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PAGE 8 June 2, 2016 Kimball Elementary Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Kimball Elementary Sixth Graders, Graduating Class of 2016 The sixth-grade class along with their teachers, Patricia Bauerly, Mary Bernardy, and Mindy O'Brien will be heading to the Kimball Area High School for classes starting in 2016-2017 next fall as seventh graders. These young adults were wel- comed by Mrs. Keri Johnson, Elementary Principle. The stu- dent address was given by Megan Kiphuth. Presidental Awards, which recognizes academic suc- cess in the classroom, meeting several requirements of National, State and School criteria were given out to 10 students, Leah Schiefelbein, Lucy Schiefelbein, Madelyn Hunt, Ace Meyer, Abby Truenow, Morgan Garding, Megan Kiphuth, Grace Wagner, Gabe Becker and Jamison Tubridy. Knowledge Bowl partic- ipant awards went to Matthew Young, Devon Waldorf, Jamison Tubridy, Ace Meyer, Nicholas Bowen, Lucy Schiefelbein, Gabe Becker, Megan Kiphuth, Madelyn Hunt, Leah Schiefelbein and School www.tricountynews.mn (2) graduating classes for 2016 Morgan Garding. Safety Patrolschool activities and their Deep Mrs. Karl Johnson, Elementary then off to Willow Creek Park for awards went to Nickolas BowenPortage Trip. Principle, Mary Bernardy anda pot luck lunch with family and and Ethan VanNurden. This class The presentation of the grad- Mindy O'Brien, 6th grade teachers friends. of 64 students was reminded of uates was given by 6th gradehanding out diplomas and shak- this past year's memories by a teacher Patricia Bauerly, with Mr. ing hands. Their class song, "Hall Staff photos by Mary Knaus video presentation of field trips, James Wagner, Superintendent, of Fame"wassungbytheclassand Kimball Elementary Fifth Graders, Graduating Class for 2016 The processional was 56 fifth graders who will be the first group of sixth graders attending Kimball Area High School as sixth graders. Mrs. Karl Johnson, Elementary Principal, welcomed them as 5th graders leaving the elemen- tary school and giving them the schools' best wishes. Student speeches of the past, present, and future were given by Evan Powell, Alexa Myers and Andrew Hennen. This class was able to remi- nisce their last year as fifth grad- ers with a video presentation of their field trips and school year. Diplomas were given out by their teachers, Theresa Niemi, Whitney Hunt, Joe Brennan, Mrs. Karl Johnson, Elementary Principle and James Wagner, Superintendent. Reception fol- lowed in the Experience Room. Teach money skills to your middle schooler this summer ByNathanielSillin legal working age, many begin to them an opportunity to earn. If schooler still doesn't have a bank- the question of how much you According to a 2014 University work at odd jobs that are starting your middle schooler isn't pick- ing relationship, it's a good time to should tell your children about of Michigan Study, the average to put money in their pockets you ing up a few dollars babysitting get started. A custodial checking your own finances, but keep in high school senior - who may don't see. or doing chores, come up with an account will allow you to see how mind that theylearn by both good alreadybejugglingapart-timejob Consider these steps for earning opportunity for the sum- your child is handling money and and bad examples. It's important in addition to their schoolwork- an informal summer money met. It could mean cleaning out debit cards are a reliable means for young teens to know that any- knowslittle about saving or proper curriculum the basement or garage or a proj- of tracking every cent. Also, for one - even the most important money management. Introduce - or reinforce - the ectaroundthehousethattheycansavings, you'll have the oppor- adults in their lives - can make a In fact, they spend most of what "Needs vs. Wants" talk. Maybehandle. It will provide you both tunity to introduce him or her to great financial decision or a mis- they earn on entertainment and your child has a spending goal for with an opportunity to talk about price-comparing accounts for fea- take. Speak openly about money, clothing - a pretty bad precedent the summer- new clothes, maybe what he or she will do with that tures, savings rates and usage fees. with the appropriate safeguards for young adults heading offto col- a smartphone. It's all about intel- extra income. If your child has an Banking relationships should be for personal and family privacy. lege and the working world. At that ligent money management, evenentrepreneurial spirit, encourage treated like any smart purchase. Find a way to make your personal age, the money young teens earn if the goal is somewhat short- converting a hobbyinto a summer Discuss making a budget, experiences part of the summer in the summer usually comes from term. The "needs vs. wants" talk business. If they show empathy to Remind your children that if they money conversation. parents for household chores like is all about delayed gratifica- help others, suggest they donate want to maximize any part of the Bottom line: Middle school- mowing the lawn. Most parents tion, the foundational behavior of their time to help elderly neigh- 50-25-25 system, they need to ers may grumble they don't have neverhave a discussion with their healthy money management. Link bors with simple yard work. learnhowtofindvalueandstickto access to the car keys or the cool kids about how to spend or save it to smart shopping, encourag- Introduce the 'bucket" sys- a budget. Most importantly, they clothes and technology that the that money. Young teens generally ing the teen to price-compare pur- tem. It's hard to know what to need to know how to track their older kids do. But they do have don't' think about whether some- chases, gather coupons and come save, spend, give or invest without spending so they can stay within something more valuable-time to thing is a "want" or a "need" - it is up with other ways to save in print a system. That's as true for adults a budget. The number of mobile learn critical lessons about money. typically a want, which would be and online. It's also not a bad idea as it is for kids. The "50-25-25" apps that allow people young and Use this summer to build their spent on a game, candy or comics, to let your child start suggesting rule refers to setting aside 50 per- old to track their spending grows financial knowledge for a lifetime. If you're the parent of a thoughtful purchases when gro- cent for everyday, non-discretion- each year. Whether it's pen and Nathaniel Sillin directs Visa's 12-14-year-old, that might give you cery shopping for your family, ary expenses like school lunches paper or technology, let the teen financial education programs. pause- or provide a great opportu- Before he or she can drive, you'll or transportation, another 25 per- find a budgeting solution theylike. To follow Practical Money Skills nitytomakeadifference.Consider have a chance to discuss choices cent for savings and the remainder They'll be more inclined to use it on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ using this summer to stop your and spending while you're both in for discretionarypurchases, better and stick to a budget. PracticaIMoney. child's bad money habits before the store, known as the latest smartphone Consider being more trans- they kickin. After all, even though If they're not working, give your young teen says she or he parent about your finances. most middle schoolers are shy of can't live without. If your middle There's no single right answer to