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i SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 7 skill and we will be having fun leaming to read this school year. Remember to read, read, read?" Fnrst Grade: Meet Barb Forsgren Barb Forsgren also is teaching first grade this year. Barb is from Adams, N.D. She has been a teacher for 27 years. "For the first 26 years of my career I taught first and second in Adams and then last year I taught first grade in Grafton," she said. She went to the University of North Dakota for two years and then finished her BS in Education at Mayville State. She followed a love of teach- ing from a young age. "Growing up in Fairdale I did a lot of babysitting and I also taught Sun- day School and Bible School and really enjoyed being around chil- dren," she said. "Those experi- ences along with my love of mu- sic and art helped me decide to go into teaching." She said that her favorite part of the new school year is getting her room ready and then meeting and getting to know all of the new first graders. "First graders are al- ways so excited and anxious to start a new year. I also love to see my students from past years and how they have grown and changed," she said. Her advice to her students this year is: "Be kind to everyone and have a good attitude. Also, work hard but have fun! And as my stu- dents, read, read." Third Grade: Meet Kristi Seim Kristi Seim is teaching third grade reading and language arts this year. Originally from Adams, she currently resides in Park River. This is her 19th year of Photos: Larry Biri Above: New Park River TeacherS, Front (L-R) Patricia Kouba, Molly Syvertson, Katie Thompson and Kristi Seim; Back Row (L-R) Brett 0mdahl, Justin Kiefer, Jonathan Berg, Barb Forsgren and Kelli Johnson. Not Pictured: Allison Null and Carla Hickman. Right: First year fourth grade teacher Brett 0mdahl answered many questions during his first day of class in Park River. The advice he has for his stu- dents truly has a desire and wants teaching, dents: "Whatever you do in life, She earned her degree from the work at it with all your heart." University of North Dakota. Fifth Grade: She said that her focus would Meet Justin Kiefer be specific this year because "as an elementary teacher we teach all subjects but in Park River we departmentalize so that is why I am only teaching the Reading/LA curriculum." Her favorite part about the new school year is that it is a fresh ' start for everyone. to be in my class every day. We will have a lot of fun but we will be serious and ready to learn as well. Be ready for anything that I Justin Kiefer is teaching fifth may throw at your, some things grade reading, writing, grammar, may come unexpected!" spelling, and social studies this Sixth Grade: year. Originally from Aberdeen, Meet Patricia Kouba S.D., spent last year subbing in Patricia Kouba is teaching the Fargo area. This will be his reading and spelling for sixth first full-time classroom, grade for half the day and serving He attended grades K-12 at as elementary counselor for the Aberdee,n Roncalli,and then at- other half of my day. Patricia is Her advice for her tudents is: "Be yourself and come t0 s'diool each day with a positive attitude. You can do anything you put your mind to." Fourth Grade: Meet Brett Omdahl Brett Omdahl is teaching fourth grade this year. Brett is from Fordville, N.D., and has been a teacher for five years. He attended high school in Fordville-Lankin and continued on to earn his college degree at the University of North Dakota. He said that he decided on teaching because teaching and coaching always has been some- thing that he has enjoyed. His favorite part of the new school ear is the excitement that the children bring in. tended the Dakota for school before then transferring back home to attend Northern State University. He said that as an elementary education teacher he can teach all subject areas; the way the cur- riculum was split up in Park River Area was predetermined from the previous year so he will be fo- cusing on language arts and social studies. He said that he was excited to get into a classroom of his own this year. "My favorite part was meeting all of my students," he said. His advice for his students: "Come each day with an open mind and a willingness to learn. My goal is that each of my stu- Uni3~er~ity :qf,,NQrth from L ankin: She"said two years after high ' Tl e"rrl fiTa tn 15 miles from Lankin, Adams, Michigan and! Lawton joking that she basically is in the middle of nowhere. She has worked in education , Her favorite part about the new for 21 years, first as a special ed- school year is how refreshed and ucation teacher with Upper Val- ready to learn everyone is. "I love ley, then at Adams as a Title I the start of the new school year teacher for grades K- 12, also and seeing the kids come back all teaching some reading and math tan and relaxed after summer for grade three and four. "In break and ready to learn," she 2005, I pursued my master's in said. "Having a schedule is