In this day of computers and emails, receiving a handwritten, personal letter can be a special thing. Patty Schachtner, Somerset school nurse, helped organize the letter-writing campaign in the schools with Gina Knutson, Carol Jones, Gail Buell and Randy Calleja as a part of the Leadership Trust Initiative, a course sponsored by the New Richmond Area Community Foundation.
On Tuesday, April 2, and Friday, April 5, the Autism Awareness Committee for the Somerset School District held two events in honor of Autism Awareness Month, which is celebrated nationally every April.
Students jumped up and down, waved their arms and danced to “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen), “Baby” (Justin Bieber) and other popular songs during a not-so-typical school assembly at Somerset Elementary School Friday, Feb. 22.
Radio Disney employees will be playing tunes and dancing with Somerset Elementary School kids at an event geared toward helping kids exercise more and eat healthily. The event will be held later in February.
Somerset High School senior Samantha Swanson has gone above and beyond the 80 hours SHS requires of its graduates. But she said she’s never felt so touched by any service she’s done before than by her volunteer time at a Jan. 26 benefit to support Somerset fifth-grader Moriah Everson.
Somerset Elementary School’s third grade held its own Iditarod competition after reading about “Balto, the Dog Who Saved Nome.” Balto was the lead dog of a team of sled dogs that brought medicine from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Rachel Fuller, SES third grade teacher, said the Iditarod activity enhanced the third-graders’ learning about Balto as well as helped teach the children about teamwork and cooperation.
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