2019 Cherry County Oral Spelling Bee Doc Lancaster a 6th grader from Valentine Middle School was runner up and Ciana Colvin a 7th grader from Valentine Middle School was the champion. Ciana will represent Cherry County and Valentine Community Schools at the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha on March 2nd. Congratulations to all the spellers and Ciana!
The following Middle School students attended an Acalympic Competition in Pierre, SD on Wednesday, Feb. 14. They ended up 4th out of 15, and had a great showing. Congratulations to Jack Lancaster, Taylor Battershaw, Grant Boes, Sadi Osnes, Doc Lancaster, and Cadence Swanson!
The boys basketball game with Gordon Rushville has been moved back 1 hour. The game will be at 5 central tine.
Due to the predicted weather on Friday the boys basketball game with Gordon Rushville has been moved to Thursday starting at 6 pm CT. This will be varsity only because Gordon Rushville will be hosting a girls sub-district final after our game.
The boys basketball team will play their Sub District game on Feb 19th at 5:00 pm CT at Chadron State College.
We will have a sendoff off for the wrestling team Wednesday at 11 am in the HS gym.
We met with the Senior basketball players this morning to see what we could do since the last game was cancelled. We have decided that we will honor the senior basketball players and parents during Coronation. We would like to thank the Coronation committee for offering to do this.
The Girls Basketball team will take on Mitchell in the first round of sub-districts at Chadron Stare College. Tip off is at 5:00 pm CT.
The basketball games with North Central have been cancelled. We looked at several different options to try to get one last home game for our seniors but we just couldn’t get it to work.
Due to board policy we are unable to have our games tonight. We are working to see what we can do to get a game scheduled for our senior night. We will continue to work on this today.
*correction! No school today, Thursday, February 7, at VES, VMS, and VHS. Stay warm!
Due to dangerous wind chill there will be no school at VES, VMS, or VHS today, Friday February 7, 2019.
Today, at PTC, the elementary administered a parent survey. If you weren't able to make it to conferences or didn't have time to fill out the survey while there, please follow this link and complete this survey. It is only for parents of an elementary student--only one person per household needs to complete the survey. Thank you! https://nde.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9t0PdmkTw2tVPXn&Level=elementary&SchoolID=16-0006-002
Due to forecasted weather conditions, Valentine Elementary, Middle, and High Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on February 7, 2019.
VMS Student Council is hosting a graham cracker drive for the Elementary School students as they are running low on the snacks. There will be donation boxes available at parent teacher conferences for either original graham crackers, or an option to donate money to purchase them. We appreciate your support!
Some of our badger paw recipients this week! The focus this week was on keeping things clean, especially our hallway. Your students are bringing things home from their cubby/shelf area. It’s a good weekend to give the winter coat, hat, and mittens a good wash while kids play in the beautiful weather this weekend!
Clear Bag Policy for State Duals this weekend. https://nsaa-static.s3.amazonaws.com/textfile/wrest/dualcbp.pdf
The boys JV game in Gordon Rushville on Friday Feb 15th will only be 2 quarters due to low numbers at Gordon Rushville. Varsity parents please plan accordingly as the Varsity game will start much earlier than normal. JV game will start at 6pm CT with Varsity to follow.
Due to dangerously forecasted low temperatures tonight and early morning the Valentine Elementary, Middle and High Schools will start school at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.
The NSAA just sent out information for State Dual Tickets and they have decided to offer them online starting at some point tomorrow. Prices will be $10 for adults and $8 for students and that is for all day. Also Coach Shane Allison will be recognized before the start of our first dual as the Nebraska Coaches Association Coach of the Year!!!
State Wrestling Duals - Valentine will take on Logan View at 10:30 on Saturday morning in the first round. This event is held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased at the event. Tickets are not available online this year.
Basketball Parents Night will be on Feb 7th vs North Central. We will do this between the girls and varsity games. Parents please be there by 6:15.
CHERRY COUNTY SPELLING BEE RESULTS Written Spelling Bee Places Grade 3 1st Addison Stec - VES 2nd Carter Anderson - Kennedy School 3rd Mali Morrison - VES Grade 4 1st Duncan Mosner - VES 2nd Dominic Beebout - VES 3rd Joni Cox - VES Grade 5 1st Kylee Hoefs - VES 2nd Grace Murphy - VES 3rd Colton Pilakowski - VES Grade 6 1st Justin Wyckoff - Cody/Kilgore 2nd Emma McMurtry - VMS 3rd Doc Lancaster - VMS Grade 7 1st Ciana Colvin - VMS 2nd Nicklous Ohlmann - VMS 3rd Grant Boes - VMS Grade 8 1st Taylor Battershaw - VMS 2nd Lee Major - VMS 3rd Byron Skinner - Cody/Kilgore
Due to Bennett Co. having very low numbers we will only be playing an A game on Monday. B team will stay and practice.
The middle school boys' basketball games to be played in O'Neill Tuesday have been postponed.
SWC Consolation Basketball Games: Girls at 5:30 and boys at 7:00 vs Gothenburg. All consolation games are played in Gothenburg.
The valentine speech meet for tomorrow has been delayed 1 hour so speech students will now be leaving at 6:00 am from the high school.
