December 17, 2015

SCHOLARSHIPS Nodak Electric Cooperative is offering an all-expenses paid trip for one sophomore or junior (parents must be served by Nodak Electric Cooperative) from within its service territory to Washington DC June 11-17, 2016 to take part in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Students learn about electric cooperatives, American history and government, meet North Dakota congressional representatives and explore the sites of Washington DC. Students compete for this opportunity by writing an essay addressing the topic: "Pick one of the four Touchstone Energy core values – innovation, integrity, accountability and commitment to community – and describe how you see this in action at Nodak Electric Cooperative." Deadline: January 29, 2016. Mail essay to Nodak Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attention: Youth Tour Essay Contest, 4000 32nd Ave. S., PO Box 13000, Grand Forks, ND 58208-3000. R&J Broadcasting, Inc. Scholarship: Students interested in radio broadcasting careers including advertising sales, web/social media development, entertainment programming, marketing, promotions, news reporting and administrative support. Sample writing of at least three pages, two letters of recommendation, and 500 word essay on why applicant wishes to pursue a career in broadcast/communications media. Amount: $500 (4). Due: March 31st. R&J Broadcasting Inc., 312 West Main Street, Ada, MN 56510. For more information regarding these and many other scholarship opportunities see Mr. Varriano.

NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL If you are a sophomore or junior with above average scholastic abilities and interested in learning more in English studies, information technology, laboratory science, mathematics, architecture, agriculture, or visual arts, become a member of the 2016 ND Governor’s School. This five-week residential program held on the campus of North Dakota State University runs from June 5 – July, 15, 2016. Governor’s School offers high-quality, concentrated instruction from NDSU faculty through classroom experiences, discussion groups, labs, field trips, and other activities. Evenings and weekends are reserved for recreational and fine arts activities. The state of North Dakota funds the cost of participation for in-state students accepted into the program. Interested students can learn more about ND Governor’s School at <https://www.ndsu.edu/govschool/applications/>. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Seniors: Community Service Hours for January are due Monday, January 4th at 4:00.

Students who are planning to take College English, College Algebra or any other Dual Credit class 2nd Semester MUST get the paperwork from Mr. Ulland. It is due TOMORROW.

Any Senior looking for community service hours, please see Mrs. Strand!

High School Students, in order to attend the movie tomorrow, you MUST have all items off the RCI List.

Remember to look for stickers under your lunch plates to win a White Elephant Gift.

Come to the office to guess the number of candies in the jar. First prize is a Subway Gift Card; second prize is the candy in the jar. One guess per person. Last day to guess is tomorrow at noon.

Today the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team is excused at 2:45 to play in Park River at 5:00; the JV and Varsity Teams will leave at 3:30 to play in Park River starting at 6:00. The Jr. Hi Wrestlers are excused at 2:15 to compete at West Fargo Liberty Middle School; and the 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team is excused at 2:45 to play in Hope at 4:00. Let’s all come out and support the Patriots!

Today’s menu is ChickenHotdish, Corn, Cookies, Juice.

Let’s all wear our Christmas Sweaters tomorrow!


December 16, 2015

SCHOLARSHIPS Nodak Electric Cooperative is offering an all-expenses paid trip for one sophomore or junior (parents must be served by Nodak Electric Cooperative) from within its service territory to Washington DC June 11-17, 2016 to take part in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Students learn about electric cooperatives, American history and government, meet North Dakota congressional representatives and explore the sites of Washington DC. Students compete for this opportunity by writing an essay addressing the topic: "Pick one of the four Touchstone Energy core values – innovation, integrity, accountability and commitment to community – and describe how you see this in action at Nodak Electric Cooperative." Deadline: January 29, 2016. Mail essay to Nodak Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attention: Youth Tour Essay Contest, 4000 32nd Ave. S., PO Box 13000, Grand Forks, ND 58208-3000. R&J Broadcasting, Inc. Scholarship: Students interested in radio broadcasting careers including advertising sales, web/social media development, entertainment programming, marketing, promotions, news reporting and administrative support. Sample writing of at least three pages, two letters of recommendation, and 500 word essay on why applicant wishes to pursue a career in broadcast/communications media. Amount: $500 (4). Due: March 31st. R&J Broadcasting Inc., 312 West Main Street, Ada, MN 56510. For more information regarding these and many other scholarship opportunities see Mr. Varriano.

NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL If you are a sophomore or junior with above average scholastic abilities and interested in learning more in English studies, information technology, laboratory science, mathematics, architecture, agriculture, or visual arts, become a member of the 2016 ND Governor’s School. This five-week residential program held on the campus of North Dakota State University runs from June 5 – July, 15, 2016. Governor’s School offers high-quality, concentrated instruction from NDSU faculty through classroom experiences, discussion groups, labs, field trips, and other activities. Evenings and weekends are reserved for recreational and fine arts activities. The state of North Dakota funds the cost of participation for in-state students accepted into the program. Interested students can learn more about ND Governor’s School at <https://www.ndsu.edu/govschool/applications/>. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Seniors: Community Service Hours for January are due Monday, January 4th at 4:00.

