No School Friday, January 15th (Staff Professional Development Day) and Monday, January 18th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Have a safe and healthy weekend!
Students in grades 7-12 will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. We look forward to having students back on campus. As a reminder, if your child is exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home.
New Hope Fellowship Church will be handing out meals today, Monday, Dec. 21st and MVR-III will be providing free meals to students during Winter Break. Use the following link for more details: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/361083?org=mvriii
Reminder: Tuesday, Dec. 22nd is an early release day for K-12 students. Grades 5-12 will release at 12 p.m. and Grades K-4 schools will release at 1:10 p.m.
All 7-12 students will return to in-person learning on Monday, December 14th.
Learning resumes on Monday, November 30th for all students. Grades 7-12 will be learning remotely for the week, while students in grades Pre-K through 6th grade will return to in-person learning. All grade levels (K-12) will be required to wear face masks when classes resume on Monday. We ask that you not send your child to school if they are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, no matter how mild. Don’t forget to bundle the little ones up for the cold temperatures forecasted for the upcoming week. Stay safe and healthy! #MVNation
Attention MVR-III families...Free meals are being handed out to anyone 18 years and younger until 3 p.m. at Pacific Intermediate. 5 breakfast and 5 lunches are available per child. This is open to the public. All families are welcome!
Adopt-A-Family Outreach Program is accepting applications from MVR-III families for this year's program. Use the following link to apply online: https://frb.formstack.com/forms/adoptafamily Citizens wanting to support this program may do so by contacting Elizabeth Forister at 314-791-3649 or email Adoptafamilyoutreach@gmail.com to find a family to adopt.
Help us feed 150 families for Thanksgiving. B&H has ready made food baskets for purchase to accompany turkeys & bread to make a Thanksgiving feast. All you have to do is buy the basket while you are shopping. MVR-III will collect the donated baskets & distribute them to families. All donations are appreciated! #Thanksgiving #B&H #NBLC #MVNation Read the full story at https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/336935?org=mvriii
Coleman Elementary is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive through the Pint-Size Hero program. This program will introduce students to the importance of blood donation. Students will have the opportunity to show leadership and help save lives by recruiting blood donors for the upcoming blood drive. You can support the school and help save lives by donating blood, recruiting other donors or volunteering at the blood drive. Visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: ColemanES. For questions, please contact: email@example.com.
The Pacific High School home varsity football game against St. James scheduled for Friday, October 23rd, and the home JV football game against St. James scheduled for Monday, October 26th, have been canceled. This decision was made due to the continuation of a number of athletes having to quarantine due last week’s positive COVID-19 exposure on campus, coupled with a number of injured athletes. We appreciate the community’s support during the Indian’s regular season. District play begins Friday, October 30th.
At exactly 10:15 a.m., students across the district participated in the state-wide earthquake drill. The “Drop, Cover, HoldOn” technique was used to teach students to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake. #MVNation #GreatShakeOut
First Responder Safety Events> Saturday, Oct. 10th from 12-1 p.m. FREE equipment demonstration on the Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center Parking Lot. Sunday, Oct. 11th from 12-3 p.m. FREE hot dogs and treats while visiting with first responders at the Pacific Fire House. #PFD #FireSafetyWeek #FirstResponders #MVNation
This week is fire safety week and this year's theme is “Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” and focuses on cooking safety. Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires & home fire injuries. This is a great time to discuss with your family and friends the importance of fire safety as we begin the holiday season! #firepreventionweek2020 #cookingsafety #MVNation #PFD
MVR-III merchandise store extended until Monday, Oct. 5th. Take a look at the www.MVR3Merch.com online store to purchase t-shirts, hoodies, and more. Text option available by texting MVR3 to 900900. Happy shopping!! #MVNation
The MVR-III School District is able to provide FREE breakfast and lunch for all students through the Department of Health and Senior Services. This program will last until Dec 31, 2020 or until funding runs out. Good news, there is NO registration required. It is automatic for all students. Any student that purchased a regular school lunch during August 31st through September 29th will get a refund in their student meal account. Please allow the District time to manage student meal accounts to refund the regular lunch meals. The free breakfast and lunch meals are available to anyone 18 and under in the MVR-III community. Meals may be picked up Monday through Friday at any school site from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Let's go Indians! PHS Athletics has partnered with J & D Features to livestream home varsity football & volleyball games. Use the following link to access the events: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnJQM3I-PKSfs-U07bmWWqw
New Hope Fellowship will once again be distributing meals for children in the community! Every child will receive 7 dinners, 7 snacks, & 1 gallon of milk. Meals can be picked up each Friday through December 18th. Pacific Intermediate: 2:15-4:30 p.m., Robertsville Elementary: 3:15-5:15 p.m., & Truman Elementary: 3:15-4:30 p.m. The stations will be distributing meals until their out of food or the station closes.
