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/ Page 6 THE VVALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 News and Notes from Park River Area School Thur. March 8- W l. March Meals are subject to change without notice EDMORE PtmLIC SCHOOLS (EDMORE) Skim milk, salad bar option, juice/fruit, whole wheat products served daily Thurs- B: oatmeal, toast, sauce L: MiKara's Meal: scalloped potatoes w/ham, carrots, dinner rolls, sauce, rice krispy bar Fri- B: cereal L: fish fillet, French fries, bread Men- B: yogurt, toast L: Meal of the Month: chicken pot pie, carrots, dinner roll, sauce Tues- B: caramel rolls L: taco in a bag, corn, shredded lettuce, cheese, bread, sauce Wed- B: French toast sticks L: Tanner's Meal: hot dogs, chips, cardinal beans, cookie FORDVI LLE - LANKIN SCHOOL (FoRDVILLE) Milk, bread, and salad bar or ~;eg. tray are served daily. Thurs- B: pancakes, syrup L: mandarin orange chicken, chicken flavored rice, egg rolls, fresh fruit Fri- B: raised donuts, cereal L: fish burgers, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips, fresh fruit Men- B: fried eggs, toast L: spaghetti w/meat sauce, cheesy garlic bread, fruit sauce Tues- B: assorted cereal, toast L: ham and turkey wraps, nachos, fruit cups Wed- B: breakfast pita pockets L: oven baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, roasted veggies, fruit cups MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL (MINTO) Fruits, vegetables, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and bread served with all meals. Thurs- B: omelets, toast L: BBQ chicken dinner Fri- B: waffles L: tuna or ebb salad sandwiches, baked beans, chops Men- B: breakfast enchiladas L: taco in a bag Tues- B: breakfast pizza L: hot dish, dinner roll Wed- B: eggs, toast, sausage L: loaded baked potato PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (PARK RIVER) Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar and ndilk served daily. Thurs- B: pigs in a blanket, syrup L: hamburger hot dish, corn, WG bun Fri- B: biscuits & gravy L: cheese French bread pizza, California blend Men- B: breakfast taco L: burgers, chips Tues- B: breakfast on a stick L: polish sausage, beans Wed- B: cereal, toast L: chicken drurnmies, mashed potatoes VALLEY- EDINBURG K-4 (HoOFLE) Fresh veggies (lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, celery), fruit and milk served at each meal. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches offered as an alternative to the entree. Thurs- meat loaf, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner roll Fri- popcorn shrimp, mac and cheese, Brussel sprouts Men- chicken strips, French fries, steamed cauliflower Tues- soft shell tacos, rcfried, beans Wed- meatballs, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner roll VALLEY-EDINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Salad bar, fruit, milk served at each meal. Thurs- chicken Alfredo, garlic bread sticks Fri- french bread cheese pizza, yogurt Men-teriyaki chicken, fried rice Tues- soft shell tacos, assorted toppings, refried beans Wed- * Early Dismissal * chicken bacon ranch wraps, chips VALLEY~EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit, ve~.gie bar, dessert, pean ut butter and jelly served with all meals. Thurs- hamburger hot dish, peas Fri- turkey or fish, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans Men- hamburgers, French fries Tues- chicken burgers, tater ~ots Wed- chicken tortilla soup, ham sandwiches PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River Area High School is proud to announce that Jacob Ham has been selected to the 2018 Class B Academic All-State Gold Team. Student selection is based on overall grade-point averages, ACT or SAT test scores, extracurricular activities, community involve- ment, and leadership qualities. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Team members will be presented with a certificate of merit by the NDASSP. In addition, WDAY and Forum Communications will present a medallion to each team member during a televised "Parade of Ac- ademic Champions" at the Class Ph0t0: [am/8i B State Boys Basketball Tourna- ment in Bismarck on Friday, March 16, 2018. By Kirk Ham PARK RIVER, N.D. -- This is the first of a series of articles about the Park River Area School District written from the school board/superin- tendent perspective. At a recent board retreat, the board talked about doing a better job of communicating with our patrons and sharing the all of the great things happening at our school. We hope to have this column every other week and board members will take turns contributing. On February 26, a long range planning meeting was held in the Alumni Room. In even numbered years, all schools in North Dakota are required to hold a long range planning meeting that addresses academic and ex- tracurricular programs, instructional and administrative staffing, facility needs and utilization, and district tax levies. We had about 20 people at- tend the meeting. We videotaped the meeting