Valley Southwoods Newsletter

West Des Moines Community Schools | May 4, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 3, 2021- Friday, May 7, 2021

It's teacher appreciation week! Shout out to all our colleagues in teaching everywhere! Please parents take a moment to send an email to at least one teacher that has made an impact on your student this year! Those little messages truly fill teacher's cups long into the future!

Valley Southwoods Drama to Present- Lafeyette No. 1

Valley Southwoods Drama will be performing Lafayette No. 1 a small one-act play this Friday, May 7th at 7:00 pm and again on May 8th at 6:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at:

ISASP Testing Information

We did complete the Iowa Assessments at Valley Southwoods and Valley the week of April 19-23. We are very grateful to our online families for bringing your students in to complete this assessment. If you still have a student that has missed the testing window there will be one more opportunity to test at the end of the month that will come from the District. If you want to take it sooner you can still make an individual appointment with your student's counselor. Just call the main office to set up a testing time. The State of Iowa expects that 95% of our students take the assessment so that is always our goal.

Upcoming Events

  • VSW School Play—May 7th (7:00pm) and 8th (6:00pm) @ VSW Forum
  • Tiger of the Month Recognition—May 14 Virtual

FIRST Robotics Coming to VSW

Freshman students will have a chance to work with our upperclassman to learn about the FIRST Robotics Competiton Team 6419 ICE. This year the team finished their year 3rd best in Iowa and 165th best team in the world of nearly 1400 teams. If this is an experience you might be interested in please contact the coach Dean Lange for more information:

Sports Physicals

Come to the Clive Community Services Free Clinic open each Monday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome on a first come, first served basis.

The Clinic is located at:

2190 NW 82nd Street, Suite A

Clive, IA 50325


Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

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

See past newsletters on our website.

Principal: Mitch Kuhnert

Associate Principal: Haley Hockensmith