Please stay home if you are sick. For our kindergarten students, we are proceeding with Kindergarten Orientation, and you should have received a letter in the mail outlining the details. Please call the school if you have any questions. We can't wait to see you!
If you have a 4th grade student, please park on Government street and use our Northwest entrance. All others, please park in the parking lot on the east side of the building. We will be doing temperature checks at the door, and we encourage but do not require masks.
Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Thursday, August 13. This will be for students in 1st grade through 4th grade. Students with last name starting with A-G come from 5-6 pm, and students with last names starting with H-Z come from 6-7 pm.
SAFESCHOOL ONLINE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP COURSES... Valentine High School students should have received an email from SafeSchools through their school account. This is a digital citizenship course that replaces the COPPA test we have always taken in school. All students need to complete before they have access to the schools devices and network. If you don't have a device that can access the internet, please call the high school or email Mr. Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physicals- Today at 2:00 at Valentine Medical Clinic. We had a mistake on the letter that went out that said they are tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Any student or parent interested in HS girls wrestling which is an emerging sport in Nebraska is invited to attend the following webinar: The Athlete/Parent webinar is going to be on Wednesday, August 5 at 7 PM CST - Please pass this along to any current or potential athletes that are interested and have questions. Athlete and Parents - Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94800969269
Seniors are REQUIRED to be at rehersal today at 4:00 if you are participating in the ceremony tomorrow. No exceptions. Also, you need to bring the yellow guest list to rehersal tonight filled out with all the names of your guests. If you have questions, please email Mr Cronin.
To accommodate VHS Graduation, volleyball camp will be moved to VMS on Wednesday and Thursday. Times will remain the same.
Here is our 1st Draft of our "Return to School Plan." This is a "draft" and will likely be modified as needed. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MfSgsgLvkxQfhF1rJzDXwGwclapzjwoFlNv49TCCpbM/edit?usp=sharing
Here is a Q & A for parents to help answer some questions regarding the "return to school plan". https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k15-DgqNA7kpo2-v2jqgKwrBzqnttHBgm0sCspsVrjs
Students that are going to get their physicals on July 27th at Valentine Medical Clinic need to have their paperwork completely filled out and signed, $25 for the physical and must wear a mask to be allowed in. If you have questions please call the clinic.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UVvnPS-QSlmzYYvx1v32JWfW3KfypRvAMMNjTaKwG8Y/edit?usp=sharing Checkout our timeline for the VCS "Return to School Plan"
Thanks to all who have completed our parent survey! If you haven't completed it yet, the deadline is tomorrow at midnight. Thank you for your valuable feedback! https://nasb.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bwjiIXUSejUzcSF
Valentine High School graduated class of 2020 will be having a ceremony on Friday, July 31 at 4:00 PM tentatively at the high school gym. Due to the North Central Health District Directive Health Measures, Valentine High School has to work under the following guidelines for their “mock” graduation for the class of 2020. *50% of maximum capacity *Parties, aka ticketed groups, at a gathering cannot exceed 8 individuals *Maintain at least 6ft of separation between ticketed groups These measures are effective through 11:59 PM, July 31, 2020; unless renewed, extended, or terminated by subsequent order, all persons in Cherry, Keya Paha, Brown, Rock, Boyd, Holt, Knox, Antelope, and Pierce counties are ordered to comply. Valentine high school’s plan includes the following: -A Google form will be sent to the senior students and parents through our SMS system. RSVP’s will be required from the students of the class of 2020. These RSVP’s are due by Wednesday, July 15. Any RSVP’s returned post deadline will not be accepted as plans to move forward rely on the number of students attending the event. -Those who RSVP will be provided with 8 tickets in the form of waivers. 7 of those tickets can be given to people the graduate would like to attend the ceremony. The 8th ticket will be filled out by the student and will be the 8th member of the party during the entire event. Once these tickets are handed out their list cannot change. For instance, an individual becomes ill and cannot attend, their ticket is not transferable. -The days leading up to the event the individuals of tickets groups are asked to stay home if they have been ill or have symptoms (including: fever, sore throat, dry persistent cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, etc.). -Only those with signed waivers (tickets) will be allowed to attend the ceremony. Those tickets will be collected at the door and those parties will be expected to maintain a 6ft distance from other parties inside and outside the facilities. -All members of a party are asked to arrive at the same time to be able to enter the building and minimize possible exposure. -The parties will have groups of chairs 6ft apart from other parties on the auditorium floor. Parties will be required to sit in their group from beginning to end. -Seniors will sit with their families during the ceremony as a part of their party. -During the ceremony the graduated students will walk across the stage and move their tassel and return to their seat. Nothing will be exchanged with the student. -Speeches will be performed by the selected individuals if they plan on attending. -Due to the restrictions there will be no band or choir during the ceremony. -Each individual party will be dismissed starting with the party closest to the exit. Again, this is to insure that the parties maintain correct social distancing. -There cannot be any group pictures taken due to the 6ft social distancing restriction. -Each party will be allowed 1 (one) member to be able to take pictures when their student is on the stage during the moving of the tassel. -All seniors who RSVP will be required to participate in the ceremony practice that will be held on July 30 at 4:00 PM at the high school gym. -Seniors will be expected to be dressed in appropriate attire and wear their cap and gown with tassel.
Please complete our parent survey from NASB to assist us with our return to school planning! https://nasb.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bwjiIXUSejUzcSF
Football coupon books are now available through our football program. Help support our program by purchasing one for $25. from any HS football player. Go Badgers!!
There will be a Football Fundraising presentation at the high school this Thursday at 7:15 am and 7:30 am. Please be there at ONE of those times. Questions contact Coach Beebout.
All questions concerning summer weight room or summer activities need to be directed to our activities director Mr. Brown. You can leave a message at 402-376-1780, ext. 240 or email at email@example.com. Thanks!
Track Hoodies - Can be picked up from Outback from 8-5 Monday through Friday and 9-12 on Saturdays. Unfortunately if you ordered a medium they still haven't received them - they are not expecting them until July 8th. As soon as they get them they will get them printed and available to pick up. Thanks for your cooperation.
Every year, the incoming sixth grade students get to make a choice about their music class(es). VMS offers band, choir, and study hall. If your student chooses band only, they will have band on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and study hall on Tuesday and Thursday. If your student chooses choir only, they will have choir on Tuesday and Thursday and study hall on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If your student chooses band and choir, they will NOT have a study hall. Please fill out this form to indicate your student's choice. https://forms.gle/ot6oH6zkGvcJrivF6
We will not have the weight room meeting open on Monday. There are some new guidelines that we are implementing and we are planning on doing training with our coaching staff on Monday. We will be open Tuesday morning.
Deadline to order a 19-20 VHS yearbook is June 12th. Order online at https://yearbookforever.com/schools/valentine_high_school_buy_yearbook_721/8sG7HbBqPvYa50N2V5b5g2k7 Please pre-order to ensure your copy in the fall!
Badger summer weights - we are now allowed 25 students per group. The sign up sheet has been updated. You are still only allowed to sign up for one time slot. For updated info please check the NSAA website.
Weight Room - Students you are going to be getting an email from Mr. Cronin about signing up for the weight room starting June 1st via a google doc. You will sign up for a time and you will be required to keep that time through the entire summer. We are allowed to have 10 students and you will be in there for 45 minutes and then we will spend 15 minutes sanitizing the equipment to bring the next group in. Please remember to practice social distancing while arriving, leaving and while you are here. The guidelines could change as we keep moving forward and we will continue to update as we are allowed. If you have any questions please email Mr. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
VES students, we are proud of you. We miss you and hope you have a GREAT summer! https://youtu.be/RmUUwwJEoZo
Seniors and parents if you'd like a copy of the graduation video I will need a thumb drive or a way that I can export a large file, at least 16GB. Drop off the thumb drive at my house or at school in an envelope have it labeled some how. I will get it back to you ASAP.