Nathan Flannery, Senior, Basketball Nate tied a school record with 21 Rebounds in a game against Hemingford. For a player who is only 6'0 tall that's very impressive. He does a lot of work before the ball hits the rim to put himself in position to get the rebound. - Levi Loofe, Business Teacher, Head Boys Basketball Coach
Due to weather forecast VES, VMS, and VHS will start at 10:00 a.m. Friday January 18
Update on upcoming events the next 2 days. Tomorrow the wrestling team will leave for Chadron at 7:00 a.m. If the roads are in poor condition or the bus driver doesn't feel the roads are safe they will turn around and come back. Basketball - We have been in contact with Broken Bow and will reschedule the basketball games to Saturday starting at 1 pm if they are unable to travel Friday. The speech team will do the same as the wrestling team on Saturday morning.
MS games in Ainsworth on Jan 24th. The B game will be played first and it will only be 3 quarters due to lack of numbers for Ainsworth. The A game will follow that game.
SWC Basketball Tournament - Girls will play in Minden on Monday Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm Boys will play in Ogallala on Monday Jan 21 @ approximately 6:15 CT. We will post official brackets tomorrow when we get them converted to correct format for our platforms.
We have had some inquiries about the SWC basketball tournament as far as location and times. The conference does the seeding next week based on power points as they want all games possible played to make sure the seedings are correct. Once they get those they will assign the brackets and we post them as quick as we can. Recently it was approved that all boys and girls game be played on Mondays and the conference is trying to secure officials for all the possible sites to make that possible. In years past we have alternated the boys and girls games on Mondays and Tuesdays but with such a tight schedule that week it was decided to allow a snow day during that week so they are hoping to move all games to Mondays from this point forward.
Saturday's basketball games in Ogallala - The JV boys will play in the Auditorium and all other games will be played at Prairie View Elementary School.
The girls JV game on Saturday vs Minden will only be 2 quarters due to low numbers for Minden. Please plan accordingly for the start of the Girls and Boys Varsity games.
NSAA Fall Academic All-State Announced. The following students were selected: Bottom Row - Bradi Larabee -One Act, Lauren Ferguson - Golf, Abbie Clark - Golf, Allison Hitchcock - Volleyball, Skyler Reagle - Volleyball, Rita Woodraska - One Act. Top Row: Devon Osnes - Football, Caleb Long - XC, Lane McGinley - Football, Jarrett Battershaw - XC.
One cool program VHS has implemented is their internship program. We, at VES, get to see many HS students throughout the day. These are students who want experience working with kids as they see that in their future. Brennann Jackson has been working in PE with Mr. Little, and today just happens to be his birthday. Happy birthday, Brennann!
Cutcomb Lake School presented their Christmas program last night with songs, poems, a skit and playing of instruments. Wow, we really have some talented students! 😃 Wood Lake and Simeon/Kennedy Schools will hold their programs on the 20th at 6:30 at their school buildings. The public is welcome to attend.
As the note sent home today in students’ folders stated, there is a change in Valentine Elementary‘s calendar in January. On Tuesday, January 29, students at Valentine Elementary will not have school. This is just for the students at VES. The teachers have an opportunity to attend a one day training, so school is canceled for that day.
If you want to catch the High School band and choir Holiday concert check it out tonight in the VHS auditorium at 7PM, but if it doesn’t work for you to make it there catch it on our StrivTV channel... https://striv.tv/channel/valentine/
The 50th Annual Valentine Wrestling Invite is in the books. Thanks to all that helped - there are just to many to list and we don't want to forget anyone. We received several comments on every aspect of our tournament. We can't say thank you enough to our community for supporting our school and events. Go Badgers!!!
Yesterday, the 4th grade students of VES treated the residents of Pine View to a fabulous concert of Christmas songs! Thanks to the students, their music teacher, Mrs. McQuistan, their classroom teachers, our bus driver, Mr. Gass, the staff of Pine View, and the wonderful residents of Pine View. At the conclusion of the concert, all of our 4th graders shook the hands of the residents and wished them a merry Christmas! What a way to spread some Christmas cheer!
Valentine Community Schools is seeking applicants for para educator positions. If interested, please complete an employment application available at Valentine Elementary, Middle or High School or at https://www.valentinecommunityschools.org/o/valentine-community-schools/page/job-application-for-non-certified-staff Position subject to Veteran's preference. EOE
The basketball games with McCook have been re-scheduled to Dec 21st starting with the JV at 1 pm. Girls Varsity will be at approximately 2:30 with the boys to follow.
The MS basketball games with Winner today have been postponed until 4 pm tomorrow.
Due to road conditions, Valentine Elementary, Middle, and High schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018
The book fair PTA hosts at Winterfest will still go on even though Winterfest is canceled. The book fair will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, in the VES library. It will be from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:15 those three days. It is open to the public; stop by!
The O'Neill HS wrestling meet has been cancelled. Valentine MS and HS will have no events today or tomorrow.
The basketball games with McCook today have been postponed due to incoming weather.
As of now the Mock Trial team will not be traveling to Omaha on Sunday. We visited with the organization that is putting it on and they are not looking to reschedule at this point. We will keep you updated on changes if they decide to reschedule.
The public One Act performance tonight has been postponed until Monday at 7:30 pm due to the incoming weather.
The MS Wrestling team will not be traveling to O'Neill today due to the incoming weather.
The basketball games with McCook tomorrow will be Varsity only.
The basketball games with McCook on Saturday has been moved to tomorrow at 4 pm due to the weather forecast. The girls will be followed by the boys. After the game the One Act team will be performing their play. Come support all the Badger Events!!
In observance of Veteran's Day Mrs. Arganbright & Madison Brackeen, a broadcasting student, made a video highlighting those that have graduated from Valentine High school or are from the community. Thank you to all our Veterans. https://youtu.be/tCglmu5yoeY