Parents/Guardians: Please fill out a Family Engagement Survey at the link below if you did not do so at conferences. We appreciate your feedback! Thanks! https://districttools.org/498fes2018/locales
Reminder: Art Club Trip tomorrow to Omaha! Be there at 7:20 and meet in front of school. Bring money for lunch😁🖌🏛🎨🖼😁
Valley Heights Robotics Season 1 is in the books! Alex Hardin and Connor Nolte finished the season competing at the Kansas State Championship tournament Saturday, finishing in 7th place and bringing home the Judges' Award trophy. Great Job team for such a successful season. You've set the bar pretty high!
Girls State Basketball Finals: VH 32-Central Plains 48: Final
Girls State Basketball Finals: VH 19-Central Plains 32 after 3rd.
Girls State Basketball Finals: VH 12-Central Plains 20 at halftime.
Championship Saturday! With the Lady Mustangs making the finals, there will be a send off celebration at VHHS. The girls team is leaving at 1:00 pm Saturday, so meet at the high school around 12:30. There is still room on the pep bus if any students are needing a ride. Pep bus leaves at 2:30. Game time in Manhattan is 4:00. Let’s get as many fans to the game as possible!
VH 36-Olpe 35 after three quarters!
VH 26-Olpe 25 at halftime!
Just starting 2nd qtr: VH 17-Olpe 17
Track tee shirts and hoodies. Go to this website to place orders.https://vhhstrack2018.itemorder.com/sale
VH with the first round win! 50-33!
End of 3rd: VH 40 - WEHS 21
Halftime: VH 27 - WEHS 11
End of 1st quarter: VH 19 - WEHS 4
The afterschool program, Colts Round-Up will operate on normal schedule Wednesday, March 7.
Don't forget Parent/Teacher conferences tonight at Valley Heights JR/SR High School. 4pm-7pm. Hope to see you there.
MORE STATE BB INFO: Ticket prices are $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for students. This price has a $1.00 surcharge facility use fee. There is NO parking fee.
Valley Heights FFA officers had the opportunity to meet Gregg Doud, newly confirmed US Chief Agriculture Negotiator who will lead the US delegation in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation process. Thanks to Gregg for taking the time to speak with our members about what he does and will do for American agriculture into the future.
DRIVERS EDUCATION Drivers Education will again be hosted by Valley Heights High School. There will be a meeting for eligible students and their parents on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm in the Valley Heights Jr/Sr High commons area. Students must be 14 years old by June 1, 2018 to enroll in drivers education. The deadline to sign up for the course will be Tuesday, March 13th. The cost of the course is $150, payment due by March 13th, and space is limited. Therefore, those who sign up and have paid their fees first will be given the first opportunity. The course will last for four weeks (ending April 20th) and will begin on Friday, March 16. The driving session will begin in early June.
Jr/Sr High School Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences: Junior/Senior High School Spring Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled and will be held on Monday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 6th. The conference scheduled for March 5th is by invitation where some parents have been invited to come and visit with teachers about their students. We invite all parents to come and visit teachers for conferences on Tuesday, March 6th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. All parents that attend the jr/sr high school conferences will be put into a drawing for a $25 gift card to the Valley Heights Jostens Store to get customized Mustang apparel.
FYI - Water going to VH Jr/Sr High School will be shut off at 3:35 pm on March 1st to repair a water line.
Please come out and support the Lady Mustangs tonight at 6:00 pm as they open up Sub-State action. The boys will begin their tournament Tuesday at 6:00 pm
Special shout out to Jordan Yungeberg, Megan Jones, Connor Nolte, Nicole Weyer and Landon Woodyard for helping their art teacher move to a new house! So blessed to have such wonderful kids!
Reminder that Monday, Feb. 26 is a normal school day. There is school tomorrow.
The junior high scholars bowl BVL tournament at Linn has been rescheduled for March 12th.
The Forensics Meet at Marysville tomorrow, Feb, 24, is canceled. May be rescheduled at a later date.
The Twin Valley Dance scheduled for Saturday, February 24 has been postponed to April 7th. KAY members, please make sure to share with other members that there has been a change.
Due to excessive school cancellations, the staff training day for Monday, February 26 will now be an instructional day for staff and students. Again, Monday, February 26, will now be a normal school day. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided as usual.
Junior High Dance - With school being cancelled Friday, February 23rd, the junior high dance is cancelled. We will let you know when a makeup date is confirmed.
USD 498 Closed Friday February 23
USD 498 Valley Heights two hour delay today Feb 23 No Morning Pre-School No breakfast
The Art Club Trip to Omaha on Friday has been cancelled, due to road conditions. It will be rescheduled another time.
