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Third Times a Charm!

May 13, 2015

   The Kindergarten class made our first attempt at incubating eggs right after spring break.  Mr. Cruse brought in a dozen eggs and we put them in the incubator. We decided to wait to candle the eggs until day . . . read more

Teachable Moment

May 8, 2015

      It was the last week in April when the Kindergarten class put up a hummingbird feeder in the butterfly garden.   We had watched a short video clip about a man feeding humming birds from his . . . read more

Service Valley Students Get a "Small" Taste of The Civil War.

By Gilreath, Chris

    Jim Huff, life long history buff, and father to principal Ray Huff, came to visit with our American history class and demonstrate the firing of a mountain howitzer, 1/4 scale, civil war era replica. Mr. Huff has been . . . read more

Cattle Round-Up

By Farris, Theresa | December 7, 2014

SVCA students learned an important lesson about how cattle owners keep track of their cattle through branding.  In order for a rancher to show they own the cow, they must put their “mark” on it, much the same way we put . . . read more

Pioneer Day

By Farris, Theresa | December 7, 2014

It was  Tuesday , the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break.   Students and staff alike were ready for the five-day vacation.  In order to make the last afternoon fun and disguised with a little learning, . . . read more

Mmmmmm.... Spinach?

By Farris, Theresa

    Click here for a very short, but very cute video!   Ask any students if they like spinach and most will respond with a resounding “No.” One way to encourage healthy eating habits is to . . . read more

A Novel Study, "The Red Badge of Courage"

October 19, 2014

On Monday October 13th, students from Mr. Gilreath's seventh and eighth grade literature class finished up their novel study of "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane with an evening at the Parsons Public Library. They . . . read more

Happy Pig Day!

By Baker, Megan

This week the SVCA first grade class celebrated the coolest farm animals ever, pigs!  We learned pig vocabulary, like swine and shoat.  We observed our three stinky piggie friends at school and we even moved items like a pig would, . . . read more

An Apple a Day

By Baker, Megan | September 10, 2014

An apple a day...is just what first graders need!  The SVCA first grade class spent last week studying apples.  We learned about the apple life cycle, tasted different apples, and performed apple experiments.  The SVCA 7th/8th . . . read more

Horticulture at SVCA

By Wells, Jamie | October 17, 2013

At SVCA students are germinating Mimosa and Persimmon seeds.  When sprouted, the seeds are transplanted into small containers in the greenhouse. Our goal is to have small trees to give away to students and teachers in the spring so . . . read more

Trading Experience

By Brimm, Arlene | October 17, 2013

On Monday, the first, second, and third grade students of Service Valley learned about Christopher Columbus and his encounter with Native Americans. The students took on the rolls of Explorers and Native Americans. Each student had a sack . . . read more


September 23, 2013

What do teachers do to help Kindergarten students learn a letter? What ever it takes!   SVCA kindergarten students did a simple experiment with warm water and m&m’s.   Teacher:  Who can tell me the name of . . . read more

Historical Friends...

By Brimm, Arlene | September 15, 2013

The third grade students at Service Valley are punching their tickets to the Underground Railroad. Before beginning a reading unit on The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo, the students needed to build on some background knowledge. They . . . read more


BY MEGAN BAKER | September 14, 2013

If you’re feeling out of the loop, then catch up on the news with Mrs. Baker’s first grade newspaper!  The first grade class at SVCA is gearing up for their first edition of the First Grade News.  We began by . . . read more

Pretty Girls...

By Brimm, Arlene | March 23, 2013

Just a couple of girls enjoying the beautiful weather on Monday, March 4, 2013. The first grade students have measured the girth and length of Sue and Wee and applied the measurements to an algorithm that they found through internet . . . read more

SVCA Kindergarten Project

January 25, 2013

The idea for the Kindergarten project came about after reading the book Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens.  The Kindergarten students learned that sometimes we eat the roots of the plant and sometimes we eat the part of the plant that . . . read more

Service Valley Charter Academy.... A True Story

August 12, 2012

  A short documentary highlighting opportunities that SVCA provides.    read more

Broody Chickens are Moody Chickens!

June 16, 2012

It was Saturday, June 2, 2012.   My husband, Bill and I went to the chicken coop at SVCA to move the chickens to their new home for the summer.  We backed a trailer up to one of the openings in the chicken coop and guided the . . . read more

Did our chickens lay any eggs yet?

