It's not too late to buy your 2017-2018 RVMS Yearbook! The picture shows the cover art for this year's book. It is custom artwork from 8th-grade student Breauna Jewell!
The final purchasing deadline is June 28. For just $11.99 you can have a keepsake about the entire school year! Click on the link below to learn how!
RVMS students entering the 7th or 8th grade in August are eligible to apply to attend a summer camp at Washburn University. The camp runs July 16-23, 2018 or July 20-27. This is a residential camp, meaning the students will stay on campus for the duration of the camp.
Students interested in science, technology or math are encouraged to apply to attend. This camp will help students learn to solve problems, make 3D designs on a CAD program and even program robots.
The camp is free and includes meals and staying in one of Washburn's modern residence halls. Deadline to apply is June 4. Space is limited, so hurry and fill out the application below!
For more information, call 785-670-1943 or email email@example.com
RVMS is proud to announce the following students have attained perfect attendance for the 4th quarter. Those designated with * have maintained perfect attendance for the second semester. Those names in bold have maintained their perfect attendance for the entire school year!
Persia (Wasai) Johnson
*Perfect Attendance for the Second Semester
Bold names had perfect attendance for the entire school year
Isaac Neuner was named Big 7 League Honorable Mention as an infielder recently by the league coaches. Neuner pitched and played infield for the Panthers. To see a complete list of the Big 7 League all-league baseball team, click here.
Recently the softball coaches of the Big 7 League named their all-league team. Royal Valley placed Kenzie Ogden on the 1st team as an infielder. The Panthers also had Alexis Hancock and an Honorable Mention selection at catcher/infield and Morgan New as Honorable Mention on the infield. For a complete list of the all-league selections, click here.
The middle school held their annual end of the year breakfast to celebrate milestone years of service. This year there were four retirements to celebrate as well. John Laudick, Peggy Schuetz, Darlene Irvin and Linda Craybill are leaving after many years of service with the district. At 10:30 AM the school hosted a reception to celebrate all four retiree’s. We wish them all the best moving forward to enjoy a restful retirement.
RVMS 8th grade promotion was Monday night, and 65 students were promoted to high school. The 7th grade band played "Pomp and Circumstance" as the 8th graders walked into the gym. The "Pledge of Allegiance" was led by the Citizenship Award winners Karlie Albright and Levi Parrett. Principal John Linn introduced the following student council officers: President--MaKaleb Parrett; Vice-President--Colby Carreno; Secretary--Emily Wurster-Lowe; Treasurer--Samantha Neuner; and Student Council Rep--Kaylee Klem-Andrews.
The class top achievers, Karlie Albright and Catrina Smith, spoke to the audience. 7-8 grade vocal students sang "Don't Stop Believing" and the 7-8 grade band played "Cool Kids."
Mr. Linn presented the class and Mr. Davis and Mrs. Pfrang handed out the certificates. The following students were promoted:
|Karlie Albright||Blaine Brandon Lutz|
|Connor Baxter||Maida Mahic|
|Noah Blanchard||Jessica Marney|
|Sophie Bosse||Krista McGinty|
|Ethan Boster||KJ Miller, Jr.|
|Ezra Burnworth||Samantha Neuner|
|Caleb Burtchell||Calvin Ogden|
|Derek Busey||Sondra Owings-Priest|
|Alexandra Cannon||Levi Parrett|
|Lily Cannon||MaKaleb Parrett|
|Colby Carreno||Brianna Potts|
|Elise Cartolano||SahBi Potts|
|Mariah Comp||Hannah Price|
|David Daubon||Danielle Rector|
|Cooper Daugherty||Hannah Robinson|
|Chase Emery||Jami Schneider|
|Megan Fenske||Jesse Shane|
|Antonio Greemore-Hopkins||Timothy Shields, Jr.|
|Fallon Greene||Aaron Simmons|
|Elaina Heavner||Catrina Smith|
|Marissa Jackson-Hullaby||Cody Smith|
|Shyree Jackson||Xavier Stanley|
|Gavin Jessepe||Mason Thomas|
|Breauna Jewell||Ruben Tinajero|
|Jake Kelly||Johnny Vaughan|
|Kaylee Klem-Andrews||Autumn Wabaunsee|
|Joshua Klobnak||Angel Wahwassuck|
|Brady Klotz||Jacob Wahwassuck|
|William Kralicek||Nahcs Wahwassuck|
|Dillon Lake||Kendon Wege|
|Lily Lefferd||Brett Wende|
|Parker Long||Marcella Wishteyah|
RVHS Commencement ceremony was held in the gym on Sunday, May 13. The seniors walked in to "Pomp and Circumstance" played by the RVHS band. Mr. Holloman introduced Dillon Smith, Student Council President and one of three Valedictorians, who gave the welcome speech.
"The diplomas we receive today are more than just pieces of paper saying we've passed our classes. They are proof we have had people in our lives who have been with us every step of the way," Smith said.
Soundsations then sang "One Call Away."
Mr. Davis, Superintendent of USD 337, introduced Shannon Nease. She was the second Valedictorian to speak.
"To my classmates who are afraid," read Nease, "there is a quote I would like to share with you by Meredith Grey for some advice on our futures. She says, 'Don't stop. Don't hesitate. You can't be afraid of what's next. Do not let fear get in your way.' There is another world outside of Jackson County, waiting to be explored by the Class of 2018."
Davis then introduced Danielle Stithem as the final Valedictorian of the class. She remarked, "We are the people we are today because of our experiences that have brought us to this moment. The movie Moana couldn't say it better. 'It's called wayfinding...it's seeing where you're going in your mind. Knowing where you are by knowing where you've been.' The last 13 years have led us to this day."
Mr. Holloman, RVHS Principal, presented the class and the USD 337 Board of Education presented the diplomas.
The class motto is "Every ending is the beginning of something new." The class flower is the gerbera daisy and the colors are maroon and metallic gold.