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Flood Warning

Issued:
9:04 PM CDT on March 22, 2019
Expires:
11:12 AM CDT on March 25, 2019
Rain
Saturday 80%
High 60° / Low 51°
Rain
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. Thunder possible. High around 60F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 61° / Low 43°
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 61F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 54° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 10%
High 59° / Low 46°
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 59F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 66° / Low 57°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High 66F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 60%
High 73° / Low 57°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Cloudy skies late. High 73F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 50%
High 61° / Low 39°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 61F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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Northwood Flag flies in Antarctica!

Penguin Flag (1)Students at Northwood School in Raytown recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the education department of the Kansas City Zoo in a pilot project to design a flag which was flown in Antarctica.

With the help of teacher Brianne Wesche, students learned about penguins and their habits by conducting and reading research and posing questions to researchers in the field. Students were able to present their research and what they had learned at a student symposium at the zoo.

“The students really enjoyed learning about Antarctica and the various animals that live there, especially the penguins,” Wesche said.

The students visited www.penguinscience.com, and with the help of Jean Pennycook, a penguin researcher in Antarctica, they created a flag that would fly at a research station there.

Students started by creating a number of designs, voting on the final design, then painting the flag. The flag travelled to Pennycook, and upon arrival, it flew for two days at a penguin breeding colony. The flag was designed to welcome visitors to the breeding colony and to measure wind speeds there as well.

“One of their favorite parts of the project was learning about what types of animals/organisms live underneath Antarctic ice.  They were excited to have the opportunity to be creative and to design the flag using what they had learned throughout the project, and the flag includes several animals in the water that they remembered seeing in one of the videos,” Wesche said.

Northwood Director Mary Beth Sprecher sees great value in Wesche’s lesson for students.

“This project facilitated student engagement in critical thinking, team work, and creativity skills, as well as, allowed student learning to reach beyond the classroom.  It was a privilege for students to see their work displayed in Antarctica and to collaborate with organizations outside of their school,” Sprecher said.  “I am very proud of Mrs. Wesche and her students for their contribution to the penguin project and for representing Northwood so well.”

Northwood School serves special needs students.

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