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									                                          769 Tiger Tracks
                                       A newsletter published by Morris Area Community Education and School District #769
   Morris Area
School District 769
  A newsletter published by
                                   Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                 2011
   Morris Area Community
    Education and School
       District #769                   Dodgeball for Adults             Guitar Lessons              ECFE Parent/Child Classes
                                       Men’s Open Gym                   Tae Kwon Do                 Positive Parenting
Inside This Issue:                     Men’s Basketball League          Floor Hockey                Simply Good Eating
                                       Adult Floor Hockey League        Games Central               Responsive Discipline
District Office            1-5         Volleyball Leagues               Late Start Wednesdays       Drop In and Play

High School                6
                                       Tae Kwon Do                      Family Rec. Fun Night       The Mindful Child
                                       Watercolor Class - NEW           Flag Football               Family Fun with Little Ones
Elementary School          7           Simply Good Eating - NEW         Gymnastics                  Explore S’more
Service Learning           8           R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense    Softball Skills Clinic      Learning Is Fun 3 & 4’s
                                       Group Hypnosis-Weight loss       Soccer Clinic               Learning Is Fun 4 & 5’s
Community Ed.              8-9
Registration Info.                     Group Hypnosis-Stop Smoking      Zone                        Learning Is Fun Bilingual
                                       Swing Dance                      Volleyball Camp
ABE/GED                    10
                                       Couples Dancing                  Skating Lessons
                           10          Improve Your Life Workshop-      Youth Basketball
Information                             NEW                              Cheerleading Clinic
                                       Adult Soccer League-NEW
Adult Enrichment Trips &   11-16
                                       Computer Classes
Adult Volleyball & Other   16-17       Adult Trips

Youth Recreation           18-20

Youth Enrichment
Programs & Classes

The ZONE                   22

ECFE & Learning Is Fun     23-28

Flip over—to the           1-4
Regional Fitness
                                                                                              WE’RE ON THE WEB!
   Special Points of
                                   Morris Area Community Education
                                   153 So. Columbia Avenue
 School Calendar                  Morris, MN 56267
 Weather Related Info
 Preschool & ECFE Classes
 Winter & Spring Comm. Ed.
  Classes                                                                          Postal Patron
 Winter & Spring RFC Programs
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                  A Message from Superintendent, Scott Monson:

               In the winter of 2008, the Morris Area School District developed a Strategic Plan with input from a
variety of stakeholders. Since that time, the district continued to make strategic planning an activity, rather than
a stagnant document sitting on a shelf. This activity was largely accomplished with various committees. Strate-
gic planning in the district continues to move forward, and I wanted to give you a short update.
         During discussion at a work session this summer, the Morris Area School Board approved five focus ar-
eas for the strategic plan - student achievement, community partnerships, reading/writing/critical thinking, ac-
countability/trust/communication, and core values. As you might recognize, some of these focus areas are simi-
lar to - or the same as - the ones we have been working on the past two years, while others are newly devel-
oped. In addition to choosing these focus areas, both the mission statement and vision for the district have
been shortened, and the vision includes indicators of determining success. The goal of this discussion and the
resulting actions was to develop a memorable Strategic Plan. Here are the main elements of the Strategic Plan:

    Mission (Our Core Purpose):
        The Mission of Morris Area Public Schools is to educate and prepare all students for a successful tomorrow through academics,
        activities, arts, and attitude.
    Vision (What We Commit to Become):
         The Vision of Morris Area Public Schools is to become the finest school district in West Central Minnesota. Vision indicators include:
    1. To develop the finest PreK-12 academic opportunities possible for our students.
    2. To motivate all of our students to participate and excel in co- and extra-curricular activities.
    3. To instill Tiger Pride in our school district.
    4. To inspire our students to become lifelong learners.
    5. To strive for support from all members of our communities.
    Focus Areas (What Our Resources Will be Focused On) for 2010-2011:
    1. Student achievement
    2. Community partnerships
    3. Reading, writing, and critical thinking
    4. Accountability, trust, and communication
    5. Core values
    Core Values (Our Shared Beliefs and Values That Guide Our Decisions and Behaviors) as chosen by staff:
          T Teamwork
            Work as cooperating partners in achieving success for every student
          I Integrity and honesty
            Consistently seek and speak the truth, keep promises, and know and do the right thing
          G Great desire for safe, clean, and secure school environment
            Create and preserve this for our stakeholders
          E Every student can learn
            Believe in the ability of each student to learn and grow to his or her potential
          R Respect for all
            Value self, others, property, and diversity

          P Positive Attitude
            Display a personality that fosters constructive outcomes and perseverance during challenging times
          A Accountability for all
            Be reliable and follow through on commitments through service to others and self control
          W We communicate effectively
            Support students, peers, and community members through interactive dialogue
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                             MORRIS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
                               Winter of 2010-2011
Each year, we begin to gear up for inclement weather much earlier than we might like to; however, it will snow this winter, and I would like to
take a moment to share the process used when making decisions to adjust the school schedule due to inclement weather. We realize these
decisions impact families throughout the district, and we do not take them lightly.

The major concern in making decisions regarding inclement weather is the safety of our students, staff, and others in the community - be-
yond that, the process becomes more complicated. The fundamental decision is whether students and staff will be safer with school in ses-
sion or with school closed for the day. The superintendent makes the decision to take one of the following actions: open school on sched-
ule, delay the opening of schools, or cancel school for the day. If the decision is made to either delay or cancel school, the information is
immediately publicized to staff, parents, and students. We utilize the automated calling system, Instant Alert, to notify parents and staff of
any schedule changes caused be inclement weather.

When determining if the normal school schedule should be changed due to inclement weather, several factors are considered:
 Knowing the road conditions throughout our entire district is important, including several rural areas where blowing snow can severely
   limit visibility for drivers. We have a large district and weather conditions can vary greatly – for example, it might be cloudy but not
   snowing in the northern part of the district, but the visibility may be near zero in the far southwestern part of the district.
 School buses can drive through a certain amount of snow, but they certainly cannot make it to school if intersections are clogged with
   stuck vehicles. They also do not function well on icy roads. If roads are snow packed, drifted, and/or icy, sending buses out is not de-
 Wind chill is a very important factor, especially if there is the possibility of buses running late and students having to wait a longer time
   at their bus pickup point.
 The weather forecast for the remainder of the day is reviewed multiple times, as well as the reports as to when key roads may be
   plowed/cleared. There are times when roads may not be cleared until the wind has stopped blowing.
 Finally, the actions of other districts in the area and observations of conditions in their districts are considered.
 We monitor road and weather conditions in the county - staff often contacts the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the police,
   superintendents of nearby school districts, and weather services to obtain additional information.

In the event that school needs to be canceled or started late, all available information is collected as early as possible (traditionally by ap-
proximately 5:30 am), so that a decision may be made. In most cases, radio and television stations are notified of the decision as early as
possible - typically around 6:00 am.

To prepare for a possible early dismissal, parents are encouraged to have and discuss a plan with their child in case of early dismissal due
to weather conditions or an emergency situation. Your plan may be to have your child go home and call you at work or go to a friend's
house and call or it may be to have your child go to a neighbor’s house and call you at work. Whatever your plan is, please discuss it with
your child.

Having a spare key hidden at home and available to your child may be a part of your plan. In periods of very severe weather, some parents
may consider roads and sidewalks in their area unsafe for travel by students. In those instances, parents have the option of not sending
their child to school. The student will be expected to make up all assignments, they will not be penalized academically, and they will be
given an excused absence.

Information may be obtained concerning school closing, delayed open- AM Radio Stations    FM Radio Stations               Television Stations
ing, or early closing, by calling 589-4840. No announcements will be        KKOK - 1230     KMRS – 95.7                   WCCO – CHANNEL 4
made when schools are operating on a normal schedule. Please do             KCCO - 950         K - 95.3                        KARE 11
not call your child’s school, the bus garage, or the central offices during KDJS - 1590   THE RIVER – 97.3                KSTP – CHANNEL 5
weather emergencies - when school schedules are altered, the school KWLM - 1340              KIK – 100.7                    KMSP – FOX 9
telephone system is needed to attend to operational items and emer-         KBMO - 1290      KOOL - 94.3
gency matters. For more information about school closings, contact                          Q102 – 102.5
your school principal or check the district Web Site at                                 REAL COUNTRY – 100.1
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                              Morris Area School District 769
                ~ Serving the Communities of Morris, Donnelly & Cyrus ~

                                                                    SCHOOL DIRECTORY
        2010-2011 School District Calendar
                                                                               District Office
Jan.       3   Classes Resume
                                                                  201 S. Columbia Avenue ~ Morris MN 56267
Jan.      12   2 Hr. Late Start - Staff Development                589-4840 ~ Scott Monson, Superintendent
Jan.      17   No School
                                                                         Morris Area High School
Jan.      21   End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester
                                                                  201 S. Columbia Avenue ~ Morris MN 56267
Jan.      24   Teacher Work Day - No School                            589-4400 ~ Mike Coquyt, Principal
Feb.       9   2 Hr. Late Start - Staff Development                     Mary Holmberg, Athletic Director
                                                                            Tammy Roth, Counselor
Feb.      21   President's Day - No School
Mar.      25   End of 3rd Quarter                                           Morris Bus Garage
Mar.      28   No School                                           405 Wyoming Avenue ~ Morris MN 56267
                                                                         589-3932 ~ Deann Recker
Mar.      30   Early Dismissal (12:30 pm)-Staff Development
 Apr.      7   Parent Teacher Conferences (5:00 - 8:00 pm)            Morris Area Elementary School
                                                                  151 S. Columbia Avenue ~ Morris MN 56267
 Apr.     13   Early Dismissal (12:30 pm)-Staff Development
                                                                        589-1250 ~ Brad Korn, Principal
 Apr.    22-25 Spring Break                                                 Tammy Roth, Counselor
May       11   2 Hr. Late Start - Staff Development                  Morris Area Community Education
May       30   No School                                          153 S. Columbia Avenue ~ Morris MN 56267
June       3   Last day of School                                     589-4394 ~ Cindy Perkins, Director
               End of 4th Quarter , 2nd Semester & Graduation
                                                                     Early Childhood Family Education
June       6   Teacher Workday                                    153 S. Columbia Avenue ~ Morris MN 56267
                                                                     589-2709 ~ Tamy Reese, Coordinator

                          Morris Area School Staff Recognition
The Fifth Annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast was held on December 8. This event affords the dis-
trict an opportunity to recognize staff members for years in and their contribution to the school dis-
trict. This year, 21 staff members were recognized, and the staff members listed have a com-
bined 315 years of experience in the Morris Area District!
         5 Years – Karin Anderson, Andrea Pavlicek;
         10 Years – Shirley Kill, Natasha Mortenson, Linda Anderson, Heather Schneider,
                    Debra Swezey, Shana Ulrich, Lorie Hansen, Julie Koehl, Karen Folkman;
         15 Years – Trent Oberg, Claire Exner, Mary Huebner;
         20 Years – Brad Korn, Joan Donovan, Darcy Winkelman;
         25 Years – Brian Johnson, Cathy Matthews;
         30 Years – Mark Torgerson, Suzanne Smith.
Teacher of the Year nominees this year included: Muriel Eggebraaten, Mark Ekren, and John Klein-
wolterink, and they were honored for their nominations. Muriel Eggebraaten was recognized as this
year’s Teacher of the Year.
Support Staff Members of the Year in each department included Vicki Cannon, Deniese Erp, Claire Ex-
ner, Kathy Feuchtenberger, Becky Hennen, Betty Kill, Deann Recker, and Bonnie Schmidt. Becky Hen-
nen was selected as the 2010-2011 Morris Area School District Support Staff Member of the Year.
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                                 Morris Area School District 769
                    ~ Serving the Communities of Morris, Donnelly & Cyrus ~

           We’re on the                                                               Official Notices
              WEB!                                                                  NOTICE CONCERNING USE OF
                                                                                     PEST CONTROL MATERIALS
                                                                             For the “Parents Right to Know Act”, (M.S.123B.575, Subdivisions 1- 14)
            www.morris.k12.mn.us                                       A state law went into effect in 2000 that requires schools to in-
           www.morriscommed.org                                        form parents and guardians if they apply certain pesticides on
                                                                       school property. Schools that apply these pesticides are required
                                                                       to maintain an estimated schedule of pesticide applications, and
                                                                       to make the schedule available for review or copying at the
                                                                       school office. State law also requires that you be told that the
                    Use of Morris Area                                 long-term health effects on children from the application of such
                     School Facilities                                 pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not
                                                                       be fully understood. If you would like to be notified prior to pesti-
   We encourage groups and organizations to utilize school district
   facilities. All usage of rooms, gyms, auditoriums, etc. in the      cide applications made on days other than those specified in the
   school buildings is reserved through the Community Education        estimated schedule (excluding emergency applications), please
   office. A completed building use form is required. Nominal rental   contact Dave Stoffer at 320-589-4400.
   fees are charged depending on your group. Service fees such
   as custodial and food services may also be charged depending                                     APPENDIX VIII —
   on your specific permit requests. For more information or to                   MORRIS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
   obtain a permit form please contact Cindy in the Community                   ANNUAL ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION
   Education office, located in the Elementary School, 585-2226.       In accordance with federal regulations, Morris Area School District
                                                                       has an asbestos management plan documenting the location and
                                                                       condition of all known or assumed asbestos containing building
          Morris Area Public Schools                                   materials (ACBM) in the high school and elementary buildings.
                                                                       Every six months, an accredited inspector visually inspects the
                 Foundation                                            condition of the ACBM. The management plan is available for pub-
    To enhance and sustain the quality of education for citizens       lic inspection at each building during normal business hours. Dave
      of all ages participating in programs of the Morris Area         Stoffer is the designated person responsible for maintaining the
                     Public School District 769.                       asbestos management plan for the district. He can be reached at
                                                                       320-589-4400 with any questions.

