The library will be closed 4 Friday this week.
• Check the due date in your book(s) or on the card catalog by logging into your account so you know when your book(s) is due.
• The library will reopen on Monday, March 27th.
• There will be no computers or printers available during this time as well.
Art club has been cancelled for today.
Orientation Students – 4th quarter Orientation classes will begin on Wednesday, March 29th. Be sure to check your student portal for your 4th quarter Orientation class and room number.
No Military Kids group this week! Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 6th from 2:30-3:30.
On Saturday, March 25 at Neil Armstrong Elementary School Quad City area students between the ages of 5 and 17 are welcome to show off your basketball skills (dribbling, passing, shooting) in the Bettendorf Optimist Club’s Tri-Sports Skills Competition! 9:30-10:30 will be a clinic from local coaches and players. 10:30-12:00 will be a skills competition. 12:00 will be the awards ceremony. No need to sign up, just drop on by!
Students who are going on the Washington D.C. trip need to see Ms. Larsen in room 33 to sign up for their rooming assignments. There are 4 students per room. If you do not sign up by FRIDAY, MAY 24, you will be randomly assigned to a room. If you have any questions, please ask Ms. Larsen.
Please let the Guidance Office know as soon as possible if you will not be returning to Pleasant Valley next year.
PVJH weightlifting class will meet from March 27th to May 4th on Monday and Thursday evenings. We will meet in the PVHS weightlifting room from 6:15 to 7:15. Forms are available online and in the main office of the Junior High.
Platinum Dance Team will be holding open gyms from 3:45-5:00 PM on March 27, and April 3 at the Hopewell Gym for all dancers grades 8-11 who are interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 Platinum Dance Team.
There will be NO Activity Busses on Thursday, February 9th.
There will be NO Musical Rehearsal on February 9th.
7th and 8th grade Cheerleaders will practice today after school.
The bus for the 7th grade basketball teams will leave at 3:40 today for their games in Davenport.
The bus for the swim team will leave at 4:15 today for their meet in Bettendorf.
Student shout-outs for the musical, Dear Edwina Jr. will be on sale during lunch next Thursday, February 16th. The shout-outs are $.50 each and will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 16th.
Polar Bear Running Club will be meeting after school next week Wednesday.
The library wants your feedback! There is a “Love It or Lose It” display of books that have not been checked out in quite a while. Take a look at these selections, check out those that catch your eye, and let the library know if you think we should keep the book or discard it from the library’s collection. Only you can save the books!
It’s time to vote for your favorite Iowa Teen Award Book. Stop by the library and vote today. The winner will be announced mid-March.
Bettendorf Optimist Club is having a speech competition Thursday, March 9th on the topic of “What the World Gains from Optimism.” This is a great scholarship opportunity, with possible advancements onto further scholarship competitions. Please see Mrs. VanLanduyt for more information.
The next book for Mrs. White’s Book Club will be Cinder by Marissa Meyer and will start on Thursday, March 9th. Students may sign up on the LA hallway bulletin board.
Come one and all to our yearbook meeting on Monday, October 17 from 3:15-4:30. We will meet in the computer lab (across from Ms. Dircks’ room) instead of in the library. We will vote on a theme for our yearbook as well as review the criteria for our custom cover contest. We will also go through the layout and determine our final page count. If you just finished a sport and would like to join us, we’d love to have you! Mrs. Backus and Mrs. Colvin
Hey Mock Trial Teams: Don’t forget that we practice from 2:30 to 4 on Friday! See you then!
Girls Basketball and Wrestling practices will begin on Monday.
Students: Are you interested in flying in an airplane and becoming a pilot? Learning about aerospace? Do you want to honor and serve America in search and rescue missions? If so, speak with Mrs. Thompson (school counselor) about how you could join the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program! This is a year-round program that meets once a week on Tuesdays, with additional opportunities and experiences over the summer. You will learn leadership skills, do obstacle courses, model rocketry & robotics, hike, camp, explore aviation careers, aerospace education, learn search and rescue techniques, be able to earn rank and awards (with possible scholarships for college), make friends, and have FUN!
The Student Hunger Drive has begun at the Junior High! Start bringing in non-perishable food to your advisory class to participate in our annual Can-Castle Competition. The competition ends on October 28th! The most creative castle wins hot coca, candy canes, and the travelling trophy. The advisory with the most canned food will win Whitey’s ice cream! See your student council representatives with any questions. Good luck!
The PV Junior High Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, beginning at 3:00. It will be held in the library. All are welcome to compete. Please see Mrs. Mulfinger in room 60 for more information!
The Fall Social is Friday, October 14th from 2:30 – 4:00. Admission will be $1. Concessions will be available. DJ & Open Gym. REMEMBER NO ACTIVITY BUS. Students must have their own ride home at 4:00 pm.
Got talent? Can you play an instrument, sing, dance or do a magic trick? Do you have a group skit? Well show us at the Variety Show! November 18th, 6:30 pm in the JH gym. Sign-up sheets are in the office. Previews will be November 9 & 10th. Acts must be 3 minutes or less.
Be a part of PTA’s Reflections Program “What Is Your Story?” Submit your Artwork in the following areas: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome. Deadline for entries is October 18 and 19.
Food + Friends + Literature = FUN! Join the Book Munchers Club at the LeClaire Public Library on Monday, October 24th. We will meet from 5:00-6:00 p.m. to discuss Driver’s Ed by Caroline Cooney. Copies of the book are available in the PVJH library (ask a librarian for a copy…they are stored behind the check-out desk) and at the LeClaire Public Library. Look for additional information on a green poster in your language arts classroom. Questions? See Mrs. Cline or Ms. Dircks.