As we near the end of February, it won’t be long before we reach the end of the third marking period and with it the arrival of warmer weather. We have been fortunate so far in that we have had a fairly mild winter and only two snow days. However, Michigan weather can still surprise us as it has done in the past.
I would like to welcome our newest River Valley staff members:
• Rose Bailey MHS Culinary Arts
• Jamie Goering MHS Math
• Heather Pruett Preschool Teacher Assistant
• Stacey Vetter MHS Student Services Secretary
• Jim Wiseley MHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
As you know, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the opening of River Valley High School is taking place throughout this school year. The time capsule has been opened up, and the items are being displayed in a display case by the gym. Recently, the MHS administration received a book and a note (pictured) from an alumni who took the book from the library in 1967. Thank you to the mysterious alumni for the safe return of this book.
Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the BPA State Competition in March—Kielli Byers, Mason Derkacy, Nicole Gibson, Teya Haughey, Ashley Jones, Katharine Kersey, Hannah Korbel, Allyson Olson and Leah Zandarski.
All community members are invited to attend our “Community Lunch Program” which will be held three more times this school year—March 9th at Chikaming, April 19th at Three Oaks, and May 25th at the Middle/High School. The cost of the lunch is only $2.00, and a brief program is put on by our students.
This year’s spring drama production Arsenic & Old Lace will be held March 23, 24, 25 and 26 in the MHS auditorium. Mrs. Ehlert and the students have been working hard preparing for this production. Our 2017/18 community calendar will be distributed in August. Once again we are running a photo contest for the calendar, as well as accepting advertising from interested community members. Information regarding advertising in the community calendar can be found inside this newsletter.
As always, if you have any ideas, thoughts, questions, or concerns please contact me at 269-756-7675.
William J. Kearney