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School year ends with flurry of events

Osakis Public School principals Shad Schmidt and Tim Roggenbuck gave their reports at the Monday, May 14 School Board meeting. The reports were filled with end of the school year dates and activities.

Schmidt reported that the April Win the Day winner was second-grader Easton Paulzine. More than 100 students were nominated in April and five postcards were sent home.

Five third-grade girls approached Schmidt for permission to clean up the school playground during recess. Schmidt gladly gave them permission, along with two third-grade boys.

They cleaned up the playground and the tennis courts area.

As a result of their actions, Schmidt treated the entire third grade class to freeze pops, and told them how proud he was of them.

An incentive was held to encourage the students to do their best in the MCA tests, and rewards were given based on their efforts and meeting their personal goals. Drawings were held for $500 in prizes, including two bicycles, and summer sports equipment. Every elementary classroom had at least one winner.

Schmidt reported that as a result of the remote HotRod Radio broadcast held during Kindergarten Roundup, five children and their parents came in, toured the school and took home enrollment materials.

Elementary events coming up:

Fifth and Sixth grade musical, Wednesday, May 23.

Picnic in the Alexandria City Park, Thursday, May 24 for Kindergarten.

Track and Field Day, Friday, May 25.

Valley Fair trip Tuesday, May 29 for grades 6-8.

Kindergarten graduation, Wednesday, May 30.

Sixth grade graduation and throwing water balloons at the principal for the fall fundraiser incentive, Wednesday, May 30.

High school wrapping up

Graduation practice will be held Friday, May 25 at 1:15 p.m. Lockers will be checked at that time.

School Board members inquired if the seniors will do a walk-through in the elementary school wearing their graduation gowns as they did last year.

Graduation will be held Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.

Valley Fair trip for grades 6-8 will be held Tuesday, May 29. Grade reports will be made on Thursday, May 24. Students who are failing will not make the trip.

Wednesday, May 30 grades 7-11 will hand in Chromebooks.

May 31 is the last day of school. Awards for grades 7-11 will be held in the morning. This is an early out day.

Student reps report

Student School Board members Riley Moundsden and Alana Eckel reported.

Moundsden was among four OHS seniors attending the Lakes Country Service Co-op Honors Banquet, along with Supt. Bergquist, Lauren Savageau, Derek Hetland and Karlee Hoffarth, in Fergus Falls. Lauren received a $250 scholarship, and Derek received a $200 scholarship.