Roads are starting to get a little slick this morning. Slow down and take your time on your commute.
Additionally, the district will continue 2:00 dismissals until further notice.
With region 6 moving to Tier 1, middle school volleyball practice will start tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19 from 2:15-3:45. Contact days for all other sports will be announced tomorrow with some sports beginning Wednesday, January 20. Please stay tuned to our OV social media and messages from coaches. #YNotOV
In-person learning will resume Tuesday, 1/19/21. All mobile devices and hotspots are to be returned to your student’s building principal on the 19th. The USDA has extended free lunches for all students for the remainder of the school year. We look forward to seeing our students and finishing the remainder of the year strong.
When our COVID region (region 6) is officially moved from tier 3 to tier 2 mitigations, we will release plans for sports practices and contact days. There remains a great deal of uncertainty in regard to practices and games, but opportunities will expand in tier 2.
OVES Packet drop off and pick up will be tomorrow, Monday, January 11 from 9-2 at the North gym doors. Students return in person Tues, Jan 19 and final packets are due when students return.
OVES Parents: OVES packet pick-up will be Tuesday, January 5 from 9-2 on the north side of the building by the gym doors.
Reminder: Remote Learning will resume this week for Okaw Valley CUSD #302. Please see important dates below. 1/4-No School -Teacher Institute 1/5-1/15 - Remote Learning 1-15 - Half Day - Due to School Improvement 1/18 - No School - MLK Day 1/19 - Resume In-Person Learning.
We’ve made it through the 1st semester! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing our kids again real soon! #YNotOV
Please see the remote learning update from Okaw Valley CUSD #302. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VVjO6UfGMlZX7ZW42-gC5qXSj_mbC8e_/view?usp=sharing
Attention Class of 2021 students and parents. Now is the time to start thinking about graduation. Please follow the link below for information. For questions, contact Herff Jones. #YNotOV https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/home
Please see the attached message from Okaw Valley Superintendent Kent Stauder. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TXx4Sa6Mu_c2pMQq6YzBZf2rSeLMHHOB/view?usp=sharing
Attention OVES Parents: OVES MENU CHANGE: Wed. Nov 11 Turkey and cheese croissant, Celery/peanut butter Mixed Fruit Thurs. Nov 12 Sloppy Joe on bun, Potato smiles, and Peaches
Attention OVMS parents: school picture proofs will be sent home today. Please check with your child to make sure they bring them home.
Congratulations to OVHS choir members Haven Caulfield and Kayla Fleshner for being selected for ILMEA District 5 Senior Chorus. The girls submitted virtual auditions to a panel of judges to be selected. Great job ladies! #YNotOV
Interested in playing middle school boys basketball this school year? Contact days will start in November! Please click the google form below to signup. The team Remind signup is also below. Middle School boys basketball is offered to 7th and 8th grade OVMS students https://forms.gle/cq6pSJvas4GWAaG77
Interested in joining the Okaw Valley Middle School Cheer Team this school year? Contact days will start in November! Please click the google form below to signup. The team Remind signup is also below. Middle School Cheer is offered to 7th and 8th grade OVMS students. #YNotOV https://forms.gle/66iRGTzFquAPykRw5 Remind: Text to 81010 with the message @a47h78k
Interested in playing middle school girls basketball this school year? Contact days begin on Tuesday, November 3! Click on the link below to get signed up. You can also signup for the team Remind messages using the Remind Code below. #YNotOV Currently, middle school girls basketball is offered to 7th and 8th grade only. If numbers are low, we will add 6th graders to the group. 6th graders are welcome to signup and attend contact days! https://forms.gle/TRtduuA2oP4gJsKaA Remind: Text to 81010 with the message @ovmsgb
Interested in playing middle school volleyball this school year? Contact days begin on Monday, November 9! Click on the link below to get signed up. You can also signup for the team Remind messages using the Remind Code below. #YNotOV https://forms.gle/3bsdiJ3A5bA33UT56 6th and 7th Grade Remind with Coach Christensen: Text to 81010 with the message @ ov67vball 8th grade with Coach McDowell: Text to 81010 with the message ovmsvb
The IESA approved contact days will begin in November for middle school boys and girls basketball, and volleyball. These will be optional workouts that include instruction from coaches. The schedule will be released early next week and transportation will be provided. #YNotOV
Reminder: MS baseball, softball, and cross country will take team pictures tomorrow, Tuesday, October 13. Don’t forget your uniforms!
Dismissal Update: Okaw Valley CUSD #302 will continue to dismiss at 2:00 pm through the remainder of the first semester. The dismissal time will be contingent on Remote Learning.
Reminder: there is no school this Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12. Have a great rest of your day!
MS cross country concluded their regular season yesterday at Crowder Park. Congratulations to Camden Moore (1st) and Lindsey Ozier (4th) for their top OV finishes. Many runners achieved personal bests on the day! #YNotOV
Today is a great day to order some new OV gear! Check out our online store today. #YNotOV https://eastbaystore.com/OFMW2614
Congratulations to HS boys cross country for finishing 2nd today in the conference championship! Also to senior Clayton Bone for earning All-Conference with his 6th place overall finish! #YNotOV
New OV flash store is open and ready for you to purchase your new OV gear! Click the link below and have a great day! #YNotOV https://eastbaystore.com/OFMW2614
Congratulations to the boys and girls golf teams for finishing 2nd at the LPC championship yesterday. Also, congratulations to Luke Vander Burgh (7th), Rissa Montgomery (3rd), and Mallory Wons and Karlie Stauder (tied for 5th) for making the all-conference teams! #YNotOV
HS boys cross country falls to Sullivan 31-28 in today’s dual at Crowder Park. Dominic Herold finished 1st overall for the boys. Boys and girls are both in action on Friday in the conference championship at Crowder Park at 4:00. #YNotOV
Boys golf defeats TTown 175-180 in Effingham today behind another medalist performance from senior Luke Vander Burgh who topped all scorers with a 40. #YNotOV
OV boys golf defeats Meridian and A&M today at Moweaqua shooting a 174 behind tri-medalists Luke Vander Burgh, Trey Hall, and Miles Harlin who all shot 42’s. Great job boys! #YNotOV
OV boys golf defeats Meridian and A&M today at Eagle Creek behind tri-medalists Luke Vander Burgh, Miles Harlin, and Trey Hall who all shot a 42. Great job boys! #YNotOV
IHSA and IESA links for current start dates for winter, spring, and summer sports. #YNotOV IESA link: https://www.iesa.org/documents/health/IESA-AltSeptPlan.pdf IHSA links: https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/Announcements/ihsa-board-announces-modified-schedule-for-2020-21-school-year https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/Announcements/ihsa-board-updates-return-to-activities-guidelines-waives-two-game-per-week-limit-lengthens-summer-season
OVES Super hero parade today at 9 AM from ES to bank/diner back to ES! Come wave at our Super Heroes! #YNotOV
OV boys golf falls to Tri-County and Meridian tonight at Eagle Creek.
