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PAGE 8 Aul ust 11, 2016 .... ........ www.tricountynews.mn KAHS All Sports Meeting Aug. 11 The All Sports Meeting for the upcoming school year is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in the KAHS North Gym. Learn how to do paperwork online, attain information on activity procedures and policies, receive sports calendars and visit with fall coaches for the start of the seasons. Information will be very valuable for all students and parents to be involved with activi- ties during the school year. Please attend if you are to be involved in any season of the school year, not just intended for fall sports, but all sports. For ques- tions or concerns, please call activ- ity office at school (320) 398-7700. Byron Westrich Kimball Activities Director EV-W Fall Sports Meeting Aug. 15 Fall sports are scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 15, at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. The fall sports meeting for cross coun- try (grades 7-12), football (grades 7-12), and volleyball (grades 7-12) will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Johnson-Peterson gym at the high school. Seventh- and eighth-grade vol- leyball will start their practices Tuesday, Sept. 6, the first day of school. Seventh- and eighth-grade football will start their practices at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in the high school cafeteria. All athletes who plan to par- ticipate in a sport this school year need to fill out an MSHSL eligibil- ity form, a parent decorum form, and have a physical on record at the high school. (Athletes must have a sports physical completed every three years). The athletic fee must also be paid to participate. The fee is $60 for grades 10-12 and $45 for grades 7-9. Dave Schneider EV-W Activities Director Kimball schools open house Open house for students at Kimball Elementary and Kimball Area High School will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at each school. Meet your teachers, find your locker, sign up for school lunch. Note that school will start for Kimball K-8 students on Tuesday, Sept. 6. This year, students in both grades 6 and 7 are new to the high school building, and the extra day will give them a chance to get used to the new building and procedures. Kimball students in grades 9-12 will start school the next day, Wednesday, Sept. 7. The rest of the school year is the same for all grades. Ire ae Our @Gt/ tl I Watkins Chiropractic Clinic Dr. S. Gary Verbov mc 165 Central Ave. N. Watkins Registration and the fir st class session for the annual Fiirearms Safety Hunter Education Course is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Eden Valley City Hall meeting room at 171 Cossairt Ave. W. Students must be 12 years of age or older by this calendar year. Any students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the permission document. The DNR Safety Training course is spon- sored jointly by the Eden Valley Sportsmans Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever. It consists of six two-hour sessions that meet from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, Tuesday, Aug. 16, Thursday, Aug. 18, Monday, Aug. 22, Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the EV Civic Center, and Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Sportsman Club trap shooting range on Hutcheson Ave. E., near CO-OP Chain of Lakes Soccer starting The Chain of Lakes Soccer for the 2016 season, 9-12 grades Club kicks off another sea- $65, 6-8 grades $50 and 3-5 grades son Monday, Aug. 15. Last year, Chain of Lakes included boys and girls from Kimball, Eden Valley/Watkins, Paynesville, New London/Spicer, Belgrade/ Brooten/Elrosa and home school students. Registration is now open $25. Practices are at Ampe Field, Paynesville. Registration forms and more information are avail- able at the club web site http:// sites.google.com/site/colsoccer/, or by calling (320) 243-4594. EV-W back-to-school open house Eden Valley Watkins attend, and refreshments will be Elementary and Secondary served. Schools will host an Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. This is an excellent oppor- tunity for parents and students to meet staff and to become bet- ter acclimated with each building prior to the start of school Tuesday, Sept. 6. Everyone is welcome to If anyone has particular ques- tions pertaining to school or Open House, please contact Rob Pederson, elementary school prin- cipal at (320) 453-6455 extension 2132, or Bruce Kiehn, high school principal, at (320) 453-2900 exten- sion 1141 for assistance. Kimball Play & Learn Preschool now enrolling For the upcoming school year Kimball Play & Learn Preschool is offering a variety of classes for 3, 4, & 5 year olds this fall. We have half-day preschool options avail- able 2, 3, and 4 days a week. We are also accepting enrollment in our 4 Star Parent Aware rated Enrichment Program which offers half-day and