Newspaper Archive of
Sentinel Tribune
Westbrook, Minnesota
February 11, 2004     Sentinel Tribune
PAGE 5     (5 of 14 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 5     (5 of 14 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
February 11, 2004

Newspaper Archive of Sentinel Tribune produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, February ll, 2004 Page 5 has brought some extra additions to the I program. Starting off, Deb Kuehl and I have just the Human Sexuality: Values and Choices seventh graders. Since it will be my first year , much of my spare time has been devoted to course. Our first two of three parent meet- this course went well although only fWo parents at the second meeting. Parents were able to of their thoughts and concerns, which is very it comes to a sensitive issue such as human This course should last the whole third quarter. of the third quarter, I assisted Becky Rise for our eight graders. Students took inter- and identified some of their acquired skills. of this information, they are asked to explore on a computer program called MNCIS. this unit is for our students to start thinking more ;ible careers they might enjoy doing and steps to take to reach these career goals. a Teen Health Fair this week for our seventh all-day event will have some aspects similar to in our Human Sexuality course. This fair, also have many other workshops children can learn more about many important issues these today. we had our 8th grade state testing for reading Everything went well and the children on how it went. Some teachers voiced a for how long students took to finish their tests, long enough, they noted. different subject, I have to admit, rm still to the small town life. I love it here in Walnut the many unique aspects it carries. The town is the people are friendly and caring. Is it possi- caring? I, along with most of you, would say '.not. However, I have come to find out that many to care and know about certain issues more I Would have ever anticipated. In the last couple I have met some new people who then asked you dated --." Even some people who are their relatives in Walnut Grove have said this. ss pretty unique. One part of me enjoys this but another part of me regrets making some Thus, to the person I "dated," I apologize for Menu 16.20, 2004 Cereal, yogurt, Eggs, biscuit, PB&J, Breakfast milk. Cinnamon tas- milk. Tony's stuffed (like a Hot carrots, fruit milk, Salisbury steak, POtatoes w/gravy, carrots w/dip, milk. Mr. Rib, tater choices, carrots, milk, cake Goulash, veg- choices, car- milk. hot dog, choices, carrots, milk, brownie. lime sherbet, grapes, milk. Friday: Red Day; Chix nuggets, B/B, mashed pota- toes, apple, milk, cookie. College news St. Mary's University's graduation The following were includ- ed in the graduates at St. Mary's University with Master of Arts degrees in Education: Lynn Patricia Bakken, Walnut Grove; Eric DuWayne Larson, Westbrook; Shelly Marie Merrick, Westbrook. Ben Byers receives scholarship Ben Byers, Westbrook, a full-time student in the Diesel Mechanics program at Alexandria Technical College has received a $250 WWG Community Education February events scheduled The Community Education newsletter has been completed and distrib- uted in the following loca- tions in Walnut Grove: Hoyt's Oil, Griffiths Grocer, Walnut Grove Middle School and the Hmong grocery store. In Westbrook: Bank Midwest, Maynards, the public library and the Westbrook High School. Please pick up your copy today for a complete listing of upcoming classes and activities offered by commu- nity education in the coming months. KID'S STAMP CLUB begins on Thursday, February 12 at 3:30 in the Westbrook school lunch- room. Mary has many excit- ing new projects for the after school club. An afternoon snack will he provided. Class is completed at approximately 5 pm. DEFENSIVE DRI- VING - Insurance compa- nies give a 10% premium discount on auto insurance to anyone 55 years of age or older who completes this safe driving course. After taking the initial 8 hour class, every 3 years partici- pants take a 4 hour refresh- er class to remain eligible for the insurance discount. An 8-Hour class is scheduled for Saturday, February 28 from 8 am - 3:30 p.m. (bring a sack lunch) - Westbrook High School community room. And a 4-Hour Refresher course will be held on Thursday, February 26 from 6- 10p.m. also in the Westbrook High School com- munity room. A 4-hour ses- sion and an 8 hour session is also scheduled for March in Walnut Grove. CREATIVE MEMO- RIES CROP NIGHT - A night set aside to "crop 'til you drop". Bring your sup- plies and we will enjoy an evening together working on our scrapbook albums. New participants are welcome! Paula will have a crop talk on their new "I love you" album - just perfect for those valentine pictures or those you love the most! Date: Friday, March 5 from 7 - 10 pm and the instructor is Paula Byers. ADULT SNOWMO- BILE TRAINING - This MN snowmobile safety training class, as authorized by the MN Dept. of Natural Resources, will include infor- mation about the parts of a snowmobile, how the safety controls work, operating pro- cedures, highway laws and regulations, the code of ethics and more. A written test will be given on the material. As of October 2002, all drivers born after 1976 will be required to have a certificate. You must be at least 16 years old to 6:00 10:00 p.m. in the Westbrook High School com- munity room. FIRST AID & C.P.R. - Instruction courses for First Aid and]or CPR will be given as needed. The First Aid course and CPR course are a 2 year certification the American Heart Association. The date and time for the class will be established by those in need of the class in Walnut Grove. Instructor: Maydra Maas, PHH, MPH, CHS. ADULT VOLLEY- BALL - Adults meet every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Westbrook school gym for volleyball. ALL adults are invited to attend. NO charge. ADULT BASKET- BALL - Adults meet every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Walnut Grove school gym for basketball. All adults are invited to attend. NO charge. CREATE A PAGE - Monday February 23 - My Valentine, Monday March 29 - Celebrate, Tuesday April 27 Easter/Spring, Tuesday May 11 - Senior Album. This would be great for those who want to quickly put a few pictures together for their graduate. We will complete a small album of highlights of the Senior year of high school. This could also be done for someone who wants to be ahead of the game, and get a headstart for next year.! You bring: pictures, scissor/cutter (if you have one), adhesive, a will to have fun! Paper s and embellish- meats will be provided. Instructor is Angle Horkey and class will be held in the Westbrook school communi- ty room. QUILTING - Area quil- ters meet every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. All quilters or quilter wanna-bees are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Deb Haar. WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES - Heart disease and other related women's health issues will be covered in this informative session. Who knows, what you learn may just save your life! Instructor is Judy Anderson, FNP and is co-sponsored by Westbrook Health Center. The class will be held in the Peterson Estates Dining room on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. There is no charge, but please register. If you have any ques- tions, please contact Sheryl Kopperud at 445-3265. To register for any class, please complete the registration form found in the newsletter, include your registration fee, and mail to Westbrook Walnut Grove School, PO Dusek chosen for MBDA honor band Nick Dusek has been selected for membership in the MN Band Directors Assn. (MBDA) Middle Level Honor Band for the 2003/2004 school year. His directors at WWG Middle School are Tom and Kathy Vondracek. Nick was one of 76 stu- dents selected from over 294 who auditioned this fall for a position in this group. The students participat- ing will have the opportunity to work with some of the finest music educators in the state as their section coach- es, and will be conducted by Professor Donald Lovejoy, band director and coordina- tor of brass studies at Winona State University. The students will rehearse with Professor Lovejoy on Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15 at Wayzata High School, and will then perform a concert on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Wayzata High School. The honor band program is an ongoing project of MBDA, a professional organ- ization of band directors rep- resenting band programs of all grade levels from throughout the state of MN. The mission of MBDA is to assist in the development of band directors and band pro- grams in schools, colleges and communities throughout MN. WWG Middle School 2nd quarter honor roll A Honor Roll Grade 5: Levi Brummer, Rachel Christians, Joshua Gundermann, Abby Hoffman, Jared Lindaman, Chanel Madson, Alexandria Pfarr, Austin Quade, Amber Ralls, Ellie Vondracek. B Honor Roll Grade 5: Brennan Beaty, Michael Bottelberghe, Courtnee