Superintendent Mark Messman and business manager Cathy Wuertz presented Truth In Taxation information on levies and the local tax situation. The total levy for 2013, payable in 2014, and funding school year 2014-15, is $1,974,067, a 9.85-percent decrease from last year. This will be certified at the Dec. 18 meeting.
The situation with the 10-passenger van has been cleared up. The dealer (Lundeen Bros. Ford) affixed the new sticker on the door designating it a MPV (multi-passenger vehicle) instead of a BUS. It can now be inspected, and can then be used to transport students.
Board member reported that the IMPACT program received an Otto Bremer grant for $18,000.
Beth Holthaus, elementary music teacher at EV-W, gets the audience involved singing “Jingle Bells” along with her students during the 2013 Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School Winter Music Program Monday evening, Dec. 2, at the EV-W High School. Holthaus and Kathy Pauls directed the program.
Superintendent Mark Messman narrated “Ask Not,” a piece for band and spoken word, during the 2013 Winter Band Concert at Eden Valley-Watkins High School Monday evening, Dec. 16. The piece is a tribute to John F. Kennedy. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
While making a practice run over Watkins, Santa heard the kindergarteners there singing “Jingle Bells” and he decided to drop in for an unscheduled visit. The children were delighted to see him, especially when he opened his big red bag and there were Christmas stockings with each dhild’s name on them. It was a treat for students and staff alike. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
Eden Valley Area Library (EVAL) were the recipients of a gift of handmade bookmarks from the Century 21 Kids. The group took time out of a busy day of tubing at Powder Ridge to stop by the library and spread some Christmas Cheer. Using colorful ribbon, buttons and interesting adornments, they made adorable bookmarkers for the library to offer its patrons. The EVAL would like to Pay It Forward and invite the public to accept a free bookmarker next time you stop by the library. Submitted photo.