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PERMIT NO. 1
Family Day at FCCLA Blood Drive
FCCLA Week Begins with a Successful Blood Drive
A GIANT THANK YOU goes out to all the students, staff and community
members who donated and helped in any way for the February 3, Blood Drive.
We had 79 donors register including 27 students and 16 staff members.
Of the students who registered, Tyson Gullicksrud, Sarah Vesta, Gaige Sadler,
Tiffany Moss, Kaitlyn Gentry, Lacey Gilbertson, Samantha Gregory, Keegan
Achtziger and Kyle Olson were repeat donors. Many former student donors
returned to support the drive. It was great to see them continue a tradition of
coming to our FCCLA blood drive.
Husband and wife: Kevin and Janet Aiona
It turned out to be a family day of donating with Joyce Schmidt’s family having eight
on site donors: Mark, Gary, Jodi, Chad, Tyson, Mark & David Gullicksrud, Joyce Schmidt,
and Judy Foss and two more in Tomah on Thursday. Other families represented were A repeat student donor giving
Mike and Judy Berg, Kevin and Janet Aiona, Andrew and Mindy Pederson, David platelets.
Gullicksrud and Lori Engen, Brett and Lois Semingson, & Eddie and Mariah Sanchez.
We collected a total of 69 units of blood providing the potential to help 220 individuals. We also collected 3
units of dual red units and 2 platelet units. The blood drive workers were very pleased with the response. The
whole day ran smoothly. Special thanks to Mr. Steve Alleman for the blood drive signs for the highway and
parking lot, custodial staff for set up and clean up help, and Mr. Kyle Kaufman, Mrs. Sarah Gruen and Mrs. Judy
Foss for their classrooms.
The FCCLA chapter provided morning water bottles and snack bags for all student and staff donors. They
also encouraged the donors to eat a good lunch and continue drinking fluids to aid in the donation process.
Brittany Simenson, Jessica Brott, Lacey Gilbertson, and Justin Zareczny worked on the snack bags.
Brothers: David and Mark Gullicksud Donating blood is an excellent and simple way to help save four lives every time you donate. Our last donor
of the day, student Sarah Vesta, came after basketball practice to donate. Sarah said, “It makes me feel good to
know I am helping others.”
FCCLA has been making a difference in communities for 65 years. The national student organization has over
22,000 members in nearly 7,000 chapters. Throughout the year, Wisconsin’s FCCLA members will use the
training they received at TEAM Trainings to develop, plan and carry out successful projects.
Athlete’s Lacey Gilbertson and Brittany Simenson served as FCCLA Blood Drive committee chairs.
Special thanks to Mrs. Kathy Thomas, school nurse and Mrs. Judy Foss, FCCLA advisor for
help with the donor calling. FCCLA members Morgan Seguin, Lacey Gilbertson,
1,000th Samantha Gregory, Brittany Simenson and Jessica Brott served as greeters. Debbie
Wright recruited community members Alyce Higley, Jackie Dryden, Linda Dodge and
Point Mary Bjorgo for the donor canteen.
This athlete made her
1,000th career point on
January 25, 2010, while
playing varsity basketball
against McDonell High
School in Chippewa Falls.
After the game, she was
presented with the game Athlete holding the basketball that she
ball. used to make her 1,000th career point. Linda Dodge, canteen worker, David Berge, dual red donor, Alyce Higley, canteen worker, Lois Semingson, blood
donor, Julia Bjorgo, blood donor, Lois Johnson, blood donor
Hall of Fame Award Presentation Spelling Bee
Eleva-Strum Schools will be In This Issue
honoring Coach Rich Roginski
for his induction into the WBCA
Activity Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Winner
Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,5
Hall of Fame. The plaque will be Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,7
presented at the E-S alumni District Greeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
basketball tournament before Health News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
the championship game on Lunch Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
April 3, 2010. Please join us! Music Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The alumni tournament is from Organization Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,9
9:00AM to 4:00PM depending on Principal News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
team brackets. This plaque will School Board Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
be on display at the high school. School Calendar (2009-2010) . . . . . . . . . .11
Rich Rogninski, Hall of Fame Member This student represented
Alumni Basketball Tournament form School Calendar (2010-2011) . . . . . . . . . . . 4
and E-S Basketball Coach for 29 years. Eleva-Strum at the CESA #10
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
and Fun Fest Information on page 10. 2010 Regional Spelling Bee.
District Greeting Principal News
This seems to be the longest winter on record. Not really, but I have Spring fever is here! Living in Wisconsin and experiencing many months
seriously had enough of being indoors. Thank goodness for all the of sub-freezing temperatures, when the month of March rolls around we
positive energy that our children bring on a daily basis. If you need a little are certainly ready for some sunshine and warmer weather. We see this
positive energy in your life, please feel free to stop by one of the schools anxiety and excitement with our student body as winter comes to an
and take a look around. We have all kinds of things going on from end. I would encourage you to review our district’s guidelines for dress
Olympic themes to FCCLA leadership workshops, from the Science at school and be sure that your son or daughter comes to school dressed
Olympiad team to the spelling bee. If you have never witnessed an appropriately.
elementary Friday morning meeting, that may be a great place to start.
Parent/Teacher Conferences These will occur after the completion of the
Budget The school board and the administrative team are diligently third quarter on Monday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 7th from 4:00PM-
working together to plan for our district’s future. We are currently 7:30PM for grades 7-12. Please try to make it out to check on the progress
working with an unbalanced budget and next year’s looks even worse. of your child and speak with their teachers.
This is not a surprise with the current funding system which is in place in
the state. We are not alone as district after district across the state is Sports Our winter sports seasons are wrapping up and tournament time is
going to a referendum for operating expenses. Many districts are going upon us. What a wonderful time to come out and enjoy some inexpensive
for a second and third time already. Please begin sharing your thoughts entertainment and experience the excitement that accompanies these
with board members or administrators in the district as we make plans for games. I would like to thank all of the people that make our winter sports
the future of our great school district. seasons a success. From the players, coaches, and parents to the staff and
custodians that work to make all games enjoyable. A special thank you to
Energy exemptions We have finished all of our energy savings projects our dance team for providing halftime entertainment and to our pep band
for the year, and we are currently waiting on a number of the rebates for for the energy they provide before the game.
these projects. It is our sincere belief that we are already experiencing
the energy savings. This exemption will be an option for the district again Music March is a month of many activities in our music department as their
next year. If affordable, and if we have the needs, we will be looking at spring concerts are coming up. Please try and see some of the talents of
taking advantage of it again. If you have any energy saving ideas, please these students in one of our upcoming concerts.
forward them to me. Our staff members are working toward a greener
environment on a daily basis. It is our sincere hope that you will even Organizations Our school organizations have been very busy over the past
catch the “GREEN” bug and put efforts toward the common good in your month. Our forensics team traveled to Eau Claire on Feb. 8th to participate in
own daily lives. subdistrict competition. Our FBLA organization competed at Regionals on
Feb. 6th, while our FCCLA members attended a leadership meeting on Feb.
