The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: March, 2018

Concert Tonight

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, March 26, 2018,
We have SOOOO much going on in school this week.
The music concert is today at 2:15 and tonight at 6:30--be there by 6:15.
DARE graduation is Thursday at 2"15 pm Thursday.
Friday kids don't come to school but the teachers do--we have staff development AND a work day.
Wow!  How will we keep this all straight?

Blog a comment about what else you have going on this week and you can have 4 tickets for your complete sentence comment.
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Spring Break Challenge!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, March 9, 2018,
It's official.  We are now on spring break.  ENJOY!!

Here is your spring break challenge:

1.  Take a picture of yourself doing something funtastic (swimming at the beach, eating a special meal, whatever) and email   it to me at;
2.  Take a picture of yourself reading in an unexpected place (like the locker room or airplane or...) and send it to me.
3.  Blog a comment about who you are getting to spend time with and what you are doing with them;
4.  Eat something you usually...
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March Madness

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, March 7, 2018,

Welcome to Mr. Halverson’s March Madness Bash. First, here is a quick summary of what March Madness is: Men’s college basketball plays regular season games from November-February. At the beginning of March they pick 64 teams and put them in a tournament called “March Madness” where if you win you move on to the next round if you lose you’re done. Here is how you participate:

1.      Monday March 12th you will need to search “March Madness 2018 official bracket

2.      You wi...

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Robbie Wins a Whole Box!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, March 6, 2018,
Robbie won an entire box of Girl Scout cookies from the Snow Day Challenge.  Wow, way to work Robbie.  Ellie forgot to get paid from her work on the challenge but...she's on vacation now so I bet she doesn't even care.  

Please check back over spring break as I am quite confident there will be a spring break challenge to top the snow day challenge.  So many tickets to be won!  Cookies too!!

Picture day is tomorrow.  Class pictures--everyone has to be in it.
Play practice continues.
We are in our ...
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The Snow Day Challenge

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, March 5, 2018,
So you got to stay home today.  Me too!! ;)

Here is a snow day challenge.  For every item you complete on the list you can have 4 tickets when you blog a comment saying you completed it and how it went.  For every item you complete and send me a picture of yourself completing it, you can have 10 tickets OR 3 thin mint girl scout cookies.


1.  Drink a cup of hot cocoa;
2.  Make cookies;
3.  Read in an interesting place that is NOT your bedroom;
4.  Play outside in the snow;
5.  SHOVEL off the step...
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All About Me

Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 33, Jim age 31, Joe age 28, Jake age 26, Vlad age 23. I also have 3 grandchildren, Jack and Lydia, who are the kids of my oldest son and his wife, and Baby Kennedy who is the newborn of my second son and his wife. The older kids are 5 and 2. My family lives in White Bear Lake. ____________My son John is married and lives in Turkey with his wife Pamela and son Jack 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 but for the last 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 13th 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 will be teaching high school world history at an international school. __________My son Jim lives in Blaine with his wife Courtney. 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. __________My son Joe graduated from Moorhead State. 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 just moved to Washington DC so he could attend George Washington University and get an MBA. __________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. _________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 is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He spent a semester in Seoul, S. Korea in a study abroad program through River Falls. We will officially be empty nesters. _________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 my mom, his parents, and our whole family!! My husband and I have a cute teddy bear puppy who is 1 and a half years old. He is very spoiled.

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