April 5, 2012

SVCA received baby chicks in September.  The chicks were kept in the school in a large container until they were big enough to move to the chicken coop.   The same day they were moved to the chicken coop, Damiya asked a . . . read more

Dr. Samantha Doolittle

April 5, 2012

I am sure most of you have heard of the movie  " The Horse Whisperer" , starring Robert Redford. Well, SVCA has a kindergarten student that has been nick-named the cow whisperer!  Samantha has a special talent that lets . . . read more

Sowing the Joy

April 5, 2012

Did you know planting flowers and vegetables together can be beneficial to both types of plants?  Flowers bring in the pollinators and beneficial insects to the garden. Beneficial insects are also important because they target and . . . read more

SVCA Kindergarten Student Receives State Honor

by Theresa Farris | February 22, 2012

SVCA Kindergarten student, Aubrianna Keele, was selected as Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s 2012 Postcard Art contest winner.  Aubrianna was the first-prize winner among Kansas Kindergarten students.  The . . . read more

The Skype Is Falling

by Theresa Farris | November 21, 2011

Service Valley Kindergarten students and Neosho Heights First grade students have been putting Skype technology to use over the past couple weeks to share information about their classroom projects.   The idea to share the classroom . . . read more

"EGG"traordinary Find

by Theresa Farris | October 31, 2011

“EGG”traordinary Find  It was last March when the 2011 Kindergarten class was successful in hatching baby chicks from eggs they gathered from SVCA chickens.    We ended up with 4 hens and 4 roosters. . . . read more

Special Thanks To Erin Byrd

by Theresa Farris | October 31, 2011

SVCA school grounds have a new splash of color with the planting of fall mums donated by Erin Byrd's Greenhouse.   Erin Byrd has given many donations to SVCA over the last two years in giving of her time and knowledge, as well . . . read more

The Letter M!

by Theresa Farris | October 31, 2011

SVCA Kindergarten students were learning about the delicious letter Mm.  We did a lot of math activities with a small bag of m & m's.  We started our lesson first my learning about the patience it takes to watch the m float . . . read more

Farm Heritage Celebration

by Rochelle Sheddrick | October 5, 2011

SVCA students from Mrs. Sheddrick's and Mr. Ward's  4th, 5th and 6th grades spent the day in Parsons at the Tolen Creek Park Farm Heritage Celebration.  The weather was perfect for learning all about farm history from the . . . read more

Breaking Ground!

SVCA 8th Grade Class | September 15, 2011

SVCA students contributed sweat equity while preparing for a Fall Garden.  Preparation began with harvesting all the vegetables from the Salsa Garden.  After the vegetables were harvested, all the plants and weeds were pulled. . . . read more

What a Way to Start off the School Year!

by Theresa Farris | September 8, 2011

First Day of school We toured the school grounds.  While we were walking through the butterfly garden the kindergarten class found their first monarch caterpillar.  It was not the first caterpillar that they had seen because we . . . read more

Plotting for Success - Stage One

by Theresa Farris | April 24, 2011

Stage One – the leader emerges SVCA Kindergarten students traveled to Good Samaritan Society of Parsons for National Volunteer Week on Monday to plant a small butterfly garden as a culminating activity to a two-week project. . . . read more

The Sky's the Limit!

by Samantha Smith | April 14, 2011

SVCA kindergarten students were “flying high” during last week’s reading lesson. The students were given a basic introduction to technical reading. The class read the instructions on how to put together and fly a kite. They . . . read more

SVCA Students Get a Lesson in Stalking!

by Theresa Farris | March 17, 2011

SVCA K-8 students are in hopes of growing the largest soybean plant as part of the  “Willie and the Beanstalk” Open House Plant Growing Contest sponsored by Kansas State University Department of Agronomy. The contest is . . . read more

1500 Attend SVCA Spring Greenhouse Opening

by Theresa Farris | March 7, 2011

The end of February brings with it a very busy time for every greenhouse and SVCA greenhouse is no exception.  K-8 students have been busy cleaning in preparation for the arrival of  the anticipated 1,500 guests.   We . . . read more

Production Has Begun

March 1, 2011

Production Has Began SVCA upper grade students took to the greenhouse on Friday afternoon to take a well-deserved break from state assessment prep to start spring planting. SVCA will have a variety of peppers and tomatoes available . . . read more

Discovery Days

by Samantha Smith | February 28, 2011

SVCA students, grades K-5, were invited to attend Discovery Days at Neosho Heights on February 21st.  Discovery Days is a day for students to learn about a range of different topics.  This year students were able to attend sessions . . . read more

