Melissa Kennedy
This year, perhaps more than ever, we are filled with gratitude for the love of our students, and the consistent support from our parents, patrons and community. Although the challenges of this school year are novel and trying, our spirits are lifted through the grace and understanding that is extended to us. We are #Mustang Proud! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at USD 498!
1 day ago, Melissa Kennedy
Tony Yungeberg
We had another great group of volunteers Saturday for recycling! Love seeing our students make a difference!!!
4 days ago, Tony Yungeberg
Melissa Kennedy
A reminder that there is no school for all of USD 498 this week! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
4 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update
7 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Valley Heights
There will be no meals served next week, November 23rd - 27th. Have a great Thanksgiving break. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 30th.
7 days ago, Valley Heights
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update
8 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Jenna Vathauer
Good Morning Valley Heights! With the increase of positive COVID-19 cases we need to be more diligent with the the types of mask and proper mask wearing. The proper placement of a mask is to cover both the nose and mouth. We will no longer allow neck gaitors or bandanas to be worn, as for most of those are NOT 2ply. The approved mask are procedural mask, surgical mask, KN95, N95 or mask with 2 layers of washable, breathable fabric. If you do not have one of the approved masks or questions please feel free to email me at: jvathauer@valleyheights.org Thank you for your compliance!
8 days ago, Jenna Vathauer
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update
9 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update: Effective November 16, 2020, the Marshall County Health Department announced Updated Contact Tracing and Exclusion of Contacts in a low risk school setting. What this changes for our district quarantine protocols is summarized here: Wearing of Masks Exclusion Protocol Mask wearing has been shown to be an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals who are wearing masks and are in close contact (6 feet for 10 minutes or more) with an infectious individual wearing a mask are considered low risk for contracting COVID-19. Because schools have policies and monitoring capabilities for mask wearing, Marshall County Health Department does not recommend excluding students and staff who are close contacts of a COVID-19 positive individual, as long as masks were being worn correctly (covering nose and mouth) and in what is otherwise considered to be a low risk exposure. In those situations, quarantine of close contacts would not be required. Individuals who were unmasked within 6 feet for 10 consecutive minutes or more or participated in a high-risk activity with a COVID-19 positive individual during their infectious period, or who were directly exposed to respiratory droplets/excretions for any amount of time, will be excluded for 14 days from their last interaction with the individual. I have also attached the Health Department Risk Exposure definitions. This means that proper and consistent mask wearing DOES make a difference, and it will significantly reduce the number of students in our district placed in quarantine IF MASKS ARE WORN CORRECTLY AND WITH FIDELITY! If you have any questions about this information, or any other district matters, please feel free to contact me at the district office. Thank you! Melissa Kennedy Superintendent of Schools
10 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Candice Brooks
Unfortunately we were not able to have our book fair in person this year due to the Covid 19 and guidelines. We are however having an online book fair in its place. Our fair will be running until November 22nd, 2020. Scholastic has come up with a way for you to even visit our "fair" as it would've been, if it were here in our very own gym!! I have included the link below that will take you direct to our online virtual fair. All orders are shipped direct to your homes and offer free shipping for all orders over $25. This is a great time to order books for Christmas or for that car ride if you are going out of town over any of the upcoming holidays!! If you have any questions at all or need assistance with the fair and ordering please let me know: Candice Brooks (785) 363 2530 https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=valleyheightselementary1
10 days ago, Candice Brooks
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update: Monday, November 16, 2020
11 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update: I have included below an open letter from the Kansas COVID Workgroup for Kids. I can assure you that I agree with the message it shares. In analyzing the positive cases in our district, the heart of the outbreak within our school is from positive direct contacts outside of our buildings. Our teachers and staff have done an outstanding job of keeping students safe in our buildings ~ mandatory masks, frequent hand washing, exceptional sanitation and social distancing. We are following the protocols necessary to prevent the spread of this virus from within! We want nothing more than for our students to be with us in our buildings each and every day. We know remote learning is not best for kids, and that segregation from teachers and peers is hard on their social emotional well-being. Quarantines, contact tracing, serving and delivering lunches, staff shortages, remote learning , etc. Our system is being taxed in ways that are unprecedented, and the toll on both our physical and human resources is unparalleled. We need your help. We want our students back on November 30! They need us, and we miss them! Our behaviors over the next two weeks will determine how successfully we can make it through the remainder of the semester. Please take extra precautions for you and your family's health. Stay healthy, stay safe and stay home! Melissa Kennedy Superintendent of Schools
11 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update: In the table below is the most current and specific information for COVID19 within the Valley Heights district. Thank you all for doing your part in supporting our students and staff as we navigate through these challenging times. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Melissa Kennedy Superintendent of Schools
14 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Tony Yungeberg
We regret to inform you that we will not be having Colt's Round-Up next week, November 16 - November 19. This decision was not arrived at easily however with recent events we have been limited with staffing and to assure the health and best interests of both our students and staff we will be cancelling Colt's Round-Up and resuming on Monday, November 30 with our normal schedule. 
15 days ago, Tony Yungeberg
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update: This morning, Thursday, November 12, we received word that two Waterville Elementary students have tested positive for COVID-19. Our district health nurse, with assistance from the Marshall County Health Department, did the appropriate contact tracing. All families have been notified and those with direct contact have been placed in quarantine. At this time our district has now had 27 positive cases. We ask that you continue to practice health department protocols of mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing. Our goals remain the same, to keep our elementary schools open and return our middle school and high school students back to on-site learning. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the district office. Melissa Kennedy Superintendent of Schools
15 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 Students, Parents and Patrons, At their monthly board meeting last night, the USD 498 Board of Education voted to alter the 2020-2021 school calendar as follows: Thanksgiving break has been extended to include Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November, 24th. There will be no school the week of November 22, and all district students will return to on-site learning on Monday, November 30th. Effective January 1, 2021, all PLC early release Wednesday's will be cancelled, and we will instead release every Friday of second semester at 12:30 p.m. We want to give you a heads up on these changes so you have ample time to alter your calendars and make necessary changes in your schedules. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to adjust and adapt through these unprecedented times.
17 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID-19 Update: As of this evening, Monday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. our district has a total of 25 positive COVID cases. These continue to be VHHS students and staff members. Please avoid social gatherings, wear masks, wash your hands thoroughly and often, and practice social distancing whenever possible. It is also important that quarantined individuals stay at home and adhere to the recommendations of the Marshall County Health Department. We really want our VHHS kids back in school with us, and to keep our elementary students in their classrooms each day. Thank you for helping us keep our schools safe and our students learning! Melissa Kennedy Superintendent
18 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID19 Update: As of this morning, Friday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m., our district has a total of 21 positive COVID cases. These remain to be among students and staff of the VHHS building. Please continue to practice the protocols of mask wearing, social distancing and frequent handwashing. Contact the Marshall County Health Department if you or a family member begin to exhibit COVID symptoms. Have a great weekend, and thank you for putting the safety and continued learning of our students first! Melissa Kenney Superintendent
21 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
USD 498 COVID19 Update: As of this morning, Wednesday, November 4 at 9:00 a.m., our district has a total of 20 positive COVID cases. Currently all of these are among the students and staff of the VHHS building. Our elementary buildings, although affected by quarantine due to positive contacts, remain COVID free. Our primary goal at this time is to continue on-site learning for our elementary buildings, as we know remote learning is even more challenging for elementary students and their families. Please help us! We ask that you diligently wear your masks and practice social distancing. If you or a household member exhibits symptoms of COVID19, please contact the Marshall County Health Department and communicate transparently with our school health nurse. Contact tracing is essential at this time in containing the spread in our district and community, and we want to extend a huge thank you to those that are abiding by the isolation and quarantine guidelines. Let's continue to do our part in keeping our students and staff safe! I will continue to update bi-weekly to ensure transparency and that our parents and patrons stay informed.
23 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
The USD 498 Special Board meeting to address COVID19 within our district will held in the VHHS Commons tonight, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. Social Distancing will be practiced, and a mask will be mandatory upon entry. We have made this meeting available via Zoom at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/98661962951?pwd=ZkN6aVgvQUxNZENNa0dOSXYwZjhYQT09 Meeting ID: 986 6196 2951 Passcode: 5V7sMH
25 days ago, Melissa Kennedy
Valley Heights
Reminder - lunches will be served curbside for 7th - 12th grade students from 11:30 - 12:30 at the Waterville Elementary bus stop and Blue Rapids Gym. This will continue throughout their remote learning dates. If delivery arrangements are needed, please contact the High School 785-363-2508.
25 days ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Due to the increase of our numbers of COVID 19 cases in the community we would like to remind you of some current CDC guidelines. If you or your child are going to, or have been tested please contact the school to let us know. You will need to keep your child or children at home until you receive a negative test result. The only exception would be if you are tested regularly due to you being a health care/essential worker. If your child is sick or showing symptoms you need to keep them home. For more information please click on the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
25 days ago, Valley Heights
Suzie Vermetten
Happy Halloween from the Kindergarten students!
27 days ago, Suzie Vermetten
Valley Heights
There will be a Special Board Meeting, Monday, November 2nd at 6PM at the High School in the commons area. Masks will be mandatory.
28 days ago, Valley Heights
Lori Dobrovolny
Class of 2023-Your class ring orders are now due NOVEMBER 6th. The high school office will have a ring sizer here at the beginning of next week. If you need to get your finger sized before ordering, please come out to the high school for this. Mrs D. will be collecting your orders at the office or you may go ahead and order online if you wish. Must have $75 for a down payment to order your ring. Again class ring orders are due NOVEMBER 6th!!!
29 days ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Lori Dobrovolny
Class of 2021--We have gotten the order date for Jostens changed. Orders are now due November 6th!!!! You can just bring your orders to the high school. I will collect them and get them all sent off for you. You may order online as well. Your choice!! Again Josten's Senior orders are DUE NOVEMBER 6th!
29 days ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Valley Heights
There has been a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in our junior and senior high school over the course of the past few days, which results in even more students being placed in quarantine. The district administration, along with the Marshall County Health Department, has made the difficult decision to enter into a remote learning environment for our middle school and high school students effective immediately. These students will return to school on-site on Monday, November 30th. It is important to note that this is strictly the VHHS building, and DOES NOT affect the elementary schools, as both the Waterville and Blue Rapids grade schools will continue to operate as usual. Lunches/breakfasts will be available for pick-up between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Blue Rapids gym or the south door of the Waterville Grade School. Please go to the location in the town in which you reside. Delivery is possible if you are quarantined or lack the means for in-person pick-up by calling the high school or district office. All extra curricular activities, including athletics are postponed until further notice. We will continue to keep you informed and appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these challenging decisions.
30 days ago, Valley Heights
Drew Obermeyer
National FFA Convention looks slightly different this year being all virtual. Today the greenhands watch the opening ceremony in their Agriscience class. Congratulations to Brady Trimble who received his American FFA Degree (only about 1% of FFA members acheive this degree).
about 1 month ago, Drew Obermeyer
Social Media Specialist
Lady Mustangs Beat Sacred Heart In three sets And beat Marion in two sets And we're in the Sub-state Championship Go Mustangs
about 1 month ago, Social Media Specialist
Tony Trimble
Here is the link to watch the livestream of Sub-State Volleyball tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry0OWR1pyQF_17jHdO4Pew #MustangProud #LadyMustangs
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
Here is the link to watch the football game at Northern Heights Friday. https://fb.me/e/4hdppgooi
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
There are 40 tickets available for the FB game at Northern Heights on Friday. If you would like one please call the high school 785-363-2508 to get your name on the list. Once your name is on the list you will be able to purchase a ticket when you get to the game.
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Sarah Koehler
5th Graders created inventions or innovations. Great job! #MustangProud
about 1 month ago, Sarah Koehler
Tony Trimble
There will be a limited number of tickets available for the football game Friday at Northern Heights. After the players families, we will open up the remaining tickets to the public. Be on the lookout for another post letting you know how you can get them.
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
UPDATE: Valley Heights USD #498 is pleased to announce that the USDA approved another Waiver that is extending FREE breakfast and lunches for ALL students until the end of the school year!! When kids eat school meals it helps your budget and ours – it’s a Win for all! If you have any questions, please let us know
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
You can livestream the Championship rounds of the TVL volleyball tournament on www.nfhsnetwork.com. The first game can be found at the following link. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/washington-county-high-school-washington-ks/gam55f1478920
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Valley Heights has had our first positive case of COVID within our schools. A middle school student has tested positive and close contact tracing is currently going on. If you do not receive a call from the VH Administration or the Marshall County Health Dept., you are not considered a direct contact. Contact tracing should hopefully be completed by this evening. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the district office.
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Alyssa Crowther
Today 4th grade began converting units in terms of capacity. They got to measure the capacity of a beaker using water and recognize the relationship between milliliters and liters. They are adding and subtracting using these units. #grade4math #mustangproud
about 1 month ago, Alyssa Crowther
Jenny Yungeberg
Congratulations to the Junior High volleyball team for winning the BVL tournament. Great job ladies!!
about 1 month ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Tony Trimble
There will NOT be a JV football game tonight due to to a lack of players available to participate.
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Katlen Schreiner
Today in Interactive Media, students Escaped the Classroom! They followed clues, entered codes, and beat the clock! Some were not so lucky! #MustangProud
about 1 month ago, Katlen Schreiner
Katlen Schreiner
Today in Interactive Media, students Escaped the Classroom! They followed clues, entered codes, and beat the clock! #MustangProud
about 1 month ago, Katlen Schreiner
Tony Yungeberg
Shout out to our Valley Heights Community, students and staff for braving the breezy conditions to help recycle!! #MustangProud
about 1 month ago, Tony Yungeberg
Social Media Specialist
Final score
about 1 month ago, Social Media Specialist
Social Media Specialist
Final score with 11 men only GO MUSTANGS
about 1 month ago, Social Media Specialist
Dawn Tryon
Second grade students are learning about place value in Math.
about 1 month ago, Dawn Tryon
Dawn Tryon
Kinderprep through 2nd grade students were visited by the Waterville Fire Department for Fire Prevention Month! Thank you to Chief Dane Parker and Fireman Logan Woodyard!
about 1 month ago, Dawn Tryon
Regina Blaske
Today October 16th Valley Heights Schools will have 12:00 pm dismissal. There will be NO lunch served.
about 1 month ago, Regina Blaske
Titus Staples
Congratulations to Aiden Nemechek and Payton Woodyard on a solid showing at the league cross country meet yesterday. Payton placed 24th and Aiden 50th.
about 1 month ago, Titus Staples
Tony Trimble
The Valley Heights football game at Jackson Heights will be live streamed on YouTuibe at the following link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCWBOOD6ilXYucR1KcjK9Q
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
The Valley Heights athletic director was contacted this morning by the Republic County Health Department instructing our junior high football players to enter quarantine until Friday, October 23rd. The Mustang junior high football team played against Republic County on Thursday, October 8th, two days prior to the onset of symptoms of the two positive cases, which is within the contagious window. We will follow the protocols set forth by our local health departments. Although parents and siblings are not required to quarantine, we do ask that you contact the Marshall County Health Department at (785)562-3485 if you or your child(ren) exhibit any symptoms of COVID19. As always, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Please continue to wear masks and social distance whenever possible. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Marshall County and Republic County Health Departments, our athletic director Mr. Tony Trimble, and our school nurse, Jenna Vathauer, for their quick response and ensuring our students stay informed and safe.
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
10/13/2020- Volleyball for tonight's games versus D-West/Wetmore do not have limited seating. We will have varsity games at the high school and JV games at the elementary so more seating will be available. Please be diligent about wearing your mask!
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Jenna Vathauer
CORRECTION: Flu clinic at VHHS is Thursday October 15th.
about 1 month ago, Jenna Vathauer
Valley Heights
Just a reminder that there will be limited entry into the volleyball games tonight, October 12, here at Valley Heights. If you do not have a voucher, you will not be able to have access to the games.
