November 2023 eNewsletter

November 2023 eNewsletter
Posted on 11/14/2023

Around Finley Schools

November 2023

Inclement Weather Procedures

It's the time of year again when snow, icy roads, and other inclement weather may make it necessary to delay or even cancel school. When this happens, Finley School District utilizes multiple communication methods to notify our students, parents, and staff of our operating status:

Announcements of a delay or closure will be made by 6:00 AM. If there are no announcements, assume school is operating as usual. 

Thanksgiving Break, November 22-24

There will be no school next Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24, for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Athletics Update

RVHS Football team with trophy holding helmets up

RVHS Panthers Update

The regular seasons have ended, and both our football and volleyball teams are EWAC East League champions.

Football finished league play with a 4-0 record and an overall record of 8-1. This is the first time in over 30 years the team has won back-to-back league championships. They began the playoffs on November 3rd against Kittitas. 

The volleyball team finished league play with an 8-0 record and an overall record of 17-0. This is the first time since 2008 the team was league champions. They finished 2nd in the district tournament and started the state tournament in Yakima on November 8th. 
RVHS Volleyball team holding trophy

FMS Falcons Update

Middle school football and volleyball have both wrapped up their seasons. The football team ended their season with a 2-4 record. The 8th grade volleyball teams finished with a 3-5 record, while our 7th grade team finished with a 4-4 record. 

Boys basketball and dance practices have begun and games start on November 15th.


Finley Elementary School

Principal Kinne holds up pizza presentation to full room at elementary school

Family Nights at Finley Elementary

Thanks to all who have attended our Finley Elementary School Family Nights this year! Families joined us for a great presentation on Growth Mindset and Zones of Regulation and a fun paint night, both with great turnout. We love to see you all there!

Thanks to everyone who participated & came to our Trunk or Treat!
family next to decorated car trunk
kids and families at Trunk or Treat girl dressed as firefighter stepping out of school bus onto a haybale elementary parking lot with cars decorated for Trunk or Treat


Finley Middle School

parent with student parent with student

staff member with studentCongratulations to Finley's Finest Caught in Action! We celebrated more incredible middle school students with their parents at our most recent Donuts with Parents on November 3rd.
middle school students at Donuts with Parents
Below, see photos of our 6th grade Ancient History class students working on an activity on digging up artifacts. 
students working on project at desk groups students working on project at desk groups


River View High School

FCCLA in concession stand

FCCLA Updates

In case you missed it, our RVHS FCCLA members have been busy this fall with the blood drive, their concession stand at football game, the FCCLA Fall Conference, and more leading into the winter! Read more here.


Mark It On Your Calendar!

  • November 15 - Finley Elementary School Family Paint Night, 5:30-7:00 PM, Art Center (seats are filled for this night; look for more dates opening after winter break)
  • November 16 - Finley Middle School Picture Retakes
  • November 16 - Finley Food Pantry, 10:15 AM until supplies last, Community Center
  • November 17 - Finley Elementary School Canned Food Drive ends (donated food will be given out at the Helping Hands event on December 9)
  • November 20 - Finley Middle School Canned Food Drive begins
  • November 22-24 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20-January 2 - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break 

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