Pleasant Valley
Community Schools
April 11, 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated for the Above and Beyond Award: Randy Brady,
Katie Kemkes, Kylie Brees, Rece Johnson, Blake Warren, Serenity Johanson, Dylan Arndt, Isaiah Steele, Cale Claussen, Reagan Glaus, Jack Hammes, Avery Menke, and Gage Stetson.

Spartan Writing Club will meet on Tuesday, April 16th, in room 61 (Ms. Dircks’ classroom) from 3:10-4:50. Join us — and bring a friend! Curious to check us out? Join our Google Classroom: 7zgeqv

Improv Club will meet today after school from 3:15 – 4:45 in room 116.

Please dismiss the Track team members at 2:40 today for their meet with North Scott. The bus will leave at 2:50.

Anyone interested in trying out for football cheer or competition cheer there will be an open gym on April 16th 6:00-8:00pm at Hopewell! If you would like to pick up a tryout packet please come to the main office. There are two separate packets one for football cheer and one for competition cheer. Mandatory Clinics will be held on April 23 and 24th. Tryouts on April 29th all at Hopewell. Looking forward to seeing lots of you there! Bring your spirit!

The Pleasant Valley Band department is offering a summer band program this June. The program runs June 11-27 with classes meeting Tuesday-Thursday for three weeks. Students have the option of participating in an ensemble, lessons, or both. Registration is available online at For more information please visit the PVJH Band Website or contact Ms. Kreassig.

Art club will meet to continue to paint on the wall mural on Monday, April 15th. We will start at 2:35 so report directly to the art room.

PVJH Student Council is doing a supply fundraiser for their community service project and we need the Spartan Nation’s help! We are creating “Busy Bags” for teens like us, ages 10-13, who are patients at the U of I Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. These Busy Bags are designed to give kids a break from their treatments and long hospital stays by providing them with activities, games and small toys! We are collecting donations at the junior high during the week of April 8th-12th. Donation boxes will be located in the library, counseling office, the main office foyer, and cafeteria. We are looking for the following items: Markers, Pens, Colored Pencils, Journals, Coloring Books, Card Games and Puzzles. Please consider making a donation. If you have questions please contact Ms. Evans at

March Book Madness is in the final round. The championship game has been determined! I Am Number Four will take on Ready Player One. Check out the bracket in the language arts hallway for updates and to find a book you NEED to read!

Eastern Iowa Elite Football 7th & 8th Grade Football Tryouts will be May 18th, 2019 – 1 pm to 3 pm, Bettendorf Middle School. Come tryout for the only travel football team in the Quad Cities! Register TODAY at: Follow us on Facebook: Forms available in the main office.

Eastern Iowa Elite Football 2019 summer Speed and Agility Training will be at Bettendorf Middle School from May 8th through July 20th, Wednesday/Sunday; Wednesday 6 – 7 pm, Sunday 1 – 2 pm. $125 for 10 weeks of training.
Speed, Agility, & NFL Combine Drills, Position Specific Drill w/Coaches. Program is given to each member with 2 additional weeks of exercises. (563) 320 – 0002. Forms available in the main office.

Spartans as the temperatures continue to get warmer please take the time to review the PVJH dress code in the student/parent handbook. Pants/shorts must be worn at the waist to insure that undergarments are not visible. Shirts must cover the abdomen, cleavage, shoulders, and back during normal classroom activities. Thank you in advance for following the PVJH dress expectations.

If you will not be returning to Pleasant Valley next year, please see Mrs. Foley in the Counseling Office.

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