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Game 1 Girls Varsity Basketball vs Bagley - 6:00 PM
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Raider Nation News October 2018 Edition
Mr Eischens IND Tech 8th and 9th grade finished their cutting boards just in time for Thanksgiving!
LPA NHS Helps to Transform A Life
“Transform a life, and your own,” is the Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, tagline for recruitment. The Lake Park Audubon National Honor Society accepted that challenge and hosted their bi-annual Fall Blood Drive on Friday, November 16th in the High School Theater. At the blood drive, 51 people registered to donate, which resulted in 48 units of lifesaving blood, double red cells and plasma from our community. The efforts and support of the NHS and LPA Community is greatly appreciated. “Thank you and the NHS students for all of the hard work with your blood drive last week. Because of you and your group, local patients will have more time with their loved ones,” stated Donor Recruitment Representative Jenna Steen. Some of the donors have already received notices that their blood was used in a medical event. The LPA NHS plans to sponsor another blood drive in the Spring of 2019. If you are able to, we always welcome new donors. Fourteen of the 51 participants were first time donors.
A big shout out to Mr. Waselk and his sociology class for playing Santa and his elves, and helping to judge a little holiday PBL activity that the 7th graders participated in!
NHS/Student Council Students Attend Conference
Members from the Lake Park Audubon National Honor Society and Student Council attended the MAHS/MASC Leadership Forum on Sunday-Monday, November 4-5 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota. Faculty advisers Cheryl Hogie and Jamie Nelson attended the Advisor session that was facilitated at the same time. The students were able to hear guest speaker Kyle Willkom who just recently moved to Minnesota from Nashville, Tennessee. Willkom uses music to help facilitate his message and is a professional speaker, leadership consultant, and music author who speaks at schools, conferences, and events nationally. He is the author of the “Wake Up Call,” and “The Thinking Dilemma” - trainings and curriculum that help guide high school students avoid distractions and build an intentional life of purpose. He focuses on leadership elements of networking and mindfulness.
Meanwhile, the advisers attended a training facilitated Doug Erickson, the Executive Director of Minnesota Honor Societies. Doug shared a training he had recently attended on the “Legal Issues for Advisers.” In addition, Kyle Willkom did a training session on networking and helping advisers facilitate discussions on programs and projects that work well in their respective schools.
Both student leaders and advisers were able to learn more about Internet Safety and Social Media Influences from Detroit Lakes speaker, Kent Molberg. Finally, MAHS State Advisers Karrie Fredrickson and Jerome Johannes led the advisers in a question and answer session.
LPA students attending the Fall Leadership Forum include Etta Miosek, Shadasia Stalberger, Haidyn Peterson, Hailey Frohman, and Paul DeBlieck. The students and their advisers had an energizing training and look forward to implementing some of the activities and ideas into their student-lead programs and projects.
The “Skinny” on Healthy Cookie Creations
“Reduce your sugar, increase your fiber, eliminate the fat,” are all common phrases heard from dietary educators working in today’s nutrition arena. Advanced Standing and Placement Nutrition students at LPA are learning that there is a direct link between diet and health through modifying foods they already eat. Good eating habits involve knowing how to prepare and select foods that fit into the Dietary Guidelines provided by the USRDA. What better way to demonstrate and learn that how dietary goals can be accomplished through some minor recipe changes.
Using curriculum provided from the NDSU Extension Service, students modified a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe in five different manners. Cookies were lowered in fat, increased in fiber, cholesterol free, gluten free, or lowered in sugar content. Students learn that establishing a goal, such as lowering sugar content, is the first step. Next, students calculate appropriate recipe substitutions, since all ingredients serve a “purpose” in the final result. For example, applesauce can serve as a substitution for either fat or sugar in a baked product, as long you reduce in proportion to the other quantities. However, the cookies will not be as crisp, nor will they brown as dark since the properties of sugar are altered. Students were able to sample and complete a written critique of each version. “Learning through technical skills helps students experience the concepts we are discussing in a more meaningful way,” stated FCS Instructor Cheryl Hogie. Although the cookies were “identified” by the ingredient changes, most students agreed they could not tell the difference between the non-modified cookie and some of the modified cookie versions. “While some of them looked a little different, I thought they all tasted pretty good,” stated class member Justin How.
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Practice Schedule-
November 6th- 6pm (Lake Park)
November 8th- 6pm (Lake Park)
November 13th- 6pm (Lake Park)
November 15th- 6pm (Lake Park)
November 20st - 6pm (Lake Park)
November 27th- 6pm (Lake Park)
November 29th- 6pm (Lake Park)
December 4th- 6pm (Lake Park)
December 6th- 6pm (Lake Park)
December 11th- 6pm (Lake Park)
December 13th- 6pm (Lake Park)
Saturdays will include 4 Saturday Mornings
November 17th (Lake Park)
December 1nd (TBA)
December 8th (TBA)
December 15th (Lake Park)
Schedule Could Change Location/Time as Events come up
Members of the Lake Park Audubon National Honor Society will be collecting “Treats for Troops” once again this year; however, the change in how they approached their goal last year will remain the same. Historically, students have gone door-to-door, asking for “Treats for Troops,” and have had a resounding positive response. That response resulted in over 80 pounds, of mostly candy, being sent to active troop members in the past several years. While the “treats” are greatly appreciated, the commanding officers may not have seen it as a part of a healthy diet and regime for their troops. Thus, the request for healthier “treats” will be implemented once again this year. Some of the recommended treats that will be accepted include: “packaged coffee, jerky, pretzels, snack crackers, trail mix, and hunting/fishing/sports magazines.” Liquids cannot be shipped abroad to the troops and will not be accepted.