Flowers in December

December 21, 2010

SVCA Kindergarten students found a way to bring flowers into the season, even in the month of December.  The students set to work to make a special gift to share with their family for Christmas.    The students put their . . . read more

Beneath the Ground

by Theresa Farris | November 12, 2010

We were on our way to harvest seeds from the flowers in the pasture gardens at SVCA, and we made a stop at the peanuts plants that were started by last years K/1 class the previous school year.  The students were looking around the . . . read more

Lets Talk About Co-operation!

by Theresa Farris | November 11, 2010

Kindergarten students were introduced to some of the different jobs that farmers do everyday.  We shared the story, “The Little Red Hen”.  The kindergarteners discussed all of the jobs the little red hen did on her own . . . read more

Increasing the Yield!

October 23, 2010

Soil fertility fluctuates throughout the growing season each year.  With the SVCA gardening season winding down, it was time to do a little soil research to determine what our garden plots needed. Keith Martin from Labette County . . . read more

Mr. Huff Lands a Big One

by Theresa Farris | October 21, 2010

Neosho Township Fire Department presented an outstanding program on Friday Oct. 8th for Fire Prevention week. Students were very excited to watch a fireman dressed in full fire bunker gear guide the life flight helicopter to land on SVCA . . . read more

SVCA Students Get a Little Corny!

by Theresa Farris | October 1, 2010

SVCA K/1 students followed the planting and growth stages of a field of corn last school year thanks to Mr. Joe Sprague.   A new crop of Kindergarten students took part of the reaping of last years sowing of the cornfield.   . . . read more

SVCA Valley of the Butterfly

by Theresa Farris | October 1, 2010

SVCA students and staff started the process of developing  a butterfly garden in front of the school in May of last school year.  The garden is now registered as an official Monarch Waystation and is included in the . . . read more

Yummy Omelets!

by Theresa Farris | October 1, 2010

SVCA Kindergarten students have been learning about Dr. Ollie Ostrich.  Dr. Ollie Ostrich is a character in the program Animated Literacy recently purchased by the district as a supplement to our reading series.  Dr. Ollie Ostrich . . . read more

O.R.E.O. Fun - Part Two!!

by Theresa Farris | September 27, 2010

Kindergarten students were enjoying stacking OREO’s as part of the on line project and of course that lead to wanting to enjoy eating some OREO’s as well.  As the cookies were being passed out several students asked for milk . . . read more


by Karla Wimp | September 26, 2010

Students in grades 3-4 had the opportunity to observe grass sprouting and growing like hair on the heads they created using knee-high nylon stockings and potting soil.  The grain grows very rapidly during the first ten days after . . . read more


by Karla Wimp | September 20, 2010

What do you do when you find out National Cheese Pizza Day is in September? You make pizza during an agriculture activity. Pizza is a world-popular dish of Italian origin, made with an oven-baked, flat, generally round bread that is often . . . read more

O.R.E.O. Fun!!

by Theresa Farris | September 20, 2010

Kindergarten students at SVCA registered to participate in a variety of  O.R.E.O. Projects (Our Really Exciting Online Project).   The projects are part of ProjectsByJen.com. and is open to any classroom, in any grade, in any . . . read more

A Bakers Dozen

September 9, 2010

Friday K through second grade students got to share in a unique experience. They got to spend time in SVCA’s own butterfly palace.   While the enclosure was small, it held thirteen butterflies and five students.  Not bad . . . read more


by Karla Wimp | September 6, 2010

Bees can help flowers make seeds. Bees look for pollen and sweet juice. The bee's first job is to move pollen from the anther of one flower to the female stigma of another flower. In other words, when a bee gets pollen from a flower, the . . . read more

SVCA Would Like To Welcome Frost!!

By Jana Johnson | September 2, 2010

As a Certified Assistance Dog, Frost is specially trained to help people. Her main job at SVCA is to help children improve their reading skills while providing unconditional love and acceptance. Research has proven that having an animal . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | June 10, 2010

K/1 students spent time during the month of March researching the different types of sunflowers and deciding which ones we wanted to plant in our gardens. We had decided that our seeds needed to be planted the last week in May to be . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | June 9, 2010

The last day of school K/1 students took their last trip out to Joe Sprague’s cornfield to check the growth of the corn.  The corn had only grown to about a foot tall but we knew it was only a matter of time.  In April, Joe . . . read more