Congratulations to OV sophomore Bailey Bennett to who had a hole-in-one tonight on #8 at Eagle Creek in today’s OV golf match!
MS softball falls at Kinmundy in the IESA regional semifinals to end their season today. MS baseball and softball both reach the postseason regional semifinals to end the season. Proud of both teams. #YNotOV
MS Boys and Girls Cross Country competed at Sullivan last night with the boys finishing 3rd and girls finishing 2nd in the meet. Camden Moore led the boys with a 1st place finish with a time of 12:07 while Lindsey Ozier finished 2nd in the girls race with a time of 13:44.
MS cross country sectionals will be held on Tuesday, October 13 at Bement High School. This will be the last middle school meet of the year. Girls run at 4:00 and boys at 5:00. #YNotOV
OVES Picture Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 15. Remote learners pictures will be taken between 11-12.
The 2019-2020 yearbooks are in and being distributed. 2020 Seniors can pick their books up in the High School office. We have a limited number of extras for $47.00. Contact Mrs. Yantis for more information.
All students in the Okaw Valley School District will now be eligible to receive free meals through December 2020. This applies to students attending school in-person, and those attending remote learning. This is made possible by the extension of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - a federally funded , state administered program that provides reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for any free meal served to a child age 18 and under. There is no paperwork needed from parents. All remote learners who are interested must contact their building in which they attend.
8th graders Parker Spellman and Freshman Dominic Herold who took home medalist honors at the Bement cross country race today! Great results by all individuals as HS boys took 1st out of 4 teams as 3 of the top of 5 individuals were from OV while 3 of the top 6 MS boys were OV.
Today’s MS and HS cross country meets at Bement have been postponed until tomorrow due to impending weather this afternoon in the Bement area.
It has been a great start to the school year! We want to continue in-person learning for our students. Please continue to practice safe social distancing and where a mask if possible. We don’t want to start a mask vs. no mask debate, we just want to keep seeing our students healthy and in class! Have a great Sunday evening! Reminder that Friday is a noon SIP Dismissal day and no school on Monday, 9/7 for Labor Day. #YNotOV
Okaw Valley CUSD #302 is looking for individuals interested in substitute teaching this fall and spring. Qualifications include a bachelor's or associate degree. Substitute pay is $90.00 per day. If interested please contact Christie Keown, Unit Secretary, 217-665-3232.
Okaw Valley has changed our student management software from Chalkable/STInformation Now to Skyward. Please be looking for a welcome email to create your log in so that you can join the Family Access portal. This will be where you can check your students' grades and other school information. Students will be getting an email on their school gmail account to set up their Student Access account as well.
With the forecasted heat this afternoon, MS cross country will be running 1-mile at Shelbyville tonight instead of two.
We will be streaming today’s MS baseball and softball games through our social media. Baseball will be live on Facebook while softball be be on our twitter periscope. Give us a follow and support our teams! #YNotOV
Week 1 recap from Mr. Stauder. #YNotOV https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19/20200817_IDPH_COVID19_%20EXCLUSION_GUI.pdf
After reviewing OVMS dropoff times, the doors will now open at 7:35 AM in order to allow parents to safely travel to Bethany for additional dropoffs. Thank you for your patience and understanding. #YNotOV
Thank you to the OV parents, students, staff, and community for their unwavering support. Today was a great first day with students! Every day with students and staff is a gift. Looking forward to tomorrow!! #YNotOV
If you are traveling to Maroa for tomorrow's MS Softball Game, please fill out the google form below. Maroa-Forsyth has requested all spectators complete the form prior to attending the game. https://forms.gle/nN7swtnwERk7spL97
MS Cross Country Practice is cancelled tonight.
If you are traveling to Cumberland for middle school baseball tomorrow, please see the attached guidelines at this link. Get used to these guidelines as these, or similar restrictions will be in place at all contests. Scroll down for spectator info. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vjEiy59L3vbcU7lbZ0TADsAtkEZaSfwF/view?usp=sharing
Can OVMS will be closed on Friday, 8/14 due to a scheduled power outage to upgrade the current system.
If you pay online to register your student, please make sure that you also fill out registration forms. Don't forget that you must register!
With the threat of severe weather in the next couple of hours we are going to cancel middle school cross country and middle school softball practice for tonight. Be safe and have a good evening.
OVHS will be closed this Tuesday, August 11 due to a scheduled power outage to upgrade the current system at the school.
HS golf and cross country begin practice on Monday! Cross country will practice at the HS from 8-9:30 AM with a 7:30 Findlay bus. Golf will practice from 9-10:45 AM at Eagle Creek with a bus from Bethany at 8:25 and Findlay at 8:40. Bring an updated physical if you have one.
MS cross country will practice from 7-8:30 AM tomorrow and Friday at the middle school. Bus from Bethany at 6:45 AM
It's not too late to play a middle school or high school sport this Fall! If interested in middle school softball, baseball, or cross country, contact Brooks Inman at firstname.lastname@example.org. HS Golf and Cross Country begin next week. See the posts from yesterday to sign up using Google Forms. Be active and be a part of something special. No experience needed to join. #YNotOV
If you plan on playing a fall sport, please go to our website or Facebook page and signup using the appropriate google form. This must be done ASAP so we know how many numbers we expect to have this Fall!