and a link is on our web- site along with a link to a hard copy of the Powerpoint presentation that can be viewed or printed out. This recording will also appear on Ag- gieVision in the very new future. One of the areas that the board has talked about improving is outreach and communication with our patrons. The long term planning meeting was scheduled to coincide with Parent-Teacher conferences this year in hopes that attendance would improve. While 20 people is not a lot, it is better than the 2-3 we usually get. We have done several things in the last couple of years to improve communication. Our website is constantly updated and we have become much more visible on social media by using Facebook and Twitter. We added a school app last year that is a great free app for anyone with a smartphone. AggieVision has been a great addition to our school and we are constantly looking for ideas to improve or add to it. We started televising some games this year and will look to add events in the next school year. Pony Pride News is new this year and is an awesome program that is a collaboration between our elementary students and our Video Production class. Students interview their class- mates and give updates on some really neat things that are happening in our school. Links to Pony Pride News are available on our website and also can be viewed on AggieVision. We also are trying to increase our visibility in the local newspaper. I have encouraged our teachers to work with the Press to get pictures and articles together that show what's going on at our school. There are a lot of fantastic things happening at Park River Area! We hope we are getting the word out and letting everyone know but if you have suggestions, please feel free to contact us. We would like to see more involvement and communication with not only parents but ALL of the patrons of our district. If there are other ways to do that, we want to hear about it. Thanks for your continuing support of Park River Area Schools and helping make this a great place for kids. Editor's Note: Ham is the Superintendent at Park River Area School. School Board Blog is a bimonthly column featuring Park River Area School Board member perspectives. Do you want your news noticed? or Contact The your ory grou ell (701) 284-6333 ? Golf Course ?aneake veakFasf Fandraiser BR[)IKFASLAND SIL[NT AU ION INCLUDING at Park Hiob School WILL DON/IlION I(~:0~AM-I:@OPM Photos: Larry Biri By Barb Forsgren PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Since it feels like the Antarctic right now, it is very appropri- ate to be studying about a very interesting bird - the penguin. The first graders were given a specific penguin to find as many facts as they could and then they wrote reports to share their information with their classmates. Since there are 17 different species of penguins, the students were able to get to know facts about other pen- guins. The students made pen- guins for art and specialized them to look like their chosen penguin. The first graders learned many amazing facts like where penguins live, not only in the Antarctic. They also learned what penguins eat, that they have 70 feathers per square inch, and that they can hold their breath for 20 min- utes. As you can see, to culmi- nate our fun unit, we played in ice water, complete with ice floes, and made our "pen- guins" swim and dive. We also did some experiments to find out why penguins don't get cold because of their blubber. Editor's Note: Barb Fors- gren is a first grade teacher at Park River Area School. Above: Gabriel Shirek show off the little penguin he made. Middle: Students discovered how the penguins layer of skin and blubber insulated them from the cold water. Students the water are, Adrian No- I-r) Tucker Bata, Piper Schanilec and inslmctor Mrs. Forsgren. Bottom: Lauren Solseng concenD'ates on her authoring of her story on the Lit- tie Blue Penguins. POLAR COMMUNICATIONS APPLICANTS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS Polar Communications is accepting applications and petitions for the election to be held during the Annual Meeting on June 7, 201~. Director representing District 1 Eligible exchanges are Cavalier (265), Neche (886), Drayton (454/455) and Pembin (825!823). For this board position, applicant must be an active member of" Polar Communications with a principal residence in one of the following exchanges: Cavalier, Neche, Drayton, or Pembina. Director representing District 2 Eligible exchanges are Park River (284), Hoople (894), Crystal (657), Nekoma Fairctale (966), Adams (944), and Edmore (644). For this board position, applicant must be an active member of Polar Communications with a principal residence in one of the following exchanges: Park River, Hoople, Crystal, Nekoma, Fairdale, Adams, or Eclmore. To complete an application and petition go to For inquiries contact Shari Flanders at 701-284-4343 or email directorapp ) A plication deadline is 4:00 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018. I