Joe Sample
Please use the following link to review the agenda and accompanying information for the June 10, 2020 Board of Education Meeting: https://5il.co/gxaq
about 12 hours ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
First day of Summer conditioning tomorrow! There will be a shuttle at 7:45 for boys and 9:15 for girls from Quenemo to Melvern.
4 days ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
Summer conditioning begins June 1! Summer athletics begins June 15! See flyer for details!
8 days ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Attention high school softball and baseball players. Pictures will be tonight at 6:30. Wear a MdCV shirt and meet in the high school parking lot.
9 days ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Attention! 8th grade “Promotion Patrol” is coming your way today! Our first stop will be at 1:00. Weather looks favorable up until the end. See all you 8th grade families soon!
12 days ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
We are all set up for the drive-thru portion of Graduation, starting at 3pm! If you are planning on watching your Senior receive their diploma, be sure to arrive as a group to the drive-thru line with your Senior! For everyone else, Senior Parade at 4pm downtown!
12 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Did you miss the May 2020 Board of Education meeting? Check out the video from the meeting here: https://youtu.be/aAOQqsSxor4
13 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Information about Driver's Education classes was emailed to parents today. If your student is attending classes, please check your email inbox for additional information. Classes start June 1st, with driving beginning upon "Phase Out!"
13 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Weather is looking favorable for GRADUATION tomorrow! Remember, the drive-thru Diploma and Photo ceremony will occur at 3pm for Seniors and select family. At 4pm, Seniors will conduct the parade downtown. This event is a "stay in your vehicle" event. Check flyer of details!
13 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Haylee Miles, Tristen Duncan, Koby Vanderpool, Frank Warner, Bayleigh Lacey, and Sadie McGown upon receiving a Melvern/Marais des Cygnes Valley Alumni Scholarship!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Hayley Miles and Koby Vanderpool upon receiving the William Lucas Scholarship!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Bayleigh Lacey and Koby Vanderpool upon receiving the Wendell Allison Scholarship!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Haylee Miles, Koby Vanderpool, and Sadie McGown upon receiving a Quenemo Alumni Scholarship!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Haylee Miles, Tristen Duncan, Koby Vanderpool, Frank Warner, Bayleigh Lacey, and Sadie McGown upon receiving a MDCV Booster Club Scholarship!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Haylee Miles, Koby Vanderpool, and Tori DeCavele upon receiving the McNabb, Fellers, and Fouts Technical Scholarship!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Haylee Miles and Bayleigh Lacey for being named Kansas Honor Scholars!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Our High School Graduation and Parade is THIS Saturday, May 23! To ensure a spot for our immediate families, a single vehicle space will be marked and reserved for each of our 16 seniors. Please see the flyer for details!
16 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Tristen Duncan upon receiving the Woodward, Belt, Heilman, Arb, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 317 of Melvern Scholarship!
17 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Frank Warner upon receiving the Osage County Fire District #3 Scholarship!
17 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Haylee Miles upon receiving the Lawrence Lester McNabb Scholarship!
17 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Tristen Duncan upon receiving the Lala Beth Weis Scholarship!
17 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Bayleigh Lacey upon receiving the Garad Family Scholarship!
17 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Sadie McGowin upon receiving the Carol & Jessie Thurston Scholarship!
17 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Sadie McGowin upon receiving the Barbara Kellum Scholarship!
17 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
It may not have been an end to the school year we wanted, but we are proud of our students for the strong finish! We are looking forward to being together again this August! Stay connected with us this summer as plans begin to unfold! We are ready to see you next year!
21 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
USD 456 would like to recognize Maureen Warner, Junior High Language Arts Teacher, as she will be retiring after 18 years of service to the district. Mrs. Warner continually demonstrated selfless commitment to the district and its' students. Congratulations Mrs. Warner!
21 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
REMINDER! Today is the last day for food service! Be sure to grab some food as you are in returning your materials! 12:00pm-12:30pm at both buildings!
21 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
DROP OFF DAY! Remember, all school devices and materials are to be returned today. Return drop off is 10am-2pm at both buildings. Materials must be returned to the appropriate building. Questions? Call your student's building!
22 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Final Academic Tips for the year! Thank you Mrs. McCullough!
23 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Parents of students who receive free or reduced priced meals, please review this flyer from the State of Kansas about Pandemic EBT benefits to purchase food. Questions? Call the hotline on the flyer or the school district office for additional details!
23 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
HAPPY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Remember, all school devices and materials are to be returned tomorrow. Return drop off is 10am-2pm at both buildings. Materials must be returned to the appropriate building. Questions? Call your student's building and leave a message!
23 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
The agenda for the USD 456 Board of Education Meeting for May 20, 2020 has been posted: https://5il.co/g35p The meeting will be conducted remotely but will be livestreamed on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Mr-fRI6I-sNYkWBe-pz0g
23 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
"Thoughtful Tuesday" is here! Thank you Mrs. Sumner for putting these together!
24 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Drivers Education is scheduled to begin June 1st. Calls have been made to all students signed up, but not all have replied. If your student is planning on taking Drivers Education this summer and hasn't spoke with Mr. Taylor, please contact him at staylor@usd456.org.
24 days ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
*Attention 8th grade parents* Unfortunately, with the latest announcement from the Governor forbidding ceremonies in phase 1 of reopening, we will have to postpone our "Promotion Patrol" scheduled for Saturday. We will contact families individually to set up a reschedule time.
24 days ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Tristen Duncan, who is a member of the softball team! Thank you for your efforts Tristen!