OVHS Cross Country Practice begins on Monday, August 10 from 8-9:30 AM at the high school. There will be a bus from the middle school at 7:30 AM and masks are required on the bus. Please use the google form below to signup your student-athlete. Please bring an updated physical to practice as well or upload it on the google form. Questions: Email email@example.com #YNotOV https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqHZw1ofFefPOp_OerzVW9yJz4W_G2RVr7jsZsN8gf0Y5SlQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
OVHS Golf Practice begins on Monday, August 10 from 9-10:45 AM at the Eagle Creek. There will be a bus from the high school 8:25 and the middle school at 8:40 and masks are required on the bus. Please use the google form below to signup your student-athlete. Please bring an updated physical to practice as well or upload it on the google form. Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org #YNotOV https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOEhod6Tbpg39vMIfKStJE7SDlIS2cbUxxbm_fk_Ukovw3PA/viewform?usp=sf_link
OVMS Cross Country Practice begins on Tuesday, August 4 from 6:30-7:45 PM at the middle school. If you haven't already done so, please use the google form below to signup your student-athlete. MS cross country is available for 5-8 grade students. Please bring an updated physical to practice tomorrow. You can also signup for the team Remind with the link below. Questions: Email email@example.com #YNotOV https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-9cCf4tpYjqz275eKxrWJueloXXOKNZF8Ygrp2zZIJSfoFQ/viewform?usp=sf_link https://www.remind.com/join/c7b9fb8
OVMS Baseball Practice begins on Tuesday, August 4 from 5-7 PM at the high school. Their will be a parent meeting at 7:00 at the field. Please use the google form below to signup your student-athlete. MS baseball is available for 6-8 grade students. You can also signup for the team Remind app that is attached. For questions, contact Brooks Inman at firstname.lastname@example.org #YNotOV https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16WVhdgLcipO5T47PJfiv5P-w-UwAPD6PLsSFeeHjIyg/edit?usp=sharing
OVMS Softball Practice begins on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:30-7:15 PM. There will be a parent meeting at 5:00 PM at the field. Please use the google form below to signup your student-athlete. You can also signup for the team Remind app that is attached. For questions, contact Brooks Inman at email@example.com #YNotOV https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFudrT0M0MMZb4RVrnuGMThsW7sQFcdygUL8ygOSFT6t8yMg/viewform?usp=sf_link
IESA has decided to have baseball, softball, and cross country starting next week. We will start practice on Tuesday at regularly scheduled times. We will post those times ASAP. Check iesa.org for the statement.
IHSA update on the 2020-2021 sports seasons. This is fluid and still needs final approval by the IDPH. We will update schedules as we get approval from the state. https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/Announcements/ihsa-board-announces-modified-schedule-for-2020-21-school-year
The IESA has cancelled middle school softball, baseball, and cross country this Fall. Please go to the link below for the statement from the IESA. This is disheartening for all of our kids and a tough situation. Try to stay positive and keep our kids up. http://www.iesa.org
OVMS softball is scheduled to start on Monday, July 27 at the high school field. There will be a parent meeting at 5:00 followed 5:30-7:15. We will be sending out signup information tomorrow. MS softball is available to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
HS football workouts begin tomorrow morning at Sullivan from 7-9 AM. Workouts are Monday through Thursday. The bus will leave Findlay at 6:15 AM and Bethany at 6:30 AM.
ATTENTION OVES PARENTS: OVES - Tomorrow Tuesday, May 12, 10am-6pm, last packet drop off and pick up of student belongings.
OVMS will be open tomorrow from 10-6 for anyone wanting to drop off packets, uniforms, books, or to clean out lockers. Please make sure to get everything turned in.
Okaw Valley Class of 2020 will be receiving their diplomas on Saturday May 9th, 2020. A Senior Recognition Parade will begin at 3:00 pm starting at Crowder Park in Bethany, and then will finish in Findlay. Step outside of your house, and congratulate the graduates. Please practice social distancing along the parade route. Any questions or comments please contact Mr. Shoaff, OVHS Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVHS Community: We have put envelopes on our Senior lockers. if you would like for us to put a note in one of their envelopes, please send the letter to email@example.com. Mr. Shoaff will print it out and put in their envelope. Thank you! #YNotOV
Here is a video of the OV Teacher Parade from a couple weeks ago! We miss you all. #YNotOV https://youtu.be/rrKcACkefw8
The governor has extended remote learning through the remainder of the school year. More updates will follow next week. The IHSA board of directors is meeting on Tuesday, 4/21 to make a decision regarding Spring sport state tournaments. We will finish strong. #YNotOV
Okaw Valley Parents and Seniors: Herff Jones will be present for a Drive-Thru Delivery in the Okaw Valley Parking Lot on Friday, April 24th from 9-10 AM to deliver Cap and Gown and Personalized Senior Graduation Items. Please make order your gowns and other items if you have not already done so and pay your balance by visiting our website at www.highschool.herffjones.com or by calling 217-817-0607.
Congratulations to Cameron Sharp for being named 3rd team all-area by the Herald & Review! Also, Eli Hagerman for being honorable mention! #YNotOV https://herald-review.com/sports/high-school/basketball/herald-review-all-area-boys-basketball-team-for-2019-20/article_d0d8bfa4-0de8-5bcb-a3aa-303f395df683.html
Dear OVHS...#YNotOV Huge shoutout to Mrs. Nicole Davis for putting this together. We miss all of you and can’t wait to see you all again. https://youtu.be/yGtxv93P5gE
OVMS will have their Fannie May chocolate orders to be picked up Monday with new packets.
