K-12 Notebook column: Players, fans help Roseau flood fight
Players and fans at West Central Area Schools displayed a great example of sportsmanship on and off the field a week ago. West Central Area hosted the Roseau Rams in the Knight's homecoming football game Sept.
Players and fans at West Central Area Schools displayed a great example of sportsmanship on and off the field a week ago.
West Central Area hosted the Roseau Rams in the Knight's homecoming football game Sept. 27 in Barrett, Minn.
At halftime, the Knights presented the Rams with a check for $2,100 and a stack of quilts from an area church to help with Roseau's flood recovery efforts.
West Central Area Superintendent Jerry Ness said students collected the money during a two-week penny war at the school.
"Everybody raided their piggy banks and we passed the hat at football games to raise money," Ness said Thursday.
"It was really nice to see our students come together and help out like they did," he said. "Kids will amaze you sometimes."
The Knights weren't as generous to Roseau during the football game.
Quarterback Adam Johnson passed for 279 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more, helping the Knights pound Roseau 33-6.
"It was a little ironic," Ness said. "But we were really nice to them at halftime."
District lands grant
The Fargo School District has received a $180,000 physical education grant.
The money will go to give students the knowledge they need to be healthy and physically active for a lifetime. The district's Woodrow Wilson High School and Prairie at St. John's are first in line to benefit from the grant.
Three district employees -- Janelle Schumacher, Lois Mauch and Karen Roesler -- played key roles in landing the grant.
Fund drive time again
The Fargo Catholic Schools Network 2002 Annual Fall Drive is under way.
The drive, which has a goal of $150,000, raises money for student scholarships, technology upgrades, staff development and general operating costs.
Send donations to the FCSN Development Office, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo. Or call (701) 293-7910 and ask for Matthew Dahmen or Amy Borkenhagen.
The annual fall drive has raised more than $1.7 million since it began in 1994.
Sharon Olson has been named one of 51 national teachers of the year by Exceptional Parent magazine.
She has taught at the Anne Carlsen Center for Children in Jamestown, N.D., for seven years.
Together 4Kids is sponsoring "Pick Up Your Socks," a workshop for parents.
It's set for 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett Elementary, 2000 58th Ave. S., Fargo. The workshop is free and preregistration isn't necessary. It's a cooperative program of Fargo Public Schools, the Fargo City PTA, the Parenting Resource Center and North Dakota State University Extension Service.
More test scores
Earlier this week, Minnesota education officials released the results of math and reading tests given to sophomores and juniors in April.
Not surprisingly, results showed the more math courses students take, the better they did on the tests.
The reading tests graded students in five levels, with Level I showing basic understanding and Level 5 showing the ability to analyze and interpret difficult text.
About 58 percent of the 60,700 sophomores who took the reading test finished in the top two levels.
In Moorhead, 52 percent of sophomores finished in those levels, compared to 55 percent in Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools.