Due to the colder weather, Friday’s Day of Service for the JH/HS has been postponed.
Seniors are starting to hear about scholarships. We have state, national, and local winners already! Come celebrate with our seniors at Awards Night, May 14th at 7:00pm. The public is invited.
The High School track meet scheduled for Tuesday April 16th in Belleville has been changed. The meet will be in Concordia not Belleville. Field events will begin at 10:00am and running events will start at 11:00am.
CHECK THIS OUT: Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force announces Challenge Award recipients!! http://valleyheightsks.apptegy.us/article/102301
In addition to the forensic team taking 1st place at TVL, these folks brought home some individual medals. Seniors - Hannah Musil 2nd in Prose and 2nd in IDA with Rosa Blaske who got 1st in Oration. Angel Hornkohl 3rd in poetry and 5th in Prose. Carter Popejoy 4th in Extemp. Robin Roberson 4th in Oration and 5th in poetry . Juniors - Haylee Whitson 1st in solo serious and informative. Sam Hardin 3rd solo humorous and oration. Sophomores - Jackson O'Toole 3rd prose. Cameron Beardsley 3rd informative. Evan Haines 7th informative. Emma Toerber 5th informative and 4th IDA with Catherine Toerber. Freshman - Emma Yungeberg -2nd poetry. Abigail Steinfort 1st solo humorous and 2nd duet with Meila Crowder. Aiden Nemechek 3rd Extemp. Lots of requalifiers for state with Emma Yungeberg newly qualifying for Champs.
Valley Heights Schools received a possible criminal threat on Social Media. The safety and security of our students and staff is our utmost priority. We take every possible threat seriously and will conduct a thorough investigation. While we don't anticipate or believe there is any threat to students or staff, as a precautionary measure Marshall County Law Enforcement will have extra personnel on hand at each school today.
Anatomy/Physiology students spent 2 hours in the cadaver lab at Emporia State University today. Dr. Dwight Moore used the cadaver to identify structures and to explain how they function. He also had other preserved organs that showed anatomical anomalies. Students were encouraged to have a hands on experience and were allowed to pass organs around to get a closer look at the details. This is an experience students will remember forever.
ALL SUMMER REC. BALL FORMS ARE DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 29! TURN FORMS IN TO YOUR STUDENTS SCHOOL OFFICE! LATE FORMS MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT Adam Schreiner at (785)341-8277 OR EMAIL: email@example.com
The Valley Heights Booster Club is looking for donated items to be used in a silent auction at this years athletic banquet on May 1st. If you would like to donate an item please contact Coach Trimble at the high school or a booster club member. Thank you for your support!
A scholarship is available is for books and tuition at Highland Community College for students interested in athletic training. Similar opportunities are available at many other colleges as well, so be sure to check with the department at your chosen post-secondary institution.
ALL SUMMER REC. BALL FORMS ARE DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 29! TURN FORMS IN TO YOUR STUDENTS SCHOOL OFFICE! LATE FORMS MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT Adam Schreiner at (785)341-8277 OR EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction on dates: The shots at VHHS will be the 29th. Below is the corrected information. Reminder for parents-if you received an immunization form, please send form back to school with a copy of your current insurance card. 6th graders will be vaccinated on March 25th and VHHS students on March 29th.
Join us at the high school tonight for the district wide Science Fair. Exhibits will be open from 6:30-8:00. A free sloppy joe meal will be offered.
Reminder for parents-if you received an immunization form, please send form back to school with a copy of your current insurance card. 6th graders will be vaccinated on March 25th and VHHS students on March 28th.
Please join us for the district wide science fair on Thursday, March 21, from 6:30-8:00 pm at VHHS. Free sloppy joe meal offered.
Valley Heights grads! Will you be student teaching next year? Are you an incoming junior or senior in environmental science or an ag field? Have you been accepted into a nursing program? Contact Mrs. Buck at the high school for scholarship opportunities for you.
