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Published monthly during the school year by St. Clair Public School 121 Main Street, St. Clair MN 56080

District Newsletter Inside this issue: 2009-10 Systems Accountability Report


MCA II Test Results 2 Board Minutes


Event Calendar


October Menus


Community Ed


School News and Views

by Superintendent Tom Bruels

There is a very good reason why the State of Minnesota’s gloomy budget forecast has the attention of K-12 school districts across the state: Approximately two-thirds of most schools’ revenues come from state sources. With a state budget deficit that has been estimated to be in the $4 to $6 billion range in the coming fiscal year, school districts are very concerned about the potential impact on the ability to preserve vital programs for students. While St. Clair Public School is in good financial shape this year, we are as concerned as anybody else about the impact that a severe state revenue crunch could have on our district. This revenue crunch could be here as early as next year. Rather than just simply waiting for the bad financial predictions to come true, the school district has been involved in two area initiatives that will allow us to be a little better prepared if the worst case scenario comes to pass.

Important Dates OCTOBER 11-15 Homecoming October 14 Elementary Conferences 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. High School Conferences 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. October 15 Early Childhood Screening October 19 Elementary Conferences 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. October 21-22 Education MN No School October 25 2-Hour Late Start

St. Clair Public School is one of 15-20 school districts in south central Minnesota that has been meeting to explore future cooperation opportunities. The area of primary interest is the development of a regional approach to increasing student achievement while saving dollars. While it is too early in the process to determine the specific direction a collaborative plan might take, a collaborative effort in professional development and utilizing the expertise present in the area post-secondary institutions seem to be areas of common interest and potential. A modified school calendar, much like the one implemented in many southwestern Minnesota school districts this year, may or may not be included in the final plan. As we go through this process we are mindful of the opportunities to build on the strengths that exist in our region while at the same time recognizing and enhancing the uniqueness of each separate school district. One of the next steps in the process will be to expand input in each district through conversations with staff, parents, and community members. Our school is also taking part in a similar approach as one of the seven member school districts that are part of the Minnesota Valley Education District (MVED). MVED member school districts are exploring ways to share staff and services in areas that will have the least negative impact on students. The driving force behind these efforts is to maintain levels of service while reducing costs in anticipation of possible lower levels of state funding for schools in the next several years. The MVED shared services initiative is not a duplication of the work already being done as described in the paragraph above, but instead compliments that work by focusing on services that are more easily shared by schools in close geographical proximity to each other. This project is also in the early phases of discussion and planning, and additional input will be sought in each of the school districts as planning moves forward.

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St. Clair School will hold school board elections in conjunction with the statewide election on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. The precincts and polling places for this general election are those located within the boundaries of the school district and which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district. The voting hours at those polling places shall be the same as for the state general election. The following candidates have filed for school board for terms of four years each:     

Connie Johns, Incumbent Nancy Thompson Cathy Hughes Lisa K. Johnson Sara Phelps

Absentee ballots will be available on September 17, 2010 at the Blue Earth County Government Center, 410 South Fifth Street, Mankato. Special Note: Look for future information on a candidate forum!

Spring MCA II test scores came in over the



School ’s

Annual Report on

summer. Results for students in grades 4-6 were


scheduled to be delivered to parents during the

Achievement for the 2009-2010 school

elementary conferences before the start of the




year is now available on the St. Clair School Website at

school year and seventh grade students received their results on the night of orientation. The test results for 8-12 will be kept at school in the

Please note that the 2009-2010 annual

counselor’s office until fall conferences. Parents

report will be mailed by request only. To

or students may request test scores by contacting

receive a hard copy, please contact

Amanda Frank, District Assessment Coordinator

Connie Pomranke in the District Office at

and High School Counselor, at 507-245-3027

245-3501, ext. 221.

ext. 239.

STPC Corner

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It is our mission to create a cooperative network for the St. Clair School and community that nurtures the success of all students.

Student, Teacher, Parent Connection

Coming Soon! Be sure to mark your calendar for Fall Family Fun Night on Tuesday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00. We’re planning something new for this year, so stay tuned for details—one thing you can be sure of, we’ll have lots of FUN!

Many Thanks A big THANK YOU to all who made the Back-To-School Ice Cream Social a huge success! None of what we do is possible without all of the great help we get from our volunteers.

When More is More Why should you get involved in your child’s education? Because it can make a dramatic difference in your child’s achievement at school and beyond. Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:

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earn better grades. score higher on tests. pass their classes. attend school regularly. have better social skills. show improved behavior. be more positive in their attitude toward school. complete homework assignments. graduate and continue their education.

