The River Valley School Board moved forward and narrowly approved the sale of 120 acres of school forest property in Arena at their March 11 meeting, along with continuing the equity, diversity and inclusion conversation that was started at last month’s meeting.
The first Southwest Conference virtual math competition was held at River Valley March 3. Each competing team stayed at their home school with questions and answers being sent and graded via email.
River Valley School District elementary music students perform in Opera for the Young’s production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic opera, Hansel and Gretel. Elementary music teacher Nick Ehlinger taught the music and choreography to all in-person students and all virtual learners in grades 4K-4.
As a River Valley resident since 2003, I have always admired our community for striving to support the common good. Here, actions match values. Whether it’s the community coming together at 4PeteSake, confronting racism when we find it, supporting the arts, or sustaining The River Valley School Fair, we strive to live our values. Most communities do not have the courage or conviction to make these same choices.
For just over a school year and a half, the River Valley School District has been faced with finding ways to provide education through virtual or socially distanced measures. The elementary music program has been no exception to that.
Shane Liegel (River Valley H.S), a sophomore at Loras College and a member of the men’s wrestling team, was honored as a member of the American Rivers Conference 2020-21 Winter Academic Team.
The 51st Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Gymnastics State Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 27. Junior Lorisa Shatrawka of River Valley/Barneveld will compete at Elite Performance Gymnastics in La Crosse, Wis., under Division 2, which will be hosted by Onalaska High School. Both divisions will be conducted in two sessions. The first is scheduled to begin at noon with the second session to follow at 5 p.m.
The River Valley School Board was asked to reckon with equity, diversity and inclusion issues at its Feb. 11
meeting, as a district parent brought
concerns of racial harassment to the
board, leading to an apology from the school board president and a promise to do more.
National FFA week is celebrated this year from Feb. 21 to Feb 27. Valley Sentinel spoke with River Valley High School FFA advisor Shari Graff under about how the RV chapter plans to celebrate.
Shari Graffunder, agriculture teacher at River Valley High School, in Spring Green, Wisconsin, has been elected the Region III Vice President of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) at the 2020 NAAE Virtual Convention after her service as NAAE Region III Secretary.