Attention HughesNet Satellite Internet subscribers. If your student is unable to log into your home WiFi when using a school device, you will need to contact HughesNet technical support at 1-866-360-1270. Ask the support agent to disable web acceleration on your modem, which they can accomplish remotely.
New Hope Fellowship will once again be distributing meals for children! Every child will receive 7 dinners, 7 snacks, & 1 gallon of milk. The child does not have to attend MVR-III or be in the district. Meals can be picked up on Fridays beginning today, Sept. 25 at the following locations & times: Pacific Intermediate: 2:15-4:30 Robertsville Elementary: 3:15-5:15 p.m. Truman Elementary: 3:15-4:30 p.m. We are grateful for New Hope Fellowship for all that they do for our community!
Are you looking for some new school apparel? Take a look at the www.MVR3Merch.com online store to purchase t-shirts, hoodies, and more. Text option available by texting MVR3 to 900900. Happy shopping!! #MVNation
Friday Night Football Reminders---Watch the Game Live Online! If you were not able to get tickets to Friday’s night’s game, you can watch it live at Friday Night Lights on the district website or use the following link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnJQM3I-PKSfs-U07bmWWqw For those who will be in attendance at the stadium, please note the following: *Wearing a face covering is recommended *Students in 8th grade or under must be in attendance with an adult & remain seated with that adult *No drop-offs for students in 8th grade and under *Social distance in lines and in seating *Stadium capacity will be limited to 50% *Tickets are limited---Watch it live at www.mvr3.k12.mo.us Thank you for supporting the Pacific Indian student athletes during their fall season!
The Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) has sent out a countywide update on COVID-19 due to the rapid increase in cases for the county. Help us partner with the FCHD to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As a reminder, if an individual is symptomatic or has been tested for COVID-19, please isolate the individual and follow your physician’s guidance. We have experienced a couple of scenarios where parents thought their child was just dealing with allergies, but it turned out to be COVID-19. In general, students should be fever/symptom free for 24 hours without fever/symptom-reducing medication prior to their return to school. Your partnership is appreciated as we maneuver through this time as a community. See the full FCHD message by using the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Franklin-County-Health-Department-206094652751588
No school on Monday, Sept. 7 to recognize Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
The correct date for the Summer Discovery cards to be sent home is Friday, Sept. 4th. If your child(ren) earned a card and you would like to pick up the card, please contact the school where your child attended Summer Discovery.