Congrats to the following students who were selected Lincoln Journal Star Academic All State: Jayce Anderson - Football and Wrestling Rhea Benson - Track, Volleyball, Basketball Logan Cate - Basketball, Golf Jenna Cox - Volleyball Tim Egelhoff - Track Shelby Grooms - Volleyball Haley Hesse - Volleyball, Basketball Allison Hitchcock - Volleyball, Basketball, Track Macy Homan - Volleyball Jon Keller - Football, Basketball Hank Lancaster - Track Fletcher Larsen - Track Morgan McGinley - Football, Wrestling Dillion Muirhead - Golf Ryan O'Kief - Football, Wrestling, Golf Ramsey Ravenscroft - Golf Syler Reagle - Volleyball, Basketball, Track Delaney Robison - Track Calvin Stoeger - Track Torrie Tinant - Basketball Chris Williams - Football, Wrestling
Track Hoodie update. We visited with Outback this morning and some of them came in late last week and they are hoping the rest of them come in this week. The delay has been from the maker of the hoodies due to Covid19. We apologize for the delay and we will get them out as soon as we can.
Congratulations to the Valentine Class of 2020. You have done amazing things this far and will continue. Best of Luck. https://youtu.be/j1wxjizZxsw
The Valentine High School Class of 2020 graduation ceremony can be seen by clicking the link below. Congratulations class of 2020! https://youtu.be/j1wxjizZxsw
Lady Badger Volleyball Girls that plan on going out for volleyball will have a zoom meeting on Monday May 18th with Coach Sherbeyn at 11:00 am. Here is the link : Topic: VHS Volleyball 2020 Time: May 18, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92717901430?pwd=QnM0ZFkrWnY2U2dmeWhTNVU2MnhLUT09
Valentine High School students: All work is due by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Anything not turned in will become zeros and will affect your grade accordingly, which may include a failing grade. You will not be allowed to check out until work is completed.
Congratulations to the 2020 Student Council Scholarship Recipient, Rhea Benson. Rhea has been a wonderful member of Student Council. We saw her leadership really shine this last year while planning and preparing for homecoming and helping with the concession stand. Rhea’s future plans are to attend UNK and major in Biology education 7-12. She will be greatly missed. Congratulations Rhea!
SENIORS. . . Please submit videos by the end of the day Thursday, May 14 so Mrs. Arganbright can get them into the graduation video. If nothing is submitted by you then we will add you with the pictures we have access to. A video link will be shared on our website, life feed, twitter, facebook, and SMS by 4:00 on May 16.
Valentine Community Schools will be doing a book and technology check-in next week. This would include textbooks, library books, laptops or chromebooks, and any other school property. Families with last names starting with A-F will check-in on Monday, May 18; G-M will check in on Tuesday, May 19; and N-Z will check in on Wednesday, May 20. Each day, the buildings will be open 9 am-3 pm. This will be for all three schools, VES, VMS, and VHS; you will check in to each building you have children attending. Two people at a time will be admitted in the building, and that will be it. Practicing social distancing. If there are any issues with the dates, please call the appropriate school.
Storytime Zoom Calls now have a password. Badgers1 can be used for all grade levels.
Congrats to the following students who were selected NSAA Academic All State for the Spring Season: Boys Golf -Logan Cate, Dillion Muirhead Music - Elliana Springer, Grace Woodraska Boys T&F - Hank Lancaster, Fletcher Larsen Girls T&F - Rhea Benson, Allison Hitchcock
Valentine Elementary parents/guardians, families, and students, a reminder that this week is the final week of new instruction. Those students who are caught up by Friday, May 8, will be done with schoolwork for the school year. Those who have missing assignments will continue on with their learning at least until May 20. Please be in touch with your child's teacher.
SENIOR CHECK IN TOMORROW! MAY 5 Seniors are to bring back all school technology, books, uniforms, etc. Because of current directed health measures we are going to do this as systematically and safe as possible. Last names beginning A-E from 9:00am-10:00 am, F-J 10:00-11:00, K-P 1:00-2:00, R-Y 2:00-3:00. WE will only allow two students at a time. Enter through the East doors. Seniors will also pick up their graduation packets at this time. Students may want to bring some money for any fees/fines they may have.
Parents/Guardians, please remind your students this is the last week for new assignments and their last day of school is this Friday, May 8th, IF they have COMPLETED and TURNED IN their assignments for the 4th quarter. Please check PowerSchool and/or your students Google Classes
Are you having a hard time finding the link for Storytime? For those of you who are, here it is again. You can also find the links any time by going to the Events section of our website! Kndg - 1st grade storytime 1:00 https://zoom.us/j/384635398 2nd - 3rd grade storytime 1:20 https://zoom.us/j/944265664 4th - 5th grade storytime 1:40 https://zoom.us/j/315896453
Valentine Elementary School Title I Annual Meeting May 1, 2020 9:00 am or 3:00 pm To attend, click here: https://zoom.us/j/91096779867 The Valentine Elementary School Annual Title I Meeting will be held tomorrow, May 1, 2020. Two sessions will be available to make it more convenient for parents of Elementary students to participate. The agenda: What the Schoolwide Title I Program is and how students may be chosen to participate Explanation of the Parent/Student/ Teacher Compact and any concerns about the compact Review of the Parent and Family Engagement Policy and any questions concerning the policy
SENIOR CHECK IN is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5. Seniors are to bring back all school technology, books, uniforms, etc. Because of current directed health measures we are going to do this as systematically and safe as possible. Last names beginning A-E from 9:00am-10:00 am, F-J 10:00-11:00, K-P 1:00-2:00, R-Y 2:00-3:00. WE will only allow two students at a time. Enter through the East doors. Seniors will also pick up their graduation packets at this time. Students may want to bring some money for any fees/fines they may have.
Physicals - The NSAA has decided to waive physicals for students who have a physical on file with the school from last year that are entering grades 8, 10, 11 and 12. Incoming 7th graders have to have a physical per state law. Incoming freshmen will have to have a new physical to meet the requirements of the NSAA Catastrophic Insurance coverage. Physicals will need to be scheduled individually through your medical provider. Here is a link to the NSAA statement: https://nsaa-static.s3.amazonaws.com/textfile/spmeds/physicals2021.pdf. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Brown at email@example.com
DISTRICT MUSIC CONTEST was scheduled for today. Everybody at Valentine High School knows you would have played and sang your hearts out. We know this setback won't get in the way of your love for music. So sing and play today regardless of competition. GO BADGERS!!!!
We have been asked about the track hoodies that have been ordered. Outback informed us that they are having trouble getting them because the factory has laid off employees due to Covid19. They assured us that when they get them in they will get them printed and we will get them to everyone that has ordered one. They are hoping the first part of May.
Cheer and Dance Tryouts! Due to Covid 19 we are going to be doing Cheer and Dance tryouts through online video. Mrs. Arganbright has put together a packet with all the information that you will need and is available to answer your questions. If you are interested in trying out please contact Mrs. Arganbright @ Amy@heartcitydance.com. Video tryouts need to be submitted by May 4th.
VMS Students the Gimkit code is 85528 starting soon at 3:00pm. Remember to use your real name. Good Luck!
