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PAGE 6 THE PRESS h ,RCH 23, 2011 receives PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Marit Johnson has been selected as Park River School's Distinguished Student. The Distinguished Student Program is sponsored by the North Dakota High School Activities Association. The goal of the program is to recognize deserving young people who are the "backbone" of interscholastic activities, not necessarily the leader, but the individual whose participation in high school activities strengthens the program for participants, the school, and community. Candidates must be in their junior year of school, and participate in at least one NDHSAA sponsored activity. The student must be a good citizen and role model to peers as well as a Marit Johnson (Photo: Submitted) contributor to the community. Marit Johnson exhibits all of these characteristics. Park River schools parent teacher conferences set 7-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Parent/Teacher Conferences for 7- 12 students will be held in the Commons High School gymnasium on Thursday, March 24 from 3:30 9:30. Parents should obtain report cards in the main office prior to meeting with teachers. Parents are to come as their schedules permit. Teachers will have a half hour meal break from 6:30 - 7:00. To alleviate long waiting periods, conferences are asked to be limited to 5 minutes per teacher. The school welcomes and encourages all parents to participate in the conferences. Elementary Conferences Students in grades Pre K - 2 will have scheduled conference times. Notices will be sent out one week prior to the conference date. Scheduled conference times for students in grades 3-6 will not be established. The 3-6 grade level teachers will be located in the elementary gym. Because of time restraints, please try to limit conferences to 10 minutes. The elementary staff will break for supper from 6:00-6:30. Eat At Parent/Teacher Conferences- Soups & Breads The Student Council will be attempting to raise some funds during Parent/Teacher conferences by sponsoring an Assorted Soups & Bread Meal from 5:30 - 7:30 in the Commons for any parents that would like to take advantage of it. Please plan to eat at the school that evening and support the Student Council. Other school patrons could take advantage of the meal as well. PRFL communities to sports co-op meeting FORDVILLE, N.D. -- The Fordville-Lankin Public School would like to invite you to a Community Wide Sports Co-op Meetin on April 7. The purpose of this meeting is to share your sports co-op ideas with the Fordville- Lankin Sports Committee/Athletic Director and Superintendent. Your input is very important to the bright future of our co-op. The school r )i would like to know your expectations of our local co-op with Park River School. We will have a BBQ supper at 6:30 p.m. in the school's cafeteria, April 7, with an open meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m. At the open meeting, please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas as we press forward in co-oping with Park River in the years to come. Top: Philip Schanilec finished his high school basketball career with more than 2,000 points and an impressive stat set. He averaged 31.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 4.5 steals for the Mustangs this season. The 5-foot-11 senior received six first-place votes and 49 points, appearing on 15 of 17 ballots earning him the title Mr. Basketball, an honor given to the year's top senior player in the state as determined by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Schanilec beat out some tough competition, with Dickinson's Joe Hanstad and North Star's Grant Lindahl also in the running, even though he never has played in a state tournament. Schanilec has said that "winning Mr. Basketball is a great honor." Plaques left to right State B Outstanding Senior Athlete, District 4-All-Conference Team, District 4 Senior Athlete of the Year, ND Mr Basketball Finalist, Region 2 Outstanding Senior and holding ND Class B Mr Basketball. PARK RIVER, N.D. Winter was long, and you're anxious to get your body in motion. The Walk North Dakota program can help you put a spring m your step. Walk North Dakota is a North Dakota State University Extension Service program to motive people to increase their physical activity no matter how busy they are. It challenges people to walk 200 miles during an eight-week period. To reach that goal, you'll need to walk about 10,000 steps a day at least five days a week. That's the equivalent of walking five miles a day. To put that into perspective, Then report those steps every two people take an average of 2,000 to