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Panther Post: Getting ahead of the competition with extra training in the off-season

April 28, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Off-season training is critical to the competitive athlete. During this time athletes can develop a strong cardiovascular system and build lean muscle mass that is functional to being a multi-sport athlete. Continue Reading

Panther Post: Park Rapids students busy taking comprehensive tests

April 28, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are coming to a close in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Panther Post: Lima bean project

April 28, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

First grade teacher, Jenny Corbin has been busy with her students this spring. Her first graders wrapped lima beans up in wet paper towels, put them into a baggie, and hung them in the window. For about three weeks, the students were able to see how they grew, starting with roots forming first. The students wrote in a journal about what they saw with their own seed, by writing and illustrating. When students were able to take the seeds home, many of them continued the experiment and some grew so tall that they grew out of the baggie and others planted them in soil at home! Continue Reading

Panther Post: Students participate in auction

April 28, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Sixth grade students at Century school recently had an auction to celebrate the end of the trimester. They bid with Panther Dollars, which they had earned by reading books, finishing assignments on time, and being kind, considerate and respectful. The items they bid on were donated by parents, or bought with the help of the PTA. This was the fifth such auction in which Jolene Jokela Veo, David Veo, and Randy Jokela donated their time and expertise. They brought along bidding numbers and a sound system, and provided the students with an authentic auction experience.
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Panher Post: Century students bring awareness to heart disease

February 29, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Century Schools hosted a Jump and Hoops for Heart event from Feb. 9-23 to raise money for the American Heart Association. Here’s some of the activities that have already happened. Continue Reading

Panther Post: Century Leadership Team developing local literacy plan

February 29, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Minnesota has the second largest achievement gap in the United States. In an effort to close this achievement gap between different ethnic groups, the Commissioner of Education reminds us that all students must be ensured equal access to rigorous courses and innovative educational practices. Continue Reading

Panther Post: Students learn science outside classroom

February 29, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Due to a generous donation by the Park Rapids Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association, the Park Rapids seventh graders have the opportunity to attend the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve. Continue Reading

Panther Post: Park Rapids student advances in region Spelling Bee

February 29, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The Region 1 & 2 Spelling Bee was held Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls. Continue Reading

Panther Post: Area’s drama students are a class act

February 29, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

I was so glad to read the article by Kalee Holland in the Feb. 15 edition of the Park Rapids Enterprise. As Kalee indicated, some high school activities are less visible to the public than others. Continue Reading

Panther Post: Wordsmiths

January 25, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Nineteen students participated in the Century Middle School Spelling Bee on Jan. 16, sponsored by the school’s PTA. The oral bee included the top spellers in grades 5 through 8, and follows the Scripps National Spelling Bee format. Spencer Hausmann was the first place winner after a long battle lasting 16 rounds. The championship word was “timorously.” Other challenging words included “scythe,” “mezzanine,” “whimsical,” “leniency,” “extemporaneous” and “posthumous.” First place winner Spencer Hausmann will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee in Thief River Falls on Feb. 15. Continue Reading

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