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The Adams County Record Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Rechipping Sholdd Resolve Problems with C000000uncil School&apos;s iB io mas s Furnace y Deb Wilson Rhonda Getusky, ,he Facilities Building Maintenance Manager for the Council schools, breathed a hopeful sigh while watching the huge 'chipper on loan from iQualltree of Nampa last ,'Friday. . Large pieces of slash -wood and ice in the "school's chip pile have Trequently clogged the 'Iomass heater's auger "and kept her working all hours of the day and 'llght. Chipping the wood 'to a more consistent size should resolve the lamming. A huge auger and "transport system moves 'the wood chips from the outside pile to the arge inside furnace. The Some of the clogging slash wood and ice pulled from auger and the school biomass plant. furnace economically heats the schools and greenhouses, saving thousands of dollars over conventional propane heaters. But the system has been problematic, and every winter the staff learns more about perfecting it. Council Sports Plans The Junior High schedule is still in the works, with only four games scheduled so far. Mr. Howe is still waiting on a couple of schools to weigh in on how many games they are willing to play. The first game is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 28. Next year's football schedule is set, with nine games (5 home, 4 away). The first game will be against Greenleaf on August 24. The volleyball schedule Should be firmed up soon. 'by De Vk At the January 94 School Board meeting, Coach Howe reported on the status of sports scheduling. So far it looks like the first District game for 'the girls' basketball team 'will be with Compass fharter on Jan. 31. The %oys'team has won three "of four games, and is 2 "and 1 in the league now. " The girls and boys teams played Garden .'Valley on January, Friday the 134 and then -at home against Cascade "on Saturday (14a). The elementary school now has four basketball teams, thanks to Parks and Recreation and local volunteer coaches: 3 rd and 4 a grade girls (8 players),5 th & 64 grade girls (13), 3 rd & 44 grade boys (15), and 54 & 64 grade boys (9). They will start with a game this Saturday (14 th) at Riggins. After that they have three home games (21 ,t, 28 th, Feb. 4) and then one at McCall. Cheerleading Reinstated At the January 9 th School Board meeting, :iCouncfl High School Teacher Profile (Jr. at CHS), Jordin (Freshman at CHS). Where have you traveled of. 4nterest? Puerto:i;ieo, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, Canada, Alaska, New Orleans. Your most memora- ble experience here at school or elsewhere? Watching my students excel and develop from 7th grade and become exceptional leaders in their families, careers and communities. If you could make a wish for something for the school or commu- nity what would it be? Parents, teachers, stu- dents and community members would all work together and create a positive learning envi- ronment that would pre- pare our students for life beyond high school. Jodi Cook Name: Jodi Cook. I, .Where were you born? , Council, iD. Where have you lived? Councivd . Moscow, ID. Where,- did .you train or get your , education? University of Idaho. What is your Job in the district? FCS/ Health/Science Teacher. What do you like about i your job? Working with ,students and learning. 'Challenges of the job? 'Funding for resourc- es and students lack of motivation. What other jobs have you done? Food Science Lab Assistant - Secretary - Waitress - Child Care Provider. What are your inter- ests or hobbies? Collect antiques - photogra- phy - cooking - reading - outdoors. Do you col- lect anything unusual? Antique canning jars. Children? Josh '(Junior at LCSC), JAC Pans and Service Open On Saturday We service all makes and models Quality Service Award Winning Factory Trained Technician Big City Selection All At One Location STEVES Phone (208) 549-3310 - Toll Free (800) 658-5080 602 Highway 95 Weiser, Idaho 83672 www.hometownmotors.com Harold Balderson welded teeth on the auger, which helped it grab and move chips more efficiently, but last year's dirt in the chips and this year's slash wood and ice still created problems. The staff tried tarping the chip in the past to keep it dry, but snow pried on the tarp made it unmanageable. Getusky had spent the day before touring Cascade, Garden Valley, Garden City, Boise and Nampa