Scholarship deadlines come and go quickly this time of year. Within the next two weeks, the following are due: OPPA(our food program), KS Seed Industry, Farmers Coop, KS Junior Golf, and Crime Stoppers. Check out "counselor" on the VH web page for more information.
Don't forget the Valley Heights Public Meeting this Wednesday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Commons. All USD 498 patrons are invited. Bring your ideas to share. See you there.
Results from the FFA poultry judging Career Development Event March 5th in Wamego. A-team placed 7th as a team and Sophie Brungardt place 7th individually. B-team (all freshman) placed 2nd as a team. Meila Crowder place 4th individually, Abigail Steinfort 5th, Nate McWilliams 8th and Hallie Mae Borgerding placed 15th. Great day, great kids and thanks to Mr. Johnson and Mr. Obermeyer for doing such a great job prepping both teams for today.
The Valley Heights fitness center will be closed today to allow for snow removal.
Scholarship Reminders - The VH Scholarship Application is due Wednesday, March 6th. Other applications due over spring break are the Pony Express Riders, Kansas Contractors, KACRAO, and Blue Valley Telecommunications.
The start times for Saturday’s Sub-State Basketball games at Valley Heights has been moved earlier. The girls game will begin at 2:00 pm and boys will begin at around 3:30 pm.
The Valley Heights Junior/Senior High School conducted a Crisis Management drill this afternoon. Thank you to the students, staff, and local authorities for your cooperation.
The Valley Heights Fitness Center will be closed now through Monday morning to allow for snow removal in the parking lots.
The Valley Heights Scholarship deadline is approaching soon! Seniors and parents are reminded that applications are due no later than 3:30, Wednesday, March 6th.
Marysville Forensic Tournament is cancelled, tomorrow March 23rd.
Highland Community College is offering a CNA class with clinicals in Marysville this spring. Additional information is available at the high school for those interested.
What happens when your team GPA is a combined 3.9? You earn the Kansas Volleyball Associations Academic Team Award. Congratulations to the Valley Heights Volleyball team for this recognition. Along with the team recognition, there were several individual student-athletes who earned All-Academic 1st Team: Sam Vermetten, Kennedy Stevenson, Hannah Musil, Andrea Hudson, Catherine Toerber, Emma Toerber, Maddy Vermetten, Emma Yungeberg, Sam Hardin, and Shae Murk! Congratulations to the Lady Mustang Volleyball Team!
Valley Heights schools will be closed Wednesday February 20th. The public meeting scheduled for Wednesday night will be rescheduled for a later date
This is a reminder inviting everyone to the public meeting sceduled for Wednesday, February 20th starting at 6:00 p.m In the High School commons. If the weather does not allow for the meeting to take place, we will reschedule to another date. This meeting is very important and it will take place when it is conducive for maximum attendance to occur. We thank you for your patience.
The junior high scholars bowl meet scheduled for this evening has been postponed to a later date due to weather.
This is a reminder to families that there is no Colts Round-Up afterschool program today or Thursday because of student success meetings!
Part of FFA week is saying thank you to those people that impact our chapter throughout the year. Today we delivered cookies and thank you cards to businesses in Waterville, Blue Rapids and Marysville to show out appreciation for all they do to make our chapter successful. We may be a small community, but we truly appreciate what everyone in our communities do to support our program. Our National FFA theme this year may be JUST ONE, and we know it takes more than just one person or business to make our chapter function.
Thanks to Valley Heights FCCLA and students for helping recycle on this cold day! Also thanks to Jacquie Coggins for hot drinks and doughnuts!!
The National Honor Society volleyball tournament scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to a later date.
As the VH FFA chapter gets ready to kick off National FFA week, be sure keep an ear open for interviews and PSA on local and statewide radio stations by our local members. They can be heard on KNDY, KUTT, KCLY and this interview aired throughout the state on the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio network from VH FFA member and NED FFA treasurer Wesley Denton. Stay tuned all week while we celebrate. Check out the link below below to hear one of them. https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/district-ffa-officer-and-valley-heights-member/
The junior high scholars bowl meet for tonight at Valley Heights has been cancelled. Our next meet will be Tuesday at Luckey.
