Winter Sport Pictures
Pictures for the winter sports will be Wednesday, November 19th.  Click here for more information. 
Veteran's Day
On Tuesday, November 11, the Upper Scioto Valley students, faculty and staff joined together to honor their community veterans. Local veterans were treated to a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and fried apples donated by the 235 Grill of Alger in conjunction with an anonymous donation from the community. Students in the elementary classes of Mrs. Beard, Mrs. Clum, Mrs. Lowery, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Vanhoose, and Mrs. Wilcox made placemats, decorations, a thank you banner as well as individual flag-shaped thank you cards for the veterans. The National Honor Society members also made flag lapel pins as appreciation gifts for the veterans. Following breakfast, there was a school-wide assembly which included musical selections by the USV 7-12 band, original poetry by 8th grader Shyanne Howard and patriotic essays delivered by seniors Spencer Holbrook and Alexis Jordan. The faculty address was given by Ben Kretz, a first year teacher at USV who has grown up a in a military family. Mr. Kretz told about the life of Freddie Knowller, an Austrian Jew who were living in Belgium during WWII. Knowller and his brother had each escaped the Nazis, Freddie fleeing to France and joining the French Resistance while his brother was able to flee to the U.S. where he enlisted in the United States Army. Freddie was caught in France, arrested and sent to Auschwitz where he remained for nearly two years to endure the horrors of the concentration camp until the liberation. When the U.S. Army reached Auschwitz, Freddie said a uniformed American soldier “was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.” For in Freddie’s eyes, the uniform of the U.S. Army signified hope, freedom, and a new beginning. Mr. Kretz explained that often Americans forget and take for granted our freedom. We must remember that the sacrifices of our soldiers and veterans guarantee that we experience the beauties of freedom. Mr. Kretz concluded by reminding the students that though one can agree or disagree with the war, we must always support the soldiers and veterans. Each veteran in attendance was individually recognized for their service, as well as those actively serving, and a moment of silence was held before junior Crystal Brown played “Taps”. The assembly ended with the USV band playing “God Bless America” and blessed were we all to be in the company of such fine men and women.  
October Newsletter
Keep up to date on what is going on at USV by reading the latest newsletter.  Here is the latest Newsletter. 
Active Parenting Now Program
The Hardin County YMCA will be bringing the acclaimed Active Parenting Now in 3 program to Hardin County.  For more information about this program please click here. 
Red Ribbon Week
Next week October 27th thru the 31st we will be celebrating red ribbon drug free week the week will go as follows:

Monday - team up against drugs, wear your favorite team gear.
Tuesday - we rock without drugs dress like your favorite pop star.
Wednesday- dress for success wear your nicest outfits , ties, dresses, etc.
Thursday - Scare away drugs wear your Halloween costumes, no masks please.
Friday - Ram out drugs wear school spirit clothing.

We will kick the week off Monday by having Arron Mathews from 93.1 ESPN radio doing our morning announcements and encouraging all students to lead a drug free life . On Friday the 31st Bob Carder will be here at ram time to address the high school on his battle with alcoholism and why its important to stay drug free. We will be handing out bracelets to all students and also ribbons to the younger students.
 
**IMPORTANT** Delay and Cancellation Text Messaging
Ohio Alerts has informed us that Verizon Wireless has changed their policies to no longer allow mass text messages to be sent out.  They are working with Verizon to find a solution. Therefore we will no longer be sending out messages for delays and cancellations, until further notice.  We will still post our delay's and cancellations on the website along with the one call, and the local tv and radio stations. 
Spirit Wear
The USV Athletic Booster are having their annual Christmas Sale. There is samples of Under Armour items, Sweats, and Hats in the high school and elementary offices. We will have more samples next week. Please stop by and see them. Orders are due November 12 and will be delivered on December 10.  Order Form. 
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 6th.  Please fill out the form below and send it back to the office or you can call the office to schedule a time at 419-757-3231.  FORM 
510 South Courtright PO Box 305 St. McGuffey, Ohio 45859      P 419.757.3231     F 419.757.0135
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