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Second Quarter 2012-2013

Eveleth-Gilbert Public Schools

Queen Ana and King Zach Reign Over Snow Week Activities

IN THIS ISSUE Page 2 ISD 2154 Welcomes New School Board Members

A quarterly publication for the community, parents, students, and staff of Eveleth-Gilbert Public Schools.

Page 3 Spelling Bee Held at Gilbert Campus Franklin Student Council Receives Grant Social Skills Lessons for Franklin Students Page 4 EGHS One-Act Play Wins Section 7A Contest Orchestra Pops Concert Set Track and Field News Page 5 Students Attend AAUW Book Sale I Love to Read Month Events Planned Ana Senarighi was crowned Queen and Zach Wood was crowned King at the Snow Week coronation and pep fest held on Tuesday, January 29th. Ana is the daughter of Peter and Senarighi. She is a participant in the E-G chapter of Iron Range Youth in Action. Outside of school Ana likes to read, go shopping and watch movies. Zach is the son of Jay and Kim Wood. He is a three-sport athlete who has also been captain for the football, basketball and track teams. Zach says his favorite thing is “being a Golden Bear and having an awesome senior year in sports.” Members of the Royal Court are: Freshman Prince and Princess Nate Muhich and McKayla Koller, Sophomore Prince and Princess Mark Tikkanen and Emily Kelson, Junior Prince and Princess Brennan Addy and Jordan Auel. Emcees of the event were Kayla Young and Matt Muhich. Snow Week Royalty made appearances Girls Basketball game vs. South Ridge January 29th and the Girls Hockey game vs. International Falls on January 31st. Snow Week Winter Carnival activities and a Burger Bash were held on Wednesday, February 6th and included skiing at Giant’s Ridge, floor hockey, badminton and a dance at the high school.

Page 6 Snow Week Photos District Assessment Dates Page 7 Special Project for Third Graders Taxation Without Representation Skit Spanish Lesson at Franklin Page 8 Community Education Winter-Spring Class Features Back in the Day…..

UPCOMING EVENTS February 1-28 February 11 February 18 March 4 March 20-26 March 22 March 28-April 1

I Love To Read Month Orchestra Concert President’s Day-No School Jr High/Sr High Conferences Florida Band Trip End of 3rd Marking Period Easter Break –No School

Additional Snow Week photos on page 6.

Independent School District 2154

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Quarterly Connections

ISD 2154 Welcomes New School Board Members Leon Schanlaub has resided in Gilbert for the past 31 years and is a 1970 graduate of Babbitt High School. He has been attending board meetings since 2001, and is serving his second term on the board. His first term was 2006-2009. Mr. Schanlaub has served on the Gilbert Planning & Leon Schanlaub Zoning Board and the Gilbert Public Library Board. He has been active in the American Legion, the Retired Enlisted Association since 2001, the Gilbert Senior Citizen Center, and volunteers with Meals on Wheels. He retired from the Air Force/ Air National Guard after serving over 20 years, and is also retired from St. Louis County Public Works where he worked for 30 years.

Mark Forte a lifelong resident of Eveleth, and a 1966 graduate of Eveleth High School. Mr. Forte earned an accounting degree from the University of Minnesota and worked as the business manager at Minnesota Outward Bound School in Ely before going to work in the accounting Mark Forte department at Inland Steel’s Minorca Mine, from which he has retired. Mark’s wife, Judy, is from Clontarf, Minnesota, and they have two daughters, Kristin Troutwine who lives on Ely Lake, and Jill living in Minneapolis. He is member of the Joint Recreation Board, a volunteer coach with the high school football team and has coached youth baseball.

Mr. Schanlaub wants to ensure that the students of the Eveleth-Gilbert School District have the best education possible in order to keep up with the changing times.

Mr. Forte had a good idea of what he was getting himself into when he filed for the School Board last fall because he had served several terms on the Board leading up to and following the successful consolidation with Gilbert. Mark has three grandsons attending Eveleth-Gilbert Schools, and wants to do his part in keeping our district a great place for kids to grow up while receiving a great education.