                                                                                         APPENDIX IX — INDOOR AIR
   Any employee of the Morris Area Public School District
   769 is eligible to apply. Applications can be picked up                               QUALITY NOTIFICATION
   and returned to the Community Education office. With-               The Morris Area School District advocates a healthy school envi-
   out our Donors, the Foundation would not be possible.               ronment in which the surroundings contribute to an environment
   Thank You to all of our Donors.                                     conducive to learning for students, and productivity for teachers
                                                                       and staff. To help accomplish this, we have implemented an IAQ
                                                                       Management Plan using guidelines provided by the Department
              If you have questions                                    of Children, Families and Learning, and the ―Tools for Schools‖
       or would like to make a donation —                              document developed by the U.S. EPA. Dave Stoffer is the IAQ
                                                                       Coordinator for the Morris Area School District. He has been
       Please contact a Foundation Advisory Member:                    trained and certified by the Department of Children, Families and
     Jeff Lamberty, Judy Bluth, Ali Anderson,Brad Fehr,                Learning to fulfill this position. All issues concerning indoor air
            Bridget Backman, Paul LeTendre and                         quality should be brought to his attention. Mr. Stoffer can be
         Kevin Wulf, Chairperson, (320/ 287-0833 or
                                                                       reached by calling 320-589-4400.
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                                       Morris Area High School Highlights
                        State of the High School — A Message from MAHS Principal, Mike Coquyt
                           In Review                                                              A Glance Ahead
Our first quarter was a successful one. Our students’ Atten-                 It is that time of the year again! Registration for next
dance Rate of 96.5% was outstanding, easily eclipsing the stan-              school-year is upon us. In January, students will be
dard 95% that we set every year. This is truly excellent. Re-                selecting courses for next year. Students currently in
search shows that students who exhibit consistent exemplary                  grades 8 through 11 will bring home a Registration
attendance perform better in the classroom, they develop better              Guide and forms to complete which will contain some
social skills and work ethic, and they succeed at higher levels              new and modified courses (for example: College in
on standardized tests such as the MCA II’s.                                  the School courses), so please read through them carefully! From the stu-
College Fair— MAHS hosted a college fair on October 12th.                    dent choices a master schedule will be developed and a class schedule for
Ten high schools, including Morris, attended the Fair. Numer-                each student will be automatically created for the 2011-2012 school year. If
ous Public, Private, Community and Technical, Trade and Ca-                  you have any questions during this process, please call the school office.
reer, and Military Organizations were in attendance. About 600               College in the School (CIS) classes. Students who take CIS classes earn
junior and senior students attended.                                         college credit upon completion of the class. Credits range from 2-5 credits.
                                                                             Currently we offer 11 CIS classes. These classes differ from PSEO classes
The 5th Annual Career and Technical Education Night—was                      in that the students stay on campus, and the courses are taught by high
held on November 9th from 6:00-7:30. Many community, techni-                 school instructors. Students are exposed to the rigor and expectations of a
cal, and four year college representatives were present. Draft-              college class and students can be placed in advanced courses (in college).
ing, chef prep, wildlife management, agriculture, business, art,             Last year, 16 students earned 64 credits from the University of Minnesota.
mechanics, robotics were represented, to name a few. Numer-                  The value of these 64 credits (@350.47 per credit) was $22,449. We will
ous local businesses were also on hand with information on                   also be continuing our Tiger PRIDE program. The purpose of this program
future employment.                                                           is to ―catch a student doing something that goes above and beyond‖ what is
November 9th & 10th—MAHS Seniors job shadowed a career                       normally expected. Each week one student from each grade is randomly
of their choice—Seniors selected a mentor and then created a                 chosen to receive a food prize. The food prizes are graciously donated by a
resume and cover letter. The mentor evaluated them. This                     number of our Morris fine food establishments and businesses.
evaluation was given orally and it also has a written component.             Spring events to participate in are: Sports—Boys & Girls Track, Boys &
The mentor would give each senior an interview and then give                 Girls Golf, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball Fine Arts—Spring play, Vocal &
feedback to the student on how well the interview progressed.                Instrumental ensemble contests Academic Activities—Knowledge Bowl and
This interview also has a written component for the evaluation               Speech.
process. Each senior has a list of discussion questions to ask
their mentor. From the discussion questions a paper will be                  In the spring, there seem to be many activities and events that take students
generated by the student for a final evaluation by Mr.                       out of our school. This can result in some students missing several days in
Greenwaldt. This experience has had a major impact on many                   a row. It can be a family trip to some southern destination, the flu bug, or
students in the past and will continue in the future. Mr.                    missing class because of an extracurricular activity. Any absence creates
Greenwaldt would like to thank the many mentors who have                     additional pressures on our students; makeup work, missed notes and re-
graciously set time aside to work with the seniors at MAHS.                  scheduling labs and tests. Parents, please discuss with your child their
                                                                             academic, family and job responsibilities. In some cases students are able
Parent Teacher Conferences were held on November 11th and                    to get work done before a trip or during the trip. Often times the school work
16th . Report Cards and MCA II GRAD test results from last                   can be done only on their return. Plan for this increased work load and help
year were given to parents. I took the opportunity to present 2              them organize their time and set appropriate priorities. It is also helpful to
short power-point presentations about the 7th and 8th grade                  check in with their teachers and the High School office when an absence is
MCA – II tests and also a presentation about the 9-11th grade                anticipated.
GRAD tests. About 55% of our 7-12 parents attended.

                                    Spring Testing Schedule
     The following is a list of our State-wide tests and testing dates. All schools give the following tests:     2010-11 School Year Test Dates
                                 MCA II’s* Reading and Math in grades 3-8                                        Grades 7-8 MCA II Reading     April 26th
                      9th Grade Writing Tests (GRAD)  10th Grade Reading (GRAD)                                 Grade 10 GRAD Reading         April 12-13
                        11th Grade Math (GRAD)  MCA Science in 5th – 8th – 10th                                 Grades 7-8 MCA II Math        April 27th
                                                                                                                 Grade 11 MCA II Math          April 12-13
 Parents—Please note— that these GRAD tests listed above are high stakes tests that students must
                                                                                                                 Grade 8 Science               May TBD
 pass in order to graduate. All 9th must pass the GRAD Writing Test, 10th graders must pass the
                                                                                                                 Grade 10 Science              May TBD
 GRAD Reading Test, and all 11th grade students must pass the GRAD MATH test. Students are
                                                                                                                 Grade 9 GRAD Writing          April 12
 given many opportunities to pass these tests the following school year. If you have any questions about
 these tests, please contact Mike Coquyt at 589-4400 or email your question at mco-
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                               Morris Area Elementary
                            Weather Related Information                                                  Geography Bee
               Please check out the Morris Area School District’s                          The 2011 Geography Bee will be held at 1:45 pm
               policy on weather related school closings, late-                            on Jan. 5, 2011 in the Concert Hall. The National
starts and early dismissal on page 3 of this publication.                                  Geographic Society sponsors Geography Bees
                                                                                           across the United States. This event is for stu-
                                                                                           dents in grades 4-6. All students, grades 4-6, at
   NEW to Morris Area Elementary—Targeted Services                                         MAES are given a 28-question test on different
We have a great opportunity to provide some new learning opportunities for students        areas of our world’s geography. Students with
through a Targeted Services (TS) program. We hope to have both an after school             the top ten test scores will advance to the Morris
(―Tiger Targets‖) and a before school (―Early Birds‖) program. Both programs will          Area Elementary School Geography Bee. The
offer academic instruction, remediation, school skills support, and a variety of activi-   winner of this completes a written test that is sub-
ties. Below is a short description of each area of service.                                mitted to the National Geographic Society for
   Academic Skills                  School Skills            Activities                    scoring. The top one hundred scores in Minne-
   Reading skill development        Work completion          Visual Arts                   sota are eligible to compete at the state geogra-
   Math skill development           Goal setting             Games                         phy bee. Our state winner will then advance to
   Writing skill development        Test preparation         Physical Fitness
                                    Study Skills             Wellness                      Washington, D.C. where they compete for the
                                                             Social Skills                 national title.

We are in the planning stages but expect to begin both programs on Tuesday, Janu-                     District Spelling Bee
ary 4. Enrollment numbers will dictate what is offered. Informational letters and a
                                                                                           The District Spelling Bee will be on Jan. 17, 2011
registration form were sent home with students. Please call Mr. Korn if you did not
receive one or have additional questions, 589-1250.                                        at 7 pm in the concert hall. The top 15 to 20
                                                                                           spellers are picked from the fifth, sixth, seventh,
                                                                                           and eighth grades. This is done in various ways.
                                                                                           Junior high students may choose to participate,
          MAES Physical Education Offers Much                                              and the children from the elementary school are
                                                                                           selected from test scores, classroom bees, and
The physical education faculty works diligently in providing a sequential program of       spelling games. Next, a spelldown within each
age appropriate lessons. Each activity is designed to prepare and actively engage all      grade level is done to get the numbers down to
students to know and understand the life-long benefits of health enhancing activities.     approximately six per grade.
In addition to those lessons, students experience ice-skating, snow skiing, Jump
Rope for Heart, and Fitness Buddies.                                                       The top spellers from those grade levels compete
                                                                                           against each other for the honor of becoming the
“Fitness Buddies” is a special activity used during PE classes that involves a coop-       District Spelling Bee Champion. Our school
erative effort between different grade levels and specialists. Elementary grade levels     champion advances to the Regional Spelling Bee
are combined once a month with the high school PE/Health classes. This year’s              at Fergus Falls in February. That champion ad-
focus is based on fitness activities and a special program called Brain Gym. Brain         vances to a state bee, and finally on to Washing-
Gym incorporates 26 exercises designed to prepare the brain for learning. These            ton D.C.! Our District Spelling Bee is free to the
exercises are introduced by the high school fitness buddies and will be implemented        public and everyone is welcome. Please join us
in our physical education and homeroom classrooms. The exercises focus on Move-
                                                                                           to cheer on and support academics at Morris
ment-Based learning. These activities are designed to enhance learning in the areas
of reading, math, and writing (creativity).                                                Area!

                Grade 4 to Participate in the National Assessment of Education Programs (NAEP)
Fourth graders at Morris Area Elementary have been selected to take a national assessment on March 1 in the area of math
or reading. We don’t know which discipline will be tested and will be informed, as the date gets closer. The test will take
about ninety minutes for most kids and is administered by a NAEP representative. The NAEP is given by the National Center
for Education Statistics within the U.S. Department of Education and tells us what our nation’s students know and can do in
key subject areas. The results of the NAEP are published in a report called The Nation’s Report Card, which provides infor-
mation about student achievement to educators, parents, policy makers, and the public.

           Q U E S T I O N S ?                               320-589-1250                         www.morris.k12.mn.us
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  Morris Area School District                                     Morris Area Community Education & Recreation
      Service Learning                                              A jointly sponsored program of School District 769 & the City of Morris
Service Learning in the Morris Area School District
has been recognized by the State of Minnesota for                 Pre-registration is a must for all classes and trips offered by Community Ed.
                                                                  Register early, as we reserve the right to cancel any and all courses without
the past 6 years for its exemplary Service Learning               minimum enrollments one week prior to class starting date. A full refund will
Programs that meet the following standards:                       be made if enrollment is not sufficient to run a class. Registration begins
                                                                  on Monday, January 3, 2011, for classes and activities. You can now
                                                                  register on-line by going to www.morriscommed.org We consider you reg-
  K-12 Service-Learning Standards                                 istered when your registration form and fee have been received by our of-
        For Quality Practice                                      fice. You will not receive a call confirming your registration. We will only call
                                                                  you if a class is cancelled.
Meaningful Service—Service-learning actively engages par-
ticipants in meaningful and personally relevant service activi-                              OFFICE HOURS:
Link to Curriculum—Service-learning is intentionally used as                       Mon—Thurs, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content                       Fri, 8:00 am—4:00 pm
Reflection—Service-learning incorporates multiple challeng-                          Questions? 320/589-4394
ing reflection activities that are ongoing and that prompt deep                          www.morriscommed.org
thinking and analysis about oneself and one’s relationship to         Community Education accepts VISA and MASTERCARD
Diversity—Service-learning promotes understanding of diver-
sity and mutual respect among all participants.                      WEATHER RELATED CANCELLATIONS:
Youth Voice—Service-learning provides youth with a strong         Listen to KKOK/KMRS for cancellation informa-
voice in planning, implementing, and evaluating service-          tion & class rescheduling. ALSO—you can call
learning experiences with guidance from adults.                   the Community Ed. office and from the menu,
Partnerships—Service-learning partnerships are collabora-         PRESS #1, for weather-related class updates.
tive, mutually beneficial, and address community needs.           You are your own best guide, if you don’t feel
Progress Monitoring—Service-learning engages participants         comfortable going out, don’t!
in an ongoing process to assess the quality of implementation
and progress toward meeting specified goals, and uses results
for improvement and sustainability.                                                           How to Register:
                                                                  IN PERSON—Bring registration and payment to the Community Ed.
Duration and Intensity—Service-learning has sufficient dura-      office, located in the Morris Area Elementary School.
tion and intensity to address community needs and meet            BY MAIL—Send to Morris Area Community Ed., 153 So. Columbia
specified outcomes.                                               Ave, Morris, MN 56267.
                                                                  ON-LINE—It’s fast and easy! Go to www.morriscommed.org. Click
                                                                  on On-line registration. Requires use of a credit/debit card.

