Valley Southwoods Newsletter

West Des Moines Community Schools | February 8, 2021


Get your tickets for the 2021 Sweetheart Shows at Two nights of great entertainment by the talented Valley Southwoods & Valley High School choir students - live-streamed to you Feb 9th & 11th at 7pm. You don't want to miss it - with performances including both show choirs, jazz choirs, ensembles and solos!

Check out great raffle items at Part of the 2021 Valley Voices Sweetheart Show fundraiser: $5 per entry or $20 for 5 entries. Items including Senior Photo Sessions, Room Painting, Golf at Willow Creek, WDM Pool Passes for summer 2021, School Supply Packs for 2021-2022, custom decorated cookies, and more! Raffles close Fri, Feb 12. Winners will be contacted Tues, Feb 16.

Valley High School and Valley Southwoods High School Cheerleading Tryouts

For students who will be in 9th-12th grade for next school year (2021-2022) and are interested in cheering for football, basketball, wrestling, and the competition team.

Cheer Tryouts Information

Previous cheer experience not required!!

Each candidate and one of their parents/guardians are required to attend one (not both) of the meetings listed below to be eligible to tryout; you need to stay the entire meeting and wear a mask. Please email Coach Beth Ferguson at with any questions. (Current physical required to tryout)

Monday, March 8th, 5:30-6:30 pm @ VHS Performing Arts Center-Informational Meeting


Tuesday, March 9th, 7:00-8:00 pm @ VHS Forum-Informational Meeting

We will work with conflicts for tryout practices and tryouts!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 6:00-8:00 pm-Tryout Practice at VHS

Thursday, March 25th, 6:00-8:00 pm-Tryout Practice at VHS

Saturday, March 27th, 8:00 am-Tryouts at VHS


Student Council's Crush for a Crush fundraiser will be taking place next week.

Your purchase of 1 crush for $1 or 6 crush for $5 will send your message to your friends with a can of Crush attached.

You can buy the messages at lunch on Tuesday 2-9, Wednesday 2-10, and Thursday 2-11 so they can be delivered on Friday 2-12 before Valentine's day.

If you are interested in buying Crushes during your study halls, please go to Mr. Pate’s room to purchase additional Crush messages.

Crush sales are not limited to your crushes and SHOULD be sent to your friends as well.

Please bring money to contribute to this fundraiser. All sales will be returned to the student body through prizes for future fundraisers including pennies for patients.

We hope to see you buying Crushes for your Crushes next week at lunch!!

VSW YEARBOOK ORDERS (cost increases after January 31st)

If you are interested in purchasing a 20/21 yearbook, they are available to purchase for $32.00 through January 31st. After January 31st the cost will go up to $35.00. You can purchase the yearbook online or come to the VSW main office and pay by check or debit/credit card. We can take cash but it needs to be the exact amount. All orders MUST be placed by March 11th.

If you aren't sure if you've paid for a yearbook, please call the VSW main office and we will be happy to check for you. 633-4500

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Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

Valley Southwoods is the ninth-grade high school in the West Des Moines Community Schools.

See past newsletters on our website.

Principal: Mitch Kuhnert

Associate Principal: Haley Hockensmith