Reminder One way you can express your thoughts to me specifically is to 17th. Thank you for supporting our students’ efforts and involvement.
attend my bi-monthly “lunch with the superintendent”. The next one is Cory Kulig, Middle & High School Principal
scheduled on Monday, March 8th, 11:30 – 12:30. I would appreciate it if
you called to let me know you were coming so we can plan for the right IMMUNIZATION CLINIC Continued
space and I can make sure to be available. 3. What do parents need to do?
See you at school, Mark Gruen, Superintendent Have your child vaccinated with Tdap and /or varicella vaccine if he or she
has not already received the vaccine(s). To claim a waiver for health, reli-
Health News IMMUNIZATION CLINIC ~ APRIL 21 gious or personal conviction reasons, follow the instructions on the Student
Immunization Record and return the signed form to your child’s school.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF ALL STUDENTS IN 5TH-12th GRADES
4. Are there exceptions to the Tdap and varicella vaccine requirements?
The Trempealeau Co. Health Department will have an immunization clinic Yes, the first is with Tdap vaccine. If your child has already received a tetanus-
in our schools on April 21st, offering the Tdap, and Varicella vaccinations containing vaccine (i.e., Td vaccine) within the last 5 years of entering the
(required by the state for certain grade levels) and the Meningitis and HPV grade it is required, your child is compliant and Tdap vaccine is not required.
vaccinations for any student 11years and older (boys and girls) (not required The second exception is for varicella vaccine. If your child had chickenpox
by the state, but recommended by the Centers for Disease Control) disease, even after the 1st dose of varicella vaccine, further doses of the vac-
cine are not required.
New Tdap and Varicella Immunization Requirements
5. If my child meets the Tdap and varicella requirements will he/she need to
Changes in the Wisconsin Student immunization law now require two get another dose in a different grade in school?
different vaccines for middle and high school students. Parents are required No, when a child meets the vaccine requirements for the grade to which the
to have their children vaccinated or claim a waiver. requirements apply (i.e., receives the vaccine or does not receive the vaccine
because of an exception (see #4 above), no further doses are required. For
1. Why are these requirements being made? example, if a child received a dose of Td vaccine because of an injury within
From 1986 through 2004, Wisconsin had the 5th highest rate of pertussis 5 years of entering 6th grade, that child has met the Tdap requirement and
(whooping cough) in the nation with almost 5,000 cases being reported will not be required to receive Tdap vaccine now or in a future grade.
in 2004 alone. Pertussis outbreaks occur because protection declines 5-10
years after completion of childhood DTP/DTaP vaccinations. Tdap is a new 6. If my child already had pertussis disease, should he or she still get the
vaccine that is recommended for adolescents and is anticipated to help Tdap vaccine?
prevent pertussis from occurring including pertussis outbreaks in schools. Children who have had pertussis disease should receive Tdap according to
Pertussis can place a significant burden on children and parents as a person the routine recommendations because the length of protection provided
with pertussis must be isolated for a minimum of 5 days of antibiotic by disease is unknown and because the diagnosis can be difficult to con-
treatment. firm. This is not an exception to the Tdap requirement.
Two doses of varicella vaccine have been shown to be more effective than 7. Where can I get Tdap and/or varicella vaccine for my child?
one dose in preventing “breakthrough disease” cases of chickenpox in chil- These vaccines will be offered at no charge at your student’s school on April
dren of all age groups. 21st. They are also available from your child’s doctor or local health depart-
ment. Contact your family physician or the Trempealeau County Health De-
Recommendations for both Tdap and varicella vaccines are made by the partment at 538-2311, ext. 220.
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the Center for Disease
Control (CDC). PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR APRIL 21ST.
2. What grades are affected and what vaccines are required? As we get closer to that date, more information will be provided about how
For the 2010-2011 school year, the following is required: to obtain vaccination information and parental consents. If you have any
questions, about any of these vaccinations or requirements, please call me
Students entering Vaccines at 695-2696, ext. 2090 or the health department at 538-2311, ext 220.
Grades 6 through 8 Tdap (1 dose) & Varicella (2 doses)
Grades 9 through 11 Tdap (1 dose) Thank you, Kathy Thomas RN, District School Nurse
Grade 12 Tdap (1 dose) & Varicella (2 doses)
Cardinal News 2 March 2010
High School “A” Honor Roll 1st Semester 2009-2010
9th Grade John Baynton Talli Berger Heather Gibson Alyssa Gorell Kelsey Hong Hope Howard Ali Lorenz Kendra Mai
Kateland Northcott Abram Pedersen Jacob Rogness Mariah Sands Tera Schreiner David Snow
10th Grade Bailee Kensmoe Katelyn Nicolet David Overgard Alexis Severson Kyle Ulberg
11th Grade Rikki Bautch Jared Behm Zack Berg Elizabeth Bilski Tyson Gullicksrud Sadie Higley Brittany Hink Matthew Krochmalski
David Ostertag Alix Overgard Valerie Rudy Rachel Sands Lauren Semingson Tyler Walter
12th Grade Jessica Brott Kyle Galindo Kaitlyn Gentry Jenna Gibson Lacey Gilbertson Evan Glodowski Samantha Gregory Ryan Jacobs
Karis Kampfer Kayla Larson Sam Larson Carly Lorenz Megan Nelson Brian Olsen Matthew Payne Andrew Pedersen
Sarah Peterson Taylor Rohrscheib Megan Schultz Joshua Segerstrom Samantha Susa Sarah Vesta Justin Zareczny
High School “B” Honor Roll 1st Semester 2009-2010
9th Grade Kye Back Rani Behm Taylor Berg Kjerstin Booth Pagie Ellifson Ramsey Jacobs Emma Kornack Kayla McDonald
Michael Ostertag Hannah Sather Alex Thronson
10th Grade Brandon Anderson Jade Austin Thomas Baynton Ben Bontiz Brandon Felce Chase Felton Dana Karlstad Sam King
Stephanie Knutson Tyler Koxlien Dylan McCune Mason Miller Jordan Moltzau Tiffany Olson Reece Pierson Morgan Seguin
Nicklaus Semingson Vincent Susa Courtney Thewis Karli Weltzien
11th Grade Brandon Belmore Deanna Brazeau Bailey Ellifson Marcus Hazen Daniel Johnson Emma Koxlien Anh Le Melissa Loomis
Jacob Mai Alyssa McLean Amanda Mellembakken Karsten Ness Deedra Nichols Hannah Olson Rosalee Runkel Shad Seidl Brandon Semingson
12th Grade Jacob Asher Brittney Booth Brandalyn Christianson Adam Dodge Cody Erickson Vanessa Gullicksrud Kimberly Hill Taylor Jaskowski
Ronnie Moltzau Jeremy Nelson Sever Nysven Meghan O’Brien Ellen Pedersen Chad Rosman Bridgitte Ross Eddieberto Sanchez
Brittany Simenson Dillon Todahl Matthew Voigts Derrick Westphal
1st Quarter 2009-2010 Middle School “A” Honor Roll
7th Grade Deslyn Hart Cassandra Hazen Tyler Karlstad Joshua Marino Alexia McDonald Aspen Ryskoski Hunter Ryskoski Douglas Sands
8th Grade Courtney Ashwell Noelle Belmore Maria Berge Scott Bloom Kara Enos Adina Eytcheson Carley Forsythe Carter Heath Noah Heath
Collin Higley Erin Kensmoe Alex Larson Tess Nysven Jared Schadrie Kaylee Semingson
1st Quarter 2009-2010 Middle School “B” Honor Roll
7th Grade Dalton Bedward Breanna Butterfield Gage Everson Amanda Knudtson Rachel Nelson James North Abbi Oium Kelton Olson Tyson Rohrscheib
Vincent Runkel Nicholas Snow Caleub Watkins
8th Grade Jacob Brott Maggie Engen Brody Dascher Jake Hulberg Dana Kensmoe Jenna Larson Taylor Phinn Chase Pierson Skyler Rivard
Amber Severson Gabriel Toft
Middle School “A” Honor Roll 2nd Quarter 2009-2010
7th Grade Breanna Butterfield Deslyn Hart Samantha O’Brien April Olson Aspen Ryskoski Hunter Ryskoski Douglas Sands
8th Grade Courtney Ashwell Noelle Belmore Maria Berge Scott Bloom Kara Enos Adina Eytcheson Carter Heath Noah Heath Collin Higley
Jake Hulberg Erin Kensmoe Alex Larson Tess Nysven Taylor Phinn Jared Schadrie Kaylee Semingson Gabriel Toft
Middle School “B” Honor Roll 2nd Quarter 2009-2010
7th Grade Gage Everson Cassandra Hazen Tyler Karlstad Tanner Koser Joshuar Marino Alexia McDonald Rachel Nelson James North Abbi Oium
Kelton Olson Tyson Rohrscheib Nicholas Snow Caleub Watkins
8th Grade Jacob Brott Maggie Engen Brody Dascher Carley Forsythe Jerad Hutchins Dana Kensmoe Cora Ness Chase Pierson Skyler Rivard
Lindsey Ross Amber Severson
Student Teacher Introductions Valentine’s Day
Hi, my name is Amanda Foster, and I am student MS student council sold roses, chocolates,
teaching with Mrs. White Body this quarter. I and boxes of Sweethearts for Valentine's Day.
