Valley High School Update
Demonstrating the Valley Standard in the 4 A's
November 10th, 2023
November 10th, 2023
Greetings Valley students and families,
"We're down with 4CP!"
4CP stands for our Essential Life Skills:
- Continuous Learning
- Critical Thinking
Both Excused and Unexcused absences contribute to chronic absenteeism.
Please encourage your student to attend school as much as possible and not call them out except for emergencies.
The other component of Professionalism is 'behaving professionally', namely knowing the appropriate language used in school and in the workplace. Please encourage your student to avoid using profanity and name-calling, especially when in the company of friends.
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.
Congratulations to the following Girls' Swimming members who qualified for state competition:
Medley Relay-Abigail Reid, Jenna Henry, Kate Van Zee, Charlee DeJong
Individual Medley-Kate Van Zee, Adeline Li
50 yd-Charlee DeJong
100 yd-Charlee DeJong
500 yd-Allison He, Jenna Henry, Briley Corwin
200 freestyle relay-Charlee DeJong, Abigail Reid, Jenna Henry, Allison He
Breaststroke-Kate Van Zee
400 freestyle relay-Allison He, Jenna Henry, Adeline Li, Kate Van Zee
Congratulations to our Football team for a great victory over Waukee and a trip to the state semi-finals today in the UNI Dome where we played Southeast Polk in the early game at 4:00 PM. It was an amazing game with a 30-27 loss in overtime, but a battle for the ages and a top four state finish!!
It's time for our Fall sports to start competing! Please take time to support our athletes on the following teams:
Boys' and Girls' Cross-Country-11th and STATE RUNNERS-UP!
Boys' Golf-STATE CHAMPIONS!
Volleyball-top 8 in the state!
Football-top 4 in the state!
Monday, November 13th is an ODD Block day.
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NHS, SILVERCORD, AND GOVERNMENT HOURS OPPORTUNITY
Congratulations to our State champion Cheerleaders who brought home an unprecedented 12th state championship!! Cheerleaders are Emily Croft, Mylie Erdman, Avery Feldman, Talen Geary, Mia Hider, Emilia Martin, Elise Nikkel, Aubrey Povah, Rowan Sandvig, Sydney Small, Carly Thephavong, and Olivia Wall. They are coached by Valley Math instructor Beth Ferguson, Kelly Gifford, and Megan Renkel.
Congratulations to our two Valley Dance Team (VDT!) soloists who qualified for state solos, Kennedy Kluver and Moriah Denhart! Good luck to VDT as they compete at state on Saturday, December 1st, at Wells Fargo Arena.
For any student interested in Valley Rugby, email Coach Czipar at email@example.com or follow valleyrugby on Instagram
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).