On the sidelines of a football game. Calling out plays from the bench of a girls’ basketball game. Watching track meets. Standing at first base during a softball game. Mr. Scot Moenck, more commonly referred to as Coach Moenck by students of Maquoketa Valley, has made his mark in every season of sports on both levels. Now, Mr. Moenck is looking forward to tackling a different challenge as the new Activities Director for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Q: What made you decide to take this position?

A: Maquoketa Valley is a special place. The staff and students make this place what it is. Maquoketa Valley is home to me and my family. It has been for 18 years. Some of my greatest memories involve this school and the many wonderful people who have come through here over the years. I have formed some very special friendships over those years.

Q: What are you excited about?

A: I am most excited to have the opportunity to continue to build positive working relationships with the students and staff here at Maquoketa Valley. I have always had a passion for working with all students in some capacity. I realize the importance that extra-curricular activities play in rounding out a student’s education. Being the Activities Director will allow me to work with students and staff in all the extra-curricular activities that Maquoketa Valley offers. There are so many great things going on at our school right now and I am truly grateful and excited to be able to be a small part of it. I want to continue to build on all the successes here at Maquoketa Valley. 

Q: Do I foresee any changes to what has been done in the past?

A: I look forward to collaborating with students and staff on ways we can continue to grow and make improvements within all of our extra-curricular activities. With that being said, there will always be changes that need to be made in some capacity. Those changes will be done collectively. Working together for a collective purpose is a life skill, one I want to continue to encourage at Maquoketa Valley. Excelling and having success inside and outside of the classroom gives students the added dimension of teamwork, well-being, and self-esteem. I want to encourage every student to become involved in extra-curricular activities regardless of their talent and skills. I truly believe that the more activities you are involved in, the more fun school becomes, the more relationships you build, and the more memories you will make. I am really excited about what the future has in store for our school and community!