Hello Easton Valley Community! As you may know, our baseball and softball seasons are beginning on Monday, June 1st. Games will then begin June 15th. Because of the pandemic and the safety concerns surrounding our summer sports, we wanted to share with you a list of information that you may find helpful and that you will NEED to know if you have a child participating or you plan to attend any events. - Social distancing will be required for all spectators. - Bleachers will be roped off and not available to sit it. - If dropping off your child for practice, parents are asked to not get out of their car. - Spectators are not allowed at practices. - There will be NO concessions. This includes beverages. Plan accordingly. - Shared coolers in the dugout are not permitted. - Temperature checks are required before every practice; we are asking athletes to do this prior to arriving at the field but coaches will have temperature guns at the field also. This will be recorded on a spreadsheet by the coach. - Temperature checks will be done by the coach prior to every game. - Buses are allowing 13 athletes. We will take multiple buses if needed. - Transportation permission slips will be available for athletes to be able to travel to games with a parent. - Athletes are recommended to carry hand sanitizer at all times. - Coaches will be sanitizing shared equipment before/after every practice and game. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Broome at any time. There may be more information released at a later date. We are very excited to be able to give our athletes, coaches, and community the opportunity to participate and spectate the summer season! In these trying times, we finally get to see some "normal" come back into our lives. Take care, Erick Broome
JH Volleyball Presentation 2019 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eC1hSN-lJsV-n5kLytKZNJQlkjs4hwBtEQEM1Rimwr8/edit
We will be hosting a school board workshop and special meeting online starting at 5 pm on May 27, 2020. Anyone from the public can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/2ZCI9pc
The Easton Valley FFA Chapter would like to share our awards with everyone! They can be viewed using the link below! https://m.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=pGnHB_qt8lQ&feature=youtu.be
Today is the last day to purchase your yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year. Sales will be open online until 11:59 p.m. tonight (5/22/20). Here is the link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1071424/Easton-Valley-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190629053746520160/CAT
Parents please take a minute to provide the district with feedback regarding our virtual learning as the we work on our Return to Learn plan for next year. https://forms.gle/edxoeH4uumwDvanQ7
Easton Valley will be continuing to provide student meals during the month of June. Pick up days will be Tuesday and Thursday at the same locations from 11:30-12:00. Please use the link below to request meals. https://forms.gle/B2HyawhNcRns6vyJ8
Today we’re recognizing senior member Nicole Zeimet. Nicole’s service project was raising funds to benefit Myles, the son of former EV graduate Jadie Andersen, who was born with SMA. By selling root beer floats at home basketball games and having donation cans at local businesses, Nicole was able to raise over $600! Thank you, Nicole, for showing us how to lead selflessly!
Tonight, May 18, we will be hosting our regular school board meeting online at 6pm. Anyone from the public can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/2Tjc81v
Today we recognize senior member RaeAnn Carlson. For her service project, RaeAnn partnered with local business, Geno’s Pizza & Its Game Time Bar and Grill, to provide a portion of an evening’s profits to former EV graduate, Jadie Anderson and her son, Myles, who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 1). The event had a great turnout and the partnership was able to donate $300. Way to lead with character, RaeAnn!
Today we are recognizing senior member Braydin Farrell. For his service project, Braydin hosted a food drive at his church for our local food pantry. Despite quarantine and social distancing expectations, Braydin was able to gather several much needed items for this worthy cause! Thank you, Braydin, for leading for others!
This is the last week to purchase a yearbook online for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline is Friday, May 22nd. Here is the link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1071424/Easton-Valley-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190629053746520160/CATALOG_SHOP/
We will be hosting a short, special school board meeting online at 4pm Thursday, May 14. Anyone from the public can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/2T1XHyC.
Easton Valley Senior Class Slideshow https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n0Og1U7UrXfYCPZ0D60ETtQ423_PbVjz/view?usp=sharing
Today we’re recognizing senior member Jayden Johnson! Jayden’s service project was to raise funds and donations for the Jackson County Humane Society. An organization near and dear to her heart, the donations were made in honor of her Grandpa, a great supporter of JCHS. Thank you, Jayden, for leading so compassionately!
Today we recognize senior member Kierra Messerich. Kierra’s service project was to create a Facebook page where she shared activities families could do during the Covid-19 closure. Head on over to her page to check it out! https://www.facebook.com/groups/250155962794880/?ref=share Thank you, Kierra, for showing us how to serve others!
Today we’re recognizing Riverhawk NHS chapter reporter, Lexee Stoll. Lexee’s service project was to create birthday baskets for families in our EV Elementary Backpack Program. These baskets include a cake mix, party decor, paper products and more- everything one would need to celebrate their special someone. Twenty-two boxes were created and donated! Thank you, Lexee, for helping show us all to celebrate others!
EV 8th grade artwork and show is ready to view! Special thanks again to Tristan Sikema for tech help!!! Enjoy! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t2Q47hKiQEesZludARYKoyLn_Up2X9_n/view?usp=sharing
EV 7th grade artwork! Special thanks to Tristan Sikema for techno help!!! Enjoy the show! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iBN0ah3WIddlvXtAzYwA24VyKBhPxfLZ/view?usp=sharing
EVHS 2020 art show is ready to view! Special thanks to Tristan Sikema for all his tech help! Enjoy! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NMl_pQBiLmAkhsT0dWyUsoiIagxhEVJ-/view?usp=sharing
Today we’re celebrating chapter secretary, Sydney Stoll. Sydney’s service project was to raise funds and supplies for the classroom of a former student who teaches in Myanmar. She raised over $100 and received many supplies for this classroom! Thank you, Sydney, for showing us how to lead and serve others!
Today we’re recognizing senior NHS member, Taya Myers. For her service project, Taya enlisted some friends to help her “Chalk the Walk” on Preston’s Walking Path during our period of quarantine. The images and phrases brought color and joy to those on the path during trying times. Thank you, Taya, for leading creatively!