Plus, schools with involved parents generally enjoy:  better morale among teachers.  higher ratings of teachers by parents.  more support from families.  a better reputation in the community. When you get involved early in your child’s education, the results are more pronounced and long-lasting. And studies indicate that parent involvement in education has a positive effect at all grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school. One of the easiest things you can do to get involved is volunteer at an STPC event or attend a meeting. STPC welcomes everyone and continues to need volunteers for various events, fundraisers, and committees year-round. We’d love to have you at our meetings, usually held on the second Monday of the month at 6:30. (Check our schedule online for details.) It’s never too late to start! (Many thanks to for all the data!) Want to find out more about STPC and our events? Want to join our mailing list to stay informed? Visit our Web site today at isd75/stpc/

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We are happy to welcome our new staff to St. Clair School and we wish them all a great school year! Brad O’Donnell, Activities Director/ Community Education Coordinator Personal Information I have been married for 20 years to my wife Jenifer and I have four daughters ----- Twins Brea & Kelsey – 17; Elizabeth 12; Amber 8. Brea Nicole, our oldest daughter had significant challenges throughout her life. She began her life with a rare heart defect, and at eight and one-half months of age Brea went through surgery to fix her heart; an hour later she had life-changing complications. Brea passed away this past February. I enjoy spending time with the family, flowers and vegetable gardening, yard work and house work, drama, music, outdoor activities – camping, church, athletics, coaching, refereeing and umpiring. I have been in education for the past 18 years and have 16 years of experience as an activities administrator and have experience in Facilities and Grounds, Transportation and Dean of Students work. I am on a number of committees at the Minnesota State High School League, Section 2A and the Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Association. I am also a Learning Training Course instructor for the MnIAAA and National Interscholastic Athletic Association and a Minnesota State High School League State instructor for coaching certification. Educational Background Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis Master of Science Degree – Physical Education Interscholastic Athletic Administration (Should be completed spring 2011) University of Minnesota State – Mankato Bachelor of Science—Physical Education National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association Certification: Certified Athletic Administrator – 2000 Certification: Master Certified Athletic Administrator - 2005 Other Comments I’m excited to bring the leadership and dedication to help our students and families learn and experience the “Above the Line” attitude that will help each of us become leaders in our programs, school or community. I believe that having high expectation along with high achievement for all without excuses will help each of our student participants gain the ability to mature into the young men and women that this community of St. Clair wants when they walk out these doors their senior year.

Emily Bisel, Kindergarten Teacher Personal Information I am originally from the St. Clair Area. I grew up in a family of teachers, and am excited to be back at St. Clair as the new Kindergarten teacher! My parents are both in the Mankato School District- my dad is at West High School, and mom is the Principal at Lincoln. I have an older brother and a younger sister who I am very close to. We all enjoy making it to our cabin in the summer. Other hobbies of mine include ice skating, reading, scrap booking, playing piano, and enjoying the outdoors. Educational Background I attended MSU, Mankato and my licensure is for Elementary Education and Middle School English. Last year I had the opportunity to work as a teaching fellow through MSU, Mankato. This allowed me to attend classes as I began working toward my masters while also teaching in a third grade classroom. I hope to soon continue taking classes to work toward my Masters in Teaching and Learning. Other Comments I am excited to implement and make use of the Smart Board in my classroom. My classroom last year, as well as the classroom in which I student taught, had a Smart Board. I was able to gather many ideas that I look forward to using this year. Smart Boards are great tools to use in the classroom! This summer I was able to attend a SMART training (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training). This program ensures that students receive motivation, brain stimulation, and physical activity to prepare them for learning. I look forward to using the SMART room as well as SMART activities in the classroom. I am very excited to join the staff here at St. Clair and am looking forward to a great and successful year!

Brandon Greiner, High School Mathematics

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Personal Information I grew up in Truman, MN. I went to UW- La Crosse for mathematics. I am a huge sports enthusiast. I love to play any sport. My favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Rays. I got married this summer on July 31st. Educational Background UW- La Crosse Student teacher at West Salem, WI and La Crescent, MN Other Comments I am excited to share my passion for math so others enjoy it as much as I do. I also want to share my knowledge of the real world, and best prepare them for college. Since I am a recent graduate, I feel like I can prepare them well and answer any questions they have about their educational future. I also plan to assist in coaching wrestling with Coach Stehr.

Erick Hoberg, High School Social Studies Personal Information I am the youngest child, having only an older sister. I am going to become an uncle today for the first time. I am excited to finally be an uncle. One of my favorite hobbies is reading. I specifically enjoy reading classics like Dostoyevsky and new political thrillers by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Joel Rosenberg. I like keeping myself fairly fit, so working out and running are also great ways to pass the time. Baseball is always going to be a huge part of my life. I plan on coaching and playing until I am at least 60 or 70, that is if my body will allow it!! Educational Background I went to Gustavus Adolphus College, played baseball for four years, and graduated in 2002. I took a year off then went back to work on my Master’s in History. Taking time off, I decided I wanted to pursue social studies at the secondary level. I graduated in 2008. Other Comments I am eager to share my excitement for history and the social studies with the students. I also want the students to be proud of their school and community, something that was instilled in me at Owatonna. I have been a part of the school for a few years as a substitute and as a assistant baseball coach. I am excited to be here every day and get to know everyone that much more!

Rose Street, Food Service Paraprofessional Personal Information I am married and my husband’s name is Nate. We have two girls Isabel is 7 and Abby is 5. I love the outdoors, doing crafts, scrapbooking, and spending time with my family! St. Clair School will be a great place to work. My scheduled work hours will allow me to still spend time with my family.

Collin Scott, High School Special Education Paraprofessional Personal Information I grew up in the New Jersey/ New York metro area. I am married to Jennifer and we have one daughter— Madelyn. Madelyn attends St. Clair Elementary and she is in Kindergarten. We currently reside in Mankato Township. Educational Background I attended Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where I attained a BA in communications. I also studied abroad in England, Scotland and Belgium. Other Comments I am currently at Minnesota State University-Mankato working on my masters degree in special education.

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The book fair will be open October 14th through 20th before school 7:55—8:25 and after school 2:45—3:25 We will also be open during conferences on October 14 and October 19 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Thank You from the St. Clair Athletic Backers We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the parents and students who helped us at the State Fair this year. The weather was great and there were lots of people out enjoying the day. Our volunteers worked hard, but also had time to enjoy the sites and variety of food offered at the fair. We had approximately 210 workers in St. Clair "RED STORM" shirts cleaning up at the fair on August 29th. A new opportunity opened up at the fair for our group of workers this year, and on September 11th, we had another 58 workers cleaning the horse barn, which earned us $3,000 additional dollars. $10,000 earned from outside our community in just 2 work days !!! What a tribute to St. Clair community pride ! Thank You to each and everyone who helped again this year. Next years dates will be August 28 and September 10 so mark your calendars now and plan on joining us! This is a great community project!

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Message from our School Counselor, Amanda Frank St. Clair Public School 121 Main Street West PO Box 99 St. Clair MN 56080-0099

District Office 507-245-3501 High School Office 507-245-3027 Elementary Office 507-245-3533 Transportation Palmer Bus Service, Inc. Connie Johns, St. Clair Manager 507-245-3417 or cell 327-6763

Website address: Http:// Administration Superintendent Tom Bruels High School Principal Dustin Bosshart Elementary Dean of Students Susan Owens

School Board Laura Linde—Chair Bill Ward—Vice Chair Jack May—Clerk Mark Frahm– Treasurer Connie Johns—Director Jim Grabowska—Director

What can your school counselor do for you? For those of you that may not know me, my name is Amanda Frank and this is my third year being the School Counselor at St. Clair High School and I love my job! I am so thankful to be able to work with students every day! They give me energy and keep me on my toes! Although I have some contact with the younger grades, my focus lies with the students in grades 7-12. I know the title of “School Counselor” is broad and many people ask me, “What exactly do you do?” Each year I like to begin my newsletter articles by reminding people what I do. To sum it all up, I help students with three areas; academic, personal/ social, and career. Academic: when a student struggles with grades or with testing, I collaborate with him/her to make a plan to help them be more successful at school. I also help to set up summer school and night classes for those that need it. When students have questions about PSEO, transcripts, credits or their class schedule they can look to me for help. Personal/Social: this is what most people think of when they hear the word “counseling”. I am here for students if they want to talk about difficulties at home, at school, or anywhere in-between. If students need to talk, need to vent, need to cool down-I am there. Career: this entails helping students with career awareness and planning. I want to see students exploring possibilities so that after high school they will have a good idea of where they want to go in life. I set up college visits, do interest inventories, am involved in the careers class, and ask students to start thinking about what the future holds for them. I also do a few other things around the school. I am the head of a Student Support Team, the 504 Coordinator, the Testing Coordinator (K-12), the National Honor Society Advisor, a Senior Class Advisor and I am in charge of a tutoring program where high school Juniors and Seniors assist students in grades K-6. My job requires that confidentiality be addressed. In my office, conversations remain confidential with only a few exceptions; if information is shared regarding abuse or if there is talk about harming oneself or others. In those cases, school counselors are required to report that information. I will uphold the highest level of confidentiality with students while following the legal and ethical guidelines of the counseling profession. I would like be very clear by saying that my main goal, although it is very broad, is to help students succeed. I want students to come to me for help if ever they feel they need support. Referrals from parents and teachers are always welcomed. You are welcome to contact me at or by phone at 507-245-3027 ext.239. Also, check out the information that I have on the school webpage and look for my articles in upcoming issues! I am proud to be a part of the St. Clair School District and I am thankful to be able to work with such a great group of students and St. Clair professionals! I am excited about how well this school year has started off and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us here at St. Clair!


Laura Linde, Chair Bill Ward, Vice-Chair Jack May, Clerk Mark Frahm, Treasurer Connie Johns, Director Jim Grabowska, Director

Chairperson, Laura Linde called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Members present: Connie Johns, Mark Frahm, Laura Linde, Bill Ward, Jack May and Jim Grabowska. Members absent: Administrators present: Superintendent Tom Bruels, high school Principal Dustin Bosshart and elementary Dean of Students Susan Owens.

