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What if you could instantly bring in someone from Africa to teach you an African dance, or a professional hip-hop artist to teach you the latest break dancing moves? Students at Northern Elementary School did just that from Nov. 10-20. Using Distance Learning classes, or ITV, professional music artists from Minneapolis were projected onto a wall in the gymnasium via videoconferencing technology. The classes are through the Minnesota Shubert Center, a nonprofit performing arts center located in downtown Minneapolis.
This Thanksgiving, hundreds of people from the community received a warm meal served with a glass of milk and a piece of pumpkin pie, along with live holiday music, friendly camaraderie and best of all, no dishes to wash afterwards. The 29th annual community dinner took place from 12-1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church. Thanksgiving community dinner coordinator Kelly Speck said this was her first time coordinating the holiday meal.
Sit down, relax, it will only take a second. Ready... On Monday morning, more than 100 students ages 10 and younger from Central and St. Philip's elementary schools were first on the list of school clinics to receive vaccinations for the H1N1 flu virus. Bemidji Area Schools District Nurse Sue Nokleby and Beltrami County Public Health's Supervisor of Family Health Darice Dwyer have worked together to coordinate and facilitate the school clinics. "It went great today," Nokleby said.
Fifth-graders in Jeff Wade's class at Northern Elementary School learned a new meaning to the phrase, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." Two green baskets attached to the inside of a large fish tank held steady as student volunteers poured 500 brown trout eggs into them. "It's better to have two baskets.
It was Nov. 11, 2005, when Tammy Peterson returned to her home in Warroad to find her estranged boyfriend waiting for her. He was drunk and had a .22 caliber rifle in his hand. As Tammy tried to escape out the door, he chased her and began to shoot - 11 bullets tore through Tammy's body. The shooter took his own life, but Tammy fought to survive. After a neighbor called for help, Peterson was airlifted by MeritCare LifeFlight to Fargo. In little more than four years to the day of the incident, Peterson will tell all at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
They come in electric or manual models, with fixed or swing-away foot mounting, gel or wet batteries, and a choice of either swing-away, drop-in, elevating or platform leg rests. When it comes to choosing a wheelchair, there are numerous decisions to be made. A group of students at Bemidji High School recognize that in many developing countries around the world, there are hundreds of people who have none of these choices because they cannot afford to buy a wheelchair. From Nov.
Elementary schools in the Bemidji Area Schools District are expected to issue the 2009 H1N1 flu virus vaccines soon, said District superintendent Jim Hess. The vaccinations will be in the form of nasal injections and will only be given to children ages 5 to 10. Hess, along with District school nurse Sue Nokleby, is in the process of finalizing a schedule for the administering of the vaccinations. "We are working out the details of the dates and times of when the vaccines will be ready," Hess said.
Sarah Panzau, 28, of Belleville, Ill., lived her early years of college as if she were immortal. She was a two-time member of the national Junior College Athlete Association women's volleyball all-American team, who decided to turn to drugs, alcohol and the "party crowd." On Aug. 23, 2003, 21-year-old Panzau attempted to drive herself home with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit. She missed a highway exit and rolled her car four times.
Every year the Bemidji Area Schools District determines its school improvement goals in order to improve student achievement. Kathy Palm, District director of curriculum and administrative services, will present the district school improvement plans to the school board at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov.
Jackie Schaffer, music specialist at J.W. Smith Elementary School, had tears in her eyes after the Veterans Day program at her school Wednesday morning. "The kids did such a wonderful job," Schaffer said. In the 28 years Schaffer has worked at J.W. Smith, no Veterans Day celebration had ever been organized, she said. So last year, she asked school Principal Patricia Welte if a program could be planned for this November. Welte agreed and worked with Schaffer, along with staff and teachers, to organize a one-hour program.