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F - PACE 15 N Students Thursday, November21,2013 Valley Victors' 4-H Club meeting Nov. 10 The Valley Victors 4-H meet- ing was held Sunday, Nov. 10, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. We started the meeting by playing minute-to-win-it games. We all ate our snacks and Tucker Mass gave a demonstration on how to make pilgrim hats out of a cookie, Rolos, and frosting. Greg and Tim Lux also shared some really cool experiments with us. After the demonstrations, president Shelby Kuechle called the meeting to order. Roll call was, "What was the worst food you have ever eaten at a Thanks- giving meal?" After roll call the Cloverbuds were dismissed from EV-W school menu k Nov. 25-00 29 Breakfast Monday: WG pancake w/syrup, sausage patty or choice of 2 cereals, whole-wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast pizza or choice of 2 cereals, whole-wheat toast, jelly/margarine, fruit selection, mile Wednesday. WG pancake on a stick, chedse stick or choice of the meeting to go downstairs and do an activity. The 4-Hers received their awards and then the meeting began. We heard reports from various commit- tees and activity groups and dis- cussed old business. For new business, we discussed family fun night and county goals. Our next meeting will be a holiday pot- luck held at the Gruenes's farm, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. In addi- tion to the potluck, our club will be working on making deer feeders. Submitted by Sawyer Kuechle, Club Reporter cereals, whole-wheat toast, jelly/ margarine, fruit selection, milk. Thursday-Thanksgiving Friday-No School Lunch Monday: Feef soft taco with let- tuce, cheese or cheeseburger on a bun, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, black beans, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan pasta, roll or chicken patty on a bun, spinach salad, baby carrots, green pepper strips, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Wednesday: Chicken nugget with cinnamon roll or egg & cheese Nov. 15 Update Mark Messman ,,,,, ,,,, , Superintendent, EV-W Schools By Mark Messman - Superintendent, EV-W Schools Dear community friend: On behalf of the Eden Valley - Watkins School District, admin- istration and staff, we are very grateful for your continued sup- port and commitment to improv- ing educational opportunities for our students. Our combined efforts and teamwork are having a positive impact on the students and families in our communities. Together, our work is making a difference in many lives. During this special time of year, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve your child, and the impact our instruction is having on academic progress. We ask for your continued support and encouragement as we work together and move our students forward. Every note, phone call and e-mail makes a significant contribution and lasting impres- sion on our students' lives and helps to advance our educational mission and academic goals. Warmest wishes for a wonder- ful Thanksgiving Season! Minnesota voter approval of local tax increases on the upswing: Most local governments in our area don't need voter approval to issue debt or increase tax lev- ies. That's not the case with Min- nesota school districts, most of whom must frequently hold ref- erendums for both debt issuance and operating fund revenues. Results over the last two years have provided some encourag- ing signs showing 59 Minne- sota school districts held "oper- ating referendums" (to maintain or increase general fund reve- nue) on Nov. 4, 2013, and that 51 of the 59 districts (86.4 percent) received voter approval of at least one question. This is the highest rate of approval of operating ref- erendums since 1997. A year ago the approval rate for operating referendums was 73.2 percent, which was the highest approval rate in a presidential election year since the State began compiling data in 1991. There were also 21 Minnesota school districts that held bond (building) referendums, and 17 of those districts received voter approval of at least one question. This is also a higher approval rate than in recent years. There are always factors that contribute to the passage or fail- ure of any local referendum. But. this might be a sign that school districts may now be more likely to plan referendums to effec- tively fund the critical needs of education. The election results quoted above are based on reports from the Minnesota School Boards Association, various news sources, and Ehlers Finance. Senior of the Week: The EV-W School District would like to recognize Saman- the Isenberg, daughter of Jeff and Lisa. Samantha considers her mum, Lisa, a great role model for her love and care, and always being available when the family needs her. Samantha is actively involved in the district's SADD and FFA organizations, and also serves as the SADD Co-Presi- dent. She's involved in the plan- ning and coordinating of many FFA events, and is considered to be very dependable. Away from school, you might see Samantha working at Casey's in Richmond. Congratulations! Students participate in world record By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Eighth- and ninth-grade High Ability students at Eden Valley- Watkins secondary school took part in an event set to break a World Record Thursday afternoon, Nov. 14. The event, the 2013 Stack Up, included more than 500,000 participants across the country, simultaneously stacking cups. Cup-stacking is quite a com- petitive sport. Both speed and accuracy are important. The EV-W students had 16 stations, each with a different varia- tion on the cup-stacking theme: miniature cups, stacking blind- folded, setting a personal best record, backward, pair stacking, races, and more. The event was put together by advisor Donna Orbeck. Students spent nearly an hour in the fun event. Eden Valley-Watkins students who participated in the Guinness World Record event Nov. 14 are: (front row, left to right) Valerie Schultz, Landon Schlangen, Matthew Notch, Kaitlyn Gruber, Sarah Wirz, Hannah Holmberg, John Unterberger, Reese Jansen, Brad Dockendorf, and Cody Becker; (middle row) Dominic Schlangen, Matt Schindler, Jamie Schumacher, Morgan Steffens, Maggie Schmaltz, Dyani Acosta, Madeleine Geislinger, Maggie Ludwig, Jacob Streit, Landon Schlangen, and Jack Bates; (back row) Sonora Mattice, Jamison Kuechle, Kaitlyn Root, Isaac Stommes, Bailey Gunderson, Greg Lux, Elaina Stommes, Nathan Utecht, George Lemke, Grant Kahlstorf, and Mitch Molitor. 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