The 23nd annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 15, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center.

It will be a four person scramble and the cost to golf is $80 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. Mulligans will also be sold at registration.Registration is from 11:00-11:45 with a shotgun start at 12:00 sharp.

To reserve a spot or If you have any questions call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829.

July 28, 2014 - 11:07 am - Posted in Community Calendar, School News
IMG_7790ORANGE CITY – Onstage Orange City’s Wed., August 6 show will be a SchoolHouse Company show, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
The musical theatre production will be in Orange City’s Windmill Park at 7:00pm August 6. It will also be presented August 8 at 7:00pm at Central Park in Sioux Center.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is an average day in the life of Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown — from Valentine’s Day to baseball season, his moods ranging from wild optimism to utter despair, with his best friends — both human and not.
It’s a familiar story and a fun musical, said Lois Estell of The SchoolHouse Company. “It’s our first official musical. We’ve done shows with music in them, but this year the majority of the show is sung or has underscoring. Best of all, we have an orchestra pit!”
The SchoolHouse Company is drawing from both the Orange City and Sioux Center artistic pool, said Estell, plus bringing in Chris Haak from Sioux Falls to play flute, clarinet and alto saxophone. Haak switches  between the instruments at a moment’s notice, she said. “He makes it look so easy!”
Actors are Drew Lemke as Charlie Brown; Amanda Vander Stelt: Sally; Lois Estell: Lucy; Tanner Van Wyhe: Linus; Zach Wright: Schroeder; and Trevor McMahan: Snoopy.
Orchestra members are Hannah McGarvey, director; Pam DeHaan, piano; Chris Haak, reed; Ashley Wielenga, strings; Lexy Kraayenbrink, bass; and Braden Jahn, percussion.
The free show is 90-minutes long.
The SchoolHouse Company has presented theatre in Orange City and Sioux Center for the past six years.
The Onstage Orange City event is sponsored by the Pizza Ranch Restaurant and Onstage Orange City contributors, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council. Pizza Ranch will offer concessions: pizza by the slice, cactus bread, soda, water and candy.
The Sioux Center production is sponsored by the Sioux Center Recreation and Arts Council.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location in Orange City is the Unity Christian Knight Center August 6 and Centre Mall in Sioux Center August 8. For more information or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net or facebook.com/ocArts, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.
July 14, 2014 - 9:45 am - Posted in Community Calendar, School News

KA PHOTO - 300 DPIORANGE CITY – King Arthur’s Quest!

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming to Orange City again this summer!  Come audition for the show King Arthur’s Quest!  Up to 50 local children will be selected to perform with two actors from the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Victoria Pace and Augustus Bennett.

Auditions will be held Monday, July 28 from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre.  Local students entering grades 1-12 may audition and all participants must stay for the entire audition session.  All children that are cast in the show must be available to attend rehearsals Monday through Friday, July 28 – August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fee for each child participating in King Arthur’s Quest is $17.

The show will be performed on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for students K-12.

In addition, Pace and Bennett will be running several free drama workshops for all interested children. For children entering grades 1-2, there will an Acting 1-2-3 workshop on Tuesday, July 29: when odds and evens come together, everyone has a fun time! A workshop on Wednesday, July 30, for grades 3-6 entitled Behind the Scenes, will explore what happens before the curtain rises and how role-play helps group dynamics.  For youth entering grades 7-12, a Shakespeare workshop will be offered on Thursday, July 31.  All workshops will be held at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

The Orange City Arts Council, sponsor of the Missoula Children’s Theatre, requests you register online by July 24 at orangecityiowa.com/parks-recreation.  Go to the registration tab, select Arts, Crafts, Library link and then Missoula Children’s Theatre.  Students in King Arthur’s Quest must attend school at MOC-FV, OCCS, Spalding or Unity, or be homeschoolers in the MOC-FV school district. (Registration is available in person on July 28 if you miss the online deadline.)

For more information, call 707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or see orangecityarts.net.

