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EV-W fifth-graders attend 'The Civil War' at SJU The EV-W fifth-grade classes attending production of "The Civil War" at St. John's University. Submitted photo. :~f: Thursday, March 14, the EV-W of Ameri~ history, cuted, with amazing use of props fifth-grade classes attended The- A Target:Field Trip grant paid and costumes, great music and atreworks USA's production of for the:t~fckets:and the bus. The talented voices!" EV-W fifth-grad- "The Civil War" at St. John's Uni- students : described the perfor- ers send a big thank you to Target! versity. This stirring production mance as "Awesome!", "Great!", Kathy Pauls, featured traditional songs of the "Amazing!" Mrs. Pauls stated "I EV-W 5-12 Choral Director era, while sensitively illustrating loved it/the performance was so this complex, tumultuous chapter professionally and artistically exe- Mrs. Browffs 6th Grade EV-W boys eliminated by #1 Litchfield By Pat Garry, Staff writer After a decisive win over Min- newaska in the Class AA Section 6 Boys' basketball Tournament, the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles were eliminated in round two Saturday at St. John's University. The num- ber-one seeded Litchfield Dragons put an end to the Eagles' season, with a smothering 52-21 victory. The Dragons came out on fire, and built a 14-point advantage at the half. The Eagles never really got started and were colder than a Minnesota winter night. The 21 total points scored by EV-W would have been big in Vegas, but it was nothing less than dismal Saturday night. Box score: senior guard Brent Stenger, 4; sophomore forward Jared Streit, 5; senior guard Alex Geislinger, 5; senior forward Kirby Knutson, 4; senior forward Mitchell Lease, 3. EV-W basketball all-conference teams announced By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Central Minnesotfi Con- ference recently announced the high school basketball All-Confer- ence Teams, and the Eden Valley- Watkins girls' and boys' squads were very well represented: Con- ference Player of the Year was senior center Courtney Dilley; and senior guards Missy Kummet and Holly Schumacher were named to the First Team. Second Team All- Conference selections were soph- omore forward Greta Stommes and junior forward Dani Nelson. The Lady Eagles were conference champions with a 14-0 conference record and 21-5 overall. Sophomore guard Bret Mat- tice and sophomore forward Jared Streit were selected to the Boys' First Team All-Conference. The Eagles finished the season with a 4-10 conference record and an 11-13 overall mark. EV-W Elementary presented their Spring Music Program Monday, March 11, the Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School presented their Spring Music Pro- gram at the high school gymna- sium. The theme running through the entire program was a posi- tive one of friendship, kindness, forgiveness, and caring for one another. Directors were Beth Holthaus and Kathy Pauls. The First Grade students did three pieces: "Be a Friend," "Put Your Hand In My Hand," and "For- ever Friends". Second Grade did their first piece by signing in American Sign Language (ASL) entitled "Make New Friends". They followed with "Wouldn't It Be Nice?" and "Agents of Change". Third Grade did their first piece "Friendly Sounds" by being divided into three groups present- ing rhythmic sounds, slapping their knees, snapping fingers, and keeping a beat with syncopated rhythm. They followed with "It's Easy To Be Kind" and "Friends Are Like Diamonds". Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Choir presented "Alexander's Ragtime Band featuring Ellie Schmaltz; dancer. They next sang "Go WithA Song In Your Heart". The combined group finished with "Kids Against Violence". Mrs. Brown's sixth,grade classroom: front row, left to right, Ethan Laudenbach, Damon Brutger, MaKenna Lbdwig, Brooke Geislinger, Ciera Cronen, Justin Schlangen, and Sheila.ColonLm!ddle row: Brandon Donnay, Grant Johnson, Alex Marquedant, Kendra Kuechle, ShaelynDesm, Kameron Garrick, and Justin The Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School presented their Spring Streit; back row: Jordan Steenblock, Kennedy Kleist, Gretchen Burros, Jennifer Schreifels, Johanna Music Program Monday, March 11. The third-graders are pictured Ruhland, Cole Hanson, Skyler Goodrow, and Mrs. Brown. There are 21 students in our the modern day. We created large class, maps of Minnesota showing land- Social studies in sixth grade forms, products, and tourist desti- focuses on the history and geog- nations. raphy of Minnesota. We began In May, we go to St. Paul to + :: performing "Friendly Sounds" (non-singing) by keeping time to the : music; one group snapping fingers, one group slapping their knees, Fort Snelling. This trip is a favor-~, one group doing a rhythmic snappy, syncopated beat. Staff photo by ite because it highlights all that we ~: Stephanie Johnson. have learned throughout the year in social studies. Sports, School News, Legals, with the Ice Age and will finish in tour the state Capitol and historic Crime, Photos,. 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