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Nodaway Valley News
Prom 2015Bon Voyage was the theme for Prom 2015 on Saturday, April 18. The Grand March began at the high school at 3:00. Prom-goers then boarded buses to travel to Miller's Landing in Omaha for dinner and dancing. Post-prom was held at the high school.  Images may be viewed here; more images will be added this week.




 
  News and Information . . .    
 
Solo/Small Ensemble ContestCongratulations to our talented music students on their wonderful performances on Saturday!

Choir students had 27 entries and the students earned 15 Division I ratings.  The junior girls ensemble and the Chamber Choir earned perfect scores.

Matthew E and Arielle B received Superior ratings on their instrumental solos.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award—Extensive volunteer work, including the planning, organizing, funding, and supervising of a greenhouse at our high school has helped Nodaway Valley senior Mark Baudler to earn a prestigious award.

Baudler was recognized and given an engraved silver medallion in a special ceremony at 1:15 on Thursday, April 9, as a recipient of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as one of Iowa's top two youth volunteers of 2015.

Pentel Exhibit—These students—Matthew N, Mallory R, Kylie N, Mrs. Wolfe, Gracelyn L, Sophia B, Tyler C, Tucker S—were honored at the Meet the Artists reception at the Warren Cultural Center on Saturday, April 11 for their artwork. Their art will be on display from April 11 through April 27.

 
6th Grade Math Bee—Congratulations to the 6th grade students that participated in the Math Bee on March 31. They placed 12th in the competition, missing the top ten by just 4 points. Students are Abby P., Riley Mc., Caidynce S., Jennifer H, and Sidney N.



 
The First Annual NVMS Mathematics Hunger Games Ceremony was held on March 27! Tributes have worked hard all year, earning their way into the mathematics hunger games. Each week, following the opening ceremonies, the tributes will compete against each other through a series of math problems in order to advance to the next level. But only one tribute can be Victor of the NVMS Mathematics Hunger Games! Study hard, practice, and let the numbers forever be in your favor!
Preschool and Kindergarten Roundup—Roundup for 2015-2016 was held on Thursday, April 9.  If you missed this meeting and would like information, contact Linda in the elementary office at 641-743-6136.


 
State Award of MeritCongratulations to David Huff, CMAA, Athletic Director at Nodaway Valley High School, who was presented the 2015 State Award of Merit by the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association (IHSADA), during the state conference for athletic administrators on March 29. This award is provided annually by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), for recognition of meritorious dedication to High School and Middle School Athletics.
Costa Rica TripOver Spring Break, Biology, Ecology and Spanish students traveled to Costa Rica to experience first hand the environment, habitat, culture and to work on communication skills. Students included Beau W, Brittany S, Christy M, Kaitlyn H, Keeley S, Kyle S, Kynli E, Riley L, and Travis S. Seńor Shantz and Mrs. McCutchan, along with family of the students, also accompanied the group. Highlights included whitewater rafting, horseback riding, kayaking on Lake Arenal, ziplining, visiting the beaches, visiting a school, meeting students from other states, learning to salsa and enjoying the Costa Rican cuisine. Make plans to go along with us again in 2017!​ View images on NV Facebook.
 
April Blood DriveThe next NVHS Student Council Blood Drive is set for Wednesday, April 22, from 11:00-5:00 in the high school gym. Call 641-743-6141 to schedule an appointment.



 
 

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 ]
 
 
     
  Upcoming Events  

 
Awareity-Letter to Parents & Students

Monday, April 20
4:00 G/B Golf at Lenox
4:00 MS Track at NV Invitational
4:30 G/B Track at Van Meter
5:30 JV/V Soccer v Riverside at WCV
​Tuesday, April 21
5:00 G/B V Soccer v Treynor at NV
5:00 Boys Track at I-35
Wednesday, April 22
One-Hour Early Release
Thursday, April 23
4:00 G/B Golf v Van Meter & WCV
​at Winterset
​4:00 MS Track at Audubon
5:00 B V/JV Soccer v Atlantic
5:00 G Track at SWV, Corning
5:00 B Track at M-SM
Friday, April 24
3:00 NHS Induction
7:00 Grades 2-3 Spring Concert
Saturday, April 25
1:00 G/B Valley Soccer Tournament
at WCV
​Monday, April 27
4:00 MS Track at NV
4:30 B JV/V Soccer v Underwood
Tuesday, April 28
4:30 G JV/V Soccer at Tri-Center
5:00 B Track at Mt. Ayr
5:30 B JV/V Soccer v Carroll
Wednesday, April 29
One-Hour Early Release
5:30 Booster Club Meeting

 


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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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