Class/Grade/Subject(s): District Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator (was Special Ed. teacher for grades 7-12 from 1979-2012)
My family: I'm married to David Borgert. We have two sons: Andrew and Benjamin, and two graddaughters: Aya and Claire.
I grew up in: St. Cloud.
My high school: Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.
Twenty tenth-graders and two of their teachers arrived in the middle of Homecoming week at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. They came from Graf Anton Guenther School in Oldenburg, Germany; their school has about 1,000 students in grades 5-12.
They are part of the German American Partnership Program, a student exchange program. This year a group comes from Germany, and next summer a group will go from EV-W to Germany.
Even with a flurry of last-minute negotiations to avoid a U.S. government shutdown, no agreement was reached, and a partial shutdown began on Oct 1. Essential services are scheduled to continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments as well as many others. No one can know how long this partial shutdown will last or the impact, which will likely grow as it proceeds. The pain is greatest for furloughed government workers and those whose activities are tied to national parks and other government services. But most people will continue their daily routines without any disruption.
There have been 17 government shutdowns in the past, the most recent taking place in 1996.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, Hannah from Meeker County 4-H did a cloud/rain activity with our IMPACT group at the Eden Valley Elementary School. They learned about how clouds and rain form in the atmosphere. Then we did an experiment making rain clouds in a jar. It was an amazing science experiment. Submitted photo.
Twenty students arrived last week from Oldenburg, Germany, to spend two weeks with local families, attend classes and Homecoming at Eden Valley-Watkins High School, and learn about the area. Friday, Oct. 4, the students and two teachers visited Dockendorf Dairy in Watkins where they have two robotic milkers.