Yesterday, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) cancelled all spring activities and festivals for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The removal of those items from the school calendar DOES NOT imply that events currently remaining on the calendar have not or will not be cancelled. Many events will need to be cancelled and those cancellations come from different sources. We realize that this is a difficult time for everyone. Please be patient as decisions are made by the many organizations and entities involved.
USD 504 Special Announcement In response to COVID-19 safety measures, Gov. Kelly announced today that all school buildings across the state of Kansas will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Learning will continue. USD 504 will continue to be closed this week in accordance with the recommendation by Dr. Randy Watson - Kansas Commissioner of Education which was made at the beginning of the week. Spring break will be the week of March 23rd through the 27th. Beginning on Monday, March 30th, small groups of teachers in cooperation with the administration will begin developing a plan to carry learning through the remainder of the school year. It is the intent of USD 504 to finalize the plan and communicate it to parents by April 6th.
Archery Tournament at Pittsburg this Saturday March 13, 2020 has been cancel.
Pittsburg SEK Qualifier Archery tournament on Saturday, March 14, 2020 is at Pittsburg High School. Elementary flight times are 9:00 and Middle School flight times are at 10:00. There will be a concession stand available. DEPARTURE TIMES Students will need to be at NeHi by 6:30. Students will need to be at SVCA by 6:45. RETURN TIMES SVCA 12:15 NeHi by 12:30.
ARCHERY REMINDER $9.00 Registration fee for Pittsburg Qualifier on March 14th was due FRIDAY MARCH 6TH. $15.00 Registration fee for State Tournament on April 4th IS DUE MONDAY 9TH.
NO ARCHERY PRACTICE TONIGHT THURSDAY MARCH 5TH. Mrs. Keller and Mrs. Farris are helping with the scholar bowl meet in Oswego at 4:00.
March 7, 2020 Outdoor Academy Archery Tournament Location: MSSU Elementary flight times are 9:00 and Middle School flight times are at 10:00. There will be a concession stand available. DEPARTURE TIMES Students will need to be at NeHi by 6:30. Students will need to be at SVCA by 6:45. RETURN TIMES SVCA 12:30 NeHi by 12:45. Remaining Tournaments for the 2020 season. $9.00 FOR THE PITTSBURG QUALIFIER NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE BY MARCH 6TH. $15.00 FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN MY MARCH 9TH. If your child is not one of the top 24 archers the money will be refunded.
Change in Junior High Try Out Dates due to NeHi Spring Concert. Practice Clinic dates are March 9, 2020 at 6:30 & March 12, 2020 at 6:30 at OJSHS. Tryouts on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:00 at OJSHS.
Student entry fee of $8.00 are due by Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020 for the Joplin Kaminsky Archery Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
SVCA/NEHI Archers traveled to Webb City Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. JESSE BLUMER 283 ranked 7th overall boys JACE LANDES 275 KLETE KELLER 258 JESSALYN OVERALL 248 OLIVIA JACKSON 269 ranked 9th middle school girls KAYTEE BLUMER 260 ranked 16th middle school girls EMMA BRUNING 252 DANI JO WHITE 250 COLEMAN MURPHY 247 RAYDEN MYERS 246 BRODY BYRD 244 NOAH MILLS 244 PATRICK DOYLE 219 CARSYNN SMITH 210 ALEX LONG 210 OWEN JACKSON 204 AUBRI KEELE 203 BRANDON WEBSTER 199 ZACHARY BURKS 163 KENNEDY KELLER 242 ranked 5th elementary girls MANNY RAMIREZ 241 ranked 12th elementary boys WYATT MCCLURE 234 ranked 17th elementary boys COOPER OBRIEN 231 HAILEY SMARDO 228 ranked 8th elementary girls CHRISTIAN CUNNING 225 CHANCE MILLS 223 KIMBER LITTLEPAGE 219 MAKAYLA GETMAN 216 GARRETT MCCLURE 206 BRENNEN PEASE 195 ALDEN EBERSOLE 192 JOURNEE RIMMER 184 XAVIER RIMMER 184 TRAVIEN HIGGINS 180 KYLIE GEORGE 176 DOM CUNNINGHAM174 NOAH KEELE 172 HOLLY SMITH 155 PETER WAGNER 146 SPARKLE MYERS 144 CASEY MANNING 120 AARON SIMPSON 117 RODNEY DUNNIC 104
