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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 Thur. April 5" Wed. rll Ae n Meals are subject to change without notice EDMORE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDMORE) Skim milk, salad bar option, juice~fruit, whole wheat products served daily Thurs- B: cereal L: hot ham & cheese, sweet potato fries, fruit Fri- B: yogurt, toast, sauce L: soft taco, shredded cheese, lettuce, corn, sauce, rice pudding Men- B: oatmeal, toast, sauce L: spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic toast, green beans, applesauce Tues- B: omelet, toast L: chicken burger, French fries, fruit Wed- B: 'muffins L: scalloped potatoes w/ham, carrots, dinner roll, sauce' FORDVILLE~LANKIN, SCHOOL (FoRDVILLE) Milk, bread, and salad bar or vcg. tray ape served daily. Thurs- B: pancakes syrup L: BBQ'd meatballs, cheesy scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, fresh fruit Fri- B: BB Coffee Cake, assorted cereal L: pepperoni or cheese pizza, fresh fruit Men- B: fried eggs, toast L: chicken tortilla soup, assorted sandwiches, crackers, cheese slices, fruit sauce Tues- B: waffles, syrup L: taco salad w/assorted toppings, Spanish rice, fruit cups Wed- B: grilled cheese L: hamburgers w/toppings, French fries, fruit cups MINTO PUBUC SCHOOL (MINTO) Fruits, vegetables, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and bread served with all meals. Thurs- B: cereal, toast L: hot dish, dinner roll Fri- B: breakfast pizza L: hot ham & cheese sandwich, chips Men- B: donuts 1: enchilada hot dish, ferried beans Tues- B: french toast L: chicken alfredo, bread sticks Wed- B: pop tarts L: chili, bread sticks, crackers PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (PARK RIVER) Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar and milk served daily. Thurs- B: breakfast pizza L: pepperoni pizza pocJcets, carrots Fri- B: cereal, toast 1: corn dogs, beans Men- B: pancakes, sausage L: popcorn chicken, smiley fries Tues- B: cereal, toast L: corn dogs, beans Wed- B: pancakes, sausage L: popcorn chicken, smiley fries MALLEY- EDINBURG K-4 (HooPLE) 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- mandarin chicken, rice, veggie medley Fri- French bread pizza, peas Men- chicken Alfredo, broccoli, breadsticks Tues- taco in a bag, refried beans Wed- scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice VALLEY~EDINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Salad bar, fruit, milk served at each meaL Thurs- lasagna, garlic toast, California Medley Fri-tuna noodle hot dish, bread and butter, peas and carrots Men- chili, grape uncrustables Tues- chicken nuggets, baked beans Wed- Early Dismissal turkey subs, chips, baked beans VALLEY-EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit, wedgie bar, dessert, peanut butter and jelly served with all meals. Thurs- chicken dumpling soup, summer sausage sandwiches Fri- tater tot hot dish, corot Men- teriyaki chicken, rice, peas Tues- baked potato bar, broccoli cheese or stroganoff topping Wed- race in a bag, toppings FARGO, N.D. -- An area student has been selected as a finalist for Innovation Challenge '18, a competition for student innovators at North Dakota State University. The finals are scheduled for Thursday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union. A total of 20 student teams will present their innovative projects for potential businesses. Innovation Challenge '18 is an annual com- petition featuring new, unique or re-imagined products and services developed by NDSU students. The students compete for cash prizes during the competition, which is pre- sented by the NDSU Office of the Provost, in partnership with the NDSU Research and Technology Park. A team project called "T-Prime Thera- peutics" was entered by students Matthew A team project called'T-PrimeTherapeutics' was entered by students Matthew Confeld and Abigail Zikmund.The team is developing a genetically unique vaccine for cancers. Confeld and Abigail Zikmund. The team is de- veloping a genetically unique vaccine for can- cers. Confeld is a pharmaceutical sciences ma- jor from Winsted, Minnesota. Zikmund is a senior majoring in microbiology from Pisek, North Dakota. She is the daughter of Tim and Jacqui Zikmund, Pisek. A total of 20 projects were selected as fi- nalists by an independent panel of judges. There are three tracks, including: Products - creating and selling a physi- cal item Services - finding ways to help someone else do something better Social Impact- changing public view or developing a non-profit organization "T-Prime Therapeutics" is in the Services category. "Innovation Challenge is an idea compe- tition, not a business plan competition. Of course, an innovative idea is a precursor to an . entrepreneurial endeavor. Students learn how to develop their innovative ideas and how to pitch them to various audiences," explained Chuck Hoge, NDSU Research and Technol- ogy Park executive director. "Come one, come all. The finals are open to the public, and give you a chance to wit- ness the final pitch that NDSU students pres- ent to judges with hope that they will 'invest' the $5,000 grand prize in each track," said Emily Schubert, NDSU Research and Tech- nology Park communication and program co- ordinator. "Anyone can attend and watch the pitches. Students can see what they could be a part of in next year's Innovation Challenge." The competition culminates at an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 17, when the win- ners will be announced. r iJ+;~iliiiiiiiiiii~i;iiiii BISMARCK, N.D. -- Appli- NDStudent. Applications are be- cations for students in grades 7-12 ing accepted through April 27, are now being taken for the North 2018. Dakota Main Street Initiative Stu- The committee will convene at dent Advisory Committee. This times convenient for student mem- committee will be part of the bers to attend and hold approxi- Healthy, Vibrant Communities mately five virtual meetings an- pillar of the Main Street Initiative nually. and will focus on allowing youth Governor Doug Burgum's Main to share ideas to help build the community they want to call home Street Initiative is focused on in North Dakota. community driven (grassroots) Interested students should be in- growth, and founded on three pil- volved in their community and be lars: a skilled workforce; smart, ef- willing to share ideas for im- ficient infrastructure; and healthy, provement of North Dakota's vibrant communities. communities. Applications can For additional information on be submitted online at" Main Street Initiative, visit https://www, surveymonkey.cOm/r/ :~! f~ /i f,: / By Sophie Laaveg PARK RIVER, N.D.