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PAGE 12 October 6, 2016 EV-W Superintendent: Friday Update Sept. 30, 2016 By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W Schools Facilities Study - Call for Participants Eden Valley-Watkins Public Schools is establishing a com- munity-based facility committee to study the facilities and related educational needs of its Pre-K through 12th grade students. It is the desire of the School Board for the committee to be composed of members who provide a broad rep- resentation of our communities. It is intended that the facility committee will conduct its plan- ning through a series of four (4) meetings to be held beginning in October and completed in late November, 2016. Each of these meetings will last approximately two hours and be held on a week- day night in the early evening time frame. The goal of the facility study will be to "Develop the Community's Vision for the Future of Eden Valley-Watkins Public Schools." At the conclusion of the meet- ings a report of the committee findings will be presented to the School Board to be used for fur- ther presentations and discus- sions within our community and to provide input to assist the School Board in making decisions regarding the future facility needs for Eden Valley-Watkins Public Schools. The committee will be formed from the names of the individu- als who indicate they would be interested in participating. All of our meetings will take place in the High School Media Center and begin at 7 p.m. Task Force meet- ings are scheduled for: 1. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at HS Cafeteria 2. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at HS Media Center, second floor 3. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at HS Media Center, second floor 4. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at HS Media Center, second floor Support Staff Recognition: It's my pleasure to recognize the 4th Annual Support Staff recipients sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions. I'd like to commend Ray Schoenherr, June Kahlstorf, and Sandy Mueller for their representation of Educational Excellence in the EV-W School District. This annual recognition banquet also pro- vides us with the timely oppor- tunity to recognize all of our bus drivers, custodians, buildings and grounds personnel, cooks, educa- tional and media/technology sup- port staff, and clerical support for their commitment and dedicated service to the students and staff of 4-H Youth exhibit their best at 2016 State Fair EV-W. Thank You! Preliminary Levy The Eden Valley-Watkins School Board voted on Sept. 21 to adopt a preliminary levy allowed by the state for 2017. The prelimi- nary levy that was discussed and approved represents a -7.22 per- cent or $157,689.00 decrease from last year. This annual levy is pri- marily composed of costs related to prior year adjustments, pupil units, Local Optional Revenue (LOR), and Long Term Facilities Maintenance (LTFM) funds. The state sets school levies, and the amount may be adjusted some- what before the final levy is set this December. The state also requires districts to levy 105 percent of what they need to make bond pay- ments. It ensures that payments will be made, even if some taxes are delinquent. The state will con- tinue to make adjustments and reduce future levies if a surplus builds in the debt service account. Senior Spotlight The EV-W School District would like to recognize Sydney Ruhland, daughter of Roch and Gaff. Sydney will complete 5 col- lege-level courses this year as she attempts to reduce the overall cost of a college education. In addi- tion to the academic rigor, Sydney participates in Speech, Drama, Deca, Student Council, Jazz/Pep Band, Art League and Soccer. Sydney recently taught herself how to Long Board, but is quick to admit that she isn't very good at it. Following graduation, Sydney plans to pursue military service and complete her basic training. The EV-W administration, fac- ulty and staff are extremely proud of Sydney for her dedicated work ethic. Congratulations! By Cassidy Martin 4-H Program Coordinator Meeker County 4-Hers demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the 4-H building Minnesota 4-H'ers from 86 counties brought over 2,600 exhib- its, delivered over 200 public pre- sentations and participated in dozens of group learning experi- ences and public performances at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. Throughout the year 4-H youth select project areas that reflect personal areas of interest and pur- sue hands on learning that is both self-directed and guided by adult volunteers. The results of their learning is exhibited at county fairs across the state and then the best from each county fair is brought to the Minnesota State Fair. Exhibiting project work and delivering public presentations at the state fair provides youth an opportunity to both show- case their achievements as well as continue the learning through the interactive and group-based conference judging and team experiences. Highlights this year included 198 youth from 28 counties exhib- iting their engineering and prob- lem solving skills by participat- ing in a Rube Goldberg chal- lenge to crush a pop can in mul- tiple and complex steps. 