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Satellite map provides wild life habitat information
Proper habitat is essential for
abandoned wildlife populations. Suf
ficient cover and forage areas and
the manner these areas are spa
cially arranged encourage the growth
of both deer and elk herds.
Optimal habitat for big game
consists of both shelter areas and
food producing land. In times of
severe weather occurances such as'
very hot or very cold periods, big
game animals seek out sites which
produce the most favorable condi
tions for them. These sites for deer
and elk, arc. typically, thick fore
sted stands with a dense canopy of
The branches producean umbrella-like
li ke effect . t ra ppi ng a poc ket
of air between the ground and the
tree canopy. This pocket of air is
likely prosper and activities of big
game animals can more accurately
This information will provide
.Warm Springs wildlife managers
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these sites allows animals to con
serve energy and. thus survive and
Natural Resources Forestry technician trainee Marissa Stradley works
on satellite mape of the Warm Springs reservation. The map helps
determine predominant vegetation in certain areas.
prosper on the reservation
Knowledge regarding the amount
of available habitat on the Warm
Springs reservation is necessary ,
for efficient management of its big
game populations. Such manage
ment was difficult prior to July ;
1985. Natural Resources personnel ;
had a general idea of the vegetation !
and habitat conditions on various '
parts of the reservation but exact !
conditions over the entire area '
remained unknown. Certain areas
had been pinpointed as harboring
big game animals and were moni
tored for use but the entire picture
was not easily analyzed.
In July a scene of the reservation
was taken from NASA's Landsat-I
satellite orbiting 438 miles above
the earth. Using a multispcctra!
scanner the earth's surface was
surveyed and data collected from
four regions of the elecromagnetic
spectrum. The resulting photograph
indicate ditterent vegetation areas
The photograph of the reserva
tion was then scanned by computer
at the Environmental Remote Sens
ing Applications Laboratory located
at Oregon State University. Each
different vegetation area was
assigned a symbol which repres
ents 1.19 acres of land and a prin
tout of the symboled map was
Wildlife managers can now view
the computerized map to deter
mine where wildlife would most
gist, Terry Luther. Managers will
now be able to make detailed recom
mendations regarding timber sales
and forest operations taking into
account the alfect on wildlife popu
lations. These areas can be evalu
ated to determine what impact a
forest operation will have on wild
life habitat-whether a plan will
have a negative, positive or stable
impact and the effect of the opera
tion on the watershed area as a
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'arm Springs Elementary News
Film to be shown
I he Warm Springs Community
Counseling Center is sponsoring
twoscparatc showings of I he Honour
of All." a two-part series that tells
of the dynamic and inspiring story
of Alkali Lake where all residents
The first showing was January
14. The second showing will be
Monday.January26.at I and 6:30
Lor more information contact
Charlotte I lerkshan or Anita Davis
at 55M 161. ext. 205.
That living Christmas tree you
moved indoors gradually before
decorating must be moved back
outside to its permanent home in
the home landscape the same way.
Any kind of contaneried tree
used as a living Christmas tree
needs your help getting ready for
the move back outside.
Trees grown in containers have
well-developed root systems and
are hardier than those simply dug
and transplanted to large pots.
To successfully move the tree
outside, reverse the two or three
stage relocation procedure you used
to bring the tree in. Initially you
wanted to help the tree adjust to
warmer inside temperatures. Now.
of course, you want to adjust the
tree to cooler outside temperatures.
first, place the tree in an unheated
room in the house for a few days.
Then, if possible, place the tree in
an unheated garage for 3-4 days.
As you move the tree out gradu
ally don't forget to test the con
tainer soil surface daily and add
water when the soil feels dry.
The biggest problem people have
with getting living Christmas trees
to survive is failure to water the
tree enough. As a result it dries out
and the roots are damaged.
by Jane Westergaard-Nimock
Warm Springs Elementary
budget development for
tJcvery other employee in
f this" Tcliool district, the staff of
Warm Springs Elementary is cur
rently in the process of developing
a hudget for our school for the
1987-88 school year. Although this
is a process that continues through
out the school year, during the
months of December and January,
this staff works to develop a writ
ten budget proposal to submit to
the Budget Committee at their first
public hearing on February 10. It is
during these hearings that the Budget
committee and the public can learn
the details of the proposed budget
from each school and support
Many considerations go into the
development of our building budget.
