Twenty-one EV-W students were recently named to the Central Minnesota all-conference first or second teams for winter extra curriculars. Pictured (from left) in back row are seniors Patrick Latcham (speech), Dylan Butterfass (speech), Deb Holdvogt (speech), Holly Schumacher (basketball), Courtney Dilley (basketball), Missy Kummet (basketball), Abbie Swenson (gymnastics - West Central Conference), Zach Blonigen (wrestling) and Austin Peterson (wrestling). In middle row are sophomore Anne Benson (speech), junior Erin Salo (speech), junior Dani Nelson (basketball), junior Cain Renner (wrestling), junior Luke Kuechle (wrestling), and junior Hunter Mathies (wrestling). In front row are seventh-grader Matt Schindler (wrestling), seventh-grader Maggie Schmaltz (speech), sophomore Greta Stommes (basketball), sophomore Jared Streit (basketball), sophomore Bret Mattice, and sophomore Heidi Geislinger (speech). Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
EV-W speech team took first place in Sub-Sections Thursday, April 4. They are coached by Bonnie Spohn Schmaltz. Individuals receiving awards were: Jasmine Miller-second alternate in Creative, Erin Salo-first alternate in Extemporaneous Reading, Heidi Geislinger in Creative, Teresa Bautch and Brittany Hesse in Duo Interpretation, and Maddison Moyer in Drama.
We have been working very hard to learn how to read. We have already learned 30 sight-words, and we are becoming very good at sounding out words. We can tell time to the hour and half-hour, make patterns, name the days of the week, and are presently learning the names and values of coins. We like to sing, and are excited to put on our spring program, "By the Beautiful Sea," for parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends on Monday, May 6.
A trio of EV-W ninth-graders sang the national Anthem at the Target Center for the Boys’ Basketball Tournament. Heidi Geislinger, Julia Stotz and Jasmine Miller sang at courtiside for the first session at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Their music director, Kathy Pauls, is second from left. Submitted photo.
The legislature is back in session after the holiday weekend and the final push to the end of session will take place in the next few weeks. As you know, there are a number of things in play this year that are likely to create more issues for our school district and are likely to cost more money. Some of these include:
• A new bullying law that will mandate training/planning with no increase in revenue to offset the additional costs to implement;