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SENTINEL TRIBUNE EDUCATION Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Page 7 Notes.... By Leo Theism Athletic Director Greeting from the WWG athletic department. The winter weather has not been coop- erating with the athletic schedules lately. Hopefully the weather allows us to complete the scheduled games. We are close to cancelling any non-conference games to make room for the conference make-up games. There is about one month left in the winter seasons. It was great to see a nice crowd at the "Coaches vs Cancer" event that was held at the boys basketball game last Friday. Coach Jenniges did a nice job of organizing that event. Our TMBANWG wrestling team took third place in the Plum Creek wrestling tournament at Tracy last Saturday. Troy Schoenenberger and Levi Brummer wrestled on the varsity team. Levi finished the tournament off with a quick pin of his opponent vs MCC/Fulda. The following list of suggestions was recently published by the MSHSL: Being a Good Sports Parent * Make sure your children know that win or lose, scared or heroic, you love them, appreciate their efforts and are not disappointed by them * Try to be completely honest about your child's athletic capability, competitive atti- tude, sportsmanship and skill level. This can be difficult for a parent. * Be helpful but don't "coach" them on the court. Don't inundate them with advice, pep talks and instruction. * Teach them to enjoy the thrill of competition, to take physical bumps and come back for more. Don't say winning doesn't count because it does. * Don't re-live your life through your child. You fumbled, and you lost as well as won. Help to calm the stormy waters, but let them handle the navigational problems. Help them learn to handle and enjoy life. * Don't compete with the coach. Your child may come home and chatter on what "coach says." If disenchantment about the coach sets in, some parents side with the child and are happy to see the coach shot down. Instead, it should provide an opportunity to discuss how to handle problems, react to criticism and understand the necessity for discipline and rules. * Children tend to exaggerate, both when praised and when criticized. Temper your reactions to tales of woe or heroics. Investigate, but anticipate that the problem is not as it may appear. * Understand courage, and the fact that it is relative. Some of us climb mountains but are afraid to get into a fight. Others can fight without fear but turn to jelly if a bee approaches. Nobody escapes fear and that is just as well since it often helps us avoid disaster. Courage can mean doing something in spite of fear or discomfort. * Communicate often with your child and with the coach if needed!!!! News from the MSHSL Next month the MSHSL will announce the new section alignment for the next two years. WWG's enrollment figures combined with the free and reduced lunch figures will put our new number at 136 for grades 9-12. Two years ago we were at 169. The new number should bring us back down to class A in baseball & softball and back to 9-man in football. (Free and reduced lunch numbers are used by the MSHSL because studies have shown that there is a small percentage of participation from that group.) The football conference is considering the option of allowing SWU, Fulda and RCW into the conference for 2012. Lincoln HI has also expressed some interest. The goal is to form an East and West division in a 14 school conference. A meeting is set for late April to consider those options. Remaining High School Home Athletic Schedule January 27 - Wrestling Worthington at Westbrook 6:00 January 31 - Boys BB vs Edgerton 5:00 February 4 - Girls BB vs HBC 6:15 February 5 - Girls BB vs RRC 4:00 February 8 - Girls BB vs MLBO Parent's Night 6:15 February 10 - Boys BB vs SSC 6:15 February 12 - Girls BB vs Lincoln HI 4:00 February 15 - Boys BB vs RRC 6:15 February 17 - Girls BB vs Edgerton 615 February 18 Boys BB Vs SV~'(~'~:I~ - '~ February 28 - Boys BB vs MCC Parent's Night 5:00 5th Grade boys basketball The 5th grade boys won the WWG tourna- ment last weekend. They went 3-0 on the day defeating RTR, MLBO, and St. Mary's for the championship. Submitted photo Subscribe to SCHOOL WWG to perform "Graycie MENU 24" in One Act Play Contest The WWG One act Play Pheng Zong Yang - Doc 3/ Sentinel Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2011 Monday: Chili/crackers, grilled cheese, carrot sticks, fruit, milk Tuesday: Chicken fajatas, corn, spanish rice, carrot sticks, fruit, bread, milk Wednesday: Beef patty/ bun, potato rounds, carrot sticks, fruit, milk Thursday: Subs, pickle spear, chips, fresh fruit, milk Friday: Tony's pizza, tuna mac, chunk/stick carrots, fruit, bread, milk will travel to Pipestone High School on Saturday, January 29, to perform "Graycie 24" by Milli W. Rhave. Performance starts at 11:35 a.m. It is a story about a young girl who lives in a public restroom and survives by helping young street peo- ple. There will be a public performance in the WWG auditorium on Thursday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. The cast and crew are: Julie Vang - Gabe Kong Meng Vue - Doc 2/ Finger WWG students participate in Honor Band On Saturday, January 22, ten Westbrook-Walnut Grove students attended the Southwest Minnesota Honor Band Festival in Marshall. Approximately 300 stu- dents were nominated by 36 area band directors to par- take in the festival. Students formed two different bands, 6-8 and 9-10. Four selections were played by each band. Students that attended were: Sandy Yang, Abby Dusek, Matthew Keithahn, Abby Herding, Maddie Hemp, Caleb Dusek, Aaron Hass, Andrew Merrick, Logan Hotzler and Darian Gilb. The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Junior High will be host to the 19th annual Solo and Ensemble Festival on Friday, January 28 (snow date Monday, January 31). Over one hundred students from Mt. Lake, Red Rock Central and the Westbrook Walnut Grove schools will be participating in the festival. Students will be performing in four various sites at the high school from 3:30-5:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Other upcoming music Hot dog Malia Yang - Graycie Xai Lai Xiong - Postman/ Sunshine Nathan Olsem - Drunk/ Max Chang Her - Doc 1/Billy D/Slink Mama Karleyn Deprez - Mary Elsie Vue - Sadie Jimmy Woelber - Remme Vancelee Vang - Weasel Sara Schoborg - Stage manager Johnathon Kugel - Lights Pa Nou Vang - Sound Lonnie Yang - Video WWG Middle School 2011 Spelling Bee finals The WWG 5th and 6th Kenna Wahl, Amy Yang, grade Spelling Bee will be Matthew Deprez, Addison held on Thursday, February Beaty, Matthew Burns, Xeng 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Walnut Vang, Miranda Ankrum, Grove lunchroom. The pub- Luke Erickson, Kyle Kuehl lic is welcome to attend. Grade 6: Ryan Twenty finalists from 5th Cummiskey, MakennaTakle, and 6th grade will go head- Emma Woelber, Caitlin to-head as they try to spell Lohre, Nouchee Yang, Beth their way to the champion- Danielowski, Matthew ship. The top five place- Kleven, Cole Bunting, winners will attend the SW Pheng Vue, Tyler Keithahn Minnesota Spelling Bee held Spelling Bee Crew: at the Slayton Elementary Pronouncer-Mrs. Kleven School on Saturday, April 9, Recorder - Mrs. Helmer 2011. Head Judges - Mr. Olson Contestants are as Col- Mr. Goetstouwers lows: Dictionary Judge - Mrs. Grade 5: Jordyn Berg, Kells WWG Community Education offenng two free workshops by Paul O/son The first workshop, Estate Planning 101: Death, Probate and Taxes - Oh My!, will be held at the Westbrook High School on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. events include the Senior Estate Planning 101 cov- Hi~,h-o-s concert with-ie ers the basics everyone o--pp p and .... should know about estate Ice cream on Monuay, , . _ . . pmnnlng team now to February 7 starting with a " . ; :~"~"~ 6~ pm VarTe~~hbur." The ~ ,avoid-~probate taxes, ,ano junior high concert isother estate problems in a Monday, February 14. Come out and support the music WWG Class of department, 2012 Teens for COLLEGE Jeans Drive The WWG Junior class needs your help! Please drop off your gently used jeans of any size or color at the WWG High School from January 24 thru February 11. The jeans will be donated to homeless youth, ages 18 and under. This drive will help the students be more aware of homelessness in America as well as the oppor- tunity to win prizes that will benefit them for their class trip. Their goal is to collect 500 pairs of jeans. If you want more information call the WWG High School at 507- 274-6111. the Tribune covers the strategies that estate planning attorneys use to reduce