GYM LOCKERS need to be cleaned out by 3:00pm Friday, April 24. Students who have left anything in your gym lockers please call the school or email Mr. Cronin when you plan on coming so we only have one student at a time in the building. Thanks you.
Congrats to the following students for being selected as NSAA Academic All-State for the Winter Season. Boys Basketball Logan Cate Jon Keller Girls Basketball Allison Hitchcock Skyler Reagle Speech Kaylee Vavra Grace Woodraska Wrestling Morgan McGinley Christopher Williams
Tomorrow’s Beacon of Light ceremony is at 8:20 pm.
VMS Students-Are you ready for another gimkit trivia challenge? Tune in here again on Thursday, April 16 right before 3:00pm to get the link!
SENIOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS.... There will be an informational zoom meeting at 4:00 Wednesday, April 15. Your student received an email about this meeting last Thursday, April 9 at 12:43pm. The link to the zoom is in that email. Please join in and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.
Valentine Elementary students, parents, and families, here are two more videos regarding Google Classroom, especially for our families of Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. There are two video links on how to submit photos of completed work through Google Classroom. First watch this: https://youtu.be/z2TX880MEmU Then, watch this: https://youtu.be/SARYnE1WBMY These videos are also located on the school website- please visit there if you are having trouble accessing them.
On Wednesday April 15th at 8:20 we are going to join other high schools across the state in the Beacon of Light Ceremony. At 8:20 our football lights will be turned on for 20 minutes to honor those athletes who were unable to participate this spring due to Covid19. If you drive by give us a honk and please remember to practice social distancing. GO BADGERS!!!
VMS Students Trivia Gimkit Code is 60437 starting SOON at 3:00pm. You must use your real name-no nicknames! Hope to see you all there! Good Luck!
This is a reminder that we will do another round of packet pickup today at VES. Kindergarten & 1st grade will be from 11 am to noon. 2nd & 3rd grade noon to 1 pm. 4th & 5th grade 1 to 2 pm. Please return any remaining library books. Also, for 5th grade students only, return your social studies book.
Mrs. Breuklander's 6th and 7th grade reading students will need to drop off their novel and pickup a new novel on Friday between the hours of 8:00 am & 1:00 pm. There will be no contact with staff so please come to the east entry and books will be on a table with student names.
VMS Students will have a News Bowl Trivia gimkit tomorrow, Thursday, April 9 @ 3:00pm. The link will be shared tomorrow right before we start! Be ready and stay tuned!
VES will do another round of packet pickup this Thursday. Kindergarten and 1st grade from 11 am-noon. 2nd and 3rd grade from noon- 1 pm. 4th and 5th grade from 1- 2 pm. As always, we can be flexible with the time, so please call the school if those times do not work for your family. Thank you!
Valentine Elementary students, parents, and families, you have a little homework from Mrs. Wonnenberg this week, and that is to log in to your child's Google Classroom account. There are two video links for tutorials on how to do this. First, watch this: https://youtu.be/sUOCWwhvwG0 Then, watch this: https://youtu.be/DAH5fto0NX4 These videos are also located on the school website- please visit there if you are having trouble accessing them otherwise.
VES students and families (and any students of VCS), join in on the spirit days we have planned for the next month. At the end of each week, Mrs. Jordan will compile the pictures to share- so email her at firstname.lastname@example.org! Let's have some fun together while we are apart. Tomorrow is sunglasses day!
VES families who checked out a laptop, if you are having any problems with the laptop, such as operating Zoom, come to VES tomorrow or Thursday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, and we can assist you then. If those times and days don't work, call the school and we can arrange something.
VES students, please join us Monday - Friday for Storytime Click on the link to join the Zoom session. We will start at the times listed. Please connect a few minutes early to be sure it works for you. Kndg - 1st grade storytime 1:00 https://zoom.us/j/384635398 2nd - 3rd grade storytime 1:20 https://zoom.us/j/944265664 4th - 5th grade storytime 1:40 https://zoom.us/j/315896453
VES Families, Please join us daily M-F for story time with Ms. O'Kief. You can find the Zoom link on Facebook. Some indicated they had difficulty accessing the story time through Zoom, so we are attaching directions for how to use Zoom both on a computer and tablet/phone. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bOxlHfqFS2e-3Ns7ipUyo4TON3cDLmQnjCtCbU0saVs/edit?usp=sharing These directions are courtesy of The Techie Teacher.
VMS Students, Parents, Guardians, please plan on coming to the middle school to return and pick up materials on Friday from 8:00-2:00. Some students will need to clean out their locker. We will only allow a few individuals into the building at a time so please be patient.
VES parents/guardians, Regarding picking up materials on Friday- at this time, we are not collecting items back, such as worksheets. The only thing we ask back for at this time are library books. We will be sending home all of your children's items at this time and will have it ready to go much like how we did last Friday. To show your child's progress this week on their educational activities, we are asking you to take a photo of your child's choice board when done and email that to their teacher. More information will be coming as we proceed forward for how they will be turning in their work.
VES parents/guardians, We will do another pick-up of materials and plans on Friday this week. Parents of kindergarten and 1st grade, come from 3-4 pm, 2nd and 3rd grade from 4-5 pm, and 4th and 5th grade from 5-6 pm. More information to come for how students will turn in work, but for this week, please remember to take a photo of your child's choice board and email it to his/her teacher. If you're still needing to check out a laptop, you can do that on Friday as well.
VES parents and guardians, thank you for your patience as we work to plan more for the alternative learning environment our students will be in for the remainder of the calendar year. More information will be coming very soon as we want to clearly communicate directions to parents. For now, students can continue to work on their choice boards, and you will hear from us soon.
Parents/guardians, You can sign up your child for ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy, and Reading IQ for free right now. Follow the directions in the handout posted here, and use our school code to redeem. Make sure to put Valentine Community Schools as the district, and Valentine Elementary as the school.
Based on recommendations from NCDHD and NDE, VCS will not plan to return to school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year. Students with staff support will continue the alternative learning environment format. The situation will be monitored and adjustments made when possible.
Valentine Community Schools will start serving free pre-packaged lunches for children beginning today, March 24th. The drive-through pickup will take place at Valentine High School and Valentine Middle School from 11:30am – 12:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all children ages 18 and younger. Lunch will be provided in bags with Tuesday’s bag containing lunch for 2 days and Thursday’s bag containing lunch for 3 days. Middle school pickup will be in front of the middle school on Wood Street. High School pickup will be in the parking lot on the south side of the high school. Guidelines: >Children must be in the vehicle to receive their bag of food. >Please do not park and get out of your vehicle. >Please do not consume meals on site. >The number of children in the vehicle will determine the number of meals each vehicle gets. >Meal distribution will begin promptly at 11:30am and end at noon.
Creating is a fantastic activity for coping. If ANY student is interested in creating and needs art supplies, please email Mrs. Swim. She also has supplies for book folding for those who took that session during Victor E. Days. email@example.com
Be sure to check with your cell phone provider about unlimited data plans. Some providers are offering truly unlimited and other have a cap on their unlimited. Also some internet providers have offered free/discounted wifi. Please check with your provider for more more info.
There will be staff at the middle school on Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, for students that need to pick up learning materials. Students, don't forget to check your email, Google Classroom, and Schoology accounts.
There will be a zoom meeting for all freshman at 2:00 pm tomorrow, 3/20/2020, please check your email for the link. Please let any of your classmates know who doesn't have internet and I'll try to have them on conference call or call them individually.
