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TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Page 5 Charger Notes.... syw..m High School lneipal A TEST OF MINNESOTA Last week I attended a meeting that seemed a tXture of AA meeting and tent revival. The topic, odd Y Seem,was student testing. Many school represents- across the state came together to share how they a new computerized testing program that gets to Classroom teachers in a matter of a day or two. allowed data to be organized for quick and teachers and administrators. The presenters the tests could predict how students would do required tests. In our area of the state Red Rock and Marshall are using, or will be using, this new put together by NWEA (North West Evaluation Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools will start using this Spring in grades two through ten. Two. Two items stood out for me. First, one of the the test data at conferences to set goals on test with parents and reports scores as growth from Second, one of the school tests coordinators to be on guard. Though he advocated using these a strong statement to remember that these or into that number correct at the report. Any test is only a part of the picture and as such. Before NCLB (Federal No Child Left Behind law) a little higher or lower test score was not a big with financial penalties and school sanctions for testing has become a political tool rather than to improve learning. Houston, TX knows this. for faking their scores. In a bold move, to refuse to comply with the law, even at the of federal educational funds. This issue will be vis- tN Legislature this season. An Email slipped through my junk filter a few forwarded around the globe countless times, but it The Missive by Greg Palest, author of Money Can Buy" stings the listener with Plance at the NCLB regulation/promise/mandate. know and I know that this is not an educational Program - because you offer no opportunities, no no funding. Rather it is the new Republican educational eugenics: Identify the nation's early on. Trap them, then train them to punch the registers color-coded for illiterates, to pamper on the higher floors of the new service econo- 'Five. Minneapolis Public Schools have crunched a show that how fast a child reads out loud with 80% accuracy who will pass the Remedial assL.tance is focussed on who are close to the passing score so that with theeasiest students to move into the win col- for help. Should we be practicing education- should not be an accident scene where we lives and who dies at the fountain of words. Unless balanced by other valuable informa- takes on the character of an absolute judgment It has its place along side teacher insight, daily class projects, observations and parent input. encourage you to participate in Spring conferences few weeks to keep the dialog going about your hopes and dreams for his or her success. lege ews CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR Fall e- )s _ University fall 2003 com- ceremonies for 500 undergradu- December 20, Roy H. degrees. among those Was Ashley Ann Education, of Science, Cum Westbrook March Community Ed activities School Lunch Menu March 8-12, 2004 Breakfast: Monday: Cinnamon roll, yogurt, juice, milk. Tuesday: Pancake and sausage/stick, fruit, milk. Wednesday: PB & J, fruit, milk. Thursday: Sausage, bis- cuit, fruit, milk. Friday: Long John, fruit, milk. Lunch: Monday: Mr. Rib, french fries, fruit choices, carrots, sandwiches, milk, cake w/frosting. Tuesday: Tacos, chips and salsa, corn, fruit choices, sandwiches, milk. Wednesday: Chicken patty/bun, hash brown patty, fruit choices, carrots, sandwiches, milk, brownie. Thursday: Subs, chips, pickle spear, banana, car- rots, sandwiches, milk. Friday: HS - St. crust pizza; E Tony's pizza, California blend vegies w/c, fruit choice, carrots, sand- wiches, milk, fruit gushers. Walnut Grove School Breakfast and Lunch menus March 8 - 12, 2004 Breakfast: Monday: Cinnamon tasties, sausage, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast bagels, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk. Thursday: Pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk. Friday: Toasted cheese sandwich, fruit, milk. Lunch 2 Monday: Polish sausage on bun, sauerkraut, corn, ice cream, pars, milk. Tuesday: Turkey on bun, rice, green beans, treat, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday: Tacos 'n fix- ins', B/B, nacho chips & cheese sauce, Rice Krispie bar, applesauce, milk. Thursday: Corn dogs, BIB, mac & cheese, pears, cake, milk. Friday: CPT - Early out 1:00 pro; Tuna hot dish, B/B, lettuce salad, *no Chef's, cookie, fruit mix, milk. DEFENSIVE DRI- VING - Insurance compa- nies give a 10% premium dis- count 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 participants must take a 4-hour refresher class to remain eligible for the insurance discount. An 8- hour course is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 18 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Middle School Board room. And a 4-hour refresher ses- sion is scheduled for Monday, March 15 from 6 - 10 p.m., also in the Walnut Grove Middle School Board room. STRENGTH TRAIN- ING * Safety guidelines for cardiovascular exercise and strength training, * Proper use of Wellness Center equipment * Exercise and weight control * Optional frequency, duration, and repetition guidelines will be covered in this one night session. This class will be held on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Westbrook Area Wellness Center. The instructor is Mark Boerboom, Physical Therapist at the Westbrook Health Center. DECORATING INSPI- RATIONS - Does your house need a "spring" lift? What colors can I use to create a new look? What can I use that I already have to create that new look? What's new in the line of wallpapering, painting, etc. Decorating class is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, at 7 pm at Jody Lenhoff's home, 14270 County Road 10 in Walnut Grove. CREATIVE MEMO- RIES WORKSHOP - 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! Class is scheduled for this Friday, March 5 from 7-10 p.m. There is a fee for workshop attendees. Want to find out what it is all about? Demo - FREE!!!! SPRING CRAFT - YOUTH - Put on your cre- ative hat and come for an afternoon of fun! Lisa has a surprise craft in store and it will be GREAT! Come and join the fun! Instructor will be Lisa Jenniges and the class will be held in the Walnut Grove School Home Ec. room on Tuesday, March 30 at 3:30 pm. Class fee includes all the supplies and a snack. YOUTH SWIMMING TRIP Beat the winter blahs with a swim trip! Bus will leave Walnut Grove at 12:30 pm and Westbrook at 1 pm. We will travel to Fulda to their indoor pool and enjoy an afternoon of SUMMER! Bus will return to Westbrook at 4:30 and Walnut Grove at 4:40 pm. Saturday, March 20 from 1:30 - 4 pm. You must pre-register for this trip and adult chaperones are needed !!! BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS - The Westbrook Health Center will be offer- ing free blood pressure checks on the second Thursday of each month, beginning on March 11. Blood pressures will be taken at the Peterson Estates dining room begin- ning at 9:30 a.m. CHIROPRACTIC/ Maintenance care - tradi- tional health care is on germs and blood. Chiropractic is different. Chiropractic produces results by helping your nerv- ous system work the way it should. Come and learn more about Chiropractic and how it can help you! Class is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9 at 7 pm in the Westbrook School Community Room. Instructors are Mark and Denise Evers, Evers Chiropractic. There is NO CHARGE, but please regis- ter. KID'S STAMP CLUB will meet on Thursday, March 12 at 3:30 pm in the Westbrook school, lunch- room. Class fee includes supplies, snack and a good time! New members are always welcome. CELEBRATE Create a page class is scheduled for Monday, March 29 at 7 pm. This will be an evening for creating a "celebrate" page. You bring your pictures and album pages, the idea and embellishments will be fur- nished by Angie Horkey, instructor. These are the classes scheduled for March by Community Education. Some of the classes have a registration fee and early deadline or a maximum amount of students. To ensure you have a spot in the class, please contact Sheryl Kopperud at 445-3265. You will be notified if your class has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact Sheryl. i= Extension Service Offers High School Financial Planning Research and Outreach For more information, The University of Minnesota Extension Service will offer teacher trainings this spring for the High School Financial Planning Program. Workshops will provide: * Using the High School Financial Planning Program curriculum * Credit Research and Updates * New Legislation regarding consumers, credit Center, Marshall-SW/WC Service Cooperatives **April 28th-Thief River Falls-Pennington County Courthouse **April 29th-St. Paul- University of Minnesota, McNeal Hall, Duluth-Duluth Public Library, St. Cloud- Midtown Office Bid., Mankato-Blue Earth County Government Center, Rochester-UCR-Heintz Center cost and to register for one of the workshop sites, visit the University of Minnesota Extension Service website at pp.html, call 1-800-876-8636 or 612-624-4900, fax 612- 625-6281 or mail registra- tion to University of Minnesota Extension Service Distribution Center 405 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108-6281 and bankruptcy You % * CD-ROM with new RRC High School midwinter Concert Mark the teaching aids for teachers -- | * Collaboration with Minnesota Credit Union School Music Department tions by the choir and band occasion with / Red Rock Central High also include additional selec- Flowers at / Network will present its midwinter as well as feature the vocal Light dinner concert Monday, March 8, at and instrumental ensembles L Large Lichty's / / * Certificate of atten- 7:00 p.m. The performance and jazz band. The concert dance (AAFCS are also avail- will be given in the High will also feature a few select- lt selection | able.) School auditorium. The con- ed soloists. Jennifer I of fabrics Birthday Bouquets | Workshops are sched- cert will feature the band Eberhard, who is student Funerals - Weddings [ uled at 10 sites throughout and choir selections for large teaching in the music mw I  M DRIED & SILKS I the state from 5:00-7:30 on group contest that will be department, will conduct 9 ] thefllwing dates: ' held in Springfield on the choir in "Se!ections from Upholstery 1-80044z **April 26th- Jordan- Tuesday, March 23, begin- the MusicMan by Meredith Scott County Extension ning at 10:30 a.m. The large Willson. Phone 859-2634 ml Westbrook, MN I Office group contest day has RRC s Directors: Donna Larson - *April 27th-Fergus band scheduled to perform Concert/Jazz Band; Robert 4 miles E. - 1 1/2 miles N.  Falls-West Ottertail at the 10:30 slot and our Van Masdam - Concert from Walnut Grove, MN. Extension, US Bank Bldg., choir to perform at 2:30 Choir; Jennifer Eberhard - Fit. 1 Box 18 Grand Rapids-North Central p.m.. Mondays concert will Student Teacher. Revere, MN 56166 News Club begin Spring March 17 'have FUN singing, praying and/earning together/ All children grades K-6 are invited to attend. Meeting from 3:30 - 4:30 at the Yellow House, #1024, across the street, north of the Westbrook Hospital. Any questions, call Barb Uhlenhopp 274-6215 or Robin Mad,son 274-5262. 1,1n1$ !REScHEDuLED! Deft Max Pizza Feed before the WWG Middle School Pops Concert that was changed to FRI., MARCH 5 Serving from 6 p.m. to 7:15 in the Walnut Grove School Cafeteria 2 Meal Options: 1 slice pizza, bar, and pop - $3.00 2 slices pizza, bar, and pop - $4.50 (cheese pizza will be served along with other choices) Sponsored by the WWG Music Boosters Pizza made by Hoyt Oil & Convenience, Walnut Grove Everyone is invited: Soup& Pie Dinner Sunday, March 7 11 aan. to 1 pan. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Westbrook, MN. 1H7S2