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Record breakers

Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, Amanda Sales

The Valley Falls girls’ 4x100m relay team placed fifth in regionals last week and broke a 36-year-old school record. Coach Seth Cooper said the previous record was held by Littleton, Sieve, Wichman, and Bolz and was set in 1977 with a time of 53.7. Current holders are, from left, Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, and Amanda Sales with a time of 52.71.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

An all-day history lesson

Ed Patterson (top left), Valley Falls, and Dylan Callahan, Emporia, provided a display of World War II uniforms and weapons for students to view during History Day at Valley Falls schools.

History Day at Valley Falls schools.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

First baseman honored

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman was featured as the Athlete of the Week recently on the MSC Sports website.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

Photo by Seth Cooper Valley Falls’ Tamara Drinkard finishes third in the high jump. Photo by Seth Cooper

JCN boys, girls lead county thinclads at JW meet

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Oskaloosa School District,Sports,The Independent,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Slight decrease in Valley Falls USD 338 tax levy

There are slight increases in the district’s assessed valuation and taxpayers will get a slight break in the mill levy. The levies for all funds total 55.330, down about 1 1/3 from last year’s levy.

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board members were given a completed budget document when they met Monday night and after review voted unanimously to have it published. Financial adviser Dr. Harry Austin projected the budget figures on a screen to walk the members through the process. He said it was a smooth process […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Valley Falls art teacher preps former industrial arts building into classroom

Megan Turner, art teacher, adds life to the new industrial building as she paints a lion on the wall. The building is split into two sections for older and younger students. She decided to make the youth area jungle themed to help “liven” the room. “I think the kids will like it,” Turner said.

Megan Turner, Valley Falls K-12 art teacher, is excited to transform the industrial building into her new art classroom and appreciates the larger space for students and storage.

July 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

State funding remains a mystery for local school

The Legislature is playing games with funding for education to the point that nothing is predictable even this late in the game.

The Legislature is playing games with funding for education to the point that nothing is predictable even this late in the game.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

USD 338 art class moved to industrial arts building

Valley Falls art class

by Clarke Davis The industrial arts building at Valley Falls appears destined to become the center for art instruction following the March 12 school board meeting. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp told the board that an art classroom appeared to be the best use of the building, at least until some future time when a vocational-type program […]

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Valley Falls school board gets preview of new teaching tools

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by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board is contemplating adding more technology to the classroom and is waiting for a general assessment from the teachers along with a price tag. Teachers Cheryl Brosa and Trista Gish gave the board members a demonstration with their iPads Feb. 13, projecting the many applications available on a […]

March 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

It’s a Dragon thing

Valley Falls sixth-grader Lacey Eisermann

Valley Falls sixth-grader Lacey Eisermann gets a congratulatory high-five from a line of 25 elementary teachers and aides during an academic awards assembly at the school Friday morning. Lacey was among the 43 students cited for receiving an “exemplary” on last year’s state assessment tests. Principal Susan Grey recognized each class and its accomplishments that […]

February 12th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Schools,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

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