Students had a big week at Prairie [UPDATED]Published 9:47am Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Updated 11:48am Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Big Week at the Prairie!Last week was an important one for the Prairie Science Class (PSC) and the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (PWLC). On Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, visited the PSC via Skype (online).
Staff noted that the PSC did a fantastic job with their webcast interview with Sec. Jewell who took more than 30 minutes of her day to visit and ask questions.
Current and former students were able to present something they discovered, along with the projects they are currently working on in class.
The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Department of the Interior oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service.
The Secretary also serves on and appoints the private citizens on the National Park Foundation board. The Secretary is a member of the President’s Cabinet.
On Friday, the Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener was held at the PWLC and Otter Tail County Fairgrounds.
All seven of the PSC sections attended this event during the middle portion of the day to see the Gould Brothers Shooting Exhibition on a very windy and challenging day.
The students also participated in other stations involving archery, photography, sketching, and deer and animal identification.
My favorite part of the Governor’s visit was when the afternoon students were able to have a 10-minute question and answer session. They asked about his dogs, favorite sports, ducks and what he liked about being governor.
He said being with the students was one of the best parts of being governor. One student put him on the spot and asked, “Do you think you are a good governor?”
He responded that he thought he was doing OK and he even announced that he would be running for one more term in 2014.
The staff from the City of Fergus Falls, PWLC, DNR and the MN Deer Hunting Association did an outstanding job of organizing the event. The American Legion’s ribs were a big hit for the lunch!
Bully Awareness Week planned
School-Based Social Workers, Tera Oland and Katie Starkson, have organized a Bully Awareness Week during the week of Nov. 18-22.
Students are being asked participate in dress up days to bring awareness about bullying. The dress up days will be as follows:
Monday = Be a Good Sport – wear a jersey or sports gear; Tuesday = Bullying is not in my genes – wear blue jeans to school; Wednesday = Preventing Bullying is no Sweat – wear sweats to school; Thursday = White out Bullying – wear white to school; and Friday = Otters are Respectful and Responsible – wear maroon & gold.
4 sign national
letters of intent
The Activities Department has announced that the National Letter of Intent signing for three of our athletes took place this morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Otter Community Room.
Abby Fisher-NDSU swimming; Brianna Rasmusson–NDSU volleyball; Anna Monke–U of M Duluth basketball and Bailey Strand–UND basketball signed national letters of intent to their respective college. Congratulations to these four outstanding student athletes.
Welcome Home set
for Sunday, Nov. 24
The fall season welcome home from the state events will be held at 1 pm Sunday, Nov. 24 in the Gold Gym. Otter fans will be able to welcome home Connor Danielson, Cross Country; the 3rd place finishing Otter Volleyball team and the swimmers and divers attending state next week: Abby Fisher, Emilie Reard, Dani Ross, Caitlyn Colbeck, Rachel Johnson and Summer Kalenberg. Their send off will be at 3:05 pm Friday, November 15 at the Kennedy Secondary School.