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Jun 21

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is an Executive Session for the purpose of evaluating the performance of a public employee. No action is anticipated. The regular Board Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington.  ...read more

Apr 27

Parent Steering Committee Meeting

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The next Parent Steering Committee meeting will be Thursday April 27th with a session offered in the morning and afternoon. Morning session starts will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Evening session will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Complimentary childcare will be available during the afternoon session at Valley Early Learning Center by request only. ...read more

Apr 25

Love and Logic

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Parents and educators of young children are invited to participate in Love and Logic, a series of classes designed to teach parenting strategies and share best practices. You will learn how to handle misbehavior, teach kids to listen, avoid power struggles, and know what to do when your kids leave you speechless.   ...read more

Mar 30

Parent Steering Committee Meeting

Announcements

We are so pleased that you have shown interest or have already attended a Parent Steering Committee meeting. Your input is invaluable for making decisions and coming up with new ideas. The Committee has already been instrumental in brainstorming how to improve communication between home and school. Thank you so much!  ...read more

Mar 30

Spring Fling

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2:00 p.m. | Multi-Purpose Room ...read more

Mar 24

Valley Voice - March 2017

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Don’t miss reading the spring edition of the Valley Voice newsletter! Highlights include articles about STEM in action; educators, parents and students taking positive action; first semester students awards; PHS archery; a student-written article and more. ...read more

Mar 13

Donate to the Pep Club Food Drive

Announcements

Valley School Pep Club Food Drive March 13-24. For more information click here. ...read more

Mar 02

The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist

Announcements

The Valley School Drama Club invites everyone to come and enjoy their spring production, The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist, on Thursday and Friday, March 2nd and 3rd at 6:30 p.m.    ...read more

Dec 03

Winter Craft Fair

Announcements

Valley School’s Pep Club is again hosting the Winter Craft Fair in Valley. This year’s event is December 3rd at the Valley School Multi-Purpose Room from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  ...read more

Nov 28

Highly Capable Program – Public Notice

Announcements

If you know a student who shows extraordinary ability or promise, please recommend him or her for inclusion in the Valley School District Highly Capable Program. ...read more

Nov 15

Beanie Babies Gifted to SOAR Store

Announcements

Mr. Robert Janssen Sr. found the perfect home for his late wife’s vast collection of Beanie Babies – he donated them to the Valley School SOAR Store for kids to enjoy.  ...read more

Nov 14

Dance for Kindness

Announcements

Celebrate and Empower Kindness! Students and staff will have the opportunity to be part of the 5th annual Dance for Kindness on November 14th at 2:30 p.m. in the Valley School Gym. ...read more

Nov 09

Fall Book Fair Nov 9-10

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Fall Book Fair ...read more

Nov 07

Drama Awards-November 2016 “The Velveteen Rabbit”

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Drama Awards-November 2016 “The Velveteen Rabbit” ...read more

Nov 03

The Velveteen Rabbit Nov 3rd-5th

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The Valley School Drama Club invites you to come and enjoy the engaging student performance of The Velveteen Rabbit, a heartwarming musical. ...read more

Oct 31

Sign-up for the Tree of Sharing

Announcements

Valley School District is now collecting information for the Tree of Sharing to benefit Valley community residents and students in need of assistance during gift-giving time this holiday season.  ...read more

Oct 28

Fund Run

Announcements

Once again Valley School students will run for their lives this fall! The annual Fun and Fitness Fund Run promoting heart-healthy fun for students is scheduled for Friday, October 28th. ...read more

Oct 10

Healthy Youth Survey

Announcements

Valley School will be administering the “Healthy Youth Survey” for students in grades 6 and 8 during two weeks in October, between the 10th and the 21st. ...read more

Oct 07

Tell Us How You Feel About Valley School!

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Valley School wants to know how parents, guardians and students feel about their experiences at school. Please take a moment to complete the “Valley School Climate 2016 Parent Survey.” To access the short survey, click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QWV3QRV. Your response by September 30, 2016, is appreciated. ...read more

Aug 08

98 Trees

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Ray Mina, Vice President of TreeRing, a “green” school yearbook publisher recently congratulated Valley School in a letter addressed to Gail Churape and Diana Carr, both Yearbook Co-Advisors. ...read more

Jul 01

2016 End-of-Year Awards!

Announcements

The Valley School finished up with 2015-16 school year by recognizing students for their hard work and achievements with an awards ceremony ...read more

Jun 21

Kids Eat Free This Summer!

Announcements

In conjunction with the Loon Lake School District Summer Meals program, Valley School will be serving free lunches to kids ages 18 and under. Join us weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon on the lawn near the playground through August 19th. ...read more

Jun 20

Air Monitors Are Coming to Valley

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While students and staff are enjoying summer break, air monitors will be hard at work in Valley. The Washington State Department of Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are coming to Valley this summer to conduct an air monitoring investigation. ...read more

Jun 14

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. ...read more

Jun 10

Fourth Graders Play it Cool at Math Competition

Announcements

A team of five 4th grade students tested their number know-how at the “Math Is Cool” competition in mid-April at Whitworth University in Spokane, and came home with positive experiences that have invigorated them to keep practicing and compete again next year. ...read more

Jun 10

Valley School District Refinances Bonds

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Valley School District has refinanced its callable 2005 and 2006 bonds in order to take advantage of lower interest rates. The recent refinancing will save the district’s taxpayers a total of $372,567 over the next 10 years. ...read more

Jun 09

VELC Now Accepting Enrollment Applications

Announcements

The Valley Early Learning Center (VELC) is now accepting enrollment applications for children ages 1-12. ...read more

Jun 07

Valley Student Honored by Superintendent

Announcements

Paideia High School senior Samuel “Fizi” Gentry was presented with the Valley School District Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Community Service on Wednesday, May 18th at the Board of Directors meeting. ...read more

Jun 06

Summer Camps at Valley School!

