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Staff Appreciation

Every season, a home game is selected for Staff Appreciation Night.  JV & Varsity players select a staff member to appreciate - thanking them for their support and guidance.  Staff Appreciation Night this year is on Friday, February 5th when the Bengals host Champlin.  Because of the COVID restrictions this year, staff members will not be recognized in person before the game, but instead will be recognized here and personally via mail from the players.

Luci Ramacher Recognizes Thomas Zinselmeier:

"Mr. Zinselmeier is very energetic and makes class very fun."

Staff Member: Thomas Zinselmeier
Teacher: 9th Grade Geography
School: Blaine High School

Desiree Loyd Recognizes Robert Nick:

"Mr. Nick is very funny and does not fail to make class fun."

Staff Member: Robert Nick
Teacher: Science
School: Blaine High School

Allison Terry Recognizes Alex Walz:

"Coach Walz is a fun person to be around and he is always working with us to make us the best people and athletes that we can be!"

Staff Member: Alex Walz
Teacher/Coach: Math/Girls Basketball Varsity Assistant
School: Blaine High School

Annika Schlomann Recognizes Jeff Richards:

"Mr. Richards is someone who you can always count on to make you feel comfortable, no matter the situation."

Staff Member: Jeff Richards
Teacher: Health
School: Blaine High School

Jade Bryant Recognizes Brett Theisen:

"Mr. Theisen is a very caring and supportive teacher that cares about his students' success."

Staff Member: Brett Theisen
Teacher: 10th Grade Science
School: Blaine High School

Madison Hoehne Recognizes Chris Brustuen:

"Coach B is the best!"

Staff Member: Chris Brustuen
Teacher/Coach: Phy Ed/Girls Basketball Varsity Coach
School: Blaine High School

Grace Halseth Recognizes Timothy Riordan:

"Mr. Riordan always makes class fun with his dad jokes. I'm really glad to have had him as a teacher!"

Staff Member: Timothy Riordan
Teacher: Environmental Sustainability
School: Blaine High School

Abbey Pelkey Recognizes Stephanie Pogalz:

"Mrs. Pogalz was very organized, and went above and beyond to make sure I understood everything!"

Staff Member: Stephanie Pogalz
Teacher: 8th Grade Geometry
School: Northdale Middle School

Lateja Franklin Recognizes Lydia Hollen:

"Mrs. Hollen is one of the kindest people I know and always made me laugh."

Staff Member: Lydia Hollen
Teacher: English
School: Blaine High School

Maddy Bryant Recognizes Michelle Butkus:

"Coach Butkus is not only an inspiration and motivating coach and teacher, but an extremely dedicated, respected, supportive person. I thank you for your impact on my life."

Staff Member: Michelle Butkus
Teacher/Coach: Phy Ed/Varsity Softball
School: Blaine High School

Lexi Imdieke Recognizes Alex Walz:

"Coach Walz is very understanding and helpful."

Staff Member: Alex Walz
Teacher/Coach: Math/Girls Basketball Varsity Assistant
School: Blaine High School

Molly Garber Recognizes Kevin Overgaard:

"Mr. Overgaard is devoted to his students and helping them become the best version of themselves."

Staff Member: Kevin Overgaard
Teacher: 9th Grade Science
School: Blaine High School

Sadie Dominick Recognizes Chris Brustuen:

"Coach Brustuen shows that he's always there to help with everything."

Staff Member: Chris Brustuen
Teacher/Coach: Phy Ed/Girls Basketball Varsity Coach
School: Blaine High School

Reagan Van Slooten Recognizes Lisa Humble:

"Mrs. Humble was a great teacher who taught with kindness and passion."

Staff Member: Lisa Humble
Teacher: 5th Grade
School: Johnsville Elementary

Kaliah Stevens Recognizes Scott Zachmann:

"Mr. Zachmann was the teacher who brought fun to the classroom."

Staff Member: Scott Zachmann
Teacher: 4th Grade
School: Johnsville Elementary

Sophie Tieden Recognizes Ryan Iverson:

"Mr. Iverson is encouraging and made school fun."

Staff Member: Ryan Iverson
Teacher: Phy Ed
School: Roosevelt Middle School

Marina Lafreniere Recognizes Daniel Bell:

"Mr. Bell is the coolest teacher in this school."

Staff Member: Daniel Bell
Teacher: Phy Ed
School: Blaine High School

Danielle Davis Recognizes Alex Walz:

"Coach Walz is a very supportive and encouraging teacher and coach who cares about his students and players."

Staff Member: Alex Walz
Teacher/Coach: Math/Girls Basketball Varsity Assistant
School: Blaine High School

Ava Meglen Recognizes Shaun Felegy:

"Mr. Felegy is a positive role model who helps students get through the most awkward years of our lives."

Staff Member: Shaun Felegy
Teacher: Social Studies
School: Northdale Middle School

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