Valley High School Update
Demonstrating the Valley Standard in the 4 A's-3/4/22
Valley updates for 3/7-3/11
There is NO SCHOOL Friday.
Monday we have Advisory.
Tuesday will be Encore.
Thursday will be an 8 period day.
Friday there is NO SCHOOL.
All Juniors will take the ACT Wednesday, March 9th.
Sophomores and Seniors will not have school though they have opportunities to engage in future planning. They are able to:
- take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test,
- take the Seal of Biliteracy assessment by showing proficiency in two languages,
- plan a college visit. Please see your counselor for more information on these opportunities.
Seniors, please remember you must complete CPR in order to participate in the commencement ceremony and earn your diploma. If you are not sure of your status, please check with the Counseling office.
Beginning after Spring Break, Building 2's atrium doors will be locked. Students arriving to school who used to use those doors will now enter through the PAC doors.
If your student is going to be absent, please call or email our attendance line (515) 633-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you know why your student is absent before excusing the absence.
The final Show Choir and Parent Show is on Wednesday, March 9th.
Congratulations to Valley's Jazz Orchestra for being selected to perform at the 2022 Iowa Bandmasters Association annual conference at the Downtown Marriott on May 12th, 2022! Of the many outstanding groups from across Iowa who applied for this prestigious honor, Valley's Jazz Orchestra was selected as the featured jazz band for the conference!
Thursday March 10th the Vocal Department would like to invite all students to join them in showing support for our friends from the Ukraine who are studying at Valley by wearing the colors of the Ukrainian Flag.
Dance Marathon is Friday, March 25th from 6:00-10:00 PM this year at the VHS Fieldhouse. Packets are available here. Students may pay their registration fees at lunch, in Student Services, or on their student accounts. 100% of proceeds of this event go to the Iowa Children's Hospital. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Gray (email@example.com) or Ms. Krois (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Speaking of Dance Marathon, in an attempt to raise as much money as we can for Iowa Children's Hospital, Advisories are in a change competition between March 7th-March 24th. Students are encouraged to bring any spare change they have to Advisory. The Advisory that raises the most money earns a free breakfast!
Valley After Prom is coming soon! Save the date of April 23rd, 2022 from 11 PM – 3 AM here at Valley to show up for the Totally 80's party. Every Valley and Walnut Creek Junior and Senior and one guest are invited to come. You can expect a fun 80's theme party featuring inflatables, a Silent Disco, a rad party with DJ Kenji Nakata, a concert from the Crust and there will also be games such as Family Feud, game room, ping pong and so much more! Food and drinks will be provided as well as prizes at the end of the night for those that are still partying.
Keep your eye on the After Prom Instagram page @VHSAfterProm for updates.
To be eligible for consideration of membership in the Tiger Chapter of the National Honor Society, you must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a cumulative grade point of 3.5 or above. Selection is based on a point system and there are several pieces of information each worth points: Cumulative grade point average (GPA), leadership, character, community service, and citizenship. Selection will be made by a five member faculty council who will analyze the information in an effort to determine which students demonstrate active and strong leadership skills, character, are exemplary citizens, and have freely and generously used their time and skills for the betterment of the school and community. To receive an application, see Mrs. Edwards, the NHS sponsor, in room 1630. For any further questions, contact Mrs. Edwards at email@example.com Applications are due March 26th at midnight.
Chess Club has resumed match play Tuesdays after school in the Media Center.
Students who are interested in poetry, prose or artwork are encouraged to submit their work to Ms. Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a chance to be featured in Valley's literary magazine, Ink.
Prayer Club meets Friday morning at 7:20 AM in Mrs. Stanfel's room, 1607. Come for breakfast, fellowship and prayer.
Join the Greenhouse Club in room 1329 the first and third Wednesdays of each month after school.
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meets Thursdays 3:30-4:15 in room 3422.
Come join Young Feminists Club! Text @k9h3dc to 81010 or follow on Instagram @vhsyoungfeminists.
Republican Club is a place for all young people to discuss politics from a conservative perspective. Meets every Friday morning at 7:45 in room 2314.
Join us for Anime Club every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:30 AM in Ms. Stanfel's Room 1607.
Valley High School
Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph. D
Activities Director-Brad Rose