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Student Accident Insurance for 2017-18

posted Apr 24, 2017, 1:21 PM by Jeannie Browning

If you are interested in purchasing Student/Athlete Accident Insurance for 2017-18, the forms and information are listed below.

When do we cancel school because of Weather???

posted Dec 6, 2016, 6:24 AM by Jeannie Browning

Parents & Patrons:

We are quickly approaching that time of year when the possibility of school cancellations increase due to adverse winter conditions.  The decision to cancel school is always carefully examined before the final decision is made.  School district officials directly check and monitor roadway conditions, they contact local agencies {KDOT, Wab. Co. Transportation Dept., local law enforcement, etc..} for road conditions reports, keep updated from local weather reports as to current & future weather conditions, and communicate with other local school districts.

USD 330 Mission Valley is approximately 400 square miles with land in four counties.  Due to the large area that the district covers; the road and weather conditions can vary greatly across the district.  Roads may be treacherous in one area of the district and safe in other areas, however, the determination for school closure is based off of the area that is impacted the most.  We recognize the fact that cancelling school can create challenges for parents who need to find care for their child(ren), however, the safety of the students will come first.

If a decision cannot be made the night before then it is our goal to have a decision made in the mornings by 5:30 a.m.   If adverse weather occurs during the school day and school needs to be dismissed early we will send out a notification at least 1 hour before dismissal.  It is important to make sure that your child’s contact information is updated so that we have the most recent information.

If it is decided to cancel school we will immediately send an automated call through School Messenger. School closure information will also be sent to local t.v. and radio stations, as well as, USD 330 district website, Facebook, and Twitter. School closure information will be broadcasted on the following:  (TV Stations:  Channels 13, 27, and 49) (Radio Stations: 580 WIBW-AM, 104.9 FM, 94.5 Country, Country Legends 106.9).

ALL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES will be cancelled or postponed when school is closed for dangerous road conditions, except for unique situations authorized by the district office.

We greatly appreciate your continued patience and understanding when school cancellation is required.

Bill Clark, Superintendent

Prep Factory

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:15 AM by Jeannie Browning

If you are looking for additional help to master the ACT or the SAT, you might check out Prep Factory.  They offer practice questions, interactive lessons, test strategies and a few games to test vocabulary, math, grammar, etc.   

What is "Skipple"?

posted Oct 3, 2016, 8:46 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 8:47 AM ]

How often do we take pictures during Mission Valley sporting events only to save some and delete others. The Yearbook class is always in need of additional photos. So, now if you download the app "Skipple" and select Mission Valley High School you can upload photos that might possibly make it into the yearbook. You can also go to the app and "like" other photos. And, since this is Homecoming week, I'm sure some of you should have photos to share, right?

* By doing this, you are giving Mission Valley permission to use your photos for the yearbook, website, twitter, and the District Newsletter.

Resources for Writing Scholarship and College Admission Essays

posted Oct 21, 2015, 11:04 AM by Jeannie Browning

1- 4 Steps to an effective scholarship essay (PDF) from wnc.edu 
This file contains useful tips and guidelines that you can use to come up with a topnotch scholarship essay. By following the 4 steps in the file, you get to have a persuasive essay making your application competitive. The site offers effective tips when it comes to your writing style, the information and details that you should include along with the other essential things to keep in mind when drafting your application essay.

2- Writing Your Scholarship Essay from Phoenix.edu
Phoenix.edu is home to valuable resources for students who are searching not just for scholarship but those who want are in need of professional help when it comes to scholarship essay. When you access the site, you get to see sample admission essays as well as scholarship essays that can make your application competitive. Read the articles and samples to have a feel on the right way of creating your essay or you can also ask for professional advice.

3- Tips for Writing Winning Scholarship Essays (PDF) from University of California Irvine
Are you applying for a scholarship at the University of California, Irvine? This material gives you easy to follow tips for writing winning essays for your scholarship application. With the valuable information that they share to students, you can also use this file when drafting your scholarship essay for other universities or colleges. The writing guide gives you tips that you can easily follow so you can pattern the content and come up with a top winning essay.

4- Resources for Writing Your College Essay and Admission from Vanderbilt University
The college admission process is never an easy procedure with all the requirements that you have to submit from letter of recommendations to admission essays. Venderbilt.eud provides students essential information with the College Essay Archives. Through their site, you get to access frequently asked questions when it comes to writing your college essay and admission. You can also get tips when it comes to the kind of letter of recommendation needed along with the importance of drafting a quality personal essay. The platform is the site of the Vanderbilt University but it gives students a wide perspective when it comes to the college admission process that they can use even if they are applying for other universities.

5- Scholarship Essay from Best Essay Tips
Bestessaytips.com is known for their quality essay writing services. Students in need of college admission or scholarship essay can rely on professional writers to do the job. But on top of the writing services that they offer to their clients, the site is also home to informative articles for students. When you access the blog section, you get to see the useful tips and other related articles that can help you in writing your own admission essay and application.

6- Essay Sample from San Francisco State University
The site offers you essential pieces of information not just about scholarship and admission essay writing but as well as other concerns related to your application. In fact, you can also use the site in searching for available scholarship. This makes it easy for you to go through the different scholarships for students. Aside from the scholarship listings, the site also has other resources that you can use to get to know more about college admission procedure. You can also view essay samples so you know the right way of drafting your scholarship/admission essay.

7- How to Write A Scholarship Essay by Scholarships and Awards College
Scholarshipsandawards.net is a great site where you can easily filter the different scholarships by place, year and type. It also gives you the much needed information when it comes to other means of financing your education like student loans and government grants. And when it comes to writing your application/scholarship essay, it is not enough to read an article that provides you with useful tips. You can look at the different essay samples that you can use as a guide.

8- Write An Essay That Stands Out from Boston University
Boston University is premier university in the United States. In their admission website, students can get valuable information and effective tips to write a quality essay. There are videos that teach you how to make your essay stand out.

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