28 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Koby Vanderpool, who is a member of the baseball team! Thank you for your efforts Koby!
28 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Check out our "Technology Thursday" from Mrs. Dayhoff!
29 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Tori Decavele, who is a member of the softball team! Thank you for your efforts Tori!
29 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Haylee Miles, who is a member of the softball team! Thank you for your efforts Haylee!
29 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Summer Conditioning is scheduled to start June 1st! JH/HS boys @ 8:00am-9:30am and JH/HS girls @ 9:30am-11:00am. Will occur each weekday, except Wednesdays. Sport specific camps will be offered this summer, stay tuned for details!
29 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
REMINDER! All school devices and materials are to be returned on Thursday, May 14. Returns conducted via drive-thru drop off 10am-2pm at both buildings. Materials must be returned to the appropriate building. Questions? Call us at 785-549-3313 (JH/HS) or 785-759-3512 (ELE).
29 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Sadie McGowin, who is a member of the softball team! Thank you for your efforts Sadie!
30 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Students! We are almost there! To keep you going, "Workshop Wednesday" is here from Mrs. McCullough!
30 days ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Kindergarteners! Graduation plans have been set and Mrs. Wollenberg and Mrs. Criqui are coming to celebrate you! Communication of details will be made directly to families by the end of the week. We can't wait!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
8th Graders! Promotion plans have been set for May 16th, 2020 and the "Promotion Patrol" will be coming to you! Communication of details will be made directly to families by the end of the week. We can't wait to see you!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Seniors! Graduation plans have been set! On May 23rd, 2020, a drive-thru Diploma and Photo ceremony will occur at 3pm for Seniors and select family. At 4pm, Seniors will participate in a parade downtown. This event is a "stay in your vehicle" event. Please see flyer for details!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Joey Heuer, who is a member of the track team! Thank you for your efforts Joey!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day to our wonderful teachers! Have a teacher in your life that has made a difference? The best satisfaction of a teacher's career, is hearing from a student about how the teacher made a difference. Reach out to a teacher today!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Garrett Holloway, who is a member of the baseball team and the track team! Thank you for your efforts Garrett!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for Bayleigh Lacey who is a member of the softball team and the track team! Thank you for your efforts Bayleigh!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
With the cancellation of spring sports this year, we would like to take the time to give a shoutout to our spring sport senior athletes! Today's spotlight is for track and field athlete Alexa Gordon! Thank you for your efforts Alexa!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Today is National School Principal's Day! A big THANK YOU goes to these tireless leaders as they have guided us through uncharted waters!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Be sure to check out our preview of banners being hung in downtown Melvern in honor of our MDCV 2020 Seniors here: https://www.facebook.com/usd456/posts/1021585804905452
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Today is School Lunch Hero Day! Let's hear it for our fearless School Lunch Heros as they have kept us fed throughout the pandemic! School Lunch Heros to the rescue!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Mrs. Dayhoff's "Technology Thursday" is here! How is your digital citizenship?!?!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Beginning May 1st, students in grades 6-12 interested in participating in sports next school year are encouraged to begin scheduling physicals with their physicians. However, required forms for the physical have been updated. An updated form can be found here: https://5il.co/fofg
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
It's "Workshop Wednesday" and Mrs. McCullough, JH/HS Academic Advisor, has some helpful academic tips to help our hard working students!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
MDCV Receives Grant from KMLC! News article: https://www.mdcv.org/article/238584?org=mdcv
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Mrs. Sumner's "Thoughtful Tuesday" is here! Be sure to look for the silver lining in life's events!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Interested in being a high school cheerleader next year? Please email lmcgowin@three-lakes.org
about 1 month ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
We still have multiple open positions available for next school year! Please refer to the USD 456 profile page on the Kansas Education Employment Board: https://jobs.kansasteachingjobs.com/4.0/inner.php?p=scripts/funct.employer.details&employerCode=03a673cfc292530
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Check out this week's "Digital Tips" from our Technology Director Kim Dayhoff!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Students! Be sure to check out this week's "Academic Motivation and Tips!" Keep working hard, you are doing great!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Marais des Cygnes Valley High School has been named one of U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools for 2020! Ranked #1 in Topeka area and #18 in Kansas! Check out all the details here: https://www.mdcv.org/article/235234?org=mdcv
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Be sure to check out the tips in this week's "Thoughtful Tuesday" on handling our "new normal!" #wearethevalley
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
The start of our JH/HS gym/commons/shop paint project today represents the last of our capital outlay projects for this fiscal year! At April's board meeting, prospective plans were made for projects in the years to come! Stay tuned for an updated list in the coming months!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Haylee Miles upon being named a Kansas Governor’s Scholar! The Governor's Scholars program honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Great job Haylee!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
We have loved seeing your funny faces for today's spirit day! The teachers wanted to show their spirit while conducting their staff meetings today! Think they have been at home for too long?!?!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Congrats to our 5th Grade Revolution Poster Winners! 1st - Landon Reed 2nd - Ellie Sowers 3rd - Braelyn McNally
about 1 month ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Don't forget! Friday is Funny Face Day! Post a picture of you making your best funny face to social media and tag #wearethevalley!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
“Fun in the Sun” Spirit Day sputtered a bit today with the crummy weather! Thank you to those that participated as much as they could! #wearethevalley
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Don't forget! Thursday is Fun in the Sun Day! Post a picture of you and your family playing outdoors to social media and tag #wearethevalley!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Needing some technology guidance during Continuous Learning? Check out this week's "Tech Tips" from our Technology Director Kim Dayhoff!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Don't forget! Wednesday is Whatcha Playin Day! Post a picture of you and your family playing your favorite board game to social media and tag #wearethevalley!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
MDCV Pet Day was a success! If we missed you, be sure to post in the comments!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
"Thoughtful Tuesday" is here! MDCV Social Worker Mrs. Sumner has put together some great info to help you "Talk the Talk." Be sure to check out the resources available to you and your loved ones!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Be sure to check out this week's "MDCV Academic Life" tips and tricks from JH/HS Academic Advisor Mrs. McCullough!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Don't forget! Tuesday is Pet Day! Post a picture of your pet to social media and tag #wearethevalley!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
We loved seeing your “bed head” pictures! If we missed you, be sure to make your post public, tag us in the photo and use #wearethevalley!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Don't forget! Monday is Bed Head Day! Post a picture of your bed head to social media and tag #wearethevalley!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
We love you seniors! #classof2020 #wearethevalley
about 1 month ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Tonight April 10th, MdCV will be joining schools around the country by turning on our stadium lights at 8:20 pm, which is 20:20 military time for 20 mins, and 20 secs to honor the class of 2020. At 8:20 pm tonight, drive by to show support for our graduating class of 2020!
