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8th Grade Literacy is working on a novel study for “Touching Spirit Bear”, a realistic fiction piece where students delve into character traits, what makes a protagonist and antagonist and how character traits evolve over time, through conflict and resolution. They are also making connections with text-to-text, text-to-self and text-to world. The setting for our novel is the northern-most point of Alaska so we’ve been developing a deeper understanding of the arctic-like habitat and Native Alaskan tribes too. #MVPride
2024 Track Store is live. Get your Big/Lady Reds gear here. Store closes March 7th. #MVPride https://hauffsports.chipply.com/mvTF/
The Missouri Valley Golf Store is live! The link is open thru February 11th. #MVPride https://missourivalleygolf24.itemorder.com/shop/home/
The 7th Grade ELP group is preparing for an upcoming “Battle of the Books” competition. Students are reading 20 novels covering non-fiction text, historical fiction, and realistic fiction. Students will compete in an online completion over knowledge of the 20 books. To further improve comprehension students are creating advertising posters for books they’ve read and Kahoot quiz questions too. #MVPride
Students in 8th Grade Literacy are working on “What if? Critical and Creative Thinking Challenges.” Students are using Kagan structures to organize their groups, encourage engagement and hold each other accountable. Research topics include: Abraham Lincoln, The Great Depression, The Atomic Bomb, Rosa Parks, The Roman Empire and the invention of the printing press. Standards addressed are: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/ social studies; distinguishing among fact, opinion and reasoned judgement in a text and interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative meanings. Students will create a group project to include each individual component and present to their peers. #MVPride
Today at the middle school and high school we implemented our first advisory time. Why did we decide to implement Advisory time? We received feedback from the School Improvement Advisory Committee and community partners about continuing the positive activities and impacts they have seen from elementary Family Groups. We also had feedback from our students and staff regarding additional ways that we could make better connections; adult-student and student-student. If students understand and connect with others from different grade levels, with different experiences, and different backgrounds, it can help them create a sense of belonging and connectedness (can reduce feelings of isolation and enhance the overall school experience). Staff also wanted to learn more about students and continue to build relationships with them during non-academic time. We know that continuing to build relationships can be a key to a positive school experience. Advisory groups can be a way to contribute to creating a positive school culture by reinforcing positive interactions with each other and working on building skills students can use throughout their lifetime (communication skills, leadership development, character development, goal setting, etc.). An added bonus—we wanted to create a fun and safe space for students to be a part of another community. Somewhere different than the classroom, but not specific to their interests, such as music, art, or sports, where they are interacting with mostly people that they already know. We had a great first day of advisory and look forward to our next monthly activity! #MVPride
To help promote middle school involvement and opportunities, we have created an informational flyer for our new and current middle school students and families. Our goal is to get students and families connected to the district and help continue to build the pride in our school! Take a look at our middle school clubs, organizations, elective courses, and athletics! Come be a part of the fun! We are also thankful of our staff and everything they offer for our students! #MVPride
Congratulations to Missouri Valley senior Jackson Tennis. Jackson signed his letter of intent on Friday to continue playing golf for Simpson College. Jackson plans on majoring in sports administration. #MVPride
A goal in the middle school this year has been making our hallways more about our students and establishing school pride! At the beginning of the year we added new graphics and a student information board located outside the office. We took these frames in the hallway to help support our goal! Pictures included are from athletics, activities, science labs, classroom activities, school dances and more! Our students have a blast! Thanks Mrs. Epperly for helping in completing the project! #MVPride
Congratulations to MVHS senior Sophie Caniglia. Sophie signed her letter of intent to continue her soccer career at Central college in Pella. She plans to major in Biology. Congrats, Sophie! #MVPride
Have you ever considered coaching? Take a look at this flyer and opportunity put on by IWCC.
MVCSD is closed, Friday, January 19, today due to poor country roads. Little Reds is open today.
The Missouri Valley CSD will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow due to winter weather conditions. Little Reds/Wrap Around will open at 6:30; Elementary will start at 10:15; MS/HS will start at 10:10. There will be no breakfast served at the elementary; MS/HS breakfast will start at 9:30 We will communicate any changes tomorrow morning as early as possible.
With the early dismissal today, all activities have been postponed and there will be no after school practices. Be safe everyone!
Missouri Valley will be closing at 1:30 for elementary and 1:40 for MS/HS due to weather. Little Reds will remain open. Notification of evening activities will come later
Shoutout to our maintenance crew in clearing off the snow for our students, staff, and parents! We have a lot of parking lots, sidewalks, and STAIRS to clear off. We cannot wait to have kids back in the building! #MVPride
Missouri Valley Community Schools will be 2 hours late tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan 16). Little Reds/Wrap Around will open at 6:30; Elementary will start at 10:15; MS/HS will start at 10:10. There will be no breakfast served at the elementary; MS/HS breakfast will start at 9:30 We will communicate any changes tomorrow morning as early as possible.
All activities scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, January 15th have been postposed. #MVPride
Missouri Valley Schools will be closed on Friday, Jan 12. Little Reds will be closed. Iowa Western CC students, be sure to check your IWCC account for class information.