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Jenna Vathauer
Reminder of the Flu Shot Clinic tomorrow October 13th! Please send forms back with the student. Blue Rapids 9:45-11:00AM in the gym Waterville 1:30-2:30PM If questions contact me at: jvathauer@valleyheights.org or Marshall County Health Dept @ 785-562-3485 **VHHS will be on Wednesday October 15th 7:30-9:30AM those forms are located in the office or you can print one the Marshall County Health Department website: www.marshallcohealth.org under the forms tab- vaccination consent
about 1 month ago, Jenna Vathauer
Regina Blaske
Flu immunization clinic Tuesday,October 13 at the Blue Rapids Elementary from 9:45 to 11:00.
about 1 month ago, Regina Blaske
Titus Staples
More images of the Mustang harriers yesterday at Riley County. #MustangProud
about 1 month ago, Titus Staples
Titus Staples
The Mustang CC team had a sprightly showing at the Riley County cross country meet yesterday. Amidst a plethora of talent the placings were as follows: Kloee Martin 21st, Logan Gray 4th, Hudson Nemechek 5th, Dustin Denton 13th, Kebeb Zimmerman 14th and Payton Woodyard 71st.
about 1 month ago, Titus Staples
Valley Heights
Valley Heights is needing some volunteers to assist with some upcoming extra-curricular activities. If you are interested in helping, please send Tony Trimble an email at the following address: ttrimble@valleyheights.org Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
Great day for some kick ball. #MustangProud
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Valley Heights Jr/Sr High School staff and admin would like to thank the parents and students for their participation in the fall Student Success Meetings. The junior high had participation from 71 of the 74 students and parents. The high school had participation from 93 of the 108 students and parents. This gives our Mustang family a 91% attendance rate! Great job and thank you for your support!
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
There will be limited attendance for the JH volleyball games tonight. If you do not have a voucher you will not be able to buy a ticket. Masks are required at all indoor activities. The football game will still have no limit on attendance.
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Valley Heights would like to thank the employees at Community Memorial Healthcare for their donation of two cases of Kleenex’s for our school!
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights Schools
Just a reminder, Jr/Sr High Student Success Meetings will be tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 5 and Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the high school gym, starting at 5:30 pm. Your scheduled time was sent in the progress report earlier. Please remember to wear your masks and limit participation to the parents and student, no siblings please, unless absolutely necessary. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the accomplishments of our students!
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights Schools
Titus Staples
Congratulations to Aiden Nemechek and Payton Woodyard on a great showing at the Centralia cross country meet this morning. Payton placed 24th and Aiden 65th!
about 1 month ago, Titus Staples
Melissa Kennedy
Today is National Custodians Day! We have the very BEST and we appreciate them so much for all they do to keep our buildings clean and safe.!
about 1 month ago, Melissa Kennedy
Alex Nolte
Game day!
about 1 month ago, Alex Nolte
Valley Heights
Updated Homecoming Parade information!
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
There has been an addition to the volleyball schedule.  C Team volleyball will play in a quad on Thursday, October 8th beginning at 5:00 pm in Sabetha. 
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Here is the Homecoming parade route and the order of the floats that will be in the parade. If you have any questions, please contact VHHS!
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
The JH games that were scheduled at Washington County Thursday 10/1 have been CANCELLED. Valley Heights Jr High will still play but will travel to Clifton instead to play Clifton-Clyde. A team VB will start at 4:30 followed by B team VB. The FB game will start at 6:30.
about 1 month ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
The volleyball games at Linn tonight have had some changes.  Washington County will no longer be playing in the triangular.  VH will begin playing JV VB against Linn at 5:00 and Varsity will play following the JV.  Games will still be at Linn High School.  
about 1 month ago, Valley Heights
Titus Staples
Congratulations Mustang cross country team on a great meet last night in Washington. Placings are as follows: Kebeb Zimmerman 13th, Dustin Denton 5th, Hudson Nemechek 2nd, Logan Gray 1st, Kloee Martin 7th and Peyton Woodyard placed 21st! Great job Mustang runners!
about 1 month ago, Titus Staples
Regina Blaske
Homecoming Parade Information On Friday, October 2nd the Valley Heights Homecoming Parade will be held in Waterville at 2:30pm. Waterville Elementary 1st and 2nd graders will walk up to main street and watch the parade with their class. Blue Rapids Elementary will n​ot be attending the parade this year. We are working on the possibility of students being able to watch the homecoming activities remotely from school. If your child is not scheduled to go to the homecoming parade and you so desire him/her to go then you as a parent will have to make arrangements to pick up your child from school. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school. Waterville Grade School: (785) 363 2530 Blue Rapids Elementary: (785) 363 7693
about 1 month ago, Regina Blaske
Kaci Smith
Check out downtown Waterville! The Art Club painted windows for homecoming!
about 1 month ago, Kaci Smith
Lori Dobrovolny
Due to Covid precautions, Valley Heights Jr/Sr High will only release students that are directly involved in the homecoming parade on Friday. If you wish for your student to attend the parade, you must call in to the high school before 3:30 on Thursday and give permission for them to leave for the parade. Students will not be allowed to leave before 2pm on Friday. Please call sooner than later. Thank you for your cooperation.
2 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Valley Heights
Sophomore class would like to thank Parker Seed for the use of their shop to build the 2020 Homecoming float. #hoco2020 #parkerseed #sophomoreclass
2 months ago, Valley Heights
Drew Obermeyer
Natural Resources class is learning about what makes up an ecosystem. To determine what bug biodiversity exists in the ecosystem around school students designed and installed collection traps.
2 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Tony Yungeberg
REMINDER: We will not have Colt's Round-Up after-school on Monday, September 28th or Wednesday, September 30th because of Pre-K thru 6th grade student success meetings. CRU will operate as normal Tuesday the 29th and Thursday the 1st.
2 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Kaci Smith
Go check out the artwork outside the Blue Rapids Clinic! The art club decorated the sidewalks for nurse appreciation week! The kids did an AMAZING job!
2 months ago, Kaci Smith
Candice Brooks
REMINDER: MUSTANG CHEER KIDDIE CLINIC: October 9th If you have not signed your kiddo up for the cheer clinic but would still like to, please click on the link below. Payment must be sent in with your kiddo's to school by Sept 30th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your building secretary or Katlen Schreiner at kschreiner@valleyheights.org https://forms.gle/Jnvt1gkGmKaVmMKV9
2 months ago, Candice Brooks
Brianne Schultz
Kindergarten had a bucket calf and a rabbit come to visit them this week to learn about how to take care of pets!
2 months ago, Brianne Schultz
Valley Heights
Congratulations to the JH XC runners at Washington! VH JH boys finished 1st Logan Gray, 2nd Hudson Nemechek, 4th Dustin Denton, and 11th Kebeb Zimmerman. Girls had Kloee Martin finish 7th!
2 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Interested in having a float in the Homecoming Parade? Please click on the link to see the details for having a float in the parade. Community members are encouraged to participate. https://5il.co/l86j
2 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
The JV football game on Monday will now start at 5:30 instead of 6:00. #MustangProud
2 months ago, Tony Trimble
Parker
Halfte score at Horton
2 months ago, Parker
Valley Heights
Tonight's football game at Horton will be live streamed. For instructions on how to connect, click the following link. https://5il.co/l5it
2 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
To watch tonight's football game live stream: Go to http://rainbow-live if you are a new customer it is free until Oct. 1st. Use the username: rainbowLIVE and the Password: Free2020 Hit login and it will take you to Rainbow LIVE. Click on the "LIVE" tab to watch the game.
2 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights Schools
Checking out Bellus Academy with students considering cosmetology!
2 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Valley Heights Schools
KAY members help distribute food in Waterville this morning for Harvesters. Great work guys!! You are awesome!!
2 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Candice Brooks
REMINDER: Tomorrow Wednesday, 16th is a district wide early dismissal! Kprep - 6th grade parents will need to fill out the below form by clicking on the link, if you have not done so via Bloomz for your child’s dismissal instructions. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaaAxkdoBXc7iN2CN_nAyi0UO2ivIpr-88bfoBWfP60quJVg/viewform?usp=sf_link
2 months ago, Candice Brooks
Lori Dobrovolny
Come join our Mustang Family and cheer on the VH Girls Volleyball teams tonight as they take on Axtell and Troy. Varsity games are at 4,5, and 7 at the high school. Jr Varsity will play at 4 and 6 in Blue Rapids. We will also have a C team game tonight at Blue Rapids at 7. Come join us and celebrate Parents Night too.
2 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Valley Heights
Reminder: Monday, Sept 14 is JH/HS Picture Day. School pics and sports pics will be done. Dress your best and don’t forget your uniforms! It’s also good to comb your hair!
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Susan Steinfort
High School Volleyball scores at Clay Center. Lost to Great Bend 25-19, 16-25, 17-25. Lost to Clay Center 15-25, 17-25. Won against Chapman 17-25, 28-26, 25-17. Won against Chapman 25-20, 25-15.
3 months ago, Susan Steinfort
Valley Heights
Saturday's Riley County VB Tournament will be played at Clay Center High School. You must have a tournament voucher to enter the gymnasiums for the tournament, it is not open to the general public. If you are attending, masks must be worn at the entrance and when unable to social distance. The following will be the VH schedule: 9:00 - VH vs Great Bend (District Gym) Followed by: VH vs Clay Center (HS Gym) Followed by: VH vs Chapman (District Gym) Followed by: Bracket play The game will also be live streamed through the Clay Center YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDt0DuzCHPkG15UnN8c64w
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
The Cross Country meet at Washington County that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed due to weather. We will let you know when that meet will be rescheduled once we have that information.
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Katlen Schreiner
Great night for some Friday night lights 🏈💜
3 months ago, Katlen Schreiner
Drew Obermeyer
The Agriculture Natural Resource class spent the afternoon outside identifying plants and insects in the fields around school.
3 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Drew Obermeyer
The Agriculture Natural Resource class spent the afternoon outside identifying plants and insects in the fields around school.
3 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Kim Hardin
The Sixth Graders are trying to determine the effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on turnip seeds. Various amounts were added to water and we are observing the growth of the turnip seeds for two weeks! #MustangProud
3 months ago, Kim Hardin
Valley Heights
Tune in to the VH Facebook Live Video in about 15 minutes for a wonderful performance! Starts at 3:00!
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Cross country competed in their first meet Thursday in Concordia. The young, inexperienced runners did a great job! Here are the results: JH Girls: Kloee Martin=24th JH Boys: Hudson Nemechek=2nd, Jay Esslinger=15th, Kebeb Zimmerman=18th, Drayton Browning=36th HS Girls: Payton Woodyard=26th, Charity Williams=30th HS Boys= Aiden Nemechek=39th, Torrance Crook=40th Great start to XC!
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
You can watch the live stream of the HS football game tonight at Marysville. #MustangProud
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Social Media Specialist
Junior High Football beat Hanover tonight 46-0 in their season opener. #Mustang proud.
3 months ago, Social Media Specialist
Valley Heights
Reminder - there will be no food or drinks allowed in the gymnasium for any athletic activity hosted at Valley Heights High School!
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD #498 is thrilled to announce that the USDA approved a Waiver which will allow both breakfast and lunch to be FREE for ALL students starting September 4th! The waiver to serve free meals goes until 12/31/2020 or until USDA funds run out. Your student’s participation is critical! When kids eat school meals it helps your budget and ours – it’s a Win for all! If you have any questions, please let us know.
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Kim Hardin
Masks won't stop us from working together to solve a problem! The Sixth Graders were looking for answers for our Social Studies questions in their papers. #MustangProud
3 months ago, Kim Hardin
Tony Trimble
Go to the following website to get a subscription to watch Valley Heights Jr/Sr High School activities being live streamed. Many of the league schools are also streaming activities when we play at their location. You can search for their school and watch with your subscription as well. Your subscription allows you to watch any activity in the country being live streamed on the NFHS website. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/valley-heights-high-school-blue-rapids-ks
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
Valley Height Fall Sports Covid protocols for home games.
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
Kids outside and the band starts practicing the National Anthem. #MustangProud #ProudToBeAnAmerican #Respect
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Volleyball at Onaga VH 25 25 Onaga 16 16 VH 25 25 FHS 14 15
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Football tickets for the football game in Marysville will go on sale to the general public at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2nd for Valley Heights patrons. Tickets will be limited to maximum 4 tickets per family or number of immediate family members in the household. Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per student. Exact change or personal check (made out to VH) will be accepted. Tickets must be purchased at the front doors of the high school and no reserves will be taken.
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Lori Dobrovolny
Change in Times for Volleyball today (at Onaga): VH Volleyball times for this evening have changed. South Gym: 3:45-VH vs Frankfort, 5:00-Onaga vs VH, 6:00 Frankfort vs VH. North Gym: 5:00-Onaga vs VH, 6:00-Frankfort vs VH
3 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Tony Trimble
Valley Heights will be allowed 150 tickets for the HS FB game in Marysville this week. Once the players families have purchased theirs, the remaining tickets will be available starting Wednesday morning on a first come first serve basis. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. You can purchase your tickets in the HS office. ALL TICKETS WILL BE PRE-SOLD. NO WALK UP TICKETS. ALL FANS WILL ENTER ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE STADIUM (OFF 12 TH STREET-DUE TO CONSTRUCTION). FANS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW ALL OF THE USD 364 COVID GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS. -Masks must be worn at the gate to gain entry into the stadium. -Spectators are required to follow social distancing guidelines. -Spectators can remove mask if social distancing can be followed. -Masks will be required if needed to enter the school for restrooms or concession stand. - Spectators will not be allowed on the field/track or near teams before, after and during play. - Concessions will be limited to drinks and pre-packaged items.
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Lori Dobrovolny
VH Volleyball Fans. September 1st Volleyball at Onaga. Here is some information for you to follow if attending the games Tuesday night. https://5il.co/kfbd
3 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Valley Heights
Valley Heights Girls, Girl Scouts are not cancelled!
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Lori Dobrovolny
Live Feed link to the Marysville Volleyball Tournament. VH girls start play at 9am. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=133410240185179&ref=br rs. Hope you all will tune in.
3 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Tony Yungeberg
Reminder to parents of Kinder-prep through 6th graders, Wednesday, August 26 is the final day to register for Colt's Round-Up afterschool program. https://forms.gle/NN6YncS317uRjH376
3 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Due to COVID restrictions and minimal opportunities for collaboration, the VHHS Goal Setting Night scheduled for Monday, August 31st, has been cancelled. Information from Goal Setting Night will be included into the Student Success Meetings. Thank you for your understanding!
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Dawn Tryon
Ms. Jayne Whitson and Miss Jenna teach Mrs Tryon’s class about proper hand washing.
3 months ago, Dawn Tryon
Tony Trimble
Due to the football Jamboree being cancelled, the VHHS football team will be having a Gatorade scrimmage this Friday 8/28 at 6:00. Please bring bottles of Gatorade for the team to use throughout the season. #MustangProud #FootballFamily
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
What a great group of kids. I’m extremely proud to have such great selfless kids in our school. The Valley Heights football managers are working hard to keep our players safe. After every drill they are disinfecting the equipment and getting it ready for the next drill. #MustangProud
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Kim Hardin
Sixth Grade STEM Challenge - How high can you build a spaghetti marshmallow tower in 15 minutes? The children did fantastic!! The winner was 18 1/2 inches tall! #mustangproud
3 months ago, Kim Hardin
Tony Yungeberg
We are so excited to get students back into the building to kick off our 2020-2021 school year! Many of you are familiar with our after school program known as Colt's Round-Up (CRU). We are getting a little later start this year than normal but we are happy to release our first semester online registration. Students will attend CRU in Blue Rapids or Waterville Elementary based upon their home address. They must be onsite learners and students will ride their normal bus at the end of the school day. There will be no transportation at 5:30 when CRU dismisses. Please fill out a form for each student who will be attending. Registration will close after August 26th. https://forms.gle/hxfu1egcQx6Yf3So9
3 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Angi Williams
Loved seeing all my masked bandits in third grade today!