am an Eau Claire native and will graduate from
UWEC in May with a comprehensive major in
secondary English education. When I’m not in
school or working at a law office, I enjoy visit-
ing with family and friends, relaxing with my
boyfriend Kyle, and playing with my cats, Yoshi
and Bowser. During my time at UWEC, I have
delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered at local
schools, and worked as a tutor in the University
Kindergarten Student Teachers Ms. Bor Vang
Writing Center. I believe in the power of literacy
Miss Kazoua Vang
and strive to make learning meaningful and
Kindergarten is pleased to have two student worthwhile for students.
teachers working with us for the third quarter of
the school year. Mrs. Petersen’s student teacher
is Miss Kazoua Vang and Ms. Bor Vang is working I am looking forward
in Mrs. Sands’ class. Both are currently students to a fun and positive
in the Early Childhood Program at the University experience in the Eleva-
of Wisconsin-Stout. This is their final placement Strum School District!
before receiving their teaching license. The
Kindergarten students and teachers are enjoying
working and learning with these two fine young English Student Teacher
Cardinal News 3 March 2010
CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAY Head Start is Accepting
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
STRUM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Applications for 2010-2011 Reality
Western Dairyland Head Start is accepting
The child development screening will be held
on Friday, March 12, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to
applications for the 2010-2011 school year.
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool
12:30 p.m. in the Early Learning Center at
program which provides education, health,
dental, nutrition, mental health, social and
Wednesday, April 28
Strum Primary School. Children between the The Eleva-Strum and Osseo-Fairchild schools
adult services in partnership with families.
ages of 2 ½ and 3 ½ by March 1st are eligible and local businesses and volunteers will be
The Head Start program is located in the
to be screened at this time. teaming up to co-sponsor the sixth annual
Strum Grade School in collaboration with
4-year-old Kindergarten and the Early “Reality Check” – an interactive, hands-on,
Children will be encouraged to participate in authentic experience for seniors to learn about
Childhood Special Education program.
play that focuses on skills development in the money management first hand. If you would
Anyone with preschool- aged children is
areas of social, speech and language, fine and like to conduct a station, assist students, or be
encouraged to apply as many factors can
gross motor, and cognitive ability. You and part of the management team, contact Judy
affect eligibility for Head Star. Applications,
your child will meet with a therapist or teach- Foss, at Eleva-Strum or Rosemary Twesme, at
income and age verification can be completed
er, who will be able to speak with you about Osseo-Fairchild HS.
during Eleva Strum Child Development Day
any questions or concerns you may have and
on Friday, March 12th, 2010, at Strum Primary
will discuss the growth and development of The students will be researching and select-
School, Strum, WI.
your child. Western Dairyland Head Start will ing their careers, participating in classroom
also be available to answer enrollment cash management lessons, and preparing to
INCOME VERIFICATION ~ PLEASE BRING:
questions and provide vision and hearing put their financial skills to the test. The week
• Earning statements for last three months
screenings for children. before the event, a representative from Globe
OR • 2009 Income Tax Return
OR • Check stubs or an Award letter from: University will be presenting a program on the
Please contact the Strum Primary School at costs of independent living which is a preview
715-695-2916, ext. 4 to schedule a time for of what they will experience at Reality Check.
• Social Security
your child’s screening.
• Child Care Assistance
Each student enters the event with a family
AGE VERIFICATION ~ PLEASE BRING ONE OF status and a paycheck. Volunteers will assist
SCHOOL CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT them in purchasing life’s necessities – housing,
You can find out through one of the local • Birth Certificate transportation, groceries, insurance, and more.
radio and television stations listed below if our • Baptismal Certificate The truth of life’s responsibilities sets in quickly
schools need to be closed due to inclement • Immunization Card as students make their first stop at the tax
weather. • Or other official document station. Several other twists will await them
while participating in Reality Check.
STATION POSITION WEB SITE
WQOW-TV 18 wqow.com ATTENTION! If you receive Child Care
Assistance, your child is considered eligible for This event would not be possible if it were not
WEAU-TV 13 weau.com for the great support of our schools and willing
the Head Start Program ~ regardless of family
WAXX 104.5 FM todayswaxx1045. income. volunteers, community financial institutions,
com and business supporters. Please contact Judy
WAYY 790 AM wayy790.com Please call 695-2916, ext. 1198 or 985-2391, Foss 695-2696, ext. 2064 for more information
I-94 94.1 FM i94online.com ext. 223 for more information. on how you could assist in this exercise.
WECL 92.9 FM 929thebigcheese.
WHTL 102.3 FM
ACT Test Dates & Registration Information
For more information on the ACT or to register to take the test,
WQRB 95.1 FM b95radio.com go to www.actstudent.org or contact the school counselor.
Rock 92.1 92.1 FM rock921.com Test Date Registration (Late Fee Required) Ends March 26
WBIZ 100.7 FM z100radio.com Deadline 2nd Semester
WISM 98.1 FM themix981.com April 10, 2010 March 5, 2010 March 6 – 19, 2010
June 12, 2010 May 7, 2010 May 8 – 21, 2010
Ends June 8
School Calendar 2010-2011 ACT Registration Fees: ACT (without writing portion) ~ $31
ACT (with writing portion) ~ $46 Late fee amount ~ $20
Aug. 30,31 M,T Teacher Inservice/ Middle School &
Workday High School
Sept. 1 W First Student Day Did you know about Homework Club?
Sept. 6 M No School, Labor Day
Oct.14,15 TH,F No School,
Please, answer the following questions: Conferences
Does your student need help with homework?
NWEA Convention Does your student need some help catching up in a class?
Monday, April 5th
Nov. 25,26 TH,F No School Does your student need help completing an incomplete? Wednesday, April 7th
Thanksgiving Break Does your student need help studying for a test? 4:00PM-7:30PM
Dec. 23-31 TH-F No School, Christmas/ Does your student need to make up a missed test?
New Year’s Break
Jan. 21 F No School, End Sem/ If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then
Teacher Work day Homework Club is what you are looking for!
March 14-18 M-F No School, SpringBreak Eleva-Strum Public
Homework club is held every Wednesday afternoons from
April 22,25 F,M Easter Break 3:30 – 4:30PM. The middle school Homework Club is in Mrs. Eduation Foundation
May 30 M No School /Memorial Day Marsolek’s room and the high school Homework Club is in Meeting April 14
June 8 W Last Student Day Miss Summers’ room. 7:00 p.m.
June 9 TH Last Teacher Day Central Library
Homework club is open to ALL students!
Cardinal News 4 March 2010
Chippewa River Adventure Camp for Girls ages 8-12 PROM Masquerade Theme
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 8:30 AM- 4 PM, $69 per student, Round Hill, Durand, WI
Contact Libby Thurston, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-836-3365 (or toll free at 866-893-2423) Saturday, April 17 8PM - 12AM
www.uwec.edu/ce Grand March for all couples who wish to be
o Exciting outdoor activities o Archery o Fly fishing announced will start at 8PM in the auditorium
followed by the court presentation and
o Canoeing o Rifle Range o Native American tools
crowning of the prom king and queen.
Then everyone will proceed to the dance.
• Everyone will receive a surprise gift. • Door prizes at the end of the day. Music provided by Music in Motion.
• Snacks and pizza will be provided. • Come on the bus or with parents Please use the entrance by the HS office.
Parents are welcome to attend at no additional cost. All high school students are encouraged to attend.
Got Plastic Bags? Let’s recycle them into a bench!
Please bring them to the High School office. Thank you! Support Eleva-Strum Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Students for Environmental & Ecological Diversity (SEED)
Bowl for Kids Sake, April 16-18th 2010
Independence, WI @ La Hacienda/Club Midway
FBLA ANNUAL CLOTHES DRIVE Open to anyone who wants to come out and have fun for a good
Accepting all clean and useable clothing from March 1-26. cause! Obtain $75.00 in pledges and have a chance to win a weekend
All donated clothes will be distributed to local shelters. waterpark get away as well as many other great grand prizes! Please
Please bring your donated clothes to pick up pledge sheets from Debbie Wright, Eleva Intermediate School.
Mrs. Brenner (Room 2056), Eleva-Strum High School. Thank you for your support!
Spring Plant Sale Corn Furnace Reduces Natural Gas Use
The E-S greenhouse corn
2nd Weekend in May! furnace has made a big
difference in reducing the
The greenhouse classes amount of natural gas used.
growing season has started The greenhouse was closed
down in December and
and they will be offering 30
January for six weeks, but
varieties of flowering plants with the spring plant
and 20 different vegetable production underway
varieties. growing space is needed.
Special thanks to Fricky Back
Cucumber Crop Germaniums
for donating approximately
150 bushels of corn. The
greenhouse class is looking
Students filling corn in the hopper.
for additional corn. Please
contact Mr. Behm if you have
“You have the Corn ... some corn that can be used
at 695-2696, ext. 2041.
We have the wagon”
not all cartridges
Under 18? Looking for a job? Don’t forget a WORK PERMIT! can be remanu-
A work permit is required before anyone under the age of 18 is allowed factured which
to work in any job with the exception of agriculture or domestic service means some of
work. Employers should have a valid work permit for each minor before the cartridges we
work may be performed. The work permit establishes a minor’s proof of are getting need
age and ensures the employer, parent/guardian, and minor are aware of to be discarded.
the state child labor laws and regulations. If a minor changes place of
employment, a new work permit needs to be obtained for the new Please visit www.
employer. Work permits may be obtained in the school district office. fundingfactory.com
The following information must be provided to the permit officer before and click on
a work permit can be issued. “Qualifying
1. Proof of age (birth certificate, WI ID card or WI driver’s license) Lists” to find out
2. Employer’s written intent to hire, including job duties to be which cartridges
performed and the hours and time of day to be worked. can be refilled
3. Parent/guardian written consent Contact Donna All school
at 695-2696, Ext. 2181 offices and which cell
4. Social Security card phones qualify.
Thank you! and LMCs
5. Payment of $10.00 permit fee (Employer must reimburse the minor
for this cost no later than the minor’s first paycheck).
Cardinal News 5 March 2010
Music March Schedule 2010 Youth Band to Perform and Showcase
E-S Concerts begin at 7:30PM, unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change.
Monday, March 1st, Dorian Band Festiaval @ Decorah, Iowa with Middle & High School Band
Tuesday, March 9th, MS Choral Clinic at Osseo-Fairchild
Monday, March 15th, Youth, MS,& HS, Band Concert and
BAND-O-RAMA IN MARCH
The Youth Band, made up of fifth and sixth grade musicians, will
Middle/High School Choral Concert starts at 7:00PM perform on March 15th in the Central Auditorium at 7:30 PM. The
Tuesday, March 16th, MS Band Clinic at Lincoln evening concert will showcase the entire Music Department with
Tuesday, March 23rd, 6th Grade Musical 2:15PM & 7:30PM performances by the Youth Band, Middle School Band, and the High
Sunday - Tuesday, March 28-30 Chicago Trip School Band. The Youth Band will be playing selections such as Gypsy
Dance, Peggy Sue, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Their portion of the
concert will conclude with the Middle School joining them to perform
an exciting piece called Lightning! The Youth Band will be traveling
SIXTH GRADE PRESENT MUSICAL to the high school prior to the concert to practice with the two bands
together. On the night of the concert, all members will need to be
“COMPOSE YOURSELF” at the Central High School by 7:00 PM and wear their red shirts with
black pants or skirt.