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Valley School To Host Summer Kids Camps in June, July & August. Come Join The Fun! ...read more

May 23

Book Fair with a Flair

Announcements

It was another very successful year for the Valley School Book Fair, featuring the popular “Buy One, Get One Free” opportunity for students and families. ...read more

Apr 27

New AED Easily Accessible

Announcements

Valley School District has received an automated external defibrillator (AED), provided by a grant through the Tina Charles & Hopey’s Heart Association, a foundation committed to improving sports safety and raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest. ...read more

Apr 18

Staff Drama Production May 5

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Be sure to mark your calendar for the special production of "Pirates of Penzance" by Valley School District staff members on Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m. for staff and students and 6:30 for general admission. ...read more

Apr 15

Kindergarten Orientation Coming Up!

Announcements

Please see the attached flyer for information on the upcoming Valley School Kindergarten Orientation, April 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Early registration is appreciated! ...read more

Apr 12

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Valley School District No. 70, Stevens County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a Special Meeting on April 13, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the District Office, located at 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Apr 12

Students Stock Valley Food Pantry

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Valley School students delivered a whopping 515 pounds of food to the Valley Food Pantry this spring. The food drive is an annual event, sponsored by Pep Club, and all classes participate. ...read more

Apr 05

Spring Newsletter Puts Students Front and Center

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The districtwide spring newsletter for the Valley School District is out and it is packed with great stories, resources and information. Click here to check it out today! ...read more

Mar 31

Student Success Recognized at Awards Ceremony

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Valley School students were recognized for their first semester of hard work and achivement at an awards ceremony recently.  ...read more

Mar 22

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Valley School District No. 70, Stevens County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a Special Meeting on March 23, 2016, at 1:00 PM in the District Office, located at 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Mar 18
Feb 17

Love and Logic Training Opportunity

Announcements

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the Love and LogicTM Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!® seminar  at Valley School District on March 4th and 5th.  ...read more

Feb 01

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Valley School District Office, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington.  ...read more

Jan 19

Community Wildfire Preparedness Meetings

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Join your local County Officials, Fire District Chiefs, Department of Natural Resources and neighbors to learn what action you can take now and in the future to protect your land and your community from wildfires. Click here for a list of meeting dates and locations.  ...read more

Jan 14

AmeriCorps Members to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, AmeriCorps, a service organization, will be offering lunchtime soup and sandwiches on Monday, January 18th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mary Walker School for anyone in the Mary Walker and Valley School Districts. ...read more

Jan 13

In SOAR Need

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The Valley K-8 School implemented a new behavior program this year that focuses on the positive. The children are rewarded with SOAR cards when caught being good! SOAR stands for Safety, Ownership, Attitude, and Respect, which are the key aspects of the behaviors we are looking for. ...read more

Dec 07

Students Shine at Awards Ceremony

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Student accolades were aplenty at Valley School's 1st Quarter Awards Assembly on November 16th. Recognition and certificates were handed out for attendance, effort and academic achievement by Principal Todd Smith, who stated, “I am impressed with the number of students that earned awards, and I am appreciative of all the hard work students put forth to be successful.” ...read more

Dec 04

Veterans and Students Come Together to Honor Service To Country

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Students, staff, teachers and members of the community gathered in the Valley School gymnasium to honor Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Tuesday, November 10th. ...read more

Dec 02

Winter Concert to Feature Student Performances

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Valley School will present its Winter Concert on Thursday, December 10th at 2 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. All Kindergarten through 5th grade students will sing, and 6th-8th grade music students will also participate. ...read more

Dec 02

Winter Craft Fair This Week!

Announcements

Reminder on the upcoming Winter Craft Fair on Dec. 5. Get more info here: http://www.valleysd.org/news/552 ...read more

Nov 24

Experience the Joy of Giving

Announcements

The Valley Tree of Sharing, now on display in the Valley School main entrance lobby, features gift tags describing the toys or clothing students and local kids are hoping to find under their holiday tree this year. ...read more

Nov 20

Highly Capable Program - Public Notice

Announcements

If you know a student who shows extraordinary ability or promise, please recommend him or her for inclusion in the Valley School District Highly Capable Program. This unique program helps students develop their special abilities. ...read more

Nov 20

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Nov 20

Valley Craft Fair Coming Soon!

