The Borderite Report
Shannon Breivik, Editor
With all the recent school closures of late, the District would like to remind parents how they can find out if there is school on a particular day. You can call the snow hotline at 332-0789 or listen to local radio stations such as: KARI (AM550), KGMI (AM790), KPUG (AM 1170), KAFE (FM104.3). If you have access to the Internet, the web address is: www.blainesd.org
Basketball games live on the Internet
For the 5th consecutive year, Blaine High School’s video production students will broadcast two basketball games live on the Internet. The boy’s game between the Borderites and Meridian Trojans was aired on January 20th. Look for the girl’s game against the Lynden Lions on Tuesday, February 6th. The game can be viewed on Windows or MacIntosh computers by using QuickTime 7 Player, a free Apple download at www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/. To access the webcast, go to www.blaine.k12.wa.us/webcast. Pregame action will begin at 7:25 with tip-off at 7:30.
Unique show of culture and art
The Blaine Middle School ASB is proud to offer the community a unique show of culture and art. Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to view the live performance of “The Signature Project”. This show has been praised for its brilliant integration of arts in education, as well as its powerful celebration of cultural diversity. “The Signature Project” is offered as a gift to the community from the students at Blaine Middle School to say thank you for supporting our chocolate fundraiser. This presentation will be held Friday, January 26th, 7:00 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center. “The Signature Project”, conceived in 1992 by Irish artist Patrick Dunning, is a performance of incredible artistry. At its core, is a huge multi-cultural mural, layered with hidden secrets. The live performance, ingeniously blending art and technology, brings the mural to life. This performance offers the opportunity for the audience to join over 300,000 people whose signatures already comprise the fabric of this monumental art work and will offer insight and inspiration to everyone!
The Lynden Skateway has been reserved for Blaine Middle School students and their friends and family on February 12th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Cost is $3.50 which includes roller skate rental. This will be an opportunity to see pro skater Aaron Smith at work! Hope to see you there!
Teacher of the Year
Elementary PE teacher Dan Persse was chosen teacher of the year for the Northwest District. He was chosen among the five state PE teachers of the year to represent the District at the 2008 National PE Convention in Fort Worth Texas. There, he will be among six teachers (there are 6 districts total of the 50 states) interviewed to receive the National PE Teacher of the Year for 2008. Pictured is the Elementary School with a surprise congratulations to Dan Persse!
The Elementary choir will be participating in the San Juan Region of Music Educators Association festival on March 17th at Bellingham High School. Look for more information if you would like to attend.
Congratulations to 4th grade winner Dominic Allman and 5th grade winner James Aguirre. They each participated in a vocabulary contest sponsored by Reader’s Digest. This contest is for 4th through 12th graders. They each have completed a qualifying test to compete for top honors in the State. If they qualify they will receive a certificate of merit and books for their school’s library.
Author Lee Edward Fodi visited the Primary School last Friday. He is the author and illustrator of such titles as: Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers, which is about a box of secrets that has been stolen from the land of Een and 11 year old Kendra has been chosen to retrieve it. The book is about her adventures outside of her safe world, in the land of Ungers (monsters) where she will try to save the land of Een and keep a secret of her own. Mr. Fodi will be visiting the Elementary School Friday, January 26.
Janae Burton, 1st grader, is the winner of 93 gummi worms for having the closest guess to how many were in the jar. Her guess was 92.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Primary School would like to thank those who purchased books and games from the Scholastic Book Fair. The proceeds from the fair - almost $2,000 - will be used to buy library books, magazine subscriptions, and encyclopedias for the Primary Library. The next book fair, which will benefit the Elementary Library, will be held in March.
Feb 1 K-1 class pictures
Feb 2 Boys Basketball against Bellingham
Feb 2 K & 2 class pictures
Feb 2 Groundhog Day
Feb 3 Arts & Jazz
Feb 3 Grades 9-12 math champs
Feb 5 No school LID day
Feb 6 Girls Basketball against Lynden
Feb 7 Elementary class pictures
Feb 10 Boys Basketball against Mt. Baker
Feb 12 Spring HS parents sports mtg
Feb 14 St. Valentine’s Day
Feb 16 MS talent show 1pm
Feb 17 Girls Basketball against Anacortes
Feb 19 President’s Day-no school
Feb 20 6th grade class photos
Feb 21 - Mar 7 MS book fair
Feb 22 Elem love of reading night
Feb 26 School Board meeting