Valley Class of 2021 Commencement

West Des Moines Community Schools | April 1, 2021

Ready May 21 Updates

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Class of 2021

We recently learned we could not host a graduation ceremony for all of our Valley High School seniors at the Drake University Knapp Center because of social distancing guidelines. Because we wish to honor all of our students at one ceremony, we will return to Valley Stadium this May for commencement.

We are excited to host another unique event at Valley Stadium. Please read more information and COVID-19 guidelines below.

Valley Commencement at Valley Stadium

Sunday, May 30th, 12pm

4440 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines, IA

Rain Dates

Sunday, May 30, at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m.

Diplomas, medals, stoles, and/or other relevant items will be placed in bags on graduates' chairs.

Cap and Gown Distribution and Commencement Rehearsal


Tuesday, May 25
Seniors can pick up their cap and gown over lunch periods in the Student Commons.


Drive-Up Pick-Up for Online and In-Person Seniors
Tuesday, May 25
6-7 p.m. by the Café V west entrance.
Directional signage will route cars for pick-up.

Friday, May 28

10 a.m. at Valley Stadium

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Valley High School


David Maxwell

Associate Principals

Shannon Campbell

Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D.
Joshua Griffith

Megan Thole