Approval of Agenda Motion by Jim Grabowska and seconded by Connie Johns to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried with all in favor. Positive Recognition Congratulations to the class of 2013 and Mrs. Douma for having 100% of the students passing the written GRAD test. Congratulations to all the students and their teachers for being above the State average on every GRAD test this past year. Donations  3rd Grade “Operation Sandals” Service Learning Project raised $1,383.00!  Kwik Trip -- $281.65 – elementary Milk Moola Program  Monsanto Fund -- $125.00 – accelerated reader/ Student Council/ NHS  Pemberton Fire Dept -- $200.00 – wrestling program  Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric -- $500.00 – Ryan Strobel Scholarship  Verizon -- $1,000.00 – athletics  Women of Today -- $300.00 – headphones S.T.P.C. Report Cathy Hughes gave the S.T.P.C. report. Ice Cream Social this coming Wednesday night, August 25th. Planning has begun for Family Fun Night scheduled for November 9th. Old Business Open Forum New Business Approval of the Consent Agenda Items Motion by Bill Ward and seconded by Mark Frahm. Motion carried with all in favor. Minutes of the July 13, 2010 special board meeting, the July 13, 2010 board retreat, and the July 19, 2010 regular board meeting as presented (or as amended). Bills as presented for payment in the sum of $275,089.17 and electronic transfer in the sum of $200,000.00, said bills and electronic transfer having been reviewed by the treasurer, Mark Frahm.


Nonresident Agreement Open Enrollment Agreements Second Reading Policies  533 Wellness – annual review  709 Student Transportation Safety – annual review  806 Crisis Management Policy – annual review Resignations Motion by Connie Johns, seconded by Jim Grabowska, to accept the request for retirement from Jim Williams, effective January 21, 2011. The Board thanks Mr. Williams for his exemplary service to the district. Motion carried with all in favor. Motion by Jack May, seconded by Mark Frahm, to accept the resignation of Carol Johnson as elementary paraprofessional. The Board thanks Ms. Johnson for her exemplary service to the district. Motion carried with all in favor. Position Description – Activities Director / Community Education Coordinator Motion by Jack May, seconded by Mark Frahm, to approve the position description of the Activities Director / Community Education Coordinator as presented. Motion carried with all in favor. Appointments Motion by Jim Grabowska, seconded by Mark Frahm to approve the appointments of Brad O’Donnell as Activities Director/ Community Education Coordinator, and Erick Hoberg as .40 FTE Social Studies teacher. Motion carried with all in favor. Extra-Curricular Appointments Motion by Jack May, seconded by Connie Johns, to approve the extra-curricular appointments of Chris Harvey as head varsity football coach; Dan Baker as assistant varsity football coach; and Erin Goebel as junior high volleyball coach. Motion carried with all in favor. Work Schedule and Memorandum of Understanding Motion by Laura Linde, seconded by Connie Johns, to approve the high school counselor’s revised work schedule and the Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Motion carried with all in favor. Adult Meal Prices for FY11 Motion by Jim Grabowska, seconded by Bill Ward, to increase the adult lunch price from $3.00 to $3.05 for the 2010-2011 school year. Motion carried with all in favor. OFC Physical therapy Coverage for FY11 Motion by Mark Frahm, seconded by Connie Johns, to approve OFC Physical Therapy Coverage for FY11 as presented. Motion carried with all in favor. Resolution Relating to the Election of School Board Members Member Bill Ward introduced the election resolution which states that St. Clair will hold an election in conjunction with the statewide election for the purpose of electing three board members for terms of four years each. The resolution was duly seconded by member Jim Grabowska, and with the following voting in favor thereof: Connie Johns, Mark Frahm, Laura Linde, Jack May, Bill Ward and Jim Grabowska and the following voting against: None the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.


Policies First Reading  413  414  415  522  620

Harassment and Violence – annual review Report Child Neglect/Abuse - revised Report Maltreat Vulnerable Adults - revised Student Sex Nondiscrimination – annual review Credit for Learning - revised

Elementary Dean of Students’ Report  The class lists, schedules, and curriculum are set for classes to start.  All of the elementary classrooms, including the specialists’ rooms, now have SMART Boards installed. Staff members will need ongoing training as the use of this technology evolves.  H115 has been designated a S.M.A.R.T. room to support the program being implemented in the primary grades. Part of the grant received by the districts in Blue Earth County will be used to fund equipment for the room.  A kick-off assembly is being planned for the first day of school for our positive behavior program. The following week we will spend time teaching students what is expected at various locations.  The elementary STPC Ice Cream Social will be held this Wednesday, August 25. High School Principal’s Report  Workshops are set for September 1 & 2  We will be hosting 5 foreign exchange students this year, 3 from Germany, 1 from Chile, and 1 from Belgium.  In addition, we will have 9 new students transferring in; 1 junior, 1 sophomore, 5 freshmen, and 2 eighth graders.  New student orientation is set for September 1 at 6:00 p.m.  St. Clair has made AYP this year, results are in your packet.  GRAD/MCA II results, comparing us to other schools, are in your packet.  I will be more than happy to answer or explain any of the results.  Mr. Bosshart shared the results from his annual Staff Perception of Administration poll. Superintendent’s Report  Work on a Flexible Learning Year proposal by area superintendents continues. A more detailed plan of what a FLY proposal will look like for area schools should be available later this month. 

