EVAL closed for COVID-19

Until further notice, the Eden Valley Area Library will be closed. One staff member has COVID-19, and another is in quarantine. The closure is out of an abundance of caution, and the library will resume operations when safe.

Friday Update, Nov. 6, 2020

By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 Keeping kids engaged The COVID pandemic continues to be a rollercoaster of emotions, disruptions, and inconsistencies in our daily lives. It’s been nothing less than a challenge to our staff, students, and families. We are all doing our best to keep kids engaged, developing new skills, and creatively…

EV-W FFA recognized as a 3-Star Chapter

EV-W FFA was recognized as a 3-Star Chapter during the National FFA Convention through the National Chapter Award Program. This program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. FFA chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities (POA) that…

Atkinson chosen as Girls State rep
The Kingston Legion Auxiliary chose Caitlyn Atkinson as their Girls State representative. Because of COVID-19 that was canceled so, we awarded her a $300 scholarship. Submitted photo.
Friday Update, Oct. 30, 2020

By Mark Messman, Superintendent of EV-W District #463 Good day EV-W School District, I continue to communicate with public health and surrounding school districts to provide clear and timely updates on COVID mitigation, transmission rates, and safety protocol. The ongoing decisions required for quality education and instruction, and if we transition to a new learning…

Friday Update, Oct. 23, 2020

By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 Hello EV-W education stakeholders. I’m hopeful that you’re staying safe and healthy, and helping us reduce COVID transmission to keep our schools open and activities available to our students. I recently participated in a weekly virtual meeting with area Superintendents, public health officials from Stearns and Meeker Counties,…

News of our students

South Dakota State University 2020 spring dean’s list Students with an asterisk received a perfect 4.0 GPA. School codes SAFES – College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences SEHS – College of Education and Human Sciences SNS – College of Natural Sciences SPAHP – College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions • Eden Valley, Shelby…

Friday Update, Oct. 9, 2020

By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 As Superintendent of EV-W Schools, I’m connected and communicate with board members, staff, and students frequently. I can assure you that we are all doing everything in our power to keep students and staff members safe and actively engaged in school. I can also tell you that most…

Cross-country squads invade Paynesville

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Koronis Hills Golf Club in Paynesville was the site of the most recent varsity cross-country meet. Athletes participating at the Tuesday, Sept. 29, event included those from Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball, Maple Lake, St. John’s Prep, and host Paynesville. Results Boys’ JH 1. Gavin Arens, 11.37; 2. Andray Stang, 14.41. Girls’ JH…

EV-W/K cross-country runners at CMC Meet

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The EV-W/K cross-country teams competed in the Central Minnesota Conference Meet at Holdingford High School Saturday, Oct. 3. Participating contenders included enthusiastic athletes from Eden Valley-Watkins/-Kimball, St. John’s Prep, Holdingford, Royalton, Maple Lake, Paynesville, and Osakis. Results Boys’ varsity 2. Henry Lemke, 18.17 – all conference; 6. Ryan Thomes, 18.55…

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