There will be a zoom meeting for all sophomores at 10:00 am tomorrow, 3/20/2020, please check your email for the link. Please let any of your classmates know who doesn't have internet and I'll try to have them on conference call or call them individually.
Congrats to Allison Hitchcock for being selected 2nd Team All Southwest Conference!!
Valentine High School Junior Class zoom meeting will be held today at 2:00. Hopefully we can answer all your questions you may have during this time. Please check your emails for the zoom link. If you are having trouble please email Mr. Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, March 20, learning materials and plans for VES students will be ready for pickup. Parents/guardians of kindergarten students please come to VES from 11 am-12 pm, 1st grade 12-1 pm, 2nd grade 1-2 pm, 3rd grade 2-3 pm, 4th grade 3-4 pm, and 5th grade 4-5 pm. If you have students in multiple grades, come during one of the grade time slots associated with one of your children.
For any high school student wishing to apply for National Honor Society, the application deadline for this has been extended to March 31, 2020.
Valentine High School class of 2020, there is a zoom link in your email for a Q & A with Mr. Cronin scheduled tomorrow, March 19 at 10:00AM. If you have questions, concerns, or just miss me please join the meeting. I'll do the best I can to answer any questions you may have.
From NSAA Effective Monday, March 16 all NSAA activity practices are suspended until Monday, March 30 and all NSAA activity competitions are suspended until Thursday, April 2. These suspensions may be extended should the conditions warrant.
To error on the side of caution, there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020 for staff or students to allow time to review the current status of COVID-19.
The 8th grade Northeast CC visit in Norfolk on Tuesday has been cancelled. VHS and VMS quiz bowl duel in Ainsworth on Thursday has been cancelled.
VES’s Saddling Up for Success (family engagement night) scheduled for Thursday, March 19, has been cancelled.
Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, NDE has cancelled all upcoming Career and Technical Student Organization 2020 State Leadership conferences. The cancellations relative to VCS include FBLA (April 1-3) and FFA (March 30-April 1).
Students will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to allow time for a staff meeting relating to COVID-19
The SWC Art and Music Festival has been canceled. District and State Speech has been suspended at this time. We will keep updating as we learn more.
Check out this video of Katherine and Maddy that introduces FBLA's website! You can find it on the VCS website - click on menu, then activities and organizations! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cPt33FKnt6n_f1HzxFK42YjK8pJslYgI/view?usp=sharing
Due to road conditions, Valentine Elementary, Middle, and High School will start at 10am today, February 25, 2020.
With the weather forecast from midnight tonight through tomorrow we have decided to send the wrestlers part way tonight to assure they get there. We have concerns about the road conditions and their safety. There will not be a send off. Best of luck wrestlers.
The JV Boy's game with Gordon Rushville is only going to be 2 quarters since they have low numbers.
There will be a meeting for anybody interested in the Jr. Law Cadet program and the Cornhusker Boys state program immediately after school (3:30) on February 18. There are Cornhusker Boys and Girls state applications in the office for anybody interested or see Mr. Cronin.
The JV/V Basketball games vs North Central will be played at Springview. Order of games will be GJV, BJV, GV, BV. The MS game with them also will be played at Springview.
The SWC Boy's Golf Invite in Gothenburg has been moved from May 8th to May 7th due to schedule conflict at the golf course.
The boys and girls basketball teams will be playing on Thursday at Gothenburg. The boys will play at 5:30 vs Broken Bow and the girls will play at 7:00 vs McCook.
Broken Bow Speech Meet Awards...will start streaming at 4:30 pm central https://striv.tv/channel/broken-bow/
We have a time mistake. Wrestling starts at 11 CT tomorrow in Chadron. They changed the time when they switched the first day to duals. We apologize for the mistake.
NWEA MAP Testing begins Monday for the next few weeks in the District. Please speak to your student about this experience. Prioritize bedtime with a good night's sleep, ensure a healthy breakfast, along with a positive attitude to do their best! To learn more about NWEA MAP Testing: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/
State Wrestling Tickets can be picked up at tomorrows triangular. Big shout out to Amy who got the Badgers great seats!!! Parents night will be before the last dual.
SWC 1st Round Basketball Games have been announced and the Lady Badgers will be playing at Ainsworth @ 6:45 and the Boys will be traveling to McCook for a 5:00 pm tip on Monday on Jan 27th. We will have complete brackets out as soon as they are approved by all schools.
We have been contact with the schools that were planning on coming to our speech meet. All but one of these schools are coming from east of us where the weather had had more of an impact and most of them are not having school today the consensus from them was that they didn't want to put kids on the road in busses that early in the morning. So the Valentine Speech Meet has been cancelled for tomorrow.
Today's basketball games with Hershey have been postponed at this time. We will try to find a date that will work for both teams to re-schedule.
Badger Highlight Night Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00. Please plan to attend and come and go as you please.
Parents/Guardians— The last couple days of break are a good chance to wash/clean up your child’s backpack, coat, hat, and gloves/mittens. We can start the new year off on a healthy note!
Junior High Boys Basketball practice clarification.... There is NO practice on Thursday, January 2, but there is practice on Friday, January 3 at 1:00pm at VMS. Thank you.
Due to the winter storm that is forecasted Chadron has postponed their Holiday Tournament to Monday and Tuesday. As of now the times will remain the same. We will update any info as we get it. If you booked rooms don’t forget to change them. Stay safe this weekend!
The Valentine Community Schools Board of Education has offered the superintendent position beginning July 1, 2020 to Mr. Mike Halley who is currently serving as the high school principal in Scottsbluff. Mr. Halley and the Board will work out contract details and look forward to approval as part of the January board meeting. The board wishes to thank everyone who was part of the selection process and appreciates the willingness of all to share their thoughts and expertise. Welcome to Mr. Halley!
I believe there are some questions out there about the preschool at the elementary and/or the 5th grade being moved to the middle school. As always, please direct those questions to the administration for further details. You can contact Mrs. Wonnenberg and Mr. Sayer at school.
The Gordon Rushville Wrestling Invite has moved back their start time to 11:30 a.m. Central Time.
Ainsworth's MS Wrestling tournament has officially been moved to Dec 10th starting at 4:00 pm.
🎶 Oh, the weather outside is frightful... A reminder with this change in weather, elementary students need to come to school prepared for outside recess—a warm coat, hat, mittens/gloves, and snow boots. If they want to go anywhere that has snow, they need to have snow pants. We want them to get fresh air but also be dressed for the weather! Thank you!
Happy Thanksgiving! Due to weather forecast, there will be no school at Valentine Elementary, Middle, or High schools today, Tuesday November 26, 2019.
Are you in need of a Christmas present or some awesome stocking stuffers? The local Valentine TeamMates Mentoring Program chapter is selling Badger stocking caps. All proceeds go towards scholarships for VHS senior TeamMates mentees. Get yours before supplies run out! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyXzavDPNgdSB_rmu6L9zgKI_f-cMxFt7nyMVn4coUpzVhrw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Media Guidelines for Teens and Tweens | Use this easy-to-follow infographic with tips from the Child Mind Institute to keep students in a safe, productive, and positive environment online.
Tomorrow's MS Girls games will be played in Springview and not Bassett. Game are starting at 5 pm.
Due to weather conditions Valentine Elementary, Middle, and High school will start at 10:00 a.m tomorrow, Monday November 11, 2019
Please listen to our VHS choir students perform their fall vocal concert on our livestream....https://striv.tv/channel/valentine/
The Valentine High School Journalism class has a few high school yearbooks from previous years that can be obtained in the High School office for $10.00 each. Years they have on hand on a first come first serve basis are: 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16. We have a few from 2017-18 that can be purchased for $30.00. The extra yearbooks for 2018-19 that we have are available for $50.00.