USD 498 Closed Thursday February 22nd
Tonight's Basketball vs Clifton-Clyde. No JV Girls game. JV Boys start at 4:45 followed by Varsity Girls, Parents Night Ceremony, and Varsity Boys. All games are at the High School.
Due to 2 HOUR delay, FFA breakfast postponed until Wednesday Feb 21st.
Valley Heights Schools will be on a two hour delay today February 20th. No Morning Pre-School No Breakfast.
Today Valley Heights High School took precautionary measures in order to investigate an inappropriate message on a bathroom wall. The school was never in lock-down.This was a real situation and not a drill. There was never a threat of imminent danger for students or staff.If information was shared with anyone by school staff that indicated we were conducting a drill, that was not the case. We apologize for any misinformation that was passed on to parents or community members. The situation has been resolved and school continues as usual this afternoon. Please direct any questions or concerns to John Bergkamp, Superintendent. (785) 363 - 2398.
On 2/15/18, there was an inappropriate message of violence written on the wall in a bathroom. For safety of all students and staff, VH administration is currently evaluating the credibility of the situation. There is no imminent threat, we are just taking precautionary measures. It is of our utmost importance to continue to provide a safe learning environment for our students.
There WILL BE Colt's Round-Up afterschool today February 15th.
HS Basketball Game Schedule for tonight, Feb. 13, 2018 at Wetmore. No JV Games. Varsity Girls play at 6:00 followed by the Varsity Boys.
Hey everybody! Just a reminder that Cora is still collecting personal hygiene items fir her STAR Event to help the Pony Express Partnership for Children here in Marshall County. Items like Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Men's Body Wash, Kids' Hair and Body Wash, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Kids' Toothpaste, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent, Razors, Paper Towels, Feminine Hygiene Products, Diapers, Wipes. Collections will go until the end of March. The collection boxes will be out at every home basketball game right by the entrance gates. She's done so great and would appreciate your help! Thank you in advance!
The basketball game that was postponed Tuesday night at Troy High School will be made up on Monday Feb. 12th. 4:45 JV boys followed by the varsity girls then varsity boys. NO JV GIRLS.
All after school activities for Valley Heights are canceled for February 6th. This includes all practices and after school programs.
The basketball games at Troy on 2/6/18 have been cancelled. When a date for make-up has been established, it will be communicated.
www.SchoolStore.Jostens.com Custom School Gear from Jostens! Jostens is not just for class rings anymore, they are offering an online ordering program that offers several VH items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, jerseys, polos, bags, jackets, shorts, and many other items. Items can be customized and even represent the Colts for the elementary level. Check out their website, no minimum order required. Also, 12% of all purchases go back to our district. Please ask Mr. Kenworthy for a $10 coupon! While supplies last!
FCCLA will be hosting a free will donation Baked Potato Bar on Friday, February 9th from 5-7:45.
Due to poor weather conditions open gym and youth practices in Blue Rapids are canceled.
VH Robotics are going to finals in the 8th seed alliance.
To view the robotics tournament live you can go to Create Foundation using this link. http://www.create-found.org/Webcast.php
Troy H.S. will be offering a taco supper at the basketball games Tuesday, February 6th, beginning at 5:00 pm. Free will donations will be accepted.
Schedule of game Tuesday 1/30/18 at Valley Heights: ( all games at the HS) 5:00 JV girls (3 quarters) 6:00 Varsity girls 7:30. Varsity boys. NO JV BOYS
VH Jr/Sr HS just conducted a successful drug search training activity with Marshall County and Riley County Sheriff's Departments. During the training exercise, VH went into Lock-In. This means students are required to remain in the classroom and continue class, but not to leave the classroom until further notified. VH would like to thank the law enforcement agencies, students, and staff for their cooperation!
Valley Heights schools are delayed 2 hours on Tuesday January 23rd. No breakfast. No morning PRE-SCHOOL.
Due to the deteriorating weather conditions there will be no Colts Round-Up after school today. January 22nd.
JH BB games for Monday, Jan. 22nd in Washington have been postponed. Today's games will be moved to Thursday, Jan. 25th. The remaining BVL Tourney games will be played on Saturday and next Monday.
Valley Heights will NOT have school on Tuesday, January 16th. Please be safe and stay warm!
Blood donations urgently needed! Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelets donations to go uncollected. Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals as fast as they come in. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations every day so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Upcoming Blood Drive: Waterville Blood Drive Waterville Community Center Thursday, January 25 From Noon to 6 pm - Walk-ins Welcome
Valley Heights will be on a 2 hour delay for Monday, January 15th. Start time will be 10:05 a.m. There will be no morning pre-school and breakfast will NOT be served district wide.
