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Page 6 SCHOOL THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 Thur., Sept. - W00i., Oct. Meals are subject to chaage without notice EDMORE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDMoRE) Served Daily: Skim milk, salad bar option, whole wheat products Thurs: B: omelet, toast, sauce L: turkey noodle soup, assorted sandwiches, crackers, pickles, fruit Fri- B: cereal, yogurt L: spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic toast, green beans, sauce Men- B: cereal, yogurt L: taco salad, corn, lettuce, cheese, fruit Tues- B: breakfast wrap, sauce L: subs, macaroni salad, chips, sauce Wed- B: muffins, sauce L: chili, cheese, crackers, caramel rolls, sauce FORDVILLE~ LANKIN SCHOOL (FoRDVILLE) Milk & bread are served daily. Meals are subject to chanse. Thurs- B: breakfast pockets, juice 1: chef salad w/toppings, cinnamon rolls, veg. tray, fruit cups. Fri- B: cinnamon rolls, juice L: hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans WG chips, fresh fruit, veg. tray Men- B: assorted cereal, toast L: hot ham & cheese, pasta alfredo, veg. tray, fruit cups Tues- B: fried eggs, toast, juice L: soft shell tacos, nachos, assorted toppings, fruit cups, veg. tray MINTO l>UBLIC SCHOOL (MINTO) Fruits, vegetables, milk, peanut butter, jell% and bread served with all meals. Thurs- B: cereal, toast L: chicken race, refried beans Fri- B: muffins, yogurt L: roast beef sandwiches x/French dip Men- B: breakfast pizza L: grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup Tues- B: cinnamon rolls, toast L: spaghetti,, aflic t0ast , green beans Wed- B: French toast, syrup L: tater tot hot dish, dinner roll PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (PARK RIVER) Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar, and miIk ate seared daiIy. Thurs- B: cereal, toast L: tater tot hot dish Fri- B: cinnamon rolls, yogurt l: Fun Friday *New Item* Fish Burger, potato Men- B: cereal, toast L: polish sausage, baked beans Tues- B: eggs, toast L: pizza, corn on the cob Wed- B: breakfast on a stick L: BBQ pork on bun, coleslaw VALLEY- EDINBURG K-4 (HoOPLE) Fresh veies (lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, celery), fruit and milk served at each meal. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches offered as an alternative to the entTo. Thurs- ham, baked potato, cooked carrots, dinner roll Fri- hard shell taco, refried, beans, salsa Men- corn dogs, baked beans, potato variety Tues- hamburgers, French fries, peas Wed- (Pride of Dakota Day) Cloverdale hotdogs, Red River Valley Potatoes, Baker Boy treat VALLEY-EDINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Salad bar, fruit, milk served at each meal. Thurs- chili, bread & butter Fri- taco in bag w/toppings, refried beans Men- beef stir fry, rice, dinner roll Tues- tater tot hot dish, bread & butter Wed- ham, baked potato, dinner roll VALLEY-EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL ' (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit, veg,ie bar, dessert, peanut butter and jelly served with all meals. Thurs- baked potato, sour cream, cheese, meatballs, smokies in bbq sauce, carrots Fri- WGR French bread pizza, ice cream sandwich Men- crispitos, salsa, cheese, Bush's beans, Rice .Ksipie bar Tues- tater tot hot dish, WGR dinner roll, green beans Wed- "Pride of Dakota Day" Hamburger patty on WGR bun, cheese, tomato slices, potato salad, WGR chips PRA attents Collaborat00 21 national event By Rochelle Kovarik PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Hopefully, we are lucky enough to have at least one event or opportunity in our lives that when ex- perienced leaves us changed for the better. Three of my colleagues from Park River El- ementary and I had one such opportunity this past year. We took part in a program through Valley City State University called Collaborate 21. The Collaborate 21 Ini- tiative offered school teams consisting of the administrator, library media specialist, classroom teacher, and technology coach the training and opportunity to collaborate on the design, implementation, and dis- semination of an innovative instructional project for their school. The selected teams attended a Summer Training Acad- emy at VCSU to investigate 21 st Century Student Outcomes, State and National Curriculum Standards, and instructional collaboration techniques culminating with the selection of an area of focus and an in- structional plan for their project. During the school year, teams received additional training and support online through a variety of distance learning and professional collaboration platforms. At the end of the school year, all team projects were shared with the program administra- tors during a Google Hangout. Following that session, one of the Collaborate 21 teams was chosen to present their project at a national educational conference. How exciting when we learned that our PRAS team was chosen! We were given the chance to present our second grade project, Amazing Animals, at the ISTE Conference inAtlanta in July. A gradual change happened in us over the course of the school year as we worked to- gether to carry out our instructional plan and as we watched our students work so very hard to accomplish what we asked of them. We realized that we, the teachers, had a lot to learn from each other, but that we could also step back and learn from our stu- dents. The really cool part, however, was Photo: Submitted Above: PRAS Collaborate 21 team prepared to present their project at ISTE in Atlanta. watching them collaborate and learn from each other. An instant transformation took place, though, the minute we stepped into the Con- vention Center in Atlanta. We were in awe at the magnitude and scope of this con- ference and that our little school would be represented. Getting selected to present at the ISTE conference is no small feat. Last year, more than 2,300 proposals were sub- mitted and only a third of them were ac- cepted. Over 35 countries were represented as well as every state in the U.S. A mind once expanded can never return to its original state. Our minds, as well as our thinking, were definitely broadened because of this experience. We look forward to put- ting our new knowledge and renewed passion into action this school year to have a positive effect on student performance. Please check out our project at 1VFVp on the Collaborate 21 website. Look to the fight to see links to our website as well as our blog. We were so fortunate to be a part of such a quality grant program and will continue to grow as a Collaborate 21 school. Editor's Note: Kovarik is the Library Media Specialist at Park River Area Schools. I Upcoming Events: ] September 29- October 3: BOOK FAIR at the library (Open during PT Conferences) Park River Music Teacher Earns National Certification PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Jeanette Berntson of