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!

Lexie Black Named to KTJJ Dream Team

KTJJ named Valley R-VI senior basketball player Lexie Black to their Dream Team. Congratulations Lexie!

Two Players Awarded All-Conference

Congratulations to our two students, Lexie Black and Madi Lucas, for winning all-conference awards. Lexie Black won first-team all-conference and Madi Lucas won second-team all-conference. We are so proud of our students!

All-District Players

Congratulations to the Class 1 District 3 girls All-District players: Lexie Black and Madi Lucas. If you see them, be sure to congratulate them! We are very proud of the hard work, time, and dedication these ladies have put in to receive this great honor.

Valley High School Senior Lexie Black Signs Letter of Intent

Valley High School senior Lexie Black signed a national letter of intent on Friday, March 2, 2018, to play basketball and pursue a career in accounting at Blackburn College; an NCAA Division III program located in Carlinville, Ill.

Lexie has secured multiple all-conference and all-district honors, and finished as the career scoring leader at Valley with 1,714 points. She had also helped lead a program resurgence with three consecutive winning seasons.

Senior Night

On Thursday February 15, 2018, Valley R-6 hosted their annual senior night for their senior athletes. The festivities began at 4:45 p.m. and were then followed by the high school girls basketball game against Lesterville and the high school boys basketball game against Lesterville. The athletes being recognized were Lexie Black, Emma Rosener, and Madi Lucas for high school girls basketball, Thaddeus Heifner for high school boys basketball, and Sean Tinsley, Erica Phillips, Haylee Yount, Savannah McCarty, Miranda West, and Abby Zimmerman for high school cheerleading. The seniors were honored in the company of their parents, each one being recognized for for their dedication and achievements throughout the 2017-2018 season. Coaches of each sport were also recognized for their contributions to the athletes and sport. The coaches included Coach Caleb Tiefenauer, head coach for high school girls basketball, Coach Eric Phares, assistant coach for high school girls basketball, Coach Chad Middleton, head coach for high school boys basketball, Coach Joe Jackson, assistant coach for high school boys basketball, Coach Jennifer Juliette, head coach for high school cheerleading, and Coach Jarah Politte, assistant coach for high school cheerleading. - Emily Nipper

FCCLA Star Events and Regional Conference

View more photos of the FCCLA eventsOn Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Valley High School FCCLA went to South Tech High School in St. Louis for the Culinary FCCLA STAR Events. Competing were Dylan Turner, Conner Payne, Blake Boyer, Brian Driemeier, Becca Williams, Katie Boyer, and alternates Jacob Swaringim and Abby Klekamp. These students made Asian chicken noodle soup, south Asia tofu (pea and carrot pilaf), and lemon curd and fruit compote. Brian Driemeier, Becca Williams, and Katie Boyer earned second place, and Dylan Turner, Conner Payne, and Blake Boyer won third place. On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in Bourbon, MO, Haylee Yount, Erica Phillips, and Jaya Crites competed in the FCCLA STAR Events community service projects. These girls received a bronze medal by being asked to go into the STAR Events because of being a part of FCCLA. Running for region office of FCCLA were Dylan Turner, Jaya Crites, and Jordan Moses. Congratulations to new president Dylan Turner, new secretary Jaya Crites, and new reporter Jordan Moses.