The West Central Valley FFA is currently hosting their annual Fruit, Meat, and Cheese sale. Profits from the sale helps the members attend leadership conferences and conventions, host local agricultural activities, and provide scholarships to graduating seniors. The chapter has a goal of selling $27,000 in fruit this year.
This is our 3rd year using Minntex as our fundraising company! Minntex has high quality products at a lower cost than competitors.
We will accept orders through November 1st with delivery occurring mid-December. You can place your order with any WCV FFA member or contact the High School office at (515) 523-1313.
Press Release for IWLA 2016 Grant Winner
October 10, 2016
Contact: Jason Noble, President
Iowa World Language Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coralville, IA—The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is pleased to announce that a $500 Grant has been awarded to Samantha Finneseth, a Spanish teacher at West Central Valley High School in Stuart, IA. The grant presentation was held during the Luncheon of the 2016 Iowa World Language Association Annual Conference at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, IA on Friday, October 7th.
Samantha plans to use the funds to create bilingual children's stories written by her Spanish 3 and 4 classes. One book will go to the elementary and one to the local library. The students will also read their stories to the elementary students. Finally, after they read their stories to the elementary students, they will attend a cultural cooking demonstration.
The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) represents the more than 1200 world language educators in the state from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is devoted to advancing the worldwide mission of education and world languages, literature and culture by promoting the study of world languages and cultures, promoting language curricula, from primary to post-secondary levels, to enable students to become proficient in the target language, and opening the doors for multilingual interaction with other cultures. More information can be found at www.iwla.net.
By:Jodi Whitworth of WHO TV
REDFIELD, Iowa -- West Central Valley middle school teacher, Mary Pease is perhaps best known for helping students get through the awkward teenage years and helping them rise to their potential.
“I explain to them what’s going on emotionally, physically, and mentally with them and that everybody goes through it, everybody survives it and I’m here to help you through it,” she laughed.
Eighth grade student, Drew Taylor said, “She always is so nice and she helps out with student council, health, PE, she does it all she’s just one of a kid for this school and we are so glad to have her.”
He along with several other current and former students nominated Pease for the Golden Apple award. Pease has taught physical education and health in the district for 23 years. At the award ceremony held in the middle school’s gym, it was evident Pease did not like to be singled out for attention. Instead she accepted the award on behalf of her colleagues, “Everyone who comes to work and works hard for the students every day. This is for all of us," she said.
The school's principal says he wishes he could clone Pease, calling her a stand out teacher.
“It`s a relentless effort to keep getting better and better here. It’s always about the kids for her. She’s always finding new ways to make school great and memorable for the kids,” Anthony Lohse.
The award is West Central Valley’s third.