Students honored for participation [UPDATED]Published 8:56am Friday, March 8, 2013 Updated 10:57am Friday, March 8, 2013
Congratulations to Ben Haugmo for being named CLC Champion in Creative Expression; Katie Vosberg for being named All Conference in extemporaneous speaking: and Nick Plaza (discussion) and Cassandra Eerdmans (poetry) for earning All Conference Honorable Mention in the Central Lakes Conference Speech Championship.
MathCount Students Compete in Moorhead
Seven Middle School students recently competed in the Regional 2013 MathCounts Competition at MSU-Moorhead, with 110 students from our region in attendance. Congratulations to Alex Evenson for individually being placed ninth overall. Sadie Carter, MathCorps staff, started coaching MathCounts after Christmas.
It is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes school mathematics achievement.
Jenn Kaminski-Horak, Fergus Falls’ Spelling Bee Champion for the third consecutive year, began the Multi-Regional/State competition with 20 other outstanding spellers.
She conquered words such as ambiguity, eponym and charpoy before going out in round six.
We are very proud of Jenn for representing us with wonderful poise and the knowledge of such challenging words.
National History Day
This year’s theme, Turning Points in History: People-Ideas-Events, brought seven Middle School students together to compete with others in the junior division. These students have made history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, along with an informative website and research papers. They’ll experience local and regional competition, which will be held at MSU-Moorhead on March 19. Topics include: Iwo Jima (WW II), The Magic of Disney, Animal Rights, Betty Friedan (NOW), Rosie the Riveter, and The Black Panther Movement. The public is welcome to attend.
Project Lead the Way
Recently, Fergus Falls High School received congratulations from Sam Cox, Vice President of Operations for Project Lead the Way.
He stated that Fergus Falls High School had achieved certification for the Project Lead The Way Pathway To Engineering program. Reaching this important milestone demonstrates the quality implementation of our program, as well as our dedication to preparing students for the global economy.
Because our program has now earned this status, our students may be eligible for preferential college admissions, college credit, scholarships, or other opportunities. Project Lead the Way focuses on engineering and STEM content — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
breakfast at KSS
The Grab-N- Go Breakfast provides opportunities for better health among teens. “We appreciate the guidance that PartnerSHIP 4 Health (PS4H) has provided our school in getting the Grab-N-Go Breakfast off to a great start,” stated Linda Bowhall, FACS Teacher and Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor.
The Grab-N-Go Breakfast is creatively meeting the needs of busy teens. If teenagers are running late, skipping breakfast is a common reality among them, but Fergus Falls Schools is working creatively to insure that students have an opportunity to integrate a healthy breakfast into every school day.
After hearing about this breakfast option through their work with PartnerSHIP 4 Health, food service director Becky Shearer and food service staff Christi Biederman, with the support of administration and the school wellness committee, implemented the Grab-N-Go option in the fall of 2012.
The program started out slowly serving about 15 students per day for several weeks, so students were called upon to develop a marketing plan to reach their peers.
Business and art class students provided some creative promotion by making public service announcements and signage.
Their efforts have been extremely effective creating a positive buzz about the program and the numbers show it.
The program is steadily gaining popularity and now serves nearly 90 students a day.