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I OPinion Winthrop News • Wednesday, May 12, 2010 • Page 2 School Notes Superintendent delivers final article by Dr. Stephen L. Malone GFW Superintendent Enrollment and Budget Minnesota's public schools are funded on a per-pupil basis. The rev- enue received by the school district increases and decreases with the stu- dent enrollment. The K-12 GFW enrollment decline will continue next year with 24 fewer students expected in class- rooms this fall. The fall enrollment projection is 778. While most of Minnesota's schools are reducing expenses this spring, the additional GFW student enrollments from McLeod West along with the consolidation incen- tive revenue enabled GFW to bal- ance next year's budget with mini- mal adjustments. Summer Lunch Program There's no such thing as a free lunch. Or is there? This summer, children eighteen years of age or younger can receive free lunch at each of the GFW school sites. The program will run June 14 through August 6. The program begins with summer rec and concludes with the last day of summer school. Serving hours will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program will run Monday through Thursday and operate at no cost to the school district. GFW is eligible for the program because over fifty percent of the ele- mentary school children are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The Stammer Food Service Program is a federally funded program operated by the USDA. The Minnesota Department of Education Food and Nutrition Service administers the program to local schools. GFW is reimbursed for the meals, kitchen laborl nonfood supplies, administra- tive costs, and other operational COSTS. Summer School GFW will again provide summer school programs for students in grades K-12. Summer school will be held at each site. The elementary program provides remedial: instrdc- tk)n in reading and mathematics. The middle school program pro- vides tutelage in reading and math. The high school program allows stu- dents to earn credits needed for graduation. Summer school will be from July 6th to August 6th. The pro- grams operate at no cost to the school district using targeted servic- es, extended school year revenue, and special education funding. Technology Initiative GFW high school students will be among the first in the nation to rece.ive Apple ipads©. The technology will enhance and accelerate learning. The program goals are to promote effective instruction, increase student collabo- ration,'foster critical thinking skills, and to engage students. The ipads will also provide more efficient communication between students, teachers, and parents. Furthermore, iiiNN!ii:::'* ........ :?:i? ::.i{ iji . : :,. [N GFW Schools the initiative will continue'GFW's commitment to environmental responsibility by reducing paper and energy consumption. Effective education requires.that teachers meet students "where they are at"." Today's students are digital natives who spend an average of eighty percent of their non-school time using .digital technology. The ipad initiative will engage students with rigorous academic content using a technology platform that is motivating and capable of individu- alizing instruction for each !earner. 'The ipads were purchased using consolidation incentive revenue. This revenue is "one time" money that will not recur. Therefore, the revenue could not be spent for ongo- ing programs such as salaries or staff positions• GFW is fortunate to have consolidated with McLeod West and thcrcb)' receive the nanchti ncunt; to provide this educational opportu- nity for GFW students. Farewell This will be my last article as the GFW School Superintendent. While my professional mission, "providing quality education for children", is unchanged, 1 am called to another place. 1 will begin service as the Becker School Superintendent on July 1st. It has been an honor to lead the GFW School District these past fifteen years. I will close with the following poem: Bits and Pieces Unknown Author People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it and move on. There are people who leave and you breath a sigh of relief wondering why you ever came in contact with them. There are "people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of remorse wondering why they had to go away. Children leave parents; friends leave friends. Acquaintances move on. People change homes. People change jobs. People grow apart. Enemies hate and move on. Friends love and move on. You think of the many people who have moved in and out of your life. You look on those present and wonder. i believe there is a master plan ifi our lives. People move in and out of each other's lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find.that you are made of the bits andpieces of all who ever touched your life. You are more because of those who touched your life and would be less if they had not touched you. We must accept the bits and pieces of humanity that make up our life and wonder; never question; and never regret. Twice Told Tales New fence installed at baseball field 75 YEARS AGO May 9, 1935 Mrs. Jean Dalton and Mr. V. W. Munsell were married at the Congregational church in New Ulm, Wednesday, May 1, at eight o'clock in the.evening. Rev. John T. Walker performed the ceremo- ny. Mr. Clarence G. Bonderson, a resident, of Faribault for the past two years, passed away Saturday morning, April 20th at 7:15 o' clock. Death came at his home after an illness of about a years duration during which all that medical skill could "do was to no avail. Miss Hilda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto B artz, and Mr. Waldemar Bussler, son of Mrs. Emma Bussler, were the princi- pals at a pretty nuptial event which took place at the Bismark Lutheran church on Sunday after- noon, April 28th, at the hour of 2:00 o'clock. Rev. P. Mueller offi- ciated. 60 YEARS AGO May 18, 1950 In a double ceremony held on Satu?day evening, May 13, at eight o'clock in the Messiah Lutheran Church, Minneapolis marriage vows were exchanged by Miss Hannah C. Maim, of Minneapolis, daughter of Mr. August L. Maim of St. Paul. Dr. Leonard Kendall read the ceremo- ny in the chancel of the church which was decorated with lighted Candelabra and cybotium fern. Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Johnson (nee Pearl Berkman) of Wilmar will be interested to learn that their son, Brian, was discharged from the Loretto Hospital, New UIm on Saturday. He had-been confi'ned theie for several weeks following the automobile crash on March 5th in which he sustained a frac- tured skull and fractures to both legs. He is a nephew of Mrs. Elmer Walz and Kenneth and Virgil Berkman of here. George Stoll, Sr. died at the home of his son George, Jr., on May 7, 1950 at Osceola, Wisconsin. A group of ladies assisted Mrs. Augusta Trebbensee on Wednesday evening, May 10 in observing her 83rd birthday anniversary at her home in South Winthrop. 