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Thursday, August 15, 2013 Pa e 10 Students 00Youth Tri_Coun00News,www00tricountynew00mn00_ 00Mark Messman EV-W Back-to- KES, KAHS open Are you ready for School Open houses Aug. 27 some FOOTBALL? Superintendent, Eden Valley-Watkins Schools August 9 Update House Open house is from 4-7 p.m. It's time for the KIMBALL CUBS Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Kimball Youth Football! Eden Valley-Watkins Elemen- Elementary School. There will be Touch Football Program for EV-W Gymnasium Dedication: I would like to invite commu- nity members and friends to a "Grand Opening" of the new gym- nasium. It will be held on Tues- day, Aug. 27, at the home volleyball game v Paynesville. There will be a short dedication ceremony of the gym on behalf of Jay ]ohnson and Larry Peterson prior to the start of the varsity game at approx. 7 p.m. There will also be coffee, juice and cookies after the game. Wear your EV-W Eagles gear to the game and your admission will be FREE! Transportation: Our transportation depart- ment continues to work on arrival and departure times while estab- lishing their routes for the 2013-14 school year. You should be receiv- ing notification in the near future. Be sure to contact the building principals (320) 453-2900, if you're new to our district or have ques- tions about enrolling in the EV-W school system. Negotiations: The administration of the EV-W School District and its teach- ers association, which represents 68 FTE's (full-time equivalent positions) have been in con- tract negotiations for a couple of months now. It's been a very pro- ductive affair discussing contract language, work conditions, and compensation. Throughout our negotiations, representatives have displayed mutual respect and in Size, BIG in shared goals that are focused on student achievement. The new contract will cover the term from July 1 through June 30, 2015. The school district works with 12 groups, four of which are unionized bargain groups, and 8 are "meet and confer" groups, with no formal contract negotia- tions. I'm convinced the district's administration has an excel- lent working relationship with all groups because both sides work to maintain a positive environ- ment and demonstrate a height- ened level of commitment to stu- dents, school, and community. It all starts with a sense of balance and trust. The long-term goal for the district is about balancing the needs of our students and employ- ees with the district's need to effi- ciently manage our operations. Managing operations means fis- cal responsibility and of course finding and keeping quality edu- cators in our school district, which doesn't happen without fair pay and benefits. Our teachers are on the forefront of education, and the success of our children and our school district is in their hands. We've had multiple meetings throughout the summer and have plans to meet again on Aug. 20. Our teams don't always agree, but the relationship cultivated over time ensures that we do so in a professional and collegial manner. Smtt www, l Victoria fiora ustral 17yrs. + 6'iorgio frorn #aly, i 6   spendg amem  parents, as play baseball aM spmd family and younger sibUngs, dine with his dogs. 6torgin also WVOnaplavoUmd mayhost' Conta:usASAP pLhe,dheam excited to leam new sports for more information or to isto j0in a dramaclub athis while in America. select your student. American high school. Semone l'nomas at (651) 246-0673 Amy at 1-800-736-1760 Cro, F=) or email tary and Secondary Schools will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet staff and to become better acclimated with each building prior to the start of school Tuesday, Sept. 3. Everyone is welcome to attend, and refresh- ments will be served. If anyone has particular ques- tions pertaining to school or open house, please call Rob Ped- erson, elementary school princi- pal at (453) 6455 extension 2124, or Bruce Kiehn, high school prin- cipal, at (320) 453-2900, extension 1141 for assistance. Donations accepted for school supplies IMPACT is collecting back-to- school supplies for families in our community. The donation con- tainers are placed at The Assump- tion Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, St. Anthony Church, The State Bank in Eden Valley and The Farmer's State Bank of Watkins. Thank you for all your support! News of our students From Watkins, Christina Nel- son, daughter of John and Bernie Nelson, participated in St. Cath- erine University's spring com- mencement May 23, in St. Paul. Nelson was awarded an associ- ate of applied science degree in sonography. Founded in 1976 ASSE International Student Exchange Program is a Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization. For privacy rns, photos above ate not photos of actual students P various forms needed to begin school, as well as tables for Hen- dricks' Bus Co., Taher Food Ser- vice, Partners in Education, and many others available. Grades 4-6 need a planner, which P.I.E. will sell that night at their table in the gym. The planner is $3. Grades 7-12 open house is at the high school cafetorium, also from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. Class schedule changes at EV-W Class schedules for the 2013- 2014 school year will be mailed to students in grades 7-12 during this week, Aug. 12-16. Upon reviewing them, any individual in need of a schedule change may call the high school office at (320) 453-2900 extension 1149, to reserve a time to meet with Bruce Kiehn, principal, or Susan Knutson, counselor, on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Meeting ses- sions will run in 15-minute incre- ments and will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Bruce Kiehn EV-W Secondary Principal KAHS Class of 1988 reunion The Kimball Class of 1988 will hold its 25th class reunion on Sat- urday, Sept. 14, at the Red Goat in Watkins. Social at 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., and DJ from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. All KAHS alumni welcome to join us after 9 p.m. Please contact Julie Meier- hofer Maruska at juliemaruskal@, or (952) 451-5296, for more information. students entering grades 1-2. When: Saturday, Sept 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 9-10 a.m. Where: Kimball Area High School Football Field Cost: $20 5th & 6th Grade Tackle Foot- ball. Sign up; equipment handout and first practice is Aug, 13, at 6 p.m. at the Kimball Area High School. We will also be handing out equipment on Aug. 15. When: Tuesdays and Thurs- days starting on Aug. 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Kimball Area High School Football Field Cost: $50 3rd & 4th Grade Tackle Foot- ball. Sign up and equipment hand- out is Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Area High School. When: Tuesdays and Thurs- days starting on Sept. 3, from 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Kimball High School Football Field Cost: $50 All participants will learn skills such as passing, catching, ball handling, blocking, kicking and much more. For more information on any of these programs, please call Brian Becker at (320) 764-7800, or (320) 493-1217, e-mail: brian@firetrak. corn Programs sponsored by The Kimball Booster Club please visit our website at: www.kimball ATTN: Kimball Classmates '57 We will celebrate our 56th Class Reunion at Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Call Dave Kothe at (320) 236-2311 or Rich Stenger at (320) 282-9076. Focused on Teamwork Great for Self- Esteem e Conservatne Costume & Music Choices Fun, Organized !!+!' & Ecoflomical '+' o Respectful, ' Friendly & Fair Learn More by Contacting Amy Gunderson (320)266-0515 rocod f S JUST FOR r their 55-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Waterfront Lakeside Grille on Clearwater Lake. Gather- ing will be from noon until 4 p.m. For information, please call (320) 333-9089, or e-mail jdmoserbig ATI'N: Kimball Classmates of 1983 It's hard to believe that we will be celebrating our 30th year class reunion. A small committee has been working to plan this spe- cial event. Please hold and block off Saturday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball. We plan to have a happy hour, din- ner, music and a small program. To sign up, and get further infor- mation about the event, please go on Facebook to "Kimball Class of 1983," or e-mail khendrickson 12@yahoo.corn, and you will be pro- vided more information about this event. If parent, grandparents or community members can help get the word out to any of our former classmates of 1983, we would greatly appreciate it. We would like to see a strong turn-out for our 30th reunion and appreciate any and all support in helping to get the word out to some of our former classmates. +:++m wire+ ,+ KHS Class of 1958 rex: Reunion Sept. 7 The KHS Class of 1958, will have