It’s homecoming next week [UPDATED]Published 9:38am Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Updated 11:39am Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Homecoming is scheduled for the week of October 1st at the Fergus Falls High School.
The week is always special because of the excitement surrounding the many events such as the coronation, dress-up days, powderpuff football, ironman volleyball, and the halftime flag show.
The Friday afternoon parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5, from the Kennnedy Secondary School parking lot and will travel down Lincoln Avenue.
This year, the Otters will host the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks during the Friday night football game — highlighted with a pre-game performance by the Alumni Otter Pep Band.
Music for the night’s performance will be handed out starting at 4 p.m. in the High School Band Room at Kennedy Secondary School.
Alumni participating in the “Alumni Pep Band” should enter the doors on the east side of the school by the tennis courts.
If you are interested in participating, please email Scott Kummrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches for cancer
Our Otter football team, along with the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community fund, would like to thank the fans for their support. At a recent football game, the fans contributed $1,210.46.
The Otter Volleyball team will once again be participating in the Block Out Cancer event with a game at Alexandria on Octo. 4, which has also been designated PINK DAY as part of the Fergus Falls Homecoming.
Please join us in raising awareness and funds by purchasing a “Block Out Cancer” volleyball t-shirt from the KSS Activities Department.
Walk-to-School Week: Octo. 1-5
The International Walk-to-School Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3. The District is encouraging all students and staff to participate in the walk-to-school week in a variety of ways.
Our sixth through-eighth grade students will take an active role by walking the outdoor track after eating lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 3. If you normally drive your children to school, consider parking two to three blocks away and walking with your children to their school. We realize that it’s not possible for all to walk to school, but there are plenty of opportunities to walk while at work or at school.
Why Walk? Because it increases your level of physical activity, encourages safe walking skills, and reduces traffic congestion. And because it is fun.
Healthy kids make better learners and Fergus Falls Schools are working with PartnerSHIP 4 Health to increase opportunities for both physical activity and nutritious foods. International Walk-to-School Day is an initiative of the Fergus Falls School District with help from PartnerSHIP4Health.
Upcoming Bond Referendum
During the months of September and October, my columns will provide readers with information about the District’s upcoming Outdoor Facility Bond Referendum. This week I’ll address the tax implication.
Q: If the bond issue is approved, will my taxes increase from what I am currently paying?
A: A 1994 bond referendum will expire in 2013, resulting in a decrease in taxes. The new Outdoor Facility, if approved, would then increase taxes, but at a lower rate. The next effect on a $100,000 home would be a decrease in taxes paid from the 1994 bond of $24.16 per year to the Outdoor Facility taxes paid on $20.28 per year — a net decrease of $3.88 per year.
A recent District mailing regarding the Bond Referendum gives more detailed information on the proposal and taxes.