Our proposal will represent our
best estimate of the goods and ser
vices that will be required to meet
the wide range of student needs
during the next school year. Some
of these considerations are: Needed
equipment, supplies, and repairs to
insure the safety of each student
are a top priority for our expendi
tures. Our Safety and Playground
committee is currently making recom
mendations for improving the quality
of our playground equipment and
the surface beneath the equipment;
Next in priority are textbooks,
supplies, and equipment needed to
conduct the daily classes. By the
end of this school year, the district
reading committee will be making
recommendations for new textbooks
for our reading program, making
up our largest textbook expense
for next year. In the state of Oregon,
textbooks are newly selected every
six years in each subject area;
Another high priority considera
tion is the make-up of the staff.
From our projected enrollments
for each year, we reevaluate our
staff make-up to determine if we
will have the necessary personnel
to continue to serve the students
effectively and efficiently. Ouranaly
sis may result in either an increase
or a reduction in staff, according to
the educational needs of the child
ren; Careful thought is given to
maintenance of the school build
ing. Students at Warm Springs
Elementary have an impressive
record for taking care of their
school. In return, we do our best to
provide the needed supplies, equip
ment, and maintenance which will
keep our school building a comfor
table environment and a place in
which the children and community
can feel pride.
Many discussions and conferen
ces are held between the staff and
myself in the development of the
budget. Follow ing these discussions,
I go over all budget requests in
detail and make an initial determi
nation of w hat items are a priority
for the next year and should be
included in the proposal or what
items should be deleted or submit
ted in following vears in order to
allow us to stay within a reasonable
percentage of the previous year's
budget. Next I meet with thesuper
itendent and assistant superinten
dent to analyze in further detail our
budget proposal. Their input assists
me in making decisions about what
to include or exclude from the
budget from the perspective of the
total district. For example, if one
building had a need that was of a
higher priority than some of our
needs. I may be able to make an
increase in their proposal to accomo
date their need. Additional discus
sions are held between the total
administrative team about still
further analysis and adjustments
for the total budget school.
Finally, the total district budget
is presented to the District Budget
Committee, as I mentioned above.
At these meetings, each building
administrator gives a detailed expla
nation of their building's proposal.
The public is welcome and encour
aged to attend any or all of these
meetings. After carefully reviewing
all of the proposals, budget com
mittee members make their recom
mendations for further adjustments
to the budget before adopting it, or
adopting it as submitted. A levy
amount is then determined to be
voted on by the public.
As you can see, much time and
careful thought goes into each pro
posal before the public is presented
with a school budget for the com
ing year. I hope you will be able to
attend some of the budget meetings
in February and March. It is at
these meetings that you will have
an opportunity to assist in priorit
izing needs for our students. I look
forward to seeing you there. In the
meantime, if you should have any
questions about the process or our
specific proposal do not hesitate to
give me a call or stop by the school.
November outstanding citizens
Outstanding citizens for the month
of November are: kindergarten
Molly Fuentes. Paulette Henry,
Trevor Hurtado. Harlan Wahen
eka; first grade Jessie Adams. Brian
Renfro, Charlie Hellon; Second
grade Jordan Patt, Walter
Waheneka, Yvette Bruno; third
grade James Sam. Jamie Winsor;
fourth grade Reuben Henry. Lacey
Frank. Heather Steele; fifth
grade M ichael Leecy. Ellis Langley.
December outstanding citizens
At the December awards assem
bly. Verbena Greene presented these
awards to the following students:
kindergarten Lynn Knight, Nikiya
Courtney. Emily Mitchell. Amanda
Tom; first grade -Taralee Suppah,
Fred Sanders. Michael Speakthun
der, second grade Josephine Alon
so. Rose Brown. Ramona; third
grade Kelly Wewa. Eldred Smith;
fourth grade Jaclyn Tulee. Maria
Colazo, Little Fawn Suppah; fifth
grade Jennifer Tufti, Angie Wolfe.
Outstanding math students
Denver Sensibaugh proudly
awarded Aldo Antunez, third grade.
the November Outstanding Math
award. Maria Yahtin, fifth grade,
won the December award for out
standing work in mathematics.
W.S. Elementary goals for
As you may remember from my
last newsletter, one of our goals for
this year is to develop classroom
activities for teaching Indian cul
ture throughout the curriculum
grades K-5. During the month of
December, the Indian Cultural Aware
ness committee developed another
lessonfor our Indian Culture manual
which teaches the children about
the tradition of selecting a Miss
Warm Springs each year and the
role that she plays in the commun
ity. We are very thankful to the
Miss Warm Springs Committee
for so generously loaning us the
regalia of Miss Warm Springs to
display at the school for the children.
