Valley Vibes

  • 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.


  • How to Submit a Valley Vibes Announcement

    All WDMCS employees can submit to Valley Vibes. 

    1. Log into the WDMCS website under "Employee Options" at the top of the page or in the footer.
    2. Once logged in, scroll down to the bottom of the Valley Vibes page. 
    3. Select the "Add" button.
    4. Type in all the required fields and select "Submit." 
    5. Brooke McTavish will review your submission and either approve it or get back to you with questions.

    Employees: view video tutorial

    Students must work with a WDMCS employee to submit a Valley Vibes announcement.

  • How to Submit an Image or Video for Valley TVs

    If you would like to submit an IMAGE to be uploaded to Valley's TVs for announcements, please submit your image through the form linked below. Only students, employees, or parents working with a district-sponsored activity or parent group can submit an image for inclusion on Valley hallway TVs.

    • Image files are required (.jpg, .tiff, .bmp).
    • If you designed your slide in Google Slides, please save it as an image file before uploading. (In Slides, choose "File" - "Download As" - "JPEG Image")
    • Recommended image size: 1280px x 720px

    If you are submitting a VIDEO to be shown on the TVs, please include a YouTube link.

    Submit image or video for Valley TVs

Valley Vibes Announcements

  • Need A Job?

    Posted by Counseling Center on 4/22/2021

    Natavi Swim School in Grimes is now hiring swimming lesson instructors. Instructors will teach swimmers water safety and proper swimming technique, help maintain buliding clealiness, and must be 16 years or older. Natavi is located at 275 SW Brookside Drive in Grimes. (515-300-3282, Please email resumes to

    Comments (-1)
  • Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

    Posted by Counseling Center on 4/22/2021
    • Precision Garage Door of Des Moines Scholarship 
      • April 30, 2021 deadline
    • Opportunity on Deck Scholarship 
      • April 30, 2021 deadline
    • Friends of Franklin Avenue Library Scholarship 
      • April 30, 2021 deadline
    • Harrell Foster Care Scholarship  
      • April 30, 2021 deadline 
    • Vietnam Veterans of America Scholarship (Chapter #490, Des Moines), aka Kit Williamson Memorial Scholarship  
      • April 30, 2021 deadline 
    • Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa Scholarship  
      • April 30, 2021 deadline
    • Metro Waste Authority Environmental Stewardship Scholarship 
      • May 1, 2021 deadline
    • Society of Women Engineers Scholarship 
      • May 1, 2021 deadline
    • Larry W. Carter Scholarship Fund  
      • May 1, 2021 deadline
    • Mary E. Wood Scholarship Fund 
      • May 1, 2021 deadline
    • American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship
      • May 1, 2021 deadline
    • Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship 
      • May 1, 2021 deadline

    For more information on any of these scholarships, and to see Valley's complete list, visit

    Comments (-1)
  • Design Studio Fashion Show "Inked"

    Posted by Carmen Clark on 4/22/2021

    Design Studio Fashion Show "Inked" will be held May 14, 2021, in the Valley High School Staplin Performing Arts Center. The event will have limited seating for in-person viewing along with LIVESTREAM viewing. Tickets are available for $10.00 at

    Comments (-1)
  • Furry Friends Refuge - Earth Day - Cancelled

    Posted by Silver Cord on 4/21/2021

    Silver Cord Volunteers: The Furry Friends Refuge - Earth Day cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 24 has been cancelled.

    Comments (-1)
  • Cafe V: Friday, April 30

    Posted by Cafe V on 4/20/2021

    This is for Friday, April 30. Any orders placed on the website from 4/20-4/26 will be for the 4/30 meal.

    Head Chefs: Carolina Castillo and Jacquee Johnson

    Jalapeno Popper Dip: a creamy, spicy dip served with tortilla chips.

    Chicken Tender Hoagie: fried chicken strips topped with bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and served with a side of crinkle fries.

    French Silk Pie: chocolate pie topped with whipped cream and chocolate shaving.

    Please note the following important information:

    The process for making a reservation has changed. You will now need to fill out your information at this website and pre-pay for your meal. The cost is $10. Cash and checks will not be allowed. 

    We are not doing dine-in reservations, but are offering drive by pick-up this semester. 

    Please make your reservation on the website before Monday, April 26 so we can plan accordingly. 


    Jalapeno Popper dipChicken Tender HoagieFrench Silk Pie




    Comments (-1)
  • Valley Dance Marathon

    Posted by Valley Dance Marathon on 4/20/2021
    Valley Dance Marathon is almost here! We need Parent Volunteers to help with the event. Dance Marathon will be held Saturday, April 24th, in the Valley Gyms and outside from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for instructions. There will be games, food, dancing and fun activities. You don't want to miss it!
    Please help out and sign up at the below link : 
    If you have any questions or would like to sign up by email, please contact Jennifer Hayes at
    Comments (-1)
  • Valley International Night!

    Posted by Erin Perry on 4/19/2021
    Preorder your tickets to International Night! Come enjoy booths such as henna, calligraphy, and dancing along with amazing cultural performances and a cultural showcase (previously known as the fashion show). There will be a limited number of tickets and goodie bags, so be sure to buy yours to guarantee a spot. You can also make a donation using the drop-down menu. We hope to see you there!
    When: 6:30 - 9:00 pm on Friday, April 23rd
    Where: Valley Practice Track (outside of the lifting section doors)
    Go to this link to purchase tickets, goodie bags, and/or make a donation:
    QR Code:
    internaitonal night qr code
    Comments (-1)
  • Valley Dance Team Tryouts

    Posted by Valley Dance Team on 4/19/2021

    May 1st: Registration due by 11p.m.

    May 3rd: Zoom @ 6p.m. (ALL Parents and Dancers trying out for the team need to attend, one device per household.)

    May 10, 11, 12: Tryout clinics 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Valley Southwoods.  Must be present each night.

    May 14th: Tryout Day- 6:30-8:30 p.m. @Valley Southwoods

    May 16th: Team announced via email and socials

    Click on this Tryout Packet or email with additional questions.


    Comments (-1)
  • Valley Dance Team Drop In Classes

    Posted by Valley Dance Team on 4/19/2021

    Are you interested in being on the Valley Dance Team?

    Learn what it takes to be a member of VDT at one of our drop in classes this spring:

    *Join us for one class at $10, or both for $15

    *Class location: Valley Southwoods Gym

    *Technique and Jazz class- April 27th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    *Hip Hop and Pom class- April 29th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Master classes are strongly recommended for dancers interested in the Varsity Dance Team.  

    Register here


    Comments (-1)
  • Senior Parents: NEW inserts for graduation announcements

    Posted by Brooke McTavish on 4/15/2021

    Attention SENIORS!  Herff Jones has provided FREE inserts with updated dates, times, and location for graduation.  If you would like to add these to your graduation announcements, please stop by student services to pick up as many as you need.  

    Comments (-1)
Last Modified Yesterday at 1:43 PM