about 1 month ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
We're starting to get a little stir crazy, so let's do a Spirit Week! Be sure to share a daily photo of you and your family on social media participating in our themed days next week, April 13-17! Be sure to tag it #wearethevalley! Looking forward to seeing all of your photos!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Looking for a job in education or know someone who is? Interested in coaching a sport? Interested in driving a bus? Check out: https://jobs.kansasteachingjobs.com/4.0/inner.php?p=scripts/funct.employer.details&employerCode=03a673cfc292530&MapQuery=105+SW+Main++Melvern%2C+KS+66510
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Did you miss last night's virtual board meeting? You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCPqFO4qYCE
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Students and Parents - be sure to check out Mrs. Sumner's "Thoughtful Tuesday" tips and ideas to help you through the week!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Students! Are you staying on track during Continuous Learning? Review these tips to make sure you are making this transition work for you!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Parents - As we begin Week 2 of Continuous Learning, be sure to take a moment and review this week's technology tips!
about 1 month ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
UPDATE! District food service is changing its schedule! Drive-thru service will now occur only on Mondays and Thursdays at both locations, 12:00-12:30pm. Food served will cover breakfast/lunch for each weekday, as usual. Again, this service is for ANY child 1-18 and is FREE!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Due to recent events concerning the security of Zoom Meetings involving published invites, the April board meeting will instead be available via live stream on our district YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Mr-fRI6I-sNYkWBe-pz0g
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Our district social worker, Mary Sumner, will be providing valuable information each week during the remainder of the semester for those that may need some extra help during this time. Take a look at this week's "Mental Notes!"
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Today is National Paraeducator Day! Our paras proudly serve many unsung roles assisting students on a daily basis! Although their role is somewhat altered during this time, we certainly appreciate everything they do for our schools! Paras, be sure to check your email later today!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Kids still trying to make that transition to home school? Take a look at our optimal day organizer! While it may not fit everyone, it can be the starting point for organizing a day/morning/afternoon/evening of school work! Be sure to stay in touch with staff for assistance!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Have you completed the U.S. Census yet? Get one of those blue cards in the mail? Fill it out online and you will be performing a great service! Census data determines hundreds of programs we utilize everyday! Visit https://my2020census.gov/ and complete your information!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Does your student need some assistance learning from home? Are they having a tough time figuring things out? Be sure to contact our JH/HS Counselor Emily McCullough! She is here to help our students AND parents through this difficult time!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Is your student having a tough time with the transition? Need help setting goals for the remainder of the semester? Be sure to contact our Social Worker Mary Sumner! She is here to help our students AND parents through this difficult time!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Technology questions? Be sure to contact our Technology Director Kim Dayhoff! She is here to help our students AND parents with all of your technology needs!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Trojan Family - as Day 1 begins, please note contact info: Superintendent - jsample@usd456.org Principal - twollenberg@usd456.org Principal - bgordon@usd456.org Technology - kdayhoff@usd456.org Social Work - msumner@usd456.org Counselor - emccullough@usd456.org
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Trojan Family - please review the revised district information regarding the county and state stay-at-home order: https://www.mdcv.org/article/221668?org=mdcv
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
The agenda for the USD 456 Board of Education Meeting on April 7, 2020 has been posted: https://www.mdcv.org/o/mdcv/browse/115286 Due to recommendations from the Governor and Osage County Health, the board will meet via Zoom Meeting. Link listed on the agenda.
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
UPDATE! Drive-thru food service now includes breakfast! 12-12:30pm each weekday at both Quenemo and Melvern! ANY child 1-18 years old can receive FREE meals. If you, or someone you know, is having difficulty in arriving for this service, please call 785-549-3521. See you there!
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
High School/Junior High times for belongings pickup and device checkout are as follows... Thursday 1-3pm. Friday 10-11am. If these times do not work, please contact the Melvern office at (785)-549-3313. Thank you all for your assistance, cooperation, and patience at this time!
