Logo - Okaw Valley CUSD 302
Logo - Okaw Valley CUSD 302
Okaw Valley High School

709 South St. John
Bethany, Il.  61914




Spring sports are in full swing and the end of the school year is in sight. Come out and support our many student athletes as they compete this spring as well as our drama club as they get ready for their May performance. Okaw Valley is a great place with great staff, students and community. I can be reached at 665-3631 or at shoaffm@okawvalley.org. "Why Not OV!!"


"Our mission at Okaw Valley High School is to provide students the background necessary to reach their full potential in the workforce and to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially."




Please click on image for a copy of the parent letter.

Body Electric


Our district has chosen to participate in the 2014 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) this semester.  The survey will anonymously gather information about the health behaviors of youth in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 throughout the ROE #11 counties of Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby as well as throughout the State.  We will survey grades 10 and 12.  This will be our seventh biennial health risk behavior survey since 1998. 

Notes have been sent home to parents of students in these grades to notify them of the survey.




In the news!!!


Congrats to:

Amanda McClain for breaking 2 meet records @ Tolono on Thursday Night (4/17). She won the long jump and 400

Megan Dash for winning the high jump at Tolono.


Upcoming Events


DEADLINE Post Prom forms Wednesday, April 23rd!!!!

ACT for Juniors - Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th

PROM - Saturday, May 3rd.

DEADLINE YEARBOOK order  - May 9th.

Academic Awards Night - Wednesday, May 14th @ 6:00 @ OVHS

Spring Music Concert - Sunday, May 18th @ 4:00 @ OVHS

yesHigh School Graduation - Sunday, May 25th @ 2:00 @ OVHSyes

Spring Athletic Banquet - Wednesday, May 28th @ 6:00 @ OVHS





BUS TIME update: The athletics online program we use for athletics scheduling of practicing and games has been updated by the company. Currently, the new program only allows us to enter 1 bus time. We have placed a call to the company to let them know we need 2 bus times to show, and they are working on fixing the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in the meantime.


April 21 - 26

  • Monday April 21st

    • Play Practice – ACT I (7-9)

    • At OVHS

    • 3:30-5:30 baseball practice 

    • 12:00-1:30 MS Track
      • At Crowder Park

    • 4:00-5:30 softball practice

      • At SHS

    • 3:30-5:00 boys’ & girls’ track practice

    • 3:30-5:00 weights

  • Tuesday April 22nd- B Day

    • Earth Week Starts

    • I Sing the Body Electric – survey

    • Report Cards Handed Out

    • 1 HR – Prom Court Pictures

    • Play Practice – ACT II (7-9)

    • Away

    • 4:30 softball @ St. Elmo (dismiss @ 2:15; hs bus @ 2:25)

    • 4:00 boys’ & girls ms track @ Cerro Gordo (ms bus @ 2:35)

      • At OVHS

    • 3:30-5:30 baseball practice

    • AT SHS

      • 4:00 boys’ & girls’ Bi County Track Meet (dismiss @ 2:50; hs bus 3:00)

  • Wednesday April 23rd - A Day


    • ACT Testing @ Firehouse also in both resource rooms ( All Juniors) - 8:30 start time

    • Home

    • 4:30 baseball vs Cerro Gordo (JV innings)

    • 4:30 softball vs. Cerro Gordo (JV innings)

      • At OVHS

        • 3:45-5:45 ms track practice

      • At SHS

        • 3:30-5:00 boys’ & girls’ track practice (hs bus 3:20)

        • 3:30-5:00 weights (hs bus 3:20)

  • Thursday April 24th – B Day

    • ACT Testing @ Firehouse also in both resource rooms (All Juniors) - 8:30 start time

    • Play Practice ACT I & II (7-9) only if game is cancelled

    • 1 HR – STUCO EX – 2 HR – STUCO – ALL

    • Board Meeting @ Findlay @ 7:00

    • Away

    • 4:00 ms track @ Arcola (ms bus 2:40)

    • At Crowder Park

    • 4:30 softball vs Ramsey (DH, V & JV)

    • At OVHS

    • 3:30-5:30 baseball practice

      • At SHS

    • 3:30-5:00 boys’ & girls’ track practice (hs bus 3:20)

      • 3:30-5:00 weights (hs bus 3:20)

  • Friday April 25th – A Day

    • SADD/ Ride & Drive @ Springfield Airport

    • LLC Business Contest

    • Away

    • 4:00 SOV boys’ & girls’ track @ Tuscola Invitational (dismiss 1:45, hs bus 1:55)

      • At OVHS

    • 3:30-5:30 baseball practice

    • 3:45-5:45 ms track practice

      • At Crowder Park

        • 4:00-5:30 softball practice

  • Saturday April 26th

  • Away

  • 8:00 SOV Fresh/Soph boys’ track @ Monticello Invite (bus 5:40am ms,5:55am hs)

  • Softball @ Mt. Zion JV Tournament

  • 10:00am OV v Effingham, Field 3

  • 1:30pm OV v Mt. Zion, Field 2

  • 3:00pm OV v Cerro Gordo, Field 3




Students of the Month

March students of the month

Junior,Abigail Vander Burgh. 


 Abigail is the daughter of John and Heidi Vander Burgh.  Abigail is very involved in school activities. She is a member of NHS, Science Club, Spanish Club, Girls’ Varsity Club and is President of SADD and Secretary of Student Council.  She also is a member of the volleyball team.  When Abi is not in school she enjoys shopping.  Her future plans include going to college to be a Physical Therapist




Sophomore, Justin Johnson





Justin is the son of John and Jennifer Johnson.  He is actively involved in SADD, Student Council, Spanish Club, Science Club and is Secretary of the Sophomore Class.  He also participates in basketball, baseball and golf.  When Justin isn’t in school you will find him playing basketball and hanging out with friends.  His future plans include attending EIU and becoming a Physical Therapist
We would like to thank our SOM sponsors: McDonald's (Sullivan), Hardees (Sullivan), the Lumber Yard, Shelby County State Bank, and Scott State Bank. Each month these local businesses donate items that make each SOM prize pack a $50 value (not including the VIP parking).


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