                                                                  REFUND POLICY—A full refund will be made if enrollment is not sufficient
                                                                  to run the class. If a class does not meet your expectations, you may re-
                                                                  quest a refund up to two days after the first class meeting. NO REFUNDS
                                                                  after that time. OUT-OF-DISTRICT TUITION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCA-
                                                                  TION CLASSES—If you reside outside of the Morris Area or Cyrus School
                                                                  districts, please include a 20% out-of-district tuition with your fees. This
                                                                  surcharge helps support Community Education in the Morris Area School
                                                                  District in the same way that resident property taxes do. SCHOLARSHIP
                                                                  OPPORTUNITIES—It is our policy that no one shall be denied the opportu-
                                                                  nity to participate in a community education class because of inability to
                                                                  pay. Contact the Community Education Director to inquire about scholar-
                                                                  ships. No more than one wavier or scholarship shall be granted per person
                                                                  per quarter. Thank you to the Stevens County Family Services Col-
                                                                  laborative for making these scholarships possible.
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                              Check out Community Ed.’s Online Registration System!!
Here is a quick and easy way to enroll in Community Education classes and programs. Morris Area Community Education accepts online registrations.
This system allows you to use your credit/debit card to sign up for our classes at any computer, at any time of the day. When you log into our website you
will see very detailed instructions in how to create a family account that will give you access to registered activities, account history, and to receive updated
information about a class via e-mail. If you haven’t already done so, please take time to log into our website and create your family account.

CREATING YOUR FAMILY ACCOUNT...                                                           HOW DO I MAKE AN ON-LINE REGISTRATION….
1. Go to our website at www.morriscommed.org                             When registering on-line you need to use a credit card. We accept Visa & MasterCard and
2. Click on On-line Registration                                         classes paid by credit card will show as a payment from Com. Ed.
3. Click on the tab that says View my Account.                           1. Go to our website at www.morriscommed.org
4. PLEASE NOTE: If you’ve registered for a Com. Ed.                      2. Click on On-line Registration.
class in the past, you probably already have an ac-                      3. This will bring you to our home page where you can browse by program, category or
count set up for you. Please call our office at 589-                     building. You can also click on any subtitle you see in blue which is a link to each of our
4394 to receive your user name and password. Other-                      programs. Click on each of them to view the list of categories and classes under it.
wise choose New user—Create New Account. The                             4. Once you get to the list of classes, you can mouse over the name of the class to view
next time you return to this site you will log in under                  further details about location instructor, dates, time, etc.
Returning User.                                                          5. Check the select box for the class you’ve chosen and click on ADD to Cart.
                                                                         6. The next screen shows you the contents of your shopping cart. You can go back to the
Step 1. Add Student/Participant information, filling in all
                                                                         catalog to add another class, clear the cart, or check out.
information being asked about the participant. Step 2.
                                                                         7. In the next screen you will either log in as a New or Returning User.
Click on Save and continue. Step 3. After your account is
                                                                                As a ―New user‖ you will be required to fill in all your personal and credit card
created you can now go to the Family Members Info tab
                                                                               information. Then click on Continue. As a ―Returning User‖ type in your user name
and register the rest of your family. Step 4. Add Payer
                                                                               and password and click on Continue. From here verify the Student/participant name
information (this will be the name of your Family Account).
                                                                               is correct, and the correct class is displayed. If it is, continue by clicking on Check
Fill in all the information. Items with an * by them are
                                                                               Out. The next screen you will see will be the payment screen. If the class displayed
required. You will need to create your own username and
                                                                               is not correct, select the box on the right hand side under ―Del‖ and click on Update
password. This will be needed for future sign-in’s. Please
                                                                               Cart. This will clear your registration and you can go back to Class Catalog.
write it down for safe keeping. Step 5. Click on Continue.
                                                                                If you want to delete all classes/activities in your cart click on Clear Cart. In the next
This will bring you back to the On-line Catalog registered
                                                                               screen you can increase the quantity of each item or change the student/participant
under your Family Account.
                                                                               as needed. If you make changes, click the ―Update Cart‖ button before continuing.
5. Always click on Log Off My Account when you are                       8. Once you’ve confirmed that the information is correct, click on submit payment.

                  Morris Area Community Education 2011 Winter/Spring Registration Form
Please read the registration information Fill out this form completely and return to: Morris Area Community Ed, 153 So Columbia Ave, Morris MN 56267

Class Participant’s Name_______________________________________________________ Male_____ Female_____
Address or Box #__________________________________________City________________State______Zip_________
Phone: (home)_________________(work)___________________ (if parent’s work # list parent’s name)________________
Cell: _____________________ (parent’s name if their cell #) ______________ Email address_______________________________

Parent's Name __________________________________________________ School district you live in _________

Circle one: Presch Gr. K-12 18-61 yr 62+                         Age(youth)______ Grade (2010-2011) ______ Birthdate(youth) ________________

                                                                                                                                              Circle T-Shirt Size
Charge my credit card:           □Master □Visa                 *CVV is last 3 digits on signature side of card                                          (if applicable)

Card # ________ - _________ - _________ -________ *CVV#_______ Exp. Date________                                                                Youth M           Youth L
Name on Card __________________________________________________                                                                             Adult S Adult M Adult L

COURSE NO.             CLASS TITLE          FEE
COURSE NO.             CLASS TITLE          FEE                     SUB--TOTAL_________                                                                     OFFICE USE
1.______________│______________________________│_________ + 20% OUT-0F-DIST._________
2.______________│______________________________│_________ or - 50% SENIOR DISC._________                                                                     Date Entered
3.______________│______________________________│_________         GRAND TOTAL_________                                                                      _____________

I hereby waive and release Morris Area Community Education, the City of Morris, and Morris Area School and their employees from any and all liability
for any damages or injuries while participating in any activities. I agree to allow Morris Area Community Education to use any photos of me and/or my
                                                                                                                                                               Entered by
children for publicity purposes.                                                                                                                            ______________
PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE______________________________________________DATE______________                              Winter/Spring 2011
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        Adult Basic Education                                                                   Community Information
                    Enseñanza básica para adultos

                     MORRIS ADULT BASIC EDUCATION                                     HANDS-ON-HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP
     Free               & GED CLASS SCHEDULE                                                   Saturday, April 16, 2011 ~ 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Classe                                                                        University of Minnesota, West Central Research & Outreach Center (WCROC)
                       Wednesdays: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
                         Los miércoles De 6:00-9:00 p.m.                            A full day of garden techniques for adults of all experience levels.
                                                                                                 For details call (320)589-1711 or email: Jean Spohr
      You can begin classes at any time; just come in during the open hours—                  spohrjm@morris.umn.edu http://wcroc.cfans.umn.edu
       Classes are free.
      Receive help to improve reading, writing and math skills.
      Learn to complete applications and forms.
      Prepare for vocational school or college.
      Prepare for the GED exam.
                                                                                          Mature Driving Classes Scheduled
                                                                                               *8 Hour Class Must be Taken Initially
      Work on everyday living skills.
                                                                                           Cost—$14/per person—payable day of class
      Prepare for the written driver’s license test.                                 Classes are held at the Morris Senior Community Center
      Work at your own pace within a small group setting.
      Call 320/585-2230 with questions.                                              Morris      1/6/11         10am-3pm         589-7400      refresher class
       Classes meet in Room A104 at the Morris Area Elementary School,                Morris     3/16/11         10am-3pm         589-7400      refresher class
                         Community Education Pod.                                     Morris      4/2/11          8am-5pm         589-7400         8 hr class
             Steven Sterud                                                        Morris/Spanish 4/11/11         6pm-10pm         589-7400 1ST half of 8 hr class
                                                            Cindy Perkins
     ABE Instructor/Literacy Coordinator                                          Morris/Spanish 4/13/11         6pm-10pm         589-7400 2nd half of 8 hr class
                                                           GED Test Examiner
               320/585-2230                                  320/585-2226             Morris      5/4/11         6pm-10pm         589-7400
        Salvador Monteagudo                                                           Morris     5/18/11         6pm-10pm         589-7400 1ST half of 8 hr class
             Literacy Coordinator
                                                                                      Morris     5/19/11         6pm-10pm         589-7400 2nd half of 8 hr class

                    LITERACY CLASSES OFFERED
        Classes are offered to any adult interested in learning the
       English language. Call 320/585-2230 for more information.                         Morris Area Health Fair!
 BASIC READING—Do you have an adult friend who can't read or has                                     Thursday, January 20, 2011                        Door
 low reading skills? Any adult who has difficulty with basic reading and                  !         REGIONAL FITNESS CENTER                          Prize
                                                                                     & Fun                                                                 s!
   wants to learn can get help. One on one private tutoring by trained
volunteers is available for adults working on basic reading, writing and                        11:00am-2:00pm & 4:00pm-7:30pm
          math skills. Call 320/585-2230 for more information.
 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE—Help for adults whose na-                             Morris Area Health Organizations have come         Free Screenings
                                                                                     together to offer this FREE event for you!         Blood Pressure
  tive language is not English, and who need to learn or improve their                                                                    % Body Fat
                                                                                           Parking will be available at the
 English speaking, reading, spelling and writing skills. If you or some-                      UMM South Parking Lot                    Hearing screening
one you know would be interested in this service, call 320/585-2230 for                Childcare is available 4:00pm-7:30pm                Flu Shots
                                                                                      Subway sandwiches for lunch & dinner!             Spine Screening
                                                                                        There is something for every age!                  Foot Scan
                                     National Career Readiness
                                    Certificate/Key Train Classes
                                                                                                      Learning Sessions Offered
    If you are interested in this free preparation program for the National Ca-
    reer Readiness Certificate, please call Steve at (320-585-2230) and ask for                  For more information, please contact:
    information about the KeyTrain program.                                                    Wayne Morford at the RFC, 589-6484.

GED TEST PREPARATION—Individuals not enrolled in high school
can receive free assistance in GED test preparation at Adult Basic                 Morris Area Community Garden
Education/GED classes held in Morris. Computer basics, as well as                                 Achieve healthy nutrition for your family
basic reading, writing, spelling, and math brush-up, are also taught.                           with a new Community Garden Opportunity.
Information on these ongoing classes is listed at the top of this page.                          Twenty families are needed to plan, plant, and
                                                                                                 harvest a garden (on WROC land) during 2011.
GED TESTING—By Appointment Only—The GED Test Center is                                          Come see us at the Morris Community Health Fair
located in the Community Education office, in the Elementary                                        Registration (free) deadline: Jan. 20,
School. For information or appointments, call 320/585-2226. Cost                                                     2011.
of the GED test is $75. In Minnesota, you must be 19 years of                                                For more information
age or older (unless a waiver is granted) to take the GED test.                                            contact: Mary Lou Moonen
                                                                                                              Call: 218-565-1196
Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                                       Page 11

           UpcomIng                                  trIps
                                                                                           Spanish for Beginners
                                     SPOKEN 4
                                                                                                             Jody Snow
                                  WITH HOMER LEE
                                                                               This class is for those interested in learning every day
                                    Tuesday, April 19th                        Spanish conversational skills. The focus will be on vocabu-
                                                                               lary and grammatical concepts related to conversation.
                    Distinct singing, sharp instrumentals and crazy
                    comedy. Entertainment like this is what put Bran-          8 sessions—$40—COURSE NO. 2614
son on the map and it’s coming to the Fargo Theater this spring. SPO-          Mondays, January 10-March 14
KEN 4 (www.spoken4qt.com ) WITH HOMER LEE is a two hour                        (no class Jan. 17, Feb. 21)
music and comedy packed show from Branson, Missouri. Crazy                     4:15-5:15 pm , Morris Area High School Room 19
Homer Lee could show up as old grandmother, motel cleaning maid
or top 40 singer and keep you laughing throughout. When Homer is
off stage the four young guys will sing to your heart with moving gos-
pel, country, and patriotic music. This will be an afternoon filled with                     Conversation Table
laughter and musical memories. Fee includes motorcoach and admis-
sion to the 1:30 p.m. play.                                                           (for English and Spanish Speakers)
MOTORCOACH DEPARTS: 10:00 am (with a stop for lunch)                                                         Jody Snow
Morris High School parking lot (park on south end)
RETURN TIME: 6:30 pm (will drive straight home after the show)                 This class is a continuation of the first course taught this
COST: $47     COURSE NO. 4101                                                  fall. The course is open to those who took the fall class or
Registration Deadline is March March 29                                        have a fairly good understanding of the language which
(No refunds after this date, unless trip is cancelled)                         they want to learn.
                                                                               6 sessions - $21.00 - Course No. 2615
                                                                               Tuesdays - January 18-Feb. 22 - 7:00-8:00 pm
                    On Golden Pond                                             Morris Area Elementary School Conference Room
                           Thursday, May 19
                            Old Log Theatre
ON GOLDEN POND is a heart-warming and hilarious celebration of                                    ¡Bienvenidos a una
everyday life, love and family. The play centers around lovable cur-                           introducción a Español!
mudgeon, Norman Thayer, Jr., and his spirited wife, Ethel, who make                                  Introduction to Spanish
their 48th annual trip to their summer home on Golden Pond in
Maine. They are soon visited by their middle-aged daughter and her                                        Amanda House
fiancé, who go on a vacation trip and leave behind his teenage son for          This is a 6-session class for adults wishing to learn basic
the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly                Spanish vital for communication. We will learn real life
couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing         conversations and how to communicate with basic grammar
and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about              and vocabulary. We will focus on speaking and listening
modern teenage awareness. The bus will stop for lunch on the way                skills to empower learners with the ability to understand
down. Fee includes motorcoach and admission to the 1:30 p.m. play.              spoken Spanish and be able to respond. The class will in-
MOTORCOACH DEPARTS: 9:00 am (with a stop for lunch)                             clude: in-class speaking, writing, and listening. Based on in-
Morris High School parking lot (park on south end)                              terest a follow up class may be offered.
RETURN TIME: approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $ 42 COURSE NO. 4102                                                       6 session - $40.00 - Course No. 2616
Registration Deadline is April 27                                               Mondays, Feb. 28-Apr. 11, (no class Mar. 14),
(No refunds after this date, unless trip is cancelled)                          7:00-8:30 pm, Morris Area High School Room 70

                                                                                             Winter Session Enrolling Now!
                        Angell Dance Arts,                                                          Starting January 10th
                                                                                                  New Classes, New Teachers
                                                                                                   Spring Recital - mid-May
                                    Classes for Adults and Children
                             Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Creative, Hip Hop        Phone: 320-589-3349  707 Columbia Ave Morris, MN
                                                                           email: ferolynangell@hotmail.com facebook: Angell Dance Arts
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                         Swing Dancing                                       Couples Dancing
                            for All!                                                 Ferolyn Angel
                            Marilyn Syverson                         Got a wedding coming up? Always
              Have a wedding, company party or school                wished you could be more relaxed on the dance
 dance coming up this winter? Find a partner, put on                 floor? Can't tell a polka from a two step? This is the
 your dancing shoes, and get set to learn the most popu-             class for you. It covers basic rhythm patterns and foot
 lar dance in the U.S. The class is for all levels of experi-        work for a variety of dance styles. You will learn how
 ence. The traditional East Coast Swing in really fun and            to work with your partner on turns and arm figures for
 easy to learn. Learn basic steps, women’s turns, alter-             Polka's, Texas Two-step, Waltz, Salsa, West Coast
 nate turns, and the basic rotations all put together in a           Swing and Fox Trot. According to the instructor,
 routine. College students and adults are welcome.                   there's no such thing as two left feet. Please sign up
 Please sign up with a partner. Fee is for partners.                 with a partner. Fee is for partners.
 4 sessions - $35/couple - Course No. 3313                           4 Sessions - $35/couple - Course No. 3322
 Thursday, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 7:00-8:15 pm,                    Thursday, March 24-April 14, 7:30-8:30 pm
 HS Practice Gym                                                     HS Practice Gym

                                    Improve Your Life with Angie Boecker
                  Angie started training and facilitating in 2002. Her presentations are content-rich, fast-paced,
                  interactive, informative and inspire audiences to take action.

