Freshman's view on Vaping: "I think that vaping will just end up like smoking did. People need to be educated on the dangers of vaping and what it will do to you. Vaping is mainly targeting teens and young adults because they are drawn into things more easily. STOP THE VAPING!!!"
FLINT HILLS JUNIOR LEAGUEJV BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT is tomorrow @ Council Grove. The first girls game is @ 10:15 in the Elementary Gym vs. Council Grove. The boys first game is @ 10:15 in the HS gym vs. Chase County. https://5il.co/buip
Tonight is our first home HS Basketball game.vs. Valley Heights @ 4:45. Just a reminder tonight's theme is Construction so we would like to see just how decked out in Construction gear you can get!
MV boys beat St. Mary’s on last second half court shot by Will Blythe, 51-50! Congrats Vikes!!!
Lady Vikings lose a tough one against St. Mary’s, 42-50. The Vikings will be back in action tomorrow night as we host Valley Heights.
Just a reminder that FCCLA is sponsoring Family Movie night this Saturday, December 14th from 6-9:00 pm. There will be snacks, popcorn and hot cocoa! Wear your jammies if you'd like!
MVHS Sophomore's view on Vaping: "...the impact of vaping will affect people by giving them lung or heart disease. Leading up to killing people or leaving them severely injured. You aren't aware of what is in the vape or how harmful the chemicals are. Vapes are not safe..."
Lot's of Basketball tonight! 4:30pm JH Basketball vs. North Lyon Co. MS 7th/8th @ Northern Heights 4:45pm HS Basketball vs. St. Marys HS V/JV/C @ St. Marys
Today’s JH BB game is at Northern Heights HS, rather than MV. The location changed after schedules were printed. Good Luck Vikes!
7th Grader's Vaping Message: "E-cigarettes are a bad thing. They kill people by the chemicals. The sellers trick kids into buying them w/flavors. If they aren't banned then more people, teens, & kids will die. It's a very bad thing. People think vaping is non-harming, but it is."
Viking Family: This week we have two basketball games. We need to bring some Viking pride. Thursday's game is at St. Mary's and the theme is blackout. Friday is our first home game, so come out and cheer on the Vikings in your best construction gear! Please spread the word and show your Viking Pride!
Our 4-6th graders would love for you to join them tonight for their Winter Concert at 7:00 pm.
MVHS Senior's Message on Vaping: "Vaping is not something smart to do at all, and can be very harmful on the body. Lungs are very important, and vaping ruins them. Don’t vape it is not smart nor is it safe." SPREAD AWARENESS
FCCLA is sponsoring a Family Movie Night next Wednesday, December 14 from 6:00-9:00 pm. This is a free event and open to all ages. Wear your pj's, eat popcorn and hot cocoa as you enjoy "The Grinch (2018)", "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", "A Christmas Story", "Home Alone", or "Elf". Please RSVP to email@example.com by December 11.
HS Scholar's Bowl Today - Santa Fe Trail JV Inv. @ Santa Fe Trail HS @ 4:00 pm
JH Basketball @ Osage City @ 4:30 p.m.today! Bus leaves MV @ 3 p.m.
A MVHS Junior's message on the effects of Vaping: "The reason most people don’t know how bad vaping can actually be is that the voices of the e-cigarette companies are louder than the facts. We can't allow people to be the test subjects for future generations." SPREAD AWARENESS.
We hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are preparing for Christmas, we sure are at Mission Valley! We love the Christmas season and what it means, as a season of giving. We want to share that love of giving with the students. After discussing different ways we can give back, the Topeka Rescue Mission continued to jump out as a place that could benefit from our generosity. We have spoken to the director of the Topeka Rescue Mission, Barry Feaker, who explained that they have a huge need of toys (infants on up) for Christmas presents this Christmas season. We would like to hold a toy drive in support of the Rescue Mission here at Mission Valley. If you can help us show our students what it is like to give back, we would appreciate it. Please have your child bring any new toy(s) to donate, to their teacher, by Friday, December 13th. We will get the toys dropped off at the Rescue Mission in time for those in need to enjoy a great Christmas! If you are wondering about other ways you can help, please go to trmonline.org. If you have any questions regarding our exciting project, please contact Amy Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Annie Thomas (email@example.com ). Thank you in advance for helping us encourage giving back during this Christmas season!!
Tonight is our first HS Basketball game vs. Osage City @ Osage City, 4:45 pm.
Just a reminder that the PreK-3rd grade Music Concert is tonight @ 7:00 pm. There will also be a special visitor making an appearance after the concert!
After this weeks incidents, we would like to thank Mr. Hancock and the Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Dept. for the Assembly this morning as they talked to our students about social media, verbal threats, and the severity and the consequence of such statements and that the school and law enforcement will not be taking such issues lightly. Please, if you hear or know of something please contact law enforcement or the school administration.
JH Basketball is going on this afternoon at Mission Valley. Our JH Vikings take on the Lyndon Tigers @ 4:30 pm.
This is a reminder that we will only have the Junior High Basketball pictures tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 3rd) at the beginning of seminar. We have postponed the HS Winter Sport Pictures Basketball & Wrestling) due to having a Home JH BB Game tomorrow. We will reschedule for a later date.
Mission Valley Wrestling Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 in the MV weight room. This is available for Girls & Boys in grades K-8th. No experience is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Hoelting. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dover Pride is hosting Donuts with Santa this Saturday, December 7 from 9-11 am. There will be donuts, juice, crafts, Christmas carols and Gingerbread houses. Gingerbread houses are on a first come, first serve for the 60 Gingerbread houses available. Cost: Free Will donation. Bring your camera for pictures and lots of fun. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Johnston @ 785-256-6020 or email@example.com.
Board Meetings are open to the public and held at the District Office in Eskridge. The next meeting is Monday, December 9. https://5il.co/blyd
FCCLA is sponsoring a Family Movie Night on December 14 from 6-9 pm. This event is open to all ages. They will be showing "The Grinch (2018"), "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", "A Christmas Story", "Home Alone", & "Elf". Please RSVP to Megan Deters (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 11.
For those of you who have signed up to receive texts, your email has details on tonight's JH BB games @ Chase County. Games begin @ 4:30 and everyone plays at Chase Co. HS in Cottonwood Falls. Boys in South Gym (B-C-A); Girls in North Gym (B-A-C). Good Luck Vikes!
The MV Drama Department wants to invite you to the last showing of "Our Town" today Sunday @ 2:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students.
The MV Drama Department wants to invite you to the production of "Our Town" tonight @ 7:00 p.m. or Sunday @ 2:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students.
The MV Drama Department wants to invite you to the production of "Our Town" on Saturday @ 7:00 p.m. or Sunday @ 2:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students.
FCCLA will be recycling cans next week. Please bring or send any cans to be recycled to your first hour class. Prizes will be awarded to the most cans collected in 1st hour.
The NHS Food Drive has been extended to next Tuesday, November 19. The winning JH/HS class will win donuts and juice. The winning Elementary class will win an extra recess. Please bring donations to your first hour class. All food collected will be donated to the three community food banks.
Due to a reduction in the number of bus routes, there will be some schedule changes for students who ride the bus to and from school. The new routes will begin December 2. The new routes are being constructed and parent/guardians will be informed no later than November 25 of any changes. Thank you!
Please make plans to attend Mission Valley's Drama, "Our Town" this weekend. Performances are Saturday, November 16th @ 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 17th @ 2:00 pm. Student/Child admission is $5.00 and Adults are $7.00.
Mission Valley Jr./Sr. High School Daily Announcements Nov. 14 – Nov. 17, 2019 Winter sports practices begin on Monday, Nov. 18th. If you weren’t out for a fall sports, make sure you have a current physical and paperwork on file in the office. Friday, Nov. 15 FBLA National Fall Leadership Conf. Viking SAGAS meets during seminar Play Practice: Friday – after school Saturday – be here @ 11 a.m. Congratulations to the following football players who made All-League. Nolan Parker – 1st team offensive lineback Ben Rudeen – 1st team defensive lineback Caidin Roberts – 2nd team linebacker Colby Stowe – 2nd team defensive lineback Christopher Cain – Honorable mention offensive lineback A.J. Rubio – Honorable mention kicker MISSING Mac book charger. If found, please turn in to the office. The Annual NHS Canned Food Drive for all high school and junior high will be Nov. 11th through the 15th. Bring any non-perishable food/other items to your first hour class. The class with the most percentage of cans per students will be rewarded with donuts and juice. HS--21 cans total so far. Goal is 500 Mr. Packard’s class is in the lead The Mission Valley Drama Club will be presenting “Our Town”, by Thorton Wilder for this year’s Jr./Sr. High play. “Our Town” is a three act play that follows the everyday lives of two families, through the years 1900 to 1913, in small town Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. This dramatic production will take you on a journey back to more simplistic times in our American history. Audience members, young and old, will be able to relate to this timeless classic. The play will be November 16th @ 7:00 PM & Nov. 17th. @ 2:00 PM If you haven’t turned your volleyball uniform in please do so! Cross Country runners also need to turn in their uniforms and/or warm-ups also. HS Scholars Bowl practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. JH Quiz Bowl practice every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 MV Drama Production – 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 MV Drama Production – 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 7th Grade Book Club meets during seminar NHS meets during seminar Winter sports practices begin JH Basketball @ MV vs. Central Hts. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 FFA Horse Judging @ Spring Hill Student Council meets during seminar Wednesday, Nov. 20 8th Grade Book Club meets during seminar KAY officers meet during seminar Thursday, Nov. 21 Emporia Robotics Competition – 8:30 – 2:30 p.m. Jostens Ring Delivery during lunch period FFA Chapter meeting during seminar JH Basketball @ Chase Co. – 4:30 p.m. Bus leaves MV @ 2:00 p.m. PSY101 – 6 p.m. in Mrs. McGann’s room Friday, Nov. 22 Beacon for Hope speaker – 8:53 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. Viking SAGAS during seminar
The last day for the Annual National Honor Society Food Drive is Friday, November 15, 2019. Please bring any non-perishable food items to first hour. The class with the highest percentage will be rewarded with juice and donuts.
Please be aware of the LOCATION CHANGE for the JH Basketball games vs North Lyon County on 11-14-19 and 12-12-19. MVJH will host NLC on 11-14 and will go to NLC on 12-12. The pocket schedules had the locations turned around. Please make these changes to your schedule.
Mission Valley had 5 seniors honored last night at the KU Honors Banquet. This banquet honors students who are academically in the top 10 percent of their class. It is designed to promote academic excellence in secondary education, and to reward high school seniors for their hard work and dedication, and to support our Kansas communities. Congratulations to Hope Martin, Maddie Widau, Emma Gustin, Sydney Gleason, and Grace Deters! Way to go Girls!!!
The Annual National Honor Society Food Drive will be held November 11-15, 2019. We encourage students to bring any non-perishable food items to first hour. The class with the highest percentage will be rewarded with juice and donuts.
Please make plans to attend Mission Valley's Drama, "Our Town" this weekend. Performances are Saturday, November 16th @ 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 17th @ 2:00 pm. Student/Child admission is $5.00 and Adults are $7.00.
USD 330 Mission Valley would like to take time to remember and thank all Veterans for their service and sacrifice to this great nation. THANK YOU!!!
Please be aware of the LOCATION CHANGE for the JH Basketball games vs North Lyon County on 11-14-19 and 12-12-19. MVJH will host NLC on 11-14 and will go to NLC on 12-12. The pocket schedules had the locations turned around. Please make these changes to your schedule.
Please be aware of the LOCATION CHANGE for the JH Basketball games vs North Lyon County on 11-14-19 and 12-12-19. MVJH will host NLC on 11-14 and will go to NLC on 12-12. The pocket schedules had the locations turned around.
FYI: Due to the JH Basketball location change today, the Jr. High Cheerleaders will only be cheering for Girls A & B. Thank you.
Parents/Guardians: Spring 2020 Pre-Enrollment forms were submitted to students using Google Forms. The students will work w/their advisers to plan out scheduling prior to submission. The students can show you their work via a smartphone, computer or tablet w/internet access.
Due to construction at West Frankin Jr-Sr. HS, the MVJH Girls BB team will play WF at Appanoose Elementary School this Thursday @ 4:30 PM. The MVJH Boys BB team will play in Pomona at West Franklin HS @ 4:30 PM. The order of play for both sites is B, C, A.
Picture retakes are scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5. Please contact the school office if you would like your child to have retakes taken.
Student pictures have been sent home. Pictures or orders are due November 8. Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 5. Please contact the school office if you would like your child to have retakes taken.
Admission for today’s State Cross Country meet in Wamego: Adults - $9; K-12 Students - $6. Good Luck A.J.!!!
We would like to wish AJ the best today at State Cross Country! He runs at 12:55 today at the Golf Course in Wamego! Go AJ! Go Vikings!!!
Tonight’s JH Boys BB practice will end at 5:15 due to HS FB game @ Horton. Thanks!
JH Girls BB practice will end @ 5:00 tomorrow (Thurs, 10-31). BB T-Shirt order forms are due tomorrow as well.
Today is the Blood Drive from 11:30 - 5:00 pm. in the South Gym. To schedule an appointment, please visit: www.savealifenow.org/group Group Code: TPLB Hey.. you get a free t-shirt!
The MV PTO has carefully selected several Fan items that can be purchased for you or others as Christmas gifts or.... just because! The catalog of available items can be accessed here: https://5il.co/b1ii The Fan Gear catalog also features several of our MV students as models! Check it out!
The Wabaunsee County Health Department will be having a Flu Clinic at Mission Valley on November 7, 9:30-11:30 am. This is open to anyone. Students under the age of 18 need to have a signed parental/guardian consent form and any necessary Health Insurance cards. Flu Consent Form 2019-2020: https://5il.co/b1vt WB Co flu clinics 2019 Schedule: https://5il.co/b1vu
Dillon’s Community Rewards Do you shop at Dillon’s? If so, you can help our school each time you buy groceries! Mission Valley PTO has teamed up with the Dillon’s Community Rewards program, which will donate a portion of your sale purchases to our PTO. After doing a one-time enrollment, each time you shop for groceries and swipe your Dillon’s Plus card, Mission Valley PTO will automatically start earning a rebate. This DOES NOT take away or affect any fuel points you earn. It only takes a few minutes to sign up: 1. Go to www.dillons.com. 2. Under the “Save” tab, go to “Community Rewards Program.” 3. Click on “I’m a Customer.” 4. Login or set up an account in order to link your Dillon’s Plus card. 5. Search for Mission Valley PTO or our code, FL702, and click “Enroll.” Please pass the word to your family and friends of this easy way to help our school! If you have questions or difficulty, please email: email@example.com. Thanks for supporting Mission Valley PTO!
