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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 20 8 Page 9 News and Notes from Park River Area School By Rochelle Kovarik selection of engaging and afford- PARK RIVER, N.D. -- able books for every reading Reading for pleasure unlocks the level. power of information and imagi- Book Fair dates: October 1 st nation and helps children dis- -October 4th cover who they are. Here's what Shopping hours: Open 8 am you can do to help children de- - 11 am & 11:30 am - 4 pm velop stronger reading skills and Mon - Wed a love for reading: Special activities: Open 8 am Set the example. Let children - 11 am & 11:30 am - 8 pm see you read. Thurs for PT Conferences Have a collection of books in If you are unable to attend the your home. Update this collec- Fair in person, we invite you to tion routinely to keep up visit our online Book Fair at with changing tastes and scholastic.corn/fair. reading skills. Our Online Fair is available Support our school's Book from September 28th - October Fair. Allow your children to 7th. choose their own books to read All purchases help our library Our Scholastic Book Fair is earn free books! a reading event that brings the Editor's Note: Kovarik is the books kids want to read right Media Specialist. at Park River into our school. It's a wonderful Area School. By Bill Bata fleet to replace an older minibus that PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In our had an engine failure, and we trad- first school board article of the new ed in a minibus that did not fit our school year I will cover some of the needs. Recently one of the route projects and changes accomplished buses also had an engine failure. We since last spring, decided that looking for a replace- One of the sub committees of ment was more cost effective than your board is the building and repairing the old one. Mr. Ham lo- grounds which I serve on with Kel- cated a similar used bus and, while ly Houser and our newest board this is a bit of a band aid approach, member Breanna Brintnell. Our re- we believe that in this period of tight sponsibility covers maintenance of budgets it is our best option. Bus- the building inside and out as well es and vehicles are a continuous con- as buses and other vehicles and cern to the board as well, with 16 equipment, units of various configurations it is Mr. Ham, Keith Berg, our head a large investment for the district and janitor, and committee members a recurring discussion for the board do walkthrough of the building and superintendent on how to main- every spring before school lets out tain, keep updated and safe buses on to identify problems or mainte- the routes. Kevin Schreck is the man nance issues that need to be ad- when it comes to taking care of our dressed, and then bring our rec- buses and equipment and he does a ommendations before the full board, very good job of it. The committee also meets as need- Heating and cooling a building ed should a problem arise, the size of our school is to say the Some of this summer's projects least complicated. There are many consisted of new epoxy floors in different units throughout the school bathrooms, locker rooms, and cafe- building that handle the job of teria in what we call the 1979 addi- keeping us comfortable. And getting tion of the school. These floors were all this equipment to behave is a bit original and looked dingy and dat- of a challenge and typically re- ed. The big gym floor was sanded quires a building and grounds meet- down, new lines painted and refin- ing during the year. The school dis- ished (this is necessary every 10 to trict has companies contracted to 12 years). The new gym floor was maintain and repair these systems resealed as well (this is done annu- and we are fortunate to have Keith ally). I think keeping the school Berg to explain how it all works. building updated and in good shape Speaking of Keith, I think you reaps many benefits and is some- would be hard pressed to find a more thing we can all take pride in. dedicated employee, He and his staff If you have driven by the school ofjanitors keep our school clean and recently you may have noticed new neat. Keith has worked in our flashing lights at the crosswalks school for 49 years. I bet he can and new signage. This was made share some stories! possible in part by a federal grant Editor's Note: Bata is president from the transportation department of the Park River Area School in hopes that it will add safety to our Board. School Board Blog is a bi- students as they enter and exit the monthly column featuring Park school grounds. River Area School Board member A new minibus was added to the perspectives. 4[, If you have driven by the school recently --you may have not,ced new flashing lights at the crosswalks and new s,gnage. i i Photo: Larry Bid Above: Walsh County Wildcats F001ball's Brennan Schramm shows some speed as he runs away from Langd0n defenders. A Pop Warner F001ball Jamboree was held in Walhalla Saturday. A big Jamboree will be held in Park River this Saturday for third through sixth graders starling at 9 a.m. , 1.111. BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Congratulations to the NDCFLodge Scholarship Thomas Whelan & Henrietta Kerian Memorial Schol- Dakota Community Foundation Class of 2018! Scholarship arship (NDCF) will award over $500,000 Juan Castillo, Jr Adams, ND, Brandi Nienmma, Grafton, ND, Gretchen Brurnmond, Park Riv- in scholarships to over 350 North Lake Region State College, Adams- Hankey Family Charitable Fund er, ND, NDSU, Lloyd & Martha Dakota students in 2018. The or- Edmore Dollars For ScholarsScholarship Haas Scholarship ganization currently manages over Alexis Nice, Ardoch, ND, Marcus Niemann, Grafton, .Annie Koenig, Park River, ND, 150 scholarship funds supported by Mayville State University, Bob ND, Hankey Family Charitable Lloyd & Martha Haas Scholarship North Dakotans, former residents and Campbell Scholarship Fund Scholarship Elaina Swartz, Park River, ND, those interested in helping North Jace Jehlicka, Fordville, ND, Matthew Niemann, Grafton,UND, Hankey Family Charitable Dakota students succeed. Lake Region State College, John & ND, Hankey Family Charitable Fund Scholarship "We are honored to award these Anna Mac Hankey Charitable Fund Fund Scholarship Established in 1976, the NDCF scholarships to such deserving Scholarship Hailey Suda, Graflon, ND,currently managesover$80million youth." said Kevin Dvorak, President Jamye McMillan, Fordville, NDSU, Kiwanis-Meier Scholarship in assets in over 650 component and CEO of NDCF. "And we are ND, University of Jamestown, John Abbie Sondeland, Grand Forks, funds, including 65 local community thankful to our donors who have ere- & Yvonne Cronquist Scholarship ND, UND,Victor & Vema Johnson foundations, over 70 organizational ated these funds to further the edu- Conner Carriere, Graflon, ND, Scholarship endowment funds, and numerous cation of North Dakota students." UND, laPlante Family Scholarship Kristen Larson, Hoople, ND, donor-advised and schglarship The following list is organized al- Tanner Dupree, Graflon, ND, NDSU, Park River Scholarship funds. It has made over $68 mil- phabetically by hometown and pro- Bemidji State University, George H. Britton Bina, Lankin, ND, Dean lion in grants since its inception with vides the name of each scholarship Bliven Scholarship & Eleanor Miller Scholarship the mission of improving the lives of recipient, their homet0wn, the school Emily Kennelly, Grafton, ND, Haley Lorenz, Lawton, ND,North Dakota citizens and their they will be attending (if known), and Mayville State University, Jean A. Adams-Edmore Dollars For Schol- communities through charitable giv- the scholarship fund or funds at Argue Scholarship, William Born ars ing and promoting philanthropy. NDCF from which the money was Memorial Scholarship, Victor & Mary Nienhuis, Lawton, ND, For more information about the granted. In most cases, a local advi- Louise Dusterhoft Memorial Schol- Lake Region State College, Adams- North Dakota Community Founda- sory committee recommends the arship, Josephine Gamett Miller Edmore Dollars For Scholars, tion, call 701-222-8349 or go online grant recipient. 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