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Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619



Week of Nov. 1-4

TUESDAY, Nov. 1 - Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli and carrot sticks, pineapple, bread slice, milk variety.


WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 - Quesadillas, salsa, sour cream, romaine lettuce, ham, cheese, croutons, apple crisp, bread slice, milk variety.

THURSDAY, Nov. 3 - Hot dog, broccoli slaw, baked beans, mixed fruit, baked chips, bread slice, milk variety.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4 - Beef taco meat, soft tortilla shell, Lettuce and cheese, salsa and sour cream, green beans, peaches, bread slice, milk variety.

Scholarships available

Scholarships available in the high school office:

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota Scholarship: Seniors who are sons, daughters, grandsons, or granddaughters of a veteran. Deadline is March 15.

American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Health Care Scholarship: Seniors going into any health care field. Deadline is March 15.

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students: Non-traditional students who are a member of The American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion. Deadline is March 1.

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National President Scholarship: Seniors who are daughters, stepdaughters, sons, stepsons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligible dates.

American Legion Auxiliary spirit of Youth Scholarship -- for Junior Members: Seniors and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline is March 1.

Farm Credit Service Scholarship: Seniors who are from an actively farming or ranching family OR planning to pursue an agricultural. Deadline is March 1.

Heart Research Scholarship: Minnesota seniors, college freshman, sophomores, or juniors with an interest in the health science area.

Apply online at Deadline is Nov. 18.

St. Thomas Science, Mathematics and Engineering Scholarships: Seniors applying to St. Thomas. Deadline is Dec. 1.

AXA Achievement Scholarship: Seniors who are active in their community, have led a project that benefits others and overcome personal challenges. Apply online Deadline is Dec. 15.

Horatio Alger Scholarship: Seniors we are pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution, have critical financial need, involved in co-curriculars and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Deadline is Oct. 30.

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Seniors who show ambition and drive, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college. Download an application at Deadline is Feb. 1.

Important dates

Nov. 2: 9 a.m. Representative from U of M - Morris

Nov. 3: ASVAB

Nov. 4: End of first quarter

Nov. 4-6: Fall Play

Nov. 8: 11 a.m. Representative from Mayville State

Nov. 16: PLAN test 10th graders

Nov. 21: 8:30 a.m. Representative from Dickinson State University

Nov. 29: 10 a.m. Representative from Bemidji State University

Elementary fitness is a priority and fun!

By Jennifer Parker

The Blackduck Elementary Staff hosted Family Fun Night for the Elementary Fitness Fund Oct. 7 at the school from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with nearly 300 people in attendance and many activities that ranged from ping pong, yoga, Zumba, dodgeball, fetch the bacon, volleyball, tumbling for the younger kids, globe building and more.

To date, the Elementary Fitness Fund has raised over $5,000 to go towards physical fitness equipment and physical fitness activities for our elementary students.

The committee goals are to raise awareness for physical fitness in Blackduck youth; raise awareness and give support to keep a licensed physical fitness education teacher in the elementary school; to promote good lifelong physical fitness choices for children; and to provide family fun through the events that they are planning to host.

According to Stacy Swedberg, a member of the Fitness Committee, the benefits of a strong elementary fitness program are: increased success for our high school athletes; lower health insurance costs; reduced risk of heart disease; improved physical fitness; weight regulation; stronger bones; health promotion; improved judgment; self-discipline; skill development; goal-setting experience; improved self-confidence and improved self-esteem; stress reduction; a strengthening of peer relationships; and more active lifestyles.

The next event is the Elementary Blackduck Winter Dance Jan. 27!

The Elementary Fitness Fund Committee would love to have more parent volunteers to help and to thank the parent volunteers who have helped in the past and the elementary teachers who have made this all possible! The support is appreciated and the committee hope's to see the entire Blackduck community at the dance!

The next planning meeting for the dance is Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Stacy Bahr's room. Please join us! And keep your eyes open for the new "Fitness Shop" to open where the committee will be selling Blackduck Elementary clothing!

Community Ed

Arrowhead Making will be held Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school commons.

Children's Health and Wellness will be held Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. The fee is $5.

SMART Board Demonstration will be held Nov. 15 at 6:30 pm. in high school room 253.

Northome Menu

Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4

MONDAY, Oct. 31 - Pizza, green beans, bread sticks, peaches, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 1 - Ham, baked potato, vegetable blend, bun, ice cream, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 - Grilled chicken patty, wedges, corn, fruit mix, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 3 - Spaghetti, cole slaw, garlic toast, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4 - Corn dog, baked beans, french fries, apple crisp, milk.

Kelliher Menu

Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4

MONDAY, Oct. 31 - Chicken pot pie over biscuits, peas, ginger bread with whipped cream, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 1 - Hamburger tater tot hotdish, green beans, dinner roll, pears, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 - Roast pork gravy over Mashed potatoes, corn, mixed fruit, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 3 - Sloppy joes, potato wedges, baked beans, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4 - Pepperoni stuffed crust pizza, pasta salad, raspberry sherbet, milk.

Pioneer staff reports