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Pasch leads area wrestlers with third place finish


Two Rivers had three individual champions in Division 2. Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln and Menomonie each had two champions in Division 1 action. Lancaster (Division 3) and Amery (Division 2) also had two individual champions. The WIAA wrestling season is now ...

Sparta's Roddick finishes third in final state tournament


Marko, an Amery junior who won state titles as a freshman and sophomore ...
Krein pinned seventh-ranked Willie Vandenlangenberg (24-8) of Wisconsin Dells, then used a scoring flurry with about a minute left to hand second-ranked Jonny Chamberlain (36-4 ...

Impact of FFA: From the perspective of a local FFA member


I am fortunate to not only be one of those members, but to also serve as the 2014-15 Wisconsin FFA parliamentarian. I grew up in Amery and I am currently attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities majoring in agricultural education and animal science.

Prep wrestling: Wisconsin Wrestling Online's individual state rankings


Wisconsin Rapids; 3, Hunter Toppel ...
River Valley. 126: 1, Hunter Marko, jr., Amery; 8, Jensen Langer, jr., Marshall. 132: 1, Jaden Winchel, so., Sparta; 4, Gabe Braam, jr., East Troy; 7, Sonny Schieldt, sr., Edgerton; 8, Nolan Kicmol, fr.,

Brothers from West Allis Central share goal of winning wrestling titles


Oconto Falls, 39-0, 152 (132-2013), Hunter Marko, jr., Amery, 37-1, 126 (106-2013, 113-2014), Tepra Wright, sr., Wisconsin Lutheran, 42-1, 126 (120-2014), Chris Yauch, sr., Two Rivers, 138, 46-3 (138-2014). Division 3 — Riley Lull, jr., Fennimore ...

Tigers' Kirkpatrick advances to state wrestling tournament


Northwestern High School’s Calen Kirkpatrick advanced to the WIAA State Wrestling Championships by finishing in first place at Saturday’s WIAA Division 2 sectional tournament in Amery ...
between Tyler Roecker of Wisconsin Lutheran and Brody Kust ...

Ellsworth advances eight wrestlers to state tourney, Strom wins title


AMERY - The Ellsworth High School wrestling team will have ...
He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin.

Oredockers gear up for sectionals


Four Ashland High School wrestlers will travel to Amery to compete in today’s WIAA division 2 wrestling sectionals. Also traveling to Amery will be five wrestlers from Northwestern High School and six wrestlers from Hayward High School. 1 Online Only ...

Somerset advances three wrestlers to sectional level


Anez pinned Amery’s Jude Ingham in the 106-pound semifinals at the ...
Right to Work' not likely to draw legal fire like Act 10; budget holds big changes for Family Care; 9 more Wisconsin stories7 hours ago UPDATE :Labor pledges to fight right-to-work ...

Boys hockey beats Amery


The Hayward Hurricanes boys hockey team scored early and often on its way to a 9-1 win over the Amery Warriors in their final regular season game Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Hayward Sports Center. Hayward jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one period.

Gender & the Research Excellence Framework: An Analysis of the Politics & International Studies Unit of Assessment (I)


Originally posted on Stephen R. Bates: by Fran Amery, Stephen Bates & Steve McKay Ever wondered about the gendered dimensions of the REF returns and rankings for the Politics & International Studies U…

3 days hiking in Banff


I’m lucky to have a group of friends that loves travelling and hiking. Every year, we do at least one epic trip to explore America’s beautiful outdoors. Mount Whitney, Zion, Bryce and Havasu Falls hav…

Lent 3B: Standing With Fools


OLD TESTAMENT: Exodus 20: 1-17 To read the Old Testament Lectionary passage, click here This seems at first to be an odd passage to read in the middle of Lent. But keep in mind that the whole of Exo…

In My Mail Box (94)


Mis en place par Kristi sur son blog The Story Siren et repris en France de puis peu par Lire ou mourir. Le but consiste à faire partager les livres reçus dans sa boite aux lettres chaque semaine (plu…

Lieber earns a spot in the finals


MADISON As a little boy, Nekoosa/Port Edwards’ senior Clay Lieber remembers watching former Papermakers win state titles. Tonight, Lieber will get his chance to add his name to the Papermakers champi…

New Teachers Settling In at AHS


Now that we've settled in to this school year, you've probably noticed some new faces on the teaching staff.  This year we have four new teachers at the high school: Mr. Mike Rose, Business Mr. Jesse…

In a crisis


In a crisis we come together. While standing on the train station this morning, waiting for the fast train to London with all the regular commuters, the silence was deafening. Everybody was so separa…

Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica cracking uo


Another Blow to Antarctic Glacial Stability as Larsen C Ice Shelf Cracks Up Roberscribbler, 24 February, 2015 (Northern edge of Larsen C Ice Shelf is at significant risk of breaking off as a massive r…

Gender inequality in academia: not just about numbers


By Fran Amery, University of Bath (Co-Convenor of the PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group) Discussions of gender inequality tend to focus on numbers: that is, the numbers of women represented in a…

State Superintendent Tony Evers Visits Amery to Recognize Oustanding CTE Programs


State Superintendent Tony Evers addressing AHS Tony Evers, State Superintendent, spent the morning at the Amery High School to recognize and celebrate our outstanding CTE Programs in Agriculture, Bu…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR AMERY

Two years of community college free for responsible students in AMERY WISCONSIN

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in AMERY WISCONSIN.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]




  • Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

    Beans and peas are unique foods

    bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

    How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

    Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

    Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

    1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

    2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.

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