Fall 2023 Community Newsletter

Fall 2023 Community Newsletter
Posted on 10/16/2023
Finley residents should be receiving a copy of the Fall Finley School District newsletter in your mailboxes soon! The articles included within the district newsletter can be found below, or you can view the newsletter as a printable PDF online here.

Finley Fall 2023 Community Newsletter

Superintendent's Message

We have quickly arrived at the Fall of 2023, and your Finley schools are working together and achieving together. It has been an exciting start for me as the Interim Superintendent, and the entire staff is dedicated to the work of educating our youth.

The accomplishments and achievements of our students are already starting to flourish in the classroom, on the playing
field, and at events and activities. You will be filled with Panther/Falcon/Cougar pride to hear about the successes happening in this community.

From helping with Finley Moose, Finley Kiwanis, Booster Club, Finley Community Strong, Helping Hands, and Agricultural Advisory to volunteering in classrooms, participating in blood drives, or watching athletic competitions, there are plenty of ways to get connected with the best things happening in the Finley School District.

Thank you all for your dedication to the hub of our great community and continuing to make us reach our vision of All Kids Achieving!

Bryan Long

Finley FFA

Finley FFA began the year by showcasing their exceptional talents at both the Benton Franklin County Fair, held August 21-25 in Kennewick, and the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show, held September 6-10 in Connell. With theirdedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment, Finley FFA members earned accolades and recognition in various categories at both events. Congratulations to the following students on their awards at these events:

Steer Exhibitor

  • Kyia Miles

Hog Exhibitors

  • Mackenna Greenough
  • Jordan Knighten
  • Shyann Kriewald
  • Sage Kriewald
  • Landon Los
  • StevieLynn Russell
  • Victoria Sartain

Lamb Exhibitors

  • Aliyah Malone
  • Taryn McNabb
  • Josie Gore

Chicken & Rabbit Exhibitor

  • Jordan Knighten

Horse Exhibitor

  • Shyann Kriewald

Read more about the fair and livestock show, and see the full list of awards at: rvhs.finleysd.org/activities/ffa/FFA_news

Stay Connected with Finley Schools

ParentSquareDownload the ParentSquare app today! Stay involved with your student’s learning and activities at school. From anywhere. Learn more at www.finleysd.org/parents_students/parentsquare.

Fall 2023 Athletics

RVHS Panthers football team FMS volleyball team
RVHS Panthers

RVHS Volleyball teamVarsity football offense is led by junior quarterback Hyatt Clark, senior running backs Cody Brown and Austin Eckhart, as well as sophomore running back Karson Rawlings and sophomore wide receiver Trayce Teagle. Defense is lead by seniors Cayden Turner, Nate Clinton, Devin Nelson, and Connor Harper.

Senior Night for Football and Cheer is October 27th.

The Panther Varsity volleyball team is lead by seniors Marina Jimenez, Abbie Rogers, and Hailee Huston, along with junior Aliyah Malone.
FMS volleyball playerSenior Night for volleyball is October 26th.

FMS Falcons

Finley Middle School fall sports have started playing games. The first volleyball home game of the year is pictured to the left and right.

Public Notices

Military Status Notice

According to RCW 28A.300.505(2)(b) school districts are required to report parent or guardian military status and regularly update the data. Please contact your school office to update your military status if it has changed over the last school year. Ask for the Military Status Survey. For questions regarding Military Status Survey, contact the District Office at 509-586-3217.

Nondiscrimination, Title IX & Section 504

Finley School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations. Finley School District does not discriminate in any program or activities on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Nondiscrimination/ADA and Title IX – Bryan Long, Superintendent, [email protected]; Section 504 – Amy McLaughlin, Director of Special Programs, [email protected], 509-586- 3217; 224606 E Game Farm Rd, Kennewick, WA 99337.

Important Dates


20 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Professional Development Day
25 - FES Family Paint Night, 5:30 PM
26 - Senior Night for RVHS Volleyball
27 - Senior Night for RVHS Football & Cheer
28 - FES Trunk or Treat


1 - End of First Quarter
2-8 - FMS Book Fair
7 - FMS Evening Conferences, 2:45-6:30 PM
7 - RVHS Evening Conferences, 3:00-6:45 PM
8-9 - NO SCHOOL, Conferences
8 - RVHS Conferences, 8 AM - 2:45 PM
8 - FMS Conferences, 10 AM - 5:30 PM
8 - FES Conferences, 12 - 7:30 PM
9 - FES Conferences, 11 AM - 6:30 PM
10 - NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day
22-24 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break


8 - Mid-Quarter 2
12 - FMS Progress Reports sent home with students
20-31 - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break


1-2 - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break
15 - NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
26 - End of First Semester


5 - FES report cards go home
12-16 - National FCCLA Week
17-24 - National FFA Week
19 - NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day


1 - Mid-Quarter 3
5 - FMS Progress Reports sent home with students
5-6 - FMS Conferences
6 - FES Conferences
28 - End of Third Quarter


1-5 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break