weeks. If you don't own a 4.000 steps aday. pedometer, record one mile or The next Walk North Dakota 2,000 steps for every 20 minutes session runs April 10 to June 4. "Don't. worry if you can't manage 10.000 steps a day," says Linda Hauge, Walk North Dakota coordinator. "Walk as many steps as you feel comfortable walking, and keep trying to walk a little more each week." This is how the program works: Put on a pedometer in the morning and record the number of steps you've taken by the end of the day. you walk. You'll receive an incentive if you report every two weeks. You can report your progress online at http://www.walknd.com or on a mail-in postcard. Join Walk North Dakota as an individual or part of a group. Groups that haven't participated in the program should send an e-mail to info@walknd.com. You don't need to live in North Dakota to participate. The registration fee is $10 per person for anyone age 19 or older and $5 for youth 18 and younger. North Dakota 4-H'ers and 4-H leaders can participate free ot charge. Go to the Walk North Dakota website at http://www.walknd.com to register. For more information, contact Hauge at (70 l) 231-7964 or info@walknd.com Since the program started in May 2004, 4,114 participants have walked ne;irly 1.6 billion steps or about 797,943 miles. O O O O VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 State Bank VIEW OF PUBLIC PRESENT IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING Roll Call vote- M Laxdal-yes, Pastorek- COMMITTEE REPORTS 2011 School Board Election date has NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT TUESDAY, 7:00 PM FEBRUARY 8, 2011 yes, McCollum-yes, Brandvold-yes,A, VOCATIONAL been set as June 14th to be held in the NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE CRYSTAL, ND Hall-yes Fred Hall reported towns of Hoople, ND, Crystal, ND, and WALSH COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH Abstaining from vote due to conflict of B. TRANSPORTATION Edinburg, ND. Positions to be filled are one DAKOTA Notice is hereby given, That the filing Meeting called to order by Boardinterest-S Laxdal, and GoodoienLarry reported; repair on bus #4 in Valley and one Edinburg. Notices will be In the Matter of the Estate of Verna B. deadline for a three year term for the Valley President Hall 'REVIEW OF BILLS Northwood will be completed this week. placed in local newspapers for filing area and a three year term for the Edinburg Johnson, Deceased. Present: Fred Hall, Valley-Edinburg MSC: McCollum-Goodoien to approve Supt. Oistad, III reported that a bus grant is deadlines, area for the Valley-Edinburg Public School Board President, Darrel Pastorek, Valley the review of bills available for a diesel bus from ND NOTICE TO CREDITORS District #118 will be Friday, the 15th day of Edinburg School District #118 School Assuming a roll calIvote-vote unanimous Department of Health. Heather Solomon, Meeting was adjourned April, 2011 at 4:00 PM at the Valley- Edinburg High School Office in Edinburg. Board Vice-President, Larry McCollum, ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS grant writer, will be contacted to write grant. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that theInterested parties may pick up Application Mary Laxdal Dianne Goodoien, Wayne Supt. Oistad, III reported that Bill Discussion was held on what kind of bus to Brandvold, and Sheila Laxdal School Board Nowatzki, high school English teacher has look for-activity or route. Jackson Hall Fred Hall,undersignedhas been appointed Personal for Nomination and Statement of Interest at Members chosen a title for the spring performance, reported on a activity bus located in Pr~ Representative of the above Estate. All the following locations: persons having claims against the said Valley-Edinburg K-4 Elementary, Hoople, Superintendent, John J. Oistad, III, High play practice has started; however, a date California that is available for purchase. School Principal, Larry Larson, Business has not been set. Discussion followed; board directive was A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager deceasedclaims withinarethreerequiredmonthst°afterPresentthe datetheirof CrystaI,ND' Valley-EdinburgND, and Valley-Edinburg5"8 Elementary,High Managers Eileen Rinde, others present: Discussion was held on having an eighth not to pursue purchase of activity bus. (March 23, 2011) the first publication or mailing of this notice School, Edinburg, ND Kirn Cull, Patty Hanson, Endora Wilkes, grade graduation, this issue will be C. BUILDING & GROUNDS or said claims will be forever barred. Claims By order of the Valley-Edinburg Public and Jackson Hall . discussed at the March meeting. Supt. Oistad reported that the sound ~ must be presented to Marjorie Nygard, APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 2011-2012 SchoolCalendarwas system in Crystal has been installed. A 7777 121 Drive NE, Edinburg, ND 58227, School Board JANUARY 2011 MINUTES presented to the Board. water fountain in Edinburg School has been Personal Representative of the Estate, or A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager MSC:McCollum-Goodoien to approveMSC: M LaxdaI-S Laxdal to approve replaced with a new one. Supt. Oistad, III filed with the Court. (March 9, 16, 23, 2011) minutes 2011-2012 School Calendar reported on information and cost of mats for Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous gym walls, discussiorl followed with no Dated this 24th day of February, 2011. APPROVAL OF RNANCIAL REPORTS A letter from State Fire&Tornadoacti°ntaken' The new sh°t cl°cks are up in r ] Hot Lunch beginning balance is regarding flood insurance was reviewed by both schools and thank you notes have Marjorie Nygard / t miss $14,923.10-Month end balance the Board. Discussion followed; the been sent to Citizens State Bank and VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT#118 Personal Representative on [ $17,211.43 . consensus of the Board was not to pursue Columbia Grain for their donation. BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ] anli ue I Activitiesbeginning balance isflood coverage for the three locations. D. SPORTS COOP WEDNESDAY 5:30PM FEB. 23, 2011 Wes R. Welch, PC $33,893.89-Month end balance $35,433.52 A proposed ELL Committee consisting of Supt. Oistad, Itl reported on HOOPLE, ND 201 Briggs Ave S, MSC: M Laxdal- Pastorek to approve Andrew Currie, Val Gultickson, and Karen administrators meeting with Drayton on the Park River, ND 58270 financial report Midgarden was presented to the Board for possible expansion of sports coopMeeting called to order by Board Attorney for Personal Representative Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous approval, programming between Drayton and Valley- President Hall The February 2011 Savings Analysis MSC: Pastorek-McCollum to approve Edinburg. Discussion followed with Fred Hall, Valley-Edinburg Board (March 9, 16, 23, 2011) ,/~/~ ' 2011 Schedule of Cash Deposited in Each ELL Committee ' consensus to pursue coop. President, Mary Laxdal Dianne Goodoien, District Bank was presented to the Board. Assuming a roll-caltvote-vote unanimous MSC: McCollum-Brandvold to accept Wayne Brandvold, and Sbeila Laxdal Total District Cash: Superintendent Evaluation needs to be expansion of sports coop School Board Members YO~ s0ttrce f0r General Fund Checking 972,214.86completed by March 15th. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous Others present: John Oistad, Ill , __~_ General Fund Savings 427,870.58 Legislative update hand out was given to D. NEGOTIATIONS Superintendent Building Fund Checking 25,678.01 the Board. Supt. Oistad, III presented petition of Happy-appenln-sH g Building Fund Savings SECONDARY PRINCIPAL Recognition NOTICE OF RECOGNITION Special Activities Checking 40,074.13Principal Larson reviewed the second MSC: Goodoien-Pa~torek to approve MSC: Goodoien-Brandvold to recognize Hot Lunch Checking 16,163.78semester schedule with the Board. Larson Petition of Recognition from Valley- Valley-Edinburg Education Association as 0 Total Cash: 1,482,001.36 reviewed principal s report and voiced Edinburg Education Association unit exclusive representative negotiating unit 1/2 of Total Cash Less checking funds desire to have cameras installed in the Assuming a rollcallvote-vote unanimous Assuming roll call vote-vote unanimous w~h COUnty P already at Citizens State Bank:741,000.68 halls. Leroy golney, a former Crystal MSC: Goodoien-SLaxdal to consider tess Special ActivitiesChecking (40,074.13) resident, has requested a high school Valley-Edinburg Education Association as Meeting wasadjourned Hot Lunch Checking (16,163.78) diploma; contact will be made with DPI on appropriate negotiating unit. Board will 284 6333 Balance needed in Citizens 684,762.77how to pursue this issue. Girls Basket Ball meet on February 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM in [ wcpress@ polaroomm.com | Savings Accounts: (427,870.58) Senior night will be February18th. Hoople to investigate petition and @p / e o Box49 / Cash to be deposited to Savings: ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL " determine the question of representation wcpress 01arc0mm.c0m 256,892.19 A hand out from Principal Currie was and post notice of determination. (March 23, 2o11) [ Park River, ND 58270 ] MSC: to deposit money into Citizen's reviewed. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous SfltOOL