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April Newsletter 2013 Principal Notes PAC Any parents interested in being a member of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), should contact me at 4560020. The PAC meeting this month is on April 11th in the Hagen Counselor’s Office at 12:00 p.m. PAC Fundraiser Thanks to all parents who participated in the three day fundraiser for outdoor benches. We raised $1,101 to purchase benches, bringing our total to $2,601. I have requested estimates from two different companies on benches and picnic tables. We should have them purchased and installed when the nice weather arrives. Math Curriculum Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the common core state standards. Standards area set of learning expectations that are guaranteed at each grade level. These standards provide for lateral and vertical alignment of learning at the district, state, and national level. The standards were developed by teachers, parents, and educational experts. Currently there are common core standards for math and language arts. Because the state of North Dakota has adopted the common core standards we have evaluated what is taught in math and language arts at the junior high level. This process began two years ago and has continued until now. Language arts went through a curriculum review process two years ago and have aligned a new curriculum with the common core. Math is currently in year one of this process and have taken steps to ensure our students are prepared for the common core. One particular change I feel that needs to be communicated is the 8th grade math curriculum. The common core in 8th grade math has evolved and has aspects of algebra and geometry infused within it. Because of this we have eliminated the 8th grade Algebra course. Students that would be enrolled in an 8th grade algebra course would not receive the required common core curriculum. This would create gaps in their education and they would not be prepared for future classes at the High School level in mathematics. This may be alarming to some parents as they feel their children need algebra at the 8th grade level. Students enrolled in 8th grade math will still receive aspects of algebra and geometry. Additionally 8th grade math will have an advanced course. This advanced course will require higher order thinking skills and will go into more depth than required by the common core. The current math curriculum (Connected Math Project: http://connectedmath.msu.edu/ ) which we use, affords teachers the ability to differentiate instruction and challenge learners at all levels. This curriculum will be used in all math courses next year at Hagen Junior High School. I feel comfortable in this transition and feel that by making this decision we ensure that all our learners are prepared for the next step in their education. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Marcus Lewton


Counselor’s Corner

Jessica Friestad

Hello and welcome to April! Here at Hagen students have been busy taking the NWEA test. This state test is designed to measure students’ knowledge of specific contents and their ability to apply their knowledge in problem solving situations in the areas of Math, Reading, and Language. Parents can be a great help to students in test preparation. Encourage study and review of subjects; show interest and ask questions about school assignments. Spring is an eventful season for all of us. Track practice has started and other spring sports, such as boys golf, girls tennis, and baseball, will be starting soon. Student’s who miss school for sports, or any other reason, are responsible to find out what they missed and turn their makeup work in. I would like to inform parents that I will be going on maternity leave during the months of April & May. We are fortunate to have a counseling intern, Bobbi Jo Miller, who is currently working to obtain her Master’s degree in School Counseling from NDSU, lined up to be at Hagen on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s for the remainder of the school year. Mrs. Miller has been interning at the high school and elementary schools in Dickinson throughout the ’12-’13 school year and is excited to acquire experience working with the junior high level. I have sincerely enjoyed my time spent at Hagen Junior High and hope that each student has the chance to recognize personal accomplishments in their weeks to come.

Poster Contest Winners Congratulations to Alexus Meduna (grade 7) and Parker Anderson (grade 8) who will be representing Hagen in the ND Keep Clean poster contest!

Library News The library is hosting a Buy One—Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at this time. We will have this fair up during Parent Teacher Conferences. So please have your student come in with an adult relative to get their name in a special drawing for a book fair gift certificate. With everything basically half price, there should be some really good deals; so stop in and stock up for summer reading! Also, here are some new features to check out: 1. Do some window shopping on Scholastic Book Fairs Online Shopping pages. However, you may want to see us for the better deal after you locate a book or other product that you are interested in. 2. Check out Scholastic’s eBooks sold under the Storia division of Scholastic. These books can be downloaded to Windows PC©, iPad©, Android® tablets, and Kindle Fire.

The public is invited to attend the Dickinson Public Schools Teacher/Staff Retirement and Recognition program to be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 7:00 pm in the Dickinson High School Risser Auditorium. A reception will follow in the DHS commons area. Resignations and retirees with ten or more years of service to the district are: Kathy Bacon (14 years of service), Gloria Ciavarella (33 years of service), Lana Dutchak (13 years of service), Doreen Erickson (15 years of service), Linda Fridley (38 years of service), Terry Glasser (29 years of service), Kelly Harrison (31 years of service), Randi Hochhalter (22 years of service), Darla Hoffmann (19 years of service), Richard Jambor (25 years of service), Nancy Kienzle (18 years of service), Beverly Kinnischtzke (18 years of service), Connie Klein (31 years of service), Rhonda Kraenzel (22 years of service), Elaine LaPlante-Jilek (21 years of service), Eleanor Sand (40 years of service), Kathleen Schou (13 years of service), Debby Thompson (33 years of service), Erwin VanVeldhuizen (37 years of service), and Ione Weiler (19 years of service). Please join us in thanking and supporting the DPS staff for their many years of service and dedication to the school district.


TSA Conference Winners! Career Prep 1st Skylar Dockter

Challenging Tech Issues 1st Tyler Kostelecky & Elizabeth Yoder

Dragster

Flight

Medical Tech Issues

1st Christopher Dean 2nd Kara Hibl 3rd Tyler Kostelecky

1st JuliAnn Lukach 2nd Taylor Beck 3rd Tyler Kostelecky

1st Julian Knight & Elizabeth Yoder

Prepared Speech

Problem Solving

Promotional Design

Structural Engineering

Technology Bowl Written

1st Skylar Dockter 3rd Elizabeth Yoder

1st Logan Jones & Cory Zastoupil 2nd Christopher Dean & Casey Schwaderer

1st Logan Jones

1st Christopher Dean & Tyler Kostelecky 3rd Mike Berg & Josh Jahner

1st Christopher Dean 2nd Kirsta Renner

Technology Bowl Oral

Video Game Design

3rd Julian Knight, JuliAnn Lukach & Kirsta Renner

3rd Kace Crain, RJ Dobbins, Brandon Leger & Casey Schwaderer

Elizabeth Yoder was elected to the position of TSA State Officer!

There is still time to purchase a 2012-2013 color yearbook! The cost is $30 and can be paid in our school office. The yearbooks will be handed out the morning of the last day of school, May 22.

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NO SCHOOL, April 1 Early Dismissal at 1:30, April 10 PAC meeting at 12:00 p.m. at Hagen, April 11 All City Band Concert at DHS, 7:00 p.m., April 15 Q4 Midterm, April 19 Student Council Convention in Bismarck, April 22 & 23 Midterm grades sent home, April 26 Hagen Dance, April 26, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Notes from the Superintendent Web site: www.dickinson.k12.nd.us April 2013

2013-2014 Enrollment and Facility Assignment At the conclusion of the 2008-2009 school year the enrollment report indicated there were 2471 students enrolled in grades K-12. The enrollment report for March of this school year indicates there are 2851 students enrolled in grades K12. The enrollment by grades is as follows:

K-6 7-8 9-12

May 2008-2009 1261 372 838 2471

March 2012-2013 1709 417 725 2851

As is readily apparent the enrollment increase has been exclusively in grades K-8 and K-6 enrollment has increased by 35.5% in four years. Needless to say this enrollment increase has created some interesting challenges during my short tenure in the school district. Construction of the new elementary school is currently ahead of schedule and the facility will open for students this fall. However, the enrollment increase is now impacting Hagen Junior High and will be occurring at Dickinson High School starting next school year. The purpose of this article is to provide information about how the school district is preparing for future enrollment in the short and long-term. The new elementary school will provide the school district with classroom capacity for future growth next school year. Prairie Rose Elementary is scheduled to open as a K-4 building for the first year. When the new elementary building opens this fall, this will also create classroom capacity at Lincoln Elementary and Jefferson Elementary. Consequently, the two 5th grade classrooms from Lincoln currently assigned to Berg Elementary will be reassigned back to Lincoln Elementary. Reassignment of the two 5th grade classrooms to Lincoln will allow us to address the increasing enrollment at Hagen Junior High in the immediate future. To address this situation we will be assigning two 8th grade History classrooms and one Spanish classroom to Berg Elementary. The History classrooms will be assigned to Berg all day and the Spanish classroom will be only in the morning. This will require the students at Hagen to walk back and forth between the buildings. As presented above, the enrollment at Dickinson High School is currently 725 students. Given the size of the facility and previous enrollment in the building we estimate it is possible to add 350-400 students to the building without any facility additions. Given the new elementary school construction and the capacity available at Dickinson High we believe these facilities are well positioned for the short-term. However, the long-term projections for school district enrollment and the limited space at Hagen Junior High present challenges for the district to confront. To address the facility challenges of the school district the school board recently approved the administration to hire a long range facility planning consultant. This process will be initiated in July and the consultant will begin to work with the school district and community in September of 2013 to assess the facility needs of the school district. The school board has directed that the process needs to be broad in scope and include a significant opportunity for community involvement and input. Once the consultant is hired the school board is hopeful the community will be engaged in the process. It is crucial to the process to receive considerable community input so the consultant can accurately identify the needs of the school district and the perspective of the community. Considerable community involvement will enable the consultant and school district to more accurately align the school district with the concerns and priorities of the community. I hope this information clarifies the short and long-term plans of the school district to provide adequate facilities the increasing student enrollment. If you have any questions about this or any other issue in the Dickinson School District, please do not hesitate to contact me at 456-0002 or by email at douglas.sullivan@dickinson.k12.nd.us.

Douglas W. Sullivan, Superintendent Dickinson Public Schools 701-456-0002 Douglas.Sullivan@dickinson.k12.nd.us


Noticías de Superintendente Sitio Web: www.dickinson.k12.nd.us Abril de 2013

2013-2014 Inscripción y asignación de instalación Al final del año escolar 2008-2009 que el informe de matrícula indica que hubo 2471 estudiantes matriculados en los grados K12. El informe de la inscripción para marzo de este año escolar indica hay 2851 alumnos matriculados en los grados K-12. La matrícula por grados es como sigue:

K-6 7-8 9-12

Mayo 2008-2009 1261 372 838 2471

Marzo 2012-2013 1709 417 725 2851

Como es evidente el aumento de la matrícula ha sido exclusivamente en los grados K-8 y K-6 inscripción ha aumentado por 35,5% en cuatro años. Ni que decir tiene este incremento de la matrícula ha creado algunos desafíos interesantes durante mi corta permanencia en el distrito escolar. La construcción de la nueva escuela primaria está antes de lo previsto y la instalación se abrirá para los estudiantes este otoño. Sin embargo, el aumento de la matrícula ahora está impactando Hagen Junior High y va estar ocurriendo en Dickinson High School secundaria a partir el próximo año escolar. El propósito de este artículo es proporcionar información acerca de cómo el distrito escolar está preparando para la futura inscripción a corto y a largo plazo. La nueva escuela primaria proporcionará el distrito escolar con capacidad de aula para el crecimiento futuro próximo año escolar. Prairie Rose Elementary está programado para abrir como un edificio de K-4 para el primer año. Cuando el nuevo edificio de la escuela primaria abre este otoño, esto también crea capacidad de aulas en escuelas elementales de Lincoln y Jefferson. En consecuencia, los dos 5to aulas de Lincoln actualmente asigna das al grado elemental de Berg se reasignarán a Primaria Lincoln. Reasignación de las dos clases de 5to grado a Lincoln nos permitirá atender el aumento de la matrícula en Hagen Junior High en el futuro inmediato. Para hacer frente a esta situación le asignar dos 8 th grado historia aulas y un salón de clases español a la escuela primaria de Berg. Las aulas de la historia, se asignarán a Berg, todo el día y la clase de español será solamente por la mañana. Esto requerirá que los estudiantes de Hagen caminar hacia adelante y hacia atrás entre los edificios. Presentado anteriormente, la inscripción en la escuela secundaria de Dickinson es actualmente 725 estudiantes. Dado el tamaño de la instalación y previa inscripción en el edificio estimamos que es posible añadir 350-400 estudiantes al edificio sin adiciones de cualquier instalación. Dada la nueva construcción de escuela primaria y la capacidad disponible en Dickinson High creemos que estas instalaciones están bien posicionadas para el corto plazo. Sin embargo, las proyecciones a largo plazo para la inscripción escolar y el espacio limitado en Hagen secundaria presentan desafíos para el distrito enfrentar. Para abordar los desafíos de la instalación del distrito escolar la junta escolar aprobó recientemente la administración para contratar a un Consultor en planificación instalación de largo alcance. Este proceso se iniciará en julio y la consultora comenzará a trabajar con el distrito escolar y la comunidad en septiembre de 2013 para evaluar las necesidades de instalaciones del distrito escolar. La junta escolar ha dirigido que el proceso debe tener un amplio alcance y son una gran oportunidad de participación de la comunidad y la entrada. Una vez que el consultor es contratado el Consejo escolar es esperanzado que la comunidad estará involucrada en el proceso. Es crucial para el proceso de recibir considerable comunidad de entrada por lo que el consultor puede identificar con precisión las necesidades del distrito escolar y la perspectiva de la comunidad. Participación de la comunidad considerable permitirá el consultor y el distrito escolar alinear con mayor precisión el distrito escolar con las preocupaciones y prioridades de la comunidad. Espero que esta información aclara los planes cortos y largo plazo del distrito escolar para proveer instalaciones adecuadas la creciente matriculación de alumnos. Si tienes alguna pregunta sobre este o cualquier otro tema en el distrito escolar de Dickinson, no dude en contactarme en 456-0002 o por correo electrónico a douglas.sullivan@dickinson.k12.nd.us.