Congratulations to Kate Jeffers and Mia Harris for being named honorable mention all-area by the Herald & Review. #YNotOV https://herald-review.com/sports/high-school/basketball/herald-review-girls-basketball-all-area-team-for-2019-20/article_56a4e7b1-b55e-58c0-9b3c-d2dede7435d7.html
Congratulations to Cameron Sharp for being named JG-TC all-area. A well-deserved honor for a great young man. https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/guard-heavy-jg-tc-area-boys-basketball-team-features-players-from-nine-teams/article_d9f16d60-211f-5273-8ae8-1efff8ed6a00.html
OV alums Taylor and Tanner Coleman featured in a JG-TC article about the closing of MacMurray College. https://jg-tc.com/sports/college/baseball/okaw-valleys-coleman-cousins-searching-for-whats-next-after-macmurray-college-announces-its-closing/article_18b2cb52-5345-5f3f-81c9-2def692c05fa.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Journal_Gazette/Times-Courier
Per Governor Pritzker: The stay-at-home order will be extended from April 7 to April 30. The district will give more updates this week.
Okaw Valley High School is pleased to announce that we are starting an athletic Hall of Fame! Please see the photo for details. Questions can be sent to Brooks Inman at firstname.lastname@example.org. #YNotOV
Governor Pritzger has extended the mandatory shutdown until Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. School is now to resume on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020. Updates as we move forward will take place over the weekend.
If you or any community member needs help, please let us know through email or our social media pages. The OV staff and administration is here to help in this time of need. People helping people! #YNotOV
The junior class chicken dinner fundraiser is on for tonight. Pick up is 4:30-6:30. Pick up is drive-thru so please wait in line and do not get out of car. We will get your tickets and bring to you. Please enter the north lot to keep proper traffic flow. Pickup is the bus garage.
OV athletes take note: From the IHSA: If you temporarily suspend your spring season, athletes should not practice or compete with their non-school (club/travel) teams or they will be ineligible for the high school team when the suspension is lifted. Please be aware!
Congratulations to senior Kate Jeffers for being named 2nd team all-conference in basketball this season! #YNotOV
The IESA has suspended the middle school volleyball season. This means tonight’s 8th grade volleyball game has been postponed. The IESA has stated they may be rescheduled, but it is up in the air until further notice.
8th grade volleyball defeats Neoga 25-18, 25-20 to advance to the IESA regional championship on Thursday at 6:00 in St. Elmo! Great job ladies! #YNotOV
Reminder: Okaw Valley Middle School Washington DC Trip Information: There will be pre-departure meeting on Monday, March 9 at 6:00pm in the OVMS Media Center. Please plan to attend as this meeting will provide parents/students with departure, hotel, and itinerary times.
Congratulations to Cameron Sharp for being the JG-TC area leading scorer for the 2019-2020 boys basketball season! Proud of you Sharpie! https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/jgtc-boys-basketball-leaders-through-march/article_99a483df-dc70-500b-ae4b-916bd9479125.html
Congratulations to senior Cameron Sharp and junior Eli Hagerman for being named to the LPC All-Conference Basketball Teams. Cameron was a unanimous 1st team selection and Eli was named 2nd team. #YNotOV
8th grade volleyball defeats CHBC 25-7, 25-8 to advance to the regional semifinals on Tuesday night at 6:30 at St. Elmo. Bethany bus at 4:20 and Findlay at 4:35. Great job ladies. #YNotOV
Congratulations to OV alum Paige Robinson for being named 1st team all-conference! Keep reppin’ PRob! https://glvcsports.com/news/2020/3/3/drury-truman-voted-glvc-womens-basketball-major-award-winners.aspx
Okaw Valley Middle School Washington DC Trip Information: There will be pre-departure meeting on Monday, March 9 at 6:00pm in the Okaw Valley Middle School Cafeteria. Please plan to attend as this meeting will provide parents/students with departure, hotel, and itinerary times.
7th grade volleyball advances to the IESA Regional Championship by defeating CHBC 25-20, 25-15 tonight. The girls play Wednesday at 6:00 PM at St. Anthony Grade School for the championship. Great job ladies! #YNotOV
Reminder: There will be a parent/player meeting for HS softball at 5:30 this evening in the HS cafeteria.
Congratulations to seniors Caleb Hildebrandt and Isaac Dickens for earning all-conference by being top 10 in tossups answered during the season! Isaac finished #2 overall. Great job gentlemen! #YNotOV
While the result wasn’t what we’d hoped for, I couldn’t be more proud of our boys basketball team tonight. Thank you to our seniors who led with class and pride. Thank you also to our fans! That was a first-class environment. Great season boys. #YNotOV
Reminder: Tomorrow is a 12:00 SIP Dismissal day. Additionally, there is no school on Monday, March 2 for Casimir Pulaski Day.
Varsity boys basketball defeats Neoga 50-48 in an overtime thriller to advance to Friday night’s regional championship at 7:00 PM at the high school against Casey-Westfield. Let’s pack the gym with blue Friday night! #YNotOV
Tonight’s high school boys basketball regional at Okaw Valley will be played as scheduled. Game #1 at 6:00 PM - Casey-Westfield vs. Cumberland. Game #2 at 7:30 PM - Okaw Valley vs. Neoga Have a great rest of your day!
Due to weather, there is no school for Okaw Valley CUSD #302 today.
Make note that MS volleyball starts at 4:30 at Windsor today.
MS volleyball sweeps Arcola tonight while Varsity boys basketball improves to 21-8 and advances to the regional semifinal at 7:30 tomorrow night against Neoga at OVHS! #YNotOV
Reminder: Admission for tonight’s regional games is $5 per person for ALL Spectators. Passes are not accepted for this IHSA event. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
OVHS softball practice begins Monday, March 2nd, 3:45-5:30. Bus from Findlay will be at 3:15. There will also be a parent meeting in the HS cafeteria after practice at 5:30. #YNotOV
Congratulations to senior Cameron Sharp who was named a JG-TC Athlete of the Week! Keep it up Sharpie! https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/here-are-the-jg-tc-athletes-of-the-week-from/article_74fecae7-d1ad-5a6f-8ab1-c708e3accb77.html
Good luck to 7th grade volleyball as they travel to Villa Grove tonight for a 7:00 JHOC Tournament Championship match against LSA! #YNotOV
Good luck to OV alum Anna Wooters who competes at the GLIAC Conference Swim Championships today for Davenport University! The OV community is pulling for you!
From Mr. Shoaff: OV had it's best looking Academic Snapshot to date this week. At the start of Week 6 we have 99% of students passing all classes and 91% passing with C's or better. This is an unbelievable achievement...very proud of students and staff. #YNotOV
Due to HS boys basketball schedule change, Cheer Kiddie Campers need to arrive at the HS by 1:00. JV game will start at 1:00 and the performance will be at halftime of JV game.
Tomorrow’s boys basketball games vs. Sangamon Valley will start with JV at 1:00. This is a change due to Sangamon Valley’s girls playing for a regional championship Saturday Night. Please note the change from 4:00 to 1:00
There will be a parent meeting for middle school track next Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 PM at the middle school.
Just a friendly reminder that there is a parent meeting tonight at 5:30 for HS track at OVHS.
Reminder: There is no school tomorrow, Friday, February 14 for parent/teacher conferences and Monday, February 17 for Presidents’ Day.
We are open. Please use caution on all roads, especially the Shelby Co RD North of Findlay and the Twin Bridges. Have a great day! #YNotOV
OVMS Volleyball is the #2 seed in the JHOC Tournament that starts this Saturday in Villa Grove. They will play Bement with 8th grade starting at noon and 7th grade at 1:00 PM. Times are approximate. Bus from Findlay at 9:45 AM and Bethany at 10:00 AM. #YNotOVp
Okaw Valley CUSD #302 will dismiss at 12:30 district-wide. This is due to the predicted weather forecast. This includes all extra-curricular activities.
Varsity girls basketball falls to Central A&M tonight in the regional semifinals to end their season. Lots of positives for this young team moving forward. #YNotOV
Congratulations to freshman Hudson Ruppert for making the all-tournament team at the St. Elmo FS tournament!
Reminder: HS boys basketball hosts Sangamon Valley this Saturday, February 15 at 4:00 PM in a makeup game from January 17.
Congratulations to senior Cameron Sharp for being name a JG-TC Athlete of the Week! https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/here-are-the-jg-tc-athletes-of-the-week-from/article_cc46f216-6040-5edd-8a94-ef6d461d52df.html
Reminder: This upcoming weekend is a 4-day weekend. No school Friday, February 14 for P/T conferences and No School on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Senior Night for HS cheer, band, scholastic bowl, and boys basketball will be this Friday, February 14 between the JV and Varsity boys basketball game at approximately 7:00 PM. #YNotOV
There will be a parent meeting for high school track this Thursday, February 13 at 5:30 PM in the high school cafeteria.
Varsity girls basketball finished the regular season last night with a 51-22 win over LSA Varsity boys basketball improves to 16-7 overall and 5-0 in conference with a 53-50 win over Tri-County last night! #YNotOV https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/cameron-sharp-cale-roley-help-okaw-valley-stay-undefeated-in/article_41db1164-1bcc-5c7d-8b71-bc134287d45a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_JGTCOnline
Due to icy road conditions, there will be no school today, Thursday, February 6, for Okaw Valley CUSD #302. All extra-curricular activities are also cancelled for the day. Be safe and have a good day. We hope to resume classes on Friday, February 7.
Due to the predicted weather forecast, Okaw Valley CUSD #302 will dismiss at 12:30 district-wide today. All extra-curricular activities are cancelled as well for today. Be safe and have a good day.
HS scholastic bowl defeats Heritage 320-90 and Shiloh 380-80 to improve to 5-2 on the season. Isaac Dickens had 16 tossups for the night and has already surpassed his season total for last year! Great job team. #YNotOV
There may be some scattered slick spots on your travels this morning. Be careful and have a great day. #YNotOV
Congratulations to Eli Hagerman and Cameron Sharp for being named JG-TC Athletes of the Week again this week! #YNotOV https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/here-are-the-jg-tc-athletes-of-the-week-from/article_0679a4a9-ba85-588d-a25e-fd9e21ab756e.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
Please note: Varsity girls basketball plays at 7:30 tonight AT Heritage High School. Middle school boys host Villa Grove at 6:00 PM at the middle school. This was a change to the original schedule.
Numerous scholarships are posted and continually being added to our website for HS seniors. Click the link below to check them out! #YNotOV http://www.okawvalley.org/o/okaw-valley-high-school/page/scholarships--74
Give yourself plenty of time to get to school today. There are some patchy slick spots from overnight weather. Slow down and be safe.
Congratulations to Eli Hagerman and Cameron Sharp for being named JG-TC athletes of the week! #YNotOV https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/here-are-the-jg-tc-athletes-of-the-week-from/article_5e94e38a-1b51-5d3a-b78c-3146c90de5c6.html
Please note: MS Volleyball will begin at 5:00 tonight at Sullivan with a “B” game. Bus from Findlay at 4:00 and Bethany at 4:15 PM. Have a good day.
Reminder: There is no school tomorrow in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Have a restful Sunday!
Okaw Valley Schools will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. today - Friday, Jan. 17 due to impending inclement weather. All extra-curricular activities are cancelled for this evening as well.
Due to the predicted weather forecast, Okaw Valley Schools will dismiss at 2:00 PM today. This should allow our students, staff, and bus drivers time to arrive home safely before any hazardous weather begins. Additionally, all after school activities are cancelled today.
Due to forecasted weather later today, tonight’s HS boys basketball game has been postponed to a later date.