The sixth grade class will present a musical called Compose Yourself
All Youth Band members are encouraged to stay for the entire concert
on March 23rd at 2:15 and 7:30 PM in the Central Auditorium. Program
to support the other bands and as a learning experience. Plan to
notes state “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could actually meet face to
attend this fun concert featuring musicians of all ages.
face the composers and musicians of days gone by?” Compose
Yourself is about a group of today’s students taking a field trip to a music
museum. They find many wax statues of the famous composers such
as Beethoven (Josie Olson), Mozart (Calvin Iverson), and Bach (Jacob
Matchey) who sing solos later in the show. The students become tired
and fall asleep. They are suddenly woken up by a group of singing
composers. Is it real or is this a dream? Within the show, the students
gain a new appreciation of the music and lives of this group of “old TO BECOME
dudes” as they called them. Other composers featured are: Brahms
(Wyatt Nelson), Hancel (Kayla Belden, Haydn (Steven Coffey), Mahler
(Allen Rivard), Mendelssohn (Axton Hynek), Mussorgsky (Autumn
A PEP BAND
On March 1st the Youth Band will
Rehling), Schubert (Bryanne Risen), Strauss (Brittny Sonsalla), Stavinsky become a pep band to cheer on the
(Joshua Pedersen), Tchaikovsky (Mackenzie Hutchins), Verdi (Koby Back), Eleva-Strum Cardinal Girl’s Basketball
Wagner (Grace Toft), Glass (Colton Costello). Team. The game will be played against
the Alma Center Girls’ Team. Pep band
Many students will be featured with vocal solos and dancing. Katie members will plan to meet at the
Solfest will perform on the piano the piece Fur Elise by Beethoven. Central High School Gym by 6:45 PM.
Letters were sent out to parents at the time of casting with costume
suggestions. As in the past, the costumes of the shows will be well
worth seeing. A big thank you to all the parents for researching and Free admission is given to all band members who participate.
finding authentic-looking costumes for your child. All the students of Everyone needs to wear their red Youth Band shirt and face paint
the Eleva Intermediate School will be attending the afternoon show. is encouraged. Band members have been having fun learning our
The public is invited to attend either the afternoon or evening show. school song, Alma Center’s school song, and the national anthem
Preparing for this show has been an ideal way to begin a study of the plus some pep music. Join us in supporting our team and the
Classical Composers. Mark this date on your calendar! Youth Band by attending this game.
Musical “GREASE!” Windy City
The spring musical
will be held May 7th,
8th and 9th, with a
Here We Come! Saxophone
daytime performance Chicago Itinerary
for the elementary
students on May 6th.
Sunday ~ March 28th
Come out and see a
6:00AM Buses arrive for loading
6:30AM Buses depart
Mark your calendars
1:00PM Check into the hotel
3:00PM Group Dinner (TBD)
5:00PM Blue Man Group Brother and Sister Duet
Burger Palace Boys, Monday ~ March 29th
Patty Simcox, and 9:30AM Museum of Science and Industry
Pink Ladies 1:00PM Field Museum
Volunteers are needed to help complete the set, costumes, and 5:00PM Navy Pier (Dinner)
make-up. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a fabulous 7:00PM Broadway Show (TBD)
community event. We thank you, in advance, for your consideration Tuesday ~ March 30th
in assisting us. 8:30AM Michigan Ave
11:00AM Willis Tower Skydeck (Sears)
If you would like to help, please contact: 1:30PM Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall
9:30PM Arrive home Student acting for her
Mary Summers 695-2696 (ext. 2131) email@example.com
Jaclyn Coenen 695-2696 (ext. 2044) firstname.lastname@example.org
selection “Just You Wait”
from My Fair Lady.
Cardinal News 6 March 2010
Star Students January January Student Awards
Most Participation/Effort Nominations
Student Eddie Sanchez, Brittney Booth,
of the Improved Marcus Hazen, Jessica Brott
Month Most Improved Nominations
Emma Koxlien, Reece Pierson, Chase Felton
Subject 7th grade 8th grade
Student of the Month Nominations Eddie Sanchez, Jake Mai, Tyler Koxlien,
Language Arts Cassie Hazen Amber Severson
Jared Behm, Hannah Olson, Bailee Kensmoe, Mariah Sands
Hunter Ryskoski Alex Larson
Math Dalton Bedward
Grade Level Spelling Bee Winners
Reading Alexis McDonald Gabe Toft
Josh Marino Tess Nysven
Science Jake Hulberg Samantha O’Brien
Social Studies Tyson Rohrschieb Alex Larson
Vince Runkel Erin Kensmoe
4th grade, 6th grade, 5th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
10th Annunal Invention Science Fair Winners
The 10th Annual Invention Science Fair was held on January 27, 2010, for
the fifth graders of Eleva-Strum Intermediate School. The students spent
about six weeks designing and creating their inventions at home. The
inventions ranged from new gadgets, to helpful devices, to new items for
pets and everything in between. The students were very creative with
their ideas and inventions. It’s amazing that after doing this for ten years
The Eleva-Strum Forensics team got their now, they’re still able to come up with new ideas. They were then on
season off to a great start this year! Several display at the fair where students, friends, parents and other relatives were
members attended the UW-Eau Claire invita- able to walk around and learn about each of the inventions from the cre-
tional on Saturday, Feb. 6. They all received ator. The inventions were judged according to creativity, originality, and
commendable scores. The team continued quality of product. First, second, and third place medals were awarded to
its success at the Subdistrict tournament on each class. Overall, it was a huge success and we’ll look forward to next
Monday, Feb. 8. The entire team received year!
scores high enough to advance them to the First place “PTC (Portable Card Table)”
next level, which is the District tournament in Second place “Light and Voice Recording
March. Congratulations, Team! Dog Collar”
Student with 4th place trophy
and student with 5th place from Third place “Mitti-Dry”
Forensics Catergories and Participants Honorable mention “Candy Keeper.”
Solo Acting Hannah Olson, Mariah Sands the UW-Eau Claire Invitational.
Oratory Eddie Sanchez
Prose Sarah Vesta
Poetry Kyle Galindo, Chastity Parris
Play Acting “Graceland” Samantha Gregory, Kaitlyn Gentry First place “Game Time Butter”
“Watermelon Boats” Amanda Mellembakken, Maria Sanchez Second place “Water Hose Helper”
“Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Romeo & Juliet” Third place “Handicap Meal Helper”
Morgan Seguin, Kyle Ulberg, Thomas Baynton, Alyssa Gorell Honorable mention ”Christmas Tree Waterer
Solo & Ensemble 2010 3000.”
On February 20, 2010, HS band and choir students
participated at the District Solo & Ensemble Festival
at Central, along with students from Augusta and
Alma Center Lincoln. Congratulations to all on their
hard work and preparation ~ Molly Anderson, Hope Howard,
Ivy Biederman, Andrew Gregory, Tyler Koxlien, Kataryna Potter, and Musical theater selection
Brittany Simenson. Good luck to those who received a “I Could Have Danced All
Starred-First rating allowing them to perform again Night” from My Fair Lady.
at the State WSMA Festival on May 1 ~ Kaityln Gentry,
Samantha Gregory, Megan Nelson, Hannah Olson, Ellen Pedersen, Sarah Triple Trio Flute Solo
Peterson, Mariah Sands, Samantha Susa and Sarah Vesta.
Cardinal News 7 March 2010
FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America New FCCLA STAR Events
Regional FCCLA Leadership Meeting at UW-Stout “Fashion Design”
Student took a new direction this year and
decided to try the new STAR event of Fashion
Design. Fashion Design is an individual event for
participants to develop a clothing label, research
the intended audience, and design the label’s
first 6-piece collection. Her portfolio had to
include design basics, fabric choice, and pricing.
She also had to sew a sample garment of one of
her designs and present an oral presentation.