3 months ago, Angi Williams
Valley Heights
The VH Community Appreciation Night is going to be postponed from 8/21/2020. When a new date is established, it will be communicated. The volleyball scrimmage for 8/21/2020 does begin at 5:15.
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Regina Blaske
Blue Rapids building start of school letter
3 months ago, Regina Blaske
Valley Heights
Good morning Valley Heights Junior/Senior High School students and parents. As we begin the 2020 school year, we are in unprecedented times with the COVID virus. These times are requiring safety measures that no student, parent, teacher, or administrator have wished for. With these safety measures, all changes will continue to be re-evaluated and modified to maximize the safety of our students while ensuring students continue to receive the best educational opportunities available. Please review a few of the procedural changes with your child prior to school beginning. Teachers will give more details to the students during the first day of school. Masks will be required at all times when social distancing can not happen. Students are encouraged to enter the building after 7:45 a.m. and must report to their first period classroom. If gym bags or musical instruments are needing to be dropped off in their respective areas, students should drop them off and immediately report to their 1st period class. Breakfast will be available during the 1st period class. Students in grades 7, 8, & 9 should enter through the front main door. Students in grades 10, 11, & 12 should enter through the back door by Mrs. Coon's room. If you are riding with siblings, students should enter the door with the oldest sibling. Temperature checks and hand sanitizer will be required upon entry into the school. Between each class, students need to report directly to their next class period. For a full look at the VH Reopening Plan, please visit the school's website. Finally, the first day of school will be a 'Purple' day. So please report to your P1 class. Friday will be a grey day.
3 months ago, Valley Heights
Robert Green
Don't forget back to school night!
3 months ago, Robert Green
Tony Yungeberg
Transportation reminders
3 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Trimble
Grateful to be back at it with a great staff and fall sports returning. #MustangProud #AttitudeOfGratitude
3 months ago, Tony Trimble
Justine deBoer
Grateful for a beautiful view from the high school! #MustangProud #AttitudeofGratitude @mischelmiller @VHSupt @USD498
3 months ago, Justine deBoer
Tony Yungeberg
Back to school night information! #Mustang
3 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Jenna Vathauer
If you are having a hard time finding Lysol/Clorox wipes for the school supply list, please do not worry about bringing them to school!
3 months ago, Jenna Vathauer
Tony Trimble
Just a reminder about the All Fall Sports patent meeting tonight @6:00 at the FB stadium. Individual teams will meet following the group meeting. Please bring a mask in case your group meets in the building. #MustangProud
4 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
#MustangProud - Staff is excited to be back at Valley Heights!
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
Good week of conditioning camp so far! #MustangProud
4 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights Schools
Thank you Maecyn G., Emma Y., Abigail S., Mr. Kenworthy and Mrs. Haefke for helping at 7th grade orientation tonight! I appreciate you so much. Also, thank you to all the 7th graders and parents that came out for the evening! We are going to make it a great year!! #MustangProud Mrs. M 😊
4 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Valley Heights
Reminder that 7th Grade and new student orientation will be at the high school tonight at 6:30 pm. Masks will be required.
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
We will be hosting an ALL FALL SPORTS parents meeting Thursday August 13th at 6:00 pm at the football stadium. After the all sports meeting, we will break up into individual sports for those parent meetings. Please bring you child's physical form if you have not already turned it into the office. Hope to see you all there! We have lots of new and important items to discuss.
4 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Mrs. Coon is in the process of selecting the All School Play and needs to know how many Freshman through Seniors will be trying out. If you could contact her by email at Lcoon@valleyheights.org to let her know she would really appreciate it. She is leaning towards a western melodrama.
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Back to school message from Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High Principal, Chad Kenworthy.
4 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Back to school message from Valley Heights Elementary Principal, Robert Green.
4 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Message from Valley Heights Superintendent, Melissa Kennedy.
4 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Early Childhood Screening Thursday, August 20th, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Waterville Elementary. https://5il.co/j8e4
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Jenna Vathauer
Clarification on face mask... If your child chooses to wear their own they have be double layered. If they want to wear a gaiter, like the one pictured in earlier post, it has to be doubled layered as well. So basically any mask that they want to wear it has to have 2 layers. Sorry for the confusion. If any further questions feel free to contact to me at jvathauer@valleyheights.org
4 months ago, Jenna Vathauer
Melissa Kennedy
Attention Parents and Guardians: The deadline to opt for On-Site or Remote Learning for the start of the 2020 school year was Monday, August 3rd. If you have not yet completed the form, please do so at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV3ZggGkH8yiwQWSmzRD6jHQu55cmVqtTRCdMoSp2lnrjw7w/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 months ago, Melissa Kennedy
Valley Heights
Looking for Substitute Teachers for the upcoming 2020 school year!! Click on the link below for the credentials needed to apply for the license. https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation/Licensure/License-Requirements/Emergency-Substitute-License-Requirements
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Valley Heights is looking for volunteers with Training and/or background in the medical field (nurse, EMT, etc.) that would be interested in assisting our nursing staff with isolation room coverage at our buildings. If interested please contact Central Office (785)363-2398 or Jenna Vathauer- jvathauer@valleyheights.org
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Jenna Vathauer
Reminder for the kids that need to get up to date on vaccinations! If you aren’t sure if your child is current on vaccinations feel free to contact me at jvathauer@valleyheights.org or the Marshall County Health Department at 785-562-3485
4 months ago, Jenna Vathauer
Valley Heights
Just a reminder that Valley Heights Food Service will not be serving meals until school starts.
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Jenna Vathauer
Valley Heights will be providing several cloth masks for each student this year, parents will be responsible to wash and make sure your child wears them to school each day. If you choose to send your child with their own mask, it has to be double layered as well as a face gaiter (For the gaiter it has to be two layers, either folded or made with two layers, see image for what a gaiter is).
4 months ago, Jenna Vathauer
Tony Yungeberg
Spread the word!
4 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Millie Laughlin
Class of 2025, this coming year’s 8th graders, don’t forget to watch the upcoming NASA launch of the Mars rover, Perseverance. Remember, your names and boarding passes are onboard! Countdown begins July 30th!!!
4 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Valley Heights
Final 2020 - 2021 School Calendar https://5il.co/ip0x
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Updated Classroom Supply List https://5il.co/iow9
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Here is the link to view the Reopening Plan: https://5il.co/iotx Here is the link for the Fall 2020 Learning Option form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV3ZggGkH8yiwQWSmzRD6jHQu55cmVqtTRCdMoSp2lnrjw7w/viewform
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Valley Heights Graduation 2020 is today at 11:00 AM at the Valley Heights Football Stadium. You can view the Scholarship list and Senior Video at https://www.valleyheights.org/graduation-2020--20 The graduation will be live-streamed on the Valley Heights Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/vhusd498
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
The day is FINALLY here, Graduation Day 2020! Below are a few of the details for attending the graduation ceremony: Ceremony will be on the VH football field beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25. Attendees are highly encouraged to wear masks and/or keep social distancing between families. Please remain in your seat for the duration of the ceremony. The VH journalism staff will provide two photographers to take pictures during the ceremony. All pictures will be shared through the VH Facebook page. You are more than welcome to save any pictures that are taken. There will not be a congratulatory processional line following the graduation ceremony. Finally, we will be using Facebook Live to stream the ceremony. We recognize that not all family members and guests feel comfortable traveling or attending larger groups. It will be available through Facebook Live.
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Double FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Chicken Patty on Bun Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Chicken & Waffles Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
2020 VH Graduates. Reminder that graduation practice is Thursday, 5:00 pm at the football field. If you are participating in the graduation ceremony, you need to be at practice.
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Corn Dog Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
There will be NO lunches served July 27th - July 31st. We will start back up on August 3rd - August 28th, serving Monday through Thursday, with double meals on Thursday's. FREE for ages 1-18!
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! BBQ Rib on Bun Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Double FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Beef Fritter on Bun Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
4 months ago, Valley Heights
Melissa Kennedy
Greetings Valley Heights Families! As many of you may have heard, Laura Kelly, the Governor of Kansas announced yesterday an executive decision to postpone the first day of school until after the Labor Day holiday. Although this does delay our actual return date, we are still planning on getting our enrollment and preparatory work started. Under the current conditions, this planning and preparation for back-to-school looks very different than it has in years past. As our country, state, county and communities continue to navigate the complexities of the COVID19 pandemic, USD 498 is in the process of developing an educational plan that addresses the health and safety of our students, staff and families. Although reopening our schools this fall is not without risk, we also know that prolonged school closure, the loss of access to social/emotional support and connection, and inconsistency of supportive services are significant losses for our students. Therefore, we are excited to share that we will allow options for student learning as the school year begins. The Fall 2020 Learning Options are as follows: Option One: On-Site Learning Safety guidelines that address the health and well being of our students, staff and families will be strictly adhered to and protocols will be in place for day-to-day operations including: Transportation Medical/Health Classrooms Common Spaces Transitions Extra and Co-Curricular Activities Facilities Food Service All district leadership, certified and non-certified staff are working diligently to craft a plan that addresses each of the above components. Included in this planning conversation are the Marshall County Health Department and Marshall County Emergency Management, with adherence to the recommendations put forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, as well as the Kansas State Department of Education. This comprehensive plan, once completed and reviewed, will be shared with all parents, students and stakeholders. Option Two: Remote Learning Virtual learning that will be structured under the following mandates: Students and parents will complete a daily log of engagement and activities completed that must be submitted to the school district. Students will be assessed on the same standards and competencies as onsite students. Students must have a daily and/or per class period connection with teachers. Each day/class period that a student does not participate online, they will be marked absent. State and local truancy guidelines will be adhered to. A Remote Learning commitment is a minimum of one academic quarter. Options for remote learning will be reevaluated each quarter. We ask that you consider your options carefully as you make the best decision for the educational and social emotional needs of your child(ren) and family. The deadline for the Fall 2020 Learning Option decision is Monday, August 3rd. Please submit one response per family. You may utilize any of the following options for submission: An embedded link in the email you receive. Fall 2020 Learning Option Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV3ZggGkH8yiwQWSmzRD6jHQu55cmVqtTRCdMoSp2lnrjw7w/viewform?usp=sf_link) Valley Heights USD #498 website Valley Heights Facebook page Enrollment For the safety and convenience of our parent community, we are offering an online enrollment process this year. Enrollment will officially open on Monday, August 3rd and close on Friday, August 14th. A link will be sent via email and shared on our district website the morning of August 3rd. Should you prefer to enroll in person, our building secretaries will be available in their respective offices on those days to accommodate you. Should you choose online enrollment, invoices for fee payment will be sent out by your building secretary or you can pay online. Students new to the district will need to enroll in person at the appropriate attendance center, or at the District Office at 121 E. Commercial in Waterville. As always, we are here to answer your questions and hear your concerns. Sincerely, Melissa Kennedy Superintendent
4 months ago, Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
This afternoon Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced that per executive order schools will not reopen for the fall semester until after the Labor Day holiday. Please stay tuned to USD 498 social media for upcoming information.
4 months ago, Melissa Kennedy
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Taco's Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Cheeseburgers Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Deli Club Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Double FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Pepperoni Pizza Munchables Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Sloppy Joe Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Chicken Patty on a bun!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Candice Brooks
MUSTANG MAGIC DRILL TEAM TRYOUTS Just a reminder that practice for Drill Team Tryouts is tonight 7/6/20 at 6PM at the HS Gym!! Tryouts will be this Wednesday 7/8/20 at 6PM at the HS Gym. Questions can be directed to Candice Brooks on (785) 713 2146 or Email: cbrooks@valleyheights.org
5 months ago, Candice Brooks
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Pork Rib on Bun Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Good morning Valley Heights!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Chicken & Waffles Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Melissa Kennedy
Valley Heights Parents and Guardians, Please check your email for a brief, but very important, survey to provide us with valuable information as we begin planning for the '20/'21 school year!
5 months ago, Melissa Kennedy
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Taco Salad Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Valley Heights Community Fireworks will be at the High School, July 4th at dusk. Please no alcohol & no personal fireworks.
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Italian Beef Fritter on Bun Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Please click the link for information concerning graduation plans for the Valley Heights Class of 2020. Graduating seniors, please check your school email for a letter with information concerning graduation practice and preparing for graduation. https://5il.co/hqfy
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Italian Turkey & Ham Sandwich Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
This is a reminder that meals will continue to be served June 29 thru July 23. Thanks to all that have made our summer food service program a success.
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Sammie Parker
June KRR Camp has come to an end! Thanks to all staff and parents for your help and support!
5 months ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
June KRR Camp has come to an end! Thanks to all staff and parents for your help and support!
5 months ago, Sammie Parker
Valley Heights
FREE COOKIE DAY!!! To show our appreciation to everyone's participation in Valley Heights Summer Meal Program we are handing out free cookies with your meals today!! Today we are serving Corn Dogs!! Also, it is double meal day!! Reminder to redeem your winning boxes for an extra sweet treat!! See you all for lunch!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Summer Food Service Program Meal update!! We will continue to distribute meals Monday's -Thursday's through July 23rd!! Thank You All for your participation in our Summer Food Service Meal Distribution!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Chicken Patty on Bun Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Sammie Parker
Week 2 of KRR Summer Camp is flying by!
5 months ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
Week 2 of KRR Summer Camp is flying by!
5 months ago, Sammie Parker
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Beef & Bean Burrito Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! Cheeseburgers Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
Just a reminder about cheerleading tryouts this coming week. Practices will be held Monday and Tuesday from 6-7:30 at the high school and tryouts to be held Thursday beginning at 5:30!
5 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Happy Father’s Day to all the Mustang Dads our there!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Candice Brooks
*MUSTANG MAGIC DRILL TEAM TRYOUTS* At this time we are reopening tryouts for those that are interested in being on the Mustang Magic Drill Team. Drill Team Practice will be on Monday July 6th at 6pm. Drill Team Tryouts will be on Wednesday July 8th at 6pm. For more information on Drill Team tryouts and tryout video please contact Candice Brooks on (785) 713 2146 or cbrooks@valleyheights.org
5 months ago, Candice Brooks
Sammie Parker
KRR Summer Camp week one in the books!! Shout out to all these great kids and staff!
5 months ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
KRR Summer Camp week one in the books!! Shout out to all these great kids and staff!
5 months ago, Sammie Parker
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH for Ages 1-18 !! CHICKEN & WAFFLE DAY!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH!! Ages 1-18 Beef Fritter on Bun!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for your winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Valley Heights would like to congratulate Coach White on his 50 years of coaching! With that being said, Coach White has retired from the coaching ranks. Congratulations on your retirement. Moving forward, Valley Heights has hired Titus Staples as the new Cross Country Coach. Mr. Staples is the elementary counselor and has coached cross county at other schools he has worked at. If you are interested in participating in cross country (either summer workouts or next school year), please contact Coach Staples through his school email address: tstaples@valleyheights.org
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
FREE LUNCH!! Ages 1-18 BBQ Pork Rib on Bun!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm. Reminder to continue to claim your prizes for the winning boxes!!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Congratulations Mr. Bergkamp on your final School Board meeting before retirement! At tonight’s BOE Meeting, members recognized Mr. Bergkamp’s 31 years of service to Valley Heights. Happy retirement!
5 months ago, Valley Heights
Patty Moeller
Deli Clubs Today!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-1230pm!! FREE Lunches for ages 1-18!! Remember to check your lunch boxes to see if you have a winner to claim your prize!!
6 months ago, Patty Moeller
Patty Moeller
Pizza Munchable's!! Come out to either grade school to claim your DOUBLE meals TODAY!! Serving from 11am-12:30pm!! Ages 1-18 are free!! Reminder to claim your sweet treat for your winning lunch box!
6 months ago, Patty Moeller
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights community recycling will resume on Saturday, June 20. Collection site will be in Waterville at the RV park from 9:30-11:00. Sorted materials only please! Glass, Plastics and Cardboard do not need to be sorted by weight or color. We appreciate cardboard boxes being broken down prior to drop off.