Due to the chance of inclement weather, this afternoon’s JV Football game @ Rossville has been moved up to a 4:00 start. JV players need to be at Mission Valley at 2:00. Good Luck Vikes!
MV High School girls Volleyball Regional Tournament at Alma, Saturday games start at 2:00 p.m. Good Luck Lady Vikings.
Please join us for the last MV Football Home game and ‘Senior Night’ for the 2019 season. We will recognize Senior Band, Cross Country & FB student/athletes & their parents at 6:30 SHARP (please be ready to go at 6:15). Good Luck Vikes!
MV Cross Country Regional meet Saturday in Alma. Start time 10:00 a.m. Good Luck to all runners and coaches
Mission Valley High School Football home vs. Rossville 7:00 start tonight. Senior recognition before the game. MV PTO will host a tailgate starting @ 5:30 Taco Salad or Walking Taco.
2A Wabaunsee Regional Cross Country Meet held in Alma, KS. Teams Competing: Bennington, Chase County, Herington, Horton, Jackson Heights, Jefferson County North, McLouth, Mission Valley, Northern Heights, Oskaloosa, Republic County, Riverside, Rossville, Valley Heights, Wabaunsee Directions: From either the North or South you will be on K99. Turn west at 11th Street. It’s on the North end of town, there is a Dollar General at this corner. Parking: Team vehicles should turn in the driveway on the East side of the football stadium. You will receive further instructions on unloading and parking from there. Spectators can park in the lot west of the football stadium, at the High School parking lot, or along the side streets in that area. Facilities: Restrooms are available at the concession stand as well as a some portables at the south end of the practice field. Please come dressed. Course: Our 5K course is a 2-lap course that finishes on our practice football field. The course will be marked with a solid white line until it reaches the football field. The entire course is grass or dirt. Course map is attached. Times: 9:30 – Coach’s Meeting (in the bleachers at the South end of the practice field) 10:00 – Girls’ Race 10:45 – Boys’ Race 11:30 – Awards Awards: 10 Individual Medals in each race Team Plaques for 1st and 2nd place in each race Qualifiers: Top 3 teams qualify for State, Top 10 individuals qualify with the possibility of additional qualifiers if there aren’t 5 individuals from non-qualifying teams. See the attached memo for the process. State Site Info: Dennis Charbonneau, Wamego High School 801 Lincoln Street, Wamego 66547-1539 FAX 785/456-7382 E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org Results: We will use the Hy-Tek computer program. Results will be handed out at the end of the meet and e-mailed to you Saturday afternoon. --BUS WILL LEAVE MISSION VALLEY AT 8:30am. --Bring money, we will stop by the gas station or dollar general for snacks after the meet is over.
This week is School Bus Safety week. And we would like to thank all of our transportation employees and Bus Drivers for keeping our students safe. A special thank you to Bill Logan for keeping our buses in tip top shape throughout the school year. School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of our nation's students, and is the direct link between a neighborhood and the classroom. More than 25 million children ride the yellow bus every school day, and National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers, and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront.
The Booster Club will be sponsoring a Taco Feed Tailgate at the game on Friday night starting at 5:30. There are two meal deals: $6.00 for Taco Salad or $4.00 for a Walking Taco. Both include Cookies and a bottle of water. See you at the Game!!!
Reminder: Student-Led Conferences begin tomorrow @ 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. & on Thurs. 7-12 students are presenting on their current Individual Plans of Study. Parents/Guardians should have received a form in the mail. If not, please contact the HS office or your child's adviser.
If you are interested in purchasing a JH Girls Basketball shirt, you can access the order form here: https://5il.co/avrd
The Book Fair is here! We will be open M-Thurs 8:00-3:45 and Wed & Thurs evening 4:00-8:00 pm. Please stop by and see what we have to offer. All profit goes back into our school library. A cool new help is the e-wallet. Parents can load money into their e-wallet and then students can shop without bringing money to school. You can find more information on our Scholastic website here: http://bit.ly/2nXo50o Hope to see you at the Fair!
"There will be a Junior High Boys Basketball parents meeting this Monday (Oct 21), after practice, at 5:45 in the South Gym. I appreciate everyone who can make it as we are going to go over expectations and guidelines for the year. Thank you - Coach Johnston"
Congratulations to Kyplee for her 4th place finish in the League Cross Country Meet yesterday at Melvern Lake, and to AJ for his 3rd place finish. It was a great day to run. The course was tough but all of our Cross Country runners performed well. Thank you to all who came out and supported all of our runners.
Activity: FHL/LCL XC Meet Date: October 17, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm CT Location: Melvern Lake Outlet Park Exit West off of Hwy 75 (Directly East of Dam) Information: We are happy to be hosting the FHL and LCL Cross Country meet. The meet will be held at Melvern Lake in the Outlet Area. This area is located just off US Highway 75. We are very appreciative of the US Army Corps of Engineers for allowing us to host this event at their facility. Parking for this event will be at the Outlet Swimming Beach Parking Lot. The bathroom/shower facility at the beach will be open for this event. The course encompasses both the beach and camping areas within the Outlet Area. The start and finish areas are located around the Outlet Swimming Beach parking area. The course utilizes the large hill coming into the park, a suspension bridge that crosses over the outlet river channel, the outlet campground and picnic areas and an existing walking trail in addition to the grass areas beside the entranced road. Teams: Central Heights, Chase County, Council Grove, Lyndon, Mission Valley, Northern Heights, Osage City, West Franklin, Burlingame, Hamilton, Hartford, Lebo, Southern Coffey County, Madison, Marais de Cygnes, Olpe, Waverly Schedule: 4:00 pm MS Grade Girls – 2 Mile 4:30 pm MS Grade Boys – 2 Mile 5:00 pm Girls’ Race – 5K 5:30 pm Boys’ Race – 5K 6:00 pm Junior Varsity Boys and Girls – 5K Awards: FHL/FHJL: Varsity Boys/Girls – Top 15 racers medal/Championship Plaques MS Boys/Girls – Top 10 racers medal LCL: Top 3 runners will be awarded medals in JH/HS Boys and Girls divisions.
REMINDER: Some 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT assessment tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. (10/16/19). High test scores can qualify students for scholarships. Please encourage your student to eat well & get enough rest prior to test time.
Blood Drive: 10/30/19, 11:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the MV Old Gym. Permission forms are available @ the HS office. Bring ID or DL to appt. Rules do apply, see permission form. Open to community! Setup appt. here: https://donate.savealifenow.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/66577
Reminder: The MVHS VB team will be at Central Hts. this Saturday for the FHL VB tourney rather than at West Franklin due to construction. Good Luck Lady Vikes!
Monday’s JV Football game vs. SE of Saline has been cancelled due to injuries!
USD 330 Good Luck to the Mission Valley HS Football as they play Southeast of Saline @ Home. Start time 7:00 p.m. Our Jr. Cheerleaders will perform @ halftime.
Tonight is 8th Grade Recognition Night for Volleyball and Football. We will recognize the VB 8th graders immediately following the first match and the FB 8th graders before the game at 6:15. Only the students will line up to be recognized. Good Luck Vikes!
OSAGE CITY INVITATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY MEET Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Location: Osage City Country Club 1401 S. 4 th Street (South on 4 th from Market Street 1 mile) Teams: Anderson County, Mission Valley, Santa Fe Trail, Northern Heights, Lyndon, West Franklin,Silver Lake, Wellsville, Lebo, Council Grove, St. Marys, Osage City Schedule: 4:00 JH Girls 4:25 JH Boys 4:50 Varsity Girls’ Race- 5K 5:30 Varsity Boys’ Race- 5K 6:15 Junior Varsity Boys and Girls 6:45 Youth Fun Run (Anyone can run, youth watching, coaches, parents, etc.) 7:15 Awards Awards: Top 15 varsity finishers in each race medal. Top 3 JV and the Top 10 JH boys and girls finishers. First place JH boys and girls teams (6 per team). No more than 7 medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in the varsity races. Other Info: *The meet will take place on the golf course. *Please respect the course by staying off tee boxes, greens and fairways as much as possible. *The clubhouse does have restrooms. *No spikes will be worn as runners will cross a sheet metal bridge and several concrete cart paths. *Please provide you own water
Monday's JV FB game between Mission Valley & Riley County has been canceled.
Thank you to all who came out and supported our Elementary Community Lunch. We had an amazing turnout and a wonderful lunch. Thank you for all your support!
Good Luck to the MV Football team as they travel to Riley County tonight. Game starts at 7:00 p.m. # Viking Pride
Good Luck to JH and HS CC teams today as they travel to Council Grove. Meet starts at 4:30 p.m. #Viking Pride
Good Luck to JH Volleyball today as they travel to Council Grove. Games start at 4:00
Council Grove Cross Country Inv. October 3, 2019 Location: Canning Creek Cove @ Council Grove Reservoir 1128 Lake Dr. Council Grove, 66846 Schedule of Races: 4:00- Jr. High 2 Mile (Combined) 4:30- JV Boys 5K 5:00- Girls Varsity/JV 5K (Combined) 5:30- Boys Varsity 5K 6:00- Awards Teams: Burlington, Chapman, Chase County, Council Grove, Emporia Christian Junior High, Eudora, Hartford, Herington, Lebo, Mission Valley, Northern Heights, Olpe, Osage City, Riley County, Santa Fe Trail, Silver Lake, Solomon, Lyndon Awards: JH Races Top 20, JV Races Top 10, Varsity Races Top 20 Plaques for Top 2 HS Girls and HS Boys Teams Plaques for Top 2 JH Girls and JH Boys Teams Parking: Parents/Spectators need to park in the camping or parking spots (not on the shoulder of the road). Busses will need to pull around to the south side of the cove. There will be a gate worker helping to guide busses.
The Elementary Book Fair is coming - October 21-24. We are so excited for the Arctic Adventure Book Fair. There will lots of new books to look at and buy! Scholastic makes it easy to use the e-wallet so students don't have to bring money. You can check it out at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/missionvalleyelementarysch1 All profit from the book fair goes back into our school library. We appreciate your support!
PSAT/NMSQT assessment will take place on 10/16 from 8:15-12 pm; Costs $16 & it's a great tool to prepare for the ACT/SAT. A high score could qualify you for the NMSQT scholarships. Parents should encourage their So, Jr, & Sr's to sign up, only 45 slots available!
"Apply KS!" is tomorrow! 1:56 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Seniors & juniors who are applying to vo-tech, colleges, or universities should show up &, learn about the college application process, win college swag, & apply! FYI: Bring a credit/debit card to pay for application fees if needed.
JH FB plays @ 3:45 today at Emporia MS (2300 Graphics Arts Rd). From Hwy. 99, take I-35 S. to Exit 128. Head North to last stop light @ W 24th Ave. & turn left for 0.1 miles to MS entrance. You will walk up long hill to the field (seating is limited so bring lawn chairs).
RESCHEDULE ALERT!! Financial Aid Night has been moved to 10/16/2019 at 6:30 pm due to the HS football game against Council Grove being rescheduled for this evening, and the obvious conflicts it would create for the many students.
Just a reminder that school pictures are this Monday, September 30.
HS Football vs. Council Grove rescheduled to resume Monday at 5:30 at Council Grove. At the conclusion of the varsity game they will play 2 quarters of JV. #Viking Pride
HS FB@ Council Grove at half time: MV 0 Council Grove 14
Good Luck to HS Cross Country on Saturday as they travel to Lawrence to run in the Rim Rock Classic. Girls will run at 11:45 followed by the boys at 12:25. #VIKING PRIDE
Congratulations to our medal winners at the Wabaunsee Cross Country meet yesterday. Kyplee Jacobson took 2nd in the middle school girls, Kadin Brobst took 7th in the middle school boys, Raven Sage took 14th in the Varsity girls race, Hannah Foster took 13th in the Varsity girls, and Shane Dudley took 12th in the Varsity boys race. Great Job!!!
Seniors/Juniors & their Parents: It is that time of year for financial aid and "FAFSA". The "financial aid" night is on 9/30/19 at 6:30 p.m. in the FACS room @ the HS. All you need is a writing utensil and your presence. Washburn University financial aid director is presenting.
Reminder: HS Football tonight in Council Grove start time has been moved up to 5:30 p.m., due to the chance of developing thunderstorms. #VIKING PRIDE
Good Luck to the Mission Valley High School Football team tonight as they travel to Council Grove. Game starts at 7:00p.m. #VIKING PRIDE
SCHEDULE CHANGE: HS varsity FB game has been moved up to start at 5:30 p.m. in Council Grove, due to the possibility of thunderstorms forming Friday night.
Good Luck today to the HS & JH Cross Country team as they travel to Alma, meet starts @ 4:00 p.m. Jr. High VB will be traveling to Osage City today games start at 4:30 p.m. #VIKING PRIDE
AMERICAN ROYAL ASSOCIATION IMPACTING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE‐SCHOLARSHIPS‐EDUCATION‐COMPETITION Wyatt Seastrom Qualified for the 2019 American Royal Youth Rodeo Event held on September 24-27 in Kansas City, Mo. Wyatt qualified to compete in Steer Riding. During this four‐day event Seastrom will participate against top student‐athletes from across the Mid‐West in the Junior Division which is composed of athletes ages 13 and under. Wyatt will compete at noon on the 26th & 27th. Congratulation Wyatt!!!
