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t PAGE 12 Thursday, October 24, 2013 Andrea Huschle Sport: Volleyball, head coach My family: Husband Jason, and step-daughter Nora. My high school: Littlefork, Minn. My college (and degree): College of Saint Benedict, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. My sports achievements: Participated in the volleyball State tournament in 2005 (con- solation). Participated in soft- ball State tournament in 2003 & 2005. Played in the NCAA Elite 8 for CSB in 2008. Other life achievements: Graduated college in four years, got a job right out of college. My favorite sports experience (as a player): Creating great mem- ories and gaining lifetime friends through sports. My favorite sports experience (as a coach): Seeing the progress athletes make throughout the season and as they get older. Something most people don't know about me: I love to travel, and I also love to hunt and fish! EV-W Students Calling all boys Eden Valley-Watkins school menu Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Breakfast Monday: Pop tart, yogtLrt, fruit selection or choice of 2 cereals, whole-wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, Tuesday: Breakfast pizza, fruit selection or choice of 2 cereals, whole-wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, Wednesday: WG pancake on a stick, cheese stick, fruit selection or choice of 2 cereals, whole-wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk. Thursday: Bagel w/cream cheese, yogurt cup, fruit selection or choice of 2 cereals, whole-wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, Lunch Monday: Pork patty on a bun or hot turkey on a bun, tater tots, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, fresh fruit, canned frttit, milk. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets with garlic breadstick or pizza bake with garlic breadstick, spinach salad, baby carrots, green pepper strips, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Wednesday: Beef soft taco with fixings or chicken patty on a bun, broccoli florets, black beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Thursday: Cheeseburger on a bun or chicken 'n gravy, mashed potatoes & roll, green peas, baby carrots, green pepper strips, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Any boys from kindergarten through fifth grade who are inter- ested in joining Cub Scouts, are invited to attend the next Cub Scout pack meeting at 2 p.m. Sun- day, Oct. 27, at the Eden Valley Elementary cafeteria. If you can't make it but are still interested in .joining, or for any questions, please call Jessie Teicher at (320) 453 -2973. mile Friday: Pop tart, cheese stick, fruit or choice of 2 cereals, whole- wheat tOast, jelly/margarine, flaxit selection, milk. Friday: Corn dog or pizza dippers with marinara sauce, broccoli, Ital- ian herbed bean salad, lettuce, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Scouting for food pickup Nov. 2 Eden Valley-Watkins Cub Scout Pack 363 will be distribut- ing bags for their annual "Scout- ing for Food" drive Sunday, Oct. 27. Please fill these bags with non-perishable food items, or other items listed on the bags, and have the bags outside your doors Saturday, Nov. 2, by 9 a.m. for pick-up. In the past, the peo- ple of Eden Valley and Watkins have been very generous and have made past food drives big suc- cesses, thank you! ECFE Harvest Parties for families in both locations ECFE is hosting a Harvest Party for families with children ages 3-5. There will be a party in both locations, Watkins Ele- mentary School and Kimball Ele- mentary School from 6-7:30 p.m. The Watkins party is Monday, Oct. 28. The Kimball party is Tuesday, Oct. 29. The fun evenings will have fall-themed activities, including an obstacle course. The cost is $5 per family. Please wear black and orange to the party. For questions, please call ECFE office at (320) 398-7700, ext. 218. IMPACT does owl craft artwork On Wednesday, Oct. 16, IMPACT did an owl craft at the EV-W Elementary. We had an "owlstanding" experience. Submitted photo. ....  :::: Volleyball playoffs begin Eden Valley-Watkins (7-15-0) will face St. Cloud Christian at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Eden Valley. The winner will advance to face Belgrade-Brooten- Elrosa at 7 p.m.Friday, Oct. 25, at BBE. The winner of that game will play for the quarterfhaals at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie. Kimball (12-13-0) has a bye for the first playoff (Oct. 24) in the volleyball playoffs. The Cubs will first play Friday, Oct. 25, against either Royalton or Atwater-Cos- mos-Grove City who play Oct. 24. The Kimball game is at 7 p.m. this Friday, at Kimball. If they win, their next game, for the quarterfi- nals, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie. Semifinal match-up for both Kimball and Eden Valley-Watkins (if they're still in the running) will be played at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, both games at Pierz. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pierz. Both teams have been working really hard, and have had great seasons. Wouldn't it be great to see them both advance far? State tournament is Nov. 7-9 at the Xcel Energy Center. Oct. 18 Update l Mark Messman Superintendent, EVW Schools Good news for taxpayers! The District has been working on refunding (refinancing) a 3.5 million dollar bond with a 4.1-per- cent interest rate that dates back to 2004. We received a promis- ing rating of "Aa" credit enhance- ment and an "AI" underlying rat- ing from Moody's. The rating and competitive-bidding market pro- duced nine bidders and a $55,000 purchasing premium that was paid by the winning bidder. The new interest rate of 1.65 percent will reduce the annual tax burden of district residents by $52,000 a year. The total savings through maturity (2021) of the bond will be $367,000 or approximately 9 percent. The net result will be a reduction in future debt-service payments and reduce the Dis- trict's property tax levies for taxes in 2014 through 2020. Graduation Assessment Requirements Educational decisions made at the last legislative session gener- ated some change in the gradu- ation requirements. Our Curric- ulum Director, Sharon Borgert has created a document that will describe the various pathways for students to meet the Graduation Assessment Requirements. Please check out the school district's website at:, click on District and then scroll down to Curriculum & Assess- ment, click on Assessment News and then scroll down to Gradua- tion Requirements. In addition, the district will be providing other resources and hard copies at upcoming Parent/ Teacher Conferences to answer your questions on the new gradu- ation requirements. Senior of the Week The EV-W School District would like to recognize Matt Unterberger, son of Lori and Charles. Matt is an active member of the senior class, and takes part in various school-related athlet- ics and activities. Currently, Matt is serving as a captain of the foot- ball team. Congrats! Weekly Assessments Grades 3-6 will be taking their Online Math Practice Assess- ments on Oct. 21 - 24. Pave Pziengel ClassGradeSubject(s): Seventh-grade Life Science, eighth-grade Food Science, ninth-grade Physical Science. My family: Wife lanelle, and three boys: Miles, 9, Lee, 6, and Bennet, 3 1/2. l grew up in: Villard, Minn. My high school: Minnewaska Area. College: Biology/Life Sciences degree at Moorhead State ........ University. My academic achievements: Graduating in four years. Other life achievements: My wife and I built a house in Watkins 10 years ago; we had a contrac- tor but we did a lot of the work ourselves. My favorite school experience (as a student): Making it to the State Tournament in basketball and baseball as a senior at Minnewaska.. My favorite school experience (as a teacher): Preparing students for the fabulous MCA III science test. Something most people don't know about me: I student-taught and lived for a year in New Zealand. I also taught for a year in Hawaii.