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TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Page 5 FCCLA Region Competition School Counselors? young people are living in an exciting time, with diverse society, new technologies and " To help ensure that they are pre- the next generation of parents, workers, :and citizens, ever,:" student needs support, guidance during childhood, a time of rapid growth Children face unique and diverse challenges, 7 and developmentally that have an impact on ement. r School Students' Developmental Needs years are a time when students begin to academic self-concept and their feelings of com- nd confidence as learners. They are beginning to ecision-making, communication and life skills, as tad character values. It is also a time when students and acquire attitudes toward school self, peers, and family. Comprehensive developmental programs provide education, prevention services, which are integrated into all children's lives. Early identification and interven- academic and personal/social needs is in removing barriers to learning and in promoting achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills acquire in the areas of academic, career and development during these elementary years dation for future success. Challenge school counselors are professional educators mental health perspective "who understand and to the challenges presented by today s diverse stu- Elementary school counselors don't work in rather they are integral to the total educational They provide proactive leadership that engages all in the delivery of programs and services to help achieve school success. Professional school coun- the school's mission to support the academ- of all students as they prepare for the ever- World of the 21st century. This mission is accom- the design, development, implementation of a comprehensive, developmental and sys- counseling program. ASCA's National in the academic, career, and personal/social ire the foundation for this work. The ASCA Model: A Framework For School Counseling (ASCA,2002), with its data-driven and results- serves as a guide for today's school counselor to implement this program. School counselors implement the by providing: Curriculum support, including organizational, study and skills and decision-making awareness, exploration and planning on understanding self and others relationships, coping strategies and effective social problem-solving and conflict resolution abuse education awareness Student Planning planning on understanding of self, including and weaknesses plans Services and small-group counseling crisis intervention collaboration Pport development collaboration and teaming management and operation School Counselors Collaborate with: education g planning awareness programs rent conferencing of assessment results guidance activities support, including learning style assess- to help students succeed academical- speakers student identification and implementation of enhance success climate management plans "Wide needs assessments data and results assistance team building education BETTER INFORMED VOTERS development service learning )ns classes are not intended to be all-inclusive On February 4, 18 FCCLA'ers and Mrs. Rise traveled to Round Lake for S.T.A.R. Event Competition. The groups and their pres- entation topics are as fol- lows: Denise Tietz, Sarah Swanson and Gretchen Warner- "Missing Children and Abductions"; Bekah Kopperud and Stephanie Zeug- "Television Violence and Its Effects on Children"; Aalex Kells and Jenny Lund- "Teen Pregnancy"; Andrea Hannan and Emily Deprez- "Organic Foods"; Tiffany Eichner and Meghann Warner- "Birth Order"; Melanie Arnold and Brennan Enstad- "Children and Divorce"; Panhia and Pakou Yang- "Hmong Stitchery"; Nathan Swanson- "Veteran's Stories Archive Project"; and Cody Jarmer and Jordan Dibble- "Everyday Equations". All 18 students advanced to State Competition to be held in April. The dance team of Meghann Warner, Aalex Kells, Jenny Lund and Bekah Kopperud also advanced to State Competition. Front: Denise Tietz, Pakou Yang, Bekah Kopperud, Aalex Kells, Panhia Yang. Middle: Melanie Arnold, Sarah Swanson, Andrea Hannan, Tiffany Eichner, Mrs. Rise. Back: Gretchen Warner, Emily Deprez, Meghann Warner, Jenny Lund, Stephanie Zeug, Nathan Swanson, Brennan Enstad, Jordan Dibble and Cody Jarmer. Submitted photo. WWG Charger speech season underway By Carolyn Enstad, coach The WWG speech team began their season by attending the SMSU Speech Tourney on Saturday, February 7. The WWG Speech team participants numbers were down as our One Act Play cast was com- peting at Redwood Falls at the Section One Act Play Festival on the same day. The following students par- ticipated: Pakou Yang, Extemp. reading Sandy Zeug, Extemp. reading Alieda Van Maasdam, Serious prose Anna Canal, Serious prose Hiles Vue, Humorous Sandy Zeug earned a ribbon of excellence. Speech team traveled to Minneota By Carolyn Enstad, coach The WWG Charger Speech team traveled to Minneota on Saturday, February 14th and partici- pated in the Viking Invitational Speech Tournament. The following students participated; Extemp. reading Pakou Yang and Sandy Zeug Great Speeches Nathan Swanson Humorous - Hiles Vue Series prose Anna Canal and Jonathan Alfonzo Storytelling Panhia Yang Creative expression - Katie Boone and Chris Olsem At the awards ceremony following 3 rounds of compe- tition the following WWG speakers were recognized. Nathan Swanson - 4th place medal Chris Olsem - 5th place medal Sandy Zeug - 5th place medal Pakou Yang - ribbon of excellence This Saturday the team travels to Luverne. PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE t all  with Newlpapem Minneota -- From left front, Chris Oieem, Nathan Swanson, and Jonathon Alfonso. back row, Hiles Vue, Katie Boone, Pakou Yang, Panhla Yang, Anna Canal and Sandy Zeug. Westbrook School Lunch Menu February 23-27, 2004 Breakfast: Monday: Cereal, yogurt, juice, milk. Tuesday: Egg, biscuit, fruit, milk. Wednesday: PB & J, fruit, milk. Thursday: French toast, fruit, milk. Friday: Long John, fruit, milk. Lunch: Monday: Spaghetti, garlic toast, vegetable-carrots, fruit choice, sandwiches, milk, pudding cup. Tuesday: Tacos, chips and salsa, corn, fruit choice, sandwiches, milk. Wednesday: Chef salad, breadstick, banana, sand- wiches, milk, coffee cake. Thursday: Chicken strips, broccoli, cheese and rice casserole, vegetable-carrots, grapes, sandwiches, milk. Friday: Tonys pizza, veg- etable - carrots, fruit choice, tuna mac, sandwiches, milk, choc. chip cookie. College news Foslien receives scholarship Jill Foslien, daughter of Tim and Nita Foslien, rural Benson, received a scholar- ship from Waldorf College, Forrest City, IA. Jill is the granddaughter of Roger and Marian Kopperud, Westbrook. SMSU -- Front - Anna Canal, Sandy Zeug, and Jonathon Alfonso. Back row, Hiles Vue, and Pakou Yang. Walnut Grove School Breakfast and Lunch menus February 23-27, 2004 Breakfast: Monday: Breakfast bagels, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Cereal w/milk, toast, juice. Thursday: Cinnamon rolls, sausage, fruit milk. Friday: 2 hr. late start. CPT - No breakfast. Lunch: Monday: Tater tot hot dish, B/B, corn, ice cream, pineapple, milk. Tuesday: Chix strips, B/B, mashed potatoes, glazed car- rots, oranges, milk. Wednesday: Hot dogs, mac & cheese, green beans, cake, pears, milk. Thursday: Beef stew w/crackers, BIB, lettuce salad (* Chef's 5-8), cookie, applesauce, milk. Friday: Fish patty on bun, french fries, peas, treat, peaches, milk. 4-H music program for young members Murray County 4-H Cloverbud members are invited to participate in a special music appreciation program, Kindermusik, specifically designed for them. Participants will explore the world through exciting games and interac- tive songs that foster self- expression and creativity. Kindermusik is being offered through Community Creations in Slayton. There will be seven 45-minute ses- sions (5:00-5:45 p.m.) begin- ning on Monday, March 1 continuing through April 12. Participants will be invited to participate in Community Creations spring recital on Saturday, May 8 at the MCC Auditorium. There is a cost for this seven-week course, with matching funds from the 4-H program. Pre-regis- tration is required by February 2:3 by contacting the Murray County Extension Office in Slayton.