Valley High School Update
Demonstrating the Valley Standard in the 4 A's
September 22nd, 2023
Greetings Valley students and families,
What an outstanding Homecoming Week!! From the Powderpuff game, to the parade, to the carnival, to the assembly; everything has been so much fun!! A huge shoutout to our Student Council sponsors Jordan Gringer, Callie Kane, and Pamela Walsh for all the hard work they have done to make this a special week!
Tonight the Tigers take on the Ames Little Cyclones at 7:00 PM at Valley Stadium, and tomorrow's dance is at the Horizons Event Center from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM. Just a reminder that appropriate dress is expected and students must have IDs to get into the dance. Have a great weekend!!
The Show Choir Wingnuts are having a meet and greet at Smashpark WDM on September 27th from 6-8 PM. If you are interested in joining, please contact Rob at email@example.com to join the WhatsApp group.
ValleyFest is just around the corner and we are recruiting volunteers. With over 400 shifts that need filled, we're looking for lots of people – here is the signup link: http://bit.ly/ValleyFest23
Please feel free to send this signup link to older siblings, extended family, friends and alumni of Valley. The jobs are not difficult – no experience is necessary.
Click here for Valley's sports page.
It's time for our Fall sports to start competing! Please take time to support our Spring athletes on the following teams:
Boys' and Girls' Cross-Country
Monday, 9/25 will be an ODD block day.
Are you looking for academic guidance? Look no further! Introducing Gemini, your ultimate peer tutoring platform, connecting students with student tutors for academic support.
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NHS, SILVERCORD, AND GOVERNMENT HOURS OPPORTUNITY
If students wish to retake their school picture, Picture Retake Day is Thursday, October 5th from 7:45 AM-12:00 PM in the PAC lobby.
For the 23-24 school year, Valley is taking a different approach to Encore. Encore is a 40 minute amount of time on Tuesday and Thursday intended to help students with, e.g., extension learning or reassessment opportunities. Here is the rationale for our Encore Wheel this year.
There have been questions around the Closed Campus/Study Hall policy for sophomores and juniors. Here are some FAQ's. For parents who wish to excuse their child from school through email, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sophomore drivers who park at the Shepherd of the Valley or Valley United Methodist Church parking lots, please make sure you are abiding by all traffic laws and respecting our neighbors' properties.
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).
Do you like show choir but don't want to be on stage? Well, Show Choir CREW is the place for you! Look for the flyers around school for the QR code if you're interested!
For African-American boys interested in the field of medicine, Black Men in White Coats is hosting a conference this weekend in Des Moines. Please click this link for more information.
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 beginning Wednesday, September 20th!
For students who like to share their faith, Valley Prayer Club will begin meeting in room 1607 on Friday's @ 7:20 AM.
For students interested in serving on Mr. Maxwell's Principal's Advisory Council, please fill out this application and return to his secretary, Mrs. Chavez-Chun. We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-7:45 AM in the Forum. The first meeting will be October 4th.
Do you like building things? Working with others to create impressive products? Learning new skills and having tons of fun while doing it? Join Tech Crew! Got questions? Email Tech Director Amanda Pichler at email@example.com; for Carpentry, email Jonathan Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org; for Electrics, email Jaden Ladd at email@example.com; for Painting, email Kai Eilers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join VHS Chess Club, Tuesdays in the Media Center after school (3:20-5:00 PM).