Closely related to the Flexible Learning Year proposal is a shared services initiative that the Minnesota Valley Education District members are developing. At the August 16th meeting of MVED superintendents, the following items were identified as the most viable areas for cooperative efforts: o Low incidence courses and electives o Co-Curricular Activities including Activity Directors o Community Education o Media Specialists o Technicians and Technology Supervision o Health Services o Audit Services o P & L Insurance Pooling o Workers Comp Insurance Pooling The goal for 2011-2012 is to narrow this list down to five areas that have the highest level of support among MVED districts and have the highest probability of success.

Waterproofing and tiling of the foundation of the small gym east wall is almost complete. The small gym should now be water-tight. We’ll continue to monitor the floor system to see if the drier walls and foundation lead to an improvement in the movement of the floor.


The recently approved federal jobs bill for education could provide up to $166 million for the state of Minnesota. Depending on how Minnesota decides to allocate the funds, our school could see a substantial bump in one-time funding for use during the 2010-2011 school year. If the funds are distributed on a per pupil basis, we would receive an equitable amount of funding. If the distribution is tied to the Title I formula, we would see very little additional funding.

Our Minnesota Facility Cost Share grant for retro-commissioning is being routed for signatures at the state level. The process includes an internal review followed by two copies being sent for to us for signatures and then returned to the state for their final signatures. We are pushing for a turn-around date of August 30th.

As of August 18, 2010, our anticipated K-12 enrollment for the 2010-2011 school year is at 599 students.

We have hot water in the locker rooms.

Board Reports  Connie Johns and Laura Linde commented on their attendance at the MSBA Summer Seminar sessions. Laura Linde also commented on specifically the Bush Grant and its funds to MSU teacher training.  Mark Frahm attended city council meeting. There is a new walking path from the East part of town making for an easier walk to school from that direction. There is a City Wide Clean Up day on October 9, 2010. Open Forum Mark Depuydt reminds us of the athletic backers’ second opportunity to help at the state fair, on September 11th.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in room E107.

Motion by Jim Grabowska, seconded by Jack May, to adjourn. Motion carried with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

_______________________ Jack May, Board Clerk Meetings attended:


October 2010 Sun





Fri 1

Sat 2

FB SC vs St. Charles C VB Tourney @ @ St. Charles 7:00 Mapleton 8:30





Jr H FB SC vs LCWM @ Lake Crystal 4:30 VB SC vs MR @ 6:00



Jr H VB SC vs Madelia @ 4:30 VB SC vs A/C @ Alden 6:00

FB SC vs Le Center @ Le Center 7:00

B VB Tourney @ Mapleton 8:30 SC VB Tourney @ 9:00




Jr H FB SC vs Le Center @ Le Center 4:30 Conferences HS 3:30-7:30 Conferences Elem 4:00-8:00

Homecoming FB SC vs Loyola @ 7:00






Homecoming Coronation @ 6:00

Jr H VB SC vs GHEC @ 4:30 B FB SC vs Le Center @ 6:00 VB SC vs Medford/Shaddi @ 6:00

Jr H VB SC vs MR @ 4:30 V SC vs ML/GHEC @ 6:00 STPC Meeting @ 6:30




Jr H VB SC vs USC @ 4:30 VB SC vs USC @ 6:00 School Board Meeting @ 6:30

Conferences Elem. 4:00-8:00 Jr H FB SC vs Loyola @ 4:30 VB SC vs Madelia @ Madelia 6:00 Jr H VB SC vs Cleveland @ Cleveland 4:30

20 FB SC vs Blooming Prairie @ Blooming Prairie @ 7:00

No School Grades K No School Grades K -12 Education MN -12 Education MN






2 Hour Late Start for Students




Athletic Backers Meeting @ 8:00




Friday, October 1

Breakfast Mini Pancakes Kiwifruit Lunch Pizza Corn on the Cob Trail Mix Grapes Icy Juicy


Note: Bread served daily. Assorted milk served at breakfast and lunch. This menu is subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Substitute Employment If you would be interested in being a substitute in our food service department, please contact Maria Terry, Food Service Director at 245-3533, ext. 244.