2 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Elementary pickup times are below. If this time does not work, please call the school 785-759-3512 or Ms. Wollenberg at 785-640-5646. Thursday, March 26 5th 8:30-9:30 4th 9:30-10:30 3rd 10:30-11:30 2nd 1:00-2:00 1st 2:00-3:00 Friday Preschool & Kindergarten 8:30 - 9:30
2 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Trojan Family - please review the latest update from USD 456 on the district's Continuous Learning Plan. Handout of property/technology will occur late this week. School work will resume on Monday, March 30. Follow the link for info: https://www.mdcv.org/article/218147?org=mdcv
2 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Trojan Family - please follow the link for the latest update regarding the school district and its response to school closure: https://www.mdcv.org/article/214912?org=mdcv
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Don't forget! Drive-thru lunch available beginning today at 12:00pm at both Quenemo and Melvern school buildings! Any child 1-18 years old can receive a FREE lunch. Child must be in the vehicle to be served. Service will end at 12:30pm sharp. Questions? Call 785-549-3521.
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities in Kansas will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. USD 456 will still educate students and provide services. Please follow the link for details: https://www.mdcv.org/article/212940?org=mdcv
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, every weekday during school closure, lunches will be served from 12-12:30pm via drive-through at Quenemo and Melvern. Any student can receive a lunch at any school. Students must be present in the vehicle. If you need assistance call 785-549-3521.
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
During ANY closure of schools in response to COVID-19, ALL PERSONS ARE RESTRICTED FROM SCHOOL PROPERTY. Only notified, select staff will be permitted on property. We are attempting to provide the most sanitary conditions possible and need cooperation from the entire community.
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
As of 4pm today, 3/15/2020, KSDE Commissioner Randy Watson has "strongly recommended" that Kansas school districts close for the week of March 16-20. USD 456 will follow this recommendation and will close school for this week. Further information will be shared when available.
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
Congratulations to Senior Koby Vanderpool for being named second team all LCL Basketball! Great work Koby!
3 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
More exciting updates to our facilities. Here is our completed bleachers and concrete pad at the football field/track, and the result of day 1 of our new softball fence. A big thank you to Coach Criqui, Coach Chloe, and their crew of parents, students, and community members for their work on the fence today. More to come!
3 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Seniors & Senior Parents/Guardians...just a friendly reminder...you have 13 days until most local scholarship applications are due! Don't delay in getting these completed and turned in to Mrs. McCullough! Late applications will not be accepted!
3 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Progress is being made on our new bleachers at the football field!
3 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Just a reminder, Thursday we will be taking all Juniors and Sophomores to Washburn Tech for a school visit. Students will be eating lunch in Topeka before returning to Melvern, please bring money to do so. Thanks!
3 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
Be sure to come out to our JH/HS Winter Sports Banquet on March 19th, 2020 at 6pm in the gym! A taco bar will be provided! JH families are asked to bring a dessert and high school families are asked to bring a side! See you there!
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Congratulations to Danny Rice on being selected by the USD 456 Board of Education as this year's Teacher of the Year! Link: https://www.mdcv.org/article/198411?org=mdcv
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
A great day for FFA! Our students spent the day today at the ECD Ag Mech, Floriculture, Vet Science Career Development Event at Louisburg. Ag Mech placed 8th overall, Flori 11th and Bayleigh just judged by herself so we didn't have a team score. The day ended with some FFA Week Fun. A big thank you to Mr Rice for your work during FFA week!
3 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Congrats to the varsity JH Scholar’s bowl on another first place finish at the MdCV tournament. Great work Trojans!
3 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
At February's Board of Education meeting, the board approved the 2020-2021 district calendar. Be sure to review for all pertinent information about next school year! Link: https://5il.co/d8ts
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Consistent parent support of their student is an integral part of a successful school district, but it is imperative that the link between home and school be strong. We are here to help at Marais des Cygnes Valley - contact a school administrator today!
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Parent engagement and involvement in schools is an integral part of a successful student experience and a successful school district. Parent involvement is greatly encouraged and welcomed at Marais des Cygnes Valley - contact a school administrator today!
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
Great day for the JH Science Tech students at Emporia’s robotics competition today. Great work Trojans!
3 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
2020 Census invitations will soon begin hitting mailboxes across the country! MdCV needs you, as the 2020 Census affects federal funding for a number of education programs. Please review KSDE's census fact sheet and participate in the 2020 Census for the future of our students!
3 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
1A Regional HS Basketball brackets have been released! On February 24th, the 5th seeded Trojan boys will travel to play the 4th seeded Waverly Bulldogs at 7pm. On February 25th, the 6th seeded Lady Trojans will travel to play the 3rd seeded Hartford Jaguars. Let's go MdCV!
4 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Tonight is the first night of parent teacher conferences. 4:30-8:00 PM at both schools. Please call the school if you have any questions. We will see you soon!
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Elementary Parents - The conference times will be the same as previously scheduled. We understand the same times may not work for you so please call the school if you need to change. NO Trojan Potential Club (After School Program) on the above dates because of conferences.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Parent-Teacher Conferences have been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 20th, 4:30pm-8:00pm. Elementary conferences will be scheduled directly with parents while JH/HS conferences will be walk-in. Please contact the buildings for any additional questions.
4 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
5th Grade Honors Band, February 15, performance has changed from 3:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Please contact Ms. Guy if you have any questions.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Due to the forecasted winter weather event, school has been CANCELLED for Thursday, February 13th, 2020. The National Weather Service has predicted significantly low wind chills tomorrow, with the possibility of flash freezing of wet pavement. Travel is expected to be hazardous.
4 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Due to the forecasted winter weather, parent-teacher conferences have been cancelled for this evening, Wednesday, February 12th, 2020. The National Weather Service has predicted continuing snow, high winds, flash freezing, and snow squalls. Stay home and stay safe.
