Presenting … the graduating EV-W HS Class of 2013. In a commencement ceremony Thursday, May 30, these seniors were awarded their diplomas. School board members, principal Bruce Kiehn, and superintendent Mark Messman all participated in the graduation program. Valedictorian Patrick Latcham and Salutatorian Kirby Knutson were both speakers. Congratulations as you go forth to make your marks in the world! Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
EV-W principal Bruce Kiehn congratulates graduates after the commencement ceremony; above, he shakes hands with Patrick Latcham. It was cold and raining outside, so the reception line was held indoors, in the brand-new high school lobby, this year. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
Friday, May 31, was the last day of school for students in the EV-W District. Teachers at the Eden Valley Elementary School waved as buses departed for the final time this school year.
Both students and teachers were happy for the end of the school year Friday, May 31. There were lots of hugs to go around. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
The Eden Valley-Watkins School District is participating In the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
• Eden Valley-Watkins High School, cafeteria Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
• Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School, cafeteria Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
• Watkins Elementary School cafeteria Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
Assumption Church in Eden Valley held Mass for their 2013 graduates Sunday, May 19. Pictured are, from left to right, Tina Streit, Zach Blonigen, Deb Holdvogt, Austin Berg, Mickael Lies-Thielen, Patrick Latcham, Ariana Moyer, Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil. Not pictured are Paige Thielen and Ashlea Hemmesch. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
The third annual 5K Fundraiser Event is Saturday, June 1. The walk, run, bike, or blade starts at the Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School in Eden Valley. Registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Shot-gun start is at 8 a.m.
Pre-register on Eden Valley-Watkins Community Ed. website by clicking on Special Events, and then Special Olympics. Or, pick up a form at Lost ‘N Found, Valley Inn, or Ertl Hardware, or register the day of the event.