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This article serves as an update for the week of 11/11-11/15. The Veterans' Assembly will take place on Monday. There will be a Parents’ Club Meeting on Wednesday at 6 pm in the Middle School Library. Students have the opportunity to go outside during lunch recess (weather permitting) and as the cold weather approaches, please help us make sure that your children are dressed to be outside in the cold. Teachers, students, and parents across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The link for parents to complete the survey is http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/.

Extracurricular Activities for the week include:

Monday

7th Girls Basketball IVC Tournament home  

Boys Basketball @ Pontiac St. Mary’s *5:30 start time

Tuesday

8th Girls Basketball IVC Tournament @ Saratoga TBA

Boys Basketball home vs GSW

Wednesday 

7th Girls Basketball IVC Tournament home TBA 

Thursday 

8th Girls Basketball IVC Tournament @ Saratoga TBA

Boys Basketball @ Milton Pope *5:00 pm start time 

Friday

7th Girls Basketball IVC Tournament home TBA

Thank You, 

Mr. DiNello

Principal’s Update: With temperatures getting colder and the winter weather ahead of us, children will have to adjust to not being able to play outside. Instead of watching television or playing video games, why not try some fun Science Experiments. It is a fun way to interact with your family and make connections to concepts your child may be learning at school. Check out these fun Thanksgiving STEM Activities at https:/https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/thanksgiving-science-activities-and-experiments-for-kids/littlebinsforlittlehands.com/thanksgiving-science-activities-and-experiments-for-kids/.


This article serves as an update for the week of 10/14-10/18. There is no school on Monday in observance of Columbus Day. Students in 7th and 8th grade will be going to Seneca High School on Thursday to watch their Fall Play, The Diary of Anne Frank. The First Quarter ends on Friday, as a parent you can log in to Teacherease to check your child’s grade and make sure they are making progress towards their AR goal.
The MVK Parents’ Club Box Top Contest will end Friday, this will be the last physical collection of box tops as we will be transitioning to a digital platform in the future. Our old Softball and Girls Basketball jerseys will be available for students to purchase throughout the week for $5. Looking ahead, Boys Basketball for students in grades 6-8 will begin on Monday, October 21 after school until 5 pm. Students must have a current sports physical on file to participate. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, October 24 from 4:00 pm -7:30 pm and Friday, October 25 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Students need to have all library and lunch fees paid to receive their report cards before Parent Teacher Conferences. 

Extracurricular Activities for the week include:

Tuesday 

Girls Basketball Home vs GSW

Wednesday 

Girls Basketball @ Reed Custer

Thursday 

Girls Basketball @ Saratoga
 

Saturday 

6th Grade Girls Basketball Home vs GSW and Dwight @ 9 and 11

Thank You, 

Mr. DiNello

This article serves as an update for the week of 11/4 - 11/8. Please consider donating your extra Halloween candy to our troops. All candy and chocolate collected will be shipped to the troops with the help of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 395 in Plano and Operation Care Package in Manhattan. There will be donation bins in the office of both the Elementary and Middle Schools. Students participating in the Speech Contest will meet at the Middle School at 7:20 am on Saturday. There will be no bus returning to the middle school, students are responsible for their own rides home. If you are interested in participating in the Morris Bakery Fundraiser, order forms are due back to the school no later than Thursday, November 7. Both the Elementary and Middle School will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Assembly on Monday, November 11 to honor local Veterans. If you have a Veteran you would like to recognize and will be present at the ceremony, please make sure to contact the Middle School Office.

Extracurricular Activities for the week include:

Monday

Girls Basketball home vs Odell

Tuesday

Girls Basketball @ Shabbona

Boys Basketball home vs Saunemin

Thursday

Boys Basketball home vs Marseilles

Saturday 

Speech Contest

8th Girls Basketball IVC Tournament @ Saratoga

Boys Basketball Seneca High School Shootout

Thank you, 

Mr.DiNello

Principal's Update: This was an exciting week at both the elementary and middle school thanks to the Mazon Fire Department, Verona-Kinsman Fire Department, and MVK Ambulance. The departments provided fire safety lessons to all students in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Students in early childhood through fourth grade toured a fire truck and ambulance. Fifth through eighth grade students learned how to use a fire extinguisher. Thank you to all departments for coming together and educating our students! 

Here are some photos from the recent 8th grade field trip.

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This article serves as an update for the week of 10/7-10/11. 8th Grade students will be taking the PSAT Assessment on Monday. The Fall Sports Awards Night for Softball and Baseball is on Wednesday at 6:00 pm and will start in the middle school gym. The local Fire Department will be hosting an assembly for all middle school students on Thursday. There is a 12:10 early dismissal on Friday. Boys Basketball will begin on Monday, October 21. Students must have a current sports physical on file to participate. There will be an open gym for Boys Basketball on Thursday after school until 4:30 pm at the elementary school. The MVK Parents’ Club Box Top Contest will continue until October 18. This will be the last physical collection of box tops as we will be transitioning to a digital platform in the future. There are only two weeks left in the first quarter, as a parent you can login to Teacherease to check your child’s grades and monitor any missing assignments. 

Extracurricular Activities for the week include:

Monday

Girls Basketball home VS ICS

Tuesday

Girls Basketball home VS Elwood

 

Thank You,

Mr. DiNello

This article serves as an update for the week of 10/21-10/25. Monday will start Red Ribbon Week to raise awareness for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention. The school will be having daily themes to show support and rally around Red Ribbon Week. Monday will be Neon Clothes and Sunglasses, Tuesday will be Bandanna and Mustache (students will receive a mustache at school), Wednesday will be Crazy Socks, and Thursday will be a Rally in Red Day. Students can also bring in a canned good for the local food pantry on Thursday.

Boys Basketball for students in grades 6-8 will begin on Monday after school until 5 pm. There will also be a Boys Basketball Parent Meeting on Tuesday at 5 pm.

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 pm-7:30 pm and Friday, October 25th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in the Middle School Gym. Students need to have all library and lunch fees paid to receive their report cards before parent teacher conferences.

8th grade students will be heading to GAVC on Wednesday for their Career Fair.

There will be a 2:10 dismissal on Thursday and no student attendance on Friday.

7th and 8th grade band will have their Mass Band performance at Seneca High School on Friday. The bus will leave the Middle School at 3:45 pm.

Extracurricular Activities for the week include: 

Monday 

Girls Basketball Home vs Ransom 

Wednesday

Girls Basketball @ Seneca 

Thank You, 

Mr. DiNello