Thor's Report

October 30th, 2022

Another chance to monitor your child's progress

The 12-week grading window closes this coming Friday. We will have a minimum day for teachers to get grades in and up to date. Please check Infinite Campus to see your child's grades. As always, if they are failing or in danger of failing, reach out to their teacher, counselor, or Assistant Principal to set up a conference. There are opportunities for students to attend Tutorial to get extra help.

Halloween Costume Guidelines

With Halloween fast approaching, we wanted to share the GUIDELINES for students wishing to wear costumes to school on Monday the 31st.

Congrats to Coach Cherry

and the Norsemen Football team on finishing the season strong and defeating Monte Vista at the last home game of the season. The game was a nail biter til the end but Valhalla defeated the Monarchs 22 - 14; what a great way to celebrate Senior Night and a great Valhalla Night!
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Safety Update

  • Help us stamp out social media rumors: Given how quickly information spreads in the age of social media, it’s completely understandable when students, parents, and families become concerned when they hear about potential threats to school safety on social media. We take every potential threat seriously. Whenever we learn of a potential threat, our school and GUHSD leadership work in collaboration with our law enforcement partners to investigate and assess it. To aid us in this effort, if you hear of a potential safety issue on our campus, we encourage you to call the school office before deciding to drive to campus. While understandable and well-intended, a flurry of non-students arriving to campus can unintentionally contribute to panic and alarm, thereby making it more challenging for us to investigate the threat, establish calm, and keep everyone safe. Of course, we always encourage all members of our school community to make our school office (619-593-5300) or our District office (619-644-8000) aware of any alarming social media posts so that we can look into them and respond appropriately.

  • Unfortunately, vaping devices come in all shapes and sizes: School safety includes student health and well-being. “Vaping” – smoking through the use of e-cigarettes – is a frustratingly persistent issue on our campus. People are often surprised as to the various shapes and sizes of vaping devices. Oftentimes it appears they were intentionally built to conceal their actual function. Here are a few examples that have been recently confiscated, as they’re never allowed on our campus. It’s always helpful for students to be reminded about the dangers of vaping, and we encourage you to do so. There are resources and programs available to help teens quit. Please also feel free to speak with your student’s counselor for more information.
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Career Week November 1st-4th

Please stop by Counseling's lunch presentations for Career Week Nov. 1st- 4th! Schools and experts will be sharing about different careers, training and their experiences in rooms 305-308. Thanks!
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CIF Water Polo Playoffs

Norsemen Water Polo is seeded 5th in the Open Division of CIF San Diego Water Polo and takes on 4th seed Vista High School THIS WEDNESDAY in La Jolla. You can purchase your tickets on GoFan.co. Good Luck Norsemen!
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Winter Sports Start November 5th

Below are the current practice dates & tryout times for our Winter sports. Please complete the athletic clearance process by clicking HERE.

*This page will be updated as needed. Please check back for updates as the Winter Sports season approaches.

  • Boys BasketballContact Coach Jackson for more information – kjackson@guhsd.net – more info will be posted soon.
  • Girls BasketballFirst Practice – Saturday November 5th @ 7AM – 11:30AM in the Thunderdome (Gym). Instagram: Valhallagirlsbasketball2022
  • Girls SoccerTryouts – Monday November 7th @ 4pm, students report the stadium at 3:45pm to check in.
  • Boys SoccerTryouts – Monday November 7th @ 3:45 in the stadium.
  • WrestlingFirst practice Monday November 7th 3:30pm-5:30pm in the Wrestling Room. Instagram: @valhalla_wrestling Remind: @valwrestle
  • Girls Water PoloFirst Practice – Monday November 7th @ 4pm on the VHS Pool Deck. Instagram: @valhallaaquatics Remind: @VHSGWP
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FALL DANCE CONCERT

Save the Date for Valhalla Dance Company's Fall Concert on Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th. Shows start at 7:00pm.
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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!
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Get Involved!

There are so many opportunities to get involved in student life here at Valhalla. Click HERE for more information.
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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

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