May 11, 2010

K/1 students are proud to announce the arrival of the first black swallowtail butterfly which emerged May 7, 2010 sometime during lunch.   The swallowtail caterpillar was found on the green top of carrots growing in a garden back in . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | April 30, 2010

K/1 students took a field trip, not by bus, but by walking a short distance to a field located just west of SVCA to learn first hand what it takes to plant field corn.  Joe Sprague had disked the field the week before in preparation for . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | April 22, 2010

Can a raw egg turn soft and rubbery and bounce like a ball?   K/1 students place one white egg and one brown egg from our chickens at SVCA in jar filled with vinegar.  Shortly after we added the eggs we noticed bubbles rising . . . read more

Chicks on the Move

by Karla Wimp | April 21, 2010

It was time to start moving the dry baby chicks to their new home. The chicks are living in a brooder, in the hallway, just outside the 4-5 classroom. They will be staying there for two weeks before moving on to a new home and lifestyle. . . . read more

Day 20 - There is Action in the Incubator

by Karla Wimp | April 18, 2010

Excited began in the 4-5 room on April 15, as I prepared to move the eggs from the rotator to the screen inside the incubator. There were three eggs with chipped shells and the sound of chirping coming from within the eggs. We would have . . . read more


April 18, 2010

On April 16, students and staff arrived at school to find 10 baby chicks. There were seven Rhode Island Reds and three Silver Laced Wyandottes. Chick number 11 started hatching around 9:00 that morning. Students and staff were amazed and . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | April 12, 2010

EGG IN A BOTTLE Since K/1 students had been working hard at collecting, washing, and labeling the eggs laid by SVCA chickens we decided they also should have a chance to enjoy some “eggs”periments using eggs. . . . read more

Potato Chips

by Karla Wimp | April 9, 2010

In 1853, George Crum was employed as a chef at a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. One dinner guest found Crum's French fries too thick and returned the order. Crum decided to rile the guest by making another batch of fries too thin . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | April 6, 2010

A CHICKEN HAS EAR LOBES!   K/1 students have been learning about the different types of chickens that we have at SVCA.    We have discovered that chickens have combs (top of the head), wattles (beneath the beak), and ear . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | April 6, 2010

THE FIRST EGG A CHICKEN LAYS IS SMALLER  The SVCA students compared a white egg bought at the grocery store with one of the pullet eggs laid by the SVCA chickens.   K/1 students determined the SVCA pullet egg was easily . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | March 27, 2010

EGG BUSTERS 2nd EGG BUSTER:  K/1 STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WASH EGGS WITHOUT BREAKING THEM! Within a short ten days our chickens had laid enough eggs that it was time to implement the washing phase of egg production.   . . . read more

Poultry Farmers

by Karla Wimp | March 27, 2010

Day 1: People who keep chickens are poultry farmers. One poultry farm may have thousands upon thousands of chickens. Our class is incubating  38 eggs. We have placed Rhode Island Red and Silver Laced Wyandotte eggs in our incubator. The . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | March 25, 2010

1ST MYTH:  BROWN EGGS ARE HEALTHIER THAN WHITE EGGS K/1 went to the United States Department of Agriculture web site to find the information needed to determine whether this myth was confirmed or busted.  According to the . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | March 23, 2010

K/1 students have been waiting for this day since SVCA received the baby chicks back in September. We knew the chickens needed to be 20-24 weeks of age before they would start laying eggs.  We knew from research in the fall that a . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | March 23, 2010

SVCA K/1 students and Neosho Heights Grade School first grade students worked on a project to learn about germination of a bean seed. The students learned that when a seed gets warmth, air and water it starts to change. Each student was . . . read more

K/1 Students GROW A Little Nutty

by Theresa Farris | March 23, 2010

We were very excited when we received a large sampling of registered peanuts from the coordinator of the OK Ag web site. We used this as an opportunity to learn about a man named George Washington Carver and some of the hundreds of ways . . . read more

Service Valley student wins state bee


By COLLEEN SURRIDGE | March 23, 2010

The third time was the charm for Service Valley Elementary School seventh-grade student Matthew Wegner of Parsons, who after three wins at the county level took the title of state spelling bee champion in the Great Bend Tribune’s 2010 . . . read more


by Theresa Farris | March 23, 2010

K/1 students were tired of waiting for spring to show itself, so they took to the greenhouse (along with the help of Mrs. Smith) to get a jump on planting flowers we will need to put in our butterfly garden.   When we return from . . . read more

