WDMCS School Board Visits Valley High School

Valley High School hosted the Nov. 13 Board of Education workshop and meeting. During the workshop, Board members heard presentations highlighting the p​urpose and progress with Encore, a weekly opportunity for students to receive additional support or enrichment in various content areas. They also received a tour of the Valley’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classroom and program. Two students shared highlights of what they are learning, and Board members gained insight into how the CNA program provides cost savings to families. They wrapped up the workshop with a student-prepared meal at Café V.

During the Board meeting, Valley Southwoods Freshman High School Project-Based Learning Network learners presented results from a fall project. Valley teacher Brenda Engstrand also introduced Latino students who competed in a history competition at the University of Iowa.

During the superintendent’s report, Amy Yurko from BrainSpaces presented preliminary results from the community survey on the 10-year facilities plan. In addition, Dr. Remy updated Board members on the Valley High School principal search timeline.

Several Board policies were approved, with the exception of proposed policy 912, which was delayed for additional review. This new policy addresses registered sex offenders.