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Browsing Archive: March, 2013

Kick Off to Spring Break, 2013

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, March 21, 2013,
Bring a beach towel, have a good book here to read, be ready to spend some time in the sun doing school work tomorrow.  We are kicking off spring break in style.  Sunglasses and smiles tomorrow, please.
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Happy Spring!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,
Tomorrow is spring.  Kind of hard to believe, wouldn't you say?  Hopefully it won't be another IN day.  Yikes.  I thought we were done with those but no, we had one today.  Well, it is cold out and the wind was a bit brutal today. 

Our science museum was pretty fun today.  I was great to see everyone's model and give everyone a chance to really show off their creativity and hard work.  Great day.  Also, Mrs. Mieure sure had fun listenting to all the things you had to say.  You were working so...
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The Snow Continues to Fall

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, March 18, 2013,

Can you even believe this weather?  It is crazy!!  I love snow but this is getting a bit ridiculous.

Have a good evening, even you with the hair cut Cody.  Mrs. Kovacs

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My Silly Husband

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, March 8, 2013,
It seems my husband has taken some liberties with the peek I posted on this site.  He's so funny.  He added a few things to it before putting it on the peek tab.  What a goofy guy.  What did he add? 

I can't believe there is still so much snow around.  Weird.  When I was a kid there was this much snow but ...not recently.

Think about your science models and remember to bring in the supplies you offered to bring in.  Your team is counting on you. 

Have a great weekend, everybody.    Mrs. Kovacs...
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Back to the Grind

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, March 6, 2013,
It was a little hard to come back to school work today.  Lots of excitement over a snow day translated into volcanic eruptions all over the room.  So weird!  I'm sure tomorrow you will be back to your fabulous selves, right?

I just love thinking about the space inside a container, don't you?  That is it's volume!  We built a little box today and filled it with cubes so we could visualize volume.  We move on to trickier stuff tomorrow.  It will still be all about the space inside a container, h...
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An Official Snow Day!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,
The first one of my entire 7 year teaching career!  The last time WBL had a snow day was around 8 years ago--my son Jim was a senior at the time.  I remember it because there was a kid named Scott Meslow who's dad was on the school board and who knew the then Superintendent, Dr. Blaesing.  Well the story goes that he whined to Dr. Blaesing all the time about how he really really really wanted a snow day as he had never had one during his entire WBL HS career.  Well, Dr. Blaesing called off sc...
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All About Me

Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 35, Jim age 33, Joe age 29, Jake age 27, Vlad age 25. I also have 5 grandchildren, Jack and Lydia and Josiah, who are the kids of my oldest son and his wife, and Kennedy and Chloe who are the daughters of my second son and his wife. My husband and I live in WBL in the house where we raised all those boys. ____________My son John is married and lives in Turkey with his wife Pamela and sons Jack and Josiah and daughter Lydia. Hey, that makes me a grandmother--yikes! John is a teacher too. A couple years ago he taught at White Bear Lake and then for a couple years he's been teaching social studies to middle school kids at Hope Academy in Minneapolis. He also has taken classes at a seminary. He wrote a book called "The Historia" which you can buy on He was a hockey player and played college hockey at Bethel. His wife is a lawyer worked at a big law firm in Minneapolis. Cool! Hey, guess what. I am a lawyer too!! This will be my 14th year teaching as I practiced law for over 15 years. Teaching is way more fun!! Now they are living in Turkey and simply trying to learn the language and make connections. This year my son has started free lance writing for many different publications. __________My son Jim lives in Blaine with his wife Courtney and daughter Kennedy. They both graduated from Winona State where they were star pitchers on their baseball and softball teams. Jim graduated from St. Thomas School of Law. He clerked for a judge and now he works for a law firm in Golden Valley. His wife graduated from Des Moines University Medical School where she studied to be a physical therapist. She works for Twin Cities Orthopedics. You can check out pictures of their wedding on the summer vacation tab. Their daughters are very funny and cute and I often show the class pictures of them. __________My son Joe graduated from Moorhead State and now got an MBA at George Washington University. He, like his brothers was a good athlete and loved sports. He also is a great singer and performer and was Danny Zuko in Grease, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Curly in Oklahoma--all in WBL high school. He has a teaching license and did some long term subbing in WBL most recently at Hugo Elementary School. Next he worked at Infinite Campus training teachers on software that his employer makes. He got to travel all over the United States. He is married to Emily, and there are pictures of them you can check out on the vacation tab as well. Emily is a pharmacist for CVS in Targets. They moved to Washington DC so he could attend George Washington University and get an MBA. This last summer he did an internship with the Washington Nationals baseball team for his MBA program. Now he works for IBM! __________My son Jake graduated from University of Minnesota with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a superstar in math. He was a TA for a professor in the computer science department. He really likes to golf and was on the White Bear Lake golf team. He worked at Gem Lake so if you ever golf there, you may have seen Jake. Do you like golf? As soon as he graduated he started working full time at a company that writes online computer games. He spends his day writing code to create games. He loves that kind of writing, do you? He taught many of my students to write code in Scratch. He got married in Jan. 2020 to a darling girl named Molly who works at his same company. She is a game tester and plays the games the guys like Jake write. _________Vlad officially became our son in June of 2010 although we have loved him since we met him a couple years before that. We traveled to his homeland, Latvia, 3 times to make him ours. He has been living with us since March of 2010. He graduated from WBL High School too. He traveled to China with the high school a couple years ago and wants to go back. Can you believe that you can travel with your classmates and friends when you are in high school? He graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. He spent a semester in Seoul, S. Korea in a study abroad program through River Falls. He also a semester in China in 2019. _________My husband John works for Collins Electrical Company as a project manager but he is amazing with computers. He set up this web site for me!! Thanks John. He is the IT guy for his parents, and our whole family!! My husband and I have a cute teddy bear puppy who is 3 years old. He is very spoiled.

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