Valley Southwoods Announcements

  • Welcome to Valley Southwoods Announcements! You can now view announcements 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 an Announcement

    All WDMCS employees can submit a VSW announcement

    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 Announcements page. 
    3. Select the "Add" button.
    4. Type in all the required fields and select "Submit." 
    5. A Valley Southwoods staff member will review your submission and either approve it or get back to you with questions.

    The video explains how to submit to Valley Vibes but the process is the same for VSW announcements.

    Employees: view video tutorial 

    Students must work with a WDMCS employee to submit a VSW announcement.

VSW Announcements

  • Meals from the Heartland: Meals (March) Madness

    Posted by Brooke McTavish on 3/10/2021

    Meals from the Heartland – Meals (March) Madness

    If you’re “staycationing” for spring break or if your work group is looking to have some fun, join us for our annual Meals Madness meal packaging event! Two-hour packaging shifts will be available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at our West Des Moines Packaging Center. This is a great way to engage your coworkers, friends, and family in some fun, community service. Grab your mask and join us to package our goal of 400,000 meals!

    Sign up here

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  • Valley Girls’ Rugby Club Season Is Starting Soon

    Posted by Andrew Ridgeway on 3/9/2021

    Come out and try something new this year. Everyone from grades 9-12 is welcome. Bring along a friend to learn and have fun together. Practices are located at Indian Hills Junior High and go from from 4:30-6 p.m.

    If you are interested to learn more and want to join our girls team. Please email one of the contacts below. Hope to see new faces!

    Coach Andrew Ridgeway

    Laura Kipnusu

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  • Planet 7 Group Leader Applications

    Posted by Planet 7 on 3/9/2021

    Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30. West Des Moines Parks and Recreation is recruiting Planet 7 Group Leaders. Interested candidates must enjoy working with junior high students, be a team player, and add value to the program. Candidates who fill out a detailed application and elaborate on why they want to be a Planet 7 Leader will receive greater consideration. Those selected can earn up to 38 hours of Silver Cord credit OR $100.

    Questions? Please contact Marnie Strate at or 515-440-4748. Application:

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  • Blood Drive Sponsored by National Honor Society

    Posted by National Honor Society on 3/9/2021

    Blood Drive on Tuesday April 6, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Sponsored by National Honor Society)

    Yes! We get to have our blood drive! It is Tuesday, April 6 (odd day). The cool thing is they are bringing two big bloodmobiles! If you have any questions see Mrs. Edwards in 1630 or email at You can even get an hour for Silver Cord.

    (Check your schedule and with your parent/guardians before you sign up)

    Direct link to online schedule

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  • National Council on Youth Leadership

    Posted by National Council on Youth Leadership on 3/4/2021

    Thank you to all juniors who submitted applications for the National Council on Youth Leadership. We are proud to announce Valley’s nominees from the Class of 2022:

    • Greta Acheson
    • Katie Bonus
    • Emily Bright
    • Nelson Cavanaugh
    • Faith Cequena
    • Mia Dukle
    • Uma Dukle
    • Hunter Essmann
    • Cal Fellows
    • Claire Gilbert
    • Kristin He
    • Maddie Hollander
    • Anika Jain
    • Cameron Johnson
    • McKayla Kurtz
    • Maria Ladenburger
    • Hank Lucas
    • Alyssa Makena
    • Maddie Phillips
    • Eli Stahl
    • Nathan Steimel
    • Ellen Stetson
    • Josh Studer
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  • Need A Job?

    Posted by Waveland Golf Course on 3/4/2021

    Waveland Golf Course has summer job openings to work on the greens and grounds crew. Working at Waveland gives you golf privileges at five area Des Moines courses, 30-40 hours weekly, a competitive hourly wage, lunch provided at the clubhouse, and free uniform shirts. Must be at least 18, dependable and have reliable transportation to and from work. Contact Aaron Sander, Superintendent ( or apply in person at Waveland Clubhouse, 4908 University Ave., Des Moines.

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Last Modified on March 16, 2021