Over the next couple of weeks we will be recognizing the senior members of the Riverhawk NHS Chapter. Today we’re recognizing Riverhawk NHS chapter president, Delaney Bormann. Delaney’s service project this year was to collect much-needed items during the Preston Holiday Festival to be donated to the Victory Center in Clinton. Over 200 items were collected and donated! Thank you, Delaney, for leading and being such a great example for others!
Today we’re recognizing Riverhawk NHS chapter vice president Kaitlyn Lee. Kaitlyn’s service project was to bring awareness of your social media presence to the students in our our JH leadership course. She did a great job of reminding them, “if you don’t want your grandma to read it, don’t say it!” Thank you, Kaitlyn, for always leading with a smile!
We will be hosting a short, special school board meeting online at 4pm Thursday, April 30. Anyone from the public can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/2xZZcq5.
Dear EV Community, We wanted to confirm that our scheduled high school graduation services are postponed until further notice. We are continuing to gather information and seek input from seniors to determine the best plan to honor and celebrate their achievements in Easton Valley. Look for details to be communicated in the coming weeks. Thanks!
Yearbooks are still available to purchase online for the 2019-2020 school year until the end of May! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1071424/Easton-Valley-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190629053746520160/CATALOG_SHOP/
Today, our governor announced that schools in Iowa will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Despite this being the right thing to do, we are very saddened by this news. We will continue to deliver quality learning experiences via our Voluntary Distance Learning Plan. Please look for additional info and guidance to come out next week. Please be safe and take care!
We will be hosting a short, special school board meeting online at 4pm Friday, April 17. Anyone from the public can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/2yrWitK.
Easton Valley will be resuming our meal program for families needing assistance during the school closure. The program will start on Monday, April 20th and continue until further notice. Children age 1-18 may request meals for curbside pick up. Please use this link to request meals. https://forms.gle/imtgyhoHVmdG3Rb87
Elementary parents- please take a few minutes to complete this quick survey. We appreciate your time! https://www.leaderinme.com/s/easton-valley-elem-ia/parent
We will be hosting a short, special school board meeting online at 4pm Wednesday, April 15. Anyone from the public can access the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/3a4fk6M.
This week EV CSD will begin rolling out our new voluntary distance learning plan. Beginning Monday, April 13 teachers will begin posting lessons and assignments that students are encouraged to engage in throughout the week. Find more details on the JH/HS Distance Learning Plan by clicking here...https://5il.co/ezvu.
Good evening Please check out our new EV Elementary Distance Learning webpage by visiting the district website. You will see a link to the page at the top of the district site. This page will be updated every night by 6:30 pm. You can also check out the Elementary’s Distant Learning Plan FAQ sheet using this link https://bit.ly/3egOwDH. Enjoy the rest of your evening!
School is Closed Until Further Notice. Click here for COVID-19 resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Check out this awesome poem written by Lily Cheramy in 4th grade. Awesome job Lily 👏🙌. We are living in a time. Where going out is a crime. To support those on the frontline. We will keep in line. So do your part. And stay apart.
As we continue to evaluate our current situation, here is some information about Service Learning hours that the school board and administrators have decided upon. Seniors will have all service learning hours forgiven for this year. Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors that have uncompleted hours that still need to be turned in for this year, are allowed to roll them over into the next school year. Any completed hours for these three grades that have already been turned in, will be counted for this school year. Thank you for your patience as we continue to evaluate different areas as we near the end of this school year. We hope that everyone is keeping safe and staying healthy.
Hopefully you are looking forward to some great weather tomorrow! Enjoy tonight’s story. https://youtu.be/w9TwDRkivco
Dear Easton Valley Families, We hope that everyone is making the most of this trying time and you are able to find some joy each day. We have been so thankful for all of the staff and community members who have made our lunch program successful in the past two and a half weeks. Unfortunately, we knew the time would come that we would need to re-evaluate our ability to continue to provide meals safely to our students. The safety of our staff, students, and our communities is our number one priority even though we are not in session. We have come to the difficult decision that we need to put our meal program on hold for the next few weeks when we will re-evaluate our ability to provide this service. We do not want any child to go hungry during this time! If your family is struggling and in need of assistance, please email any teacher at the elementary or high school, Mrs. Schmidt or Mr. Johnson and we will coordinate with our local partners to assist you with food needs. Friday, April 3, 2020 will be our last meal drop off/pick up time until we re-evaluate. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. We are here to help. Enjoy the time with your family and we can’t wait to see everyone back at school! Sincerely, Easton Valley Administration
Mrs. Schmidt goofed to and forgot to send out our challenge the last two nights! Check out today’s challenge. https://youtu.be/qLE2_RtQT6A
Today, the Governor of Iowa announced that school closures will extend thru April 30, 2020. Moving forward, the state will examine the data every two weeks to determine the course of action. Easton Valley CSD will reach out to all families next week to inform you of our plan to offer voluntary educational opportunities for April 13 - April 30.
Great job on the family name project. I can’t wait to see everyone’s creation! Here’s tomorrow’s challenge. https://youtu.be/d0aLbTRS2ns
Meal request form is available for next week. Please use this link and note shorter pick up times so we can all stay safe. https://forms.gle/SDyRjNBZa1FoyJQM8
Thanks for all the great comments you’ve shared with me. I love hearing from everyone and hope you fill someone’s bucket tomorrow. https://youtu.be/VeM28ogXo6I
During the school closure Easton Valley is committed to helping families. We are offering meal pick up in our communities. Please use this link https://forms.gle/1uURKjCgSEesZpJC9 to sign up for meals. Anyone ages 1-18 may request a meal. Meals will be delivered on MONDAY WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. You will receive enough meals each day for the following days. If you have any questions please let us know.
In an effort to stay connected to our school family we will be regularly sending out video messages to the EV school community. Enjoy video message #1. https://youtu.be/7v7XZCijT2k
The Student Council Blood Drive has been moved to the Preston town hall this Wednesday, March 18th from 1-6 pm. Please come support the drive as there is a shortage of blood supplies available.