Valley Heights status has changed to closing for Friday February 15
Valley Heights Schools will be on a two a two hour delay today February 15th
The Anatomy & Physiology trip to the Emporia State University cadaver lab has been canceled for Friday, 2/15. It will be rescheduled for early April.
The junior high scholars bowl meet has been rescheduled for this Friday at 4:30.
There will be no Colts Round-Up after-school today due to weather conditions.
The JH scholars bowl meet scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
As an OPPA! school (our school lunch program), Valley Heights seniors interested in pursuing a food service/hospitality career are eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship. For this and other great scholarship opportunities, check out the VH website.
Valley Heights schools will be on a two hour delay today February 7 2019
Valley Heights Schools early dismissal at 2:05 today will be as scheduled. There will be not Colt Roundup or Methodist Church program. All student after school and evening activities are canceled.
Valley Heights Schools early dismissal at 2:05 today will be as scheduled. In addition, there will be no Colt Roundup as well as no Methodist Church program. All after school and evening activities are canceled
The American Legion Cadet Law Enforcement Academy: The Cadet Law Enforcement Academy, co-sponsored by the Kansas American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Kansas Highway Patrol will be held at the Highway Patrol Training Center in Salina, June 2-7, 2019. The Academy is open to High School Juniors and Seniors. During the week, students participate in firearms instruction and range safety, personal defense tactics, pursuit driving on the driving range, perform vehicle stops, fly in Highway Patrol aircraft if available, and receive generalized law enforcement and legal training, all while staying in a modern air-conditioned dormitory. Qualified instructors from the Highway Patrol, KBI, FBI and other law enforcement agencies are used throughout the week. Deadline for applications is March 31st. The student fee is $50 for the entire session. The application is available at: www.ksamlegion.org or call The Kansas American Legion at 785-232-9315.
Valley Heights grade school kids spent first semester learning how to program robots and this semester they are learning how to design and engineer them. First, they will build the standard clawbot, program it, then work through competitive challenges. Once they master that, kids will design and engineer their robot to meet new challenges. They are off to a great start.
While anticipating the bitter temperatures for Wednesday morning January 30th., Valley Heights Schools are planning to operate on a normal schedule. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to take extra precautions in sending your child to school especially if they are walkers. We do not advise letting your child walk to school tomorrow morning. If the start time for school is delayed or if school is canceled you will be notified as soon as possible.
There has been a change to the schedule for tonight's games. All games will be played at the high school in the following order. 4:15 half JV girls followed by JV boys followed by Varsity girls then Varsity boys.
The Kansas Future Teacher Academy (KFTA) will host its 30th annual academy June 9-13, 2019 on the Emporia State University Campus. Any student completing 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, and interested in teaching as a career, is invited to apply. The link to the application is: https://www.emporia.edu/teach/kfta/documents/2019-application-a.pdf For the cost of $100, accepted participants will: *be exposed to what a teaching career would entail *work with practicing staff members *experience the life of a university student *provided room and board *receive multiple resources and materials. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the high school.
Basketball schedule for tonight's games in Troy. 4:00 JV girls (3 quarters), followed by JV boys (2 quarters) followed by varsity girls then varsity boys.
A number of scholarship applications are due in February. Check the updated list on the Valley Heights webpage. http://www.valleyheights.org/counselor--24
Due to wind and drifting snow Valley Heights schools wil dismiss at 12:30 today January 24th
Valley Heights Schools are closed Wednesday January 23rd
Valley Heights schools will dismiss at 12:30 today. Basketball games with Solomon postponed. All after school activities canceled
The Valley Heights FFA chapter rocked it at the Northeast district FFA speech and employment skills contests. Results of employment skills LDE were A team 1st place Brady Trimble (state qualifier), Wes Denton 3rd place (state qualifier). B team 1st place Rylie Borgerding, Sophie Brungardt 3rd place. Prepared speech senior division 1st place Wes Denton (state qualifier) and Abigail Steinfort 4th place sophomore division.
