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Dickey County Leader Section A -- December 19, 2013 rO By: Shayna Mertz EHS Journalism Class Rivalry day at EHS is just around the comer. Ellendale High School is having their annual Class Olympics the afternoon of Friday, December 20th. Every year the Student Council hosts Class Olympics for grades 7-12 before they are excused for Christmas vacation. For those of you who don't know what Class Olympics are, they're exactly what they sound like. There is a list of games that students and teachers in each class participate and compete in. The rules are ex- plained before each game is per- formed and all students are given an opportunity to participate. The winner earns the points for their class and at the end, all the points are totaled. A new tradition was started last year. Each class was given a color to wear. This year, the se- niors will wear black, juniors will wear red, sophomores will wear white, freshman will wear blue, eighth graders will wear gray, sev- enth graders will wear green, and teachers will wear pink. It was de- cided that the class will earn more points if a lot of people wear their class color. This year there will be a lot of the same games as in the past. There are quite a few athletic games that get very competitive. These games include the scooter races, an obstacle course, dodge ball, and tug of war. All of these games are a group effort of about six to seven people. These games are usually the overall favorites. Other games include chubby bunny, forehead cookie, pass the orange, and move the ornament. Chubby bunny is when you stuff as many marshmallows as you can in your mouth and each time you put one in you have to say "chub- by bunny." It gets very messy, but is entertaining to watch. Another game is when you have a cookie on your forehead and you have to get it to your mouth without us- ing your arms or hands. Pass the orange is passing an orange down a line of people using only your neck and chin to grab it. Lastly, move the ornament is when two people have to grab ornaments and move them from one string to another with only their mouths. All of these games give everyone a good laugh. The Student Council, with sug- gestions from staff at the high school, has decided to try a few new activities this year. Each class will be assigned a door or window in the school and can decorate it however they want as long as it has a Christmas theme. Another new game will be a lip syncing performance to a song selected by the Student Council. The third and final new addition will be a sort of trivia or Pictionary game. This will be a fun game for a group of individuals from each class. These new games will give students a chance to participate and do something other than the athletic games that are normally played. It will give everyone an opportunity to do something they enjoy doing and are good at. At the end of the day the win- ning class will receive a trophy that will be passed on from winner to winner in the upcoming years. Mostly, the winners will receive bragging rights and everyone knows that's the best prize of all. The 2013 Class Olympics will be a fun time at EHS. Changes for 12-26-2013 thru 1-1-2014 City of Ellendale In celebration of the New Year, the City of Ellendale has waived the fireworks discharge ordinance during that peri- od. Fireworks maybe discharged within the city limits from 10:00AM to 10:00PM December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and January 1st and from 10:00AM December 31st to I:00AM January 1st. Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season! Isabel Wedell, EHS Sophomore was named to the Aberdeen Ameri- can News All-Area Volleyball team for 2013. This year's squad featured 14 se- niors, 4 juniors and 2 sophomores as the team had talent amd experi- ence. Isabel Wedell's listed highlights as a Cardinal this season were:: 65 service aces, 300 digs, 342 kills, 4 assists. Named to the All-District 5 team voten on by the participating coaches. "Isabel Wedell is only a sopho- more and led the team in kills, kill percentage, and blocks -- and this was a team with a solid bunch of se- nior athletes," said Ellendale head coach Mark Quenette. "She is one of those kids who al- ready has the talent level and skill- set that I see in college players, yet she gets better and better with each practice and match. Izzy has out- standing drive, is highly self-moti- vated, and is a perfect example of a team-player." Isabel is the daughter of Paul and Judy Wedell and Heather and A1 Kappenman. 