Archive - Jul 25, 2012
Online safety is everyoneâ€™s responsibility. Parents need to be aware, educated, and observant about their childrenâ€™s use of the computer and cell phone. In our classrooms, teachers need to promote responsible Internet usage by students. The Internet safety curriculum in our school establishes a foundation to help youth develop the decision-making skills needed to use the Internet safely. But when those kids leave our school buildings, computers are no longer filtered, cell phone use is no longer monitored, and social networking sites such as Facebook are no longer blocked.
The Valley City Public School Board discussed six new school policies at a special meeting on Monday, including the schoolâ€™s Wellness Policy which has been in the works for several months.
The policy was developed by school administrators and staff, including physical education instructors, school board member Sharon Buhr, who is the director of the Young Peopleâ€™s Healthy Heart program at Mercy Hospital, and the schoolâ€™s food service director Sue Milender. Milender has been nationally recognized as one of the top school food directors in the country.
Saturday Valley City residents are encouraged to cheer on bicyclists riding to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts a bike ride every year in the Fargo area. This yearâ€™s ride called â€śBike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,â€ť participating cyclists will start their route in Casselton, loop north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turn south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.