The Middle School Book Fair will begin February 19th in the Multi-Purpose Room and run through Friday, February 23. The fair will be open throughout the day as much as possible until 4:00 pm. It will also be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences, so feel free to stop in between meetings. The fair will include many new releases by popular authors covering a variety of interests. Hope to see you at the Book Fair!
RV Recreation Association will hold their summer baseball and softball registrations on Wednesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 28 in RVHS Gym Commons from 6 pm to 8 pm.
There are new ball shirts this year, so everyone will need to purchase a new shirt. The cost is $10.00 each and there will be shirts available to try on at registration.
RVES students will be celebrating Dr. Seuss the week of Feb. 26th-Mar. 2nd. There will be several guest readers in the library on that Friday as well as a few other fun treats for the students who can dress according to the designated book of the day.
Freshman orientation has been set at RVHS for Monday, March 5. All members of the Class of 2022 and their parents are invited to attend this one-hour presentation. Topics covered include: pre-enrollment, CTE courses, Washburn Tech programs, individual plans of study, building tours and more!
Free Prom dresses are available at SilverSparkle Prom Shop, Shawnee Room of Maner Conference Center at the Kansas ExpoCentre. The shop will be open 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, March 24 and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday, March 25. No appointment necessary.
Third graders have been working on their bracelets for a long time, but the day has finally arrived for the students to sell them! They displayed their bracelets, some with beads and others without, on tables around the RVES Gym. As students from other grades came to the gym for lunch, they shopped for bracelets of their choice.
Each 3rd grade class chose one or more charities for their earnings. Mrs. VanHoutan's and Mrs. Linn's classes are donating their money to the Ronald McDonald House. Mrs. Triplett's class is dividing their money among the Red Cross, St. Francis Hospital and the US Army.
Thanks to everyone who purchased a bracelet!
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 the Royal Valley Middle School Cheerleaders along with their Cheer Sponsor, Mrs. DelToro, hosted their 2nd Annual Community Cancer Awareness Night. What this night offered was a service-learning project that the cheerleaders and their parents, district staff, and community members and organizations worked for a year in planning. This event was conducted in order to increase awareness about prevention and early detection of various types of cancers, to honor survivors, to honor those who have passed on, and to help everyone know that “No One Fights Alone”.
The evening kicked off with a free will donation chili and vegetable soup supper. Those in attendance then went on a “Scavenger Hunt” throughout the building and through the various stations. Once the “Scavenger Hunt” was completed attendees could collect a prize. These were some of the events that were available throughout the evening: making a luminary at the American Cancer Society table, collecting a mustache at the Hospice table after answering a few questions, playing a Kahoot game answering questions about cancer, making some art projects in the “Art Therapy Room”, finding out information about sugary drinks, oral health, diabetes, having your blood pressure taken, information made available for cancer self checks, and making a Chemo Care Package. To conclude the evening there were three guest speakers that gave their testimonies of hope: Barbara Bausch, Gordon Hainey, and Sharon Bosse.
There were several door prizes given throughout the evening as well as the beautiful quilt being raffled off. The quilt was designed, created, and quilted by: the Cheerleaders, Mrs. DelToro, Ms. Andreasen, Mrs. Hainey, and Tammy Bussen. Each individual did their part in helping to make this quilt possible. All total, and alone the quilt raised almost $700.
The Chemo Care Packages that were made will be delivered to the Stormont-Vail Cancer center sometime in March by Mrs. DelToro and the Cheerleaders. Over 75 packages were made this year!! Items placed in the Chemo Care Packages were from the classroom competition that occurred after Thanksgiving at the middle school, as well as a collection box being placed at Holton Community Hospital. Items that were donated were: toothbrushes, small packages of kleenex, lotion, soap, crayons, coloring books, pens, pencils, hard candy, notebooks, pocket calendars, stuffed animals, crocheted hats, and much more.
The Cheerleaders also sold Panthers For A Cure shirts this year with 100% of the proceeds from these sales being collected for the American Cancer Society. They also had another Panther Pride shirt designed that sold at the beginning of the school year with 50% of those sales going to this fund as well. We thank Lasting Impressions of Holton, Kansas for partnering with us in this part of the fundraising.
There were a few additions to this event from last year: Diagnostic Imaging Center P.A. brought the mobile mammography unit, Early Detection Works helped those needing information and availability of free mammograms, a Jackson County Health Department nurse was available during the event, the Holton Dental Associates were at the event to help with information about oral health, Holton Chamber of Commerce helped with advertising on their new sign in Holton, and Ralph Hipp with WIBW hosted a “Red Couch” interview. Likewise, we had returning organizations: Matt Waits from the PBP Health and Wellness Program, Wendy Doriss with Hospice, Amy Kralicek and Shelle Arnold with the merican Cancer Society, Holton Community Hospital, Amanda Bacon for designing our posters and postcards, and our very own Nurse Amy Mosier. Thank you to all of you for partnering with us in making this event another successful outreach to the Jackson County Community!
Thursday, February 22 is RVES picture day! This year Lifetouch will be taking the photos. If you would like to order your child's class (group) photo, you must have your order form and $10 here ON THAT DAY!
Proofs of your child's individual pictures will be sent home to be ordered later. At that time you may indicated which background option you would like to use for your child's individual picture.
Congratulations to Dillon Smith, Royal Valley's senior of the month for February. Dillon is the son of Steve and Cari Smith. Dillon has been active in football, baseball, student council, KAY club, FCA, and NHS. Dillon holds a 4.0 GPA, and plans to attend Kansas State University where he will pursue a degree in Engineering. The Royal Valley student council would like to thank Dillon for his continued leadership at RVHS.
"I was surprised that I got it," Dillon said. "It's an honor. I'm also looking forward to parking that parking spot!"