WDMCS Family/Staff Newsletter: Nov. 6, 2020

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If you or someone you know has a child who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2021, it’s time to enroll for fall kindergarten. Online enrollment opened Nov. 1.

Community Resources for Parents and Students

Valley’s Craig Walter Named Best of the West Teacher

Valley High School science instructor Craig Walter was named Best Teacher in the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and City of West Des Moines’ first annual UScellular™ Best of the West Awards.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Katherine Harrington, as well as Valley Principal David Maxwell and associate principals Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D., and Josh Griffith, revealed the news to Walter on Monday in a surprise visit to his classroom.

“We are so proud of Mr. Walter and this honorable accomplishment,” Maxwell said. “Mr. Walter represents Valley High School’s talented and intelligent teachers extremely well, and we cannot think of another teacher more deserving.”

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