During the MVPS Back to School professional development meetings several staff members were recognized for service and achievements. Maize Education Foundation Grant Aly Hethcoat Karen Podschun Melinda Holmes MVPS Excellence in Education Award – Spring 2017 Deborah Coatney Maize USD 266 Years of Service – MVPS Sean Oleson
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Marge Hoffman, Educational Outreach Assistant to Gary Lewis, retired at the end of August after serving virtual students across Kansas for 13 years. Her dedication, humor and service to our school staff and families will be greatly missed.
Now that you are settled with new curriculum, a new teacher and extracurricular activities, maybe it will be helpful to fine tune your daily schedule. Finding a groove for your family can be challenging and rewarding! Consider one or more of the following ideas to help make your days run smoother. Begin each day […]
We look forward to a great year of learning with MVPS Students! As you begin settling into the year, we have 5 tips to make the most of your virtual school year. Develop a strong partnership with your teacher. The MVPS teacher is your greatest resource providing academic resources and support, encouragement, and individualized learning […]
Families often ask what student work should be kept at the end of the year. Questions to consider when choosing what to preserve: 1. Does it show growth? Writing assignments lend themselves to showing excellent growth over time. Identify one writing activity from each quarter. It can be from any subject matter, not only composition. […]
Schooling at home is an exciting endeavor, one that takes time, planning and wisdom. Join us for a 5 week series, five Workshops to Win. Each week, we will spend 30 minutes, learning tips and strategies to enhance your teaching at home. Parents will also have an opportunity for Q & A. Final Session is […]
Happy Kansas Day! Kansas has many famous people in its past…Amelia Earhart, William Allen White and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Travel back in time with these great adventurers and learn about other Famous Kansans HERE! The Kansas Song – Home on the Range Kansas Symbols – A Book Kansas Symbols and Facts Interested in more Kansas […]
Tips for a Great Year End! 1.Be intentional with family activities. Ask each family member what one special activity he/she would like to do. This will help focus on a few favorite events. Less is more this time of year! 2.Schedule time off with your family. December is a great time to get refreshed. 3. […]
Thankfulness, gratitude, appreciation – anyway you look at it, simple activities, during Thanksgiving will help students focus on what they are thankful for. Once your student’s project(s) is made, you can decorate your home with handmade crafts too! 1. Thankful Turkey Kids Book Craft – students create A Thankful Turkey Book, writing or drawing pictures […]
Veterans Day is a special day to celebrate our Military Heroes who are currently serving or have served in the Air Force, Army, Navy or Marines. It began as Remembrance Day, so that we might take time to remember those who serve our country. Learn about the history of Veterans Day HERE. Help your […]