Construction Crew to Demolition Crew

by Karla Wimp | January 16, 2010

Winter break, a visit from Jack Frost and Mother Nature helped a group of energetic students in grades 2-5 construct and demolish an igloo in the cold tundra of  Southeast Kansas. Students returned to SVCA from break with more than . . . read more

If You Build It, They Will Come!

by Theresa Farris | January 13, 2010

I have been teaching for 20 years and in that time we have never had the learning opportunity that was presented to us by the weather last week. Monday afternoon K/1 students had perfect weather for being outside to work on their snow . . . read more

Confucius Say

by Theresa Farris | January 12, 2010

Confucius say... he with loose laces catches many chicks! read more

Up Hill Both Ways

by Theresa Farris | January 12, 2010

We have all heard stories that our grandparents have told about when they were young. Stories like we had to walk to school in all kinds of weather and of course it was up hill both ways. Well they have nothing on our students at . . . read more

The Show Must Go On

by Karla Wimp | December 15, 2009

The SVCA Christmas program was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Students in 4-5 were in for a challenge when their music teacher/classroom teacher had to attend/coach a high school basketball game. The class took control and performed . . . read more

Pretty in Pink

by Theresa Farris | December 10, 2009

Why pink?   Well, back in August when we were in the process of ordering shirts and discussing color choices,  Mr. Huff said he did not care what color we ordered as long as it wasn't pink.  So, we settled on green but . . . read more

SVCA K/1 Students participate in NASA Experiment

by Theresa Farris | December 3, 2009

Wednesday Nov. 4 SVCA students are one of 400 schools chosen to take part in the NASA experiment to determine how the microgravity of space will affect the development of monarch caterpillars. NASA will watch from cameras on the . . . read more


November 23, 2009

K/1 students put up a bird feeder right outside the classroom window.  K/1 students were  excited to see which wild birds would visit our feeder.  The next day we noticed over half of the birdseed was gone but we had not seen a . . . read more

Sunflower Hut!

by Theresa Farris | November 13, 2009

To recap: K/1 students from last school year, 2008-2009, shared the book “The Sunflower House” by Eve Bunting. We purchased mammoth sunflower seeds and planted them in the K/1 garden in hopes of being able to pull the sunflowers . . . read more

Appreciation Dinner


October 29, 2009

We recently had an Appreciation Dinner for all our volunteers and donors. It took a few hours to prepare and decorate our barn and, although it was a little chilly, I believe it was a huge success!     It . . . read more

Dirty Jobs

by Karla Wimp | October 29, 2009

The RAIN came last week. The MUD was way past our ankles but it did not keep students in grades 2-5 from doing one of the most dirty jobs on the school farm. Yes, we cleaned out the stalls in the barn. The students, Mrs. Sheddrick, and I . . . read more

The Last To Go!

by Theresa Farris | October 28, 2009

The days are getting shorter and temperatures are falling. The last of our monarch butterflies emerged from its chrysalis. We decided to do some research to found out how the falling temperature would affect the migration of our final . . . read more

Neither Rain, Nor sleet, Nor Dark of Day.....

by Theresa Farris | October 13, 2009

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of day will stop the K/1 students from delivering the necessary care for the SVCA’s new chicks. K/1 students started daily chores last week. Twice a day K/1 students take fresh water and feed out to . . . read more

K/1 Students Explode!

September 25, 2009

Sept. 21st brought SVCA K/1 students their first close up look at a Monarch butterfly that emerged around  eight o'clock. On Tuesday we had 2 more butterflies emerge.   I am sure the whole building heard the K/1 . . . read more

Timing Is Everything

by Theresa Farris | September 25, 2009

Our first Monarch butterfly emerged from the chrysalis on Sunday over the holiday weekend. We have our second Monarch chrysalis nearing maturity by Sept. 13th and yes it too is on a Sunday. But……. We have at least 11 more . . . read more

Roll'em Again

Karla Wimp | September 19, 2009

4-5 took time out of their busy day to play a dice game. What they didn't realize... they were working on probability and computation skills while playing a game of chance.   Here are a few student comments:  . . . read more

If At First You Don't Suc"Seed" ......

by Theresa Farris | September 17, 2009

The first sunflower house we planted in early spring bloomed in July. When school started the sunflowers had already turned to seed. Our plans to pull the stalks together to make a sunflower house did not come to pass. But if at first you . . . read more

It's a Dirty Job! But K/1 Will Do It!

by Theresa Farris | September 17, 2009

SVCA students are stripping the gardens and removing old dirt to be replaced with a more nutrient rich soil. Soil has three main kinds of different sized particles: sand, silt and clay. Students felt sugar and salt to represent particles . . . read more

Jalapeno Peppers and Tomatoes For Sale!

