Meet the teacher
Class/Grade/Subject(s): 7th grade history, 8th grade geography; Jr. High Knowledge Bowl; advisor for Carbon Cutting/YES team.
My family: Wife Sherry, son Grand (6), daughter Josie (4).
I grew up in: Freeport, Minn.
My high school: Melrose Area High School.
College: University of Minnesota Twin Cities (B.A. History); St. Scholastica (M.S. Education).
The Media Center staff would like to thank everyone for coming to our Scholastic Book Fair. We are grateful for the support of our community. Thanks to you, we were able to earn more than $500 in books for our library.
The enthusiasm generated by the fair has been contagious. Students help set up displays, make sure the fair runs smoothly and, best of all, choose the new books. We appreciate the pride and ownership they take in the media center. You will be glad to know that reading a good book has not gone out of style at EV-W.
At the Scholastic Book Fair at Eden Valley-Watkins Schools are pictured four of the enthusiastic readers. From left are Jordyn Colberg, C.J. Mead, Sheila Colon, and Brooke Geislinger. Submitted photo.
Wednesday morning, Nov. 20, at the Eden Valley-Watkins cafeteria, teachers, board members, and staff were honored for their years of service and commitment. From left to
right are Mary Holmberg (15 years), Bob Stenger (10 years), Tammy Winter (25 years), Becky Stenger (15 years), Judy Blonigen (Educational Excellence), Vicki Meyer (25 years), Karen Svhihel-Buermann (Leadership in Education), Becky Kuechle (Leadership in Education), and Adam Teicher (Educational Excellence). Not pictured are Lori Unterberger (Educational Excellence), Shelly Kern (10 years), Betsy Nordgaard (25 years), and Marsha Davidson (15 years). Submitted photo.
The online learning program started at Eden Valley-Watkins High School last year has been a tremendous success. So much so that the school board has agreed to hire a program coordinator, and promote it.
The board last year purchased five “seats” in Odyssey Ware as an in-district Alternative Learning Program. Up to five students at any particular time can use the online curriculum program which is available 24 hours a day. It has been used for summer learning, catching up on credits, and for students who are home-bound for medical reasons. It also can be used to augment in-classroom learning. Hiring a program coordinator will help to promote the use of Odyssey Ware both in and out of the classroom.
Meet the teacher Julie Bulau
Class/Grade/Subject(s): Senior high social studies and English.
My family: Husband Gail, children Ty and Alexa.
I grew up in: Eden Valley.
My high school: Eden Valley-Watkins.
College: Mass Communications at SCSU, Social Studies at SCSU, Social Studies at SCSU, English at SCSU; Master's at Southwest State.
My academic achievements: 2010 diversiCOM Teacher of the Year, 2005 EV-W Teacher of the Year, 2002 Leadership in Excellence award.
Other life achievements: 2006 Central Minnesota Conference volunteer of the year.
My favorite school experience (as a student): I loved the extra-curriculars: sports, plays, choir.
My favorite school experience (as a teacher): Shooting photos of EV-W championship football teams at Metrodome and baseball at Target Field.
Something most people don’t know about me: I'm basically an open book: no secrets.