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On campus

Dnessa Klockzeim, a Marathon nursing student, is among the 4,206 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the spring 2020 dean’s list.

A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 class credits to qualify for the spring list.

Hall of Fame

Nominations to the Marathon Red Raider Hall of Fame will be accepted through Tuesday, June 30.

Criteria for the Hall of Fame is as follows:

_ The individual is a graduate and has been an athlete in the Marathon School District (at least 10 years out of high school) or is a former coach or staff member from the Marathon School District.

_ The individual has demonstrated mastery in the athletic endeavors they participated in, whether coaching, participating or supporting the athletics of Marathon High School. This mastery should include state, conference and school recognition.

_ Athletic achievements since leaving Marathon High School may be considered.

_ Nominations must be made by a person other than the candidate and submitted to either the Marathon Athletic Director or the Marathon Athletic Club.

A Hall of Fame Committee will select this year’s recipients. Five people are selected each year.

Hall of Fame inductees will be notified by Wednesday, July 15. A Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony will be held the Sunday following the Marathon Athletic Club Golf Outing.

Summer school

Marathon Public Schools will offer summer school in two sessions this year, Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 17, and Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 31. All summer school sessions will run 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Summer school classes will be separated into themes based on grades. Within each theme, there will be three different classes - two academic-based and one physical fitness. Stu- dent will be taught three 70 minute classes by three different teachers. Summer school will offer summer band lessons for students in current grades 5-12. This class will develop instrumental playing skills with one-on-one instruction and may happen in a virtual setting. Emphasis will be on rhythm, technique, expressions, and fun with performing music.

Summer school will also offer driver’s education and Strength and Conditioning for students in grades 5-11.

The school has announced COVID-19 safety precautions that will be put in place:

_ All students will go right to their summer school classes instead of waiting in the gym.

_ Travel to various spaces in the building will be minimized.

_ Social distancing will be practiced while in the classroom and school.

_ Minimal to no sharing of supplies.

_ There will be no large group gatherings or assemblies.

_ There will be no whole group recess as each class will schedule a time for their own recess or break time. Playground equipment is not available at this time.

_ The school asks that all children and adults who are sick with symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) stay home.

_ The school asks that parents wait outside at noon to pick up their students and teachers will bring their classes outside for pick up to avoid crowded hallways

_ Hand washing and hand sanitizing will occur upon arrival at school and be highly encouraged throughout the morning

_ Custodians will take extra precautions in cleaning and sanitizing the summer school classrooms daily

_ Masks are optional for students Day care after the summer school will not be offered this year.

Youth baseball

Youth baseball in Marathon City will start practices on Wednesday, June 10, with COVID-19 safeguards in place, according to league coach Ron Kunkel.

The major boys team will begin games on Monday, June 22, and the minor boys will start play on Thursday, June 25, at Veterans Park, Marathon. Games will continue through the first week of August.

The league expects families to maintain six-feet social distancing separation in and around the bleachers. The dugouts will be extended into the bleachers to maintain player social distancing.

Sick players, coaches and spectators are expected to stay home. Players and coaches will be asked to refrain from giving high fives and shaking hands. Fans should restrict hugs to their own children. After each game, team members will raise a hand or tip a hat to indicate sportsmanship and respect.

Attendance should be limited to immediate family members of players. No concessions will be sold at ball games this year. All players will be expected to bring their own drinks. Sunflower seeds, chewing gum and spitting during games will not be allowed.

Every player should bring their own individual batting gloves and helmet. Helmets will be provided for players that don’t have one. Helmets should be identified with the player’s name.

Talent Show

A virtual St. Maryt’s School talent show can be viewed at this You Tube location: channel/UCOV2kBTWn-357hDhOLm0sVJA.

Grab and Go Crafts

Children during the week of June 22-27 can plant their own beans at home and watch them grow throughout the summer with supplies and instructions provided by the Marathon City Branch Public Library as well as some stories for budding green thumbs. Youngsters will be given a link to a video recording of “Jack and the Beanstalk” read by library staff.

Parents can pick up this Summer Library Program project kits at the library.

Can corral

The Scouts BSA Troop 458 of Marathon will place a can corral in the Marathon Municipal Building parking lot after a delay due to the pandemic. The troop asks aluminum cans or bottles be placed into the bags placed in the corral. For more information, contact Steve at 715-432-3518.