Today we're going to visit Mr. Spanier's 5th grade classroom at Cold
Spring Elementary. This year Mr. Spanier has a new learning tool in
his classroom called a "Smart Board".
The smartboard is like a giant
computer screen displaying text, graphics, and photos that both the
teacher and students can see, move, write on and interact with. The
entire class can respond to information and lessons that are projected
onto the big screen. Lets drop in and see how this new technolgy is
working for Mr. Spanier and his students.
ROCORI has a new band director, Tony Hutar. The Fall
Marching Band Camp was held where Mr. Hutar and this year's Marching
Band got to put it all together. The show this year is titled "Phantom
of the Opera".
Tony Hutar joined the ROCORI teaching staff during the summer of 2005 as the new band
director replacing Jason Koets. Tony spent 10 years as the band
director in Holdingford and has a bachelors degree from St. Scholastica
and a masters degree in Music from St. Cloud University.
When is the last time you sat in a 3rd grade elementary classroom? Do
you remember studying the stages of a Monarch butterfly? This short
visit to Ms. Schmidt's 3rd grade class will put a smile on your face.
Principal Jerry Sparby talks about the need for kids to get outside and
play together. Finally, Lynn Schurman, school board chair, provides
some basic information about ROCORI school finances and the Nov. 8th
referendum. All this packed into a 5 minute, fun video.
ROCORI High School has a wonderful new multimedia program for students
that DigElogROCORI is honored to be able to work with. These creative
kids are under the direction of media instructor Linda Leibl, with
the consultative assistance of our own Channel 10 Cable Queen Pat
Every other week during the school year, one of the student media
teams creates a 5 minute video story just for DigElog ROCORI and the Channel 10 cable viewing audience. Here is an example of a very
action filled video called Wizards & Swords with some special effects that I know you'll enjoy.
Here's another ROCORI High School Media Student's rendition of the Rocori Winterguard dance and flag team. As you'll see in this video, there's more to the Winterguard than you might think.
This is a sport of precise timing and skilled hand coordination. Teamwork is a must and like every sport... practice and more practice creates a great performance.
Also, there's some beautiful outdoor Christmas lights footage taken by our DigElog ROCORI staff at a home in St. Cloud. We're not sure exactly why... but we decided to put it in. Just trying to get into the holiday spirit maybe. See what you think.
The ROCORI Varsity Boys Basketball team has just started their 36th season along with their coach Bob Brink who has been the head coach during the entire 36 years. This story captures interviews with the coaches, team captains and highlights of their team practice.
Tonight ROCORI will be hosting the Sauk Rapids-Rice varsity basketball team here in Cold Spring. The Spartans are working hard each day to improve their game. Their coaches are excited about this team that they feel has the potential to be one of the better teams in the conference.
Coach Bob Brink begins his 36th season as the ROCORI Spartans Head Boys Basketball coach. Coach Brink has led Spartan teams to 10 state
tournament berths and ranks as the second-winningest head coach (802
victories) in Minnesota high school history.
Senior co-captains Chad Willenbring, Aaron Traut and Garrett Branstner share their thoughts about the up-coming season.
Special thanks to Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union who sponsored this story. Sheila, Lynn, Peggy, Norma, Bob & Ryan are all looking forward to
meeting you. They can provide a wide range of personal and business
financial services ranging from checking accounts to business loans.
Meet the 2005 ROCORI Girls Varsity Basketball team. They have started the season with one win and one loss. Coach Lonnie Seifert talks about some of the team's goals for the year and their day by day commitment to improving their game.
The three team captains are also interviewed providing some key insights on their expectations for the coming season. This story takes your right out on the court right in the middle of a practice session. You'll feel the intensity of improving basketball skills and learning the key details of the game.
On November 17, 18 & 19th of 2005, the ROCORI High School presented the play "Once Upon A Mattress" in Glanville Smith Auditorium. In this story, director Tom Siekkinen, choral director Dee Holsinger and music director Tony Hutar talk about the fantastic job all of the ROCORI young people did in this comic musical.
Click either the photo or "QUICKTIME" to see video story. This is a
large file that can take more than 5 minutes to load even with broad
band, high speed access.
This story was sponsored by Affordable Computing Solutions
(ACS), your Land Of ROCORI Authorized Clearwire dealer.
Contact Ty today at 320.685.3222 or stop by their office at
22nd and 3rd Ave. Suite #4. They are located in the lower level of
the Chain of Lakes Mortgage building in Cold Spring. The entry door is
around the back. Look for the Affordable Computing Solutions sign
above the door. Please call ahead of time for an appointment.
Seniors citizens can now register for Medicare's new prescription drug plan. President Bush says the benefit is the greatest advance in health care for seniors since the creation of Medicare 40 years ago. .
To enroll, seniors must choose a private insurance plan to cover a portion of their prescription drug costs. For many seniors, the choices are confusing and frustrating. One tool that can be very helpful in this decision making process can be found online at www.medicare.gov. This story will introduce you to the tools you'll find at the medicare website.
This morning, at 12:00 am, theaters across the country debuted the new Harry Potter movie. Well, coming to the big screens of ROCORI and computers around the world this November 30th will be XXX On Stand. Another ground breaking local production by the producers of Wizards and Swards. (One of our Rocori High School Media Student Teams)