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  • Congratulations to All State Band Students

    Posted by Josh Waymire on 10/27/2021 1:00:00 PM

    Congratulations to the following students on being selected as All State Musicians on their Band Instruments:

    Miles Borgstadt, Band - French Horn 1
    Thomas Brennan, Band - Bassoon
    Alyssa Dougherty, Band - Cornet 3
    Tyler Emanuel, Band - Cornet 2
    Henry Golay, Orchestra - Oboe
    Zander Muntz, Orchestra - Bass Trombone
    Luke Wittrock, Band - Bassoon
    Jay Bell, 1st Alternate - Trombone
    Bryson Kinnan, 2nd Alternate - Tuba

    All 29 band students who auditioned were examples of the Valley Standard in action.

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  • IMPORTANT: Yearbook Information (Including Senior Information)

    Posted by Janell Mikels on 10/27/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Order Your Yearbook Today

    Last day to order your yearbook is January 15, 2022.

    SENIORS: portriat submission deadline is Friday, October 29 by 5 p.m. Proofing period (right photo, name spelling, etc.) is November 3-17. RECOGNITION/BABY ADS are due by Friday, November 19.

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  • FCA Huddle

    Posted by Brooke McTavish on 10/27/2021

    Join us at the FCA Huddle on Monday, Nov. 1 in the North Gym at Valley from 8-9 pm. 

    We'll have a fun game and a great speaker -- Valley alum and former Grandview football player, Noah Barr. 

    ALL Valley and Southwoods students are invited to attend! Follow us on twitter @Valley_FCA or Instagram @valleyhs_fca. 

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  • Archery Parent Meeting - November 1, 2021

    Posted by David Basler on 10/26/2021 1:15:00 PM
    Tiger Archery Club will have a Parent Meeting 11-1-2021 at 6:15 PM at Jordan Creek Elementary cafeteria for parents or guardians of students interested in the Tiger Archery Club.  Enter through the east doors. We have also set up a Google meet if you are unable to attend in person.  We would like to have you all join if you are available but if you have been in the club before, there may not be much new information.  We encourage parents of 6th graders and 9th graders plus all new families to make an effort to attend.
    Tiger Archery Club Parent Meeting
    Jordan Creek Elementary School Cafeteria
    Monday, November 1 · 6:15 – 7:15pm
    Google Meet joining info
    Video call link:
    After the meeting, you may sign your archer up using the following link if they would like to be in the club.
    Registration and payment of fees is due no later than 11-8-2021 so we can order team shirts to hopefully arrive before our first tournament.  You can mail a check to Jordan Creek Elementary, Attn: Tiger Archery Club, 4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265, drop it off with the secretaries at Jordan Creek, bring a check for fees to the parent meeting, or Venmo @TigerArchery-Club.  Last 4 of the phone number is 8756 and there is a photo of a target with arrows.  Please include the name of your archer(s) with Venmo or with your check in the memo area.  Checks should be payable to: Tiger Archery Club.
    Fees per family:
    1 archer: $75
    2 archers: $100
    3+ archers: $125
    We will also need a NASP waiver filled out and turned in by the first practice.
    Practices will start after fall break and a practice sign-up email will be sent to those who register.
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  • Costume Contest

    Posted by Ann Krois on 10/26/2021

    Valley Students!

    Do you like prizes? Good news for you! Student Council is hosting a costume contest this week. Send a picture of your best costume and send it to the Student Council instagram account. Rules and instructions can be found on this poster. 


    Costume Contest Rules

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    Posted by Stacy Hansen on 10/25/2021 1:00:00 PM

    It's IHSSA time!

    Auditions will occur during ENCORE for the next 2 weeks. Too, students may audition afterschool on Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10.

    Pick up an audition packet in Ms. Hansen's drama room.

    We NEED YOU!

    Short Film, TV News, Radio News, Group Improv, One Act Play, Mime, Ensemble Acting, Musical Theatre,  Readers Theatre, and Choral Reading!

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  • C4 Spoken Word Night on Nov. 4!

    Posted by Erin Perry on 10/25/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Fall C4 is right around the corner! Every year, the staff of INK Literary Magazine host two spoken word, poetry, and artwork nights called C4. Fall C4, which is being held on Thursday, November 4th, at 6:30 pm in the Valley High School Media Center, is an amazing opportunity to both listen to some fabulous student-written work and to perform your own original work! We welcome submissions from all the schools in the WDMCS district and would love to hear, or see, your work there! Please email Reagan Mann,, for more information on submitting. 

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  • ADM College Fair

    Posted by Counseling Center on 10/25/2021

    The ADM School District will host a College Fair on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 5-7pm, in the ADM High School South Gym. 

    Please see this attached flyer for a list of participating organizations/schools. 

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  • Pi515 Principal Fall Tech Mentorship Program

    Posted by Counseling Center on 10/25/2021

    Pi515 and Principal Financial Group present the Tech Mentorship Program for high school students. During this program students can shadow tech professionals, tour the Principal campus, learn new tech and soft skills, and build their resume. The program will focus on building confidence, college readiness (applying for scholarships), learning progesssional, technical and soft skills, resume building and mentorship with Pi515, Principal and Hy-Vee staff. There will be two cohorts of this program (students will be assigned a location based on their sign up information), and there is space available in the second cohort at Hy-Vee with dates to be determined. Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:30pm. 

    Sign up at Have questions? Contact Pi515 at 515-344-4326 or

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  • Dodgeball Tournament

    Posted by Ann Krois on 10/21/2021

    Valley High School will be hosting its annual dodgeball tournament on November 22nd at 7 pm. All proceeds will benefit YES Shelters. Forms must be completed and turned in BEFORE November 17th. Students who turn in forms after this date WILL NOT be able to participate.



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