Students, parents, and patrons the second semester is off and running and our students and staff are excited to be back in school after our Christmas break. We are working hard to continue our progress as the school year is halfway over but are striding to continue to improve at all grade levels and meet every student's need. 

During our January In-Service staff was busy working on a few new items for this semester. During this semester our staff will be reviewing our intervention/collaboration process as we identify areas of improvement to meet student individual needs. This will be apart of our new accreditation process (KESA) which our staff will actively be involved in this semester as we create goals to address areas of growth. A part of this process we will also be working on social-emotional areas that we need to improve in to help students in areas besides just academics. We look forward to addressing these needs moving forward. 

One schedule item I would like to alert everyone on is the Wabaunsee County Spelling Bee. This year's county event will take place at Mission Valley on Tuesday, February 12th starting at 1:30 PM in the main gym. Mission Valley will be sending nine students to the county spelling bee which we will publicize once our event has been completed (Thursday, January 31st). This event is open to the public so please join us to support our students as they compete against other students across the county. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding Mission Valley Elementary. Thanks 

Brett Fenton -- bfenton@mv330.org