Sloppy Joe on Bun

Monday, October 4

Tuesday, October 5

Wed., October 6

Thursday, October 7

Friday, October 8

Breakfast Tastrie Pizza Cheese Stick Red Apple Wedge

Breakfast Sausage/Cheese Frittata Hashbrowns Mini Muffins

Breakfast Warm Pretzel Cheese & Salsa Pear Slices

Breakfast French Toast Banana

Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Banana

Lunch Chicken Nuggets Seasoned Rice California Blend Vegetables Orange Smiles Sherbet Cup

Lunch Crispito with Fixings Carrot Coins Cup of Fruit Ice Cream Bar

Lunch Hamburger on Bun Criss-Cut Potatoes Kiwifruit Apple Crisp

Lunch Turkey Ala King Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Cheese Slice Blueberry Muffin

Lunch Build Your Own Submarine Sandwich with Fixings Chips Chilled Juice Grapes


Cheezy Chicken on Bun


SALAD BAR: Corndog


Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Fish Patty on Bun

Monday, October 11

Tuesday, October 12

Wed., October 13

Thursday, October 14

Friday, October 15

Breakfast Waffle Sticks Cottage Cheese Peach Halves

Breakfast Breakfast Hot Pocket Orange Smiles

Breakfast Pancakes Sausage Patty Pineapple

Breakfast English Muffin with Egg & Cheese Grapes

Lunch Grilled Cheese Sandwich Tomato Soup Crispy Relishes Banana Goldfish Crackers

Lunch Chicken Fajita with Fixings Corn Cup of Strawberries Teddy Grahams

Breakfast Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cup of Yogurt Mixed Fruit Cup Lunch Grilled Hotdog on Bun Sauerkraut Chips Red Apple Wedge Chilled Juice Ice Cream Drummie

Chicken Patty on Bun

Hamburger on Bun


Lunch Cheese Quesadilla Peas Trail Mix Kiwifruit Icy Juicy


Lunch Lasagna Breadstick Lettuce Salad Chilled Juice Chocolate Cream Pie


Hotdog on Bun



Thursday, October 21

Friday, October 22

Wed., October 27

Thursday, October 28

Friday, October 29

Breakfast Egg Scrambler Pizza Kiwifruit

Breakfast French Toast Sticks Rosy Applesauce

Lunch Corndog Potato Smiles Carrot Coins Peach Crisp

Lunch Cheeseburger on Bun French Fries Baked Beans Banana Dreamsicle

Breakfast Cinnamon Swirl Bread Cheese Stick Banana



Monday, October 18

Tuesday, October 19

Wed., October 20

Breakfast Pancake on Stick Fresh Pear Lunch Hard or Soft Shell Taco with Fixings Green Beans Rosy Applesauce Cookie

Breakfast Cheese Omelet Hashbrowns Mini Muffins

Breakfast Apple or Cherry Frudel Yogurt in a Tube Chilled Juice

Lunch Chicken Strips Baked Potato Orange Smiles Frosted Graham Cracker



Lunch Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce Garlic Bread Lettuce Salad Fresh Pear Ice Cream Sandwich

Monday, October 25

Tuesday, October 26

Breakfast Assorted Cold Cereal Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Chilled Juice Lunch Nachos with Meat & Cheese Dip Assorted Cold Sandwiches Crispy Relishes Chilled Juice Red Apple Wedge

Breakfast Waffles Sausage Patty Peaches


Lunch Chicken Patty on Bun With Fixings Ranch Wedge Potatoes Chilled Juice Fruit Salad


BBQ Ribette on Bun


Cheeseburger on Bun


Lunch Turkey Wrap with Fixings Corn Grapes Dirt Cake


Cheese Quesadilla

n io t a c u d E y it n u m m St. Clair Co October 2010 Paint and Create Brad O’Donnell Community Education Coordinator

Pumpkin Creations Check out what FCCLA can do with Pumpkins!

Inside this issue: Come ready to paint, create and cook! 55 Alive Class




Open Library


Wear orange for an extra treat!

Adult Basic Education


This class is open to students in grades K-12.

Science Zone


Youth Basketball


Youth Wrestling


Check Out Our Website: Our Monthly Newsletters are available for viewing on the St. Clair School Website! Our address is: Just click on the Community Link and click on Community Education

Just in time for Halloween!

Date: Tuesday, October 26th Time: 3:15 – 5:00 pm Where: FACS Room Instructors: FCCLA Cost: $15.00 DEADLINE FOR REG: October 19th

Holiday Art! Open to Grades K-6 Students will create three bright, bold and beautiful holiday painting techniques using acrylics on CANVAS! We will learn different techniques using a variety of tools that produce unique effects and exciting painting. Learn to paint like the Impressionist Seurat, create a cool textured painting and learn what it means to “pounce” your paint! Frame it! Gift it! Love it! Please dress in paint friendly clothes.

Dates: Thursday December 2,9,16 Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm Cost: $35.00 Where: Teacher’s Lounge Instructor: Watch Me Draw Staff DEADLINE FOR REG: November 24th

St. Clair Youth Sports offers many opportunities for kids and parents!

Open Gym for ADULTS

Information is available in this newsletter for Youth Basketball—Grades 4-6 and Youth Wrestling Grades K-6.