Iooklng for next year's chips. "when you have a good chip it will create a crust on the pile and the water will slough off," explained Getusky. "It all comes down to the quality of the chip." Jenevieve Byers and student Catilln Hill proposed reinstating cheerleading. Because of budget cuts, the cheefteading squad has had to be eliminated. Mrs. Byers is volunteering to form a cheerleading group that would be self-sustaining with little or no school funding. The board voted in favor, and designated Mr. Howe as the supervisor. The group will start practicing, but will not cheer any games until next school year. Council High School Senior of the Month CJ Zielinski CHS Student of the Week Page 7 Lucas Daniels This week the student of the week for Council High School is Lucas Danlels. Lucas is a freshman at CHS and is the son of James and Heather Daniels, and the grandson of Bettie Ward. He is a football player and eams good grades. Teachers describe Lucas as intelligent, hard working, polite, willing and diligent in doing his work, Faculty and staff enjoy working with Lucas and believe he can be very successful in anything he sets his mind to doing. Council Valley Free Library_ Book Shelf New Books at the Council Valley Library Adult Fiction: Hidden Summit by Robyn CarT, A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher Ice Run by Steve Hamilton, Learning by Karen Kingsbury by Karen Kingsbury MIss Julia Delivers The Goods by Ann Ross Alberto Queen of America by Luis Urrea Adult Non Fiction: Sisters On The Fly by Irene Rawlings If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I just Eat? by Blll Heavey Laugh It Up In Deer Camp by Brian Peterson Juvenile Fiction: I Spy an Apple by Jean Marzollo by Francine Ogden C.J has worked at a CJ Zielinski was variety of Jobs during recently selected by the the 'ehO61 :jtear and quilts to Boise..She has : quilter and is arranging granddaughter of Amy for the transport of the Zielinski. Student of the Month, worked as a school b e e n based on her integrity, assistant custodian accepted effort, attitude and after school, during (in fact cooperation, the summer on a was the During high school Payette National Forest first senior CJ has been involved summer crew, as a accepted in a variety of activities child care provider for to college) including Natural many families, as the to CSI to Helpers, Volleyball, and assistant for fall school pursue a Basketball. She is a registration and most career in team player who treats recently after school forensic others with kindness as an assistant in the science. and respect. Not only career center. CJ is the has she trained to be She is coordinating a d a u g h t e r a Natural Helper, but program with the textiles of Shawn she has served the last students to make 35 Zielinski, two years as a teen quilts for children with D a w n leader working with the cancer. She helps the Elkington younger students at the younger students select and Nikki yearly retreat, their fabric, teaches M a t h e w s them to use the long arm and the Cambridge High School Principal Notes Elementary Yearbook Coming Soon conference toumament is also scheduled for Saturday, January 21. At press time, the time and place of Tri-Valley's first game were still not known. Tri-Valley will enter the tournament as the number one seed. If you have children in our elementary school, you may be happy to learn that the yearbook The winter sports sea- sons are beginning to wind down to a close. The last home basketball game for the gifts will be Saturday, January 21 against Garden Valley in Midvale. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:30. The JV gifts' COMPUTERS Complete systems, new and used Specializing in laptop repair and service Laptop ID and Motherboard replacement Networking wireless and conventional Vinls and spyware removal, data reeoveQ" 6 Larry Fisk 208- 253- 6073 lnfisk@etcweb.net i I II Mon.ay { I Cattle I I Butcher Cattle Sale ", ] Pigs. sheep, and goats "l'" 1901E.1'hicago, <'ahhvel], Idaho "[| . '208-459-74,5 Tolll'h'l-O0-788-4429 by Angie Lakey- Campbell staff will be creating an elementary yearbook this year. I believe infor- mation will be sent out soon ff it hasn't already. If you have questions, please call Ms. Moran at the high school. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Please remember our floral shop when mak- ing plans for your loved ones. 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