Royal Valley High School band performed at State Music for Large Groups in Atchison yesterday. They played "Bridgeview Overture" with a solo by Hayley Harman on the clarinet and "African Dreams" with a solo by Hanna Allen on the flute/piccolo. The RVHS band received a "II" rating.
Congratulations to Mrs. Gilbert and the band members!
Photos by Mrs. Lambrecht
Holton Family Health Center providers will be conducting free sports physicals on Wednesday, May 2 for all Jackson County student athletes entering grades 7-12. The physicals will be offered from 4 pm to 6 pm at 1603 W. 4th St. in Holton. Parents need to attend with their athlete or sign the concussion and physical forms prior to the appointment. After the physical is completed, the clinic will keep the forms and later share them with the correct schools.
Forms are available in the RVHS and RVMS offices or by downloading at KSHSAA
All athletes must have a physical on file with their school prior to practicing any sport in school year 2018-2019.
Members of the Royal Valley FCCLA Chapter attended their state convention over the weekend. Students who qualified at the district STAR events competition presented their projects to a panel of judges in Wichita. The top project in each category earned to right to compete at the national convention in Atlanta this summer.
Janine Gustafson competed in Focus on Children with her project to help children in poverty. The project was called "Thrive" and Janine worked with moms and kids in Jackson County. "The judges liked the idea of helping kids in poverty. They said I needed to be more confident in answering questions," Janine explained.
Janine earned a silver medal for her project.
Lindsey Bowden competed in Chapter Service Project and missed qualifying for a trip to the national convention by less than one point. She also earned a silver medal. She will still make the trip to Atlanta for national convention because she is a state officer. As one of eight state officers, Lindsey will help lead the state meeting in Atlanta.
"We will start planning for the State Leadership Conference," she explained, and she will also attend training sessions.
Alyssa Carlisle and Josslyn Coulter created a video called "Hidden Rules of the Workplace" and competed in the National Program, Career Connection category. They came up with a list of rules for the workplace like "Don't date a co-worker" and "Don't borrow money from a co-worker." Members of their class created scripts for each scenario and acted them out in class. Alyssa and Josslyn then tweaked the scripts and chose several for their video.
On April 11th, 2018, the National History Day students had the privilege to conduct a FaceTime interview with Mrs. Raye Montague. Mrs. Montague’s life is the topic of our projects. We asked several questions referring to her life including questions about the theme of the National History Day, Conflict and Compromise. She answered the questions with great detail along with other personal experiences. Mrs. Montague is an amazing woman that experienced some tough things growing up in southern Arkansas during the 1950’s-1960’s. The Kansas History Day competition is April 21, 2018. If we advance the documentary and the website will get the opportunity to compete this summer at College Park, Maryland.
The students each chose their favorite quote from the interview.
Morgan Davis: “Don’t say it’s not part of your job description, go above and beyond.”
Olivia Flowers: “Don’t let people control you, you control the situation.”
Henry Mitchell: “When you get to the top, don’t be a queen bee because they get to the top and pull the ladder up. When you get to the top, leave the door open for others to follow.”
Alex Cannon: “To be successful you have to be educated and you must work hard.”
Sondra Owings-Priest: “Change obstacles into challenges. You might have to step back and go a different direction, but you can achieve.”
Science Fair Winners 2018
4th Grade Model-
1st Place- Isabelle Bright, Olivia Cook- Color Blindness
2nd Place- Ryan Lutjens, Turner Long- Pressure Power
3rd Place- Carsyn Nocktonick, Katelyn Macintosh, Amber Mzhickteno- Geods
4th Grade Experiment
1st Place- Jeven Smith- Fastest Way to First Base
2nd Place- Maggie Davis, Addilyn Lefferd, Nalanie Kesler – Are Mood Rings Accurate?
3rd Place- Danicka Decker- Shadows
3rd Grade Model-
1st Place- Josie Shelton- Volcanoes in space
2nd Place- Chloe Whiteman- How Seasons Change
3rd Place- Dasno Mills, Soonwy Wahwassuck, Eviana Evans- How Does a Tornado
3rd Grade Experiment
1st Place- Eli Holcomb- Project Germ Away
2nd Place- Mallorie Fox- Does Shipping Eggs Effect the Hatch Rate?
3rd Place- Payton Hollar Hicks/ Liz VanWagoner – How Fast does the Color Coating
On Skittles Disolve
2nd Grade Model
1st Place- Tacin Taylor- Heavy or Light, Which is Right?
2nd Place- Evangeline Decker- How Plants Spin
3rd Place- J.B. Schribner, Landon Bell- Volcano Madness
2nd Grade Experiment
1st Place- Seth Simpson- Air Powered Lego Car
2nd Place- Josh Berry, Kadyn Pugh- What is the Best Meal for Mealworms
3rd Place- Brayden Prentice- Hot Wheels and Gravity
The high school FFA students held Agriculture Day today for RVES Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders. High School students drove tractors and horse trailers to school, along with horses, pigs, goats and other farm animals. Those animals and the equipment are set up in the RVHS parking lot for students to see. Other stations of Ag Day are set up in the greenhouse and ag lab.
In the greenhouse, students saw the plants that will be for sale next weekend and the tomatoes that the high school students grow for the cafeteria. They also got to plant their own plants to take home.
In the ag lab, students learned about "from farm to table" in regards to a hamburger.
Beginning in August 2018, USD 337 Royal Valley will offer preschool for 4-year-old children five days per week at RVES in Hoyt. Little Panther Preschool will provide a positive and nurturing environment for children, encouraging active learning for language, literacy and mathematics as well as social-emotional growth through hands-on activities, instruction, exploration and play.
With the exception of the first Friday of each month, the Little Panther Preschool will meet five days per week 8 am to 11:10 am or 12:20 pm to 3:30 pm. Transportation is available for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
The fee for the Little Panther Preschool is $100/month (See Free Rates below)
Child care is available before school (7am to 8 am) and after school (3:30 pm to 6 pm) at the Childhood Learning Center (CLC) located at Royal Valley Elementary School. Enrollment must be made through the CLC program and fees associated with the day care ($5/day for AM, $8/day for PM) are paid directly to CLC.
Children must be 4 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year. Priority will be given to residents of the Royal Valley USD 337 district.
Free Rates: Students who qualify for free rates must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
All parents interested in the Royal Valley Little Panther Preschool will need to submit the application and sign up for an orientation/screening date (May 11). For more information, contact RVES (785-986-6286) or the District Office (785-966-2246).
RVHS annual plant sale is begins Saturday, April 21 in the greenhouse behind RVHS. The sale begins at 9 am and ends at noon. Can't be there on Saturday? No problem! The greenhouse sale will continue on Tuesday, April 24 from 9 am to 5 pm and Wednesday, April 25 from 9 am to 4 pm. Other dates will be announced if there is still inventory remaining. We do not restock.
Check out the flier for the inventory
Congratulations to Katie Hanshaw, Royal Valley's Senior of the Month for April. Katie is the daughter of Matt and Rebekah Hanshaw. Katie has been active in cross country, track and forensics at Royal Valley. Following graduation, Katie plans to attend Full Sail University in Florida, where she will major in computer animation. The Royal Valley Student Council would like to thank Katie for her continued leadership at Royal Valley.