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Miss Patti's preschool bunnies are ready to "hop" into WDC's spring break! 

WDC Schools will be on spring break, April 1 to 6, with classes resuming on Tuesday, April 7. Enjoy!


Farm author teaches students about farming era

Minnesota farm heritage author, poet and public speaker Gordon Fredrickson entertained K-4 students today with his story-telling about growing up on a farm in 1950 at WDC Elementary media center. He's written 10 children's books about farming, with two more about to be printed.

"My purpose is to tell the story of farming because it needs to be told," said Fredrickson, who was born in New Prague, Minn., and raised on a 120-acre dairy farm in Scott County, Minn. He and his wife, Nancy, travel together to schools to pass along this story of an era that's changed over the years.

In 1999, he started writing stories that would entertain yet be historically accurate. "I started writing books because when my parents passed away, I wanted to show what it was like back in the year 1950, to preserve that farm heritage," said Fredrickson.

The visit was coordinated by the Wadena-Deer Creek FFA Club, as well as sponsorships from An Open Book, Leaf River Ag, and David Paulson Insurance & Realty. 

WDC students enjoyed Fredrickson's presentation that took them back to 1950. They learned how to teach a newborn calf to drink milk and how to call the cows in by yelling, "Come Boss, Come Boss!" 

WDC students enjoyed Fredrickson's presentation that took them back to 1950. They learned how to teach a newborn calf to drink milk and how to call the cows in by yelling, "Come Boss, Come Boss!" 

If you are interested in purchasing any of his books, www.gordonfredrickson.com/

 

WDC FFA members were on hand to introduce Mr. Fredrickson, far right, at the start of his four presentations. Pictured, from left, is Beth Schmitz, Mitchell Janson and Jack Goeden.

WDC FFA members were on hand to introduce Mr. Fredrickson, far right, at the start of his four presentations. Pictured, from left, is Beth Schmitz, Mitchell Janson and Jack Goeden.


Sign-up under way for Day of Caring

This year, seniors Marissa Jahnke, Elise Kallevig, Danyel Post and Michael Small are the NHS students who are coordinating the Day of Caring project.

This year, seniors Marissa Jahnke, Elise Kallevig, Danyel Post and Michael Small are the NHS students who are coordinating the Day of Caring project.

Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s seventh annual “Day of Caring” is slated for Wednesday, April 29, and WDC students are looking for individuals who would like their help. The Day of Caring is organized by the National Honor Society of Wadena-Deer Creek High School and is a day set aside for WDC students to give back to their community by volunteering to help people with outdoor clean-up projects.  

Students will rake leaves, weed flowerbeds, wash windows, as well as other tasks around the yard in the immediate Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton areas.  

If you have an outdoor project, call the Day of Caring phone number at (218) 632-2444. Requests are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Deadline for calling in requests is April 17.


WDC students begin testing in April

This spring, Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools will again be looking to see where our students are when it comes to the state standards set by the Minnesota Department of Education. 

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (or MCAs) will begin at WDC in April. 

“It is important for each student to do his/her best so we know how best to help students improve in the future.  As we all know, it is hard to do our best when we are distracted so students need a good night’s sleep and breakfast to improve their performance on these assessments,” said Toni Kraska, WDC school counselor.  

Students take these assessments on a computer, so it is especially important that their eyes are rested.  

Parents can find resources on the website https://mn.pearsonperspective.com.  The students will be testing on the following dates:

3rd grade:

April 7-10—Reading

April 20-24—Math

 

4th grade:

April 13-17—Reading

April 27-May 1—Math

 

5th grade:

April 13-15—Reading

April 20-22—Math

May 4-6—Science

 

6th grade:

April 14-16—Reading

April 27-29—Math

7th grade:

April 16—Reading

April 30—Math

 

8th grade:

April 10—Reading

April 23—Math

May 7—Science

 

10th grade:

April 28—Reading

May 12-13—Science

 

11th grade:

April 21-22—Math

April 28—ACT


Wolverine Bites

WDC sixth-graders are collecting aluminum pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They will be collecting tabs until April 30 -- so start saving! The tabs are recycled and help families who have children who are ill, stay at the Ronald McDonald House.  Drop off your tabs at the elementary or middle/high school offices. Any questions, contact any sixth-grade teacher -- Ms. Berg, Mrs. Grendahl or Mr. Ferris at (218) 632-2300. Thank you!

 

Knob Hill Sportsmans Club will hold a youth fire arm safety course for students who must be 11 years of age by April 21, 2015. Registration Night is April 16 from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the 4-H Building on the Wadena County Fairgrounds in Wadena. Classes held April 21, 23, 28 and 30 in the 4-H Building from 6 to 9 p.m. Students must attend all classes in order to pass. May 2 is Field Test Day starting at 8 am. Test night is May 5.  Fee paid to the DNR after classroom completion, passing of final test and passing Field Day. Online payment made to the DNR. Questions, contact Vern Kemper at (218) 639-5080.

 

BOOKS WANTED!  WDC Elementary is taking children’s book donations for their Ice Cream for Books event from now until April 9. They can be dropped off at elementary office any time before April 9.

Join us Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for WDC's annual Ice Cream for Books. Kids in preschool to fourth grade may come and swap their gently used books in exchange for another gently used book. After, they can enjoy book bingo, storytime and, of course, ice cream in the cafeteria!  

Ice Cream for Books is free of charge.


The previously scheduled ACT test date on April 18, 2015 at WDC High School has been canceled. There will be no ACT administration on that Saturday due to the school state-wide ACT given on April 28, 2015.  The June 13, 2015 test date is still available. Any questions, contact Lois Schulz at (218) 632-2370.


WDC Indoor Track hours for Spring 2015: 

Middle/High School walking track:
Monday-Friday: 6 - 7 a.m. 
Monday - Friday: *5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m. *No after-school walking due to track & field practice.

Elementary School hallways:
Monday-Friday: 6 - 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.



REGISTER for 2015 Spring Community Education classes - CLICK HERE!


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