The introduction to the program, held earlier this month, was by Mr. Bruce Kiehn, principal of the Senior High School.
After the Pledge of Allegiance, the awards program included the following department, teacher and students:
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 - 7:45 a.m. Shot-gun start is at
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.
The Eden Valley Watkins Food For All committee and the Horticulture class planted 40 apple trees for the school orchard Wednesday and Thursday,May 15 and 16. Mrs. Janssen’s second-grade class assisted in the tree plantng. There are six different varieties planted in the one-half-acre orchard. These varieties include: HoneyCrisp, Haralson, Red Prairie Spy, Sweet Sixteen, Zestar, and Conell Red.
Trees were sponsored by: The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Farmers Feeding The World, and CHS Foundation.
This year, IMPACT adopted four animals (gorilla, wolf, penguins, and a polar bear) at Como Zoo. Saturday, May 11, we brought all the change that IMPACT kids had saved throughout the year. We donated a total of $134.12 toward our adopted animals. Great job, IMPACT kids! Thanks to all the chaperones who attended our field trip.
The third annual EV-W 5K walk/run took place Wednesday, May 8. Some ran, some walked, some biked, at least one roller-bladed, and one girl kneeled (with her leg in a cast) on a scooter. They all started from the Eden Valley Elementary School, and ended at Assumption Church where cold water and granola bars awaited them. The annual event is just a part of the Eden Valley-Watkins Schools participation in the Meeker County SHIP program (Statewide Health Improvement Program). This is the same program responsible for tobacco-free school zones, and for efforts to get more local and healthy food into school lunches. SHIP coordinator Pam Bagley says EV-W is a great school to work with, and the 5K is a success because of staff involvement and community support, adding that setting up the 5K now is like a “well-oiled machine.”