taxes for larger estates, protect assets from creditors, charitable giving techniques, and legacy plan- ning. Participants will learn one Hour swedish Massage 5q' s9eda~ P6e @ Schedule l/our massage today with Gretchen Warner, cerfffied massage therapist. Massage Gift Certificates are also available. SANF }RD" H EA LTH Sanford Medical Center- Tracy San ford Medical Center- Westbrook 251 5th St East 'lYac~ MN 9~0 Bell Avenue Westbrook, MN 507-212-4134 507-274-6121 1aa4~1 NEWS MN West Community & Technical College, Jackson Campus, announces Fall 2010 Dean's List Dennis Hampel, Jackson Campus Dean, announced the Fall Semester 2010 Dean's List for MN West Community & Technical College-Jackson Campus. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for Dean's List Honors. Dean's List Honors are extended to the following students from the Jackson Campus of Minnesota West: Ross Hovde, Dovray Carlyn Kletscher, Westbrook SMSU Announces Fall Semester Dean's Lists Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, Minn.) students have been honored for achievement during the fall semester of study. Students with a 3.8-4.0 (A) average are listed with "High Honors" while those with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79 gained "Honors" recognition. Area students include are: High honors - Lucan -- Jason Plaetz Honors - Currie -- Rebecca Gervais; Lucan -- Owen Paskewitz; Revere -- Danielle Berg; Walnut Grove -- Jordan DeMarre, Justin Knakmuhs, Kao Yang; Westbrook -- Stephanie Comnick, Lindsay Einertson, Luke Nelson fun and relaxed classroom setting. Certified Elder Law Attorney, Hannon T. Ford, will teach the class about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, or Living Wills and more. The second workshop, Advances Estate Planning: The Rest of the Story, will be held at the Westbrook High School on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Advanced Estate Planning the use of Irrevocable Trusts, Life Insurance, Limited Liability Companies, Charitable Trusts and more. What~ wilt our-govemnnemi,-~ action or inaction do to a : family farm or business? How can we plan to protect our heirs and ourselves? Estate Planning Attorney, Harmon T. Ford, will answer your estate planning ques- tions. Please call the Walnut Grove School to sign up for one or both workshops that are free to the public. The office number is 507-859- 2141. Don't forget to bring a pen! WWG High School Second Quarter Honor Roll A Honor Roll Grade 7: Tessa Busswitz, Grade 7: Nicholas Berg, Kennedy Her, Sumantha Morgan Dennistoun, Mc Hotzler, Mariah Olson, Kenzie Deprez, Abby Jacob Otto, Ashton Quade, Herding, Brandon Pacholl, MaKayla Vandekieft, Juliana Pederson, Meng Natalie Villegas Vang, Malleysa Yang, Grade 8: . Sawyer Mandy Yang Helgeson, Sophie Horkey, Grade 8: Abigail Dusek, Mitchell Jarmer, Deziree Zuag Paj Her, Madeline Koenig, Tyler Schoborg, Johnson, Kaylee Mischke, Sheng Thao, Dina Vosberg, Elizabeth Woelber, Sandy Fa Vue, Bee Xiong, Kao yang Xiong, Seng Xiong, Xue Grade 9: Tyson Berg, Yang Caleb Dusek, Eli Grade 9: Steffanie Gundermann, Shiney Her, Ankrum, Shane Buchman, Trey Kockelman, Matthew Alexander Bums, Alexa Otto, Madison Takle PaKou Byers, Dayna Comnick, Vue, Mai Her Xiong, Chase Dallenbach, Affiny Steven Yang Her, Zua Her, Jeshua Thao, Grade 10: Megan Brody Williams, Chue Tou Dallenbach, Darian Gilb, Yang Kylee Jenniges, Tommy Grade 10: Stephanie Knudson, Taylor Gundermann, Aaron Hass, Lindaman, Dana Madson, Madelyne Hemp, Cha Her, Chiong Yang, Megan Yang Andrew Merrick, Hailey Grade 11: Katlyn Dusek, Osland, Vang Vue, Yuepan Madeline Frank, Dana Vue, Kelsi Wahl Kells, Amelia Malmberg, Grade 11: Felicia Cohrs, Amy Nelson, Tong Vang, Jacob Comnick, Karleyn Chitayen Vue, Amanda Deprez, Kasia Her, Mai Waters, Kolee Yang, Lee Her, Mai Yia Her, Maureen Yang, Nancy Dylan Jenniges, Jamie yang Olson, Sara Schoborg, Grade 12: Levi Anne Woelber, Dinny Brummer, Rachel Yang, Xong Yang Christians, Chelsie Grade 12: Courtnee Dallenbach, Joshua Byers, Marissa Harnack, Gundermann, Chong Her, Molly Jarmer, Katlynn Abby Hoffman, Jared Jenniges, Paranat Lindaman, Chanel Madson, Muangsuwan, Troy Alexandria Mischke, Schoenenberger, Julie Kelsey Mischke, Aaron Vang, Pa Nou Vang, Kong Theisen, Nong Vang, David Meng Vue, Amber West, Yang, Malia Yang Lonnie Yang, Pheng Zong B Honor Roll Yang, YengKoua Yang