We're Hiring! Join the MVR-III team & make a difference in doing what's best for kids. Open positions include School Age Child Care (SACC) Lead, SACC Substitutes, Substitute Teachers, & Classroom Aides. Apply today at https://www.applitrack.com/mvr3/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1 #jobs #Hiring #MVNation
Parent & Students- Thank you for your close attention to the District’s COVID-19 safety protocols. We love having our students back on campus and learning with us. Please continue to use the self-screener each morning and keep your child home when they show symptoms. Your partnership is greatly appreciated!! #MVNation #BetterTogether
MVR-III Fall Sports and Activities Guidelines... we want to inform our families and community of the Activity Spectator Guidelines and share our appreciation of your support in maintaining these guidelines to allow our students to safely participate in these activities. The Four Rivers Conference as a whole has made the following guidelines and recommendations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that all 8 schools will follow regarding athletics for the 2020 Fall Sports season. The high school is working on providing live streaming access to student activities when seating is limited due to the safety guidelines. *Stadium capacity will be limited to 50%. *Families of student-athletes, as well as the student body, will have first priority for available tickets. *Spectators are asked to sit in family/household clusters. *Students 8th grade and under will not be admitted without being accompanied by a parent. *Keep 6 feet distance from other groups. Read the full guidance plan at https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/292416?org=mvriii.
First Day Reminders... We can’t wait to see your Wednesday! Here are a few reminders: *Don’t forget your child’s face covering - they are required on the bus and at school (Grades 5-12) *Send a water bottle (no glass) *Take a first day of school photo at home and post it to the MVR-III Facebook page *Guests are not permitted inside the buildings *****We are EXCITED to see you!
Welcome back to learning! It doesn’t matter if you are learning virtually or in person, we are ready to learn TOGETHER. Even with all the planning and preparation, there will be bumps during the week. Buses may run late, drop-off & pick-up may move slowly, phones may be busy, and there may be computer issues. Just know this, our staff will take care of your children- we will start building relationships and we will do our best to ensure they’re safe. Our #MVNation will do their best to make a difference in doing what’s best for kids! HOWEVER, we need your help by showing grace, kindness, and patience to support each other through our first week back to learning.
PHS & Elementary School Open House Tonight- Families will be grouped by their last name: A-G from 6-6:30, H-N from 6:45-7:15, and O-Z from 7:30-8:00. Note: PHS Open House is for all freshmen and students NEW to the high school. ****Face coverings will be required during Open House for any person age 10 and older. We can't wait to see our students and families!
New Hope Fellowship is handing out FREE meals today at Truman Elementary until 4:30 p.m. One gallon of milk per child along with other items. Don’t forget to thank New Hope Fellowship for partnering with our community. #MVNation
Updated Back to School information is now available. Use the following link to read the news: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/284750?org=mvriii
Are you looking to make a difference while earning an income? The District has the following open positions: Cafe' Aide, Classroom Aides, SACC Lead Childcare, Special Education Paraprofessionals, Maintenance, Speech Language Pathologist, & Substitute Teachers. Apply today at: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii #MVNation
The PHS Band Camp has been canceled for today, Thursday, July 30th due to weather.
Next week, MVR-III superintendent, Dr. John Mulford, will host parent informational sessions regarding district plans for the coming school year. He will detail the major components of the re-entry plan and provide opportunity for questions. All informational sessions will be held in the PHS auditorium. The PHS cafeteria will be an alternate location if more space is needed. Guests are required to wear a face-covering while on a school campus. #MVNation
Reminder- The Online Learning Selection Form is now open. We are asking ALL families with students in grades K-12 to select a Student Learning Option for their child(ren) for the 2020-21 school year. Please complete a Student Learning Option Form for EACH child. If you need help completing this form, please contact your child(ren)’s school for assistance. The window for completing this form will close on Friday, July 31st, at 6:00 p.m. Use the following link to complete the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_dI7VwgsewqjWjxxieACAmnWJ72lvGtP-IWS7ns_lfYLPCQ/viewform
The Return to Learning Plan has been emailed to parents. Please take the weekend to review and reflect on the plan. Should you have questions regarding the plan, please follow up with your child’s principal. If you did not receive the email, parents may access the plan on the MVR-III website under District News and notify your child’s school to verify your email address is up-to date in the Parent Portal. Families new to MVR-III School District should contact the school office to enroll their child(ren). Thank you and have a great weekend!
