Hi everyone!!! Just a quick reminder that Friday’s in December are Fun Friday’s. Tomorrow is Camo/Hat day. All staff and students are encouraged to wear their favorite camo and or hat. See you tomorrow!
BVHS basketball season will start this week by hosting a preseason tournament at BVHS. Games will be Thursday against Linn, Friday against Wetmore, and Saturday against Onaga. Games on Thursday and Friday will start at 6pm with girls followed by boys. Saturday games will start at 1pm. KSHSAA decided last week that no fans will be allowed to attend games from December 1st through January 28th. We have created a school YouTube channel that will live stream the games. Thank you for support of Blue Valley Athletics. GO RAMS!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKdd_8bqVck6cYDxlPpZsw
Our 5th grade students are so creative. These Apprenticeship Projects look amazing!!
2nd grade doing clay art projects!! The kids and staff loved working with the clay. Thank you to Carla Schroller for donating the supplies and making MES an amazing place to learn! The high school art student will help finish the projects in the next few weeks.
Due to more of Wash. Co. MS boys on quarantine the ms boys and girls game scheduled at BV for Monday has been postponed and a make-up date will be at a later date if possible. Thanks
UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT 11-19-2020 Hi Blue Valley Families, I was informed this afternoon that we have a positive case in the district. Notifications are being made to parents of students at McCormick Elementary who are direct contacts of the positive case. The rooms have been cleaned and sanitized since the exposure to reduce cross contamination. Please monitor your students and yourself for symptoms. If you experience any symptoms please contact your doctor and get tested. If you get tested please let us know as soon as you can. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Have another update on games at Linn tomorrow. B-girls game will only be two quarters instead of four. Games still start at 4pm.
Here are a few reminders for the MS BB games at Linn tomorrow. Games are in one gym and start at 4pm with B-girls followed by B-boys, A-girls and end with A-boys. All games are 6 minute quarters. Tickets were given to players to give to parents for admission. These tickets must be the ones used for entering games. No ticket, no entry. Temperature check will be done at gate and mask worn by all while inside. Thank you for your support! Good luck Rams!
UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT 11-17-2020 4;20 P.M. Hello RAM Families, I wanted to update you on a rumor I heard circulating about the community. We have been very fortunate to have been in school up to this point. The rumor that we are going remote before or after Thanksgiving at this point is NOT TRUE! Other area school districts have opted to do so but we have not. We will be talking at the December BOE Meeting about plans for remote learning should we need to do this. I, like many of you, would prefer to stay in school in the buildings as long as possible. It allows parents to work and kids to learn in the best environment for learning. However, should we have to go remote we will try to give as much notice as possible so that families can prepare. This decision is not taken lightly and affects me as well. My children go to school in our district. I know how difficult it is to remote teach and learn remotely. I want my children in school. With that being said, with the holidays quickly coming up, many of us have plans to celebrate with families. We urge you to remember to wear a mask even when not popular to do so. To socially distance and to use hand sanitizer as much as possible. With the surge in positve cases since Halloween, I can only imagine what will happen after Thanksgiving and Christmas. If we all do our part we can keep our school doors open, continue to have athletic's and other activities, and keep our kids in school. Our community is blessed to care about and look after each other. I am thankful to be able to serve our community! GO RAMS!!!
Mrs. Ellis is on a roll with amazing student engagement and activities. Here are a few of the 8th grade students making hydraulic lifts. Great job!!
Hi Blue Valley Families!! Just wanted to share some really amazing 6th Grade Atom Projects from Mrs. Ellis class. They look amazing!!! Great work kids!
UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENTS OFFICE 11-4-2020 Hi Blue Valley Families, We were contacted today about a positive case at the high school. If you were at the High School between October 26th and October 28th You may have been exposed to COVID. The case has not been at school since last Wednesday, the 28th. We are collecting the list of potential close contacts and making contact with them. Then turning it over to the health department for follow up. Please monitor your high school students for symptoms of COVID. Fever above 100.4 Cough Headache Sore throat Loss of taste or smell If you or someone experience symptoms please contact your doctor for testing then notify District Office at 785-293-5256. Because of the Halloween celebrations over the weekend, it is important to also remember to monitor yourself and each other for symptoms. Many people were not wearing masks and potentially having close contact with others. We are trying to be proactive in our approach as we move into the colder months and holiday season. In order to keep our doors open, we need help from everyone to wear masks and social distance. I know it is difficult to do sometimes and with the holidays coming up it will be even more of a challenge. We will continue to inform the community as we are made aware of positive cases and possible exposures. Please do your part and help us keep schools open and activities moving forward. Thanks you for everything you do to support our staff and students. GO RAMS!!!
Hi Blue Valley Families, This is a quick reminder that tomorrow 10-30-2020 we will not have school. Enjoy your weekend and have a safe and fun Halloween!!
MS boys basketball practice this week will be from 3:30 to 5:30 on wed. And Thursday. Thanks
Here are few reminders for this week. MS boys Basketball practice will start Wednesday and MS girls will start next Monday. HS football will play Thursday 7pm at Pike Valley. (Scandia). No school on Friday for staff and students. Thank you and have a safe Halloween!
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT 10-26-2020 Hi Blue Valley Families, With the weather quickly changing, I wanted to remind everyone about our procedures for canceling school due to bad weather. On days that where bad weather is occurring or supposed to occur, I will be in contact with area Superintendents who meet to discuss the weather situation. We will try to make the decision the night before to allow ample time to make preparations for the next day. Sometimes the weather sneaks up on us and that can't be done. We will place school cancelation on WIBW channel 13, KMAN Radio and on our District website. A Thrillshare notification will also go out to everyone who has subscribed. Please know that we are not bound to the decision of the group and I will make the decision that is best for Blue Valley staff and students. Closing school is never an easy decision but staff and student safety is. Hopefully we have no or few snow days this year. Because of the weather last night and today I thought I would remind everyone on our procedures and where you can find information. Have a great night. GO RAMS!!!!
BV fans that are going to sub-state VB at Axtell on sat. Oct. 24 are required to purchase tickets in advance from GoFan. No tickets will be sold at the gate and everyone will have to present the ticket purchased on their cell phone. Here is the website. https://gofan.co/app/events/124139
Just a reminder that the middle school football game on Monday oct. 26 will start at 5:30pm instead of 6:30. Thanks
Thank you to all of the bus drivers at BV! We 'wheelie' appreciate all you do and for getting our students to and from school safely!
REMINDER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK 10-19-2020 Hi Blue Valley Families, This is just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this week on Thursday October 22nd from 4pm to 8pm and next Monday October 26th from 4pm to 8pm. ALL CONFERENCES WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM. If you haven't heard from your child's teacher(s) please reach out to schedule your times.