Tricounty News

EV-W board looks to 2014-15, technology

Having just finished Kindergarten Roundup, the board is looking to the 2014-15 school year and anticipated enrollments. As of the March 12 meeting, there were 65-68 enrolled in kindergarten. Enrollment numbers will determine how many students in each class, and how many sections of each class that will be offered. 

Possible cuts for next year must be identified soon. Elective classes will not be offered if fewer than 10 students enroll, and some staff may be reduced from 1.0 time to 0.9 or 0.8 time. There may be cuts to elementary teaching levels; this also will be determined by enrollment numbers.


EV-W Knowledge Bowl Teams compete

EV-W’s Varsity I Knowledge Bowl team tied for third place at the Monday, March 10, subsections and earned the right to advance to sections March 20 in Sartell.W-EVW-Knowledge-Bowl-Varsity-1-STA70069

Team members competing were Cody Asfeld, Brandon Faber, Connor Flaschenriem and Austin Gunderson. They were without the services of veteran knowledge bowler Erin Salo who was out with the flu but will be back with the team for sections.



EV-W Girls and Boys State representatives

W-EVW-Girls-and-Boys-State-STA70065The Eden Valley American Legion Post and Auxiliary have selected EV-W juniors Kayla Coulter and Tommy Wuertz to participate in the 2014 Girls- and Boys-State set for June 15-20. The program allows participants hands-on experience with local, state and national government. Girls State will be at the
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, while Boys State is at Southwest State University, Marshall. Pictured from left to right are Girls State alternate Greta Stommes, Kayla Coulter, Tommy Wuertz, and Boys State Alternate Tim Lux. Photo courtesy of Eagles’ Cry.


EV-W Knowledge Bowl teams competed March 6

W-EVW-varsity-kbThe EV-W Varsity I Knowledge Bowl team finished in the runners’-up spot at the Thursday, March 6, meet in Watkins. The team also finished in second place for the season. From left to right, in front, are Cody Asfeld, and Erin Salo. In back are Connor Flashenriem, Brandon Faber and Austin Gunderson.




W-EVW-jv-Knowledge-BowlThe EV-W Junior Varsity A team finished at top of the conference standings for the season. They also earned second place medals at the Thursday, March 6, meet at St. Anthony School in Watkins. Junior Varsity A team are, from left to right, Reese Jansen, Bret
Mattice, Joey Kuechle, Brad Zimmerman and Kai Mennenking. Submitted photos.



EV-W FFA student awarded $250

James Gathje, son of Scott and Denise Gathje has been awarded a $250 scholarship from the Minnesota FFA Foundation. This scholarship will be used to help fund a trip to the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC).

Each year, FFA members from all over the United States travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC).

During the five-day event, attendees learn how to become effective leaders by teaching them to know their purpose, value people, take action, and serve others.

FFA members leave WLC with the knowledge and the confidence to act in ways that help their schools, community, and their country.

For more information about the FFA or WLC program, please visit the website at

Mrs. Tracy Huhn

EV-W FFA Advisor