6 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Patty Moeller
Chicken Patty on a Bun this fine Wednesday!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-1230pm. Come out and enjoy the nice weather and claim you free lunches!! Reminder to check your lunch boxes to see if you have a winner!! If so be sure to claim your sweet treat!
6 months ago, Patty Moeller
Tony Trimble
For all who are interested: Cheer tryout practices will be held on June 22 & 23 from 6:00-7:30PM. Cheer tryouts will be conducted on June 25, beginning at 5:30PM. If you have not previously signed up for cheer and would like to try out, please contact Katlen Schreiner at kschreiner@valleyheights.org
6 months ago, Tony Trimble
Patty Moeller
Taco Salad Tuesday today, June 9th!! Serving both grade schools! All children ages 1-18 are FREE!! Keep those winning boxes coming, and claim your sweet treat!!
6 months ago, Patty Moeller
Patty Moeller
Lunch Today is Sloppy Joe!! Serving at both grade schools from 11am-12:30pm!! Ages 1-18 are free!! Don't forget to claim you sweet treat if you received a winning box!!
6 months ago, Patty Moeller
Lori Dobrovolny
Due to the gyms floors being refinished, and the smell that goes along with it, we will be closing down the office at the high school for the rest of the day. Sorry for any inconvenience.
6 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Nikki Stoudt
Hotdogs today!! Reminder, you will get double meals today. No meals served tomorrow. Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. 1-18 are FREE!! Don’t forget to let us know if you got a winning meal so you can get a sweet treat!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is Chicken Salad Sandwiches!! Serving meals at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm.. 1-18 are FREE!! Don’t forget to come get a treat for the winning meal!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is BBQ Sandwich!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm .. 1-18 are FREE!!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Registration for KRR and 21st CCLC summer camp will be closing soon. If you haven't registered yet do so soon! Go to the link below to register online. https://forms.gle/wWV39yF43LPFrEie8
6 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Nikki Stoudt
Cheeseburgers for lunch today! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. 1-18 are FREE!! Don’t forget to redeem your winning meal for a sweet snack!!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Summer Recreation Ball fees need to be submitted today by 3:30 to Valley Heights Central Office in Waterville. For questions contact Tony Yungeberg 785-363-2211 or tyungeberg@valleyheights.org
6 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Nikki Stoudt
Here are a few of our winning meals from yesterday!! They got to choose between a sweet treat or a soda!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Chicken and Waffles today!! Reminder no meals served tomorrow so you will get double meals today. Also, remember to come get your prize for the winning meals!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. 1-18 are FREE!!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Lori Dobrovolny
Class of 2020-Your Awards packets are ready to be picked up at the high school office. Please stop by and pick yours up. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4pm and Friday 7:30am-12pm.
6 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Nikki Stoudt
Today meal is pork rib on a bun!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-1230pm. 1-18 are FREE!! Don’t forget to claim your prizes for the winning meals!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
It’s TACO TUESDAY!! Serving from 11-1230pm at both grade schools. 1-18 are FREE!! Reminder to come claim your prize for the winning meal!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Corn dogs today!! Reminder to come claim your prizes for the winning meals!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-1230pm.. 1-18 are FREE!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Congratulations to Mrs. Oatney and Mrs. Buck for their retirement from Valley Heights! They have served a lot of years to the Valley Heights community!
6 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is Pizza Muchables!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. 1-18 are FREE!! REMINDER: Today is the last day for k-6 to return IPads, chargers, text and library books to the grade schools!!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
The Kansas Department of Education has dedicated May 20th as the #KSClassof2020 Appreciation Day. Graduating seniors are encouraged to take a picture of throwing your graduation cap into the air at 8:20 pm (20:20 military time) and share it with the hashtag: #KSClassof2020 For more information, click on the link below. https://5il.co/g8p8
6 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s we’re serving Cheeseburgers!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. A couple reminders: today and tomorrow you can return your iPads, chargers, text and library books. Also, don’t forget about the winning meal!! Post it on the Valley Heights Facebook page and you will win a sweet treat!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Reminder to the Valley Heights community: Beginning this week there will not be meals served on Fridays for the remainder of the summer. You will now get your Friday meal with your Thursday meal. Also in observance of Memorial Day, we will not serve a meal Monday, May 25.
6 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights Schools
As the Valley Heights KAY sponsor I get the opportunity to work with a great bunch of students. We organize a lot of activities in the community and school. I am looking forward to continuing these activities for the next school year. Having said that, I am happy to announce the 2020-21 KAY officers are: Emma Toerber, President, Emma Yungeberg, Vice-President, Maecyn Gunn, Secretary, and Abigail Steinfort, Stuco Rep. Also, as most of you know, Mrs. Oatney will be retiring at the end of the end, and we will miss her as a co-sponsor!
6 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s meal is Italian deli sandwiches!! Serving from 11-12:30pm at both grade schools. 1-18 are FREE!
6 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Happy Friday!! Today’s meal is Chicken and waffles!! Serving from 11-12:30 at both grade schools!! 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Regina Blaske
Student and Parents of Valley Heights Elementary. On Tuesday May 29th and Wednesday May 20th are scheduled check in days at Valley Heights Elementary. Textbooks,iPads,library books and other school materials are to be returned between 11:00 and 12:30 on those days.
7 months ago, Regina Blaske
Nikki Stoudt
Today meal is a Cheeseburger!! Serving till 12:30pm. Serving at both grade schools.. 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
ATTENTION: Today’s lunch is Chicken Patty!! Also, starting today there will be a SPECIAL marked box going forward everyday and if you get that box, take a picture of it and post it to our Valley Heights Facebook page to redeem a special TREAT the following serving day!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm!! 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
JH/HS Students - The school year is quickly coming to an end and materials still need to be returned following the completion of the 2019-2020 school year.  Please return all materials to the commons at the high school between the weekdays of May 20th - May 27th.  Lori will have the office hours open between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Items that need to be returned include: ipads (including seniors), textbooks, library books, calculators, and any other materials belonging to the school. Also, if you want to reconcile any bills that need paid, that will be available through Lori.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 363-2508.
7 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s meal is BBQ Rib on a Bun!! Serving from 11-12:30pm at both grade schools! 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Here is a link to the Valley Heights June & July Camp Registration Form. June is current grades K-3 and July is current grades K-6. Form will close after May 18th. Form Link: https://forms.gle/vGetmz6e8X7hALx9A
7 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Kaci Smith
If any 8th-11th grade students are interested in trying out for the Mustang Magic Drill Team please email Mrs. Smith at kasmith@valleyheights.org. We will be having virtual tryouts this year so please check your email.
7 months ago, Kaci Smith
Nikki Stoudt
Happy Monday! Today’s meal will be Hotdogs!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Happy Friday!!! Today’s lunch is a Crispy Chicken Wrap! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is Pizza Muchables! Serving at both grade schools from 11-12:30pm. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is BBQ Pork on a bun! Serving from 11-12:30 at both grade schools. 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Drew Obermeyer
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Valley Heights FFA officer team.
7 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Valley Heights
Congratulations to Catherine and Maddy on being voted the Student Council president and vice-president for next school year!
7 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
It’s TACO TUESDAY!! Serving meals from from 11-12:30 at both grade schools! 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is a BACON & egg salad sandwich!! Serving from 11-1pm at both grade schools. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is Chicken and Waffles!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-1pm. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is Hotdogs, fresh fruit and slaw!! Serving from 11-1pm at both grade schools!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Valley Heights Jr/Sr High School will be hosting a Virtual Activity & Awards Day on May 16, 2020. This is a combination of the traditional Awards Night and Athletic Banquet. Please click the following link for more information. https://5il.co/fpd1
7 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is Chicken patty on bun with fresh fruit & vegetable pasta salad!! Serving till 1pm at both grade schools!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Sarah Koehler
A message from the Blue Rapids Staff.
7 months ago, Sarah Koehler
Valley Heights
Valley Heights Seniors 2020 - If you have not turned your senior profile into the Marysville Advocate, you need to do so ASAP! If your profile is not turned into the Advocate by 8:00 a.m. on May 1, your profile will not be included in the salute. If you have any questions, please visit with Mrs. Coon.
7 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is a Ham & Turkey Club Sandwich! Meals served from 11-1pm at both grade schools and 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Pizza Munchable for lunch today!! Serving from 11-1pm. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Starting Monday, May 4th, our lunch serving times will be 11:00 - 12:30!
7 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Cheeseburgers are what’s for lunch!! Serving at both grade schools from 11-1pm. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch Chicken Patty Sandwich!! Serving 11-1pm at both grade schools.. 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
The 2020 Valley Heights Graduation Ceremony has been rescheduled. Given the restrictions we are currently operating under, there is no possible way to hold graduation ceremonies in May unless it was done virtually. We are cautiously optimistic that by moving graduation for the class of 2020 to Saturday, July 25th, beginning at 11:00 a.m., it will increase the likelihood that some of the social gathering restrictions will be released and we will be able to hold graduation ceremonies. While we hope that those ceremonies are more traditional in nature, we must be prepared to adjust the ceremonies to meet any social distancing requirements and crowd size limitations that we are operating under at the time. Hopefully, with some flexibility, we are able to offer the Class of 2020 a traditional graduation ceremony!
7 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch TACO TUESDAY!!! Meals are served at both grade schools from 11-1pm . 1-18 are FREE!!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s lunch is Chicken and Waffles!! Look in your bag for heating instructions. Serving at both grade schools from 11-1pm . 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Millie Laughlin
Forensic Science students are studying insects of death, the insects that are attracted to decaying flesh. Below is Gates Carder’s experiment. She put raw chicken into a vented container and has it hanging outside in her yard. She takes daily pictures to determine which insects arrive and in what sequence. The project is due May 1st. It will be interesting to see her results.
7 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s meal is a Turkey and Ham Deli stack! Serving at both grade schools from 11-1pm. 1-18 are FREE!
7 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Today’s Meal is a Chicken Patty on a bun. Serving from 11-1pm at both grade schools. 1-18 are FREE!
8 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Below is a resource shared by the Kansas Department of Education. Especially now with the transition to Distance Learning Plans, things are different. If you are struggling with social-emotional awareness, please reach out to this resource or the school for assistance. Since 1993, Kansas Children's Service League’s Parent Helpline (1-800-CHILDREN) has offered a voice who will listen and empathize with callers’ concerns and provide help with simple questions or complex situations. Information, referrals and support are provided statewide anonymously to parents, relatives, caregivers, youth and professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This line is designed to meet the needs of parents and caregivers who feel isolated and frustrated when trying to meet the challenges of raising children. In calendar year 2019 the Parent Helpline answered 1,648 calls. Inquiries can be made via email or text using 1800CHILDREN@kcsl.org. The Parent Helpline is also available as a mobile phone App. This is a free download that can be found by searching The Parent Helpline in either the Android or Apple stores. The App also contains links for Parent Tip Cards on the KCSL website or has simple one touch dialing if you decide you need additional information. Top reasons for calls to the Parent Helpline include basic parenting, child development, behavior management, questions about reporting child abuse and neglect, mental health, legal concerns and information about programs/services. Call the Parent Helpline at either 1-800-CHILDREN or 1-800-332-6378 for resources, referrals and other information.
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
An email was sent to families with a link to a registration for summer ball. The form is also located on our website by clicking on forms and registrations under the Community Education tab.
8 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Nikki Stoudt
Don’t forget about meals being served today at both grade schools from 11-1pm! Today is a hot meal with instructions how to warm up at home! 1-18 are FREE!
8 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Happy Easter to our Valley Heights family!
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
There will be no meal delivery or pickup on Friday, April 10th. There will be 2 meals sent home on Thursday for each student/child to hopefully help with this. Meals will begin again as normal on Monday, April 13th.
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
We are sorry to inform everyone that the blood drive scheduled with the mobile unit at Valley Heights Central Office in Waterville tomorrow has been canceled.
8 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Tuesday, March 31st will be the final day to pick up books and necessities for distance learning classes. Office staff will also begin working from home and the offices will be closed. Friday packet delivery and pickup from school will still be available. If you do have questions, please call the school phone number and the call will be forwarded to a live person.
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD
Staff. The parade was amazing. I am so proud of the Valley Heights family. Stay strong and good luck as we begin a new way of teaching and learning. It's a Great Day to Be a Mustang.
8 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Justine deBoer
Valley Heights Families: We miss you and want to see you! VH staff will be driving through the communities to wave and say hi this Sunday, March 29th at 5:00 in Blue Rapids and approximately 5:45 in Waterville. You are invited to wave and shout from your porch, yards and sidewalks, but please do not approach the vehicles or gather in large groups. We must stick to the social distance guidelines. The line of vehicles will be starting at the fairgrounds in Blue Rapids and follow the route shown on the map below. We will then proceed to Waterville. If we are not driving down your street feel free to walk or drive somewhere and wait for us along the route. We hope to see as many of you as possible! Please share and help get the word out! It’s a Great Day to Be a Mustang!
8 months ago, Justine deBoer
Tony Yungeberg
We'd like to give a huge shout out to our food service and support staff for making the best out of tough times! At the end of service time today we've served 4275 total meals! It's a Great Day to be a Mustang!!!
8 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Reminder: Don't forget to pick up instructional packets at our two food service sites, BR Elementary & Waterville Elementary, between 11 & 1 today unless other arrangements have been made. And students don't forget to get a good meal at the same time.
8 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
When it’s time for a teacher break and it’s Mr. Bergkamp’s birthday, you have pizza and cake!
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Jr/Sr High School Students and Parents. Here is a picture or you can click on the link for a PDF, but this is the schedule for the E-Learning that will be happening beginning Monday, March 30th, 2020. Teachers will be utilizing Google Classroom through the students' school email. Assignments and activities in the classes are NOT optional. Assignments and activities need to be completed and grades will be given accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact the high school at 363-2508. https://5il.co/e58v
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Please share.
8 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Here is a link to a quick resource guide for Google Classroom. https://5il.co/e47c
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Reminder we will continue to serve breakfast and lunch daily, Monday - Friday from 11am-1pm at both grade schools! Ages 1-18 are FREE!
8 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Don't forget breakfast and lunch will still be served this week from 11am-1pm at both grade schools! Ages 1-18 are FREE!
8 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Regarding elementary school supplies and personal belongings: Starting today and the rest of the week, supplies and belongings will be available for curbside pickup at each elementary building from 11:00am-1:00pm. Call the elementary offices if you have any questions.
8 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Lori Dobrovolny
Jr/Sr High Students and Parents-please wait till Tuesday or Wednesday to call for appointments to pick up your personal items. Thank you for your patience.
8 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Nikki Stoudt
Attention everyone: We still have around 40ish meals left in Waterville and 30ish left in Blue Rapids!! Today’s meal is Lent Friendly! Serving till 1pm! 1-18 if FREE!
8 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights served 160 students yesterday!! Breakfast and lunch will be served from 11-1pm at both grade schools and they are FREE for ages 1-18.
8 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights community recycling scheduled for the 3rd Saturday or each month has been postponed until further notice.
8 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
There have been a few requests by junior/senior high school students wanting to get materials or items from their lockers. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, students can contact Lori in the office to set a time to come to the school and grab the materials they need.
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Check out our AMAZING staff!! Our food service program will continue to serve a breakfast and lunch to all children 1-18 years old for FREE! Come to one of our grade schools from 11am-1pm today!
8 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Hello Valley Heights: Today the Governor suspended school as we currently know it until the end of May. We are receiving guidance from the Kansas Department of Education on how we are to proceed with delivering instruction to our students. The Legislature has also approved for districts to apply for waivers that will mandate two things. 1) Continuous Learning Plans are to be developed and delivered to students. 2) All hourly employees will be paid. The following schedule will apply to Valley Heights schools: March 23 - 27 - Staff will develop instructional delivery methods. NO instruction will be provided this week. March 30th. Instructional delivery methods will be implemented. Please stay tuned for more specific instructions on how we will deliver our Continuous Learning Plans.