50 YEARS AGO May 12, 1960 Mrs. J. R. Schisler received a message informing her of the death of her sister, Mrs. Joseph P. Kelly, 75, of San Diego, California on Thursday. Mrs. Kelly is the former, Derina Guthrie and wife of the late Alvin T. Johnson, a former editor of the News. Edith L.. Malmquist, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Malmquis, pioneer Winthrop resi- dents, passed away at Arlington last Saturday, May 7. A large crowd of about 250 people attended the Winthrop Bowling Association annual meeting held May 6th at 8:30 p.m. in the VFW clubrooms. Funeral services were held from Immanuel Lutheran church at Gaylord Thursday for Mrs. Martin Volinkaty, 46-year-old housewife who died while return- ing from a visit to a neighbor Monday evening. 40 YEARS AGO May 14,1970 Mr. Arvid Molstrom of Cannon Falls, Minn. died Saturday May 22nd, after a long illness. He was 68 years old. Lester Draeger Jr., was one of 265 Future Farmers of America to receive the State Farmers Degree at the 41st annual State FFA Banquet. A reception was held Sunday May 3rd at the Peace Lutheran social hall in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Gehrke on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Country Drive-In opens Friday, May 15th 11 am-t2 pm, Fri-Sat-S.un, 4-11 Mon-Thurs until June. All drinks served in mugs ice cold, we will have twist cone this year, take out chicken in tub or barrel and choice of frozen of fresh fries. Notice, the picnic shelter facilities at the Winthrop City Park will be available on a "first come, first served" basis. Do not call the park board members as no reservations will be made. Winthrop Park Board. 25 YEARS AGO May 14", 1985 1985 WHS prom royalty, King Mark Bussler and Queen Jackie Buntrock, Prince Scott Rasmussen and Princess Jill Satre. Sarah Lyn R0seen wishes to announce the birth of her new baby brother, Eric Jon, on Sunday, May 5th. Julie Marie Buche and Mark Bradley Holte were married in an .evening ceremony April 20 in Zion Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls. Jenny Doering will compete in the Miss Minnesota America Coed Pageant June 21-23 in Minneapolis. 10 YEARS AGO May 10, 2000 The storm sewer project con- tinues to move along. The storm sewer has been completed on Carver Street and on Mill Street ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Being an ambitious ram, Aries, you may find it hard to contain your energy this week. This can be good and bad for you, since othei's may be intimidated. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You will reach a high level of suc- cess this week, Taurus, thanks to your power of will and persever- ance. However, being stubborn over one issue could cause alienation. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Your outgoing and pleasing nature enables you to make new friends, Gemini. Expect others to flock to you in the next few days. You can mesmerize them with any topic. i HOROSCOPES CANCER - Julig2ZJul 22' Cancer, although you're secretive in nature, you may have to let the cat out of the bag this week. Share the details of something that has been troubling you. This way you can resolve it. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Others look to you for guidance, this ' week, Leo. Known as a natural leader, you have no trouble heading the pack, Just don't let your ego trip you up. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 : Libra, you bring a flesh'perspective to any situation. Therefore, a family member will ask what you think about something this week. Chances are you'll say a lot. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You can be the undisputed winner of anything you set your mind to, Scorpio. Put that power to the test when you tackle some goals this week. You will be a force to reckon with. VIRGO. Aug 24/Sept 22 Perfection and punctuality are your hallmarks, Vii'go, but this week you have trouble living up to this per- sona. Maybe you have too much on your plate'? SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Your curiosity leads you on a quest this week. Whether it's a long vaca- tion or a simple day trip, travel is definitely in the plans. You will probably want to bring a friend 1 4 8 9 3 . 7 2 1 4 4 6 2 1 9 3 9 4 6 4 2 8 7 8 3 5 Compiled by Karl Dyre 10 years ago from Hennepin to Carver. This week the sewer should be fin- ished at Main Street and Mill Street. Plans are to start paving that area on May 15. The project will proceed from there once the easements are in place, according tO City Administrator Sam Shult. Shelves of pies surround Karen Melius in the kitchen at Lyle's Cafe. While she has baked pies with others at Lyle's for about 40 years, she is now the lone "pie lady" carrying on Mina Peterson's famous tradition. Groundbreaking is expected to take place this week for the new Hanson's Drug Store on the southeast corner of the Main Street and Second Street intersec- tion, according to owner Brad Nelson. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety and Minnesota State Highway Patrol presented a lyceum at GFW High School last week entitled Buckle Up! State Trooper Jaci Sticha told the stu- dents about some of her experi- ences she has has with horrible accidents while she was on duty. • Joe and Leely Evans of ' Calgary, Canada are proud to announce the birth of their son, ' Connor Joseph. Conor was born May 3, 2000. Ardie and Jeff Seehafer are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Nolan. Nathan was born Friday, April 28, 2000 at ' the Hutchinson Hospital. A new fence was installed at ' the baseball field last week. The fence was moved back from left- " center field all the way to right field. The height of the fence was also increased• The fence has a unique feature• The score board ' could not be moved so the fence runs around th.e scoreboard, mak- ing a portion of right field a bit shorter. along. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Yru will pursue a project that was left by the wayside, Capricorn. If you follow through this time, it'll get done in a short amount of time. Virgo needs your help Thursday. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Your deep sense of conviction puts you on a quest to unearth right from wrong'at work, Aquarius. The trou- ble is, some people may not want their laundry aired. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Nervous tension dots an otherwise happy week for you, Pisces. 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