Thor's Report

November 6th, 2022

The Year is Moving Fast

The 12-week grading window closed last Friday, and we are now two-thirds of the way through the first semester. We only have 29 school days left before Finals Week. Everyday matters when it comes to getting work done and turning it in. There are opportunities for students to attend Tutorial to get extra help.

If you are concerned about your child's progress or grades, please reach out to the teachers, counselor, or Assistant Principal.

Norsemen Victories

The Valhalla Vanguard won their division at the San Clemente Field Tournament and took home High Auxiliary, High Music, and General Effect. They will be competing in the Southern California Divisional Championships at Newport Harbor High School next Saturday.


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

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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

Safety Update

  • 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.
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FALL DANCE CONCERT

Save the Date for the Valhalla Dance Company's Fall Concert on Wednesday, November 16th through Friday, November 18th. Tickets are $10 - Shows start at 7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm.

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets online.

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Concurrent Enrollment Meeting

Interested in taking a community college class next semester? We will be holding a concurrent enrollment informational meeting on Monday, November 7th, during lunch in the counseling office. Students will learn all about concurrent enrollment, including the application and registration process. This meeting is specifically for students interested in taking spring classes. We will hold additional meetings next semester for those interested in taking summer courses.
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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.

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Music does NOT help students study

Students argue they learn better with music however the research does not support this.


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.

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SAVE THE DATE - GRADUATION 2023

Graduation for the Class of 2023 will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 5:00pm.


*In previous years, graduation was held in the morning. This year's ceremony will be in the evening. Please plan accordingly.

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Sponsors and Community



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Parent Teacher Organization

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