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Bush questions teaching of technology at HLWW

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A request for $15,000 worth of Chromebooks for the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Middle School dissolved into a discussion about the use of technology in the classroom during the April 24 school board meeting.

Board Member Charles Bush commented that he had read an article recently about technology impeding creativity and innovation.

“Conversation seems to be going by the wayside with this,” he said.

Middle School Principal Jim Schimelpfenig asked, “What are you basing this on? Is it what you see in the classroom, or what you see kids doing in their own time?”

Board Member Paul Bravinder said he’s been with HLWW students at lunchtime, and there is so much conversation that the area is noisy and it’s hard to hear.

“I understand your concerns,” Bravinder told Bush, “but it’s not up to us to retard them from getting the technology they need.”

Bush brought up the recent power outage in San Francisco, and said he’s afraid of people being too reliant on technology.

“I truly do have a horrible concern that – not just here but everywhere you look – are we too much into it?” he asked.

Schimelpfenig said that in the case of the Chromebooks, there are advantages over paper textbooks. Students are able to access information more easily, and the online textbooks can be updated, instead of having to buy new.

Check out the full story, and other school board coverage, in the Monday, May 1 edition of the Herald Journal. For subscription information, click here.

HLWW FFA earns national award and state championships

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – The hard work of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School FFA paid off big at this year’s state convention, with several number-one finishes.

“I lost my voice from all the screaming, because we won so many things,” commented Gabriell (Bella) Bayerl.

The chapter as a whole won first place for “land of service” and “agricultural literacy,” and was also honored with the National Chapter Award.

Three teams were state champions, including:

• best informed greenhand team 1 – Cody Dickhausen, Anthony Lueck, Rebecca Uecker, Macenzie Ramola, and Bethany Groos;

• nursery/landscape – Kylee Sherod, Bella Bayerl, Savanna Weber, and Jenna Benson; and

• agricultural issues – Maddie Weninger, Bella Bayerl, Keith Lent, Lauren Painschab, Naomi Hinojis, and Kylee Sherod.

Senior Maddie Weninger, daughter of Jim “Winnie” and Lisa Weninger, was elected as the 2017-18 Minnesota FFA sentinel.

In addition to Weninger, newly-elected state FFA team members include Spencer Flood of Dassel-Cokato, Kylee Kohls of Litchfield, Katie Benson of Staples-Motley, Emily Pliscott of Kenyon-Wanamingo, and Eleora DeMuth of Grand Rapids.

“It’s the first year in Minnesota FFA history that an all-girls team has been elected,” Weninger commented.

Look for the full story with other award winners in the Monday, May 1 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here for information about how to subscribe.

HLWW FFA won big this year at the state convention.

HLWW FFA won big this year at the state convention.

Holy Trinity High School April 24 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Chicken Patty/Bun, Lettuce, Pickles, Corn, Fruit, Milk

Lunch Servers for the week: Tanner Hausladen and Ellie Malone

3:30 – JVSB practice at LP

4:00 – Track – A – Maple Lake – bus leaves at 2:25 – students excused at 2:15

4:15 – VSB & BB – A – PACT – bus leaves at 2:00 – players excused at 1:50

4:30 – JHSB – HLP – Maple Lake

4:30- JHBB – A – Maple Lake – bus leaves at 2:50 – players excused at 2:40

The following students still have permission slips out for the NHS/SC field trip. The deadline is tomorrow.

Carrie Ogram, Evie Penas, Grace Dietrich, Joey Mochinski, Sally Yin, Ellen Guggemos, Nathaniel Hausladen, Katlyn Pokornowski, McKenna Jagodzinski, John & Matthew Mendiola.

Ms. Jones is still in need of individuals who wish to serve on next year’s student council, especially in the executive positions of vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Please talk to her today if you are interested.

Scholarships for next year are available at the office. Deadline to apply is May 8th.

Students are reminded to be bringing in their spare change for the Food for Kidz packaging event which will be held next Wednesday. We really need you to step up and help feed the hungry.

Holy Trinity High School April 21 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Scholarships for next school year are available from the office. Deadline for these are May 8th.

Lunch for Today: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Carrot Sticks, Fruit, Milk

3:30 – SB practice at LP

3:30 – Track practice at LP

4:30 – JHSB & JHBB – A – Sibley East – bus leaves at 2:30 – players excused at 2:20

4:30 – BB – A – ACGC

The following students need to turn in their permission slip for the Honor Society and Student Council field trip:

Carrie, Julia, Evie, Joey Mochinski, Sally, Ellen Guggemos, Nathaniel, Katlyn, Elijah, Josh Essen, McKenna, John Mendiola, and Matthew Mendiola. If they are not turned in by next Tuesday, April 25th you will not be able to go on the field trip.

Students interested in being in Student Council for next year should talk to Ms. Jones.

New urgent care hours at Hutchinson Health

SPONSORED POST – Beginning Saturday, April 29, urgent care services at Hutchinson Health will be available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week.

Urgent care is ideal for dealing with minor injuries and illnesses quickly, without having to wait for a regular clinic appointment. Walk-in, extended-hour access is often convenient for patients with sprains, sore throats, earaches, minor injuries/cuts, fevers and other urgent – but non-emergency – conditions.

If a problem appears to be life-threatening (such as severe or sudden chest pain), it is best to go to an emergency room or call 911.

Hutchinson Health is located at 3 Century Avenue in Hutchinson, MN. The clinic can be reached at (320) 234-3290.

Student council to present at HLWW meeting April 24

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – At the Monday, April 24 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting, one item on the agenda is a report from the student council.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Monday, May 1 edition of the Herald Journal.