State Knowledge Bowl at Cragun’s Resort draws area schools
Cragun’s Resort played host to the annual Minnesota Service Cooperatives’ State Knowledge Bowl tournament April 12 and 13, drawing the top 48 teams from around the state including Brainerd High School (BHS), Pine River/Backus and Little Falls, to compete for the state champions title.
At the state meet, four-person teams competed against one another in one written and five oral rounds of interdisciplinary questions for a total of 285 questions.
Placing first and second at the regions tournament, BHS’ White and Blue teams finished with 103.5 and 103.0 points respectively in the state tournament but failed to place in the AA Class. Also in Class AA, Little Falls finished the meet with a final total of 85.0.
Pine River/Backus competed in Class A and finished with a score of 90.5.
Tea Party event postponed until April 30
A Brainerd area tea party event which had been scheduled for Monday, April 16, was postponed until April 30, organizer George Burton said.
The rescheduled event, which will feature several speakers, will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. April 30 at a Brainerd area location that will be determined at a later date.
Burton said the April 16 event, which was to have been conducted at Kiwanis Park near Boom Lake in Brainerd, was postponed because organizers were concerned Monday’s snowfall might pose problems for those attending.
Playhouse Child Care Centers to mark Week of Young Child
Playhouse Child Care Center of Baxter will mark Week of the Young Child (April 22-28) with a revamped menu and a focus on getting the children up and moving.
Center officials said they have revamped their menu to include foods that are lower in fat, sodium and carbohydrates. The center has eliminated most processed foods and added more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
In the classrooms, staff members are using music and movement activities and talking with children about ways people can take care of their bodies. Plans are being made to bring in visitors such as a physical therapist, a nurse and an exercise instructor.
The theme of this year’s Week of the Young Child is “Early Years are Learning Years.” The annual celebration is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.