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Newspaper Survey

By Drew Widman

“Does your teacher explain lessons well enough during class?” This survey was taken of a random selection of Woodbury Central high school students. Thirteen students were surveyed, and nine responded “yes” and four responded “no.”

A senior replied, “Yes, because I know what I’m doing and get all my work done on time” and another said, “Yes, because if you don’t understand something you can always go talk to them and they will explain it more for you.”

A junior said, “No, because they don’t always tell us all the details” and another junior stated, “Yes, because they explain things very well.”

A sophomore said, “No, because they just show us how to do it but don’t actually teach it.”

A freshmen added, “Yes, because then you can always ask for more help.”

Attached is a photo of Mr. Buckley

Interview: Mr. Buckley

by Charles Rhue

As an art teacher at Woodbury Central, Mr. Buckley works hard to teach students, grades 1-12, about all kinds of art. “I’d like to expand student awareness of the role of creativity and visual arts in a digital economy,” Mr. Buckley says. “I try to create a student-centered work environment that allows for student expression, creativity, and awareness of the roll of expression and art to the world.” He enjoys “honest and meaningful expression” in life.

Mr. Buckley was born in Harlan, IA and raised in Lincoln, NE. His father was a writer and photographer for a newspaper in Lincoln, and his mother is a school librarian. Mr. Buckley’s wife is an attorney at Iowa Legal Aid, and his daughter is a “professional 3 year-old.”

Mr. Buckley has a degree in art education from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. He recently watched “High Five Guy!” at a local film festival and thought it was great.  When it comes to sporting events Mr. Buckley recollects, “I watched the Golden State Warriors play the Timber Wolves, and the Warriors won.”


Teacher Interview of Mr. Glackin

By Dawson Petersen

A superintendant’s job is no cakewalk and Mr. Glackin knew that when he accepted the position as Superintendant of Schools at Woodbury Central six years ago.

 Mr. Glackin’s goal as a superintendant is for rural schools to continue to thrive, and provide a high quality education and a strong sense of community to their students. His goals reflect his values as well as friendship, family and commitment. Mr. Glackin respects people who are committed to their values, their jobs, their priorities, the organizations they choose to join, and to their communities. The most challenging part of his job is to work with individuals with a wide variety of commitments and priorities.

 “The community of Moville had a variety of things to offer,” says Mr. Glackin about why he chose to continue his educational leading career at WC. Also the location is close to his family in Marcus, the community is welcoming, the golf course is challenging and the school’s academic proficiency is high. Over the past few years, he has realized the golf course might be “too challenging for his game” but playing in league has resulted in new friendships. Another great source of friendship has been the Immaculate Conception Church of Moville, where Mr. Glackin and his family attend.

Along with being the superintendant, Mr. Glackin also teaches high school math classes. As a teacher, he wants to ensure that higher level mathematics is accessible to as many students as possible.

Mr. Glackin enjoys college athletics, particularly Hawkeye football, but also major league baseball, golfing, fishing, spending time with his family and reading. In fact he is currently reading a Jack Higgins novel entitled, “The Judas Gate”. Mr. Glackin enjoys action novels that replicate actual or believable events that he can connect with and know the characters. Higgins, James Patterson and Tom Clancy are all authors who have a writing style he appreciates.

In 1995, Mr. Glackin’s teaching career began in Wilcox, Neb. A year later he moved back to Iowa and taught high school at Glidden-Ralston for seven years. Then for the next seven years he served as principal and curriculum director at Nodaway Valley in Greenfield.

Mr. Glackin grew up in Marcus, a community of about 1200 at the time. He had seven younger siblings. Marcus had most of

the common businesses associated with rural communities: a grocery store, full service gas stations, a drug store, a dime store, a clothing store and hometown insurance agencies. The town bowling alley provided a place for Mr. Glackin and his friends to congregate after games, or when they got tired of “hanging mains.”