8 months ago, Valley Heights
Lori Dobrovolny
Additional cancellations at Valley Heights High School: Our Junior High Dance for this Friday night will be postponed to a later date. Also the Twin Valley dance for this Saturday will be postponed at this time. Thank you for your patience.
9 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Lori Dobrovolny
Just a reminder that the Prom Night Tux/Flower Order session, that was to be at the high commons this evening, has been cancelled.
9 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Valley Heights
Parents and Students - Are you looking for some educational online resources to sustain your time at home during the COVID-19 outbreak? Please click on the link to see dozens of resources available to keep your mind stimulated while at home. https://5il.co/du0w
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Lori Dobrovolny
Parents of Drivers Education students: We have extended our online testing for Driver's Ed to go through April 3rd. Students will need to have their 16 online test completed and passed with an 80% by this date. Our written test will be rescheduled upon return to regular classes.
9 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Tony Yungeberg
Correction to previous message: Child, not parent or guardian must be present for FREE meals. Sorry for the confusion, please share the message.
9 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights USD
Good Morning Valley Heights. Just a reminder that our food service program goes into effect today from 11 to 1 at both elementary schools. All meals are FREE to anyone age 1 to 18. Parents or guardians must be present to pick up the meals. Let us know we can improve the service.
9 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights
The regular scheduled board meeting for tonight has been moved to the High School at 5:30.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Barbara Buck
ACT has decided to reschedule the April 4, 2020 National ACT® test date to our June 13 and July 18 test dates in response to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). ACT will be notifying registered students directly in the next few days, informing them of the postponement and providing instructions for next steps.
9 months ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
If you live on a rural route and would like to participate in the FREE meal program during the closure, please contact Central Office, 363-2398 ASAP to make arrangements.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
During the current closure, USD 498 will operate a FREE curbside food program sponsored by KSDE. Starting Tuesday, March 17th breakfast & lunch will be served from 11AM-1PM at both elementary schools. All children ages 1-18 are eligible for these meals. Questions call 363-2398.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD
Based on the recommendation from the State Education Commissioner and the Kansas State Board of Education, the Valley Heights school district will be closed the week of March 16 - 20. There will be no activities during the week and staff is to remain off site unless directed otherwise.
9 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights schools will be closed Monday, March 16th. We will send out updated information tomorrow regarding future plans for resuming school. The Kansas State Department of Health and Environment is conducting a statewide meeting that may provide guidance on how public schools should plan for the near future. Please stay tuned for more information.
9 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights fitness center will be closed until further notice. There are no exceptions for public, students or staff.
9 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Barbara Buck
The BVL Scholars Bowl Tournament, scheduled for Monday, has been cancelled.
9 months ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
Due to concerns of the COVID-19 (Corona) Virus, the KSHSAA has cancelled the remainder of the 2020 State Basketball Tournament. The Valley Heights Girls semi-final game has been cancelled!
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Pep Band - If you play in the VH Pep Band, they will be leaving at the following times from the high school: Wednesday = 6:00 and Thursday = 4:00
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
SEND OFF! The following leave times will be used by the state basketball tournament teams. If you would like to help send the teams off, please come out to the high school. Girls = Leave from VH at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Boys = Leave from VH at 3:00 p.m. Thursday.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Here is some general information for the state basketball tournament in Bramlage Coliseum. You can also find any information from the KSHSAA.org website. Prices: Adults = $10 Students = $7 No food or outside drinks are allowed in the coliseum. If you are unable to attend the games, there is a 'Watch Live' link on the KSHSAA website. There is a cost to watching the live games. K-State's Clear Bag Policy is in effect. Only clear bags smaller than 12"x6"x12" or "non-clear" clutch bags 5.5"x7.5" are allowed in the Coliseum. More information is provided in the following link: https://5il.co/di4n
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
2020 BOYS State Basketball Bracket https://5il.co/di4k
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
2020 GIRLS State Basketball Bracket https://5il.co/di4j
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Millie Laughlin
“Perseverance” is the name selected for the new Mars Rover. Over 28,000 students, including Mrs. Laughlin’s seventh grade science students, had the chance to write a persuasive essay to try and convince NASA to select their rover name. Perseverance will be launched this year and is designed to look for microbial life on Mars. Here is a link to follow the story. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7612
9 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Valley Heights
Girls and Boys Sub-State Finals will be on KNDY radio!
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Millie Laughlin
State Robotics Update: we made it to state but did not make it to quarter finals. Final standing for Freedom Genuik and Kris Jamieson is 23 in the State of Kansas. Thanks to Sam Caswell and Chase Morris for all their help in getting Robot 498B ready for competition.
9 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
The State Robotics tournament is ready to begin. Team 498B is making final adjustments to their robot before heading to inspections.
9 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Valley Heights
The Valley Heights Booster Club is looking for donated items for the silent auction at the athletic banquet. If you have something you would like to donate, please visit with Stacy Vermetten.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Drew Obermeyer
Vet Tech students practiced their sewing skills today in Ag. They were learning how to perform basic surgical stitches.
9 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Drew Obermeyer
Vet Tech students practiced their sewing skills today in Ag. They were learning how to perform basic surgical stitches.
9 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Katlen Schreiner
Early Childhood Screenings will be held on Friday, March 27 from 8:30am-12:00pm at Marysville Elementary and from 12:30am-3:30pm at Waterville Elementary. This is provided for children ages three to five.
9 months ago, Katlen Schreiner
Brianne Schultz
Mr. Kenworthy visited Kindergarten today and read Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham. Then the kids made and ate green eggs!
9 months ago, Brianne Schultz
Valley Heights
Sub-State Basketball games at Horton High School: Girls will play Thursday night at 6:00 PM vs Horton. Boys will play Friday night at 6:00 PM vs Winchester-Jefferson County North.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Tonight’s first round sub-state boys basketball game is broadcast live on KNDY FM 95.5, online at sunflower state radio.com, and the KNDY mobile app!
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Congratulations to Sam Vermetten on getting to 1,000 career points in a big team win in the first round of sub-state!
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights Schools
8th graders that finished their AR on time for the quarter had the privilege of going to the movie “Call if the Wild” today. They had read and studied the novel earlier this winter. Thank you Alex, at Astro 3, and the VH Foundation!
9 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights has posted on our website a link to information on the facts and what we need to know about Coronavirus, and how to stop the spread of germs. As always, we ask that anyone experiencing symptoms of a respiratory disease stay home until you are symptom free.
9 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Lori Dobrovolny
Just a reminder to VH parents: If you are wanting your student to take drivers ed this summer, payment for the class is due by the end of the day today.
9 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Ethan Steinfort for completing your 30 Book Challenge!!
9 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
FFA week carried over to this week at Colt's Round-Up with a visit from the animals! FFA members: Hallie & Rylie & Mr. O with their farm dogs (Red, Blue & Tucker) Emma & Sophie with their Mustangs Dakota with Goats Thanks for taking time to make our day better! #FFARocks
9 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Lori Dobrovolny
Just a reminder: Students who are wanting to take Driver's Ed this summer, the sign-up ends this Thursday, Feb. 27th. The cost is $150. Please return payment and enrollment sheet by Thursday to the high school office.
9 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Wendell Smith
Sophie represents Denmark in the Model U.N. Economic and Social Council
9 months ago, Wendell Smith
Wendell Smith
Tyler and Emma in General Assembly II at Topeka Model U.N.
9 months ago, Wendell Smith
Wendell Smith
Model U.N. is underway in Topeka with five Valley Heights students joining over 640 students from Kansas at the 56th annual event.
9 months ago, Wendell Smith
Wendell Smith
VH Junior class field trip to the Eisenhower Center in Abilene
9 months ago, Wendell Smith
Wendell Smith
Mustang Junior class at the Eisenhower Center in Abilene
9 months ago, Wendell Smith
Wendell Smith
VH Junior class field trip to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home in Abilene
9 months ago, Wendell Smith
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Chance for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
9 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Cooper Watt for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
9 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Jaci Vathauer for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
9 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Lizzy Swearingen on completing your 30 Book Challenge!
9 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Game schedule for tonight @ Blue Valley New gym: 4:45 start- 3 quarters JV girls, 6pm Varsity Girls then Varsity Boys. Old Gym: 4 quarters of JV boys starting AFTER JV girls is done.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Jenny Yungeberg
Fun night cheering on the Cats with the Jr. High girls basketball team.
9 months ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Reece Parker for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
9 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Guen Conti for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
9 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
The Valley Heights community is invited to Marysville High School for a featured Mental Health speaker, Coach Mark Potter on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm. Please click on the link for more information. https://5il.co/d39f
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Drew Obermeyer
Come help us celebrate National FFA week and enjoy some great pancakes and sausages from the VH FFA chapter this Thursday Feb. 20th. Serving 7-9am in the VH FFA shop.
9 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Valley Heights
Game schedule for tonight vs. Clifton Clyde. (Parents Night) All games are at the High School. 4:00 half JV girls 4:45 JV boys 6:00 Varsity girls -Parents Night- 7:30 Varsity boys
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Suzie Vermetten
Kindergarten students made slime for an fun Valentines Day activity. They read a recipe and used glue, contact lens solution, baking soda and water to make their stretchy slime which they will play with in the classroom.
9 months ago, Suzie Vermetten
Valley Heights
Regular board meeting scheduled for tonight, 5:30 at the District Office.
9 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
There is a Drivers Education signup sheet in the office at the high school. If interested, please have your student signup by February 27. If your child will be 14 by March 1, 2020, they will be eligible to enroll. Cost is $150.00.
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
HS basketball schedule for Friday at Centralia. 4:45-JV girls (main gym) 4:45-JV boys(secondary gym) 6:00-varsity girls (main gym) 6:00-1/2 c-team boys (secondary gym) 7:30-varsity boys (main gym)
10 months ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Yungeberg
Colt's Round-Up is traveling around the world in afterschool! Right now we're weaving our way through Asia and learning the art of becoming Sushi Chefs! #LearnNewCultures
10 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Connor Mockerman for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
10 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Raegan Stevenson for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
10 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Barbara Buck
Valley Heights alumni - will you be doing your student teaching block during the 2020-2021 school year? Scholarships are available. Also, available is the Dirk Hargadine Memorial Scholarship for college juniors & seniors enrolled in an environmental or ag related field.
10 months ago, Barbara Buck
Barbara Buck
Scholarship Deadlines: VALLEY HEIGHTS - March 5th. Others due before March 1 include Little Black Dress, Southeast Comm College, GPACAC, Evergy/Haines-Weber, Paul Max Service. Check the VH webpage for details.
10 months ago, Barbara Buck
Tony Trimble
New game times for high school basketball at Linn on Tuesday 2/11/20. 4:00 JV girls followed by 2 quarters of JV boys followed by varsity girls then varsity boys.
10 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Here is the link for the boys and girls basketball brackets for the 2020 BVL Tournament. https://5il.co/cuqk
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Game Schedule for tonight vs. Axtell ALL GAMES IN HS GYM 4:15 JV girls (3 quarters) 5:15 JV boys (2 quarters) 6:00 Varsity girls 7:30 Varsity boys The Wide Awake 4-H club is having a free will donation potato bar at the Valley Heights High School starting at 5:00pm until gone.
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights Schools
Several KAY members left bright and early today for Unit Conference in Manhattan! Look at this great group developing leadership skills and service ideas!!
10 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Valley Heights
The Wide Awake 4-H club is having a free will donation potato bar at the Valley Heights High School, Friday, Feb. 7th. Food will be served starting at 5:00pm until gone. Money will be used for club activities. Thanks for supporting the kids in your local 4-H club!
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
I'd like to say a huge THANKS to our partners for Colts Round-Up yesterday! Marshall County Extension Service, Highland Community College Western Center and Schools That Care! A communities strengths are measured by the people that care and we are STRONG!
10 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
HS BB Game schedule for tonight at Hanover 4:45- JV Girls in High School Gym JV Boys will play in St John’s Gym after JV girls finish. 6:00- Varsity Girls in High School Gym Followed by Varsity Boys.
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights Schools
7th grade Language Arts students wrote persuasive letters last week. Some students chose school or sports topics. Mr. Kenworthy wrote letters back to each of the students that had addressed him, and explained the rationale or their next step in trying to change the policy. Thank you, Mr. K
10 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Valley Heights
Tonight, Jan. 31 FCCLA is hosting a Mac N Cheese bar at the VHHS. Free will donation starting at 4:30. ALL GAMES IN THE HS GYM - NO games in Blue Rapids. 4:00 half JV girls 4:45 JV boys 6:15 Varsity girls 7:45 Varsity boys
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Jenna Vathauer
Attention
10 months ago, Jenna Vathauer
Valley Heights Schools
King and Queen of Courts will be at halftime of the varsity boys game tomorrow night at Valley Heights High School. Come out to support the basketball teams and watch the crowning. Queen candidates are Rylie Borgerding, Shae Murk, and Kate Wanamaker. King candidates are Wes Denton, Austin House, and Jake Winslow. See you there. Go Mustangs!!🏀
10 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Dinah Umscheid
The USD 498 Board of Education has announced the selection of Melissa Kennedy, as the new superintendent. Melissa will take the reins on July 1, 2020 after the retirement of John Bergkamp.
10 months ago, Dinah Umscheid
Sarah Koehler
Dr. Porter came to Blue Rapids today to talk to students about becoming a Veterinarian.
10 months ago, Sarah Koehler
Valley Heights
The Kansas State We The People traveling championship trophy was named to honor the legacy of Mr. LEW Whitson, and the Whitson family was able to be part of the Awards Ceremony.
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Congratulations to senior students earning Distinction for Unit 3 and Unit 5 at the We The People state competition!
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Raegan Berger for completing her 30 Book Challenge!
10 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Dinah Umscheid
Schools that Care February Donation Drive: Spring Cleaning
10 months ago, Dinah Umscheid
Dawn Tryon
Waterville Elementary students celebrated Kansas Day by learning facts about Kansas from Lila Swearengin and Tiffany Watt. Ann Walter told us all about Pioneer Fashion.
10 months ago, Dawn Tryon
Dawn Tryon
Waterville Elementary students celebrated Kansas Day. Kathi Menzel sang songs with kids and taught them to square dance. Marlene Tryon helped children with a craft. Rhonda Joseph from the K-State Extension office taught the children all about wheat.
10 months ago, Dawn Tryon
Tony Yungeberg
Public is invited to greet the third of three Superintendent Candidates, Michael Couch, today from 4:00 - 4:30 at the Jr./Sr. High School.
10 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Dawn Tryon
Dr. Nicole Porter visited the Waterville Grade School to tell the children about her job as a Veterinarian.
10 months ago, Dawn Tryon
Valley Heights
Game schedule for today at Solomon (gyms are in the same location) Game Times and Gyms: High School Gym 6:00 – Girls Varsity Game 7:30 – Boys Varsity Game Middle School 5:00. -- Boys C-Team Game 6:00 -- Boys JV Game 7:15. -- 1/2 Girls JV Game
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Dinah Umscheid
Public is invited to greet the second of three Superintendent Candidates, Rhonda Trimble, today from 4:00 - 4:30 at the Jr./Sr. High School.
10 months ago, Dinah Umscheid
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Preston Smerchek for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
10 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Riley Skalla for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
10 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Public is invited to greet the first of three Superintendent Candidates, Melissa Kennedy, today from 4:00 - 4:30 at the Jr./Sr. High School.
10 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Sarah Koehler
Valley Heights Elementary Super Bowl Spirit Week Schedule
10 months ago, Sarah Koehler
Valley Heights
Back-To-Back....Boys follow up the girls championship with a TVL championship of their own with a win over Hanover!
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
TVL Champions! Valley Heights girls beat Centralia 53-38 to claim the title!
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Millie Laughlin
Robotics Final Update: Sam and Chase ended the tournament in the 5th Alliance place. Freedom and Kris were selected to compete with the 8th Alliance and ended the tournament in 8th Place. This will be our final tournament for the season. All teams showed improvement, learned so much and had lots of fun in the process.