2016 also saw an intentional increase in the number of 4-H members who experienced 4-H at the State Fair for the first time, bringing fresh perspectives, energy and diversity to the 4-H Building. Meeker County had 112 partic- ipant's participating in the follow- ing areas Placing Key: PR - Purple BL - Blue RD - Red PA - Participation Forest City Livewires - BL Club Banner Litchfield Satellites - RD Club Banner Forest City Livewires - PA Share the Fun Valley Victors - PA Share the Fun Abigail Anderson - BL Indoor Gardening-grades 6-8 Jennah Anderson - BL Fin Arts- grades 9+ grades 6-8 Allyana Eblen - RD Veterinary Science grades 6-8 Spencer Eidsenbraun RD Rube Goldberg Trinity Erickson- RD Individual Demonstration Trinity Erickson BL Self Determined grades 9+ Anna Eurle BLHome Environment grades 6-8 Jayden Friauf - BL Fishing Sports grades 9+ James Gathje - BL Potatoes grades 9+ Jonathan Gathje - BL Rube Goldberg Ethan Geislinger - BL Rube Goldberg Casey Gohmann - BL Self Determined grades 9+ Jayson Hedtke BL Global Connections grades 9+ Adam Hilbert RD Rube Alayna Baggenstoss - BL Self Goldberg Determined-grades 9+ Elizabeth Barka - RD Food Preservation-grades 6-8 Natalie Barka - BL Food & Nutrition grades 9+ Destiny Behm - BL Quilting grades 6-8 Reece Bischof BL Rube Goldberg Claire Campbell - RD Rube Goldberg Jared Campbell PR Peerforming arts grades 9+ Kjerstin Campbell PR Performing arts grades 6-8 Joseph Carlson BL Aerospace Cora Huhn - BL Dog grades 6-8 Jacob Huhn - RD Aerospace grades 6-8 Liberty Jans - BL Creative/ Applied Photography grades 6-8 Brandon Jenkins - BL Bicycle grades 6-8 Trinity Johnson - BL Cat grades 9+ Elana Koch - PR Dog grades 9+ Keegan Kuhns - BL Engineering Design grades 6-8 Eben Laidlaw II - RD Robotics grades 6-8 Gretta Lemke - PR Clothes You Make grades 6-8 JOB & ................ ........................... .................................... i!iiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii : I HUTCHINSON EVENT C 1005 HWY. 15 S.- HUTCHINSON, iiiiiiiii~ii~iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii~~ EmWB 1260 A,~ ?~tr Id~rn~tion StationHit-!06 DRI I)GEWATER ltll[.OUiCtllY : (: ~: ' i ~:: kg~bl I~ 10.c~,m Henry Lemke BL Rube Goldberg Cole Lindberg RD Rube Goldberg Adrienne Lipinski - BL Individual Illustrated Presentation Adrienne Lipinski - BL Clothes You Make grades 6-8 Tucker Maas - BL Potatoes grades 9+ Margaret Malling - BL Wildlife / Biology grades 6-8 Andrew Massmann - BL Corn grades 9+ Jacqueline Massmann - RD Global Connections grades 6-8 Ace Meyer - RD Rube Goldberg Hank Meyer- RD Rubt Goldberg Sydney Peck - BL Fine Arts grades 9+ Cheyenne Peterson - RD Pets grades 6-8 Alison Radunz - BL Needle Arts grades 9+ Ruby Radunz BL Flower Gardening grades 6-8 Noah Renne - BL Shooting Sports/Wildlife Mgmt grades 6-8 Mikayla Roberg- BL Performing Arts grades 6-8 Brenden Rossell - RD Rube Goldberg Anthony Schettler - BL Rube Goldberg Anthony Schettler - BL Shop- Primarily Wood Based Exhibit grades 6-8 Abbey Schiefelbein BL Engineering Design grades 9+ Bailee Schiefelbein BL Individual Demonstration Jaren Schmitz BL Shop- Primarily Wood Based Exhibit grades 9+ Alex Schrupp RD Rube Goldberg Evan Schrupp RD Rube Goldberg Maci Scott RD Quilting grades 9+ Abagayle Shoutz - BL Home Environment grades 6-8 Laura Shoutz BL Health grades 9+ Sara Shoutz - RD Veterinary Science grades 9+ Andrew Slinden - BL Safety grades 6-8 Luke Slinden BL Tractor grades 6-8 Riley Smith - BL Electric grades 6-8 Annika Soderlund BL Veterinary Science grades 6-8 Aubrie Spanier - BL Performing Arts grades 6-8 Tersina Tait - BL Safety grades 6-8 Tilia Tait - BL Cat grades 9+ Lucas Thompson - RD Rube Goldberg Alison Waldorf - RD Rube Goldberg Devin Waldorf - RD Rube Goldberg Eleanor Weckwerth BL Elements of Photography grades 9+ Preston Welling - RD Rube Goldberg Emily Wiener - BL Performing Arts grades 6-8 Daniel Williamson BL Exploring Animals grades 9+ Darrin Williamson - BL Shop- Primarily Wood Based Exhibit grades 6-8 Ryan Wirz - BL Rube Goldberg Amber Youngblom RD Entomology grades 6-8 Congratulations to all the youth from Meeker County who partici- pated in 4-H at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair! The 4-H program is funded through a partnership of federal, state, county and private resources and is part of the University of Minnesota Extension. More Minnesota State Fair results and photos can be found at www.4-H. 'Hidden in Plain View' Oct. 16 at Dassel History Center Photographer and public sto- ryteller, Doug Ohman will be at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum. 901 First St. N, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, "Hidden in Plain View" a program about the cemeteries of Minnesota will be presented. Ohman photographs ceme- teries and uncovers stories of the forgotten. Learn where the only Revolutionary War soldier to die in Minnesota is buried. Learn the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard and more. "Hidden in Plain View" is spon- sored by the Steelesville Cemetery Association and the Dassel Area Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge.