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PAGE 12 5,2016 EV-W Menus L Ma.y 9-13 Breakfast Monday- 1,2,3 Grade Trade Breakfast pizza or choice of WG cereal, graham crackers, fruit, milk. Tuesday-4,5,6 Grade Track: Eggo mini waffles or choice of WG cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk. Wednesday: WG long John or choice of WG cereal, graham crack- ers, fruit, milk. Thursday: Eggo mini choco- late chip French toast or choice of WG cereal, graham crackers, juice, mille Friday-Kindergarten field trip: WG donut or choice of WG cereal, graham crackers, fruit, milk. Lunch Monday: Cheeseburger on WG bun or chicken bacon ranch melt, fries, calico beans, celery sticks, cauliflower, seasonal fruit, milk. Tuesday: Pizza slice, or meat- ball sub, fruited gelatin, Romaine lettuce, baby carrots, beets, sea- sonal fruit, milk. Wednesday: Taco boat with let- tuce & cheese or hot dog on WG bun, black beans, celery sticks, seasonal fruit, milk. Thursday: Fajitas or pork and gravy, mashed potatoes, baby car- rots, broccoli, seasonal fruit, mile Friday-High School Cookout: Brats on WG bun or hamgurger on WG bun, assorted chips, baby car- rots, seasonal fruit, mile The Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Auxiliary sponsored a coloring contest. Congratulations to kindergartener Lillian Lydeen whowon first place. This was forwarded to District 6 in which who won third place. A special thanks goes to all the teachers, parents, and students who participated. Submitted photo. Eagles' softball team falls to Lakers By Pat Garry, StaffWriter The Eden Valley-Watkins soft- ball team traveled to Howard Lake last Tuesday, April 26, and lost a shoot-out, 8-7. It was an offensive battle, as each team banged out a dozen hits, but in the end, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted prevailed. EVW AB R H BI Olivia Schleper 4 0 0 0 Maggie Schmaltz 4 1 1 0 BreannaStang 4 3 3 0 AshleyAnderson 4 1 2 1 Shelby Kuechle 4 0 1 0 Leah Hemmesch 4 1 2 3 BobbiBlock 3 0 1 1 AbbyPauly 3 0 0 0 Miranda Scherer 2 1 2 1 TOTALS 32 7 12 6 HL-W-W AB R H BI AJThompson 3 1 3 1 Hathaway Heber 4 1 2 1 CJDecker 2 0 1 2 KaitlynDecker 4 2 2 0 Cozy Eastman 3 1 1 0 Morgan Niesen 4 0 1 1 AnnellaLammers 3 1 0 1 LanneyLoebertman 3 2 1 1 KaitlinMarschel 2 0 0 0 CejayUlrich 1 0 1 1 TOTALS 29 8 128 EVW 410 010 1 -- 7 HL-W-W 210 011 3 -- 8 EVW IP H R ER BB SO HR Kallie Plantenberg 6.67 12 8 6 6 3 0 HL-W-W IP H R ER BB SO HR Janna Hatrick 1.00 4 4 1 0 3 0 Halley Wiegert 6.00 8 3 3 1 1 1 Answers for dyslexia Dyslexia is an inherited, spec- readily find in the other schools in trum disorder that makes it very the area. Holy Cross School is cur- difficult to read, spell, and write rently adding a Barton tutor to pro- which is unrelated to problems vide every dyslexic student with with0verall intelligence. Dyslexia 2 hours a week of individualized can vary from mild to profound, instruction, The best part is that The National Institute of Health they are not even charging for this (NIH) research results stated that extra instruction over and above the dyslexia affects at least 1 out of standard tuition. every 5 children in the United The teachers at the school States. If you think your child have been trained in the. Barton might have some degree of dys- Reading and Spelling System, an lexia, you have no reason to be Orton-Gillingham influenced, ashamed. The truth is Albert structured language approach Einstein, Thomas Edison, JayLeno, that is different in both what is John Lennon, Henry Winkler, and taught and how it is taught. The Steven Spielberg, just to name a multi-sensory, direct, explicit, few, had the gift ofdyslexia, structured and sequential pro- The question is where do you go, gram is designed for intense inter- what do you do, if you know that vention and has had marvelous your child needs help? The answer results. Feel free to contact Holy is a little rural Catholic School; Cross School to learn more at (320) Holy Cross in Pearl Lake (ROCORI, 398-7885. Who knows, a solution St. Cloud & Kimball Districts) has to hdping your child might be a solution for you that you will not closer than you think. Friday Update April 29, 2016 By Mark Messman, traction the past few weeks. Some Superintendent EV-WSchools provisions of the voluntary Pre-K Three weeks until Legislative bill would provide .4 pupil fund- adjournment ing for 350 hours of instruction The legislative session is only per year, and up to .6 funding for a 53 days old, and yet there are only minimum of 850 hours of instruc- 3 weeks left until the constitu- tion per year. Our current 4-year- tional deadline calls for adjourn- old programming would require mont. Most recently, the various anadditionaltwodaysperweekin committee deadlines were passed order to qualify for the .4 funding. late last week, which means that Yet the .4 funding would not fully all major finance bills have been cover the expenses incurred when passed through their respective adding two additional days per committees, week to our Pre-K programs. If you recall, back in November A bill on dyslexia suggests plac- it was projected that the state bud- ing a specialist at the Minnesota get would have a surplus of around Dept. of Education's regional cen- $1.2 billion. A few months later ters of excellence. The dyslexia this was updated in the February specialist would provide techni- forecast to project a surplus of cal assistance and serve as the pri- around $900 million, which mary source of information and caused a number of legislators to guidance for schools addressing express caution when considering the needs of students with dys- how to spend state funds in a sup- lexia. It would require MDE and plemental budget. The Senate has the regional centers of excellence proposed using the surplus on one to work with schools and school time funding initiatives, includ- boards to implement the World's ing $300 million on tax relief. The Best Workforce goals for students House has proposed spending the impacted with dyslexia. surplus funds on tax relief and Other bills that could have a transportation projects. Last year positive impact on the education both the House and the Senate of children include a 1-percent passed Tax and Transportation increase to the funding formula, bills and sent them both into a Teacher Recruitment Programs, conference committee. Those and Teacher Development and bills still remain in their respec- Evaluation funds for schools that rive conference committees, and are not considered Q-comp. I'll progress on those negotiations is keep you updated and informed expected to take place in the next on the educational impact of these few weeks, bills as the session winds down in Some education-related bills of the next fewweeks. interest include the Elections bill. Barton Reading This bill includes a fix to the school The Eden Valley-Watkins board vacancy provisions that School District will be the host were passed last session. The lan- site for staff training in the Barton guage in the Elections bill would Reading and Spelling system to allow school boards to once again take place in early June: Barton make an appointment to fill a is a research based, multisen- vacancy created by a board mem- sory approach used to teach pho- ber moving out of their respective nics and improve the founda- school district, tional skills for success in read- A Pre-K programming bill that ing. Barton Reading and Spelling would establish voluntary 4-year- is the recommended intervention old programming has gained for struggling readers and dyslexic learners. We're excited to offer Barton training to our EV-W staff. This training opportunity will provide our staff with additional reading resources, instructional skills and intervention support for our stu- dents. Our goal is to support our students with proper instruction and interventions so these stu- dents can improve assessment scores, succeed in school and in their academic careers, and then go on to become successful, con- fident, productive adults. Senior Citizen Banquet The annual Senior Citizen Banquet was held Wednesday, April 20, at the Eden Valley Event Center. We had a great turn out with over 100 meals served. Our Community Education staff and volunteers take pride in offering this annual event that provides our seniors with many opportu- nities to socialize, and then enjoy the musical entertainment pro- vided by our students. I'd like to commend our Community Education Staff and Community Education Advisory Committee for their efforts in planning, coordinating, and serv- ing the senior citizens of the Eden Valley-Watkins School District. Senior Spotlight The EV-W School District would like to recognize Logan Linn, son of Joan and Brian. Logan is actively involved in his educa- tion and school activities, includ- ing Student Council, National Honor Society, Eagles Cry, DECA, Football and Baseball. Following high school graduation, Logan plans to attend the University of Minnesota at Duluth and pursue a degree in Statistics andActuarial Science. The EV-W administration, faculty and staff are extremely proud of Logan for his dedicated work ethic. Congratulations! Minnesota Starwatch for May 2016 By Donne Morrison On the 9th of May we're treated to the spectacle of a small black dot crawling across the sun's face. This is a rare transit of Mercury, when the little planet zips between Earth and the sun. The show runs from 6:13 a.m. to 1:42 p.m. CDT A small telescope will reveal the planet's journey, but viewers must take the same precautions as with an eclipse to protect both telescopes and eyes. Mercury's transit comes on the heels of its April visit to the eve- ning sky, when it had just emerged from behind the sun. Not to be outdone, Mars reaches the climax of its 2016 appearance in the early morning of the 22nd, when Earth laps the red planet in the orbital race and it shines oppo- site the sun in the sky. At opposition, as it is called, Mars will be a mere 47.4 million miles away, blazing like a fiery ruby just beyond the claws of Scorpius. It rises at sunset and stays up all night, moving from southeast to southwest and reaching its high- est point in the sky around 1 a.m. Close as it comes at opposi- tion, Mars passes approximately 600,000 miles closer on the 30th. This happens because lapping a planet isn't the same as one run- ner lapping another. The orbits of Mars and Earth aren't perfect cir- cles, nor are they on quite the same plane. Consequently, opposition and closest approach don't coin- cide; the interval between them Looking south, 1. a.m. May 22 0 Moon just past full A -" x Mars Saturn, / ", / at opposition / Antares/" --.~.~ \ / / SCORPIUS M~nnec,~ta 5tin'watch ranges from a mere 10 minutes to moon shines the night of the as much as 8.5 days. Mars's next 21st-22nd, right above Mars and opposition will be in July 2018. Saturn. You may want to view the Just below Mars is Antares, the planets 90 minutes before dawn a gigantic red star at the scorpion's few days prior, or in the evening a heart. Its name means "rival of few days afterward. Mars," but this month it's clearly The University of Minnesota outclassed. Also traveling with offers public viewings of the night Scorpius is Saturn, a bright light sky at its Duluth and Twin Cities east of Mars. Saturn is coming campuses. For more information up on its own opposition the first and viewing schedules, see: week in June, and if you have a Duluth, Marshall W. Alworth small telescope, its rings are now Planetarium: very favorably tilted, planet. If you're outside after Mars is Twin Cities, Minnesota well up in the east but before about Institute for Astrophysics: www. 1:30 a.m., you'll see Jupiter out- shining everything else in the west Check out the astronomy and you can compare the bright programs at the University red planet to the perennially bril- of Minnesota's Bell Museum liant golden one. ExploraDome: www.bellmuseum. One cautionary note: May's full