Jason McKinney Memorial Cross Country Meet Wabaunsee High School Thursday September 26, 2019 Teams Invited: Emporia JV, Frankfort, Junction City JV, Mission Valley, Northern Heights, Olpe, Rock Creek, St. Xavier, Wabaunsee Location: To the East side of the Wabaunsee High School football field. Parking is in the football field parking lot and the High School parking lot (on the North side of 8th Street). Buses may want to drop off along 8th Street by the fairgrounds. Please set up tents on the West side of the practice football field. Facilities: Restrooms are available at the football field, as well as a few Port-a-pots at the practice football field. Course: Both the High School and Jr High courses will be 2-lap courses and finish on the practice football field. Times: 4:00 – Jr High Girls 7th & 8th together (2 mile) 4:30 – Jr High Boys 7th & 8th together (2 mile) 5:00 – Girls’ Varsity & JV (5K) 5:45 – Boys’ Varsity & JV (5K) 6:30 – Awards Awards: 15 Individual Medals in each H.S. Varsity Race 2 Sets of Team Medals in each H.S. Varsity Race 5 Individual Medals in each JV 10 Individual Medals in each Jr High Popsicles: Every runner will get a popsicle! They can be picked up by the Wabaunsee tent. We will start handing them out during the HS Boys’ Race.
Mission Valley JV FB shuts out Northern Heights, 40-0 this evening. JV is now 3-0. Go Vikes!
All money and shirt orders for the Elementary Walk-a-thon need to be turned in this Wednesday, September 25. The walk-a-thon is scheduled for this Friday, September 27th. Pre-K-2nd graders will walk from 1:00-1:45. 3rd-6th graders will walk from 2:00-2:45. Everyone that raises at least $15.00 will receive a small prize given out during the walk. Students that raise $40.00 or more will receive a FREE t-shirt. All students who raise $80.00 or more will be entered into a drawing for a $20.00 cash prize. Also, each student who raises $100.00 or more will be entered into a drawing for a Family Pack of tickets to Sky Zone. All money raised will help pay for playground updates and a new outdoor classroom. Families are welcome to join their student(s) walking!
Reminder: 2019 MV Homecoming tonight vs. Northern Heights. Game starts at 7:00 p.m. Crowning of King and Queen at halftime. Tailgate sponsored by MV FFA $6 pulled pork meal. 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Cross Country Meet Information for Northern Heights: NORTHERN HEIGHTS INVITATIONAL “KARR CLASSIC” Date: Thursday, September 19th Location: The Orchard 1128 North Highway 99 Emporia, KS 66801 6 miles North of Emporia on Highway 99 10 miles South of Allen off of Highway 56 Schedule: 3:30 p.m. Coaches’ Meeting at Barn Office 4:00 p.m. MS girls- 2 mile 4:30 p.m. MS boys- 2 mile 5:00 p.m. Varsity/JV Girls- 5k 5:30 p.m. Varsity/JV Boys- 5k 6:15 p.m. MS/HS Awards Teams: Chase County, Cornerstone Family Schools, Council Grove, Emporia (JV/C), Emporia Christian School (MS only), Hartford, Highland Park (HS only), Lyndon, Mission Valley, Northern Heights (NLC), Olpe, Osage City, St. Xavier, Wabaunsee. Awards: Varsity Top 20 finishers in each race Team medals for 1st place boys’ and girls’ teams Team medals for 2nd place boys’ and girls’ teams Junior Varsity Top 5 finishers in each boys and girls race Junior High Top 5 finishers for: 8th grade boys, 8th grade girls, 7th grade boys, and 7th grade girls
REMINDER: There will be a Financial Aid night training for parents of seniors & juniors on 9/30/19 at MVHS (Mrs. Bergin's room) starting at 6:30 p.m. A lot of information will be provided to help you navigate the FAFSA process, as well as programs the State of Kansas offers
Homecoming King & Queen voting has begun! Students, check your email for the google form. You can only cast a vote for 1 King & 1 Queen! The google form will stop accepting responses @ 4:30 p.m. on 9/20/19. If you need an ADA accommodation to vote, please contact Mr. Hancock.
Next week is Homecoming and we would encourage all of our students to show their spirit by dressing up during the week. Monday: Black Hole Day (wear all black) Tuesday: Space Cowboy Day Wednesday: Science Fiction Day Thursday: Space Jammy Day (wear your favorite school appropriate jammies) Friday: MV Day - show your spirit by wearing Crimson, Gold and White The Football game starts at 7:00. The Queen and King will be crowned during half-time. Go Vikings!
The elementary celebrated their summer reading program this afternoon with the students who read over 2,700 minutes. Each student received a slushy, prizes and water bottles. The research on children reading includes improving a child's vocabulary and language skills, it develops their imagination, readers achieve better in school, it exercises their brains, improves concentration and helps them to become better readers. We are so proud of our young readers and parents who supported our summer reading goal.
Good Luck to HS VB @ Riley Co. Tour. Saturday 9/14 Start time 9:00 a.m. and HS CC @ Wamego start time 9:00 a.m.
Cross Country News: Congratulations to AJ Rubio for his High School 5th place finish at the Mission Valley Invitational and to Kyplee Jacobson for her Junior High 4th place finish. Also, congratulations to Kyplee for her 12th place finish out of 72, at the Wamego Middle School Meet last Tuesday. Last but not least, the Cross Country Team enjoyed their practice yesterday in the downpour.
Reminder: HS FB tonight @ MV vs. Wabaunsee. Start time 7:00. Tailgate provided by FCCLA Walking Tacos (5:30-7:00) $6 donation.
Cotton O’Neil Sports Injury Clinic @ Cotton O’Neil Kanza Park – 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Reminder... MVE Picnic RSVP's are due tomorrow (Friday, Sept 13th). If you have misplaced your note, please call the Elementary Office to reserve your spot. You can call 866-557-6686. The picnic will take place on Friday, October 4th.
Reminder TODAY: JH VB & FB Home vs. Lyndon. VB starts @ 4:30, FB starts @ 6:30.
Reminder: HS VB @ MV today vs. Chase Co. Games start at 5:00 pm. JH CC @ Wamego. 4:00 pm. Good Luck Vikings.
Wamego Middle School Cross Country Invitational Date: SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 at 4:00p (WMS) ATTENDING: Chapman Middle, Concordia Middle, Manhattan Eisenhower Middle, Marysville, Mission Valley Middle, Riley County Middle, Rock Creek, Seaman, Silver Lake Junior, St. Marys, Susan B Anthony Middle, Wabaunsee Jr, Washburn Rural Middle LOCATION: Wamego Middle School - 1701 Kaw Valley Rd - Wamego, KS 66547 RESTROOMS: There will be Porta Pottys located on the SOUTH side of the school. NOBODY will be allowed inside the school to use restrooms. ORDER of RACES: 4:00p - 7th Grade Girls (2 Miles) 4:25p - 7th Grade Boys (2 Miles) 4:50p - 8th Grade Girls (2 Miles) 5:15p - 8th Grade Boys (2 Miles) AWARDS: The top 15 runners in each division will receive medals. Four Divisions: 7th Grade Girls / 7th Grade Boys / 8th Grade Girls / 8th Grade Boys All race awards will be given after the 8th grade boy’s races is finished & results tabulated. ____________________________________________________________________________ Runners will be dismissed from class at 1:45. Please bring money, we will stop by McDonald’s on the way home from the meet. We should be getting back to Mission Valley around 7:00 to 7:30ish.
Viking Activities Week 9-9 through 9-14 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/460134/Activities_at_a_Glance_9_9-14_2_.pdf
Reminder: HS V Football tonight @ MV vs. West Franklin. Game starts at 7:00. Tailgate provided by "Feed the Vikes" Pulled Pork, Beans, Chips, Dessert and Drink- $6.00 donation. GO VIKINGS
There will be a 5th Grade Band informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 9th at 6 pm in the Band Room.
Reminder: No School Monday, Labor Day
Today’s FB Jamboree has moved to the MV practice fields beginning @ 4:30. Park west of game field & enter gate @ N end of parking lot. No seating, so bring lawn chairs. ‘Feed the Vikings’ is postponed to next week!
Today’s FB Jamboree has been moved to the practice fields due to last night’s rain. Everyone needs to park in the West parking lot and walk to the North gate near the Observatory to enter the practice fields. Please bring your own lawn chairs as there are no bleachers at the fields. If the west parking lot fills up then park in the south parking lot between the school & game field. Scrimmage begins at 4:30 and should last no more than a couple hours. Also, the ‘Feed the Vikes’ dinner has been postponed to next Friday’s Home game.
Reminder- Mission Valley JH/HS sport pictures are Thursday. Don't forget uniforms.
This Friday MV will host a FB Jamboree @ 4:30 with Olpe & Osage City. Each team gets to run 36 plays for the night (18 vs. each team). There is NO admission for any of the scrimmages so we hope you can attend. Go Vikes!
MV Scrimmage Reminder: The JH & HS VB teams will have their annual scrimmage this Thursday beginning @ 5:00 in the main gym; JH/HS CC & JH FB will begin their scrimmages @ 6:00. Hope you can come out and support your Viking student-athletes!
Due to construction at West Franklin HS, the varsity football game between MV & WF on 9/6/19 has been moved from Ottawa University to Mission Valley with a 7:00 start time. Go Vikings!
Karlyn Gustin, Kansas FCCLA VP of Peer Education, spoke to the Kansas Farm Bureau Board of Directors today to promote partnerships and the importance of family and consumer sciences education for ensuring well-informed consumers. She also spoke about promoting career opportunities that bridge the Agricultural and Family Services fields. Way to go Karlyn and Mrs. Bergin!
ANNOUNCEMENT 4 Seniors/Juniors & their Parents: It is that time of year for financial aid and "FAFSA". The "financial aid" night is on 9/30/19 at 6:30 p.m. in the FACS room @ the HS. The following day is "Apply KS" where the students start applying to colleges in the library.
We are always proud of our students but especially when they design something as cool as this years Volleyball shirts. Hope Martin has done a great job and they look pretty cool. If you are interested in ordering one, orders are due this Friday. https://5il.co/9rtn
As the Elementary begins the new year, we have many exciting changes. A new Principal, Amy Johnston. And, three new teachers, Melissa Brown in 2nd, Alicia Elliott in 1st and Mary McDaneld in 4th. You might have noticed new Expectation Posters up in the hallway during Open House and we encourage you to visit with your student(s) about 1. Being Caring, 2. Being Respectful, 3. Being Responsible and 4. Being Safe. We appreciate your support as we start the new School Year! Go Vikings!
If you have a student or know of a student who would be interested in playing Flag Football this fall, the registration deadline is tomorrow. If you would like more information, please contact Kelly Hoelting at email@example.com or 866-557-6686.
Looking forward to the first day of School tomorrow!
It's time for the Cross Country apparel order! We are super excited for the shirts this year (Sarah Wayman did an amazing job designing them) and they have quotes that we frequently say during the season or a race! If you would like to order a shirt - we would LOVE to have your support! If you have any questions - let me know! Order's are due this Friday, to guarantee shirts before our first meet! Thank you, Coach Thomas.
REMINDER: College Psychology class is on Thursday's at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. weekly, and the first class starts this Thursday, 8/22/2019. The class will be held in Mrs. McGann's classroom, room #217, at MVHS.
Parents & Students - Do not forget about tomorrow evening’s Open House from 4:30 - 6:30. For ALL INCOMING 7th GRADERS we will have our ORIENTATION from 6:00 - 6:30 in the Main Gym. Hope to see you Tuesday evening!
For those Elementary students that have been eagerly wondering who your teacher is, the wait is now over. https://5il.co/9k48
Students taking online ACC Courses which start 8/19/2019. You MUST login to your blackboard within the first 3 days or you can be dropped. If you require your username/password for blackboard, email me so that I can get that for you. https://allencc.blackboard.com/webapps/login/
We would like to introduce our new staff: Christine Shaffer, Melissa Brown, Katie Sperry, Cindy Kelly, Kami Saenz, Sara Carrier, Amy Johnston, Becky Zerr, Alicia Elliott, Stephanie Homan, Mary McDaneld, J.D. Johnson, Jarrod Taylor, Dillon Johnson and Drew Ukens. Welcome to Mission Valley!!! Go Vikings!
A perfect way to kick off the new year is with the FFA Corn Fry and softball game. All FFA members and their families are invited to attend; this includes all incoming freshmen, their parents, and all Mission Valley community members and alumni. We will be serving grilled corn, hamburgers, watermelon and drinks. Remember to bring your gloves, bats, and softballs for the annual parent/alumni vs. FFA members softball game at Eskridge this Sunday @ 6:00 pm.
USD 330 Mission Valley is currently accepting application for Substitute Bus Drivers. Substitute drivers earn $17.86/hr and are guaranteed 2.25 hours per route. For more information contact Mary Hewes at the District Office (785-449-2282) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cross Country practice schedule for JH/HS: --Monday the 19th: 4:00 - 5:00pm --Tuesday the 20th: 4:00 - 5:00pm --Wednesday the 21st: 8:00 - 9:00AM Starting August 22nd, practice times will be from 3:45-5:30.
Reminder-USD #330 Special Education Dept. will be conducting screenings on August 28th for all USD #330 children ages 3-5 years old with suspected delays in one or more of the following areas: speech/language, motor, cognitive, social - emotional. Please call MV for more info.
Burlingame Recreation is offering Flag Football for students in PreSchool-6th grade. Students will be divided according to grade level. If you are interested, the registration deadline is August 23rd. For more information please contact Austin Masters, 785-817-3908, email@example.com. https://5il.co/9d5a
REMINDER: School Enrollment takes place today and tomorrow from 1pm - 7pm. This time is to review scheduling & to pay fees. New students (if out-of-district and BOE approved), you can enroll on-site (computers available) & please bring any records from your old school.
Reminder to MV Viking Band members: Band Camp will run Aug. 5, 7 and 9 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at MVHS. We hope to see you all there as we prepare for another great year! Go Vikings!
Wabaunsee County Road & Bridge Department will begin "chipping & sealing" Mission Valley and Harveyville roads tomorrow (8-1-19) and lasting at least 7 days. You may experience some delays in travel. Please be alert for vehicles and workers.
Please enjoy our August District Newsletter. This includes messages from our Principals and school supply lists for the Elementary and JH/HS. https://5il.co/95di
USD #330 Mission Valley Special Education Department will be conducting a screening for all USD #330 Mission Valley children ages 3-5 years old with suspected delays in one or more of the following areas: speech/language, motor, cognitive, social - emotional. If you have or know of a child 3-5 years old that resides in the USD #330 Mission Valley school district and are interested in having them screened, please contact the Mission Valley Special Services Office. (Phone)--866-557-6686 (option #4) (Email)--firstname.lastname@example.org
For all the Harry Potter fans, there will be a book club guided discussion of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the Topeka Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:00 pm. Please sign up through this link if you are interested in attending, https://bit.ly/2Os762Y.
