The annual KES fish fry drew an exceptionally large crowd Friday evening, Jan. 3, to Generations Ballroom. The annual fundraiser is for fifth- and sixth-grade class field trips. This year, donations were accepted for Evelyn Stone, the 16-month-old granddaughter of retired KES teacher Dode Klein. The winds were howling, and temps were dropping faster, but 474 people came out for the fish fry and benefit. Thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who worked hard to make this a success, and to Generations Ballroom for their staff and facilities. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
Fifth-graders at Kimball Elementary School made and decorated gingerbread houses Friday morning, Dec. 20, as they do each year. Classrooms had their Christmas parties that afternoon. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
State Representative Jeff Howe attended Wednesday night’s school board meeting, Dec. 18, and presented Superintendent Tritabaugh the certificate designating Kimball Elementary as an MDE Reward School. Superintendent Tritabaugh accepted this award on behalf of our District.
This recognition is only given to the State’s top 15 percent of Title I schools. Kimball Elementary was among only 128 schools in Minnesota who were chosen for this designation. This designation means Kimball Elementary represents one of the highest-performing schools. This program is part of Minnesota’s federal accountability program that replaces the No Child Left Behind program.
The Kimball Elementary School grades K-3 presented their Holiday program Thursday, Dec. 12. Above, kindergarteners singing “Jingle Bells.” First-graders sang “Little Snowman” and other songs. Grades 2 and 3 presented “The Littlest Reindeer,” a suite of Christmas songs.
The Kimball Area High School District Spelling Bee has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. It will be held at the high school cafetorium.