10 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
Robotics Update: Sam and Chase are entering quarterfinals in 5th place out of 32 teams. The second photo shows the teams and schools at the competition. Valley Heights has been up against some pretty good competitors today.
10 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
VH Robotics is competing at Seaman High School in Topeka today. Last week Chase, Sam and John came in 7th and Freedom and Kris came in 8th. Today they need to come in 1st or 2nd to qualify for State.
10 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Valley Heights
To The Championship! With a 48-35 win over Washington, the VH girls move on to the championship game versus Centralia. Girls game will be 6:00 p.m. Saturday in Washington!
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
To The Championship! With a 47-45 win over Frankfort, the VH boys move on to the championship game versus Hanover. Boys game will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Washington!
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
TVL BB time changes for Thursday, January 23rd in Washington: 3:15 West Gym Onaga (Home) vs. Linn 4:45 West Gym Blue Valley (Home) vs. Clifton Clyde 4:45 High School Gym Valley Heights (Home) vs. Frankfort 6:15 West Gym Washington Co. (Home) vs. Centralia 6:15 High School Gym Axtell (Home) vs. Hanover
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights schools are cancelled today January 22nd. All activities cancelled
10 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Kaci Smith
The advanced art class participated in “The Memory Project.” Students were sent pictures of Nigerian children to create beautiful portraits in the media of their choice. Portraits will be delivered to each child with a photo and hand print of each student artist.
10 months ago, Kaci Smith
Valley Heights
Valley Heights would like to thank Keith Salmans, retired biologist with the Kansas Fish and Game, for visiting about his profession with a couple students who are interested in that area of work!
10 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Due to road conditions there will be no door to door bussing tomorrow, January 21st. Please see the photo for one of the 3 pick up and drop off locations and note the times. Shuttles will run between buildings as normal.
10 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Dinah Umscheid
Regular board meeting scheduled for tonight, 5:30 at the District Office.
10 months ago, Dinah Umscheid
Jenny Yungeberg
Schedule for Junior High games tomorrow night. HS Gym: 5:45 A team girls followed by B team girls then 2 quarters of C team girls BR Gym: 5:45 B team boys followed by A team boys
10 months ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Millie Laughlin
Freedoms and Chris are going into semifinals in the 7th place alliance position!
10 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
Robotics Update: Sam, Chase and John are going into semifinals as the second place Alliance!!!
10 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
Robotics Update: team 498V, Sam, Chase and John have qualified for semi final rounds. Alliance selection begins at 1:00!
10 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
It’s a robotics kind of day. We are at TCALC in Topeka. This is the school district’s facility for students who want to explore careers through pathways in Law, Engineering, Culinary Arts, and more! Today Valley Heights students Freedom Williams, Chase Morris, Sam Caswell, Kris Jamieson and John Heafke are competing.
10 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights Community Recycling scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, January 18th in Blue Rapids is canceled.
10 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Parents - Do you have a child interested in attending the Highland Western Center or would you as a parent like to know more about their offerings in technical education? On Monday, January 27th the Valley Heights sophomore class will be taking a tour of the HWC. Valley Heights would welcome parents to visit the Western Center that day also. If you are interested (not just sophomore parents), please contact Mrs. Buck at the high school for more information. Valley Heights will need to know by Thursday, January 23rd if you plan on attending. Areas of technical education that the HWC offers include: Allied Health, Construction Technology, Diesel Technology, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Graphics, Industrial Welding, Manufacturing Technology, Medical Office Assistant, and Precision Agriculture.
11 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights schools will be closed Friday January 17 due to inclement weather predicted for early morning.
11 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Barbara Buck
We're half way through January! Scholarship applications due February 1 include Noxious Weed Directors, DAR, Jackie Robinson, and ESA. Two new ones were added today. Check them out!
11 months ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
The TVL Basketball Brackets are available. Boys: https://5il.co/cbmy Girls: https://5il.co/cbmz
11 months ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Last Friday's High School Basketball games at Onaga have been re-scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16.
11 months ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights School will be closed Monday, January 13th. All activities are also canceled.
11 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. today January 10th, 2020. All activities postponed
11 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Tony Trimble
The JH B-team tournament scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday 1/11) has been cancelled.
11 months ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights USD
All Valley Heights activities are postponed for Friday January 10th. 2020
11 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights School will be closing today, Friday January 10th at 1:00 p.m.
11 months ago, Valley Heights USD
Jenny Yungeberg
Schedule for Junior High B Team basketball on Saturday at Washington. 9:00 AM VH girls vs Linn (West Gym) Wash. Girls vs CC (HS gym) 10:15 VH boys vs CC (West gym) Wash. Boys vs Centralia (HS gym) 11:30 Girl Winners play (HS Gym) Girl Losers play (West Gym) 12:45 Boy winners play (HS gym) Boy Losers play West gym) Pay attention to any weather updates on this page.
11 months ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Kendyl Seleska on completing her 30 Book Challenge!
11 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Barbara Buck
Scholarship Application deadlines next week include Sara Eddy, Kiwanis, Ross Fritz (local), and KSDE AEOP. Due February 1 are DAR, Jackie Robinson, and ESA. There are also four new scholarships this week. Check them all out on the VH web page.
11 months ago, Barbara Buck
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Ellie Parker for completing her 30 Book Challenge!
11 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Brady for completing his 30 Book Challenge!
11 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
Off the sheets, on your feets, time to get back to school after Christmas break!
11 months ago, Valley Heights
Sarah Koehler
Blue Rapids students celebrated the end of the quarter with a building celebration. These students were recognized throughout the quarter for their outstanding behavior.
11 months ago, Sarah Koehler
Valley Heights
Drama Alumni and All-School Play Cast - it would be great if you could attend the watch party for this year’s play. Potluck will be tasty and other theatre games will also be fun!
11 months ago, Valley Heights
Dawn Tryon
Waterville students celebrated the end of the nine weeks with some awards!
11 months ago, Dawn Tryon
Lori Dobrovolny
Some of Valley Heights’ Christmas Spirit shining through. Merry Christmas Everyone!
11 months ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Suzie Vermetten
The Kindergarten classes enjoyed Mr. Bergkamp reading the Polar Express.
11 months ago, Suzie Vermetten
Kaci Smith
Kiddie Clinic Reminder Practice will be on Friday at 1:00-2:30 at the high school. Performance will be that evening during the boys halftime.
11 months ago, Kaci Smith
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Sophia Parker for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
11 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Lydia for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
11 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Wendell Smith
Mr. Smith’s 1st hour American History: 6x VHHS Christmas Trivia Champs!
11 months ago, Wendell Smith
Sarah Koehler
Mrs. Crowther and Mrs. Koehler’s 5th graders spent Tuesday afternoon at the Blue Valley Senior Center making Christmas crafts.
12 months ago, Sarah Koehler
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Brielle for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Mia Lundberg for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Klara for completing your 30 Book Challenge!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Barbara Buck
The newest scholarship on the Valley Heights scholarship page is the Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship. A reminder that the upcoming break is a good time for seniors to work on applications - especially those requiring an essay.
12 months ago, Barbara Buck
Suzie Vermetten
The sixth grade students helped the Kindergarten students make gifts for their families. The Kindergarten students appreciated the help and had fun making some new friends.
12 months ago, Suzie Vermetten
Dinah Umscheid
Regular board meeting scheduled for tonight, 5:30 at the District Office.
12 months ago, Dinah Umscheid
Valley Heights
USD 498 will be on a two hour delay for Monday, December 16th. There will be no morning pre-school and no breakfast served at the schools.
12 months ago, Valley Heights
Wendell Smith
C-team tournament champs!
12 months ago, Wendell Smith
Valley Heights Schools
VH KAYs will be hosting Christmas Story hour and a craft with Mrs. Clause on Sat., Dec. 14th from 10:30-11:30 am at the Blue Rapids Public Library for preschool through 6th grade. We will also be serving hot cocoa and cider out of the little cabin on the square during horse/carriage rides from 10 am- 4 pm. Hope to see a lot of you there!!
12 months ago, Valley Heights Schools
Tony Trimble
VHHS and the Schools That Care Program are looking to help replenish stock items for future needs & continue serving families in need. We will give FREE admission to the game on Dec. 20th with a donation of children's socks or underwear. See attached image for more details.
12 months ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Yungeberg
This is a reminder to parents that Colts Round-up will dismiss at 5pm today.
12 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Drew Obermeyer
Did you miss out on ordering your fruit from the FFA. Here is your chance to still get a box. Check out the picture, call the high school at 363- 2508 and ask for Mr. Obermeyer to see what is available.
12 months ago, Drew Obermeyer
Nikki Stoudt
Reminder: COLTS Booster Club meeting today at 3:00pm for all K-6 parents at the Waterville Grade School Library!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Millie Laughlin
VH Robotics update: team 498S, Logan Sprague and John Haefke are in 14th place out of 44 teams. We are now heading into the afternoon qualifying rounds so stay tuned for the final placings in a few hours.
12 months ago, Millie Laughlin
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Jace Wieters on getting his 30 Book Challenge!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Wendell Smith
American History learns about maldistribution of wealth leading to the Great Depression.
12 months ago, Wendell Smith
Tony Yungeberg
One of the best days of the year is Santa's Gift Shop! We had over 30 volunteers and staff members helping teach our K-6 students the joy and importance of giving! "Two Towns, One Community!" GREAT DAY TO BE A MUSTANG!!
12 months ago, Tony Yungeberg
Barbara Buck
The junior high Intro to Human Services class made this yummy Chicken Alfredo today!
12 months ago, Barbara Buck
Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights COLTS Booster Club Meeting Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ 3:00pm at the Waterville Grade School Library. Everyone is Welcome!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulation Seth Swearingen on completing his 30 Book Challenge!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Molly Umscheid on completing her 30 Book Challenge!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Dayton Turner on completing his 30 Book Challenge!
12 months ago, Nikki Stoudt
Barbara Buck
There are new scholarships available as of December 1. One, which is only awarded to Valley Heights seniors, is the Ross Fritz Memorial. Check it out. The deadline to apply is January 15th.
12 months ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
Please join our fundraising efforts on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3 to help stock our Mobile Resource Center that will serve students and families in our area. Click this link to see the flyer: https://5il.co/bl55 Click for our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schoolsthatcare/
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Suzie Vermetten
Kindergarten made a yummy instant pumpkin pie snack.
about 1 year ago, Suzie Vermetten
Kaci Smith
Valley Heights art students paint windows on the Blue Rapids square for the holiday season.
about 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Sarah Koehler
The 6th Grade Leadership Team organized a Food Drive Competition at the Blue Rapids grade school. In 4 days, the school collected over 700 food items for the local Food Bank. The winning team was Mrs. Williams’ 3rd grade class.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Barbara Buck
Nemaha-Marshall Electric Coop is offering two free trips this summer for two area juniors. One is to Washington DC and the other to Steamboat Springs, CO. For more information, please call the school by December 6th.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Kaci Smith
Mustang Magic Drill Team is hosting a Kiddie Clinic for K-6th grade. Practice and the performance will be December 20th. The cost is $20 per child which includes a shirt! For more details and to sign up email kasmith@valleyheights.org
about 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Tony Yungeberg
Colts Round-Up had a special guest today! Thanks for the great program Sluggerrr! It was a Home Run!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Thanks to the apps ‘shopkick’ and ‘Givling’, they have awarded FACS teacher Mrs. Pacha a check for $10,000 that can go towards student loans! Seth from Givling presented the check in front of the student body this morning! Randomly drawn out of thousands of users, Mrs. Pacha is very lucky!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Sarah Koehler
Blue Rapids students had the honor of listening to Veteran and Alumni Tommy Tryon present about his time in the Kansas Army National Guard.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights Colts Booster Club will have its first meeting tonight at 6pm in the Waterville Grade School library. Any parent of a Pre-K thru 6th grade student is welcome and encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Trimble
The start time for the Junior High basketball games in Linn on Thursday has changed due to gym issues in Linn. the games will start at 4:00pm. The games will be in the following order: B girls / B boys / A girls / A boys all in one gym.
about 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Connor Gleason for completing his 30 Book Challenge!
about 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Dinah Umscheid
Regular board meeting scheduled for tonight, 5:30 at the District Office.
about 1 year ago, Dinah Umscheid
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulation Kalen Martin a 2nd Grader for completing his 30 Book Challenge!
about 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Sammie Parker
Thanks to all the elementary staff and families for making the Fall literacy family engagement night a success!
about 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
Reminder: Fall Family Literacy Night tonight at 6:00PM at the Blue Rapids Gym for Preschool-6th Grade!
about 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
This morning valley Heights celebrated Grandma Linda for her 11 years of service working in the preschool building! Thank you Grandma Linda for spending your days caring for our students!
about 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Dawn Tryon
Tommy Tryon shared about his experiences in the Army National Guard with Waterville Elementary students today for our Career Wednesday Program.
about 1 year ago, Dawn Tryon
Dawn Tryon
Elementary students were able to have a sneak peek at the high school play today. Gone with the Breeze will be performed at the Waterville Opera House Nov. 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM and Nov. 17 at 2 PM.
about 1 year ago, Dawn Tryon
Valley Heights Schools
Thank you to all veterans and active members for your service to our country. Great speakers, music, and respect shown today at Valley Heights Jr-Sr High School.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights Schools
Sarah Koehler
Mrs. Crowther and Mrs. Koehler’s 5th Grade Classes visited Blue Rapids Senior Living to interview local Veterans and present them with acrostic poems we made. Several kids are bringing home acrostic poems for family members who are veterans. We send our sincere thanks to all Veterans for their service.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Valley Heights
Thank you to all the Veterans that came out to Valley Heights this morning for the KAY Veteran’s Day program. Thank you to all Veterans and active military for your dedication to our wonderful country!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Millie Laughlin
Robotics Finals: Gates and Kaitlyn placed 8th at the tournament along with choosing the second highest scoring Valley Heights team, Chase and Sam, to join them in their alliance! Congratulations to all the teams who competed today. They fought hard every round!
about 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
The bracket is set! This is the first time Gates, Kaitlyn, Chase and Sam have ever competed and they form the 8th place alliance going into semi finals out of 31 teams.
about 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Millie Laughlin
Valley Heights Robotics is competing at Hesston High School today. After all the qualifying rounds, Team 498Y Gates Carder and Kaitlyn Chilson made it into the semifinals in 11th place. They will select alliances and compete this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Barbara Buck
Several scholarships have been added to the list - check them out. Upcoming deadlines are Hagen, Nov. 15; K-State and Washburn Leadership, Dec. 1; Rural Voices, Dec 2.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Tony Yungeberg
Book fair tonight at Waterville grade school from 5:30 until 8! Taco dinner don’t miss it! Free will donation!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Thanks to Highland Community College Western Center and Derrik Russell for taking time to work with our K - 6th grades today! The kids loved it! #Partnerships
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Kaci Smith
Annual Art Club Trip 2019! This year we toured the K-State Art Department where we got to do a paint pour, laser cut key chains, and some photography. Followed by lunch in Aggieville and painting Christmas ornaments at the Straight Upp Studio.
about 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Jenny Yungeberg
National Honor Society braved the wind to serve the community.
about 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Sammie Parker
Check out these spooktacular haunted houses students made during Colts Roundup last week!!
about 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Nikki Stoudt
Look what arrived today!! Here is a preview of some of the awesome books that will be available at the Book Fair at the Waterville Grade School on Thursday evening from 6pm - 8pm. The free will donation Taco Dinner will be from 5:30pm - 7:30pm!!
about 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights Schools
7th grade English students read “War on the Wall,” then created their wall based on the description in the story and their visualization. The classes then voted on the projects. There was a three-way tie for 1st place in 4th hour and a tie for 3rd in 3rd hour. Good work kids!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights Schools
Valley Heights
Valley Heights KAYs, students, and staff will be hosting our annual Veteran's Day celebration, Monday, November 11th at 7:45 a.m. in the VHHS commons area. We would like to invite all veterans and their spouses/families to join us in the celebration. Coffee, roll, and juice will be served, followed by a short program. Thank you for your service and allowing us to honor you in this day! Hope to see all of you November 11th!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Dinah Umscheid
Notice - Calendar Change: The All School Play will be November 15th, 16th & 17th!
about 1 year ago, Dinah Umscheid
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Kaine Seleska a 3rd grader for being the first to get his 30 Book Challenge!!
about 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
The 2019 All-State Tournament Team has been announced and VH is well represented!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Very proud of the fight and effort from this team! 4th place finish at the state volleyball tournament! Great job ladies!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Allen Yungeberg is the winner of the pink laces football. Thank you to all who contributed!! #VHstrong
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Brianne Schultz
Happy Halloween from Kindergarten!
about 1 year ago, Brianne Schultz
Barbara Buck
More than 30 post-secondary schools and six high schools at today's CPC at Valley Heights.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
Trunk or treat at the high school before the football game Thursday night. If you wish to participate, please set up in the west parking lot at 4:45 pm.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
No Colt's Round-Up Thursday!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Millie Laughlin
Take a look at Valley Height’s Scholars Bowl team. If you see them make sure to congratulate them on taking home second place medals from Blue Valley’s tournament Tuesday night
about 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Barbara Buck
As October winds down, scholarship deadlines are approaching. November 1 - Masonic Lodge Essay Contest, Wichita State, KU, November 5th - Elks, November 15th - Hagen. Keep checking with schools and organizations for other deadlines.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
For planning purposes, if you are going to excuse your child to attend the state volleyball tournament, please let your child's school know ASAP.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Lori Dobrovolny
Order your State Volleyball Shirts today!!! Order forms available at high school or online through Stateline Promotions. Orders due Oct 29th.
about 1 year ago, Lori Dobrovolny
Valley Heights
Please click on the link to see information pertaining to the state volleyball tournament. Just scroll down to the class 2A section. Also, there is a 'Live Feed' link on the website for those that can not attend. KNDY will also be covering the contest on the local radio channel. http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Volleyball/State.cfm
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
The football game versus Jeff County North has been moved from Friday, November 1 to Thursday, October 31. Game time for Thursday will also be moved up an hour to 6:00 pm start.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
State VB Tournament Day 1 Bracket
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Volleyball fans - still waiting on the other semifinal game to finish before the finals will start.......