TVL basketball schedule for Thursday (final day) of TVL: Girls vs Axtell in South gym at 1:00. Boys in south gym at 2:30 vs. Axtell.
TVL basketball update for Wednesday: VH boys play Washington County in Frankfort’s north gym at 4:30. VH girls will play D-West in Frankfort’s north gym at 6:00.
TVL basketball games for Saturday, January 12 have been cancelled. New brackets and game times are not available yet, but will be shared when possible.
Biology students explore photosynthesis by investigating factors that affect the opening and closing of stomata in leaves. Students used fingernail polish to make impressions of the stomata to then view under the microscope. Sophie Brungardt captured a great image using her iPad. How many stomata can you identify?
Expected inclement weather has created some changes to basketball schedules for Saturday, January 12th. The junior high basketball tournament at Centralia has been cancelled. The TVL basketball tournament in Frankfort will have all times pushed back two hours. The boys will now play at 1:30 pm and the girls will play at 3:00 pm.
The USD 498 Board of Education will hold a PUBLIC MEETING on January 16th, 2019 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Commons. The purpose of this meeting to gain public input to assist the board with long range planning. All 498 patrons are invited.
This is the schedule of events for the high school basketball games vs. Onaga. All games will be played at Valley Heights High School. There will be NO games played at the elementary gym. 4:30 pm = half jv girls followed by half jv boys. Around 6:15 pm = Girls Varsity. Around 7:45 pm = Boys Varsity
Due to the basketball games at Troy being postponed, the high school boys and girls basketball teams will have their makeup game at Doniphan West on Friday, December 21st. At this time, there will be a half game for both the jv boys and girls, starting at 4:00 pm.
The high school boys and girls basketball teams will have their makeup game versus Doniphan West on Friday, February 15th. At this time, there will be a half game for both the jv boys and girls, starting at 4:30 pm.
The high school basketball game at Doniphan West on Friday, December 14th is being postponed. D-West is experiencing an unusually high number of influenza cases and has cancelled school for the remainder of the week. When a makeup date is announced we will let our VH community know.
Crisis Drill - VH Jr/Sr HS completed a Lock-In Crisis Drill this afternoon. This was an opportunity for drill practice and also ran the Marshall County drug dog through the building and premises. Thank you to the students and staff for your cooperation in making this drill a success. Special thank you to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department and Officer Harlan!
Planning on going to the high school basketball game on Friday, December 14th at Doniphan West? If so, please take a non-perishable food item to get entry into the game. Each person attending would need to bring a non-perishable item. Also, the order of games will be as follows: 2 quarters jv girls; 2 quarters jv boys; varsity girls, & varsity boys.
The upcoming break is a great time to apply for scholarships. Two I would recommend are the Pony Express Essay and The Ross Fritz Memorial SS. If you are a member of Bluestem Elec Coop, check that one out ASAP as it's due this month. Also, visit with Mrs. Winters about the ESA.
Valley Heights Men’s basketball falls to Riley County 63-23.
The Valley Heights basketball games on Tuesday, December 4th will be covered by News Channel Nebraska and may be viewed online or on your TV. To view the game you must use Blue Valley TV Channel 75 or stream the games on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV or online at ncnsportsnow.com.
The Scholars Bowl team hosted a varsity tournament tonight. As the host, team members, USD 498 faculty and staff and many community members worked to make this a successful event again this year. Washington County placed first. Second place went to Rock Creek and Wetmore placed third. Thanks to all who helped!
Riley County High School will be offering a baked potato bar ($5) or pulled pork sandwiches ($6) at the basketball games on Friday, November 30th if you are interested.
Valley Heights will still host a varsity Scholars Bowl tournament on Tuesday, November 27th. Volunteer Moderators and Judges will need to check in at the host table in the Commons at 3:45 to pick up your tournament folders if you haven't received one prior to Tuesday. Rounds will start at 4:00 and run until 6:00.