Oswego Archers competed in the Carthage High School Archery Tournament today, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. HIGH SCHOOL TEAM Jessalyn Overall 253 Jace Landes 245 Engracia LaDene 210 MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM Kaytee Blumer 268 Olivia Jackson 261 Noah Mills 248 Rayden Myers 240 Aaliyah Tun 235 Alex Long 233 Kylee McDaniels 231 Coleman Murphy 231 Patrick Doyle 223 Emma Bruninng 221 AJ Tun 217 Owen Jackson 211 Elizabeth Ramirez 210 Aubri Keele 204 Brandon Webster 185 Zachary Burks 155 Gavino LaDene 119 ELEMENTARY TEAM Hailey Smardo 240 Alden Ebersole 233 Manny Ramirez 226 Brody Braun 223 Christian Cunningham 208 Axton Myers 199 Domic Cunningham 188 Kimber Little Page 179 MaKayla Getman 176 Noah Keele 166 Traven Higgins 161 Chance Mills 134 Kylie George 127 Holly Smith 123 Sparkle Myers 110 Branaya Page 109
The tournament is in Carthage MO at the Tiger Activity Center (TAC) at the Carthage High School 2600 S River St. Carthage MO. We will not stop to eat following the tournament, but the Carthage High School will have a concession stand available to purchase food items. Students need to be at SVCA at 8:15. The bus will leave at 8:30. Return time will vary but we should be back at SVCA by 2:00.
JH BB at Columbus tomorrow has been cancelled due to incoming weather.
FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2019 HALF DAY OF SCHOOL SVCA staff have planned some special activity for the students on Friday prior to the classroom parties. Students are to wear school appropriate pajamas. Classroom parties will start around 10:00. Lunch will be served starting at 11:15. Bus departure times on Friday: 12:00 Mr. Benny’s route to Sherman/Montana 12:05 Mr. Doug’s to route to Parsons 12:30 Mr. Stone’s route to Parsons 12:35 Mr. Benny’s route to McCune
No school tomorrow for USD 504 tomorrow Tuesday December 17, due to road conditions.
SVCA 6th grade class traveled to the Parsons Sale Barn to learn about the process of buying and selling cattle. The 6th grade students are tracking the cost associated with raising a steer. They will be selling the steer in the spring at the conclusion of the project. Special thanks you to Mark McKee for answering questions and sharing information about his business.
USD 504 Service Valley/Oswego WILL have school on Monday, December 16. Oswego will have school Monday, December 16!
SVCA students that want to ride the float or walk in the Parsons parade tonight Thursday December 5 need to meet by 6:50 at Daylight Donuts. The parade starts at 7:00. We are 59th in the parade. Parents will need be across from the Judicial Center once SVCA float finished the parade route. The parade theme is Polar Express so students may wear pajamas tonight. (with parent permission)
SVCA held our annual Veteran’s breakfast this morning to honor a few guests for the sacrifices they have made to ensure the freedoms we enjoy today. Every morning before we start the school day, SVCA students and staff stand together in the gym to say the Pledge of Allegiance. This morning that ritual touched home a little more. This day is always a good reminder to our students that when we say the Pledge every morning we are honoring all those that have served in the United States Military. Thank you for your service! Thank You to: Danny Chapman – US Army, served in Vietnam War Greg Aldridge – US Army, 4 years Jim McGuire – US Army, 4 years, served in Kuwait Carl Davidson – US Marine Corp, served in Vietnam War Chris Sponsel – US Army, served in Vietnam War Robert Eccles – US Army 2 years, Navy 8 years Randy Locke – US Navy, 2 years Matthew Pipkin – US Marine Corp, 10 years Bill Giger – US Army, 2 years Richard Huebner – US Air Force, 20 years Charles Wells – US Navy, 3 years Kenney Seely – US Air Force, US Army, US Air National Guard, 10 ½ years Stephen McClure – US Marine Corp, US Air Force Reserves Josh Stephens – US Navy
FLU SHOTS SVCA flu shots have been rescheduled for Thursday morning, Oct. 31st starting at 8:30.
