Valley High School Update
Demonstrating the Valley Standard in the 4 A's
November 17th, 2023
November 17th, 2023
Greetings Valley students and families,
In approaching our attendance goals and 4CP proactively and creatively, Valley students went over expectations around being to class on time and reducing the number of unexcused tardies yesterday in each class.
In previous years, we have heard how much pressure there was on students with a five minute passing period in contending with a large building, busy hallways and trying to get from class-to-class.This year we increased our passing period from five-to-eight minutes to allow students to navigate through the halls and make it to class on time. We also have a 'one minute warning' which communicates the following: "Students, you have one minute until class begins."
We have introduced a three minute indicator bell which communicates students will begin walking if they haven't already. Please check your students' attendance on Infinite Campus and encourage them to be in class on time. If you haven't already, download the Infinite Campus parent app, sign in to your account, and turn on notifications to receive information regarding your students' attendance. Your support is always greatly appreciated!
The Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) All-State Festival concert celebrating our outstanding musicians in Band, Choir and Orchestra is November 16-18th at Hilton Collesium.
Join Valley Jazz Bands for Jazz in the Hall, an annual celebration of jazz music performed by our Basie Band, Studio Jazz, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra. This will take place Monday, November 20th, starting at 6:00 PM in the Valley cafeteria. It is free admission and pizza, drinks and desserts are available for purchase.
Coming in December are the following performing arts concerts (all concerts in the Staplin Performing Arts Center):
Thursday, December 7th-Valley Band concert, grades 9-12
Tuesday, December 12th-Valley Choir concert, grades 9-12
Thursday, December 14th-Valley Orchestra concert, grades 9-12
Click here for Valley's sports page.
As we wrap up our Fall Sports season, congratulations to all of our fall athletes and coaches for an extraordinary post-season!
Boys' and Girls' Cross-Country-11th and STATE RUNNERS-UP!
Girls' Swimming-4th in the state!
Boys' Golf-STATE CHAMPIONS!
Volleyball-top 8 in the state!
Football-top 4 in the state!
And now it's time to welcome and support our Winter Sports!
Boys' and Girls' Basketball
Boys' and Girls' Bowling
Boys' and Girls' Wrestling
Monday, November 20th is an ODD Block day.
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NHS, SILVERCORD, AND GOVERNMENT HOURS OPPORTUNITY
The annual Dodgeball tournament will be Monday, November 20th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Fieldhouse. Registration is online this year, and teams of 8-10 with a minimum donation of $80!
For students interested in Robotics, stop by room 1714 or email email@example.com for information. The season kicks off January 6th!
Come join Valley GSA every Friday from 3:30-4:30 PM in room 3412! ALL are welcome! Bring a friend! Bring several! Allies welcome!
Interested in the United Nations? Join Model UN! We meet Tuesdays at 3:20 PM in room 1626. Email Mr. Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Chinese Cultural Club is now meeting in room 1351 every other Monday. Contact them at @vhs.chineseclub or email@example.com.
Valley Young Republicans are now meeting Friday mornings at 7:45 AM in room 2311.
CORE (Community of Racial Equity) is now meeting Fridays @ 3:30 PM in room 3415.
Any student who enjoys writing both prose and poetry, please join Valley's Literary staff at Ink! Magazine. Be a part of a literary community that works to create a literary magazine, explore poetry, and welcomes writers and artists! We meet Friday mornings @ 7:45 AM in Mrs. Moehlis' room (1602).
And speaking of Ink, please join us Tuesday, November 28th for C4, an evening of poetry and art in the VHS Media Center from 7:00-8:15 PM. Refreshments will be provided!
Join one of Valley's longest running clubs, World Cultures Club, a club for everyone to explore and share cultures. Meetings will occur every other Wednesday @ 2:45 PM in room 1321.
For students who like to share their faith, Valley Prayer Club will begin meeting in room 1607 on Friday's @ 7:20 AM.
Join VHS Chess Club, Tuesdays in the Media Center after school (3:20-5:00 PM).