Good evening! Today, following a meeting with Franklin County school leaders, the health department, and county leaders, all Franklin County superintendents are collectively announcing an extended school closure. Since Meramec Valley is on spring break this week, the closure will begin on Monday, March 23, and will preliminarily end Friday, April 3. During this time, all school activities, including athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, will be canceled for the duration of the school closure. A link to the full press is provided here https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/212021?org=mvriii I know you will have many questions related to learning during the time of closure. District leaders will be meeting over the next few days to finalize those plans. Additional information will be sent to parents no later than Thursday of this week. It will provide details regarding learning experiences, meal availability, and general practices to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We know that closing our schools will have a significant impact on our families, but we also believe that strong, urgent action must be taken to prevent the spread of this disease and to protect lives. We thank our community for their support and partnership in this effort. Again, your patience and understanding are appreciated. John Mulford, Ed.D. Superintendent Meramec Valley R-III School District
This is a reminder that Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th is Spring Break for all schools in the MVR-III School District. Schools will reopen on Monday, March 23rd. Enjoy the time spent with family and friends.
Students across the district participated in the Missouri state-wide tornado drill. Tips on how to stay safe during a tornado may be found at; https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Preschool students at Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center are celebrating their favorite author by enjoying story time with celebrity readers from First State Community Bank. Students are encouraged to read 20 minutes a night to form good reading habits. Have you read a book with your child lately? Post a picture in the comment section of your child reading a book. #MVNation #Reading
We are hiring---- Come join our team!! School Age Childcare (SACC) TERMS: $10.00-$12.45 per hour depending on credentials; no benefits included EFFECTIVE: Immediately SCREENING TO BEGIN: Immediately Classroom Aide at Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center TERMS: Full-time with benefits; $12.50/hr for 60 hours or $14.00/hr for Bachelor’s EFFECTIVE: Immediately SCREENING TO BEGIN: Immediately For a complete listing of job responsibilities and fitness for duty requirements, see https://www.applitrack.com/mvr3/onlineapp/.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26th is a late start day for students in grades Kdg.-12. Buses will run 30 minutes later than normal.
Joe Beckman, National Speaker, will be sharing ONE SIMPLE MISSION; RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION. Join us at Pacific High School on Monday, Feb. 24th at 6:30 p.m. This is a free event for the MVR-III community. What people are saying about Joe's Show- "Joe Beckman, you are truly a motivational ninja. You have inspired me to think & actually DO something that will change someone's day for better."
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, February 14th is a professional development day for staff. There will be no school on Friday, February 14th and no school on Monday, February 17th in honor of President’s Day.
MVR-III Presents Making Human Connections--Parents & Community Members are invited to join us on Monday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium to hear National Youth Speaker, Joe Beckman. Watch the video to find out more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnlfhF7ufw
This is a reminder that tomorrow, February 12th is a late start day for students in grades Kdg.-12. Buses will run 30 minutes later than normal.
MVR-III Introduces: United States Army Marksmanship Championships. The PHS JROTC Marksmanship Team earned a third place title at the January 2020 Fort Benning, Georgia competition. Pacific's JROTC Team is 1 of 30 teams in the country to qualify for the US Army Marksmanship Championship. Congratulations Indians!!
Join us Saturday, Jan. 25th for 'Pianos For A Purpose' hosted by the Chamber of Commerce & Robertsville ELementary PTO. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Robertsville Playground Fund. Contact 636-271-1448 or www.pacificchamber.com to get your tickets.
Well deserved 400 Career Wins!! Help us congratulate Coach John VanLeer on 400 Career Wins. Coaching takes grit, determination, and structure while helping youth become good citizens. VanLeer has modeled those characteristics for his athletes at PHS. Join us Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. to observe Coach VanLeer's recognition.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, December 20th is an early release day. Students in grades 5-12 will be released at noon and students in grades K-4 will be released at 1:10 p.m. SACC Programs will close at their regular scheduled times.
School will be in session tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18th. We look forward to seeing students tomorrow.
