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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).

Former Kimball star shines at Gustavus

Rachel Arnold posted back-to-back double-doubles with 50 assists, 13 digs in Gustavus’s win against St. Catherine’s and 50 assists, 14 digs in their victory vs. St. Mary’s.w-Rachel-Arnold-Ostmark-RGB

Kimball Area High School 2012 graduate Rachel Arnold gave a record-breaking, stellar performance recently, in the start of her first volleyball career at Gustavus Adolphus College. Arnold, now a sophomore, shelled out 50 assists and added 14 digs in a victorious match over St. Mary’s College. If that wasn’t enough, Rachel registered another 50 assists and 13 digs in the ensuing match with St. Catherine’s, becoming the first Gustie setter in four years to record 50 or more assists in back-to-back matches. Bridget Burtzel distributed 63 assists against Concordia, followed by 56 assists vs. Macalester, in 2009. “It’s all about working hard, having faith and expecting the unexpected. The number one thing is to remember to work as a team and support each other; the rest is just about having fun,” Arnold said.


KES October Cubs of the Month

The Cubs of the Month have been selected at Kimball Elementary School for the month of October. The names are followed by their grade.W-Kimball-Cub-of-the-MonthIMG 5190 In front, left to right are Mitchell Kunkel (K), Conner Kenning (1), Nathan Serbus (2), Samantha Winter (1), and Emma Adolph (K). In second row are Andrew Lueders (3), Mason Libbesmeier (4), Hayley Bruss (3), Madison Schmitz (4), and Ava Molitor (2). In back row are Zach Holtz (5), Kristen Hilbert (3), Madison Streit (5), Caleb Rhodes (6), and Tucker Schultz (6). Congratulations on your achievements.