4 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
The Quiz Bowl meet at Hartford for today has been canceled, it will be rescheduled at a later date.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Bob Johnston from KS Corn came to visit with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students about STEM activities on the farm.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Our super scientists are looking spiffy!
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
7th and 8th-grade Jones Educational Fields trip to KC.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday this week 4:30 - 7:45 PM. Elementary parents your scheduled time was sent home last week. Please contact the office if you did not get it or need to make changes.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grab some lunch tomorrow and support the sophomore class!
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
JH Quiz Bowl-Varsity took first place at Lebo today.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Olivia and Emily didn’t win today but they did a great job representing MdCV at the county spelling bee. We are so proud of you ladies!
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Mini Cheer performance tonight! The girls will be performing at halftime of the boys' varsity game. Meet in the commons at 7:00 PM.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
For Saturday, Round 3 of the HS Lyon County League Basketball Tournament at White Auditorium features our Lady Trojans facing off against Southern Coffey County at 9:00am for 7th place and our Trojans facing off against Waverly at 1:30pm for 5th place. Good luck Trojans!
4 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
For the second round of the HS Lyon County League Basketball Tournament at White Auditorium, the boys and girls teams will both play Thursday, Jan 30. The boys will play at 5:30pm against Hartford and the girls will play at 7:00pm against Waverly. Good luck Trojans!
4 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
Friday the JH/HS will celebrate Red Kingdom in the Valley! Staff and Students are also encouraged to wear red/yellow and their best KC Chiefs gear.
4 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Tomorrow and Friday the elementary will be showing their love for the KC Chiefs! Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Chiefs gear.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Senior government students competed in a state government competition today; “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution.” Unit 1: Bayleigh Lacey, Garrett Holloway and Frank Warner earned an award of distinction for their unit today.
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
The high school Lyon County League Basketball Tournament brackets have been released! The boys will play on Monday at 5:30pm and the girls will play on Tuesday at 7:00pm, both against Olpe at White Auditorium in Emporia. Go Trojans!
4 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
Congratulations to all of our spelling bee participants today! Miss Olivia Lacey and Miss Emily Criqui placed 1-2 overall! These young ladies will represent MDCV in the Osage County bee Feb. 6th in Osage City. Great work Trojans!
4 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
MdCV HS competed in the annual Osage County Math competition at Allen Community College in Burlingame .MdCV had two students earn recognition --Madison Cormode and Kyla Vogeler finished tied for 3rd place
4 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
January Super Scientists
5 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Congrats to the JH ladies basketball team for their 4th place finish at the Lyon County League tournament today. Great work ladies and coaches! Way to go Trojans!
5 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
Travel information for JH Girls basketball players traveling to Olpe on Saturday (1/18/20): pickup at Quenemo school at 8:15am, players report to Melvern by 8:30am, departure to Olpe at 8:45am.
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
SCHEDULE CHANGE: The start time for the JH Girls BB game against Olpe on Saturday, January 18, 2020 has been moved up to 10:30am in Olpe's small gym. The girls are playing for 3rd place at the JH LCL Tournament. Good luck ladies!
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
The HS BB bus will leave for the game at 4:00pm. All players are to report to the HS by 3:30pm. A shuttle bus will be picking up players in Quenemo at 3:15pm.
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
ATTENTION: Due to the incoming winter weather, school has been cancelled for Friday, January 17th, 2020. Hazardous road conditions are anticipated through the morning hours. However, due to rising temps tomorrow afternoon, HS BB @ Waverly will play as scheduled.
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
January is School Board Recognition Month - thank you to our USD 456 board members for their dedication and commitment to our community! Our board members are: President Greg McCurdy, Vice President Jamie Sowers, Mark Lacey, Beth Weimer, Caleb McNally, Mike Ragan, and Joe Arb.
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
JH Girls will play at 5:00 on Thursday in the big gym at Olpe against Lebo. Here is the most current bracket for JH LCL.
5 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Due to JH Basketball Tournament, the Elementary Family Engagement Night has been canceled
5 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
SCHEDULE CHANGE: The previously postponed and rescheduled game against Hartford has been rescheduled for 1/23/2020. Game times the same as before.
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
POSTPONED: Due to the weather, tonight's (01/10/2020) HS BB games against Madison have been POSTPONED. The game has been rescheduled for 1/24/2020. Additionally, all after-school activities/athletic practices have been CANCELLED for tonight.
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
SCHEDULE CHANGE: JH Boys and Girls Basketball tournament games at Olpe have been postponed from this Saturday to Monday next week (01/13/2020). The girls team will play on Monday at 3:30pm against Hartford in the small gym. The boys team will play on Monday at 4:45pm against Olpe in the large gym. Second and third rounds will be played as scheduled later that week.
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
The month of January is super busy! Below you'll find what's going on at each school. We also have two district events, Board Meeting on January 8 @ 7:00 PM and a Booster Club Meeting @ the HS Commons January 12 @ 5:00 PM. Booster Club will be discussing after prom.
5 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
The elementary will be having a different spirit week from the JH/HS. Spirit week starts Monday!
5 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
For this year’s winter inservice, staff recharged for the second semester by receiving training from Greenbush, ate lunch catered by Joe’s KC BBQ, and competed at axe throwing at Bury the Hatchet. We are ready to go for students on Monday!
5 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
December Super Scientists
5 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Saturday Morning Basketball Performance Any kids that attended one Saturday can perform. Students should meet at 7 PM in the small gym. Parents do need to pay but students performing get in free.
