Reminder for December 17th, 2020 Hi everyone! This is just a reminder that WE DO NOT HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW December 18th, 2020. The Basketball Game tomorrow night 12-18 2020 WILL BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! GO RAMS!
MS BB @ Hanover will be streamed on the Hanover WildcatsLive Youtube channel. B girls will start at 5:45pm in the HS gym followed by A girls. B boys will start at 5:45pm in the St. Johns gym followed by A boys, and C boys. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9eOV_BND4mum_mZDMy1wGg
Hello Everyone!! Just a quick reminder that this week we will be celebrating Christmas all week long. All staff and students are encouraged to wear Christmas clothing and ugly sweaters all week long. It’s a great week to be a RAM!!!
Today's HS basketball game against Clifton-Clyde will also stream on the Blue Valley Rams Live Youtube channel. JV girls start at 1:00pm with two quarters, followed by two quarters of JV boys, Varsity girls, and Varsity boys. Go Rams! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKdd_8bqVck6cYDxlPpZsw
UPDATE FORMT HE SUPERINTENDENT OFFICE DECEMBER 11TH, 2020 Hi Blue Valley Families, Thank you for the feedback on the survey for allowing us to to take December 18th off as a day fo celebration instead o fan early release day. The community input was 96% in support of it and 4% not in support. After careful consideration looking at school policy, required learning days and community input, I am excited to share that FRIDAY DECEMBER 18TH WILL BE A DAY OFF FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF! The basketball game that night will be played as scheduled. More details about that will come from coaches and building administration as the day gets closer. Everyone in the school community has done a terrific job of keeping our schools open the entire semester with some hiccups here and there but everyone has pitched in and made it happen. It hasn't been easy but we pulled together and did it! I want everyone to take a break, relax and enjoy time with your family. While gathering with family over the holiday, please remember to follow safety procedures to stop the spread of the virus. I know it is challenging to wear a mask and socially distance when around family but if we want to open the doors in January, we need everyone healthy to do it. It is a great day to be a RAM!!!
Update - December 10th, 2020 Hi everyone, I just wanted send out a quick reminder that tomorrow is Fun Friday!!! Our theme is " Day at the Beach". Although when this theme was decided it seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, the weather has decided not to cooperate with us and it is supposed to be cold and raining tomorrow. However, this might just bring that spark of warmth we need to push us through to next week. All staff and students are encouraged to participate. It's a great day to be a RAM!!!
KSHSAA decided yesterday to allow two parents/guardians per participant(s) family. Parents name will be on a master list at the gate table for middle school and high school basketball games. Your name will need to be on the list to be allowed in. MS game tomorrow against Clifton-Clyde will start at 4:30 in new gym with C-boys followed by B-girls, B-boys, A-girls, A-boys. Go rams!!
Wednesday December 9th, 2020 Hi Blue Valley Families, I am seeking input form the community and request that you please take this one question survey to help us decide what we can do for the last day fo the semester December 18th early release day. Please respond no later than Thursday December 10th at 12 noon. Click this link to answer the question: https://forms.gle/njWHXL65r9PzahbN9
The Blue Valley School Store is reopening for one week only! Orders placed by December 15th will be complete before the holiday (pending items are not backordered). Several new designs are available including a McCormick Elementary shirt and a BV ugly Christmas sweater. Check out available items at: https://store.idntiteez.com/bluevalleyrams/shop/home If you are ordering items as gifts and would like to receive them before December 25th, be sure to select the option to have your items shipped directly to you. Contact Katie Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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!