The LPA NHS will accept donations of the healthier options at the LPA High School or will collect them upon request up through Monday, November 5th. The Lake Park Legion has once again agreed to help with the shipment of the items. Aaron Christensen, former LPA student (2007) is a current chaplain in the military and is connected to a Minnesota unit in Kuwait that would receive the treats. If you have items to donate or an enlisted service member from the LPA area that you would like to recognize, please contact the LPA NHS adviser, Cheryl Hogie at firstname.lastname@example.org or school phone 218-325-0754.
LPA NHS Sends Treats to Troops
Generous donations from the Cormorant Lakes Sportsman Club and Belles from St. Mary of the Lakes Church, Detroit Lakes helped fulfill the Operation Gratitude wish of sending healthy snacks to troops serving abroad. With the help of the Lake Park Auxiliary and Detroit Lakes Walmart, the LPA National Honor Society was able to ship several boxes of coffee, snack crackers, beef jerky, granola bars, trail mix and assorted dried fruit bags to several troop members from our local area. Mary Christensen, Lake Park, knows how grateful the service people are when the gift boxes come since she has helped facilitate the shipping of the goods over several years. “I know that when our son Aaron was serving abroad he greatly appreciated the thoughts and generosity of his home community in remembering him and his troop in such a special way,” stated Christensen. The transition from collecting candy to purchasing healthier snacks has been a positive change. “The generous donations from the community has been such a positive response. We are truly overwhelmed by the quantity of items donated,” stated LPA NHS member Chloe Leno, whom along with NHS member Carlie Ecker, helped to facilitate the fundraiser and the collection inventory that followed. Collectively, over 500 food items were donated for this service project.
NDSU Choir Festival
October 7 and 8, two talented choir members participated in the NDSU Choir Festival. Jon Stone and Rachel Ullmer were selected through through an audition process. Each potential choir member performed their contest solo on an audio recording. Nearly one hundred top choral students auditioned for this prestigious chamber choir. Rachel Ullmer was selected as a soprano and Jon Stone was selected as a bass to the 32 member choir. Jon received further acclamations by being selected for a bass solo in a Spanish selection entitled I Adore You ( Te Quiero) by Favero.
Congratulation Rachel and Jon!
On Thursday, September 20th 9th graders from several surrounding school districts were invited to attend a Business and Industry Career Expo hosted by the Detroit Lakes School system. Over fifty different career vendors were present at the career fair.
Lake Park Audubon 9th graders were able to visit with the various career fields represented including: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Art, Communications, & Information Systems; Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology; Health Science Technology; Human Services; and Business Management and Administration. While attending the Career Expo, students were required to interview at least one presenter from each of the Career Fields.
The field trip helps to fulfill a part of the Personal Learning Plan Portfolio, which is a Minnesota State requirement to help students have a clearer pathway plan in place as they approach their senior year in high school. Instructors attending the Career Fair included; Jamie Nelson-School Counselor, Cheryl Hogie, and Connor Waselk-High School Instructors. PARA assistant, Candace Lunde also attended the event.
LPA NHS Induction Ceremony Retains Record
National Honor Society Seniors at the Lake Park Audubon High School welcomed 17 new members at their annual Induction Ceremony on Sunday, September 23, at the LPA High School Theater.
National Honor Society is a national organization that invites students to apply for membership based on four criteria: Scholarship, Character, Service, and Leadership. Once inducted into NHS, students need to maintain a minimum 3.2 accumulative GPA (4.0) and maintain a high level of character. In addition, members need to participate in a minimum total of 14 hours of service each school year and model leadership in their school and community.
With eighteen returning members and seventeen new members, thirty-five total members is a back-to-back membership record at LPA. Service planned for the current school year includes: assistance at the Lake Park Pumpkin Fest, Fall and Spring Blood Drives, Food Baskets for Thanksgiving, and Treats for Troops. Adviser for the LPA NHS is Cheryl Hogie.
Returning members to the LPA NHS organization include:
Melissa Asplin Kailee Lefebvre
Angelica Ballard Chloe Leno
Kevin Bjorgan Alan Lubbers
Carlie Ecker Jack Mattson
MacKenzie Ehlers Andrew Neumann
Elise Grabinger Sanden O’Connell
Shayla Hendricks Morgan Schmitz
Justin How Shadaisa Stalberger
Lindsey Knutson Jayda Swegarden
New members to the LPA NHS organization include:
Tyler Bjerke Alexis Leininger Sydney Porter
Paul DeBlieck Etta Miosek Benjamin Rabideaux
Hailey Frohman Caleb Noel Victoria Shiekh
Mia Gehrig Emma Pederson Emily Thompson
Garrett Kleven Kay Pederson Justin Wetli
Morgan Kruger Haidyn Peterson
We attended the ceremony again this year at MSUM.
41 LPA students watched 103 individuals from 34 different countries become citizens.
In today's society it is so vital that students see these people become Americans. They are all very proud to become part of our country and that students get an up close and personal view of this is amazing!
The 8th graders at LPA are starting off the year with some STEAM! They are already in the middle of their second collaborative problem-based learning project. Students in Mr. Wixo and Mrs. Watland's classes teamed up to design and build a tower out of tape and spaghetti noodles. The goal was to build the highest tower that could successfully hold a marshmallow on the top. Students needed to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as creativity, innovation, and collaboration. The 8th graders are currently in the middle of another design challenge, building catapults. This project helps students to better understand the engineering design and scientific inquiry processes while stressing the importance of teamwork! The catapults will have to hold up to five different challenges.
Here at LPA, we believe in educating and empowering our students to thrive. Be it in academics, athletics, art, or any other skills, we truly believe that we will grow every day, in every way, at LPA.
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