Valley Southwoods Newsletter

West Des Moines Community Schools | January 25, 2021

Did you miss last Thursday's Valley Virtual Ninth-Grade Parent Night?

No sweat, because a replay is available!

Learn more about all of the opportunities Valley High School offers through the 4A’s—academics, activities, arts, and athletics—and get other important information and upcoming reminders as current Valley Southwoods Freshman High School students prepare for the 2021-22 school year as sophomores.


WATCH: Virtual Ninth-Grade Parent Night for 2021-22 School Year >

General questions pertaining to the 2021-22 school year and the course registration process can be submitted HERE. Responses will be compiled by Valley’s counseling team. Answers will be sent to all ninth-grade parents at a later date.

Upcoming Events


  • Weight room lifting starts Monday, January 25th- Sign up QR below
  • Girls Golf Virtual meeting Wednesday, January 27th at 4pm the link is below:
  • https://meet.google.com/ahv-quat-njc
  • No School February 8th- Staff Inservice day

Can we switch to online or onsite?

Families were asked to make that decision on November 13, 2020 and we had still been allowing students to adjust all the way up until January 8, 2021. Those requests are no longer able to be made as we have started the semester already.

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

Valley Southwoods is the ninth-grade high school in the West Des Moines Community Schools.


See past newsletters on our website.


Principal: Mitch Kuhnert

Associate Principal: Haley Hockensmith

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