Valentine Middle School Student Council's website is up and running! Be sure to check it out to see what the SC has been up to, the Kindness Appreciation Station, tips on how to have an awesome day and much more! Website: https://sites.google.com/vcsbadger.net/vms-student-council
WE ARE ALMOST HOME... Many of the kids are taking advantage of the wifi on the Badger Bus. Freshman are doing study sync for English. Some tried to do sketch up for basic woods but apparenlty straight lines are hard to draw on a bus and some seniors completed scholarship applications due Monday. Did you know the wifi is only available for students on their school issued devices? Thanks to Dr Isom and the school board for making this happen!
The Student Council is starting something new! The Valentine High School Staff Member of the Month. Each month we want YOU to send us your nominees for the staff member that deserves to be spoiled! Complete the Google Form by 10/31! https://forms.gle/qtfF4yKXiij8Lpd87
Valentine Elementary Parents/Guardians-- We have some exciting news - our school was chosen to participate in a selective public health program designed to prevent the spread of illness in our classrooms this flu season! Everyone who participates gets a free Kinsa smart thermometer! Since it is the first year for this program in our school, this means ALL elementary families are eligible. At this time, the program is only being offered to the elementary school per the Kinsa website. https://www.kinsahealth.co/ Simply text FLUENCY TO 555888 to sign up. You will receive a follow-up text with further instructions. The sign-up has been extended to October 31st. Make sure to add your student to the Valentine Elementary group. If you have any questions, call (402) 376-3237.
The State bound Girls Golf Team will be sending off from the HS at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Thanks to VFD for escorting them out.
The middle school football game scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, the 8th at 5:00 CT, in Rushville due to forecasted weather.
The SWC XC meet has been moved to Wednesday at 1 pm in Cozad due to the weather forecast and recovery time for athletes competing in districts the next week.
The MS football game on Thursday in Rushville has a time change. The game was supposed to start at 5:00 pm but has been moved back to 3:00 pm. The bus will depart at 12:15 from the Middle School.
GIRLS GOLF TEAM competed today the the Southwest Conference tournament. The Lady Badgers finished 3rd out of 8 teams. Ramsey Ravenscroft placed 3rd over all with a 92 earning her 1st team All-conference. Shauna Radant also placed with an 8th place performance giving her 2nd team all-conference honors with a 99. Great job girls and coaches!
HAPPY HOMECOMING WEEK!!! Just a reminder that on Friday all schools are dismissing students at 2:00. The parade will begin at 2:30. GO BADGERS!!!!
Homecoming 2019 is next week!! The student council has been planning away! Be sure to come to the gym Tuesday night for a Badger Volleyball triangular and Friday the football team will play Gordon Rushville at 7PM with crowning at half time. The parade will be on Friday at 2:30 with the pep rally to follow at the football field. Other Badger activities happening are JV football vs Todd Co Monday at Badger field, SWC Golf in Broken Bow and XC in Atkinson on Thursday. MS volleyball on Monday vs Winner and MS football in Winner on Tuesday. Come out and support the Badgers! Our 2019 homecoming candidates are Faith Cox daughter if Jim and Bobbie Cox, Chase Olson son of Gabe and Kandee Olson, Jenna Cox daughter of Tom and Amy Cox, Jon Keller some of Shane and Karen Keller, Aluxyn Hollenbeck daughter of Jay and Jody Hollenbeck, and Morgan McGinley son of Mark and Jessica McGinley.
The Badger Student Council is wanting to recognize a Valentine High School staff member every month. We want students, teachers, administrators, staff and the community to help nominate our staff member of month. Fill out the Google Form! https://forms.gle/bFock1gWasdeZpuK9
Great day in Art 1. A student graciously volunteered to bring horses for the class to draw and observe. Jared lined up a day and with the cooperation of his family the horses arrived just on time for their debut as models for sketching. His horse, Sonny was gentle and “well behaved” when he came to school, no need to call the principal.
Middle School runners will run first when the compete in Gordon on Sept 26. MS 5:00 (Central Time) with HS girls and HS boys to follow.
REMINDER TO STUDENTS TAKING DUAL CREDIT. The deadline for MPCC paperwork is Thursday, Sept. 19. Mrs. Kilmer has reminding you of this. The VCS Foundation is paying for 100% of all students dual-credit courses. DO NOT miss this opportunity for FREE COLLEGE CREDIT!!
VES Badgers are hard at work again this year in meeting our three school-wide expectations, be safe, be responsible, and be respectful. We will be holding a monthly assembly honoring those who have earned a badger paw or positive office referral and also to introduce the next month's focus. One name will be drawn for a special surprise. We held September's assembly on September 3rd, and pictured are all of our students who had earned a badger paw prior to that day. The name drawn was 3rd grader Alex Monroe, and on September 6, she got to have a special lunch with some of the NRSA rodeo queens who were in town. Students will also sign their name to our autograph wall in the front lobby (pictured is Javarius Reed, 5th grader, who earned two badger paws in one day). If you see a badger paw or positive office referral come home, celebrate! Good work, Badgers!
Wonder what happens when you put your receipts in the box at our grocery stores marked Valentine Community Schools? Well, it goes directly to funding new things for our schools and students. Pictured here are some of the things we were able to purchase for VES, a new TV and Apple TV to use as a message board in our lobby, a new color printer, and new equipment for our students at recess! Thanks to this wonderful community for your contributions. Make sure to participate again this year by putting your receipts in those boxes!
Counselors will be available in the VHS choir room (use the south entrance) this evening from 4:00 to 7:00, or as needed, for all students.
Krispy Kremes were a fabulous success! A gracious "thank you" to everyone who stopped by to support FBLA today/tonight with your purchases and words of encouragement. If you missed sales today, we have a small supply left and will be selling them on Main Street in front of the Broken Spoke Boutique tomorrow morning (Saturday 9/7/19) from 10 am until they are gone. They won't last long!
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 VMS Student Council members! We look forward to an incredible year of leadership and involvement! 6th grade: Maeli Patterson, Colton Pilakowski, Grace Murphy, Brooklyn Johnson, Haley O'Keefe, Jessalyn Welch 7th grade: Doc Lancaster, Marybelle Ward, Taryn Tinant, Cooper Jordan, Kennedie Assman, Cadence Swanson 8th grade: Grant Springer, Jessa Klabenes, Sadi Osnes, Hailey Witte, Zoe O'Keefe, Kaylee Hanson
Students in grades 2-11 will be taking NWEA MAP assessments over the next few weeks. Reminder to try to be at school if possible, eat a healthy breakfast, get a good night's sleep, and try your best! #studentsuccess
Just a reminder that at VES, our breakfast serving time is from 7:40-8:00. The first bell is at 8:10, and class starts at 8:15. If your child is eating breakfast, it is best to drop them off prior to 8:00 so they can have enough time to sit down and eat all of their breakfast!
The Valentine TeamMates Mentoring Program Chapter is doing a raffle fundraiser. They will be raffling 2 Nebraska Cornhusker vs. Indiana football tickets (October 26, 2019). The drawing date will be on September 27, 2019 at the VHS Home football game. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are $5.00 per ticket or $20.00 for 5 tickets. Please see JJ Thorpe at VMS if you are interested!
First day of school for students Thursday! The first bell rings at 7:55. We are excited for students to return for the new school year!
This a reminder that we need a copy of any student's physical that will be participating in sports by Monday or they will not be allowed to practice. If you got your physical at Cherry Co. Clinic you will need to bring a copy in as they gave the students their copy to turn in. Please check with your coach to see if you have a copy on file.
