Five EV-W seniors were enrolled in German 4 this year. The class is through the University of Minnesota’s College-in-the-Classroom continuing education program bridging high schools to college programs.
As part of the course, Patrick Latcham, Debbie Holdvogt, Meredith Gruenes, Kaylee Forcier, and Mickael Lies wrote and produced a three-minute video and entered it in competition with 25 other schools in the program.
The video, entitled “Fliehen aus dem Osten” (Escape from the East) portrays the efforts of five people to escape East Berlin to freedom in the West. In the video, the group runs through various ideas on how to escape.
Presenting … the graduating EV-W HS Class of 2013. In a commencement ceremony Thursday, May 30, these seniors were awarded their diplomas. School board members, principal Bruce Kiehn, and superintendent Mark Messman all participated in the graduation program. Valedictorian Patrick Latcham and Salutatorian Kirby Knutson were both speakers. Congratulations as you go forth to make your marks in the world! Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
EV-W principal Bruce Kiehn congratulates graduates after the commencement ceremony; above, he shakes hands with Patrick Latcham. It was cold and raining outside, so the reception line was held indoors, in the brand-new high school lobby, this year. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
Friday, May 31, was the last day of school for students in the EV-W District. Teachers at the Eden Valley Elementary School waved as buses departed for the final time this school year.
Both students and teachers were happy for the end of the school year Friday, May 31. There were lots of hugs to go around. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
The Eden Valley-Watkins School District is participating In the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
• Eden Valley-Watkins High School, cafeteria Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
• Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School, cafeteria Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
• Watkins Elementary School cafeteria Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
Assumption Church in Eden Valley held Mass for their 2013 graduates Sunday, May 19. Pictured are, from left to right, Tina Streit, Zach Blonigen, Deb Holdvogt, Austin Berg, Mickael Lies-Thielen, Patrick Latcham, Ariana Moyer, Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil. Not pictured are Paige Thielen and Ashlea Hemmesch. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.