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TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Page 5 Westbrook Charger Senior Profiles schoo, walnut Grove Lunch Menu School .... April 26-30, 2004 Breakfast and Notes.... Breakfast: Lunch menus By Willimln Richlrdl High School Principal UP? 35! Mary got 57. I missed a 7 by just this muchT are in the middle of everything we do. In take on huge significance. Numbers show us events are won or lost, if students qualify for special free and reduced lunch, high honors graduates, possibilities or hours of detention for tardies to class. WWG school got a couple sets of numbers. One tenth grade did very well on a writing test required by Another said that our eighth grade could have done their math skills. Though this school does use the from these tests, we know that there is a whole lot success than can be represented in a few num- we are satisfied with the writing scores and already math test that math was more of a challenge, jumping up and down over either set of scores. We do what we always do. We will look at the needs of each individual student. made a shift from the Iowa Basic Skills Test to a test by the Northwest Evaluation Association progress in basic skills. Results come back to a days and we can retest a couple times a year much progress individual students are making dur- year. years and especially with the NCLB (No Child Left legislation, there has been an increased empha- and making it to a certain standard. In theory this great. We all expect more ...much more. In reality, or student in school can tell you that everyone is not in math or reading or science or organization skill or or leadership or financial status or parent back- the list goes on. Reading and math skills are very if that is all a school teaches, our children will not today or tomorrow. and foolish to assume that any school is simply an with educated kids as the end product. I believe ] a good job of raising and educating a child is tremen- complex than building a computer or doing a heart negotiating a cease fire or landing on Mars. should certainly use numbers and other infor- data) but we should also include and exam- that is harder to put in a box (qualitative data) such as with others, arriving on time, taking constructive I flexible, following through, demonstrating hon- .. to nameafew... Street, I remember that they would end with . "this program is brought to you by the number Iaybe they should have said .... brought to you by r by understanding or empathy. The school that things .... now that's a school! Carole United States Achievement Academy National Award Winner The U.S. Achievement Academy announced recent- ly that Nick Dusek from Westbrook has been named a U.S. National Award Winner in Honor Roll. This award is a presti- gious honor very few stu- dents can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students. Nick, who attends WWG Middle School, was nominated by Phil Goetstouwers, a counselor at the school. Nick Dusek will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published national- ly. Carole daughter of Bruce Cassens, will be a of Mesquite in Gilbert, AZ. are Carole Cassens, Can read Whitney's in last week's Thank You We would like to thank the WWG School the school and the community for Support of our class and our fundraisers school career. Our senior class trip was end worth every penny. Thanks Watch the paper next week for our again, Senior Class Trip Students Thank You We would like to thank our travel agents and Tom Walker of World Class Travel The hard to put together a great trip for us. like to extend a special thank you to Tom v,th our group and took care of all the small logistical information to the His presence made the tnp streamlined. Thanks for everything. Senior Class Trip Students Thank You We-- would like to thank Don and Carolyn Janet Theisen for chaperoning the Senior supervision and fun to have along.. Thanks for an #WG Senior Class Trip Students Parents: Brad and Teri Munson Favorite Food: Captain Crunch Cereal Movie: The Country Bears Music: Rap/Hip-Hop . TV Show: Elimidate Book: "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks High school class: Desktop Publishing Possession: Car Hobbies: snowmobiling, riding dirtbike, playing pool, swimming, basketball, golfing Place to eat out: Bennigan's Place to spend a Sunday afternoon: Car wash in Tracy, washing my car. Place you would like to visit: Mexico, Hawaii Future plans: Ridgewater College in Willmar Career you are interested in pursuing and why: Business, Sales and Marketing In school activities: Theater, Band, choir, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf I Micah Murl Rupp Parents: Murl and Mary Rupp Favorite I Food: Pizza Movie: Lord of the Rings Music: Country TV Show: CSI/American Chopper/ Monster Garage/Junkyard Wars Book: Lord of the Rings High school class: Anything with Mrs. Carter Hobbies: Hunting, fishing Place to eat out: Culvers Place to spend a Sunday after- noon: on the lake fishing Person you admire and why: My teachers because without them you would not be reading this profile. Place you would like to visit: Germany I think the greatest challenge facing young adults today is: College tuition because college has become so expensive If I could attend