“In Flanders fields the poppies grow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place...” Veterans will recognize the opening words of this poem, often read at Memorial Day observances and at services for fallen soldiers.
Written in 1915 by Canadian officer Lt. Col. John McCrae, it commemorated the death of a friend and fellow soldier. Based on this poem, playwright Kimberly Zach created a one-act play showing the sacrifices of ordinary people in wartime, both at home and on the front. Kimball Area High School students performed “In Flanders Fields” for subsection competition Saturday, Jan. 25, and were awarded second-place trophy, medals, and a place in the Section 5A One Act competition Saturday, Feb. 8. Kimball will perform at 10:45 a.m. at Sauk Centre High School. The section 5A first place cast and crew will advance to the MSHSL state one act festival Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13 and 14.
February is I Love to Read month! This year our slogan is ‘Reading for the Love of it!’ Throughout the four weeks of February we have various activities for each class, grade, and the whole school to participate in that pertain to reading. Please note that every Friday will be a different dress up day for students to show their love of reading.
Week 1 Feb. 3-7
• Proclamation signing with Tammy/Newspaper for Community Readers
• Each classroom decides on their favorite book and decorates their door to represent the book. Teachers can decide when it best fits into their schedule to take their class around to view all the doors.
• Friday, Feb. 7 – Crazy Sock Day
Four Kimball FFA Members attended Leading the Challenge (LTC), a leadership conference Jan. 25 and 26, in Morris, Minn.; these individuals include: Sami Reinert, Cole Czech, Seahara Mancini, and Joelle Edwards. LTC is a Region V conference held every year, run by region officers and is open only to FFA members. There are sessions completely around the ideas of leadership. This year the theme was “Changing the Tide” and the conference was based around changing yourself, being a leader, and new ideas. FFA members also enjoyed skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Andies Ski Hill in Kensington, Minn., where they faced the cold and had a little more than a lot of fun.
Every member school of the Minnesota State High School League is invited to nominate one girl and one boy for the ExCEL Award.
ExCEL winners will be recognized on KSTC-TV (Channel 45) during the broadcast of the 2014 winter tournaments.
This is the 18th year that the Minnesota State High School League has sponsored the ExCEL Award. Award winners will be announced via the League website on Feb. 3, 2014.
Kimball Area High School students Madelyn O’Brien and Ted Zipoy have been selected the 2013-2014 Excel Award winners.
The Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (Excel) award is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualitites and who volunteer in their communities.
Jan. 21-24 were Kimball Area Schools Snow Days.
At far left are 2013 Snow Days Queen Kenzie Traurig and King Logan Bartholomew. Candidates for 2014 Kimball Snow Days King and Queen are (starting at third from the left) Olivia Straley and Caleb Anderson for Speech; Brittany Wittrock and Logan Schlueter for Knowledge Bowl; Danielle Helgeson and Devon Kelley for Choir; King Ben Serbus and Queen Becca Frank for NHS; Will Spaulding and Cassie Erickson for Band; Josh Miller and Ashlee Ahlrich for Art; Matt Donnay and Marie Achatz for FFA; and Isaiah Ehlinger and Savanna Gohmann
for Prom. Coronation was held Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, at KAHS.