- The Walsh County Ranch Hands held there last meeting on August 9th The Walsh Winners 4-H club helda meeting at the Extension office on March 25, 2018. President Gretchen Bmmmond called the meeting to order. 12 people were present. We had all of our officers present except for the Vice President. At the meeting we discussed up- coming dates for events (variety show, project expo, communication arts, consumer choice, clothing review, swim party and upcoming meetings). The April meeting is scheduled for the 15th at Icelandic State Park where we will have a lesson on birding. After the meeting, Becca, Jonas & Torfin Kjelland led a lesson on making salsa with fresh vegetables (tomatoes, pep- pers, onions, lemon juice, and siracha). The salsa was amazing! Editor Note: Laaveg is the club reporter for Walsh County Ranch Hands 4-H club. By Diana Hahn such as "No school board member PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In this, may be an employee of the school my first, blog let me start offby in- district " To how we would like to troducing myself. I have been on handle sports co-ops, graduation the Park River Area School Board requirements, patron complaints, since July of2002,just a month be- staff, bullying, and student con- fore my youngest child was bum. duct. One of our newest policies, I have served on various board "Tuition Assistance Policy," is how committees, as president, and cur- the board is encouraging our teach- rently I am the vice president. I ers to continue their education to was bum and raised in Park River, receive a masters degree and how graduated from Park River and the school is willing to help them UND, and chose to make my home in that endeavor. In my early years here. I truly love and support this on the board, we went through town and area of North Dakota. I every policy over a two-year pe- have found serving on the school riod to update them. Since then we board to be a very rewarding expe- continue to revisit and revise poli- rience and have truly enjoyed hav- cies as laws change; as recom- ing a bigger part in my children's mended by the ND School Boards education than most parents have Association; or as we see a need to. the opportunity too. I always learn Policies may not be all encompass- something new at the annual North ing but give us the direction needed Dakota School Boards Association to run a successful school. All of Convention, which helps remind our districts policies can be found me that I am never too old to learn on the school website, under the and be open to new ideas, school board page if you wanted to In the last blog written by our look up something specific. Along president, Bill Bata, he talked with the policy manual, you will about one of a school board's most also find our meeting agendas and important jobs is to give the school past meetings minutes. So, if you direction and establish a vision, are ever wondering what's hap- We talk about vision and wanting pened or happening or have a ques- to be welcoming, proactive, inno- tion, I not only encourage you to vative, encourage our staff and stu- talk to a board member or our ad- dents to always be learners, and ministration, but to look to our have current technology (to name website: a few). One of the ways we give Editor's Note: Hahn is the vice direction is to set policy that the president of the Park River Area staff, students, board, and patrons School Board. School Board Blog are to follow and enforce when is a bimonthly column featuring necessary. Some are as simple as Park River Area School Board following the law or century code member perspectives. Photos: Allison Olimb Above: b"tt nts, administrators, and staff from ten different schools came together with telecommunications pro- fessionals to discuss their experiences and questions regarding their television channel and programming. ~ ,'atrft -'- y t~,= x.'r~ .'r ,&-,y f'~,=.- ,~ rT r~ -'t. ~ -" r~ .' -"' "s' 1 other telecommunication companies such as North Bor- der (United Communications) and Dakota Prairie (North Dakota Telephone Company), Polar began work- ing with the other providers who have, in turn, offered similar opportunities to other schools in their regions. North Dakota Telephone Company, headquartered in Devils Lake, is owned by a consortium of three area telephone cooperatives (United Telephone Mutual Aid Cooperative, Langdon, N.D.; Dakota Central Ru- ral Telephone Cooperative, Carrington, N.D.; and Po- lax Communications). As a part of that collaboration Po- lar offers Devils Lake and Rugby stations on their ca- working With Leeds, which is considering adding a chan- nel to their school offerings. United also is working With Rolla and Dunseith to add channels. Joan said that connections across the state have been exciting as s hools such as Valley-Edinburg who have campuses in multiple towns and families who have youth in sports across the region have been able to connect Above: (Soat0d around the table from left) Toffy in a way they couldn't before. The School Channel