Tricounty News

Kimball graduates 2013 D.A.R.E. class

The entire fifth grade at Kimball Elementary School completed their nine-week D.A.R.E. program with Stearns County Deputy Sheriff Gina W-IMG 5456Feldewerd (far left). Their graduation ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 20, in the KES gym. Each student was required to write an essay on what the D.A.R.E. program meant to them, and four students were selected to read their essays during the ceremony Wednesday; below are those four students with Deputy Feldewerd (in back) Oliver Straley and Amanda Curtis, (in front) Zack Holtz and Madison Streit. Each student received a certificate of completion, and those who read their essays received a D.A.R.E. mascot stuffed animal.  This was Deputy Feldewerd’s fourth and last year in the D.A.R.E. program. (D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, and their goal is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug- and violence-free lives. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.


Kimball superintendent resigns

In a letter dated Nov. 13, 2013, Kimball schools superintendent John Tritabaugh resigned, effective June 30, 2013.

Tritabaugh was hired as a one-year, part-time, interim superintendent. That was eight years ago.

Tritabaugh has made it no secret that this would be his last year as interim superintendent. His resignation letter only makes it official, and allows the school board now to initiate a search for a replacement.

The question now may be how  to hire (and pay for) a full-time superintendent.

American Education Week celebrated at Kimball

W-IMG 5479The Kimball American Legion Post 261 Auxiliary hosted their annual Teacher Tea at the Legion Club. Teachers and staff came and went after school Wednesday, Nov. 20, for some sandwiches and cookies and camaraderie. The Legion Auxiliary hosts the event each year, and has since its beginning, as a way to acknowledge and appreciate the
education our military service men and women need and receive. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Kimball/EV-W winter ECFE offerings

Class Registration is open. Winter session of seven-week ECFE classes begins the week of Dec. 1.

Let’s Learn (for families with children ages 3-5) meets Tuesdays at Kimball Elementary from 6-7:30 p.m.

Mixed Age (for families with children ages birth–5) meets Thursday at Kimball Elementary from 9:15-10:45 a.m.

Mixed Age (for families with children ages birth–5) meets Thursdays at Watkins Elementary from 6-7:30 p.m.

NEW ECFE Opportunity

Monday Night Open Gyms for families of infants-5 years old.

Dates: Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Jan. 27

Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Location: Watkins Elementary

Fee: One non-perishable food item per child (to be donated to local food shelf)



Kimball Meet the Teacher

Meet the teacher

Class/Grade/Subject(s):   SPED 10th, 11th, 12th grades.

My family: Husband Rob, and sons Dylan and Dalton.W-AimeyNotsch

I grew up in: Readlyn, Iowa.

My high school: Wapsic Valley High School.

College: Augustana College: Deaf Ed. & Elementary Ed., Middle School Science & English.

My academic achievements: I am almost finished with my Masters in SPED.

Other life achievements: My family is very important to me. I am very proud to call them family.

My favorite school experience (as a student): Went to state 4 years in track.

My favorite school experience (as a teacher): Making connections with the students here at KAHS.

Something most people don’t know about me: I have lived by myself for only one year (got married right out of college).