We will be doing concussion testing for all Freshmen and Juniors that will be participating in athletics on Tuesday August 13th @ 1:30 in the commons area. Please bring your chrome book which will be checked out on Monday.
Valentine Elementary School is trying something new this year! We are hosting a parent informational night on Monday, August 19, at 5 pm and again at 6 pm. Parent Informational Night will give parents/guardians a chance to learn about the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act, procedures at the elementary, changes to the handbook and our schedule, our report card, etc. At 5 p.m., 1st-3rd grade parents/guardians are asked to attend, and at 6 p.m., 4th-5th grade parents/guardians are asked to attend. Parents are encouraged to only attend one session if you have a student in both lower elementary and upper elementary, and if you have a student in kindergarten, you do not need to attend. The nurse, secretary, and counselor will be on hand as well to discuss a few things.
Cross Country practice for HS and MS will start on Aug 12 @ 3:30 at the HS.
Volleyball conditioning will start Monday Aug 5 at 7:00 am at the High School
Haggerty's will be here tonight at the middle school at 6:00 p.m. for an instrument display for band students. Band camp starts today so please review your schedule and/or look at the school website.
Lunch for Today: Traditional Sloppy Joe Peas Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Provided By: Niobrara Council
Lunch for Today: Cheeseburger Baked Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Apple Crisp Milk Activity for Today: Outdoor Games
Lunch for Today: Corn Dog Green Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. BIllings
Lunch for Today: Beef & Bean Burrito Peas Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Due to maintenance being done at the High School next week, Monday 7/15/19 will be the last day of the Summer Lunch Program. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Lunch for Today: Hot Ham & Cheese Melt Corn Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie THERE WILL BE NO ACTIVITY TODAY
Lunch for Today: Creamy Macaroni & Cheese Steamed Broccoli Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Provided By: 4-H
Lunch for Today: Crispy Chicken Sandwich Steamed Broccoli Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
No Summer Lunch Program Today
Lunch for Today: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza Peas Fruit & Veggie Bar Holiday Cookie Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Soft Shell Beefy Tacos Green Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Grilled Chicken Sandwich Corn Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Provided by: Zumba Kids
Lunch for Today: Crispy Chicken Sandwich Steamed Broccoli Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Provided By: Valentine Police Department
Lunch for Today: Country Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Middle School Open Gyms for July - Every Tuesday from 10:00-Noon **July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Lunch for Today: Oven-Roasted Hot Dog Green Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Baked Pork Fritter Peas Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza Zesty Black Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Provided By: Arts Big 'n Small
Lunch for Today: Chicken Nuggets Steamed Carrots Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Ham & Cheese Sub Garlic Herb Roasted Carrots Fruit & Veggie Bar Sugar Cookie Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Corn Dog Green Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Provided by: Cub Scouts
Lunch for Today: Soft Shell Beefy Tacos Refried Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Peanut Butter Bar Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Cheer and Dance meeting tomorrow June 18th at 10:00 am in the Commons. If you cannot attend please contact Amy Arganbright @Amy.Arganbright@gmail.com
Lunch for Today: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza Steamed Broccoli Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity For Today: Spanish with Miss Epke
Lunch for Today: Beef & Bean Burrito Steamed Broccoli Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Today Provided By: Girl Scouts
Lunch for Today: BBQ Rib Sandwich BBQ Baked Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Apple Crisp Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Chicken Nuggets Green Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity for Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch for Today: Creamy Macaroni & Cheese Peas Fruit & Veggie Bar Carnival Cookie Milk Activity Today: Reading with Mrs. Billings
The weight room will not be open Tuesday June 11 at 5 pm.
Students enrolled Broadcasting class. We are lucky to have the Striv team themselves come to Valentine to host a learning opportunity for our team. We will meet at the school at 9:00-11:30 AM on June 19th. Please come and see what we can do with our class next year!!
Lunch for Today: Oven-Roasted Hot Dog Corn Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity today provided by: 4-H
Lunch for Today: Breaded Beef Patty Sandwich Corn Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity Today: Fire Department will have a truck here today! Note a slight time change as they will only be here until about 12:45pm
WEIGHT ROOM CLOSED TOMORROW, Friday, June 7 from 6:00-7:00 PM. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Lunch Today: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza Peas Fruit & Veggie Bar Peanut Butter Bar Milk Activity: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch Today: Corn Dog Green Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity: Reading with Mrs. Billings
Lunch today: Home-style Spaghetti Green Beans Fruit & Veggie Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Activity: Outdoor Games
Lunch today: Chicken Nuggets Steamed Carrots Fruit & Veggie Bar Milk Activity: Coloring Craft
Volleyball open gym has been moved to Wednesday evenings starting at 7 pm.
The boys golf team will be departing at 4 pm today for State Golf. Thanks Valentine Fire Dept for escort!!
The VMS Honors Program was held Tuesday evening to recognize student achievement and participation in extra curricular activities. We had an amazing turnout! I would like to to thank the VMS staff, parents, guardians, grandparents and everyone who helped support these students throughout the year. Mr. Sayer
The state track qualifiers will be departing at noon on Thursday. We would like to thank the Valentine Volunteer Fire Department for the escort out of town. Best of luck Badgers!!!!
What a perfect day for the 4th grade field trip. They started with wonderful presentations from Cherry Street Nursery, followed by planting flowers on Main Street. They finished with lunch in the city park and informative presentations from the NPS, Niobrara Council, and the NRD. A great day of learning and fun!
Mr. Sayer and the Middle School Staff would like to thank Runza and the Valentine PTA for all of the treats and special notes for Education Appreciation Week. We really appreciate the support from the Valentine Community. Mr. Sayer
Due to the projected rain and course conditions we are moving the Valentine Golf Invite to Friday starting at 10:30.
Valentine high school had its annual academic awards and honors night on Monday may 6th that included National Honor Scociety induction and our first Student Council Scholarship. We want to extend our appreciation for the support from the parents and community that were there to help celebrate students academic achievements. This is a great group of students! Thanks to all the staff and faculty to helped put this together.
Prom pictures are done! Check the email account your student gave to the photographer if youd like to purchase prom pictures.
The golf tournament tomorrow will start at 11 am rather than 9 am due to forecasted weather.
The Valentine Children and Families Committee is gathering information on services that are available for our youth and information on what areas we need further support in. If you haven't already, please take the time to provide your input through the survey link below--need to take it by Monday! This information is being gathered through our committee and the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. Once the information is collected, a community meeting will be held to share the results and develop action plans. Your input is valuable and we would like for you voice to be heard. Thank you! Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CherryCo Please share on your personal page to help us get input!
Here is the link for live results for the Valentine Track Invite on Friday. http://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=blacksquirrelresults.com/LIVE/19ValentineInvite/
As parents/guardians (or grandparents) of students who receive Title I assistance at VES, we would like to invite you to attend our Annual Title I Meeting on Wednesday, May 1 (8:00 - 8:25 am or 3:15 - 4:00 pm) at VES. We would appreciate as much participation as possible!
The student-parent informational meeting for the 6th grade field trip will be Monday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Middle School Multipurpose Room. Please complete all paperwork and turn it in at the meeting. See you tonight!
The SWC track meet is in Cozad - our app has a glitch where it is showing that Cozad is the host but the location is Broken Bow. We have tried to fix it but it keeps going back to Broken Bow when it says Cozad on our end. We apologize if there is any confusion.
