Special Events

Flag Raising Ceremony – Van Avery Prep Scouts raise the flag at this annual event kicking off the start of the new school year.


Ropes Course – 8th grade participates in this character building exercise.

Middle School Dance – Grades 6th through 8th participate in this evening event.

Red Ribbon Week – A week dedicated to promoting drug awareness.

Pumpkin Contest – Families decorate their pumpkins for entrance into our annual contest.  Followed by classroom Halloween parties.


Harvest Festival – A day of fun and games in a festive atmosphere celebrating the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.


Holiday ProgramsEach grade puts on an evening musical performance for their families to watch and enjoy.


Student Recognition AwardsEach year students are recognized for outstanding performance in a particular subject or category and are presented with an award in front of their parents and piers.

Honor Society InstallationsMiddle school students with a qualifying GPA and Community Service hours are recognized and inducted into this elite group who further serve their school and community.


Dr. Seuss’ BirthdayStudents come to school dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.

St. Patrick’s DayKindergarten through 3rd grade students are on the lookout for those mischievous Leprechauns who seem to reek havoc on their classrooms each year!


Science ExpoScience Fair for Grades K – 8th.  Students demonstrate science concepts learned in class.


8th Grade Camp Ozark – As a graduation trip, interested 8th grade students spend 5 days at Camp Ozark, Mt. Ida, Arkansas where they are exposed to a variety of activities and are learning valuable lessons about life and about themselves.

Annual Art Show – Students K-8th grade submit their original works in various mediums for judging by local artisans.


Middle School Daytime Recognition Awards and Sports Banquet – Students are again recognized for outstanding performance in a particular subject and/or sport and are presented with an award.  Parents are invited to attend.

Graduation Ceremony 8th grade students participate in a graduation ceremony.

Graduation Gala – Middle school students attend this evening dance celebrating the graduation of their peers.

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