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
1A State Football Bracket
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
Sub-State VB in Brookville this Saturday. Be aware that there is road construction to deal with. K-140: road crew is currently paving through Brookville; there will be a pilot car east and west of town for the rest of the week, including Saturday. Plan accordingly.
about 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
There will be a JH/HS student pep bus going to sub-state VB Saturday. Leave time is 10:15 am. Students must sign up in the office by Thursday at 3:00 pm. Maximum number taking is 50. Students will have to pay their way in and any food or drink.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Kaci Smith
Have a look at what the Valley Heights art students are creating!
about 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Kaci Smith
Have a look at what the Valley Heights art students are creating!
about 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Valley Heights
The Sub-State Volleyball Bracket has been released. Click on the following link: https://5il.co/ayf2
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
October 23 is 2019 National Transportation Appreciation Day! Be sure to thank a bus driver tomorrow!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Barbara Buck
Junior high at Reality U
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Barbara Buck
Freshmen and sophomores at Reality U
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Kaci Smith
Only in rural Kansas would find the set design team gathering supplies from our backyard! #AllSchoolPlay #GoneWithTheBreeze
about 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Barbara Buck
Reality U at Valley Heights today. First, juniors and seniors.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Jenny Yungeberg
BVL Champions!!! So proud of these girls and the whole team. Thank you to our student section!! You guys are the best! It’s a great day to be a Mustang!!
about 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Wear Your Orange Wednesday!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Dawn Tryon
Mrs. Tryon’s class is learning about place value in math using place value mats and disks.
about 1 year ago, Dawn Tryon
Dinah Umscheid
Regular board meeting scheduled for tonight, 5:30 at the District Office.
about 1 year ago, Dinah Umscheid
Valley Heights
BVL Volleyball Bracket
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Jenny Yungeberg
Junior high volleyball team will leave after school tomorrow for the BVL tournament.
about 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Justine deBoer
1st graders in Mrs. deBoer’s class are showing their knowledge of landforms by painting each landform they’ve learned about!
about 1 year ago, Justine deBoer
Justine deBoer
The Waterville Fire Department came to the Waterville Grade School this morning to teach us about fire safety! Thanks for coming and all you do for our community!
about 1 year ago, Justine deBoer
Jenny Yungeberg
Junior volleyball plays tonight at Blue Valley. A team plays at 4:30 and 5:30. B team plays at 4:30 and C team plays at 5:30.
about 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Jenna Vathauer
Don't forget the flu shot clinic tomorrow October 17th. VHHS 7:30-8:45 AM Blue Rapids 9:45-11:00 AM Waterville 1:30-2:30 PM So parents please check your childs bookbag for the forms. If you need a form go to www.marshallcohealth.org/forms
about 1 year ago, Jenna Vathauer
Sarah Koehler
Blue Rapids Students cheered on those going on the Honor Flight as they passed through town.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Dawn Tryon
Waterville students cheered on the Honor Flight as they left town today.
about 1 year ago, Dawn Tryon
Drew Obermeyer
Valley Heights FFA members assisted the Farmers Cooperative in serving meals to local farmers as they delivered their grain to the elevator in Blue Rapids today. They also learned how grain was weighed and tested.
about 1 year ago, Drew Obermeyer
Susan Winters
In case you missed it, here is the 2019-2020 Homecoming King and Queen crowning! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbjCMOOKAY8
about 1 year ago, Susan Winters
Susan Winters
Check out our new video of the Valley Heights Homecoming Parade! ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_ZO7jkSaAE
about 1 year ago, Susan Winters
Sarah Koehler
Blue Rapids celebrates the end of the first quarter with their celebration assembly. Students were recognized for outstanding behavior.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Tony Trimble
The link below is the online store for TVL Volleyball shirts. Orders will be accepted through Tuesday. https://stores.inksoft.com/twinvalleyvb
about 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Yungeberg
We had a great trip to The Eisenhower museum, and of course you can’t pass up a stop at Russell Stovers!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
For all that will be traveling to Doniphan West tonight for volleyball, there is road construction between Marysville and Home City. Alternate route may save time.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Barbara Buck
Reminder - Several scholarship deadlines are nearing. Keep checking the website. Also, December 1 is the priority deadline for many Kansas schools for the FAFSA. Call the school if we can help.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
The cross country meet in Centralia has been cancelled for Saturday, October 5th.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Colt's Round-Up has us literally climbing the walls!!! #Afterschool4all
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Susan Winters
Check out our video of the Coach LEW Whitson Memorial Bell Dedication! https://youtu.be/1GMvaUSrvIg
about 1 year ago, Susan Winters
Sarah Koehler
The Blue Rapids Students enjoyed rodeo clown Stormin Norman this morning for our Career Wednesday.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Valley Heights
Valley Heights Junior/Senior High School will be on a Blaze Day schedule for Wednesday, October 2nd. HS and JH volleyball and football practices will begin at 3:00 pm. Transportation will be provided as usual, just moved up 30 minutes....activity bus will leave high school at 5:00 pm.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Regional Cross Country and Sub-State VB assignments are out. 2A Regional Cross Country assignment is in Alma. Girls start time will be 10:00 a.m. and Boys will begin at 10:45 a.m. The 2A Volleyball Sub-State assignment will be at Brookville-Ell-Saline High School. Other teams in VH's sub-state include: Republic County, Bennington, Ell-Saline, Canton-Galva, Ellsworth, Herington, and Sacred Heart. Game times have not been established yet.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Homecoming Week 2019 is in the books. What an outstanding week with the students, staff, alumni, and community coming together to celebrate Valley Heights!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Barbara Buck
The Kansas Masonic Lodge Essay Contest is available to all juniors and seniors. Statewide, prizes up to $4000 are awarded. Locally, Sutton Masonic Lodge in Waterville offers cash prizes to Valley Heights essay writers as well. Deadline is Nov 1. See Mrs. Buck for details.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Millie Laughlin
VH Robotics class is making lots of progress building their competition robots. Check out the newest VEX challenge “Tower Takeover” on the internet.
about 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Nikki Stoudt
Junior Class is selling Tasty Pastry DONUTS and COFFEE at homecoming tonight by the concession stand $10.00/dozen or $1.00/donut!!
about 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Valley Heights
VH will be revealing a dedication to the LEW Whitson Memorial at 6:45 pm tonight before the Homecoming football game.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Kennedy Stevenson
Come out tonight & watch the 2nd annual Spikefest Volleyball and Powderuff Football games! Boys will play in the high school gym starting around 7:15. Powderpuff will follow. Happy homecoming!
about 1 year ago, Kennedy Stevenson
Valley Heights
Homecoming Activities: ALL Valley Heights fans are welcome to join the Homecoming activities this week. Thursday night at 8:00 pm will be the bonfire and pep rally located in the overflow parking lot. Friday afternoon the Homecoming parade will be in Blue Rapids beginning at 2:30 pm. Friday night will include a Booster Club hamburger feed before the football game. The football game will begin at 7:00 pm. Then the Homecoming crowning will take place at halftime. Come out and join the Valley Heights school spirit!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Sammie Parker
During KRR afterschool programming 3rd graders took turns with 1st graders reading to each other! #lovereading
about 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Tony Yungeberg
There will be no Colt's Round-Up After school Monday, September 23 & Wednesday, September 25 due to scheduled Student Success Meetings.
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Lynette Coon
GONE WITH THE Breeze rehearsals underway with choreography by alumni, Pat Breeding. Production will be November 15, 16, and 17.
about 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Valley Heights USD
USD 498 has a tobacco free policy in force at all times which includes VAPING. Click on the link below to be ALERT and be INFORMED. Talk to your children about the dangers of VAPING: http://www.kdheks.gov/vaping/index.htm
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights USD
Valley Heights
If there are any parents interested in a parent/caregiver presentation on human trafficking and safe internet/phone app use, the Stop Trafficking Project will be having a "caring adult" presentation tonight (Wednesday, September 18) beginning at 7:00 pm at the high school in Frankfort.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Barbara Buck
The registration deadline for the October 26th ACT is this Friday, September 20th.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Dinah Umscheid
Regular board meeting scheduled for tonight, 5:30 at the District Office.
about 1 year ago, Dinah Umscheid
Jenny Yungeberg
Tomorrow is picture day. Don’t forget your uniforms.
about 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Congratulations on a great day to the Lady Mustangs. They took home the gold at the Riley Tournament today going 4-1 on the day with wins one Holton, Saint Marys, Jeff County North and Chapman in the championship! Great job Lady Mustangs!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Jenny Yungeberg
Congratulations to the Jr. High volleyball team for finishing 3rd at the Axtell Tournament. Great job girls!
about 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Drew Obermeyer
Wes Denton, along with the Northeast FFA district officers helped show people around the FFA barn today at the Kansas State Fair.
about 1 year ago, Drew Obermeyer
Millie Laughlin
Biology students are learning how to conduct a controlled experiment. The theme of the experiments center around human impact on decomposers and the test subjects are Armadillidae. Topics include the effects of manmade trash, global warming, flooding, use of rubber as a ground cover, and soil compaction. Students will present their finding at the science fair this spring.
about 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Barbara Buck
Join us Monday, September 16th, at 7:00 pm for a financial aid presentation by Larry Moeder of the financial aid office at Kansas State University. Seniors and parents will benefit most, but any parent interested in sitting in is welcome.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Kaci Smith
Great News! Meila, from Valley Heights Jr/sr High, has been selected as a finalist for this week's "Artist of the Week" award for the 10th-12th age group. The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday September 14 will be selected as our "Artist of the Week." To view the finalists and cast your vote, simply click on the link below. Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group! http://www.artsonia.com/aotw/vote/teacher/76483366 The "Artist of the Week" will be featured on the Artsonia homepage and will receive a commemorative plaque from Artsonia. In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning schools and $50 to the winning artists.
about 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Valley Heights
Volleyball at Axtell tonight. If you are traveling to Axtell tonight to cheer on the girls, it's recommended to take Highway 9 to 30th Road just East of Vermillion (County blacktop road), turn North on 30th Road to Axtell. This will bypass the construction on Highway 36.
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Experience the Fair! Still a few spots available. Call or email 785-363-2211 tyungeberg@valleyheights.org
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
VH Booster Club is looking for help gathering things for their tailgate meal at the homecoming football game. If you could click on the link below and signup to assist, it would be much appreciated. https://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=CUXZ7746
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Lynette Coon
Drama students taking a stage terminology test on their iPads at the Opera House.
about 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Lynette Coon
Drama students taking a stage terminology test on their iPads at the Opera House.
about 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Barbara Buck
Continue to check the Scholarship Page under "counselor" on the Valley Heights website. The newest scholarship is from the Kansas Buffalo Association for students who raise buffalo and/or will major in an ag field.
about 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Tony Yungeberg
Who else is looking forward to getting started to Colt's Round-Up tomorrow! Don't forget we go until 5:30 pm!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Jenny Yungeberg
Congratulations to the Lady Mustangs for their third place finish at the Marysville Tournament. Played well all day against great competition.
about 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Game Time! First game of the year! Let’s go Lady Mustangs!
about 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Remember, the golden seal means a free registration of your choice! Get registered today!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Trimble
Sorry! My last post was not very clear. The HS FB scrimmage at Clay Center Friday night will be held at their JH field due to the rain in the forecast. That field is located at 12th and Prospect in Clay Center. There is limited seating so you may want to bring a lawn chair.
about 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
Due to the forecast of rain they are going to move our scrimmage to the JH football field/high school track located at 12th and Prospect. This is directly east of the high school up on the hill. There is limited seating so please bring a lawn chair and sit around the track.
about 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Yungeberg
Be sure to check out your Community Education mailer today. there are two mailers that have the gold Kansas seal on them! If you get one of those you win one free class registration. Bring it by the Central Office to redeem!
about 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Wow, what a great turnout for Goal Setting Night! Thank you to the students, parents, and staff that came out to support educating our students!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Reminder that Goal Setting Night is tonight, August 27th, beginning at 6:30 pm at the high school. This is for all students and parents grades 7-11. Senior information night will be at a later time.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
Keeping our students safe is our job! Let's all work together to make sure everyone stays safe! https://info.seon.com/e/69072/019-08a-Back-to-School-PSA-mp4/fj42dw/784035774?h=EVFsQJlN4gSGFepJXuTLCLDnkp2AOQaFg3dbXgrG3uI
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Drew Obermeyer
Valley Heights FFA had the privilege to host the National FFA East Region Vice President Adrian Schunk from Michigan in our program today. She spoke with chapter officers and performed a leadership workshop with the greenhand FFA members.
over 1 year ago, Drew Obermeyer
Tony Trimble
There will be a high school football parent meeting Thursday evening at 7:00 in commons area of the high school.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Yungeberg
Notice: USD 498 budget hearing at the district office at 5:15 followed by regular BOE meeting at 5:30.
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Kaci Smith
Art Club at Squirrel Jam!
over 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Kaci Smith
Art Club at Squirrel Jam!
over 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Kaci Smith
Valley Heights Art Club at Squirrel Jam!!
over 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Valley Heights
Come on out to the high school! Games, free food, and good company!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Come on out to the high school! Games, food, and good company!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Student Council getting ready for tonights Community Appreciation Night. Come on out for some free food and fun!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
The VH football team store is now live. Go to the following link to place your orders. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS20632
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD 498 is hosting a Community Appreciation Night for all the Valley Heights patrons tonight, August 16th beginning at 7:00 pm on the football field. ALL parents, students, staff, and community members are invited to come and celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Hot dogs and chips will be served, games will be played, and a movie will be shown when it is dark enough. So bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy the evening. There may even be s’mores available during the movie (thank you VH Student Council)! *If weather becomes an issue, we will let the community know the plans with our outreach system.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
Had a good week of conditioning camp!We had several kids working hard to prepare for their fall sports. We also had 11 coaches there to work with the kids. Very proud to be a part of the MUSTANG FAMILY!
