Principal's News

Mrs. Fuhrman

Mrs. Valery Fuhrman 

Dear River Valley Families:  
I hope that each and every one of your took the opportunity to meet with your students’ teachers during conferences.  It is a great opportunity to find out more about what is happening at school.  Please feel free to contact our teachers by calling the school or using our email addresses (found on our school website) to keep the conversation  going.  The teamwork between teachers and families is critical for school success. 

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Thank you for your support of our school’s fundraiser.  This supports our school’s field trips, incentives, and other classroom activities each year.

Keep in Touch  RV Website: www.rvwolverines.org    Please check it often to see what is new at our school.  Throughout the course of the year we will be adding more information as well as  sharing what is happening in our buildings.  The  Elementary teachers use their website pages to share lesson plans and other classroom events.

Like us on Facebook!  We will use Facebook to let you know what is happening and at times share photos.  We have over 500 people keeping up with us through Facebook.

Elementary Awards Program Our end of the quarter awards were held to recognize many student achievements.  Only two of the recognitions are competitive—being that only a few students can achieve them.  Most of our recognitions are given to ALL students who exemplify the standard of the award (neat work, hard workers, attendance, spelling, math achievement, typing skills, etc.).  Here are some numbers from our awards:  In PK-6th grade, we had 98 students with perfect attendance!  17 students missed only a 1/2 day and 53 missed only one day.  72% of the 5th and 6th grade students qualified for Wolverine Club, Honor Roll participation; 100% for 3rd grade, 91% for 4th grade, 89% for 5th grade, and 89% for 6th grade.

Winter Weather Gear  Please send outdoor gear for your student every day.  As the saying goes, we live in Iowa and the weather can change every 15 minutes.  Our teachers want to make sure students can enjoy the fresh air of the out doors to get the benefits of exercise and a break for their brain.  All students should bring a coat, hat, and gloves every day.  As the weather gets colder, snow pants can     provide a layer of warmth even if there is no snow on the ground.  Once we do have snow, boots and snow pants are required.  We ask that you take the time to write the student’s initials on their out- door gear to help get misplaced items returned.

JMC-Online grade checking is now availableWe are pleased to share that our 3rd-6th grade students and parents can now access their student’s grades online using the JMC grade system.  Parents were asked to sign up with passwords during conferences.  We now have this available for 3rd-12th grade in our district!  If you have troubles or want more information, please call the school office.