Just a reminder for HS students who might like extra credit in their English class, the Book Club Summer Books are: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd AND The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Students may read one or both.
The Board Minutes are always on the website, but you may also access them through this link, https://5il.co/90u5
Please note the corrected link for the 2019-2020 Sport Schedules. http://missionvalleyks.apptegy.us/o/district/page/2019-2020-sport-schedules
Fall 2019 Scheduling: Course schedules are to be mailed out this week. Any questions, please contact Mr. Hancock (see letter). The link to the course schedule for your reference: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oC7kEQBoqDLA02JdjxuTjQTfVL8AqVVJoc6ZZ6rWeTY/edit?usp=sharing
The All Sport Parent/Athlete Participation Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Mission Valley North Gym. The Fall sport coaches’ will then host their individual sessions at approximately 6:30 p.m. in designated classrooms. All required forms will be available that night. Remember, current physicals have to be on file before athletes can practice.
2019-2020 Sport Schedules have been posted. You can access them here: https://www.apptegy.net/s/documents-district-missionvalleyks/browse/30046
There will be no Girls Basketball Player Workouts from June 24th through July 7th. Player workouts will resume on July 8th from 10 am - 12 pm on Monday’s, Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s. Go Vikes!
The Mission Valley NORTH & EAST parking lots will be closed tomorrow (6-18) for repairs. All MV Staff and Students will need to park in the WEST parking lot. Thanks!
The Farpoint Observatory located at Mission Valley will have the following 2019 Public Observing dates: June 22nd @ 9:00 p.m. July 6th @ 9:00 p.m. July 27th @ 9:00 p.m. August 24th @ 8:30 p.m. September 21st @ 8:00 p.m. October 26th @ 7:30 p.m. November 23rd @ 7:30 p.m.
Unofficial Minutes (subject to Board approval) REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – June 10, 2019 President Clinton Lambotte called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:05 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas. Board members present were Tom Phillips, Debbi Childers and Clipper Goodrich. Jim Rudeen, Jon Deters and Tuff Stephenson were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed 4 to 0. New elementary principal, Amy Johnston and new band director Katie Sperry introduced themselves to the Board. Kendra Johnston, parent, spoke to the board about allowing Country Kids Retreat to be a Mission Valley bus stop as several Mission Valley families utilize the daycare. Ashlynn Fast is going to FBLA Nationals in San Antonio, Texas. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion passed 4 to 0. Items in the consent agenda that were approved include: approval of minutes of the May 13, 2019 regular board meeting and minutes of the May 30, 2019 special board meeting; approval of clerk’s report and treasurer’s report as presented; approval of warrants in the amount of $161,314.13; approval of extra duty payroll in the amount of $6,155.48; approval of transfers from the general fund to the at-risk fund in the amount of $35,000.00 and from the supplemental general fund to the vocational education fund in the amount of $55,000.00; approval of the following personnel changes: resignation of Morgan Wayman as paraprofessional, termination of Reba Zabel as paraprofessional and resignation of Julie Bond as concession stand sponsor; and administrator’s written reports as presented. Clipper Goodrich moves, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the 2019-20 BASES contract of $7,000 for 6 days of services. Motion passed 4 to 0. Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the meal price recommendations as presented. All meal categories will increase by $0.05 beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Motion passed 4 to 0. Tom Phillips moves, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 2019-20 student fee prices as presented. Motion passed 4 to 0. The Board recommended that the Superintendent handle the out of district transportation request. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve the 2019-20 out of district student requests as presented. Motion passed 4 to 0. Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to approve the insurance proposal in the amount of $107,778.00 from CBIZ Insurance with KASB as the Work Comp provider. Motion passed 4 to 0. Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve that the bus be advertised locally for closed bid sale before posting it with Purple Wave. Motion passed 4 to 0. Recommended policy changes from KASB were presented for review. Debbi Childers moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to approve a 3% raise, step movement for those eligible and a $25 district contribution increase to health insurance for the classified staff. Mr. Cromer and Mr. Hasenbank gave building and program reports. Clipper Goodrich moved, seconded by Tom Phillips, to go into executive session at 7:56 p.m. to discuss an individual employee’s performance pursuant to non-elected personnel exception under KOMA and that they return to open session in the same room at 7:56 p.m. Motion passed 4 to 0. The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:56 p.m. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to approve the resignation of Kim Moreno as 7-12 Language Art teacher, Martin Moreno as K-12 Art teacher and StuCo Sponsor, Dustin Stucky as forensic coach and play director, Kasi Kraus as assistant track coach; hiring of Becky Zerr as 7-12 language arts teacher, Gina Bergin as head spirit sponsor and Hayley Smith as assistant spirit sponsor. Motion passed 4 to 0. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Clipper Goodrich, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 4 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Tasha Raine Board Clerk
The following students participated in the Kansas Masonic All-State Marching Band at last Saturday’s annual Kansas Shrine Bowl in Dodge City. Congratulations to Beau Throckmorton, Gabriel Goldsmith, Lane Seastrom and Doyonna Robinson for their selection to this wonderful event. We also want to give a special ‘Thank You’ to MVHS teacher, Lizette Goldsmith for transporting and chaperoning these MV Band students. Go Vikes!
What can we do to prevent bullying in Kansas schools? A Blue Ribbon Task Force was created in March 2019 by Dr. Randy Watson to investigate current bullying trends of students in Kansas. Through this task force they are asking teens to share their thoughts on bullying by accessing https://mewe.com/join/kansasblueribbontaskforceonbullying and providing their thoughts and experiences. All comments and information received through the website will be shared with the Task Force and will be used to develop recommendations for the State Board of Education at their meeting in December.
How can we give all Kansas kids the best start in life? Parents of children of all ages, community and business leaders, health providers, early childhood providers, elected officials, and anyone who is passionate about the future of Kansas children and families are all encouraged to participate in these community conversations. Please see the attached flyer for dates and times.
Unofficial Minutes (subject to Board approval) SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – May 30, 2019 Board President, Clinton Lambotte, called the special meeting of the Board of Education of Mission Valley USD #330 to order at 7:00 p.m. in the board conference room in Eskridge, Kansas. Board members present were Jim Rudeen, Debbi Childers, Tom Phillips and Tuff Stephenson. Jon Deters and Clipper Goodrich were absent. The superintendent and board clerk also attended. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Tuff Stephenson, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion passed 5 to 0. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Jim Rudeen, to approve the 2019-20 negotiated offers as presented which includes raises of 3.37% for certified staff. Motion passed 5 to 0. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Tuff Stephenson, to approve the hiring of Alicia Elliott as Elementary teacher. Motion passed 5 to 0. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Tuff Stephenson, to approve the hiring of Becky Zerr as ELA teacher. Motion passed 5 to 0. Tom Phillips moved, seconded by Debbi Childers, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 5 to 0. The meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Tasha Raine Board Clerk
Mission Valley USD#330 Regular Board Meeting - June 10, 2019 7:00 pm - Eskridge, KS 66423 I. Call to Order II. Welcome Visitors III. Adoption of Agenda IV. Patron’s Comments V. Good News Report & FYI VI. Approval of Consent Agenda A. Minutes of the May 13, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting and May 31, 2019 Special Meeting B. Financial Reports 1. Clerk’s Report 2. Treasurer’s Report 3. Warrants, Payroll & Transfers C. Classified Staff Resignations & Appointments D. Administrators Written Reports VII. Action A. 2019-20 BASES (Behavior and Social Emotional Supports) Contract VIII. Receive A. Meal Price & Student Fee Recommendations B. Out of District Transportation Requests C. Out of District Student Requests D. District Insurance Proposals E. Bus to Sell F. Board Policy Updates G. Classified Raises IX. Administrator Oral Reports X. Executive Session A. Personnel B. Negotiation C. Student XI. Board Reports A. Superintendent B. Board President C. Other Board Comments The public is cordially invited to attend the open meeting of the Mission Valley Board of Education. If you have a disability, please call well in advance (10 days if possible) of the meeting to indicate how you can be assisted with your disability so that you will be comfortable in the meeting. The Mission Valley School District, USD 330, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies including requests for accommodations or access to a District facility to participate in a program, activity, or service: William J. Clark, Superintendent Mission Valley, USD 330 511 East 2 nd Avenue, PO Box 158 Eskridge, Kansas 66423 Phone: 785-449-2282, 866-557-6686 Fax: 785-409-6216 For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education, please contact OCR at (816) 268-0550 (voice), or (877) 521-2172 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or email@example.com.]
Mission Valley Summer Strength and Conditioning Contact Information: Skyler Beam (boys) - firstname.lastname@example.org 2019 Summer Schedule (8 Week Program) Week 1 – Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6 Week 2 - Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13 Week 3 - Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 Week 4 - Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27 Week 5 - Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 11 Week 6 - Monday, July 15 – Thursday, July 18 Week 7 - Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25 Week 8 - Monday, July 29 – Thursday, August 1 BREAK: Monday, July 1 – Thursday, July 4 Boys S&C will be held from 6:30‐8:00 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday On Wednesday’s, football players will have a quick 30 minute team session and then pracƟce (ALL students, even those not involved with football are welcome though) Girls Weights will be held from 7:00‐8:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday All Mission Valley students, grades 7‐12 are both welcomed and encouraged to aƩend Summer S&C, regardless if they are involved with sports or not Summer S&C is a FREE program available to ALL Mission Valley student‐athletes that is an opportunity to develop as an athlete,get conditioned for upcoming sports seasons, develop camaraderie and friendships with peers, and enhance mental toughness DATES TO REMEMBER FOR FOOTBALL JUNE 3: 1ST DAY OF WEIGHTS: 6:30 am Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays JUNE 3: LINEMAN WORKOUTS: AFTER WEIGHTS JUNE 5: 1ST SUMMER PRACTICE: 6:30 am Every Wednesday JUNE 19: ESU CAMP: 9:30 Am @ SFT JUNE 24: BIG MAN CHALLENGE: 5:30 pm @ Shawnee Heights JULY 1‐4: NO WEIGHTS/ PRACTICE JULY 8: WEIGHTS START BACK UP JULY 10: LAST PRACTICE JULY 12: JJD CAMP: 9:30 @ WAMEGO JULY 30: SENIOR POSTER; AFTER WEIGHTS AUG 1: LAST DAY OF WEIGHTS AUG 19: 1ST PRACTICE PROBABLY AT 4 SEPT 6: 1ST GAME @ WEST FRANKLIN
Mission Valley School District USD #330 Thursday, May 30, 2019 Eskridge, Kansas7:00 p.m. Special Board of Education Meeting Special Board Meeting Rules – 1. Limit discussion and action at the meeting to the purpose or purposes for which it is called; 2. Provide two clear days written notice to board members and/or have all members sign a waiver of notice if the requisite notice is not provided; 3. Notice of special board meetings must also be provided to all individuals/entities who have requested notice of meetings as soon as is practicable I. Call to Order a. Adoption of Agenda II. Executive Session a. Negotiations b. Personnel The public is cordially invited to attend the open meeting of the Mission Valley Board of Education. If you have a disability, please call well in advance (10 days if possible) of the meeting to indicate how you can be assisted with your disability so that you will be comfortable in the meeting. The Mission Valley School District, USD 330, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies including requests for accommodations or access to a District facility to participate in a program, activity, or service: William J. Clark, Superintendent Mission Valley, USD 330 511 East 2nd Avenue, PO Box 158 Eskridge, Kansas 66423 Phone: 785-449-2282, 866-557-6686 Fax: 785-409-6216 For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education, please contact OCR at (816) 268-0550 (voice), or (877) 521-2172 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or email@example.com.]
State Track resumes today with MV Girls 4x100 (Kessler, Murray, Halupa, Deters) scheduled to run @ 3:00. Brooke Roberts will throw Discus & Shot late today or early evening. No prelims today and running events will be on a rolling schedule. Good Luck Lady Vikes!
State Track Meet delayed due to thunderstorms. The committee will reconvene at 3:00 to make further decisions.
Caleb Lisk goes out at 11’6 in pole vault. Great Job Caleb!
Congratulations to the following MVHS Track & Field State Qualifiers after placing in the top 4 at Friday’s Regional Track Meet at Jeff. Co. North: Brooke Roberts - 2nd in Discus; 4th in Shot Put; Shelby Kesler, MacKenzie Murray, Tatiana Halupa, Megan Deters - 3rd in Girls 4x100M Relay; Caleb Lisk - 4th in Pole Vault. These athletes will participate in the State Track & Field Meet this Friday & Saturday at Wichita State University. Good Luck Vikings!!!
JH/HS Parent Letter about the last day of School. There are three options, please read and contact the school if you have any questions. https://5il.co/7qqk
8TH GRADE PROMOTION TONIGHT @ 7:00 p.m. All 8th graders need to report to the HS Commons no later than 6:00 p.m. for pictures.
Congratulations to the students of the Class of 2019! Their Valedictorian is Dalton Dayhoff. Their Salutatorian is Cameron McGann. HS Graduation Ceremony starts at 2:00 pm in the main gym this Sunday. Graduating seniors are to arrive at 12:30pm.
Tomorrow is our Elementary Field Day. Kindergarten - 2nd Grade will have field day from 9:00 - 11:15 and 3rd - 5th Grade will be from 1:00 - 3:15. Please send sunscreen with students it looks like it will be a great sunny day. If you would like to watch any of our younger athletes in action come on out!
Final score from McLouth Regional Finals. Oskaloosa 9 Lady Vikings 7. Congrats on a great season Lady Vikings!
Oskaloosa leads MV, 9-7 in top of 7.
Lady Vikes up 7-4 bottom of 6 in Regional Finals..
#2 seed Lady Vikings up 5-3 over #1 seed Oskaloosa in top of 6..
Baseball & Softball Regional Championships Tonight! Congrats to the Viking BSB-SB teams in qualifying for the chance to go to State tonight! BSB plays @ 5:00 in Alma and SB plays @ 5:30 in McLouth. Good Luck Vikings!
Lady Vikings earn spot in Championship game with a 7-3 win over McLouth. The game will be @ 5:30 at the McLouth diamonds. Congrats!
