The Eden Valley-Watkins school board met Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Personnel issues included approving a new teacher contract with Peter Nelson, full-time Physical Education/Health/DAPE Teacher; and accepting the resignation of Mike Eveslage, high school social studies teacher. The board approved adding a full-time teacher for 4th/5th grade based on anticipated enrollment and class size. A one-year leave of absence was approved for Kayla Ertl.
The board reviewed and approved a number of items for the 2014-15 school year, including: school and district goals, elementary handbook, annual fee schedule, and policy and personnel manual updates.
The board chair summarized the annual evaluation of the superintendent’s performance last year.
Our IMPACT group went on a couple of field trip to this summer. We visited the Meeker County Fair, the WatkinsPool, and the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center. We had a delightful summer!
Both the Eden Valley-Watkins and Kimball school districts have been making preparations all summer for the coming 2014-15 school year.
Both districts face fluctuating enrollment, with class sizes that could change once school begins. And both districts have added sections of classes at the respec- tive elementary schools in antici- pation of larger class sizes.
Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary and Secondary Schools will host an Open House from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet staff and to become better acclimated with each building prior to the start of school Tuesday, Sept. 2. Everyone is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.
If anyone has particular questions pertaining to school or Open House, please contact Rob Pederson, elementary school principal at (320) 453-6455, extension 2132, or Bruce Kiehn, high school principal, at (320) 453-2900, extension 1141 for assistance.
The EV Sportsmen Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever are co-sponsoring the DNR firearms safety class in Eden Valley beginning Monday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. in the EV Library at 306 State St. N.
Students must be at least 12 (or turning 12 during this calendar year) before taking the course. The FAS Certificate becomes valid at age 12. The class is open to the first 35 students to enroll on the first night.
Persons 18 or older may take the course work on line, but must take the written test and perform the field test Aug. 21, to obtain their certificate. Talk to Gary if you are interested in that option.