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The U.S. News & World Report recently published their ranking of Iowa Public High Schools. I
am extremely proud to inform you that Maquoketa Valley High School is ranked #11 out of all
the public High Schools in the State of Iowa! I am extremely proud of our teachers and staff for
their hard work and dedication to providing our students with a high-quality education. We truly
have one of the best staffs in the State of Iowa. I am also thankful that we have tremendous
students, which is a direct result of the great support from our parents and community. Your
support is greatly appreciated! This would not be possible without the tremendous job our
Elementary & Middle School Staff is doing to prepare students for High School, and for that, I
say thank you as well!
Here are the past rankings for schools in our District:
2020 – High School Ranked #21
2020 – Middle School – US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School
2021 – High School Ranked #6
2021 – Middle School Ranked #10
2021 – Delhi Elementary Ranked #4
2022 – High School Ranked #13
2023 – High School Ranked #11
Our students have also been able to participate in numerous school to work activities. Students
have had the opportunity to attend Delaware County Healthcare Day, Advanced Manufacturing
Day, and Business & Industry Day. Below is a picture of the students at Business & Industry
Day. The junior class had the opportunity to talk to a variety of Businesses about career
opportunities, and learn about resume writing and preparing for an interview.
Maquoketa Valley CSD
I would like to start by thanking all the staff members, students and community members who have been welcoming, kind, helpful and understanding as I have started my new job as Transportation & Building / Grounds Supervisor. A quick introduction for those of you who may not know me. My wife Michelle has taught middle school at MV since 1996 as well as coached middle school girls sports earlier in her teaching career. We have two sons Toby, a senior and Trevor a freshman.
Toby plays basketball, baseball, & golf as well group and individual speech and writing for the Echo. Trevor plays football, basketball, baseball & golf as well as speech. I have coached the past four winters as assistant junior high boys basketball coach as well as the current Head Varsity baseball coach. My past working experience comes from the lumber business. I spent 35 years working in lumberyards and the past 29 at Gilcrest Jewett Lumber. I was the Branch manager for the Marion location and truly enjoyed and appreciated all the people and my time with their great company.
I would like to share a couple goals of mine as we move forward. The first one is a recycling program in place for all three locations that is the same and where we have less in the trash and more products recycled. Another goal would be to build our team of employees to communicate and work together more on projects regardless of which areas of school or at which location work needs to be done. I look forward to working with everyone as we move into winter.
During our 2:00 Dismissals on Wednesdays and on full professional development days, teachers across the district work in collaborative groups on common goals to improve their teacher practices and classroom instruction.
The 6th-12th content teams goals include:
November is a time to focus on gratitude, and we have so much to be thankful for already this year! We appreciate our grandparents and special friends who showed up in strong support of the students. They had a wonderful afternoon visiting the schools and doing activities with the children.
We appreciate the donation from the Delhi Thrift Store and Food Pantry that allowed the teachers to purchase materials for their classrooms.
The JK and kindergarten students were thankful for the beautiful weather for their field trip to Gallagher Bluedorn and Hartman Reserve in Cedar Falls. It was the perfect day!
What a wonderful 1st quarter! The 4th graders spent their first quarter in literacy learning all about poetry. We studied the characteristics of poetry as well as what inspires people to write poetry. Everyone worked so hard and we finished our unit by writing our own poetry. The students wrote about any topic that was inspiring to them, and they used the characteristics of poetry that they learned in their own writing. To celebrate, we held a poetry cafe in our classrooms and invited parents in for lemonade and cookies while getting an opportunity to hear our presentations read aloud. The students did a great job writing their poems and also explaining what inspired them to write it. Even though there were many nerves about presenting to a live audience, everyone rose up to the challenge and presented their original piece beautifully. They should be so proud of themselves! We are all excited to continue our learning with our new module on animal defense mechanisms. We will end the 2nd quarter with an original create-your-own adventure story. So many exciting things to come in 4th grade!
The lunch staff is proudly wearing their new shirts that were given to them by the building fund for Lunch Staff appreciation week, thanking them for all they do!
Check your current lunch account balance: Log into your online account or call/email Morgan Nefzger to get your current lunch account balance. You can make deposits at any time.
Free/Reduced Applications: These forms must be filled out as soon as possible so we have enough time to process your application and correct your registration fees. Free/Reduced applications can be found online, or there are copies in the Delhi Middle School/Elementary Office.
Salad Bar: This year, there will be a salad bar offered to 7th-12th grade students and all adult employees Monday-Friday. The salad bar will be an alternate meal choice. You will not be able to get the salad bar in addition to the main meal being offered. The salad bar will be located in the High School cafeteria area.
Snack Items: Students in Junior Kindergarten-Fourth Grade have the option of taking a snack item each day. Depending on the week Junior Kindergarten-second grade will have the option of cheese stick, goldfish crackers, single serve honey nut cheerios, nature valley oats and honey granola bar, teddy grahams, or single serve kix Cereal. Third-fourth grade can choose between a granola bar or a cheese stick. Regardless if you qualify for Free/Reduced benefits, you will still be charged the full $0.35 per snack item. Snack items are charged to your account every Friday for the entire week.
Meal Pricing for the 23/24 school year:
Student breakfast: $1.85
Earlville & Johnston & Delhi Elementary Student Lunch: $2.55
Middle School & High School Student Lunch $2.80
Snack Item: $0.35
Extra Entree: $2.00
Extra Milk: $0.65
Extra Juice: $0.70
Charging on negative Accounts: Be sure to watch your lunch account balance. If your family lunch account reaches an amount of Negative $50.00 or more, students will be given an alternate meal until the account balance is improved. An alternate meal due to low account balance will still be a full meal however the entree will be a deli sandwich with and no additional seconds or ala carte items. Starting on September 6th invoices will be sent out to families with negative balances and your student(s) will receive a deli sandwich until your account has been replenished. Invoices will be sent out every Tuesday via email.
Alternate main course meal option: This year, we will have an alternate main course substitute at each meal. This substitute will consist of, a deli sandwich. Students may choose this instead of the main course any given day.
How and where to deposit lunch money: You can always send lunch money with your students to turn in to the secretary at their building, or you can go online and make deposits into your account.
Link to useful forms:
Food Service Information
Free & Reduced Meal Program Information
RevTrak Online Payments
Total Access Lunch
August Lunch Menu
If you have any questions pertaining to the Free and Reduced Meals, you can contact Morgan Nefzger at firstname.lastname@example.org
This can be found on the website. Please check that for all activities.
Cancellations will be updated on the Maquoketa Valley Website.
We will be using your information in Power School to alert you. It is important to have your current phone number and email updated. If you have any questions or issues, please call Sarah Lown in the high school office at 563-922-2091.
Starting January 1st we will be going cashless for all school events
. Follow the step by step instructions to purchase tickets on bound for school events.
Step 1: go to the school website
Step 2: Click on Event Tickets
Step 3: choose which event you are buying tickets for
Step 4: select if you are paying for an adult or a student
Step 5: Enter in your card information
Step 5: complete your payment.
THERE WILL BE NO SURCHARGES FOR THE PROCESSING OF THE VISA CREDIT CARDS
Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Maquoketa Valley High School offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing
Business, Finance, Marketing and Management
It is the policy of the Maquoketa Valley Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Dave Hoeger, 107 South Street, Delhi, Iowa 52223; 563-922-2091; email@example.com
2023-2024 Backpack Program form
2023-2024 Maquoketa Valley Athletic forms
2023-2024 Wildcat Athletic Pass
Athletic booster memberships
Objection to instruction and library materials
October Board Meeting Minutes – Held October 23, 2023
November Lunch Menu
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