one special event this year it would be the North American Auto Show in Detroit because I love cars. Future plans: SDSU Career you are interested in pursuing and why: Anything involving Animal Sciences because that kind of work is ttsally outdoors and I don't like being inside. One goal you have for yourself by the year 2015: Own a ranch Out of School activities: (4-H, Scouts, church groups, job) 4-H, Church Choir, Youth Group, FFA In school activities: One Act Spring play, fall musical, foot- ball, Student Council, Big Brother Tasha Marie Nelson Parents: Steve and Jan Nelson Favorite Food: Homemade bread Movie: Ever After Music: All kinds TV Show: Joan of Arcadia Book: Rebecca by Du Maurier High school class: Novels Possession: My instruments and Mopey - my pet rabbit Hobbies: reading and riding dirtbike Place to eat out: Subway Place to spend a Sunday afternoon: at home with my family Place you would like to visit: Austria Future plans: Augustana College Career you are interested in pursuing and why: Music Education In school activities: Band, Jazz Band. Choir, Choralaires, Vocal Jazz, Theater and Big Brother/Big Sister. Out of School activities: (4-H, Scouts, church groups, job): Church organist, Sunday School teacher HELP WANTED ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE New Century Press is seeking an enthusiastic self-motivated people with strong phone & personal cation skills to sell into its group of Southwest sota and Northwest Iowa This position is based from our Westbrook,  office. Responsibilities include servicing existing accounts, developing new accounts and assisting in pi -m. Sales experience preferred. We offer competitive pay, retirement investment program, paid vacation, personal days, health benefits and HKe. Send resume to Tom Merchant, Sentinel Tribune, Box 98, Wesbrook, MN 56183 r , , Monday: Cereal, yogurt, juice, milk. Tuesday: Egg, biscuit, fruit, milk. Wednesday: PB & J, fruit, milk. Thursday: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk. Friday: cinnamon tas- trie, fruit, milk. Lunch: Monday: Tater tot hot- dish, vegetable-carrots, fruit choice, sandwiches, milk, pudding cup. Tuesday: Tacos, chips and salsa, corn, fruit choice, sandwiches, milk. Wednesday: Hot ham 'n cheese, baked beans, car- rots, fruit choice, cole slaw, sandwiches, milk, Jell-O. Thursday: Chicken nuggets, JoJo's, fruit choice, carrots, sandwiches, milk. Friday: Cooks choice, potatoes, fruit choices, car- rots, sandwiches, milk, brownie. April 26-30, 2004 Breakfast: Monday: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Toasted cheese sandwich, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Chocolate chip muffins, sausage, fruit, milk. Thursday: Cinnamon raisin biscuit, sausage, fruit, milk Friday: Waffle, sausage, fruit, milk. Lunch: Monday: Corn dogs, mac and cheese, b/b, green beans, cake, pears,milk. Tuesday: Spaghetti, garlic bread, corn, Jell-O, apple- sauce, milk. Wednesday: Hot turkey and swiss, flesh vegies/dip, cookie, peaches, milk. Thursday: Beef stew, crackers, b/b, lettuce salad, *chef's 5-8, treat, fruit mix, milk. Friday: Pizza, b/b, peas, ice cream, flesh fruit, milk. Mai Chue Xiong, "nna Bruns, and Andy Waltz Three WWG students compete in Work Skills Day Three students from WWG High School Transition Class competed in Work Skills Day, Tuesday April 6 at Marshall High School. This event provides students an opportunity to showcase their job seeking and job keeping skills in four categories. 1. Application Writing: Students complete a job application form independ- ently and are judged accord- ing to neatness, correctness, correct placement of infor- mation and overall appear- ance. 2. Interview: Students are judged on responses to questions, appearance, atti- tude, and ability to impress the interviewer that they are right for the job. They are interviewed by a business person in the area of their job interest. Westbrook Christian School 3rd quarter honor roll Mr. David Van Loh, act- ing principal of Westbrook Christian School, would like to announce that Ann Koch and Diana Olson made the "B" Honor Roll for the third quarter. 3. Problem Solving: Students must demonstrate skills they have to solve problems that could arise in a job situation, they are judged on speech, poise, self- confidence, attitude and the quality of solutions they sug- gest. 4. General Knowledge: Students are given a multi- ple choice and true/false test to assess their basic knowl- edge of job skills and work- related issues. Seven area schools with a total of 69 students com- peted. The students were divided into groups A and B. WWG students competed in group A. This is the first year our students entered the event. Tina Burns earned four medals, 1st place in General Knowledge; 2nd in Applications, 3rd in Problem Solving and 5th in Interview. Andy Waltz earned three medals, 1st in Problem Solving, 2nd in General Knowledge, and 4th in Interview. Mai Chue Xiong earned three medals, 4th in Applications, 4th in Problem Solving and 6th in Interview. In addition to skills events, the students were entertained with music for hula hoops, limbo, dancing and door prizes. Judy Johnson and Sue Johnson coached the stu- dents on work skills in preparation for the event. Find us on the Web at Find the in the Sentinel Tribune