District Staff Monthly E-Newsletter

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Valley High School Announces 2020 Hall of Honor Recipients

Valley High School will honor three outstanding alumni, one retiree, and one volunteer with induction into the school’s Hall of Honor this spring. These inductees are the third class of Hall of Honor award recipients.

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Valley Alum, Grammy Finalist Elizabeth Bennett: Music ‘Connects The World’ And ‘Unifies Us’

Valley High School alumna Elizabeth Bennett firmly believes that music enhances our lives, helping us become the best version of ourselves to then share with others.

“It’s this wonderful way that connects the world, unifies us, and makes us more empathetic together,” she said.

And on Thursday, nearly 20 students from around central Iowa earned the opportunity to work with the Class of 2000 graduate as part of the South Central Iowa Regional Honor Orchestra.

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Grammy Finalist, Alum Elizabeth Bennett Returns To Valley High School

WDMCS Announces Reappointments in Leader Positions

The following staff members have been re-hired to their current roles as curriculum leaders. These three staff members reached their six-year term limits as curriculum leaders, interviewed at the end of January, and accepted their re-appointments.

  • Wes Hall - Secondary Science Curriculum Lead
  • Shannon Johnson - Secondary Language Arts Curriculum Lead
  • Kristine Milburn - Gifted/Talented Curriculum Lead

Pending Board approval Monday, March 9, the following individuals will be reappointed or hired in teacher leader positions.

  • Jamie Ehlert - .5 Valley High School Instructional Coach
  • Tim Nichols - Stilwell Instructional Coach (new hire)
  • Jim Martin - .5 Valley High School Instructional Coach
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