Doodle for Google for a Chance to Win a $30,000 Scholarship

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Looking for a fun, easy, art contest you could enter for a $30,000 scholarship and our school could win a $50,000 grant!

Last year's $30,000 Scholarship Winner:

This years theme:

When I grow up, I hope…

How to enter:

Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 18, 2019 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT)



The National Winner’s artwork will be displayed on for one day. He or she will also receive:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship

  • A $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization

  • A trip to Google headquarters in California

  • Google hardware

  • Fun Googley swag

The four National Finalists, who do not become the National Winner, will have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship

  • A trip to Google headquarters in California

  • Google hardware

  • Fun Googley swag

All State and Territory winners will have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery, and will receive:

  • Google hardware

  • An assembly celebration at their school

  • Fun Googley swag

They even have mentor resources here:

Here are examples of Google Doodles:

If you think this a cool idea, reach out to your teacher or AP advisor!

Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year is Available Now! Apply online!

Family Online School

The Wisconsin 2019-2020 open enrollment period starts at midnight, February 4 and ends April 30, 2019 at 4pm.

Apply on-line for open enrollment during this time by clicking the button marked "apply for standard open enrollment" below.  If you have questions, do not hesitate in giving us a call anytime at 1.888.801.2666.

Applying early gives families early preference for getting into the school for the next year!

Middle School Academic Career Planning Prize Giveaway!

Attention Middle Schoolers!

Want to win one of the cool prizes below AND learn what career might suit you best?

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To WIN: Keep Attending Academic Career Planning in BB#1 during Activity Period OR Watch the recording if you can't attend.

Each time you attend or watch you receive one entry into the drawing. 

If you complete ALL THE ACTIVITIES you can receive a BONUS ENTRY!

We will be drawing 3 lucky names from the entries and will announce the winners on FACEBOOK February 8th. 

It wouldn't hurt to "Like" the RVA on Facebook in case you forget to check so you get the news in your feed! 

Click HERE TO "LIKE" the RVA!


Would you like to speak at Graduation? Submit a video tryout if you are a senior!


Tryouts for student graduation speakers will be in the format of a pre-recorded video speech. The Graduation Committee, made up of RVAHS staff members, will be viewing all video submissions and making selections that best represent the excellence of RVAHS students.

Interested students must write and deliver a speech not longer than five minutes in length which would be given during the graduation ceremony to be held at the Jefferson Street Inn of Wausau on May 31st, 2019.  For consideration, a typed copy of this speech and pre-recorded video must be submitted to Ms. Holewinski by Friday, April 19th. The speaker/s selected will be notified May 1st, 2019.

Therefore, your best efforts should be made in terms of:

Writing: developing an idea or ideas using a controlling metaphor

Delivery: practice, practice, practice and know your speech

Appearance: dress well, as that first impression will be very important

Concerning the subject matter of the speech:

Consider your audience carefully: your classmates, parents, family members, teachers and friends will be in attendance

Consider the occasion: your graduation

Consider what you want to say: about the past, the present, the future; about yourself, your class, your school, and your world

Consider the educational significance: be very cognizant of academic depth, substance, good grammatical composition, and expression

This is a very important day for the entire graduating class of the RVA and we are excited to see the brilliance that shines through in this opportunity.  Even if you are not selected, your participation sets a high standard for the future and many graduating classes to come. Consider taking this opportunity to make yet another momentous moment in your experiences with the Rural Virtual Academy.  We wish you the best in this most meaningful endeavor.


The Graduation Committee