Valley Heights staff notification. Tomorrows MTSS training will start at 9:00 a.m. The rest of the schedule will remain the same.
Valley Heights schools are closed today January 11 2018
The Jr. High basketball games scheduled for Thursday 1/11 at Hanover have been cancelled and will be made up on Friday 1/12 at 5:45 pm.
VHHS teacher Ms. April Gee was recently selected as a Horizon Award recipient! To read more click here: http://bit.ly/2AJsBQA
JH Basketball Monday, Jan 8 here vs Clifton Clyde. HS Gym: 5:45 A girls followed by B girls then Half C girls. BR Gym: 5:45 B boys followed by A boys then half C boys
Cora is working on her STAR event for FCCLA so this is just a friendly reminder to come out to the VH basketball game Tonight and bring some new and unused personal hygiene products to donate. . Boxes will be set up at the gate. All of these products will be donated to the Marshall County PEPC Pantry. Thank you in advance!
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Sophomore girls interested in science related careers attended the 26th annual TWIST (Teen Women In Science and Technology) conference with Mrs. Laughlin at K-State Polytechnic in Salina today. Professional women in careers such as Chemistry, Pharmacy, Labortory Science and Animal Science shared their experiences with almost 300 high school teens in break out sessions.
Reminder...TWIST girls, we will be leaving VH at 6:45am on January 4th for the conference at K-State Polytechnic in Salina. Wear dress pants and bring a coat since we will be walking around the campus at times. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Scholarships for VHHS Alumni! Will you be student teaching in 2018-2019 or accepted to nursing school? Let us know if you'd like information regarding local scholarship opportunities for either.
Schedule for tonight in Marysville. Elementary school 5:45 JV boys then JV girls. High School 6:00 varsity girls followed by varsity boys. Elem schoom is at 1010 Carolina St
Revised BB Schedule at Linn: 4:45 jv boys, followed by varsity girls and varsity boys. There will be NO jv girls game.
Free Trip!!! The Nemaha-Marshall Electric Coop is once again offering a trip to Washington DC or Steamboat Springs to two area juniors. I'd love to nominate someone. Juniors or parents of juniors are encouraged to contact Mrs. Buck for more information!
JH Basketball at Luckey tonight! Starting at 4:00. 1/2 C Boys, B Girls, B Boys, A Girls, A Boys.
JH BB vs Washington County - Thurs. Dec 7. Schedule is as follows Girls at High School, Boys at Blue Rapids. Both gyms will have A Team, followed by B Team, followed by one half of a C Team game.
Free personalization with purchase of a yearbook for $45 has been extended to January 1. Checks can be sent to the high school. Would make a perfect Christmas present!
At the basketball games in Frankfort on 12/8/17, they will be offering a free will donation supper consisting of: baked chicken, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dessert, and tea.
At the Omaha Vex Robotics Tournament, out of 46 teams (some of which have competed in China) the Valley Heights Robotics Team competed in the Finals in the 7th Seed Alliance. They appeared strong and learned lots. The team consisted of Alex Hardin, Connor Nolte, Sam Hardin amd coach Millie Laughlin. Great Job team!!!
JH Basketball vs Clifton-Clyde tonight. All games will be played in Clifton starting at 4:30. B Girls, B Boys, A Girls, A Boys
Cora is working on her STAR Event which is to help those in need. So she is conducting a Personal Hygiene Product Drive this Friday, Dec.1 at the bball game. You can help her by bringing any of the products listed on her sign. Products will be donated to the Marshall County Agency called "No Place Like Home". Items can be set in the boxes as you walk in. Thank you in advance!
Reminder: FASFA Q &A at the high school tonight from 6-8. Seniors and parents are welcome. Also help with scholarship applications too. Hope to see you there.
Just a reminder, there will be practice for the HS girls at the high school tomorrow from 2:00-5:30. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday break with family!
JH Basketball @ Linn ~ Thursday, Nov 15. Old Gym: 5:45 B Boys followed by B Girls. New Gym: 5:45 A Girls followed by B Boys.
JH Bball Mon, Nov 13. Boys at HS, Girls at BR. Starts at 5:45 with B team followed by A team.
Jr. High girls basketball is off to a good start. Results against Washington: A Team won 38-12 B Team won 20-11 C Team won 9-0
If you are planning on attending the elementary Thanksgiving holiday meal on Wednesday, November 15th, you will need to notify the building secretary no later than Friday, November 10th. We need an accurate count in order to insure that there will be enough meals for every student and guest attending. The charge for any guest attending is $3.70. Thank you.