Alyssa Gorell, and Morgan Seguin took the challenge to try Environmental
Ambassador. As a team, they addressed the environmental issue of over-
use of plastic bags and the adverse impact they have on human health.
They had to investigate and carry out a stewardship project for the home,
school and community. They prepared a portfolio, completed an online
project summary, and gave an oral presentation.
FCCLA Regional STAR Events Projects CTSO State Officer Government Day
*State Qualifiers An important component of Career & Technical Education is the Career &
Gold Technical Student Organization (CTSO). All of the state officers of Wiscon-
*Job Interview Lacey Gilbertson sin’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (DECA, Skills USA, FBLA,
*Teach and Train Mariah Sands HOSA, FCCLA, and FFA) met at the state capital on Thursday, February 11
*Illustrated Talk Samantha Gregory for Government Day.
*Focus on Children Noelle Belmore, The day started with an overview by Sara Zwiefelhofer on the agenda for
Lindsey Ross, Kaylee Semingson the day. The officers were greeted by Ms. Deborah Mahaffey, Assistant
*Fashion Design Jade Austin State Superintendent, Division for Academic Excellence, Department of
*Environmental Ambassador Public Instruction. She congratulated the officers on their willingness to
Alyssa Gorell & Morgan Seguin take on leadership roles and pointed out that students in CTSO’s have
*National Programs in Action greater academic engagement, civic engagement, self-efficacy, and
Kayla Larson, Jessica Brott, Brittany Simenson employment skills are more evident. Representative Pope-Roberts gave
Illustrated Talk Maria Sanchez, Amanda Mellembakken the officers a legislative greeting. She also explained a bill that she was
Bronze presenting that day. Senator Lehman and Representative Davis presented
National Programs in Action Stephanie Knutson, Jordan Moltzau, Megan a panel on the importance of Entrepreneurship Education in Wisconsin.
Salava They informed the officers that it costs the state $32,000 per prisoner
versus $12,000 per student per year. They said high reading skills and high
Focus on Children “Building Blocks of Character” math skills will help us out of recession. Networking was cited as key and
Middle school FCCLA members, developed a character project for the challenged the officers to learn something new each day for the rest of
primary students on responsibility and trustworthiness. They worked with their lives to keep their minds nimble.
Mrs. Kempf and the primary teachers to share their skits and discussions
with the students during FCCLA Week. Former State Officers shared their CTSO experiences and how they
transferred their skills into the future. The skills they identified were
public speaking, working in a large group, communicating effectively
Class members assisted with diverse backgrounds, time management, and working to find
with the different skits for common ground. They also stressed that ideas have value.
the K-3 grade students. E-S student, State FCCLA Regional Vice President,
McKenzie Baecker, CFC and Larissa Speerstra, Gilmanton,
FBLA state officers, along with other area state officers
met with State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. She was very
impressed with Representative Chris Danou’s staff and
Their goal was to teach these character their candid views on current issues. The group also vis-
traits while helping the students under- ited with Representative Mark Radcliffe’s staff. She said,
stand that their actions have reactions “The overall experience was awesome.”
either positive or negative.They plan to Student in front of
prepare additional skits for the students the Veteran's The Government Day capped off National CTSO Week.
before they present their project at the Memorial at the Each school celebrated the week in their schools. Eleva-
state conference in April. Wisconsin State Strum FBLA and FCCLA featured special events for their
Capital during members and held organization trivia contests. FFA will
National Programs in Action “Spend and Save” Legislative Day. celebrate February 21-27.
We shared our Spend and Save project
with the fourth graders of Eleva-Strum. FFA Chapter Barnball 2010
We talked about the importance of
saving money. The three of us would
like to thank Mrs. Knobloch and Mr.
Lowe for taking time out of their
schedules for us to do activities with
their students. We enjoyed seeing what
the students valued and are looking E-S FFA Barnball Players
forward to returning a third time next
month. E-S FFA Chapter president presenting the first place
trophy to Durand’s Barnball team. Teams participating
Participants presented their projects at Stout on February 17, 2010, to get were Eleva-Strum, Durand, Whitehall and Mondovi.
tips for improving their projects before the state conference in April. Go Team!
Cardinal News 8 March 2010
FBLA Future Business Leaders of America French Classes Haiti Fundraiser
FBLA Week Tour The French I class and French 7B joined forces to raise money for
During FBLA week, on Feb. 11, members toured First Net Impressions charitable organizations working in Haiti, which is a French-speaking
and Xcel Energy Contact Center in Eau Claire. Students received career country. They launched a week-long series of fundraisers, including a Hat
information as well as experienced the business work environment. Day, an IPod day, a bake sale, and pay-per-play Wii games at lunchtime.
They raised $160, which will be divided between two organizations: CARE
and Doctors Without Borders. Special thanks go out to Kyle Galindo, who
donated the use of his Wii, Donna Traaseth, who baked brownies for the
bake sale, and all the other parents who helped provide food for the bake
sale. Thanks also go out to the French students, who donated their time
and energy to making this fundraiser a success. Très bien, mes élèves!
FBLA Region IV Regional Competition
Congratulations to the FBLA members who placed in Region IV Regional
Competition on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Lincoln High School in
Alma Center. They competed with 48 other schools and approximately
Lauren Semingson 4th in Business Procedures
David Overgard and Jade Austin 5th in Business Ethics BAKE SALE DAY
Sarah Peterson 5th in Future Business Leader
Matt Krochmalski, Tanner Bedward, Karsten Ness
5th in Digital Video Production Scandinavian Art & Studies Classes
Tom Baynton 5th in Marketing Swedish American Institute and Ikea Tour
David Ostertag 6th in Sports Management
Brian Olsen 7th in Economics The Scandinavian Art and Studies classes toured the beautiful Swedish
Sam Larson 9th in Economics American Institute on Wednesday, January 27 thanks to the generosity of
Bjorn Borgen. It provided a great summary for the Scandinavian Studies
class and a wonderful introduction for the Scandinavian Art class on the
depth of the Scandinavian culture. While at Ikea, the classes had the
opportunity to experience Swedish cuisine and design.
to our tour guide,
who was familiar
with Strum as
she had visited
with the Nymo
FBLA Week “Trivia Contest”
Q1: The first local FBLA chapter was organized in February 1942 in ____ .
Q2: FBLA was founded by Hamden L. Forkner and first sponsored by what
Q3: In 1958, the decision was made to create a separate division of FBLA
for college students. What was this new division called? Our tour guide, Marilyn, kept the students engaged throughout the tour
Q4: What is the first stanza of the FBLA creed? with additional stories and visuals to go along with the interesting and
Q5: What is the slogan for FBLA this year? beautiful architecture, art, glasswork, and displays. The students marveled
at the size of the mansion. Many speculated at what it would cost to build
FCCLA Week “Trivia Contest”
Q1: What is the name of the National FCCLA magazine for members?
Q2: What FCCLA State Officer from Eleva-Strum served as State President Ikea provided a stark contrast to the museum with its displays of the clean
2003-2004? lines of modern Scandinavian furnishings. The students were impressed
Q3: What are the three areas of the FCCLA National Student Body with the comfort of the chairs even though they were not cushioned.
