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!

All Conference Players

We are proud to present our All Conference Players. Our second team All Conference players are Skylar DeClue and Liz Morris. Congratulations students!

Liz Morris and Skylar DeClue pose with basketballs
FBLA State Qualifier

Andy Brakefield qualified for the FBLA state leadership conference in accounting. Way to go, Andy!

Valley R-VI All-District Players

Five Valley R-VI basketball players were recently awarded all district. Congratulations to Skylar DeClue, Michael Presley, Emma Beers, Becca Williams, and Liz Morris!

Skylar DeClue and Michael PresleyEmma Beers, Becca Williams, and Liz Morris
Boys Basketball/Cheerleading Senior Highlights
Photos of Basketball and Cheerleader seniors

We would like to take a few moments to recognize our senior athletes for their dedication and hard work over the past four years for participating in cheerleading and basketball. Each athlete has displayed leadership, hard work, and determination both on and off the floor. Being a student athlete can be tough, but these young men and women have handled it with ease!

  • Keeton Loughary is the son of Cory and Shanna Loughery of Caledonia, Missouri. Keeton has played baseball and basketball for four years. He has been a member of science club for two years, National Honor Society for two years, and art club for two years. After graduation, Keeton plans to go to Mineral Area College and hopefully get his life together to figure out what he wants to do.
  • Andy Brakefield is the son of Wayne and Dee Brakefield. Andy has played basketball, baseball, and been a member of National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. Andy plans to attend Mineral Area College after graduation then transfer to CMU for accounting. 
  • Jordan Moses is the nephew of Billy and Tracy Moses of Belgrade, Missouri. Jordan is a member of yearbook and FCCLA. He has played basketball and baseball. After graduation Jordan is planning to join the Air Force. 
  • Michael Presley is the son of William and Melissa Presley. He has played basketball for four years. After graduation, Michael plans to just hope for the best because life goes on. 
  • Jaya Crites is the daughter of Nik and Lori Crites. Jaya is the president of drama club, secretary of science club, regional secretary of FCCLA, cheerleading captain, and on the academic team. Jaya plans to attend Mineral Area College after graduation then transfer to Central Methodist University to study Psychiatry.
  • Taylor Barton is the daughter of James and Tiffany Barton of Caledonia and Amanda Winchester of Poplar Bluff. She has been a member of science club, FCCLA, art club, and cheerleading. After graduation Taylor plans to go to college and become a radiologist or x-ray technician.

Lady Viking Senior Night

Valley R-VI School District would like to take a few moments to recognize our senior athletes. We want to recognize them for their dedication and hard work over the past four years of basketball. Each athlete has 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.

Becca Williams: Becca is the daughter of Tara & Chuck Finley of Belleview, MO. Becca has played varsity basketball for four years, a member of FCCLA for three years, and science club for two years. She plans to attend Mineral Area College after graduation and become a social worker in criminal justice. 

Emma Beers: Emma is the daughter of Rodney and Michelle Beers of Belgrade, MO. She has played varsity basketball for four years and volleyball for three years. She is the president of National Honor Society and a member for three years, president of Future Business Leader of America for one year, vice president of student council and member for four years, HOSA for one year, and art club for three years. After graduation, Emma plans to attend Mineral Area College for one year before transferring to St. Louis Community College’s Dental Hygienist Program. 

Emily Nipper: Emily is the daughter of Stephanie and Brad Nipper of Belgrade, MO. She has played basketball and volleyball for four years. Emily has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America for four years, science club three years, yearbook for four years, HOSA one year, National Honor Society three years, and student council for three years. After graduation, Emily plans to continue her education through Mineral Area College which will carry through to her career in nursing.

Homecoming Week

Click to view moreThe students and staff of the Valley R-6 High School participated in a spirit week to celebrate homecoming during the week of January 7 - 10. Each day sported its own theme as follows: Monday- Celebrity/Popstar Day; Tuesday- Vine/Meme Day; Wednesday-Squad Day; Throwback Thursday. Friday students and staff wore their homecoming shirts or Viking apparel. Due to snow days, we cancelled and rescheduled homecoming for January Friday 18.

On Friday, January 18, students arrived at school early to work on their hallways. We assigned each grade level a particular movie to use as the theme of the hallway; 7th grade- Men In Black; 8th grade- Pirate of the Caribbean; 9th grade- E.T., 10th grade- Jumanji, 11th grade- Forrest Gump, 12th grade- Sandlot. The ninth grade students won first overall for hallways. 

That morning as hallways were being judged, the students and staff had a pep rally for the upcoming game that night. During the assembly, the students played games to get pumped and excited! They started the assembly off with a class cheer and loudest cheer contest. Next, classes paired up in a hula-hoop relay race where students formed a line and tried to get their bodies through the hula-hoops. The juniors and seniors came out with the wins. Once that game was over, students played a huge game of extreme rock, paper, scissors. Students played four to six rounds, each time trying to beat each other. After playing rock, paper, scissors, the classes played a game of ships and sailors. The final game was for the homecoming candidates. The girls had three minutes to apply makeup on the boys, and then the boys had to choose a formal dress, and take a walk down the runway. The whole gym had many laughs and enjoyed this fashion show!

The coronation and homecoming game were held that evening at 6:00 p.m. The coronation began with the returning king and queen walking out first. Thaddeus Hefner and Lexie Black; however, due to prior engagements with Blackburn college, Lexie was unable to attend, so Thaddeus escorted by Mariah Buxton, senior candidate. Next, were freshman candidates Nancy Brown and Brant Rawlins. Following, were sophomore candidates Chasey Dunn and Jake Gaston, junior class candidates Liz Morris and Hunter Civey. Finally, the senior candidates: Keeton Loughary and Becca Williams; Emily Nipper, Emma Beers and Andy Brakefield ; Taylor Barton, Emma Bradley, and Jordan Moses; Michael Presley and Jaya Crites. We crowned Emily Nipper and Keeton Loughary the 2019 Valley R-6 Homecoming queen and king.