This Saturday is alumni pep band day during the HS boys basketball game! JV starts at 1 followed by varsity. Fill out the google form to sign up! #YNotOV https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS5kzrpdTFUBUW2p15EofI4EXIVx4BWBH_VEbiCbZO-swKxg/viewform
HS girls basketball will play LSA at 10:00 AM in the LPC Tournament at Heritage High School in Broadlands this Saturday, January 18. Findlay bus at 7:55 AM and Bethany at 8:10. #YNotOV
Congratulations to 7th grade boys basketball who advance to the JHOC Tournament Championship on Wednesday at 7:15 at LSA by defeating Cerro Gordo 50-25! #YNotOV
Only three chance left to see the HS girls basketball team play at home this season. JV starts at 6:00 tonight with varsity around 7 as they host the ALAH Knights. #YNotOV
6th and 7th grade volleyball open the season with wins over Central A&M by the scores of 25-13, 25-9 and 25-11, 26-24 to improve to 1-0. 8th grade volleyball wins an exciting match between two good teams 21-25, 27-25, 30-28! Great job ladies! #YNotOV
MS Boys basketball will play at Arcola on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:00 PM in a rescheduled game from December.
Okaw Valley will be hosting alumni pep band on Saturday, January 18 for the boys basketball game against Neoga. The varsity game begins at 2:30 PM. We invite all Bethany, Findlay, and Okaw Valley alumni to participate. Please contact Erin Bozek at email@example.com or fill out the google form below. #YNotOV https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS5kzrpdTFUBUW2p15EofI4EXIVx4BWBH_VEbiCbZO-swKxg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Congratulations to Cameron Sharp and Eli Hagerman for being named JG-TC Athletes of the Week! Keep it up fellas. #YNotOV https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/here-are-the-jg-tc-athletes-of-the-week-from/article_e34180aa-af4d-5c6e-a563-aab9a9423f35.html
Please note tonight’s HS boys basketball games will be played at Heritage High School in Broadlands.
Reminder: School resumes on Tuesday, January 7 with a full attendance day! Have a great end to winter break. #YNotOV
JV and Varsity boys basketball pick up wins tonight at Windsor/Stew-Stras! The boys travel to Heritage on Tuesday to open conference play against VGH. #YNotOV
Congratulations to senior Cameron Sharp for being named all-tournament team at the Vandalia Holiday Tournament!
Varsity boys basketball defeats Meridian 57-52 to finish 3rd in the 48th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament! Great team effort tonight. Senior Cameron Sharp also becomes the 31st player in tournament history to score over 100 points in the tournament. #YNotOV
Congratulations to varsity girls basketball for taking 2nd place at the Meridian Holiday Tournament. Also to senior Kate Jeffers and sophomore Mia Harris for being named to the all-tournament team. #YNotOV
Varsity girls basketball defeats Blue Ridge 44-35 in the Meridian Holiday Tournament to advance to tomorrow’s championship game at 7:30. Good job ladies! #YNotOV
The boys basketball game on Monday, 12/23 has been cancelled.
Winter Break will be from Monday, 12/23 through Tuesday, 1/7. The first day back will be a full attendance day. Have a great holiday. #YNotOV
Congrats to the following OVHS students: Junior - Kelsey Lillico - Pre Vet Junior - Miaya Lehman - Culinary Senior - Faith Briggs - Early Childhood These are the Heartland Tech Academy Students of the Quarter. Very proud of these students!!
The OVES Christmas program will not be rescheduled. There is no available time for an assembly during the school day due to other scheduled activities. Mrs. Doty will be recording each class performing and share those with parents through social media and the school website. Anyone not able to access can email Mrs. Doty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to senior Kate Jeffers for being named 2nd team volleyball all-area and Paige Coleman 3rd team by the Herald&Review! https://herald-review.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/herald-review-all-area-volleyball-team/article_50a8aee4-90b5-559f-ba1c-42b7c7fb4b6b.html
Congratulations to senior Cameron Sharp for being named a JG-TC Athlete of the week for the 2nd week in a row! https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/here-are-the-jg-tc-athletes-of-the-week-dec/article_c3fe66af-0f9d-5377-93e0-a6b0f8c9ed21.html
Don’t miss out on your chance to place your orders for graduation, class rings, and letterman jackets today from 3-6 PM in the HS cafeteria with Herff Jones!
There will be school tomorrow for the Okaw Valley School District. Please take your time and travel safely as some rural roads are still hazardous, especially between Findlay and twin bridges. See you all tomorrow and be safe. #YNotOV
Graduation, class ring, and letterman jacket orders are postponed from tomorrow to Wednesday, December 18 from 3-6 at the High School. Mark your calendars and don’t miss your chance! #YNotOV
Due to road conditions, there will be no school tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17 for the Okaw Valley School District. All extracurricular activities are also cancelled. Stay safe and hopefully see you on Wednesday.
Orders for graduation gowns, class rings, and letterman jackets will take place on Tuesday from 3-6 PM in the HS cafeteria. Don’t miss yo it chance to place your orders! #YNotOV
No school due to weather Monday December 16
Due to inclement weather, there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, December 16th for the Okaw Valley School District. All extracurricular activities are cancelled as well. Details about the OVES Christmas program will be posted when we have arrangements.
No School Monday December 16
Tonight’s HS girls basketball game at Argenta-Oreana will be varsity only starting at 6:00 PM.
Congratulations to Senior Cameron Sharp and Junior Eli Hagerman for being named JG-TC Athletes of the week! #YNotOV https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/basketball/here-are-the-jg-tc-athletes-of-the-week-dec/article_0c43971c-b295-5c68-83c1-51aeea579de0.html
This Friday, December 13, is the annual senior citizens dinner at OVHS. Lunch begins at 12:00 PM and we ask that anyone attending RSVP to Christie Keown at 665-3232. Join us for this delicious annual tradition.
#YNotOV Fast start, stingy defense spark win over Shelbyville https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/okaw-valley-s-fast-start-stingy-defense-spark-win-over/article_313923e6-1b2c-5a35-9334-2a4f69573886.html
Due to low numbers for Shelbyville, tonight’s JV boys basketball game will be shortened. We will play two 6-minute quarters in the 1st half and a 10:00 running clock the 2nd half. The varsity game will potentially start between 7 and 7:15. Have a great day!
