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January 12, 2015
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and all your New Year’s Resolutions are still in moving in a forward and upward direction. The January thaw sounds like it will happen toward the latter part of the week with the long term forecast even calling for a stretch of seasonably mild temperatures.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mary Pahl as she has been selected as our local Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Pahl is in her second year of teaching here at the Herman-Norcross School. Last year she was our preschool teacher and this year she is teaching our kindergarten class. She is now eligible to apply and be in the running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. We wish her the best of luck in seeking out this most prestigious honor.
Herman Development Corporation
At the December meeting, the Herman Development Corporation committed $1200 to our school in the form of donations and the purchase of a laminator for the school district. Besides the donation of the cost of a laminator, they also gave monetary donations to our Elementary Robotics Program and our Preschool/Kindergarten Smart Room. These gifts and donations are much appreciated as it allows our school to purchase equipment and offer more opportunities for our students. A big thank you goes out to the HDC board of directors and all those who support their efforts to make Herman-Norcross a stronger school and community.
Feature Class: Shop
Our shop classes are busy as always. They are currently building an 8 x 15 fish house on wheels that looks like it is well constructed and designed with a great floor plan. The other big project they are crafting is a duck boat made out of tongue and groove cedar strips. This duck boat is scheduled to be auctioned off at the Ag Bash this upcoming summer as a fund raiser for the FFA program. In the past they have auctioned off a cedar kayak and canoe. The shop classes have also received a Saw Stop and dust collector. This is a new table saw that senses when an soft object such as a hand/finger comes in contact with the blade thus in turn locking the blade in a micro second to stop serious injury from occurring to the user. This is a great form of safety in our shop classes. The old shop table saw will be advertised for sealed bids in the next week - watch for this in the upcoming classified ads section.
Make it a great week!