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The Valley School Pep Club is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Valley Craft Fair, on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Valley School Multi-Purpose Room. ...read more

Nov 09

Summer School Parent Survey

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Valley School is looking at offering a Summer School program and would like feedback from parents regarding various options. This information will help guide us as we begin to plan the program.   ...read more

Nov 03

Valley School Presents 'Night at the Wax Museum'

Announcements

The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history! School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students (played by Dean Noe, Gavin Lawrence, Abby Bailey, Megan Newkirk, Julian Henn and Ashton Medrano) who don’t know much about history — they have to re-take the class in summer school.  ...read more

Oct 26

VSD Awarded Grant for Heart Saving Device

Announcements

Valley School District has been selected to receive an automated external defibrillator (AED) through the Tina Charles & Hopey’s Heart Association, a foundation committed to improving sports safety and raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). ...read more

Oct 23

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Well Attended

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The sexual abuse of children is a difficult subject, but Valley School District staff and community members aim to be “stewards of children” by being informed and prepared to respond and intervene. ...read more

Oct 21

Town Hall Meetings on WA Learning Standards

Announcements

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Ready Washington will host five tele-town halls in October and November, 2015 to build awareness and understanding of Washington’s K-12 learning standards and assessments. ...read more

Oct 20

Tree of Sharing Forms Available

Announcements

It is time to start collecting information for the tree of sharing. If your family is in need of assistance during Christmas time in providing gifts for your school child/children, please fill out a form. ...read more

Aug 29

Fire Information Meeting Sunday, 8/30

Announcements

The Washington State Patrol will hold a fire and community information meeting at the Valley School Multi-Purpose Room on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. Please call 509-722-6040 or 509-722-6165 for more information.  ...read more

Aug 25

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Work Session beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is the District Continuous Improvement Plan. ...read more

Aug 20

Due to Level 2 Fire Evacuations, VSD is Temporarily Suspending Operations.

Announcements

Due to Level 2 fire evacuations in our area, the Valley School District will be shutting down operations as of 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 20. Operations should proceed as normal on Monday morning depending on the situation. In the meantime, updates can be found on the Stevens County Fire District No. 1 Facebook Page regarding evacution updates and notices.  ...read more

Jun 29

Summer Meals around Valley Area

Announcements

More information on summer meal options in the Valley area:  Local Summer Meals USDA Summer Meal Information Flyer   ...read more

Jun 15

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. The meeting will begin with an Executive Session for the purpose of evaluating the performance of a public employee.  ...read more

Jun 15

Summer Meal Programs

Announcements

While school is out for the summer, several summer food programs are being offered in the are to children 18 years and younger.  ...read more

Jun 12

Fourth Quarter & End-of-Year Awards

Announcements

Valley School celebrated the end of the year with awards assemblies over the course of two days, Wednesday and Thursday, recognizing students for their hard work, achievement and kindness. The Citizen of the Year and a Gold Star Award were also presented.  ...read more

May 01

Creative Beginnings Month

Announcements

The theme for the month of May is all about making things and exploring what it means to be creative-it's Creative Beginnings Month!  ...read more

Apr 20

Valley School Third Quarter Awards

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Valley School third quarter student academic achievement was recognized with an awards ceremony this morning.  ...read more

Apr 16

Kindergarten Orientation Includes Free School Supplies

Announcements

The Valley School will be hosting a kindergarten orientation for students and their families on Wednesday, April 29th, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Valley School Music Room. This will be a great opportunity for parents and guardians to meet with the kindergarten teachers and to learn what to expect for the coming school year.  ...read more

Apr 13

Yellow Buses Get Green Light

Announcements

Officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) conducted their rigorous, bi-annual inspections of the Valley and Loon Lake School District buses recently and came away pleased with what they saw. ...read more

Apr 01

Keep America Beautiful

Announcements

The theme for the month of April is about finding inspiration and generating awareness to care for all of our environments!   ...read more

Mar 30

Child Abuse Prevention Rally April 1st

Announcements

On Wednesday, April 1st at noon, Stevens County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Rural Resources Victim Services, and the Colville branch of the Department of Social Health and Services (DSHS), will plant a pinwheel garden on the front lawn of the Stevens County Courthouse in honor of April’s designation as Child Abuse Awareness month.  ...read more

Mar 24

Valley School 'Spring Fling' on April 2nd

Announcements

Valley School's annual “Spring Fling” is scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd with a complimentary dinner getting underway at 5:30 p.m. and the program of music from grades K-8 starting at 7 p.m. ...read more

Mar 23

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Work Session beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the Superintendent’s Office at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is a discussion of the budget process. ...read more

Mar 23

Valley School Pep Club Food Drive

Announcements

Valley School students and staff stepped up and donated a total of 579 pounds of food to the Valley Food Pantry during Pep Club’s annual food drive this month.  ...read more

Mar 23

Student Artwork Featured at Chewelah Library

Announcements

Valley School and Paideia High School student pencil drawings are currently on display, along with works from other area students, at the Chewelah Library through the end of March.  ...read more

Mar 12

Pi Day Celebration

Announcements

From now until March 14th, we will be celebrating Pi Day!  ...read more

Mar 04

Valley SD Earns Gold Star Award

Announcements

Students at the Valley School District exceeded the state average in signing up for the College Bound Scholarship Program last year, earning the district a letter of commendation from Governor Jay Inslee and the Golden Star Award.  ...read more

Mar 01

National Idea Month

Announcements

This March we will be exploring the best ideas of the past, present and future.     ...read more