In 1982, Mr. Glackin graduated from Marcus and attended the University of Iowa as a business major. After three years he switched majors and found a new funding source in the United States Army. While in college he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Wayne State, a Masters in Educational Administration from ISU and a Specialist in Educational Administration from UNI. Although he attended different colleges, he remains a Hawkeye at heart.

After serving five years in the United States Army, Mr. Glackin enlisted in the National Guard. He served from 1985-1990 in the U.S. Army as a personnel administration specialist, and from 1990-2008 in the National Guard. Although Mr. Glackin enjoyed his military experience, retirement was welcome. He experienced a variety of emotions on retirement day, but pride and relief rose above the rest.

Mr. Glackin lives in Moville with his wife Carol, sons Anthony and Sean, and daughter Paige. They share their home with dog, Rookie. 


Quiz Bowl

By Drew Widman

“Students learn to work as a team, and learn about each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” says Mrs. Clark about Woodbury Central’s High School Quiz Bowl team.

 WC’s team includes juniors  Ethan Schultzen, Tyler Jaacks, and Charles Rhue; sophomores Kalynn Manker, Kendall Fouts, Kelsey Smith, and Shawn Enstrom; and  freshman Sean Parks.  According to Coach Clark, the students have learned a lot about how Quiz Bowl works.

Coach Clark adds that Quiz Bowl is a great opportunity to meet new people and gives students a chance to learn something new. Students are divided into teams of four for the competitions, usually as varsity and junior varsity squads.  Questions can be answered individually, or sometimes in groups. 

   The season is spread throughout the school year; the first tournament takes place in November and the last in April. “This year, the team entered three tournaments,” states Coach Clark.  “They won some games and lost some games always trying to progress along the way.”   The junior varsity team qualified for semifinals in the Conference meet, and the varsity was one place away. Woodbury central hosted the conference meet in 



Teacher Photos: Meister, Gallagher, Barhke, Buckley

Teacher Q&A

By Matt Best


“A disruptive, rebellious student hands you a note the last day of school saying, ‘Thank you. I learned a lot in your class this year.’ How do you react?”

            This was the question asked of middle school and high school teachers at Woodbury Central.  Mr. Meister, a high school business and accounting teacher’s response was “no………? thank you!”

Middle school science teacher Mrs. Gallagher responded with, “as a middle school teacher, my response would be ‘thank you for appreciating what I do as a teacher and I am hopeful that you did learn a lot this year in my classroom. However because your behavior was usually very disruptive in my classroom, you hindered the ability for others in the class to learn to their potential. Please think of this next year in your classes, and try to understand that being disruptive during class is not only being disrespectful to the teacher, but also to your fellow students. I also believe that you would have gained even more knowledge from my classroom and other classrooms if your behavior was improved.”

Mr. Buckley, WC’s art teacher, responded with “I've absolutely had students who were disruptive and yet were still grateful for the respectful classroom environment I try to create and the learning that happens therein. You can't always predict how students will respond to something in the class, and if they learn in spite of their own best efforts not to learn, that's a good thing.”

Mr. Bahrke, who teaches Social Problems, said, “Because this boy or girl is absolutely crying out for attention, I would reply with a comment such as that I hope that he/she has enjoyed the class. I may also try to encourage him to continue to be more serious about his education because information takes a person very far.”

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If you could be any animal what you be and why?

By Halle Still

            Freshman - Colt Peterson

Q. If you could be any animal what you be and why?

            A. “A bull, so I can run over people”


            Sophomore - Ben Burbach

Q. If you could be any animal what you be and why?

            A. “A sloth, because they sleep a lot and they just chill in the trees.”


            Junior- Nina Zunker

            Q. If you could be any animal what you be and why?

            A. “A monkey, because I love to climb.”


            Senior- Drew Petersen

            Q. If you could be any animal what you be and why?

            A. “A penguin, because even though I have so many opportunities, sometimes I feel I am trapped and not able to fly.” 

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By Dawson Petersen

Photo 1 L-R: Dawson Petersen, Jameson Mandl, Lyndzy Flewelling, Becca Gebel

Photo 2 L-R: Keaton Morgan, Halle Still, Charles Rhue, Alexa Sanford

Photo 3: top – Drew Widman, lower: Matt Best

Not many people at Woodbury Central know about the class called Publications, taught by thee Ms. Logan.