8th grade girls basketball ended their season last night falling to Central A&M in the IESA regional championship with a record of 15-9. Congratulations on a fantastic season ladies! #YNotOV
Also, congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team who defeated Nokomis 24-23 to advance to Thursday’s Regional Championship! #YNotOV
Varsity boys basketball wins their home opener against Nokomis 65-63 and improves to 2-3 on the season. Next game Friday at Findlay against Shelbyville. #YNotOV
Congratulations to OV’s Luke Vander Burgh for being named 2nd team all-conference for the SOV Football Team! https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/football/shelbyville-football-s-grant-mose-and-kentrell-beck-named-first/article_b963e619-ce95-541c-980b-ccd1cc6071d9.html
On Thursday, December 19, the HS girls basketball team will host Sullivan. We will be having a pink night for Soo Harris for her cancer battle. https://its-a-bling-thing-2013.myshopify.com/collections/ovhs-pink-night-2019/products/soo-strong-t-shirt?variant=31357818273877
Varsity girls and boys basketball both pick up wins tonight. Girls defeated Arthur Christian 49-43 while the boys defeat Vandalia 42-40 in the Cumberland Thanksgiving Tournament! Good way to start the holiday weekend. #YNotOV
Congratulations to OV seniors Kate Jeffers and Paige Coleman for being selected to the LPC All-Conference Volleyball Teams! Kate was unanimous 1st Team and Paige named to 2nd team. These ladies are great exceptional leaders and have been a major part of the programs success!
HS Girls Basketball sweeps Meridian tonight with an 18-9 JV win and a 53-43 varsity win! Great work girls! #YNotOV
Tonight’s middle school boys basketball game at Sullivan will be played in the high school gym.
Middle School Boys Basketball will makeup yesterday’s postponed game at Tuscola this Friday, November 15 at Tuscola. Findlay bus at 4:20 and Bethany at 4:35.
Just a reminder: There are no games or practices today for Okaw Valley since school was cancelled for weather.
Due to extreme weather, there is no school tomorrow for Okaw Valley. Additionally, all extracurricular games and practices are cancelled.
Due to inclement weather, all Okaw Valley after school activities are cancelled today. This includes all games and practices. Drive safely and see you tomorrow.
The Geometry in Construction Class is selling Corn Hole Boards made this semester. We will showcase these over the next few weeks. Details for the raffle are listed in the pictures. #YNotOV #1 is Chris Simpson: "My name is Chris Simpson and I was the builder of these boards. I decided to pain these boards with flames because of the inspiration from your typical hot rod paint scheme."
MS Girls Basketball sweeps Bement with a 35-7 7th grade win and a 38-28 8th grade win. Good night for the MS basketball teams. #YNotOV
7th grade boys finish the week 3-0 with a 32-11 win over Neoga! 8th grade boys get their first win of the season as they also defeat Neoga 47-12. #YNotOV
Mark your calendars. There will be a parent/player meeting for MS Volleyball on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 PM in the middle school cafeteria. MS volleyball is offered for 6-8 grade girls. #YNotOV
7th grade boys basketball moves to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference with a 50-36 win over LSA. 8th grade falls to LSA and is now 0-2 on the season.
Veterans Day is coming up quickly. If you are a veteran or or know a veteran who graduated from Okaw Valley, Bethany, or Findlay and aren’t recognized on the Wall of Honor, please contact superintendent Kent Stauder at email@example.com or (217) 665-3232
7th grade boys basketball win their season opener 43-16 over St. Elmo/Brownstown while 8th grade falls. The boys host LSA tomorrow at 6:00 tomorrow in their JHOC opener. #YNotOV
Varsity volleyball falls to Tri-County 25-15, 25-17 in the regional championship to end the season 23-11. Great season ladies! We are proud of you! Thank you to our three seniors for the past four years. #YNotOV
Volleyball defeats Villa Grove 25-19, 25-19 to advance to the regional championship at 6:00 on Thursday in Kansas! Great job ladies! #YNotOV
There are areas of dense fog this morning. Be safe and give yourself time to make it to your destination.
MS girls basketball takes down Bement in today’s conference tournament opening round to advance to Tuesday’s semifinals at Tuscola. 7th grade wins 32-10 and 8th wins 38-16! The girls return to action at Tuscola on Tuesday with 8th grade starting at 6 and 7th grade at 7:15.
OV volleyball up and down the Herald & Review Leaderboard. #YNotOV https://herald-review.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/decatur-area-volleyball-stat-leaders-oct/article_9837e3a9-4038-5fd4-895f-e48eeb647949.html
If you are an Apple device user go to the App Store and get the latest updated version of the Okaw Valley app. You can stay informed about all things OV. #ynotov
Varsity volleyball finishes 2nd in conference at 22-10 overall and 8-3 in the LPC after falling to Argenta-Oreana 24-26, 25-17, 20-25. The girls will play Arcola or Villa Grove at 5:30 on Tuesday in the Kansas Regional! Still goals to accomplish ladies. #YNotOV
MS Girls Basketball sweeps Sangamon Valley with 7th grade winning 32-9 and 8th grade bringing home a 30-19 win. #YNotOV
JV Volleyball defeats Argenta-Oreana 25-13, 24-26, 15-6 to finish the season 17-10! Great season ladies. #YNotOV
MS Girls Basketball will play Bement at Tuscola High School on Saturday, 10/26. 8th grade starts at 9:00 AM and 7th at approximately 10:15 AM. Bus from Findlay at 7:15 and Bethany at 7:30.
