Wrestling Week Recap: Tues., Jan. 14 Cubs beat Morris Area 47-23, and beat Sauk Centre 55-13. Thurs., Jan. 16 Cubs beat Sibley East 59-7, and had a loss to a tough St. Peter 28-37. Austin Donnay got his 50th Career win, and Carter Holtz got his 75 Career win. Pics include: Logan Kuseske vs. Morris, and Lucas Jurek vs. St. Peter. Go Cubs!
Due to incoming inclement weather, Kimball Area Public Schools will be closing at 11:30 today, Friday, January 17th. All evening and after school activities are cancelled.
ExCEL – Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership – is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualities, and who work voluntarily in their community. Congratulations Zya Lueders and Riley Spoden, this years ExCEL Winners!
Congratulations FFA Small Animals, Poultry and Food Science Teams all heading to STATE! Also, Bailee Schiefelbein is heading to state as an individual for Farm Bureau Discussion.
Wrestling Week Recap: Monday 7-9th grade team placed 2nd at HLWW, Thursday Cubs beat HLWW 51-18, Friday Cubs took 1st at the Osakis Team Tournament, Saturday Cubs took 1st at the Royalton Team Tournament. Pics include: Team picture taking 1st at Osakis, Brett Schiefelbein win over HLWW, Chase Anderson pin over Osakis. Zack Holtz pin over UCB.
C-Squad Boys Basketball practice cancelled for tonight Friday, Jan. 10.
No JH Girls Basketball Practice today, Wed., Jan. 8.
Wrestling Week Recap: on Sat., Jan 4, the Cubs traveled to Ogilvie for an individual tournament. The Cubs took 3rd place as a team and had every wrestler on the team place. Placing as follows: 106- Jack Bollman 6th, 113- William Serbus 6th, 120- Blake Brutger 4th, 126- Gavin Winter 3rd, 132- Alex Nelson 3rd, 138- Brett Schiefelbein 7th, 145- Logan Kuseske 8th, 160- Zack Holtz 1st, 170- Ashton Hanan 1st, 182- Austin Donnay 4th, 195- Carter Holtz 1st, 285- Ace Meyer 5th. Congratulations Cubs! Photos include: Team taking 3rd place, Ashton Hanan pinning his opponent for 1st place.
Cubs wrestling take 3rd today at Oglivie.
Cubs 25 EVW 64 for a final score.
Cubs down 37 to 7 at half time.
Boys basketball hosting EVW down 11 to 2 in first half
The student snack time option sheet for the 2nd half of the year will be starting January 21st. The sign up sheets are available on the school's website under the menu section.
Cubs lose to Milaca in girls basketball.
Robotics in action today. Teams A B C are all in semifinals. Girls basketball hosting Milaca at 6:00 tonight.
Cubs win 3rd place game.
Cubs 54 Pact 38 with 10 minutes left in 2nd half.
Cubs 37 Pact 27 at half time.
Cubs 13 Pact 12 after 10 minutes.
Wrestling Week Recap: Last Friday Kimball defeats KMS 47-18, On Tuesday Kimball defeats New London-Spicer 54-20, Tuesday, Kimball defeats Norwood Young America 74-0, on Thursday Kimball defeats EV-W 50-25. Wrestling pictures include: William Serbus Varsity win @ 113 vs. NYA, Cody Leither @ 145 vs. EV-W and Wrestler of the Week Ace Meyer @ 285 vs. KMS. Go Cubs!
7th grade boys basketball won the CMC basketball tournament today!
Robotics after the qualifications round Team A ranked 3. Team E ranked 4. Team B ranked 31.
Robotics in action today. Results after 10:00. Team E ranked 1. Team A ranked 5 and Team B ranked 25.
Girls basketball 44 EVW 54 final score.
Cubs wrestling final 47 to 18 over KMS.
Cubs wrestling 35 KMS 15. Cubs girls basketball 18 EVW 32 at the half.
Kimball fans attending wrestling or girls basketball game on Dec 13, please park on north side of school and enter door #2 to make room for all fans to park.
Congratulations Madison Streit CMC Athlete of the week for Dec. 2-6, 2019. Madison had 11 points, 66 rebounds, 2 assists and knocked down 2 pressure free throws with 30 seconds remaining to give the Cubs a one point lead. Name: Madison Streit School: Kimball Sport: Girls Basketball Grade: Junior Position: Center
Girls basketball final Cubs 42 Annandale 67.
Cubs down 42 to 32 with 12:00 left
Halftime Cubs 27 Cardinals 32
Kimball Art Club had a great showing at the Winter Concert on Monday night.
Come and enjoy Kimball Holiday band and choir concert tonight December 9. Junior high at 6:30 senior high at 7:30.
Wrestling recap for December 9 https://1390granitecitysports.com/prep-wrestling-recap-december-9th-2019/
Cubs 19 DC 27 at half.
Cubs girls basketball hosting Dassel tonight down 3 to 16 in first half
Cubs 40 SJP 24 in second half.
Prep wrestling update for December 2 https://1390granitecitysports.com/prep-wrestling-update-december-2nd-2019/
Cubs lose a heartbreaker in OT to ACGC
Tied at 53 at the end of the game. Overtime.
Cubs up 48 to 42 with 6 minutes left.
Cubs 23 ACGC 27 at half
November 1st milk prices increase to $0.45 per carton. Old price was $0.40 from August 26th to October 31st.Thank you
Alpine ski meeting Monday, November 4 at Powder Ridge 6:30 for parents and athletes.
Cross country section meet at Pierz today. Girls team takes 3rd place boys team finishes 13. Cailyn and Brookelyn Kuechle advance to state as individuals.
Food Service is looking for Substitutes! Perfect job to work a few hours while the kids are at school. If interested fill out a application online or stop by the District Office to pick up one.
Congrats to the Girls Cross Country team for achieving an astounding average GPA of 3.95! The section cross country meet is Friday Oct 25 at Pierz golf course 4:00 start. The meet was originally scheduled for Thursday but the course is flooded.