USD 498 VALLEY HEIGHTS SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY NOVEMBER 26TH. All Activites cancelled.
Check out the Valley Heights Art this year! Visit www.artsonia.com and search Valley Heights. You can also order merchandise with art work on it if you find one you love, proceeds go to our program! As always thank you for your support and don't hesitate to leave comments on our students artwork, they love hearing from you!
This group cleans up really good! VH FFA officers and greenhands attended the NE District parlaw and ritual Leadership Development Events today. Senior team members placed 4th overall in ritual (opening ceremony) and 6th overall in FFA information in very tough competition. Greenhand Abigail Steinfott placed 10th in greenhand FFA information. Overall the greenhands place 10th as a team.
Valley Heights Junior/Senior High will conduct an Evacuation and Relocation DRILL this morning November 16th. @ 9:40 a.m. The students will be evacuated and transported by bus to the Blue Rapids Gym. THIS IS A DRILL
Valley Heights Junior/Senior High will be conducting an Evacuation and Relocation drill this morning November 16th. at 9:30 a.m. Students will evacuate the building and will be transported to the Blue Rapids Gym. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.
Items needed for Block out Hunger Day are canned corn, green beans, fruit; tomato, vegetable, or chicken soup; tuna, peanut butter, mac & cheese, cereal, pancake mix, applesauce, cake mix, tomato & spaghetti sauces. Please make sure none are expired. Thank you!
Join the VH students as they Block Out Hunger on Tuesday, Nov 20th. Any community members interested in contributing to the food bank (and helping our students) are invited to bring non-perishable items to the high school on Monday, Nov. 19th.
Upcoming scholarship deadlines: November 15 - Elks Most Valuable Student, Hagen. November 30-Rural Voices, Images of Aging, Washburn Leadership. More information and other scholarship opportunities can be found on the VH web page under "Counselor".
Watch live now as Valley Heights receives their National Blue Ribbon Award in Washington DC! https://youtu.be/-Q4_xuKKVGU
Robotics update: teams fought hard today but didn't place. They learned quite a bit from their first tournament and are full of ideas for changes they want to make before the next one!
2018-19 Boys Junior High/High School Basketball shooting shirts and fanwear https://vhhsbasketball18.itemorder.com/sale
Colts Round-Up want to send a giant THANK YOU to City of Waterville Police Chief Bill Kraber for stopping by and going over Halloween safety! He also made sure all of our K-6 students have glow sticks to wear to make them more visible tonight! We love to be able to partner with our local entities to engage our students and families! #AfterschoolWorks
3rd-6th grade students and families: Tonight’s the night! Join us as we “Take the Mystery out of Math!” A meal will be served in the cafeteria starting at 5:30 and activities will be from 6-7. Hope to see you there!
Maranatha takes set two and the match.
1st set to Maranatha 23-25.
Set two and match goes to St. Mary’s Colgan. Maranatha up next!
VH loses the first set to St. Mary’s Colgan.
Nature Walk! The Valley Heights Wellness Committee would like to welcome the general public to join staff members for a nature walk at Alcove Springs on Sunday, October 28th, beginning at 2:00 pm. Bring a water bottle, some good hiking shoes, and possibly a camera for some outdoor fun. Walk as much or as little as you would like.
Today, October 25th., all Valley Heights Schools will be conducting LOCK DOWN DRILLS. These are drills only.
State Volleyball Send-Off Valley Heights would like to welcome the public to come out and support our Lady Mustangs as they head to State Volleyball. Valley Heights will send-off our state girls team from the high school on Thursday, October 25th, beginning at 11:20 a.m. Come show your support and wish the girls the best of luck!
In order to allow support of the volleyball team at state and the football team in their first playoff game, the high school football game scheduled for Friday, October 26th has been moved to Thursday, October 25th. The start time for Thursday's game will be 6:30 pm. GO MUSTANGS!
