The Eden Valley-Watkins High School Media Center will once again be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair. It will be set up in the Media Center Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 12-14. During parent, student, and teacher conferences the evening of the Nov. 14, we move to the brand new Brook Street Lobby which is now the main entrance to the school.
The Scholastic Book Fair is a great way to start your holiday shopping. We are requesting that Scholastic add a selection for older teens. This was a big hit last year. By purchasing books for your family you will be helping our media center expand our book collection. For every book purchased, 40 percent of the price is retained to buy needed materials for the high school media center. The right book can hook a young person onto a life-long love of reading.
Kimball Elementary has been named a Reward School for being among the top 15 percent of Title I schools in the state based on high performance on the MMR (Multiple Measurements Rating). The reward for this achievement is public recognition.
Eden Valley Elementary School has been named eligible to be a Celebration School for being in the 15 to 40 percent performers of Title I
schools in the state, again based on MMR. An application must be submitted to the state, and those selected will be announced in January. About 10 percent of applicants will receive the recognition as Celebration Schools.
“Title I” schools accept financial assistance based on high numbers of students from low-income families.
MMR is a new system of measuring school performance, now that Minnesota schools are waived from “No Child Left Behind” requirements.
Eden Valley-Watkins High School is hosting Career Day from 8:45-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, for students in grades 6-12. They are looking for EV-W alumni who are willing to make four 30-minute presentations about their career. Coffee and rolls will be waiting for you at 8:15 a.m. check-in (at the high school office now in the southwest corner of the school), and you’re invited to stay for lunch. Call Jeanne Geislinger at (320) 453-2900 ext. 1030 if you are interested and available.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, IMPACT did an owl craft at the EV-W Elementary. We had an “owlstanding” experience. Submitted photo.
Eden Valley-Watkins Cub Scout Pack 363 will be distributing bags for their annual “Scouting for Food” drive Sunday, Oct. 27. Please fill these bags with non-perishable food items, or other items listed on the bags, and have the bags outside your doors Saturday, Nov. 2, by 9 a.m. for pick-up. In the past, the people of Eden Valley and Watkins have been very generous and have made past food drives big successes, thank you!