Thor's Report

October 16th, 2022

Valhalla Field Tournament

The Valhalla Vanguard hosted 15 bands from around the region on Saturday in a rain soaked exhibition of musical talent. Although the event ended in the gym because of the rain, it was no less exciting to see the amazing performances. Stay tuned for the next chance to see our award winning marching band perform.
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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. Click HERE to purchase your tickets!
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Playbill designed in Mr. Skocko's Digital Arts classroom by students Kaylei Lopez and Sophia Simaan

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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Safety Update

  • Due to vandalism and vaping concerns, we have had to close a number of bathrooms around campus in order to better monitor the situation. Look for more information about the student vaping epidemic affecting schools across the country coming soon.

  • In an effort to help some of our students stay in class throughout their scheduled day, we are creating a "No Fly" list. Students that frequently roam around campus and don't go to class will be placed on the "No Fly" List. Campus Supervisors will escort students to class and teachers will be asked to not allow them to leave. We're hoping this effort will keep students in class longer and increase learning. Parents of students selected for the "No Fly" list will be contacted by their alpha-specific Assistant Principal.

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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

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

Valhalla Dance Company Performs!

Valhalla Dance Company and Junior Company are performing at Helix DanceLab. Come support your Valhalla dancers on October 25th or 26th. Tickets on sale now at
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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.
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Spring Break Travel Opportunity

  • Do you dream about your child having the opportunity to travel the world? This is their chance! Come to our final informational meeting on Thursday, 10/27 at 6:30 PM to learn more about our upcoming 2023 Spring Break trip to Italy and Greece. Make sure you RSVP to the meeting here:

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 – – 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

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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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!


It has been a pleasure to work with and support our Valhalla students over the last 7 years. I am incredibly grateful for the trusting relationships that I've built with students and families. Thank you to each of you for opening your lives to me. This is a bittersweet time for me as I prepare to end my journey here at Valhalla. I am moving onto another position that allows me to be closer to home, spend more time with my family and support the community in which I live. My last day at Valhalla with be Friday, October 21st! I know the Orange Nation will continue to provide the support necessary for all students to succeed. I will miss all of you! Thank you! - Mrs. Kissel
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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.
Valhalla Theatre! Olymipaganza
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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

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


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 for more information.

Parent Teacher Organization