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  • Welcome to the updated Valley Vibes! You can now view Vibes by scrolling down the page OR by clicking on the month or tag in the right-hand column. A "tag" is like a filter which will narrow down the type of announcements to a particular category like counseling, scholarships, Silver Cord, etc.

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  • Employee & Family Resources Student Assistance Program (SAP)

    Posted by Counseling Center on 12/3/2021


    WDMCS partners with Employee & Family Resources (EFR) to support students, staff, and families through the Student Assistance Program (SAP) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

    Students grapple with all kinds of pressures and struggles, both at home and at school. No matter the problem or issue students and their families are experiencing, EFR offers 24/7/365 phone support for students and families in need. Zoom or phone assessment, referrals and brief counseling sessions are also available.  

    The EFR app has now launched and can be downloaded on your Apple or Android device. 

    App Features Include:

    • Chat with a counselor
    • Read EFR’s blog
    • Listen to Emotion Well podcast
    • Register for webinars
    • And more!
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  • ICAN Presents Life After High School Seminar

    Posted by Counseling Center on 12/3/2021

    ICAN Life After High School Seminar

    Wednesday, December 8 at 5:30pm - Register Here

    There are many post-high school options available to students through education and training programs. This program engages students and parents in a discussion of recent employment trends and industry growth outlook to provide insights into the developing a post-high school plan for both college and career.

    This program covers:
    • Career Exploration & Assessment
    • Economic Trends & Goal Setting
    • Academic Preparation & Requirements
    • Admission Process & Requirements
    • College/Training Program Selection
    • Campus Visits
    • Application Process
    • Understanding Costs - Cost of Attendance
    • Scholarships/Job Training Programs
    • Successful Transitions
    A recording of the event will be available at following the live broadcast.
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  • Get FAFSA Help at Grand View University

    Posted by Counseling Center on 12/3/2021

    Still need help completing your senior's FAFSA? Grand View University is hosting two FAFSA Ready Events on their campus:

    Tuesday, December 7, 10am-2pm, Student Center Room 150

    Wednesday, December 8, 10am-2pm, Student Center Room 150

    No appointment is necessary! Use this checklist as a reminder of what your student should bring to a FAFSA Ready Iowa event. 

    Campus map and driving instructions for Grand View University

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  • Need a Job?

    Posted by Counseling Center on 12/2/2021

    Goldfish Swim School in Urbandale (3771 86th Street) is hiring Swim Instructors, Lifeguards and Customer Service Representatives. Candidates must love working with kids in the water. A background in swimming or lifeguarding is prefered, but not necessary. Must have or be willing to obtain cpr/first aid/lifeguard certifications. See the attached flyer for more information and for a QR code to apply.

     Goldfish Hiring Flyer

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  • Graduation Announcements

    Posted by Brooke McTavish on 12/2/2021
    GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our graduation stationery company, Herff Jones will be on campus to help you order your Valley High School graduation announcements, personalized senior yard signs, and other Class of 2022 accessories. 
    • Tuesday, December 7th 
    • 4:00-6:00 pm
    • Inside the main entrance, near the Principal’s Office
    You may also browse items and place orders 24/7 at .
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  • Sophomore and Junior Football Players should schedule an individual meeting with Coach Swenson. Sign up sheets are outside the office in the weightroom.

    Posted by Gary Swenson on 12/1/2021 8:00:00 AM
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  • PSAT Test Booklets Available in Counseling

    Posted by Counseling Center on 12/1/2021

    Students who took the PSAT in October are invited to pick up their test booklet in the Counseling Center. Scores are expected soon!

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  • WDMCS Student Scholarship Fund Applications Are Now Available

    Posted by Counseling Center on 11/30/2021

    Attention Seniors!! The WDMCS Student Scholarship Fund applications are now available through Valley's Scholarship List. Applications are available by accessing a Google doc with a address.  Follow the link to view the application, and then follow instructions for filling out the application. A WDMCS login is required to view the document. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE PRINTED AND TURNED IN TO MRS. SINRAM IN THE COUNSELING CENTER BY 2/25/22. No late applications will be accepted!

    Also - follow and like our SSF Facebook page for up to date information about scholarships available.

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  • !LAST DAY TO ORDER! Celebrate Your Senior with a Yearbook Ad

    Posted by Janell Mikels on 11/29/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Celebrate your senior by ordering your ad on using code 3694. Senior recognition/baby ad deadline is TODAY! Monday, November 29. Limited space available.

    Senior Ad Deadline

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  • FCA Huddle

    Posted by Brooke McTavish on 11/24/2021

    Join us at the next FCA Huddle on Monday, Nov. 29 in the Forum at Valley from 8-9 pm. 

    We'll have food, a great speaker and a fun game. 

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


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