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Week of March 15-18

TUESDAY, March 15 - Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, peaches, bread slice, milk variety.


WEDNESDAY, March 16 - Hotdog, baked beans, baked chips, fresh apple, Rice Krispie treat, bread slice, milk variety.

THURSDAY, March 17 - Chicken fajitas with tortilla and fajita vegetables, lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream, corn, rosy applesauce, bread slice, milk variety.

FRIDAY, March 18 - Cheese pizza, garden salad with cheese, croutons, carrot sticks and broccoli, mandarin oranges, yogurt, bread slice, milk variety.

Scholarship information

Scholarships available in the high school office:

• Blandin Foundation Education Awards: Anyone under the age of 25 as of Sept. 1 and plan on attending, any accredited educational institution in the United States. Deadline May 1.

• Clean Air Choice Scholarship: Seniors who plan on pursuing a postsecondary education and write a 1000 word essay. Deadline March 30.

• Knights of Columbus: Senior Catholic Students. Deadline April 1.

• Youth Tour in Washington D.C.: Juniors whose parent, guardian is a Cooperative member of one of the Paul Bunyan Communications service exchanges. Deadline April 1.

• Oak Hills Christian College Scholarship: Must be full time students at Oak Hills Christian College this fall. Deadline April 15.

American Drug and Alcohol survey to be conducted

On March 31, students from grades 7-12 will be participating in the American Drug and Alcohol Survey in cooperation with the Tri-Ethnic Center of Colorado State University.

The funding for the administration of the survey comes from a federal grant awarded to the Tri-Ethnic Center, which allows the survey to be conducted at no cost to the school. Participation in the ADAS is voluntary. Parents that wish to withdraw their child from participation may do so by contacting Principal Wendy Templin at 835-5210.

In addition, a copy of the survey is available at the school for parents who would like to review it.

Blackduck High School believes that the participation in this survey will assist the school in planning, funding and evaluating drug and alcohol prevention programs.

Kindergarten roundup

The Blackduck School will be having their Spring Kindergarten Round-up and Registration March 25 from 10 a.m.-5: p.m. in the Elementary School, Room #10.

In order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2011/2012 school year, a child must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2011. Please bring in a birth certificate to verify the date.

Minnesota Law requires a complete record of a child's immunizations to be on file at school before the child begins school. Please bring your child's immunization record with you when you come in for Kindergarten Round-up and Registration.

Minnesota Law also requires each child entering Kindergarten to have a developmental screening completed before starting Kindergarten. If your child has not been screened or if you are unsure, call the number listed below to set up a time during Kindergarten Round-up. An extra hour will be needed to do the Screening.

Anyone with a child in this age group who will be attending Blackduck School next fall and did not receive the Kindergarten Round-up letter, please call the Elementary office at 835-5300 or bring your child to the Kindergarten Round-up March 25.

Community Ed classes

Firearms Safety will be held March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and April 30 from 4:20-6:10 p.m. You must be 11 years or older. The fee is $15.

Karate will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Ceramic Fish Lantern will be held March 29 and April 5 at 7 p.m.

Indoor walking is held Tuesdays-Fridays when school is in session from 6:30-7:30 a.m. and 5:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday Night Volleyball is held Wednesdays through April from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $3 per night and is open for anyone 16 years or older.

For complete details, call Blackduck Community Ed at 835-5241.



Week of March 14-18

MONDAY, March 14 - Lasagna hotdish, green beans, cole slaw, French bread, pears, milk.

TUESDAY, March 15 - Turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner roll, mixed fruit, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 16 - Hotdog, baked beans, potato chips, apple sauce, milk.

THURSDAY, March 17 - Irish beef stew, buttered biscuits, lime poke cake with whipped cream, milk.

FRIDAY, March 18 - Stuffed crust pizza, green beans, tuna salad, cherry dump cake, milk.

Community Ed classes

Excel will be held March 22 from 6-10 p.m. in the school computer lab. The fee is $20 and you must be registered by March 15.

Aerobics are held each Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Old School Center gym and is free.

There is open gym every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. in the Kelliher School gym. The fee is $1 per person or $5 per family.



Week of March 14-18

MONDAY, March 14 - Corn dog, wedges, green beans, apple crisp, milk

TUESDAY, March 15 - Spaghetti, garlic toast, cole slaw, peaches, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 16 - Cheeseburger mac, peas, sandwich, pears, milk.

THURSDAY, March 17 - Turkey sub, chips, juice, bar, milk.

FRIDAY, March 18 - Shrimp poppers, wedges, corn, fruit salad, milk.

Elementary News

By Danette Gieser

The Mustang Express

The elementary has been busy lately with everything from story telling to magicians.

We've all done the county reports that fifth grade teacher Mr. Elhard has given us, but this year the fifth graders are making a quilt to go with it.

"It is the most elaborate quilt we have done," said Mr. Elhard. "We are just waiting for a few pieces to be fixed and we are going to give it to the quilting club in town to quilt all the pieces together." After the quilt is done, it will be on display somewhere in the school.

The fifth graders also just finished story telling. They all picked a story, memorized it and presented it with actions and voices to an audience that included adult judges.

They started telling them to the younger classes on Jan. 25. They were scored by the teachers of the classes they presented to. They were scored on six different categories with five points being the highest: Volume, facial expression, enunciation, body movement, eye contact and overall quality.

The top six competed against each other on Feb. 1. The winners were Sophie Eitenmiller in first place for her interpretation of "The Paperback Princess," Tiana Weidenborner in second place for her interpretation of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and Titus Forseen in third place for his interpretation of "Jack and the Bean stock."

"I would do it again, it taught me not to be scared in front of crowds, it was a good experience and I had a lot of fun," said Eitenmiller.

"It was fun," said Weidenborner.

"I had fun, it taught me not to be a jerk.," said Forseen.

In other news, there was a lyceum for headstart through sixth grade students, with magician Jeff Helding. He preformed magic tricks with some help from some of the kids.

And the kindergartners got to meet their teacher's new baby. Mrs. Tammy Radke-Looker had her baby on Monday, Dec. 20. She was six pounds and seven ounces. He name is Josie Rae Looker. She brought the little bundle in one day after Christmas so the class could meet her.

Pioneer staff reports