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All About Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016: September 19-24
“What’s Up, Valley?” This year’s homecoming festivities start Sept. 19 and include activities for our schools, WDMCS families, and the entire community. This year’s homecoming theme is “What’s Up, Valley?”

All proceeds from homecoming T-shirt sales, the carnival, the powderpuff football toss, and the $5 barbecue, as well as any free-will donations, will benefit this year’s homecoming charity: The Native Fund. The Native Fund was created by Ashton Kutcher and Dallas Clark. Their mission is to have Iowans help Iowans with natural disasters. Learn more about The Native Fund and how you can help online.

Community events include:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20: Powder Puff Football, 7 p.m., Valley Stadium
    • There will be a raffle and a football throw between games.
  • Thursday, Sept. 22: Homecoming Parade, 5:45 p.m., starts at Valley Southwoods; Carnival at 6 p.m. and $5 Barbecue at 6:15 p.m., in the Valley Stadium Parking Lot (rain location: Valley Southwoods)
    • Homecoming Parade Registration and Information (due Thursday, Sept. 15)
    • Homecoming Parade Route Map
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    • The ninth-grade football game will also be taking place on Thursday, at 6 p.m. in Valley Stadium. All attendees should enter through the west stadium gate. Parking will be available in the west parking lot and the church parking lot.
  • Friday, Sept. 23: Homecoming Football Game vs. Fort Dodge, 7:30 p.m., Valley Stadium
    • Please note: The time of the game has been updated to 7:30 p.m. It was previously listed as 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24: Homecoming Dance, 8-11 p.m., Iowa Events Center
    • T-shirts will be on sale outside the Valley Cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, and Friday, Sept. 16. T-shirts are $6.
    • Tickets will be on sale outside the Valley Cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 23. Tickets are $10.
    • Volunteers are needed to chaperone the dance and sell tickets. Sign Up Online
    • Attire: No jeans, shorts, hats, canes, jerseys, sandals, and/or costumes .

Forms for the parade, carnival, powderpuff football, and dance guests are all available in the main office at Valley. All forms are due Thursday, Sept. 15.

Some school-specific events are:

  • Friday, Sept. 23: Indian Hills Homecoming Mixer, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Valley High School Dress-up Days Download the Poster
    • Monday: Wake UP (Dress up in your pajamas)
    • Tuesday: Squad UP (Twin with your squad)
    • Wednesday: Surf’s UP (Dress up in your beach gear)
    • Thursday: Back UP (Throwback Thursday)
    • Friday: Pump UP (Tiger Spirit Day)
  • There will also be a homecoming assembly and a DJ at all lunches at Valley on Friday, Sept. 23.

Homecoming Court
Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Court candidates! The Homecoming Queen candidates are Elizabeth Ash, Nisha Cameron, Paige Murillo, Ellen Reed, and Genny Wycoff. Homecoming King candidates are Cayden Codel, Trent Gilbert, Rocky Lombardi, Benton Koele, and Jonathon Koele.

Valley High School and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School will be watching a candidate video and voting during advisory on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime of the Valley vs. Fort Dodge Homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 23.

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Back to School 2016-17

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WDMCS Graduation and Commencement 2016

Celebrating Our Graduates

The West Des Moines Community Schools proudly announces that 681 students will graduate from the district this year. Valley High School will graduate 593 seniors with traditional diplomas, plus 8 with Certificates of Attendance (foreign exchange students). Walnut Creek Campus will graduate 88 students. Sixty students will graduate with traditional diplomas, and 28 will graduate with core diplomas.

Who are the WDMCS graduates? Leaders: 17 Student Government members Volunteers: 121 Silver Cord Awards, 9 Presidential Volunteer Awards, 4 Teal Cord Awards AP Students: 32 took 5+ AP Exams, 71 AP Scholars, 1 National AP Scholar Scholars: 4 Honors Students, 10 Scholars of Distinction National Honor Society Members: 49 members National Merit Finalists: Andrew Austin, Joseph Brennan, Haley Gion, Alexa Kort, Quinn Nolin, and Samuel Throm

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Graduation and Commencement Information

Walnut Creek Campus Graduation
Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m.
Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School (3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines)

Valley High School Commencement
Sunday, May 29, at 12:30 p.m.
Drake Knapp Center (2601 Forest Ave., Des Moines)
Livestream (The video will also be available to view at this link after the ceremony.)

 

 

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Prom 2016 Information

This year’s prom will be held from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines.

The “Great Gatsby”-themed dance is for Valley High School and Walnut Creek Campus juniors and seniors and their dates or guests. Guests and dates must be under 21 to attend, and request forms will be available shortly.

Tickets are $25, and free for Valley and Walnut Creek seniors. Tickets will be on sale the week of prom.

The After-Prom Event is at Valley High School on Saturday, May 21, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. This year’s theme is “Party in the USA.”

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New Payment System Online Today!

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Feed the POD for the Food Bank of Iowa

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2016-17 School Calendar Public Hearing Oct. 26

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Essential Tips for Using Infinite Campus

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WDMCS Hosts “Most Likely to Succeed” Film Screening

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