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!

Veterans Day

On November 11, 2021, the Valley R-VI elementary and high schools hosted the annual Valley R-VI Veterans Day assembly, which began at 8:30 p.m. with an introduction from our superintendent, Dr. Michael Silvy, and high school principal, Jamie Warden. The presentation of the flags was brought forth by elementary school student, Isaiah Phillips, and high school student, Garret Redinger. Mr. Gary Gilliam, a veteran of the Vietnam War, presented a speech titled “I Am the Flag of the United States of America.” The Valley R-VI Welcome Wagon Leaders and Student Council presented the Pledge of Allegiance. Our band performed the national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Marches of the Armed Forces." Our elementary school music teacher, Mrs. Avila, led the kindergarten and first grade classes in the songs "This Is My Flag," "See the Veteran," and "Veterans Day." Our second, third, and fourth graders performed "Thankful for the USA" and "God Bless America." Then our high school principal introduced Mr. Joe Snyder, quartermaster of the Bismarck VFW Post 6947. In turn, Mr. Snyder presented the Voice of Democracy winner, Emily Haworth, and the Patriot Pen winner, Keeley Province. Our high school student council president, Isaiah Thebeau, then introduced the recognition of the veterans. Our fifth and sixth grade classes performed "American Tears" and "Proud to Be an American." Our superintendent, Dr. Michael Silvy, then led a moment of silence followed by the performance of "Taps" by our high school band teacher, Mr. Verges. Then, elementary school principal, Caleb Tiefenauer concluded our assembly. We at Valley R-VI honor and respect our Veterans. Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and continue to serve. 

Student and Adult with Veteran in uniformStaff member leading moment of silence Student band playing
Cross Country State Qualifiers
View more photos from the Cross Country State Qualifying Races

Valley R-VI would like to congratulate our cross country runners who qualified for the state meet in Columbia on Saturday, November 6. Brylee Redinger and Carlie Loughary are both freshmen and multiple sport athletes. Both ladies, led by coaches Megan Strange and Megan Connor, have shown great dedication throughout the season making it to state in Valley's inaugural year and their freshmen year.

Congratulations, ladies, on this record setting first season!

Student Rewards
Students in a group in the gym

Congratulations to our first quarter student rewards recipients. To achieve this, students must earn A/B honor roll and have no discipline, no tardies, or both.

Students received a goodie bag and were entered into a drawing for chances to win a variety of items donated by local businesses. Good job, students.