Valley Heights Schools will not be in session on Friday, October 26th. due to State Volleyball. Our hope is that students, parents, staff and the Valley Heights community will travel to Hays to support our Lady Mustangs.
Heading to the square to celebrate the Sub-State Championship! Come out and celebrate!
Reminder of the Flu Clinic! The Marshall County Health Department will be giving Flu Vaccines in our community on Thursday, October 18th. The following schedule will give you different options to participate: High School from 7:30 am - 8:30 am; Mesa View Manor in Blue Rapids from 8:45 am - 9:15 am; Blue Rapids Elementary from 9:30 am - 10:45 am; Waterville Community Center from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; Waterville Elementary from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm.
Here is the link to the Sub-State volleyball bracket for Saturday. Games start at 1:00 and are here at VHHS. GO MUSTANGS!! http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/ScoreCenter/Brackets/Volleyball/2ASub-State.cfm?Activity=5&Class=5&WeekID=3088
VH vs Centralia 11-25, 23-25 VH vs Clifton Clyde 25-19, 25-19 VH 3rd place TVL Tournament
VH vs Frankfort 22-25, 24-26
VH vs Blue Valley 25-13, 25-20
VH vs Hanover 25-22, 25-20
Volleyball TVL today, Oct 13th, at Washington 11am and 1pm, Bracket play to follow.
The Blue Rapids Elementary building has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. The following link has the US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognizing all schools in the nation who received this prestigious award. Congratulations! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t_DxsVhoWdk
The High School football game at Alma-Wabaunsee Friday, 10/5/18 has been changed from a 7:00pm to a 6:00pm start time to try and avoid inclement weather that is in the forecast. Hope to see you there. GO MUSTANGS!
The Wabaunsee Senior class would like to invite the Valley Heights Mustangs to a soup supper at their school this Friday night. Soup will be served throughout game time and donations will go to their senior class. Mustangs- come enjoy a hot bowl of soup before the game!
Volleyball and Cross Country Parent Night recognition will be tomorrow Oct. 2nd at the high school. The ceremony will begin just prior to the last game which is scheduled for 7:00. Please arrive early in case we are ahead of schedule. GO MUSTANGS!
There has been a schedule change in Tuesday nights volleyball games at Onaga. The C team will no longer play at 3:45. Varsity and JV's first action will start at 5:00pm. C team will play at 7:00pm.
VH vs Frankfort 22-25, 25-20, 25-14 VH vs Lourdes Central 25-23, 15-25, 16-25 VH vs Linn 25-19, 15-25, 25-15
Axtell Volleyball Tournament VH vs Diller-Odell 24-26, 15-25
Valley Schools will be conducting Evacuation Drills on Thursday September 20th 2018. As a result of state law, schools are required to conduct various crisis drills throughout the school year. Thursday's drill will simulate a gas leak and will require all buildings to be evacuated. The Waterville students will be the only ones leaving campus and will be relocated to the Methodist Church. AGAIN, THIS IS ONLY A DRILL
VH vs Mission Valley 25-14 25-17
VH vs JCN 25-27 27-25 24-26
VH vs Chapman 26-28 15-25
VH vs St Mary's 16-25 25-20 16-25
Volleyball VH vs Holton 25-22 22-25 13-25
Volleyball at Riley County today! 9am approximately 11am approximately 12pm Bracket play to follow
Get ready for Homecoming Parade 2018! It will be Friday, September 14, at 3:00 in Waterville. Any area business interested in having a float is asked to contact the school by Monday. The theme is Cage the Tigers. Hope to see you there!
Due to the heavy rains over the last few days the cross country met at Washington has been cancelled. We will let you know when they plan to make that up once we receive word.
VH vs CC 25-18, 25-20
Cent 25, VH 16. Cent 25, VH 19
VH 25, Wash Co 15. VH 25, Wash Co 12
Volleyball tonight at Washington County. Clifton Clyde, Centralia, Washington Co and VH
The Junior High Volleyball & Football game scheduled for August 30th, will be played at Valley Heights.
