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.
Welcome to the Mission Valley Junior High monthly newsletter.
As you read this newsletter, January is over and February is beginning. We had an exciting Flint Hills League Shootout win over Council Grove a couple of weeks ago. Which has pumped up the school spirit for Winter Royalty last week. It was awesome to walk the halls and see students participating in the daily theme. This includes the elementary as well as the JH/HS students.
We also had several JH students qualify for the County Spelling Bee to be held this Friday, February 3 at Wabaunsee. We appreciate those students taking an exciting and active role in their learning.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to walk around the commons during lunch, I get the opportunity to talk with students about a variety of subjects such as academics, family, sports, etc. When I get to students whose grades are declining, I will ask them: 1) Have you turned in all (or most) of your assignments? 2) Are you having trouble with the daily material or just the tests? 3) Have you spoken with the teacher of that subject to get extra help before or after school? and 4) Have you turned in extra credit work if offered by that teacher? As students begin their transition to high school, we encourage them to advocate for themselves when needing extra help. However, education is an on-going process where both students and parents are encouraged to take ownership in monitoring their progress from the beginning and through the end of each grading period.
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!
Here are the Super Viking winners for the week of
Super Vikings week of 2/20-24
Kamryn Schlesener - winner of 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.
Spring time is upon us as we hit the midpoint of the 2nd semester at Mission Valley High School. This is the time of the year for parent-teacher conferences, pre-enrollment of courses for next year, and certainly the warmer weather.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Our conferences will be the same as the fall conferences. Each student’s Advisory teacher will meet with you to review current academic performances in all classes and the proposed courses for your student next year. This is very important information to be involved with, it is a short 20-minute conversation with the teacher, you, and your student. Advisory teachers have sent home a paper for you to identify the times when you can meet. We ask that you take part in helping us develop a strong partnership with you so that your student’s high school experience is strong and productive. If you have not received this paper, please contact the school office so we can help you set a date and time to meet with us. Our conferences are on March 14th and 15th from 4:00 – 8:00pm. See you soon.
Pre-Enrollment Begins: This year we are using the internet-based software titled Career Cruising to assist the staff and your student in planning their high school and post-graduation experiences. Please invite your student to log-in and show you their work within Career Cruising. A major part of their work is selecting their courses for next year. Mr. Cromer and Mrs. Converse have visited with each student in their English classes to inform them of their course selections and they're planning to complete the requirements for graduation. Parents must be part of this planning by being involved with their student and knowing their current academic performances and the courses they are choosing to prepare themselves for their post-graduation plans. Please contact the school if you have questions.
Student Dress Code: Warmer temperatures also bring changes to the clothing that students wear to school. We ask that students, and parents, make good choices so that the school day can run smoothly and our focus can be on teaching and learning. Please consider school a place of work and therefore appropriate dress is required and necessary. Thank you for your support.
Girl’s shorts: Ladies need to wear shorts that have, at minimum, 3-4 inches of inseam. Of course, a longer inseam may be necessary depending upon the body-type of the female student. Boy’s Tank Tops: These tops need to have a minimum opening under the arm and not a large or cut-out area.
Student Chromebooks: We have many students that are not bringing their Chromebooks to school or the Chromebook is not charged. Please remind your student to bring this important learning tool every day. Please let us know if the Chromebook is broken or lost right away.
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. 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.