Douglas W. Sullivan, Superintendente Escuelas públicas de Dickinson 701-456-0002 Douglas.Sullivan@dickinson.k12.nd.us


A. L. Hagen Junior High School

April 2013

Short Stops

Keep reviewing

Students sometimes stop reviewing for a test when they think they have the information down pat. Encourage your tween to keep studying even after she feels that she knows the material. It’s natural to forget a certain amount, so extra studying can help her retain as much information as possible.

In the loop If you are separated or divorced, try to have both parents attend end-of-year activities. You’ll show your child that you can set aside differences to support him. Agree upon the best way to stay in touch, and share details about concerts and banquets and to arrange your middle grader’s transportation.

Try, try again Does your youngster ever feel like quitting when she struggles with something new? Suggest that she pinpoint the problem and look for ways to improve. For example, if she keeps striking out at softball and wants to quit the team, she could ask her coach for help on her stance and then practice her swing.

Worth quoting “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Theodor Seuss Geisel

Just for fun Jesse: “What does IDK mean?” Mark: “I don’t know.” Jesse: “No one else does, either!”

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Steps to better research Your child may think that knowing how to do Google searches makes him a good researcher. But when he works on a report for school, there’s more involved than simply choosing search terms. Share these strategies for better research.

Use trustworthy websites Government and school websites are often more reliable than pages created by private groups or individuals. Your middle grader can find these sites by typing site:.gov or site:.edu before his search term. For any site, he should look to see when it was last updated to make sure the information is current. Also, he could check out the credentials of site authors by doing an online search for their names.

Ask a librarian Suggest that your child tell the librarian about his research topic and ask where he can find the best information. She might steer him toward a particular section of the library or show him how to

use a special database. For instance, she could direct him to an electronic index of magazine and newspaper articles or a collection of images from art museums.

Fact-check Encourage your tween to find at least three sources to verify each fact he’s using for his paper. Help him see that a single sentence may contain several facts to confirm. In the statement “Most of the United States’ approximately 300 million people have one of eight common blood types,” among the things he’d need to double-check are the U.S. population and the number of blood types.

Assert yourself Being assertive can help your middle grader feel more confident and communicate effectively with others. Encourage her to stand up for herself with these tips: ■ Explain.

Point out that an assertive person says what she wants firmly but politely. Then, try to find an example. You might let her listen in while you call a customer service line to resolve an issue, for instance.

■ Practice.

Role-playing can make her comfortable with being assertive. Ask her to imagine a situation — say, her younger brother going into her room without permission — and have her think of an assertive response. She might say, “Hi. I’d appreciate it if you would knock next time.”


Middle Years

April 2013 • Page 2

Raising a good citizen

Then, discuss what would happen if people broke the laws (traffic accidents, a messy neighborhood).

Before long, your tween will be old enough to get a job and drive a car. Here are ways to teach her about being a good citizen now so she will be prepared later.

