School of Choice open house set [UPDATED]Published 10:24am Thursday, April 4, 2013 Updated 12:28pm Thursday, April 4, 2013
School of Choice is in its seventh successful year as a partnership program between home school families and the public school.
Teachers work with the students in a classroom setting on Tuesdays and Thursdays incorporating art, history, science experiments, physical education, and regular education subject areas.
On tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the group will be showcasing their learning at a Student Explorers Exhibition and open house in the Adams School Cafeteria.
Please come and enjoy a night with parents and students while learning about School of Choice and celebrating their writing, history projects, science presentations, art displays, and more.
We welcome any questions, visitors, and potential students for next year.
Fuel Up to Play 60 — Healthy kids make
Submitted by Kristen Erickson, PartnerSHIP4, Health Care Initiative Coordinator
• Zumba Club
Monday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. the Fuel Up to Play 60 Zumba Club is in full swing in the sixth grade wing. The club will continue through April, and all students and staff are invited to attend the club. Students who attend six sessions will receive a Fuel Up to Play 60 T-shirt, and students who attend 12 sessions will be eligible for Zumba Shoes. Interested students should obtain student permission slips from Angela Haarstad or Linda Bowhall.
• Viktor the Viking
Mascot visits April 5
Viktor the Viking Mascot will be visiting the Fergus Falls School District on Friday, April 5 as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program. From 7 to 8:30 a.m. you will find Viktor at the Kennedy Grab-N-Go Breakfast (contact Linda Bowhall for further details at email@example.com). From 2:15 to 3 p.m. Viktor will host a 45 minute assembly at Cleveland Elementary. The assembly is entitled “Fuel Up to Play 60 with Viktor,” and it instructs students on the importance of healthy eating and staying physically active.
Viktor is the official mascot of the Minnesota Vikings, and the assembly program is presented by the Vikings and Midwest Dairy.
• Rewards Training Camp
The Kennedy Secondary School has won a chance to be part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Rewards Training Camp on April 30 at the Metrodome. Angela Fiedler, PTO president and school board member and Jesse Thorstad, school district technology specialist, will be bringing two elementary-aged students and three high school students to the dome.
The day will include on-field nutrition and physical activity stations with athletes and/or coaches, a locker room tour, and pictures with the Viking mascot.
• Fuel Up to Play 60
Evaluation Survey Results
Thanks to the 118 staff, faculty, and parents who completed the Fuel Up to Play 60 evaluation survey. Of those respondents familiar with the program, over 75 percent want to see it continued in the future. H
owever, the respondents agreed that it would take an adult and student champion, as well as significant support from the school wellness committee, to activate and sustain Fuel Up to Play 60 throughout the district.
• Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Signage
New Fuel Up to Play 60 signage is now in the concession and cafeteria areas.
The signage highlights healthy nutrition and physical activity. The Grab-N-Go Breakfast sign was created by art students, and the remainder of the new signage was voted on by students and purchased with Fuel Up to Play 60 grant monies.