Homecoming Week begins Sept. 30 [UPDATED]Published 10:38am Thursday, September 26, 2013 Updated 12:40pm Thursday, September 26, 2013
Homecoming is always an exciting week for our students. Congratulations to this year’s royalty selected by their classmates
• Freshman — Marie Preston, Erica Wahlund, Emma Daniels, Peter Johnson, Tyler Hobbs and Gabriel Enderle
• Sophomores — Ally Ringquist, Sophie Kuehl, Katie Leitch, Luke Raitz, Corey Ward and Ryan Viger
• Juniors — Ashley Vaughn, Brooke Johnson, Sarah Taylor, Hayden Vogel, Nick Floberg and Joe Wedell
• Seniors — Kaci Walvatne, Carolina Wagnild, Ashley Strube, Dane Ringquist, David Schneck and Peder Lundberg.
Highlights of the week begin at 7 p.m. Monday, with the coronation in the KSS Auditorium. On Tuesday, the royalty will take pictures and visit the Pioneer Home — with an evening volleyball game at home versus Willmar.
Wednesday, the music department will be busy practicing for the field show. Thursday’s home events include girls’ soccer versus Alexandria, volleyball versus Apollo and girls’ swimming/diving versus Alexandria.
Friday’s morning schedule begins with Iron Man volleyball, followed by the Powder Puff football game (juniors versus seniors), a 2 p.m. parade, and then the 7 p.m. football game versus Moorhead. The 2013 homecoming activities end with a dance from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Alumni band will perform
The Fergus Falls High School Band Department and the Fergus Falls 544 Education Foundation are teaming up to provide an exciting opportunity for alumni and staff.
During the Fergus Falls High School Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 4, alumni and staff will be performing with the Pep Band. The 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.
If you are planning on participating, please send an email to Scott Kummrow, email@example.com with your name, graduation year, and instrument. Don’t worry if you haven’t played for a long time. It’s just a good opportunity to play some music and have fun.
Congratulations to this year’s student council members: Freshmen — Taylor Watkins, Peter Johnson, Matthew Monke, Gabriel Enderle and Antonia Starzl; Sophomore — Emilie Reard, Alicia Niblock, Jonah Bergstrand, Ally Ringquist and Austin Tabbut; Juniors — Hayden Devorak, Kate Rinke, Claire Ripley, Noah Strom, Jacob Haugmo and Elijah Samuelson; Senior — Emily Johnson, Austin Rund, Ahna Vanvalkenburg, Anna Monke, Nicole Anderson and Ashley Strube. The ALC student council representatives include Jenny Anderson and Betty Bellet.
Mr. Thielke, high school assistant principal, is the advisor for our student council. Some of his main responsibilities include coordinating large high school events like homecoming, snoball, food drives, Toys for Tots, Red Cross blood drives and prom.
Student enrollment on the rise
Our enrollment has been on the upswing since 2011-12. We attribute the recent growth to larger than anticipated kindergarten class and our iQ Academy online school starting out the year at a higher enrollment level, with continued growth throughout the year.
iQ Academy was at 335 on Sept. 5, 2013 — and as of Sept. 17, iQ Academy’s enrollment has grown to 397.
To compare numbers, here is our beginning of the year student enrollment over the last seven years
2007=2,567; 2008=2,597; 2009=2,659; 2010=2,600; 2011=2,416; 2012=2,543; and 2013=2,577.
Jesse Thorstad is offering a Computer Coding Club for interested Cleveland students. The club will meet Mondays after school, and run until 4:30 p.m.
You may be good at using a computer, but it might be important for your future to be able to program a computer.
Programming means typing a set of commands for the computer to follow.
Every computer, smartphone, tablet, even calculators have to be programmed to do the amazing things they do.
In this club, you’ll have an opportunity to learn how to code. You’ll get to make your own games, learn how to make your own website … maybe even learn how to make apps for iPhones.
It’s fun, and easier than you might think.
This would be a great opportunity for kids that are looking for enrichment in math and/or science.
The concepts and curriculum are such that any student can come and be successful.
Contact Jesse at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.