Thomas Gentilini Sr.

Thomas L. Gentilini Sr., a native of Virginia, attended the Virginia schools and lives in Eveleth. He has three grown sons. He served on the Gilbert City Council for three years and was a statecertified youth firearms instructor. Gentilini is a veteran of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged

with the rank of chief warrant officer. He retired from U.S. Steel’s Minntac plant as an electronics/systems repairman where he designed and manufactured air purification equipment used in industry. In his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing in Alaska and traveling to Europe. Mr. Gentilini ran for the Eveleth-Gilbert School Board because he has an obligation to the taxpayers and wants to provide our youth with the best education available to compete in a worldwide society.

Stay Informed! Video broadcasts of the Eveleth-Gilbert Board of Education meetings are now available on our website

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Spelling Bee Held at Gilbert Campus

The District Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, January 31st at the Feyereisen Auditorium on the Gilbert Campus. Mr. Landwer was the pronouncer and judges were Mrs. Zika, Mrs. Voss, and Mrs. Ostman. Participants in this years Spelling Bee were: Kaisa Bradley, Payton Dosan, Brandon Lopez, Carly George, Jordna Cortese, Zach Otto, Callie Garland, Alex Haas, Sam Albrecht, Elizabeth Stanaway, Mike Villarreal, Liana Homola, Trey Korva, Zach Lindseth, Sydney Karpik, Molly Albrecht, Chloe Schechinger, Hannah Adams, Will Troutwine, Quinn Muhich, Molly Garman, Jacee Zasadni, Ashley Pionk, and Hannah Grahek.

Liana Homola

After several rounds of competition, seventh grader, Liana Homola won this years Spelling Bee after spelling the word fantastically. Liana will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee to be held in Duluth on February 15th. Four winners from the Regional Spelling bee will advance to the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee, and that winner will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in spring.

Franklin Student Council Receives Grant

Social Skills Lessons for Franklin Students—By Mrs. Bittmann

The Franklin Elementary Student Council recently received a $400.00 B105 and Maurices Service Learning Grant. The grant, written by Student Council Co-Advisors Mrs. Carey and Mrs. Stefanich, will be used to purchase materials to make blankets for donation to children in need within our school district and surrounding neighborhoods.

Drew Flaschberger, an intern counselor at EvelethGilbert, has bee working with Mrs. Bittmann’s fourth grade class. “Mr. F” has been working on building social skills and selfconfidence with the students. Hands-on activities are a favorite among the students.

The Blanket Buddies project is a cooperative effort between the Franklin Student Council and the EvelethGilbert National Honor Society. The students will be making tie blankets and working with members of the community to identify those that could use a new blanket and they will learn the importance of giving back to the communities in which they live.

According to Mrs. Bittmann, “The kids get really excited with they know Mr. Flaschberger is coming in. He presents the lessons in a way that relates to the students. I’ve seen some kids who rarely talk share thoughts and ideas they might not otherwise express.” Mr. Flaschberger joins the fourth grade class about three times per month to share a new social skills lesson.

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EGHS One-Act Play Wins Section 7A Contest The EvelethGilbert High School One-Act Play production of “Third and Oak: The Laundromat” won the section 7A contest which was held at Jaimie Novak and Anne Olafson Mesabi Range College on Saturday. Among the six-show program were high schools from Esko, East Central Sandstone, Ely, Marshall School, Hinckley-Finalyson, and Eveleth-Gilbert. The EGHS oneact cast and crew now travel to the Minnesota State One-Act Play Festival in St. Paul at The College of St. Catherine’s O’Shaughnessy auditorium, which take place on Thursday and Friday, Feb 7 and 8. This is Eveleth-Gilbert’s sixth trip to state for one-act play in the last ten years.

Orchestra Pops Concert Set The Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Orchestras will be presenting a Pops Concert on Monday February 11, 2013 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Feyereisen Auditorium located on the Gilbert Campus. Each group will be performing a Disney selection. The Senior High Orchestra will perform a medley from “Les Miserables,” the Junior High Orchestra will have a selection from “Shrek” as well as many other light and entertaining pieces. The Pops Concert is free and open to the public.

