2019 Raptor

The Raptor – February 2020

THE RAPTOR | Issue 9-10 The Raptor February 2020 A NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY Lighting a Spark! by Staff “Spark,” as a noun can be defined as “a trace of a specified quality or intense feeling.”  The word is also commonly used as a verb and means “ignite.”  Both are applicable to a new program that is being piloted at North Fayette Valley High School this semester.  …  [Read More]

The Raptor – January 2020

THE RAPTOR | Issue 9-10 The Raptor January 2020 A NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY A Look At the Last 10 Years by Staff This is the time of year that various publications review the past twelve months, or the case this year, the past decade.  Generally they focus on highlights, basically the Best Whatever for the decade.  …  [Read More]

The Raptor – December 2019

THE RAPTOR | Issue 9-10 The Raptor December 2019 A NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY Student Leadership: It’s Coming! by Staff Leadership: the action of leading a group of people or an organization; the state or position of being a leader; the leaders of an organization, country, etc.  Student leadership is critical for the success of any high school, particularly when it comes having an effective way for students to have a voice in the various aspects of school.  …  [Read More]

The Raptor – November 2019

THE RAPTOR | Issue 9-10 The Raptor November 2019 A NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY Parent-Teacher Conferences by Staff NFVHS is holding our first semester Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday and Thursday, November 5 and 7.  We look forward to these two nights to meet with parents and students to have a conversation about how things are going at school.  …  [Read More]

The Raptor – October 2019

THE RAPTOR | Issue 9-10 The Raptor October 2019 A NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY NFV Grads Excel at College by Staff Data release this past summer by the Iowa Department of Education provided a very positive look at the continued success of North Fayette Valley High School graduates.  In recent years, the Iowa Department of Education has collected data in a number of different areas to measure the effectiveness of all of the schools in the state.  …  [Read More]

The Raptor – September 2019

THE RAPTOR | Issue 9-10 The Raptor September 2019 A NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY A Focus on Learning by Staff Prior to the start of the school year, a large percentage of teachers spent a day working with Ken O’Connor, one of the foremost experts on the topic of standards based grading.  O’Connor spoke about a number of topics, and addressed specific aspects of the grading program at North Fayette Valley.  …  [Read More]

The Raptor – August 2019

THE RAPTOR | Issue 9-10 The Raptor August 2019 A NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY Joining Us at NFV Are… by Staff There are a number of changes with the staff at North Fayette Valley High School this year, though many of them involve faces familiar to you.  However, one new one that we are excited to add to the teaching staff is David Riemer, who will be teaching in the social studies department, taking on some of the courses previously taught by Cassie Gruman.  …  [Read More]