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights
Activity Passes For Sale: If you plan on attending a lot of Valley Heights sports games at home, you may want to consider getting a family pass for your family. Family passes are good for immediate family to get into games hosted by Valley Heights (excluding playoffs). Family passes are $150.00 or you could purchase a single person pass for $100.00. Passes can only be purchased at the high school office, they will not be available at the gates.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Sammie Parker
Jump Start the first day of school in Waterville!! We have some pretty excited students and staff!
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Valley Heights
Best of luck to all the staff and students heading back to school today! Have a great school year!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Thank you to Ann Walter and David Vermetten for sharing their inspirational story with staff! Great motivation leading into the school year!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD
"IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A MUSTANG ". That's the cry from the Valley Heights staff proudly wearing the Lew Whitson shirts donated by the Whitson family. The excitement for the new school year is here. Welcome back to all of the Mustang Community
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights USD
Robert Green
Reminder to six grade families . Sixth grade back to school night is tonight, August 13 from 7 to 8. Please enter through the playground door in Mrs. Hardin‘s room. A short meeting followed by kickball and a special welcome back activity. Hope to see you there.
over 1 year ago, Robert Green
Valley Heights
Valley Heights teachers preparing to have a great school year! School starts soon!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Lynette Coon
ALL SCHOOL MUSICAL AUDITIONS - Monday Aug 19 and Tuesday Aug 20 - 4pm-7pm. Open to all students 9-12 grade. Non-singing parts available.
over 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Dinah Umscheid
Elementary PreSchool - 6th Grade Back to School Night: Wednesday, August 14th from 5PM - 7PM!
over 1 year ago, Dinah Umscheid
Barbara Buck
Seniors - If you're female and planning to attend college at least 500 miles away, there's an awesome scholarship opportunity for you. Check it out when school starts or visit the scholarship page on the VH website.
over 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Valley Heights
Reminder that tonight, Wednesday, August 7th (7:00 pm), is 7th Grade and new student orientation. Students and parents are invited out to the high school for some general information and to ask questions about coming into a new building. Students will also get to explore the building to look for their classes. And....get to attempt opening lockers.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Valley Heights
Enrollment forms can be accessed on-line at http://www.valleyheights.org/
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Barbara Buck
A CNA course through Highland's Western Center(Baileyville) will be offered 9/4-10/31. Clinicals are in Marysville. Contact Darlene Lee at alliedhealth@highlandcc.edu.
over 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Tony Yungeberg
Check it out! Must be at least 15 years old, responsible, maintain good grades, enjoy working with kids, have a positive attitude, be kind and most of all are willing to have FUN! This may be for you! SO IF YOU DON'T SMILE THIS ISN'T FOR YOU! Submit your application today!
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Shot Clinic!
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Schools that Care
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
Valley Heights USD 498 is hosting a Community Appreciation Night for the entire Valley Heights community. ALL parents, students, staff, and community members are invited to come and celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Hot dogs and chips will be served, games will be played, and a movie will be shown when it is dark enough. So bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy the evening. There may even be s’mores available during the movie (thank you VH Student Council)! Please use the following link to see the flyer: https://5il.co/92ji
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Drew Obermeyer
VH FFA members having great success at the MS county fair. Congratulations to Rylie Borgerding for exhibiting the Grand Champion Breeding Gilt. Great job Rylie. Stop by the fair to see the projects of our FFA members and other VH students.
over 1 year ago, Drew Obermeyer
Tony Yungeberg
Here's a few more of our week 2 fun at 21st CCLC Camp Exploration. Next week we'll wrap up on the 25th. Make sure to be watching for signups for Colts Round-Up after school in the near future! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
21st CCLC Camp Exploration's 5th & 6th grade took a college visit today to Highland Community College Western Center! What a great example of educator to come in on their time off! We are so lucky to have access to such great educational opportunities! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
21st CCLC Camp Exploration's 5th & 6th grade took a college visit today to Highland Community College Western Center! What a great example of educator to come in on their time off! We are so lucky to have access to such great educational opportunities! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
21st CCLC Camp Exploration's 5th & 6th grade took a college visit today to Highland Community College Western Center! What a great example of educator to come in on their time off! We are so lucky to have access to such great educational opportunities! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Justine deBoer
Elementary students: The elementary school will be participating in the fair parade this Sunday. All elementary students are invited to walk with the float. Meet at spot 14.5 at 5:45 pm to participate! Hope to see you there! Wear your Lead the Way shirts!
over 1 year ago, Justine deBoer
Tony Yungeberg
At 21st CCLC Camp Exploration We're having S'more fun in the sun than anyone else!! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
21st CCLC Camp Exploration was "horsing around" today! Thanks to the Brungardts for taking time out of their day to make ours great! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Week 2 of 21st CCLC Camp Exploration has kicked off! More robotics, volleyball, cooking and don't forget KINDNESS! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Snap Circuits have been super popular this week in 21st CCLC Camp Exploration! You could say week one has been "Electric!" #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Week 1 Of 21st CCLC Camp Exploration recap! Kids that Care made blankets for the Blue Valley Care home then delivered them and spent a couple of hours playing games and making the worlds coolest slime! #BeTheDifference #KidsCare
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Camp Exploration is canceled today July 10th. Please stay safe!
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Due to this mornings weather event Camp Exploration will be delayed until 10 am. If needed we will update to cancel.
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
21st CCLC Camp exploration Day 2! Keeping up the kindness! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
Day one of 21st CCLC Camp Exploration was GREAT!! Here's a quick photo recap! #SummerLearning=Fun
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Tony Yungeberg
21st CCLC, Camp Exploration 2019 has officially kicked off! This summer is all about KINDNESS!! I challenge everyone that reads this to practice kindness! We'll be doing it everyday!! #BeTheDifference
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Valley Heights
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Yungeberg
July 8 Camp Exploration Fires up!!!
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Sammie Parker
Eating bugs yesterday, Reptile World today.... what will the last week of KRR Camp Survivor bring?!?!
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Kennedy Stevenson
The Lady Mustangs are traveling to Hutchinson today to play some volleyball! Go Mustangs! 🏐
over 1 year ago, Kennedy Stevenson
Sammie Parker
Students who attend a KRR afterschool program are 38% more likely to reach reading benchmark than their non-attending peers. View the full report here: http://bit.ly/AfterschoolReport #EarlyLiteracy #Afterschool #RRReport
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
We are officially open for business!!! Come by and help support a good cause!
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Drew Obermeyer
FFA members Wes, Sophie and Chris are having a great time learning about themselves, chapter leadership and exploring the sights at the FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington DC this week.
over 1 year ago, Drew Obermeyer
Sammie Parker
Camp Survivors have had the great idea to put up a lemonade stand! Come Thursday to quench your thirst and visit with some of our campers! All proceeds will be donated to the Lew Whitson Memorial Fund!
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Valley Heights USD
Funeral services for Lew Whitson will be this Saturday, June 15th. @2:00p.m. in the Valley Heights gymnasium.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights USD
Sammie Parker
Here is a few pictures of the first week of KRR Camp Survivor!
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
KRR Camp Survivors celebrates the weeks work they did during camp with a field trip to the Astro Theater to watch Seceret Life of Pets 2!
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Sammie Parker
As the summer comes into full swing be sure to take extra special care of your skin! A few of our KRR Camp Survivors creates this flier to remind you of the danger the sun has on your skin and how to protect it!
over 1 year ago, Sammie Parker
Valley Heights
The Valley Heights community will be having a candlelight vigil for the Whitson family Saturday night, June 1st, at the VHHS football field. The vigil will begin at 9:00 pm and we ask you to please bring your own candles.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Tony Trimble
Congrats to Emma Yungeberg 2A state javelin champion.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Lynette Coon
Journalism staff working on final submissions for the 2018-2019 yearbook.
over 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Tony Trimble
State Track Qualifiers. Emma Yungeberg in the shot put, discus and javelin. Maddy Vermetten in the Discus, 300 hurdles, 4x800. Samantha Vermetten in the 800, 1600, 4x800. Abigail Steinfort and Catherine Toerber in 4x800. Abby Lister and Emma Toerber 4x800 alternates. Jake Yungeburg in the discus.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
Congrats to the VH girls track team for their regional runner-up today.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Sarah Koehler
The Blue Rapids students enjoyed a movie on the last day of school. Thank you Astro 3 for letting us spend part of our last day with you. Have a great summer!!!
over 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Jeffrey a 4th grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Regina Blaske
The Valley Heights Class of 2019 walked the halls at the Blue Rapids Elementary. Good Luck to our graduates.
over 1 year ago, Regina Blaske
Sarah Koehler
Mrs. Koehler & Mrs. Stroda’s 5th grade class enjoyed their field trip to the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene.
over 1 year ago, Sarah Koehler
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Riley Cook a 2nd grader on getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Ryleigh Kracht a 2nd grader for getting her 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulation Kynadee a 4th grader on getting her 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Kim Hardin
6th Grade had their Speed Book Talks today and they were a great success! The children had 6 minutes to discuss their books with a partner before rotating on to the next partner. Each child got to hear about 10 new books!
over 1 year ago, Kim Hardin
Valley Heights
The Seniors last day! #Mr. Kenworthy's truck.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights
Kim Hardin
The 6th Graders got to tour the Old Courthouse, Pony Express, and Koester House Museums in Marysville. Followed by lunch in Lion's Park and Landoll Lanes.
over 1 year ago, Kim Hardin
Tony Trimble
Regional golf champions. Going to state next week. Carter Popejoy, We Denton, Tyler Wagner, Brady Trimble, Hunter Chase and Coach Tim Manley.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Valley Heights USD
The Valley Heights Preschool and K-prep enrollment scheduled for May 16th is cancelled. If you have not pre-enrolled please contact the Waterville elementary school @785.363.2530 with questions
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights USD
Regina Blaske
6th graders running of the halls
over 1 year ago, Regina Blaske
Tony Trimble
Congratulations to Rosa Blaske for signing to be a cheerleader at Emporia State University next year.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Barbara Buck
Awards Night is Tuesday, May 14, at 7:00 PM. Please come celebrate with our seniors, help recognize other students' achievements, and show appreciation for the wonderful community support. All are welcome - come celebrate our Valley Heights community!
over 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Dawn Tryon
Second grade also visited VH Central Office, rode the Central Branch Railroad, and visited the Depot Museum.
over 1 year ago, Dawn Tryon
Dawn Tryon
The second grade classes toured Waterville last week with stops at the Ambulance Shed, Blue River Vet, Citizen’s State Bank, and My Sister’s Closet.
over 1 year ago, Dawn Tryon
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Guen Conti a 2nd grader for getting her 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Dawson a 4th grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Jessica Schmitz a 3rd grader for getting her 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Lawson Stryker a 5th grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Kaci Smith
Remember you can view and purchase Valley Heights student artwork at artsonia. com. Just search Valley Heights on the Artsonia home page and all art work can be viewed. Thank you all so much for supporting our art department!
over 1 year ago, Kaci Smith
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Drayton a 5th grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Tony Yungeberg
Mrs. Tryon and Ms. Peterson's 2nd grade classes visited the USD 498 District office, Thursday to have a beach party! Superintendent John Bergkamp read a book while the students lounged on their beach towels and discussed summer bucket lists!
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Justine deBoer
Tonight’s the night!! K-6 Kickball Night! Join us for food, games, and fun! Lots of prizes including family pool passes for the summer! Come enjoy a night of free food and activities!
over 1 year ago, Justine deBoer
Lynette Coon
2019 LAST CHANCE YEARBOOK SALES. The journalism students are wrapping up another great yearbook and taking orders until May 17th. 45$ will reserve you a copy. Give us a call or send us a check.
over 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Millie Laughlin
Seventh grade science students are beginning their study of the systems of the body by dissecting frogs. They’ve really been doing a fantastic job.
over 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Justine deBoer
It’s almost game time! Come to our Kickoff to Summer Kickball night this Friday, May 10th at the Blue Rapids ball fields. Location may change due to rain so watch for further notifications. This event is sponsored by the Valley Heights Title I and KRR programs.
over 1 year ago, Justine deBoer
Millie Laughlin
Just another day in the Anatomy & Physiology lab.
over 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Tony Trimble
Freshmen doing CPR and AED training.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Karson Roepke a 5th grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Jenny Yungeberg
Please come out to Senior Night and Spring Fling. Senior displays start at 6 and Spring Fling at 7. Please come check out the talent of our seniors, art and music students.
over 1 year ago, Jenny Yungeberg
Angi Williams
Mrs. Williams's third graders had a great field trip at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice. Everyone became a Jr. Ranger!
over 1 year ago, Angi Williams
Tony Yungeberg
Due to continued weather challenges, Elementary Play Day will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 15. We apologize for the inconvenience.
over 1 year ago, Tony Yungeberg
Lynette Coon
Hannah Musil, senior, receiving the Kansas Governer's Scholar Award at Washburn University
over 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Lynette Coon
Super Successful Speeches at State! Rosa Blaske, senior, got third in Oration and Haylee Whitson, junior, got third in Informative.
over 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Lynette Coon
Rosa Blaske and Haylee Whitson break into finals at State Forensics
over 1 year ago, Lynette Coon
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Kyler Land a 5th grader for getting her 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Millie Laughlin
It’s that time of year to wrap things up. Forensic science student are deep into analyzing evidence from the final crime scene, their final test of the year where they utilize most of the skills they’ve learned.
over 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Valley Heights USD
Due to the inclement weather forecast play day is posponed to Tuesday May 7th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
over 1 year ago, Valley Heights USD
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Logan Feldhausen a 1st grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Barbara Buck
Keep checking the scholarship list on the Valley Heights webpage. Although they are slowing down, three more were added today - Bellus, Balanced Man, and IFC.
over 1 year ago, Barbara Buck
Angi Williams
The third graders made May Day baskets to deliver to friends and family yesterday.
over 1 year ago, Angi Williams
Dawn Tryon
Colby and Jenni Heinen from Mustang Motors taught the Waterville Grade School students about what goes into running their business.
over 1 year ago, Dawn Tryon
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Amber Grubbs a 2nd grader for getting her 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Millie Laughlin
Biology students are starting fetal pig dissections today to learn more about mammalian body systems.
over 1 year ago, Millie Laughlin
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Wyatt Dummermuth a 3rd grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Justine deBoer
High school students spoke to the Blue Rapids Elementary students this morning about summer activities and jobs for Jr High and High School. They reiterated the importance of using the skills they learn in school through out the summer months.
over 1 year ago, Justine deBoer
Tony Trimble
Valley Heights Booster Club would like to invite you all to attend the 2018-2019 athletic banquet. It will be held on Wednesday May 1st at 6:30pm in the high school gym. We are also looking for any donations that we can add to a silent auction to raise money for our students.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Tony Trimble
Due to weather, the JH league track meet scheduled for today at Valley Heights will be postponed until Thursday at 1:00.
over 1 year ago, Tony Trimble
Rhonda Joseph
Had an awesome time today learning about the fashion industry in the Kansas City Area! Some take always from this trip would be follow your passion, persist and overcome! Lessons that will make all these students successful no matter what industry they choose!
over 1 year ago, Rhonda Joseph
Nikki Stoudt
Congratulations Chance a 1st grader for getting his 30 Book Challenge!
over 1 year ago, Nikki Stoudt
Suzie Vermetten
The Kindergarten students picked up trash around the school to take care of the earth in observance of Earth Day.
over 1 year ago, Suzie Vermetten
Drew Obermeyer
The Research in Ag class is completing their spring semester projects that require performing an experiment. One experiment involves freezing methods for ice cream. Today Rylie Borgerding used liquid nitrogen to freeze the mixture and record change in temperature over time.
over 1 year ago, Drew Obermeyer
Kim Hardin
Sixth grade made some edible solar systems today!
over 1 year ago, Kim Hardin