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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!

NHS Induction
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On Wednesday, October 13 Valley R-6 National Honor Society welcomed their new inductees into the organization. Membership in the National Honor Society is a huge honor and responsibility. The students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students that are chosen must have a cumulative scholastic average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students are then selected and evaluated by the faculty council on the basis of service, leadership and character. Congratulations to our 2021–2022 National Honor Society Inductees: Cole Kearns, Marissa Thee, Morgan Merlenbach, Brant Sanders, Aliyah Brooks, Kenley Missey, Jera McClain, Regan Laramore, Bethany Rhyneer, Carter Clark, Kalley Portell, Chloe Boyer, Alexander Bridgeman, and Bethany Bridgeman.

Volleyball Senior Night

Valley R-VI District would like to take a second to recognize our volleyball athletes. These ladies have shown us all their dedication and hard work over the past four years of playing high school volleyball. These girls have displayed good leadership, hard work, and determination, both on and off the floor. First, we want to recognize Victoria Aldrige, she is the daughter of Craig and Bonnie Ives. Victoria has played varsity volleyball for one year at Valley R-VI High School. Next, we would like to recognize Carter Clark, she is the daughter of Julie Clark. Carter has played varsity volleyball for three years at Valley R-VI High School. We would also like to recognize our parents, thank you for your time and dedication to these student-athletes. Without you and your help, none of this could be possible. Also thank you to our High School Volleyball coaches Julie Clark and Taylor Skiles for all their hard work, time, and dedication to Valley R-VI.

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Athlete of the Month
Carlie Loughary and Cole Kearns

Each month in conjunction with Roy's Convenience Stores, we will select one female and one male athlete for Athlete of the Month. The recipients will receive a $25 gift certificate to Roy's. For the month of September, the Athletes of the Month are Carlie Loughary and Cole Kearns.

Congratulations Carlie and Cole, and a huge thanks to Roy's for supporting our athletes.

History is Made

On Saturday, September 11 Valley High School’s cross country team competed in the Arcadia Valley Invitational. Cole Kearns is Valley R-VI's first cross country athlete to medal in our inaugural cross country season. He placed 25th out of 105 competing runners, running 3.1 miles in 21:11. Congratulations, Cole Kearns, on making Valley R-VI history! We are proud of you and your commitment to cross country. 

Male High School Athlete Scores Out of 105

  • Hunter DeClue - 34th with a time of 22:03
  • Cody Roth - 80th with a time of 25:38
  • Sylas Vance - 85th with a time of 26:08

Male Junior High Athlete Scores Out of 168

  • Josh Kearns - 83rd with a time of 9:40
  • Carter Jones - 94th with a time of 9:47
  • Ean Bone - 101st with a time of 9:58
  • Daniel Reeve - 118th with a time of 10:19

Female High School Athlete Scores Out of 90

  • Brylee Redinger - 44th with a time of 28:06

Female Junior High Athlete Scores Out of 32

  • Evelyn Brinely - 32nd with a time of 10:28
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Perfect 36
Ethan Moses

Ethan Moses, a senior student at Valley R-IV, scored an exceptional score of 36 on the ACT composite, the highest score possible. Fewer than half of one percent who take the ACT achieve a perfect score. We are so proud of you and know you will accomplish extraordinary things in life!

Volleyball Eighth Grade Night

We would like to take a moment to recognize our eighth grade athletes. We want to recognize them for their hard work and dedication over the past few years of volleyball. Each student athlete has displayed leadership, hard work, and determination both on and off the floor. Being a student athlete can be tough, but the young ladies have handled it with ease.

  • Alivia Boyer - The daughter of Greg and Jodie Boyer. Alivia has played volleyball for three years during junior high.
  • Hannah Williams - The daughter of Jake and Diana Williams. Hannah has played volleyball for three years during junior high.
  • Reagan Schrum - The daughter of Chris and Britney Schrum. Reagan has played volleyball for three years during junior high.
  • Charlize Roth - The daughter of Liza and the late Chas Roth. Charlize has played volleyball for three years during junior high.

Parents, we would like to thank you for your dedication to these young athletes. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Alivia BoyerHannah WilliamsReagan Schrum
Charlize RothVolleyball Eighth graders

First Day of School

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the Valley R-VI Reorganized School District welcomed back all students, both new and old faces! The halls were filled with enthusiasm and anticipation which had been building since last year in hopes of having a so-called normal school year. The excitement lasted the whole day with many smiling faces. We are absolutely thrilled to have everyone back in person and ready to learn this year!

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Back-to-School Bonfire

Valley R-VI Reorganized School District hosted a bonfire welcoming back all the brilliant kids in our district! The bonfire took place at the farm and was hosted by our wonderful FFA program. They had hot dogs, chips, and water. Everyone had a fun time, including the teachers! It was a great way to welcome back the kids and have some fun before school started.

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