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" -" ....... Tit SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 2.0 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19,2014 ............ Photo: Larry Bid The Park River/Fordville-Lankin foolball team claimed lhe State A Ohampionship lille for 2014 with a big n over Killdeer, This was lhe lirst Aie state football championship in 98 years and the tir ever for combined sports co-op of PRFL, which indud Pad( River, Pic, Adams, Fordville, and Lankin. Above. The team hoists lheir 'ophy in the air following their vioff over Killdeer last Fdday in the Dakota Bowl at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. For a lull rap of the game and more aon turn to page 7. of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River Area Elementary will be hosting a technology fair from 2- 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Elementary Gym. Set up similar to a job fair with each grade presenting two to three different booths, the event will showcase how pRAES stu- dents are using technology in the classroom Jana Gudmundson, PRAES technology/instructional coach, said that this event would be the school's big kick offfor Move 21 -- their one to one personal learn- ing device initiative grant. The grant, which the school re- ceived last March, uses matching contributions from the school to Park River Area Dementary students to grades kindergarten through sec- public then can download for free. lic is encouraged to attend the tech- ond and Google Chromebooks for grades three through six as well as for professional development. Gudmundson said that the use of these technologies varies per classroom depending on the teacher, but the use of these plat- forms is "not just for games." She said that they wanted to go deeper and this technology fair will help showcase some of what the students can accomplish. The fair will focus on specific apps, the website with the students' reading curriculum, some Google specific applications, and more. One of the projects the second grade class is working on, Gud- mundson said, is designing a non- fiction book on habitats that will The goals of Move 21 are to: Increase student achievement Improve educators use of technology in order to individu- alize instruction. Provide technology opportu- nities that promote collaboration and increase student engagement. Strengthen digital citizen- ship, ethical online behavior, and media literacy. "Our students have taken to it quite well," Gudmundson said. Students at PRAES were used to having mobile technology labs that offered iPad interaction, but with this new initiative the teach- ers can customize the experience for each grade as well as each stu- dent. nology fair along with the students where everyone can learn togeth- er. She said that the elementary is celebrating the school year with a superhero theme of"Knowledge is Power" and so for this fair they are borrowing a quote from "Spider- man" in that "With great power comes great responsibility." This is the elementary's chance to showcase the great power they have in technology. "We feel re- sponsible to thank our communi- ty," Gudmunson said. "We want to share our leaming." For more information on the Move 21 initiative go to http://praesmove21 .blogspot. COgl IsakJohnson honors Legion Coliseum with Eagle Scout project By Allison Olimb and Emily Laaveg of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- For his Eagle Scout Service project, Isak Johnson of Park River decided to create a memorial garden in front of the Park River American Legion Coliseum. As a finishing touch he pre- sented the members &Paul Farup Post #147 with a plaque at their No- vember meeting to commemorate the building. The project began last December. He said he got the idea from his dad. Isak attended a Legion meeting and asked the members if this proj- ect would be something that they might be interested in. "We were excited because we're trying to fix the place up," Legion House Board member Gary Greicar said. Next summer they have plans to put up new front siding and doors as well as add on a roof over the front entry. Work has been completed in recent years to improve the roof of the building, a kitchen was added as well as bathrooms, and new tables and chairs were purcharsikt. Scouts Project Cont page 8 ..;, :.,, L i Obituaries See page 2 FiveTons of Traclition See page 6 'You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Winston Churchill From the Tractor Seat See Page 2 Gold Rush See page 14 " -" ....... Tit SINGLE COPY $I.00 VOL. 132 ISSUE 2.0 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19,2014 ............ Photo: Larry Bid The Park River/Fordville-Lankin foolball team claimed lhe State A Ohampionship lille for 2014 with a big n over Killdeer, This was lhe lirst Aie state football championship in 98 years and the tir ever for combined sports co-op of PRFL, which indud Pad( River, Pic, Adams, Fordville, and Lankin. Above. The team hoists lheir 'ophy in the air following their vioff over Killdeer last Fdday in the Dakota Bowl at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. For a lull rap of the game and more aon turn to page 7. of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River Area Elementary will be hosting a technology fair from 2- 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Elementary Gym. Set up similar to a job fair with each grade presenting two to three different booths, the event will showcase how pRAES stu- dents are using technology in the classroom Jana Gudmundson, PRAES technology/instructional coach, said that this event would be the school's big kick offfor Move 21 -- their one to one personal learn- ing device initiative grant. The grant, which the school re- ceived last March, uses matching contributions from the school to Park River Area Dementary students to grades kindergarten through sec- public then can download for free. lic is encouraged to attend the tech- ond and Google Chromebooks for grades three through six as well as for professional development. Gudmundson said that the use of these technologies varies per classroom depending on the teacher, but the use of these plat- forms is "not just for games." She said that they wanted to go deeper and this technology fair will help showcase some of what the students can accomplish. The fair will focus on specific apps, the website with the students' reading curriculum, some Google specific applications, and more. One of the projects the second grade class is working on, Gud- mundson said, is designing a non- fiction book on habitats that will The goals of Move 21 are to: Increase student achievement Improve educators use of technology in order to individu- alize instruction. Provide technology opportu- nities that promote collaboration and increase student engagement. Strengthen digital citizen- ship, ethical online behavior, and media literacy. "Our students have taken to it quite well," Gudmundson said. Students at PRAES were used to having mobile technology labs that offered iPad interaction, but with this new initiative the teach- ers can customize the experience for each grade as well as each stu- dent. nology fair along with the students where everyone can learn togeth- er. She said that the elementary is celebrating the school year with a superhero theme of"Knowledge is Power" and so for this fair they are borrowing a quote from "Spider- man" in that "With great power comes great responsibility." This is the elementary's chance to showcase the great power they have in technology. "We feel re- sponsible to thank our communi- ty," Gudmunson said. "We want to share our leaming." For more information on the Move 21 initiative go to http://praesmove21 .blogspot. COgl IsakJohnson honors Legion Coliseum with Eagle Scout project By Allison Olimb and Emily Laaveg of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- For his Eagle Scout Service project, Isak Johnson of Park River decided to create a memorial garden in front of the Park River American Legion Coliseum. As a finishing touch he pre- sented the members &Paul Farup Post #147 with a plaque at their No- vember meeting to commemorate the building. The project began last December. He said he got the idea from his dad. Isak attended a Legion meeting and asked the members if this proj- ect would be something that they might be interested in. "We were excited because we're trying to fix the place up," Legion House Board member Gary Greicar said. Next summer they have plans to put up new front siding and doors as well as add on a roof over the front entry. Work has been completed in recent years to improve the roof of the building, a kitchen was added as well as bathrooms, and new tables and chairs were purcharsikt. Scouts Project Cont page 8 ..;, :.,, L i Obituaries See page 2 FiveTons of Traclition See page 6 'You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Winston Churchill From the Tractor Seat See Page 2 Gold Rush See page 14