At this time we are hopeful area roads will continue to improve with the sunlight; however, we will be evaluating road conditions after the sun goes down this evening. A decision regarding school tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18th will be made this evening. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Two MVR-III students competed in the Pan American Acrobatic Gymnastic Championships in Mexico. Abigail Wassall (Bronze Medalist) and Destiny Nolting (Gold Medalist) shined at the national competition. Congratulations Abigial & Destiny! #MVNation
Giving Tuesday is a global day focussed on encouraging people to donate time, talents, and resources to local or global challenges. Consider the cause you want to donate to for #GivingTuesday. Some local nonprofit organizations to consider: Christmas Tree Forest, Weekend Backpack Program, Band Boosters, Pacific Agape House, PTO groups, or Pacific Adopt-A-Family. #MVNation #GivingTuesday
We are so grateful for the many people that are part of our Transportation Department! While we had most of them together this morning, we just had to take a photo of them sporting their new jackets. Like most jobs in education, it takes a special person. MVR-III has some of the best special people driving buses! #MVNation
Pacific High School teacher, Emily Devine earned the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award. The Teaching Award Program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metro area – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – who are examples of excellence in their field. #MVNation
MVR-3 Message: I hope this message finds you warm & toasty! Late start has been removed for Nov. 13th. All schools will start at their regular scheduled times tomorrow. Buses will run at their normal time and schools will begin at their regular scheduled times. Bell rings at 7:30 a.m. for grades 5-12 and 8:35 a.m. for grades K-4. Enjoy your day!
MVR3 District Message: After driving the school district roads this evening, we have quite a mix of covered and uncovered roads. The covered roads are primarily ice and black ice. It is our understanding that county road crews won’t be out until tomorrow morning. As always, student safety is our priority, so given current road conditions, all schools including the School Age Child Care programs will be closed, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
MVR3 School Update: With temperatures continuing to drop & tomorrow’s temps predicted to remain below freezing, it will be a situation where a final determination won’t be made until the early morning. District Admin will be out early checking roads. As always, if roads are safe for buses to travel then school will be in session. In the meantime, we encourage parents to have a contingency plan just in case school has to be canceled at the last minute. Be safe, and we hope to see all of our students & staff tomorrow.
This is a message from Meramec Valley R-III School District for Monday, November 11th: We will dismiss students in grades 5-12 at 12 p.m. today, and we will dismiss elementary students at 1:10 p.m. today due to inclement weather conditions. SACC and Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center will close at 3 p.m. today. Afternoon Veterans activities have been canceled for the day.
MVR-III update on the winter weather advisory that our area is under until tomorrow afternoon. Here’s the plan based on what we know at this time: 1. Currently, the rain isn’t supposed to change to snow until after the morning commute. 2. Once the snow arrives, accumulation is expected to be limited to grassy areas with little to no accumulation on roads. 3. The winter weather advisory is currently set to end around dismissal time. Given what we know at this point, we expect to be in session tomorrow and we think we should be able to attend a full day. Of course, we will be up early checking roads and the updated forecast. If anything changes that would keep us from having school, we’ll let you know as early as we can. Don't forget to wear your red, white, and blue for Veterans Day.
MVR-III Board of Education recently approved a new position to assist students with emotional needs. The Educational Support Counselor will work as part of a team to address the behavioral, emotional, & mental health needs of students in grades 5-8. This is a full time position slated to begin Jan. 2, 2020. Interested candidates may apply using the following link: https://www.applitrack.com/mvr3/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Student+Support+Services
Join a team that values children, community, & professionalism. Maintenance, Student Support Services, Substitutes, and Support Staff positions are available with the MVR-III School District. Use the following link to apply: https://www.applitrack.com/mvr3/onlineapp/
Red Ribbon Week is the largest & oldest drug prevention opportunity to promote drug free lifestyles. MVR-III schools will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with guest speakers, a focus on healthy habits, pledge to be drug free, and so much more. Red Ribbon ideas for parents may be found by using this link: http://www.redribbon.org/activities/Parents/index.html.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 is a late start day for students in grades Kdg.-12. Buses will run 30 minutes later than normal. PHS, RMS, & PI will start at 8 a.m. All elementary buildings will start at 9:05 a.m. Late start days are the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
In an effort to keep our key stakeholders informed on school district activities and business, a monthly newsletter is being published. Use the attached link to view the October Tomahawk Tribune Newsletter. https://www.smore.com/dkzhx
PHS Presents Cinderella~~Show Dates and Times: Oct. 29 at 4:00 p.m. FREE show for Senior Citizens, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m., Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m., Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m., & Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through our online system: https://phsmo.booktix.com/
In effort to keep our parents informed, we want to let you know that the Franklin County Sheriff's Department contacted Robertsville Elementary this afternoon to request the school use their "Lock Out" procedures due to a non-school related situation in the Robertsville area. The matter lasted about 15 minutes due to the Sheriff's Department's quick actions. Officials lifted the "Lock Out" allowing the school to resume their normal activities. We appreciate Franklin County Sheriff Department's notification and brick response to the matter. A “Lockout” is put in place to keep everyone indoors, keep all exterior doors locked, increase situational awareness, but school business should continue as usual.