MVR-III's Return to School Plan for the 2020-2021 school year has been released. Use the following link to preview the information: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/275643?org=mvriii
Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about MAKING A DIFFERENCE. If you would like to make a difference and sponsor a school supply kit, use the following link to make your donation: https://mvr3.revtrak.net/donations/#/list. Thank you!
Reminder—-The MVR-III School District will publish its Return to Learning Plan on Friday, July 24th. Parents will get an email on Monday, July 27th to signup their child(ren) for the learning option that works best for their family.
The rescheduled PHS graduation information is now available on the District website under the News section. #Classof2020 #MVNation
We regret to inform you that the storm cells continue to hit our area for the remainder of the evening. Our hope was to hold the graduation ceremony this evening, but there isn’t a window of opportunity for tonight. The graduation ceremony is rescheduled for Sunday, July 26th at 2 p.m. There will be a backup indoor plan in the case we face inclement weather. Information regarding the rescheduled ceremony will be sent to parents this week. We appreciate your patience as we prepare to honor our graduating seniors.
We are committed to hosting a graduation ceremony. Your patience is appreciated as we wait out the storm. Our estimated time for the gate to reopen is between 9-9:30 p.m. We are bringing in food for our graduates. Families are welcome to leave and return for the ceremony. The ceremony is being adjusted to focus on awarding our seniors their diploma. We will continue to postpone up until 10 pm if the weather permits a ceremony this evening. After 10 pm the ceremony will move to next Sunday. We will continue to update you on the when the gates are officially opening.
PHS graduation guests, we plan to wait out the storm and hold the ceremony. In the meantime, we ask that you take shelter in your vehicles due to lightning in the area. Once the weather breaks, we will notify everyone and allow a minimum of 30 minutes for people to return to the stadium.
We ask that all guests attending the PHS graduation ceremony wait in their vehicle until the weather passes. A notification will be made when guests may return to the field for the ceremony.
Graduation Information--At this time, we plan on proceeding with the graduation ceremony as scheduled at 7pm. However if needed, we will delay the start to wait out the weather. If we need to leave the field & stadium because of rain or lightning, we ask that you return to your vehicles and wait for further communication. #MVNation #Classof2020
Welcome Back!! July summer activities begin tomorrow. Use the following link for information on programs starting Monday, July 6th. https://www.smore.com/facbm
Summer Discovery for incoming K-8 students begins on Monday, July 6th. Bus routes & other Summer Discovery information may be found by using the following link: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii/page/summer-discovery-2020
Time is running out to apply for the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits. This benefit is available for families who lost access to meals during COVID-19. Households that qualified for free or reduced school meals may apply at https://www.emergencymealsurvey.com/MO. Application deadline is July 7th. Other emergency response services may be found at https://www.operationfoodsearch.org/covid-19-get-help/.
Nutritious summer meals are available Monday - Friday at no charge for kids 18 & under starting July 6th through July 31st. Kids not attending Summer Discovery may get a free grab and go meal from Coleman, Nike, Truman, Zitzman, Pacific Intermediate, or Riverbend Middle School between 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Students attending Summer Discovery will also get free meals during the July session.
We can't wait!! 7 days until our Summer Discovery Program begins. Find Summer Discovery information by using the following link: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii/page/summer-discovery-2020 Please notify the school directly if your summer plans have changed and your student is no longer planning to attend Summer Discovery. #SummerDiscovery #ToghetherAgain #MVNation
Friday, June 26th is the last day for the MVR-III Meal Distribution Stations in June. Students attending a summer school program will receive free meals starting July 6-31. Kids (18 & under) not attending a summer school program may also get free meals. Free grab & go meals will be available at all Kdg. - 8 schools starting July 6th.