Reminders: Wed., Oct. 22: Wrestlers in Grades 7-12 please wear white shirt and blue jeans for picture. Thurs., Oct. 23: Wear PINK for supporting Cancer awareness, sponsored by Student Government. Mon., Oct. 28: Conferences grades 7-12 North Gym, Taco in a bag available sponsored by Scholarship Committee, and some Boy Scouts will be there selling popcorn! Please support these local groups. Thurs., Oct. 31: 7:00-9:30 Halloween Dance Grades 6-9, sponsored by Arts Club and Travel Club.
Cubs lose heart breaker 43 to 36
After 3rd quarter Cubs lead by 7 points.
Cubs 28 Monti 6 at half
Cubs football 22 Montevideo 6 in 2nd quarter.
Cubs win fourth set 30 to 28 to tie the match at two sets for each team.
Cubs win 2nd set.
Girls cross country take 3rd tonight in conference meet. Boys finish 7th.
Congratulations CMC Athletes of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 4! Noah Young: Noah is a first year runner who has consistently placed in the top 10% of his races this year. Name: Noah Young School: Kimball Grade: Senior Sport: Cross Country Zya Lueders: Zya is a great leader. She is a competitive varsity runner who has finished in the top 15% at a very tough Litchfield race. Name: Zya Lueders School: Kimball Grade: Junior Sport: Cross Country
Cubs lose 5th set.
Cubs tie the match at 2 sets a piece.
Pierz wins 3rd set over Cubs. Lead 2 sets to Cubs 1.
Cubs volleyball hosting Pierz tonight win first set.
NHS spaghetti dinner 4:30 to 7:00 pm $8 for adults $ 4 ages 5 to 13 Kimball cafetorium today October 8.
District Advisory is scheduled for Oct 21 from 4:30-6pm. This meeting is open to the public. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/ZMtQJEu3yjZ4heZC8
Cross country has home meet tonight at Kimball gold course 4:15 start.
Bold 21 Cubs football 0 after quarter 1.
While reading "Tuesdays With Morrie", students in Applied Reading and Writing created traveling journals filled with questions for the elderly. With the creative guidance of Mrs. Winkelman and the help of Mrs. Ochs, Ms. Burg, and Ms. Woods, the class created scrapbook journals to pass on to the older generation to learn from their wisdom and experience. When the journals are complete, they will be on display in the Media Center.
43 to 20 for the final
Cubs 13 Morris 40 after 3rd quarter.
Cubs 13 Morris 24 at half
Saturday Sept 28 summer baseball is doing a pork chop supper at the Kimball legion to support the legion baseball team from 5-8, $8 per plate. Come out and support local legion baseball.
High School Picture Re-takes will be on Nov. 7, 8:30a
Do you enjoy working with children? Looking for a flexible schedule and welcoming environment? Join our amazing team! Kimball Schools are currently looking for substitute teachers and paraprofessionals at all levels, preschool - 12. Click here to apply: http://5il.co/2ah8!
Cubs lose 48 to 8 to Osakis.
Cubs football down vs Osakis during homecoming game 20 to 8 in 2nd quarter.
This morning at the Elementary School is our FREE BIG Truck event for young children and their families. Come on out and join us from 9 - 11 a.m. in the Elementary School parking lot!
Football final Cubs win 58 to 30
After 3rd quarter Cubs 36 Sauk Centre 24.
Cubs football 8 at Sauk Centre 8 after first quarter.
Reminder!! Tomorrow is our free ECFE Big Truck Event ( 9 - 11 a.m.)! The sun is supposed to peak out, so stop by to see the trucks, learn about ECFE, and visit with our friends from the Great River Regional Library!
7th volleyball moved to elem at Paynesville. Jh football for tonight postponed to Sept 23.
Cross Country meet at New London Spicer is postponed today rescheduled for October 7.
Good evening Kimball families, I wanted to let you know if you received a message this evening about your breakfast and lunch account balance, please disregard. I will be sending out a updated message for low balances tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience. We tried a new message system for lunch accounts and are working on the new lunch account message system. Thank you, for your patience.
Robotics received a "Girl Power" grant for a complete starter kit for our girls robotics team. Great news for the robotics program.
JV football at Minnewaska postponed till Tuesday September 10 and moved to Kimball.
Final football score 47 to 14
Cubs 14 Lakers 28 after 3rd quarter
Tailgating before tonight's football starts at 5:30. Come enjoy a burger while you listen to music by DJ Arnold and socialize before the Cubs take on Minnewaska. Hall of fame induction during half time.
Cubs lose close third set
Cubs lose 2nd set to Irish
Cubs volleyball lose first set hosting Maple Lake tonight.
Cubs lose third set in volleyball.
Foley takes 2nd set
42 for Eagles Cubs 14 for the final score.
After 3rd quarter Cubs 14 Eagles 42
Halftime Cubs 6 Eagles 28
Cubs football 6 EVW 7 after quarter 1.
Cubs lose 5th set in volleyball action tonight
Cubs volleyball tied after 4th set.
Rehearsals for the full cast and ensemble of Cinderella begin tomorrow, Wednesday August 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. We will also rehearse at the same time on Thursday, August 29th.
Tonite families were able to get a sneak peak of the many choices of fruit offered at Kimball. A rainbow of nutrition was well received by everyone!
Good evening. Open house at Kimball Elementary School and Kimball Area High School will be run from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, August 21st. School bus schedules will be available in both buildings. The staff and I are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Cubs volleyball store is now open. Shop from August 6- August 15. www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/khsvb192
Cubs Apparel 2019 is now open! Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/cubs2019 - Store Open From: August 7 - August 27, 2019 Access code cubs2019
Athletic meeting Thursday, August 8 for parents and athletes in athletics grades 7-12. 6:30 free meal provided by booster clubs at football field press box, 7:30 informational meeting in gym for all athletic activities for the school year.
The website has been updated with our 2019 - 2020 ECFE class offerings! We hope you consider joining us for a class. Check here to see class offerings or to register: http://www.kimball.k12.mn.us/o/district/page/early-childhood-family-education
Fall athletic meeting Thursday August 8 7:30 in north gym. Booster clubs are serving a meal starting at 6:30 outside at press box before the meeting. This is a mandatory meeting for student athletes in grades 7-12 and parents for any activity during the 19-20 school year.
The Kimball High School Art room is looking to collect old or new crayons, and colored pencils. Take the opportunity to clean out your old supply or pick up an extra box when shopping. Thank you for supporting the arts!
