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April 21, 1989 PAGE 5
Students compete in contest
Students from Madrai High
School competed in a vocational
skills contest April 5 at Central
Oregon Community College.
The competition, sponsored bv
the Central Oregon Technical Edu
cation Association, hosted studenti
not only from MHS but also from
Bend. La Pine, Mountain View,
Crook County, Redmond and
The event gives students an
opportunity to apply knowledge to
practical applications. Written tests
are also administered.
Students competing from MHS
include: Beginning draftlng-llcath
Jackson, third plucc; Leslie Coch
ran; Advanced drafting-Damn
Jones, third; Jesus Segovia; Archi
tectural draftlng-J.B. Palmer, third;
Anthony Hackman; Small gas
engines-Willy Aguilar, second;
Dean Husk; ()iy-icrt)lrn wrld-Inf-Juson
Smith rcond: Andrew
Smith, third; 0y cutting-Merle
Kirk; Arc welding-Curt Williams;
Oliver Catcs. second; MIG welding-Curt
Williams, second; Begin
ning foundry-Scott Brow n, second;
Check your children tor head lice
THE LOUSY WOKK
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Madras High School Junior St aria Green works on computers before boarding bus after school Students who
wish, may play chess or increase computer skills while waiting.
REMEMBER preparations are
set for registering your child in the
Head Start Tribal Preschool Pro
grams for the 1989-90 school year.
Your child is eligible for the pro
grams if heshe turns three (3)
years of age on or before Sep
tember I, 1989. There are dates
scheduled for enrolling your child.
Please mark these dates on your
calendars so that you will plan on
attending. Many of you have receiv
ed in your mail, letters regarding
May 3 Lab work: Hemotocrits
and urinalysis for all new three-(3)
Warm Springs Elementary News
Dear Parents and Community
The staffs of Warm Springs
Elementary and Warm Springs Com
munity Counseling, Prevention
Department have been planning a
series of activities to promote the
development of healthy living
among students of Warm Springs
elementary. The theme of these
activities is "Be Smart, Don't Start."
The first activity , the Kite Flight,
will bring together students and
community members on April 21
for an afternoon of flying hand
made kites. During the first two
weeks of May, students will be
designing T-shirts to wear during
the May 12 national'Must Say No"
walk run. The designs on the kites
and T-shirts will illustrate the theme
of these alcohol and drug preven
The supplies for these activities
will cost approximately $25.00 per
classroom, for a total cost of $450.
We need your help to raise the
funds for these supplies. The first
fundraising activity was the spagh
etti feed. Announcement of other
activities will follow.
Thank you for your support,
March outstanding class of the
f- I) Va
Two students were awarded a T-shirt
Student Council for portraying the best
for the school A Ido A nfunez (left), fifth
and Kevin Williams was recognized for
begins for reservation pre
year-olds, pre-kindergarten four
(4) year-olds and striders, 8:30
a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Community
May 4 Physical examinations
and immunizations tor pre-kinder-garten
children and striders (this
involves the Head Start, Head
Start Day Care, Tribal Preschool
four-year-olds, and Day Care), 8:30
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Commun
June 1 Physical examinations
and immunizations for all new
Outstanding class of the month
for March is awarded to Ms. Per
kins' fourth grade class for out
standing performance. Congratu
lations Ms. Perkings and students
for a GREAT job.
Warm Springs Athletes
Warm Springs athletes did a
super job in the Special Olympics!
Congratulations to the following
individuals: Brad Courtney-500-5th
place ribbon, lK-lst place gold.
Steven Courtney-500-3rd place
bronze, 1 K-3rd place bronze. Buzzy
Berry-Giant SIalom-3rd place,
Downhill- 1st place.
Denver Sensibaugh, former WSE
math specialist, held a Math Fair
on Friday, March 17. During this
time each student had a chance to
visit the fair with hisher class
room. While at the fair, each stu
dent went through a series of math
activities, challenged to use their
critical thinking ability to solve
Mr. Sensibaugh's Ash wood Ele
mentary students assisted him with
the Math Fair. These students
worked at each station demonstrat
ing for the participants what was to
be done. All who attended were
impressed with the skill these stu
dents had at smoothly and effec
tively carrying out their duties.
by Worm Springs Elementary
examples of peace and harmony
grader, was recognized in March
the month of February.
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three-year-olds, 8:30 a.m.-2:00
at the Community Center.