At the recommendation of the governor of Iowa, Easton Valley Schools will be closed for a minimum of four weeks. Effective March 17, only essential staff will be able to access the school. Staff PD will be held as scheduled for March 16. If you need any student belongings, etc please gather them from school tomorrow. We are working on plans to offer options for learning at home, meals for students, and more. We will communicate additional details as soon as possible. We urge you to practice social distancing as much as possible to protect the elderly and those with other health issues. Remember, we are a school family and we will get through this together. Take Care.
Dear EV Community, The EV administration is continuing to work with all our partners to determine the best course of action to best respond to the coronavirus threat. No decisions have been made but there is a strong chance that extended school closures will occur, even as early as Tuesday of this week. Please coordinate plans with your family to prepare for any changes in our school schedule. We will keep you posted ASAP with any new developments. Take Care!
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Reminder to current Soph & Juniors and their families that next Thurs. 3/12 from 5:30-6:30PM in the commons is College Planning and FAFSA Night. Students should plan to attend with a guardian. This presentation from ICAN will help with the planning after high school.
Come join the Easton Valley Pep Bus tomorrow as our Riverhawks head out to take on the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings in the district final basketball game!! The bus will cost $20 per rider and will leave from the gravel parking lot at 5:00p.m. and return immediately after the game. There will be Easton Valley staff on the bus. Please contact the school office by TOMORROW 3:00p.m. if you would like to join on this exciting journey! The bus is available to all public! If you are interested, please contact Marsha at the school office or the AD.
It's going to be a WHITE OUT!!! Come cheer on the River Hawks in your white apparel as they take on the Ed-Co Vikings at Cascade on Thursday at 7:00 p.m..GO RIVER HAWKS!!!!
Due to the uncertainty of the weather tomorrow, the Student Lighthouse Team is going to postpone the coffee shop until next Tuesday, March 3. All orders previously placed, will be made next week. If you have not placed an order but would like to, please do so at www.bit.ly/EVcoffee
Get out your favorite jersey and head to the gym on Tuesday to cheer on the River Hawks! "Athletic Jersey" will be the theme for the night as the River Hawks take on the Prince of Peace Irish at 8:00 p.m.. Let's cheer the boys on to a victory!
EV Track & Field Apparel Web Store open thru Feb. 25th https://www.adcraftwebstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=5605
Time to get out your camo apparel for Thursday night’s boys basketball game! Come cheer on the River Hawks as they take on Clayton Ridge at 8 pm! Let’s fill the gym with camo!!!!
Easton Valley will have a two hour delay tomorrow Friday February 14th due to cold temperatures.
Easton Valley CSD will be having another 2 hour delay tomorrow, February 14. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Let's have an "ORANGE OUT"! Put on your orange and head to Clinton Thursday night to cheer on the River Hawks as they take on the Prince of Peace Irish in a first round regional basketball game at 7:00 pm. GO RIVER HAWKS!!!!!
Easton Valley will be having a two hour delay today Thursday February 13th due to poor road conditions.
Easton Valley will be having a two hour delay today, Thursday, February 13 due to poor road conditions.
Laura Farrell of Maquoketa State Bank and her School to Work student, Miya Messerich visited 5th grade today. Miya shared a presentation about finances and taught the 5th graders to write out checks and fill out a checkbook register. Mrs. Thomson looks forward to having them both back on Thursday to present to 6th grade!
Tuesday, February 11th the basketball teams play Lisbon at home beginning at 4 p.m.. It is senior night so let's pack the gym with a "WHITE OUT"! Please wear your white to show support for our senior basketball players and all other River Hawks!!!
All before school activities for Monday, February 10 are cancelled. No weight lifting or basketball practices. Travel safe to school.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Riverhawk National Honor Society Chapter! (Top Photo, back row L-R) Madeline Christof, Maddilyn Klemme, Liviah Johnson, Sydney McNeil, Fariza Espiridon, Maisy Johnson, Keeya Kunde. (Front row, L-R) Evan Meyer, Keaton Wilson, 2020 Honorary Inductee Nate Bormann, Hudson Felkey, Porter Fuegen.
Don’t forget to stop by the elementary school in Preston to provide input on the future vision of the building. It is an open house style meeting from 3:30-6:30pm today. Enter through the office. We hope you can pop in!
Easton Valley Basketball Fans, if you are headed out to watch the games at Midland on Friday night the Midland HS will be having a Post Prom Fundraiser Pulled Pork Meal. The Meal includes a pulled pork sandwich, party potatoes and baked beans. They will begin serving at 5pm. Show your support for our Midland friends and students!
A couple months ago our Technology Director, Mr. Bormann shared an article with staff that he found online about how important it is to wash our hands and keep our Chromebooks clean during cold and flu season. So, Mrs. Kelley took the initiative to have some of her students do the same experiment that was in the article and found some interesting results as seen in the photo. Here is the link to the original article, check it out: https://interestingengineering.com/white-bread-mold-experiment-teaches-the-importance-of-washing-hands?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Article&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=Dec19
The 4-8th Girls Basketball tournament for next weekend has been canceled. We will attempt to set a date for next year, possibly earlier, to avoid the club volleyball schedule conflicts that we have.
Easton Valley will have a 2 hour delay today, Friday, January 24th.
Announcing Preschool Round-Up WHO: PreK students & parents of students who will be 4 years of age by September 15th, 2020 WHAT: Informational meeting regarding our all day preschool program, meet teachers & tour classrooms. WHERE: Easton Valley Elementary School 121 S Mitchell Street, Preston WHEN: 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 Please call the Easton Valley Elementary office at (563) 682-7131 to indicate your participation. We will need to know the following information: •student name and spelling •date of birth •parent name, address, phone & email information We will have registration packets available at round-up.
Yesterday 3 of our students represented EV at the first annual University of Dubuque high school honor band. Students spent the day rehearsing high level music with UD band directors Dr. Cassie Bechard and Dr. Nolan Hauta. They looked and sounded so professional! Congratulations on a fantastic performance!
Easton Valley CSD will have a 3 hour early dismissal today, January 17.
Because of anticipated weather coming in on Friday, the basketball games versus Midland will be played tomorrow, Thursday January 16th. Times will be the same with JV starting at 4p. Reminder the cake auction has been moved to next Friday. GO RIVERHAWKS!!!