Feb 25

Nominations for 'Citizen of the Year' Open

Announcements

The Valley School Board is accepting nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award.  ...read more

Feb 12

First Semester & Second Quarter Awards

Announcements

Valley School students were recognized for their achievement and hard work today at the first semester/second quarter awards ceremony.  ...read more

Feb 01

Youth Leadership Month

Announcements

This month we willl be looking at young people who are making a difference in their communities, the arts, the sciences, and more! ...read more

Jan 26

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Jan 01

National Staying Healthy Month

Announcements

This month we will be celebrating a month of habits and choices that promote staying health!   ...read more

Dec 03

Tree of Sharing Tags Still Left

Announcements

For those who would like to make a difference in a child’s life this holiday season, there are still some tags left on the Tree of Sharing at the Valley School. ...read more

Dec 01

Famous Birthdays in December

Announcements

This month we will be celebrating famous birthdays. We will look at people who have uniquely contributed to their field or industry and we will also celebrate Universal Human Rights Day, which as an organization, turns 21 this month. ...read more

Nov 01

National Pomegranate Month

Announcements

This month we will be celebrating National Pomegranate Month! All through November we’ll be sharing recipes, experiments, literary significance, artistic inspiration, historical facts, riddles and general knowledge on the wonderful Pomegranate.    ...read more

Oct 14

Food Pantry Open House at New Location

Announcements

The Valley Food Pantry is hosting an open house at its new location on October 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Hwy. 395 and Bulldog Creek Road. Stop in a check out the new digs! ...read more

Oct 14

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Oct 06

Valley School to Participate in Great WA ShakeOut

Announcements

Valley School will be participating in the 2014 Great Washington ShakeOut Drill on October 16th at 10:16 a.m. The drill, which requires students to Drop, Cover and Hold On, is designed to  ...read more

Oct 03

Call for Holiday Craft Fest Vendors

Announcements

Valley School’s Pep Club is looking for vendors for their annual Holiday Craft Fest in Valley, scheduled for Dec. 6th. Registrations have gone out to last year’s participants and space is limited, so interested vendors are encouraged to register soon by calling Gail Churape at 935-6973. ...read more

Oct 01

National Book Month and National Cyber Security Month

Announcements

This October we are celebrating both National Book Month and National Cyber Security Month. We wanted to share the offline pleasures of a good book, and resources on how to be safe while online. ...read more

Sep 24

Win Big For Your School!

Announcements

School staff and community members are encouraged to enter a sweepstakes today, and every day, for a chance to win one of two grand prizes for our schools, including a $30,000 grant and a new playground! ...read more

Sep 19

Healthy Youth Survey To Be Conducted in October

Announcements

Valley School will be administering the Healthy Youth Survey for students in grades 6 and 8 during the week of October 13-17. The results from the survey are used to support our students and for planning, evaluating and improving programs.  ...read more

Aug 20

Middle School Supply List Letter

Announcements

The Valley School staff for grades 6-8 shared a school supply list and letter with families. Click here to read the letter.  ...read more

Aug 12

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Work Session beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, in the Superintendent’s Office at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is development of board/superintendent working procedure. ...read more

Aug 04

Surplus Tire Sale

Announcements

The Valley School District is surplussing used tires in two sizes and types. All tires are 5-plus years old and in varying condition. ...read more

Jul 01

National Ice Cream Month!

Announcements

It’s starting to heat up this summer. How about a cool treat? July is National Ice Cream Month! It’s official and has been ever since 1984. ...read more

Jun 18

Surplus Curriculum Bag Sale

Announcements

The Valley School District will be holding a surplus curriculum sale on Thursday, June 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valley School covered area (by the football field) at 3034 Huffman Road. Surplus items are in varying condition and  ...read more

Jun 12

Summer Meals

Announcements

The Summer Meals Program feeds kids and teens 18 years and under. Sites are located at places such as schools, parks and community centers. ...read more

Jun 03

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Jun 01

Weird, Wonderful Washington

Announcements

This month we’re going to be highlighting many of the weird and wonderful aspects of our amazing state. ...read more

May 09

Governor Proclaims May 9 as Child Care Provider Appreciation Day!

Announcements

We just learned from the Washington State Department of Early Learning that Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed today as Child Care Provider Appreciation Day in Washington and wish to join in celebrating our fantastic staff at the Valley Early Learning Center. Thanks for all you do! ...read more

May 02

Free School Supplies at Kindergarten Orientation

Announcements

On Wednesday, May 7th, the Valley School will be hosting a kindergarten orientation for future students from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose room. This will be an excellent opportunity for parents and guardians to  ...read more

Apr 28

New Valley School District Superintendent Selected

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Directors recently hired Ferris High School Principal Kevin Foster of Spokane to be the district’s new superintendent.  ...read more

Apr 23

Ramping Up for Spring Fling!

