Superintendent Corner

Fall news
Supt. Mr. Kosters

The school year is off and running, and has been for better than a month now already.  Frederick Area’s enrollment numbers are slightly lower than they were a year ago on count day – which is the last Friday in September for all districts across the state.  We are at 159 students this year, compared to 163 last year at this same time.  We were at 160 two years ago, so the number is remaining somewhat consistent.  Mid-term for the first quarter has come and gone and the end of the first nine weeks will be here this month on Thursday, October 17. Time certainly does seem to go by fast!  Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 22, beginning at 3:30 pm and running until 8:00 pm.

The Cross Country numbers are up yet again this year and the program is once again being led by Coach Janelle Barondeau.  There are seven girls and nine boys participating. The lone high school girl is Marissa Sumption; with the rest of the girls coming from the junior high ranks.  Chloe Arneson, Sofia Losure, Laura Sumption and Morgan Sumption are all eighth graders; and Zoe Cox and Gabby Millard are both in seventh grade.  On the boys’ side, there are a handful of high school participants.  Kash Cutler is a sophomore and the other four are all freshmen; those being Stephen Achen, Johnathan Bretsch, Nolan Jensen and Jericho King.  The remaining boys include Levi Little (eighth grade), Winston Clark, Erik Losure and Milo Sumption (sixth graders).  The Region 1B Meet will be held in Webster on Wednesday, October 16, with a 1:00 pm start time.

The Volleyball season will be coming to an end this month, with the last regular season action taking place in Leola on Tuesday, October 29, when we host Potter County.  Coach Holly Mueller is running the program again and has Shekota Lehmann assisting.  There are eleven girls from Frederick Area on this year’s squad.  Those are seniors Alexis Brotzel, Lauren Geranen, and Miranda Lai; junior Kaylin Achen; sophomores Allena Shell and Marissa Sumption; and eighth graders Olivia Morlock, Jocelynn Ellwein, Chloe Arneson, Sofi Losure and Laura Sumption.  The post-season will begin on Monday, November 4, with a site and opponent to be determined later.

The North Border football coop is in its third year of existence and is led again by Coach Trevor Van Tilburg.  There are only seven young men representing Frederick Area on the gridiron this fall; down from a dozen last year.  Isaac Morlock is the lone senior and Hunter Bretsch and Isaac Sumption are juniors.  Kash Cutler, Mason Hinz, and Wil Nordine are sophomores and Samuel Vetter is the lone freshman.  The regular season will come to an end on Friday, October 18, when they travel to Hitchcock to face Hitchcock/Tulare.  First round playoff action will commence on Thursday, October 24, and the second round will follow the following Thursday on October 31.

Lastly, Frederick Area’s upperclassmen will be attending the annual College Fair Day on the campus of NSU in the Barnett Center on Thursday, October 3.  It is an opportunity for them to visit representatives from post-secondary institutions; whether they be four year colleges, vocational schools, or even the military.  The Frederick Area marching band will once again be marching in Groton on October 11 in a parade that I believe will begin at 10:00 am.