The EV-W Varsity I Knowledge Bowl team tied for 10th place at the 74-team Buffalo Invitational Saturday, Jan. 4. Team members (from left) are Connor Flaschenriem, Erin Salo, Brandon Faber, Cody Asfeld and Austin Gunderson. Submitted photo.
Josh Cleveland (on the left in the photo above) and Josh Johnson (on the right) from Youth Frontiers spent the day with ninth- and tenth-graders from Eden Valley-Watkins High School.
They gathered in Watkins Village Hall and enjoyed a number of participatory activities and learning experiences. The off-campus location allows students to be free to interact with each other and retreat leaders, away from other school distractions and concerns.
Superintendent Mark Messman and business manager Cathy Wuertz presented Truth In Taxation information on levies and the local tax situation. The total levy for 2013, payable in 2014, and funding school year 2014-15, is $1,974,067, a 9.85-percent decrease from last year. This will be certified at the Dec. 18 meeting.
The situation with the 10-passenger van has been cleared up. The dealer (Lundeen Bros. Ford) affixed the new sticker on the door designating it a MPV (multi-passenger vehicle) instead of a BUS. It can now be inspected, and can then be used to transport students.
Board member reported that the IMPACT program received an Otto Bremer grant for $18,000.
Beth Holthaus, elementary music teacher at EV-W, gets the audience involved singing “Jingle Bells” along with her students during the 2013 Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School Winter Music Program Monday evening, Dec. 2, at the EV-W High School. Holthaus and Kathy Pauls directed the program.
Superintendent Mark Messman narrated “Ask Not,” a piece for band and spoken word, during the 2013 Winter Band Concert at Eden Valley-Watkins High School Monday evening, Dec. 16. The piece is a tribute to John F. Kennedy. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.