MVR-III SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS
The MVR-III Board of Education voted to place Proposition 1: Promise, Purpose, Progress, & Safety for our students, No-Tax-Levy-Increase, $17.9 million bond issue on the April 6, 2021 ballot. Families can learn more about Prop 1 and how it will impact the students at: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii/page/proposition-1--2.
Safety Net Donation
If you would like to make an online donation to Safety Net, use the following link:https://mvr3.revtrak.net/donations/#/f/safety-net-program-donation
Husereau Real Estate Team Pledges 3% Commission Donation
Pacific High School graduate and business owner, Tim Husereau, and his real estate team have made a pledge to donate 3% of their annual sales to the Meramec Valley R-III School District. The Husereau Team is made up of nine real estate professionals with several of the agents being graduates of PHS or having children attend schools in the Meramec Valley R-III School District. Use the following link to read more about the Husereau Team's Commission Donation: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/382971?org=mvriii
Safety Training for Staff
Secondary Re-imagine Priorities Identified
- Alignment in process and purposeful planning for college and career pathway exploration (Focus on supportive transition models for students in grades 8 & 9 based on student interest)
- Consistent district grading practices (Focus on alignment of philosophy, mastery, and purpose of grades)
- Create a consistent, flexible, and student-focused schedule (Allows choice and supports for all students)
District leaders are currently working with building administrators and department chairs on the goals for the 2021-2022 school year.
Pacific High School
PHS Virtual Art Show
This year has encouraged change in many facets of the educational setting. However, PHS art teachers, Joe Fuch and Mari Hall, found a way to display their students' work by hosting a Virtual Art Show. Students submitted their own work and viewers had the opportunity to enjoy the artwork. With positive feedback from parents and students on the Virtual Art Show, teachers are pushing forward for a Spring show. Use the following link to view the Virtual Art Show: https://sites.google.com/mvr3.k12.mo.us/phsartshows/home
Artwork displayed here was created by Lucy Dunn.
Riverbend Middle School
Dempsey will be tasked in his first year with initializing the implementation of the district’s Re-imagine MVR-III goals focusing on improving transitions for students in 8th grade to high school, increased focus on college and career pathways, and alignment of grading practices and expectations. Dempsey stated, “I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Riverbend faculty, students, and community for many years to come. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve in the MVR-III School District once again. This is my home, and I am truly excited to be back…Once an Indian, Always an Indian.”
MVR-III superintendent, Dr. John Mulford, stated, “We are excited to be bringing Mr. Dempsey back to MVR-III. I believe Mr. Dempsey and our assistant principal, Dr. Jill Johler, both have a similar vision and philosophy and I look forward to seeing what the two of them, along with their faculty and staff, can accomplish as a team.”
While Riverbend students were learning from home, the physical education teachers were committed to helping their students stay healthy. Click on the button above to access the Strength Building video created by teachers.
Virtual Learning teachers held an Open House for students and families new to virtual learning for the Spring semester. Families were able to join the Open House by joining remotely or by attending an in-person session held on January 7, 2021. Activities included frequently asked questions, lessons on how to engage in the learning platform, and available resources.
Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center
The Great Kindness Challenge
The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves the school and community. The Great Kindness Challenge is January 25th - January 29th devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible in their community. A kindness chart will be sent home with students and you can use the link to download the chart to participate as a family. Use the checklist of 50 kind acts, to accept the challenge and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS! Link to Kindness Challenge Chart.
Use the link above to access the recently approved Academic Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Updates
Pioneer in Education Award
Each year since 1974, the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have selected individuals to be honored as Pioneers in Education, in recognition of their distinguished careers and contributions to public education.
Individuals named to this group include outstanding school teachers, administrators, local board members, college and university deans and presidents, former legislators and governors.
While nominations can be submitted throughout the year, those submitted prior to February 28 will be considered for recognition in 2021. For more information and to access the nomination form, click here.
Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? For more information, click here
Dates to Remember
January 25-29: The Great Kindness Challenge
January 20: Inauguration Day
February: Black History Month
February 1: Kdg. Registration Opens
February 10: Mid-Quarter/School Counselor Recognition Day
February 15: President's Day Holiday (No School)
February 17: Cook Recognition Day