In honor of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Fillmore Central hosted a few activities based on the games, according to Dean of Students Chris Mensink.

At the elementary school, February was I Love to Read Month with its theme being "Olympics." On Jan. 31, the Reading Rally Kickoff took place. Wednesdays were dress-up days. On Thursdays, S.Q.U.I.R.T. (Super Quiet UnInterupted Reading Time) took place at the elementary school.

To conclude the month, a sledding party was planned but was ultimately postponed because of the weather. Throughout the month, community businesses offered reading incentives to motivate the children to read. "Thanks to all the businesses for your support," Mensink stated.

At the high school, the students participated in games as part of the Sno-Daze activities and FFA weeks. They enjoyed the activity, though it was not as closely related to the Sochi Games as the elementary school programming was.

High school activities

In the high school principal's report, it was noted that two students from Fillmore Central performed in the All-State Band. These students were Nick Powell and Morgan Malley.

The One-Act Play performed well at sectionals. Out of the eight casts who participated, the Fillmore Central cast placed fourth.

Parent-teacher conferences were held on Monday, Feb. 24, where 43 families were represented. This has been an average number since the online access to students' grades has been initiated.

Mid-quarter reports have been sent home to the parents.

Elementary school activities

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Math Wizards went to Chatfield for their final meet. Mensink offered congratulations to Jeremy O'Conner for placing seventh in the individual quiz and ninth on the wizard quiz, Nick Brynjarsson for placing 12th in the wizard quiz and advisor Kyle Rundquist and the teams for a very successful season.

The ECFE Father-Daughter dance was held on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Fillmore Central thanks Mrs. Heather Stockdale for organizing the event. The dance had a hoedown theme and saw a great turnout.

Parents and close friends and relatives attended the first grader's VIP Lunch on Friday, Feb. 14.

Mid-quarter reports were sent home on Monday, Feb. 24, and the parent-teacher conferences were held on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Niko Anderson and Monty Holm won sectionals and headed to the state tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 26, with a pep fest held that afternoon. The girls' basketball team received the second seed and hosted Hope Lutheran for a game on Thursday, Feb. 27. They advanced in the playoffs, playing Spring Grove on Tuesday night, the results of which were not yet available at press time.

Some upcoming events to plan for include grades fifth through eighth grade solo and ensemble performance on March 13, Kindergarten round-up on March 18, end of the third quarter on March 21, a teacher's workshop and no school on March 22 and the beginning of the MCA Testing on March 31.