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Pa00e. 10 Students Youth FFA Week raises awareness The Kimball FFA is having their FFA week March 14-18. We hold FFA week to educate and raise agriculutural awareness throughout our school and community. Throughout the week we have many activities and games which members and n0nTmembers can participate in. The highlights of the week are: Monday: wear favorite tractor shirt Tuesday: wear offical dress Wednesday: Animal memory game Thursday: Drive tractor to school Friday! FFA T-shirt, game night in the AG room 7-9 FFA is a nationa! organization that helps students gain leadership, confidence, and encouragesthem to do their best. FFA was established in 1928, since then membership has grown to more than 500,000 mem- bers and 7,487 chapters. We hope to have a fun and successful FFA week. Steph Konz, FFA Reporter Thursday, March 17, 2011 wso Kimbl, MN CLIMB Theatre performs Srna[l in Size, BI6 in Spirit. NEW 2011 FORD F-IO REG CAB llft 4114 Two groups of CLIMB Theatre actors were at Kimball Elementary last week; one pair worked with kinder- garten through second-grade students, and the other pair worked with grades 3-6. Their interactive pre- sentations were designed to help students both prevent and deal with bullying. Staffphoto by Jean Matua. Interactive classes on bullying prevention in local schools CLIMB Theatre brought its acclaimed programming to Kimball Elementary Thursday, March 10. Professional actors were NEW 2010 FORD MUSTANG GE CONV. PREM VINCE'S PRE-OWNED PICKS OF THE WEEK   ' ,,o .  . , . in residence performing interac- tive drama classes on the topic of bullying prevention and cliques and exclusion. "Our programs reached almost 200,000 students last year," reports Peg Wetli, founder of CLIMB. "Now in our 35th year of produc- tion, I believe the quality of our programming is the best it's ever been." Teaching Company Director Julie Janus states, "Last season was a tremendous success. Not only did we reach a lot of children, we found new ways of serving schools that were looking for everything from basic Bullying Prevention classes to an in-depth exploration of the concept of social justice in an educational setting. Interactive theatre provides a unique oppor- tunity to harness the power of imagination to enact real change in students' lives." CLIMB is Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body For 35 years, CLIMB Theatre has brought quality character edu- cation programming into schools and other educational settings. Its mission is to create and perform plays, classes and other works that inspire and propel young people toward actions that benefit them- selves, each other, and the com- munity. CLIMB's programming is available in a variety of formats, including plays, interactive class- room activities, and professional development workshops for stu- dents and administrators. For more information about CLIMB, visit CLIMB is funded in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropri- ation by the Minnesota State Leg- islature, a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, and a grant from the National Endow- ment for the Arts.