The fitness center is close to being back to normal operation. Copy and paste the link or stop to pick up a application at central office. http://valleyheightsks.apptegy.us/activities-and-information
JH BBall at Washington, Nov 9: ½ C girls 4:45 ½ C boys 5:15 JV boys 5:45 or so. JV girls after JV boys. High School Gym Varsity Girls 5:45 Varsity Boys after the boys Game.
The Valley Heights Robotic Team consisting of Alex Hardin (Senior), Connor Nolte (Junior), Adam Bromfield (Sophomore), and Mrs. Millie Laughlin (Coach) earned 3rd place at the Columbus Nebraska Robotics Tournament!!! Not too shabby for their first time out. They had a great time, met lots of new people, learned some new things, and most importantly are super excited for their next meet on December 2nd!!!
Students and teachers are getting excited for Valley Heights' annual Book Fair tonight at the Waterville Grade School! 5:30 a free will donation taco dinner will be served and shopping will begin at 6:00! Be sure to come check out the books available for all ages and grades!
The Seniors are doing year long service projects. This project takes alot of time and responsibility to complete. Over the next several days, I am going to share several pictures showing the students in action. Great to see these young people out in the community.
JH Basketball schedule for 11/9 @ Washington: West Gym: ½ C girls 4:45 ½ C boys 5:15 JV boys 5:45 or So. JV girls after JV boys. High School Gym Varsity Girls 5:45 Varsity Boys after the girls Game.
Due to the cold weather forecast, tomorrows Halloween parade for the Blue Rapids Elementary will be in the BR gym starting at 2:15.
Don't forget. School will dismiss at 12:30 today October 27th
Box Tops will be sent off this weekend so if you have clipped any send them with you elementary student tomorrow! Don't have an elementary student? Feel free to clip away and drop them by one of the elementary schools or post offices! Every little bit counts! Thank you for your support; we have an outstanding community!
Remember to BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin!) on Sunday to the Fall Festival for Art Club's Pumpkin Painting! 🕸🍂🕸🍁
Come help us celebrate our amazing students in after school! Thursday at 6 pm. Let's keep the Lights On Afterschool! There will be Photo's, Food & fun!! #AfterschoolWorks #21stCCLC #KRR
State Pep Rally-There will be a pep rally honoring VB and XC at 8:00am Friday, at the high school. Community members are welcome to join in the celebration. Good Luck Mustangs!
School will dismiss at 12:30 on Friday October 27th. for State Volleyball. Breakfast and Lunch will be served that day. Go Mustangs
Updates on State Volleyball information. We will play Friday, October 27 at White Auditorium. Our first match will be at 4:30 pm vs. Kiowa County, 5:30 pm vs. St. Mary's Colgan and 7:30 pm vs. Heritage Christian. State Tournament tshirt orders will be due ASAP through Stateline Promotions (Mustang Apparel Group). Admission to State Tournament is $8 for adults, $6 for students.
The high school volleyball team is going to state!!!!! That changes the junior high basketball practice plans for next week. All practices will be at the BR gym Boys will practice Monday- no girls Girls will practice Tuesday- no boys Boys and Girls split gym on Wednesday and Thursday To be determined on Friday
Sub State Volleyball will be hosted by Sacred Heart High School in Salina. The address is 234 E. Cloud, Salina Kansas 67401
WE HAVE HAD LOTS OF REQUESTS TO REOPEN THE STORE SO HERE YOU GO... LOG ONTO https://shop.x-grain.co/ AND ENTER STORE ACCESS CODE 58076 Store Close Date: Nov. 6, 2017
Sub-state VB Bracket. Game time is approx. 3:30 on Sat, Oct 21 at Salina Sacred Heart. http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/ScoreCenter/Brackets/Volleyball/2ASub-State.cfm?Activity=5&Class=5&WeekID=2759
There will be a jv football game tonight (Oct. 16) in Frankfort beginning at 6:00 pm.
The fitness center will be open from 5-7am & 5-8pm beginning today for the next couple of weeks while we replace a door. New passcode apps will be needed when we resume normal operation. Please share
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Fall Music Concert has been moved to Thursday, October 19th. The previous date of October 26th will NOT be the concert. Start time will remain 7:00 pm at the Jr/Sr High School. See you there!
Art Club remember the BBQ at 4pm tomorrow!!! Bring a pumpkin, food, and a chair!🕸🍊🕸🍊
Please join the VH administration from 8:30am-9:30am Tuesday, October 10th in the high school commons to answer any general questions with the stakeholders of our schools. Coffee is provided.
