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Choir members perform at St. John's By Iulie Bulau, Staff writer College and high school sing- ers from around Minnesota came together Saturday, Oct. 27, to sing at St. John's University in the 23rd Annual Minnesota ACDA Treble/ Male Choral Festival. Two EV-W choir members, sophomore Anne Benson and freshman Heidi Geislinger, were among the performers. In between rehearsals, the singers attended performances by the various Min- nesota college choirs. EV-W athletes on All Academic CMC Team By Dave Schneider Activities Director/ Dean of Students EV-W ISD #463 The culmination of the day was an amazing concert featuring Fall 2012-2013 more than 1000 voices at the beau- Fifteen EV-W athletes lettered tiful St. Johns Abbey Church. and maintained an accumulated 3.7 GPA or better during their fall sports season to qualify for the CMC All Academic Team. Those acheiving this award were: Football-Zach Blonigen, Thomas Wuertz, Logan Linn, and Travis Thielen. Volleyball-Kaylee Forcier, Kayla Kuechle, Mickael Lies Thielen, Erica McCann, and Brit- tany Hesse. Cross Country-Maria Roeser, Stephanea Roeser, Katie Gaslin, Hannah Holmberg, Sonora Mat- tice, and Matthew Notch. Two EV-W choir members, freshman Heidi Geislinger (left) and sophomore Anne Benson (right) were among the performers at St. John's Oct. 27. Staff photo by Julie Bulau. School menu  Nov. 26-30 Breakfast Monday: Pancakes w/sausage, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday: Cinnamon roll, cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Wednesday: Hard-cooked egg, bagel w/cream cheese, fruit or juice, milk.. Thursday: French toast w/sau- sage, fruit or juice, milk. Friday: Breakfast sandwich, fruit or juice, milk. Lunch Monday: 2 pancakes w/syrup and scrambled eggs or turkey ranch wrap, breakfast potatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach salad w/ FF dressing, cucumbers, apples- orange juice, milk. Tuesday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, WG garlic toast or chef salad w/WG roll, green peas, Italian her- bed bean salad, baby carrots, broc- coli florets, flesh pears-pineapple tidbits, milk. Wednesday: Popcorn chicken w/orange sauce over brown rice or chicken Caesar  salad w/WG roll, Kung Fu carrots, cherry toma- toes, spinach salad w/FF dress- ing, cucumbers, banana-Mandarin oranges, milk. Thursday: Homemade Italian cheesebread w/marinara sauce or turkey sub with tortilla chips, garlic & herb broccoli, baby carrots, broc- coli florets, celery sticks, apples- peach slices, milk. Friday: Hot dog on a WG bun w/chili topping or ketchup, mus- tard or crispy chicken wrap, French fries, lentil salad, tomato wedges, Romaine salad w/FF dressing, oranges-rosy applesauce, milk. Mark Messman Superintendent, Eden Valley-Watkins Schools November 16 Update Building Project: Progress on our secondary con- struction project continues as expected. Thompson Concrete has been busy completing side- walks and the north staircase, and some minor modifications to the curb and sidewalk on the north- west corner of the property. We're still waiting on some acoustical treatment samples that might be added to the top of the gymnasium walls. Other options may include a site visit to inspect the product, performance, and then determine if it's necessary. We have a pre- installation meeting scheduled for next week with the floor and tile manufacturers. These meetings are advantageous to the coordina- tion of dates and times, and review the detailed specifications of the blueprints. The ceiling grid of the office complex is complete and installers are now moving mate- rials and man power to the bath- rooms and Brooks Street Lobby for completion. Summit is responsi- ble for fire protection, and is on site installing the piping and sprinkler heads throughout the project. Please stop in for a visit with your questions and comments, and be sure to exercise caution when you're in the proximity of the construction zone. Dear Community Friend: On behalf of the Eden Valley- Watkins School District, adminis- tration and staff, we are very grate- ful for your continued support and commitment to improving educa- tional opportunities for our stu- dents. Our combined efforts and teamwork are having a positive impact on the students and fami- lies 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! America Education Week: In honor of American Education Week, the American Legion Post 381 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 381 of Eden !iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Fifteen EV-W athletes lettered and maintained an accumulated 3.7 GPA or better during the fall sports season to qualify for the Central Minnesota Conference All Academic team. Those named to the team included (from left) in front, Maria Roeser, Stephanea Roeser, Katie Gaslin, Sonora Mattice, Hannah Holmberg and Matthew Notch. In back are,Zach Blonigen, Logan Linn, Erica McCann, Brittany Hesse, and Kaylee Forcier. Not pictured are Mikael Lies Thielen, Travis Thielen, Thomas Wuertz and Kayla Kuechle. Staff photo by Julie Bulau. Valley provided the EV-W faculty and staffwith apples on Thursday, Nov. 15. Thank You! Quote of the Week: "Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best." -H. Jackson Brown Jr. School Board Election: I'd like to thank our six school board candidates that ran for elec- tion on November 6th. Due to their educational interest level and commitment to school-commu- nity, our school district will con- tinue to thrive and provide multi- ple opportunities for our students to be successful. Congratulations to Sarah Kue- chle, Shelley Kern, Bob Stenger, and Bob Flaschenriem on your successful school board election. We look forward to working with you. Senior of the Week: The EV-W School District would like to recognize Mitchell Lease, son of David and Deanna. Mitch- ell is an outstanding art student and on path to graduate with 16 college credits and 9.5 honor cred- its. His service and leadership has been demonstrated on the foot- ball field; basketball court, and many community events while working with youth. His teachers commend him on his kind heart, considerate mindset, and respect- ful demeanor. The EV-W School District is very proud of Mitchell Lease. Congratulations! EV-W Early Childhood Screening Eden Valley-Watkins School District will be having Early Child- hood Screening for children who are three and a half years old and up to those who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2013 who have not been screened. The screenings will be held Dec. 7, 2012, and March 1, 2013. Invita- tions will be mailed a month in advance of the screening dates to those children, who are age eli- gible, on the school census and those open enrolled to our district. The State of Minnesota has mandated that all children must complete a developmental screen- ing prior to kindergarten enroll- ment. The purpose of the screen- ing is to be sure that all children are ready to learn when they enter school. The Eden Valley-Watkins School Readiness Program also needs students to be screened prior to starting preschool in the fall. Screening is free of charge and includes developmental screen- ing, hearing and vision screen- ing, review or health history and immunizations, and assessment of height and weight. The com- plete screening takes about an hour to an hour and a half. Any questions or if your child or a child you know is age eligi- ble and does not receive informa- tion about the screening, contact Anno Johnson the EV-W District Licensed School Nurse at (320) 453-2900, ext 2135. You Are Invited to the v00ne9 Area 00;tor9 I-Iour with Pj. 00aturda00 Nov. 2A & g 9-10 axn. For more irrforrnafion, please call Jud 9 at 320-266-5 1 5 or e-mail jjthielen@meltel.net Featuring... The Velveteen Rabbit EDEN VALLEY AREA