Tricounty News

EV-W Back-to-School Open House

Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary and Secondary Schools will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.  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. 3. Everyone is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.

If anyone has particular questions pertaining to school or open house, please call Rob Pederson, elementary school principal at (453) 6455 extension 2124, or Bruce Kiehn, high school principal, at (320) 453-2900 extension 1141 for assistance.

Fall Sports Meeting

Eden Valley-Watkins School fall sports meeting will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the new gymnasium in the high school.

Dave Schneider

Activities Director/
Dean of Students

Eden Valley-Watkins ISD #463

(320) 453-2900 ext. 1159

EV-W FFA members attend leadership conference

Minnesota FFA members attend State Leadership Conference for chapter leaders

Two FFA members from the Eden Valley-Watkins FFA chapter attended the State Leadership Conference for Chapter Leaders, July 14-17. More than 180 total FFA members from across the state met at the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve in Hackensack, Minn., to attend the conference.

Student, Chapter and Community Development were the focus of the conference as FFA members worked to develop programs and opportunities to ensure achievement in their local programs and enhance FFA experience. Sessions were presented by the 14 Minnesota FFA State Officers, including topics on healthy lifestyles, recruitment, public relations, fundraising and community service.


Valley Victors 4-H Club met July 9

The Valley Victors 4-H club held their meeting on July 9, at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Litchfield. After a brief tour on the boardwalk, the club held a potluck supper and informal meeting. Topics discussed at the meeting were: Thank you to the Gathje family for volunteering at the Eden Valley Library Saturday,
June 29; updates on the food shelf, and club projects. Thanks to all for volunteering to help clean the exhibit building. Good luck to all participating in Fashion Review. The Meeker County Fair is Aug. 1-4 in Litchfield. The next club meeting will be in September.

Valley Victors Reporter,

Katherine Gathje

EV-W school board adds staff for mental health

At its July 10 meeting, the Eden Valley-Watkins school board named the Tri-County News as its official, legal newspaper for the 2013-14 school year. Official banks are State Bank in Eden Valley and Farmers State Bank of Watkins.

Summer construction work is being finished up, with new sidewalks and spillways, stage work being done, and floors being redone. Landscaping work will be done in early- to mid-August.

Public meetings for strategic planning for 2013-2018 have been completed, and the resulting data has been condensed into a vision statement, mission statement, and core values for the district.

The Eden Valley-Watkins School District is committed to:

• Academic opportunities and professional development

• Safety, security, and a welcoming environment