REMINDER: In honor of July 4th celebrations, there is no Community Education T-Ball or Jr. Golf this week. Rookie Ball will have practice.
KAHS is looking for a Tech Ed teacher to teach woods, welding, CAD, and engines in a newly expanded shop. MN teaching license preferred but may accept related work experience. Come and work on a great team. https://edpost.stcloudstate.edu/EdPost/displayrecord?postID=275606&subm
Jack Knaus shot a 99/100 on friday June 21st at the MSHSL Shoot. 14 other shooters got a 99/100 for 2nd place. They use a reverse run of targets to determine where you finished, meaning whoever missed first placed higher. Jack placed 9th overall based upon this. Congrats Jack!
Congrats to Jack Knaus for Overall High Gun. Novalee Bechtold for Overall & Team Female JV High . Julia Zipoy for Team V Female High Gun. Charlie Meyer for Team JV. Aiden Murray for Team N Male High Gun.
July Football Camp with Coach Benson is right around the corner. Go to Community Education on the school web site and click on class registration link. You can also call Community Education to register or get more information #320-398-7700 x 1112.
Register now with Community Education for Summer Golf. Go to Community Education on the school website and click the class registration link. You can also call Community Education at #320-398-7700 x 1112 to register by phone with a credit card.
4 x 100 girls track 6th place in state. Tucker Schultz takes 7th in 400 meter race.
Boys 4x200 broke school record but did not make finals. Girls 4x1 made finals. Tucker Schultz made finals, sitting 4th in the 400.
Community Education T-Ball will play tonight in the Kimball Elementary School Gym
Sports Booster 10U & 12U baseball games have been canceled for tonight due to rain. Babe Ruth will play.
Due to Mother Nature's rain storm, Community Education Track and Field Practice is canceled tonight. Reminder: Community Education Track and Field practice tomorrow at 6:30 pm, Kimball HS track
In Section Golf Adam Sandquist and Luke Ashbrook advance into the second day of individual competition.
Congratulations Ellie Kuechle CMC Athlete of the week for May 27-31, 2019. Ellie broke three Kimball school records and qualified for state in two events at the Section meet. Ellie took 3rd in the 400, 2nd in the 4X800 and 4X400. Female Name: Ellie Kuechle School: Kimball Grade: 8th Sport: Track and Field
Track had 17 memebers qualify for state meet. They will compete Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 at the University of Hamline. Send off for these individuals will be Friday at 11:30 north side of Kimball school.
Top of 6th down 6 to 0 in softball.
Girls 4x100 heading to state
Cubs softball 0 Randolph 3 top of 4th
Boys 4x200 heading to state including Donnie Frilstead and Tucker Schultz
Cubs beat West Lutheran. Wednesday will play Randolph at Northwestern College in Saint Paul. 4:00 game.
Kimball softball wins first game today. Now will play West Lutheran.
Softball wins 15 to 1 tonight. Will host Tuesday May 28 in Kimball.
No baseball practice Friday May 24. Playoff game Monday May 27 6:00pm at Foley.
Softball to host Lester Prairie Holy Trinity today at 4:00.
Girls track win subsection today at Annadale.
Softball lost playoff game tonight 8 to 3. Will host opponent on Friday. Time and opponent TBA.
Softball playoff game postponed till Thursday 3:00 game
Baseball at BBE today postponed till Thursday at 1:00.
Softball wins playoff game 17 to 2 tonight will host Wednesday afternoon in Kimball.
Final week to register with Community Education for grades K-5, and 6-11 Summer Programs. Check out all the summer fun at https://kimball.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getcategory/program_id/4
The elementary lunch choices will be: Monday, May 20th Corn Dog or BBQ Pork Riblet Sandwich. Tuesday, May 21st Chicken Nuggets OR Italian Meatballs. Wednesday, May 22nd choice of Pizza OR Turkey Deli Sub. Thursday, May 23rd is the picnic. Thank for your support this school year!
Baseball lost tonight 17 to 1.
Baseball down 11 to 1 in bottom of third.
Last week for library books to circulate. Please pay attention to these important dates....... Thurs. May 16--all library books due back Fri. May 17th--last day for study hall students in the media center Mon. May 20 thru end of year--library closes for inventory.
Tori Harren hit grand slam home run last night in victory over Pierz. It was Tori 18 career home run tying school record.
JH Baseball, JH Softball and Track 7-12 will be cancelled for today, Wed., May 8. All other sports will have practice indoors.
General music final song at this mornings grade 4-6 concert. “Lean On Me”.
Cub artists do well at competition in NLS. They compiled 7 superiors and 9 excellents. Superiors- Stephanie Massmann Drawing, Matthew Loch Sculpture, Charlie Meyer Craft, Charlie Meyer Craft, Se-Ri Parker Craft, Krystalyn Newman Ceramics, Sophia Schlueter 2D Mixed Media. Excellents- Stephanie Massmann Sculpture, Stephanie Massmann Sculpture, Ariel Salo Drawing, Ariel Salo Sculpture, Justine Miller Painting, Jacob Beehler Sculpture, Mitchel Loehrer Video, Leanne Hendrickson Ceramics, Sophia Schlueter 2D Mixed Media.
All Games/Meets are cancelled for today, Tues., April 30. JH Softball will be the only team practicing tonight in the gym, all other practices are cancelled.
Community Education Babysitting BLAST, Planting a Pollinator Garden and School of Fish are still taking registrations. Check the school web site for details or call Cathy at Community Education, #398-7700 x 1112.
Anyone that is in need of football cleats contact coach Benson. $10 black and yellow sizes 9-15
Proud to be featured in the Dairy Star Paper regarding the milk cooler grant Kimball received. Click to view : https://dairystar.com/Content/Home/Home/Article/AGRI-gives-51-000-to-schools/80/254/15457
Monday April 15 no golf practice. No junior high baseball or junior high softball practice.
Softball game at Husky dome tonight at 5:00. All other practices cancelled for tonight.
Good evening. Due to continuing inclement weather, Kimball Area Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late tomorrow, Friday, April 12th. No AM Preschool. Enrichment program will start at 10:00. Cubs Club will open at 8:30.