Students in the Publications class write news stories for the Moville Record about the school to keep the community informed. The first semester of the class, Publications I, is for the students who begin the class at the start of the second semester. This class cuts out articles and learns the basics of writing news stories. Soon they will write stories. These students include junior Charles Rhue and seniors Keaton Morgan, Drew Widman, Halle Still, Lexa Sanford and Matt Best. Publications II is for the students who have been in the class throughout the school year. This class includes sophomores Dawson Petersen and Lyndzy Flewelling, and seniors Jameson Mandl and Becca Gebel. This class writes news stories and peer edits them. As students create stories, they improve their skills in writing and time management as they meet weekly deadlines. “I have learned to take information that someone has written down and rewrite it in the appropriate spot in the story using the correct punctuation,” said Jameson.

The Publications class counts as one English credit per semester. According to Ms. Logan, before writing for The Record, “students spend time selecting, organizing and analyzing the relevancy of the story, and identifying their concepts.” The class fits into WC’s curriculum because students pre-write interview questions, and then ask the questions of the people involved in the story, they fix their articles by adding descriptive words, direct quotes and addressing what is most significant to the article. “At first it took a couple days to write a story but now it comes to me more readily and it only takes approximately 15 minutes,” adds Jameson.
Question of the Week

By Dawson Petersen

Woodbury Central student this week answer the question, “Who is your favorite person in your life? Why?”

Freshman Nick Phelps replies, “My grandpa because he is a wise person.”

Sophomore Daulton Christiansen states, “My mom, because she inspires me and gets me to work harder at things.”

Junior Faith Schlotman says, “My mom, because she cooks for me.”

Senior Erika Bates announces, “My mom, because she is always supportive of everything I do.”







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As weekly questions are asked at school, these four Woodbury Central students come forward to answer.

The question this week is, “What is your most prized possession?” Senior Keaton Morgan answers, "My family and friends because they will always be there for me, no matter what."

When junior Marshall Bower is asked the same question, he answers, “My phone because it allows me to talk to people when I can't be with them."

Sophomore Jordan Archer says, "My dog Rufus because a very special person in my life gave him to me and I wouldn’t know what to do without Rufus.”

 Freshman Jakob Brosamle says, “My reading comprehension skills because they help me with remembering things and getting good grades.” 


Shawn Enstrom High School Student of the Week

By Becca Gebel

            Mrs. Walker, the high school guidance counselor at Woodbury Central, has chosen Shawn Enstrom, a sophomore, for Student of the Week.

            “Shawn is always respectful and displays very good manners,” says Mrs. Walker. Mrs. Walker then adds that Shawn says “thank you for the simplest tasks that I do for him.” Then Mrs. Walker explains, “Shawn is just starting his first WIT online class which shows A LOT of enthusiasm and a positive outlook on learning.”  

Shawn says, “Positive manners help the way people see you, first impressions are everything, so starting that habit will help you later on.”

Mrs. Walker adds, “Every single time I have had a conversation with Shawn, I am so impressed with his positive outlook and his good manners.” 




Q and A: New Years Resolution

By Dawson Petersen


 “What resolution did you make last New Year and did you fulfill it?” was the question students answered this week.

Freshman Sean Parks said, “My resolution was to eat more bacon than last year and I have fulfilled it by eating more bacon.”

Sophomore Shawn Enstrom answered, “My resolution was to raise enough money to send my little brother to the Boy Scout Jamboree and I did not fulfill it.”

Junior Alyssa Gotto stated, “My New Year’s resolution was to get better grades and I did that.”

Senior Jade Petersen responded, “My resolution was to get a scholarship for softball and I achieved it.”