Viking News

There’s always something interesting happening in Valley R-VI School District. On this page, we’ll post details about upcoming events, past activities, school awards, and much more—so bookmark this page and check back often!


On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the members of Valley R-6 High School FCCLA took their annual trip to the regional conference at Sullivan High School. The theme of the conference was friends. Throughout the conference there were short skits featuring Region 5 President Dylan Turner and reporter, Blake Boyer. The members were entertained by motivational speaker and musician Preston Pugmire and hypnotist Josh McVicar.

We started the conference with each officer giving a short report about what was going on in his/her department. We then saw the first skit, performed by the officers. The skits matched the theme of friends.

We then moved on to our first speaker, Preston Pugmire. He did a presentation about being a good listener. He picked four volunteers and had them help him create a song. The first time he recorded them separately, not working together, and created music. His point was listen to others and make music, not noise.

Our second speaker was Josh McVicar, a hypnotist. He chose 20 volunteers from the audience. He then hypnotized them and convinced them they were freezing cold, burning up, being chased, divas on a tv show, and that they had won the lottery. He even convinced two boys that one of them was eight and a half months pregnant with a 23 pound baby and the other was the dad.

After Josh McVicar finished his presentation, we watched a slideshow of all the chapters in Region 5. Then it was time for awards. Valley R-VI won an award for the best name tags.

The Region 5 FCCLA Conference was an all-around fun time, and we cannot wait to attend next year. - Conner Payne

Senior Night

On October 2 Valley R-6 had senior night for their varsity volleyball players. Junior varsity came out with a win against South Iron. Varsity played a really tough game and took them to three sets and never gave up. Athletics Director Chad Middleton stated “This year’s Valley R-6 senior volleyball players have all displayed leadership, hard work, and determination both on and off the floor. Being a student athlete can be tough, but these young ladies have handled it with ease.” From all the staff at Valley R-6 School District, we wish you luck in whatever direction life may take you. Coach Caley Cooper is proud of her team and stated “The girls have worked hard and never given up this season. It’s been very enjoyable, and we’ve made lots of memories.” - Emma Bradley

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Junior High Volleyball 8th Grade Night

The Valley R-6 junior high volleyball team had their annual 8th grade night on Tuesday, September
26, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. They played a tough game against Fredericktown. They did very well and
fought hard. Coach Rebecca Lawson said that she was “proud of the team’s hard work and is
happy to see how much her 8th grade girls have improved this 2017 volleyball season.” - Cloe Kearns

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September Students of the Month

Congratulations to our September jr high and high school students of the month. The character word of the moth month was - Respect.

  • Jr High - Colby Maxwell
  • High School - Trey Moyers

A huge thank you needs to go out to Roy's Convenience Store for donating pizza for our students of the month.

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The Doe Run Company Sponsors Project Lead the Way

On August 30, 2017, the Doe Run Company presented Valley R6 with a generous donation of $10,000 to aid in funding their Project Lead the Way initiative (PLTW). PLTW is a STEM course that focuses on project based learning. It prepares students to solve real world problems in a collaborative environment.

Vice President of Human Resources Mark Coomes and Mine Services Manager Tom Yanske presented the check to high school science teacher Trina Pritchett and junior high science teacher Eric Phares, who are also Valley’s Project Lead the Way coordinators. Pritchett is appreciative of the gift: “Thank you Doe Run Company for partnering with us and making PLTW possible.”

Erica Phillips, science club president, and Andrea Wininger, vice president are extremely thankful for the donation, Phillips says, “students will get to experience more than your regular science curriculum for years to come.”

“Our students will benefit greatly from the generosity of Doe Run’s donation. Thank you so much!” – Dr. Michael Silvy


Welcome New Valley Teachers!

Valley R-VI School District would like to welcome our new teachers!


  • Elementary Principal - Caleb Tiefenauer
  • 1st Grade - Jill Goldsmith 
  • 4th Grade - Maggie Carr
  • 5th Grade - Shari Hongsermeier-Baxter
  • 5th Grade - Anne Denton
  • Computer Teacher- Jessica McClary

staff members

High School:

  • High School Mathematics - Debbie Dees
  • Junior High/ High School Mathematics - Randy Matthiesen
  • High School Science - Ray Politte
  • Junior High Social Studies - Katie Tiefenauer 
  • Junior High/ High School Assistant Principal - Chad Middleton


If you see any of these teachers around school, please be sure to give them a warm welcome!

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