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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, April 14, 3 i  ii i:iiii School Board -- From page I Woelber reported he hopes the state will deal with the five year funding limit for ESL students. He noted although most of the students do very well after five years, some still strug- gle with reading. Due to the change in audit reporting the school's auditors, Wolf Etter and Associates, informed the board in an increase in their auditing fees. The current 04 audit will increase from $5,500 to $7,500. Since a lot of the extra cost is involved in setting up the new audit, the following year 05 will drop to $6,700. The shop students are busy remodeling the former business room in the second floor of the Wellness Center. The project will provide two rooms for classrooms, and two rooms for possible rental. On transportation, Woelber told the board there is a problem with over crowding on the shuttle busses, especially when the students are carrying golf clubs or musical instru- ments. The mini bus is used at times to handle the over- load. Head cook Julie Deavila met with a representative of a company that makes malt machines. It could be used to supplement the AlaCarte menu or for class fund rais- ing. The machine costs about $5,000. Some of the board members questioned weath- er it would be good to add another source of sugar to the menu. Cheryl Kopperud will be resigning as community edu- cation coordinator, with Dixie Severson picking up her duties this fall. BOLT instructor Lynn Arndt presented a financial statement for the last nine years of the business entre- preneur program. She also gave a current inventory sheet. She told the board they are working with a law firm in Minneapolis to develop a registered trade mark. The firm of Merchant and Gould is doing the work Pro BonD. Principal Paul Olson gave his report. We have a new family with six new students. Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness week is this week. State wide torna- do drill will be April 22nd at 1:45 p.m. Students raised over $500 for Mrs. Domine who is battling cancer. Summer school is' being set up. There will be three teachers each week. There are about ten teachers that have volunteered to partici- pate. The schedule will be the last two weeks in June and the first two weeks in July. The schedule will be finalized later this week. Schedules will be sent to parents as soon as they are completed. The Walnut Grove Kindergarten Roundup will be held April 26th at 7:00 p.m. The Westbrook Roundup will be the follow- ing Tuesday. Please contact the school if you have a school age child ready to start kindergarten if you have not been contacted yet. Olson told the board they learned a lot from the recent open forums held in both towns. One of the things that Auto & .R.V. Relp.a,r Wheel Alignment Glass installed We have one of the South- west's most modem body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbrool MS. 507- 274-6166 they learned was a substan- tial amount of money could be saved in transportation costs if they hold classes 2 days a week at each site. Principal Bill Richards report. NWEA testing is going well. Results will be reviewed at the May 3rd CPT meeting. Initial registration for 2004-05 school year is com- plete. The schedule will be constructed after the teach- ing positions are reviewed. The Senior class trip was a success with many positive comments. There will be a band]choir trip meeting this Wednesday. Itinerary will be presented. It is st for April 29th through May 2nd. The destination will be St. Louis. They will be performing at the Jefferson College in Hillsboro. While there they will visit the Gateway Arch, and Six Flags theme park. Westbrook is planning a bike rodeo, and finger print- ing in the near future. Capital Outlay budgets were reviewed and adopted. The budget for the two cam- puses was about about $80,000 not including text book purchases which were set gt about $17,000. The board approved membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Coaching resignations were accepted from girls basketball coach Sheryl Woelber, assistant girls bas- ketball coach Duane Hannan, assistant wrestling coach Paul Olson, and cheer- leader coach Karen Kolar. A request for a second year leave of absence by Karla Gundermann was denied by the board. David Swanson Construction of Slayton was busy working on the water retention project on the ! side of Walnut Grove last week. 1938 school -- From page 1 Westbrook/Walnut Grove High School students have continued renovation on the second floor by installing new windows, staining and installing new woodwork for the windows. Lorna Anderson leads aerobics classes in a second floor room that is renovated. Blackboard frames were left in place, and mirrors replaced the blackboards. This room is also used bv individuals who use pilates exercises. W/WG cheerlead- ers and dance line use the room for their practices. The Fitness Center draws many people from the area. ram electronic member- ship card allows a member to enter the center anytime between 5 .M\\;I and 10 PM. The doors remain locked at all times, so security and safety aren't issues of con- cern. Fifteen 3-member teams have completed 9 weeks in their weight loss i Street department supervisor Jeff Christians and Alan Wahl took delivery of the new John Deere 544J payloader last week in Westbrook. contest. Dixie reports that have been lost by ipants after nine the ten-week Shetek has a total of pists who work Westbrook Area Center. and occupational are available by ment. No lon patients need to town for their py: it is Westbrook. Woelber facilities to anchor a mall. He more and more utilized by other and services. Denise myers have practic office on floor of the Expansion to floor cannot until a lift or it more accessible. tinued community ment. this tinue to be a community is the ', r3: Find it fast in the Sentinel Tribun00... Service and Business irecto WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtenng- Sides & Quarters Deer Processing Available 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Waster, owner 507-274-5900 State Bank of Lucan Serving the area since 1936 106 Main Street, Lucan, MN.56255 507-747-2214 or Phone toll free 888-747-2214 Member FDIC Fax: 507-747-2160 DON'S PLUMBING for all your plumbing, heating, & air conditioning needs call 507-274-5316 I a/Jpreciate your business. Don Paplow Evers Chiropractic y Westbrook Area Wellness Center Dr. Mark A. Evers; Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook, MN 507-274-5200 Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. , , ,, .... 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