Mother Nature has challenged us again today, as it has many times this winter! Tomorrow's Breakfast will be Long Johns. Lunch Choices will be Beef Soft Tacos or Deli Turkey Sub or Cheese Sub. Friday's Lunch menu will be served Monday, April 15th. Monday's breakfast will be French Toast Sticks. Please look on the website to view the revised menu changes for April. Thank you
Good afternoon. Due to incoming dangerous weather that will lead to hazardous conditions, Kimball Area Public Schools, including Cubs Club, will be closed on Thursday, April 11th. All activities cancelled as well.
All Athletic Practices are canceled for tonight, Wed., April 10, for grades 7-12.
Cubs softball 16 HLWW 11. Cubs baseball 4 Annandale 6.
Cubs softball 7 Upsala 4. Cubs baseball 2 USA 10.
Kimball softball takes lead in top of 7th With a score of 4 to 3
Kimball softball 1 Upsala 2 bottom of 5th.
Junior high track meet Friday April 5 now at Litchfield instead of ACGC. Baseball varsity game Friday moved to ACGC.
On Saturday, April 6th, Kimball Area High School is hosting the Kimball Area Business Expo from 8:30-12:30. Hope to see you there!
Varsity softball game moves to Royalton. JH track practice cancelled.
Correction on Robotics meeting is at the High School room 164 for the Elementary vex program on Monday March 26 6:00
For those interested in starting a Vex Robotics IQ team at the elementary level, there will be a meeting Monday, March 26 at the elementary school 6:00 in room 164.
Summer strength and conditioning starting in Kimball June 3. Detailed programs are designed. Open 8:00am to 12:00, 5 days a week. More details to follow.
We are still taking registrations for Kimball Sports Booster Summer Softball and Baseball Leagues. Baseball deadline to register is Friday, March 22. Contact Kimball Community Education to register.
Kimball Community Education has added a Driver's Education Class: Monday-Friday, May 6-17, 3:15-6:15 pm at the high school, cost is $340. Registration deadline is April 26. Register with Community Education.
For students who participated in the "Blind Date with a Book" challenge in February: we will be holding the prize drawing this Friday, March 22nd during advisory, and winners will be announced at the end of the day. You are eligible if you have finished reading your "Blind Date" book selection, but make sure you have filled out the form in order to enter your name in the drawing. See Lori in the media center if you have not done that yet. Deadline is Friday morning.
Girls interested in playing 8th grade softball will practice Tuesday and Wednesday this week with 9-12 grade practice after school in north gym.
ACT Prep scheduled at the high school this morning from 7-8 am is postponed. Class will meet tomorrow, Friday, March 15th from 7-8 am.
Due to thick fog and poor visibility Kimball Area Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late today, Thursday, March 14th. There will be no AM preschool and Cubs Club will open at 8:30.
Track will start practice Tuesday. Softball grades 9-12 start tonight March 11. Golf and Baseball will start March 18.
Cubs lost 41 to 55 tonight
Cathedral 46 Cubs 39.
Cubs down 44 to 35 with three minutes left.
Cubs down 4 with 10:55 left
Cubs cut lead to 9 with 14 min left
Cathedral 21 Cubs 13 with 38 seconds left in half.
Cubs 8 Cathedral 11 with five minutes left in first half.
If you have a soon to be 3 year old or 4 year old and are thinking about registering for preschool, we'd encourage you to complete and turn in our preschool registration form. Classes are beginning to fill, and parents will be notified in early April of class placement.
Zach Holtz places 4th st state wrestling.
Zach wins 9 to 5. will wrestle for 3rd place this afternoon.
Zach Holtz will wrestle Alex Borsgard (Windom-Mountain Lake) in consolation semifinals.
Ashton lost match.
Zach Holtz wins moves on.
BBE 77 Kimball 61 final boys score.
Down 69 to 55 with 3 minutes left.
BBE 60 Kimball 51 with 5:37 remaining.
Boys pulled within 5 points with 14 minutes to play.
Carter and Zach Holtz lose in 2nd round of action tonight.
Ashton Hanon pinned in first round
Carter Holtz wins by pin.
Zach Holtz with the pin in his first round.
Wrestling state trny Lucas Jurek lost 2 to 7 Alex Nelson was pinned in first round.
Cubs girls basketball final 60 Holdingford 64.
Girls basketball playoff game Thursday Feb 28 at Holdingford 7:00.
Kimball girls basketball defeated Milaca 54 to 49 in double overtime.
Due to dangerous road conditions, Open Gym has been canceled for tonight. Reminder: no Open Gym March 17. Please stay safe.
Kimball Area Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late on Monday, February 25th due to weather and poor and worsening rural road conditions. There will be no AM preschool. Cubs Club will open at 8:30.
Lucas Jurek in state as a true second winner.
Wrestling individual sections at Kimball today has Zach Holtz Ashton Hanan and Carter Holtz all winning their weight class. Alex Nelson takes 2nd and is heading to state meet as well.
Kimball Area Public Schools will be making up snow days with students on Monday, March 18th and Monday, April 22nd. School will start 2 hours late on March 18th. School will start on time on April 22nd. Cubs Club will be open regular hours both days.
Our Early Childhood & Family Education program is holding a survey to better plan and prepare for next year. If you have a few minutes, we would greatly appreciate your insight and thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZY5DZPQ?fbclid=IwAR2zZ-wWjIg26NAeTBUSPTopQ7n2YuV5aZyvNLvOQGkMjikcwpgjlZgwJB4
Boys basketball fans attending Howard Lake this evening please park in back parking lot labeled activities lot.
Thursday, February 21st lunch choices will be Chicken Alfredo with Garlic Toast OR BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Friday, February 22nd lunch choices will be Macaroni and Cheese OR Chicken Nuggets with Breadstick. Please take a look at the website for current menu choices for the rest of February.
All practices for Kimball Area Public Schools are cancelled for this evening, Wednesday, February 20th.
Due to inclement weather Kimball Area Public Schools, including Cubs Club, will be closed on Wednesday, February 20th.
Cubs 51 pierz 46 for a final.
Cubs 43 Pierz 38 with 5 minutes left.
Cubs 32 Pierz 30 with ten minutes to go.
Cubs 25 Pioneers 14 at half.
Girls basketball game at Milaca postponed till Monday Feb 25. Girls basketball will practice today at 3:15. Wrestling will practice at 3:15 today.
56 to 10 runner up in team sections for wrestling
Kimball wrestling wins first two meets in team sections and is wrestling in finals vs ACGC.
Please remember when sending in lunch money with your child/children to write the family account name or students name on the envelope, when sending cash. When sending a check, please write down the student/students name in the memo section. We want to make sure the money gets deposited into the right account. Thank you
Kimball Community Education class flyers can now be found on the school website. Select menu, documents, and Community Educaiton. Winter youth enrichment classes, summer softball and much more available now
Cubs girls basketball beat Pierz 59 to 49 tonight. Erin O'Brien scored her 1000 career point tonight.
Cubs boys basketball 54 Maple Lake 58
NHS spageheti dinner moved to March 1.
The NHS Spaghetti Dinner has been rescheduled for Friday, March 1. Tickets are $7 at the door. Hope you can join us.
For Monday, February 11th the Breakfast choice will be Long John or Choice of Cereal with Toast. For Lunch at the Elementary the choice will be Cheese Pizza OR Turkey Munchable. At the High School the Lunch choice will be Cheese Pizza or Build your own Baked Potato. The Menus on the website have been updated and changed. Please take a look for the changes, sorry for the inconvenience.
Due to dangerous wind chills and poor road conditions, Kimball Schools will be closed on Friday.
Kimball Schools will be closing at Noon on Feb 7. No evening activities. Kindergarten roundup and PreK Open House is rescheduled for Feb 13.
Tuesday, February 5th Elementary Lunch Choice will be All American Burger or Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich. At the High School the Lunch Choice will be All American Burger or Hot Ham & Cheese Flatbread.
Good morning. Due to worsening road conditions and our concern for the safety of students, families, and faculty, Kimball Area Public Schools will be closed today, Monday, February 4th..
Due to weather Kimball Area Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late. No AM preschool. Enrichment will open at 10:00. Cubs Club will open at 8:30.
In 9th grade wrestling state championships today Carter Holtz is a state champion. Ashton Hanan state runner up Lucas Jurek takes 3rd place. Team took 5th in a field of 82 teams. Highest placing of the class A teams!
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to KES February 6-14 and volunteers are needed to make it a success! Click the link to view times and sign up if you are able to help. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E49AAA82CAAFC1-spring1
Girls Basketball play tonight at Maple Lake even though they don't have school.
For Elementary and High School lunch choices for Thursday, January 31st will be Walking Taco or Turkey Sub. Please look at the website to see the up to date menu changes. Stay warm and safe
All practices and event postpone for Tuesday Feb 29 and Wednesday Feb 30. Chanhassen field trip for choir postponed.
MNGWL wrestling tournament this weekend has Lucas Jurek, Ashton Hanan and Carter Holtz moving on to state this Saturday at Champlin Park High School for 9th wrestling league.
NHS Spaghetti dinner postponed to Feb 12.
Wrestling beat EVW tonight 43 to 24.
Evw 63 Kimball 28 for a final.
Cubs 15 EVW 40 at half.
Cubs down 27 to 6 in first half.
We have the pleasure of having the Chef Brian from Taher Inc. coming to prepare items for our students. On Monday, January 28th he will be at the High School and will be preparing Ham & Cheese Puff Pastry with Mango Salsa. On Tuesday, He will prepare a 'sweet treat' Banana Foster samples for our Elementary School.
Wrestler's wrestle well at last nights Quad in Royalton. Scores: Kimball-60 vs. Holdingford-18, Kimball- 41 vs. Little Falls- 31, Kimball-32 vs. Royalton-33. Great Job guys!
Cubs 44 BBE 56 final girls score
Cubs 21 BBE 40 in second half.
Cubs girls basketball 14 BBE 21 with six minutes left in first half.
Cubs 75 Pact 44
Kimball boys basketball 58 Pact 26 in second half.
Bailee Schiefelbein and Brian Binsfeld are announced as the ExCEL award winners. ExCEL – Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualities and who work voluntarily in their community. Congratulations!
Wrestling final tonight HLWW 39 Cubs 37. Zach Holtz with his 50th career pin this evening.
Cubs boys basketbal 45 Milaca 59.
Cubs 42 Milaca 51 with 3:58 left
Cubs 26 Wolves 36 with 14 minutes remaining.
Milaca boys basketball 12 Cubs 9 in first half.
Drew Gustafson scored his career 1000 point and will be honored before tonight's basketball game vs Milaca.
January 15 girls basketball will travel to Rocori. Varsity girls play at 5:15 jv and c team will follow at 7:15.
Friday January 11th is the Genius Hour symposium for seventh graders in Ms. Dammann’s classes. Come check out what they have been working on all semester. Email Ms. Dammann with questions
Cubs 67 Bulldogs 42 with five minutes left
Cubs 39 Bulldogs 26 just before half
Cub Girls Basketball hosting Paynesville tonight leading 15 to 8 in first half.
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to KES February 6-14 and volunteers are needed to make it a success! Click the link to view times and sign up if you are able to help. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E49AAA82CAAFC1-spring1
Cubs lose to Rockets tonight. Take 2nd in our holiday tournament.
70 to Cubs 41 with 5 minutes left
Cubs down 49 to 33 with twelve minutes remaining.
Half time Cubs 22 Rockets 41
Cubs girls basketball 6 Rockford 16 with nine minutes left in first half.
Cubs girls basketball win tonight 60 to 52.
Cubs 52 Huskers 46 with two minutes remaining
Cubs 25 Holdingford 21 at half.
Kimball girls basketball team hosting Milaca Rockford and Holdingford tonight in Holiday Tournament. Varsity game time is 7:45 vs the Huskers.
No wrestling practice Dec 27
No boys basketball practice December 27th.
Cubs basketball final score 51 Irish 43
Cubs 25 to 20 in second half
Cubs 16 Irish 12 with six minutes left in first half.
Cubs 8 Irish 5
Cubs win in wrestling 50 to 25 over NYA
Final Cubs 74 Mora 56.
4 minutes left Cubs 69 Mora 54
Cubs 40 to 24 at half.
Cubs in championship holiday basketball game tonight hosting Mora at 7:30.