Announcements

Valley School students are practicing for the school’s Spring Fling on Thursday, April 24th.  ...read more

Apr 18

FREE Cultural Diversity Training

Announcements

FREE 1 Day Training and Conversation: Cultural Diversity = Socio-Economic background, Gender, Sexual Orientation, National Origin, Race/Ethnicity, Physical & Mental Abilities/Disabilities, Generational & Regional Differences, etc. ...read more

Apr 18

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Till Family

Announcements

There is a Spaghetti Dinner for the Till Family that lost their home and all their belongings in a fire. Sunday, April 27, 2014, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Springdale Community Church. Show your support for this family. Donations accepted.  ...read more

Apr 18

New VSD Superintendent Selected

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Directors came to a decision at Wednesday's board meeting on who will serve as the next superintendent for the district. A follow-up article will be posted soon, but in the meantime, here is a statement from the VSD board president Bill Wilson.  ...read more

Apr 15

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING APRIL 16

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington.  ...read more

Apr 14

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING ON APRIL 15

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold an on-going work session from 10:15 a.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, with Executive Sessions anticipated at various times.  ...read more

Apr 08

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is an executive session for the purpose of considering the qualifications of candidates for employment. ...read more

Mar 31

PUBLIC SALE OF SCHOOL BUS / REQUEST FOR BIDS

Announcements

Valley School District has a surplus school bus for sale: 1995 International, DT466 Diesel. Sealed bids will be accepted until May 2, 2014. For further details and Bid Proposal form, click here.  ...read more

Mar 18

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

Prior to the regular School Board Meeting, the Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session from 6:00 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington.  ...read more

Feb 18

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

Prior to the regular School Board Meeting, the Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Feb 13

Valley Gets Curriculum Grant

Announcements

The Valley School was selected in January to receive the Building Character with Kelso Curriculum Kit, valued at $500. Of even greater value, according to para-educator Gail Churape, who submitted the grant application, is the impact that this curriculum will have on students.   ...read more

Feb 06

Doodle 4 Google Competition

Announcements

Google is holding its annual “Doodle 4 Google” competition, which is a challenge to all K-12 students to consider the theme “If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…” and to create a doodle for their panel of judges to consider.  ...read more

Feb 04

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

  The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5th, at the Valley School District Office, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to choose a consulting firm to assist in the recruitment, selection and employment of a Superintendent. Action is anticipated. ...read more

Jan 22

T-Shirt Fund-Raiser

Announcements

Anyone interested in ordering a T-shirt, designed by Valley School’s own Diana Carr, as part of a fund-raiser for Valley School 5th grader Eden Clemmer, can do download the form here. Eden is currently receiving treatment for ovarian cancer. All funds raised by the T-shirt orders will go to the Clemmer family to help with medical expenses. Thanks for your support! ...read more

Jan 22

Easter Lily Sale!

Announcements

Valley School Drama Club is selling Easter Lilies grown by the Garden Springs Nursery in Deer Park. Orders are due to the school by Friday, March 28th and the lilies will be available for pickup on Monday, April 14th in time for Easter on April 20th.  ...read more

Jan 20

Chewelah Community Arts Show

Announcements

Artists of all ages, media and proficiencies will display their best art work in the 15th Annual Community Arts Show, sponsored by the Chewelah ARTS Guild, on January 24-26.  ...read more

Dec 30

Local Fundraiser for Eden Clemmer

Announcements

10 year old Eden Clemmer of Springdale has recently been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. We would like to invite all of you to a benefit Taco Bar dinner and auction to help this family of 6 during this difficult time.  ...read more

Dec 17

Hats Off for Eden

Announcements

Valley School staff and students are rallying around a 5th grader just diagnosed with cancer. One student and his family printed and sold a big batch of stickers as a show of support and as a fundraiser, selling out in one morning. Someone else launched a hat drive, which will run until January 31st. Click here for details on the hat drive.   ...read more

Nov 27

Stewards of Children Community Training

Announcements

Stewards of Children is a sexual abuse prevention training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is evidence-based and 3rd party evaluated.  ...read more

Nov 12

Tree of Sharing Up at Valley School

Announcements

The annual Tree of Sharing is now up at the Valley School office for anyone who would like to brighten a child’s holiday season.  ...read more

Oct 25

Mock Election Starts Monday!

Announcements

The Washington State student Mock Election, held every year the week before national Election Day, gets underway on Monday, October 28th. ...read more

Oct 15

Fair Book Cover Contest Winners

Announcements

The Valley Community Fair Association announced the winners of the Annual Fair Book Cover Contest last week. ...read more

Sep 19

PHS Boosters for Bears Rummage Sale

Announcements

The Paideia High School Boosters for Bears is holding a rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 5th at Ranch Hand Tractors in Chewelah.  ...read more

Sep 13

FIRE DRILL!!!

Announcements

If you heard bells ringing, it was with good reason. VSD as part of it's safety measures had an old school FIRE DRILL!!! ...read more

Sep 12

Help VSD win $5,000!

Announcements

I’m hoping you might take the time to enter this contest (for Valley School 99181) and continue to enter until Tuesday, November 26th.  I put it on my calendar and make it one of my daily tasks.  ...read more

Sep 11

New Valley Skills & Resource Center to Open

Announcements

The community is invited to attend an open house for the Valley Skills & Resource Center on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the VL Transport Center on the corner of Hwy. 395 and Bulldog Road. ...read more

Aug 06

Get Ready for School Sports!

Announcements

The Chewelah Community Health Clinic (located at 518 E. Clay) is offering sports physicals on August 14th and 19th. Call 509-935-8424 to schedule an appointment. ...read more

Jun 18

Could Your Family Use More Food This Summer?