PICTURE RETAKES SVCA fall pictures will be handed out today. Retakes have been moved to FRIDAY, Nov. 1st. This will allow parents time to get pictures returned to school if you want your child's picture retaken. If your child was absent on fall picture day they will be able to have their picture taken as well. If you need the information for picture packages please contact the school!
JOB TITLE: Substitute Teachers JOB DESCRIPTION: U.S.D. 504 is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers. This opening may be for any one or up to all three of our district buildings including Service Valley Charter Academy, Neosho Heights Elementary, and Oswego Jr./Sr. High. Individuals interested in this position should submit the following: 1. Application 2. Substitute License Please direct all correspondence to: Debbie Schneeberger Substitute Coordinator PO Box 129 Oswego, KS 67356 email@example.com 620-795-2126
SVCA 7/8 grade students will NOT be going in town for mini-courses on Monday Oct. 21st. They will be at SVCA all day.
First and second graders had a blast at Hickory Creek Farms pumpkin patch today!
Mrs. Degarmo joined 1st gradefor reading centers today!!
SVCA will be in the McCune Fall Festival parade this Saturday Sept. 28th. We will meet in front of the old McCune grade school at 10:15.
Rayden Myers 7th grader will represent SVCA at the Labette County Spelling bee on Oct. 9th. Runner up was 4th grader Dylan Johnson. We are really proud of all the contestants that participated in SVCA spell off today. Our spelling bee went through round 18 before our winner was determined. Congratulations to classroom winners 3rd grade Gabby Dainty 4th grade Dylan Johnson 5th grade Xavier Rimmer 6th grade Allysen McCready 7th grade Rayden Myers 8th grade Aaliyah Tun
6th graders are beginning research on what it takes to purchase and take care of a steer
6th graders are beginning research on what it takes to purchase and take care of a steer
Holly,Branaya and Brody 4th graders present a page from their gratitude journal.
SVCA students will be celebrating Grandparents Day tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 from 8:30-9:30. Each grade will give a short performance in the gym starting at 8:30. Following the performance the Grandparents will be invited to visit the Book Fair in the gym. Grandparents will then move to the classrooms to enjoy a drink and cookie, and pick up the small gift the students made to celebrate some pretty important people in their lives.
SVCA's staff member of the week is Doug Smith! The Sunshine committee selected Mr. Doug to be our staff member of the week. Doug worked hard over the summer to get the building ready for the start of school! He continues to do so much to keep the school running smoothly! Thank you, Mr. Doug for all you do! We appreciate you!
As a writing prompt 8th grade students took part in the Ceremony of the Twelve based off of the novel The Giver. Students sat in birth order and were called to the stage to receive their role in the community. Students then had a choice in their writing assignment, to explain the reasons they are pleased with their future job or to apply for a new job and explain why they are not suited for the one assigned.
Sunshine and sight words! SVCA Kindergarten had fun practicing their sight words outside. They had to focus on using the correct letter formation while writing their words. Their favorite part was erasing each letter with the squirt bottle, which is a great activity to strengthen their little hands!