full-day early child- hood learning opportunities for when your child is not attending preschool classes. Both the Preschool and Enrichment Programs offer stu- dents a variety of learning experi- ences in a play-based environment and are aligned with MN's Early Learning Standards. Preschool is a wonderful opportunity for your child to build social relationships with other students, explore and build knowledge through play, and engage in activities related to music, movement, and literature. Kimball Play & Learn Preschool is a fully inclusive program with tuition based on a sliding fee scale, scholarships may also be available to qualifying families. Please con- tact us with any questions or to register for preschool. To register, call or email Lisa Hennen or Felicia Mills (320) 398 -7700, Ext. 244 or Lisa.Hennen @ kimball.k12.mn.us; Felicia.Mills@ kimball.k12.mn.us Visit our Website at: www. kimball.k12.mn, us~page~2955. the public access on Vails Lake. Students must attend all the classroom sessions, pass a multi- ple choice test on the topics cov- ered in the five classroom ses- sions, and complete the skills and participation field session at the trap range to earn their self-certification form and num- ber. Instructions on that form will direct students to the DNR website to complete, purchase ($7.50) and download their Firearms Safety Education Certificate. Participants will need to pro- vide their own transportation to and from all the sessions. They will need to provide writing tools to complete the daily assign- ments. Student manuals and all other materials will be provided. Students are not allowed to bring firearms or ammunition to any of the sessions including the field session. There is no charge to take the class. The instructors are vol- unteers, expenses are covered by the DNR and our local sponsors. There is an online option to those who cannot attend the five classroom sessions. Participants must complete the online course and take the online written tests. Online participants will download the "Field Day Voucher" on suc- cessfully completing the course. The voucher must be presented to the local instructor at the field day at the EV trap range Aug. 25, and participate in that session. Visit the DNR website/Safety Education for more information. A $25 fee is required for the online course. Contact Gary Duncomb at (320) 453-7465, or Fred Johnson at (320) 453-6428, if you are planning this option, or want additional information on the regular course. Kimball Chiropractic will again offer school athletic physicals tiffs year, The examination is accepted by the Minnesota High School Leag~le. The cost is $30 per student. ,,o T | KIMIALLCHIROPRACTIC, | healthy! "o a poi.t'W " t320139a.7900, tas81785- a 3i 510 Hwy. 55 East Kimball :: KAHS Class of 1995 reunion Aug. 13 The Kimball Area High School Class of 1995 will have a reunion from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Triple R Grill and Bar. KHS Class of 1955 meets Aug. 16 The Kimball High School Class of 1955 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Triple R Grill and Bar. Teachers Attend #TechSummitl6 By Nancy Bonnifield Eager to learn about new tech- nology to enhance student learn- ing, 15 Kimball staff members attended the Second Annual Technology Summit on Thursday, Aug 4. Teachers were challenged to 1) Start something new, 2) Stop something that's preventing pro- fessional growth, and 3) Share what you've learned with oth- ers. These challenges were pro- vided by the keynote speaker, Mark Garrison, the Director ot Technology for White Bear Lake Public Schools Teachers attended sessions on a variety of topics including Google Apps, new assessment technology, enhancing literacy with technology, and more. Two Kimball teachers presented at the Tech Summit: Joe Stangle pre- sented about Socrative and Nancy Bonnifield presented a session titled Excelling at Excel. The Technology Summit is organized by the Central Minnesota Learning Partnership, a consortium of seven area school districts. One representative from each district has been planning the Technology Summit since September 2015. The first Summit in August 2015 hosted 30 attendees and grew to over 100 attendees in 2016. The consortium is expecting continued growth as teachers con- tinue to experience a valuable day of Professional Development. Kimball staff not attending the Technology Summit will also benefit from the day as a "Tech or Treat" professional develop- ment day will be held in November which will focus on technology in the classroom. Teachers attending the Summit will be asked to pres- ent what they learned to the rest of the staff. In this way, teachers will be fulfilling Challenge #3 pro- vided by the keynote speaker. Additional information about the Central Minnesota Learning Partnership can be found on the website: www.centralmnlearning- partnership, weebly.com, by follow- ing it on Twitter @CentralMNLP, or by liking the Facebook page found at CentralMNLE