PEACE DAY. Clearview Elementary School Principal Sheri Rutar, left, St. Cloud School Supt. Willie Jett and Clearview art teacher Kathy Gerdts-Senger attended the third annual "Pinwheels for Peace" program at the school this fall.

2013 Clearview highlights

Contributing Writer
David Hannula
Third-grade students at Clearview Elementary School in Clear Lake took part in the third annual “Pinwheels for Peace” program this fall.  The program is part of the annual World Peace Day project, in which students create pinwheels in art classes, and then arrange them on the lawn of their schools in the shape of the international peace sign, according to art teacher Kathy Gerdts-Senger.  Students sang along with music teacher Karen Ingeman and her guitar, and Mary Dank released homing pigeons and a white dove, which flew back to the coop at their home in St. Cloud after circling the school property.
New St. Cloud Schools Supt. Willie Jett attended the program, marking his first visit to Clearview since taking over his new position.
Students, teachers and family members gathered in September to plant a tree in memory of Kayleen Larson, the Clearview third-grader who lost her battle with cancer earlier in the year.  In May, the Clearwater City Council proclaimed “Kayleen Larson Day” in her honor, and her classmates made orange artworks and paper ladybugs in her honor at that time.


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PAIGE DOMYAHN at number three singles, had two wins this week. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE BIG LAKE HORNETS celebrate a win at their relay invitational Saturday. The Hornets took second place overall. (Submitted photo).

COLLIN TEIGEN goes wide right after a handoff to score Big Lake’s first touchdown in the first quarter Friday against Buffalo. It gave the Hornets a 7-3 lead. They won, 20-19 for their first win of the season. (Photo by Ken Francis.)