South Winneshiek High School
203 W. South Street
P.O. Box 430
Calmar, IA 52132
Phone: 563.562.3226 Fax: 563.562.3228
Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Senior pictures are due to Ms. Hauschild or Hannah Humpal by March 16th. 2018
"Attention South Winn Seniors and Class of 2018!! On the evening of Sunday April 29th, 2018 at the South Winn Country Club, the South Winneshiek Recreation Department will be putting on a senior banquet night in celebration of the South Winn senior class. The banquet will consist of a formal dress attire, dinner for all, followed by a program of speakers, rememberance of your time as at South Winn High and other potential additions. Please mark your calendars for this date and future details will be released in the following months!"
High School Handbook
Coaches Glenna Munuswamy, Chris Streeter
2017 JV Volleyball Team
High School Wrestling
Coach Jacob Elsbernd
Sectional Champions @ Sumner-Fredericksburg 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 UIC Wrestling Team Champions
2017-2018 Wrestling Team
2017-18 Assistant Coaches: Kenny Mikota, Jason Schmelzer, Jacob Everts, Ethan Adams, Andy Norton
High School Girls Track
Coaches Kevin Kearney & Scott Conway
2017 Girls Track
2017 Assistant Coaches: Ethan Adams & Jason Ohrt
High School Boys Track
Coaches Scott Conway & Kevin Kearney
2016-2017 Boys Track Team
2016-2017 Girls Track Team
2017 Assistant Coaches: Ethan Adams & Darcy Einck
High School Girls' Golf
Coaches Paul Jungblut & Doug Schweinefus
2016 STATE Golf Qualifiers
Photo and Stats Shanna Schweinefus
photos by Jenn Bissell Decorah Newspapers
High School Cheerleading
Advisors Leah Kruse & Sara Schmitt
Wrestling Cheerleaders 2018
Katelyn Heying, Alexa Jacobsen, Alyssa Hertges, Karissa Kleve, Taylor Numedahl, Chelsea Dietzenbach
Faldet places 3rd in 100 Yard Breaststroke, 18th in 100 Yard Butterfly, and
15th in 200 Yard Medley Relay at the Iowa State High School Swim Meet
2017 South Winneshiek Trap Team
High School Girls' Basketball
Coaches Steve Hoffert and Justin Izer
2017-2018 Varsity Basketball
2017-2018 JV Basketball
High School Boys' Basketball
Coaches Blake Moen and Tom Bushman
Scholarships and Special Awards
RaeAnn Klimesh E.Wayne Cooley Scholarship 2015-2016
FFA'er creates Trygves Test Plot and Castalia Cropcam
Jean Caspers-Simmet, firstname.lastname@example.org Apr 26, 2016
CASTALIA, Iowa — Trygve Lien's curiosity about agronomy led him to create a test plot and weather station, embark on a volunteer soil sampling project and start a small farming operation.
People visit his Castalia Cropcam site on Weather Underground for local climate details; follow his blog, Trygves Test Plot; and attend his open house each fall. He has raised 300 bushel corn and 98 bushel soybeans.
Not bad for a high school senior.
Lien, a member of South Winneshiek FFA, won the FFA Stars Over Iowa — Agri-Science division at last week's Iowa FFA Leadership Conference. The award is given to one outstanding Iowa FFA Degree recipient each year.
Lien also won the Agri-Science Plant Research Proficiency award, the 2016 Growmark essay contest and was selected to participate in the World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute later this month.
He has been FFA chapter reporter and vice president and was honored as Star Greenhand and Star Chapter Farmer. He attended the Washington Leadership Conference last summer. He has served on his church council and volunteers at Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum in Decorah and at Senior Hospice. He was the 2015 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award winner.
Lien's FFA advisor and agriculture instructor is Melissa Brincks.
Lien will attend Iowa State University next fall and major in agronomy and minoring in climatology.
His parents are Sandra, a librarian for South Winneshiek Community School District, and Kelly, a truck driver. Lien's younger sister, Anna-Britt, will start FFA next year. She is taking over Lien's bee project while he is at college. The family collects heritage farm equipment, Allis-Chalmers, AGCO and Case.