Easton Valley CSD will be closed today, January 15 due to icy roads.
Easton Valley CSD will be having a two hour delay. Early dismissal is cancelled. Stay posted for any updates in the next couple of hours.
In the event that we need to have a late start tomorrow due to weather, we will cancel our early dismissal. Please plan accordingly.
No morning activities tomorrow Wednesday, Jan 15th in anticipation of the icy conditions. We will update as needed.
The Varsity Girls basketball game tonight and the Varsity Boys game tomorrow night have been canceled due to incoming winter weather.
We would like to invite all members of the EV community to join us for a brief ribbon cutting ceremony as we open the new addition to our JH/HS. The ceremony will be held in the commons on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 3:00 pm. Anyone who cannot attend is invited to tour the area during our open house from 5:30 - 9:00 pm the same evening. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this memorable day possible!
Easton Valley Elementary Usborne online book fair (efair) Open until January 3rd https://k1824.myubam.com/1450700
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you know EVie? EVie is the candy cane reindeer who brings joy and sweetness to you and your friends this holiday season and the National Honor Society can help! For just $1, you can purchase an EVie to send to your friends before Christmas break! All proceeds will go to the Riverhawk Chapter of NHS. Just fill out this request slip, include your $1/reindeer by Friday, December 13th, and turn both into Pam at the elementary office or Mrs. Recker in the high school. Need another request slip? More are available in Pam’s office. Any questions, just ask Mrs. Recker, the NHS Adviser. Thanks for supporting NHS!
Riverhawk NHS member Delaney Bormann is kicking off her individual service project this weekend! At the Preston Parade of Trees she will be displaying a “Giving Tree”. The decorations on the tree will be paper ornaments that have items the Victory Center in Clinton, Iowa is in need of. People that are willing to donate a few items can take an ornament off of the tree and purchase the items on it. These items can be dropped off my at her home (442 West DeGroat St. Preston, IA) or Easton Valley High School. Thank you in advance for all of your support!
We are excited to announce: Easton Valley students are partnering with CLuB hOpe in Maquoketa on aToys for Tots Drive next Friday. We will have a drop off in front of BOTH high schools from 8:00AM to 3PM for the community to donate a toy or cash to purchase a toy for a child in need in Jackson County. Last year Toys for Tots helped over 800 Kids in our county last year!!
Riverhawk NHS Chapter Homemade Pie Sales! Chapter members will again be preparing & baking cherry, apple, & pumpkin pies this year, just in time for the holidays! Orders can be placed with any NHS member or by contacting NHS adviser Gabrielle Recker at the high school. Orders will be taken until Wed, Nov 20th & must be paid for at the time of the order. All funds raised go to support our Chapter Scholarship Fund. This year’s members are: Delaney Bormann, Kaitlyn Lee, Sydney Stoll, Hunter Holdgrafer, Lexee Stoll, Calli Beck, RaeAnn Carlson, Braydin Farrell, Jayden Johnson, Kierra Messerich, Taya Myers, Jacob Petersen, Nate Trenkamp, Jessen Weber, & Nicole Zeimet. Thanks for your support!
Riverhawk NHS Chapter Member Calli Beck is kicking off her individual service project! If you have clothing in good condition just taking up space, bring it up to the high school & Calli will donate it to Operation New View in Maquoketa. Clothing in any size- infant to adult- will be accepted. This clothing drive will go until Nov. 29. Thanks for your support & great job, Calli!
Tomorrow 11/12/2019 will be the Veterans Day Programs JH/HS is @ 10am-11am Elementary is @ 1:30pm-3:00pm Both programs are in the HS Gym in Preston.
The final decision has been made to have school today. Please drive safely.
Due to the snow the Easton Valley Veterans Day program will be postponed until Tuesday November 12th at 1:30 in the high school gym.
Due to poor road conditions Easton Valley CSD will have a 2 hr delay today, Monday Nov 11. Stay posted for any updates.
Easton Valley Elementary will host their Veterans Day program on Monday November 11,2019 at 1:30 in the high school gym. Hope you can join us.
Elementary students will have Jersey day tomorrow to conclude our Manna Center drive. Can’t wait to see everyone sporting their favorite team.
Attention EV Community: Through our collaborative efforts with law enforcement and other authorities we have determined that it is safe to resume our normal schedule on Monday, November 4. Thank you to everyone for your understanding and support regarding this concern. Please know that we will always make safety our number one priority and that we cannot do it without your help. Thanks and have a great weekend!
Easton Valley CSD will be closed Friday, November 1, 2019, due to a threat that was posted to social media by an EV student. Police are involved and are continuing to investigate the matter. Despite the inconvenience, we will act with supreme caution until we have all the information on the issue. An update will be sent out as soon as we know more. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Congratulations to these 6-8 grade students whose essays have been selected to represent EV at the Miles-Sabula VFW post in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest! Two essays will be selected by post members to advance to the district level and from there could possibly advance all the way to the national level in Washington D.C.! Great job and Good luck!
Elementary students who don’t have a library card from Preston will be getting a form to bring home today for parents to fill out. We are excited to be able to visit the library at the beginning of each month!
Tonight the River Hawk Volleyball team begins regional play against Prince of Peace in Clinton! Game time is 7:00 p.m.. Theme for tonight is an "orange out"! Hope to hear you there!
Preschool is incorporating movement in math while learning their numbers!
Rivermont Collegiate will not be competing in the IGHSAU postseason volleyball tournament due to their limited varsity competitions this season. The match between Rivermont Collegiate and Easton Valley on 10/22 has been eliminated from the IGHSAU Regional Tournament. Easton Valley's first regional match will be on 10/28 at Prince of Peace Catholic against the winner of the Prince of Peace/Marquette Catholic match on 10/22.