6 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
SCHEDULE CHANGE: The times for HS and JH graduation have changed. Junior High graduation will now be at 2pm on May 9th, 2020. High School graduation will now be at 4pm on May 9th, 2020.
6 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Rescheduled games due to the recent snow days: 12/16/2019 JH BB @ Olpe - Rescheduled to 01/09/2020 01/09/2020 JH BB vs Lebo - Cancelled/no make-up date 12/17/2019 HS BB @ Hartford - Rescheduled to 01/24/2020
6 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Looking forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow for the last day of the semester! Just a reminder, students will begin Winter Break on December 19th and will return for the second semester on January 6th.
6 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
ATTENTION: Due to the continuing adverse road conditions within the district, school and all activities have been cancelled for Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. Be safe and Go Trojans!
6 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
The MdCV FFA, FBLA, FCCLA Christmas Party is canceled today. Students, bring your gifts to school and we'll schedule time to exchange. Be safe out there.
6 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
JH/HS Finals are starting tomorrow! All students are required to take a final, unless they can opt-out. Finals are in various formats depending on the class they are in. If there is an absence during this time, please contact Mr. Gordon directly to make arrangements.
6 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Tonight is the night! First night of The Valley Tip-Off Classic! Please note all games listed on top of the blue portion of the graphic are played at Melvern. This includes MdCV, who will play SCC tonight at 5:30.
6 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Great night for our HS basketball opener against Lyndon. Go Trojans!
6 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
We had a great performance last night for our JH/HS Christmas Concert. Congrats to Ms Guy and all of our students on a great program! Great work Trojans!
6 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
The ag department still has a few wreaths left and the poinsettias are coming along. Put yourself or someone in the Christmas spirit. Contact Mr. Rice at drice@usd456.org or call 785-549-3313
6 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
The high school has their first home game on Friday, December 6th against Lyndon starting at 5:00 p.m. We will have BLUE out night. Everyone come out and support the Trojan teams and wear your blue.
6 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Christmas Wreaths for sale by the MdCV Ag Ed Hort class. Supply is limited. We have a few ready now and more next week after Thanksgiving. We will also have poinsettias after Thanksgiving as well. $20 for wreaths 12 inch $25 16 inch only 2 wreaths. $5 poinsettias [6 inch pots] Contact Mr. Rice at drice@usd456.org to reserve yours today!
6 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
The elementary tower gardens are overflowing! If you would like some lettuce, basil, bok choy, or rainbow chard please send a note with your child tomorrow.
6 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Know a teacher you feel should be the USD 456 Teacher of the Year? Please follow the link to nominate a teacher you feel is worthy of this honor! https://forms.gle/hfiMvn7cRYCGrcGk9
6 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Check out the "News" section of the app/website to view this year's district action plan!
7 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
ATTENTION: According to KCP&L and Lyon-Coffey Electric, the planned power outage on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 will ONLY affect customers of Lyon-Coffey Electric. USD 456 is serviced by KCP&L and WILL NOT be affected by the power outage. School will be in session on that date.
7 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Wednesday was a busy day at the elementary school. That morning Tim Gogolski talked with the kids about bees as part of the agriculture grant. That afternoon some ESU exchange students came to talk to the 3-5 grades about their home country.
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Alright MdCV alumni this is your last chance to relive those glory days. Show off your 🏀 skills to the next generation! Please contact Coach Arb by Friday November 15 to get signed up. This will be a great time!
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
November Elementary super scientists!
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
MdCV would like to congratulate this young lady!! Haylee Miles was selected 2nd Team Lyon County League!! Great Job Haylee!
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
ATTENTION: Start time for this Thursday's (11/14/19) JH basketball game against Southern Coffey County was incorrectly listed. Games will begin at 4PM at the Middle School in Gridley. Schedule: half JV girls - half JV boys - Varsity girls - Varsity boys.
7 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
If you missed the elementary Veteran’s Day program you can watch it here https://youtu.be/_BSEt8HPeng
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
We would like to take this opportunity on Veteran's day to thank and recognize our current students who have chose to serve our nation post-graduation, seniors Bayleigh Lacey, and Garrett Holloway. Garrett has committed to the Army National Guard and Bayleigh the Army Reserves.
7 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Please contact Coach Arb for more information!
7 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
Opening night for JH Boys/Girls Basketball!!! Check the app for final scores!
7 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Tomorrow MdCV will honor area veterans. 2:00 PM is the elementary's salute to veterans. At 6:30 PM there will be a chili dinner at the Melvern Community Center. Veterans eat free and a free-will donation will be collected for Melvern's American Legion.
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
TROJAN POTENTIAL CLUB CHANGE! Tomorrow our after school program bus will be leaving Quenemo at 5:15 pm instead of 5:30 pm due to our Fall Sports Banquet. The bus should arrive in Melvern around 5:30 pm. All students will need to be picked up by 5:15.
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Attention All Parents/Guardians! USD 456 needs your help in assessing its' ability in engaging parents in the education of their children! Please take a few moments and fill out this online survey: https://districttools.org/mdcv1920.
7 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
FFA students on their trip to the National Convention this week. A big thank you to the Rice’s for their work on this trip!
7 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Next week our elementary students will be collecting loose change to raise money for the Melvern American Legion. Don't be surprised if they ask you for some change!
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
We can't wait to see and chat with you tomorrow or Wednesday!
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Come celebrate our VB, FB and Cheer athletes at our JH/HS Fall Sports Banquet on Tuesday, November 5th at 6pm! See flyer for details!
