Applicants sought for Corps [UPDATED]Published 9:42am Thursday, May 24, 2012 Updated 11:44am Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Fergus Falls School District is currently seeking applicants for some exciting Minnesota Math Corps and Minnesota Reading Corps positions that will begin in August 2012. These positions are part of the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program, which is a strategic initiative of ServeMinnesota – and may be a perfect opportunity for a parent, a college graduate or a retired teacher.
There are two full-time literacy tutor positions available – one position at Adams School and the other one at Cleveland School. There are four full-time math enrichment tutor positions available – two at Cleveland Elementary School and two at Kennedy Secondary School.
Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps place tutors in Minnesota schools to help ensure that children statewide are on track to read by the end of third grade, and proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. These tutors provide research-based strategies, monitor progress and ultimately guide struggling students toward becoming successful. They are able to see real results and catch students up to their peers – all while building valuable professional experience. It’s a chance to explore life in a school and create growth – both in the tutor’s life and in a young child’s life.
Beginning in August, all tutors serve 11 months as AmeriCorps members. Training is provided as part of the program. We strongly encourage you to apply immediately, as positions need to be filled. To read more about the program, qualifications required (including complete position descriptions), and to how to apply visit: www.MinnesotaMathCorp.org or www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org. Questions? Contact email@example.com or call 866-859-2825. Our district Web site, www.isd544.org/jobs also posts a link to their sites.
The Cleveland special education department was awarded a grant through VSA (Very Special Arts) MN. VSA Minnesota’s mission is to create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts.
This week, Laura Youngbird, visual artist and educator, has been working with some students of Ms. Zempel, Ms. Marvel, Ms. Bremseth and Mr. Helland using clay and making masks. The students will learn about emotions, symbols and colors and were selected based on a common goal of improving social skills. They are excited to have a number of mask-making workshops scheduled throughout the week. You are invited to check out their final work displayed during lunch on Tuesday, May 29.
The end-of-year concerts have been amazing and, of course, awards were given to students to recognize their excellence. The following is a list of this year’s winners:
• Fifth grade honor band: Madysen Eklund, Julia Kunz, Berit Skogen, Tom Hagge, Sawyer Votava, Julia Johnson, Seth Hexum and Sam Eggen
• Sixth grade honor band: Emily Kunz, Amanda Osmanovic, Ronald Becker, Thomas Bowman, Jacob Marvel, Nathan Zierdan, Arianna Soydara and Camryn Appert
• Seventh grade outstanding band member: Erica Wahlund won the Loren Blume scholarship to band camp
• Eighth grade outstanding band member: Tyler Jorgenson won the Al Jacobs scholarship to band camp
High school band awards
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award was given to Katie Ganoe. The John Philip Sousa Band Award winners are Katie Ganoe and Robbie Darling. Earning 2012-13 All-State Band are Keianna Vogel, Seth Stein, Danielle Schroeder — with Peder Lundberg serving as an alternate.
Close up greenhouse open
The annual greenhouse fundraiser for the Close Up trip is now open. It is located in front of Roosevelt Education Center with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday 2 to 7 p.m., Friday 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. The greenhouse has a wide variety of plants including flowers, vegetables, and herbs. Please stop by and shop and help support the Close Up program.