Come join the Easton Valley Pep Bus this Friday as our Riverhawks (#5) head out to take on the Turkey Valley Trojans (#2)!! The bus will cost $20 per rider and will leave from the gravel parking lot at 3:30pm and return immediately after the game. There will be Easton Valley staff on the bus. If we do not reach 30 participants by Thursday 3pm, we will cancel the bus and you will be refunded. The bus is available to all public! If you are interested please contact Marsha at the school office or the AD
What a great Homecoming pep assembly and parade! Mrs. Schmidt reviewed the expectations for all students at the football game. Students are not allowed to be past the visitor bleachers and the ambulance. This is to ensure their safety as that area is not well lit. Go River Hawks!
Tomorrow is River Hawk spirit day. Dress warm for the parade and football game. Elementary students will return to their classrooms following the parade and then be dismissed. Reminder dismissal time will be approximately 20-30 minutes early. Go River Hawks!!
We can’t wait to see the elementary students dress up this week for Homecoming! Monday is Beach Day! See everyone tomorrow 😊
1st Annual Riverhawk NHS Punt, Pass, Kick Event for boys & girls, Kdgn thru 8th grade, sponsored by Clinton Nat’l Bank & Maquoketa State Bank, will take place next Friday, following the end of the school day. Registration forms went out this week for this FREE event & are due back no later than 9am on Oct. 11th. Contact NHS Advisor Gabrielle Recker at the JH/HS if more details are needed. Go Riverhawks!
Our Easton Valley home volleyball "Pink Out Night" will also be held as scheduled tomorrow night. Don't miss an exciting evening of Easton Valley athletics!
The Easton Valley home varsity football game against Springville has been moved up to tomorrow, Thursday September 26 at 6:30 pm due to weather concerns. Come support our undefeated RiverHawks!
EV Elementary Families- Please help us 'build' our new school with Legos by completing this Habit 1 booster with your child so he/she can earn a Lego. Our goal is 2000 Legos! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w75Cv1O8aSB3rdefBgkrr9kwOcRuvpBu
Thursday night the River Hawk volleyball team is hosting a PINK OUT to show we are "on board for a cure"! Matches begin at 5:15 pm in the Easton Valley High School gym! There will be many bake sale items, silent auction baskets, a serving contest, and a place to write your well wishes for those who have battled cancer. Proceeds will benefit the Iowa City Children's Hospital. Wear your pink, come out and support the cause! Thank you!
The River Hawk Volleyball teams are hosting a "Pink Out" on Thursday, September 26 vs Calamus-Wheatland at home! If you would like to purchase a pink tshirt, please contact any high school volleyball player or Coach Larson by Friday, September 20th! We will also be having a silent auction of baskets, a bake sale and a serving contest. All proceeds will benefit the Iowa City Children's Hospital for cancer research. Thank you for your support and GO RIVER HAWKS!!!
The Easton Valley Athletic Booster Club would like to thank everybody involved with the Golf Outing this past Saturday including all participants, sponsors, volunteers, and Plum River for hosting. The day was a success with great weather, great people, and great golf! Thank you for your dedication to Easton Valley athletics and the success of our students!
FREE Flu Vaccine Genesis is offering FREE flu vaccine for Elementary Students grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade on Monday, October 7th. Consents will be coming home with the students. If you want your child to receive the vaccine, please return the completed consent by Tuesday, September 24th. Questions? Please contact Alice Althoff, Elementary School Nurse 563-682-7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wanted to inform all parents that the fire alarm went off in our elementary building at 12:35pm due to boiler maintenance. The building was evacuated and all students are safe and currently back in class. Mrs. Schmidt
New EV Job Posting: Open Until Filled Position Pay Rate Hours Day Custodian/Suburban Driver $12.00 / hour 7:30am - 4:00pm Position: Day Custodian/Suburban Driver (No CDL required) Easton Valley CSD is seeking a team-oriented individual who is able to work collaboratively with others to assist with the responsibilities of the facilities, grounds, and transportation in the school district. In order to meet the demands of this job this individual must possess the following characteristics: Strong Work Ethic Positive Attitude Collaborative Mindset Demonstrates Initiative Task-Oriented Approachable Dependable The individual in this position will report directly to the Director of Facilities and Grounds while taking direction from the Facilities & Grounds Lead and building principal. This individual will be responsible for transporting students during morning, noon, and end of day shuttles in a school vehicle. They will also assist with the general custodial needs of their assigned schools. These tasks and responsibilities will include: Drive shuttles of students in suburbans/vans Interior cleaning of school building (classrooms, restrooms, halls, etc.) Trash removal Regular cleaning of floor surfaces (vacuuming, floor scrubber, etc.) Stocking of cleaning supplies (toilet paper, soap, paper towels, etc.) Responding to messes (spills, food, illness related mess, etc.) Report any regular maintenance responsibilities associated with district facilities and grounds General custodial needs as assigned Assistance with grounds needs (snow removal, salt/sand sidewalks, etc.) Respond to emergencies (plumbing problem, alarms, heating/cooling issues, boiler needs, mechanical failure, etc.) General repair to equipment and structures (sinks & fountains, carpet, drywall, mowers, kitchen equipment, classroom furniture, etc.) Summer duties such as: cleaning, moving furniture, carpet cleaning, floor care, etc.)
If you did not order football apparel and would like to do so, please stop by the office to pick up an order form. The next due date will be the 24th of September. Gator Graphics will also be at the next home game if you want to place an order there. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/434113/2019_EV_HS_FB.pdf
The River Hawks would like to honor Kyle Miller and Dan Miller at Monday night’s volleyball matches in DeWitt and Cal-Wheat by wearing Iowa Hawkeye apparel. Please help us show River Hawk support to Kyle and Dan’s families by filling these gyms with black and gold!
Catch the River Hawks Football game tonight vs Lone Tree LIVE on SkitterTV channel 60 or LIVE on the Miles Telephone YouTube Page! GO RIVER HAWKS!!
Following the loss of a member of our school community we considered cancelling this weekend's golf fundraiser. After speaking with the family we were strongly encouraged to hold it as scheduled. The golf outing WILL BE HELD as planned. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
High school volleyball intra squad scrimmage on Thursday, August 22 at 5:30 pm in the high school gym! Hope to see you there! GO RIVER HAWKS!
