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CV increases kindergarten cost

The monthly fee for Central Valley School District’s full-day, tuition-based kindergarten has increased by $5 for the 2013-’14 school year.

The board approved the increase at Monday’s meeting to cover program costs.

The new price for full-day kindergarten is $320. Students who qualify for free meals pay $310 and those who qualify for reduced-price meals pay $315

Parents can register their children for kindergarten starting March 7. Those registering for full-day kindergarten must pay a $40 fee.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 to enroll in kindergarten. When registering, parents must provide an original state-certified birth certificate, certificate of immunization status and resident verification.

There’s a registration checklist available in the kindergarten informational packet now available at schools and online at kindergarten.asp.

Freeman wins health award

Freeman Elementary School is a winner of a national nutrition award, along with 73 other schools in Washington, according to an Office of Superintendent Public Instruction news release.

The Rockford school won a bronze medal for improving the nutritional quality of the food served and for providing their students with nutrition education and opportunities for physical activity and education.

The school will receive a $500 award.

The award is a part of the HealthierUS School Challenge, a national certification initiative that supports first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign.

CV students certified for A+

Central Valley High School students recently passed an industry certification test for CompTIA Network+ to assess their competency as computer technicians.

Erik Bodrock, Alex Arachting, Anya Carter, Brandon Sommer, Frank Petrilli, Jeff Moberg, Matthew Troxel and Mathew Merrick were certified in their A+ Computer Technician course taught by Joe Pauley.

They also passed the CompTIA A+ Essentials and TestOutNetwork Pro test.