Cubs 89 Pact 47 for a final
Cubs hosting holiday tournament for boys basketball beating PACT Charter 74 to 39 in second half.
Student Snack Time Option Form is now available for the 2nd half of the school year starting January 2nd to the end of the school year. Teachers will be sending home the form to sign up, if interested. The forms are also available on the school website in the documents under the Food Service section. Forms will need to be signed, paid, and turned in to the teacher or office before January 1st
Final Cubs 46 Evw 70
8 minutes to go down 51 to 31
Halftime Cubs 20 EVW 34
Cubs boys basketball hosting EVW tonight down 15 to 7 with eight minutes remaining in first half.
Cubs 53 Royalton 45 boys basketball
Royalton 17 Kimball 16 at half
Cubs final 43 Royals 58
Cubs 33 Royals 44 with 9 minutes left
Cubs 24 Royals 26 at half
Reminder: Community Education Ski/Snowboard Program deadline is November 30. Register online at the school web site, return registration form to Community Education or call #320-398-7700 x 1112 to register with credit card over the phone.
Last Chance! RSVP for the Parent Information Meetings to be held on Wednesday. 5:30 meal; 6:00 presentation. Call KES at 320-398-7700 x2500 or KAHS at 320-398-7700 x1301.
Kimball Volleyball Club (formerly JO Volleyball) will hold team try outs on Sunday, November 18 at 5 pm in the high school gyms. Note time change so families can attend the Kimball Fall Musical, GREASE. Parents will meet once the try outs have started.
Kimball Area Public Schools will be doing a test call and text to all families to test our Weather Emergency Notification system. The messages will be going out at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7th.
State x country send off for Libby Yozamp is Friday Nov 2 at 10:30 north side of school.
CHROMEBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR CHECK-OUT! Students who need a Chromebook to complete assignments at home are encouraged to stop by the library for checkout. Parent permission is required. A link to the form is available on the High School Media webpage or stop by and ask for one.
If your interested in Alpine Skiing meeting is at Powder ridge on Thursday Nov 8 at 6:00.
Don't forget... HS conferences from 3:30-7:30 tonight. Also, the community is invited to "Sex Trafficking info for Parents", 6 pm in HS Choir Rm.
Stop at Kimball High School tonight for Open Gym, 6-8 pm, and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu demonstration starting at 6:30 pm.
Final score Cubs lose by 16. Great season.
KMS 28 Cubs 12.
KMS 20 Cubs 12 end of third quarter.
KMS 7 Cubs 6 at half
Cubs take the lead 6 to 0.
Cubs at KMS for football tied at 0 after 1st quarter
Girls playoff volleyball is in Brooten Friday at 7:00.
Cubs win playoff volleyball and travel to Belgrade Friday night 7:00 game
Girls cross country take 3rd at section meet. Libby Yozamp will head to state for individuals with Olivia Kuechle from EVW.
Cubs win game three 25 to 15
ACGC 25 Cubs 22 game two
Cubs take game one 25 to 18
Congratulations to girls cross country who received the Section Gold Academic award with a 3.92 GPA average.
Kimball High School Choir has been invited to sing the National Anthem at the MN Gopher Game on Nov. 1. 7-12 grade students can attend and support the choir. Ticket is $10 and you can ride the "fan" bus for $8. We have 3 ways to get your tickets: registration form coming home today-return with a check or cash, call Community Education to pay over the phone with a valid credit card, or register online at https://kimball.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/11/program_id/4
Football playoff game at KMS Saturday 10/27 2:00 in Murdock.
Cubs win playoff game! Will play Saturday at KMS.
Cubs 19 USA 14
Cubs football 7 at USA 8 after first quarter.
Cubs lose in 3 sets tonight to Annandale
Cubs 6 Cardinals 25 in second game.
Cubs volleyball hosting Annandale lost first set 25 to 11
Kimball volleyball host ACGC Thursday 7:00
Starting on Monday, October 22nd the school will be sending out low lunch balance notifications thru Apptegy, Kimball Schools website. The low lunch balance notifications will be sent out on Monday and Wednesday in the afternoon of each week. To check on your current lunch balance, please log into JMC. The notifications will be sent out only to the primary contact that is entered into JMC. Log into JMC to change or check on your primary contact. If you have problems in making changes, please contact the building secretary. Thank you for your patience and understanding with this transition.
Cubs 53 eagles 21 final score
Cubs 47 Eagles 16 after 3rd quarter
Cubs 40 Eagles 16 at half.
After first quarter Cubs 12 Eagles 16
Cubs football 12 New York Mills 0 in first quarter
EVW 3 games to Cubs 0 games
Cubs lose 2nd game
No Community Education Open Gym on Sunday, October 21. MEA break
Cubs football 40 Browerville 21 for the final
Cubs 32 Tigers 14 after 3 quarters
Cubs 26 Tigers 8 at half
Cubs football 7 Browerville 0 end of first quarter
Do you have a child who is 3 or older? It's time to screen! All children should participate in an early childhood screening before they attend kindergarten. Our next screening is on Thursday, Oct. 25th. Please call to set up an appointment time. (320) 398 - 7700 ext. 2802.
This email is for all Kimball School District families and lunch account notifications. We have made a change in our notification system for lunch balances. We were using JMC but have switched to Apptegy. Yesterday, we had a glitch in the notification process and all families were called. Our apologies for this inconvenience. Please refer to the JMC system to look at your current family lunch account balance. Thank you, for your patience during this transition.
Lost the 4th game in volleyball
KMS 2 games Kimball 1
KMS takes 2nd game now were tied at 1
Cubs lose today in Football to USA
USA football 16 Kimball 0 after quarter 1
TEEN READ WEEK is October 7-13, 2018. Prepare yourself to think and read outside-of-the-box with this year's theme..."It's Written in the Stars." Stop by the High School Media Center to seek out fantasy, science fiction, or other “out-of-this-world” reads and look for some fun reading challenges to help you delve into exploring something new.
Please click on the link and join Kimball Volleyball and National Honor Society in raising funds to support patients with stage 4 breast cancer. https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/14615#/
Scholastic Book Fair will be at the elementary school Oct 10-15. It will be open both conference nights as well as Grandparents Day. Stop by the experience room and check it out! Click here to help at the book fair: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e49aaa82caafc1-fall
Arts Club would like to Thank the following Businesses for Donating to Homecoming Button drawing: Arnold's, Chickadee Floral, Triple R, Gohmann's Foods, Knaus Sausage House, A M Maus & Son, Casey's. The following numbers still need to claim their prize: #83, #30, #68, #60. You can claim your prize in the High School Office.
Final football score 34 to 12.
Start of 4th quarter Royals 34 Cubs 6
Royals 28 Cubs 6 in third quarter
Royals football 20 Cubs 0 in 2nd quarter
Cubs lose 2nd set
BBE 25 Kimball 10 game 1
Homecoming Dance information: Date: Friday, Sept. 28 in the Cafetorium. 6-8th Grade Dance- 5:00-7:00, $5. 9-12 Grade Dance- 9:00-11:00, $5. Please wear Kimball Spirit Attire. Cost includes Pop and a slice of pizza, extra concessions available for purchase.
Kimball Community Education will have Sunday Open Gym for people in grade 7-adult starting October 7 and running through March. 6-8 pm at Kimball High School (door#10). $1 each time for current Kimball students and $2 each time for all others participating.
Cubs football lost tonight to KMS 45 to 33.
Cubs football 6 points KMS 13 Midway through second quarter
Can you help us out? We are looking to update our census. Do you have a child between the ages of 0 - 5? We need you to complete this form and send it into the district office. This helps us plan for future programming! http://5il.co/3hp1
Kimball Community Education/Sports Booster Grades 3-4 & 5-6 Youth Football Program has been cancelled for today, September 20, due to the lovely MN weather : )
Cross Country Practice has been cancelled for today, Thurs., Sept. 20
No jh football practice Sep 20 and 21 Varsity football practice in Wirth gym 8th volleyball game moved to North gym
Cubs volleyball lose in three tonight to Royalton
Homecoming Festivities Start Next Week- Sept., 23-28: Sunday: Coronation 7:30 pm Cafetorium Monday: Get up and Go (PJ day) Tuesday: Twinning Day (dress alike) Wednesday: Wacky day Thursday: Dress your best (also HS Picture Day) Thursday: Homecoming Volleyball game vs. BBE 7:15 Friday: School Spirit Day King of the Court Volleyball @ 8:30am Powderpuff Football @ 2p Homecoming Football Game vs. Royalton 7:00 Homecoming Dance Grades 9-12 9:00p
Halftime score cubs 14 Panthers 12
Cubs football 0 Parkers Prairie 12 start of 2nd quarter
Mary Bernardy's 6th grade class worked together to make a $100 donation to the Kimball Public Library building project. Thanks for your hard work and generosity! Get more information on the project at www.kimball-library.org.
Cross country take first place in Little Crow meet at New London Spicer
Community Education SPARK Dance class is filling up fast. Register now to get your spot! Wednesdays, September 26-November 14, 3-4:30 pm at the Community Education Center, $40. Register online with Community Education on the school website or call Cathy at #398-7700 x 1112.
Community Education is still taking registrations for Grades 3-5 after school Soccer. Mondays, September 17-October 8, 3-4 pm at the elementary school. Register online with Community Education on the school website or call Cathy at #398-7700 x 1112 to register.
Coming Saturday, September 15, 9:00 - 11:00 am at KES: ECFE Big Truck Event! Come and explore a tractor, truck, bus, and police vehicle. It's an event you don't want to miss! Click the link for full details. http://5il.co/4n2c
Kimball Community Education Women's Self Defense class starts in about 35 minutes. The instructors are here warming up and ready to share their knowledge with 10 eager participants.
Final football score 34 to BBE
Kimball football 34 BBE 0 in third quarter
Check out the Cubs store for some great apparel selections! Store closes Monday, September 10. http://kimballcubsstore18.deco-apparel.com/
Check out our district fundraising page for easy ways that you can support our schools! http://www.kimball.k12.mn.us/fundraising--11
Community Education/Sports Booster Youth Flag Football (grade 3-4) has been canceled for tonight. 5-6 grade Tackle Football will be held.
JV football game canceled vs Becker
Kimball Elementary School is seeking applicants for our Cook Position. Cooking experience and servsafe certified is preferred. This position is for Taher Inc. the food service management company that works with Kimball Schools. Applications are available in the District Office and Food Service. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Questions contact Sherry Hanson at 320-398-7700 ext. 1377
Tailgating for tonight's football game starts at 5:30. Food music and fun. Game time 7:00 vs EVW
Kimball High School is seeking applicants for a paraprofessional. Two years post high school education or successful completion of the Para Pro Assessment required. Please submit application, letter and resume to Nancy Bonnifield, High School Principal, P.O. Box 368, Kimball, MN 55353. Applications may be found on website at www.kimball.k12.mn.us. Position open until filled.
Thank you to all who attended our HS Open House. Also thanks to the HS Staff who paid for and served the meal. Can't wait for Monday!
Fall Musical informational meeting Monday August 20 at 3:00 in cafetorium
We are looking for Foster Grandparents. If you know someone 55+ who enjoys working with children, would like extra spending money, and has a little time to spare, send them our way! Click for more info: http://5il.co/4hm7
All sports meeting at 7:30 in airconditoned Wirth gym. Booster clubs serving free food at outside concessions at 6:30.
All sports meeting August 9 in Wirth gym at 7:30pm. Booster club will provide meal before out by football stands for all of us.
Due to the MN rain showers, Community Education Jr. Golf with Coach Boser has been canceled for today. Make up day will be Tuesday, July 24, same class times and location.
We're not rushing summer...but the school supply list is now available on the website or here: http://5il.co/3z2s
August 9 is all sports meeting at Kimball 7:30. Please attend if you will be in an sport this school year for grades 7-12.
The NFL is offering a Pro Day experience for boys and girls ages 13-18 August 11, 12 at Eden Prairie. Here is the link for more information
Jack Knaus makes 97/100 birds today in state trap shooting tying for 32 place. Amazing job!
Jack Knaus is heading to state for trap shooting. Send off Friday June 22 10:45 from gun club
Community Education Youth Track will be held tonight in ACGC as scheduled.