The Easton Valley Elementary is looking for Substitute Teachers and Para-Educators. Please call the office or stop by for an application.
Sign up here to volunteer to work concession stands or gate at our Easton Valley home athletic events. Direct questions to Erick Broome. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e49aeae2da1fa7-volleyball1
Student Council will be hosting silent auction baskets and a bake sale during school registration on August 6th and 7th! Stop by and check out all the goodies! Proceeds will help to bring a motivational speaker to EV!
Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. Use this link https://eastonvalley.onlinejmc.com/ to log into your parent portal to start the registration process. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the school and we would be happy to help.
All members of the Easton Valley community are invited to join us for a brief groundbreaking ceremony at the JH/HS this Thursday, May 30th at 2:45 pm.
Seniors: Please bring a wallet size senior picture to the art room for the senior composite! Thank you!
This past weekend 7th graders Jaycee Soto, Avah Johnson, Emmah Johnson, and Sienna Olson participated in the 2nd Annual National Association for Music Education Junior Band at Western Illinois University. The event is an honor band organized and run entirely by the music education majors in WIU’s chapter of NAfME. The day concluded with an afternoon concert in COFAC Recital Hall. Mr. Gonzalez was one of this year’s conductors.
Tonight’s the Night! Join us at Marquette High School for the 2019 Easton Valley-Marquette Dance Marathon! The event goes from 6pm-midnight. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for JH students, and elementary/younger are free! We have lots of fun events planned that you don’t want to miss. Come on out & support this great cause, it’s For the Kids!
We’re all set and prepared for our Leadership Day tomorrow. We hope to see you there. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/EVLead19
3-14-19 Update: The authorities have informed us that they have everything under control. School is resuming all normal activities. As always, we want to keep you informed about any situations involving the safety of students. Thank you!
EV Parents: As a result of a custody situation that has come to our attention, we are keeping all students inside the building simply as a precaution. School is resuming as normal inside. We will send an update once authorities resolve the situation outside of school. Thanks.
Elementary parents- Please complete this short online survey at www.tinyurl.com/EVmra-parent There will also be computers set up during conferences if you prefer. Thanks in advance for your input to make EV even better!
Easton Valley Schools will have a 2 hour delay today due to cold temperatures. No breakfast will be served.
Easton Valley buses will resume regular routes tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Hopefully Spring is near!
YouTube Live link for the boys basketball game tonight: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aJzP7kWMgaG7i-nfENkaA
Easton Valley Boys basketball continues tonight in their third tournament game and district final. Come out and cheer on your Riverhawks as they take on Prince of Peace. Game time is 7pm at Cascade High School. The game will be streamed live. Hope to see everyone there!
Easton Valley Schools will be closed today, Wednesday February 20th due to weather. Stay safe!
Easton Valley Boys basketball team will play their second tournament game tonight at Prince of Peace versus Edgewood-Colesburg. Game time is now 5:30pm due to potential incoming weather. The game will be live streamed. Hope to see you there!
Due to the current conditions and predicted forecast please plan on EV buses running hard surfaces only all week. We will send an update if that changes. Thanks
Please join the Easton Valley FFA in celebrating National FFA Week this week. We will have dress up days at the Junior High and High School. Tuesday will be pajama day, Wednesday will be Iowa vs Iowa State day, Thursday is Chapter short day, and Friday is Blue and Gold day!
In celebration of Valentine’s Day we thought we would treat our Easton Valley families to the best gift of all... a full day of school for students...finally. Haha. Thanks for bearing with us during a difficult winter. We hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!
The EV Varsity Girls Basketball game will still be played tonight vs CalWheat. Game time is 7pm. Come out and support our EV girls in their first tournament game!
Easton Valley Schools Update for today, Wednesday, February 13th. Due to the weather and unsafe road conditions, Easton Valley Schools will be closed today. Stay safe everyone!
Easton Valley Schools will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow, Wed, Feb 13th. There will be NO early dismissal. Buses will be running only on hard surface roads for the rest of the week.
Easton Valley vs CalWheat Varsity girls basketball game that was scheduled for tomorrow, will now be played on Wednesday at 7pm in Preston.
Easton Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow due to weather. Stay Safe!
EV School buses are only able to run on hard surfaces tomorrow, Mon.,Feb. 11. Drivers will contact families to arrange pick up/drop off.
Buses can only run on hard surfaces again this afternoon. If special arrangements need to be made please call your child’s school and we will help coordinate a plan. Thank you!
Buses are only able to run on hard surfaces today. Drivers will be making calls to arrange pick ups. If you cannot make it to a hard surface please call the school. Thank you.
Easton Valley will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow, Friday, February 8th. No breakfast will be served. See you tomorrow!
Easton Valley Schools will be close today due to weather. All activities are cancelled. Stay safe!
Easton Valley Schools will have a 2 hour late start today, Wednesday February 6th.
Easton Valley will have a 2 hour early out today, Tuesday, February 5th, due to the possibility of icy weather. Stay safe!
EV will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow, Friday, Feb 1st. See everyone tomorrow!
Today's JH boys game at Lisbon is being moved to Monday, February 4th at Lisbon starting at 4PM.
**Correction on the date** Due to school canceling for 1/31, the NHS Induction Ceremony scheduled for 1/31 has been RESCHEDULED for Wed, 2/6 at 2:30pm.
Due to school canceling for 1/31, the NHS Induction Ceremony scheduled for 1/31 has been RESCHEDULED for Wed, 4/6 at 2:30pm.
Easton Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st, due to cold temps and road conditions. One more day at home. See everyone Friday!
Basketball games vs Midland that were scheduled for 1/29 are now rescheduled to 2/2 due to school cancellations.
Easton Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday Jan 29th and Wednesday Jan 30th due to extremely cold conditions. All activities are cancelled. Girls Senior night and EVAB cake auction will be held on Mon, Feb 4th. Stay warm and safe everyone!
Easton Valley Schools will be closed today due to weather. Stay warm and safe!