                                                      Bringing Your Life into Focus
                                            Angie Boecker, Elite Training & Consulting, LLC

This interactive training enables participants to develop a blueprint and action plan for strengthening their lives by providing them
with tools to help them stay focused on what it is they want to accomplish in their personal and professional lives. In addition to
defining what is important in their lives and how to construct a plan to living the life they want and how to obtain it, participants
learn how to move out of their comfort zones, think-out-of-the-box and turn negative thoughts into positive thinking.
1 Session—Tues., Feb. 15—6:00-7:30 pm $38.00                    Course No. 1907            Morris High School Media Center

                                           Secrets to Thinking on Your Feet
                                            Angie Boecker, Elite Training & Consulting, LLC
When the ability to ‘think on your feet’ is improved people are perceived as more confident, creative, persuasive and prepared.
This training includes confidence building and thinking out-of-the-box exercises and helps participants enhance their ability to
take control of spontaneous situations where they are put in a position to think and speak quickly. Enhanced abilities upon com-
pletion of this training: Professionally handle objections during sales presentations; Respond clearly and concisely when called
upon by surprise during meetings; Become comfortable with small talk while networking; Be prepared for those unexpected ques-
tions during job interviews; Effectively interact with family and friends; Improve customer service and interaction and more.
1 Session—Tues.—Mar. 15—6:00-7:30 pm $38.00                      Course No. 1908         Morris High School Media Center

                                Combining Management and Leadership Skills
                                            Angie Boecker, Elite Training & Consulting, LLC

This training examines the differences between being a manager and being a leader along with the effectiveness of both skills.
Participants leave with an understanding of how developing a balance of the two skills enables them to manage day-to-day tasks
and deliver results while, as a leader, see the big picture and opportunities for change. This training explores how to develop lead-
ership skills, teambuilding, conflict resolution and creating a fun work environment.
1 Session—Tues.—April 19—6:00-7:30 pm $38.00                      Course No. 1909       Morris High School Media Center
Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                                  Page 13

                                                                                         Stretching & Tips to Help
                Pre-Healthcare Class through                                                Prevent or Treat
                Alexandria Technical College                                          Common Running Injuries Including
                                                                                             Planter Fasciitis
 ATC and Adult Basic Education (ABE) have jointly devel-
                                                                               Chandel Dietz, MPT-Physical Therapist
 oped pre-nursing curriculum designed to be a “bridge”
 between CNA and LPN training.                                   Are you wanting to start walking or running? Or, are you a runner or walker
 REGISTRATION: To ensure your place in this course or for        who is suffering from aches and pains including foot pain? In this session
 more information please contact Sandy Schroepfer at 320-        Chandel will discuss different types of core exercises and stretching that
                                                                 prevent & treat common walking/running injuries. There will also be a focus
 762-0627 or sschroep@alexandria.k12.mn.us There is no
                                                                 on reducing the pain and inflammation of planter fasciitis and other foot pain
 cost for the class. First 20 qualified applicants will be ac-
                                                                 as well.
 cepted. Early registration is recommended.                      1 Session - $10 - Course No. 5209
 LOCATION & DATES Alexandria Technical College, Room             Thurs., March 31, 6-7 pm, Regional Fitness Center
 137, Jan. 24 - Mar. 30, 2011, Mon. & Wed., 5:30 to 9:00
 p.m. PREREQUISITES—CNA or pre-CNA course gradu-
 ate preferred High School diploma or GED diploma (or                                   Group Hypnosis
 nearly completed GED)                                                             Weight Loss/Stop Smoking
                                                                                     Dr. Mary Fischer
                                                                             Community Education is offering Group Hypnosis
                                                                    Seminars on Weight Loss and Stop Smoking. These semi-
                                                                    nars will be conducted by Dr. Mary Fischer, D.C.N., C.H.
                          R.A.D. Basic                              Mary is a Doctor of Clinical Hypnosis and holds six certifica-
                                                                    tions in hypnosis.
                        Physical Defense                                     All behavior change must occur at an unconscious
                                                                    level to maintain a lasting change. With hypnosis you will
                                                                    change at an unconscious level. Hypnosis is approved by
                 Could you adequately protect                       the American Medical Association. Hypnosis is very relax-
 yourself if the need arose? Rape Aggression                        ing, and you will be fully aware and conscious at all times.
 Defense is a 12-hour course for women only
                                                                    Group Hypnosis for Weight Loss—Hypnosis can help you
 and has its foundation in education and                            control your eating habits. It will help you stop the constant
 awareness. The program includes lecture,                           thinking of food, overeating, and snacking. You will learn to
 discussion, and physical self-defense tech-                        desire the right foods, push you plate away when full, and
 niques, suitable for women of all ages and                         motivate yourself to exercise.
 abilities who have a desire to protect them-                       Group Hypnosis to Stop Smoking and Chewing—If to-
 selves from rape aggression. R.A.D is spon-                        bacco is controlling you life and you are ready to quit, hyp-
 sored and taught by members of the Morris                          nosis can help you stop smoking or chewing tobacco without
 Police Department, UMM Campus Police, and                          withdrawal, cravings, or gaining weight.
 Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.                                   What to Bring—Bring along to either session a pillow,
                                                                    blanket or bean bag for your comfort.
 Course is open to all females ages 12 - adult.
                                                                    Fee includes session, reinforcement cd, and card to attend other
 (Ages 12-15 need to be accompanied by mother.
                                                                    sessions free. For more information go to www.hypnosisclinic.net
 Ages 16 & 17 need parental permission). This 12
 hour course is taught over 4 nights that ends with                 Check-in begins at 6 pm
                                                                    6:30-7:30 pm - Introduction for both
 practical simulations of the skills learned. Partici-                             Weight Loss & Stop Smoking clients
 pants need to attend all four sessions.                            7:30-8:15 pm - Weight Loss Hypnosis
                                                                    8:15-9:00 pm - Stop Smoking Hypnosis
 4 Sessions - $30 - Course No. 5211                                 1 session - $55 for one class or $98 for both
 Tues., Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 6:00-9:00 pm                       Monday, April 4 - Elementary Music Room
 Morris Area High School Wrestling Room
 Limit 12 participants.                                             Hypnosis: Weight Loss – COURSE NO. 5201
                                                                    Hypnosis: Stop Smoking & Chewing – COURSE NO. 5202
                                                                    Hypnosis: Weight Loss & Stop Smoking – COURSE NO. 5203
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                                A MOBILE COMPUTER LEARNING LAB
                   Morris Area Community Education received a grant that will be used to create a
MOBILE Computer Learning Lab. The Mobile Lab will provide computer training for the citizens of
our county, and be used in Community Education programs, (Adult , Youth and Preschool and ECFE
classes, Adult Basic Education classes, and the Zone after school program). Community businesses
and organizations will also be able to check out the Mobile Lab.
 Funding for the Mobile Learning Lab has been provided by a Broadband Technical Opportunities Program
(BTOP) grant from the US Department of Commerce, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009, to the C.K. Blandin Foundation & the Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission, Inc. (SCEIC).
      Be watching for more information about this exciting project on our website - www.morriscommed.org

             Microsoft Excel 2007
                    Gordon Denner
This class is for those who took the fall intro class or have
a basic knowledge of the Excel. Time will be spent re-
viewing the basic features. Class will cover using formu-
las, working with multiple worksheets, how to keep your
field headings from disappearing, hide & display rows or
columns and more. Gordon will tailor the class to meet the
needs of those attending.                                         Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
4 sessions - $48.00 - Course No. 1215                                        Gordon Denner
Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 25 & 27, Feb. 1 & 3 6:30-8:00 pm
Morris Area High School Room 68                                 This class is for those who took the fall intro
                                                                class or have a basic knowledge of the
                                                                Powerpoint. Time will be spent reviewing the
                                                                basic features.     We will review creating
             Microsoft Word 2007                                slides, using graphics, tables, charts and
                    Gordon Denner                               WordArt in your presentation. Learn to apply
This class is for those who took the fall intro class or have   transitions and sound to each slide, and apply
a basic knowledge of Word. Time will be spent reviewing         formatting to enhance delivery of your pres-
the basic features. In addition you will learn how section      entation. Gordon will tailor the class to meet
breaks can do just that. Work with headers and footers,         the needs of those attending.
WordArt, watermarks, borders & shading and learn to print       4 sessions - $48.00 - Course No. 1213
labels and envelopes.                                           Tues. & Thurs., Mar. 1, 3, 8, 10
 4 sessions - $48.00 - Course No. 1211                          6:30-8:00 pm
Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 15,17,22,24 6:30-8:00 pm                   Morris Area High School Room 68
Morris Area High School Room 68
Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                 Page 15

                                          “Simply Good Eating”
With Jodi Gravning, Nutrition Educator, for the Simply Good Eating Program, U of MN Extension.

           Make your Calories Count!                                       Cook it once, Eat it Twice!
Please join Jodi in an open discussion about making           Is time on your side? Is your waistline expanding because
your calories count! We'll be discussing proper portion       you grab quick meals to get by during your day? We will be
sizes, MyPyramid, being physically fit and we'll even         sharing ideas and recipes to assist you with your healthy
taste some nutritious recipes.                                meal planning. We'll taste some recipes and make some
Thurs., Jan 20, 7:00-8:00 pm, HS Home Ec. Room                menus.
$7 - Course No. 2201                                          Thurs., Mar. 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Home Ec. Room
                                                              $10 - Course No. 2204
                     Just Desserts!
Make dessert and eat it too! We'll be doing some                           Diets: Are they worth it?
hands on cooking and taste testing of some recipes for        Join us in a discussion about current diet trends. Tips on
your sweet tooth. Calorie, and budget friendly ideas for      how to maneuver through the sea of informa-
complimenting your meals without expanding your               tion regarding your nutritional health. We'll touch on Gluten-
waistlines! Learn about healthy substitutions for your        Free, lactose-intolerant and other diet topics. Taste testing
recipes as well as taste a few new ones.                      of recipes will occur.
Thurs., Feb 17, 6:30-8:00 pm, HS Home Ec. Room                Tues., Apr. 19, 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Home Ec. Room
$7 - Course No. 2202                                          $7 - Course No. 2205

         Making your Food $$ Stretch!                                           Choices! Choices!
Please join us for a discussion about saving money on         Should I eat this? or That? Curious about how you can trim
your food budget. Do coupons really help? We'll dis-          some calories off of your waistline and feel full and satis-
cuss ways to keep your budget on track and taste              fied? Join us for recipe taste testing and an open discus-
some budget friendly recipes, too!                            sion regarding healthy food choices for on the go and regu-
Tues., Feb. 22, 7-8:00 pm HS Home Ec. Room                    lar mealtimes.
$7 - Course No. 2203                                          Tues., May 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, HS Home Ec. Room
                                                              $7 - Course No. 2206

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come away with a frame-able piece of
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                                                   Morris Area              locally owned land or commercial real
between to practice your skills, will get          Community                estate, investing in alternative invest-
you off to a good start in watercolor! Stu-       Education by              ments such as oil and gas, real estate
dents are required to bring their own sup-                                  trusts, equipment leasing, and others.
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plies, and a materials list will be provided
upon registration. Both beginners and               website,                Mon., Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, HS Room 22
intermediates can work together in this        www.morriscommed.org         $7 - Course No. 2475
                                                  and clicking the          Presented by Ron Schley, ChFC, Pres., Real
6 sessions - $60.00 - Course No. 3102
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  ADULT VOLLEYBALL                                                                KWON DO
ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES—High School students (grades
10-12) who are not participating on a varsity team are allowed to play
                                                                                    (Age 6 to Adults)
in this league. Maximum of 2 students on any given team.
                                                                          Tim Bormann & Allen Monroe
PLEASE NOTE—Adults should NOT bring their children to league
activities unless you plan to have them directly supervised all times.   Tae Kwon Do is the ancient art of hand and foot fighting in Korea.
                                                                         Through these classes, students will learn the basic stances, kicks
                                                                         and blocks of Tae Kwon Do, as well as improve their flexibility, bal-
                                                                         ance and coordination. Also, some of the philosophical ideals will
                                                                         be presented such as perseverance and self-control. Students will
     ARE YOU AN INDIVIDUAL LOOKING TO PARTICIPATE?                       have the chance to advance according to their own skill levels;
 Interested in playing volleyball but are new to town or don’t have      therefore, new students may start at any time. This class is open to
quite enough to form a team? Here’s your chance to sign up as an         everyone 6 years and older, parent/child students are encouraged.
  individual and Community Ed. will work to get you placed on a          For more information, call Tim Bormann at 589-2020 or Allen Mon-
                               team.                                     roe at 589-4137.
                         Course No—2901                                  WINTER SESSION
                                                                         11 Sessions - $38.50 - COURSE NO. 1410
                                                                         Mon., Jan. 3 - Mar. 14, 6:30-8:00 pm,
               A more formal, follow the rules setting.                  SPRING SESSION
                                                                         10 Sessions - $35.00 - COURSE NO. 1411
   League Night—Wednesday, matches at 7:00 & 8:00 p.m.
                                                                         Mon., Mar. 21 - May 23, 6:30-8:00 pm,
  Regular League Play—Jan. 19-Mar. 30 (no volleyball Mar. 9)
                                                                         Elementary Gym
       League Tourney Dates—Apr. 6, 13, 20 (tentative)
              Registration deadline—January 14
  Cost: $100 COURSE NO. 2902 Elementary School Gym