Reminder: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW - FRIDAY, SEPT 29, 2017.
The JV football came scheduled for Monday vs Marysville has been cancelled.
Foliage, Food & Fun Ride ~ Join the Waterville Lions Club for a train ride and meal on Sun, Oct 15 leaving at 4:00 and 5:00. $25 per person Reservations required~contact Sandy Harding 785-562-8803.
Math Family Fun Night for Waterville students and their families tomorrow - Thurs., Sept 28 starting at 5 pm! Join us for a fun-filled math evening!
VHHS Flu Shot Clinic - Oct 19th from 7:30-8:30 am. Students and staff can be vaccinated. Cost is $30 unless you bring your insurance card. Forms available in the high school office.
3-12 Parent Teacher Conferences tomorrow - Monday, Sept 25. Jr-Sr High conferences are for pre-scheduled appointments only; open conferences will be held Wednesday.
A lunch balance call will go out tonight. Caller ID will be 363-2223. Negative balance will be at 5:25pm and Low balance (under $10) will be at 5:35pm. Future calls will be Monday & Thursday nights.
Reminder: 3rd-12th grade Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, Sept 25 and Wed, Sept 27. Contact your child's school for more information.
Just a reminder that Valley Heights has early dismissal today at 2:05
A Lunch Balance call went out tonight. If your child has a negative balance or a balance under $10, you should have received a call. The caller ID is from Little Rock, AR.
Monday's (Sept 18th) JV football game at Alma-Wabaunsee has been cancelled.
VH junior high vollryball off to a good start with wins vs. Frankfort 25-7,25-12 & Blue Valley 25-18, 25-4.
We had a hot, windy day at the Onaga Cross Country Meet today. 2 girls and 5 boys competed. We had 2 runners medal. Abby got 18th and Alex got 5th. Great job CC Runners!
Parent Workshop at Valley Heights Jr/Sr High School on Tuesday September 12th. 5:45 p.m. in the Library. Hear National Presenter Joe Cole's present "Making Positive Choices".
PERSONALIZED VH FOOTBALL GEAR! Have your name and # put on any of the items available. https://shop.x-grain.co/shop.php?stCd=55412 Items will be received about 2 weeks after you order.
Tonight's JH VB Schedule~ A Team (court 1) 4:00 & 5:00; B Team (court 2) 5:00; C Team (court 2) 4:00
PARENT ALERT: Don't miss a great opportunity to hear National Presenter Joe Cole's on "Making Positve Choices", Tuesday September 12th. @ VALLEY HEIGHTS JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL. Contact your child's building Principal or the school office for details.
Flu Clinic ~ October 19. High School ~ 7:30-8:30 AM; Blue Rapids 9:30-10:45 AM; Waterville 1:15-2:30 PM. Forms will be sent home ahead of time for parents to complete.
JV Football Game Cancelled! Monday's (September 4th) jv fb game at Troy has been cancelled.
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner! Lady Mustangs go undefeated tonight! Both Varsity & JV won against Washington Co. & Onaga! GO MUSTANGS!
Make sure you are checking the new Valley Heights app for results of the sports teams, including tje volleyball team today!
As life gets busy it's hard to put good meals on the table. Sign up for this Community Ed. class to save time and money. Email or phone to register. firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-363-2211.
Marysville Volleyball Tournament Schedule on August 26th: 9:00 am - vs Nemeha Central (east court) 10:00 am - vs Hanover (west court) 12:00 pm - vs Riley County (west court) 1:00 pm - vs Marysville (east court) Bracket play will follow pool play. Courts will play ahead of schedule if possible.
Just a note to wear or bring sunscreen tomorrow for the eclipse!
Early Information Change on Calendar-VH Forensics Tournament scheduled for March 10th will be moved to March 17th, same time, same place.
The Marshall County Health Department will be hosting a back to school shot clinic tomorrow, August 3rd. @ the Blue Rapids Community Center from 4:30 to 7:00 P.M.
Reminder!!! VH High School Enrollment is August 7th and 8th, 8am-1pm and 4pm-7pm at the high school. But if you are out and about this week, stop by, I have enrollment papers ready to go!!!
Valley Heights has an immediate opening for District Maintenance Supervisor. For more information, contact John Bergkamp @ 785.363.2398. Application can be downloaded here: http://5il.co/1ixa
Back to School Shot Clinic ~ Thursday, August 3rd 4:30 – 7pm ~ Blue Rapids Community Center