Chat put administrators, teach- H0n aIld Joan SwdllZ from along darla ud- ers, and even some students from across the region m mund n, Danny Hanson, and Aaron Sehramm from the same room with the telecomunications tech pro- Pail(River Area listen intently to Devils Lake students. fessionals. Participants included Park River Area, Val- ley-Edinburg, Drayton, Northem Cass, Dakota Prairie, Lakota, Cavalier, Rugby, Devils Lake, and Leeds. Joan addressed the group. "We've never done this before so we don't have a strict agenda." She opened the floor for questions. Park River Area instructor Danny Hanson was the first to transition the conversation to content. "What is everybody doing for content? How do you use your channel?" Kerri Stegman of Drayton said that they first ask themselves, "Who is using our channel?" Content Each school decides its curriculum and subsequent programming. The class uses hands-on, experiential learning on a semester-by-semester basis. They feature announcements, school events, concerts, sports and more, both prerecorded and live. Aaron Schramm of Park River Area School asked the other schools if they had noticed a shift in attendance at their games with the televised option available. Mitch Jorgensen of Valley-Edinburg, which televises all of their home games, said that they see it as a service to the eld- erly. Pete Thingelstad, also of Valley-Edinburg, added that as their home games are spread across multiple i towns, "there is a lot more travel for our area." Stephanie Skeen of Rugby questioned the legality of televising school productions for drama and music. Other schools explained how with music you buy the rights to the music, but theater productions require that you purchase the video rights per performance. She also asked if anyone hadproblems with boys wanting to do videos involving extreme stunts. Phillip Maritato, a student at Devils Lake, said that there a lot of times where they have to ask and the answer is no. One of their most well received video projects the Devils Lake students have done was a profile on their lunch ladies. The project had such a great reception, the Grand Forks Herald,even picked up the story. A key part of many of the class projects is their an- nouncements. Devils Lake said that they produce a dai- ly piece. Others still prefer a weekly format. Rugby said that they also have been trying to piece together month in review stories with a news format including two anchors where they note awards, sports stats, clips and photos in addition to sports season recaps. Devils Lake added that another of their popular pro- ductions have been the sports hype videos similar to what would be shown prior to an NDSU or UND game. Hanson added that beyond the school itself, they also have gotten involved in community events. : Participation Across the region student participation has varied. Devils Lake has hosted a production class for the past 20 years, only recently gaining television access. They have an application process for their students. Rug- by stated that they had to cap their class because of the technology they have available for editing. Drayton said that while they had good participation, they had found too many students sitting idle can be a challenge. Lara Prozinksi of Devils Lake said that they felt 13 was the magic number. They would assign students jobs for the day as they would check in to class. Park River Area said that they have found that there is more of a preference to be on the filming or editing side of things. Finding students to be on camera was more of a challenge. Challenges for the school channel programs across the region involve getting staffcomfortable with hav- ing cameras in their rooms. Devils Lake student Shane Cavanaugh noted how they have one staff member who refuses to be on cam- era, but they also no.ted that they have a history teacher who comes to them with ideas. They discussed other ways they get their ideas, whether they have utilized any forms of social media to advertise their channel programming, and how they chose to credit the class. Leeds was the only school in attendance who has not been actively involved yet. They came with questions as they are looking to launch a multimedia program of their own. Student Teachers Joan explained that the way Polar does the channels in their service area is that they offer and install the equip- ment necessary. They then hold a training camp where a student who already is familiar with the software comes in to teach the next round of students. They provide tech- nical support, but the rest of it is up to the schools and the students. "Students become the experts really fast," Joan said. Northern Cass noted that they have their students film tutorials to pass along to the next group of students as a part of their end of the year project. Devils Lake said that they pair an old student up with a new as tutors. 'q'he biggest thing you need is passionate kids," Dar- ren Sheggemd of Dakota Prairie said. Park River Area noted the work that Jana Gud- mundson has been doing in their school. Their Pony Pride program has been building future interest with el- ementary students producing clips. The schools shared ideas about how to improve sound quality and the best way to mic students. They offered ideas for working with iPads and drones They also dis- cussed the importance of digital citizenship. Joan said that she felt like the conversation between the schools was very beneficial. Since this project be- gan the equipment is similar, but every channel is unique from the Valley-Edinburg elementary "Star Wars" ex- pert who provided the perfect audio theme music to the Park River Area School Battle of the Books to the North- em Cass sporting events that a Walsh County grand- parent can connect to from home. "I feel like I have a story from every school," she said.