The Boyden-Hull Class of 1974 will be holding a 40th class reunion on Friday, June 27th, beginning at 6:30pm.

All class members are invited to the American Legion Post 380 at 1030 Main St. in Hull.  This is an informal gathering with no program planned; just an evening to renew old friendships and share old memories.  Please bring a snack to share with the class!

Coffee and punch will be provided.  If you have any questions, you can contact BHHS1974@yahoo.com

June 13, 2014 - 2:07 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, School News

ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Northwestern College invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW), Aug. 4–8.

Designed to help families jump-start their college search process, IPCW is now in its 16th year at 26 institutions that are members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

At Northwestern, tours and information sessions will be available each day of Iowa Private College Week at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Visitors can meet with current Northwestern students as well as faculty and staff to get answers to their questions about college life. All who visit Northwestern that week will receive a free T-shirt. In addition, two students who take part in Iowa Private College Week at Northwestern and subsequently enroll will be given $500 bookstore vouchers.

To schedule a visit during Iowa Private College Week, register online at www.nwciowa.edu/iowa-private-college-week, call 800-747-4757 or email admissions@nwciowa.edu.

western logoAaron Thomas, son of legendary Aplington Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas, will be speaking in chapel at Western Christian High School on Friday, May 9 at 9:15 a.m.

Aaron Thomas is a teacher, coach, and public speaker. Due to his unique life experiences Aaron talks about a variety of topics but will often focus on overcoming adversity, the power of God, and standing for something in today’s society.

The event is open to the public.

Western Christian High School has been named a recipient of a DuPont Pioneer CASE Teacher Scholarship Grant.

Over 200 schools nationwide applied for this grant. This $5,000 grant will allow Western Christian High School to receive funds that will allow Western to move toward offering a complete ag curriculum in the future to our students and better serve the needs of our school community as Western educates students in an ag based economy in northwest Iowa. This grant will also enable Western’s students the opportunity to gain skills needed to secure jobs in our ag-based economy.

These funds are instrumental in implementing CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) and will support ongoing innovation in the classroom at Western.

2014 Orange City Tulip Court

Orange City, Iowa The 2014 Tulip Court will hold a new event at this year’s Tulip Festival, as community members and visitors will be able to meet Queen Ali Achterhof and her Court during two “Meet & Greet” opportunities.

The Meet & Greets will be held on Friday and Saturday morning of the festival, May 16 and 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. The events will take place in the open air space next to the new Ben Franklin building, located on the corner of Second Street and Central Avenue.

The Tulip Court will spend time mingling with Meet & Greet attendees. Individuals are welkom to take their cameras for photo opportunities, and autograph cards will be available. There is no charge to attend the Meet & Greet events. Please note that the time is limited to just one hour, as the Tulip Court has additional appearances scheduled each morning.

Orange City’s 74th annual Tulip Festival will take place on May 15, 16, and 17. A full list of events, costs, and times can be found on the festival website at www.octulipfestival.com.

Join the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus for its upcoming performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C Major on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel at Northwestern College.

Sung in Latin, this great work incorporates choir, four professional soloists and chamber orchestra in a dramatic and moving setting of the Roman Catholic liturgy.  Under the baton of Dr. Thomas Holm, professor of music at Northwestern College, SCOC has recently presented such masterworks as Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

Do not miss this opportunity to hear a grand mass of one classical music’s greatest masters!  Tickets for adults are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and $5 for students.  Tickets can be purchased at Northwestern’s box office or the Dove Bookstore in Orange City, at True Vine or the Dordt music office in Sioux Center, and in Sheldon at Touch of Hope.

February 14, 2014 - 1:24 pm - Posted in School News

BOYDEN-HULL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

High School Boardroom

Monday, February 17, 2014

7:30 PM
I. Call the Meeting to Order
II. Determination of a Quorum
III. Approve the Agenda
IV. Action Item – Update 2014-2015 Calendar
V. Discussion Items
A. Voted PPEL Uses
B. Strategic Plan
VI. Adjourn