Talk about laws. Your child might not realize how many laws affect her each day. Pick an aspect of daily life, such as going for a walk, and take turns naming related laws (obey walk signals, don’t litter). Try to introduce new ideas — for instance, adults pay taxes so sidewalks can be maintained.

What engineers do When your child visits an amusement park, writes with a mechanical pencil, or listens to an MP3 player, he’s benefiting from the work of engineers. Maybe he would like to have a hand in future inventions that the world uses! Get him thinking about the possibilities of engineering with these ideas: ■ Together,

brainstorm examples of fun or useful inventions that your family uses (roller coasters, ice dispensers). Then, talk about versions that your tween could picture for the future. He might imagine an amusement park ride with cars that fly above the track or a refrigerator that dispenses milk and other drinks. ■ If

something breaks or doesn’t work properly, suggest that your middle grader try to fix or improve it. He could find ways to keep his bicycle brakes from sticking or modify his pocket folders so they hold papers more securely. O

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Stay informed. Good citizens know what’s going on in their world. Read the newspaper as a family, perhaps at the breakfast table or in the living room after dinner. Share articles that you think your tween can relate to. For instance, maybe the high school she’ll attend is getting a new athletic complex. Pitch in. Encourage your middle schooler to help out in the community. She can start with a cause that interests her. If she feels strongly about animal rights, she might contact your local chapter of the Humane Society or a pet rescue group to see how she could help.

Q Learn to think critically & Recently I read that children who can think A critically tend to be more motivated to learn. What is critical thinking, and how can I help my son work on this skill? Critical thinking includes evaluating information and drawing conclusions. Your child can do both with activities at home. For instance, ask him to share his reasoning for or against course requirements at school. How does he feel about having to take PE or a foreign language? Have him explain why someone else might feel differently. This will help him practice considering diverse viewpoints and looking at situations in more than one way. Also, give him chances to make decisions based on information that he reads. Say you receive an offer in the mail to change cable providers. You could ask him to compare prices and features and tell you which one is the best deal.

Parent Middle school dating to seventh grader, Tif- school dating. I told Tiffany I was happy Parent fany,Myrecently that her friend’s parents had met the boy. mentioned that her friend is “going out” with a boy. At first, I wasn’t sure what that meant, considering they are only 12 years old. Tiffany said they don’t actually go out on dates. But they text and talk on the phone, eat lunch together in the cafeteria, and sometimes go to each other’s houses for family dinners. I took the opportunity to share my feelings about middle

I also said I’m glad they’re supervised when they spend time together—I don’t believe kids should go out on actual dates until they are older. Then, I explained that I’m always here if Tiffany has questions about relationships or about growing up. I don’t think she’s interested in dating yet, but sharing her friend’s experience has opened the door for future conversations.


Healthy Ideas for Middle and High School Students

April 2013

A. L. Hagen Junior High School Dr. Marcus Lewton, Ed.D., Principal

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finish TAKES Healthy To prevent overeating, let your teen know it’s okay not to finish his meal. Instead, he can eat slowly so he recognizes when he feels full. Suggest that he put down his fork between bites — that will give him time to think about whether he’s still hungry before he takes the next bite.

Cross the stream This fun drill will help your tween build up the leg muscles she needs for sports. Using chalk on a sidewalk or driveway, have her draw a winding “stream” (varying from 2 to 4 feet wide) and mark crossing points. Then, she can quickly move sideways along the stream, crossing at each point by jumping with both feet. Did You

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The average teen consumes 3,800 mg of sodium a day, which is more than twice the recommended amount. Encourage your child to cut down on fast food (a major source of sodium) and to read food labels. Tip: Look for a sodium number that is lower than the calories per serving — if an item has 300 calories, sodium content should be less than 300 mg.

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Just for fun Q: Who jumps higher

than a 10-story building? A: Anyone. A building can’t jump!

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Excited about exercise Keeping up an exercise habit can help your teen or tween be fit and healthy his whole life. Whether he already works out or is just starting, these tips may inspire him to stay motivated.

Pick the best time Is your teen a morning person or a night owl? Finding his best time for exercise can help him stick with it. Suggest that he look at his schedule and experiment with different time slots. He might find that early-morning exercise gets him energized for the day or that working out after school or dinner lets him unwind.