0" By: Kelsey Peterson EHS Journalism Class At the start of the school year of 2013-2014, the Ellendale Ju- nior High and High School stu- dents received iPads. These iPads are to help the student become educated in a more technological way. The students had a training day at school to become more fa- miliar with the iPads. They were also told to upload a few apps that will help improve their education. That is why the students have Mr. having a difficult time. Sometimes, these iPads are a hassle and they sometimes don't work. Some of the students have a more difficult time with the iPads than other students. There are a few apps that crash, but that's only because they probably don't up- date their iPads when they need to. There are students that com- plain about the "horrible" iPads, but they're are thinking inside their brain how cool it is to have an iPad for school studies. Some Thorpe to help them. The teachers parents didn't support the iPad are required to go through training themseNes. They :h iv6 to: ffa, ei 'to' otfiri's piace~]n: the'~tate ai]d sometimes Out of state. They are usually gone for the whole school day. Some teachers are more edu- cated than others and that is why they love to help others that are idea at first. Then their children ~tarted talkii~g~ to :thEni '~ntl' said, ~i may play a ifew games, but the iPad is meant for mostly Studies. The students and staff at Ellendale High know that it is a privilege to have a community that supports them in the iPads usage. DA YOUR LIFE IS ON THE LINE P~ Amerle in I MISSION: ~ H~aocria i LIFELINE~ Dakota NOTICE OF INTENT TO CREATE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relating to Fertilizer Use and Containment North Dakota Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Administrative Code. Brynhild-Haugland Room State Capitol Building 600 East Boulevard Ave. Bismarck, ND 58505 Mon February 3, 2014 1:00 p.m. A copy of the proposed rules may be obtained by writing the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), 600 East Boulevard Ave Dept. 602, Bismarck, ND 58505 or calling (701) 328-1508. A copy of the proposed rules can also be obtained through the North Dakota Ag Department web site,, which also gives directions on how to comment through email. Also, written comments may be submitted to the above address until February 13, 2014. If you plan to attend the hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the NDDAat the above telephone number or address at least 10 days prior to the public hearing. Dated this 5th day of December, 2013 Jim Gray Division Director Prince of invites you to: Dec 24th 3:00 Christmas Eve Service with Pastor Galen Slyvester Dec 29th 4:00 Fullerton Christmas Cantata Dec 31st 3:00 Forbes Lutheran Christmas Choil By Michael O'Brien EHS Journalism Class In our most recent year at EHS we have been getting more in touch with technology, and have been using it to our advantage more ef- fectively. We use this technology in almost every class, such as English. The technology we have been us- ing the most has to be the iPads, the easy to carry convenient devices that can be found in many modern households. This technology being used has a very large amount of uses and capabilities, which inevi- tably improves the educational ex- perience of the students and makes it easier for the teachers. The intro- duction of technology in school is a major improvement and is defi- nitely a plus. The technology that the students use include Ipads, computers, and many more devices that allow them to get work done. For example, we can use the iPads in English for research, projects, and reading. Another example would be using different apps to our advantage, like using the ipad as a calculator in math. Another very helpful use of technology would be using com- puters and certain programs in key- boarding for completing work. The convenience of the ipads have to be its strongest factor, be- cause it can be used at anytime at school if the teacher allows it. The ipad can be used to do normal and conventional work such as taking notes and this makes it a very useful tool and helps the students become much more productive work wise in school. The email system that has been set up at our school helps with communication between stu- dents and teachers, and opens new opportunities for turning in work digitally. This addition to the school sys- tem has been a major benefit to ev- eryone at the school. It has been an overall improvement to the school and very few oppose it. The iPads are allowing students to do work on the fly, which gives them no excuse to be goofing off instead of doing their work. The addition of these new devices has very little negative effects, and the positives outweigh the negatives immensely. Many stu- dents are interested to see how this evolves and are happy to have a so- phisticated device at their disposal. II ale Cale ar Gun Raffle Winner of!l'DecemberI i3'tl S pedal December Rates: $29,00 In-County $33,000utofCounty $37,000utofState POBox9 Ellendale, ND 58436 F (701)349-3222 dcleader@drtel,net h