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Week of Jan. 25-28

TUESDAY, Jan. 25 - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, peaches, bread, milk variety.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 - Corndog, pears, Scooby Doo grahams, bread slice, milk variety.

THURSDAY, Jan. 27 - BBQ riblet, curly fries, broccoli slaw, rosy applesauce, blueberry muffin, bread slice, milk variety.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 - Beef taco meat, tortilla shells with lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream, corn, frozen juice bar, bread slice, milk variety.

Scholarship information

Scholarships available in the high school office are:

Minnesota Association of Townships: Juniors who plan to further their education at a college, university, or vocational school. The deadline is May 1.

North Country Health Services Auxiliary Scholarship: Seniors pursuing a career in a health related field, and not have been a previous recipient. The deadline is March 15.

KFC Colonel's Scholarship: Seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and pursuing a bachelors degree. Apply online at The deadline is Feb. 9.

US Bank Scholarship: Seniors attending an accredited two or four-year college next fall. Apply online at The deadline is March 31.

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

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

Important Dates

Jan. 25: Coronation

Jan. 28: Pep Fest at 3:45 p.m.

Jan. 24: 6:30 p.m. Financial Aid Night at Blackduck High School in Computer Lab.

Jan. 30: College Goal Sunday at Bemidji High School.



Week of Jan. 24-28

MONDAY, Jan. 24 - Chili, crackers, cheese slice, cinnamon roll, applesauce, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 25 - Chicken wild rice hotdish, green beans, dinner roll, yogurt, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 - Mini corndogs, scalloped potatoes, peas, dinner roll, fruit gushes, milk.

THURSDAY, Jan. 27 - Nachos with cheesy meat sauce, baked beans, kiwi, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 - Sloppy joes, tater tots, corn, fruit, milk.



Week of Jan. 24-28

MONDAY, Jan. 24 - No school.

TUESDAY, Jan. 25 - Tater tot hotdish, corn, sandwich, peaches, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 - Build your own, chips, juice, bar, milk.

thursday, Jan. 27 - Fajitas with the works, sandwich, pears, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 - Hamburger, French fries, baked beans, mixed fruit, milk.

New on the school website

By Maureen Moris

Computer/math teacher

When we decided to update our school website, our goal was to make it interactive, informative and as up-to-date as we could. Here are a few things on the web site that are new this month and some things we want to make you aware of.

1) We are using e-mail more extensively to send home student progress reports and catch up notices. Parents, if you have not given your e-mail address to Sue Gross in the office yet, please do so. This method of contact is proving to be much more timely than mailing them once a week.

2) The school calendar link provides dates, times and even directions to everything going on at school.

3) Emergency announcements will appear near the top of the web site as soon as decisions are made for things such as: Early dismissals, late starts, school closings, and cancellation of after school activities. We just had a few very snow weeks, so you may have seen these pop up a few times already.

4) Mustang girls basketball page is up and running.

5) A button to a research resources page has been added to the left side of the main page, it is called Educational Sites. This new page is where some of the links from the old front page moved to, such as: Study Island, AR, and Atomic Learning. New to the page is a growing collection of educational videos teachers have been gathering for use in their classrooms (can only be viewed inside the school building) and some wonderful research/library sources ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) and Britannica Online (which is also only available on a school computer).

6) Keep informed on important news by clicking on Mustang News.

7) A list of the student of the month winners can be found on the school's secretaries page (under the office link).

8) And, don't forget, the teachers are using the web site for their lesson plans. So, you can find all of your children's assignments online. That comes in handy if they miss a day of school or you would like to know what they are working on.

We hope you are finding our web site friendly and helpful.

Second grader donates to Locks of Love

By Danette Gieser

Mustang Express

Locks of Love is an organization that takes hair and make them into wigs for children 18 years or younger suffering from long-term or permanent hair loss.

Recently Paige Li Wickum in second grade donated her hair to Locks of Love. "It was my idea to send my hair to Locks of Love," said Paige.

Diane Bennett, business teacher, has also donated her hair to Locks of Love. "I thought it was a very good thing to do, plus I wanted to cut my hair short anyway," said Bennett. She has donated her hair three times, and enjoyed it every time.

I have heard many people say how this is a very good organization, but they do have certain qualifications to send your hair in. If you do want to cut your hair and donate it to Locks of Love they request you have your hair in a braid or a ponytail before you cut, have ten inches or longer, clean and dry, cut above the rubber band and keep bundled in a ponytail or braid and not chemically damaged or bleached(dyed or permed is okay).

To mail the hair they ask to place the dry hair (ponytail or braid) in a Ziploc bag, do not staple or wrap the donor's name around the ponytail, write the length of the ponytail on the outside of the Ziploc bag, If you have agree to send thank you cards do not include donors name and address with donation and mail ponytails through standard mail.

They also ask you to not send wigs, fills or synthetic hair, hair that has been swept off the floor or not bundled, hair that has the donors name or address stapled, taped, or rubber banded and do not send donor's name if you have already sent thank you cards.

When the hair is all packaged up and you are ready to send it, send it to: Locks of Love 2925 10th Avenue North, Suite 102 Lake Worth, FL 33461.

There are also some stylists who will cut your hair and mail it for you.

If you want to learn more about this organization visit their website at

Start training for track

For those athletes who are planning on going out for track this spring, you should begin you off season running preparation at this time. It is a 10 week program to prepare your body for the upcoming season. It should only take about 30 minutes per day that you do it.

If you do not have a copy of the workout, please see Mr. Lorenzen or Mr. Schneider. Even though it seems like 10 weeks is a long time, it takes your body time to adapt to the workout.

Mandatory weight lifting for football

All boys who are playing football or going out for football next year have a mandatory weight lifting day.

The bus for Kelliher will be leaving at 6 a.m. and the work out will be begin at 6:30 a.m. The bus will also leave from Kelliher at 8:10 a.m., so that they will be back at school in time for school to start.

The workouts will vary from time to time but you have to be there so all you football people get up and get to the bus.

If you have any questions talk to Coach Gross, Coach Pink or Coach Chaffin.

About Students

Bemidji State University students are spending time this spring in area elementary, middle and secondary schools participating in student teaching and internship assignments.

For many of these 64 students, the student teaching assignment is the final step in the completion of their undergraduate teaching degrees at Bemidji State.

From Blackduck, senior Kayla Dierkhising, majoring in elementary education, is teaching second grade at Ponemah Elementary School in Red Lake with Lisa Pater and from Hines, senior John (Cody) Gross, a physical education major, is teaching physical education at Bemidji Middle School with Travis Vanoverbeke and at Bemidji's Northern Elementary School with Sherry Holloway.


Visual art students at Bemidji State University are showing works in a local art exhibit called Pathways: The Art of Bemidji State University.

The exhibit, which opened in early November, will remain in place through January and is located at Neilson Place, a long-term care facility in Bemidji.

Blackduck's Casey Magoon, a sophomore psychology major, has an oil on canvas painting titled, Hopeless Fantasy, on display.