EV boys basketball will be travelling to Fulton tomorrow, Saturday, Jan 26 to play in the Eric Ottens Memorial Shootout. You can live stream the game at https://www.youtube.com/c/fhsmediapub. It is streamed at 720p resolution, Games tomorrow kickoff with Prince of Peace playing West Carroll at 10am and Easton Valley follows playing Stillman Valley at 11:30am. The games live stream begins 15 minutes before the first game at 10am. No cost to watch. ENJOY!
Easton Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday January 25. Stay warm and safe!
Easton Valley will be dismissing 2 hr early today, Jan. 24 due to high winds and deteriorating road conditions. Travel safely!
Due to concerns in the forecast, we are moving the EV cake auction scheduled for this Friday, to the night of Tuesday, January 29th. Hope to see you there!
Due to concerns in the forecast, we are moving the EV cake auction scheduled for Fri. to the night of Tues., Jan. 29. Hope to see you there!
Easton Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday January 23 due to weather. Stay Safe!
Easton Valley Schools will be closed today due to weather. Stay Safe everyone!
Basketball games tonight will be a RED OUT in honor of Firefighter Lt. Hosette and Firefighter Adam Cain. Please wear red and let's show our support for these men and all our brave firefighters. Game tonight is vs CalWheat and JV girls kick off at 4pm.
Tonight's JV/Varsity girls and boys basketball games vs Calamus-Wheatland are rescheduled for Monday, January 21st starting at 4p.m. Come out and support your Riverhawk Basketball teams!
Easton Valley will be dismissing 1 hour early today. All evening activities have been cancelled. Stay Safe!
REMINDER: Easton Valley Schools will be on winter break beginning this Friday, Dec 21st through Friday, Jan 4th. Classes will start back again on Monday, January 7th. We would like to wish all our students, staff, and community a very Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year 2019!
The Sophomore Fundraiser delivery did not arrive today. We will share out the updated arrival date once we have it set. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused!
The 7-12 Dance Marathon CoEd Volleyball Tournament for this Saturday (12-15) has been postponed. Please watch for a new date SOON!
LIM Habit 6: Synergize. 6th graders working on their Logic Puzzles as a team!
EV classes will run as normally scheduled today. Anticipate some possible delays on Bus #11 routes as some drifts get cleared. Drive Safe!
Congrats to members of the HS Concert Choir for representing Easton Valley in the Tri-Rivers Conference Honor Choir this past Wednesday! The ensemble was made up 200+ students from 14 different schools and they spent the day working on some fantastic repertoire as well as being 1 of 7 schools to perform individual pieces! Way to go!
Some sophomore & freshman girls enjoying (and learning a lot!) at the ISU conference just for girls..."Taking the Road Less Traveled". The WiSE (Women in Science & Engineering) organization had awesome hands-on activities & presentations about science, technology, engineering, and math majors & careers! Thanks to Mr. Johnson for allowing us to go & experience this opportunity!
Yesterday the EV music department hosted a guest performance and clinic by the Western Illinois University Singers - WIU's top choral ensemble. They were on tour since Sunday night performing at various schools and venues in the Suburbs of Chicago. On their final day of tour they came across to Iowa to work with EV's high school choir students. The kids had a great time listening to the ensemble perform and working with Dr. Brian Winnie, Director of Choral Activities at WIU. These are some pics and videos of their performance at EV and one of their rehearsals on tour. Thank you WIU Singers for coming to EV! #Great2bEV
3 dancers from the EV dance team will be traveling to Newton, Iowa this Saturday to compete in the Iowa State Dance Solo Competition. The girls will compete against roughly 100 other dancers in the class 1 division. This is the first year for EV to participate in this event! Dance team members attending are Hally Rittmer, Kierra Messerich and Aleah Johnson. Good Luck!!
Just so no one worries...we wanted everyone to know that on the way to the football game tonight our team bus got stuck while turning around after missing their turn. The team made it safely to the game and all is well. We hope the teams’ luck “turns around” for their final game tonight. Go River Hawks!
Tonight's football game at West Central will be available via live audio stream starting at 6:45 p.m. at www.thebluedevilcast.com
In Computer Systems and Networking, We are working with circuits and using Raspberry Pi computers. https://drive.google.com/open?id=13n8vA4TGGLZtaRaaOIeoqD-OOfu8jNzx
Picture retake day. Tuesday, October 23. Elementary starts @ 8:30 am and HS @ 10:30 am.
The District ACT for Juniors has been rescheduled for 8:15AM on Tuesday, Oct. 16th, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Preston. Thank you for your flexibility with this situation!
Looking forward to celebrating Homecoming today with the pep rally and parade! Reminder that student council will be at elementary school this morning selling tattoos for 50 cents. Buses will dismiss approximately 20-30 minutes early. Please call the elementary office with any bus changes. #great2bEV
After a thorough investigation, law enforcement and school administration has CONFIRMED that a FALSE ACCUSATION was made about a threat. The individual reporting the threat admitted that it was not true. Thank you for your understanding while we put student and staff safety 1st.
Latest Update: Our school day has started smooth and continues to operate as usual. All parties are cooperating with police as they complete the investigation. We believe we are nearing resolution very soon. More info will follow throughout the day. Thanks for your patience.
Out of an abundance of caution, we feel compelled to share that Easton Valley CSD was notified of an unsubstantiated rumor involving a threat directed toward our JH/HS that was supposedly shared on social media this weekend. Law enforcement will be continuing to investigate and will have a precautionary presence at the JH/HS building in the morning. In conjunction with law officers, we are taking every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety. School will be remain in session, as regularly scheduled. We will keep you posted on on any new information as it emerges. Thanks.
Tuesday the River Hawks volleyball team host the Midland Eagles at home in a “Pink Out”! There will be bake sale items, a few pink out T-shirt’s for sale, silent auction baskets and a serving contest! Proceeds will be given to the Iowa City Children’s Hospital. Come out and help us “ take flight against cancer”!
Yes = 1236 No = 665 65.02% YES!!!!!
Don't forget to vote in your Easton Valley special election today in our Miles, Sabula, or Preston precincts. Polls open until 8 pm. GO RIVERHAWKS!