Volleyball Marysville tournament VH vs Marysville 14-25, 18-25 VH vs Riley County 18-25, 20-25 VH vs Sabetha 25-23, 18-25, 23-25
Volleyball tournament at Marysville vs Nemaha Central 15-25, 15-25 vs Washington Co 25-11, 25-14 Upcoming matches 12pm vs Marysville 1pm vs Riley County
Just a reminder: Valley Heights' 7th grade orientation is tonight at 7pm. Students and parents please meet at Junior/Senior High School commons area. Hope to see you later today!
VH apparel and football apparel is ready to order. Please go to the following website to place your orders. The store will only be open until August 22nd. http://www.idntiteez.com/valleyheights/shop/home
NEW SCHOLARSHIP-The Dirk Hargadine Memorial Scholarship is available for this fall. VHHS grads who are entering their jr or sr year of college and majoring in Ag, Geology, or Env. Sci are eligible.
DISTRICT WIDE ENROLLMENT In an attempt to make it more convenient for families with children in multiple buildings we will conduct Pre-K-12 enrollment at the Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High School on August 6th and 7th. The scheduled times are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days. If these days or times are not convenient the Blue Rapids building and the Jr./Sr. High will be open for business starting August 1st. Due to Summer programs and trying to get the Waterville building ready for the new school year that building will not be open until August 6th.
I will be at the high school library or my classroom tomorrow from 9-12 for any student in grades 9-12 interested in starting a STAR event for next year. Come in anytime during that time and find out more or get started on planning. Even if you weren’t a member last year doesn’t mean you can’t join us this year. If you can’t meet then call or text me and I can arrange a time for us to meet. 785-458-2295.
Valley Heights Volleyball Camp has been moved to the Blue Rapids Gym for today June 29, 2018
Valley Heights fitness center will be closed today, June 28 through Sunday, July 1.
http://www.cmhcare.org/docs/July_1_deadline_for_Nursing_Scholarship.pdf. Have you been accepted into a nursing program? Check out this scholarship opportunity.
Schedule of events for the 2018 KSHSAA State Track Meet. Events highlighted in yellow have VH participants. Live results of the track meet can be found on the KSHSAA website. (www.kshsaa.org)
JUNIOR HIGH PARENTS: Don't forget the JH awards program Thursday at 11:00 am in the high school gym. Come out and help us recognize all the achievements that this group has accomplished this year.
Please come out to Spring Fling tomorrow night starting at 6:00. Come see Senior displays, artwork, the music program, and forensics presentations. Hope to see you there!!!
Valley Heights High School is hosting a 2A Regional Track meet on Friday May 18th at 2:00 pm. We are in need of volunteers to help work the meet. If you would like to help please contact Coach Trimble at email@example.com.
Great job, Haylee Whitson for placing 5th in State Solo Serious in Wichita at 2A State Forensics Championships. Alli Jones, Rosa Blaske and Sam Hardin broke to prelims. Team places in top 10 at State, including Landon Woodyard, Bryan Yungeberg, Deandra Woodyard, Hannah Musil, Konner Treff. Congratulations to a very successful year as TVL Champs, three 1st, two 2nd and one 3rd place team tournament winners.
State Champs prelims results: Alli Jones double broke in Oration and Humorous Solo, Rosa Blaske in Solo Serious, Sam Hardin in Informative speech and Haylee Whitson in Solo Serious. Haylee is moving on to the Medal Round. Break-a-leg, Haylee!
Forensics Night scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd is going to be rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8th. Start time for Spring Fling/Forensics Night will still be 6:00 pm for Senior Projects and 7:00 pm for music/forensics activities.
The VH Athletic Banquet has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 3rd, beginning at 6:30 pm.
The VH Athletic Banquet scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled due to specific tornado warnings and inclement weather in our area. An attempt to reschedule will be discussed and communicated. Please stay safe!
Due to the rescheduling of Play Day, there will be Colts Round-Up after school Thursday, May 3 for kinderprep through 6th grade.
Color Run on May 16th, 4-7:30pm! Today is the LAST DAY to order your shirt @ https://goo.gl/uk2BTg You will pay @ the Registration Table the day of the Color Run for your entry fee & ordered t-shirt!
Tomorrows elementary play day has been rescheduled for May 8, 2018.
Just a reminder about the athletic banquet Wednesday at 6:30. Athlete meals are provided and others may get a meal ticket by contacting Shana Murk or Tonya Reed. Come out to celebrate a successful year of VH athletics.
FORENSIC NIGHT - Come join us Thursday, May 3rd for Forensic NIght and our free-will offering Taco Bar. The Taco Bar starts at 5:30 and will go to 6:45 and then directly following that, the entertainment will begin at 7pm. Come see the State Qualifiers perform their winning pieces on stage and then additional performances will be in some classrooms.
State Music Results VH students participated in State Music this last weekend and had a lot of success. The following are the results from their performances: 1's: Brady Trimble-trumpet solo, Amanda Merrill-flute solo, Alli Jones-vocal solo, Brady Trimble, Carter Popejoy, Emma Toerber, and Abby Lister-brass quartet. 2's: Maddie Walsh, Kate Wanamaker, Shyanne Carder, Amanda Merrill-flute quartet, Maddie Walsh-flute solo, Abby Lister-trumpet solo, Bailee Lister-tenor sax solo, Carter Popejoy-trombone solo, Briana Enoch-vocal solo. Great job on your performances and great job Mrs. Oatney!
For live results from today's Jr High Track Meet, click here: 18.104.22.168/track/
Gymnastics has been moved to the Blue Rapids Gym for Thursday, April 19th. All times will remain the same.
Due to the snow and freezing conditions the Republic County Golf invitational has been postponed. We are waiting for them to set a date to make it up.
Regional Music was a huge success for Valley Heights. Performances below received a I rating and have qualified for State Music: Flute Solo - Amanda M. Flute Solo - Maddie W. Trumpet Solo - Brady T. Trumpet Solo - Abby L. Trombone Solo - Carter P. Tenor Saxophone - Bailee L. Voice Solo - Alli J. Voice Solo - Briana E. Brass Quartet - Brady T., Carter P., Abby L., & Emma T. Flute Quartet - Maddie W., Shyanne C., Amanda M., & Kate W. If you would like to hear performances from the state qualifiers, they will be performing on the following dates: State Showcase - April 22nd @ Lee Dam Center for Fine Arts State Music - April 28th @ Kansas Wesleyan University
Valley Heights Forensic Team takes 1st place at TVL at Linn today and qualifiers three more for State.
VH Day of Service will be April 20th. If you, or someone you know, would appreciate yard work or help with other small projects, please contact the school.
Due to the high probability of inclement weather Tuesday, April 3, golf at Washington and track at VH has been changed to Thursday, April 5. Start times will remain the same with golf beginning at 1:00 p.m. and track beginning at 11:00 a.m.
VH Receives Sportsmanship Award: The Kansas State High School Activities Association, through its member schools, defines sportsmanship as those qualities of behavior which are characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others. Further, an awareness is expected of the impact of an individual’s influence on the behavior of others. The excitement of a basketball game can create concerns for fans, students and officials. Citizenship/Sportsmanship Rule 52 addresses this by stating: “Win with character and lose with dignity.” Outstanding sportsmanship is acknowledged each year by presenting sportsmanship certificates, plaques and medals. All 128 high school teams participating in KSHSAA State Basketball Tournaments may qualify for an award. A “rating” system is used allowing schools to compete against a “standard of excellence”, rather than competing against one another. Schools whose teams did not advance to the semifinal rounds were eligible to receive a certificate if they met the qualifying standards of sportsmanship. Schools participating all three days of the tournament were eligible to receive a plaque for their school and medals for cheerleaders. A special sportsmanship committee appointed by the KSHSAA evaluated and rated the cheerleaders, school cheering section, adult and non-high school followers, team and coach of each school.
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!!!