Congrats to the Lady Vikes on their 15-0 1st round win over Troy in 3 innings. The girls will play the winner of the McLouth- Valley Falls game at 6:00 tonight.
You can access the Board of Education Minutes from last nights Board Meeting here https://5il.co/7oe4
MV FCCLA is doing a Window Washing Fundraiser for the students attending the National Leadership Conference in California on May 11, 18, or June 2. If you are interested please contact Gina Bergin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-557-6686.
SENIORS and their parents: 1. Received their official notice on the Final Exam Exemption Policy today. Their finals are this Wednesday. If exempted, then seniors should not be at school on Wednesday without office permission. 2. Tuesday, tomorrow, seniors check in their Chromebooks, box, and charger. They may purchase the Samsung model for $25, or they will owe $25 if not checked in.
Today’s Regional Softball at McLouth has been postponed to tomorrow @ 3:00.
HS Baseball & Softball Regional’s begin today w/SB playing in McLouth @ 3:00 while BSB has a 1st Rd. Bye and will play @ 5:00. If SB wins 1st game today then they will move on to Semi-Finals @ 6:30 tonight. With a win this evening then SB will play in the Championship tomorrow @ 4:30 in McLouth. If BSB wins this evening then they will play in Championship this Wed. @ 5:00 in Alma. Good Luck Vikings!
The 7th and 8th grades will be attending their field trips tomorrow. Please make sure they are dressed appropriately for the day. Also, make sure that all permission slips have been signed and returned. We are looking forward to a fun day together.
Baccalaureate is just around the corner! You all are invited to the 'Baccalaureate' on 5/18/2019 at 10 a.m. located in the high school commons. There will be food, friends, and relationships strengthened via the Word. Sponsored by your MVHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
-2nd Grade field trip for May 8th has been rescheduled to Monday, May 13th. -3rd Grade field trip for May 8th has been cancelled and students will have activities in class tomorrow instead.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s): With the school year quickly coming to a close, I want to communicate a list of events in the Elementary. We will work to communicate any changes as weather can play a role in upcoming field trips as well as Field Day, and we will let you know as soon as those decisions are made. Elementary Events: • May 6th - 10th - Teacher Appreciation Week • May 7th - 4th Grade Field Trip: Fire Station and Lawrence Aquatics Center • May 7th - 5th & 6th Grade Water Festival has been cancelled with no makeup • May 8th - 2nd Grade Field Trip: Melvern Lake . May 8th - 3rd Grade Field Trip: Emporia Zoo and Peter Pan Park . May 8th - 5th Grade Band @ 3:00 in the Main Gym • May 9th - Kindergarten Field Trip: Manhattan Zoo & bowling • May 13th - 5th Grade Field Trip to ESU Planetarium, Peter Pan Park and bowling • May 15th - 2nd Grade Wax Museum: 1:30 - 3:00 (Main Gym) • May 17th - Elementary Field Day: K-2 @ 9:00 - 11:15 & 3-5 @ 1:00 - 3:15 (rain date May 20th) • May 21st - Last day of school and end of year assembly 3:00 On May 21st, we will have a year end assembly to recognize some special accomplishments. Please join us in this celebration as we highlight the upcoming retirements of Connie Blades and Doug Andrew. Brett Fenton -- email@example.com
We would like to congratulate Dalton Dayhoff on his All State Academic Honorable Mention Team Award. "Each year, The Topeka Capital-Journal chooses the All-State Academic Team, a recognition of the best and brightest young minds the Sunflower State has to offer. One graduating senior per high school in Kansas can be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor for consideration." https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190504/all-state-academic-team-honorable-mention-team
Congratulations to the Viking Baseball & Softball teams yesterday vs Chase County. The Lady Vikes won (3-0 & 15-8) giving them a record of 14 wins & 5 losses. The Viking baseball team split (7-6 & 5-6). Current record is 19-1 and are FHL Champs. Softball is yet to be decided.
May 3, 2019 Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Thank you for your attendance this past Wednesday for the 4th – 6th Grade Spring Concert. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 5th Grade Band was not able to perform as previously scheduled. I know our students, as well as Mr. Rogers, have worked very hard throughout the year and we want to make sure they have an opportunity to perform their portion of the concert. After meeting with the students on Thursday and talking with Mr. Rogers, we have worked together to find a solution so our students can still have their performance. On Wednesday, May 8th, our 5th Grade Band will perform a small concert at 3:00 in the main gym. | know that some may wish to attend, but due to work or prior commitments you might not be able to. With that said, I would still like to extend this invitation to anyone that may be able to come and watch our students perform. I look forward to seeing them perform next Wednesday, and thank you again for all your support throughout the year and through this change. Sincerely, Brett Fenton
The start time for the Baseball & Softball games today @ Chase County has been moved to 5:30 p.m. in order to get the fields ready to play.
Due to weather and field conditions ALL PRACTICES for HS and JH have been canceled this afternoon. Drive safely.
Lady Vikings Softball vs Council Grove has been CANCELLED for today (April 30th) and has been rescheduled of Monday (May 6th) beginning @ 4:30 p.m. We will finish the varsity game and play (1) JV game.
As the end of the school year quickly approaches, here are a few quick reminders of upcoming activities. 4th-6th Grade Spring Concert (Wednesday, May 1st @ 7:00 p.m.) Students need to report to their classroom @ 6:40 p.m. 7th-12th Fine Arts Night is (Wednesday, May 8th @ 7 p.m.) 7th-12th Mission Valley Awards Night (Thursday, May 9th @ 6 p.m.) Elementary Field Day (Friday, May 17th) 8th Grade Promotion (Friday, May 17th @ 7 p.m.) HS Graduation (Sunday, May 19th @ 2 p.m.) Last Day of School (Tuesday, May 21st)
JV Viking Baseball vs Council Grove in Eskridge has been CANCELLED for today (April 30th) due to wet field conditions. A decision will be made later today regarding Viking Softball vs Council Grove.
Due to the poor weather forecasted for tomorrow, the Water Festival for 3rd and 4th grades has been CANCELLED! It will NOT be rescheduled.
The Stride for Maisie Pride 5k/25k is quickly approaching. The walk/race is in conjunction with Maisie 100 mile gravel race. All proceeds from both of these go towards the Maisie Pool in Eskridge. The pool is FREE to all who attend all summer long, so it is through events like these that help to keep the pool opening and running for all to enjoy. Join us for a beautiful walk/run around the lake for the 5k or out on gravel for the 25k. You can register online or through Mrs. Hoelting. Must be registered by May 1st to receive the super cool T-shirt. Registration form: https://5il.co/7h51
On Wednesday, Mrs. Meek had an Alternative Prom in the Elementary Library for several of our students with some special guests from St. Mary's. There was food, dancing and fun enjoyed by all! We would like to thank Emma, Karlyn, Sydney, Paige, Kiki and Brogan for their help. And all the elementary for their Red Carpet welcome!
The MV Lady Viking Softball teams will play their makeup games against Council Grove on Tuesday, April 30th at Harveyville with the Varsity playing their last 2.5 innings at 3:30, followed by the JV doubleheader at approx. 4:30. We hope you can come support the Lady Vikes!
Tomorrow, Friday, is the HS/JH Community Service Day. From 8:30 - 11:30 the HS will be working in Harveyville while the JH will be working at school. Students need to arrive to school on time. Students can bring school appropriate work clothes, gloves etc. We are proud that are Vikings help our communities.
MV had a soft lockdown safety drill @ 1:10 PM today. Again, this was a drill #govikings
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Spirit Squad Members - in no particular order. JH Cheer Clara Johnston - captain Olivia Bassett - co-captain Lucy Bryan Kenady Deever Ava Gustin Ja'Vae McCarter Emma Slade Kailey Weissbeck HS Cheer Emma Gustin - captain Kiki Widau - co-captain Morgan Campbell Karlyn Gustin Gabi Johnson Bobbi Secord Robert Taylor McKenzie Wainwright Maddie Widau Brooke Wines HS Dance Gracie Price - Captain Maddie Widau - Co-Captain Brooke Long Brooke Wines Emma Gustin Karlee Godfrey Karlyn Gustin Katie Bridgman Kiki Widau MacKenzie Murray Madison Metzger Paige Sims Sydney Gleason Tatum McCart
Lady Vikes roll past Lyndon in softball (7-3) (13-3).
Viking Baseball sweeps Lyndon in two games as they win 2nd game in 6 innings, 11-1. Viking Baseball remains undefeated!
Viking baseball wins first game vs. Lyndon, 16-1 in 3 innings.
Congrats to the MV Viking Baseball team on their sweep of the Burlingame Bearcats, as the Vikes won Game 1, 15-0 in 4 innings and won Game 2, 10-0 in 5 innings. Great job Vikings!
Congrats to the Viking Baseball team as they swept Central Heights 19-5 in game 1 and 17-3 in game 2. With tonight’s wins, MV remains undefeated @ 10-0! Great job Vikes!
Congrats to the Lady Vikes Softball team as they run rule Central Heights in both games, 22-2 and 26-0.
All Elementary Lifetouch Picture Orders or Pictures are due April 16th.
Today’s JH Track Meet at St. Mary’s has been rescheduled for next Monday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. due to inclement weather. Go Vikes!
The annual Mission Valley Community Clean-up has been scheduled for Friday, April 26th in Harveyville!!! If you would like for students to help with your property or clean-around your business, please fill out the following application. If you would like, you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. About 100 students will be available, so we are looking for many projects in and around the town of Harveyville. You can access the application here: http://5il.co/7701
Congratulations to our Mission Valley FCCLA. They had an excellent weekend at State Leadership Conference the last few days. Alex Pickett retired from her position on the Kansas Peer Education team. Brogan Area, Emma Gustin, Sydney Gleason, Haley Atwood and Raeanne Atwood all earned top honors for their LEO (Leadership Educational Opportunity) Projects! Karlyn Gustin was installed as a new state officer and earned a bronze on her STAR Event! Megan Deters was installed as a new Peer Education team members and earned a gold (third place overall) on her STAR Event! Justice Dunbar, Keaton Shives, and Trenton Parks qualified for nationals with Top Silver (second place overall) on their STAR Event! Kiki Widau and Paige Sims qualified for nationals with Gold (second place overall) on their STAR Event! Karlyn, Megan, Kiki, Paige, Justice, Keaton, and Trenton will all attend National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California this summer! Way to go Mrs. Bergin and our FCCLA members!
FFA President, Caleb Hinck was featured on a national blog post and podcast last week! Check out the link to see what Caleb does for his SAE. https://www.offincome.com/ofi-577-payment-from-pelts-and-controlling-nuisance-wildlife-ffa-sae-edition-caleb-hinck-mission-valley-high-school-ffa/
Here is the Agenda for the April 8, 2019 Board Meeting. Meetings are open to the public and meet in the Board of Education building in Eskridge at 7:00 pm. https://5il.co/7435
Please read this wonderful letter from a mom of a child with Autism. Attached is an order form if you would like an Autism Awareness Shirt. "Hey Mission Valley Vikings! Many of you know my son Carter. He is usually bouncing off the walls or observing the way things fall. His latest thing is using a chain or a string of beads and swirling it like a lasso. We have a real cowboy in our family! And how can you forget that smile?! Carter was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. He wasn't interested in playing. His favorite past time was poking shoe laces down into a heat vent. Anyone who knows me knows I could go on and on so I will try my best here. I have been so amazed and proud of Carter's classmates and this school as a whole. I believe understanding is the key to acceptance. It's understanding why Carter gets upset when there's too much noise. That it may not be a tantrum but Carter just having a hard time. Also, just because Carter is non-verbal doesn't mean that he doesn't have anything to say. Carter uses an IPad to communicate. Many times, I have heard about a friend taking Carter's hand or asking him if he needs his talk Ipad. My wish is that every child understands just because Autism may make you think and play differently doesn't mean that you can't be friends. So, with that being said, April is Autism Acceptance Month. We will be selling shirts to help raise awareness and acceptance. All proceeds will be staying within the Mission Valley School. With Mrs. Meek's help, I would like to purchase a few framed Autism Acceptance posters to place around our halls in hopes to help educate parents, students, and visitors. This is one step of spreading awareness and acceptance. "Look beyond Autism and see someone special" Thank you for your support! Ronie Willard
April is Autism Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. There are many sub types of autism with no one specific cause. Some maybe influenced by combinations of genetic and environmental factors. As each one of us is different, Autism affects children differently. Some may have more severe cases and some you may not see. Thank you for joining us next week by dressing up. Monday: Be a good sport Wear your favorite team’s shirt Tuesday: Light it up Blue Day Wear Blue Wednesday: Hats off to Autism Wear a hat Thursday: Be an individual Crazy socks or crazy hair day Friday: Be Comfortable with Autism Wear pajamas
Mission Valley High School Choir was at Flint Hills League on Wednesday 3/27/2019. Their Choir Ensemble received a rating of II. Here is a link to a recording of their first song: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GT0sVcylB2Hp8Gs277d6i_L0zbkXMXPf/view?usp=sharing
Vikings sweep Council Grove by winning 2nd game in bottom of 7th, 8-7. Congrats Vikes!
Congratulations to Chase Parks, Brandon Hittle and PJ Myers who have been selected to play in the Emporia Flint Hills Optimistic High School All-Star game for Seniors on Saturday, March 30 at 8:00 pm, White Auditorium in Emporia. Congratulations Boys and Coach Hysten!
Viking Baseball wins game 1 of doubleheader vs. Council Grove, 9-6. Vikings currently trail 0-3 in game 2 bottom of 1st.
MV Softball vs. Council Grove today has been canceled due to rain and the field conditions. MV Baseball will still play today at Soden’s Grove in Emporia beginning at 4:30. There will not be a concession stand. Go Vikings!
Once again, Harveyville Church of Christ is sending kids to Tallgrass Christian Camp! Simply fill out the form, let them know that Harveyville C of C will be covering the cost and make sure it's in the mail before the deadline. The only thing we are asking this year is that if you're unable to make the deadline that you pay the difference. You can pick up an application in the elementary office or download at http://tallgrasschristiancamp.org.
Please drive safe and use caution on MV Road as they will continue sealing cracks in the asphalt this week.