Varsity Volleyball remains in LPC championship contention with a 25-17, 25-19 win at Blue Ridge to improve to 22-9 overall and 8-2 in conference play. Senior Night this Thursday vs. Argenta-Oreana with FS starting at 5:00 followed by JV and Varsity. #YNotOV
7th and 8th grade basketball sweep Neoga tonight on the road. 7th brings home a 22-20 win while 8th grade wins 36-28n great job girls! #YNotOV
JV and Varsity Volleyball sweep Meridian tonight at OVHS. JV wins 25-20, 25-13 while Varsity wins 25-17, 25-13. JV is now 13-7 while varsity is 21-9. The girls return home on Thursday for senior night against Argenta-Oreana after a big LPC trip to Blue Ridge tomorrow. #YNotOV
Don’t wait til the last minute to order some OV gear for the winter! The store closes on 10/27. #YNotOV https://okawvalley19.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
Thanks to all who visited the HS student council haunted house this weekend. We are lucky to have such talented, motivated, and creative students.#YNotOV
7th grade girls basketball falls to CHBC by 1 in a close contest and 8th grade comes from 14 points behind in the 2nd half to win 40-33 in overtime! Great efforts by both teams. #YNotOV
JV Volleyball falls in 3 sets at Cumberland while varsity wins 25-23, 25-18 for win #20! This is the first 20-win season for volleyball in school history. Congratulations ladies and keep it going! Still big goals left for the season. #YNotOV
This is a huge honor for our district. One of two schools who received the highest honor. 2019 award winners for school design have been announced! BLDD Architects for the design of the Okaw Valley #302 Agricultural Complex. #YNotOV https://www.iasb.com/news-listing/2019/october/2019-awards-for-school-design-announced/
JV and Varsity Volleyball sweep Sangamon Valley at home tonight. JV wins 25-18, 25-21 while varsity gets their school record 19th win of the season with a 25-7, 22-25, 25-11. #YNotOV
There will be a parent/athlete meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16 for middle school boys basketball meeting at 6:00 PM in the middle school library. This is for 7th and 8th grade boys. Practice begins Monday, October 21.
Here is some MS cross country state information for parents and spectators for this weekend. Our boys run at 10:15: Shirt orders: https://iesastatexc.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true Picture orders: https://www.iesa.org/activities/cc/stateinfo/EventPro_LetterToSchools.pdf
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped at the events hosted this week. Hosting three state series events in the same week is challenging, but went off without a hitch thanks to all the help from our communities. Thank you to all and have a great weekend! #YNotOV
We have just realized that we are currently experiencing problems with our Facebook page and nothing is posting. We apologize and will work on fixing the issue over the weekend.
First fall night of the year. Sitting by a fire with friends? Halftime at the SOV football game? Doing nothing? Check out freshly launched OV Flash Store and buy some OV gear! #YNotOV https://okawvalley19.itemorder.com/
Good tournament run by the varsity volleyball team falls just short to Heritage in the championship as the girls fall 25-13, 21-25, 25-17.
Varsity volleyball defeats LSA 25-15, 25-21 to advance to the 1st LPC Tournament Championship on Thursday at 7:00 in Kansas! Congratulations ladies and great job! #YNotOV
Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Thursday and Friday Thursday from 4-7 PM and Friday from 8-11 AM. There is no school Friday for conferences and Monday for Columbus Day! #YNotOV
7th and 8th grade girls basketball sweep Cerro Gordo tonight with at 30-18 7th win and 42-32 8th win! #YNotOV
Varsity volleyball goes 2-0 in the LPC Tournament opening round defeating Arcola 25-12, 25-9 and Argenta-Oreana 25-15, 25-15 to advance to tomorrow’s semifinals at Kansas at 6:00 PM. Great job ladies! #YNotOV
Huge thank you to all the help that made today’s boys golf regional successful! We have the best staff and the best volunteers in the business! Let’s do it again this Thursday for the girls regional. #YNotOV
Congratulations to sophomore Miles Harlin for advancing to next week’s IHSA Golf Sectional at El-Paso! #YNotOV
There will be an informational meeting for parents and students regarding middle school cheerleading on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 PM at the middle school. Middle School Cheer is offered to 7th and 8th grade students. #YNotOV
OVHS still needs a few more volunteers for next week’s IHSA and IESA postseason events. You don’t need to be an expert to help. Contact Brooks Inman at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
In light of Friday’s tragedy in Sullivan, many schools are showing their support for the student’s family by wearing blue tomorrow, which was his favorite color. Okaw Valley would like to join this support by asking students to wear blue to school tomorrow.
Congratulations to the OV golf team for finishing 2nd in today’s Lincoln Prairie Conference Golf Championship! Also to senior Addison Webner for shooting an 88 and finishing 3rd overall. Addison finished only two strokes out of 1st place! Great work gentlemen! #YNotOV
The varsity volleyball team is have a great year and the ladies are filling up the area leaderboard! #YNotOV https://jg-tc.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/area-volleyball-leaders-through-thursday-sept/article_800d30e6-1451-5362-a4db-3a1a735742d8.html?utm_content=buffere0271&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC#tracking-source=home-the-latest
Tonight’s SOV JV game has been cancelled. Practice will be after school at Sullivan.
MS baseball defeats Ramsey 15-0 to advance to Saturday’s IESA Regional semifinals at Sigel at 10:30 AM! #YNotOV
JV and Varsity volleyball go on the road and defeat Heritage in a solid LPC matchup tonight in Broadlands! Way to go ladies! Pack the place night Thursday at OVHS as the girls host Tri-County! Let’s fill the gym and be loud! #YNotOV
This Friday’s homecoming football at OVHS will also be “Real Men Wear Pink” Night. Mr. Inman will be selling t-shirts all week for $10.
Findlay will be under boil order the next two days but we have bottled water for students until the order has been lifted.
MS baseball defeats Tri-County 12-2 to finish the regular season 10-5. The boys host Ramsey on Wednesday at 4:30 in the regional quarterfinals.
MS softball falls to Springfield Calvary in the regional semifinals to end their season 10-11.
Notice: Next Wednesday's HS Cross Country meet at A&M has been moved to Tuesday. It will start at 4:30 at the golf course in Moweaqua.
Mark your calendars for school picture days. OVES - Tuesday, September 17th OVMS - Thursday, September 19th OVHS - Tuesday, September 24th
Congratulations to MS softball who defeated Warrensburg-Latham 9-6 to advance to Saturday’s Regional semifinal at Oreana at 10:00 AM this Saturday! Keep it going ladies! #YNotOV