                                                                                      ADULT INDOOR SOCCER
 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE—RECREATION DIVISION                           Want to get out of the cold and get some exer-
               A more relaxed, informal environment.                     cise? Love soccer but haven’t had the avenue
                                                                         to play it? Want to meet people from around
    League Night—Wednesday, matches at 7:00 & 8:00 p.m.
                                                                         the community? Well you are in luck as we
  Regular League Play—Jan. 19-Mar. 30 (no volleyball Mar. 9)
        League Tourney Dates—Apr. 6, 13, 20 (tentative)
                                                                         are putting together an indoor soccer league
              Registration deadline—January 14                           for 18+ adults! Join us as we play the most
  Cost: $100 COURSE NO. 2903 Elementary School Gym                       popular game in the world which hasn’t quite
                                                                         made an impact in Morris yet. We already
                                                                         have many interested so numbers are not an issue! It will be
                                                                         6 on 6 indoor soccer and we plan to have a few games going
                  COED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE                                 at once. All skill levels are welcome.
          League Night—Sundays starting at 5:00 p.m.                     Who—18+ adults from the community
  Regular League Dates—Jan. 23-Apr. 10 (no volleyball Feb.6)             What—Indoor Soccer
                  League Tourney—Apr. 17                                 When—Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm
              Registration deadline—January 14                           Where—Morris Area High School Practice Gym
    Cost: $100 COURSE NO. 2905 High School Gym                           Cost—$10/person
                                                                         14 sessions—January 26-April 27,  Course No. 2921
Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                                Page 17

                     DodgeBall for Adults                                                    LEE COMMUNITY
Adults, are you looking for an opportunity to add more physical activity to your schedule        CENTER
one night a week? Come and have fun playing DodgeBall with others. If you have any
questions, contact Steve at Community Education. 589-4394, ext. 2230.                         OPEN SKATING
                SESSION I — $10.00 - COURSE NO. 2917a
                Mon., Feb. 28 & Mar. 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Elementary Gym                      Free Public Skating at the Lee Community
                SESSION II — $10.00 - COURSE NO. 2917b
                                                                                            Center will again be held throughout the winter
                Mon., Mar. 14 & 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Elementary Gym                          months. Please clip and save the schedule
                                                                                            below. Skating hours will also be published on
                                                                                            a monthly basis in the newspaper, at the
                                                                                            Community Education office or over the Cable
                                                                                            Access Channel. Call the Lee Community
                      Men’s Basketball League
                                                                                            Center to get an update on open skate hours
Community Education will again sponsor a Men’s Basketball League this winter
beginning on Sunday, January 23, 2011, in the Morris Area Elementary Gym.
                                                                                            at 589-4585.
Games start at 6:30 pm. Games are two, 20 minute halves, with scoreboard
and running clock, last two minutes will be stop time. Referees will officiate each game.      Free public skate is intended for
League play runs through March 20th. Tourney dates will be March 13th and 20th. Regis-            Morris area residents only.
ter with Community Ed.                                                                         Please note that this time is for
                Cost — $230/team fee due with registration
            COURSE NO. 2906 — No League play on February 6
                                                                                                  recreational skating only.
                        Registration Deadline January 21                                       No hockey playing is allowed.

                               Men’s or Women’s
                              Open Gym Basketball                                           Sun.        Dec. 26    6:30-8:00 p.m.
               The Morris Area High School Practice gym is open on Sunday evenings          Mon.-Fri    Dec. 27-31 1:00-3:00 p.m.
from 7-8:30 p.m. starting January 23, 2011, for pickup games throughout the winter          Wed.        Dec. 29     7:00-8:30 p.m.
months. Those interested in shooting hoops are invited to just show up at the gym.          Sun.        Jan. 2      6:30-8:00 p.m.
Teams will be selected from those attending.                                                Wed.        Jan. 5     7:00-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                            Sun.        Jan. 9      6:30-8:00 p.m.
  COST: $2.00/time —Punch cards can also be purchased ($15 for 10 punches).                 Wed.        Jan. 12     7:00-8:30 p.m.
                     No Open Gym on February 6th.                                           Sun.        Jan. 16     6:30-8:00 p.m.
               No cost to Men’s Basketball League players.                                  Mon.        Jan. 17     1:00-3:00 p.m.
                                                                                            Wed.        Jan. 19     7:00-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                            Sun.        Jan. 23     6:30-8:00 p.m.
                                                                                            Wed.        Jan. 26     7:00-8:30 p.m.
                  Adult Floor Hockey League                                                 Sun.        Jan. 30     6:30-8:00 p.m.
                                                                                            Wed.        Feb. 2      7:00-8:30 p.m.
   Adults, here’s another opportunity to play a fun activity                                Wed.        Feb. 9      7:00-8:30 p.m.
that you played back in elementary physical education.                                      Sun.        Feb. 13     6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join others and have fun playing floor hockey. If you have                                  Wed.        Feb. 16     7:00-8:30 pm
any questions, call Steve at 589-4394, ext. 2230.                                           Sun.        Feb. 20     6:30-8:00 p.m.
No team signup—individual only.                                                             Wed.        Feb. 23     7:00-8:30 p.m.
2 Sessions - $10.00 - Course No. 2920                                                       Sun.        Feb. 27     6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 10 & 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m. , Elementary Gym
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      Preschool Basketball Fun                                       Basic Skills of Skating
                                                                           (Grades K and older)
                  ages 4 (by Jan. 1, 2010) and 5
                                                            These classes will stress the basic skills of skating.
               A Parent/Child Program with                  Basic Skills classes are open to all levels (1-6), begin-
                                                            ner through experienced. Students will be placed according to
                Hoops at Preschool Height                   skating ability.      Participants must furnish their own skates.
This program will teach preschoolers basic motor skills     Skates should fit properly, be sharp and have good laces. No
necessary to play organized basketball while working        double runners. Class size is limited so register early.
one-on-one and spending quality time with their parents.
The program is developed to be informative and fun so       6 Sessions - $26.00 - Fri., Jan. 21-Feb. 25
                                                            Lee Community Center
children and parents will have a positive sports experi-
ence and continue participating in sports beyond this                  3:30 p.m. Basic 1 & 2 Class   COURSE NO. 1418
introductory level. Players will use portable baskets for              4:00 p.m. Basic 3 & 4 Class   COURSE NO. 1419
the program. Children and their parents will meet once
a week on Wednesday evenings for six weeks.                      First-time students should register for the 3:30 class.
6 Sessions — $24.00 — COURSE NO. 1670                       SKATING SKILL LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS—These skill levels DO
Wed., Jan. 26 - Mar. 2, 5:45-6:45 p.m.                      NOT equal grade levels. The skill level descriptions are from the
Elementary Gym                                              United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA). If you have any
                                                            questions on the level to register your child, call the Community Ed.
                                                            Office at 589-4394.

  Kindergarten Basketball                                       Skate sharpening is available at the Lee Community Center.

Kindergarteners: Do you want to learn
basketball skills, play games and have a lot
of fun? Come and join us on Wednesday
nights! You’ll have a great time!
6 Sessions — $24.00 — COURSE NO. 1671                                Winter Indoor Soccer
Wed., Jan. 26 - Mar. 2, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Elementary Gym                                                                 Grades K—12
                                                             Come and join us indoors for winter youth soccer! Morris
                                                             Area Community Education and Recreation will again be
                                                             running an indoor winter soccer league. The three divisions
                                                             will meet at the same time and will be split into their appro-
               Cheerleading Mini-Camp                        priate grade groups.
                           (Grades K-6)
                         UMM Cheer Team                      Grades K-3 —COURSE NO. 1616 a
                                                             5 Sessions— Cost: $25.00
              Have you ever wanted to be a cheerleader?      Tues., Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Here is your chance. The UMM cheerleaders are back this      Location: HS Main Gym
winter to conduct another fun cheerleading mini-camp!
The UMM Cheer Team is hosting a three day camp with          Grades 4-6 — COURSE NO. 1616 b
two performances: one at a Tiger Girls basketball game       5 Sessions— Cost: $25.00
on Friday, Feb. 5th and the other at a UMM Cougar Boys       Tues., Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 6th.        Learn some     Location: HS Main Gym
cheers and basic stunts, plus take home a t-shirt!
                                                             Grades 7-12 — COURSE NO. 1616 c
3 Sessions— $25.00—Course No. 1452                           5 Sessions— Cost: $25.00
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, & 3, 3:15-5:15 pm         Tues., Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
HS Cafeteria                                                 Location: HS Main Gym

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Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                         Page 199

     New   Family
                                                                 TAE KWON DO
                                                                            (Age 6 and Older)

    Recreational Fun Night                                          Tim Bormann & Allen Monroe
                      Grades 2-6                               Tae Kwon Do is the ancient art of hand and foot fighting in Korea.
                                                               Through these classes, students will learn the basic stances, kicks
 Tired of being stuck in the house for the winter?             and blocks of Tae Kwon Do, as well as improve their flexibility, bal-
 Here’s a chance for the entire family to get out and          ance and coordination. Also, some of the philosophical ideals will be
 play all sorts of great, fun games in the Elementary          presented such as perseverance and self-control. Students will have
 School Gym. Games include: floor hockey, bas-                 the chance to advance according to their own skill levels; new stu-
 ketball, kickball, Frisbee, whiffle ball, hula hooping,       dents may start at any time. This class is open to everyone 6 years
                                                               and older, parent/child students are encouraged. For more informa-
 and more. Come and join in the fun!
                                                               tion, call Tim Bormann at 589-2020 or Allen Monroe at 589-4137.
 1 Session - $5/per family - Course No.1685
 Friday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Elementary Gym              WINTER SESSION—11 Sessions - $38.50 - COURSE NO. 1410
                                                               Mon., Jan. 3 - Mar. 14, 6:30-8:00 pm, HS Practice Gym

                                                               SPRING SESSION—10 Sessions - $35.00 - COURSE NO. 1411
                       Floor Hockey                            Mon., Mar. 21 - May 23, 6:30-8:00 pm, Elementary Gym

                            (Grades 2-6)
 Are you a floor hockey enthusiast? Here’s your chance to
 grab your friends and sign up for some hockey fun!           “Games Central”
 2 Sessions - $8.00 - Course No. 1682
 Mon., March 21 & 28, 3:15-4:30 p.m., HS Practice Gym                         Grades 2-8
                                                            Here’s an opportunity to join or rejoin this fun club.
                                                            We will be playing all sorts of games—Checkers, Cribbage, Scrabble,
                       Gymnastics                           Magic Cards, and more. You are welcome to bring your own age-
                                                            appropriate/supervisor approved games to play and share with others.
                       Winter Camp                          Please, NO handheld portable videogames systems allowed. (i.e.
                                                            Playstation, PSI, Nintendo Gameboy, etc.)
                             (Grades K-6)
                                                            8 Sessions - $12.00 - COURSE NO. 1422
                       Instructor: Trent Oberg,             Thurs., Feb. 3-March 24, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Elem. School 2nd Floor Area
                        HS Gymnastics Coach
                    & the Varsity Gymnastics Team

K-6 grade students come and join Mr. Oberg and
his high school gymnastics team and work on
your gymnastic skills. There will be five, 3-hour
                                                                    Los Amigos
sessions. Snack will be provided.
                                                                          En Español
Please register with Mr. Oberg.
         Jan. 8          Jan. 15          Jan. 22                                         Grades 2-6
         Jan. 29         Feb. 5                             Learn Beginning Spanish—Amanda House will be teaching the ―Los
    Cost: $16 per session—payable at the door               Amigos‖ class this spring. This program will expose the students to
    Times: 9:00 a.m. to noon, HS Practice Gym               basic Spanish. The students will be learning simple sentences, colors,
                                                            and more through singing songs, playing games, and HAVING FUN!
         To register: contact Coach Oberg                   ¡Vamos a Hablar en Español!
             By phone: 320/287-0157
        By email: toberg@morris.k12.mn.us                   6 sessions - $20.00 - Course No. 2602
                                                            Tues., Feb. 1 - Mar. 8, 3:30-4:30 pm, 6th Grade Pod Area
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                                                                                                Elementary Volleyball Camp
                                                                                                              (Grades 1-4)
                                    Grades K-6
                                                                                                Coaches: Caleb Greene & Heather Montonye
                                 Instructor: Jodi Snell                       This spring volleyball camp is designed for the player who is just
                                                                              learning the sport. The camp will focus on fundamentals of the
                                                                              sport and offer opportunities for every athlete to improve their all-
To Gymnastic Participants & Guardians:                                        around level of play. Each day will include skill training and com-
The question commonly asked before signing up for gymnas-                     petition.
tics has been “What level should my child participate in?” If                 6 Sessions - $30.00 - COURSE NO. 1680
your child participated in our fall gymnastics program, they                  Mon. & Tues., Apr. 4-19, 3:45—5:15 pm, Elementary Gym
were placed in Level, I, II, or III. If they are planning on par-
ticipating in the spring program, they should register them for
that same level. Anyone new signing up for the spring ses-                       Flag Football League
sion, please sign up for the Level I class and at the first day of
class, the coach will determine a level that is best for your                                 Grades 2 - 6
child. Below are the level descriptions and times. If you have
any questions regarding gymnastics class, please contact the                  Did you enjoy the fall flag football league? Here’s your chance
Community Education office.                                                   to throw, kick, run and play games. We’ll work on developing
                                                                              football skills and learning plays. Come and join the fun!
                                                                              4 Sessions - $24.00 (fee includes t-shirt) - Course No. 1645
                                                                              Sat., April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 10-11:30 a.m., Green River Park
                                             Cost, Dates & Location:

                                               COURSE NO. 1600                                 Soccer Clinic
                                               11 Sessions - $36.00
                                                HS-Wrestling Rm/                               Grades K-12
                                                  Practice Gym                Tues., April 12 ~ 4-6 pm ~ UMM Soccer Field
                                                                              The UMM Men’s & Women’s Soccer teams and Morris
                                                Mon., Tues. & Thurs.
                                                                              Area Community Education are teaming up again to hold their
                                                     April 4 - 28
                                                                              annual youth Soccer Clinic at the UMM Soccer field (Rainsite:
                                                                              UMM PE Center) for kids in grades K-12. Players will be broken
LEVEL I — 4:00 4:50 p.m. COURSE NO. 1600a                                     up into different age group categories. This is a great opportu-
This level is for the beginner who has little or no experience. Students      nity to work on drills that are appropriate for each age group.
will learn basic floor and beam skills and will also have the chance to use   Students will practice passing, dribbling, throw-ins and relays.
the springboard. They will be learning cartwheels, backbends and touch        Snacks and drinks will be provided and each student will receive
on round offs and walkovers.                                                  a Soccer Clinic t-shirt.
LEVEL II — 5:00-6:00 p.m. COURSE NO. 1600b                                    COST: $15.00 (includes t-shirt)         COURSE NO. 1633
This level is designed for those who have had previous experience in          NOTE: Indicate t-shirt size on Registration Form.
gymnastics and who are ready to perfect old skills and learn new ones.
Students will have a chance to use the vault, as well as the floor and
beam apparatus. They will perfect their cartwheels and round offs and
work on back walkovers with light spot and begin back handsprings.
                                                                                               Spring Soccer League
LEVEL III — 5:00-6:00 p.m. COURSE NO. 1600c                                                  (Preschool through Grade 12)
For the gymnast who is ready to advance their skill level and begin incor-    Morris Area Community Education & Recreation will again be
porating tricks into routines. All four apparatuses will be worked on in-     running their spring soccer league. The season will begin the
cluding tricks such as handsprings, pirouettes, kips, back walkovers,         week of April 20th and conclude the week of May 18th. Players
cartwheels on the beam and floor.
                                                                              will need to provide their own shin guards.
                                                                                        ALL DIVISIONS ARE … 5 Sessions - $25.00
                                                                                     Tues., Apr. 19-May 17 and all meet 5:30-6:30 p.m.
        Softball Skills Clinic
                                                                              PRESCHOOL— Course No. 1616
                      Grades 3-6                                              (ages 4 by Jan 1, 2010) & 5—Parents must attend with
       Friday, March 25 — 3:30–5:00 p.m.                                      their preschooler—Green River Park
           Morris Area HS Main Gym                                            GRADES K-4 DIVISION— Course No. 1616a
Open to anyone who is interested in participating                             Green River Park
in the Morris Area Elementary softball program this summer.                   GRADES 5-6 DIVISION— Course No. 1616b
Morris Tiger coaches and softball players will work with partici-             HS Practice Football Field
pants on basic softball fundamentals—hitting, throwing, fielding,             GRADES 7-12 DIVISION— Course No. 1616c
baserunning, etc. In addition to the skills clinic, any girls want-           HS Practice Football Field
ing to work on their pitching technique will have an opportunity to
do so. Great warm-up for the summer league!                                             REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 8th.
              Deadline to register is March 12th.                                  PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO COACH—
            COST: $10.00           COURSE NO. 1615                                   PLEASE INDICATE ON REGISTRATION FORM
  Volume 9 Issue 3                                                                                                                                  Page 21

        After School Art Classes for Grades 1-6
                         GRADES 1-3                                                                                GRADES 4-6
         Designing the Perfect Picture                                                              Designing the Perfect Picture
Learn how to arrange images and colors for the                                               Learn the basics of composition and graphic de-
results you want. Create your own artwork while                                              sign. Create your own artwork while you experi-
you experiment with new ideas.                                                               ment with new ideas.
5 Sessions - Wednesdays - 4:15-5:15 pm                                                       5 sessions - Fridays - 3:45-5:15 pm
January 26 – February 23 - $15.00                                                            January 28 - February 25 - $20.00
Leah Zierke, instructor Course No. 3210                                                      Leah Zierke, instructor Course No. 3216

                Colors of the Rainbow                                                                   Drama Queens & Kings
Thursday at 3:45 pm – Learn how to                                                           Learn to act and create drama from your own
work with a brush to capture the colors                                                      ideas. Try different characters on for size and
all around you and put your imaginary                                                        unlock the creative spirit inside you.
pictures on paper.                                                                           5 sessions - Tuesdays - 3:45-5:15 pm
5 Sessions - Thursdays - 3:45-4:45 pm                                                        January 25 - February 22 - $20.00
January 27 – February 24 - $15.00                                                            Kathy Ray, instructor Course No. 3217
Steve Larson, instructor Course No. 3211
                                                                                             Both January classes - $35.00
Both January classes $25.00                                                                  Course No. 3218
Course No. 3212
                                                                                             Painting the Rainbow
                                                                                             Learn how to work with a brush to
          Drama Princes & Princesses                                                         capture the colors all around you and
Learn to act and create drama from your own                                                  put your imaginary pictures on paper.
ideas. Try different characters on for size and                                              Try water colors, acrylics and other
unlock the creative spirit inside you.                                                       ways of putting color in your images.
5 Sessions - Tuesdays - 4:15-5:15 pm                                                         5 sessions - Thursdays - 3:45-5:15 pm
March 8-April 5 - $15                                                                        March 10-April 7 - $20.00
Kathy Ray, instructor Course No. 3213                                                        Steve Larson, instructor Course No. 3219
                  Music, Sweet Music
Learn how to use your own hands and mouth to
make music. Try out different ideas and new                                                        Leah Zierke is a photographer

                                                                                                                                                         The Artists:
                                                                              The Artists:

                                                                                              and graphic designer from Hancock, MN
rhythms to make your own sound creations.
5 Sessions - Thursdays - 3:45-4:45 pm                                                           Steve Larson is a water color artist
March 10-April 7 - $15.00                                                                               from Starbuck, MN
Matt Torgerson, instructor Course No. 3214                                                            Kathy Ray is an actress
                                                                                                  and play writer from Barrett, MN
Both March classes - $25.00                                                                   Matt Torgerson is a music major at UMM
Course No. 3215                                                                                          from Clinton, MN

                  FREE MONDAY NIGHTS!
        register to reserve your spot space is limited
                                                                                                                      Ages 2-Adult
     Jan 10– Jan 25 (visit our websites for other sessions)                   Studio of Dance                 Ballet Tap JazzLyricalPointe
            Elementary (2nd-6th grade) Jazz 5:30-6:00         Top floor of the City Center Mall
         Elementary (2nd-6th grade) Begin Tap 6:00-6:30       618 Atlantic Ave.                        Tuesday Night Zumba 7:15-8:15        Spring Recital
                                                              Morris, MN 56267                                                                 May 21
             WEDNESDAY (meets weekly through May)             320-585-5707
                                                                                                       $3 per night or 10 classes for $25
         2&3 year olds 4:45-5:15●3&4 year olds 5:15-6:00                                               “Join the Party!”
            Guitar Lessons for Youth
                             Grades 2-8
                                                                                                     Sixth Graders
                                                                                 from Morris Area Elementary, St. Mary’s, & Cyrus Schools
            ―Have your kids always wanted to learn                                    The 6th Annual Graduation Celebration
                   how to play the guitar?‖
                                                                                                    will be on May 13, 2011,
Morris Area Community Education will be offering                                               from 7:00 — 10:00 pm at the RFC.
guitar lessons later this January. If you are inter-                                             Be watching for an invitation.
ested, please contact the Community Ed. office to
get your child’s name on the list.
3 Sessions - $45.00 - COURSE NO. 1425
Individual 1/2 hour lessons                                                    “Late Start Wednesdays”
                                                                             “Nothing to do, no place to go on Late-Start Days?”
                                                                     Community Education has the answer! It’s our ―Late Start Wednesdays‖. On
     Electric Guitar                                                 those late-start days, students in grades K-6 are invited to come to the Elemen-
                                                                     tary Cafeteria for some fun. This supervised program will include many of kids’
         Lessons                                                     favorite recreational games, learning games and board games. There will also
                                                                     be a designated study and reading area. Please pre-register through the
            Grades 4-8                                               Community Education office. Questions? Call Steve at 585-2230.
                                                                                             Supervisor: Steven Sterud
Morris Area Community Education will be offering                          Location: Elementary Cafeteria, Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
electric guitar lessons later this January. NOTE—
this class is for the intermediate guitar player. If                                      Cost per student/per time is $3.00.
you are interested, please contact the Community                                             January 12— Course # 1499d
Ed. office to get your child’s name on the list.                                             February 9—Course # 1499e
3 Sessions - $45.00 - COURSE NO. 1423                                                          May 11—Course # 1499f
Individual 1/2 hour lessons                                           Children can have breakfast, and it will be charged to their lunch account.

the          ZONE                             & TREC After-School Program
                             The Zone is an after school program that runs Monday through Friday during the school year. We offer
                             healthy snacks, wellness activities, and homework time with college tutors everyday. The Zone program is
                             operated in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, Morris TREC program (Tutoring, Reading, and
                             Enabling Children).
                                                                                   Coming in January -- Zone Academy
                                                      This program is for students grades K-6 who need extra help with their math or reading skills. It
There is a charge of $2.50 a day to cover snacks &    will be taking place during the regularly scheduled homework help time. Instead of the students
Bonus Time events. Punch cards must be pur-
chased in advance at the Community Ed Office.
                                                      working with UMM tutors in the pods, they will be working with Jessica and a para-professional
Choose from either a $12.50 card (5 punches) or a     on specific skills identified by their teachers. Students will have time to finish homework they
$50.00 card (20 punches). Limited, Partial Scholar-   have from their classroom teacher if needed. This service is free to families who are already
ships are available. Please contact Cindy at 585-     enrolled in the Zone Program.
                                                                                   Important Zone Dates
                 Zone Daily Schedule                                               *January 25 – ZONE STARTS
3:15   pm    Nutritious Snacks (Cafeteria)                                         *February 21 – NO ZONE
3:30   pm    Wellness Activities                                                   *March 14-18–NO ZONE (UMM Spring Break)
4:00   pm   TREC (Homework Centers) & Zone Academy                                 *March 28-NO ZONE (if no school)
5:00   pm   Games & Activities (Cafeteria)                                         *March 30 –Early Dismissal ZONE 12:30-5:30
                                                                                   *April 13 –Early Dismissal ZONE 12:30-5:30
       ***Kids must be picked up by 5:30 pm***
                                                                                   *April 22 & 25 –NO ZONE (MAES Spring Break)
       **Parents must sign kids out each day**
                                                                                   *April 29- Last day of Zone!

For more information, registration forms, and punch cards please stop by the Community Education Office or
contact Jessica Pope at 585-2233.
Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                       Page 23

  Winter/ Spring Session 2011 Learning is Fun and Bilingual Preschool
                              4 and 5 Years Old - Kindergarten Eligible - Fall 2011
      Monday                      Tuesday                     Wednesday                Thursday                 Friday
12:00 - 3:00pm            8:00 - 3:00pm                    8:00 - 3:00pm          8:00 - 3:00pm          8:00 - 3:00pm
Learning is Fun           Learning is Fun                  Learning is Fun        Learning is Fun        Learning is Fun
Bilingual                 Preschool                        Preschool              Bilingual Preschool    Preschool
Preschool                 4 and 5 year olds                4 and 5 year olds      3, 4 and 5 year olds   4 and 5 year olds
3, 4 and 5 year olds      Tuesday                          Wednesday              Thursday               Friday
Monday                    (Jan. 11 - May 17)               (Jan. 12 - May 18)     (Jan. 13 - May 19)     (Jan. 14 - May 20)
(Jan. 10 - May 16)        # 4303                           # 4304                 # 4309                 # 4305
# 4308                    19 classes                       19 classes             19 classes             17 classes
14 Classes                Fee: $565.00                     Fee: $512.00           Fee: $565.00           Fee: $505.00
Fee:$178.00               5 payments of $113.00            5 payments of          5 payments of          5 payments of
5 payments of                                              $102.40                $113.00                $101.00
12:00 - 3:00pm            First payment due                Start at 10:30am on    12:00 - 3:00pm         No school Friday:
Learning is Fun           with registration.               Jan. 12, Feb.9, May    Learning is Fun        April 1 and April 22
Preschool                                                  11                     Preschool
4 and 5 year olds         Payment 2 - Due Feb. 1                                  4 and 5 year olds      No School Monday:
Monday                    Payment 3 - Due Mar. 1           Early dismissal at     Thursday               Jan. 17 and 24, Feb.
(Jan. 10 - May 16)        Payment 4 - Due Apr. 1           12:30pm on March       (Jan. 13 - May 19)     21, March 28 and
# 4306                    Payment 5 - Due May 1            30, April 13           # 4307                 April 25
14 classes                Pay in full by check or debit/                          19 classes
Fee: $178.00              credit card.    OR                                      Fee: $242.00
5 payments of             Payment plan by debit/credit                            4 payments of
$35.60                    card only. (first payment may                           $48.40
                          be made by check).