You may pre-register your child
for Head StartTribal Preschool
programs on June 1, 1989. Required
information that you will need to
bring with you on that day to com
plete your child's registration are:
Proof of income- Check stub from
your paycheck on the tenth of the
month (no draw check), verifiction
from your employer of your cor
rect salary, W-2 form, social secur
ity (copy of check), or a copy of
what you receive from Welfare
Annual achievement testing
During the week of May 1-5,
students in all of this district's
schools will be taking their annual
achievement tests, called the Cali
fornia Achievement Tests or"CAT"
tests. Students will be doing some
practice tests on Monday, May 1,
then begin the series of three days
of tests on May 2. Testing begins
the first thing in the morning so it is
very important tht students arrive
on time to school. You can help
your child to perform at their best
by making sure they get a good
breakfast each day and extra sleep
The teachers will be working to
prepare the students for this test by
reviewing with the students what
they have learned throughout this
year. This review will be a little
different from their regular daily
assignments, as they will be giving
them problems where they have to
be able to choose the correct answer
from a short list of possible answers.
These types of multiple choice
questions will give the students a
chance to think. They will also be
giving the sutdents several oppor
tunities to practice marking answer
sheets-another activity the students
rarely do in their regular classroom -work.
We are proud of the acheive
. ments of your children this year.
Please help us to fairly and accu
rately check the students ability by
encouraging your children to do
their best on these tests. Your vote
of confidence in the children will
go a long ways towards building
their confidence in themselves.
At Buff Elementary the sixth
grade kids had a Cultural Fair on
February 23, 1 989. They had to do
a project on their culture. Most of
the kids did their project on what
their family collected, like dolls.
The Cultural Fair was held in the
gym, but in tne morning tne nun
graders came into their classrooms
to listen to the sixth graders talk
about their projects.
By Aerie Rae Gibson
News from TAG Students
Michael Hellon saved his four
little brothers from a burning trailer
on February 22, 1989. Charlie. 9;
Lewis and Lee. 5; and Young Leo,
4, were packed and pushed out the
front door by Michael w hen he saw
smoke coming through the hallway,
while watching a movie. Everyone
was okay even though Young Leo
did not have his shoes on.
After fleeing from the burning
trailer, Michael and his brothers
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Smith selected as
Fourteen Buff Elementary
students competed in the 509-J
School District spelling contest April
1 3 at the Support Services Building
in Madras. Four Warm Springs
students were among those selected
for the competition.
Sixth grade student Lizzy Smith
won the position of alternate in the
contest. She would attend the state
competition scheduled for May 12
if first place winner Jonah Kraft is
unable to attend. Also competing
in the District contest were stu
dents Eli Smith, Duncan (Gilbert)
Brunoe and Virgil Orange of Warm
Springs and Kristina Grandy, Tim
Neilson, Minta Woll, Brandon
DuRette, Crystal Guiney, Rebecca
Grote, Angela McConnell, Adri
ans Ward and Becky Harrison.
and or food stamps and social
security numbers of all adults liv
ing in your household. And also,
please bring emergency contact
telephone numbers (local).
These services are being provided
and organized for you and your
child by IHS and the Head Start
program to serve you more effi
ciently. Should you have any ques
tions, please contact Nancy Kirk,
parent health coordinator at the
Head Start office, 553-1161, Ext
241 or 242, or stop by the Head
Start office at the Community
went to the neighbors house; even
though they were scared, they called
the fire department. Warm Springs
Fire Department quickly responded
to the blazing fire. His parents wer
en't home when the fire started.
The fire completely damaged the
inside of the trailer but the outside
was fine. Michael Hellon and his
family are not living in a house in
West Hills temporarily. He feels
good about being a hero!
By Lynn Chavez, Aerie G ibson, Cameron
Jack and Shadrack Martinez
April is National Child Abuse
Words Can Hurt
Words can hurt and make a
child feel alone, helpless, and not
loved. When a parent uses mean
words those words can last forever.
Parents hurt their children without
lifting a hand.
Pay attention to how your child
talks with his friends. Is he mean,
using unkind words learned at home?
Give kids hugs, smiles, say "I love
you" often. Praise your kids with
"Good job"and tell them how proud
you are of them and why. Let your
child know they are important to
you. Help make them proud of
themselves. This isn't as easy as hit
ting. It takes time and practice, but
you and your children are worth it!
