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ff Page 8 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JUNE I 3, 2018 U J Photos: Submitted Above: Park River Area School is proud to recognize the following .students with the rollPRide Award (L to R): Mitchell Shirek, Jacey Meek, Gavin Meek, Jayden Hove, Austin Brandvold, and lan Helgeson. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River Area School is proud to recognize the fol- lowing students with the rollPRide Award for the fourth quarter: Mitchell Shirek, Jacey Meek, Gavin Meek, Jayden Hove, Austin Brandvold, and Ian Helgeson. One student was selected fi'om each grade that most consistently demonstrated the char- acter traits of rollPRide (positive attitude, resiliency, integrity, dependability, and ef- fort). Grade 7 Mitchell Shirek is the son of John and Mollie Shirek. Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself this school year? A: "To make the A Honor Roll each quarter" Q: What hobbies or leisure time activ ities do you enjoy? A: "Sports, Outdoor Activities, Church Activities, Hanging around with friends and farming" Q: What does Integrity mean to you? A: "Doing the right thing even when no one is watching and telling the truth" Q: Integrity is something that can be practiced each day How can thinking about Integrity help you as you continue to grow as a young person and as you be come an adult? to do in your life that would make a differ- ence in the world, what would it be? A: "Put an end to terrorism and help solve the world hunger issues." Grade 8 Jacey Meek is the daughter of Adam and Kristy Meek Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself this school year? A: "To work hard and get good grades." Q: What hobbies or leisure time activ- ities do you enjoy? A: "Spending time on the computer and spending time outside." Q: what does Integrity mean to you? A: "Doing the best you can all the time." Q: If there is one thing you would like to do in your life that would make a differ- ence in the world, what would it be? A: "Just be nice to other people." Grade 9 Gavin Meek is the son of Adam and Kristy Meek. Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself this school year? A: "Get through a good high school ca- reer and then go on to college." Q: What hobbies or leisure time activ- Q: What does Integrity mean to you? A: "Being honest and doing what's right." Q: Integrity is something that can be practiced each day. How can thinking about Integrity help you as you continue to grow as a young person and as you be- come an adult? A: "It will teach you to do the right thing and help you form good relation- ships." Q: If there is one thing you would like to do in your life that would make a differ- ence in the world, what would it be? A: "I'd like to make a difference, even if it's just to one person. To be able to help people who are down by taking time to talk to them and help them out." Grade 10 Jayden Hove is the son of Doug and Pare Hove Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself this school year? A: "I want to end this school year with a 3.7 gpa and end this year on a good note." Q: What hobbies or leisure time activ- ities do you enjoy? A: "Watching YouTube, playing video games, and playing with my dogs Max and Mac." Q: Integrity is something that can be practiced each day. How can thinking about Integrity help you as you continue to grow as a YOung person and as you be- come an adult? A: "Integrity can help me down the road by keeping me honest about myself and being honest with others." Q: If there is one thing you would like to do in your life that would make a differ- ence in the world, what would it be? A: "Find the perfect college to go to where I can work to create a device that would change the world; like a new revo- A: "Thinking about integrity will help you become more responsible which will lead to being a more successful adult." Q: If there is one thing you would like to do in your life that would make a differ- ence in the world, what would it be? A: "Helping everyone get the opportu- nity to have the career of their dreams." Grade 12 Ian Helgeson is the son of Dr. Mark Helgeson and Dr. Doff Carlson. Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself this school year? lutionary phone or computer." A: "To graduate with honors and make "; the A Honor Roll." I Grade 11 Q: What hobbies or leisure time activ- Austin Brandvold is the son of Mike ities do you enjoy? Brandvold and Kathryn O'Leary. outt': "Hanging with friends and working ] Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself this school year? Q: What does Integrity mean to you? I A: "I was striving to be selected as a A: "Being honest and having strong! rollPRide student this year." moral principles." = Q: What hobbies or leisure time activ- ities do you enjoy? A: "Playing and Watching Sports." Q: What does Integrity mean to you? A: "Being respected by others is im- portant and always doing the right thing no matter the consequences." Q: Integrity is something that can be practiced each day. How can thinking Q: Integrity is something that can be practiced each day. How can thinking about Integrity help you as you continue to grow as a young person and as you be- come an adult? A: "It can remind me to be a leader and to help others." Q: If there is one thing you would like to do in your life that would make a differ- ! 1 A: "It can make you become a more ities do you enjoy? Q: What does Integrity mean to you? about Integrity help you as you continue to ence in the world, what would it be? successful person." A: "Playing video games and watching A: "Integrity means being honest about grow as a young person and as you be- A: "I am planning to get into the FBI or Q: If there is one thing you would like " " " " " videos, yourself and with yout!10ved0nes,i come an.acl lt? ::r! ,!!i~ CIAandwork to viotence By Jennifer Thompson PARK RIVER, N.D. -- My name is Jennifer Thompson and I have been on the Park River Area School Board since 2010. My husband Ron and I have both graduated from Park River High School and three of our four chil- dren are also Aggie Alumni, our youngest will be a Senior this upcoming fall. When I was elected to serve.as a member of the school board eight years ago, I was g bit apprehensive of what to expect and what exactly my role as a board member en- tailed. I was glad to learn that, by law, all newly