Visit the Des Moines Register link below and you will see our own Nate Trenkamp is in the running for male athlete of the week!! Let’s help him out, go vote for Nate!! https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/09/01/registers-athlete-week-nominees-aug-26-sept-1/1129703002/
Varsity Football game @ Janesville has been moved up to 6pm.
One final reminder to take advantage of your opportunity to absentee vote in person for your EV bond referendum. Poll open in HS football concession stand from 3pm - 9pm today. Football game starts at 6pm. Hope to see you there!
The Varsity football game has been moved to 6pm tonight. Come out and support your EV football team at their game opener against Dunkerton. Hope to see you there. GO RIVERHAWKS!!!
Don't forget to attend EV Elementary's "Unpack the Backpack Night" this Tuesday from 4-6pm. In addition to the regular fun, take advantage of your chance to vote early for the EV Bond Referendum. The poll will be open in the gym from noon-8pm. Remember your ID/driver's license.
Come watch the River Hawk volleyballers in action tonight at the High School in Preston for their intra squad scrimmage! Play begins at 6:00 pm!!!
In Robots class, Ashton Huling and Kadin Ross-Ellinor built a putting robot- Click the link to watch it work - https://tinyurl.com/y7rlfcyg
Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, we are postponing EV Elementary Track and Field Day to May 22nd. We will also be moving our Hat Day for Relay for Life to the same day.
Advanced Animal Science tasting their feed rations and the importance of following rations
The Community Leadership event that was scheduled for today at the EV Elementary has been postponed until May 2nd from 9am-10:45am.
2hr early dismissal today due to weather.
Easton Valley CSD will hold classes today. Keep an eye out for a possible early out depending on weather predictions later this morning.
UPDATE: Freshmen will be Aspire testing Thurs, April 19, beginning at 8:15. Please have Chromebooks fully charged!
The last day of school for Easton Valley students will remain May 25th with a 12:30pm dismissal.
Morning weights are starting Monday at 6:30AM on March 26th.
New day, same slick roads. EV CSD will be having a 2 hr delay today (Tues. March 6)
Easton Valley cancelled school for the day. Be Safe!
Easton Valley CSD will have a 2 hr delay today due to ice roads
Easton Valley CSD will be closed all day tomorrow, Friday - Feb. 9 due to weather.
We will be having a 2 hr delay tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 6. Reminder: breakfast not served on late start days. Thanks!
Easton Valley will be dismissing 3 hours early today due to weather
NHS Induction 2018: Wed, Feb. 21st at 2:15pm in the HS Gym. Families of Inductees will be notified by phone by Feb. 14th.
1 PM LIVE STREAM OF THE WEST CARROLL VS. EASTON VALLEY ustream.tv/channel/fhs-online
Easton Valley Referendum Video Series: Visitors Entering The Building and Handicap Accessibility https://youtu.be/JOaXeFdjqms
Do not be alarmed if you see multiple police vehicles and officers at the old elementary school in Preston on the 17th and 18th. There will be a county wide law enforcement training in that building noon-9pm both days.
EV is having a 2 hr delay on Tuesday, Jan 16. Reminder: No breakfast served on late start days.
Roads appear to be in normal winter driving condition. Please plan on regular school hours tomorrow unless something changes overnight.
Easton Valley Referendum Vote Series: Bus and Parent Pick Up and Drop Off (updated times) https://youtu.be/SiAgq5nXD-8
There will be a 2 hour late start tomorrow morning, Thursday, Jan 4th due to extremely cold wind chill temps. Stay warm!
Can’t wait to welcome students back tomorrow to kick off 2018. Despite the cold temps, please plan on normal start/end times. Dress warm!
Elementary students did an amazing job yesterday as they raised 600 dollars for the Moeller family. #great2bEV # EVPride
EV & Ed-Co fans: YOU ROCK! Thanks to your donations to the 50-50 and HoopShoot, the Millis Family will receive a check for $300!! #Great2bEV
Great Website for Parents on FAFSA Deadlines and How to Avoid Brain Drain during winter and summer breaks. Try an MOOC course. Visit: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/iowa-college-aid-insider-teaching-advising-college-bound-students-dec-2017?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
🦌🎄 Tomorrow (12/15) is the final day for EVie the (candycane) Reindeer orders at the elementary! $1/reindeer to spread holiday cheer! 🦌🍭
4th grades working on life skills by planning a Thanksgiving feast. They’ve made a guest list, found out how many pounds of turkey they would need, made a grocery list for the right amount of food, and found the nutritional value in their meal. Maybe they’ll be able to help with your planning. 😉🥧🍁🍽🍂🍗🦃
We will be airing the Elementary Veterans Day Program LIVE on SkitterTV today @ 1:45 p.m. It will also be rebroadcasted over the weekend.
Mr. Fisher's Publications Class and Mr. Sikkema's Video Editing class have joined forces to create Easton Valley Weekly News Cast. Check it out Monday mornings! http://tinyurl.com/y842dafr
Check out the EV vs CVC Regional Girls Volleyball game tonight @ 7pm LIVE on Skitter TV
Home Volleyball Game October 5th, EV vs Calamus Wheatland will be LIVE on Skitter TV channel 60!!
Tomorrow 4th graders are going into the prarie. They will need to wear pants, tennis shoes, and a long sleeve shirt. A long sleeve shirt that's silky (like the authletic shirts) is prefered so seeds will not stick.
Robot Races- Girls are the Winners To watch the video click the link below https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1TLP2a9l8JJeTM0X0oyU19XNUE/view?usp=sharing
Performing Arts Booster Meeting Oct. 11th @ 6pm in the High School Music Room
This Thursday's Home Volleyball vs CVC will be broadcasted LIVE on Skitter TV's local channel thanks to the Miles Telephone Company!
Tomorrow is Pioneer Day in 4th grade! Your child needs to bring a pioneer style lunch. This means no ice packs, no coolers, no pop, no chips, no prepackaged food.
College Visits next week during SOAR: MONDAY-ARMY, WEDNESDAY-CAPRI, THURSDAY-SIMPSON College, FRIDAY-UPPER IOWA & UNI