Announcements

CouldYour Family Use More Food This Summer? There are programs that can help. ...read more

Jun 10

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Valley School District Office, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to take action on the 2013-2014 District Organizational Structure and Reduction in Force list. Action is anticipated. ...read more

Apr 29

RUMMAGE SALE, May 4th!

Announcements

PHS is having a RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER, Saturday, May 4th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the VL Transport at the corner of Bulldog Creek Rd and HWY 395. ...read more

Apr 23

Highly Capable Program

Announcements

Do you know a student who excels in science, history, writing, problem solving or creative thinking? If so, you are invited to nominate this student for Valley School’s Highly Capable Program. ...read more

Apr 21

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

  The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Valley School Multipurpose Room, 3034 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Apr 17

Valley Kindergarten Orientation & Registration

Announcements

Parents of kindergarten-age children not already attending the Valley Early Learning Center are invited to the Valley School Kindergarten Orientation and Registration event on April 24th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Valley School. ...read more

Mar 15

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The meeting will be an executive session for the purpose of an evaluation of a public employee. No action is anticipated. ...read more

Mar 04

Mini-grant Puts History on the Big Screen for Students

Announcements

The Paideia High School history class recently received $112 from the Spokane Area Retired Educators Association in support of a school field trip connected with the students’ studies of the Civil War. The funds will be used for a culminating activity in Spokane where students will watch the motion picture Lincoln.  ...read more

Feb 12

New Parent Resources

Announcements

The Valley School website sports some new resource links for students, parents and teachers, thanks to Scholastic. ...read more

Jan 08

Valley School Ski School Underway

Announcements

The Valley School Ski School is starting up. Check out all the details here. ...read more

Dec 10

Good Search

Announcements

Valley School students and teachers are supporting their school by doing something they do every day: search the Internet. ...read more

Nov 30

PHS Students to Perform for Valley School

Announcements

Paideia High School students will perform their winter concert for the Valley School on Thursday, December 13th from 1 to 2 p.m. The PHS staff and students will also lead the Valley School in a sing-a-long on Friday, December 14th from 10 to 11 a.m. Both performances will be held in the Valley School Multi-Purpose room. ...read more

Nov 29

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district’s public statement on the recent audits.  Action is anticipated. ...read more

Nov 27

Fund Run

Announcements

Students clocked in more than 1,400 laps around the school during the recent Fund Run to spotlight health and fitness while raising funds for the Valley School’s ASB. ...read more

Nov 20

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING TIME CHANGE

Announcements

  The Valley School District Board of Director’s has changed the Wednesday, November 21st Board meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Valley School District Office, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, WA  99181. ...read more

Nov 13

Eighth Grade Poinsettia Sale!

Announcements

Eighth Grade 6” Poinsettia Sale: $10 each or 2 for $18. Red, White and Peppermint (which is a peachy color). Orders are due by November 26th. Deliveries will be made on November 30th. ...read more

Nov 06
Nov 01

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

The Valley School District Board of Director’s will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Valley School District Offices, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The meeting will consist of an Executive Session for the purpose of evaluating a public employee. No action is anticipated at this time.  ...read more

Oct 22

Tree of Sharing

Announcements

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s time for the annual Valley School Tree of Sharing program, where those who can, purchase practical Christmas presents for the less fortunate members of our community. ...read more

Sep 27

Healthy Youth Survey

Announcements

During the week of October 15th – 19th, Valley School students, grades 6 and 8 will participate in the Healthy Youth Survey, a voluntary and anonymous study that will help schools and state agencies tailor their services to better serve student’s needs. ...read more

Sep 20

New Counselor

Announcements

Valley School is pleased to welcome Natalee Reid as the new school counselor. Since the beginning of the year, she’s been meeting with students. “I think it is important to teach kids we are all lifelong students and that we never stop learning,” she said. “I am a mentor and advocate for your child. I will assist students and their families, connecting them with resources they may need.”  ...read more

Sep 11

Valley School Open House Tonight!

Announcements

Valley School Open House will take place tonight, September 11th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room! ...read more

Sep 11

Skyward Now Available to Families

Announcements

Valley School students and families now have access to Skyward, a user-friendly online tool for accessing student information such as attendance, food service, grades, test scores, email notifications, and more. ...read more

Sep 07

Valley School Reviews Special Needs Testing

Announcements

The Valley School is hosting the State’s Needs Assessment Team on Sept. 17th and 18th to examine how the school can improve its state testing scores for special needs students. ...read more

Aug 14

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Valley School District No. 70, Stevens County, Washington (the “District”) will participate in a Special Work Session from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on August 15th, 2012, in the District Offices, located at 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. The purpose of the work session is to discuss the district’s legislative priorities. No action is anticipated. The August 15th, 2012 regular meeting of the Board of Directors will begin at 6:30 p.m. ...read more

Aug 09

Whooping Cough Update

Announcements

Washington State is in the midst of a whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic. Nearly 3,300 cases have been reported so far this year—more than the State has recorded in seventy years. Read more... ...read more

Aug 08

Valley School District Surplus Sale!

