The KAY Daddy Daughter Date Night was held on Saturday, November 18. It started at 5:30 pm. The dads and daughters took pictures, sat and colored the first letter of their name while waiting for their food, went to library for door-prizes, and at the end held the dance for the kids and dads.
Page Simpson was a waitress. She commented, "It actually went really good, and it was cute to see the kids dress up."
When asked what he thought about the event, Jase Preston said, "It was really neat that they held this for the dads to bond with their daughters."
On Saturday October 4th, Eryn Daughtery auditioned for the Northeast District of Kansas Honor Choir and was chosen! She sang portions of three different songs and a sight-reading phrase. She will rehearse with the District Choir on December 2nd and will perform that afternoon. Congratulations to Eryn for her hard work!
"It was a great experience! I was very glad when I heard I made it," commented Eryn Daughtery.
The Family and Consumer Science class is learning how to preform CPR from Nurse Amy.
"It is a very worth while skill to learn and helps the students become certified in CPR/AED and first aid. It also helps students get priority hiring because they have that skill on their resume," remarked Nurse Amy.
On Friday, November 17th the boys basketball team helped serve donuts and juice to kids and their fathers! PTO hosts this every fall along with muffins with mom in the spring!
"It was a good turn out along with fun community service," remarked Masen Spoonhunter.
"It represented our basketball team in a positive way, and I'm glad that I could help out!" added Isaac Neuner.
Saturday was the State Spirit Competition that KSHSAA sponsored at the Kansas ExpoCentre in Topeka. This was the first time KSHSAA has put on a State Spirit Competition. Thirteen schools from across Kansas competed. RVHS cheerleaders did not make it to the finals.
"We did not make it to finals, but the girls' routines were clean and they had a blast!" Coach Julie explained.
Photo by Mrs. DelToro
On Friday, November 17th the band will be starting their pastry sale. The items that are selling are:
Apple, cinnamon, cream cheese, and strawberry Pastry Puffins that are $14.
Pepperoni PuffCrust Pizza for $14.
Apple, blueberry & cream cheese, cherry, cinnamon, strawberry & cream cheese Butter Braid Pastries for $14.
Caramel Rolls and 4 Cheese and Herb Butter Braid Pastry Rolls for $15.
If you would like to order, contact a band member. There forms are due by November 30th and the items will be delivered December 7th.
Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, RVHS cast and crew presented "Hotel Nashville" written by RVHS drama teacher Stephanie Allen.
Special thanks to the following people:
Neale Sutton for help with the sets.
Jay Diamond, Melissa Pugh, and W.D. Montgomery
Leonard and Molly Allen
All the families of the cast and crew.
Rebekah Hanshaw of Cyclopes Custom Creations,
making the Chelsea New fan shirts
Christina, Georgia, and Kaitlyn Williams for the coffee table, walker, and canes.
Anthony Beckerman and the Beckerman family for use of the sofa.
In the future, how can parents get involved with the play?
You can lend or give us costume or prop pieces if you have no use for them. If you paint your house, or a room and have paint left over, you can give it to the play. You can help us make costumes. You can provide snacks during play practice. You can help us construct/paint the sets. You can donate AA batteries for mic packs. You can donate makeup remover wipes or makeup sponges. You can help us tear down/ clean up on the Sunday after the show.
Chelsea New--Christina Hanshaw
Morgan & Tony--Karsen Smith
Courtney Diamond--Charlotte Rooks
Rico Suave--Ivan Torkelson
Candi Capri--Laurel Lundin
Pocket Lady--Elizabeth Sutton
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Royal Valley Middle school students celebrated local Veterans on Friday November 10, 2017. The day started off with a breakfast hosted by the Student Council at 8:30. The STUCO students enjoyed some time to visit with the Veterans to hear about some of their experiences while in the military. After breakfast several of the guest went into classrooms to continue telling the students their many stories.
At 9:40 the seventh grade class had the opportunity to meet and ask a few questions to the three Veterans that were to be awarded the quilts the class had made last winter. Charles Jewell, Roger Gooderl and Melvin Wells were the gentlemen that received the quilts. Mr. Jewell and Mr. Wells are Veterans from the Korean Conflict and Mr. Gooderl was from the Vietnam Conflict. All three men are lifelong residents in our district.
Moving forward with the morning found all of the students and staff in the gym to start the assembly to honor all of the Veterans in attendance. The RVMS boy scout troop presented the flag and lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. The RVHS Soundsations sang the National Anthem after which Mr. Davis welcomed everyone and introduced the two guest speakers, Lieutenant Colonel Ave Ruiz and Major Becki Moore from Fort Riley. They duo engaged the students in a little “Army fun” challenging the students to push ups, sit ups and jumping jacks. Lieutenant Colonel Ruiz shared his story explaining that he had come from a very poor background yet chose to change his future by attending West Point and making a career in the Army, proving to the students anyone can change their future!
The last part of the assembly was awarding the Quilts of Valor the class of 2023 had made last winter. Andrea Clements and Henry Mitchell were the spokesmen for the awards sharing information about each of the recipients. Ending by “wrapping” the quilts around each one of these inspirational Veterans.
The local Bernie Deghand American Legion post had Emma Deghand, Bernie’s daughter, come forward to draw a winning name for a quilt that Helen Bausch had donated to them for a fundraiser that took place this summer.
The middle school was honored to have the Veterans attend this breakfast and assembly. There were Veterans from the Bernie Deghand American Legion, We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410, and the Holton VFW represented as well as numerous other Veterans from the area.
Congratulations to Caleb Burnworth, Royal Valley's Senior of the Month for November. Caleb is the son of David and Dianna Burnworth. Caleb has been active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Football and Wrestling. Following graduation, Caleb plans to attend Washburn University where he will pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. The Royal Valley student council would like to thank Caleb for his continued leadership at RVHS.
"I'm honored to be senior of the month, and I'm glad my hard work is paying off!"