Valley Commencement Updates

West Des Moines Community Schools | April 28, 2021

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April 28 Updates

This newsletter includes the following NEW information:


  • More details about commencement practice on Friday, May 28
  • The livestream link to share with friends and family
  • Parking details for the day of graduation
  • Seating guidelines for families

Valley Commencement at Valley Stadium

Sunday, May 30th, 12pm

4440 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines, IA

Rain Dates

Sunday, May 30, at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m.


Diplomas, medals, stoles, and/or other relevant items will be placed in bags on graduates' chairs.

COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL

Friday, May 28
10 a.m. at Valley Stadium


Need a Ride?

Students who need a ride to and from Valley Stadium for rehearsal can take a shuttle bus. Students who need a ride home after practice are eligible for a bus ride IF they are already a bus rider this semester. Students must complete the request form by Friday, May 7.


Complete shuttle bus request form

PARKING GUIDELINES

Valley Stadium parking guidelines

WHERE TO PARK

  • Lower Lot: Reserved for handicap and volunteer parking.
  • City of West Des Moines parking lot/grass area: Open parking. If you plan to park in the grass, enter by the lower parking area, and a volunteer will direct you where to park.
  • Upper Lot: Open parking.
  • Valley Church parking lot: Open after 11:15 a.m.


WHERE TO ENTER

  • Five separate entrances can be used for guests to enter the stadium.
  • Students MUST enter with all of their guests.

CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION

CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION

Tuesday, May 25
Seniors can pick up their cap and gown over lunch periods in the Student Commons.

OR


Drive-Up Pick-Up for Online and In-Person Seniors
Tuesday, May 25
6-7 p.m. by the Café V west entrance.
Directional signage will route cars for pick-up.

Big picture
View Livestream Sunday, May 30, at noon

If commencement is changed due to inclement weather, this same link will work on the rain dates.

Valley High School

Principal

David Maxwell


Associate Principals

Shannon Campbell

Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D.
Joshua Griffith

Megan Thole