must display exceptional leadership skills and have the ability to take on extra responsibility. The officer team consists of Sam Ward . . . read more

FFA Members to Indy

Zach Brecht

The FFA National Convention is a convention and expo in Indianapolis, IN where the greatest parts of the organization are put on display.  The convention was held October 24th and went until the 27th. The Belle Plaine FFA Chapter sent . . . read more

Thoughts of a Teacher

Grace Reekers

  There are a variety of teachers in Belle Plaine Jr./Sr. High School, and every one of them specializes in their own teachings. All of them are kind, understanding, and helpful. For this interview, Mr. Dahlquist was gracious . . . read more

Veterans Day Celebrated at Belle Plaine Jr. /Sr. High School

Deb Maxwell

Veterans Day is celebrated all over the United States on November 11th.  Veteran’s Day dates back to 1921, when an unknown World War I American soldier was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Back then it was known as . . . read more

What Makes A Successful Student?

Macy Morrow

  Anyone can be a successful student, but it is defined in different ways. Usually, success in school is compared with academic achievements, but that isn’t always the case. There are students who are amazing athletes, . . . read more

Career Day

Melanie Toney

  On October 17th, high schoolers from Belle Plaine will be participating in Career Day. It will give students a chance to explore different job interests and ask questions to people experienced in that occupation. I spoke with . . . read more

Volleyball is our Business and Business is Good

Emma Longnecker

  Belle Plaine High School Volleyball officially started August 1st, but the players started working hard in the summer with lifting and open gyms. Along with the new season, came new coaches, April Kressley and Julie Mantz. . . . read more

Athlete of the Week

Carly Varo

Congratulations goes out to Senior, Kenzie Mantz, who was nominated for Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, September 18th. Kenzie Mantz was nominated by Belle Plaine Head Volleyball Coach, April Kressley. Kenzie was . . . read more

Belle Plaine Cheerleading

Carly Varo

Pump, pump, pump it up! The 2018 cheerleading squad has some very exciting things happening. This year’s squad consists of fourteen cheerleaders. They take every football game, pep assembly, and the activities during homecoming week . . . read more

Belle Plaine Cross Country

Hannah Eichhorn

The 2018 Belle Plaine Cross Country season has started. With a team of seventeen high school runners and eight junior high runners we have had a good start to the season. The team is coached by Mark Tegeler and Clara Kienitz. We . . . read more

Belle Plaine Mid-Term 2018-2019

Ben Stewart

Belle Plaine Schools  started the 2018 year off on August 23rd. September 20th is when the first official grade check occurred. It is the halfway mark of the first quarter. How is everyone doing four weeks in? So what is . . . read more

Homecoming Week

Kieran Holmberg

October 1st through the 5th is the week of Belle Plaine Homecoming. It includes activities like volleyball, football, and cross country. Everyone is excited for the dress up days, the football game against Cardinal-Eldon, the shindig, the . . . read more

Lady Plainsmen Volleyball defeat the Iowa Valley Tigers

Kenzie Mantz

Lady Plainsmen Volleyball took on the Iowa Valley Tigers in a heated volleyball match. The energized Plainmen took the floor with determination in their eyes, and fire in their hearts. This was the year they were going to take down the . . . read more

Belle Plaine Football

Luke DeMeulenaere

The Belle Plaine Varsity Football Team has been having a decent football season so far in 2018. Four games into the 2018 season, Belle Plaine sits at a record of three and one. The teams they have competed against are Grundy Center, North . . . read more

Run Plainsmen, Run

Jackson Tegeler

The Cross Country season started in early August. The team is coached by Mark Tegeler and Clara Kienitz. They will run 8 meets not including the state qualifying meet or state. The Cross Country meet that was on September 17th in . . . read more

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