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22 December 2009

TJES Science Fair

Marlaysia Cloud, 11, grade 6, explains her project about harmonics to judge Roger Quast, a retired teacher from Wachter middle school. “She knew her topic very well,” said Quast. Marlaysia is the daughter of United Tribes student Opal Alden. United Tribes News photo Dennis J. Neumann

      The science fair was held December 11starting at 9 a.m. Nineteen 4th to 7th graders presented their science projects to three judges: Mike Barnhart, Roger Quast, and Duane Robey, retired math and science teachers.

      The students had been working hard on their projects for about two months.

      “It was fun for me because I knew all the answers,” said Marlaysia after being judged.

      The judging took about two hours; most of us were anxious for the judging but also excited.

      All the students that participated in this science fair get to go to the State Science Fair during Martin Luther King Day.

      – Marlynn, Fourth Grade

TJES Christmas Program

      Students in preschool through grade eight participated in the December 10 TJES Christmas program in the big gym. The program included dancing, singing and laughter. The Kindergartners through 3rd grades sang and danced. 1st grader Hunter played a Christmas tree in “Decorate the Christmas Tree.” The 5th and 6th grade students played recorders.

      A group of 5th and 6th grade girls participated in a dance called the “Hoedown Throwdown.” Marques of the 7th grade played Elvis Presley and 8th grader Kari played LeeAnn Rymes in a duet.

      Santa and his elves and sang together and passed out candy canes to the TJES students.

      – Marlaysia, Sixth Grade

News from Second Grade


Family Night

      Twenty one families attended TJES family night on December 9. Families enjoyed Lasagna, had family photos taken, and participated in a variety of math activities: measuring for cookie jars, brain teasers, origami, fraction trees. Everybody went home with great projects.



      We had swimming lessons and free time. If we pass the test we can go off the diving board. At the YMCA they could use noodles and belts. We had to take showers before going into the pool. I’ll pass the test someday.

      – Tallon Long Feather

      Some got to have free time at the YMCA. And we had swimming at the YMCA! They could use the noodles. And if we pass, we can jump off the diving board!

      – Mheki Moran

Swimming at the YMCA are 2nd graders Taywaun and Tallon. Photo was taken by Laura.

      I went swimming on Wednesday. The second graders had lots of fun. We took lessons – they were about swimming on your back and your tummy. It was fun to swim on your back and tummy. It was so much fun I love swimming a lot. We are going again.

      – Nevaeh Bear Eagle




Kiwanis donates to TJES

      TJES Principal Sam Azure accepted a $251 check on December 7 from Susie Kapelovitz, Region 1 Lt. Governor of the Minnesota/Dakotas District of Kiwanis International. The gift was proceeds from a silent auction held during the official visit of District Governor Bruce Klair of Red Wing, MN to Region 1 Kiwanis Clubs in October. As part of the event, Kiwanis members from seven clubs brought items for auction and bid on them to raise money for TJES. The Minnesota/Dakotas District Region 1 includes clubs from Devils Lake and Jamestown to the Montana border. Ms. Kapelovitz is a member of the Dickinson Rough Rider Country Kiwanis Club.