Husereau Team Charity Softball Tournament raised funds for Zitzman Elementary & Pacific Youth Association. The Husereau Team is one example of the many citizens working together to make our community a great place live. Thank you Husereau Team and community partners for supporting MVR-III schools. "Happiness....Consists in giving, and in serving others." Henry Drummond. #MVNation #InidanNationInspirations
Pacific's JROTC Marksmanship Team traveled to Willard, MO on Friday, September 27th to compete with over 70 teams. The Marksmanship Team captured an impressive season-opener victory at the 3rd Annual Ozark Classic Invitational. Competing in the varsity division, Pacific went head-to-head against 12 other teams from as far as Oklahoma. Pacific finished on top of the scoreboard after two days of competition. Out of 75 competitors, Pacific’s Julia Thomas finished first, with Pacific's Amanda Benetin finishing second. “It was a great effort from the entire team,” said Gunner Cain, coach of the team at Pacific. “Every team wants to start the season with a win, and this was a big one.” Pictured from left to right: Cadets Sahara Johnson, Leamia Perez, Amanda Benetin, Julia Thomas, Lucas Hicks, Preston Martin, and Ryan Russell
Message from MVR-III School District-Reminder that the second and fourth Wednesday of each month is a late start day for K-12 students. Wednesday, October 9th is a late start day for students in grades K-12. Buses will run 30 minutes later than normal. PHS, RMS, & PI will start at 8:00 a.m. All elementary school will start at 9:05 a.m.
World Day of Bully Prevention--MVR-III students participate in Compass Health bully prevention lessons throughout the school year. Bully Prevention goes beyond the classroom lessons at MVR-III. All district employees work together to combat bullying by creating a positive culture in our schools. Help us STOMP out bullying by sharing the GOOD you see in our schools and in our community. #Bekind #IndianNationInspirations #MVNation
Pacific High School (PHS) Health Occupation Students assist district nurses with elementary health screenings. Health care is among the nation's fastest growing industries and PHS students have the opportunity to prepare to launch careers in health care by enrolling in the course. Students master the following skills: use of personal protective equipment, performing CPR with an EAD & administering basic first aid, measuring & recording patient height, weight, & vital signs along with assisting patient exams during their clinical hours.
Giving back can foster growth for the entire community. PHS alumni Amie Casey and Paul Cooper donated purple footballs for the homecoming game. Thank you Cooper Diesel Repair for supporting Pacific High School. Are you looking for a way to give back or support the MVR-III School District? Contact Ketina Armstrong to learn how you can make a difference in our schools. #MVNation
Learning is always fun when it's a hands-on activity. Mrs. Todahl's sixth grade students have a good time everyday with the lessons she brings into the classroom. To see more of Mrs. Todahl's science activities, check out her website at https://sites.google.com/mvr3.k12.mo.us/todahl. #scienceisfun #MVNation
Congratulations to these Nike students for displaying collaboration and resilience, 2 of the 8 MVR-III District Pillars of Success. These students have earned a free ticket to the Iron Horse Rodeo this weekend at Liberty Field. Tickets may be purchased at the gate: Adults- $10, Kids (5-12)- $5, Kids (under 5)-free. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the Pacific Agape House. More information may be found at https://pacificmissouripartnership.org/rodeo.
JAG is a national organization focussed on transitioning high school graduates into the workforce. Students focus on becoming good employees and leaders in the workplace. JAG students participate in community service activities, look for job shadowing and internships as part of their class. Contact Dean Penberthy at 636-271-1414 if your organization or business would like to work with the Pacific High School JAG Program.
