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.
Did you miss the May 2020 Board of Education meeting? Check out the video from the meeting here: https://youtu.be/aAOQqsSxor4
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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
Congrats to our 5th Grade Revolution Poster Winners! 1st - Landon Reed 2nd - Ellie Sowers 3rd - Braelyn McNally
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
Did you miss last night's virtual board meeting? You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCPqFO4qYCE
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!
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Quiz Bowl meet at Hartford for today has been canceled, it will be rescheduled at a later date.
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.
Mini Cheer performance tonight! The girls will be performing at halftime of the boys' varsity game. Meet in the commons at 7:00 PM.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Due to JH Basketball Tournament, the Elementary Family Engagement Night has been canceled
SCHEDULE CHANGE: The previously postponed and rescheduled game against Hartford has been rescheduled for 1/23/2020. Game times the same as before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com or call 785-549-3313
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours today!
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.
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
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.
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.
If you missed the elementary Veteran’s Day program you can watch it here https://youtu.be/_BSEt8HPeng
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.
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.
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.
Lunch Menu Change tomorrow - the elementary school will be having a sack lunch instead of pizza.
Attention! Tonight’s HS JV football makeup game against Waverly has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reminder, no junior high volleyball practice tonight.
Event Change: The 9/23/19 HS JV FB game against Burlingame has been cancelled.
FYI: If your student will be doing something different after school please call the office BY 3:00 PM.
High school football parent meeting and helmet striping tomorrow! (Thursday, the 22nd) 6 PM in the Melvern commons .
Elementary parents don’t forget soccer and flag football forms need to be turned in Friday!
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.
Tomorrow, Monday August 19 is the first day of the elementary after school program. The program runs Monday-Thursday
We can’t wait to see everyone for enrollment today 1:30 PM-7:00 PM and tomorrow 8:00 AM -12:00 AM.