Get a buddy Working out with friends can be a real motivator, since tweens and teens naturally prefer being with other kids. Have your child think of a friend who would make a good exercise buddy (someone he enjoys hanging out with and who likes sports or exercise). They could set up a running plan together, meet at the community center gym regularly, or join a sports league.

Mix it up Doing a variety of exercises can keep workouts from getting dull. For example, your teen might alternate bike riding with swimming or yoga. Another idea is to have him add a twist to his favorite sport. If he likes basketball, he could do 10 sit-ups or push-ups each time he sinks 10 baskets. Note: Your youngster should aim for 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily. The time can be broken up throughout the day —it doesn’t need to be all at once.

Trigger foods Does your teen have certain foods that cause her to eat too much? These are known as “trigger foods.” Try these strategies to handle the problem: ● Suggest that she list foods that she can’t resist once she starts eating them or that cause her to lose control and eat too much of other foods. These are often salty snacks like chips and French fries or sweets like chocolate and ice cream. ● Help her come up with substitutes. For instance, if she likes the crunch of a chip or pretzel, she might go for the crunch of an apple or a carrot. If she enjoys the creamy texture of ice cream, she could eat nonfat yogurt instead. Tip: To support her efforts, keep her alternatives on hand—and don’t buy the trigger foods. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Teen Food & Fitness™

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Test your snacking IQ Snacks that are easy to grab and eat on the go can be appealing. But they can also be full of empty calories. Use this true-false quiz to remind your teens to choose snacks that will give them energy and nutrients. 1. Packaged “fruit” treats aren’t much different from eating candy. True. There’s little fruit and plenty of sugar in these bitesized snacks. Eating fresh fruit is a much better bet. Real fruit contains healthy fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

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Sometimes a vegetarian My daughter, Maya, has been thinking about becoming a vegetarian. When we talked about it, she said her real goal is to eat more fruits and vegetables. She figured that if she cut out meat, she’d automatically eat more of “the healthy stuff.” I told her I was glad she wants to eat more fruits and vegetables, but maybe she should start by trying vegetarian meals a day or two a week. We looked up vegetarian recipes online to help her get started. After doing meatless meals twice a week for a month, Maya hasn’t decided yet whether she wants to become a vegetarian. But the experience has helped our family reconsider our own eating habits and add more vegetables to our meals. We’ve even come up with a name for Maya’s new food habit — she’s a “sometimes” vegetarian. O U R

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ACTIVITY CORNER

potato chips are healthier than a bag of peanuts. False. Peanuts contain protein, which will satisfy hunger. The chips, even though they are baked, still don’t have much nutritional value. 3. Feeling thirsty after an afternoon outside? Then a sports drink is the way to go. False. Sports drinks are usually full of calories, sugar, and salt. Water is the better choice, unless you’ve been exercising vigorously for 45 minutes or longer. 4. If you haven’t eaten for three or fours hours, it’s a good idea to have a snack. True. Eating nutritious snacks throughout the day keeps your energy levels up. Plus, when you get overly hungry, you tend to overeat at meals.

Chores to stay active

Time may be at a premium for your teen. But he can still help out around the house — and stay active in the process. Here are chores that will fit various blocks of time. 15 minutes. Vacuum several rooms; unload the dishwasher; empty all the trash cans in the house; dust bookshelves and air vents; polish dining room furniture 30 minutes. Scrub a shower, bathtub, and sink; wipe down kitchen counters and clean the appliances; walk the dog; rake leaves from under trees and around shrubs; mop the hallway and kitchen floors 45 minutes. Trim outside bushes; spread mulch around trees; remove weeds; wash windows; reorganize a closet, cabinet, or bookshelf; clean the refrigerator shelves and drawers; wash the car

Idea: Chores will go by faster if your teen is listening to music. Suggest that he create playlists to match his chore time.

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Pasta is a great choice for a quick weeknight meal. Try these recipes that combine whole grains, protein, vegetables—and flavor.

Spinach & feta bowties

Vegetable shrimp penne

Cook 1 lb. bowtie (also called farfalle) pasta according to package directions. In a colander, combine 1 cup reducedfat feta cheese (crumbled), 1–12 cups cherry tomatoes (halved), and 3 cups spinach. Drain the pasta directly over the mixture so the hot water slightly cooks it. Toss the pasta and vegetables in a large bowl, and serve.