Students who are planning to take College English, College Algebra or any other Dual Credit class 2nd Semester MUST get the paperwork from Mr. Ulland. It is due before Xmas Break.

Any Senior looking for community service hours, please see Mrs. Strand!

High School Students, in order to attend the movie on Friday, you MUST have all items off the RCI List. Questions? Talk to your Common Time Teacher.

Remember to look for stickers under your lunch plates to win a White Elephant Gift. Keep checking through Friday. If you get a sticker, bring it to the kitchen and pick out a White Elephant Gift, which you may keep or pass on to someone else! And if you don’t eat lunch you may still come and flip a plate!

Another game courtesy our Kitchen Staff: Come to the office to guess the number of candies in the jar. First prize is a Subway Gift Card; second prize is the candy in the jar. One guess per person. Last day to guess is Friday at noon.

Today’s menu is Ham, Baked Potatoes, Peas, Coleslaw, Pineapple.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Thompson!


December 11, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Detention is with Mrs. Hanson right after school today for Sheridan Davis,Jeremy Collazo, Chloe Cordahl, Andrew Corey, Jacob Crawford, Sheriden Davis, Lauren Hodges, Sam Kleven, Ryley Olson, Wyatt Halverson, Donovan Williams. Bring work to do.

The following Seniors do NOT have privileges and should be marked absent if they are not in their Study Halls or Common Time: Juliana Barker, Colten Chandler, Sheriden Davis, Keegan Elliott, Ethan Fendrick, Ingrid Hefta, Rylie Kellett, Josh Mehus, Kylie Messer, Jolyn Miller, Ryan Moen, Beau Nelson, Austin Norton, Alex Overmoe, McKenna Paulson, Jacob Reynolds, Kasie Smith, Robbie Ulrich.

SCHOLARSHIPS Steel County Soil Conversation Scholarship: Senior planning to pursue a career in an Ag-related field. Must be a resident of Steele County. Amount: $500, Due: March 1st. Steele County SCD, 101 Industrial Drive, Finley, ND 58230. North Dakota Corn Growers Association: Must be a child of a current ND Corn Growers Association member, grades and activities. Amount: $1000 (10) Due: Jan 4th. 1411 32nd St. S, Suite 2 Fargo, ND 58103 (800) 657-8007 www.ndcorn.org http://www.ndcorn.org. For more information regarding these and many other scholarship opportunities see Mr. Varriano.

The Center for Rural Health is again sponsoring SCRUBS CAMP at Sanford Mayville Hospital Monday, January 18th from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM for students in grades 8-11 from Traill and Steele counties. The goal is to introduce students to opportunities in the health care field. There is NO COST for the camp. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is limited to just 25. Enroll by December 18th. See Mrs. Stacy Hanson for registration information.

Staff, please send January Newsletter Articles to the office by next Tuesday, December 15.

Juniors that sell at least 1 book of raffle tickets will be entered into a drawing for $150 at the Post Prom Party in April. Turn your money and ticket stubs in at the office. You do not have to attend Prom to attend the Post Prom Party.

State Student Council will meet in Bismarck this Sunday through Tuesday.

The Delchar Theater will be offering a FREE showing of the movie “Elf” TOMORROW at 2 PM! Come out and enjoy a free holiday film! Doors open at 1:15 pm.

Students who are planning to take College English, College Algebra or any other Dual Credit class 2nd Semester MUST get the paperwork from Mr. Ulland. It is due before Xmas Break.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF OUR FOOD DRIVE!!! Remember, each student needs to bring in 5 items in order to participate in the prizes.

Today is the first day to look for stickers under your lunch plates to win a White Elephant Gift. Keep checking through next Friday. If you get a sticker, bring it to the kitchen and pick out a White Elephant Gift, which you may keep or pass on to someone else! And if you don’t eat lunch you may still come and flip a plate!

Softball Players: Please remember to sign up for concessions in Mrs. Strand’s room!

Jr. Hi Boys Basketball will have practice Monday morning at 7:00 here at the high school.

Patriot Pals will be at PBJ tomorrow from 8:00 to 10:00.

Today the Girls Basketball Teams play in Midway, 7th Grade beginning at 4:00 followed by the 8th Grade, JV and Varsity. Jr. Hi and JV are excused at 2:00; Varsity leaves at 4:15. Tomorrow the Wrestling Team leaves at 6:00 to compete in the Carrington Tournament. Let’s all come out and support the Patriots!

Today’s menu is Pizza, Seven-Layer Salad, Corn, Banana Pudding.