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Nodaway Valley News
Elementary Bond Issue—A vote on a bond issue for a new elementary will be held on Tuesday, February 3. Pictured is a rendering of a proposed facility. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. at the regular school election precinct sites. Here is information that has been shared in community informational meetings. To understand how this initiative will be paid for, watch the video beginning at the 13:14 mark to listen to Matt Gillaspie of Piper Jaffray explain how the financing costs will be funded. As he explains, open the bond information/summary tax impact link. | Informational Meeting Video | Bond Information/Summary Tax Impact | FAQs

If you would like to tour our elementary facilities, the building will be open on Thursday, January 29, from 5:30 to 7:00. Administrators, custodians, maintenance and other staff will be available to answer questions.
  News and Information . . .    
Attendance Recognition—We would like to recognize these high school students on their first semester perfect attendance! They arrived to school and each class on time...every day! Austin L, Spencer T, Brittany S, Rachel H, Rachel S, Matthew D, Alex B, Brycen W, Dustin F, Colton N, Shane B, Ryan J, Josh A, Skyler R.
High School AttendanceClick here to view the new Board-approved high school student attendance policy effective immediately.  Please note: student absences due to a doctor’s appointment must have a doctor’s note and students will not be allowed to leave the building to go home or to their vehicles to retrieve items.  These attendance policy changes also impact eligibility for post-secondary education opportunity/online/academy classes.
After School Study Time at Middle School—As we begin second semester, we are starting a program to help students make up assignments and assessments. We will intervene weekly if a student is failing or scoring 2.0 in a class. Most likely it means a student has missing assignments or assessments. This program will be updated every Monday. We are hoping by intervening early and requiring students to stay after school, students will get caught up, increase learning and will see the importance of meeting deadlines. [ Letter to Parents and Students ]

Coach B Wins 500—Coach B made history on December 9, becoming the 37th coach in the 104 years of the Iowa High School Athletic Association history to win 500 games in a career! With a 53-33 win over Lenox, Coach B became the 13th active coach to reach the 500-career win milestone! CONGRATULATIONS, COACH B!​ Congratulations to all the players and managers that helped make this happen, to all the assistant coaches, and to all the awesome NV and B-F Fans! 

  Family Lunch AccountsNew this year is the establishment of family meal accounts so that all meal transactions for a family are drawn from one central account. If a student currently has a lunch balance, funds will be drawn from this account first. Once the student account is reduced to a zero balance, the student's meal transactions will cause a transfer of funds from the family account to cover the cost of their purchases. To deposit funds to the family account, log into the JMC Parent portal, select Lunch and click on 'Make Online Deposit (Family Account)'. If you do not want a Family Lunch Account, email info@nodawayvalley.org.
ImageEarly Release Wednesdays—Please remember that during the 2014-2015 school year we will have a one-hour early release each Wednesday. This time will be used for professional learning designed to improve student achievement. This allows NV to better meet collaboration and peer review requirements plus teacher collaboration is a powerful way to improve instruction.
Image JMC Parent Access—Parents of students in Grades PK-12 may access their student grade, lunch and report card information by logging into JMC. Watch this video to learn how to use this tool. At the 10:38 mark be sure to view the Period Attendance and Grade Alert options. Parents of students in Grades PK-3 are able to access breakfast and lunch information only.
  Upcoming Events  
Awareity-Letter to Parents & Students

Monday, January 26
4:30 JV Wrestling Tourney at NV
6:15 9th/JV Boys BB at I-35
Tuesday, January 27
4:00 Bowling v Clarke
6:15 V G/B BB at SWV, Corning Activity Center
6:30 JV B/G BB at SWV, Corning HS
Wednesday, January 28
One-Hour Early Release
POI Academic Bowl
Thursday, January 29
SWICDA District HS Honor Choir
4:15 MS Wrestling at Winterset
5:30-7:00 Tour Elementary
6:00 Wrestling v SWV, SEW
6:15 JV G/B BB v WCV at NVMS
​Friday, January 30
6:15 V G/B BB v Wayne
Saturday, January 31
8:00 Wrestling at GC Tournament
6:00 V G/B BB at Earlham
​Monday, February 2
7:00 FFA Officer Meeting
Tuesday, February 3
4:00 MS Wrestling at Atlantic
4:45 JV B BB v Mt. Ayr
​6:15 V G/B BB v Mt Ayr
​Wednesday, February 4
One-Hour Early Release
Thursday, February 5
6:15 V G/B BB at SEW
7:00 FFA Meeting
Friday, February 6
MS Wrestling at Mt. Ayr
Saturday, February 7
State Large Group Speech
9:00 Bowling at Lenox
Noon Wrestling Sectionals at SEW


The 2014-15 Free and Reduced Lunch Application will be available in July. Click here to read the Parent Letter and Instructions for completing the application.  For more information, call Janell Stender, Food Service Director, at 641-743-6127 Ext. 1026.  All information is strictly confidential.

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