Let the PHS Dance Team help make someone's day special with an Indian Ambush. An Indian Ambush includes 30 double sided signs and a celebration message sign. The Indian Ambush will be installed the night before the date requested and removed the evening of the date listed. Use the link to request an Indian Ambush: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRa5EZ0IivMXhUwVnTyLIBSjYT3881f0M6JInS2wYbHuDj0A/viewform
Four candidates are running to fill three (3) three-year terms on the Meramec Valley R-III School Board. Election day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd. Watch the board candidate video interview to learn more about the candidates. https://www.facebook.com/mvr3.socs.net/videos/743919906344560/
Today is the last day to secure your child's spot for the FREE July Summer Discovery Program for incoming kindergarten through eighth students. MVR-III welcomes students outside of the district for parents that can provide their transportation. Use the following link to find out more information about the program & to register. https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii/page/summer-discovery-2020
Food Distribution Reminder---Beginning Wednesday, May 27, MVR-III will continue providing free meals with the following changes: Meals will be provided for pick up only. Serving days will be M-W-F, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. (closed Memorial Day). Weekend meals will now be provided during the Friday distribution. This service will be provided through June 26th at Pacific Intermediate, Coleman Elementary, and Robertsville Elementary sites.
THANKFUL THURSDAY~ We want to thank the community that's helping us support the 2020 Senior's Week. Bank Star, Cathy Covington, First State Community Bank, Healthy Balance Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Kick Print, Presleys Glass, Show Me Auto Body, and The Dance Connection. Contact Ketina Armstrong at 636-271-1400 if you'd like to help sponsor Senior's Week.
THANKFUL THURSDAY~ Bowers Agency Shelter Insurance donated $1,000 to the Weekend Backpack Program. Pacific Eagles payed off ALL school lunch balances and donated funds to the Weekend Backpack Program with a total donation of $4,510.82. Eureka-Pacific Elks donated $1,907.76 to the Weekend Backpack Program & is a yearly sponsor. MVNation has a STRONG community!
MVR-III offers free Wi-Fi from parking lots around the district. See the link for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/686004/Wi-fi_Access_Information.pdf
Did you know the 2020 Census is very important to our school district’s funding and lunch programs? Currently, Franklin County has a census response rate of 56.4%. The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It’s an opportunity to shape our community’s future. Pledge to complete the 2020 Census today. https://my2020census.gov/
Did you know the 2020 Census is very important to our school district’s funding and lunch programs? Currently, Franklin County has a census response rate of 56.4%. Pledge to complete the 2020 Census today. https://my2020census.gov/
Ensuring all students have the technology and internet access they need to engage in online learning is an enormous challenge for school districts, especially those in rural areas with limited technology availability. Starting Saturday, April 18th, the MVR-III School District is offering free WiFi availability to students from the parking lots of Pacific High School and Coleman Elementary (lower parking lot). To access the WiFi, search MVR-3 Guest. We expect to have additional sites available by April 27th. While on campus, please adhere to the CDC’s guidelines of social distancing: *Stay at least 6 feet from other people *Do not gather in groups *Stay near your vehicle *If you are sick or suspect you are infected with the COVID-19, please avoid using our campuses
An email has been sent to parents and guardians regarding this week's Alternative Methods of Instruction. Meal pick-up stations will be open from 8:30-10:30 a.m. each Tuesday & Thursday. Drive-through packet pick-up is available on Tuesday from 8:30-Noon at all K-7 schools. Make sure your student's first & last name is on their packet. Riverbend & PHS students in need of a packet should call the school office to schedule a pick-up time. Please contact your student's school office or email your student's teacher if you need assistance. Stay positive. Stay strong. #MVNation
April 9th MVR-III Message: Missouri Governor, Mike Parson, has announced all Missouri schools will remain closed for the remainder of the current school year, but learning is expected to continue through the normal end date for each individual district. The MVR-III School District will continue to send weekly updates regarding home-based instruction to ensure students are prepared for the next level of their education. More information will be shared with parents and staff by the end of next week. As a reminder, school facilities will be closed Friday & Monday for Easter Break. Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13th. Stay positive. Stay strong. We are MVNation!
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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