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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Get to Know Ms. Cook
Her favorite thing about teaching is that each day is never the same as the last. "The kids make my job fun instead of boring," she says. Her goal for students is for them to become lifelong learners. She plans to achieve this by making lessons fun and hands-on. She also wants to encourage students to ask lots of questions. Welcome Ms. Cook!
Get to Know Ms. Holst
Shania Holst is the new second grade teacher at Battle Lake School! This is Ms. Holst's first year being a full time teacher, previously working as a long term substitute. She grew up in Staples, MN and attended Bemidji State University. When asked why she wanted to become a teacher she responded with “I had some pretty amazing teachers growing up and I love working with children and helping them to grow!”
Ms. Holst said she is enjoying it here in Battle Lake and goes on to say that the teachers have been a lot of help. Her favorite part about teaching is building relationships with the students and creating new friendships with fellow teachers. Her favorite subjects to teach are math and science.
Ms. Holst has three siblings, one older sister and two younger sisters. Her favorite hobbies include fishing, hunting, tennis, swimming, and being at the lake. Welcome Ms. Holst!
Cross Country, Then & Now - A Runner's Perspective
Before COVID, Cross Country was a fairly small sport. We had around 20 people on our team. Even though it was small, there were between 5-15 teams on average per meet. Parents could come and walk around the course and cheer us on. But with COVID that changed how it all looked. With Cross Country being the only sport active at the start of the school year, the team more than doubled in size, totaling 54 people. Only 3 teams could race per meet. If parents came to watch, they were asked to stay near the finish line and were asked to wear a mask. Two additional races were added because only a certain number of people could run in one race. Thre were nany changes to embrace, but we were thrilled we could participate.
Wash Your Hands
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the bathroom
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal food or treats, animal cages
- After touching garbage
- If your hands are visibly dirty or greasy