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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS -.WEDNESDAY, APRIL I 8, 20 8 Page 7 Z~,~'-Z Z, =- =- -Z.;" :" - ---'- --"~-Z;'-"-~ -= .Z .-= ~. .Z .Z Z~ZZ,~, ;-L?2 Z-,-~Z ;.~ --- Thur. April l9 - to chanae without notice EDMORE "PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDMOI~) Skim milk, salad bar option, juice~fruit, whole wheat products served daily Thurs- B: caramel rolls L: hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, sauce Fri- B: oatmeal, toast L: beef stroganoff, corn, dinner roll Men- B: cereal. L: tater tot hot dish, carrots, fresh buns, sauce Tues- B: oatmeal, toast L: BBQ'S, french fries Wed- B: cereal L: Meal of the Month: scrambled egg, s, sausage patty, pancakes or French toast sticks w/whip topping, strawberries/blueberries/bana FORDVILLE-LAN'KIN SCHOOL (FORDVILLE) Milk, ~Tread, and salad bar or reg. tray are served daily. Thurs- B: breakfast sandwich L: chicken'patty, mashed potatoes w/country gravy, frtlif cups Thurs- B: breakfast burrito L: hamburger steak in gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, fresh fruit Fri- B: caramel rolls, assorted cereal L: hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, fresh fruit Men- B: waffles, syrup L: chicken Alfredo, garlic toast, fruit cups Tues- B: breakfast pizza L: veg. beef soup, assorted sandwiches, cheese slices, fresh fruit Wed- B: cinnamon rolls, assorted cereal L: baked potatoes, ham slices, cream corn, green beans, fruit cups Mllqro ~uc SCHOOL (MINTO) Pruits, Vegetables, milk,peanut butter, jelly, and bread served with all meals. Thurs- B: yogurt parfaits L: spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic toast Fri-~'Bt breakfast enchiladas L: chiolalm patties on a bun, chips Men-" B: cinnamon twists L: corn dogs, coleslaw Tues- B: muffins, yogurt L: unstuffed cabbage roll hot dish, dinner roll Wed- B: biscuits, sausage & gravy L: race salad, retried beans PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (PARK RIVER) Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar and milk served daily. News and Notes from Park River Area School Thurs- B: frittatas, toast L: hot ham & cheese, triangle potatoes F~i- B: WG cinnamon' rolls, yogurt, toast L: French bread pizza, corn on the cob Men- B: breakfast taco L: hamburger hot dish, green beans, WG bun Tues- B: omelets, toast L: chicken, mashed potatoes Wed- B: biscuits & gravy L: stuffed, crush peperoni pizza, carrots VALLEY- EDINBURG K-4 (HOOPLE) Presh v~ies (lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, celery), fruit and milk served at each meal. Peanut Butter and felly sandwiches offered as an alternative to the entree. Thurs- pulled pork, mac and cheese, cauliflower Fri-' hot dogs, French fries, baked beans Men- hamburgers, French fries, baked beans Tues- chicken nuggets, potato wedges, peas Wed- sub sandwiches, potato chips, stcmned broccoli VALLEY-I~. DINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Salad bar, fruit, milk served at each meal. Thurs- chicken and rice hot dish, buns with butter, California Medley Fri- soft shell tacos, retried beans, assorted toppings Men- teriyaki chicken, rice w/vegetables Tues- crispitos, assorted topp'mgs Wed- chicken strips, mashed potatoes & gravy corn VALLEY-EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit, ves.~ie bar, dessert, peanut butter and jelly served with all meals. Thurs-tomato soup, sandwiches Fri- chicken & rice bake, carrots Men- French toast sticks, sausage patty, roasted potatoes Tues - pepperoni pizza, breadsticks, marinara sauce Wed- taco salad in a shell, toppings Photos: Larry Biri Left: Ally Knutson (front) and Sierra Jenson lay out the hundreds of dresses collected. Right: As the dresses cover the gym floor in Edinburg, the scope of the project is evident. "Haiti relSresents how the poor- est of the poor live," Lorraine said. Because the children they see at the Real Hope for Haiti clinic and the Rescue Center often are mal- nourished and the island climate is hot and humid, Ally and Sierra's project featured a pillowcase dress design. The dresses are adjustable with ties around the neck to adapt to a child with a small frame. They fit a cultural need as well as a medical one. The feeling of making a differ- ence in the lives of these children is an indescribable one. As Ally and Sierra shared their journey of in- spiring strangers across the coun- try to join them in clothing the needy, friends and family through- out the gym could be seen wiping tears away. For Ally and Sierra it portant possessions. Simple things we take for granted are considered unessential, as their primary goal isto feed their families. For many of the girls who re- ceive these dresses, Lorraine ex- plained, this is the first time they get to put on something new. "They get to put on a dress that says, 'I'm beautiful.'" Lorraine married Zach five and a half years ago. She went on a mission trip to Haiti and they con- nected. She joined the mission to make a difference. "When you find your passion in life your persevere," Lorraine said. "When you find your passion, you find your purpose." She urged the students to take note. "When you leave and you see the vastness and the hardness of the world and the battles that are go- is more than just a package getting " Photo" Allison Olimb ing on and factions fighting with sent half a wofld away, they already . . . " one another, I want you to re- have received photographs of lit- Above: Coming together for a cause (kto R) Davis *Zaeh" Zachary, founder of Real Hope for Haiti; Sierra Jen- member what these girls did. They fie girls, faces beaming, showing SOft, senior; Katie Skoog, owner Simple Life Pattern Co.; Led Hnga n, FCCLA adviser; Ally Knutson, senior; found something that made a dif- off their brand'new ffiShions. Lorraine Zachary, Real Hope for Haiti terence in themselves. They found : In Haiti, L rrafn S rid;."evety as ' - t .: ,rpurpose and then they shared iL pect of your life has a choice and of Haiti can be quite.resourceful make sacrifices. Lorraine showed to be treated for sores