Next week we are going to kick off Autism Awareness Month with a spirit week. We would love your support by dressing up each day! Autism Acceptance Spirit Week April 1st - 5th Monday: Be a good sport Wear your favorite team’s shirt Tuesday: Light it up Blue Day Wear Blue Wednesday: Hats off to Autism Wear a hat Thursday: Be an individual Crazy socks or crazy hair day Friday: Be Comfortable with Autism Wear pajamas
AFTER-PROM INFORMATION All students attending after prom need to fill out this online waiver by April 8th. This is different from the permission slips that have already been turned in! The waivers do not need to be printed. https://skyzonetopeka.pfestore.com/m/Waiver?_ga=2.39155493.709111570.1553528543-1053389797.1548348966
Spring Sport Pictures for the JH & HS will be Tuesday, March 26th. Students don't forget your uniforms!
Congratulations also go out to Gina Bergin for her State FCCLA Kansas Master Adviser Award. It is an honor to be awarded and recognized for this award at the State level. Congratulations Mrs. Bergin!
Thank you to all who came out for STEAM night and the Book Fair. It was a very successful evening! And thank you to all of our student and staff volunteers! We have great things happening at Mission Valley!
Tonight is STEAM night. You do NOT need to register ahead of time. Just come and enjoy the activities the Discovery Center and the HS Robotics team have planned. There will be a dinner of a pulled pork sandwich, a side, dessert and a drink for $5.00 or a corn dog, side, dessert and drink for $4.00, starting at 5:00 pm. Activities will begin at 6:00 and run until 8:00 pm. This is a free event. We also have extended the Elementary Book Fair, so if you forgot to stop by we would appreciate your support.
Family Date Night “GLOW NIGHT” Sponsored by Mission Valley PTO When: Saturday, March 30th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: $5 per family (includes pizza, cookie, beverages) We have a new location this year! We will be hosting a “Glow Dance” in the old gymnasium in the high school! We will also have several “glow” games set-up for the students to play! Pizza, cookies, and beverages will be served! A Photographer will again be available for pictures this year! Questions or if you would be willing to donate a couple dozen cookies for the night: Please contact Caryn Gustin 785.231.4154 or email@example.com or Bailey Becker firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elementary Book Fair is restocked and ready for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday from 4-8 pm. If you can't make it and would like to shop online please access our Scholastic Book Fair Homepage: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/missionvalleyelementarysch Books will be delivered to the school free of charge and then distributed to your child.
Reminders for this week: Monday, March 18 - Teacher InService & Grade Prep 4:00-8:00 pm - Rescheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences. Tuesday, March 19 - STEAM Night for grades PreK-12. Dinner served at 5:00, STEAM Activities from 6:00-8:00 pm.
We are very excited to announce that MVHS has been awarded the KSHSAA Award Certificate for their positive display of Sportsmanship during the 2A State Basketball tournament in Hays. A special sportsmanship committee appointed by the KSHSAA evaluated and rated the cheerleaders, school cheering section, adult and non-high schools followers, team and coach of each school. School teams that did not advance to the Semi-Finals are only eligible to receive a certificate. We are so proud of our school and the MV community for bringing about this additional recognition! Next year, let’s bring home a Plaque! Go Vikes!
As of 9:30 am MV Rd has been closed by WABCO Rd & Bridge Dept. between Massasoit & Bradford, as they work to replace a culvert. The road is expected to be re-opened on Thursday or Friday. If you have any questions please contact the WABCO Rd and Bridge Dept (785-765-3432).
The WABCO Road & Bridge Dpt will be replacing a culvert this week on MV Rd. The culvert is west of the school between Massasoit & Bradford Rd. Road closure will begin Monday. The project is expected to last 3 days. For questions, contact the WABCO Rd & Bridge Dpt @ 785-765-3432
Last night was the 1st night for Student-Led Advisory conferences @ MV Jr/Sr High School. I received word from many parents how thankful they were for this new process. The real praise goes to all of the students who worked so hard on their presentations! Next conf. is 3/18/19.
The students of Mission Valley send out a bit "Thank You" to the Mission Valley Community for making the 2A Boys Basketball State trip a great experience. Through generous community donations, lunch and admission to the game were provided and $5.00 towards a dinner. Many snacks and water were also provided. Your generous contributions will not be forgotten. Thank you very much from the Mission Valley Students and Staff. Go Vikings!
What a great show tonight. We had the 5th annual Wabaunsee HS and Mission Valley HS vocal and band performances at WHS this year. This is a great tradition with our neighboring school district. The highlight of the show was when the bands played a medley of Queen songs to end a great show of musical talents by all students. The large crowd loved all the singing and music. Thank you Mrs. Durkin, Mrs. Hancock, and Mr. Rogers. Good job Vikings.
Congratulations to the following FFA members for winning awards at the East Central District(ECD) Selection Day. Proficiency Awards and Star Farmer will be competing at the state level in two weeks. ECD Star Farmer--Robert Phillips ECD Star Greenhand Farmer--Ben Rudeen State FFA Degrees-Caleb Hinck, Brandon Hittle, Lizzy Anderson, Adam McGinley, Hope Thomas, and Rob Phillips. Proficiency Awards--Grain Production Placement--Rob Phillips, Specialty Animal Production-Ben Rudeen, Equine-Brandon Hittle, and 2nd place Wildlife Management--Caleb Hinck
Due to the # of students, families, and staff members attending the 1st rd state bball game on Wednesday. The PT Conferences for Wednesday have been moved to (3/18/19) from 4-8 p.m. Thursday (3/7/19) conferences will still occur at the scheduled time.
The Elementary Science Fair has been moved from Wednesday the 6th to Thursday the 7th in the South gym. It will be open to the public from 2-8 in conjunction with conferences.
USD 330 WILL be in session tomorrow at normal hours. Students should be dressed appropriately for the frigid weather conditions (heavy coats, pants, gloves, and stocking hats). Students should NOT wear shorts to school Transportation may be delayed on some routes. GO VIKINGS!!!!
The FFA Community Blood Drive is this Monday from 11-6 p.m. in the south gym. If you haven't made an appointment yet, walk-ins are welcome,
There will be NO TRACK PRACTICE on Monday morning and afternoon.
The FFA Labor Fair scheduled for today has been postponed until Sunday, March 24th. Please contact Mrs. Hoelting or Mr. Bergin if you have any questions.
End of 3rd qtr. game tied at 42.
Vikes down by 1 at halftime to Hillsboro, 29-30. Winner goes to State!
Vikes over Hillsboro 25-21 w/4:00 left in 2nd qtr.
MV Boys over Hillsboro 20-19 early 2nd Qtr.
Due to potential inclement weather Saturday, the Sub-State Championship games in Marion have moved to a 3:00 start for the Girls and 4:30 for the Boys. The HS Spirit bus will be at MV @ 1:00 and leave @ 1:15 for the 'Send Off' in Eskridge. Congrats Vikings and Good Luck!!!
Saturday, March 2nd is the Band Luau. Everyone is welcome. A delicious meal of BBQ pork, cheesy potatoes and homemade pie will be served while the high school and community bands perform popular music, movie and TV themes. There will also be an art show and silent auction. Food will be served at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 or you can pay at the door. Proceeds will help fund the band’s next trip to Chicago.
The FFA would love to invite you to the following community events starting tomorrow morning. Please let an FFA member know if you have questions or if we can help you out in any way. Friday--FFA Community Breakfast from 6:30-8:30 in the Ag Building (Bacon, Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, Biscuits and Gravy and more) Sunday--FFA SAE Fair and Labor Auction--Join us for soup supper and see what SAE's our FFA members have been up to. Purchase the labor of one of our FFA members and they can come work for you for 6 hrs of sevice (babysitting, yard work, moving items, cleaning out your garage, etc). All proceeds go towards FFA scholarships. Monday--FFA Community Blood Drive 11-6 p.m. in the South Gym. You can email Kelly Hoelting @ email@example.com, or set-up an appointment with an FFA member to donate blood on Monday. (or use the online link)
Congratulations MV Boys Basketball for winning the 2A Semi-Finals as they beat Northern Heights , 61-50. The Vikings will play in the Championship game Saturday night @ 7:30 PM. We hope that ‘Viking Nation’ will show up to Marion and help our boys get to State!
Tonight’s Boys BB Sub-State Semi-Final game begins at 6:00 PM at the Marion Sports & Aquatic Center, @ 100 N. Thorp. Good Luck Vikings!
Elementary Spring Picture Day is coming next Tuesday, March 5th. Order forms have been sent home with students, so please check book bags for the forms. If you would like an individual picture there is a spot on the form to select your background preference. Pictures will be sent home to review and purchase when they come in. If you would like a class picture, money is requested on Tuesday. If you have any questions, please contact the Elementary office at 866-557-6686.
MV Girls Basketball season came to an end tonight, as they lose a hard fought battle to Hillsboro, 42-53. Great Effort Lady Vikes!
MV’s Boys Basketball won their first round Sub-State game against Herington on 2/25, 66-14. The boys will play in the Semi-Finals this Thursday at 6:00 vs. Northern Heights tournament host, Marion HS. Good Luck Vikings!
As we finish celebrating National FFA week, don't forget the Blood Drive on March 4, the SAE Fair and Dinner on March 3 @ 5:30, and the Community Appreciation Breakfast this Friday, March 1st, from 6:30 - 8:30 am. See you there!!!
Don't forget to plan on attending our Elementary Book Fair, "Stomp! Chomp! and Read!" beginning March 4-7. We are super excited for this opportunity to bring new books into the hands of our students. Remember, that all profits go back into our school library! For more information go to: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=missionvalleyelementarysch
Tomorrow is the first day of our Elementary Dr. Seuss week, and our theme is Green Eggs and Ham. So, don't forget to wear GREEN!
Congratulations to our Elementary Student Ambassadors: Sam Bryan, Ian Deters, Piper Brobst, Ryleigh Coyle, Joel Johnston, Keegan Hoelting, Holden Urton, and Hunter Christiansen. The Student Ambassador program is a new program that is designed to develop leaders within the classroom and school. Ambassadors were selected after reviewing applications submitted by students in grades 2-5. Each Ambassador will perform their leadership duties for a semester.
Jon Grame loses first round match by Fall vs. #1 kid in State.
The PTO Jr. High dance at MV which was scheduled for Sat., Feb. 23 has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 23rd from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
MVHS students are organizing themes for the coming Sub-State games Monday and Tuesday evening. Monday: Random Sports Jerseys Tuesday: Black Out (wear black) Family and friends are encouraged to show their school spirit too.
Great Pep Assembly and Wrestling Send Off today! You can follow live action Wrestling starting tomorrow at http://openspacessports.com/wp/live-broadcasts/ #Go Vikings
MVJH will host their Wrestling Meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26th @ 4:00 in the South (Old) Gym. Please enter at the HS entrance. Admission: Adults - $5.00 K- 12 - $3.00.
Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 7:00 PM, the MV Girls BB team will host Hillsboro HS in a 1st Rd. Sub-State BB game. Admission is $6.00 - Adults and $5.00 - K-12
Monday, Feb. 25th at 7:00 PM, the MV Boys BB team will host Herington HS in a 1st Rd. Sub-State BB game. Admission is $6.00 - Adults and $5.00 - K-12.
We will have a "State send off" for our three State Wrestling Qualifiers today at 11:10 in the main gym. Everyone is invited! We send Congratulations to the three State Qualifying Viking Wrestlers (Jon Grame, Caleb Hinck & Nolan Parker), as well as Shelby Kessler in her 3rd place finish at the Girls State Wrestling Championships!
Due to the USD 330's school closure (2/20/19), the ACT assessment, offered at MVHS, will be rescheduled for 4/2/2019. This is the official makeup date identified by the ACT-Pearson Group for all paper ACT assessments being offered for free by the State of Kansas.
Due to poor road conditions. USD 330 Mission Valley will not have school tomorrow (February 20th) All activities are cancelled for tomorrow. GO VIKINGS
MV Boys lose at Riley County, 61-69 and finish the regular season at 14-5 and will be the #1 seed in Sub-State Tourney on Monday at MV (time & opponent TBD).
MV Girls BB loses to Riley County 27-54. MV ends regular season at 8-11, and will be seeded #4 at Sub-State next week. MV will host the 1st round next Tuesday (time and opponent are TBD).
Due to the projected weather tomorrow night, the PreK-12 STEAM and Dinner night scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 19.
REMINDER: Mission Valley Basketball teams will play at Riley County tonight with JV Girls and JV Boys beginning at 4:45, followed by Var. Girls and ‘C’ Boys at approx. 6:15 and Var. Boys at approx. 7:30. Hope to see you tonight at Riley Co. supporting the Vikings!
Congratulations to the MV Wrestlers for placing 9th out of 22 teams at this weekend’s Regional Wrestling Tourney at Rossville. MV had 3 wrestlers qualify for next weekend’s State Wrestling Meet @ Fort Hays State University. State Qualifiers are: Caleb Hinck (2nd Place); Nolan Parker (3rd Place); Jon Grame (4th Place). Great job MV wrestlers and Good Luck at State!
This is just a quick reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th because of staff inservice. Have a great weekend & GO VIKINGS!
USD 330 MV will NOT be in session on Friday, February 15th. Basketball Games vs Rural Vista are cancelled.
At this time, the HS Basketball games at Rural Vista (White City) are still a GO for tomorrow evening (Friday). Due to the potential inclement weather, it has been decided to play ONLY VARSITY GIRLS @ 4:30, followed by VARSITY BOYS. There will NOT be any JV GAMES. Go Vikes!!!
The Regional Wrestling Tournament was originally scheduled to start this Friday at 2:00 at Rossville HS. However, due to the high probability of inclement weather on Friday, the meet has been moved up to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, with Saturday's start time depending on the weather. Good Luck Viking wrestlers in qualifying for State!
We would like to congratulate Adaline Bloomfield on her 1st place win in the County Spelling Bee. This is the second year in a row that she will be representing Mission Valley and Wabaunsee County in the State Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Tucker Murray from St. Johns Lutheran School on his 2nd place Alternate win.
In varsity boys...Vikings fall to Burlingame 51-26.
Mission Valley will be hosting the County Spelling Bee @ 1:30 in the main gym. Good luck to all contestants #govikings
The Mission Valley vs. Rural Vista BB games for this Friday (2-15-19) will be played in White City in one gym. The JV Girls will play @ 4:00; JV Boys @ 5:00; V Girls @ 6:00 & V Boys @ 7:15.
