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Thank you for your continued support working together as part of the Valley High School learning community. This January marks the registration process for student course requests next year. It is very important that parents and students make sound course request decisions for the following school year. Staffing and scheduling decisions are based on these requests providing the most opportunities for the students of VHS. Therefore, changes to these decisions will be extremely limited, protecting resources, class sizes and scheduling opportunities for all of our students. The Valley Curriculum Catalog will be online this year over Winter Break. If students have limited computer access, paper copies are available in the Counseling Center. Monday, January 12 marks Registration Planning Day. Seniors will not be required to attend, but will need to turn in Life After High School Planning Day Form to their Advisors on January 27. If there are any questions about this process, please contact Dr. Erika Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies available in counseling center.
Below, please find the important registration dates:
Registration Planning Day
- Elective Video in Advisory Please note: For the 2015-16 school year, Construction Technology, Introduction to Electronics, and Practical Electronics represented on the video will not be available.
- Life After High School Planning Day - Seniors Only
6 p.m.; 7 p.m.
Freshmen Parent Night and Registration Informational Sessions
VHS PAC (to begin for freshmen parents)
Registration Planning Sheet to Advisors; Course Requests in Portal
Meetings with Counselors; Course Requests Final
On Thursday, January 22 after the Freshman Parent Night, there will also be informative sessions in the Media Center and Counseling Center on the below listed topics. All parents and students are welcome to attend.
Media Center-Special Programming
7:00 pm NCAA Requirements
7:10 pm PSAT, SAT, and ACT
7:20 pm ELP and Honors Diploma
7:30 pm Scholars of Distinction
7:40 pm Advanced Placement
7:50 pm DMACC dual-enrollment
7:00 pm Business and Computer Science
7:10 pm Family Consumer Science and Teacher Academy
7:20 pm Technology Education and Project Lead the Way
7:30 pm World Language
7:40 pm Music and Drama
7:50 pm Art
On January 12, 2015, the Valley sophomores, juniors, faculty and administration will be participating in Registration Planning Day. This day is dedicated for 2015-2016 course registration, helping students decide the most appropriate courses for which to register next year. If January 12 is a snow day, it will be on January 13.
Therefore, seniors do not need to attend school on January 12, 2015. Instead, they are to spend the day planning for life after Valley High School. Appropriate activities might include: writing college/job applications, visiting a school, or shadowing or interviewing a professional. All seniors will be automatically excused through Student Services.
To hold our seniors accountable that their time is being used wisely, we ask that they fill out the attached form and turn it into their advisors by January 27. These will be distributed in advisory. If they fail to do so, 5 suspension points will be added to their record. Thank you in advance for your support in helping our seniors plan their futures.
Accelerated Pathways (pdf)
CTE and Arts Brochure (pdf)
Scholar Designations (pdf)
World Languages (pdf)
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Information and Registration Form
Student athletes, it is never too early to get your physical, eligibility form and health/injury form turned in to the activities office if you are planning on participating in a winter sport (basketball, bowling, wrestling or boys swimming). All necessary forms are right outside the activities office or can be downloaded from the Valley website. Fall sport athletes can wait until their season is over before coming to the athletic office and switching paperwork.
Reminder: Your name will not be put on the roster until all paperwork is in!! Go to Infinite Campus and check your schedule. If the winter sport that you want to participate in is not on your schedule, you are not on the roster and you will not be able to practice. If you have questions, stop by the athletic office soon!!
The Valley Instructional Coaches have created a blog, Valley Tiger's Eye, that will be used to communicate what they see and do over the course of thew school year. They hope to give insigt as to what is happening in their classrooms and where they are headed. Be sure to take a look. Valley Tiger's Eye
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Tim Miller Named Valley Principal | Perrigo Recommended as Associate Principal
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!
Click Here to find out information regarding transcripts, college visits, letters of recommendation, ACT's and SAT's and Scholarships.
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 11:45 a.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!
Logo 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.