                              3 and 4 Year Olds - Kindergarten Eligible - Fall 2012

        Monday                       Tuesday                  Wednesday               Thursday                 Friday
First payment due              8:00 - 11:00am                                     8:00 - 3:00pm          8:00 - 11:00am
with registration.             Learning is Fun                                    Learning is Fun        Learning is Fun
                               Preschool                                          Bilingual Preschool    Preschool
Payment 2 - Due Feb. 1         3 and 4 year olds                                  3, 4 and 5 year olds   3 and 4 year old
Payment 3 - Due Mar. 1         Tuesday and Friday                                 Thursday               Tuesday and Friday
Payment 4 - Due Apr. 1         (Jan. 11 - May 20)                                 (Jan. 13 - May 19)     (Jan. 11 - May 20)
Payment 5 - Due May 1          # 4301                                             # 4309                 # 4301
                               36 classes                                         19 classes             See Tuesday
Pay in full by check or
debit/credit card.             Fee: $459.00                                       Fee: $565.00           morning for fee
Or                             5 Payments of $91.80                               5 payments of          information.
Payment plan by debit/                                                            $113.00
credit card. (first payment
may be made by check).

12:00 - 3:00pm                 12:00 - 3:00pm                No school Friday:                           12:00 - 3:00pm
Learning is Fun                Learning is Fun               April 1 and April                           Learning is Fun
Bilingual Preschool            Preschool                     22                                          Preschool
3, 4 and 5 year olds           3 and 4 year olds                                                         3 and 4 year olds
Monday                         Tuesday and Friday            No School Mon-                              Tuesday and Friday
(Jan. 10 - May 16)             (Jan. 11 - May 20)            day: Jan. 17 and                            (Jan. 11 - May 20)
# 4308                         # 4302                        24, Feb. 21, March                          # 4302
14 classes                     36 classes                    28 and April 25                             See Tuesday
Fee: $178.00                   Fee: $459.00                                                              afternoon for fee
5 payments of $35.60           5 Payments of $91.80                                                      information.
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      Monday                      Tuesday                    Wednesday                    Thursday                    Friday
9:00 - 10:30am                                         9:30 - 11:00am              9:30 - 11:00am
    Family Literacy:                                    Simply Good Eating            Family Fun with the
Learning Opportuni-                                     Jan. 26: Eating the               Little Ones.
 ties through Stories                                      Alphabet. # 6407        birth - 5 year olds and
1, 2 and 3 year olds                                    Feb. 23: Healthy          parents
and parents                                                Bites. #6408            8 classes, $24.00 for
7 classes, # 6401                                       March 23: I Will          first child (#6403)
$21.00 per child.                                          Never Ever Eat a        $8.00 for each addi-
  Jan. 31 - March 21                                       Tomato. #6409           tional sibling. (#6403a)
   No class Feb. 21                                     May 4: Very Hun-          Jan. 20 - March 10
Sibling care - $7.00                                       gry Caterpillar.
per child. #6401a                                          #6410
                                                       $5.00 per family/per
9:00 - 10:30am                 May 17: Off to a        1:00 - 3:00 pm              9:30 - 11:00am
        Baby and                 Healthy Start             Explore S’more          The Mindful Child
     Toddler Time          For parents and Babies,      Movers and Shakers         birth - 5 year olds and
birth - 2 4 months and     up to 18 months. Nutri-     For 3, 4 and 5 year         parents
parents.                   tion for babies, includ-    olds                        8 classes, $24.00 for
4 classes, $12.00 per      ing making your own         Feb. 2 – 23                 first child. (#6404)
child. #6402               baby food. No Fee,          Fee: $36.00                 $8.00 for each addi-
    April 11 - May 9       please register.            Course # 4312               tional sibling. (#6404a)
   No class April 25       6:15 - 7:45pm                                           March 17 - May 5
Sibling care - $4.00       Course # 6414
per child. #6402a          $5.00/family
                           5:15- 7:15pm            1:00 - 3:00 pm                  6:15 - 7:45 pm
                           Simply Good Eating          Explore S’more
                                                        Jungle Fever
                                                                                     Family Playtimes!             Every
                                                                                   birth - 5 year olds
                            Jan. 25: Shake it     For 3, 4 and 5 year             (and older siblings)          Thursday!
                               and Bake It! # 6411 olds
                            March 29: Low Cost March 2 - 23
                                                                                   with parents.                  Jan. 20 -
                               Café. # 6412        Fee: $36.00                                                    April 28.
                            April 26: Watch Me Course # 4313                         No fee!
                               Grow! # 6413
                           $5.00 per family
                                                                                   No registration!
                           6:30 - 8:00pm               9:00 - 11:00 am                6:30 - 8:00pm
                           POSITIVE PARENTING              Explore S’more           Responsive Discipline
                           For parents only, child            FEELINGS
                           care will be provided.      For 3, 4 and 5 year           For parents only,
                           Feb. 15 - March 22          olds                         child care provided.
                               No FEE, please          April 6 - 27                  March 31 - May 5
                                    register.          Fee: $36.00                  No fee, please register
                           Course # 6405               Course # 4314               Course # 6406

               “Learning is Fun” Bilingual Preschool Preescolar Bilingüe “Aprendizaje es Divertido”
Esta clase preescolar revelará a todos al aprendizaje en dos idiomas, español e inglés. Crearemos un ambiente lleno del lengua-
je para fomentar habilidades de vocabulario, fónicos, y otras para obtener la habilidad de leer. Actividades incluyen el tiempo li-
bre/jugando socialmente, cuentos, actividades de habilidades físicas, centros de aprendizaje, tiempo en la mesa para el arte, bo-
tanas y otras cosas divertidas para aprender. Niños descubren que aprender es divertido con música, juegos, cuentos y más.
Las clases incorporan actividades apropiadas para la edad para el desarrollo completo. Todas las clases estarán en los salones
de ECFE en la escuela primaria. Para los niños de 3, 4 y 5 años de edad .
                                   lunes 12:00 - 3:00 por la tarde, 10 de enero - 16 de mayo
                               14 sesiones Costo: $178.00 5 pagos de $35.60          Curso # 4308

                                       jueves 8:00 - 3:00,      13 de enero - 19 de mayo
                              19 sesiones Costo: $565.00        5 pagos de $113.00   Curso # 4309
Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                           Page 25

                                                                Baby and Toddler Time
         Explore S’More                                               Birth - 24 months and parents
   For ages 3, 4, and 5 (and potty trained)
          Morris ECFE classroom                           Are you looking for a class where we will discuss the
                                                          things you deal with day to day? Then this class is for you
                                                          and your family! We will discuss topics of interest to the
              Movers and Shakers                          group and may include separation anxiety, sleeping, sib-
  Have extra energy this winter? Join us for              lings, mealtimes, and finding time to do everything. This
  movement games, shaking the sillies out and             class will also have a time to interact with your baby/
  other creative activities that get us moving!           toddler and explore music, sensory activities, movement,
           Wed. Feb. 2 - 23, 1:00 - 3:00 pm               singing and more!
         4 classes   $36.00 Course #4312                  Fee: $12.00 per child (course # 6402). Sibling care
                                                          (course # 6402a) is available for $4.00 per child for
                                                          the 4 week class.
                    Jungle Fever
  We will explore the jungle and all the ani-             Mondays, April 11 - May 9 (no class April 25)
  mals that live there! We will experience                9:00 - 10:30am      MAES ECFE rooms
  creative projects, dramatic play, music and
  stories about parrots, gorillas, leopards,
  monkeys, bugs, plants and more! Come and                        Labor Delivery and Beyond
  share this jungle adventure with us!                    Expecting a Baby? This class will provide information
                                                          about stages of labor, labor techniques, comfort measures,
          Wed. March 2 - 23, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
                                                          fetal development, child development, parenting and more.
          4 classes $36.00 Course #4313
                                                                                     Upcoming classes:
                    FEELINGS!                               Monday Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7 and 14, 6:30 - 8:30pm
  We will explore emotions, learn names for our feel-                Monday April 25 - May 23, 6:30 - 8:30pm
  ings, and practice expressing our feelings with words
  and through art. What is scary? How does my face        Call Tamy Reese at 585-2237 for registration information.
  look when I’m happy? What can I do when my friend
  makes me feel sad? This class also includes tons of
  fun creative projects and activities!                             Child Care Provider/Child Classes
           Wed. April 6 - 27, 9:00 - 11:00 am                     Mondays, January 10, April 4 and May 16
          4 classes     $36.00 Course #4314
                                                                              9:15 - 10:45am
                                                                 Call Tamy Reese to register - 320-585-2237

          Save the Date ~ Saturday April 2, 2011 ~ Morris Elementary School
                 5th Annual Early Childhood Professionals Conference

                                                              Mon.-Fri. 6 am to 10 pm
                       MORRIS TRANSIT                           Sat. 12 pm to 4 pm
                                                              Sun. 8 am to 12:30 pm                 Weekdays with 2-hr notice—$1.25
                           Call: 589-1000                                                           Weekdays without notice—$2.50
                                                                                                     Evenings & Weekends—$2.50
                                                            Group Rates Available starting at $10
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   Family Literacy: Learning Opportunities                                  NEW….. ECFE Family Playtimes!
              Through Stories                                                  DROP IN AND PLAY
           For 1, 2 and 3 year olds and parents                            EVERY THURSDAY EVENING
This class will provide literacy experiences through children’s                      6:15 - 7:45 pm
literature during parent/child time. We will focus on building
vocabulary by talking and listening to our children. Parent
                                                                      Morris Area Elementary School ECFE rooms
discussion will focus on ways to incorporate learning oppor-         Bring the family and meet other parents, enjoy time
tunities into our day to day life. Ideas for listening for rhymes    playing and creating with your kids, learn about child
and alliteration, recognizing shapes and letters will be shared      development, parenting, and more!
along with ways to create a nurturing environment for learn-         New activities each week including open gym, painting,
ing. Fee: $21.00 per child (course # 6401). Sibling care             bubbles, riding toys, music, science experiments, sen-
(course # 6401a) is available for $7.00 per child for the 7          sory activities, art projects, circle time and more!
week class.
        Mondays, January 31 - March 21, 7 classes                    No registration! No Fee! Just come when you can!
  9:00 - 10:30 am                 MAES ECFE rooms
                                                                             Door prizes and other great give aways!
(no class February 21)
                                                                      Every Thursday, January 20 - April 28!
                 The Mindful Child
                     Book Discussion
          For families with children birth - age 5
We will learn techniques that build kids’ inner and outer aware-                       ECFE is…
ness and attention, which positively affects their academic per-
formance and their social and emotional skills, such as making              A fun, informal, place to meet, learn
friends, and being kind to others. This book discussion also pro-            and play with other parents and chil-
vides tools to manage stress. When children take a few moments               dren.
before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own
healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become                Special events and weekly classes for
more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step proc-           parents and their children.
ess in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—
and all families—will benefit. We will have parent/child time and           A program for ALL families with
circle time at the beginning of class.                                       young children.
             Thursdays, March 17 - May 5
                                                                            A program in which parents, teachers,
           8 classes            9:30 - 11:00am
                                                                             and children are partners in learning.
                    MAES ECFE rooms
 Fee: $24.00 for first child (course #6404). $8.00 for each
            additional sibling (course #6404a).

                                  Family Fun with the Little Ones
                                            (For birth - age 5 and parents)
Enjoy new learning stations with your children and do art projects, read books, play in the sensory table, explore
paints, make music, play a game and more! Each class will have a circle time and parent discussion. Discussion topics
will vary from week to week and will be decided in class. Fee: $24.00 for first child (course #6403). $8.00 for each
additional sibling (course #6403a).
                                     Thursdays, January 20 - March 10
                           8 classes      9:30 - 11:00am      MAES ECFE rooms
Volume 10 Issue 2                                                                                                    Page 27

           Simply Good Eating                                                        Positive Parenting
                                                                                 For parents with children of all ages.
Taught by Jodi Gravning, Nutrition Educator, University of MN Exten-                    Parent education only.
          sion in collaboration with the Morris ECFE staff.
                                                                                   Free child care will be provided.
              Please register for each class separately.
        Fee is $5.00 per family/per class. (all ages welcome)
                                                                            This parenting class will cover these topics:
                                                                             Setting limits/rules for our children
                                                                             Using natural and logical consequences
Jan. 26th: Eating the Alphabet! Course # 6407                                Anger: a guide for parents
Join us as we read this story and then go on a tasting                       Dealing with a child’s anger
adventure! This will be a good day for you and your child to try some        Listening
new fruits and vegetables together! Please bring in one favorite fruit or    Strategies for positive parenting when children
vegetable to share with the class for tasting!                                  have challenging behaviors
                                                                                     6 evenings, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Feb. 23rd: Healthy Bites Course # 6408
                                                                                     Tues. Feb. 15 - March 22
We will have a guided discussion on how to get enough 'Healthy Bites"
into our children to ensure positive growth and healthy eating habits.       Morris Elementary School ECFE rooms.
We will go over portion sizes and MyPyramid and recipes and ideas           No Fee, but please register and let us know
will be shared.
                                                                                if you need child care. Course # 6405
March 23: I Will Never! Not Ever! Eat a Tomato. Course # 6409                  To register, call or email Tamy Reese,
Picky Eaters in your house? Does your attitude towards foods and eat-            585-2237, treese@morris.k12.mn.us
ing influence your child’s opinions? We'll read this story about Charlie    or fill out the registration form on page 28.
and Lola and then taste clouds, moonsquirters and more!