7 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
November is a busy month here at MdCV. Please come out and support our students!
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
KSHSAA has announced our MDCV Trojans will be traveling to Colony to play the Crest Lancers for the first round of the 1A 8-man DII playoffs. Good luck to our boys and let’s get a win!
7 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
Nice day to work in the garage! JH life skills students are changing oil and servicing maintenance equipment with Mr. L and Lori Walker.
7 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Elementary super scientists for October.
7 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Volleyball ladies getting the busses ready for regionals at Centre. Let’s go Trojans!
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Mini cheerleaders 📣They preformed Friday night during halftime and did an excellent job!
8 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Parent night this evening will start at 6:40pm before the football game. Band will play first at half time, followed by the mini-cheer clinic.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
Attention JH/HS Students! There will be a pep bus going to watch Regional Volleyball on Tuesday, October 22! Sign up in the office today to go cheer on our Lady Trojans! There will be a 15 student minimum to run the bus, so bring your friends! Gate fee for students is $5.
8 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Lunch Menu Change tomorrow - the elementary school will be having a sack lunch instead of pizza.
8 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
The Lyon County League Volleyball Tournament bracket has been released! MDCV will be playing Lebo, Waverly, and SCC in pool play at White Auditorium in Emporia this Saturday, October 19 at approximately 8:30am. Come on out and cheer on the Lady Trojans!
8 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Regional volleyball brackets have been released! MDCV will be playing Wakefield at 3:00pm at Centre High School, this Tuesday, October 22, 2019. If you would like to attend, it is $5 for students and $6 for adults. No passes accepted. Good luck to our Trojan Volleyball team!
8 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
Attention! Tonight’s HS JV football makeup game against Waverly has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Congrats to our junior high volleyball players and coaches on their 2nd place finish today at league tournament in Burlingame. Nice work ladies!
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
We have a lot of activities going on in the next few weeks. If you can't make the elementary bookfair you can shop online at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=maraisdescygnesvalleyes The school earns "points" that they can spend on free books for classrooms and the library. The trips to the pumpkin patch are part of the grant the elementary school received from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education.
8 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Tonight is Elementary Family Engagement Night! Come early to shop the book fair or get your face painted. It's sure to be a fun time for everyone!
8 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
ATTENTION: due to the off-and-on rain, and a storm cell coming through Melvern right at 3:00, the location of the Homecoming pep-rally has been changed to the Melvern big gym. Still starting at 2:45. As of now, the homecoming crowning and game are still a go for the normal time and location.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
Come one, come all! Today we will be having our Homecoming Pep Rally at 2:45pm in Downtown Melvern! All high school and junior high students will be attending as well as the 3rd, 4th & 5th grade. Come help us show our spirit as we take on Rural Vista tonight at 7pm. Crowning of Royalty will be at 6:30pm.
8 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Shoutout to Linda Carson, Kim Dayhoff, and Barb Roberts for applying and receiving a $10,000 grant from Bayer Fund and their America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program!
8 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
A huge thank you to Mrs Vanderpool and her students for their work decorating for Homecoming in downtown Melvern. go Trojans!
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Please note, there will not be a concession stand operating tomorrow night at Waverly for the continuation of Friday night’s game. Please plan accordingly, thank you.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
A special thank you to Richard Burns and the Lyndon State Bank for their $1000 donation to the senior class of 2020. Receiving the check is senior Koby Vanderpool.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
The game at Waverly was postponed due to lightning. We will continue play at 5:30 Monday in Waverly. Score is currently 46-18 Waverly, 4:45 left in the 3rd quarter.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Next week is homecoming week! Let's go Trojans!
8 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
The High School football game against Waverly tomorrow (9/27/19) has been moved up to a 5:30 kickoff time, due to forecasted severe weather later in the evening. The game will continue as a normal game, just bumped up an hour and a half earlier.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
The 2-5 Grades helped set-up one of our tower gardens. Even our preschoolers are enjoying the "fruits" of their labors. Growing Minds one seed at a time!
8 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Monday’s high school football JV game against Waverly has been canceled due to injury and eligibility issues. As of now, there is not a reschedule date, but one may be scheduled at a future date.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Our second graders are quite the engineers! #wearethevalley #stemeducation #trojanpride
8 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Congratulations to our MdCV FFA Career Development Event Land Judgers for their 4th place finish in A and B and Teams. High Individuals for MdCV were 4th place Wyatt Lingenfelter and 5th Cole Lacey B team. A team, 9th Colby Vogeler and 8th place Kaelin Criqui.
8 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Stuco conference in Topeka today. Great to see these kids step up and lead!
9 months ago, Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Reminder, no junior high volleyball practice tonight.
9 months ago, Ben Gordon
Joe Sample
Event Change: The 9/23/19 HS JV FB game against Burlingame has been cancelled.
9 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
We are hiring!! If you know someone who is the perfect fit let them know. Applicants will need a KEEB account to apply.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Don't forget family engagement night at the elementary school is tonight 6:30-7:30. Math and reading activities in the classroom.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Our High School Volleyball team place 4th Saturday in their tournament in Lyndon. Great job ladies!
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Today was the luncheon recognizing the Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees. While Carrie Lingenfelter isn’t a finalist we couldn’t be prouder to have have her representing us today and every day.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
A special thank you to Coffelt Sign in Emporia for our new marquee center section at the Melvern Building. The marquee will be back-lit with LED lighting once we get the electrical line hooked up.
