Tricounty News

KES students use iPads

Kimball Elementary School would like to thank the community for helping with our iPay for iPads fundraising efforts. Because of the generosity of the community, every elementary classroom has two iPads which are used each day by the students for reading, math,W-Kimball-IPAD-photo science, social studies, and more. Teachers meet bi-weekly to learn from each other about how to best use the iPads for instruction. Monday, March 24, a trainer from Buffalo schools taught our teachers about free apps that benefit students greatly.

The iPads were paid for through a variety of sources including donations from the Kimball teachers union, Kimball and South Haven Lions, Kimball American Legion, and Kimball Sports Boosters. Additional money was raised at Kimball Elementary through a pajama day, a sucker pull and a Thirty-One fundraiser.

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From TCF to the Big G

Wednesday, April 23, junior and senior accounting students traveled to TCF bank located in Wayzata. Students had the opportunity to tour the accounting department and see firsthand the everyday operations of commercial accounting. After touring the facility and meeting W-GenMillsGroup newspaperseveral department managers, the students were surprised to learn how diverse the accounting field can actually be.

Following the tour at TCF, students headed to General Mills where they got the opportunity to meet the eMentors they’ve been e-mailing for the past five weeks. eMentors is a program organized by Best Prep and accounting teacher Nancy Bonnifield which connects high school students to business professionals. Leading up to the trip, students exchanged multiple e-mails regarding different elements of their careers including teamwork, perseverance, ethics, communication, and workplace values.

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KAHS Prom preparations being made

Spring is here, even if snow is still is the forecast. And as the sun shines for longer periods each day, the bright colors of the season will soon be in full display. Yes, the flowers will be in bloom, and so too will be the young ladies and gentlemen as they prepare for another W-IMG 20140428 074133spring tradition: Prom.

The 2014 Prom Committee is hard at work creating decorations and finalizing plans for this year’s Prom. This year, the junior class is taking it back to the time of the flapper girl and the speak easy, back to classy 1920s of “The Great Gatsby.”

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Kimball schools present music programs May 2 & May 15

Friday, May 2, at 1:15 p.m. Kimball Elementary School will present their annual Spring concert, “Sing America Sing”. The concert will be a tribute to all veterans, featuring many patriotic songs, including an audience sing along.  Grades K-6 will perform along with some vocal soloists and pianists. Arlene Sands is the director and invites all veterans to attend, being “Guests of Honor”.  This program will be held in the Kimball Elementary Gym.

Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. the Kimball Senior Choir will present it’s annual  Spring concert including numbers by the choir that received State Superior Awards, (the highest possible award given at contest), plus State Superior awarded soloists and ensembles. This concert will be performed in the high school cafetorium.

Director Arlene Sands invites and encourages you to attend for an enjoyable evening.

Kimball FFA celebrates 75 years

Kimball FFA promotes agricultural awareness during FFA week. Activities included bale toss, lunch challenges, and drive your tractor to W-KIMBALL-FFA-100 8019school. Members compete at State FFA Convention April 27-29.

Chartered in 1939, the Kimball FFA is a long standing tradition in our community. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kimball FFA. We will celebrate this milestone with an ice cream and dessert social at
2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Kimball Area High School Cafeteria. There will be several old scrapbooks, awards, and memorabilia on display. Additionally, we will celebrate the accomplishments of our current FFA members with an awards program and listen to alumni members share their FFA experiences. Please join us in celebrating 75 years of Kimball FFA! The public is welcome.

Pictured are Kimball FFA members, from left to right, Sami Reinert, Joelle Edwards, Tracy Nelson, Brianna Jonas, and Tommy Lochen at Region V Banquet April 15. Submitted photo.