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Critters crawl into CC/E

Clay Central/Everly Elementary had a few creepy crawly guests of honor visit on Monday. Librarian Iesha Toft invited Clay County Conservation's AmeriCorps aide Brooklynn Wille to join all library...

 

Come on down!

Class may have started late last Friday at Clay Central/Everly Elementary due to winter weather, but conditions were just right for an all-school assembly at the end of the day with some excitement....

 

Better late than never

Christmas break caused a bit of a hiccup in Clay Central/Everly's winter schedule. Unfortunately, that meant holding off on the annual holiday music program until classes resumed in January. Students...

 

Winter Tea tradition revived at Clay Central/Everly

A once-defunct Clay Central/Everly Elementary tradition was brought back to life this month – the Maverick Winter Tea. Former CC/E teacher Lynn Cronk hosted this festive event for more than two...

 
 By Iesha Toft    News    November 24, 2022

CC/E holds Leader-in-Me ribbon cutting

Clay Central/Everly Elementary on Nov. 16 hosted state Rep. Megan Jones (R-Sioux Rapids) for a Leader-in-Me ribbon cutting assembly. CC/E Director of Student Services Michelle Huntress kicked off the...

 

CC/E students get out the vote

Clay Central/Everly's 4-6 grade students recently learned what it takes to run for office, as they geared up to run for student council. Royal Mayor Josh Toft came to the school to discuss how...

 

Royal Fire Department teaches CC/E elementary students about fire safety

October boasts a myriad of events that gain our attention: Full moons, harvest, Halloween, Homecomings and autumn in all of its beauty. However, there is one week of the month that deserves pause for...

 

Meet a Maverick: Sarah Rutt

A new school year is well under way at Clay Central/Everly Elementary school, which means it's about time we introduce you to new staff members in "Meet a Maverick." First up is our CC/E second grade...

 

Bits 'n Pieces

Every year I write about the fair and how amazing it is. How cherished and beloved it remains. How you'll be hard-pressed to find something that captivates nearly every fair-goer and entices every...

 

Bits 'N Pieces

Hello, friends! It's been a few weeks since I last wrote you, as I have been busy making the most of our final summer days before school started. Now we are full swing into the school year and before...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    August 4, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

Happy Thursday to all! Are you as stunned as I am that we are already into August? I feel like I am continuously shocked by things that shouldn’t shock me; namely the calendar month and the...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    July 28, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

Hello to all and how are you? I pray you are all well and living life to the fullest this fine Thursday afternoon! I'll kick this column off with Bethlehem Lutheran's Pastor Mark's Coffee Shop...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    July 21, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

Happy Thursday to all! I hope this article finds you well and enjoying the summer as it whizzes by, seemingly at the speed of light! Can you believe July is nearly over? How can this be?! I write you...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

I hope everyone found the long and beautiful holiday weekend to be a fantastic one! We are exhausted, but our cups overflow as we were blessed to spend time with most of our families, cherishing time...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Bits 'N Pieces

Happy Thursday to all! I hope this Thursday finds you well and enjoying these warmer temps. Iowa is truly a champion at giving us multiple seasons in one week, luckily this week we have found...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    June 23, 2022

Royal, Everly youth enjoy VBS fun

Last week Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp's day camp crew headed to Royal's Bethlehem Lutheran Church for a week of Vacation Bible School fun with the congregation's children along with Hope Lutheran...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

From the very start you were taught, Just what was needed from you, To work with strong mind and body, And of proper morale too, You were taught that others will need you, And thus, you must be...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    June 16, 2022

A journey to Japan with Kate

Last week the residents of Riverview Terrace Assisted Living were treated to a trip through Japan thanks to a presentation delivered by Clay Raider 4-H'er Kate Holtz. Holtz's presentation was all...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Bits 'n Pieces

Hello to all! I hope you have been staying well and enjoying the sun this week! Between those crazy haboob windstorms and days that feel like rain yet it never rains, I think I'm ready for some heat a...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    June 2, 2022

06/02/22: Around Everly & Royal

CC/E students donate to Ukraine Clay Central/Everly Elementary students have been on a self-started mission to give. Ever since the war erupted in Ukraine, CC/E students have felt a stirring within...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Bits 'N Pieces

Happy almost Friday to all! Can you believe we’re already to Memorial Day weekend? Where does the time go? It seems crazy to think that in a few days it will be June. Bring on the warmer temps and...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Larson takes last class to zoo

Last week Lori Larson took her final class of Clay Central/Everly second graders to the Omaha Zoo. Larson is completing her final week of teaching at CC/E Elementary. Thus, this zoo trip was...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Becker joins CC/E staff

Clay Central/Everly Elementary welcomes their newest staff member, Noah Becker, onboard for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Becker works for Season's Center and will be CC/E's full time Youth...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Mavericks go Lakeside

Clay Central/Everly students headed outside for an outdoor field day at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford last week. During their visit students enjoyed fun activities like canoeing, fishing,...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 12, 2022

All Shook Up at CC/E Spring Fling

Last Thursday the Clay Central/Everly Elementary band and choir students put on a rockin' good time at their 50's and 60's themed Spring Fling concert. The concert theme was "Cruisin' Down Memory...

 

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