Friday,  October 8,  2021


  1. Today is a B Day.

  2. Congratulations to the Cross Country Teams!  Varsity girls are conference champs with a winning score of 20.   Varsity boys placed 4th.  A full list of the results can be found in the link:

  3. Mark your calendars.  We will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. on October 21st for the District Cross Country meet.

  4. There will be a brief Jr. Class meeting during dens on Monday to discuss the Career Day trip to SCC.

  5. Anyone trying out for the dance team please stop by and see Mrs Wittrock to pick up a tryout packet during dens, before school, or after school this week. Tryouts start next week. 

  6. Activity Guest Registration Forms for the dance are due today.

 7. Anyone interested in trying out for dance team- practices will be held Oct 11th, 12th and 13th from 7am to 8am in the high gym and try outs will be on Oct.14th and 15th from 7am -8am in the same location. Mrs Wittrock will be holding an informational meeting for anyone interested next week during dens. If you have any questions please contact her. 

8. Pekin Volleyball is selling Poinsettias.  There is an order form in the high school office or orders can be placed with any volleyball player.  All orders are due by October 29th and will be delivered to Pekin School on Friday, December 3rd. 

9. The Cardinal Pekin Dust Devils Trap Shooting team will be hosting informational/parent meetings on October 18th (Cardinal Elementary School Safe Room) and October 19th  (Pekin High School Commons) at 6:30 pm.  At the meetings, we will cover the following:

  • Brief overview of our program

  • Q and A

  • Registration process

  • Fall Fundraiser Information

All interested can attend either meeting.  If you are unable to attend but would still like information or plan on participating, please contact Jill Silvers at or 641-919-9097.

10. The Homecoming Football game will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday.  This will also be senior night for Cross Country, Band, Football and Cheer.  Seniors and their parents will need to line up at 6:20 NW Corner of the field.  Homecoming Court will be introduced following that.

11. 1:30 dismissal schedule today; parade at 1:45; pep rally 2:30-3:30.  FFA Cook-off.

12. Coronation will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 7 p.m. with the dance to follow from 8-11 p.m.

13. School Board Meeting on Monday starting at 6 p.m.

14. JV Football at home on Monday with Lynnville-Sully.


  1. The Middle School Yearbook will now be combined with the High School Yearbook.  

To order a 7-12 Yearbook go to and find My School/Group Store. Make sure that you select Pekin Packwood High School, Packwood, IA (This includes JH Parents). Then shop for the 2022 Yearbook.  Order early for the best rate.  Elementary Yearbooks can also be ordered online now.

2. Hedrick is holding their 1st Annual Hedrick Fall Festival on October 16th.  They are looking for volunteers to help.  They will have seven carnival games going from 11-5, bounce houses running from 10-6, pumpkin painting from 11-6 plus set up.  This is a great opportunity for community service hours.  If you are interested, contact Ashley at the City Clerk’s office at 641-653-4914.  

Menu for Today: Mascot Burger with Cheese, Baby Carrots, Baked Beans, Raisels, Fruit Cup, Chips, Frozen Yogurt Cup & Milk

Menu for Monday: Pepperoni Pizza, Corn, Caesar Salad, Diced Peaches, Fruit Juice Cup & Milk