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Week of Dec. 19-23

MONDAY, Dec. 19 - Pepperoni pizza, romaine lettuce, ham, cheese, croutons, pineapple, bread slice, granola bar, milk variety.

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 - Chicken patty on a bun, baked beans, fresh apple, baked chips, milk variety.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 - Mini corndogs, fries, cole slaw, peaches, frozen juice bar, bread slice, milk variety.

THURSDAY, Dec. 22 - Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cheesy green beans, cranberries, dinner roll, ice cream treat, milk variety.

FRIDAY, Dec. 23 - No school.

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.

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.

BHS blood drive results

A total of 52 people volunteered to donate blood, and 45 were able to give during Blackduck High School's Dec. 7 blood drive.

Seventeen people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 62 products were collected.

Regardless if numbers are large or small, they are still a very important contribution to the community blood supply. Sponsoring a blood drive with an adequate number of donors is a very important responsibility to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for patients in 71 hospitals served by United Blood Services.

"It is not only who sponsors the blood drive, but also the people of Blackduck High School donating that makes the difference to patients in the hospital. You never know when a loved one or even you will need blood. We want to thank all the people who did volunteer on Dec. 7," said Katie Bartelson, Donor Recruitment Representative from United Blood Services.

Andra Vaughn coordinator the drive and BHS National Honor Society sponsor and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments, and registering donors. Blackduck High School provided space for the drive.

Blood is for sharing -- you have truly given the "Gift of Life."

Community Ed

Wednesday Night Volleyball will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the high school gym. This is for anyone age 16 and up and the fee is $3 per night.



Week of Dec. 19-23

MONDAY, Dec. 19 - Pepperoni pizza, green beans, garden salad, pears, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 - Chicken nuggets, hashbrowns, dinner roll, fresh baby carrots, applesauce, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 - Hard shell tacos with the works, baked beans, banana pudding, milk.

THURSDAY, Dec. 22 - Chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes, green beans, Christmas treat, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 23 - No school.

Honor roll

The following students made the 1st quarter honor roll:

Distinguished Honor Roll -- Grade Eight: Lindsey Duresky. Grade Nine: Shannon Head. Grade 10: Mark Geerdes and Kelly Heck. Grade 11: Shelene Head, Katey Lutz and Cassie Vollhaber. Grade 12: Alisha Gehlert.

A Honor Roll -- Grade Seven: Kaitlyn Jorgensen, Matthew Metzler, Sydney Preston, Conner Rennemo, Savannah Thibert and Jennifer Wickham. Grade Eight: Philip Anderson, Christina Grundmeier, Megan Hudec, Joseph Weidenborner and Jeremy Wickham. Grade Nine: Cheyenne Franks, Steven Mayers, Breanna Salmonson and Dylan Villaran. Grade 10: Carrieann Mortenson and Paula Pearsall. Grade 11: Mandy Pula and Johanna Weidenborner. Grade 12: Tim Franks, Jon Hand, Kisha Heck, Danielle Nistler and Reed Rennemo.

B Honor Roll -- Grade 8: Breanna Corbin, Xenia Hillman and Cole Koisti. Grade 9: Nathan Anderson and Mitchell Nistler. Grade 10: Brenin Head. Grade 11: Chelsey Adams, Courtney Adams, Wyatt Jensen, Tanner Salmonson and Rhonda Schuh. Grade 12: Amanda Fisher, Troy Poxleitner, Joe Schuh, Renae Swanson and Rachel Washenberger.

Community Ed

Zumba will be held every Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the little gym. This class is free of charge.



Week of Dec. 19-23

MONDAY, Dec. 19 - Cheeseburger mac, green beans, sandwich, peaches, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 - Chicken noodle soup, sandwich, vegetable sticks, apple, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 - Turkey dinner.

THURSDAY, Dec. 22 - Pizza, corn, sandwich, pears, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 23 - No school.

Northome Calendar

Book club meets in January

The Northome Library book club will not be meeting in December. It will come together again Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the libary to discuss The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir.

No school Dec 23- Jan. 2

There will be no school Dec. 23-30. School will be in session again starting Jan. 2, due to Christmas break.

FACS 8 - The fourth "R"... Reading,'Riting, 'Rithmatic and Real Life

Libby Wickum

FACS Teacher

The buying power of teens has increased dramatically over the past 30 years to the point where teens influence the spending of more then $216 billion per year (Marketing Daily, 2010).

The role of teens in the in today's economy is not just that of spenders, but also that of partner in spending decisions made by the family. Today's young people are undoubtedly more technologically savvy than their parents and grandparents; and with the growing demand for techie goods and the use of online shopping, the opinions and ideas of a household's young people are carrying more influence over the spending decisions being made.

While teens exert significant influence in today's economy, there is also evidence to suggest that they are concerned about current trends in the economy. In the recently released 2011 Teens and Money Survey (Charles Schwab and Co.), nine out of 10 teens indicated they were "affected by the recession" causing them to have a greater awareness of family finances.

During second quarter the eighth graders in Family and Consumer Science are exploring the process of managing money and making choices about the money that they are spending today and will be spending in the future. FACS 8 students have spent time learning about different sources that consumers can access to get information about products or services they are looking to purchase.

Understanding what factors to consider when making purchases, identifying savings options and where to get reliable information about those goods and services an important part of being an informed consumer.

Next the class learns about the process of budgeting and factors that go into planning a family budget. After learning about the money management process, everyone applies what they have learned to a simulated budgeting project. To do this, the students will each select a career that they are currently interested in pursuing.

Based on the entry-level wage earned in Minnesota for that job, students will make decisions on what they can afford to spend in different household spending categories.

For example, each student will explore the kinds of cars that may fit into their budget, different housing options that they may be able to afford and will learn about the different types and costs of insurance that they will need as adults. Throughout the simulation, each student will consider both the money available to them as well as their personal preferences, values and priorities to generate a draft of a household budget.

As we work through this process, my students are also encouraged to talk with their families about budgeting and the factors that are considered when making spending decisions in their individual families.

The intent of the FACS 8 Consumer Skills class is not to provide a comprehensive money management course but to introduce kids to the concepts surrounding budgeting and money management.

This introduction is later followed up on in the elective Transitions class offered to high school students.

In today's economy, being an educated and informed consumer of goods and manager of money is of vital importance for everyone.