Valley Southwoods Newsletter

West Des Moines Community Schools | Nov. 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge how incredibly grateful I am for each of our students and families. This past week has been a learning curve; however, you all have adapted with grace and incredible dedication to your learning. As I have had the opportunity to sit in on many classes over the course of the week in our new online environment, I could not have been more impressed with the level of engagement of students. More importantly, the relationships that exist between our teachers and your students is evident. We hope to continue to provide our students with everything they need to stay on track with their 9th-grade experience.

As we come into Thanksgiving week, we just want to thank each of you for your flexibility and hope you have an amazing break and be safe during these times.


Mitch Kuhnert and Haley Hockenship

VSW Administration

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Break, Nov 25-27
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Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

Valley Southwoods is the ninth-grade high school in the West Des Moines Community Schools.

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Principal: Mitch Kuhnert

Associate Principal: Haley Hockensmith