Due to the rain, Kimball Community Education Track & Field practice has been cancelled for tonight. Reminders: Paynesville meet Tuesday, June 12, Kimball home meet Thursday, June 14, and ACGC meet Tuesday, June 19
Boys 4x400 team first after prelims today. Saturday they will compete in finals.
Send off for the 7 individuals that qualified for state track meet will be held on Friday, June 8 at 12:15 on north side of school.
Cubs softball in elimination game at Northwestern 4:00 game time Friday
Cubs softball lose tonight same team friday either a 3:00 or 4:00 start
Hannah Ellinger will advance to state high jump with a jump of 5'4" today in sections
Girls softball host Randolf Saturday 1:00 in Kimball.
Cubs win softball playoff game win 12 to 0. Host next game Saturday 1:00
Congratulations to these Track participants moving on to Sections on Wed., May 30 at St. John's: Donnie Johnson, Hayden Gagnon, Ellie Kuechle, Caitlyn Kuechle, Maddie Hunt, Hannah Ehlinger, Grace Wagner, and Amaya Lyrek.
Community Education is looking for a Summer T-Ball & Rookie Ball coach. 2 nights a week for the summer, paid position. Minimum age 18. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call #320-398-7700 x 1112.
Congratulations Students receiving All Conference for Track: Donnie Johnson, Hayden Gagnon, Grace Wagner, Ellie Kuechle, Maddi Hunt, Amaya Lyrek, and Hannah Ehlinger! Go Cubs!
FFA State Convention Results: Abbey Schiefelbein placed 1st with her Proficiency and will be competing at Nationals in the Fall! Food Science Placed 2nd at State and Abbey, and Maddie Truendow placed 2 and 3rd individually Meats placed 10th out of 30 teams Best Informed Greenhand- No results yet Chapter Conduct of Meetings- No final Results yet Congratulations to all involved!
Boy golf team takes 1st at meet with a 181, and 188. Adam Sanquist is individual medalist for both meets with a 38 and a 40
Baseball loses first game to Paynesville 11 to 2. Softball beats Paynesville 8 to 1. Track is at Maple Lake relays tonight
The school district has been notified by MNDOT that beginning Monday morning, April 30, and continuing possibly through Friday, May 4, the railroad crossing on HWY 15 in Kimball will be closed for repairs. This closure may impact bus pick-up and drop-off times for families with students on buses #3, 4, and 6. The bus company will try to keep the times as close to the normal times as possible, but will be traveling on a detour. Please be mindful in having your children ready for the bus a few minutes earlier, and know that they may return home just a bit later than usual. Student drivers coming to school from the south should also be made aware of the detour as well. Thank you
Day One Sports spoke with athletes today about summer strength and conditioning program. Sign up and information available on Cubs website.
Bailee Schiefelbein and Cailyn Kuechle placed 4th in the section speech meet at Albany last night.
Mrs. Johnson got silly-stringed by students as a reward for their awesome job in raising over $1000 for Pennies for Patients! https://youtu.be/I5uO602Z0Rc
Congratulations to Kimball's 7 & 8th Grade wrestling team, they took 7th out of 32 teams at the NYWA State Tournament. Ashton Hanan took 5th, Carter Holtz took 3rd, Karson Schmidt took 3rd, and Mason Danelke took 1st. Mason also earned the Outstanding Wrestler Award. Congrats to all Wrestlers for a great season!
Kimball Community Educaiton Girls Tumbling class starts Monday, April 9. The location has been moved to the Kimball Community Education Center.
Community Expo this weekend at Kimball High School. 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Test drive fundraiser during the Expo for Kimball Elementary School hosted by AM Maus and Son.
Only activities occuring after school today are weight training, early childhood education classes, and community education classes including cubs club.
Abbey Schiefelbein competed today at state for the Triple A event. She will walk across Target Center floor as Region 5a winner at 2:00
Track kicks off season tonight at SCSU conference indoor event
MN Capitol Trip REMINDER - CIVICS STUDENTS wear PROPER WEATHER ATTIRE and BRING $10 or bag lunch for our field trip TOMORROW, Tuesday March 20th
High School parent/teacher conferences are rescheduled for Thurs, Mar 15 from 3:30-7:30 pm.
Kimball Schools will be 2 hours late on Tuesday, March 6
Lunch Choice for Tuesday, March 6th is at Elementary Choice of Classic Cheeseburger OR Ham n Cheese Melt. High School Lunch is Choice of Classic Cheeseburger OR Ham n Cheese Flatbread.
Kimball Schools closed for Monday. No early child classes or evening activities.
Reminder for parents to have a plan in place for the weather tomorrow in case school is delayed, cancelled, or dismissed early. A decision will be made based on the track of the storm and updates overnight. Stay tuned.
Zack Holtz takes 4th in the State Tournament! Congratulations to all 4 of the guys for a great end to the season!
Wrestling update round 4: Payton Schiefelbein lost 2-9, Zack Holtz won 7-6, Zack won the next match and will be trying for 3rd place!
Wrestling update Round 3: Payton Schiefelbein won 5-3 Zack Holtz won by pin Austin Donnay lost by pin and is now out Ben Zipoy is out Payton and Zack need to win 1 more to be in consolation semis to determine if they go for 3rd or 5th Next Round is tomorrow at 9:00 am
Wrestling Round 2 Update: Payton Schiefelbein lost 1-3 Zack Holtz lost 4-7 Next Round starts at 7:00pm
Wrestling Update 1st Round: Payton Schiefelbein- won 8-3 Austin Donnay- lost by pin Zack Holtz- won by pin Ben Zipoy- lost 2-4 in overtime. Next round starts at 4:00
Girls basketball will play Albany at St. John's University Saturday at 11:30
Wrestling individuals starts today at 1:00 for cubs
Kare 11 news will air footage from Monster Mike Schultz pep fest sendoff that occurred today at school. The story will be air at 10:00 news
Payton Schiefelbein, Zack Holtz, Austin Donnay and Ben Zipoy heading to State representing Kimball! Go Cubs!
Last chance to RSVP for Parent Learning Series, pt 2. Wednesday from 5:30-7:00. Supper is FREE! Email email@example.com
Just a reminder... No School on Friday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 19! Have a great long weekend! Go Cubs!