During January, the committee
will be developing lessons for the
children about legends. They have
been most pleased to be able to add
listening to the legends that are
broadcast over K WSO to the activ
ities suggested in the manual. When
you are in the school, remember to
stop by our display case to see the
display about legends that has been
put up for the children.
November outstanding class
of the month
Our November Outstanding class
of the Month was awarded to Ms.
Laurie Sensibaugh's third grade
class. This class was recognized for
their ability to work cooperatively
to help each other. Ms. Sensibaugh's
class is working with a technique
called Student Team Learning. In
this program, they learn to work
with each other and to depend on
each other for help. As they are
working with each other and to
depend on each other for help. As
they are working through a pro
ject, they must decide how they can
work together to complete the pro
ject. When a problem develops,
they must first try to work out a
problem within the group, before
they ask the teacher for help. In
order to ask for assistance, they
must have found that no one in the
group was able to solve the prob
lem. As they go through the prob
lem solving strategies, they learn to
communicate better w ith each other.
Ms. Sensibaugh uses team tour
naments in her math class. Team
tournaments are one of the skills
used in student team learning. These
tournaments are challenges between
the different groups during a cer
tain activity. As they w ork through
an activity, their group can earn
points for each part completed cor
rectly. The team with the greater
number of points at the end of the
period, wins the tournament.
During one math period, they
were given five different activities
to work through. These activities
worked with visual and special
awareness, weighing, shape puzzles
and quisennaire rods. The class
was very enthuisatic about getting
underwav w ith the v a net v of activ
ities. When they completed an acti
vity, they would call Ms. Sensi
baugh to verify the completed work.
The work was then recorded and
the group was given the next activ
ity. They tried to work through as
many activities as they could dur
inggiven time. Each group worked
eagerly and cooperatively through
each of the given activities. They
are truely becoming whizzes at
using their problem solving strate
gies. In watching them, one would
think that they have been using this
program lor some time. But this
was only the second time in which
the class had done team tourna
ments. They knew exactly what
they needed to do and went right to
work on completing the given task.
December outstanding class
of the month
Donna Roger's first grade class
was selected for this award for the
month of December. Watch for a
article about this class in our next
A reminder On the last Wed
nesday of the month we plan a
celebration in the cafeteria for those
students who have birthdays dur
ing that month. The "birthday kids"
eat together and share a wonderful
cake baked by our head cook.
Donna Spencer. You are invited to
join your child for their birthday
celebration. (July and August birth
days are celebrated on the second
Wednesdays of April and May,
All you need to do is stop by the
office to purchase a lunch ticket
before you to the cafeteria. Adult
lunches are S 1 .60. When you arrive
at the cafeteria just fall in line
behind the students. When you
reach the front of the line, give
your ticket to the cook and she will
then serve you lunch. Then bring
your tray to the birthday table and
we will make a place for you.
other community members. If you
have any comments or questions
about our school program, please
take a moment to write them to me.
Then just mail them or drop them
by the school office. I will read
each and every comment and do
my best to respond to your "sugges
tions, concerns, questions, or com
pliments. School lunches for January
January 19 pizza, relish tray,
fruit salad and milk.
January 20 weiner wraps, hash
browns, green beans, fruit and milk.
January 21 hamburger deluxe,
lettuce, tomato, pickle, oven fries,
cheese stix, jello with topping and
January 22 beef noodle soup,
grilled cheese on a bun, bar cookies
January 23 corn dogs, potato
rounds, frozen peas, apple wedges
January 26 tacos with lettuce
and tomato, herb rice, mixed fruit
January 27- chicken nuggets w ith
dip, cole slaw, biscuits-butter, apples
lettuce, tomato, pickle, hash browns,
green beans, cookies and milk.
January 29 nachosand cheese,
sauce-bean dip. stuffed celery, wheat
rolls-butter, fruit and milk.
January 30 fishwiches with tar
ter sauce, oven fries, season peas,
fruit crisp and milk.
Second Quarter ends
On January 23rd the second quar
ter of this school year will end.
Students will be dismissed early
that day to allow their teachers
additional time to complete report
cards. The cards will be sent home
with the student on the following
Friday. 1 30, 87. Please do not hes
itate to stop by before or after
school, or call to make an appoint
ment for another time, to talk with
your child's teacher about your
child's progress. Although we do
not have regularly scheduled par
ent guardian conferences at the
end of this reporting period, you
are always welcome and encour
aged to meet with the teacher sev
eral times during the year to learn
more about your child's program
and to keep updated on his her
Your comments welcome
I have always appreciatd the
feedback we have received from
the families of our student and
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