Once again, the Meramec Valley R-III School District will offer all K-8 students, free of charge, an exciting approach to summer learning called Summer Journey. The Summer Journey program will be held at four designated elementary sites for K-4th (Coleman, Robertsville, Truman, and Zitzman). Meramec Valley Middle School will host 5th – 6th and Riverbend will host 7th – 8th. We have tentatively planned to begin the Summer Journey program on May 28, 2019, and end the program on June 28, 2019. Please be aware, however, that inclement weather may change the Summer Journey dates. The Summer Journey program is open to all students entering kindergarten for the fall of 2019 through those currently attending 8th grade. The Summer Journey program will be an all-day program Monday through Friday. Please note if you are the parent of a child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019, I strongly encourage you to consider enrolling your child in Summer Journey. The four elementary sites will have a full day option for those entering kindergarten. Transportation will be provided at the beginning and end of each day for the all K – 8 sites.
No matter what courses you may choose for your student this summer, make no mistake about it; our summer program will be FUN for kids. Summer Journey’s extraordinary educational goals are comprised of morning sessions that focus on academic courses with hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, social studies and/or science. Summer Journey afternoon classes will include different additional learning opportunities that include physical activity as well as artistic and creative opportunities to explore areas of interest. Excellent attendance will be rewarded on an individual basis as well as for drawings and daily prizes for all those that qualify during the Summer Journey K-8 program.
Enrollment packets were sent home with students the week of March 11; please complete and return the enrollment materials for your child to their classroom teacher or the school office. In order to ensure that our elementary and middle school staffing and transportation is in place for our students, we will need to have all summer school enrollment packets returned by Friday, May 3rd, 2019. If packets are received after Friday, May 3rd, students will be placed on a waiting list and the building principal will let you know if openings arise that will allow your student to be part of Summer Journey.
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What a season for the Pacific Indians Wrestling Program. The MSHAA Wrestling Championships, held on February 14-16, capped off one of the best years in school history for any program. Throughout the 2018-2019 season, the varsity wrestlers brought home three tournament championships. In dual meets the Indians were 23-4 on the year, including their undefeated run through the Four Rivers, which earned them a second straight conference crown. But the Wrestling Indians saved the best for last as they qualified seven wrestlers for the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships. State qualifiers included Noah Patton (126), Callum Sitek (132), Colton Thompson (138), Nathan Murray (152), Ben Courtney (160), Jay Anding (170), and Trevor Heitsch (220). Each of the wrestlers played big roles for the team at the state tournament, as each of them won matches to garner some team points. Pacific ended with four state medalist as Patton placed 3rd, and Sitek, Courtney, and Anding all placing 2nd. With the success of the group, Pacific was able to bring home a 4th place team plaque for Class 3. It is the first time since 2005 (baseball) that a PHS athletic team placed in the state tournament. Congratulations to the team and coaching staff on an outstanding season!
If your student will be a future MVR-III student, please call or stop by your neighborhood school to get them enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. We are registering students and making appointments for future dates to have your student screened. We are focusing on Kindergarten Readiness and want to answer as many questions as possible so you are ready for this big transition. We are so excited to get your student enrolled and prepared for the 2019-2020 school year!
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To view registration forms online, please visit the building webpage where your child will be attending.