The RVMS Veterans Day Breakfast is happening again this year! Mark your calendars for Monday, November 26 at 8:30 AM. The breakfast will be held in the RVMS commons area until 9:00 AM. Doughnuts, fruit, coffee, and juice will be served to the veterans by the STUCO officers. Mrs. Laura DelToro and Ms. Courtney Kasson are preparing some special decorations for the event, as well as special music presented by 7th and 8th grade students under the direction of vocal music instructor, Carrie Kahle. Last year we had about 30 veterans from the community attend the breakfast and we’re hoping more will be able to attend this year! Please spread the word!
In preparing decorations for November 26th and our breakfast to honor the Veterans in Jackson County, Mrs. DelToro's 7th grade history class would like to collect names of the Veterans from Jackson County. These names will be placed within the decorations they are creating. Please send Mrs. DelToro an email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, branch of the military they served in, and, if you know, the years of service of the Veteran(s) you would like to be honored (in name) at this event. Thank you!
Last Saturday auditions for grade Middle Level District Choir were held at Eudora High School. Three ninth graders were selected to participate in the Middle Level District Choir. Those students are Serenity Hopkins, Marissa Jackson, and KJ Miller. Their concert will take place at Topeka High School on December 1. In addition, RVMS had eight 5th and 6th grade students selected for the Elementary District Honor Choir on the same day at Topeka High School. Maggie Davis, Danika Decker, Carsyn Nocktonick, Jillian Hammer, Reagan Holte, Samantha Klotz, Stormy Lake & Tara Wabskie will represent RVMS.
"These students will be performing with the KMEA Northeast District Elementary Choir at Topeka High School. To my knowledge, it is the first time students from Royal Valley have been a part of the elementary and middle level district honor choirs," Mrs. Kahle remarked.
Students from Royal Valley's JAG-K program spent Sunday evening serving meals at the Veterans' Day program at the fair grounds in Holton. The students set up tables, served the food, assisted some of the veterans and their families to their tables with their food and cleaned up after the event was finished.
There were veterans from Jackson County at the event who had served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and more recent wars. The students listened to the speaker and watched the presentation of the flags.
First graders in Mrs. Luthi's class today got a special treat when Airman Lovvorn visited their classroom. The students made a big heart together first thing this morning and presented it to her at the end of her presentation. The students had such a great time learning about what a veteran is on this day we observe as Veterans Day!
Saturday, November 10, auditions for grade 10-12 Northeast Kansas District Honor Choir were held at Eudora Middle School. Hanna Allen and Eryn Daugherty were among approximately 450 students who auditioned. Hanna was accepted into the Honor Choir!
Mrs. Kahle, RV vocal music director said, "This is quite an honor as around 450 singers audition and approximately 150 are accepted. 29 schools throughout northeast Kansas will be participating in the concert which will be held on Saturday, December 1st at Topeka High School."
All fourth graders gathered in Mrs. Roach's room today to interview 2nd Lieutenant Zack Dahl using Google Hangout. Dahl is a 2011 RVHS graduate who is in his final two weeks of Airspace Control Officer training in 29 Palms, CA with the Marine Corps. After his graduation from ACO training on November 20, Dahl will return to North Carolina where he will be stationed for the next two years. He will be promoted to 1st Lieutenant in March 2019.
Students asked great questions about military life such as the food Dahl eats while on missions, how often he works out, what his typical day is like and how long he plans to serve in the military.
Last school year, 8th grader Alex Cannon created a website/movie over the career of Raye Montague for the National History Day competition. Alex also submitted her work to the MY HERO International Film Festival. Recently, RVMS staff members Brenda Hainey and Heather Hundley received this letter about that film entry:
Congratulations! Your submission to the MY HERO International Film Festival has been selected as a finalist for competition in our Festival.
We hope to announce the winners by December 15th on our website, when this page will be updated with 2018 winners: https://myhero.com/
We will not be having a physical festival event this year due to budget cuts, but we will be featuring winners online to our global community of teachers and learners around the world!
First Place winners will receive a PDF certificate and winner laurels in email. Congratulations on making a wonderful film and good luck!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
Art exploration students have been working on embossed-metal drawings in class recently. They are on display on the bulletin board across the hall from the RVHS library. These pictures do not do them justice! Nice work, everyone!
Congratulations to Alyssa Gooderl, Royal Valley's senior of the month for November. Alyssa is the daughter of Scott and Deb Gooderl. She has participated in Volleyball, Track, and Softball. She has also been active in FFA, FCA and KAY Club. Following graduation, Alyssa plans to attend Missouri Western State University. The Royal Valley Student Council would like to thank Alyssa for her continued leadership at RVHS.