good Counseling and began working at for me, so getting back into the Adams, Edmore and Fordville as swing of things really gets my their K-12 counselor, she said. brain rolling with so many new She earned both of her degrees ideas." from the University of North The advice she has for her stu- Dakota. dents is the same advice she has "I am excited to be back in the for all students: "Be open to new classroom and love to read, so and interesting ideas and be kind this is a good fit," she said. to one another. Attitude is every- I Notice to Creditors Sharon Lee Schufletowski 5 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Sharon Lee Schufletowski, Deceased Probate No. 50-2013-PR-00049 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to Louis J. Schufletowski, Jr., personal representative of the estate or filed with the Court. Dated this 15 day of August, 2013 LOUIS J. SCHUFLETOWSKI, JR. Personal Representative Wes R. Welch, PC PO Box 107 201 Briggs Ave. S. Park River, ND 58270 (701)284-7833 Attorney ID #05022 Attorney for: Personal Representative (August 21, 28, and Sept. 4, 2013) e Park River Area School District #8 has the following items up for bids: 1996 Bluebird 48 passenger bus with approximately 202,000 miles, 1994 Pace four by eight foot enclosed trailer, Sealed bids will be accepted until noon, Sep- tember 12, 2013 and can be delivered to the high school office. These items are available for inspection during regular business hours. Park River Area reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Any questions, contact Kirk Ham at 701-284-7164 or Now Hiring: Route Sales of Grafton $1000 Sign On Bonus thru December Four day work week. Great benefits! or apply at Schwan's Home Service, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Your source for Happy Happenings. ) thing?" . -, . _ J u_nlor I-Ilgh: Meet Katie Thompson Katie Thompson is joining the faculty as the teacher for seventh grade geography and seventh and eighth grade science. Katie is from Park River. This is her first teaching job. Katie attended school at Mayville State University. She said that science and ge- ography are subjects that have al- ways fascinated her. "I leam something every single day in these two subject areas, making it fun and exciting. With North Dakota's current economic climate, I can show how impor- tant these subject areas are to the world we live in and how it re- lates to our everyday life," she said. "I strive to motivate students to think critically about how their actions effect, and are affected, by science and geography." Her favorite part about the new school year is the excitement of meeting new faces and being a positive role model for the stu- dents of Park River Area School. The advice she has for her stu- dents: "Working hard is never easy, but it's always rewarding." Math: Meet Jonathan Berg Jonathan Berg is teaching math for students in grades seven though ten. Berg is from Park River. He attended Mayville State University and has been teaching now for seven years. He said that he decided on that subject area because he always has been interested in education and especially enjoyed the chal- lenges of a good math class. "My favorite part is getting back to the students and in the overall routine," he said of going into the new school year. "Each year is a different year that has its own unique challenges that make this profession very exciting." The advice he has for his stu- dents is to be prepared to work hard in every class and apply yourselves to have a successful year. MAg Education: eet Allison NoR Allison Null is teaching agri- culture education this year. Orig- inally from Mahnomen, Minn., Allison graduated from the Uni- versity of Minnesota-Crookston. This is her first year teaching. Coming from a farming family in Mahnomen, she always has been interested in the agriculture field. "Growing up, I was an ac- tive member for Mahnomen's FFA Chapter. I loved every as- pect of the organization. It has al- ways been my dream to give that same experience to other students interested in agriculture and re- lated fields," she said. She said that her favorite part about starting a new school year is meeting new people and stu- dents. As a teacher being shared with North Valley, she said that she really is looking forward to starting a striving FFA Chapter in Grafton. The advice she has for her stu- dents: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Leam as if you were to live forever." - Gandhi The 1 lth teacher to join the staff is Junior High Learning Dis- abilities instructor Carla Hick- man. She was not available for comment at the time of print- ing. STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA SURPLUS VEHICLE PROPERTY PUBLIC AUCTIONS 4 big days statewide - Selling vehicles, heavy-equipment, shop, misc. Monday, September 9, 2013 9 AM CDT - Aberdeen, SD Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9 AM CDT - Mitchell, SD Wednesday, Septembe: 11,2013 9 AM CDT - Ft. 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