In the show, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman depicts two lonely strangers—an older woman and younger woman—who meet by chance at a Laundromat and who come to grips with their own individual circumstances through conversation with the other. The show is directed by Jack Gritzmacher, with Jeremy Liimatta assisting. The cast includes juniors Jaimie Maki and Anne Olafson; the crew, senior Becky Boudreau, juniors Sam Larson, Kara Nyhus, Katie Boudreau, and Zach Sandnas; sophomore Mason Isaacson; and freshman Christian Van Orsdel. The public is invited to attend the 2013 Minnesota State High School League One Act Play Festival. Admission is $10.00 per four-play session for students and adults, and there are two sessions per day. A daily pass is available for $15.00 per day. O'Shaughnessy Auditorium is located at 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

Gilbert Campus Book Fair February 25th through March 1st

Track & Field News Track and Field practice for boys and girls in grades 6th-12th begins on Monday, March 11 after school in Eveleth. A parent/athlete meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30 pm in the high school gymnasium on the Eveleth campus. This meeting is required for all athletes and their parents. Track schedules, paperwork, sign up and additional information will be presented. Questions call Coach Kerzie at 218-780-2987 or Coach Zupetz at 218-390-0850.

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Students Attend AAUW Book Sale By—Mr. Ufford February is I love to Read Month, and on Friday, February 1st, 43 Eveleth – Gilbert students from grades 7 – 12 went on a field trip to the book sale, at the Hibbing Armory, sponsored by the American Association of University Women. When we arrived, the students jumped right in looking for books, helping each other, and other customers find books. We brought 43 students and we bought 443 books. I heard about 12th grade students offering to buy books for 7th graders who ran out of money. I saw our students helping the workers organize the tables as they searched for books. I am very proud to show off our students at this event. I always receive complements about our students from the members of the AAUW working the sale, as well as the other customers. The excitement of our students is a big topic of conversation for everyone at the book sale. I couldn’t begin to guess how many people approached me to complement the school district that is willing to provide this opportunity to for its students. The faces of the workers and other customers reflected the excitement of our students. They truly appreciated having these young people be a part of this wonderful event. As the students finished up and began to buy their books, the sat in groups to talk about the treasures they had found. People continued to comment on the excitement our students showed and how polite and helpful our students are. This experience reflects the positive way in which our school community affects Eveleth – Gilbert students.

“I Love to Read” Events Planned Students and staff “kicked-off” I Love to Read Month on Monday, February 4th.

Amy Terrio sings “The Wheels on the Bus”

Amy Terrio, Senior High student and daughter of 3rd grade teacher Karen Terrio, entertained Franklin students with a concert sing-along at their kick-off event. Franklin’s theme this year is Everybody Reads and goes along with the fact that everyone, everywhere reads.

There are several activities planned at Franklin, including guest readers and dress up days. Students will be playing READ-O for the entire month and each class has been working on an alphabet quilt which are displayed in thehallway. Mrs. Negen’s students with their There will be contests and Alphabet Quilt prizes donated from local businesses for the class with the most reading done in February, as well as the top 15 readers in each grade.

I Love to Read Month will be celebrated at the Gilbert Campus and the theme is: Story Laboratory: Reading Makes You A Superhero! Mrs. Seboe and Mrs. Oates welcome The reading goal is for students to the kick-off event students to reach a combined total of 2400 Accelerated Reader points in the fifth and sixth grades as well as the seventh and eighth grades. Students will have the opportunity to enter a poster contest and a story writing contest. A Super Hero Parade will be held each Friday at which time the class who read the most during the week will have an opportunity to go on parade throughout the school dressed as super heroes. There will be a medallion search from February 19th until the 22nd in the Media Center and an Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Gilbert Campus PTO will Jr. High students balance books on their head be held on assisted by elementary students during the February 28th. “Minute to Win It” competition

