Valley High School Update
Demonstrating the Valley Standard in the 4 A's
September 23, 2022
Happy Homecoming Week!!
This has been a great week at Valley High School! The dress up days were great, Powderpuff saw the Junior class emerge as overall champions, the parade and carnival were a fantastic testament to the third of the 4 A's (Activities) as well as a great opportunity for students and families of all ages to gather and have fun, and the assembly was packed with dancing and games. We are looking forward to a great night of football vs. Marshalltown, hearing the Marchmasters, watching the Dance team and Cheerleaders, as well as the coronation of Valley Royalty. The Hall of Honor nomination window is now open to recongize alumni, volunteers, and Valley staff. We will finish the week with the Homecoming Dance Saturday evening, 7:00-10:00 PM at the Horizon Event Center in Clive. So much happening at Valley High School!!
As we look forward to next week, conferences are just around the corner and this is a great opportunity to touch base with teachers and make sure we feel good about the learning taking place in classes.
This is the perfect time to establish positive habits and routines for school success! Let's focus on being to class on time and practicing 4CP (Critical Thinking, Continuous Learning, Communication, Collaboration and Professionalism) in all of our classes and interactions.
In order to make sure we have a safe building for our kids and staff, beginning Monday, IDs are necessary to 1.) enter the building and 2.) eat lunch.
- If students forget their ID, they will either need to retrieve it from their car or home before entering the building.
- If they lose their ID, they will be escorted to the office for a new ID. The $5.00 cost will be assigned to their fee statement.
In order to help students make it to class on time, lunch deliveries are not allowed. We have learned that deliveries often arrive after the lunch period causing students to miss up to half the period. Students are encouraged to eat school lunch or bring lunch from home.
Watch for upcoming announcements regarding conferences and information to help connect with teachers.
Any student interested in serving on Valley's Principal's Advisory Council, please print and fill out this application. This group meets with Mr. Maxwell on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:15 AM in the Forum and will discuss building projects and provide feedback around district and building initiatives. Deadline to join is Friday, September 30th.
Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 24th from 7:00-10:00 PM at the Horizon Event Center in Clive. Semi-formal attire preferred. NO JEANS.
Valley's Hall of Honor nomination opportunity opens today!!
Chess Club will begin meeting Tuesday after school in the Media Center.
Valley Chem Club will begin meeting soon in 3433. See Mrs. McGrane with questions. Also....
Students interested in Science Bowl, also see Mrs. McGrane.
Students interested in music should join the Music Club where you can listen and learn new music, create playlists, join ensembles, play instruments and do performances. Email email@example.com for more information.
Join Young Feminists Club! Text "@ag743ha" to 81010 or follow on Instagram @vhsyoungfeminists.
Join CORE (Community of Racial Equity) in room1316 Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinese Club meets every other Monday from 3:30-4:40 PM in room 1351. First meeting is Monday, September 26th and contact email@example.com for more information.
Valley GSA meets every Monday from 3:30-4:30 PM in room 3422. ALL are welcome!
ValleyFest Calling all volunteers! Valley is hosting its 43rd Valleyfest at Valley Stadium on Saturday, 10/8. We need 500 volunteers to make this day a success! We are looking for adults and students to help run concessions, sell tickets, and greet incoming bands and fans. Please use the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49acad22a7fdc16-valleyfest1 to sign up. Silver Cord hours are available for students who volunteer. Please contact Karla Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Go Tigers!!!
The fall Orchestra concert is Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 PM in the Staplin Performing Arts Center.
Make sure to put the Vocal Music concert on Tuesday, October 11th on your calendar!! More information coming soon!
Don't forget the Band concert on Thursday, October 13th in the Staplin Performing Arts Center!
Valley's fall play is "Peter and the Starcatcher". Stay tuned for more information.
Click here for Valley's sports page.
Please make sure to make it to one of our Fall sports competitions. Fall sports include
- Boys and Girls Cross-Country
- Girls Swimming
- Boys Golf