Park River, North Dakota has been recognized as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers Nation- al Association (MTNA). Berntson is certified as a piano teacher. Berntson serves as the Vice- President of the North Dakota Mu- sic Teachers Association and teach- es piano in Park River, Grafton, and Minto. and FAuTech ND Positive Social Media Tour to make stop in Walsh County GRAFTON, N.D. -- Kat Perkins and EduTech have partnered to create the Positive Social Media Tour, in which Kat Perkins will vis- it schools all across the state to dis- cuss social media with students and provide a live performance. The first leg of the tour will cover 18 cities in 13 days, and reach over 12,620 students. The second leg is 14 days and will take place January through May; locations are still being finalized. The kickoff event will start in West Fargo in September and run through November. From there, Kat and EduTech will travel to small and large towns across the state, including: Underwood, Wash- burn, Hatton, Bismarck, Minot, Grafton, Wishek, and more. An important part of this tour is pro- viding small schools and rural com- munities with an educational op- portunity that is often only available to larger communities. Each school can choose among four different focuses for their pres- entation: Finding Your Passion, Going After Your Dreams, Bully- ing/Manners, and Making a Positive Impact in the World. This allows schools to customize the experience to what fits their needs. Students will hear about Kat's struggles and tri- umphs growing up in ND and how she perseveres as she pursues her dreams. They will learn about how she harnessed social media and lives by her coined phrase "Dream It, Do It." Also, students get to ex- perience a LIVE performance fea- turing Kat's newly released single. Visit ND and EduTechND to keep up with news and photos of the tour! via conference call for the discussion of the proposed building plan and bond resolution. Board member Glenn Rost was absent. After much discussion regarding the financial ram- ifications of the bond resolution required to complete the plan, the board members in attendance decided unanimously via roll call vote to move forward with the initial bond resolution of $8.9 million, approve the resolution to increase the debt limit which is re- quired by North Dakota Century Code, and approve the resolution to hold a special election on Nov. 18 where the public will be asked to consider both of the first two resolutions. A yes vote from the public on both the bond resolution for $8.9 million as well as the increase of the school debt limit would be re- quired for the proposed addition and remodel to the school building to take place. In addition, North Dakota states that resolutions of this nature require a 60 percent super majority to pass.  At a special board meeting held Sept. 19, the board decided to hire on construction manager FJJ Solu- tions and architectural firm Artekta who have served as consultants on the project thus far. So far, the plan has been met with little opposi- tion. In a public meeting to review facility study and needs assessment held on Sept. 11, the question Su- perintendant Kirk Ham said he was not prepared for was "Are we doing enough?" in regards to plans to expand and reorganize the facility to fit the needs of the growing student population. The at the Tuesday meeting the board discussed the difference between the last addition and this one with the understanding that the money ran out dur- ing the last project and cuts were made that are hurt- ing current students. The goal of the budgeted bond for the proposed project is to try to ensure that that does not occur this time. In addressing the "is this enough" question at Tues- day's meeting, the discussion seemed to be that you could only predict so much and look so far down the road, but if this is something that would need to be addressed in another ten years, it would not neces- sarily be a bad thing because it indicates a school that is continuing to grow and thrive when that is not al- ways the trend. Should the bond resolution pass, the current plan is to remodel the elementary gym into a more functional space and remodel the elementary addi- tion to the school to address space concerns. Changes would account for additional staff such as instruc- tional coach, technology integration specialist, ele- mentary counselor, and alternative education coor- dinator; and programs such as Extended School Pro- gram, all day every day kindergarten, preschool, fit- ness center, and additional physical education min- utes that have been added since the elementary was built in 1999. Ham explained at the public meeting that the rooms in the primary grades do not fit the current class sizes and a lack of storage is a big concern. Many of the proposed changes would address those problems. The plan also calls for an additional gym because the elementary school would be losing a gym to class- rooms. It has been proposed that an additional gym be built next to the current one. Ham addressed the fact that a plan to build a new gym is a hard sell, but he said it is necessary for the school to have two and the functionality of the current elementary gym would be better served as classroom space. The current plan also would address security con- ceres Ham said that because of the location of the ad- ministrative offices, public library, entry from the parking lot, and the elementary entry there are four doors open to the school at any given time. The pro- posed plan would relocated the administrative office to the parking lot entry and put a secure entry on the public library, reducing the entry points from four to twO. The budget also accounts for heating and cooling updates, electrical improvements, sprinkler sys- tems throughout, improvements to the kitchen cool- er and freezer, and roof repairs. $700,000 also has been budgeted for to help with any unforeseen costs. Ham said that the plan doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles. Upon addressing the public he said, "I think we are pretty responsible with your money" adding that they just want to do what is best for the kids. One person at the public meeting said if the need is there, construction costs are not going to get any cheaper, so the least the board could do is try to push forward with the plan. Ham said that anyone who would like to see where the space concerns are and what needs to be ad- dressed, especially in the elementary, could contact him for a tour of the building. The conceptual architect drawing and the pres- entation from the Sept. 11 public meeting are avail- able online at the school website under the tab labeled "Building Project." HELP WANTED ASSISTANTASC MANAGER. The Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting with these activities surrounding their respective location. 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