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!

Senior Scholarships

At the academic banquet on May 16 our graduating seniors were recognized for the scholarships they received. Congratulations, seniors!

  • Merlyn E. Turner - Chloe Boyer and Aliyah Brooks
  • Belgrade State Bank - KJ Tiefenauer
  • Washington County Bowlers Association Scholarship - Kenley Missey
  • The Roy Brown Memorial Scholarship - Chloe Boyer
  • Calvin Mason and William Shipp Families Scholarship - Aliyah Brooks
  • The Cattlemen's Association - Kenley Missey, Chloe Boyer, Aliyah Brooks, James Lands, and Jacob Gillam
  • The Brant Sanders Memorial Scholarship - Kenley Missey, KJ Tiefenauer, and Caleb Brakefield
  • The Jenkins Family Scholarship - Aliyah Brooks
  • The Valley R-VI Alumni Scholarship - Maddie Lawson
  • The Dickey Family Scholarship - Maddie Lawson
  • The Purcell Tire Scholarship - Aliyah Brooks
  • The Potosi Elks Scholarship - Kenley Missey
  • The Turner Farms Scholarship - Aliyah Brooks and KJ Tiefenauer
  • Belgrade Lions Club - Aliyah Brooks
  • The Robinson Family Scholarship - KJ Tiefenauer
  • The Tyro Lodge Scholarship - KJ Tiefenauer
Five recipients of Cattlemen's Association Scholarship
Athletics and Academic Banquets

On Tuesday, May 14 and on Thursday, May 16 Valley Junior High and High School celebrated our student athletes and students who achieved academic excellence. Congratulations to our students on their many accomplishments!

People preparing a table full of awards to be handed out
Bus Driver Retirement

On Thursday, May 9 Valley R-VI School District honored two of our bus drivers who are retiring at the end of this school year, Steve Akers and Kay McCarty. Thank you Steve and Kay for all your years of service. We will miss you.

Bus driver Steve AkersBus driver Kay McCarty receiving her retirement gift
Retiring bus drivers Steve Akers and Kay McCarty
Back-to-School Fair

The Salvation Army is hosting a back-to-school fair on Saturday, July 27, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the First Assembly of God Church, 803 North Missouri Street, Potosi, Missouri 63664. Children must be in kindergarten through 12th grade and live in Washington County. Parents must pre-register children through the Washington County Health Department starting on June 3 through July 19 by calling (573) 438-2164.

8th Grade/Senior Night

On Thursday, April 25, Valley R-VI recognized its 8th grade and senior athletes for junior high baseball, track and field, cross country, ESports, and Scholar Bowl. We want to recognize these students for their dedication and hard work in junior high and high school sports. Each athlete has displayed leadership, hard work, and determination in and out of their sport. Being a student athlete can be tough, but these students have easily handled it.

Junior High Athletes

  • Evelyn Brinley - Cross Country and Track and Field
    Daughter of Cody and Lila Brinley
  • Graiden Campbell - Cross County, Track and Field, and ESports
    Son of Cody and Sarah Campbell
Josh Kearns
  • Josh Kearns - Cross Country and Track and Field
    Son of Josh and Angela Kearns
Tyler Davis
  • Tyler Davis - Track and Field
    Son of Renee and Scott Courtway and Kevin Davis
Isabella Palmer
  • Isabella Palmer - Track and Field
    Daughter of Jimmy and Ashley Palmer and Robert and Jodie Weed
Amelia Gaston
  • Amelia Gaston - Track and Field
    Daughter of Jimmy Don and Shawna Gaston
  • Callie Boesing - Track and Field
    Daughter of Natasha and Rodney Gillam and Anthony Boesing
Kaden Hammon
  • Kaden Hammon - Junior High Baseball
    Son of Scott and Kimberly Hammon
  • Kolton Scott - Junior High Baseball
    Grandson of Yvette and Marion Scott
Colton Hedrick
  • Colton Hedrick - Junior High Baseball
    Son of Preston and Nicole Hedrick
Tyler Williams
  • Tyler Williams - Junior High Baseball
    Son of David and Rachel Williams
  • Jack Strother - ESports
    Son of Mark and Mhayett Strother
  • Haylee Pyatt - ESports
    Daughter of Kenny and Liz Pyatt

Senior Athletes

  • KJ Tiefenauer - Track and Field
    Grandson of Joe and Pam Tiefenauer and Son of Krystal Windle
  • Kalley Portell - Track and Field
    Daughter of Kevin and Kayme Portell
Jamison Politte
  • Jamison Politte - Baseball Manager
    Daughter of Jarah McGinness, Brent McClain, Jimmy and Rachel Politte
Bethany Bridgeman
  • Bethany Bridgeman - Academic Team and ESports
    Daughter of Amiel and Corinne Bridgeman
Taelor Halter
  • Taelor Halter - Academic Team
    Daughter of David and Heather Halter

Students who were unable to attend tonight's event will be recognized at the athletic banquet.

We would like to thank the parents of these young athletes. Without their help and dedication, none of this would be possible.

Congratulations to our 8th grade and senior athletes.

April Students of the Month
Graiden Campbell and Anna Pyatt, students of the month for April 2024

Valley R-VI Junior High/High School awarded the April Student of the Month on Friday, April 26. This month’s category was “Punctuality”. The junior high recipient was Graiden Campbell, and the high school recipient was Anna Pyatt. We would like to give a huge thank you to Roy's Convenience Store for donating pizza for our students of the month.

April Athletes of the Month
Eli Nipper and Daisy Kearns, athletes of the month for April 2024

Each month in conjunction with Roy's Convenience Stores, two athletes will be selected for Athlete of the Month. The recipients will receive a $25 gift certificate to Roy's. For the month of April, the Athletes of the Month are Eli Nipper and Daisy Kearns. Congratulations to Eli and Daisy, and a huge thanks to Roy's for supporting our athletes.

December Athletes of the Month

Each month in conjunction with Roy's Convenience Stores, athletes will be selected for athletes of the month. The recipients will receive a $25 gift certificate to Roy's. For the month of December, the athletes of the month are Kyndra Civey and Hayden Todd. 

Congratulations Kyndra and Hayden and a huge thanks to Roy's for supporting our athletes.

Kyndra Civey and Hayden Todd, December Athletes of the Month