USD 330 Mission Valley will have a 2-hr delay on Tuesday (Feb 12th). No morning Pre-School.
Congratulations to Mission Valley FCCLA Members who did very well at District STAR Events in Manhattan on Friday. Earning Silver were: Emma Gustin in Leadership Sydney Gleason in Job Interview Megan Deters in Entrepreneurship Earning Gold were: Karlyn Gustin in Focus on Children Kiki Widau and Paige Sims in Chapter in Review Portfolio Trenton Parks, Keaton Shives, and Justice Dunbar in Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation Megan, Karlyn, Kiki, Paige, Trenton, Keaton, and Justice all qualified for the state competition in April. Kiki and Paige earned the high score for all of District D for the day with 99.33 out of 100 points.
Just a reminder, STEAM night t-shirt and meal ticket order forms are due tomorrow. We are looking forward to a fun night for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, next Tuesday!
Congrats to the MV Wrestlers for placing 5th at the Chase County Inv. today. Placing 2nd was Caleb Hinck & Cailin Grame while Nolan Parker, Jon Grame & James Williams placed 3rd. Once again, MV’s 7 wrestlers placed in the top 1/3 of a very competitive tournament.
MV Basketball will only play Varsity games this upcoming Monday due to the possibility of inclement weather. The Var. Girls will begin @ 5:00 followed by the Var. Boys. MV will play all regularly scheduled games Tuesday at Burlingame. Go Vikes!!!
USD 330 Mission Valley WILL BE IN SESSION tomorrow (Friday, February 8th). Primary roads are in good condition, however, side roads continue to be slick so be prepared for possible delays in bus services. Please dress your child(ren) appropriately for weather conditions.
The HS Basketball games scheduled for tomorrow at MdCV have been postponed. Make up dates & times will be announced at a later date.
USD 330 Mission Valley will NOT be in session on Thursday, February 7th due to inclement road and weather conditions. All activities for tomorrow are cancelled.
Due to slick roads in and around the district, USD 330 Mission Valley will be dismissing school today (Feb. 6th) @ 1:15 p.m. All after school activities are cancelled.
UPDATE - JH Wrestling will practice at 6:00 a.m. on the following dates: Feb. 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 21 (if HS has state qualifiers). There will be no practice on Feb. 15th. Go Vikes!
Reminder: Tonight is ‘Senior Recognition Night’ for senior basketball players, cheer, dance and jazz band members and their parents. We will have ceremony immediately following the Varsity Girls game (parents should be here by 7:30). Go Vikings!
Beginning this Wednesday, February 6, JH Wrestling practices will take place at 6:00 a.m. until the HS Wrestling season is over in late February.
Plan you schedules now to join us on February 19th, for a fun night of STEAM activities put on by the MV Math Team and The Topeka Discovery Center. A Fundraiser Dinner will be served by the HS Robotics Team from 5-7 pm. Activities will run from 6-8 pm. T-shirts are available for $10.00 but must be turned in by February 12th. This should be fun and exciting night for Toddlers through 12th Grade.
Congratulations to Mr. Stucky and our Forensics Team for their 3rd place finish in the Chapman meet. Great Job! #Go Vikings!
Another reminder that our high school basketball jersey auction will start today at 2:45 PM in the high school commons. Please bring your cash or your checkbook and support the After-Prom fundraiser.
With all the changes, rescheduling, make-ups, etc... caused by the weather...don't forget that the 4th-8th Grade Spelling Bee is today @ 1 p.m. and the Varsity Boys make-up game vs West Franklin is this evening @ Mission Valley @ 6:00 p.m.
MV Boys win at Madison 68-58. Congrats Vikings!
MV Viking Boys down 26-35 at halftime vs. Madison.
Lady Vikes win 48-46. Congrats Lady Vikings!
Lady Vikes down 19-27 at halftime to Madison Bulldogs!
USD 330 Mission Valley will NOT be in session on Wednesday, January 30th due to dangerous wind chill temperatures. All activities tomorrow are cancelled. GO VIKINGS!
Don't miss Mission Valley Band's Variety Show scheduled for March 2 in the High School Commons. The dinner and show begin at 5:00 pm. Tickets are a $10.00 donation. Enter to win in the Art Show, varying age categories are available. Entries due February 28. Silent Auction items are appreciated and accepted. For more information, please contact Jamie Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bobbi Bruner (email@example.com
Winter is upon us and students should be dressed for poor weather conditions. There is always a chance that a bus may break down and can't run its heater or the school would need to be evacuated. Students should wear warm coats and long pants. Hats & gloves are also recommended.
1/26/19 - Forensics team was at the McLouth meet w/success! 1st Poetry - Beau Throckmorton, 2nd Prose - Ashlyn Fast, 2nd Extemporaneous - Kelley Meredith (all qualify for state); 3rd Impromptu - Karlyn Gustin, 4th Poetry - Racquel Hancock, and 4th Beau/Ben Rudeen IDA, Congrats!
The Spelling Bee that was postponed due to weather for January 30, has now been moved to Thursday, January 31st @ 1:00 in the main gym. Please make sure to note the change if you plan to attend.
Events: •HS Jersey Auction is rescheduled for Feb. 1st. Time: TBA •Parent Reception - Winter Royalty Court is at 1:45PM on Friday Jan. 25th in Elem. Commons •HS Winter Royalty Dance is from 9-11pm on Friday Jan 25. All guests must be approved in advance by Principal.
Students attending Real Men Can Sing at Bethany College need to be at the school by 6:15 a.m. The bus will leave at 6:30 a.m. and return approximately at 5 p.m. Please wear nice jeans & t-shirt. Lunch is provided.
USD 330 Mission Valley WILL be in session tomorrow (Thursday, January 24th). Gravel roads in the district will continue to be slick so there may be some delays in bus service. --GO VIKINGS!
The Mission Valley 4-8 grade Spelling Bee has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 30th @ 1:00 in the main gym.
USD 330 Mission Valley will not be in session tomorrow (1/23/19) due to poor road conditions. All activities are cancelled.
Mission Valley Schools will be dismissing at 1:30 p.m. All school activities are cancelled.
Tonight's Basketball games at Riley County have been postponed to a later date due to the Winter Weather Advisory for North Central and Northeast Kansas. We will keep you informed once we know of a makeup date. Thanks
MV leads Central Heights 41-39 end of 3rd qtr.
MV Boys BB down by 2 to Central Heights at halftime of the Flint Hills Shootout, 22-24.
MVHS Lady Vikings takes 5th in the Flint Hills League Tourney with win over Lyndon, 57-51! Congrats Lady Vikes!
MV Basketball plays at Riley County next Tuesday (1-22). RCHS will offer a 'Concessions Meal Deal' that includes: Chick Fil-A sandwich, bag of chips, homemade cookie or brownie and a bottle of water or can of soda for $6.00. Hope to see you there!
The starting time for the High School Wrestling Tournament tomorrow (January 18th) at Council Grove has been moved up from 2 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Next week is Spirit Week, we would love for students to participate and dress up according to the day! Spirit Week – Jan. 22 – 25th JH/HS Spirit Week: Tuesday – Dress Like a Teacher Day Wednesday – Netflix Originals Day Thursday – Colors Day 7th Grade – Purple 8th Grade – Red 9th Grade – Camo 10th Grade – Flannel 11th Grade – Denim 12th Grade – Black Friday – Crimson & Gold Day Elementary Spirit Week: Tuesday- Group Day/Twin Day Wednesday- Emoji Day Thursday- Color Day Pre K- Red Kindergarten- Orange 1st Grade- Yellow 2nd Grade- Green 3rd Grade- Blue 4th Grade- Purple 5th Grade- Pink 6th Grade- Black Friday- Crimson and Gold Day
Congratulations to the MV Junior High Girls Basketball team for finishing as the regular season Flint Hills League Champions and Runner-up in the League Tournament! The MV Junior High Boys Basketball team finished 4th in the regular season and 4th at the Flint Hills League Tournament!
NO COLLEGE SPEECH CLASS TONIGHT AT MVHS: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, ACC and MVHS have decided to postpone the 1st Coll. Speech class to 1/23/2019 at 6 p.m.
Lady Vikings fall in game one of the FHL Tournament, 55-33#govikings
We have participated for several years in the Speak Up Project Tomorrow Survey. This survey allows us to determine which direction our District needs to take Technology. It also compares what we are doing to the rest of the United States. All answers are confidential. If you have a few minutes, as community members, parents staff or students, please take this survey. https://speakup.tomorrow.org/ChooseQuestionSet.aspx Remember, our District zip code is 66423. Thank you so much for your help with this survey.
There will be a Dance Clinic for elementary age students held on Sunday, February 3 from 1:30-3:00. More information will be sent home this week.
Early Childhood Screenings will be conducted on March 21st, for children ages 3-5 who reside in the district. Following the screening, if there are suspected delays in one or more areas listed below further information will be given: Motor Speech/language Cognitive Social-emotional • If no suspected delays are present, information about possible peer model slots will be provided. • Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Infant Toddler Services will also be available to screen children from birth to age 3 with suspected developmental delays. • To schedule an appointment: Call: (866) 557-6686 option 4 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Each appointment will take 30 minutes to 1 hour
Flint Hills Shootout Information---Both the Varsity Girls & Boys will play their 1st Rd game on Tuesday (1-15-19). The girls will play Council Grove @ 3:00 p.m. and the boys will play Lyndon @ 7:30 p.m.
JH Basketball Update---The JH Tournament will be played on Wednesday (1-16-19). The JH Girls will play in the Championship at 6:30 p.m. vs Council Grove. The JH Boys will play Lyndon for 3rd place @ 7:45 p.m.
Due to poor weather and road conditions all USD 330 Mission Valley activities have been cancelled for Saturday, January 12th. The Junior High Basketball Tournament is scheduled to be played on Wednesday, January 16th. Game times will be provided at a later date. Go Vikings!
Due to the potential for slick roads in the morning the game times for Flint Hills Junior High League Basketball Tournament in Osage City has been adjusted. The MV JH Girls will play in the Championship game at 11:45 a.m. The MV JH Boys will play for 3rd Place at 1:00 p.m.
Congratulations to our Mission Valley Boys Basketball team. They are officially the Flint Hills League regular season champions for the first time in school history with our 67-50 win over Northern Heights Tuesday night!!!! Coach Hysten said, "I am super proud of this team and their accomplishment. They are a very special group and are doing big things and making forever memories. Our last home game before league tournament is this Friday. Please come check us out and show your support for these guys as they represent our community extremely well." #VikingPride #MoreToCome
As we look forward to the Spring Schedule we wanted to remind you of couple dates for our Pre-Kindergarten students. A kindergarten screening is scheduled for March 28 and Kindergarten Round-Up is April 11. If you know of someone that has a child in this age group, please share this information with them. Thank you.
The Spelling Bee will be on Wednesday, January 23rd @ 1:00 in the main gym for students in Grades 4-8. You can access a practice spelling list here. https://5il.co/62s6 If you have student who is interested in participating, please have them contact their teacher. The top 9 continue to the County Spelling Bee.
USD 330 would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all Viking Families. Gooo Vikings!
Our Boys Basketball Team is off to a great start this season. The Capital Journal has a wonderful article on them if you are interested, you can access it here. https://www.cjonline.com/sports/20181219/mission-valleys-boys-lead-flint-hills-league-trio-enjoying-big-starts-to-2018-19
Varsity Mens’ team win against Lyndon 39 to 67. Go Vikes!
Vikings fall in OT at Council Grove 37-34.
A-Girls get defeated at Council Grove 27-33
B-Team boys fall to Council Grove 26-25
MV Wrestling finished 2nd overall with five first place finishes at the Rossville Duals on Friday evening.
Just a reminder that the JH/HS Winter Concert is tonight at 7:00 pm. It should be a good one, so don't miss it!!!
HS FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION POLICY: All attendance exemption request forms are due tomorrow (Thursday). Don’t forget the parent signature and to attach verification of the absence. (Please remember that not all absence types are exempt for the final exam policy.) The attendance request form and policy are on the district’s website.
We had a great student assembly this afternoon to honor International Persons With A Disability Awareness Day. Many agencies and presenters with disabilities shared their life and employment experiences while making a strong connection to the benefits of a moral character and a belief in yourself. Thank you to the many agencies that came to share their work and personal experiences with us. Thank you Mr. Hancock for organizing everything.
The USD#330 district office will be closed during the Christmas holiday on December 24th thru December 26th, 2018 and December 31st, 2018 thru January 2, 2019. Thank you.
Congratulations to our High School Wrestlers last Saturday at the Mission Valley Invitational as they finished 5th out of 15 teams. Individual medal winners were: James Williams – 3rd @ 132 lb., Dominic Holthaus – 3rd @ 152 lb. , Jon Grame – 3rd at 195 lb. and Noland Parker – 2nd @ 285 lb. Congratulations!
Cohle Phillips and Chase Meyers were named Honorable Mention All-State by both The Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle. Trevor Moore was named Honorable mention All-State by Topeka Capital Journal. Congratulations!
Please join us tomorrow night for our 4-6 Winter Concert starting at 7:00. Please have students in their classroom by 6:45. After the concert we will have a special visitor in the Elementary commons as well as a photographer for each student to have a 4X6 photo taken. If you wish to make a contribution for photos, PTO will have a donation box available. We hope to see you there, thanks and go Vikings
We are always excited to hear back from Mission Valley Graduates. Today we received a message from Jesse Higginbotham. "Hello Mrs. Spoon, It's Jesse Higginbotham, I just wanted to let you know, the out come of my interview was a success. I was offered and accepted the Environmental Specialist position with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Waste Management. Thank you for all that you taught me and if you wouldn't mind spreading the news I would greatly appreciate it." Congratulations Jesse, we are so proud of you!
High School Boys Basketball shirts are for sale. Deadline is Wednesday. This is the same shirt that the youth campers receive and Junior High Boys Basketball sold. But in case you don't have one and would like one, now is the time. For more information, please contact Jordan Hysten @ email@example.com
Please join us tomorrow night for our PreK-3 Winter Concert starting at 7:00. Please have students in their classroom by 6:45. After the concert we will have a special visitor in the Elementary commons as well as a photographer for each student to have a 4X6 photo taken. If you wish to make a contribution for photos, PTO will have a donation box available. We hope to see you there, thanks and go Vikings.