on their feet, And they shared it across the a consequence. Though the people and tough, they often have to photographs of children who had as shoes are one of the least im- whole world." By Brad Brummond ble. My children Who have gone PARKRIVER, N.D. -- I am off to NDSU tell me that PRAS Brad Brummond and I represent prepared them well for the major the City of Park River on the PRAS challenges that universities present school board. I have a passion for to students coming out of high education as I am the son of two school. teachers and I myself have a degree We have one other great advan- in Agriculture Education. I cur- tage to offer our students that many rently teach agriculture in my job schools only dream of. We have as NDSU Extension Agent Walsh one of the best career andtechnical County. My father and brother also centers in the state of North Dakota served on school boards. I am a in North Valley. The students there graduate of Sargent Central High regularly excel in many different School. measurements. I have served as I feel many people have a mis- board president there for several conception of what the role a years and have brought my philos- school plays in the community, ophy on education to this board From my perspective our number and as at PRAS it is working very one goal is to provide the best edu- well. I am a little disappointed that cation we can to our children in the more young people do not look at most cost effective way possible, this center and a career in the tech- We are a board of education not a nical jobs that are in high demand board of sports or a civic organiza- today Diesel mechanics, welders, tion. My focus has always been on carpenters, health, busines's and recruiting, supporting and hiring agriculture all need the. students the best teachers and staff so we these programs turn out. Adds for can give our children the very best diesel mechanics have run regu- education possible. There are many larly in our newspapers for weeks. people in my position that believe These are jobs that pay good holding down teacher salaries and cutting costs to the point it affects money and do not require 4 year degrees for the most part. Our so- the education is the way to go. I am ciety is in desperate need of these firmly on the other side of the equa- skilled technicians. We can't all be tion. The only way you can attract doctors and lawyers. and keep good teachers is to pay them as much as you can afford to. In closing I would like to say we There are teacher shortages in just can be proud of our success in ath- about every field from elementary letics over the past few years but to high school. It is a real challenge we can also be proud of our aca- for our board to fill positions with demic achievements. My last child qualified teachers due to this envi- will leave the PRAS school system ronment. If you lo6k at our ACT in a few short weeks and it saddens scores and assessments you will me that this "phase of my life is find that PRAS has done very well coming to a close. I would like to when we compare our scores to the thank all the staff and teachers that state average and schools of similar did so much for my children. You size. We have also done very well are truly exceptional. When you on being efficient with tax payer see a teacher the next time thank dollars as we have one of the low- them for their selfless service to our est costs per student for education children and community. in the state and area. I feel this is Editor's Note: Brummond is a proofthatwehaveprovidedaqual- director on the Park River Area ity education for the students in our School Board. School Board Blog district in an efficient manner. I am is, a bimonthly column featuring quite proud of our school and the Park River Area School Board people that make all of this possi- member perspectives. Above: Mrs. Hylden pictured with some of her kindergarten students. By Brenda Nilson emic Progress" then "State As- PARK RIVER, N.D.-- It has sessment" and then "Student been a busy week at PRAES as Achievement." grades 3-6 started their North Dakota State Assessments. Not sure if you all know this or not, but our district typically out scores the state average on a yearly basis! This is the accumulation of many great things that takeplace in this district! We have a devot- ed, dedicated staff who are con- tinually growing as teachers and there is great support from parents and community members. I hope you take a few minutes to check out our school district's profile. The link can b'e found on the homepage of our school's web-site in the left-hand column titled "DPI Insight Dashboard" or go to: https://insights.nd.gov/After you search our district, select "Acad- Be sure to click on the dropbox link to select the whole district or the elementary or high school. There are colorful charts showing three years of data, which can be broken down by specific grade lev- els. I hope you make the time someday to take a look. As the year comes to a close, I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for another great school year! Oh, we have Our ups and downs and we try new things and work through certain issues, but overall I look back with great pride to see how much the students at PRAES have grown over the year. It truly is amazing!!!! On a final note, this year will be the last for a very special lady who Photo: Submitted has been inspiring delightful mu- sic in the Park River School Dis- trict for over 38 years, Mrs. Lor- fie Hylden. What an outstanding person who has developed an in- credible program throughout the years! The staff and students from Park River will miss you dearly! If you'd like to celebrate with Mrs. Hylden, there will be a retirement party for her, Mr. Lar- ry Omdahl and Mrs. Nancy Lar- son on Wednesday, May 16 from 3:30-5:00 in the Alumni room. Thank you for everything you have done for the students. You have all touched many lives in un- measurable ways! Now, take time to relax and enjoy! We wish you all the best!!! Editor's Note: Brenda Nilson is the Elementary Principal of Park River Area School. It t + i