Our Open Gym for Adults are being held on Sundays and Wednesdays from 6:00— 8:00 pm.

Sign up today!

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Thanks to the following Fall Youth Sport Coaches

YOGA Relaxation……….. at it’s finest! “Start your week out right with a sensible style of yoga that is physically possible regardless of age and fitness or flexibility level. Yoga is the perfect workout to bring your mind into your muscles; while you learn to focus and relax. You might want to consult a doctor, if starting a new exercise program. Please bring your own mat to class. If you have any questions, you can call Lisa Johnson at 245-3166 or 3405125. We will have two sessions. Session 1 will be for those participants that are new to Yoga and Session 2 will be for those participants who have taken a few Yoga classes before. There is a class limit of 15. Dates: Sundays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5,12 Cost: $20.00 Session 1: 5:30—6:30 pm Where: Choir Room Instructor: Lisa Johnson

Session 2: 6:45—7:45 pm

Deadline for Registration: October 29th or until filled.

55 Alive Driver Safety Refresher Course A 4 hour class developed by the American Association of Retired Persons People for people age 55 years and older to brush up on their driving techniques and qualify for a 10 percent discount on their automobile insurance. This course will satisfy the Refresher Course needed to keep your certificate up-to-date. You must take this course every 3 years in order to qualify for the automobile insurance discount. Date: Tuesday, October 26th Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm Where: St. Clair Fire Hall Instructor: Chet Hrdlicka Cost: $15.00 AARP Members $18.00 Non AARP Members Register By:

October 20th

5th & 6th Grade Volleyball Brandi Embacher Judy Karels and Cathy Good 4th—6th Grade Football Bill Drummer & Erik Huxford St. Clair Soccer Coaches Coordinator Mike Peters Coordinator Josh Pfeffer Brian Van Ness Chad Meng Emma Pfeffer Gary Hagen Jennifer Meyer Jason Hammond Cathy Hughes Angie Anderson Tim Auringer Tracy Heinbaugh Brianna Preston Collin Scott Christina Froehlich Nate Kasprowicz Callie Sieberg Josie Sieberg John Pfeffer Anita Rigdon Mike Hanson Phillip Lonneman Jason Fladland Sharese Nelson Nathan Lonneman Matt Marzinske Elijah Peck Max Embacher Mitch Miller Jessica Loeffler Wendy Amundson Lucas Kruse Ryan Kruse Sarah Pfeffer Ryan Short Ken Rigdon Ryan Sieberg Tye Scott Robert Senkyr Aaron Peters Tyler Denn


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Mankato Area Adult Basic Education What is Life Lines? Life Lines is an adult educational program designed for busy people. Classes are offered at flexible times and days to meet your hectic schedule. Life Lines is an academic program intended to provide you with meaningful learning opportunities.

What Classes Are Available? Basic Skills Training: Improve your reading, writing, or math skills. Learn how to use computers, fill out job applications, manage your finances, and many other real life skills. General Educational Development: The nationally recognize GED is a five part, high school equivalency exam. Prepare for the GED by accessing our books, computer software, videotapes, and the GED practice test. Diploma Completion Program: Earn your High School Diploma through an Independent Study Program. You must be 16 years old to participate. Job Skills: Learn how to prepare yourself for employment including: filling out applications, interviewing, creating your resume and cover letter, and getting ahead on the job. Instruction is available individually or in small groups.

What Services Are Available? Tutoring: Confidential, private tutoring is available to program participants. GED Testing: Take your tests at

the SCTC (Sept. – May) on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. Call 345-5222 or 625-3441 ext. 222 for more information. Transportation: Door-to-door transportation is available to program participants on a limited basis. Child Care: Bring your children to school, too! Available to program participants on a limited basis. GED Preparation Classes: Lincoln Community Center Meet:

Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday thru Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information call 1-800-62MYGED or visit


MEDIA CENTER Is OPEN Every Monday Night from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Starting Monday, October 4th Come and read a good book, make a copy, or just search for information…..stop by and visit our Media Center. Come in and check out books to take home. Want to type a report, check out the Internet, create a mailing list or draw a birthday card….stop by and visit our Media Center! Just come and relax from the outside world!

Need to add a little FITNESS to your life? We are opening up the school to help you with your walking fitness goals! You are able to use our walking trails during the following times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 – 7:20 am and 6:00 – 8:00 pm Locker Rooms are available. Please bring your own lock and towel. Lock must be removed each day. We will be closed during Home Sporting Events. Schedule is posted on the school website. Click on Calendar for more details.

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Cyclone Youth Basketball

Cyclone Youth Wrestling

Open to Students in Grades 4-6

Open to Students in Grades K-6

Our St. Clair Youth Basketball League will again be working with our St. Clair Cyclone Basketball Association and will be offering a jump start to our season!

Our St. Clair Youth Wrestling Program will again be working with our St. Clair Youth Wrestling Association and will be offering a jump start to our season!