USD 330 Mission Valley WILL be in session tomorrow (Tuesday, November 27th). Bus services may be limited in some areas of the district. Students who are not able to attend school due to closed roads will be excused. Have a safe evening. GO VIKINGS!
Due to poor road conditions USD 330 schools with be closed on Monday, Nov. 26th. All activities for Monday are also cancelled. Stay safe and GO Vikings!
Mission Valley has several items up for sale to the highest bidder. To access more information please click here, https://5il.co/5o8k
The MVHS Girls & Boys Basketball coaches will host a Basketball ‘Parent Meeting’ on Monday, November 19th at 6:00 pm in Mr. Gower and Mr. Hysten’s classrooms. High school basketball parents are encouraged to attend. Thank you!
REMINDER TO ALL JUNIORS/SENIORS and their parents that a 'Free' ACT is being administered on Feb. 20, 2019 at MVHS. Students must complete a 'google sign-up form' to be registered. They have until 11/26/2018 to register. Seniors who have taken the ACT already don't qualify.
The results are in...our National Honor Society collected 1347 food items for our local food pantries. Thank you to everyone who participated in bringing items. The 1st place 7-12 Class was Mr. Hysten with a 6 item/person average. The 1st place for Pre-K-6th grades was Mrs. Bailey's class with a 24.88 item/student average. Thank you again to all who supported the NHS Canned Food Drive. Our local communities will benefit from your efforts.
11/16/2018 is Job Shadowing Day Activities for Seniors and Juniors - Seniors have academic requirements for their specific classes (Ag. Bus. Mgmt. & Money Mgmt.) Juniors must provide an employee evaluation form to the employer & that employer will submit this back to Mr. Hancock
Tomorrow is PTO's Pajama Day. Anyone may pay $1.00 to wear school appropriate pj's to school. This is a fundraiser for the Mission Valley PTO and is available to all students. Members of the PTO will collect the money in the morning.
This is a reminder for JH basketball, cheerleaders and parents: Due to construction at Chase County, the Girls will play at Cottonwood Falls (B-A-C) and boys will play at Strong City (B-C-A). First game begins at 4:30 pm. Safe Travels!
The MV Jr. Viking BB teams went 5-1 at Central Heights this evening as the A girls won 31-14; B girls won 21-6 & C girls won 18-16. The MV A boys won 30-14; B boys won 25-21 while C boys lost a close one, 24-26. Great job Jr. Vikings!
The Winter Concert season is fast approaching! Below are the dates for all the concerts. Please mark you calendar to join us as we showcase our students musical talents. PreK-3rd Grade Winter Concert-November 28th 4th-6th Grade Winter Concert-December 5th JH/HS Winter Concert-December 12th
**Tonight's Elementary Site Council has been POSTPONED and will be made up on Monday, December 10th @ 5:30.**
Tonight’s JH Basketball games at Central Heights have been postponed until tomorrow night. Both JH teams WILL practice after school tonight.
Thank you to those of you who have donated cans of food this past week for the NHS Food Drive. We have collected 280 cans so far, which is a little short of the 1550 that we collected last year. So, the National Honor Society has decided to extend the date to Thursday, the 15th. The class with the highest cans of food donated in the Elementary is Mrs. Coley's class with 29 cans, followed by Ms. Blades class with 25. In the JH/HS, Mrs. VanCleave's class has donated 25 cans. Remember, all donations stay within our communities to provide food for those in need.
There is NO high school boys basketball practice tomorrow [Monday] MORNING. After school practice is still planned.
Ethan Willsey, Beau Throckmorton, Tyler Coursen, and Ashlyn fast were chosen to participate in North Central KMEA District Honor Band and Honor Choir. On December 1st, they will go to Manhattan High School and perform with other students selected from our district. Ethan and Beau will perform in the Honor Band. Tyler and Ashlyn will perform in the Honor Choir. Congratulations to these students for their hard work.
All practices and after-school activities have been cancelled for this evening due to inclement weather.
Tonight’s JH Basketball games at Mission Valley have been cancelled due to the inclement weather forecasted for today and this evening. We are working on a postponement date. Thank you and drive safe!
Congratulations to our Football Team All League Honor Athletes! Chase Meyer: Unanimous 1st Team Offensive Line and 1st Team Linebacker Selection. Cohle Phillips: 1st Team Running Back Trevor Moore: 1st Team Defensive Back and 2nd Team Quarterback. Tanner Liggett: 2nd Team Wide Receiver and Defensive Back Nolan Parker: 2nd Team Offensive Line Caleb Hinck: Honorable Mention Defensive Line and Cadin Roberts: Honorable Mention Defensive Line. And, to the entire team for The Flint Hills All League Co-Champs! Congratulations! #Go Vikings!
The Mission Valley National Honor Society is promoting their Annual Canned Food Drive from November 5th- 13th. Students may bring any non-perishable food or other items to their classroom teacher. The classes with the most items in the elementary will receive an extra recess with the NHS students. All donations stay within our local communities. Jamie Rogers also is receiving donations for a school food pantry for those students who are in need of food.
MVJH Girls BB goes 3-0 against Osage City while JH Boys go 0/3. ‘A’ Girls 36-24; ‘A’ Boys 39-41; ‘B’ Girls 19-17; ‘B’ Boys 26-29; ‘C’ Girls 16-10; ‘C’ Boys 8-20.
Viking Family: With the recent tragic events across the country involving students being struck by vehicles while loading onto a bus it is important for us to remember safety rules regarding school buses. More school aged pedestrians have died during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. And, although drivers are required by law to stop for a school bus when it's loading or unloading passengers, they often don't. Kansas Law KSA 8-1556 requires all motorists to stop when approaching or overtaking a stopped school bus displaying its flashing red lights and stop arm. Motorists are to remain stopped until the bus is no longer displaying is flashing red lights and stop arm. Violation of this law not only endangers children but is punishable by a fine and court costs in excess of $420. Tips for a Safe Ride for Students School buses are the safest way for students to travel, but children also need to do their part to stay alert and aware of their surroundings to prevent injury. NSC urges parents to teach their children the following safety rules for getting on and off the bus, and for exercising good behavior while riding. Getting on the Bus: ● When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to carelessness ● Do not stray onto the street, alleys or private property ● Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches ● Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus ● Use the handrail when boarding Behavior on the Bus: ● Don't speak loudly or make loud noises that could distract the driver ● Stay in your seat ● Don't put your head, arms or hands out the window ● Keep aisles clear of books and bags ● Get your belongings together before reaching your stop ● Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat Getting Off the Bus: ● Use the handrail when exiting ● If you have to cross in front of the bus, first walk at least 10 feet ahead until you can see the driver ● Make sure the driver can see you ● Wait for a signal from the driver before crossing ● When the driver signals, look left, right, then left again. Walk across the road and keep an eye out for sudden traffic changes ● If your vision is blocked, move to an area where you can see other drivers and they can see you ● Do not cross the center line of the road until the driver signals it is safe ● Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times Thank you!
Senior Pictures and Picture Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th. If you would like your child to retake their picture, please contact the school to schedule them. (866-557-6686)
You can find the High School Girls & Boys Basketball Practice Schedule in several places on our school website or you can access it through this link. http://5il.co/5gby
We would like to encourage you to participate in the 5th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Race and 1 mile fun run on Saturday, November 17 @ 9:00 @ Mission Valley. All proceeds go back into our local communities. Registrations are due back by November 7 to assure you of a t-shirt. Entries after that are not assured a t-shirt. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school, 866-557-6686.
Just a reminder: The Stuco Blood Drive is going on today from 11:30-5:00, if you would like to donate!
Good job FCCLA!. Thank you for representing us so well :-) https://kansasdiscovery.org/thank-you-mission-valley-high-school-fccla-volunteers/
MV loses a close one to Maur Hill. MV 18 MH - 27
Maur Hill just scored with 6:30 left in 3rd Qtr. Vikings still lead 18-14.
Mission Valley leads #1 seed Maur Hill at halftime 18-7.
Lots of activities happening next week at Mission Valley. *Monday, October 29 High School Wrestling Meeting at 2:55 pm *Tuesday, October 30 HS Book Club @ 2:50 1st Grade to the Pumpkin Patch *Wednesday, October 31 Elementary Halloween Parade @ 2:30 Elementary Halloween Parties begin @ 2:45 *Thursday, November 1 6th Grade to Mulvane Art Museum/Gage Park FFA Eco State Meet Washburn Tech Admissions Rep will be here HS Scholar's Bowl @ Silver Lake @ 4:00 pm JH Basketball @ Mission Valley @ 4:30 #Go Vikings!
Our Mission Valley Students enjoyed a very informative assembly this morning to end October's Bullying Month. Christie Brungardt spoke to our students in three different assemblies about Bullying, Positive and Unhealthy Relationships, as well as knowing Internet Safety and Etiquette. She did a great job at the individual age levels of our students.
We recognized all of the Elementary students last week that participated in our Summer Passport Reading Program. All of our students that participated exceeded our goal! Adaline Bloomfield won the top prize with 1700 minutes read. And, Sandy Dobo, won for the staff with 1400 minutes read. Congratulations to all who participated! We also had a fun time on Thursday, visiting Texas and Hawaii as our reward.
Elementary picture packets were due last Friday. If you haven't turned yours in, please do so as soon as possible. Also, picture retakes will be Tuesday, November 6.
MISSION VALLEY BLOOD DRIVE OCT. 31st. Halloween. 11:30 to 5:00pm At MVHS South Gym Register at: www.savealifenow.org Click [Donate Blood] Enter sponsor code: missionvalleyhs
October is National Principal's Month. Thank you Mr. Fenton, Mr. Cromer and Mr. Hasenbank for your guidance, support, and professionalism that you bring to all of Mission Valley. #ThankAPrincipal
Governor Jeff Colyer has proclaimed Wednesday, October 24, 2018, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day. https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/School%20Bus/KSPTA/Governor%20Proclamation%202018.pdf These men and women dedicate their time and talent to make sure our students are safely transported to and from school and activities. National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26, 2018. This is the perfect time to contact local members of the media and encourage them to include a story on bus safety – including the importance of obeying the law regarding stopped school buses. With a nationwide shortage of bus drivers, you also may want to ask people to consider applying to become a school bus driver. Kansas bus drivers transport more than 225,000 children to and from schools across Kansas every school day. These drivers are extremely valuable assets and are unsung heroes in communities across the state.
Mission Valley will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 31 from 11:30-5:00 pm.
REMINDER....6th Annual MV MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL on Wed. Oct 24th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Mission Valley. Vikings perform first at 10 a.m.!
National School Bus Safety Week is Oct 22nd-26th. On Oct. 24th is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Please take time and THANK our fantastic Transportation Dept. this week.
JH Girls Basketball JH Girls basketball will have practice from 2:30-4:00 on Monday October 22nd. 2. There will be a parent meeting for JH Girls Basketball in Mrs. Van Cleave's room at 5:30 on Tuesday October 23rd.
Sub Shortage...so what happens?...Mr. Fenton steps in to provide some high quality math instruction In 2nd grade!
Good Afternoon: On Wednesday, Oct 24th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MV will be hosting the 6th Annual MV Marching Band Festival. MV performs @ 10. Come out and watch MV and the other 9 Marching Bands perform in this great festival. Please spread the word of this great event.
In Round 2 West Franklin defeats Lady Vikings
Lady Vikings fall to Council Grove in Round 1 in FHL Tournament.
Final MV 22 St. Mary's 8
We would like to congratulate and wish our FFA students well as they head to the National FFA Convention next week. All of these students have qualified through winning State Career Development Events. Marketing Brogan Area Sarah Tennison Lizzy Anderson Agriscience Fair Madison Widau Brooke Wines Environmental Science and Natural Resources Brandon Hittle Caleb Hinck Hope Thomas Brent Coats Chase Meyer Code of Meeting Conduct Allie Linhart Paige Sims Karlee Godfrey McKenzie Shives Megan Deters Ben Rudeen Ashton McGinley Tanner Walker is a National Proficiency Finalist and Tyler Phillips is receiving his American FFA Degree
If you happen to stop for gas at the 24/7 on I-70, they will donate 5 cents for every gallon of gas sold to our local Community Health Ministry. Now, that sounds like a great deal!
Just a reminder that the Health and Safety Fair will be going on tomorrow evening before the football game at the north end of the school (5-7 pm). There will be lots of prizes and giveaways so plan on going early to the game and have fun!
The 8th grade Football (Cross Country will be at League Meet) recognition will begin Thursday evening around 6:15. The Cheerleaders will be recognized with Volleyball. Senior Recognition for fall activities will be Friday evening at the home football game.
USD 330 is currently taking applications for the following Substitute positions: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Secretaries, Bus Drivers, Teacher Aides, Food Service, Custodial. For additional information please contact the USD 330 District Office or visit www.mv330.org
Due to poor weather conditions the MV Marching Band will not be performing in the Auburn Parade today.
Due to concerns about weather, Friday night’s varsity football game at Southeast Saline HS has been moved to a start time of 6 PM. Go Vikes!
High School Students working on Apply KS. goo.gl/uAmQoB
Just a reminder that all PTO Walk-a-thon money needs to be turned in tomorrow, October 3rd! And, all money raised goes back into the school. The Walk-a-thon is this Friday, October 5! #Go Vikings!
FFA Turkey Shoots will be held on the four Sunday's in October, (7, 14, 21 & 28) from 1-3 pm. Sign up begins at 12:45. If you attend all four Sunday's you will be entered into a $50.00 drawing. All proceeds go to the travel and expenses for the National ENR team, The National Marketing team, the Agriscience Fair, the Novice Parlaw teams and the National Finalist to compete at the National FFA Convention. Don't miss out!!!
We would like to invite you to the Health & Safety Fair on October 12, from 5-7 pm. at the north end of the building. There will be a Bike Rodeo (bring your bikes), blood pressure checks, car seat checks, First Responders, Fred the Preparedness Dog, and Free bike helmets will be given out. And, if you would like, wear your Halloween Costumes. This event is brought to you through the Wabaunsee Resource Council. See you there!!!