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SENTINEL TRIBUNE INSIDE Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Page 3 Superintendent - From page1 nl - :: x: := : = x=x:== .....  • WWG and TMB boards discussed a sharing plan that would have Loy Woelber serving both districts. Regular board meeting Michelle Briedenbach was on hand to talk about SHIP -- Statewide Health Improvement Program. Briedenbach is the SHIP representative for Cottonwood, Redwood, Jackson, and Renville counties. She has been working with principal Paul Olson, cook Michelle Freeberg, and teacher Marsha Erickson. She showed a recipe book that was given to each elemen- tary family that has recipes for healthy meals and snacks. "The goal of SHIP is to help Minnesotan&apos;s live longer, healthier lives by preventing the leading causes of chronic disease: tobacco, and obesity," she said. "Studies show that students behave better in school and perform better when they eat healthier foods." Freeberg told the board, they hope to implement a healthy snack program for the kindergarten class, and they have been providing snacks for the after school program. Erickson said "we have been promoting healthy snacks at school parties." The district has also embraced the Farm to School pro- gram that utilizes vegetables locally grown through the area. Briedenbach told the board SHIP has brought together the districts of Redwood Area Schools and Westbrook Walnut Grove Elementary. Both schools have made healthy menu improvements and are working with the Farm to School pro- gram. Wellness components have extended beyond the cafete- ria as well, establishing a school wellness team and imple- menting guidelines for healthy class room snacks. Woelber commented, he felt the board will continue to support healthy eating for the kids -- the kids are beginning to make better choices. Woelber talked about the potential State Shut-down. He didn't feel that it would affect the district that much. The board discussed briefly the band and choir trip being planned for next year. The board expressed that the type of trip will be dictated by the amount of funds the band and choir have available. Their policy requires the band and choir to have 100 percent of the funds for the trip. The board approved the following items: • Annual attachment number 10 for Health and Safety. • Support staff increase for 2011-2012 at 2.25 percent. • MREA membership $1,525. • Call for quotes on milk and bread for 2011-2012. • Approved preliminary budget for 2011-2012. Estimated revenues of $5,722,449.00. Estimated expenditures of $5,784,974.00. Deficit $-62,525.00. • Approval of GASBE 54 MSBA model policy 714 relat- ing to fund balances. WWG will try to maintain 3 months of operations. • Resolution to reinstate the Salary Reduction Plan and component benefit plans and policies described effective June 20, 2011. • Approved annual ESEA application prepared by Paul Olson. • Resolution to commit funds for Retirement Benefits not to exceed the calculations defined in GASB Numbers. 16, 27, 45, 47, and 50. • Approved the hiring of Ms. Melanie Braam as secondary teacher for Social Studies and English. • Retirement for Linda Bakke. • Lane Change from BAto BA 15 for Lori Lee. • Approved hiring of Laura Brandt as long term sub for Spanish for the 11 - 12 school year. Walnut Grove Elementary report by Paul Olson. The summer lunch program is serving 50 to 80 lunches per day. The summer lunch program received a $1,200 grant from the Second Harvest Heartland - Vikings Childrens Summer Lunch Program. Westbrook Walnut Grove Summer Rec program has 34 students signed up at Westbrook, and 44 students signed up at Walnut Grove. The following activities have been scheduled. Open Swimming at Westbrook, movies at Marshall, Sioux Falls Pheasants baseball game, strawberry picking. Students do not have to be signed up for summer rec to attend. Editors Note: Update on Superintendent on page II Charger notes. PoggY " F rom page I They also raise breeding meat goats -- selling the does to other breeders, and market the buck goats. Another venture they started last year is a youth horse rid- ing school, which they hold in July. But don't call this year as the classes are completely filled up with youthful riders. Some of the Doggy Apartment amenities are: heated and air conditioned rooms, large play areas, flat screen TV's with satellite and music in each apartment, Science Diet Feed, daily brushing and dog walking, 24 hour emergency vet service available, qualified to administer medication, insulin injec- tions, etc. The rates are very reasonable for dogs, $15 a night, doggy day care $10 a day. Cats $10 a night. If you are looking for a suitable alternative to the institu- tional style boarding kermel, Pampered Pet Boarding is the place for your dog or cat. On their brochure, the BroWn's said, "Our goal is to make sure your four legged friend is happy and healthy while stay- ing at our facility. We love animals and will take exceptional care of your pet. We understand the anxiety a pet owner has leaving their friends at a kennel. We will treat your pets with love and kindness." That is our promise, Jeri and Skip Brown. Fun Days -- From page 1 Next was the scholarship awards and crown- ing of the new Miss Westbrook. Jamie Olson was named Miss Photogenic by popular vote. Each candidate received a participation award of $175, ($100 from the VFW Post 5098, and $75 from the Miss Westbrook directors.) Amelia Malmberg received the itea'View 0ward of $200 from the Westbrook Lions Club. Malmberg also won the scholastic achievement award of $100 from the Westbrook Kiwanis club. Jamie Olson was winner of the creative arts award of $200, ($100 from the Micawber Club and $100 from Muske Muske & Suhrhoff.) Karley Deprez was the winner of the physical fitness award of $200 from Sanford Westbrook Medical Center. Dana Kells walked away with the presence and composure award of $200 from Bank Midwest. Jamie Olson was named Miss Congeniality and awarded $200 from the Westbrook Lions Club. Dana Kells received the Westbrook Princess award of $300 ($200 from the Westbrook Women's Club, and $100 from Sanford Medical.) Then the moment everyone was waiting for -- Karley Deprez was named Miss Westbrook for 2011, she received $350 ($250 from the Westbrook Area Volunteers, and $100 from Sanford Medical.) Miss Westbrook Karley and her court Dana, Jamie and Little Miss Lexi Herding will repre- sent Westbrook throughout the year. Following the program dancers were able to kick up their heels at the street dance at the Loose Moose, with "The Mixx" playing the tunes. Saturday was a full day of events with Rummage Sales, Crazy Days, Sand Volleyball, Junior Summer Olympics, Fun Days Expo, Pedal Tractor Pull, Bingo and other fun games for kids of all ages. Later in the afternoon the Kiwanis Parade was held with over fifty units. In the evening Author Chad Lewis gave a pre- sentation at the senior center about old time Minnesota Gangsters. Later singers were able to belt out Karaoke tunes at the beer garden. At dusk the town fireworks display awed spec- tators with rounds of Oohs and Ahs. Sunday morning a community worship was held at Trinity Lutheran Church followed by the Dads Belgian Waffle feed sponsored by the fire department. In the afternoon the beer garden opened with bingo and bean bag tournament. It was a fun event for all who attended, see you all next year. 0 0 • • • • • • • • • • • 0 0 . Sentinel Tribune Tip Line . If you see news happening or have a " story idea call our News Tip Line. " • 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 • Due to staff limitations we may not • • always be able to respond to your tips or • • ideas. However we will do our best to give • every call full regard. • Thank you for your help and consideration. • • 0, • • • • • • • • • • • Miss Westbrook Royalty rode on the Westbrook float in the parade Saturday afternoon. Duane and Karl Ourada drove their restored Chevy pickup in the parade. Doug and Dorothy Kuehl rode their Harley Davidson Trike in the parade. Above: One of the Doggy apartments ready for its first customer. , Below: The K!tty,C0ndo in the Brownls hq,e. Buy, Sell, or Rent m the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 Cards of thanks in the Sentinel Tribune will be in box ads. 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