The Cyclone Basketball Association along with our Head Boys Basketball Coach, Dan Ireland and our Head Girls Basketball Coach, Brian Noyes will be running a St. Clair Youth Basketball Clinic for all registered participants on Saturday, November 13 and 20 from 9:00 – 10:30 in the Big Gym.

Our Head Wrestling Coach—Troy Stehr, along with his team will be offering a St. Clair Youth Wrestling Clinic for all registered participants on Monday, December 6th and 13th from 3:15—5:00 pm in the St. Clair Wrestling Room.

It is important that your son or daughter attend the clinics as well as the coaches practices through out the season!

It is important that your son or daughter attend the clinics as well as the coaches practices through out the season!

ing November 14 at various times, depending on your age group. Additional practices could be held, depending on the gym schedule.

Our official season will start with a Parent’s Meeting on Monday, Jan. 3th at 6:00 pm in the St. Clair School Commons Area. Practices and Tournaments will continue through mid April. Weekend Tournament fees are the responsibility of the individual wrestler.

Games will be played on Saturdays, starting December 4th and will run through the end of January.

If you are interested in finding out about pre-season tournaments please contact: Brian Loeffler at 2453526.

Other area teams include: JWP, Lake Crystal, Loyola, Madelia, Truman, and USC.

Uniforms are available in Child and Adult – extra small, small, medium, and large, and will be distributed at the first practice. Please indicate grade, weight, and uniform size on registration form.

Practices will be held on Sunday afternoons start-

Teams may participate in additional tournaments too. Tournament fee would be extra. A detailed practice and game schedule will be provided at a later date. FEE: $40.00 REGISTER BY: October 30th

The St. Clair Wrestling Association will looking at having a few practices in late November and early December, but the details are not available at this time. Official Practices Start Monday, January 10th in the HS Wrestling Room Grades K-6 meet from 3:15 – 5:00 pm FEE:

St. Clair Student - $15.00


Catch the Cyclone Fever and Join one of our St. Clair Youth Teams today!

St. Clair Community Education welcomes you to a new season of learning and growth. St. Clair schools are committed to the concepts of lifelong learning and building a greater sense of community. Our goal is to give many wonderful choices to support every stage of life. Discover new experiences as you enroll in a class or activity. Have a spectacular Fall ! Brad O’Donnell Community Education Coordinator

Do You Have a New Idea for a Community Education Program or Class? Or Are You Interested in Te aching a Community Education Class? If you have an idea for a ne w program or class that you would like to see offered through Community Education Cla ss or if you would like to teacher a Community Education Class please contact Brad O’Don nell at 245-3501 ext. 229 or email him at:

St. Clair Community Education Registration Form (Complete a separate form for each participant) Name: _______________________________ Grade : _____ Teacher : ________________ Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________ Street




Phone #: ____________________________ Parent/Guardian Name(s): ______________________________ Email Address: _______________________________________________________________




Paint and Create Holiday Art


Deadline: Nov 24


FCCLA Class—Pumpkin Creations


Deadline: Oct 19th


Yoga—Deadline Oct 26th


Session 1 ____ Session 2 _____


55 Alive Class—Deadline Oct 20th

$ 15/$18

AARP Number ______________


Science Zone Session II Grade ________


Deadline: Oct 26th


St. Clair Youth Basketball


Deadline: Oct 29th


St. Clair Youth Wrestling


Deadline: December 1st

Total Due ______________

Mail to:

Brad O’Donnell

St. Clair School Box 99 St. Clair, MN 56080


If you have any additional questions please call Brad O’Donnell at 245-3501 ext 229 or email me at

Community Education

St. Clair Homecoming 2010

St. Clair School PO Box 99 121 West Main Street St. Clair, MN 56080

Oct 10th—Coronation Oct 11th VB Home vs. Medford Oct 12th VB Home vs. GHEC-ML

Phone: 507-245-3501 ext. 229 Fax: 507-245-3517 E-mail:

Oct 15th FB Homecoming Game vs. Mankato Loyola 7:00 PM

Office Hours Monday—Friday 8:00 am —4:00 pm Website: Click on Community

Learn, Grow, Get to Know Community Education

Registration is Easy! Mail to:

Brad O’Donnell Community Education Box 99 St. Clair, MN 56080

Drop off:

Community Education Office—District Office St. Clair High School 121 West Main Street St. Clair, MN 56080

How to Sign Up:

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Complete a registration form for each individual registering All registrations must be made in person or by mail. NO PHONE RESERVATIONS. Make checks payable to: St. Clair Community Education Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class Confirmation: There will not be a confirmation of registration. You are enrolled in the program once you have submitted your registration fee to the Community Education Office. You will receive a letter or phone call if the class is filled or cancelled.  Refund Policy: A request for a class refund must be made a minimum of one week prior to the starting date. Otherwise fees are refunded only if a class or trip is cancelled due to insufficient registrations.

Weather Alert: Listen to KTOE—1420 on the AM Dial for class cancellations.

October 2010 Newsletter  

District Newsletter for October 2010

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