Announcements

The Valley School District will be holding its annual surplus sale for one day only on Thursday, August 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the VL Transport Center on 3150 Bulldog Creek rd., Valley, WA 99181 (on the corner of Bulldog Creek rd. and Hwy. 395). ...read more

Jul 30

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Announcements

NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Valley School District No. 70, Stevens County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a Special Meeting on July 31st, 2012, at 5:00 PM in the Office of the Superintendent, located at 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington. ...read more

Jul 23

Free Sports Physicals

Announcements

Attention all athletes! There are four dates left to get a free sports physical at the Springdale Health Clinic or the Loon Lake Clinic. ...read more

Jul 18

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING <-- CANCELLED

Announcements

This meeting has been cancelled. ...read more

Jun 18

New Crosswalk Coming to the Valley School

Announcements

The Valley School was awarded a $5,000 Lowe’s Grant to build a crosswalk on Huffman road to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors to the school campus. ...read more

Jun 12

New Website for the Valley Early Learning Center

Announcements

The Valley Early Learning Center has a new website with all the information prospective parents need to know. It includes rates, program philosophy, curriculum, a meal plan, a daily schedule and information on the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). In addition to these resources, the site has contact information and a downloadable enrollment packet.   ...read more

Jun 07

Free Summer Lunch Program

Announcements

Beginning Monday, June 18th, all kids under the age of 18 can enjoy a free lunch every weekday, Monday – Friday, throughout the summer thanks to the Summer Lunch Program. Children of all ages will enjoy well-balanced meals and have an opportunity to see their friends from school.  ...read more

May 24

Whooping Cough Epidemic

Announcements

The State of Washington has declared a whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic, a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing that makes it hard to breathe. It is potentially fatal for young children, and infants with severe cases should be hospitalized. ...read more

Apr 27

Staff Drama Production: 'The Big Bad Musical'

Announcements

The Valley School staff is pleased to announce the debut of “The Big Bad Musical” for one night only on May 3rd for two 45-minute shows: a 2 p.m. show, and a 6:30 p.m. show in the Multi-Purpose Room. ...read more

Apr 27

Info Session on Unique High School Program

Announcements

Families with high school-aged students interested in an innovative and academically rigorous high school experience are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming informational meetings at the Paideia High School in Valley on May 1st and May 9th at 6:30 p.m. ...read more

Apr 24

Celebrating Education: Join Us for the 5-8 Grade Curriculum Fair!

Announcements

The Grades 5-8 Curriculum Fair, where families can experience what their students have learned, will be celebrating its fourth year using the Core Knowledge Curriculum on Thursday, April 26th from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  ...read more

Apr 24

Camp Revolution

Announcements

Parents of challenging children are invited to attend Camp Revolution, which teaches practical techniques for successfully raising children with mental health issues from June 3rd – 9th. Camp Revolution is for parents, foster parents, educators and anyone who works with challenging children. ...read more

Apr 19

Whooping Cough Information from the Department of Health

Announcements

The Department of Health recently announced that whooping cough has reached epidemic levels in Washington. We’ve already had almost 900 cases this year, and it shows no signs of slowing.  We’re on a pace to have the highest number of cases in decades. Babies that catch whooping cough are most at risk for serious disease, and they’re too young to get enough doses of the vaccine to be protected. So, it’s up to all of us—families, caregivers, and communities—to protect them by getting vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis). ...read more

Apr 16

Valley School Enrolling Kindergartners

Announcements

Ten families attended the Kindergarten Orientation on March 28th, where they got to explore their classroom, meet their teacher, sit on a school bus, and snack on milk and cookies.  ...read more

Apr 16

Learn About the Natural History of Stevens County

Announcements

Everyone in the Valley community is invited to the Valley School Multi-Purpose Room for a presentation by historian and naturalist, Jack Nisbet, on Monday, April 23rd from 9 – 10 a.m. An author of six books and a number of articles, Mr. Nisbet will lecture on the natural history of Stevens County.  ...read more

Apr 16

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences

Announcements

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from Wednesday to Friday, April 18th – 20th. ...read more

Apr 06

Advance Parenting for Challenging Children Seminar

Announcements

Parents are invited to attend Advanced Parenting for Challenging Children, a three-day seminar hosted by the Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center, which teaches practical techniques for successfully raising children with RAD, ADHD, ADD, ODD and Autism Spectrum.  ...read more

Mar 22

Abduction Alert In Springdale Area

Announcements

According to Stevens County Sherriff’s Patrol Captain, Andy Harbolt, a white male, 18-20 years old, driving a green SUV-type vehicle, made an attempt to abduct two girls south of Springdale last night at about 5:00 PM. Another attempt was made in Springdale at about 7:00 PM. Springdale Superintendent Kevin Jacka reports that the suspect was by the burned gas station talking to a high school girl yesterday evening. The suspect was asking questions about dates and times of school sporting events. ...read more

Mar 08

Art Contest for 2012 Voters' Pamphlet

Announcements

Calling all 4th - 5th grade artists! The Office of the Secretary of State is accepting art from Washington State students, grades 4 - 5, for the 2012 Kids' Art Contest. The winning picture will be featured in the 2012 General Election Washington State Voters' Pamphlet and seen by 3.5 million voters.  ...read more

Mar 01

Read Across America with Dr. Seuss

Announcements

Parents are invited to read to K-5 classes. ...read more

Feb 10

School Picture Day February 22nd!

