Thor's Report

October 9th, 2022

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Band Reigns Triumphant

Last Saturday, the Valhalla Vanguard took Tournament Champion! Additional awards include 1st Place in our Division, High General Effect, High Music, and High Percussion.

Yesterday in the Escondido Field Tournament, the Valhalla Vanguard swept their division, to include High Percussion and High Guard, and the band beat out every single band in the next division up.


If you see a member of Valhalla Vanguard please congratulate them on a job well done. Upcoming opportunities to see the band perform are:


Thursday, Oct 13th - Valhalla Home Football Game

Saturday, Oct 15th - THE VALHALLA FIELD TOURNAMENT (5:00pm)

Norse Players Presents

Valhalla's Norse Players are excited to present our Fall Production, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza by Don Zolidis. This madcap comedy takes you on a whirlwind through the breadth of Greek Mythology as two narrators attempt to teach the audience ancient history through a contemporary lens. This unconventional show will leave audiences laughing.
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Playbill designed in Mr. Skocko's Digital Arts classroom by students Kaylei Lopez and Sophia Simaan

PSAT - Saturday, October 15th

The PSAT will be given on Saturday, October 15th at VHS. The test will begin at 8:00am; students should check-in by 7:45am. They can enter the building through the door by the attendance office on the 2nd floor. Students need to bring: a photo ID, #2 pencils with erasers, an approved calculator. Study guides are available for pick-up at the Counseling office.

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Senior Memory Ads - Class of 2023


$150 Each - Purchase online at Valhalla webstore or in finance Picking yo# layout: Ads are created as 1/4 page ads only!

  • Please check out the page below to select your ad layout. Due to the unique nature of each photograph and ad, layouts might be adjusted by the yearbook advisor to fit the space in the best possible way.
  • Photos: Photos need to be renamed to indicate their placement in the photo boxes. All photos must be submitted by email - in one email. Please ensure all images are in .jpeg or .jpg format. please rename the file based on the student name and its location on the ad. Please ensure image quality before submission. images should be large in file size (Larger than ~500KB), small images will turn out pixelated. Example file names: andrewsmith3.jpeg or Andrewsmith_1.jpeg
  • Memory Note - Your memory note may not contain more than 100 words. Notes will be placed on the page EXACTLY as received.


All ad photos and documents must be submitted by December 2nd @ 9 AM

*documents not submitted on time will not be added in the yearbook - NO REFUNDS!

submit all items digitally - email sharriman@guhsd.net

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AP Exam Ordering

AP Exam orders begin on October 3rd and end on November 4th!


  • Order forms are available from the front desk and the Finance Office.
  • Order forms and payment can be submitted in person only at the Finance Office, open 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Additional details can be found on the AP page of the VHS website.


Students and parents/guardians with questions related to exam registration may contact Mrs. Adams (GATE Coordinator) at smadams@guhsd.net.

Any questions about the course or the test itself can be answered by the teacher.

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Financial Aid Night - October 18th

Valhalla Seniors and Parents: Join us on Tuesday, October 18th for Financial Aid Night! We met with all seniors last week and impressed upon them the importance of applying for financial aid through the FAFSA or CADAA. These applications are free and we don't want students to miss out on valuable financial aid! We will have college financial aid experts with us on this night to help answer any questions you may have. We will also have translation available. Students and parents are encouraged to attend together and please bring a charged chromebook. Seniors were also provided with a detailed list of items to bring. Many students who attend are able to submit their application on the spot. Don't miss this great opportunity!
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College and Financial Aid Help

Starting this Wednesday, the counselors will be offering weekly college and financial aid help on Wednesdays during lunch. Students can drop by and ask questions, get their applications reviewed, etc. We will also be kicking off Workshop Wednesdays this week. Every Wednesday during 6th and 7th period, we will offer a workshop to help students with their college applications or career preparation. This week's topic is the UC Application. We will walk through the application, provide tips, and help them navigate elements they commonly struggle with. Since we are offering opportunities during both 6th and 7th period, students should attend after they are out of school. We would love your support in encouraging seniors to attend!

College & Career Rep Visits

Each year, we invite representatives from college and career technical schools around the country to visit and share information about their schools and programs. All grade levels are welcome to attend and we encourage you to explore the many different options available to you. This is a great way to connect with your schools of interest and speak directly with a representative!


Our current upcoming visits:


October 12th: University of Notre Dame

October 13th: Northern University

October 14th: Lehigh University

October 14th: Chaminade University of Honolulu

October 17th: Southern Utah University

October 17th: Colby College (Maine)


Click the links above to learn more about each visit and to sign-up. If the visit is in person and on campus you will receive a pass to attend. Keep an eye on our College and Career Rep Visits page on the Counseling website for new updates and opportunities! Many more to come!

Sponsors and Community

The PTO of Valhalla High School in El Cajon, California invites you to become a

community sponsor. The support from our community is vital to our PTO and

makes a big difference in the programs we offer. Your donations remain 100% at

Valhalla High School and are used directly to benefit the students, teachers, and

school community. PTO funds senior scholarships, milestone events and

activities, educational programs, teacher grants, test snacks, safety events, and

teacher and staff appreciation to name a few. Help us make a difference with your

donation.


We post our sponsors

  • Logo/Name on a Banner posted along the fence in the school driveway for all to see beginning end of September,
  • Logo/Name for Norsemen and Gold levels/business card/name for all levels on our website
  • Continues display and mention of sponsors on our Facebook and Instagram pages, making it visible to most of our parents at school.
  • Furthermore, you will receive a certificate of appreciation to display at your place of business.


Contact ptovhs@gmail.com for more information.


Parent Teacher Organization