In a large skillet, heat 1–12 tsp. olive oil, and add 1–12 cups uncooked shrimp. Cook the shrimp over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until it turns pink (about 3 minutes). Add –41 cup diced red bell peppers and –12 cup peas (fresh or frozen), and cook another minute. Serve over cooked whole-grain penne pasta.


Hagen Junior High April Breakfast/Lunch 4/1/2013

NO SCHOOL

4/8/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Hamburger/Bun French Fries Applesauce Pickles Cheese Milk

4/15/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Spaghetti/Meat Sauce Corn Garlic Bread Kiwi Milk

4/22/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Sub Sandwich Turkey, Ham & Cheese Fresh Veggies Apple Pickles Milk

4/29/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Hot Dog/Bun Baked Beans Chips Orange Milk

4/2/2013 Cereal/Yogurt Juice/Milk Corn Dog Baked Beans Peaches Chips Milk

4/9/2013 Cereal/Muffin Juice/Milk French Toast Polish Sausage Hash Browns Orange Milk

4/16/2013 Cereal/French Toast Juice/Milk Crispitos Lettuce Cheese Pears Cookie Milk

4/23/2013 Cereal/Fresh Fruit Juice/Milk Chicken Nuggets California Blend Veggies Peaches Bun Milk

4/30/2013 Cereal/Scrambled Eggs Juice/Milk Pepperoni Pizza Corn Peaches Cookie Milk

4/3/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Chicken Pattie/Bun Peas Pears Pudding Milk

4/10/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Chicken Soup Turkey Sandwich Fruit Cocktail Crackers Milk

4/17/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Sloppy Joe/Bun French Fries Orange Pickles Milk

4/24/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Hamburger Hotdish Green Beans Pears Bun Milk

4/4/2013 Cereal/Uncrustables Juice/Milk Chili with beans Cinnamon Roll Fruit Cocktail Cheese Crackers Milk

4/11/2013 Cereal/Egg Rollup Juice/Milk Taco in a Bag Lettuce Cheese Peaches Milk

4/18/2013 Cereal/Breakfast Pizza Juice/Milk Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwich Applesauce Crackers Milk

4/25/2013 Cereal/Caramel Roll Juice/Milk Salisbury Steak Mashed Potatoes Peas Mandarin Oranges Bun Milk

4/5/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Polish Sausage Buttered Noodles Green Beans Pineapple Bun Milk

4/12/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Ham Scalloped Potatoes Peas Pineapple Bun Milk

4/19/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk French Bread Pizza Lettuce Salad Mandarin Oranges Milk

4/26/2013 Cereal/Toast Juice/Milk Chicken Fajitas Lettuce & Cheese Roasted Peppers & Onions Fresh Fruit Milk


Hagen Jr. High School Activity Calendar April 2013 Sun

7

Mon

Tue

1 No School

2

8

9

15

16

All City Band– H.S

Boys & Girls Track @ Bismarck

Girls Softball @ Dawson County.

21

28

Thu

Fri

3

4

5

PT Conferences

PT Conferences

Girls Softball vs. Minot

Sat

6

Girls Softball vs. Century

Girls Track. @ Bismarck

14

Wed

10 Early Out

11

12

13

Boys Track @ Bismarck

Girls Softball tourney away TBD

Girls Softball tourney away TBD

17

18

19

20

Q4 Midterm

Boys & Girls Track @ Dickinson

PAC Meeting 12:00– Hagen

Girls Softball @ Turtle Mtn.

Girls Tennis @ Miles City

22

23

Student Council Bismarck

Girls Softball @ Bishop Ryan

25

26

27

Student Council Bismarck

Girls Track @ Mandan

Hagen Dance

Boys Track @ Mandan

Girls Softball vs. Bismarck High

Girls Softball vs. Jamestown

29

30

Girls Tennis vs Williston

Girls Softball @ Bismarck High

24

31

Girls Softball Away TBD

May-2

May-3

Boys Track @ Minot

Girls Track @ Minot

Boys Golf– Home


Apr. 2013