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Snow Week Photos

Additional Snow Week photos are posted in the Photo Gallery on our website

District Assessment Dates April 9-11: April 16-18:

Grade 5 Reading Test Grade 6 Reading Test Grade 7-8 Reading Test April 16: Grade 11 Math Segments 1-2 Grade 9 Written Comp April 17: Grade 11 Math Segments 3-4 April 23-25: Grade 3 Reading Grade 4 Math Grade 5 Math April 30-May 2: Grade 6 Math Grade 7-8 Math Grade 10 Reading May 7-9: Grade 3 Math Grade 4 Reading May 14-16: Grade 5 Science Grade 8 Science Grade 10 Science

ATTENTION E-G JUNIOR HIGH! Reserve your copy of the 2012-2013 Junior High Yearbook. Order forms are available in the office and the cost is

$25.00 Don’t miss out on the fun and memories!

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Special Project for Third Graders

Taxation Without Representation Skit

Queen Molly and her Parliament

Bob Hendrickson, parent of 3rd grader Jordan Hendrickson, provided materials for a special project for Mrs. Young’s class work on. Mr. Hendrickson hand-cut wood into the shape of a hat rack and the students were able to paint and design the wooden rack however they wanted to. This was an awesome project and the students were very excited to bring them home!

Mrs. Jensen’s fourth grade class performed a skit recently representing Taxation without Representation. The students drew a letter to determine what group they would portray: a colonist, a loyalist, members of the parliament, and of course the King! The King, played by Molly Thiel would then tax the colonists taking away some of their tokens and rewarding the loyalists with candy. The King could even tax the colonists for complaining too much.

Mr. Hendrickson and students work on wooden hat racks The “colonists” rebel against taxation.

Spanish Lesson at Franklin Valeria Elguezabal, a foreign exchange student who attends the Senior High School came to teach the Spanish names for colors to Mrs. Terrio’s and Ms. Young’s classes. Mrs. Jensen gives instructions to the “loyalists” while King Molly observes

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Community Education Winter—Spring Class Features 2013 Getting to Know Your iPad or iPhone

The Art Of Felting

February 19 6:00-8:00 p.m. C. Wiegman Franklin Media Center Cost: $20.00

February 12, 19, 26 K. Yuretich

Become familiar with your device. Learn what “apps” are and how to load them. Learn to change your settings, use the camera, download and iBook and more!

5:30-6:30 pm. Cost: $15.00 EG Junior High Room 6A Gilbert Campus

The process of felting involves knitting a project of 100% wool, march larger than needed and then shrinking the item on purpose using heat and agitation creating a soft, durable and more water resistant fabric. Come and learn to make a small and easy felted project such as a felted bowl or small drawstring gift bag. Beginners welcome, but all participants should already be comfortable with the very basics of knitting. Call 744-7774 for a list of required supplies or download the list on the Community Ed webpage at

Scrapbooking Workshop

Snowmobile Safety

February 21 6:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00 A. Johnson Franklin Media Center Whether you are a beginner or experienced at scrapbooking join us at this workshop! Three scrapbook pages will be made and materials and tools will be provided. Bring pictures to use, or add them later. Experienced “scrap-bookers” can bring a project that they are working on and ideas to share.

Trail Hawks Snowmobile Club Cost: $5.00 DNR Course Fee February 26th & 28th 5:00-8:00 p.m. Gilbert Campus Cafeteria Test: March 2nd 7:00-10:00 a.m. DNR Office Safety training for ages 12-16 to be able to safely operate a snowmobile. Parent must attend first session for information on the new online self-certification process. This training is also available online, however the test must be taken at the DNR office on March 2nd. Call Bill Petersen 218-865-4664 for online class information.

Creative Cardmaking

March 5, 7, 14 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 per session A. Johnson Franklin Media Center Making homemade cards is easy and fun! Participants will create two unique hand-stamped cards each sessions. All materials will be provided. Register for just one night or all three!

Back in the Day…….

Franklin Elementary I Love to Read Month, circa 2005

Independent School District 2154

Nelle Shean Elementary I Love To Read Month, circa 2005

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