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Page 12 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 The Adams County Record Cambridge Principal Notes Last spring, Mrs. Southwick nominated several of our students' work to be included in the Spring 2012 edition of A Celebration of Poets. Included in the edition from Cambridge High School are: Elza Graham, Riley Fortin, Samantha Jordan; Austin Jordan, Bret Kindall, Hyrum Southwick, Jordan Brumbaugh, Sabrina Malone, Brenna Kindall, Skye Southwick, Tim James, Kristin Voile and Adreanna McCormick. Congratulations to each of these young writers! For those of you who are kind enough to support our PAWS Pal Program, the eighth grade class is running a store after school Mating tanks needed to provide our students with a snack. Gift certificates are available for purchase ff you run out of ideas of what to get your student. Cambridge High School has served as a test site for the ACT. Beginning with the October test, a photo ID will be required to enter the room to take the test. Details should be available when registering for the test. The deadline for registering" for the October test is September 21. Mrs. Mink's biology dass will be conducting a fish "breeding project. Students will select different fish to mate and predict colors, tail shape and other physical traits. The class is in need of some small five to ten gallon By Angie Lakey-Campbell takes to make individual mating tanksl If you have a tank you would be willing to donate to this worthwhile project, please contact Mrs. Mink at 257-331i ext 116. As mentioned last week, this is our homecoming week. The volleyball teams will host Cascade on Thursday.. The IV match is scheduled to begin at 6:00 with the varsity match to follow at approximately 7:15. The football team will host Council on Friday beginning at 7:00. The volleyball teams travel to Halfway on Saturday to participate in the Pine Eagle Invitational. The homecoming dance will be Saturday evening in the CHS commons. School board allocates funding Some good news for teachers BY DALE FISK At Monday; night's school board meeting, the board approved the dis- tribution of money from a general fund carryover, plus anticipated Forest funding. District expenditures over the past fiscal year left $169,887 unspent in the general fund. Out of that, the board had already determined that $100,00 would go to help pay for a number of badly needed supplies, textbooks, post2 poned bus maintenance, and other needs. A pro- posed list of these expendi- tures totalifig $43,450. was approved by the board, as well as retaining $24,022 of the $100,000 in the general fund. The board had also pre- viously agreed that three- quarters of any carryover above $100,000 would go directly to the staff. This amount is $51,750, and will be distributed among the full and part-time employ- ees. The 27 full-time employees .will get a one- time "bonus" of $1,630, while part time staff will receive amounts pro-rated according to their per- centage of full time hours. For instance, the two half- time employees will each receive half the amount of a full-time employee: $815. A similar distribu- tion was approved for the $110,000 that the district expects to. receive from Forest funding. This is a one-time federal award, through the county, as compensation for taxes not collected from Forest land. (It has previously been known as Craig-Widen or Payment in Lieu of Taxes funds.) The exact amount that the district will receive is not yet known but it is expected to be very close to the $110,000 esti- mate. Based on that fig- ure, a full time employee will get a 0ne-time pay- ment of $622. All of the .Forest money will not go to teachers, as there are several other critical needs, such as building a fund to replace the gym roof and replacing funds borrowed from the Siemens settle- ment to do the roof work that was accomplished a couple years ago. On top of those two sources, depending on how the district places in the state-wide rank- ing of schools, the dis- trict may receive "Pay for Performance" money. All of this is good news for Council's teachers. Even so, it is not likely to completely bring wages back up to previous lev- els. One factor is a steep increase in health insur- ance costs, which is fall- ing heavily on those teach- ers who-are not otherwise insured. A more complete report on the school board meet- ing will come next week. Royal Rangers had an active summer Outpost #9 of the Royal Rangers joined over two hundred other Idaho Rangers at Stanley Lake for Ranger Camp 2012. The Council outpost sent fourteen boys and five commanders to the challenging four-day camp BY PASTOR GRUFF CoL boys physically, mentally The Council Royal and spiritually. Special Rangers are looking recognition goes to Austin forward to an exciting fall Grandy, who achieved season after closing out perfect scores in archery summer with a great camp and shooting. Over $1,100 on Stanley Lake. Over was raised for this camp two hundred boys and by the "Man. Shaft Yard numerous commanders Sale" held in May. Many met at the end of July for a thanks to all who donated hectic four days of building, money and resources to shooting, hiking, swimming make this camp a reality and outdoor skills for these young men. The development. Excellent Royal .Rangers would like speakers and competitive to thank the following activities challenged the people for their considerate donations: Dan Olsen, Payette NAPA Auto Parts, Robert Bumgarner, Johnnie Morris, Lyle and Barbara Sail, the Midvale Cowboy ChurcL Carole Riehle and Rick orris, Evelyn Snider, Terry and Twyla Cairns, Patrick Doyle, Jaclde Korte, Gretchen and John Moon, Marilyn Deh.aas, and many other anonymous donors. The canoe trip down the Little Salmon River did not turn out as planned, when it was cut short by stormy weather and dangerous conditions. The boys did enjoy a great camp and a swim at Zims Hot Springs. This week the Rangers are preparing the bus to paint. Green and yellow paint and new tires for the bus were donated, saving the outpost thousands of dollars. Upcoming activities for Outpost #9 are a community service project, cannon day, hike into Council Mountain hot springs, V, rmter Camp, snowshoeing, building a catapult, night sledding,. digging a snow cave, and primitive shelters. Royal Ranger commanders teach outdoor skills, moral and spiritual values, leadership, teamwork and living skills. It is our aim to help young men develop the physical, mental, and spiritual abilities that they will need to be better sons and grow to be successful and productive men. The Royal Rangers program is supported entirely by community donations and weekly dues. If you would like more information on Royal Rangers, or if you wish to make a charitable donation to Outpost #9, please contact Commander Luke Riehle at 741-1926, or Pastor Geoff Cole at 253- 0222 or 741-0930. There will be an informational meeting at the Assembly Church on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 for parents and boys interested in joining Royal Rangers.