9 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Tonight is blue out for the volleyball games. The Junior High students are ready are you?
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
It was so nice to see a few kindergarten grandparents yesterday. We look forward to seeing first-grade grandparents at 2:45 PM and second-grade grandparents at 3:00 PM today.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grandparents day at Junior High please scroll down to see what all pictures.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grandparents day at Junior High please scroll down to see what all pictures.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grandparents day at Junior High please scroll down to see what all pictures.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grandparents day at Junior High please scroll down to see what all pictures.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grandparents day at Junior High please scroll down to see what all pictures.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grandparents day at Junior High please scroll down to see what all pictures.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Grandparents day at Junior High please scroll down to see what all pictures.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Good luck tonight! Beat Madison!!!
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Don't forget tomorrow is early release day! The Melvern office number is 785-549-3313 and the Quenemo office is 785-759-3512 is you need to make any changes to your child's schedule.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
The elementary school will be participating in Kansas Literacy week. Each day we will enter a photo in the drawing for a chance to win $100 for our library.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Friday night at our "Meet the Trojans" event we will be having a concession stand. Bring some cash so you can satisfy that hot dog and popcorn carving you've been having. Saturday our varisty volleyball team will be playing in a tournament in Burlingame.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Our high school volleyball team will be having theme nights this year for their home games! Be sure to come on out and cheer on our Lady Trojans! See flyer for details!
9 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
FYI: If your student will be doing something different after school please call the office BY 3:00 PM.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Our fourth and fifth graders are hard at work learning about water displacement.
9 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Thank you K-5 Masonic Literacy Center for providing our kindergarten class Rocket's Very Fine Day books for the class. They sure enjoyed listening to the book and then reading it to each other.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Don't forget! Our annual Meet the Trojans Night will be on Friday, August 30th, beginning at 4pm. Please see our flyer for more information!
10 months ago, Joe Sample
Ben Gordon
High school football parent meeting and helmet striping tomorrow! (Thursday, the 22nd) 6 PM in the Melvern commons .
10 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Elementary parents don’t forget soccer and flag football forms need to be turned in Friday!
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Our second graders spent some time reading to their book babies. It looks like everyone is enjoying the activity.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
The weather isn’t slowing down our football team. Up and at em early this morning.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Friday our 4th and 5th graders enjoyed their first STEAM activity of the school year. They made straw and pipe cleaner structures.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
We found more #FirstdayofSchoolUSD456 pictures! It looks like we are going to have a lot of fun this year from the excited faces in these pictures! #WeAreTheValley #BacktoSchoolUSD456
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Due to the heat advisory, all JH/HS sports practices will be delayed until 6:00pm on Monday, August 19th. A sports shuttle bus will run at 5:30pm from Quenemo and will return back after practices. Any questions, please contact the office tomorrow.
10 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
Tomorrow, Monday August 19 is the first day of the elementary after school program. The program runs Monday-Thursday
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
We've had an awesome first day! #WeAreTheValley #FirstdayofSchoolUSD456 #BackToSchoolUSD456 Keep sharing those pictures and make sure we can see them so we can add more first day back photos.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Ben Gordon
Reminder! Tomorrow is Back to School night at both buildings from 5:30-7:00. Come meet your teachers, eat some goodies, decorate your lockers, etc. At the JH/HS, Mrs. Dayhoff will give a PowerSchool tutorial for parents at 6:00 in the JH/HS commons to help you keep tabs on your kids’ schoolwork.
10 months ago, Ben Gordon
Melissa Shields
Both buildings will be open tomorrow evening at 5:30-7:00 so students can meet teachers, find classrooms, drop off supplies, and see what is new in the buildings.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Share those back to school photos with us, no matter if you are posting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram tag the photos #WEARETHEVALLEY and #BACKTOSCHOOLUSD456 so we can find them and share them!
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
The Rec Committee will be holding a fundraiser September 21 for batting cages. Sign up today!
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
We know there was some confusion about the writing tablet 2nd graders needed. This is what they need. If you are already done shopping don’t worry we will have extras at the school.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Checking beginning of school items off the list, bus inspections today! Thank you Kansas Highway Patrol! #mdcvpride
10 months ago, Joe Sample
Melissa Shields
We can’t wait to see everyone for enrollment today 1:30 PM-7:00 PM and tomorrow 8:00 AM -12:00 AM.
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
It's almost time for school to start. Elementary Supply List - http://bit.ly/2YEsJg2 JH/HS Supply List - http://bit.ly/2LUHuJW Enrollment - August 6 - 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM and August 7 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Back to School Open House - will be at each building August 15, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Have a child birth to birth to 5? Get them scheduled for a Well Child screening today!
10 months ago, Melissa Shields
Joe Sample
Really excited to see our new "We Believe" banners placed on our school buildings! Ready to start the new year!
10 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Still looking for school supplies? Take a quick glance at Target's School List Assist! Target will quickly find and populate your student's supply list for you!
10 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Be sure to check out our newly posted news article detailing all of the pertinent info for parents to begin the school year on the right foot!
11 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Just received notification that our grant for our elementary after-school program has been approved! We look forward to offering engaging after school programming for our students this upcoming school year!
11 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Be sure to sign up for summer sports camps! Volleyball had their camp in early June, but football has their camp July 8-12 and girls basketball has their camp July 8-12. Contact your respective coaches today!
11 months ago, Joe Sample
Joe Sample
Come one, come all! All high school and junior high athletes are invited to participate in Trojan Agility and Power this summer! Maximize your potential today!
11 months ago, Joe Sample