Saturday, Oct. 26, the Kimball Area High School’s National Honor Society raked leaves for the Schlueter Family. Vanessa Schlueter was fortunate enough to win the highest bid for this yard cleanup at Kimball’s Dollars for Scholars silent auction. The NHS used some creative ideas for picking up leaves like using a pickup truck and tarp to carry leaves. With all the volunteers at the leaf raking, the NHS members were able to clean up the yard in almost no time at all. This is one of many opportunities to volunteer to help the community that NHS takes part in at our school. Submitted by Mathias Hennen
The KAHS National Honor Society members raked leaves to put in volunteer time and to help out Dollars for Scholars at the same time. Submitted photo
KAHS graduate to speak about her book, surviving breast cancer
The surprise Gwen Rosha Anderson received on her 28th birthday – July 8, 2008 – was not anything she ever wanted.
It was on that day five years ago that Anderson got word that she had a lump on her breast that was not a cyst, and a biopsy was required.
The next day she heard the words “Gwen, it’s cancer.” She would learn soon that she was diagnosed with stage 1b infiltrating ductal carcinoma.
Now, five years later, Anderson has written a book entitled My Three Lumps, about that experience and the trauma she went through. She will speak about the book and that eventful period of her life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Kimball Public Library.
Heidi Lochen of Kimball, received the Mary Thomsen Endowed Scholarship. Lochen is majoring in dietetics.
Scholarships valued at more than $600,000 were awarded to 320 University of Wisconsin-Stout students this year through the Stout University Foundation at a reception on campus Sept. 12. Many of the scholarship donors and members of the board of directors personally presented the awards.
Established in 1962, the Stout University Foundation Scholarship Program has helped more than 7,750 students receive a college education. Through the financial support of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university, the program has awarded more than $10 million.
UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, is a special mission university in the UW System. The university has a long-standing reputation of serving business, industry, education and the helping professions through its specialized educational programs.
I am writing today to offer my personal congratulations for Kimball Elementary‘s recent designation as a Reward School. This designation reflects the gains your school has made in proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction, and graduation rates. It is also a reflection of you and your staff’s tireless efforts to improve outcomes for students.
As a former teacher, principal and superintendent, I appreciate the selfless dedication that educators devote ensuring success for the students they serve. It takes focus and commitment to put systems and strategies in place that yield the kind of results your school has shown. You and your entire team deserve sincere congratulations for this outstanding accomplishment.
At the Oct. 23 meeting of the Kimball school board, the district’s auditor (KDV) presented the financial report for 2013; it shows the district in Statutory Operating Debt, or S.O.D. The state limits the difference between school expenditures and revenues to a 2.1-percent deficit; the Kimball district wastwice that: 4.2 percent or $255,000.
This may seem like a lot, but keep in mind that the total yearly budget for the district is $8,073,310.
The problem is not so much overspending, however, as much as it is under-receiving.
The crux of the problem is declining enrollment, and every student day counts.
Schools measure and report attendance as ADM, Average Daily Membership. The ADM for Kimball schools has continued a years-long trend of declining enrollment.