Southeast Polk senior Ryan McClelland has been named a candidate for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. Ryan is one of 66 students in the state of Iowa, 8 in the Des Moines metro who has been selected for this honor.
A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 800 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May. Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.
At Southeast Polk we are very proud of Ryan and his high academic achievements. Congratulations to Ryan and his family on this tremendous honor!
Southeast Polk Receives $2,000 Grant for Drone Acquisition
The Grant was provided by Farm Credit Services of America Working Here Fund for agriculture education initiatives
– Southeast Polk High School received a $2,000 Working Here Fund grant to in support of its "Come Fly with ME" drone curriculum. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.
The design of the project is to get students experience working with Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV) in an agricultural context. Specifically, the DJI Phantom 3 Drones will be able to scout crops fields faster and provide greater digital data for agriculture producers.
“We are hoping to offer this crop scouting service to area farmers for free during the summer,” said Matthew Eddy, Southeast Polk Ag Instructor, Southeast Polk High School. “Students in the Southeast Polk Agriculture Department are unique that they will be trained to fly these UAV's. The use of UAV's in agriculture has only increased and we need young people trained to use them within all of the current FAA regulations.”
Besides crop scouting, these drones have many auxiliary uses as well. Easy to fly, 4k video and still photo's - the uses are limitless.
“Helping prepare and educate foragriscience careers is a worthwhile investment in the future of agriculture,” said Jeff Winslow, FCSAmerica, Newton.
The Working Here Fund provides up to $2,000 each for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming in the areas of agriculture education, young and beginning producers, or hunger and nutrition programs. Grants are determined quarterly based on specific selection criteria. To complete an application, visit www.fcsamerica.com/
Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than $19 billion in assets and more than $3 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com
12/10 & 12/11 - Registration materials will be distributed to 9th grade students in Career Seminar.
12/17 & 12/18 - HS counselors will meet with 9th grade students in Career Seminar to enter course requests into Infinite Campus.
Current 10th Grade Students
2/1 - Registration materials will be distributed and a presentation will be given by HS counselors to 10th grade students in the auditorium during 7th period.
2/3 - HS counselors will meet with 10th grade students in English II classes to answer questions.
2/5 - Course request forms for 10th grade students are turned in to English II teachers during class.
2/9, 2/11, & 2/12 - HS counselors will meet with 10th grade students in English II to enter course requests into Infinite Campus.
2/1- 2/9 - 11th grade students may set up individual meetings with HS counselors to receive assistance with course selection.
2/5 - Course request forms for 11th grade students are turned in to their adviser during advisement.
2/10 - HS counselors will enter course requests for 11th grade students into Infinite Campus.
Current 8th Grade Students
2/4 & 2/5 - Registration materials will be distributed and a presentation will be given by HS counselors to 8th grade students in the JH auditorium.
2/9 - 8th Grade parent night ( for students with last names A-K, for students with last names L-Z)
2/17 - 8th grade registration sheets due.
2/25 - HS counselors meet with 8th grade students to enter course requests.
Juniors and Seniors that are attending post prom 2016 activities are required to have this vendor's waiver signed by your parents and returned to the assistant principal's office no later then April 4th, 2016 . If you have any . . . read more
Dear families of Southeast Polk juniors and seniors, Regardless if your student attends Prom , Post-Prom provides SEP juniors and seniors an opportunity to spend time with friends and enjoy a variety of fun activities in a safe . . . read more
On Tuesday January 5th at the Southeast Polk Rams vs Hover/North wrestling meet Ethan Anderson, Nolan Hellickson, and Jacob Marnin will be inducted into the Hall of Champions! Inductions will take place in between the JV and . . . read more
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to . . . read more
Students presented projects about what they have been accomplishing as a part of their Better World Project. The Better World Project has students creating projects that have to help solve some sort of problem in the world, or making it . . . read more
What a great swim season for the Southeast Polk girls swimming and diving team! (state qualifiers and alternatives) Ashleigh Houlette and Allyssa Fluit are both seniors who were 4 time state qualifiers. Ashleigh has . . . read more
Former Harbor Alternative students at Southeast Polk High School had the honor of meeting Ben Carson and presenting to him the essays they had written in Dan Kline's English class. The class read Ben Carson's Gifted Hands and . . . read more