Community members who are honoring or remembering family and friends during this holiday season are invited to the Winona Health Foundation's Trees of Light gathering on Wednesday, December 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the clinic lobby at Winona Health.
The Student of the Month for November at the Winona Area Learning Center is Krystal Klinnert. Krystal is an 11th grader at the Winona Area Learning Center. Krystal has excellent attendance and is a positive, helpful influence on others. She appreciates that the ALC staff are “very nice and helpful and keep you safe.” She is a dedicated student and her favorite classes are Math and Science. Her teachers say she is always willing to help others. Krystal sets goals in her classes and works hard to meet them. Krystal enjoys playing basketball and volleyball and running. After she graduates, she plans to go to college to become an EMT/Paramedic or Police Officer. Krystal’s family members include Kara, Kaden, Emma, and Bob Klinnert, Cambria Hanson, and Mark Lydon. She also plans to see her other family members in Wabasha in the future.
Krystal’s pleasant, outgoing nature is a great addition to the ALC. Her school counselor appreciates her daily morning greetings and positive attitude. Krystal’s advice to other students is to “stay strong and try hard,” something she models herself. Krystal says, “School is very important to me. I love school!”
From November 8-10, 2015 district representatives traveled to Washington DC to learn from renowned educators and to connect with fellow National Blue Ribbon award winners. Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School teachers Luke Merchlewitz and Emily Cassellius, Title I Coordinator Karla Winter, W-K Principal Brad Berzinski, and Superintendent Dr. West were honored to represent Washington-Kosciusko Elementary and Winona Area Public Schools as they officially received the designation as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. W-K was presented with a plaque and flag to denote this designation. These items will be presented to the staff, students, and families of W-K Elementary at a date and time yet to be scheduled.
The Winona State men's basketball team has added some height to next year's recruiting class. The Warriors have signed seven footer Charlie Irmiger from Minneapolis Washburn and 6'9" forward Spencer Treder out of Oconomowoc. The two join Sam Baker and Dalante Peyton as early period signees.
The Winona State softball team had signed six recruits for next season. Jordyn Klemen of La Crosse, Katie Kolb of St. Charles, Illinois, Ali Nowak of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Jena Tomashek of Irvine, California, Alyssa Van Valey of Bloomington, Illinois and Shaye Witte of West Des Moines, Iowa have all signed with the Warriors....