Recap of our Student Activities and Events:
FBLA Ashlyn Fast and Mrs. Durkin travelled to San Antonio, TX at the end of June to attend the 2019 FBLA National Leadership Conference (NLC). Ashlyn placed first in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures at the Kansas State FBLA Leadership Conference, in April, to qualify her to attend the NLC. At nationals, Ashlyn again took the Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures test along with 89 other competitors. During their trip, they attended leadership seminars and were able to tour the Alamo and RiverWalk.
Cultivating Competition by Ben Rudeen, Chapter Sentinel The Mission Valley FFA Chapter Parliamentary Procedure team, consisting of Chairman Will Blythe, Secretary Emma Gustin, and debaters Allie Linhart, Paige Sims, Grace Deters and Ben Rudeen placed 2nd overall in the state. This qualified them for the national competition this fall at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The team has been working hard, practicing every Sunday evening since the start of August up until they leave for Convention on October 28th. At the national leadership development event, team members will take a 50 question test over their parliamentary law knowledge, run a mock business session of a meeting, answer oral questions, complete a practicum over minutes and one over meeting scenarios. The team will compete starting Wednesday, October 30th, with the preliminary round performance being on Thursday, the 31st. Since school started, we have added three new team members; Keaton Shives, Trenton Parks and Ashton Lowe. These three along with Grace Deters, Ben Rudeen, Will Blythe and Emma Gustin will be the nationals team and we are excited to see what they can do.
October FFA Turkey Shoots: Another annual event that is just around the corner are the FFA Turkey Shoots. The turkey shoots are a community trap shooting event that are held at the high school each October. Parents, kids, community members are all welcome to attend every Sunday in October. Brats, sausage and bacon are given away as prizes for the winners of each round with a large turkey as the grand prizes at the end of each Sunday. The turkey shoots begin at 1:00p.m. with the sign-up for rounds beginning at 12:45p.m. Participants who attend all 4 Sundays are entered in a drawing for $50 cash. Proceeds from the turkey shoot help to fund our National FFA Convention travel and our MV Trap Team. Come and join the fun October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
Super Viking: This year the Mission Valley Cheer squad is adding a little more spirit in the halls and at games. This year the Cheer squad will be selecting a Super Viking fan for the week. The Cheer squad is looking for the student that is participating in all spirit activities, shows sportsmanship and is dressing and participating at any events that are taking place that week. The Cheer squad will then select that student and they will receive a SUPER VIKING t-shirt. Students that participate will then get their names put in for a drawing at the end of the fall season for a SUPER PRIZE. This will continue into the winter season as well.
It is important to me that all students who attend Mission Valley schools will continue to model and demonstrate life long learning skills.
J.D. Johnson, 7-12 Principal