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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!

February Students of the Month
Students of the Month for February, 2024

Valley R-VI Junior High/High School awarded the February students of the month on Friday, February 23. This month's category was dependability. The junior high recipient was Alyssa Finch, and the high school recipient was James Lands.

We would like to give a huge thank you to Roy's Convenience Store for donating pizza for our students of the month.

Mini Cheerleaders

On Tuesday, February 13, the Valley R-VI cheerleaders hosted the mini cheerleaders. These students practiced and learned four cheers to perform during halftime of the JV game versus Bunker. All the students worked hard and gave an amazing performance! Thank you to Maggie Carr and Molly Comfort for their help with the performance.

Valley R-VI cheerleaders teaching cheers to younger cheerleaders Valley R-VI cheerleaders and mini cheerleaders shouting a cheer Mini cheerleaders on the gym floor

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Senior Night

We would like to take a few moments to recognize our senior athletes for cheerleading and basketball. We want to recognize them for their dedication and hard work over the past four years in high school sports. Each athlete has displayed leadership, hard work, and determination on and off the court. Being a student-athlete can be tough, but these young athletes have easily handled it.

We would like to begin honoring our senior cheerleader athletes.

Senior cheerleaders with family members in the gym
  • Chloe Boyer is the daughter of Gilbert and Tara Boyer. She has cheered for four years. Chloe’s future plans are to enroll in the nursing program at Mineral Area College.
  • Regan Laramore, daughter of Chris and Courtney Laramore, has cheered for four years. Regan’s future plans are to attend the radiology program at Jefferson College. 
  • Kalley Portell is the daughter of Kevin and Kayme Portell. She has cheered for four years. Kalley’s future plans are to attend the radiology program at Jefferson College and become a traveling radiology technologist.
  • Maddie Lawson, daughter of Sara and Clint Lawson, has cheered for two years. Maddie’s future plans are to enroll at Mineral Area College then continue her education at Central Methodist University to finish her bachelor's degree in elementary education.
  • Jera McClain, daughter of Brent McClain and Tami Winingar, has cheered for four years. Jera has completed the EMT program through Mineral Area College and plans to earn her paramedic certification.

Next, we would like to honor our senior basketball athletes.

Senior cheerleaders with family members in the gym
  • Jamison Politte is the daughter of Jarah McGinness, Brent McClain, and Jimmy and Rachel Politte. She has played basketball for four years. Jamison’s future plans are to enroll in Mineral Area College before transferring to a four-year university to further her education to become an athletic trainer.
  • Kenley Missey, daughter of Bruiser and Ashley Missey, has played basketball for four years. Kenley’s future plans are to enroll in the nursing program at Mineral Area College and become an RN.
  • KJ Tiefenauer, son of Crystal Windle and Joe and Pam Tiefenauer, has played basketball for four years. KJ’s future plans are to join an apprenticeship at the Local 513 operators union.

Parents, thank you for your dedication to these young athletes. Without your help, none of this would be possible. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for our 2024 Valley Vikings senior athletes.

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January Athletes of the Month

Each month in conjunction with Roy's Convenience Stores, two athlete will be selected for Athlete of the Month. The recipients will receive a $25 gift certificate to Roy's. For the month of January, the Athletes of the Month are Gatlin Portell and Jamison Politte. Congratulations to Gatlin and Jamison, and a huge thanks to Roy's for supporting our athletes.

January Athletes of the Month, Gatlin and Jamison
January Students of the Month

Valley R-VI Junior High/High School awarded the January Student of the Month on Wednesday, January 31. This month’s category was “Critical Thinking”.The junior high recipient was Colton Scott, and the high school recipient was Walter Strother. We would like to give a huge thank you to Roy's Convenience Store for donating pizza for our students of the month.

January Students of the Month, Colton and Walter
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