Valley Southwoods Newsletter

West Des Moines Community Schools | January 11, 2021

9th to 10th Registration


It is that time of year when we have started the registration process for our 9th graders to select classes for their Sophomore year. We had the "Road Map to Registration" Zoom meeting on January 6, 2021 (Linked here if you missed it!)

And then we have the Valley 9th grade Parent Night this Thursday, January 14. See message:

"Hello, Valley Southwoods Students and Families! Be sure to tune in to Valley High School's Facebook page at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, for the virtual Ninth-Grade Parent Night. You'll learn more about all of the opportunities Valley offers through the 4 A's — academics, activities, arts, and athletics — and get other important information and upcoming reminders as we prepare for the 2020-21 school year.

Can't watch in real-time? No sweat. A replay will be available online at and the WDMCS YouTube channel."


Mitch Kuhnert and Haley Hockensmith

Upcoming Events

  • January 12th- Pre-Season Girls Tennis Meeting 6:30pm-7:15pm @ Valley High School Cafeteria. 9th and 10th grades will be together for this meeting.
  • January 13th- Building Tours for new onsite students 2:45 pm-4:45 pm
  • January 15th- Boy's Track Mandatory meeting 7:45 am in Room 260F
  • January 18th- Building Tours for new onsite students 8:00 am-3:30 pm

Winter Sport are Back!

Just a reminder to spectators. Covid 19 has still impacted our Winter Sports. Parents of participating students will get two passes to purchase tickets for our winter sports. We are still limiting access to only family members with passes but you still have to pay for the tickets at the door.


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


The link to order is below. The link will close on January 26th at midnight.


The link will close on January 21st at 11:59pm

There will be a freshman boys' track meeting at Valley Southwoods at 7:50am on Friday, January 15th in room 260F, Coach Pates room

Contact Coach Trygstad at if you cannot make it or have questions.

Please fill out the track and field information Google Forms:

Please sign-up for track and field through family id:

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