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Eden Valley-Watkins 2012-13 Honor Roll, third quarter

A Honor Roll

Grade 12


EV-W Speech: Three advance to State

Congratulations to the following EV-W Speech Team members for their performances at the Section Speech Tournament Saturday, W-final-round-qualifiersApril 13, at New London-Spicer:

• Eighth place – Meredith
Gruenes in Original Oratory and Tyler Swafford in Discussion;


EV-W Classroom of the Week-Mrs. Kuechle's Kindergarten

This year we have been learning and doing many different things in our classroom. One of the most important is learning how to read.W-Dawn-Kuechle-100 2007

We are now able to put sounds together to make words. It also has been fun learning how to add and subtract numbers. We have had some special days in our classroom by going on a pirate hunt to find treasures, making gingerbread houses, and we evenjoyed eating octopus stew. Right now we are busy preparing for our spring concert that will be on Monday, may 6, at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Elementary School.


The ‘Magic’ continues

EV-W Superinten-dent Mark Mess-man, and High School Principal Bruce Kiehn, hand out the highly coveted Magic Pencils. Tuesday, EVW Magic Pencils for State Testing photoApril 16, was the first day of state testing for students in grades 7-11. Submitted photo.


EV-W School Board goes paperless, prepares for budget cuts


The Eden Valley-Watkins School Board is moving forward with plans to go paperless. Using BoardBook, a web-based secure system, all documents pertaining to the board will be accessible to board members online using a computer or tablet reader. Agendas, minutes, financial reports, policies and more will be kept online, searchable by board members and school administration. No longer will multiple sets of board packets need to be photocopied and mailed out before each meeting. It is anticipated that the cost savings each year will pay for the system, about $2,000 a year. The board’s goal is to have BoardBook up and ready for the June board meeting.

Science curriculum was presented to the board, as it is up for cyclical review. Sharon Borgert, Heidi Kuechle, and Dave Dziengel presented, and the board approved the new curriculum that had gone through extensive review and planning, and a detailed report prepared. The new curriculum is very rigorous, with each grade level building on the previous grade. Grades K-3 now have books, where they used to only have science kits. EV-W has chosen chemistry instead of physics for the tenth-grade requirement beginning with the class of 2015.