Q4: What are the three “R”’s to the FCCLA National STOP the Violence It was a fast paced day that allowed the students to see the best of the
Program? past and a glimpse of modern designs.
ANSWERS ON BOTTOM OF PAGE 12.
Cardinal News 9 March 2010
Cardinal Sport s
BB Regionals Spring Sports
Varsity Boys JV & Varsity Girls
Mar. 2,4,6 Regionals 7:00PM 3/1 Lincoln (Alma Center) First Practices
E-S hosts March 15
Mar. 11-13 Sectionals 3/6 Conference Playoffs @
Mar. 18-20 State Tournament Alma ~ Games at
10AM, Noon, 2PM
Middle School Girls 7th 8th Mar. 9,11,13 Regionals April 5
Mar. 18-20 Sectionals MS Track
3/1 @ Fall Creek 5:00PM 6:00PM
Mar. 25-27 State Tournament HS Golf
3/8 @ IC (Regis) 5:00PM 6:00PM April 12
Games JV 6:00 PM Varsity 7:30 PM
Final Four Basketball Fun Fest Cardinal Football
Watch the College Games on the High-Definition TVs! Discount Cards
April 3, 2010, at Chip Shots The following businesses are offering
(Formerly The Viking Clubhouse) discounts: A&W, EC , Coffee Cup, Strum,
$10.00 Admission Ticket Cold Stone, EC, Dairy Queen, Osseo &
Includes snacks and beverages Mall, EC, Erberts & Gerberts, London Rd,
EC, Fazoli’s, EC, Gloria Jean’s, Mall, EC ,
Godfather’s Pizza, EC, Hardees, Osseo,
Doors Open at 4:00PM Items for silent auction fire pit donated and Miland Motors, Eleva, Moe’s Diner,
1st Game starts at 5:07PM created by Global Finishing of Osseo, WI and Osseo Norske Nook, Osseo, Old Country
2nd Game starts 40 minutes after 1st game grill made by the Cardinal Manufacturing Buffet, EC, Orange Julius, Mall, EC, Papa
class. Murphy’s, EC, Player’s Pass for Golf,
Cash Prizes~ Raffle Tickets~Silent Auction Sammy’s Pizza, EC, SNIPS, Strum, Taco
John’s, Cox Ln, EC, Subway, Osseo.
Silent Auction items awarded between 1st and 2nd game.
Proceeds will be used to improve
Prizes will be drawn between 1st and 2nd game. training equipment in the weight room
and on the practice field.
Come Out & Enjoy College BasketballTournament Fever! Cards are $20 and expire 10-30-10.
They can be purchased from high
E-S Alumni Tournament on same day from 9AM-4PM. school football players or from Mr.
Behm at 695-2696, ext. 2041.
E-S Alumni Basketball Tournament Hope to see you there! ~ Coach Roginski
The E-S Alumni basketball tournament is Saturday, April 3rd, 2010, from 9 AM to 4PM. Eleva-Strum Schools will be presenting a plaque honoring
Rich Roginksi for his induction into the WBCA Hall of Fame before the Championship game. A fun fest will follow at Chip Shots (Formerly the Vi-
king) to watch the Final Four Basketball Tournament. This will be a fundraiser with all proceeds going to athletics and a community health & fitness
room. It is our hope that someday we can add a small fitness center that will benefit our athletes and members of our community.
We need to set up teams as soon as possible so we can work out a game schedule. We will try to keep the team level at 8-10 players per team. The
preliminary plans are being made for a 6-8 team tournament. We will be returning to the old format as requested by some where classes will play
together or be with classes close to them. A participant must have played Eleva Strum basketball one full season during high school and
graduated from E-S High School.
Please let me know if you plan to participate. I must have all information sent to “Coach Roginski at Eleva-Strum High School” no later than March
26 so we can easily establish teams and get information on the game schedule and teams back to everyone by March 29. The $20 registration fee
will help pay for shirts, officials, etc. The registration fee must accompany the registration form. Plan on attending the fun fest as it will be a great
E-S Alumni Basketball Tournament Registration Form
Name: _____________________________________________________ Class of: __________ Age: _______
Address: ______________________________________ E-mail: _____________________________________________________________
City: _________________________ State: ________ Zip Code: __________ Occupation: _______________________________________
Spouse’s Name: ___________________________________________ Spouse’s Hometown: _________________________________________
Spouse’s Occupation: ______________________________ # of Children: ________ College (name if attended): __________________
Shirt Size (check one): ( ) M ( ) L ( ) XL ( ) XXL ( ) XXXL
Check your cost:
Sent your payment and form to:
( ) Alumni Tournament Game Player $20
Rich Roginski E-mail: email@example.com
( ) Fun Fest Ticket $10 each
E-S Central High School (H) 715-287-4792
( ) Both $30
W23597 Hwy. 10 (W) 715-695-2696, Ext. 2006
Strum, WI 54770-8609 (Cell) 715-530-1238
Please make checks payable to Eleva-Strum Schools.
Cardinal News 10 March 2010
School Board Minutes
School board meetings are held in the Middle/High discussed different options available for future Mr. Gruen presented no further info on the change to
School library on the second Monday of each month drivers’ education classes with the retirement of the a county wide assessment system.
at 6:00PM. Meeting notices are put in the local current teacher as of June 30, 2010.
papers and posted at all three schools and the post Motion by Smith, seconded by Bilski to continue
offices of Eleva and Strum. Mr. Semingson, Elementary Principal informed the project circuit membership for 3 more years. Motion
board of the upcoming events at the elementary that carried.
January 10, 2010 Regular Board Meeting include a polka workshop at Strum Primary School
President Havenor called the meeting to order at 6:03 and a reward bowling trip for students at Eleva Motion by Bilski, seconded by Semingson to hire
P.M. in the MS/HS IMC at Central. Intermediate School. Scott Sorenson as 2009-2010 head baseball coach
and Wesley Fleischer as 2009-2010 JV baseball coach.
Roll call: Tom Bilski, present; Dan Wallery, absent; Motion by Smith, seconded by Semingson to enter Motion carried.
Robert Smith, present; Jody Ausen, absent; Brett executive session as per SS 19.85 to discuss
Semingson, present; Greg Sather, present; Lois co-curricular evaluations, probationary teachers and Dan Wallery presented what the ACT enhancement
Havenor, present. Five present. non-union employee contracts. Roll call: Ausen, yes; taskforce has been working on.
Sather, yes; Bilski, yes; Semingson, yes; Wallery, yes;
Verification of public notice and agenda was Smith, yes; Havenor, yes. Motion carried Lois Havenor and Greg Sather presented information
published in the January 7, 2010 issue of the Tri- they learned at the WASB state convention in
County News. Agendas also posted at all three Motion by Sather, seconded by Smith to exit January.
schools and the post offices in Eleva and Strum. executive session. Roll call: Sather, yes; Semingson,
yes; Ausen, yes; Bilski, yes; Wallery, yes; Smith, yes; Mr. Kulig, HS/MS Principal informed the board that
Motion by Semingson, seconded by Bilski to approve Havenor, yes. Motion carried the semester final schedule went smoothly and the
the agenda as posted. Motion carried. recent blood drive had 26 students and staff donate
Motion by Ausen, seconded by Wallery to adjourn. along with other community members.
Wallery entered meeting at 6:05 p.m. Motion carried.
Mrs. Knudsen, Director of Pupil Services spoke about
Motion by Smith, seconded by Sather to approve Meeting adjourned at 9:20 P.M. the PBIS training team that recently attended a
the minutes of the December 14, 2009 regular board second level of training for additional intervention
meeting. Motion carried. THOMAS J. BILSKI, CLERK and response techniques.
Communications – President Havenor read a thank February 8, 2010 Regular Board Meeting Mr. Semingson, Elementary Principal informed the
you note from the Middle and High School Teachers board of the recent elementary spelling bee that is
President Havenor called the meeting to order at 6:00 ran as a spellathon with students collecting pledges
for the holiday meat and cheese tray.
P.M. in the MS/HS IMC at Central. for each word spelled correctly with the proceeds
Motion by Bilski, seconded by Semingson to approve used to purchase new technology.
Roll call: Tom Bilski, present; Dan Wallery, present;
payment of General Fund checks #40411-40582;
Robert Smith, present; Jody Ausen, absent; Brett Mr. Gruen, Superintendent gave an update on the
Petty Cash check #1665; Student Activity Fund
Semingson, present; Greg Sather, absent; Lois 2009-10 energy exemption projects and the Cardinal
checks #14257-14287. Roll call: Smith, yes; Bilski, yes;
Havenor, present. Five present. Manufacturing program.
Semingson, yes; Sather, yes; Wallery, yes; Havenor,
yes. Motion carried
Verification of public notice and agenda was Motion by Sather, seconded by Semingson to use the
published in the February 4, 2010 issue of the Tri- approximately $8,000.00 of trust fund loan balance
Hearing of visitors – none
County News. Agendas also posted at all three from refinancing as part of the regular loan payment.
schools and the post offices in Eleva and Strum. Motion carried.
Ausen entered meeting at 6:08 p.m.
Motion by Bilski, seconded by Smith to approve the Motion by Wallery, seconded by Smith to enter
Motion by Sather, seconded by Bilski to approve pur-
agenda as posted. Motion carried. executive session as per SS 19.85 to discuss co-curric-
chasing CESA #10 service contracts for 2009-2010 for
Instructional Materials Center, Instructional Leader- ular evaluations and non-union employee contracts.
Motion by Semingson, seconded by Wallery to Roll call: Sather, yes; Bilski, yes; Semingson, yes; Wal-
ship, Testing and Assessment Service Center, Career
approve the minutes of the January 11, 2010 regular lery, yes; Smith, yes; Havenor, yes. Motion carried
and Technical Education, District Instructional Sup-
board meeting. Motion carried.
port, Science Math and Technology Resource Center,
PI-34 District Support, Educational Motion by Semingson, seconded by Sather to exit
Communications – none executive session. Roll call: Sather, yes; Semingson,
yes; Bilski, yes; Wallery, yes; Smith, yes; Havenor, yes.
Motion by Smith, seconded by Wallery to approve Motion carried
Project Circuit, Data Processing – Financial and
payment of General Fund checks #40583-40787;
Student Services, Delivery Services, Environmental
Petty Cash check #1666-1671; Student Activity Fund Motion by Bilski, seconded by Sather to approve con-
Services and Administrative Costs and dropping
checks #14288-14328. Roll call: Smith, yes; Bilski, yes; tracts for non-represented hourly and salaried at a
CESA #10 Ed Tech Consulting/Staff Development.
Semingson, yes; Wallery, yes; Havenor, yes. Motion 4% package increase. Roll call: Sather, yes; Bilski, yes;
carried Semingson, yes; Wallery, yes; Smith, yes; Havenor, yes.
Motion by Bilski, seconded by Semingson to hire Motion carried
Sather entered meeting at 6:05 p.m.
Linda Engen for additional hour per day as English
Language Learner teacher. Motion carried. Motion by Smith, seconded by Semingson to ad-
Hearing of visitors – Forest Schoen from the journ. Motion carried.
Eleva-Strum Education Foundation presented
Motion by Semingson, seconded by Smith to hire
information they have gathered concerning school Meeting adjourned at 10:25 P.M.
Janine Myren as regular route bus driver. Motion
THOMAS J. BILSKI, CLERK
Mark Gruen, District Administrator reviewed the
Motion by Smith, seconded by Ausen to hire Nadine
2009-10 year to date expenses and compared them
Olson as 2009-10 head track coach. Motion carried.
to the budgeted amounts. GRADUATION Friday Early
Board advised WASB delegate, President Havenor, to
vote as seen necessary on resolutions at 2010
Motion by Bilski, seconded by Wallery to support May 29, 2010 May 7, 2010
having drivers’ education outside the school day and
running a similar program as in the past for the 2010-
11 school year and raise the fee to $250.00 for
Mr. Kulig, HS/MS Principal updated the board on ACT
enhancement info he collected from other schools
resident students and $325.00 for non-resident stu- School Calendar 2009-2010
dents. Motion carried.
within the Dairyland Conference, upcoming HS
semester finals schedule and newly installed security March 29- M-F No School, SpringBreak
Motion by Semingson, seconded by Sather to accept April 2
teacher’s union letter of agreement for open house in
May 31 M No School
fall of 2010. Motion carried.
Mr. Gruen, Superintendent gave an update on the Memorial Day
2009-10 budget, possible 2010-11 energy exemp- June 8 T Last Student Day
Student fundraising activities were discussed.
tion, environmental health and safety program and
upcoming Cluster A school board workshop. He June 9 W Last Teacher Day
Cardinal News 11 March 2010
Central’s March Activity Calendar
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6
HS GB vs Lincoln BB Regionals BB Regionals GB Dairyland Conference
MS GB @ Fall Creek Playoffs @ Alma
Dorian Band Festival @
Decorah, IA BB Regionals
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Regular Board Meeting GB Regionals GB Regionals GB Regionals
6:00PM MS Choral Clinic @ Osseo- BB Sectionals BB Sectionals BB Sectionals
Forensics District @ Osseo- Fairchild
MS GB @ IC (Regis) National Breakfast Week
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Youth, MS/HS Band and MS Band Clinic @ Lincoln GB Sectionals GB Sectionals GB Sectionals
MS/HS Choir Concert BB State Tournament BB State Tournament BB State Tournament
7:00PM (Note time change)
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
6th Grade Muscial GB State Tournament GB State Tournament GB State Tournament
End of 3rd Quarter
28 29 30 31
Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break
MUSIC ~ C H I C A G O T R I P
One of the daily
winners for the
Answers to the Trivia Questions from page 9. FBLA Q1: Johnson City, Tennessee
FCCLA Q1: Teen Times FBLA Q2: The National Council for Business Education.
FCCLA Q2: Chelsey Bauer-Emerts FBLA Q3: Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
FCCLA Q3: Fitness, Nutrition and Healthy Choices FBLA Q4: “I believe education is the right of every person.”
FCCLA Q4: Recognize, Report and Reduce FBLA Q5: Answer: Simply the Best
Cardinal News 12 March 2010