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First Week Schedule @ Valley High School 2014-2015

Wednesday, August 20
Early Bird                                                                                7:30-8:14
Advisory                                                                                  8:20-8:35
First Period                                                                              8:40-9:15
Second Period                                                                         9:20-9:55
Third Period                                                                            10:00-10:40
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LUNCHES                                           10:40
Fourth & Fifth Period                                                  Normal M/Th/F lunch time
Sixth Period                                                                             12:58-1:27
Seventh Period                                                                        1:32-2:01
Eighth Period                                                                          2:06-2:35

Thursday, August 21
Early Bird                                                                                7:30-8:14
First Period                                                                              8:20-9:04 (Sophomore mtg.)
Second Period                                                                         9:09-9:53 (Junior mtg.)
Third Period                                                                            9:58-10:42 (Senior mtg.)
Fourth & Fifth Period                                                              Normal M/Th/F lunch time
Sixth Period                                                                             12:58-1:42
Seventh Period                                                                        1:47-2:31
Eighth Period                                                                          2:36-3:20

Friday, August 22
Early Bird                                                                                7:30-8:14
First Period                                                                              8:20-9:04
Second Period                                                                         9:09-9:53
Third Period                                                                            9:58-10:42
Fourth & Fifth Period                                                              Normal M/Th/F time
Sixth Period                                                                             12:58-1:42
Seventh Period                                                                        1:47-2:31
Eighth Period                                                                          2:36-3:20


Note: Lunches are “normal” Monday, Thursday, Friday schedule times!

Please remind students there are no student-initiated schedule changes the first day.


2014-15 Registration
Aug. 7  All Seniors 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 8 New Students* By Appointment
Aug. 11 All Juniors 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 12 All Sophomores 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 13 All Students** 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Valley Registration will be held in the cafeteria.
*New students call 633-4130 to set up a registration appointment.
**Anyone preferring evening hours is welcome to register Aug. 13

Due to construction, all parking lots along 35th Street/Valley West Drive will be closed. You may enter the north and west parking lots from either Woodland Ave or 39th Street. Please enter the building at the main west entrance along 39th Street. See map for details.

First day of school for the 2014-15 school year is Aug. 20. More dates in the Calendar-at-a-Glance.

Athletic Physicals Due
Athletes in 9th-12th grade planning to participate in football, volleyball, cross country, boys golf and girls swimming this coming school year, all athletic paperwork is due before the beginning of the first practice which is Monday, August 11.  Please turn all paperwork in to Mrs. Wiemers in the Athletic Office.  All athletes must turn in new forms every year. Physicals are good for 13 months. Forms for 9th graders must be turned in at Valley Southwoods. 

Welcome to our New Administrators

Tim Miller Named Valley Principal | Perrigo Recommended as Associate Principal

Tim Miller David Perrigo

The Valley High School Parent Teacher Organization would like to invite all Valley families to a Meet and Greet with Principal Tim Miller on Sunday, July 27 at 1 p.m. in the media center. Visitors should enter the main doors on Woodland Avenue. The building will also be open for people to walk around and view the new construction. The auditorium will not be available yet, but it is expected to be completed in mid-October. Hope to see you there!

Important Information for Seniors
Click Here to find out information regarding transcripts, college visits, letters of recommendation, ACT's and SAT's and Scholarships.

Cafe V
Café V - Open on October 4th
Café V is part of the Culinary Arts Program at Valley High School. This “bistro café” is located in Room 2429 at the high school where lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on most Fridays (please see schedule on Café V reservation page). Meals are $8. Take-out meals will also be available.

District staff, families, and community members are invited to enjoy lunch at Café V! Reservation are required and can be made by accessing the CAFE V HOMEPAGE or by calling 633-4122. (You will not receive a confirmation e-mail when you make a reservation.) Bon appétit!

2013-14 Schedule

View the 2013-14 VHS Schedule (pdf)

Valley Auditorium Seats

Be part of Valley's auditorium history. Purchase an old or new VHS auditorium seat.

Due to the tight schedule in the demolition and construction of the new auditorium, the sale of the seats will be from 8 a.m. to noon June 1. The cost will be $50 per chair; only checks and cash will be accepted. The chair will have to be picked up June 1. Chairs not sold will be removed by the contractors immediately so that they can start the asbestos abatement.

Chairs may be pre-ordered by sending a check to: VHS Fine Arts Fund, c/o Stacy Hansen, Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50265. If you do not make arrangements to pick up your chair June 1, your check will be accepted as a donation. You may purchase as many chairs as you like.

CLICK HERE for more information or to sponsor a seat in the new auditorium.

Air Sample Report

Valley High School's current air quality report.

Valley TigerLogo files for the public to download and use can be found in the Logo Library. Refer to and follow the guidelines stated in the Brand System Official Usage & Style Guide when using all marks. Any entity which wishes to use the logos for profit must comply with our licensing agreement.

The Board of Education for the West Des Moines Community School District approved tiger and tiger paw logo designs for use throughout the district in an effort create a brand that will instill a sense of pride and unity in the WDMCS. The tiger logo is the first official tiger logo the district has had. READ MORE




Students who park on the side streets are reminded to take note when police parking bans take effect after a snowfall, as the city will issue tickets or tow away the vehicles . REMINDER:  No parking is allowed in Valley lots without a sticker. 

All transcript requests must be in writing including a complete address to which the transcript is to be sent. A fee of $5.00 is charged for each transcript sent for graduates of Valley High School. Checks should be made payable to Valley High School and mailed along with the written request to
Valley High School, Attn. Registrar, 3650 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266-2198. Questions may be directed to the Office of the Registrar at (515) 633-4124.



Valley High School
3650 Woodland Avenue
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266-2198
515.633.4000/515.633.4099 fax