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10 Broadcaster Press Bringing in a New School Year August 13, 2019 www.broadcasteronline.com France Honors South Dakota World War II Veterans WWII Veterans from South Dakota, Jimmy J. Traupel, 96, of Mitchell, Orville B. Lerew, 97, of Faulkton and Kenneth R. Higashi, 97, of Spearfish, will be awarded France’s highest distinction for their participation in the liberation of France during WWII. The French Legion of Honor is the highest distinction that France By Governor Kristi Noem can bestow upon those who have August 9, 2019 achieved remarkable deeds for France. Founded by Napoleon Can you believe the summer is almost over? Bonaparte in 1802, the National The launch of the school year is a little different Order of the Legion of Honor for my family this year. Booker is beginning his recognizes eminent service to the senior year of high school in a few days and will French Republic. Recipients of this be starting football soon (Go Chargers!). Kassidy honor are named by decree signed and Kennedy are done with college now, so school by the President of the Republic. supply shopping is a much easier task… though I Consul General of France to have to admit I miss the days of picking out boxes the Midwest region, Guillaume of crayons and spiral notebooks. LACROIX, will officially present With one in high school and two having gone the Legion of Honor medal to the all the way through our state’s public schools, I’ve Honorees during three separate been privileged to have a front-row ticket to the ceremonies: continuum of our education system. And from this - WWII Veteran Jimmy J. Traupel perspective, one thing is abundantly clear: we do to be honored on Wednesday, Aug. a lot of things right in our South Dakota schools. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Earlier this year, I visited Todd County Middle Park (1st and Main Street) in MitchSchool in Mission, South Dakota – a school that ell, SD 57301 (weather permitting. is doing a lot of things right. Their work has been Alternate address: Corn Palace, 601 bolstered in recent years by a state-funded Native N. Main Street, Mitchell, SD 57301). American Achievement Grant, a 3-year project to S/Sgt. Traupel was a member of jumpstart improvements in academic outcomes for Native American students and increase student success. The project requires schools to build cultural identities, encourage academic perseverance, and develop student leadership skills. Schools that received these funds are expected to integrate Native American culture and language throughout their curriculum. It’s truly a remarkable program. (StatePoint) New grade levels Because of this grant, Todd County Middle and new routines mean it’s time School has implemented several changes that to purchase back-to-school esare benefitting both the students and their comsentials that will help make this munity. They are incorporating Lakota language year a success. Though this time and culture into their school, addressing mental health, and meeting students where they are at for of year can be stressful for parents, a few tips below will go a both behavior and academic needs. long way to helping you navigate It is a student-centered environment. Each morning, teachers and students start the day with a new school year. Save More on School Supplies wellness activities to get kids in the mindset for School supplies are often the school. They make sure every student has had top priority for parents and stusomething to eat. Teachers collaborate and work together to instruct and support students. In addi- dents when shopping for back-toschool season. Start by referenction to traditional counseling services, they have ing your students’ school supply implemented a recovery room where students list given by the school and can go to work through anxiety or take time to sort through a difficult situation. These rooms are determining if you have leftover staffed with counselors and have proven success- items from the previous school year that can be reused. Check ful in curbing violence in the school and helping to see if your state offers a taxstudents be ready to learn in the classroom. free weekend incentive to save And the results speak for themselves. The 8th grade class I talked with went from 78 acts of vio- even more. From pencils and lence in their 5th grade year to only four incidents paper to binders, markers, calculators and planners, you can of violence as 8th graders. Academic gains are emerging as well. The students are articulate, con- enjoy hundreds of deals on the products most purchased during fident, and optimistic – a reflection of the atmosphere throughout the school. the 379th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. He flew 34 combat missions during WWII as a waist gunner in a B-17. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Air Medal with three (3) Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal with two (2) Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and one (1) Overseas Service Bar. - WWII Veteran Orville B. Lerew to be honored on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church - 1011 St John St. in Faulkton, SD 57438. S/Sgt. Lerew was a member of the United States Army, Troop “D” 87th Cavalry, 7th Armored Division where he was a platoon leader. He participated in the Northern France, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart with one (1) Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal with four (4) Bronze Service Stars, two (2) Overseas Service Bars, the Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, the WWII Victory Medal, and the Expert Badge with Carabine Bar. - WWII Veteran Kenneth R. Higashi to be honored on Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at Meier Hall – Black Hills State University Campus Yellow Jacket Lane, Spearfish, SD 57799. Sgt. Higashi was a member of the C “Charlie” Company, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a famous Japanese Americans special fighting force. During his service he was an infantry assault squad leader. He participated in the North Apennines, the Po Valley, the Rhineland (France: Vosges) and Southern France campaigns. For his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-AfricanMiddle Eastern Medal with three (3) Bronze Battle Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge with one (1) Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, The honorable Service lapel Button-WWII, the Sharpshooter Qualification Badge, two (2) Overseas Service Bars. He is also a recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal. 3 Ways to Save Time and Money on Back-to-School Shopping I was incredibly impressed by Todd County Middle School, and I know that successes like this are mirrored all over our state. Teachers are working to inspire students and prepare them for the workforce. I’m committed to further expanding opportunities in this arena, too. In a few months, we’ll launch our “South Dakota Week of Work,” which will expose students to high-demand careers and innovative businesses right here in South Dakota. So as another summer comes to an end, let me leave our students (and teachers too!) with this back-to-school encouragement: Find things you are passionate about and act on them. Be bold. See the good in people. Focus each day on leaving this world a little better than you found it. appy Ads H Share your special birthdays, anniversaries, and announcements with the world with a happy ad in the Broadcaster Press or Vermillion Plaintalk. We can help you say thank you, invite people to events or request card showers. Our professional graphic designers will create a personalized ad that will make you smile. Call 624-4429 back-to-school season. Meal Prep Made Simple The new school year is often more chaotic than laid-back summer days, especially when it comes to preparing meals for your family. De-stress meal planning by taking one day a week to search ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner with resources like DG Easy Meals, available at dollargeneral.com/easy-meals. Shop ahead for easy snacks for your family to eat between activities, like nuts, pretzels and trail mix. Making the switch to private brand items, like the Clover Valley brand at Dollar General can help you save on snacks and treats you already love. With the right amount of preparation, you can easily knock meal and snack planning off your list in no time! Take Advantage of Discounts Buying back-to-school items for one or more students can get pricey. While shopping for necessities, look to save even more through coupons and digital coupons. Download Dollar General Digital Coupons and check out deals before you shop. Now through September 7, all customers can save $5 on a $15 purchase of school supplies, and teachers can save 20 percent on stationery items every time they shop with a valid ID. Downloading savings before you shop saves you time in-store and ensures you are getting the best possible deals on back-toschool items. For deals, visit dg.coupons.com/coupons. This season, don’t be overwhelmed as you take on your back-to-school shopping. With a bit of preparation, you can save time and money getting ready for the new academic year. VERMILLION SCHOOL DISTRICT IS REQUESTING BIDS FOR CTE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR The Vermillion School District has implemented as part of its high school curriculum an elective construction trades class (CTE). The District wishes to partner with a Vendor to establish a CTE house construction program for the 2019-20 school year. Terms and Conditions: •The CTE house will be built by District according to specifications, plans and terms contained in an, Exhibit “A” and incorporated by reference herein as if set forth in full. •All CTE house building materials (including small, expendable, incidental items such as nails, sandpaper, trash dumpster, etc.) will be purchased and provided by Vendor to the District based on plans and specifications developed by Vendor in the Exhibit “A”. •The Vendor will maintain ownership in the materials and structure (i.e., the house being built) and the District’s CTE class members will provide labor, services, shop tools and equipment in the form of CTE class participation. •The Vendor will provide builders risk, liability, and property damage insurance for all facets of the house construction project. •House construction activities will begin on ___________, 2019 and conclude no later than ___________, 2020, at which time Owner will have ____ days in which to remove the completed CTE house from District property to another off-District site. •It is specifically agreed by and between the parties that all expenses for site preparation; plumbing installation; heating and air conditioning installation; taping; texturing; electrical installation; moving; heating costs during construction; floor covering installation, and building permit and inspection fees as required will be the responsibility of the Vendor where applicable. •The Vendor will be responsible for the contractor’s sales, excise or use tax. •It shall be Vendor’s responsibility to periodically inspect the progress of said project during the entire period of construction. Vendor will indemnify and hold District harmless from any and all claims of liability, injury or damage arising from the CTE house construction project. •The Vendor will donate to the District the sum of $___________ as consideration for District’s provision of labor and services, or in lieu thereof, or in addition to thereto the following: _____________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Broad __________________________________________________________________________________________ casteronline 2x1 __________________________________________________________________________________________ .com Proposal: •Proponents shall identify relevant management, administrative and financial capabilities as well as technical and necessary skills, qualifications and experience that they will consider appropriate to the evaluation of their ability to successfully undertake the proposed contract and meet all the RFP objectives. Please indicate any experiences, procedures, expertise, teaching methods or “extras” that should be considered as part of your proposal. •The Vermillion School Board will consider all of the proposals 3x1 based on merit and reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Broadcasteronline.c om Proposals are due to the Vermillion Administrative Office, 17 Prospect St. no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Broadcasteronline.c om 4x1
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