"I use some of the equipment in my farming operation, and I've purchased some of my own equipment in the past year, including a tractor and planter," Lien said.
The Liens raised alfalfa and wheat on their acreage and Lien decided to rent an acre from a neighbor to grow corn. He pulled a soil sample, took it to his ag supplier and fertilized according to their recommendations.
"A few years ago, we (Lien and his father) took a class and learned to read soil samples, Lien said. "We went back and looked at that first soil sample and realized the recommendation was incorrect by a lot. I started a test plot to test different variables to determine the best decisions a farmer can make, and I also implemented soil sampling. It's something I take very seriously."
He pulls soil samples for area farmers at no cost. They pay to have the sample sent in and tested. He shows them how to read the sample. He uses the Ag PhD Soil Test app on his phone.
He learned to read soil samples from Ag PhD. He has gone to their clinics, consulted their website and attended a field day at Baltic, S.D.
He has worked with a farmer near Calmar who had a 50-acre corn field that looked great but yielded poorly. Lien's sampling found the field lacked nutrients. He uploaded the soil sample test results into Ag PhD's system, and the farmer will use his recommendations this year.
This is the third year of Trygves Test Plot. The first year, he compared corn with a low management system — fertilize, plant, spray and harvest — versus a high management system. The high management side "got some of the extras" — starter fertilizer, QuickRoots, a microbial seed inoculant, foliar fertilizer and Lumax, a top-end herbicide. His father, a certified pesticide applicator, does the spraying.
Lien shares what he's doing in the growing season on his blog. He hosts a field day in August or September, and farmers come to see the test plot, get his findings and have something to eat.
Elywnn Taylor, Extension climatologist, has attended Lien's field day several times. Taylor advised him on which weather station to purchase and has agreed to be Lien's mentor at ISU.
Last year's test plot looked at high and low management soybean systems. Lien is testing whether corn with added traits is worth the extra money this year.
Golden Harvest P52 will be used in the traited side and will be paired with Viking 89-99N in the untraited side. AgriGold A6257, traited and untraited corn, also will be compared.
Farmers like that they can get soil temperature and moisture, as well as air temperature, wind speed and leaf wetness, from Lien's weather station. The camera shows crop progress. Data is uploaded from the Davis weather station to a computer that sits on the kitchen counter and then is uploaded to the Internet.
Lien farms small parcels of land he rents, 10 acres on five different patches. Large farmers with big machinery don't want to bother with the small, odd-sized parcels. His older, moderate-sized equipment works well.
He upgraded from a 1960s planter to a 1990s Case Cyclo Air 900 planter and bought a 7020 Allis-Chalmers tractor he plans to use this year.
"It gets the job done, and it's paid for," he said of his older equipment. "It works beautifully for me."
Lien's career goal is to own his own agronomy company and sell seed and other farm supplies.
"First, I'd like to get a job with a co-op and build my experience before I go out on my own," he said.
To read Trygves Test Plot blog, go to trygvetestplot.blogspot.com.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation
Dear South Winneshiek Administration:
Each year the Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation, invites all Iowa juniors to apply for the uncommon student award. This award is given to 15 students who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing that will positively impact their community, the great state of Iowa and the World. Each award winner receives $1,000 and an opportunity to receive a $5,000 college scholarship. This year the Foundation had 595 juniors apply for this award. We are proud to announce that Trygve Lien has been awarded the 2015 Uncommon Student Award, a first for South Winneshiek CSD. Congratulations!.
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High School Announcements
Semester Milk and Lunch Prices
If you want to provide semester milk for your student please send payment by the first week of January 2018. You can send this in any time before January 2018, but at least by January 5th, 2018. Thank you for your consideration.
PS is $35 per semester per child and K-4th Gr. Is $40 per semester per child.
Checks can be made out to South Winneshiek.
School lunch prices are on the rise.
Each year we evaluate what the lunch price increase should be based on several factors. Food prices, production costs and state requirements.
