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 new Math standards that will go in effect next school year. Staff is identifying the differences between old and new standards as well as identifying where that standard is taught during the school year. Our staff also has begun to review new Reading textbook series that we will adopt for the upcoming school year. During this process, staff will also be reviewing new ELA standards that will go in effect next school year as well. Our staff is working hard on these changes and updates as we work to provide the best education for our students. 

One schedule item I would like to alert everyone on is the Wabaunsee County Spelling Bee. This years county event will take place at Mission Valley on Wednesday, February 7th starting at 1:30PM 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 (Wednesday, January 24th). 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 —