Mrs. Litherland has a sign up sheet in her classroom for adopt-a-family. FCCLA and other student organizations are adopting some RV families for Christmas. Anyone who wants to bring a gift needs to sign his/her name to the list and take the ornament with that item on it. FCCLA will accept money in place of gifts, but they need it in time to go shopping. All of the items are due by December 15th.
On December 14th at 6p.m. in the high school commons, there will be a chili feed hosted by the Royal Valley band. The entire community is invited. It will be $5.00 and that will include chili, cinnamon rolls, crackers, and veggies. The money will go to the band's trip to San Antonio this spring.
The After Prom meeting that was supposed to be held Wednesday, December 7 will be moved to Wednesday, December 14. The time will also be changed to 6:15p.m. so that everyone can go to the RVHS concert after the meeting.
Congratulations to Lucas Broxterman, Royal Valley's Senior of the Month for December. Lucas is the son of Steve and Cindy Broxterman. Lucas has been active in cross country, basketball, and track. He is a member of FCCLA, FCA, NHS, and is the current FFA Vice President. Following graduation, Lucas plans to attend a four-year university where he will pursue a degree in the field of agriculture. The Royal Valley student council would like to thank Lucas for his continued leadership at RVHS.
Lucas Broxterman remarked, "I feel honored that my hard work and dedication throughout high school payed off."
This year the National Honor Society will hold a blanket and stuffed animal drive at the high school from Monday, December 12th through Thursday, December 15th. These blankets and stuffed animals will be donated to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Victim Services, who will then provide them to families and victims in times of crisis. All blankets and stuffed animals donated should be either new or in excellent condition.
Please contact Emily Jennings (email@example.com or 986-6251) at the high school for further information.
Panther Baseball is holding an advanced camp for 3rd through 8th graders. The camp dates will be January 11, January 18, January 25, and January 31. It will run from 6:30-7:45. Drills and instruction will include hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, pitcher fielding, catching and base running. Players need to bring a hat, glove, bat and batting helmet. The cost will be $35 prepaid (includes a t-shirt) or $10 per session.
For more information, contact Coach Ternes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-986-6286.
Royal Valley High School is selling the old wall mat that was displayed in the high school gymnasium and the "Home of the Panthers" sign that was hung over the home crowd area for the last 20 years. The wall mat dimensions are 12' wide by 6' tall. The "Home of the Panthers" sign is 8' wide by 4' tall. Both items are being sold and profits will go to the Royal Valley High School activity fund. Each item is being auctioned off separately through sealed bids. If you would like to bid on one of these items, you can mail your sealed bid to the district office. You may also drop off your sealed bid at any school location or at the district office. The cutoff for submitting a bid will be Monday, December 19th at 3:00 PM. All bids will be opened at the district office on Tuesday, December 20th at 10:00 am. The winner will be notified and may pick up the items once payment has been received.