Technology is not just about what tools are provided, but how those tools are used. Instructional technology expands the learning environment, engages students, and enables them to create, communicate, collaborate, and think critically. Coleman Elementary first grades learned how to use their device safely thanks to a lesson provided by the Technology Department. Pacific Intermediate fifth grade students created a blog using the writing process. By using the writing process, students went through several distinct steps to develop and expand their ideas. "Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them." Bill Gates
Meramec Valley R-III School District has open positions. Apply at https://www.applitrack.com/mvr3/onlineapp/. #MVNation
What day is it?? It’s parade day!! Join us along the parade route at 10 a.m. Be a good citizen & clean up your watch spot after the parade. #MVNation
You still have a chance to purchase a shirt for Purple Fridays. Check out the online store https://store.kickprint.com/MVR3.
Governor Parson has issued a proclamation declaring this week "Parent and Family Involvement in Education Week". This week is to recognize that involvement in a child's education is a major factor in determining success in school, regardless of the socio-economic status, race, or ethnic background of the family, or the education level of the parents. Great ways to get involved in your child's education is through Parents as Teachers program, joining a PTO, Band Boosters, volunteering to be a Watch DOG Dad, and attending parent conferences. #MVNation
We are hiring- Monday through Friday hours working with kids. Positions for high school students available. Apply at https://www.applitrack.com/mvr3/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff. Join #MVNation!
Pop Up Purple Store is now open. Get your purple shirt to wear for Purple Fridays. #MVNation https://store.kickprint.com/MVR3
PHS Cybersecurity students interested in a career in the growing field interviewed Debbie Haley; Director of Technology. Haley reviewed the district's Acceptable Use Policy. Later, students provided feedback on the policy that will be shared with policy committee members. Students in the Cybersecurity course establish code of conduct while learning to defend data in today's complex cyberworld. MVR-III offers several Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses engaging students in hands-on activities, projects, and real-world challenges. Find out more on PLTW at https://www.pltw.org/our-programs or contact your school's counselor.
Citizenship is one of MVR-III's eight pillars of success. 3rd Grade Truman Ambassadors exhibit this by greeting their peers with a smile & a handshake. Ambassadors also cover jobs throughout the day from collecting lunch bags, delivering mail to being buddies & giving tours to new students. Help MVR-III instill citizenship at home & in the community. #MVNation
Update---Indian Nation Spirit Wear store will remain open until September 4th. Each Friday, Meramec Valley R-III students and staff wear purple to show pride in their schools. We invite citizens of Pacific, Gray Summit, Robertsville, Catawissa, and Villa Ridge communities to join us on Purple Fridays. Add a picture of your business, staff, or family joining us for Purple Fridays. Indian Nation Spirit Wear is available at the following link: https://pi2019.wswebstore.com/store.
Aug. 28th Late Start Reminder--- Beginning with the current school year, we will be replacing early release days with two 30 minute last start days each month. These late start days will be the second & fourth Wednesday of each month, starting with Wednesday, Aug. 28th. Buses will run 30 minutes later than their current scheduled time. The school day will end at the regular scheduled time. School Age Child Care Programs are available for registered students in kdg.-6th grade. See the district academic calendar for a complete list of late start dates for the school year.
Are you looking for a way to show off you purple pride? Check out the Indian Nation online store to purchase your new spirit wear. We invite all citizens to join our students and staff in wearing purple each Friday to display school spirit in the community. The store is open until Aug. 30th. Product ordered may be picked up after September 13th at Pacific High School. https://pi2019.wswebstore.com/store
Riverbend Middle School Open House Tuesday, August 20 from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Arbeitman and Dr. Joller invite all families of students in grades 7 & 8 to attend the school Open House event. Parents will have the opportunity to meet staff, complete any outstanding admissions paperwork, and tour the school. Connecting home and school makes us a great community for learners. Help us make it a great year! #MVNation
Use the free Meramec Valley R-III mobile app for easy access to lunch menus. Eligible students can receive free or reduced meal prices. Contact your student’s school for an application for meal assistance or download the form from our Meramec Valley R-III mobile app. Assistance is based on the National School Lunch Program guidelines. A special thanks to the Pacific Eagles for filling the gap when families need assistance. #MVNation
Safety First.. A new year brings changes to routes & ridership. School buses may run slow the first few days of school as students are learning where and when to board the appropriate bus. Your understanding is appreciated as our bus drivers take a little extra time to establish bus routines. Our Transportation Dept. will be monitoring and adjusting capacity, routes, and times as needed over the next few weeks. Your patience is appreciated as our focus is on getting students to and from school in a safe and efficient manner. As always, we encourage citizens to watch for buses and be sure to stop while they are loading and unloading students.
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