Thursday, October 4, 2012

The piONEers

Going to school in Northwest Iowa definitely has its advantages. Here at Okoboji, we have a school that has about 300 students. To me, that's about a perfect number. I get to meet many different types of kids, without having to be with 1000 other kids. With 300 students, our school isn't so big that we don't know half of our own grade, but it isn't so small that you can have maybe ten friends and that's your whole grade. I like being a part of the Okoboji School District. No matter how many other school's taunt us, make fun of us, or beat us in a sport, we stick together and pull through. Okoboji is a small school that truly takes "No child Left Behind" to heart. I don't think I've heard or known about any student at Okoboji that has failed repeatedly with no help from anybody. Everyone here at OHS truly cares about the person next to them or the kid they're teaching. Nobody here will stand by and watch a student fail. The teachers make homecoming fun by dressing up and just having a good time. Okoboji takes education seriously, but at the same time makes it fun and relaxed. Some people may think that we are just some puny school out in the middle of nowhere with no purpose, but to us Pioneers, I think we all can say that we are proud to be ONE.

4 comments:

  1. You are right about the feel of a small but not too small school district. The effort you put forth here has a chance to be recognized.

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  2. I think the point you bring up about everyone sticking together is so true, and a huge reason to be proud to go here. Okoboji is often times at the butt end of jokes, but we all know that we have each others backs and that's all that matters.

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  3. Tanner, I like how you stated that no matter what challenge this school faces, we stick together and fight. I agree that we do anything we can as one school and one team to make sure Okoboji is the top school in northwest Iowa. We do anything we can to make sure that Okoboji "O" logo is still standing tall at the end of each day.

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  4. I like how you mentioned the school size. We are the perfect sized school with not to many or not to few. We take education very seriously and yet it is relaxing which makes the day go by faster.

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