Monday, May 20, 2013, Tracy Bergum’s 5th grade students from Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks visited the Grand Forks Herald downtown office. Thanks for coming – we enjoyed your visit!
Congratulations to Katie Delohery who was named ND Newspaper Association 2012 Newspapers in Education Teacher of the Year!
Katie is in her sixth year teaching in the Interventions Program at Grand Forks Herald Central High School. She participates in the Herald’s Newspapers in Education Program.
I nominated Katie for this award for her dedication and her creative ways of using newspapers in her classroom. Here are the judges’ comments: “Delohery has used the newspaper in the classroom successfully– but this is a special situation. Delohery uses the newspaper in her Interventions Tutoring Program – a classroom for “at risk” high school students. It’s a program for students who with out it, might slip through the cracks. Using the Herald in Delohery’s classroom has benefited the students in their learning process.”
Interventions Tutoring is a program to assist students who have been determined to be at risk for school failure. The Interventions Tutoring Program addresses student needs in terms of academic supports, school participation/involvement, and support/related services. The program’s mission is to identify and remove obstacles that cause school failure and increase students’ resiliency, perseverance, connectedness to school, and hope for achievement. The Interventions Tutoring Program’s goals align with school district initiatives for literacy.
• To improve student attitude toward reading
• To improve student motivation to read both in and out of school
• To expose students to a variety of readings
• To engage in conversations about the purposes for reading
• To help students acquire reading skills and strategies
• To promote independent learning and student responsibility for their own learning
Katie shared with me some of the ways she uses the Herald in her classroom:
“The newspapers are on display in our classroom for our students to readily access. We choose an article of the week to display on our bulletin board where multiple copies are available for students to read. One student mentioned, “I enjoy the articles of the week because they are unique articles or articles I typically wouldn’t have read otherwise.” There isn’t an hour that goes by where the newspapers haven’t been used by students.
Since our program’s goals align with the district’s literacy initiatives we often times use articles for reading strategies to help with comprehension. We have used articles for students to practice their questioning, activating background knowledge, predicting, visualizing, connecting and summarizing skills. I asked a student why they enjoy having the newspapers available in the classroom she said, “I really enjoy having newspapers available in the classroom. It keeps me updated on current events and also allows us to do fun learning strategies that involve articles from the newspaper.
Other fun strategies we have done with the articles include: Newspaper scavenger hunts, locating our vocabulary words, learning vocabulary strategies, using context clues, using discussion protocols, examining writing styles, developing opinion pieces and many more. The great thing about getting the newspaper every day is there is a variety of ways we can use them for learning while keeping up with current events. I LOVE watching children learn; it is my passion and I am confident the Grand Forks Herald has helped many students learn!”
Thanks to KimBerly Clark, Grand Forks Central Marketing Teacher/DECA Adviser for sending us the following information!
GFC DECA Members Attend International Conference
More than 16,000 students and advisors from various countries and all 50 states attended DECA’s International Conference April 24-28 in Anaheim, CA. National DECA President Morgan Thompson, from North Dakota, opened the conference in high spirits and Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet, spoke about overcoming adversity and becoming successful. Mr. Greenbaum was featured on Undercover Boss. DECA members competed in a wide margin of events and spent a great deal of time networking with each other.
North Dakota was represented by over 150 students and advisors. Grand Forks Central DECA had six students attending the conference: Jamie Griggs, Jenna Wheeler, Parker Luney, Jessica Fairley, Jason Kuntz, and Madi Remer.
Along with the conference Central students experienced Disneyland, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica Pier. As a whole the conference in Anaheim California was a great experience. The competition prepared students for real life situations and got them thinking about what’s next.
Congratulations to Grand Forks Central DECA members Jamie Griggs, Jenna Wheeler, and Madi Remer who placed in the top 30% in their event, with over 150-200 members in each event.
Thursday, April 25, 2013, the 6th grade students from Larimore, N.D. visited the Grand Forks Herald downtown office. They are pictured here with teacher Brenda Beck (right) and para Judith Quinn (left).
This same group visited the Grand Forks Herald production plant last May as 5th graders. Here are a couple of photos of them from last year at the Herald production plant.
You are invited to Celebrating Our Cultures Tuesday, April 23 at Red River High School in Grand Forks. The event will feature presentations, cultural songs and dances from New American & International students and food sampling from various countries. The event is free and open to the public beginning at 5:30pm. Enter through Red River High School Door #1 by Cushman Field. For more information call (701)746-2205 #115.
A detailed letter was sent to area schools in early March. Here is a list of the information we requested.
1. Listing of other candidates for graduation (PLEASE LIST BY FIRST NAME FIRST, LAST NAME LAST. DO NOT INCLUDE MIDDLE NAMES OR INITIALS.)
2. The valedictorian and photo
3. The salutatorian and photo
4. Listing of honor students – NO PHOTOS PLEASE
5. Date, time and place of your graduation ceremony
6. Class motto or theme (optional)
7. Class flower (optional)
This keepsake section will feature graduates from high schools through out our North Dakota and Minnesota circulation area. Remember information must be received by Friday, April 12.
If you have any questions call Lisa Gibson at (701) 787-6753 or (800) 477-6572 ext. 1753 or send an email to: email@example.com.
The Angle is accessible from the rest of Minnesota by one of two ways:
The border crossing is unstaffed. Travelers using the single gravel road in and out of the Angle are expected to use a telephone at Jim’s Corner, Youngs Bay Marina or Carlsons Landing to contact Canadian or U.S. Customs and make their declarations. -Wikipedia.org
Here is an activity page on Respect to use with younger students. Download by clicking on the following link: RESPECT