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Froid School Essays


The 2014 Nyquist Essay Contest has resulted in a tie for two Froid students. Jordan Smith and Tessa Slater have each been awarded first-place and received checks for $250. Those judging the essays felt that Slater’s paper met all the expectations of a formal paper while Smith’s paper had a great voice and unique points of view.    (Submitted photo)

FFA Big Muddy Trophies


For the first time in 16 years, Culbertson has brought home the first-place FFA Big Muddy award. (Photos by Nancy Mahan)

Three Generations


Three generations of Loomer girls were together for Esther Loomer’s 100th birthday recently. She is flanked by her granddaughter Lindsay Herness (left) and daughter Jill Loomer-Herness (right).  (Submitted photo)

Culbertson School Board Renews Principal Contract, Hires Staff

The Culbertson School board renewed principal Mike Olson’s contract for another year as well as an increase in wages to reflect the technical work he does for the school, during the monthly board meeting Thursday, Feb. 12.
The JOM  position was vacated by Chris Dunphy last month leaving a void to be filled. The board approved reassigning Pam Zieman from the Title I assistant and lunchroom monitor to the vacant JOM spot. Taking her place in Title I and lunchroom monitor will be new hire Sabrina Parham.
All certified staff contracts were approved for renewal for the next school year.
The teacher report was given by health and physical education teacher Chris Olson, with news about what the high school students are starting on. They will be entering a unit on nutrition, and playing mat ball. The elementary students are working on their ball handling skills through juggling and tag games.
In music, the elementary students are hard at work learning their pieces for Music Festival, Thursday, March 19, while the high school musicians are preparing for their music festival in April.
In science, there were 126 presentations created by the students for the science fair held on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Fifteen students were awarded blue ribbons and will travel to Havre on March 10 for the Regional Science Fair.
The students have earned 7,247.2 points which is over 76 percent of this years goal in accelerated reading. Boasting a score of 1,086.1 AR points, the seventh grade class is in the lead with the fifth grade class right behind them with 956.4 points. And, seven out of the 10 elementary classrooms have surpassed their goal and are working towards a second goal.
English finds juniors preparing for the ACTs. Juniors and seniors are learning about research writing.
BPA rocked their competition held last week with several of the students placing in the top 10. The Presentation Management Team of Alexi Bidegaray,
Renee Granada and Nica Granada placed first in their contest while Adam Buxbaum placed fifth for his management, marketing and human resource management. McKade Mahlen placed sixth in legal office procedure and third in prepared speech.  Garrett Reid placed fourth in human resource management. Ethan Hendrickson placed fifth in parliamentary procedure concepts. Eric Hendrickson placed fourth in computer servicing and troubleshooting. Austin Pederson placed 10th in computer troubleshooting and sixth in information technology concepts.
The secondary class staff has been working on developing curriculum involving activities the teachers can do as a whole to help the students be more successful.
Superintendent Larry Crowder said the electrical wiring for the bus barn is in progress.
The district is still waiting for building materials to arrive so the structure can be finished.
The board also approved a calendar for the next school year with a start date of Aug. 20 and an end date of the last day of May 2016, depending on winter weather and flex days used.
The next regular board meeting will be March 12.

Olson Receives Firefighter Commendation

American Legion Thomas Mann Post 81 awarded Mike Olson of Culbertson a Firefighter Certificate of Commendation for outstanding public service benefiting the community, Thursday, Feb. 12.
The post also submitted Olson, who is principal of Culbertson School, for state firefighter of the year.

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