November 6th, 2022
The Year is Moving Fast
If you are concerned about your child's progress or grades, please reach out to the teachers, counselor, or Assistant Principal.
Valhalla's Girls Cross Country Team bested all the other schools in the Grossmont Valley League to win the Championship on Saturday. Great job!
Norsemen Attend STEM Day at The Fleet Science Center
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 Basketball – Contact Coach Jackson for more information – email@example.com – more info will be posted soon.
- Girls Basketball – First Practice – Saturday November 5th @ 7AM – 11:30AM in the Thunderdome (Gym). Instagram: Valhallagirlsbasketball2022
- Girls Soccer – Tryouts – Monday November 7th @ 4pm, students report the stadium at 3:45pm to check in.
- Boys Soccer – Tryouts – Monday November 7th @ 3:45 in the stadium.
- Wrestling – First practice Monday November 7th 3:30pm-5:30pm in the Wrestling Room. Instagram: @valhalla_wrestling Remind: @valwrestle
- Girls Water Polo – First Practice – Monday November 7th @ 4pm on the VHS Pool Deck. Instagram: @valhallaaquatics Remind: @VHSGWP
- Drills are important: We conduct regular evacuation, fire, earthquake, secure campus, and lockdown drills. These are our most effective ways to prepare for emergency situations. All students and staff are expected to participate. Please encourage your students to listen and follow all directions during these important drills.
- Walk with a buddy: For those families whose students walk to or from school, it’s always best to encourage them to walk with a buddy or a group of friends as a precautionary measure.
- “Rainbow Fentanyl” Alert: The California Department of Public Health recently shared an alert from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency concerning “rainbow fentanyl,” which “appears in bright colors and in many forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that can resemble sidewalk chalk or candy. Any pill (regardless of its color, shape, or size) that does not come from a health care provider or pharmacist can contain fentanyl and can be deadly.” According to the San Diego County Office of Education, “(rainbow fentanyl) looks a lot like the candy Smarties, so it’s especially important for families and educators to be alert around Halloween time.” You can read more about rainbow fentanyl on the CDPH and DEA websites.
FALL DANCE CONCERT
Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets online.
Concurrent Enrollment Meeting
Grossmont/Cuyamaca College Visit
Our representatives from Cuyamaca College will be here on Wednesday, November 9th, during 6th and 7th period to speak with students about opportunities available at Cuyamaca and Grossmont College. They will provide two separate presentations, one each period. Seniors and juniors are particularly encouraged to attend. You will learn about academic programs, transfer options, and free tuition available through the Promise program. The reps will be presenting in the counseling office and students are encouraged to come after they are out of school. If you have a 6th and 7th period, please sign up for the visit here, so we can send you a pass. If you do not have a class, please just come directly to the counseling office.
Music does NOT help students study
The misbelief that it does stems from a series of studies that have been dubbed ‘The Mozart Effect’. Participants in these studies appeared to be getting smarter and performing better in tests. However, further research has since revealed that this is not the case.
Listening to music before a task can make someone feel better, listening to it whilst trying to learn something new tends not to help. This is because music, especially with lyrics, can take up processing space. This conflicts with the material you are trying to learn, effectively creating a bottleneck in our memory, as there is less space to process what you are revising.
Please help your students learn by encouraging them to remove their earbuds and focusing on their studies.
SAVE THE DATE - GRADUATION 2023
*In previous years, graduation was held in the morning. This year's ceremony will be in the evening. Please plan accordingly.