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29th Annual Valley Invitational Tournament

Team members reach for the basketballValley R-VI held their 29th annual Valley Tournament from November 26 through December 1, 2018. The seeds for the girls were South Iron first, West County second, Jefferson third, Lesterville fourth, Bourbon fifth, Valley sixth, Kingston seventh, and Bismarck eighth. The seeds for the boys were Bourbon first, Bunker second, Kingston third, Valley fourth, Viburnum fifth, St. Paul sixth, Bismarck seventh, and Marquand eighth.

The first game of the Valley Tournament was on November 26 with the varsity girls, South Iron vs. Bismarck. The game resulted in South Iron winning with an ending score of 77-9. The second game of the tournament was Lesterville vs. Bourbon with Lesterville conquering with an ending score of 44-29. The next game was West County vs. Kingston. West County had a victorious win with an ending score of 72-23. The last game of the night was Jefferson vs. Valley. Valley battled it out with Jefferson but lost with an ending score of 62-30.

The Valley Tournament continued on Tuesday with the boys. On Tuesday, November 27 the boys playing the first game were Bourbon and Marquand with Bourbon pushing for the win and ending up on top with a score of 69-15. The next game of the night was Valley vs. Viburnum. Valley had a successful win with an ending score of 65-47. The games continued with Bunker vs. Bismarck. Bunker got the win with a close game and an ending score of 38-32. The last game of the night was Kingston vs. St. Paul. Kingston won with a finish of 57-52.

Marquand vs. Viburnum was the first game held on November 28. Viburnum won the game with an ending score of 79-30. The next game of that night was Bismarck vs. St. Paul. Bismarck put out a good fight and won the game with a close match of 77-75. 

The girls teams continued their tournament on Wednesday, November 28. Bismarck vs. Bourbon was the first game for the girls. Bourbon had the victory that night with an ending score of 56-45. The next game of that night was Kingston vs. Valley. Kingston won the game with a score of 47-33.

On Thursday, Valley and Bourbon boys played and Bourbon won with an ending result of 65-55. Bunker vs. Kingston played later that evening and Bunker triumphed with a score of 52-44, having Kingston place in third. The girls continued their tournament with South Iron vs. Lesterville. South Iron and Lesterville battled it out with South Iron winning with a score of 73-38. West County vs. Jefferson played and the game was a close call with West County winning with a result of 55-50.

On Friday, November 30 the girls played a game with Bourbon against Kingston. Kingston won that game and received the consolation. The games continued with Bismarck vs. Valley and the score was 60-29 with Valley claiming seventh place. The boys game featured Viburnum vs. Bismarck. Bismarck battled it out and won the game with a score of 68-52. Marquand vs. St. Paul finished the night with St. Paul winning and placing in seventh with a final score of 81-38.

The Valley Tournament ended on Saturday, December 1 with South Iron vs. West County. The score resulted in 44-34 with South Iron winning the championship. The last game for the boys Valley Tournament was Lesterville vs. Jefferson with an ending score of 60-45. The games continued for the girls on Saturday with South Iron vs. West County for the champion with South Iron winning with a score of 44-34. The last game of the Valley Tournament was Lesterville vs. Jefferson with a score of 60-45, which ended with a result of Jefferson in third place. The Valley Tournament was successful and helped prepare the players for their upcoming seasons!

We would like to thank Emma Bradley for this article.

Christmas Concert

Our Christmas concert is coming soon! Valley R-VI Elementary School will be hosting a Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dome gym. We hope to see you there!

Students of the Month

We are happy to announce our students of the month for November! The character word of the month was "citizenship." The junior high recipient was Colby Maxwell, and the high school recipient was Katie Boyer.

A huge thank you to Roy’s Convenience Store for donating pizza for our students of the month.

Colby MaxwellKatie Boyer
Veterans Day Assembly

Veterans Day Assembly, by Emma Bradley

On Friday, November 9, 2018, the Valley R-6 School District celebrated Veterans Day. The district invited all veterans to a biscuit and gravy breakfast and assembly to show their appreciation of their service. We started the program off with the Pledge of Allegiance and The National Anthem, which was played by the school band. Valley’s elementary students sang multiple songs thanking our veterans for their service. A video was played, that recognized veterans that we know, who have and who are currently serving in the armed forces for our country. Along with the name and picture of each Veteran, the video highlighted their specific branch of service, years served, and the tours that they have been on. We also listened to video messages from soldiers who are currently serving. They told us about their jobs and why they chose to serve our country. Valley’s Elementary and High School’s both made art projects that related to the United States flag and were left on display for the veterans to see. Overall, the veterans day assembly was a huge success, and the Valley R-6 School District would like to once again thank all of the Veterans who have served our country.

band playing at the Veterans Day Assembly
Principal's Honor Roll

Congratulations to the students who made it onto the first quarter principal's honor roll list!

Seventh Grade: Caleb Brakefield, Ashton Gibson, Jacob Gillam, James Lands, Jera Mcclain, Landon Mcclain, Jamison Politte, Kalley Portell, Nikolas Presley, Garrett Redinger, and Maggie Stetina.

7th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Students

Eighth Grade: Hayden Asbridge, Mackenzy Barnhart, Dylan Conner, Chloe Crase, Samuel Crase, Eli Rawlins, and Heith Walton.

8th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Students

Ninth Grade: Alexander Bridgeman, Alexis Brooks, Trenton Henson, Carter Jackson , Emma Pulliam, and Brant Sanders.

9th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Students

Tenth Grade: Kellen Beck, Keegan Boyer, Caity Campbell, Chasity Dunn ,Joseph Henderson, Rilee Ives, Haley Johnston, Cloe Kearns, Corben Laramore, Trey Moyers, Hayley Rawlins, Felisha Stewart, and Seth Walt.

10th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Students

Eleventh Grade: Elijah Gamble, Taylor Gillam, Riley Goodson, Carleigh Jackson, Jalynn Orrick, Jacob Razor, Jacob Swaringim, Jaimi Tuttle, and Kendall Wynn.

11th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Students

Twelfth Grade: Landon Asbridge, Wyatt Asbridge, Taylor Barton, Ethan Bradley, Seth Bridgeman, Jaya Crites, Samantha Kingery, Sierra Lands , Hailey Lewis, Keeton Loughary, Jordan Moses, and Wilfred Stevens.

12th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Students

If you see these students, make sure to congratulate them for their hard work.

Superintendent's Honor Roll

Congratulations to the students who made it onto the first quarter superintendent's honor roll list!

Seventh Grade: Kalli Boyer, Bethany Brdigeman, Aliyah Brooks, Regan Laramore, Morgan Merlenbach, Kenley Missey, and Paige Thomsen.

7th Grade Superintendent's Honor Roll Students

Eighth Grade: Ashlyn Bedford, Shealy Hamelback, Danielle Hampton, Christopher Illert, Cole Kearns, Colby Litton, Colby Maxwell, Brooklyn Pulliam, Bethany Rhyneer, Cody Roth, Molly Stetina, Isaiah Thebeau, Marissa Thee, Alli Thompson, Ethan Tiefenauer, Peyton Watson, and Carletta West.

8th Grade Superintendent's Honor Roll Students

Ninth Grade: Nancy Brown, Emily Haworth, Mya Illert, Ethan Moses, and Brant Rawlins.

9th Grade Superintendent's Honor Roll Students

Tenth Grade: Tyler Courtway, Jacob Gaston, Thomas Owings, Trevin Rhyneer, and Alex Vollet.

10th Grade Superintendent's Honor Roll Students

Eleventh Grade: Molly Comfort, Skylar Declue, Elizabeth Morris, Conner Payne, Heath Rhyneer, and Jasmine Sorrell.

11th Grade Superintendent's Honor Roll Students

Twelfth Grade: Emma Beers, Taylor Bidner, Katelyn Boyer, Emma Bradley, Andrew Brakefield, Mariah Buxton, Timidel Goodson, Aubrey Hampton, Isabelle Hayes, Abigail Klekamp, Allison Moses, Emily Nipper, Dylan Turner, and Trinaty Warren.

12th Grade Superintendent's Honor Roll Students

We are so proud of the hard-working students we have at our school!

All District Recipients

We would like to congratulate Molly Comfort, Mariah Buxton, and Elizabeth Morris for their recent achievement of "All District Second Team for Class 1A District 4." Congratulations, we are very proud of you and your accomplishments!

Molly Comfort, Mariah Buxton and Elizabeth Morris pose together
Senior Night

Spirit signs with Emily, Mariah and Emma written on themOn Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the Valley R-6 varsity volleyball team had their last home game for the 2018 season. The seniors received congratulations on their last game at home. The three Valley R-6 seniors gave roses to the seniors on the West County team as recognition for their dedication for their last year as well. 

Valley senior, Emma Bradley, escorted by her mother April Buckley, was also involved in HOSA for one year, yearbook editor one year and member for four years, science club for three years, and varsity volleyball for four years. 

Emily Nipper, escorted by her mother Stephanie Nipper, is also the vice president of NHS. She was an NHS member for three years, involved in STUCO for four years, science club for three years, FBLA secretary and member for two years, yearbook for four years, and HOSA for one year. 

Mariah Buxton, escorted by her parents Raymond Buxton and Tara Buxton, has been the STUCO president for one year and member for four years, science club president for one year and member for four years, NHS for two years, HOSA for one year, shop club for three years, and academic team for three years. 

The seniors received gifts and applause for their hard work and dedication throughout their high school volleyball career. The coaches were also given presents from the seniors for their dedication for coaching them throughout the years. Coach Caley Cooper said, “The girls showed grit against West County and worked really hard. Our seniors will be missed next season.”

Please take a moment to view pictures from this great night!

We would like to thank Emma Bradley for this article.

National Honor Society Induction

Inductees stand togetherOn Thursday, September 11, 2018, Valley R-6 High School hosted their 50th annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction. The following students received induction: 

  • Taylor Bidner, Elizabeth Morris, Tyler Courtway, Thomas Owings, Trey Moyers, Haley Johnston, Colton Breakfield, Allison Moses, Jacob Razor, Jacob Gaston, Alex Vollet, Cloe Kearns, and Rilee Ives

Emma Beers, NHS president, led the ceremony. Following Emma was Emily Nipper, vice president; Conner Payne, secretary; and Mariah Buxton, treasurer. All NHS inductees were so ecstatic and honored to be part of the organization. John Robinson III joined us as the inductions took place. He gave every new and current NHS member a flower and a special coin to express their appreciation. Phyllis Long received recognition as one of the original officers of the Valley R-6 NHS chapter. She also received a certificate. After the induction ceremony (along with plenty of pictures), we served cake and refreshments. Please take a moment to view pictures from this event. 

We would like to thank Cloe Kearns and Rilee Ives for this article.