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WDMCS Board: Valley auditorium, prom, and fees

The West Des Moines Community School District Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, and took the following action:

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Elementary Students Shine at WDMCS Solo and Ensemble Festival

The following students received I+ ratings at the West Des Moines Community School District’s Solo and Ensemble Festival. Each contestant performed a prepared solo or an ensemble and was judged on their tone, technique, musicianship and appearance. Congratulations to all on your hard work! (more…)

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WDMCS Board: Policies, Construction Projects & Paying the Bills

The West Des Moines Community School District Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, February 13, 2012, and took the following action: (more…)

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WDMCS Highlights from Let’s Move

Let's MoveWest Des Moines Community Schools had quite the representation at the Let’s Move event at Wells Fargo Arena featuring First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Featured speaker Shawn Johnson is a former Valley High School student.
  • Performer Katelyn Epperly is a Valley High School graduate. She was assisted by drummer, and fellow Valley alum, Nick Frampton.
  • Valley’s five time state champion Competition Cheer Squad performed.
  • Valley’s A Cappella Reign choral group also performed.
  • Journalism students from Valley received press passes and were able to cover the event.
  • Jordan Creek fourth grader Elyse Hall is a member of the Isiserettes who also performed at the event.
  • Westridge Elementary’s “Westridge Walks” program was mentioned by the First Lady in her speech and the entire Westridge Elementary sixth grade was in attendance.
  • Phenix Elementary got a very special invitation to the event as the only students younger than sixth grade because they were recently named Iowa’s Healthiest K-12 School.
  • More than 200 students from Indian Hills and Stilwell junior high schools were in attendance.
  • Stilwell students were on stage with the First Lady performing the Interlude Dance for the finale.
VHS Cheerleaders

VHS cheerleaders got to meet Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwon when they performed at the Let's Move event.

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10 Valley Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

National Merit ScholarshipsValley High School seniors William Crichton, Kathryn Hoemann, Tarun Kadaru, Xiaoxue Liu, Elaine Mou, Daniel Pisman, Sam Schulte, Edward Tannenbaum, Mary Tobin and Luchang Wang have been named National Merit Scholar Finalists.

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VHS Students Participate in Signing Day

Signing Day at VHSCongratulations to our student-athletes who announced their college of choice at today’s national signing day. Best of luck!

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WDMCS Sends Record Number of Entries to IHSSA State Competition, Brings Home Record for I Ratings

IHSSAUPDATE:
After qualifying a record number of entries into the Iowa High School Speech Association’s State Competition, Valley High School, Valley Southwoods Freshman High School and Walnut Creek Campus brought home a record number of I ratings from the weekend.

Each school is allowed to enter 22 events in the district competition, and for the first time in school history Valley advanced all 22 of its entries to state, where all 22 entries received a I rating.

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