Tricounty News

Feb. 7 Update

Arvig customers

For those that subscribe to Arvig for your personal internet and phone services, please consider naming the Eden
Valley-Watkins School District as the future recipient of financial grants and donations that become available. Arvig customers can connect to the following address to complete the process: http://arvig.com/residential/internet/school-partnership/

Thanks to Arvig, our communities, and families for the ongoing educational support!

Kindergarten Roundup

Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary Schools will be holding
Kindergarten Roundup Monday, March 3, at the following times;

• 10-11 a.m. - Watkins Elementary

• 7-8 p.m. – Eden Valley Elementary

The roundup will include an informational session with the parents and a get-acquainted session for the children.  If you are on our census list, you should receive a letter from the elementary office explaining kindergarten roundup in greater detail. If you have not received a letter or have any questions regarding kindergarten roundup, please call the elementary office at 453-6455 ext. 2134.

Tips for Tots and TV

According to research by the Journal of Pediatrics, DVDs do not actually help babies learn.

In similar studies conducted by the American Academy of
Pediatrics and the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine on DVDs and language, research suggests that babies learn language better by interacting with live speakers than by passively listening to language coming from a TV or DVD. In summary, time spent watching TV and DVDs could be better spent learning and first-hand engagement with other people.

Senior of the Week

The EV-W School District would like to recognize Cody Asfeld, son of Tom and LaRae. Cody is actively involved in the German Club, Knowledge Bowl, and the National Honor Society. Cody continues to set high standards for himself and is enrolled in numerous college level courses. The EV-W administration, faculty and staff are extremely proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations!