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November 14th, 2022 Vol. 12, Issue 9

Rose Buford Pinochle Tournament & Soup Benefit

Sunday, Nov. 20th, 3pm

520 Elk Street

Alexander, ND

There will be a benefit pinochle tournament and soup dinner on Sunday, November 20th, 2022, starting at 3pm to defray medical expenses for Rose Buford. Silent auction items will also be available to bid on during this time, too. Please contact Michelle Simonson or Terrille Jacobson if you are unable to attend but would like to support or donate in some way.

Turkey Bingo

This Thursday, November 17th, 2022, APS's FTC will hold its annual Turkey Bingo and Canned Food Drive. The first game starts at 6:00pm with the doors opening at 5:30pm. Bring 1 canned food item per Bingo card or 5 per family, if possible. Please do not bring outdated food. Prizes include turkeys, pies, board games, puzzles and other fun items.
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Leader in Me Habit of the Month

This month APS is focusing on "Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind." Having a plan by defining outcomes before one acts and taking the time to create and live by a personal mission statement are two highly effective practices. We all can work to develop these practices for ourselves and to promote clear vision, commitment, and purpose for others.

Boys Basketball and Wrestling

By: Ethan Thomas

Alexander Public School has basketball and wrestling for winter sports coming up for the high school. Carlton Turnquist and AJ Allard are the coaches for these sports. Boys High School basketball starts the Monday after Thanksgiving break and wrestling started November 7th.

This upcoming season will be Carlton’s second year coaching here at Alexander. Carlton graduated and was a state qualifier for wrestling at Alexander. Carlton wants kids to go out for wrestling to find and continue to improve their limits.

The upcoming boys' basketball season will be AJ’s 9th year in all coaching but his 4th year at Alexander. AJ coached girls high school basketball for 3 years at Grenora and 2 years Junior high girls at Bainville. AJ wants kids to play basketball to be part of a team.

Donuts with Dads and Dudes

Pictured below are Ms. Geltel and Ms. Kuhn's kindergarten students received a special treat to spend the morning of November 1st, 2022, with a dad or male role model. Students had juice, donuts, and completed various activities with their dads and dudes while being treated to a pajama party day, too.

Leadership with Calli Thorne

By: Kenzie Suko

6th and 7th grade students get to experience Calli Thorne's leadership training classes two days a week every two weeks.

Thorne is a keynote speaker, global leadership trainer, and a life coach with the Maxwell Leadership team. She works with a wide variety of organizations and clients such as youth from schools, agricultural organizations, women in leadership, and several other teams and individuals.

Calli is also a Mental Health First Aid facilitator helping people to know what to do in times of mental health distress. 7th grader, Trinity Hernandez says her favorite part of Calli's class is when she makes them write positive things about each other and themselves.

Calli has students work on various activities to enforce students to become leaders. She also shares new vocab words that have positive meanings.

Thorne loves her job because she connects with others to help them gain confidence skills. She likes seeing the impact her students make on themselves, people around them, and their communities. Calli gets to travel and meet people that challenge her to do better.

Alexander Middle School welcomes Calli back every year to teach students, “leadership and character traits,” said Shannon Faller, Alexander Middle and High School Principal, who continues to see students develop positive traits from this experience.

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