On Saturday, five 7th grade band students participated in the Washburn University Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. Congratulations to Garrett Hammer (saxophone), Lexi Koch (percussion ensemble), Eric Koon (clarinet), Erica Schnacker (clarinet), and Brennan Smith (percussion ensemble) on a job well done! And thank you to Shannon Akins for accompanying these students.
Tamo Thomas, RVHS senior, has been named to the 2nd Team All-State 3A Basketball Team for 2018. Tamo led the team in scoring most of the year. To see the full list of all-state members, click on the link below.
Friday was STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Day at RVMS. Seventh and eighth grade students split into groups and rotated every 50 minutes through five different stations. They created robots out of discarded computer parts; made bat gliders out of black plastic; deciphered codes to get through breakout boxes, created "rockets" using Alka-Seltzer packets and vinegar and calculated math equations to solve problems.
"One equation was to see if they could get Spider Man out of a burning building," explained Mrs. Hainey.
Tuesday, Mr. Boucher and Mrs. Appelhanz took RVHS world history students to the World War I museum in Kansas City. They toured the many exhibits of war posters, uniforms, artillery, and much more.
Dylan Creollo's favorite part was "the tanks because they go BOOM BOOM BOOM!" He also appreciated the displays of "American patriotism" he saw.
Devon Jackson's favorite part was "Going to the top of the pillar! It was cool."
Photos by Pam Appelhanz
RVES 3rd and 4th graders have a wide array of musical talent, and they showed it off during their concert on Tuesday. "It's Show Time" featured music of all types from country to pop and even some tap dancing. You are guaranteed a high-energy show when Mrs. Kimble's students take the stage!
Wednesday was the annual Seniors vs Staff basketball game. Every year NHS selects the group or charity for this fundraiser. This year the money went to Easton's family. Easton is a kindergarten student at RVES who is battling leukemia.
The RVHS KAY Club also raised money this year for Easton. The club raffled a t-shirt quilt made by Helen Bausch, Julie Putnam and Wendy Ehrhart and also held a chocolate room at a home basketball game this year. Sponsor Brenda Lambrecht presented the check to Easton's mom at halftime. Also at halftime, a group of students entertained the crowd with a dance!
The seniors won the game by two points, thanks to Easton's made basket and alley-oops to Masen Spoonhunter for dunks!
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets or donated to the fundraiser!
Royal Valley Board of Education
Monday, April 9, 2018
Impact Aid Public Hearing
with the Title VI Indian Education Budget Hearing to follow
Location: Royal Valley District Office
101 W Main, Mayetta, KS 66509
Time: 8:00 PM
Parents will have an opportunity to give input regarding proposed Impact Aid and Title VI Indian Education Budget activities.
Congratulations to Garrett Hicks, Royal Valley's senior of the month for March. Garrett is the son of Ronnie and Stephanie Hicks. Garrett has be active in cross country, track and basketball. Following graduation from Royal Valley and Washburn Technical Institute, Garrett plans to pursue a career in heating and air conditioning. The Royal Valley Student Council would like to thank Garrett for his continued leadership at Royal Valley High School.