Where: Service Valley Charter Academy (Cafeteria) Date: Wednesday, September 18th Time: 9:30 – Grandparents 6:00 – Public Welcome The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our School! It is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping our kid’s reading habits. If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/servicevalleycharteracademy1 Our online Fair is available from Sept. 11 – Oct. 24. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
By Neal Cruse Today we started our 5 For Life Fitness Program. Each class learned two vocabulary words tody. The first word was a long tongue twister. Cardiorespiratory Endurance which is the ability of the heart and lungs to supply OXYGEN (the second word) to the muscles during long periods of physical activity. Each student took their heart rate before exercise to show that the heart was working just not very hard. Then each student jumped over a rope for two minutes then took their heart rate again. They learned that their heart rate was faster because their muscles are using oxygen to produce energy. Activities that raise the heart rate will make their hearts stronger. All of the running and exercising we do improves our Cardiorespiratory Endurance allowing them to play longer and harder without getting tired.https://youtu.be/S4uPtOMf4FE https://youtu.be/UAOSr3E7rUM
K-2 students are incubating 36 chicken eggs. The eggs were candled and placed in the incubator on August 23rd. This picture is day 12. It normally takes 21 days for chicks to hatch. We should hearing peeping starting around Sept.12th. The incubator we are using extends the hatch date out slightly to around 24 days so we could still have chicks hatching through the Sept. 16th.
OJSHS football players Mayson Mills, Junior #32, Jesse Blumer, Sophmore #7, Jace Landes, Sophmore #10 greeted SVCA students this morning. The football players invited SVCA students to come support the team at the Oswego Stadium tonight at 7:00. OJSHS will scrimmage St.Paul and Marantha Christian Academy. https://youtu.be/WttMXa4jX7w
One of the best parts of being a school principal is having the opportunity to visit each classroom and see the amazing things the teachers are doing with our students. Not sure if you are aware but, Elementary teachers KNOW how to teach procedures. Along with great staff members we have some great kiddos. I got to witness three amazing students show what can only be described as demonstrating Indian Pride! One young man gave up his seat this morning at the breakfast table for a friend. Carsynn Smith overheard another student saying they were cold and without being asked let the student borrow her jacket. Teagan Davis was standing along the wall waiting for his class to finish in the restrooms. I walked by, said hi, and asked how his day was going. He responded with a wave and a smile, to let me know he heard me, but then immediately put a bubble back in his mouth. Having the kiddos put a pretend bubble in their mouth is the way elementary teachers teach kids to stay quiet in the halls. What a great start to a new school year.
The power issue has been resolved at SVCA and we WILL be having school tomorrow Friday, August 23rd. If you did not receive a phone call this afternoon sharing this information, please call the school tomorrow and talk with Mrs. Keller to confirm we have the correct phone number. SCHOOL TOMORROW FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd.
Due to the storm last night SV has not had power since 1:00 a.m. School for SVCA has been cancelled today, Thursday Aug. 22nd. This includes 7/8 students that travel to OJSHS for mini-courses.
SVCA staff were up bright and early this morning welcoming our students back on the first day of school! https://youtu.be/QkNT5K-u_Jo
First Day of School Wednesday, August 21, is the first day back for USD 504 Oswego/Service Valley students. All 7th & 8th grade students need to be at SVCA by 7:10 to be able to ride the bus into the OJSHS for breakfast & mini-courses. SVCA will start serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Students are dismissed to classrooms at 7:50. SVCA staff is really excited for the 2019-2020 school year to get started!
Oswego Area Youth Football Oswego Area Youth Football Football sign ups will be Monday August 12th from 6pm-7pm at the Oswego park at the new shelter house. No payment is expected at this time. The last couple of years, interest has been low, so we are just trying to see what our numbers are first. We will contact all that signed up on or before August 16th to let you know the outcome of sign ups. Please contact (Keith Hazell) via Facebook message or text 620-820-9470 if you are unable to make the sign up date but your child is interested in playing. They will need volunteers for coaches. Without coaches, teams will not be formed. They will need a minimum of 2 coaches, preferably 3 per team. Age groups are K-2nd(flag), 3rd-4th(tackle), 5th-6th(tackle).
Change in Immunization Requirements The State of Kansas immunization requirements have changed that will affect Kindergarten, First Grade, and Seventh Grade students for the 2019-2020 school year. All Kindergarten and 1st graders must have 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. All 7th graders must have two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine. Check the chart below to ensure your child is current on vaccination requirements to start the school year.