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Holiday Concerts There will be a reception in the Cafetorium with cookies and drinks for everyone. Last, but not least, Kim- ball.Elementary K-3 Holiday pro- gram is at 9 a.m. Dec. 18, and 7 p.m. The concert entitled "An Old Fashioned Holiday Program" will include many of your favor- ite Christmas songs. "Christ- mas Time All Year," written by Arlene Sands will be sung for the 20th year. A new song "Christmas Day is Finally Here," written by Mrs. Sands will be introduced at this concert. Write these dates on your cal- endar to have three free nights of holiday enjoyment. The bands are directed by Keith I-'laake; and the elementary grades, and elementary and St. choirs are directed by Mrs. Sands. The public is cordially invited to attend these events. By Arlene Sands, Music Specialist Holiday programs-save the dates! What an exciting way to start the Holiday Season. Three fan- tastic music programs are being planned by the Kimball School District. The first concert is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Kim- ball Youth Choir, grades 4-5-6, will present a concert in the high school cafetorium. Beautiful Christmas music with lots of soloists, followed by an "old fffshioned" Christmas music sing-a-long will be featured in the program. A reception with cookies will follow the concert. The second concert is at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. The Kim- ball gym will be filled with music. The Vocal Prelude will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the Jr. high band, Sr. Choir, and Sr. Band. Donnay wins tuition reimbursement St. Anthony Court 743, Anne, daugher of John and Chris Don- nay, attends St. Anne Parish in Kimball. COF annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships, educational, and tuition assis- tance awards. Established in 1883, COF has more than 140,000 mem- bers nationwide and ranks among the top 10 fraternal insurance societies in the United States. award From Catholic Order of Foresters Catholic Order of Foresters (COF), headquartered in Naper- ville, Ill., awarded $10,000 in tuition reimbursement to COF youth public school members attending a Catholic religious edu- cation program, kindergarten through high school. Anne Don- nay of Kimball is among 200 win- ners selected in a random drawing to receive a $50 award for the 2012- 2013 school year. A member Of America's farmers can support local school district with $2,500 donation new technology equipment and provide support where there is a need." Additionally, the Monsanto Fund invested $2.3 million into education this year through America's Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM. This program gives farmers the opportunity to nom- inate a public school district in their community to compete fdr a grant of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance education in the areas of math and/or science. Now through Nov. 30, 2012, farmers can enter at www., or by call- ing (877) 267-3332. The Monsanto Fund will select one winner at random from each of the eligible counties and announce winning farmers and recipient nonprofits in January 2013. America's Farmers Grow Com- munities and Grow Rural Educa- tion highlights the important con- tributions farmers make every day to our society to help them posi- tively impact their communities. This program is part of the Mon- santo Fund's overall effort to sup- port rural America. About the Monsanto Fund The Monsanto Fund, the phil- anthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organi- zation dedicated to strengthen- ing the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Com- pany employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www. $160,000 invested toward education in Minn. through the Monsanto Fund Elementary and high schools in 26 states currently receive less state funding in the 2012-13 school year in comparison to last year's numbers. In 35 states, school fund- ing now stands below 2008 levels, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. But thanks to the generosity of farmers through America's Farmers Grow Commu- nitiesSM, $555,000 was donated to schools nationwide in 2012. For the third consecutive year, America's Farmers Grow Commu- nities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give eligible farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 dona- tion to direct to their local school or favorite nonprofit organiza- tion. With limited resources avail- able, Community donations help schools upgrade necessary equip- ment that contributes to a pro- gressive learning environment. Last year, 20 farmers directed $50,000 to help improve Minn. education through Grow Commu- nities. "Rural schools are the heart of America, and today's farmers are partnering with the Monsanto Fund to invest in the next gener- ation through education," said Deborah Patterson, the Monsanto Fund president. "Budget cuts have put a strain on rural educa- tion, but a $2,500 Grow Commu- nities donation can help schools reach fundraising goals, purchase www. trico u ntyn ews. MN Christmas time is perfect time For a portrait! 32o-398-522 Classroom of the Week: Mrs. Bauerly's 6 th Grade Mrs. Bauerly's sixth-grade class. Front row (left to right): Zack Schiefelbein, Katlyn Buermann, Chris Donnell, Bree Gehrke, and Cole Gasper. Second row: Cody Gangl, lan Johnson, Libhy Yozamp, Kiersten Johnson, Andy Henkle, Emily Tadych, Dani Terwey-Lyrek, and Sophie Walz. Third row: Josh Statz, Jacob Beehler, Haley Robben, Katli Wicker, Rachel Utecht, Emily Palmersheim, and Lilly Thompson. Back row: Mrs. Patricia Bauerly, Thomas Pearson, Spencer Schmitz, Alex Silbernagel, Brendan MauVer, Ashley Schindele, Erin O'Brien, Branson Jensen, and Michael Stern. Not pictured: Joe Roeland, Stephanie Massmann. There are 30 students in our class. Mr. John Nemec is our stu- dent teacher. Literature is an integral part of sixth-grade reading. Students participate in literature study and develop new understand- ings as readers. They are reading a series of novels written by Mar- garet Peterson Haddix called The Shadow Children about a future- istic, overpopulated, resource- deprived Earth, and effects of the government's attempts to quell overpopulation. Our field trip this year will be to Deep Portage Learning Cen ter in May. Students take part in environmental and conservation education programs to increase awareness and understanding of our Earth. Our fundraiser was through ChipShoppe. 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