September 15, 2009

K/1 students spent time outside with our first task harvesting sunflowers. Harvesting sunflower seeds is no easy task but the end result yielded a wagon full of seeds to use for replanting, and setting out for the birds in the winter. . . . read more

What Was I Thinking

by Theresa Farris | September 9, 2009

Bird Watching requires quiet and no movement. I was expecting K/1 students to sit still and stay quiet at the same - What was I thinking! We put up a humming bird feeder one day and the next day we had two humming birds . . . read more

And So It Begins......

by Theresa Farris | August 29, 2009

August 26th brought the sighting of our first monarch caterpillar.  It was full grown and by the next morning had transformed into a beautiful green chrysalis. We had two small caterpillars emerge from their eggs with at least 3 more . . . read more

Are We There Yet!

by Theresa Farris | August 24, 2009

The first day of school K/1 went on a scavenger hunt to help to familiarize the new students with the school grounds. The students were given clues to objects hidden around the school. The first clue lead the students to the green house . . . read more

School ..... Is Hard Work!

August 23, 2009

K/1 took to our sunflower garden to prepare it for fall planting! Before the new plants could go in the ground the old plants had to come out and that …. is where the work came in! We harvested the sunflowers by using a saw to take . . . read more

Short to Tall

by Theresa Farris | July 14, 2009

The first month of summer is over and our K/1 sunflower garden has made amazing growth. Three summer storms with high winds and hail leaving their mark on our garden but it could not slow its growth. We now have the signs of our first . . . read more

Oh, It's a Lovely Little School!

by Karla Wimp | April 16, 2009

Nanny McKae was not too excited about her first visit to SVCA back in the fall. (She disliked the fertilizer.) It is now springtime on the school farm and she enjoys each and every visit. This current visit was to bring ice cream sandwiches . . . read more

Kitra Cooper Presents Agricultural Program to SVCA

March 17, 2009

Kitra Cooper, K-State Research and Extension Office, presented an agricultural program to the 2nd and 3rd grade class at SVCA. This was a opportunity for students to gain knowledge about agriculture and understanding of how our charter school . . . read more

The Adventures of Cletus Ralphie Smucker

by Karla Wimp | January 21, 2009

A couple of months have passed since Cletus Ralphie Smucker left our school to travel the world. He has meet hundreds of people, visited many places, and returned with photos and memorabilia. The 2nd and 3rd grade students, at SVCA, have been . . . read more

SVCA School Chores

January 20, 2009

This is book two in the series written about Service Valley Charter Academy chores.     read more

Chores aren't so bad......

January 17, 2009

K/1 wanted to share some of the important lessons that we have learned. While helping with the daily chores that came along with Service Valley becoming a charter school we have learned…. • When the temperature gets below . . . read more

Nanny McKae Arrives Bringing Awards

Karla Wimp | January 13, 2009

Students and staff at SVCA were surprised to see Nanny McKae arrive at their recent awards assembly. She returned early from her recent vacation in the Bahamas to present awards. K-1 and 2-3 classes received awards for passing 446 AR tests . . . read more

Where In The World Is Cletus Ralphie Smucker?

by Karla Wimp | December 3, 2008

In early October, 2nd and 3rd grade students  at SVCA took their class cartoon mascot, gave him a name, gathered names and addresses of friendly fun loving folks, and sent Cletus Ralphie Smucker packing to travel around the world. Our . . . read more


by Karla Wimp | October 29, 2008

Ladybug by Maria Fleming Ladybugs all dressed in red Strolling through the flowerbed. If I were tiny just like you I'd creep among the flowers too!    Service Valley students got up . . . read more

K-State Prepares SVCA Staff For New Program

by Ray Huff | July 9, 2008

Educators Learn to Bring Agriculture into the Classroom   Manhattan, KS - Teachers at Service Valley Charter Academy, recently learned how to integrate agriculture into their classroom. All members completed “Connecting . . . read more

Got Unibrow?.... Service Valley students can take care of it with ELECTROLYSIS!

Watch the video!!!!!

by Ray Huff | April 17, 2008

Hair removal may be a major concern for this particular student... however he is going to have to go somewhere else to get it taken care of because that's not the type of Electrolysis we are talking about.  The Electrolysis we . . . read more

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