Viking News

There’s always something interesting happening in Valley R-VI School District. On this page, we’ll post details about upcoming events, past activities, school awards, and much more—so bookmark this page and check back often!

The Doe Run Company Sponsors Project Lead the Way

On August 30, 2017, the Doe Run Company presented Valley R6 with a generous donation of $10,000 to aid in funding their Project Lead the Way initiative (PLTW). PLTW is a STEM course that focuses on project based learning. It prepares students to solve real world problems in a collaborative environment.

Vice President of Human Resources Mark Coomes and Mine Services Manager Tom Yanske presented the check to high school science teacher Trina Pritchett and junior high science teacher Eric Phares, who are also Valley’s Project Lead the Way coordinators. Pritchett is appreciative of the gift: “Thank you Doe Run Company for partnering with us and making PLTW possible.”

Erica Phillips, science club president, and Andrea Wininger, vice president are extremely thankful for the donation, Phillips says, “students will get to experience more than your regular science curriculum for years to come.”

“Our students will benefit greatly from the generosity of Doe Run’s donation. Thank you so much!” – Dr. Michael Silvy


First Baseball Game

On Thursday, August 24 the Valley R-VI High School baseball team started off their season with a home game against the Ellington Whippets. Although the boys showed good defense and teamwork, Valley experienced a tough loss. Trent McClain started as pitcher, and Ethan Matthews closed the game out. After getting first game nerves out of the way, along with knowing where to improve, the boy are ready and looking forward to the upcoming season. 


First Valley Volleyball Home Game

On August 22 the Valley R-VI High School volleyball team took on Lesterville for the first home game of the season. The first set was played well for the Lady Vikings, but their components were tough competition. They came back fighting the second set. At one point, they even took the lead. In the end, the Lady Vikings came close to winning but, Lesterville took home the win. Coach Caley was proud of the team's hard work and is looking forward to the rest of the season.

Volleyball players at home game

The New School Year

Valley R-6 school district started on August 16, 2017. That morning, students attended our first assembly. At the assembly, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Chad Middleton presented the baseball team with a banner that they earned after winning the district championship last year. After that, the cheer squad pepped up the crowd with cheers and a building routine. The students met the staff and Principal Dr. Silvy gave a speech and rapped an inspirational song to the students. We are wishing everyone luck for the 2017-2018 school year and looking forward to great things.

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Congratulations, Dr. Silvy

The Valley R-VI School District would like to congratulate our junior high/high school principal, Dr. Michael Silvy on achieving his doctorate.

Dr. Silvy completed his Doctorate of Education in educational leadership at Maryville University in St.Louis, MO, this past May. Congratulations, Dr. Silvy!

Welcome New Valley Teachers!

Valley R-VI School District would like to welcome our new teachers!


  • Elementary Principal - Caleb Tiefenauer
  • 1st Grade - Jill Goldsmith 
  • 4th Grade - Maggie Carr
  • 5th Grade - Shari Hongsermeier-Baxter
  • 5th Grade - Anne Denton
  • Computer Teacher- Jessica McClary

staff members

High School:

  • High School Mathematics - Debbie Dees
  • Junior High/ High School Mathematics - Randy Matthiesen
  • High School Science - Ray Politte
  • Junior High Social Studies - Katie Tiefenauer 
  • Junior High/ High School Assistant Principal - Chad Middleton


If you see any of these teachers around school, please be sure to give them a warm welcome!

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