Birth Certificates: Students enrolling in USD 330 for the first time must provide proof of identity, (certified copy of Birth Certificate or certified transcript for transfer students) of enrollment.
Gina Bergin's Fashion Design Class displays their Newspaper Dresses
Here are the Super Viking winners for the week of
Super Vikings week of 11/26-12/12
Rachel Halupa - won parking spot
Super Viking nominees are drawn every Friday morning, with the winners announced over the school intercom and receive a prize. One of them is awarded the "Student of the Week" parking spot for the following week.
ALL students who were nominated that week are given the Super Viking card showing who and why they were nominated. This is the third year we have been doing this.
Welcome to the Mission Valley Junior High and 7-12 Activities Department monthly newsletter. It’s been a busy and productive semester, but there’s still a lot to be accomplished before students take their Final Exams toward the end of December.
In the weeks and months to come, you will be hearing more and more information on the new Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) training. Mission Valley K-12 certified Staff spent the Nov. 21st In-service reviewing the new system with Michael Koonce of Greenbush as we reviewed the new ‘Needs Assessments’ that the states’ schools will be following closely in the years to come, beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
In addition, I would like to take a moment to list the numerous activities going on at Mission Valley since our last newsletter, and recognize several recent accomplishments over the past few weeks:
Post-season recognition from the Flint Hills League has been announced for football and volleyball. Viking athletes were well represented in both sports: FOOTBALL: Clay Phillips (SR) - Unanimous 1st team QB & DB; Sam Gleason (SR) - 1st team Utility/2nd team DB; Logan Whitlock (SR) - Unanimous 1st team OL; Blake Roberts (JR) - 2nd team RB; Seth Rudeen (SR) - 2nd team WR; Rob Phillips (JR) – 2nd team DL. VOLLEYBALL: Sarah Bond (JR) – Unanimous 1st team; Faith Martin (JR) – 2nd Team.
The high school Scholars Bowl season is off and running. The Vikings began the season by bringing home a 2nd place plaque from the Northern Heights Inv. on Oct. 25th. MV also hosted their Home tournament on November 8th (Election Day). Ten teams from the surrounding area participated. Thank you to Coach Tracy Konda, the MV Scholars Bowl team and the many volunteers that made this tournament such a great success!
The Mission Valley Drama department, under the direction of Mr. Dustin Stucky, performed this year’s play, ‘Virgil Wins the Lottery’ on November 12-13 at MVHS. The play received some rave reviews from adults and students alike. Great job to the entire cast and crew! We hope that you were able to attend.
On November 11th, Rebekah Cain signed her ‘College Letter of Intent’ to Kansas State University for a Women’s Rowing scholarship. Mission Valley is very proud of Rebekah’s accomplishments and wish her the best of luck at KSU!
The number of participants for winter sports are as follows: JH Boys BB – 29; JH Girls BB – 18; HS Boys BB – 31; HS Girls BB – 15; HS Wrestling – 18.
Both the JH Boys & Girls Basketball teams have been very competitive thus far as the ‘A’ boys are currently tied for 3rd place with a 4-2 record while the ‘B boys are 5-1 and in 2nd place in the league. The ‘A’ girls are in 4th place with a 3-3 record, while the ‘B’ girls are in 3rd place with a 3-3 record.
Mission Valley will host the Flint Hills Junior League ‘B’ team tournament on December 10th and the FHJL ‘A’ tournament from Jan. 9-14.
We are also VERY EXCITED to announce that Mission Valley High School has been selected to host the Class 3A Boys & Girls Sub-State Basketball Tournament from March 2-4, 2017. The Quarterfinal games will be played at the higher seeded team and then the Semi-finals and Finals will be held at MV.
Mission Valley will host their annual MV Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, December 3rd. There will be approx. 15 schools participating in this very competitive tournament to kick off the wrestling season. We hope that you can attend!
Just a reminder that ‘Weekly Eligibility’ for all extracurricular activities carries over to both the winter and spring seasons as well. The eligibility list tracks ALL MV 7-12 students, not just those out for activities. We are working together to make that fix!
Just a reminder that patrons and groups need to see Mr. Hasenbank for ‘Facility’ and ‘Fund-Raising’ requests. This will help keep administration, secretaries, custodians and staff aware of calendar items, etc.
On behalf of the Mission Valley Jr.-Sr. High School Staff, we want to thank you for the support and encouragement that you give your child each and every day and please join us as we challenge your child to be the best they can be!
The high school staff extend to each of our families a heartfelt wish for a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. Our first semester will end on December 20th and we will begin the second semester on January 9th, 2017.
Finals Testing Dates Our two testing dates for finals this semester will be on Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December 20th. We will be communicating the names of those students that meet the final exemption criteria just a few school days prior the first testing date. This will be a few days later than past notification dates. The reason for the change is to promote the integrity of our classroom instruction during the reviewing of content prior to the final exam days. Although there may be students exempt from final exams, the reviewing of the content is very important for all students. Teachers have requested this slight delay due to the fact that many of the students exempt from final exams being difficult to work with during the reviewing of the semester’s content thinking that they do not have to engage in the review.
Winter Concerts On December 14th, at 7pm, we will be presenting our musical and vocal winter concerts at the school. This is a wonderful time to enjoy the spirit of the holidays and to appreciate the many talents of our students. Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Hancock are already preparing their students for concerts and we appreciate their hard work and dedication.
Semester Grades As we come to the end of our first semester your student will be receiving their semester grades. For our 9th graders this will be their first semester grades that count towards the total number of credits needed for graduation. Unfortunately, many students will not receive a passing grade and therefore will not receive credit for their first semester course(s). This certainly is not a desired result that we as parents and school staff hope to experience. Students that fail a semester usually have two options to gain credit if the course is a required course for graduation or a prerequisite for more advanced courses. Those two options are to retake the semester the following school year, or take the course via our online program called E20/20 (if available). Neither of these remedies are beneficial compared to passing the course the first time! The greatest negative impact that causes a student to fail a course is not doing their assignments. This clearly has a major impact. When students receive zero points for any assignment that they do not complete it has a negative impact when teachers determine their letter grade. Equally negative is the fact that the student is falling behind in their learning of the content. So, we as partners in the academic achievement of your student need to work together to improve their resilience, desire to present the necessary effort, and to persevere. Please frequently check your student’s progress through your Powerschool online access. If you need assistance or wish to work together to improve your student’s grades please contact us.
Please feel comfortable meeting me and asking for any assistance as we work together to give your student(s) the best education, support, and post-graduation opportunities.
Students will be given two labels when they check their Chromebooks out this fall. One label is for their Chromebook and the other is for their Power Cord. Lost Power Cords will cost $50.00. There will also be an additional charge for Asset Tags that are removed. All of this information is available on the Chromebook Loan Agreement at enrollment and available on the forms page.