Gruber wins National Science Foundation Fellowship

Chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology major Kaitlyn Gruber will pursue her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin Gustavus Adolphus College senior Kaitlyn Gruber has been named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) honoree, joining past fellows including Nobel Prize winners, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Google founder Sergey Brin,…

EV-W Knowledge Bowl places sixth in State

The Eden Valley-Watkins Knowledge Bowl team placed sixth in the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament held virtually Friday, April 9. At one point, the EV-W team was in third place in the second oral round, and they were strong all day. “The competition was extremely close in the top three rooms,” says coach Julie Bulau. “The…

Local gymnast advances in gymnastics

Alison Olson is a junior at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. She started gymnastics at Granite City Gymnastics in Waite Park when she was just 9 years old. She has worked her way up through the levels in the Junior Olympic program and is now a Level 9 gymnast, with level 10 being the highest she…

Friday Update, March 26

By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 Reflections on 2020-2021 It’s been a year since Governor Walz temporarily closed schools and then implemented distance learning. Within days, our school staff and families were forced to make long-term plans for education, childcare, meals, and transportation. The pandemic created mass closures, stay-at-home orders, and significantly changed our…

EV-W knowledge bowlers qualify for state

A happy group of EV-W knowledge bowlers let out a cheer Saturday, March 20, when they got the word that they had advanced to the state tournament set for April 9. The team of Mady Haag, Zach Kuechle, Seth Roeser, Alec Zadra, and Nick Zadra competed in the 18-team section Saturday with the top six…

EV-W boys’ basketball team tripped up

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Eden Valley-Watkins boys battled a good Litchfield team Monday, March 8. Trailing by a dozen at the halftime break, the Eagles could not make any headway in the second stanza, and Litchfield took the 59-40 victory. EV-W scoring: Alex Haag, 11 points; Tyler Stanwick, 2 points; Nolan Geislinger, 2…

Friday Update, March 12, 2021

By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 Reflecting on 2020-2021 It’s been a year since the pandemic created mass closures, stay-at-home orders, and significantly changed our lives. Although we’re beginning to sense hope and progress in the fight against COVID, it’s premature to think we can discontinue all of our mitigation strategies. Parenting, educating, and…

Way to go, knowledge bowl!

The EV-W knowledge bowl teams wrapped up the final conference meet with strong performances. The Varsity I team won the meet by a margin of 15 points and also won the conference for the second straight year. EV-W I finished the season with 247 points. Melrose was second with 225 points and Holdingford I was…

Eden Valley-Watkins High School Honor Roll

2nd Quarter A Honor Roll Seventh Grade Alexia Bailey Brayden Becker Aidyn Brutger Ella Dockendorf Audrey Donnay Blake Glenz Megan Harmon Isaac Hesse Ruby Hesse* Laura Heuring* Jacob Janssen Emily Kramer* Preston Langer Samantha Larson Nathan Nistler Edward Olson Wyatt Pauls Kloe Raddatz Samantha Rettman Emma Salo Isabel Schlangen* Lilian Schultz Kendra Schutz Addy Stommes…

Minnesota School Board Recognition Week

The Minnesota School Boards Association has set Feb. 22-26 as Minnesota School Board Recognition Week to build awareness and understanding of the vital function elected school board members play in our society. The Eden Valley-Watkins School District is joining other public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor…

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