On Wednesday, September 19, the RVMS history projects class took a field trip to the Kansas State Library in Topeka. They were conducting research for their Kansas History Day/National History Day projects. Cindy Roupe from the Kansas State Library and other staff members prepared a great afternoon. The staff shared the history of the library, primary source documents and assisted the students in finding materials that were specific to each of their topics. It was a very successful afternoon of research!
It was a hot and windy day for a cross country meet, but the Panthers turned in several personal best times yesterday at Hoyt City Park. Below are some highlights and The full race times and places. Thanks to everyone who helped run the meet.
In the 7th grade girls race, Amanda Smith placed 1st with a time of 13:21.59. This is her 4th meet and 4th victory this season! Callie Coleman placed 9th and Alyssa Schuetz took 11th. In the 7th grade boys race, Carson Blackwood placed 3rd and Kyle Riley placed 6th. Caden Swain came in 20th.
In the 8th grade girls race, Cheyenne Hittle placed 7th and Erica Schnacker finished in 10th. In the 8th grade boys race, Garrett Hammer placed 10th.
For the high school, Christian McAlister placed 7th in the JV boys race with Quo-Jon Tye right behind in 8th. Antonio Greemore-Hopkins placed 15th. For the JV girls, Hayley Harman and Elise Cartalano were RV's top finishers.
For the varsity girls, Chloe Richter placed 17th. Nue Tinajero placed 4th in the varsity boys race.
Photos by Brenda Lambrecht
Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, siblings and friends who came to the RVES Book Fair yesterday after school to help the students shop for books! All the money will go back into the library for your students. Even Clifford the Big Red Dog came to see all the students!
The Royal Valley community is selling t-shirts to help support Janet Cyphers, RVHS special education teacher who is battling cancer. All proceeds will go to Janet and her family for expenses. The shirts come in either gray or purple with the design pictured here. They are $12.50 each, with the larger sizes being one dollar more. All orders must be received by Monday, September 24. The shirts will be printed at Lasting Impressions in Holton and can be picked up there or at the RV building of your choice.
Homecoming week ended Friday night with the dance, and what a week it was! Students and staff across the district dressed up every day in the theme of the day. There were tourists and scrabble letters and twins everywhere as everyone got in the spirit of Homecoming.
Friday during seminar, RVHS students had a hall decorating competition using the theme for the dance "Under the Sea." The seniors won the contest, but the junior hall looked pretty amazing as well.
Before the football game Friday night, Homecoming candidates Ben Neuner, Brandon Rodewald, Zach Wahweotten, Emily Albright, Alyssa Gooderl and Charlotte Rooks were introduced to the crowd. The girls rode around the track in corvettes as the boys waited on them. Then, escorted by their parents, they all walked out onto the football field where Zach and Charlotte were crowned as King and Queen. Crown bearers were Sidda Evans and Connor Lambrecht.
Royal Valley won its first football game of the year, beating Riverside 28-27.
The evening ended with the traditional Homecoming dance in the RVHS commons. Great job, everyone, for an outstanding Homecoming week!
Members of the RVHS band are selling Yankee Candles from Monday, September 10 until Monday, September 24. All money earned will help each student pay their way this spring when the band travels to Chicago over spring break.
Anyone wanting to order candles or other accessories can contact a member of the band or director Jennifer Gilbert @ email@example.com.
Voya Financial, Inc., a leading provider of workplace retirement solutions, including savings plans for K-12 educators, announced today that Kim Clark, a teacher at Royal Valley High School in Hoyt, KS, has received a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2018 Voyal Unsung Heroes awards competition.
Through the Voya Unsung Heroes program, Voya Financial awards grants to K-12 educators nationwide to honor their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence their students. For more than 20 years, the program has awarded over $5 million in grants to more than 2,000 educators across the United States.
“Our Unsung Heroes program continues to recognize teachers who go above and beyond to inspire today’s students in the classroom,” said Heather Lavellee, president of Tax-Exempt Markets at Voya Financial. “We are proud to honor teachers like Kim Clark whose inspiring program is making a difference in the lives of young people. This commitment and passion for teaching closely aligns with our focus at Voya on helping all Americans prepare for their unique financial futures.”
Clark’s innovative teaching idea, “Lights, Camera, Agtion,” focuses on providing the tools, resources ad technology for the students of Royal Valley High School to create videos about agriculture. Students involved in the program will have an opportunity to showcase the importance of agriculture to the local Hoyt community, county, state and potentially country. With the Voyal grant, Clark will be able to provide better technology and more resources so students can continue to make more videos to better inform the public about agriculture. Through higher quality video, students will also be able to further engage their creations on social media, reaching a larger audience to help the students showcase their video creations.
“I plan to utilize the grant specifically in Ag Leadership and Communications and Ag Business to assist the students in advocating for agriculture and spreading awareness of the agriculture industry,” explained Clark. “We will purchase iPads, a microphone, possibly a green screen and other technology needed to help us create videos to promote agriculture.“
Selected from a group of more than 1,200 applicants, Clark is one of only 100 winners across the country who will receive this award to help fund and bring her program to life. In addition, she will now compete with other finalists for one of the top three prizes—an additional $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000 from Voya Financial.
To learn more about this year’s winning projects, as well as those from previous years, visit the Unsung Heroes website at Voya.com/UnsungHeroes. Applications for the 2019 Voyal Unsung Heroes awards are currently being accepted through the website until April 30, 2019.
Unsung Heroes is part of Voya’s broader efforts to empower teachers to become leaders by promoting their careers, recognizing high-achieving accomplishments, providing training opportunities and offering financial support to achieve their goals.
The RVHS yearbook staff is selling burritos that are made by Cafe Holliday, a restaurant near downtown Topeka that serves excellent Mexican food. By fundraising with the sale of the burritos, the staff hopes to keep the cost of the yearbook down as much as possible. The price has been the same for the last 9 years!
Cafe Holliday offers a bean and cheese option and their breakfast burritos have potatoes in them. Cafe Holliday only sells/packages them by the dozen, so maybe you’ll consider splitting a dozen with someone if you don’t usually buy 12.
1 dozen Combo - beans, beef, and cheese = $22
1 dozen Bean and Cheese = $22
1 dozen Breakfast - sausage, egg, potato, and cheese = $24
The order deadline is October 5. Ask a yearbook staff member or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to place an order!
Congratulations to Tanner Holte, Royal Valley's Senior of the Month for September. Tanner is the son of Michael Shon and Tamara Holte. Tanner has been active in Student Council, Band, Forensics, and is a current Drum Major. The Royal Valley Student Council would like to thank Tanner for his continued leadership at Royal Valley High School.