May 4th :The Very Hungry Caterpillar Course # 6410
Let's taste our way through this popular children's story! We'll read, be
physically active and taste together!
                                                                                   Responsive Discipline
                                                                                For parents with children of all ages.
     TUESDAY EVENINGS                 5:15 - 7:00pm
                                                                                       Parent education only.
Jan. 25th: Shake it and Bake it!! Course # 6411                                   Free child care will be provided.
Let's cook some healthy recipes together. These are family friendly
recipes, and a great way to get all of the family involved in cook-          This parenting class will cover these topics:
ing! We'll sample what we cook.                                               What is misbehavior?
                                                                              Who owns the problem?
March 29th: Low Cost Café Course # 6412                                       What can I do when my child misbe-
Every meal can taste great without having to spend a great deal! Come
and learn some ways to stretch your food budget and eat fulfilling              haves?
meals along the way!                                                          Learn how to use 50 different discipline
April 26th: Watch me Grow! Course # 6413                                      Help our children learn appropriate be-
Your children are growing right in front of your eyes, let's keep them          havior.
thriving by planting a container garden together! Spring is coming and
we'll get a jump start on your garden...together! Come prepared to get
dirty. Please bring along a few coffee cans, plastic milk jugs or tinfoil               6 evenings, 6:30 - 8:00pm
trays to start your gardens in.                                                        Thursdays, March 31 - May 5

May 17: Off to a Good Start: Nutrition for Babies Course # 6414                   Morris Elementary School ECFE rooms.
We’ll discuss how eating changes during the first year of life. You will     No Fee, but please register and let us know if you
learn how to make your own baby food and ways to provide the correct                    need child care. Course # 6406
portion size and healthy nutrition for your baby.                             To register, call or email Tamy Reese, 585-2237,
                                                                                  or fill out the registration form on page 28.
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                      Goals of Early Childhood
                         Family Education
                                                                                                                   Stevens County
      To support children’s optimal physical, intellectual,
      social and emotional development during theimportant
                                                                                                                Dental Outreach Clinic
      first years of life.                                                                                          Tuesday February 8, 2011
      To promote informed, realistic attitudes and                                                                      Location:
      expectations about raising children.
                                                                                                              Morris Area Elementary School
      To offer child development information and a variety
      of parenting techniques.                                                                               The Dental Outreach Clinic is specifically
                                                                                                             designed to provide dental services to chil-
      To support parents in their efforts in raising children.                                               dren 2 - 12 years of age who are covered by
      To help create effective communication in families.                                                    Minnesota Health Care Programs and MA.
                                                                                                             Please make an appointment by calling
      To provide information on resources available in the                                                   1-888-683-1038

                  ECFE and Learning is Fun Preschool Winter/Spring 2011 Registration Form
  Please read the registration information Fill out this form completely and return to: Morris Area Community Ed, 153 So Columbia Ave, Morris MN 56267

  Class Participant’s Name_______________________________________________________ Male_____ Female_____

  Age _______ Birthdate _______________                             Parent's Name ___________________________________________________

  Address or Box #__________________________________________City________________State______Zip________
  Phone: (home)_________________(work)___________________ (if parent’s work # list parent’s name)_______________
  Cell: _____________________ (parent’s name if their cell #) _________________ Email address___________________________

                                                                                                                                                   LEARNING IS FUN
      Charge my credit card:             □Master □Visa                  *CVV is last 3 digits on signature side of card
                                                                                                                                                   CLASSES ONLY
      Card # ________ - _________ - _________ -________ *CVV#_______ Exp. Date________
                                                                                                                                                   □ Pay in Full
      Name on Card __________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                   □ Payment Plan
  1. Course #___________ Course days _____________________________________________________________                                               Fee: ______________________

                     2ND CHOICE Course #___________ Course days _____________________________________                                            Fee: ______________________

  2. Course #___________ Course days _____________________________________________________________                                               Fee: ______________________

                    2ND CHOICE Course #___________ Course days _____________________________________                                             Fee: ______________________

                                                                                                                                          Total Fee: ___________________
  I hereby waive and release Morris Area Community Education, the City of Morris, and Morris Area School and their employees from any
  and all liability for any damages or injuries while participating in any activities. I agree to allow Morris Area Community Education to use
  any photos of me and/or my children for publicity purposes.
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             We invite you to check out details on all programs,
                memberships and rentals on our website at:

                                            Time               Monday       Tuesday       Wednesday     Thursday    Friday       Saturday   Sunday

                                            6:30-7:30am          Rec          Comp           Rec         Comp         Rec

                                            7:30-9:00am          Rec           Rec           Rec          Rec         Rec

                                            11:00am-12:00pm    Rec‘Tots’                   Rec‘Tots’
                                                              (school yr)                 (school yr)

                                            12:00-1:00pm        Comp          Comp          Comp         Comp        Comp
School Year Hours (September - May)
Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - 11:00PM           1:30-5:00pm                                                                           Rec &     Rec &
                                                                                                                                  Comp      Comp
Saturday         9:00 AM - 9:00PM
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Sunday         11:00 AM - 9:00PM                              (school yr)   (school yr)   (school yr)    (school   (school yr)
Winter Break Hours (Dec 18th to Jan.17th)                                                                  yr)
Monday-Friday      5:30 AM - 9:00PM         5:00-6:00pm         Comp                        Comp                     Comp
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                                            7:00-8:30pm         Rec &         Rec &         Rec &        Rec &       Rec &
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              Memberships &              K-12 or   Non-UMM          Senior                                       RFC           RFC
                                          UMM       Student        Age 62+       Individuals    Families        Member         Non
               Access Fees
                                         Student                                                                              Member
          Daily Guest Pass                  $4          $5            $6              $8          $16                           $4
          10 Punch Daily Guest Pass        $36         $40            $55            $75          $150
          Annual Group Fitness                                                                                 $125 ind./
          Begins 1/1/2011                                                                                       family
          Semester Group Fitness                                                                               $54 ind./
          Begins 1/1/2011                                                                                       family
          20 Punch Group Fitness           $50         $50            $50            $50        $50 (one            $50        $80
          Begins 1/1/2011                                                                       punch per
          Annual Membership              $160 or     $240 or        $240 or        $360 or       $540 or
                                         $17/mo      $23/mo         $23/mo         $33/mo        $48/mo
          1 Month                          $35         $35            $35            $35          $70
          3 Month                          $90         $90            $90           $100          $180
          Annual Walking Pass                        $180 or        $180 or        $180 or
                                                     $18/mo         $18/mo         $18/mo.
          Locker Rental Annual             $25         $30            $30            $35          $35

                                                          New for Summer 2011
                       nd and
           Refer a Frie our next                      Morris Community Garden
                    off y
        receive 10% purchase
          membersh                                    If your family is interested in
                                                      growing a community garden
    RFC Membership Benefits:
    FREE Fitness Room Orientation                     Mary Lou Moonen
    FREE Tots Gym & Swim;                             (218) 565-1815                           With compliments from        Free WEEK
    FREE SilverSneakers Programs                                                                      your local
    Discounts on RFC Facility & Equipment             20 Families Needed                       Non-profit community
    Rental                                                                                         fitness center!
                                                                                                    Exp. 3/1/2011
    Discounts on Birthday Bashes

Fitness Discounts: Here is a great incentive for getting into shape. If you are an eligible Blue Cross, Medica, or Health Partners member,
you can get up to $20 per month credit toward your RFC membership fee. Two eligible adult members per household can take
advantage of the program...so get started today!


SilverSneakers: These classes are perfect for all seniors and free to members. The
SilverSeakers Fitness Program will benefit you regardless of the fitness level. The program
includes basic fitness membership services and trained instructors lead classes.
SilverSneakers takes Humana, Medica and BlueCross BlueShield Platinum Blue.
                       Monday          Tuesday          Wednesday             Thursday            Friday            Saturday
 5:45-6:30 am            Pilates      Hatha Yoga             Pilates          Hatha Yoga
 6:35-7:20 am            SPIN®           SPIN®               SPIN®               SPIN®             SPIN®

                      SilverSplash®                     SilverSplash®
 8:15-9:00 am          (Rec Pool)                        (Rec Pool)

 9:15-10:00 am        YogaStretch®     MSROM®           YogaStretch®           MSROM®           Zumba Gold             Zumba

                                        Beginner                                Beginner                           10:30 - 11:15 am
11:05-11:50 am           SPIN ®                              Zumba                                 SPIN ®              SPIN®
                                         SPIN®                                   SPIN®

12:10-12:50 pm        Kickboxing      Body Sculpt       Hatha Yoga            Body Sculpt        Super Step
Childcare available

 4:30-5:00pm             Core         4:15 - 5:00pm        Core               4:15 - 5:00pm     4:15 -5:00pm
Childcare available   Conditioning        SPIN®         Conditioning              SPIN®            SPIN ®

                      Body Sculpt         HIT           Body Sculpt              SPIN ®             HIT
5:15 - 6:00 pm
Childcare available   Water Works     Water Works       Water Works          Water Works       Water Works
                       (Rec Pool)      (Rec Pool)        (Rec Pool)           (Rec Pool)        (Rec Pool)

 6:15-7:00pm           Yogalates         SPIN ®             Yogalates

                                                        7:15 - 8:00 pm
 7:00-8:00 pm            Zumba                                                   Zumba
                                                            SPIN ®

          Childcare NOW Available!                                      Interested in Teaching Group Fitness at the RFC?
  Bring in your little ones to play while you work out!                You’ll learn leadership skills, class design, choreography,
  Childcare is available for children 6 months and older.              and safety precautions, for Cardio, Aqua, Toning, and
  Begins Jan 24th.                                                     Stretching classes. Once completed, you can teach or sub-
  Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm                                    stitute at the RFC!              January 26th - March 2nd
  Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm                                                     When: Wednesdays 6:45 - 7:45 pm
  Cost: $1/child Members, $ 3/child Non-Members                                          Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members
  20 Punch passes available for $20

                                           Monday              Tuesday           Wednesday          Thursday            Friday
         Zumba Gold                                          7:30 – 9am                             7:30 – 9am        7:30 – 9am
      *Punch Passes available                                Adult Swim                             Adult Swim        Adult Swim
        20 classes for $10                                   (Rec Pool)                             (Rec Pool)        (Rec Pool)
Functional Fitness Assessment                                                     8:15 – 9am
April 20th, 2011 @ 10:30am                 8:15-9am
                                                                                    Silver-                                      NEW
Cost: Free for Members,                  SilverSplash
                                          (Rec Pool)
$10 Non - Members                                                                 (Rec Pool)
                                         9:15 – 10am         9:15 – 10am                           9:15 – 10am
                                                                                 9:15 – 10am                          9:15-10am
                                           YogaS-             Muscular                              Muscular
                                                                                YogaStretch®                         Zumba Gold*
                                           tretch®             Strength                              Strength
 Page 4      Fitness, Aquatics & Other Programs
 Biggest Loser                                                          Winter Swimming Lessons
 Minnesota Challenge                                                    February 14th-24th
 Compete against other teams across                                          Water Babies                  6:00pm-6:30pm
 Minnesota and join thousands who made changes through the                   Level II                      6:00pm-6:50pm
 Biggest Loser. Check out the website for more                               Level III                     6:00pm-6:50pm
 information: www.competeforhealth.org                                       Level IV                      6:00pm-6:50pm
 Need a little more support? The Biggest Loser Minnesota
 Challenge at the RFC is a 12 week program to help you lose                   Preschool Aquatics           7:00pm-7:50pm
 weight through exercise and nutrition education. Includes pre                Level I                      7:00pm-7:50pm
 and post assessments, weekly weigh ins, and personal training!               Level III                    7:00pm-7:50pm
 Call Angie or Janelle today to schedule your assessment.                     Level V                      7:00pm-7:50pm
 Cost: $50 per person; Register: Jan 10-21st.                           Cost: $35 Member $40 Non-Member
                                                                        **If you are interested in scheduling
                                                                        private swimming lessons, contact
Women & Fitness                                                         Angie at 589-6486.
Attend a circuit class specific to women! Lift weights and use a
variety of cardio equipment while having fun!
Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am                                         Tots Swim and Gym
Session #1: January 4th - February 24th                                Tots Swim - Monday and Wednesday 11:00am -12:00pm
Session #2: March 8th - April 28th                                     Tots Gym - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am -12:00pm
Cost: $25 per session                                                  Cost: Members Free / Non Members $1.50 per child
                                                                             Daycares $5.00 (up to 8 children)
                                                                                      $8.00 (9-12 children)
Pre/Postnatal Fitness Class                                                           $10.00 (13+ children)
Stay fit through the exciting and ever changing child-bearing
months! We’ll focus on fitness, wellness, and building mutual
        support for the new mother and baby. Class runs 6              Safety Classes
        weeks and starts on January 27th. Each participant is          Adult CPR January 21st 5:30pm - 10:00pm
        required to secure a physician's release (form available                  Cost: $40
        when registering for class).                                   CPR for the Professional Rescuer
                                                                               January 22nd 8:00am-2:30pm
Days: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm, Childcare is available                          Cost: $55
Cost $25 Member $50 Non– Member                                        Lifeguard Review
                                                                               January 22nd 8:00am -8:30pm
                                                                               January 23rd 8:00am-6:00pm
 Train for the Tinman!                                                         Cost: $122
 Train now for the Tinman in April.                                     Registration by calling: (320) 251-7641
 Class runs 8 weeks and starts February 28th.
 Train in all aspects of the race...Swim Bike Run
 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
                                                                        XC Skiing and Snowboard Day Trip to
 Cost: $ 40 Member, $80 Non-Member                                      Andes Tower Hills
                                                                        Join us for a day at Andes Tower Hills! We’ll XC ski &
                                                                        snowboard! Trail fee, lift tickets, downhill, and snowboarding
Racquetball Clinics                                                     rentals are available through Andes. XC Ski Rental (FCFS),
Learn a fun, fast paced sport! Call us today to set up                  beginner instruction, and transportation included in $5 cost.
a time with an experienced player.                                      Don’t forget to pack a lunch and snack! Minimum age 10.
We provide the equipment. Group clinics are available.
Call Janelle to sign up!                                                Monday, January 17th 2:00 - 8:00pm Cost: $ 5
Cost: $5 Members, $ 10 Non-Members                                      Register by January 14th.
                                                                        Contact Wayne for more information: (320) 589-6484
                                                                        See www.andestowerhills.com for rate information

                                                                   Clinic Services                    Hospital Services
                                                      Allergy, Asthma    Orthopedic Surgery     Inpatient & Outpatient Ser-
                                                      Dermatology Podiatry Family Practice
                                                     Urgent Care General Surgery Eye Clinic
                                                         Internal Medicine Lab Services
                                                                                                Comprehensive Sports Medicine
Your Medical Center offers many services.         X-ray – CAT Scan – MRI –
                                                                                              Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy
      We’re here if you need us..                                                             Nutrition Counseling

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