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

709 South St. John
Bethany, Il.  61914




A Glance at OV

The school year is rolling right along as we approach the end of the 1st quarter here at OVHS. Okaw Valley High School students have been working very hard in the classroom as well as participating in extracurricular activities. Academically, we have had at least 90% of our students passing all classes during weekly eligibility checks. Fall athletics are also in full swing. The SOV Varsity Football team is currently (8-1) and volleyball and cross country are making a push for the post-season. The high school marching T-Wolves have also had a very successful fall thus far. Sky is the limit here at OV!! I can be reached at 665-3631 or at shoaffm@okawvalley.org.



"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 the link below to access the district dodgeball tournament form


Dodgeball Forms



Important new Student Accident Insurance

We recently renewed our contract with Markel Insurance to provide accident insurance for students.  It is the same program that has been available for students however there are a few administrative changes.  Markel Insurance is asking clients to use the link to their site for enrollment, claims and other features offered by Markel.  The website will be here temporarily and a permanent link on the left hand side of the district menu.  If you have questions concerning enrollment or other features contact Markel Insurance at 877-444-5014 or follow this link:  Markel Insurance 
















In the news!!!


SOV earned the No. 3 spot in the class 3A football playoffs and will host No. 6 Auburn at 2:00 on Saturday (11/1).

Auburn is 7-2 and comes out of the Sangamon Conference.

Auburn has outscored their opponents 260 to 71. They lost to Williamsville 20-0 and New Berlin 21-20.


SOV Varsity Football for winning their 8th game of the season on Friday night against Clinton 54-14. With the win the SOV Redskins are the 2014 Co-Central Illinois Conference Champions! 

SOV JV football topped Clinton 32-21 on Saturday to finish the season with a 5-3 record. OV Freshman Austin Hill scored a touchdown for Redskins in the win.

SOV Boys Cross Country on their 5th place finish today (10/25) at the Carlinville Regional. OV's very own J.T. Bland placed 12th overall with a time of 16:51. The Redskins will participate at the St. Teresa Sectional on Saturday (11/1). The race will be at Hickory Point Golf Course, starting at 10:45. 

Red Ribbon Week

sponsored by SADD

Students Against Destructive Decisions

October 27th - October 31st

Love yourself. Be drug free. yes

Thurs: All-American Day (red, white, and blue)

Fri: Dress- up (Halloween)


2014 Okaw Valley Veterans’ Day Program

Monday, November 10, 2014

Okaw Valley High School Gymnasium

9:15 am


. Welcome – Mr. Kent Stauder 

. Olivia King – National Anthem 

. OVHS Band – Battle Hymn 

. Keynote Address – Mr. Clint Wilson, Army Veteran 

. OVHS Choir - America the Beautiful 

. OVMS Chorus – I Believe in America 

. Closing Remarks – Mr. Kent Stauder


November 3rd - Seniors will meet w/Josten's about cap & gowns - 1st homeroom

November 3rd - Fall Sports Banquet 6:00.

November 7th - Senior cap & gown orders due!

November 9th - Dodge ball tournament

   1:00 – 2:00           3rd and 4th grade   

2:00 – 3:00           5th and 6th grade

3:00 – 4:00           7th and 8th grade

4:00 – 5:30           9th grade to adult

$1 admission fee will be charged for all non-participants. 

A light dinner will be available at the concession stand.

November 10th - Veteran's Day breakfast & program

November 11th - Holiday NO SCHOOL

November 14th & 15th - Fall Play "Cast of Tiara's"

November 19th - National Honor Society Induction - 6:00.

November 26th - Early out 12:05

November 27th & 28th - Thanksgiving break!

OV WAY Word of the Month


Demonstrate a positive attitude and you can achieve anything!


Student of the Month


thank you to the following sponsors:

Scott State Bank - Bethany,

Shelby County State Bank - Findlay,

Hardees - Sullivan,

McDonald's - Shelbyville & Sullivan.






September Student of the Month

Blair Monroe

  Blair is the daughter of Dennis and Rechele Monroe.  Blair is a member of Student Council, Science Club, FFA, Spanish Club, Girls’ Varsity Club, Chorus and Eco team.  Her athletics include volleyball and basketball.  When she is not in school she is busy as treasurer for Sunnyside flea flickers 4-H, riding horses, working with farm animals and working on her Ford Bronco.  She also spends time with her boyfriend.  Her future plans include attending a community college then transferring to a university to become a veterinarian - specializing in large animals. 




September Student of the month

Greg Walker

Greg is the son of Bob and Andrea Walker.  Greg is on the basketball team and is a member of FCCLA.  When he’s not in school he enjoys playing basketball and being physically active.  His future plans include attending UIC and major in Criminal Justice.





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.


Week at a Glance

Oct 30th - Nov 2nd                        

  • Thursday 10/30
    • HS cheer 5:15-6:45 am
    • HS volleyball regionals TBA
    • Art Club at OVHS 3:30; pumpkin carving contest
    • HS girls’ basketball open gym 5:30-6:30
    • MS girls’ basketball 3:30-5:30
    • MS boys’ basketball 5:30-7:30
    • 4th grade boys’ basketball 5:00-6:30 at OVES



  • Friday 10/31 – Happy Halloween!
    • HS volleyball @ ISU, bus leaves hs at 3:30
    • HS girls’ basketball open gym 3:30-5:00
    • MS girls’ basketball 3:30-5:30
    • MS boys’ basketball 5:30-7:30
    • PTO in OVES gym 5:30-6:00


  • Saturday 11/1
    • Kids’ Night Out OVHS 5:00-8:30
    • Bass Fishing at Coach McGill’s house 4:00
    • MS boys’ basketball 8-10
    • MS girls’ basketball 10-12
    • Varsity Football Game @ Sullivan @ 2:00 vs. Auburn


  • Sunday 11/2
    • 4/5/6 boys’ basketball at OVHS 3:00-5:00
    • HS softball open gym @ Bone Dome 1:30-3:00
    • 217 Club Volleyball at OVMS 1:00-4:00





October Breakfast and Lunch Menu

District Menus - OVHS Breakfast Menu - October, 2014
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri




Pancake on a Stick
Scrambled Eggs
Bacon Round





Hamburger Horseshoe
PBJ Sandwich
French Fries
Adjust Font Size: A   A   A   A   A   A