We are celebrating the TeamMates Mentoring program scholarships! Last year, TeamMates awarded over 3.7 million in scholarship funds to mentees. This year, we have one local senior mentee who was awarded the Mount Marty College TeamMates Scholarship which is a minimum of $13,000 per year toward tuition for four years. We also have another local senior who is the alternate for the TeamMates Program Award Waiver for Chadron State College (half-tuition waived per academic year). In addition, our local Valentine Chapter awarded four of our local seniors $500 in college scholarships.
VALENTINE ART SHOW TOMORROW, April 17, 2019. If you are coming to see the art show, please park on the EAST side of the high school and use the main entrance. Thank you. Please come and see the art work from Valentine High School and surrounding students.
The Boys Golf team will dual Ainsworth Tuesday April 23rd at 2 pm at Ainsworth Golf Course.
JV Golf at Thedford on Thursday has been postponed due to course conditions.
If you are unable to catch the promenade tonight for the 2019 VHS Prom you can catch it here with the crowning afterwards. 👸🏼🤴🏼 https://striv.tv/channel/valentine/
Boys golf in Ainsworth on Monday has been postponed.
VES, VMS, and VHS plan to start at 10:00 a.m. today, Friday, April 12, 2019. If your family is not able to get in, please notify the school.
Due to road conditions and blowing snow we will not be traveling to O’Neill for District Music.
VHS, VMS, and VES will start at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.
District Band and Choir kids don’t need to be there until 9:30 am to load the bus if we go.
The Middle School 8th grade job fair is being cancelled for Friday, April 12. We will look into some possible alternate dates.
The SWC Quiz Bowl has been moved to Monday April 15th starting at 10:30 a.m. in Ainsworth.
District Music - O'Neill is still planning on hosting District Music tomorrow with a later starting time. Valentine will depart at 10:00 a.m. if we have school. Please bring a sack lunch or money for the day. If we start at normal time we will dismiss at 9:00 a.m. to load bus. If we have a 10:00 a.m. late start Mr. Fulton is requesting you be there by 9:00 a.m. to load the bus for departure If we don't have school we will not be attending. We will be updating Facebook with the new schedule.
Due to weather conditions, there will be no school tomorrow, Thursday April 11, 2019, at VES, VMS, and VHS.
Due to forecast of dangerous weather, there will be no school at VES, VMS, or VHS today, Wednesday April 10, 2019.
The VCS April Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 has been moved to Monday April 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. due to predicted storm for the area.
Due to forecasted weather, the 8th grade State Science Test will be tomorrow instead of Thursday. Please get plenty of sleep and have a good breakfast.
Tomorrow's SWC Quiz Bowl is being postponed. We are currently working on a date that will work for all eight schools.
With the O'Neill HS Track Meet being moved to April 16th we are going to move our HS Spring Concert to April 23rd starting at 7 pm in the Auditorium.
2019 O’Neill Jr - Sr High Track Meet Revised Schedule of Events Field Events: Starting at 9:30 a.m. Please scratch and add at event site. All finals - JH (3 efforts) HS (4 efforts) Shot Put Boys I, Boys II, Boys JH - (South ring) Shot Put Girls II, Girls I, Girls JH (North ring) Discus Girls I, Girls II, Girls JH, (South ring) Discus Boys II, Boys I, Boys JH (North ring) Long Jump Boys II, Boys I, Boys JH (NW pit) Long Jump Girls I, Girls II, Girls JH (SW pit) Triple Jump Girls II, Girls I, Boys II, Boys I, JH Girls, JH Boys (SE pit) High Jump Girls I&II, Boys I&II, Girls JH-North pit, Boys JH-South pit Pole Vault Boys I & II, Girls I & II, Boys JH, Girls Running Events: (all finals) 9:30 am 1600 m Run JH girls, boys 10:00 am 4 x 800 m Relay HS girls I & II, boys I & II 10:25 800 m Medley Relay JH girls, boys 11:00 100 m Low Hurdles JH 7th g, 8th g, 7th b, 8th b 11:25 100 m High Hurdles HS girls II, girls I 11:40 110 m High Hurdles HS boys II, boys I 12:05pm 100 m Dash 7th g, 8th g, 7th b, 8th b, DII G, DI G, DII B, DI B 12:50 4X 800 m Relay JH girls, boys 1:20 1600 m Run HS girls I & II, boys I & II 1:50 4 X 100 m Relay jh g, jh b, 9th g, 9th b, DII G, DI G, DII B, DI B 2:35 400 m Dash 7th g, 8th g,7th b,8th b, hs girl I & II, hs boy I & II 3:50 300 low/int Hurdles HS hs girls I & II, hs boys I & II 4:20 200 low Hurdles JH JH G, JH B 4:30 800 m Run jh g, jh b, hs girls I & II, hs boys I & II 5:10 200 m Dash jh g, jh b, DII G, DI G, DII B, DI B 6:00 3200 m Run HS girls I & II, boys I & II 6:35 4 X 400 Relay HS D II G, DI G, D II B, DI B
The HS track meet in O'Neill Thursday has been postponed until Tuesday April 16th. They will run both the MS and HS at the same time. The meet will start at 9:30 a.m.
The MS track team will depart at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow. We originally had them scheduled to leave at 7:00 a.m.
The Valentine Children and Families Committee is gathering information on services that are available for our youth and information on what areas we need further support in. If you haven't already, please take the time to provide your input through the survey link below. This information is being gathered through our committee and the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. Once the information is collected, a community meeting will be held to share the results and develop action plans. Your input is valuable and we would like for you voice to be heard. Thank you! Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CherryCo Please share on your personal page to help us get input!
The Hershey Golf Invite on April 11th has been moved to April 9th due to the weather forecast. We will send our Varsity team to Hershey (Oregon Trails Golf Club in Sutherland) and our JV team will still be hosting a triangular at 4 pm on Tuesday at Frederick Peak.
NSCAS (state) testing will begin next week at VES for our 3rd-5th graders. As we posted earlier this week, it is important that students are getting a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast the morning of a test. It is important that they are here on these test dates barring any extreme illness. Attached is the schedule for VES NSCAS testing. Here's to seeing the growth our students have shown this school year! Encourage your child to put forth their best effort on these tests to show how they've grown!
The HS track team will be departing at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. The original time was 7:30 a.m.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FFA STATE FINALISTS Agriscience Fair Finalists: Fletcher Larsen Faith Cox & Logan Cate Jayce Anderson & Morgan McGinley Tagg Buechle & Hayes Hammond Holden Mundorf & Gunnar Battershaw CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING TOP 10 FINISHERS: Fletcher Larsen, Ag Communications Brody Benson, Ag Communications They will all be recognized tomorrow!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FFA STATE FINALISTS Agriscience Fair Finalists: Fletcher Larsen Faith Cox & Logan Cate Jayce Anderson & Morgan McGinley Tagg Buechle & Hayes Hammond They will be recognized on stage Friday Morning!
The golf triangular at Ainsworth has been rescheduled to 4/15 starting at 1 pm.
A big thank you to Runza and also all who supported our fundraiser yesterday. We appreciate you supporting our local TeamMates Mentoring Program!
Order of Events for North Central MS Track Invite on Tuesday. Please note the pole vault start at 9:30 a.m. and all other field events start at 10:00 FIELD EVENTS – 10:00 A.M. (3 Attempts - NO FINALS) EXCEPT POLE VAULT – Starts at 9:30AM Shot Put...................... Boys followed by Girls. Discus......................... Girls followed by Boys. Long Jump.................. Boys followed by Girls. (Southeast Pit) High Jump.................. Boys followed by Girls. Triple Jump................. Girls followed by Boys. (Northwest Pit) Pole Vault……………. Girls followed by Boys (HJ and Pole Vault starting heights will be determined by entries) RUNNING EVENTS - 12:30 P.M. All running events will be run Girls first followed by Boys. Finals against time. 3200 Meter Relay ....................................... Finals 100 Meter Hurdles 30” (Girls)...................... Finals 100 Meter Hurdles 33” (Boys)..................... Finals 100 Meter Dash ......................................... Finals 1600 Meter Run ......................................... Finals 400 Meter Relay ......................................... Finals 400 Meter Dash ......................................... Finals 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles ............. Finals 800 Meter Run ........................................... Finals 200 Meter Dash ......................................... Finals 1600 Meter Relay ....................................... Finals
Thursday's MS Track Meet Order of Events 12:30 am - Field Events (3 attempts, no finals.) Shot Put- Boys followed by Girls Discus- Girls followed by Boys Long Jump- Boys followed by Girls (pit outside track on West end) Triple Jump- Girls followed by Boys (pit inside track on the North) High Jump- Boys followed by Girls Pole Vault- Girls followed by Boys 2:00pm - Running Events (may be pushed to 2:30 if needed) All running events will be Girls followed by Boys, finals against time. 3200 Relay 100 meter hurdles (Girls 30”, Boys 33”) 100 meter Dash 1600 meter Run 400 meter Relay 400 meter Weightperson Relay Short break for meal for coaches and workers 400 meter Dash 200 meter Hurdles (Girls 30” and Boys 33”) 800 meter Run 200 meter Dash 1600 meter Relay
The golf dual on April 9th is now with Gordon/Rushville rather than Ainsworth. It will start at 4 pm.
Winner HS Track Invite order of Events Field Events: No Finals-4 jumps and 4 throws. 11:00 Girls shot put followed by boys Boys discus followed by girls Girls long jump followed by boys Boys high jump followed by girls Boys triple jump followed by girls Running Events: 1:00 3200 Meter Relay Girls then Boys 100 Meter Hurdles Girls 110 Meter Hurdles Boys 100 Meter Dash Girls then Boys 800 Meter Relay Girls then Boys 1600 Meter Run Girls then Boys 400 Meter Relay Girls then Boys 400 Meter Dash Girls then Boys 300 Meter Hurdles Girls then Boys 1600 Medley Relay Girls then Boys 800 Meter Run Girls then Boys 200 Meter Dash Girls then Boys 3200 Meter Run Girls then Boys 1600 Meter Relay Girls then Boys
We had some good ole fashioned fun on April Fools Day today at VES, but we like to have fun on other days besides April 1. Pictured are kindergartners completing a tough connect the dots (magnifying glasses needed) per student request, continued 5th grade "salutations" fun, reading buddies, and a Badger head for hat day.
On Thursday, March 28, the VES 5th Grade class treated the school and then later parents and the community to a fantastic musical. There was incredible singing, dancing, and overall performing; they captivated the crowd! A special shoutout to Mrs. McQuistan for all of her hard work and inspiration! Thanks to all other staff involved in helping put on this special performance.
Wow! What a generous community we have. Our students and staff raised $3,809 last week for flood relief. All donations will go to the NRCSA-NCSA Disaster Relief Fund, which will benefit schools that were affected by the tragic flooding in NE. Way to go, Badgers!
The boys golf team will be traveling to Stapleton on Thursday for a tournament. They will start teeing off at 10 am.
Valentine Children and Families Committee has created a survey for all residents of Cherry County. Our committee has received some grant money for our community to identify the services and supports that are available to children of all ages now and to help increase the quality and quantity of their availability. Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out the survey. After filling out the survey, you will be entered in a drawing to win a (1 of 20) $50 gift certificate. You can find the link here or at KVSH.com. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CherryCo
Ok, VMS and VHS, challenge accepted. From Wednesday, March 27-Friday, March 29, VES students and staff can wear a hat to school each day for $1 a day. Let’s have some fun while also raising money for those affected by the flooding! Bring your $ to your homeroom teacher.
On Thursday, March 28th, seniors will be attending Adulting 102 in Kearney, at UNK. Seniors will be able to choose different sessions that they want to attend. Some examples of their choices may be: smart shopping, personal money management, peer health, professionalism on social media, credit cards, residence life, student health and counseling, renting, self-defense, laundry, car maintenance, yoga, and dorm fitness. We will be departing at 4:30 am and plan to return by 6 pm.
VMS will be challenging the high school and elementary school in a fundraising effort for flood relief. Students/staff can wear a hat to school for $1 per day on Wednesday -Friday (March 27-29). Let the challenge begin while helping others in need!
Due to course conditions the boys golf events this week in Ainsworth have been postponed. Once the courses get in playable shape we will start working on dates to reschedule these events.
The past few weeks, VES has been focusing on students listening and following directions from all adults. Here are all those who earned a badger paw or positive office visit the last two weeks. Way to go, Badgers! We will now be focusing on students giving their best effort as we prepare for NSCAS testing in the coming weeks!
Don’t forget Speech team sendoff today. Performances will be at approximately 1:50 with sendoff right after!
The Badger Speech Team will be doing a send off for our Stare Qualifiers on Wednesday at 1:45. Students will perform their event and then be escorted through town by the Fire Department. Come support our 5 qualifiers!!
The 8th graders will be having a career fair, in which they will be doing mock interviews and potentially real interviews (for businesses that hire at 14 years of age). The career fair is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, April 12 at VMS. We have several people from local businesses who have already committed to interviewing students, but are looking for more. Please contact the Middle School at 402-376-3367 if you are willing to be a part of our 2019 career fair!
The ceremony for the hanging of the State Championship Wrestling Banner will be on Monday March 25th @ 7 pm in the high school gym.
Due to the weather, road conditions and flooding in areas the SWC has decided to cancel the Art and Music Festival scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday. We appreciate all the time and energy many people put into preparing for this event. We discussed other dates but we couldn't find one that would work due to different events for all the schools involved.
No school Thursday for Valentine Rural Schools.
Due to severe weather there will be no school at VES, VMS, and VHS on Thursday, March 14, 2019
Due to weather forecast there will be no school at VES, VMS, and VHS today, Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR DISTRICT RUNNER UP VALENTINE BADGER SPEECH TEAM! The following speech participants qualified for the state speech meet in Kearney: Entertainment- Grace Woodraska- CHAMPION Entertainment- Calvin stoeger- Runner-up Serious Prose- Rita Woodraska- Runner-up Poetry- Elli Spinger- Runner-up Duet Acting- Kaylee Vavra/Calvin Stoeger- 3rd Place Great job by all! Good luck at state!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following for making District Speech finals!! Duet- Calvin Stoeger/Kaylee Vavra Entertainment- Grace Woodraska & Calvin Stoeger Extemporaneous- Elli Springer & Shyanne Urbin Humerous- Lindsey Boes Poetry- Kaylee Vavra & Elli Springer Serious- Rita Woodraska Persuasive- Mercy Maunu & Audrey Brawner That's 11 finalists in 7 events! Keep it going Badgers!
The middle school students will ride buses to the high school on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to watch the 6th grade play. After the play they will RETURN to the middle school to be dismissed around 3:15.
Due to dangerous wind chill, VHS, VMS, and VES will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.
Gordon Rushville has cancelled their Speech Meet tomorrow.
There will be no school today, Friday February 22, 2019 at VES, VMS, and VHS due to weather conditions.
VHS, VMS, and VES will start at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019 due to weather conditions.
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