Announcements

Valley School picture day scheduled for February 22nd! Picture envelopes will be sent home with students on Monday, February 13th. ...read more

Feb 06

Artist Visits Valley Campus

Announcements

On February 6th, Seattle artist Michael Dupille will visit the Valley School to get inspired by the landscape and people in the Valley community. Mr. Dupille has been commissioned to create a piece of original art for the school, thanks to a program of the Washington State Arts Commission called, Art in Public Places. ...read more

Feb 06

It's All Downhill from Here: Valley Ski School

Announcements

Attention all snow sports enthusiasts, the Valley Ski School will be back in session at 49 Degrees North for four Saturday classes on March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. The Valley School will provide free transportation by bus to and from the mountain. ...read more

Feb 06

Mark Your Calendars: K-4 Curriculum Fair

Announcements

On Thursday, February 23rd the K-4 Curriculum Fair will be held in the Valley School multi-purpose room from 5 – 7:30 p.m. All Valley School families are cordially invited to attend and see what their kids have been learning.  ...read more

Nov 07

New Board Member at Valley School District

Announcements

New school board member, Crystal Hubert, was sworn in at the Valley School District School Board meeting on Wednesday, October 19th. ...read more

Oct 21

Valley School Gets Children's Literacy Grant

Announcements

Valley School is the proud recipient of the Page Ahead Grant! ...read more

Sep 12

Valley Back-to-School Open House & Dinner

Announcements

The Valley School held its annual Open House, welcoming families back for another exciting year on Thursday, September 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...read more

Jun 28

Highly Capable Program

Announcements

Do you know a student who excels in science, history, writing, problem solving or creative thinking? ...read more

May 16

Bringing Smiles to Your Family

Announcements

On May 24th the Valley School will be bussing 24 lucky students to the SmileMobile in Springdale for a discounted visit to the dentist. ...read more

Feb 07

Preschool Pilot Program

Announcements

Valley School is launching a pilot preschool program on February 15th with plans to offer a full-fledged program in the fall. ...read more

Dec 09

Fund Run Success

Announcements

On November 24th, the half-court line of the Valley School gym was covered with banana cream, brown hair and flecks of pie crust from the annual Fund Run Awards Ceremony. ...read more

Sep 24

School Bus Safety Week

Announcements

Bus safety week is October 18-22, 2010. ...read more

Sep 13

Building Dedication & Open House

Announcements

The Valley School District Office & Columbia Virtual Academy held a building dedication and open house in honor of the new home for VSD and CVA offices. ...read more

Aug 09

While You Were Away...

Announcements

While students were away, enjoying their sunny, summer breaks, Valley School District was a-buzz with activity in every direction. Here is some of what we were up to while you were away. ...read more

Jul 29

New High School Program in Valley

Announcements

The Valley School District’s dream to rekindle its high school program has finally come to life! ...read more

Apr 06

New District Logo

Announcements

The district has recently adopted a new logo. ...read more

Feb 08

Love the Bus!

Announcements

  February 14th is generally relegated to the flowers, cards and candy of Valentine's Day, but did you know that it also is a day to celebrate some of your school district's most important members? ...read more

Jan 13

Board Members Recognized for Service to Valley School District

Announcements

Paul Voelker and Bill Wilson were recognized at the December school board meeting for their continued service to the Valley School District. ...read more

Dec 17

Valley School District Construction Update

Announcements

The Valley School grounds are a-buzz with activity as construction commences at a feverish pitch in a race against the impending winter weather. So far, project work is meeting high quality standards and churning out on schedule. ...read more

Dec 17

Valley Bus Drivers Emphasize Safety on the Roadways

Announcements

Winter proves to be a tricky time for most drivers, who must face ice, snow, slush or any combination of adverse weather conditions as they navigate the roadways. ...read more

Oct 12

Valley Recognized as One of the Highest Improving Schools in the State

Announcements

Valley School is being recognized as one of the “Great Schools 2009,” an award that celebrates improvement in student academic growth in the areas of reading and mathematics over the last five years. ...read more

May 18

First Annual 5th-8th Grade Curriculum Fair

Announcements

The entire community is invited to the 5th - 8th Grade Curriculum Fair featuring "museum" displays on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. ...read more

Dec 31

Eighth Grade Poinsettia Sale!

Announcements

Eighth Grade 6” Poinsettia Sale: $10 each or 2 for $18. Red, White and Peppermint (which is a peachy color). Orders are due by November 26th. Deliveries will be made on November 30th. ...read more

Dec 31

Eighth Grade Poinsettia Sale!

Announcements

Eighth Grade 6” Poinsettia Sale: $10 each or 2 for $18. Red, White and Peppermint (which is a peachy color). Orders are due by November 26th. Deliveries will be made on November 30th. ...read more

Dec 31

Stewards of Children Community Training

Announcements

Stewards of Children is a sexual abuse prevention training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is evidence-based and 3rd party evaluated.  ...read more

Dec 31

Accepting Bids for 15,000 Gallon Fuel Tank

Announcements

Valley School District is selling a surplus 15,000 gallon Ace UL 142 dike fuel tank. Sealed bids will be accepted until May 30, 2014.  ...read more