elected school board members are to attend an inservice workshop conducted by North Dakota School Boards Association (NDSBA) After I attended the seminar, I was less apprehensive and more confident that serving on the PRA school board was going to be something I would enjoy New member seminars, law seminars, and annual school board conventions are held in Bismarck every October. These workshops are full of information about what NDSBA describes, in a nutshell, as the basic functions of a school board: planning, policy making, ju- dicial, and the appraisal and eval- uation of the school's programs. At every convention or seminar I have attended, there seems to be one main theme that ties every- thing a school board does togeth- er and that is: teamwork. Being a part of any board re- quires teamwork and we are re- minded that as individuals we certainly have our opinions but we have no power or authority alone, but as a team we work together as a whole to make policies and de- cisions as we focus on the PRAS Mission Statement: to promote MORRIS, Minn -- Christian Coffinet-Crean, of Minto, has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Min nesota, Morris, one of the most re spected public liberal arts colleges in the nation Coffinet Crean, a 2018 gradu ate of Minto High School, will at tend Morris beginning Fall 2018 Coffinet Crean is the recipient of an Achievement Scholarship, renewable up to four years Achievement Scholars are se letted based on their academic ac complishments at the time ofap plication All firstyear students who submit an application to learning for all people in a positive, caring atmosphere. On June 12, the school board election takes place and this year we will have a newly elected board member to take the place of Terry Novak who is not running for re-election. I hope that whoever wins the election will find that be- ing on the PRA School Board team is both rewarding and chal- lenging as we strive to work to- gether to provide quality education for all of our students. Editor s Note." Thompson is a director on the Park River Area School Board. School Board Blog is a bimonthly column featuring Park River Area School Board m em ber perspectives. to Attend the f Minnesota Morris are automatically consid- ered for an Achievement Schol- arship package. Through personal and aca- demic discovery, the University of Minnesota, Morris provides op- portunities for students to grow in- tellectually, engage in communi- ty, experience environmental stew- ardship and celebrate diversity. A renewable and sustainable edu- cational experience, Morris pre- pares graduates for careers, for ad- UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MORRIS Coffinet-Crean to Attend the University of Minnesota vanced for lifelong learn- ing, for wt'rk rtd flexibility in the future, and for global citizen- ship. : t,1 1 BISMARCK, N.D. -- School wilt soon be out for the summer. It along with the time of day or night, their child's physical or mental lira- ~ is a welcome break for some, but for. parents or caregivers, it can mean itations, and the accessibility of a parent or other adults. The brochure having to decide if their children can stay home alone. This decision also touches on other factors to consider such as self-care and home ! may leave many families with questions about when it is safe for chil- safety strategies. 1 dren to be without adult supervision. Baker added that if families make their decision with these factors l The North Dakota Depamnent of Human Services' Children and Faro- in mind, it can help create a more positive experience for both parents ! ily Services Division and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota have an and children. informational brochure available called Home Alone: Is Your Child "Communication also plays an important role in determining a child's Ready?'that provides guidance and answers some of the most common ability to stay home alone," said Sandy Tibke, executive director of Pre- child supervision questions. The brochure is online at vent Child Abuse North Dakota. "Parents should simply ask their child ! www.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/family.html, about their feelings, and if there is any hesitation, parents may want i "There is no state law in North Dakota that specifies the age a child to wait until their child is more prepared. Never assume your child is . t can stay home alone or babysit another child," said Marlys Baker, child protection services administrator for the department. "Age is not the only factor parents should consider when making their decision. There are guidelines used by county social service offices when assessing re- ports of children who are inadequately supervised. I encourage parents not only to talk to their children about safe "home alone" strategies, but to test their knowledge by asking questions like 'what would you do ifa stranger knocks at the door,' or 'what do you do if friends come over and break the rules in our house.'" Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready? outlines several factors parents should weigh in their decision-making process, including age, emo- tional well-being and maturity, length of time their child would be alone ready just because he or she is 12 or 13 years old." Parents and caregivers with questions on child supervision guide- lines can also contact their county social service office. Contact in- formation is at www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/countysocialserv/. Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota and the North Dakota State Uni- versity Extension Service Parent Resource Centers also offer helpful information and training opportunities for parents and caregivers. De- tails can be found on their websites: www.pcand.org and https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pen. The Department of Human Services' Children and Family Servic- es Division and other public and private partners work to strengthen families and promote child well-being. Nort Star ! Monday - Saturday: 6am - 8pm ii Sunday: 10am - 8pm i Hot Stuff Pizza Large Pan ] Single Topping Pizzas $12 i Subs, Sandwiches, Appetizers, " Salads available i Noon Specials i t, Mon- Chinese Cuisine IE - Tues - Tacos I *Wed - Turkey. *Thurs - Roast Beef lll'li illl Fri wit - Chicken t . Fried v===t== Steak ! 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