Byers, Marissa Mischke, Kelsey Mischke: Grade 6: Samantha Baker, Kaylen Demientieff, Christina Elzenga, Kallie Gundermann, Ashley Hedges, Fong Her, Kristie Hoffman, Melody Horkey, Spencer Knott, Caleb Merrick, Raquel Molina, Zachery Otto, Steven Pfarr, Alexis Quade, Venla Vang, Suhail Varwani, Kyle West, Betty Yang, Cedar Yang, Jenew Yang, Sherri Zeug, Stacy Zeug. Grade 7: Amber Amundsen, Kyle Baumann, Grace Bitker, Teng Her, Krystalyn Janssen, Kassandra Jarmer, Brandon Jenniges, Theo Johnson, Justin Knakmuhs, Marcus Madson, Daniel McClellan, Joshua Merrick, Eric Olsem, Mariah Osland, Jacklyn Taylor. Grade 8: Amy Byers, Nicholas Dusek, Whitney Frank, Samantha Hay, Emily Helmer, Jennifer Hoffman, Laurie Nordahl, Danielle Osland, Rodney .Harnack, Chong Her, Molly Jarmer, Aaron Theisen, Colin Vosberg, Amber West. Grade 6: Garett Amundson, Lacey Busswitz, Caleb Cohrs, Mason Comnick, Mitchell Comnick, Chase Danielowski, Kylie Erickson, Lindsey Grams, Sara Jarmer, Carlyn Kletscher, Morganne Knakmuhs, Jonathan LeBeutillier, Evan Madson, Shane Schoborg, Patrick Schweim, Dalton Taylor, Gaolee Vang. Grade 7: Lindsey Byers, Derek Eichner, Lacey Hoffman, Jessica Ourada, Ashton Scarset, Audra Schmidt, Ger Vang, Tony Vang, Kirsten Widman, Mai Yer Yang, Paia Yang, Sue Leng Yang. Grade 8: Andrew Alcorn, Elizabeth Bottelberghe, Amanda Deprez, Benjamin Pacholl, Malori Paplow, Kablia Vang, Erin Vosberg, Jennifer Wetter, Mai Yang Xiong, Joua Yang. 20th annual scholarship from Ziegler, attend thisclass. Pre-regis-Box 129, Westbrook, MN Special Ed catio Grove Inc. Caterpillar dealer of MN tration is required. Date; 56183. U n and IA. Ben is the son of Bruce Tuesday, February 24 from Day of Excellence others. The major areas of focus this year are: Autism, Transition, Paraprofessional Competencies, and Assistive Technology. For brochure information and]or registra- tion, please contact Deecy Jesse at SW/WC Service Cooperatives, 507-537-2253 or email diesse@swsc,org. Check out our online regis- tration at, or mail registrations to SW/WC Service Cooperatives, 1420 East College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258. and menus 16-20,2004 Cinnamon tas- fruit, milk. Toasted cheese milk. Waffles, milk. Breakfast milk. No breakfast. taste test. White Day; SWISS on a bun, banana, chips, Orange Day; augratin pota- carrots, B/B, milk. Yellow Day; , Corn, peaches. Green Day; mac & cheese, and Julie Byers and is a 2003 graduate of Westbrook Walnut Grove High School. SDSU students named to Dean's List The fallowing students have been named to the dean's list for academic excellence during the Fall 2003 semester at SDSU. To earn dean's list distinction isnSDSU's eight colleges, students must attain a mini- mum 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk received a perfect 4.0 GPA. Those from the area that are on the dean's list are: Melissa Frericks, Lucan; Katie Ann Louwagie, Adam Goblish, Milroy; *Jon Dana Hansen, *Sheryl Joy Christensen, Walnut Grove; Christine Marie Kirchner, Westbrook. Plan on attending the 20th Annual Special Education Day of Excellence conference, Monday, March 8, 2004 at SMSU in Marshall, MN sponsored by the SW/WC Service Cooperatives Regional Special Needs Projects, MN Department of Education, and R-CSPD. The major focus of our 20th Annual Day of Excellence will be on "Achieving Educational Excellence: and its impact on Special Education. Our keynote presenter will be Dennis Parker. There will be 40 different presenters conducting a variety of ses- sions for Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Administrators, Paraprofessionals, Parents, Agency Personnel and many Youth wrestling results On Sunday, February 8, the wrestler's traveled to Truman to compete. Those results are: 1st place: Brakken Bierl, 2 pins; Brady Bierl, 3 pins. 2nd place: Bryan Bierl, 1 pin; Tyler Pankonin. RRC/WWG Team Tournament will be held February 15 at 1:00 sharp, weigh in starts at 11:00. If anyone would like to come see the youth wrestler's in action, come down and watch at the Lamberton gym. Youth wrestler's trav- eled to Sleepy Eye on Saturday, February 7, 2004. Results for the day follow: 1st place: Dillion Paul Mathies, 1 pin; Spencer Jenniges, Zach Doty, 3 pins; Brady Bierl, 2 pins; Bryan Bierl, 1 pin. 2nd place: Brakken Bierl, 1 pin; Nathan Mattison, 2 pins; Taylor Vollmar, 1 pin; Tyler Pankonin, 1 pin; Troy Schoenenberger, 2 pins; Eli Meier. 3rd place: Taylor Keairnes, 1 pin; Ryan Schroepfer, 1 pin, Cody Wehmeyer, 1 pin. CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS