From The Superintendent
William J. Kearney
Last updated November 2019
I would like to welcome our newest staff members to River Valley — Susan Anderson, Pam Burton, Julie Crimmins, Tiffany Grinstead, Hailey Helmuth, Kady Keolisack, Brooklyn Lovison, Mikayla Nolt, Ryan Portenga, Marian Prince, Teri Rush, Virginia Schneider, Greg Shaffer, and Nathan Will.
With the early arrival of snow, parents are encouraged to access the School Messenger system to verify their communication preferences in the event of a school closing or delay. Please refer to the article on page 3 of this newsletter for more information.
We are currently seeking nominations for the “Alumni of Distinction” Award Program. This program recognizes alumni who have excelled in their profession and/or made significant contributions to their community. Nominations will be accepted until January 1, 2020. Honorees will be recognized at the 2020 Graduation Ceremony on June 5, 2020. An “Alumni of Distinction” display case has been installed down the auditorium hallway and displays the plaques of past recipients. Please see the article on page 2 of this newsletter for more information.
The Middle/High School halls are once again open to walkers from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on days that school is in session. Signs indicating routes/distances are posted in the halls. The fitness center in the Middle/High School will re-open to community members once we are able to hire a fitness center supervisor.
The H.S. Drama Club will present “A Seussified Christmas Carol” in the MHS auditorium on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th. Please see the article below for more information on the show. The Winter Band Concert will take place on December 10th, and the Winter Choir Concert will take place on December 17th. Both concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. These concerts are always well attended by our parents and community members.
Please contact me at 269-759-7675 if you have any ideas, thoughts, questions, or concerns.
William J. Kearney