March outstanding citizens
Outstanding citizens of the month
for March include: Kindergarten
Toni Boise, Ray Picard, Toni Tail,
Francis Sorrelhorse; First grade
Amy Suppah, Tanya Tewee, Eli
zabeth Earl, Mary Ann Stahi;
Second grade Desirae Smith,
Clayvin Herrera, Trevor Hurtado;
Third grade Edna David, Kelly
Sam, Julia Rowland, Barbie Jack
son; Fourth grade Jessica Tay
lor, Jordan Patt, Vickie Currie; Fifth
grade Nathan Williams and Taw
The gift of struggle
Are we stealing from our child
ren? Despite our best intentions,
we may be robbing them of the
opportunity to struggle, leaving
them vulnerable to underachieve
ment and suicide.
Schools today face an epidemic
of underachievers, yet these child
ren beleive with all their hearts that
they are incapable of doing the
work asked of them. They say
school is boring, irrelevant or too
hard. They may seem confused,
under constant stress or incapable
of doing more.
Well-meaning friends may sug
gest that parrnts be more under-
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get rvl of
Take aliects, pillow cf.ru, bljrkrt:.. anil Tf -bedspreads
off beds of all infivtcd -rons. ' -f
Wash and dry all bedding at
Vacuum all mattres&es or
them especially around any
Make all bed with clean bedding.
Wash all Jackets, sweaters,
clothes that have come
infested persons in last three
IS. H Fold clean clothes and put
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Nrttlfv all rwnntll tHaf timw
DO NT FORGET THE DAILY NTT CHECK. GOOD LUCKII!
standing, more supportive, more
helpful with the studies. Sometimes
this is right, but often it is the worst
Mom and Dad "to-the-rescue": This
same child may have similar prob
lems when it comes to doing other
tasks at home. The youngster has
learned at an early age that adults
will rescue him when the going gets
tough. Children quickly become
addicted to adult help and begin to
believe the adults' unstated mes
sage that they succeed only with
Underachievers often have par
ents who had to struggle when they
were children. They grew up to sav,
" don't want my kids to have to
struggle like I did. They deserve
better." Their children live in a
home where struggle is an enemy
rather than an opportunity.
The problem was less severe years
ago. Parents preoccupied with the
Depression, World War II and
scratching out a living gave their
kids tasks which forced them to
help the family. Struggling at home
prepared children to struggle at
Today's underachievers believe
failure is too painful. Yet recent
studies tell us that children denied
the opportunity to struggle during
their early years are at high risk for
Kindergarten round-up May 24
The Warm Springs Kindergarten Round-up is set for May
24, 1989 at the Warm Springs Elementary gym. Parents and
incoming kindergarteners are invited to visit the school
between 1 1:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Students may be registered at this time. Please bring a birth
record and immunization record for the child being registered.
WSE Calendar of activities
First grade students to Bear Springs
Spring music program, WSE gym, 1:30 p.m.
April awards assembly, citizen's awards, 1:30 p.m.
Second grade classes to Bear Springs
Third grade classes to Stevenson's Pond
Fourth grade classes to He He Butte
Warm Springs Art Fair
Memorial Day holiday No school
May awards assembly, 9.00 a.m.
Trral ill menilirn of family Hut rr tr i oull
hot tcr (ISO Fj for, "2 ...
xi:.c kli for 1 felS
of ech tiemm crWully wit), a fine
or use treirr or (merit ail-, to
Put pillo and non-waihjblc bedding in dryer
for 30 minute or h.inf; in direct sun for 6-8
hours or iteal in plastic b.ip, for M day..
run a hot iron over
Carefully vacuum all uphol&tered furniture,
throw pillows, and teats in car.
Carefully vacuum all carpets.
hats, and other
in contact with
or four days.
use alternative treatment: Hot dryer 30
minutes; seal in plastic bag 14 days;
freeier 48 hours; direct sun 6-8 hours.
MO.nllu kaan In
suicide. They are unable to see
themselves solving problems.
Solutions: The answer is to give
children responsibilities. Children
need jobs to do around the house
and they need parents who con
sider this a top priority. The most
effective way to do this is to say to
the kids, "There's no hurry on the
chores. I just want them done before
your next meal. "Missing a meal is
momentarily unpleasant but avoid
ing a struggle hurts self-concept in
I was asked recently if chores
should be assigned to a teenager
who has lots of studying, as well as
many school responsibilities and a
part-time job. Teenagers become
experts at believeing they have more
important things to do than chores.
They even decide that studying is
more important. My answer was,
"Absolutely! Chores come first."
Say to your youngster, " hope you
get fast enough at your chores so
the rest of your activities won't
Sylvia B. Rimm, Ph.D., author of
Under-achievement Syndrome, says
many children are given chores at
home. One of her twelve tips for
helping underachievers is, "Child
ren feel more tension when they are
worrying about their work than
when they are doing their work. "