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......... , ..... St. John's Prep hosts Discovery Day Families interested in learn- ing about the innovative curric- ulum, and other opportunities at St. John's Prep, are encouraged to attend the upcoming Discovery Day Friday, Nov. 22. Students cur- rently in grades 5-11 are welcome to attend classes, meet the teach- ers and students, and experience what it's like to be a part of the St. John's Prep community. Par- ents are also invited to attend information session with admin- istrators of the school Guest students arrive before 8 a.m. and are matched with a "host" student for the day. The Middle School (for incoming "grades 6-8) Discovery Day ends after lunch at approximately 12:30. For'the Upper School (for incoming grades 9-12), Discovery Day guests are invited to spend the entire day in classes. Registration for Discovery Day is required. Call us today at (320) 363-3321. Due to limited space, we encourage interested families to apply now for the 2014-15 aca- demic year. Founded in 1857, St. John's Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-ed, private day and boarding school, providing students of all faiths in grades 6-12, with a college-prepa- ratory curriculum. For more infor- mation, visit or call (320) 363-3315, Option 3. Conservation Corps Minnesota accepting applications for 2014 Young adults, ages 18-25, are encouraged to apply for one of 160 positions available with Conser- vation Corps Minnesota and Iowa. Conservation Corps is currently accepting applications for Ameri- Corps field crew leader and mem- ber positions for the 2014 program year. Positions are available state- wide, including northern, central and southern Minnesota, as well as central Iowa. Priority applica- tion deadline is Dec. 4. All projects are completed on public land in-cooperation with nonprofit organizations and gov- ernment agencies, such as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These opportu- nities provide technical field expe- rience and professional certifica- tions for future natural resource careers. Many DNR employees got their start in natural resources with the Conservation Corps (for- merly MCC), where they learned a strong work ethic and a first-hand appreciation of the environment. Corps members receive on-the- job training in natural resource management and put those skills into practice working on habi- tat restoration projects through- out the Midwest. Typical project work includes exotic species man- agement, prairie and oak-savanna restoration, stream bank stabili- zation, trail buildirtg and main- tenance, prescribed burning and wildland fire suppression. Educational support staff honored at dinner PAGE 13 Students & Education Thursda),, November 7, 2013 Teachers honored at An event honoring Central establishment and promotion of a positive and safe instructional environment," he added. Awardees are nominated from within their school districts. They receive a trophy and a cer- tificate signed by the governor of Minnesota. Support staff being honored from Kimball Schools are Patty Markwardt and CindyMarkwardt. Erik Widvey, Kimball's high school principal also attended to honor staff. The Eden Valley-Watkins School District honored their sup- port staff Judy Blonigen, Adam Teicher, and Lori Unterberger. Superintendent Mark Messman attended to honor them. Minnesota's educational support staffwas held Monday Sept. 30, at the River's Edge Convention Cen- ter, St. Cloud. In its fourth year, 101 people were honored from 27 school dis- tricts. The event honors those who work as bus drivers, custodi- ans, cooks, paraprofessionals and other staff who help keep schools running smoothly. "Resource is proud to give rec- ognition to the education sup- port staff," said Rob Cavanna, CEO of Resource. "They are an inte- gral part of our school districts and help them run efficiently on a daily basis. They promote stu- dent achievement, ensure stu- dent safety and contribute to the Kimball support staff were honored Sept. 30 at River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. From left to right are Patty Markwardt, Rob Cavanna, CEO of Resource Training & Solutions, Cindy Marquardt, and Erik Widvey, KAHS principal. Submitted photo. Eden Valley-Watkins school support staff were selected for honor at the Recognition Dinner Sept. 30. From left to right are Mark Messman, superintendent, Judy Blonigen, Rob Cavanna, CEO of Resource Training & Solutions, Lori Unterberger, and Adam'Teicher. Submitted photo. camping near the project loca- tion. Applicants should have an interest in working outdoors in a team setting, giving their community and exploring pro- fessional development oppor- tunities. To apply for the field crew program, and to view other AmeriCorps positions with Con- servation Corps, visit www., or contact Mark van der Linden, recruitment coordinator for more information at mark@, or (651) 209-9900, ext. 31. Crew members receive a living stipend of $1,210 a month (crew leaders: $1,565 a month), health insurance, student loan forbear- ance during the service term and a post-service AmeriCorps Edu- cation Award that may be used for college expenses or to repay quali- fied student loans. A crew member or leader posi- tion with the Conservation Corps involves physically challenging, team-oriented work to accomplish habitat restoration and emer- gency response projects. Projects are usually completed outdoors and about 70 percent involve www.tricou ntynews. M N LEEA banquet Wednesday, Oct. 30, area teach- ers were honored for their accom- plishments at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Two teachers from Eden Valley- Watkins School District and two teachers from the Kimball Area Schools were selected to be rec- ognized. More than 475 people attended the event to honor 151 educators with a plaque and cer- tificate from Governor Mark Day- ton. This banquet marked the 22nd anniversary of the Leaders in Educational Excellence Awards (LEEA) event. Being honored from the Eden Valley-Watkins School District were Rebecca Kuechle, second- ary special education teacher, and Karen Svihel-Buermann who teaches first grade. Superinten- dent Mark Messman was also there in support of the honors. Chosen to receive honors from the Kimball teaching staff were Mrs. Kathryn Winkelman, who teaches FACS, Family and Con- sumer Science, and Andrea Welter, second-grade teacher at Kimball Elementary School. Jim House- man, KES principal also attended the ceremony. Two Eden Valley-Watkins teachers were honored at the Leaders in Educational Excellence Awards ceremony (LEEA) in St. Cloud Oct. 30. Pictured from left to right are Mark Messman, EV-W school superintendent, Rebecca Kuechle, secondary special education teacher, Rob Cavanna, CEO of Resource Training & Solutions, and Karen SviheI-Buermann, first-grade teacher. Submitted photo. Kimball teachers were honored Oct. 30 at the Leaders in Educational Excellence Awards (LEEA). Pictured at the banquet from left to right are Kathryn Winkelman, Rob Cavanna, CEO of Resource Training & Solutions, Andrea Welter, and Jim Houseman, principal of Kimball Elementary School. Subrnittedphoto. Rehabilitation 410 LUelM St, ! Watkins I D