Saturday 28th May 2022

Holiday Pack the Backpack: Mrs. Jocelyn Nimmo

Pack the Backpack, presented by Central Office Supply, a division of Minuteman and Kix 101.1! Each month during the school year, we will be awarding $101 to a Kix Country classroom to help out with supplies. We will award the prize on the last Wednesday of the month. You can listen to each new winner at 8:30a on the Morning Kix Start.

Our Holiday Edition of Pack the Backpack wraps up this week with final winner being Mrs. Jocelyn Nimmo, Special Education Teacher at Grinnell Middle School. She was nominated by a co-worker, 8th Grade Teacher Brenna Vogel. Here is what Brenna wrote to Kix 101.1.:

I would like to nominate Jocelyn Nimmo from Grinnell Middle School for the Pack the Backpack award. This is Jocelyn’s 3rd year teaching at the middle school and she was chosen this year to lead our building’s special education team. Jocelyn places such importance on creating relationships with every student that even kids not on her roster will call out to her in the hall. She has been so supportive as I try to navigate how to help struggling students which is compounded by the fact that I still struggle as a beginning teacher. She has tracked down lesson plan ideas for me and been an endless source of information and resources. Jocelyn has the best interests of her students and colleagues at heart.

Thank you,

Brenna Vogel

Take a listen to our surprise interview with Mrs. Nimmo below!

Nominate your Kix Country class by submitting a letter to us at

More Episodes

At The Movies

At The Movies for Thursday, May 26th 2022

Welcome to ‘At the Movies’ Brought to You by North Grand Cinema in Ames…. In theaters Thursday: Top Gun: Maverick After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchel is

Listen Now »
Jonathan Knight

The List for Thursday, May 26th 2022

Welcome to The List, Eric Church talks about Celebrating Our Freedom and the people that provide those freedoms … “I’m very proud that we have the soldiers. I know there are a lot of other countries out

Listen Now »