Although we raised our prices by a nickel this past year as well as in the years before, we, according to state regulations, did not increase our weighted average price enough. So with much regret, we must increase them at the beginning of January 2018 to complete the 2017-2018 school year.
This is not what we want to do, but with the state requirement, unfortunately we must comply to continue to receive state reimbursement.
Thank you for your understanding.
Prices will go up January 3rd at the start of the 2nd semester.
Price increases area as follows. PK-5 $2.30, 6-8 $2.40 and HS $2.50 per lunch.
Lunch prices are the only meal that will increase, breakfast prices will not go up at this time.
High School Baseball
Coaches Alex Smith, Mike Wenthold, Dennis Brodbeck
SW Baseball Team 2017
2016-2017 Baseball Returning Letter Winners
WARRIOR BASEBALL 2016
High School Softball
Coaches Jeff Krueger, Calsey Schwamman, Kenny Buchheit
2016-2017 Softball Team
Coaches Kevin Kearney and Scott Conway
2017-2018 Cross Country Teams
High School Football
Coach Jason Ohrt
2017-2018 Football Photos Courtesy Becky Walz
Heather Schellhorn, ATC, LAT
Winneshiek Medical Center
High School Principal's Welcome
Welcome to South Winneshiek High School
South Winneshiek is a district that includes four towns within its borders: Spillville, Calmar, Festina, and Ossian. We have a rich agricultural environment and an economy that has direct ties to agriculture. Manufacturing is also present in Calmar.
Because of our close proximity, South Winneshiek High School has formed a partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) which allows our students to easily take college credit classes on campus (Examples of classes taken at NICC are: welding, construction, automotive, drafting, job seeking skills). Additionally, several of the SW teachers teach concurrent enrollment classes which gives our students both high school and college credit for these classes (Examples of concurrent enrollment classes are: Composition I and II, General Biology I and II, Statistics, College Algebra, Customer Service, Psych of Human Relations, Public Speaking, Intor to Psychology, Calculus I, Precalculus, Principles of Agronomy, and others). It is not unusual for a SWHS senior to graduate in the spring with both a two year NICC diploma and a SW high school diploma.
This past school year it was figured that the graduating class who took classes at NICC or on campus for college credit since they were eligible to take these classes saved their parents $610,456.55 in college tuition costs.
Combine this year’s savings with last year’s saving, and the savings to parents was over 1 million dollars.
South Winneshiek students are definitely academic achievers. Our academic success is measured by various assessment tools including IA Assessments and Measures of Academic Progress. Seventy-five to 100 percent of our students tested on the IA Assessments were proficient in the areas of math, reading, and science. Over 90 % of our students go onto post secondary institutions.
The South Winneshiek Warriors participate in the Upper Iowa Conference made up of the following schools: Central, Clayton Ridge, Eastern Allamakee, Edgewood-Colesburg, MFL Mar Mac, North Fayette Valley, Postville, Starmont, Turkey Valley, West Central, and South Winneshiek. This is a very competitive conference and, depending on the sport, has three different classes within it for state competition. It is very rare that a conference school is not involved and competing in the state championship tournament or event. SWAB (South Winneshiek Athletic Boosters) supports all athletics at SW.
Our Fine Arts programs have earned many division one ratings in state competitions, and we have representatives at All State which is the most elite for various activities. The SW Musical and play are well attended each year and play to a full audience. FAB (Fine Arts Booster) supports all of the fine arts programs at SW.
South Winn’s Vision Statement says it all: The Vision of South Winneshiek Community School District, with shared responsibility of school, home, and community, is to provide the best teaching and learning environment while developing skills needed to foster life-long learners.
It is my hope that you will enjoy the high school side of the website. it will be enjoyable and provide information to help you recognize what South Winn has to offer.
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It is the Policy of the South Winneshiek CSD
Equal Educational Opportunity
It is the policy of the South Winneshiek Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Superintendent of Schools, 304 S Webster Street, Calmar, Iowa, 563-562-3269 or email email@example.com