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Mar 02

The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist

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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

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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 15

Beanie Babies Gifted to SOAR Store

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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

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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 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 28

Fund Run

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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

Jul 01

2016 End-of-Year Awards!

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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 17

'Hands On' Learning

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The Valley School’s third grade music class learned first-hand what it takes to drum to their own beat when Superintendent Foster introduced them to the rhythms and techniques of an African drum called a “djembe.” ...read more

Jun 13

Parachute Play Provides Fun Skills Development

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A sunny day prompted a special activity on the Valley School playground. P.E. teacher Rhea Ross brought out a real treat for her kindergarten students: a brightly colored nylon parachute! ...read more

Jun 10

Fourth Graders Play it Cool at Math Competition

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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 07

Face Painting on Earth Day!

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Face Painting on Earth Day! ...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

Jun 03

Hats Off to Trees

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This past winter and early spring, Valley Early Learning Center (VELC) preschool students explored trees through an extended six week learning unit. The class welcomed Justin Mellis, a father of an enrolled student and an electrician at a local logging mill, who spoke with students about the many uses of trees. ...read more

Jun 02

Looking Back to Earth Day

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Valley School Pep Club organized several activities to help fellow students celebrate the wonderful planet we live on in recognition of Earth Day in April. ...read more

May 25

Inspiring Science at Valley School

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The “Science on Wheels” van rolled into town recently, providing Valley School K-8 students with a variety of fun and educational hands-on experiences in science and physics. ...read more

May 23

Book Fair with a Flair

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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

May 19

Music En Masse

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Paideia High School music students came together in March with students from fourteen area schools at the annual Panorama Music Festival sponsored by the Panorama Music Educators Consortium. ...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!

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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

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

Apr 04

Students Have Something to Dance About

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Gina Greenwood, a local dance and fitness instructor, led 150 kindergarten through fifth grade students to a new level of fitness. ...read more

Mar 25

Spring Drama Production Packed with Talent

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The Valley School Drama Club's March 2016 production of The Secret Garden was a fantastic success. Click here to see the drama awards handed out to this year's outstanding cast and crew and see some pictures from the production below.   ...read more

Mar 18
Feb 24

Pep Club Lends Hearts and Hands

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Valley School Pep Club members visited the Valley Early Learning Center (VELC) with lots of colorful supplies in hand to help early learners cut and paste and transform paper into Valentines for their loved ones. ...read more

Feb 05

Valley Eagles Boys Basketball Team Getting Results

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Coach Josh Clemmer and assistant coach Eric Blackburn are training up 13 middle school boys who are working hard to develop into a team, and their efforts are producing results. The Eagles are currently 2 and 2 after recently winning a come-from-behind game against Cusick on Monday, Feb. 1. All five starters contributed at both ends of the floor, with several support players coming in to help the Eagles gain the win. ...read more

Jan 26

Joining the Circle of Type I Diabetes Awareness

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In honor of National Diabetes Month in November and a very special kindergarten student, Hazelle Twichell, the kindergarten and first grade classes joined together for some activities to increase everyone’s understanding of Type I diabetes. ...read more

Jan 25

When in Rome...

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What was it like in ancient Rome? Ask any 3rd grader! On Friday, January 15th, Mrs. Tilla’s students experienced a bit of history first-hand at a Roman “feast” of grape juice, cheese and bread. ...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 17

Students Bend Santa's Ear

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Santa and Mrs. Claus had their hands full at Valley School. The jolly couple arrived on Thursday, December 10th to take note of what students are hoping for the holidays. Classes from Kindergarten to 5th grade were not shy to fill Santa’s ear with wishes and whispers. ...read more

Dec 16

Winter Concert Pulls Heartstrings

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Students from each class, including Paideia High school, offered up their voices to celebrate the season to a full house during the Valley School Winter Concert in the Multi-Purpose room on Thursday, December 10th. ...read more

Dec 09

Fall Drama Club Awards

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Click here for the list of drama awards handed out for the fantastic cast (including Paideia High School students) and crew of the Valley School Drama Club's recent production of Night at the Wax Museum. ...read more

Dec 08

VELC Students Cooking Up A Storm

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Valley Early Learning Center Preschool students have been hearing the classic story of Stone Soup over the past weeks. To bring the story home, students brought vegetables and other items they wanted to add to their pot of soup from home. ...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!

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

Nov 27

Fund Run Recap

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At the end of October, Valley School students ran for their lives! The annual Fun and Fitness Fund Run promotes heart-healthy fun for the kids and energizes school spirit. All students participated in this school-wide fundraising activity to benefit the school’s Associated Student Body (ASB). ...read more

Nov 03

Valley School Presents 'Night at the Wax Museum'

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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

Sep 10

Meet and Greet at Valley School Open House

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Families, students and staff got to connect and learn more about each other at Valley School’s annual Open House, held Sept. 9.  ...read more

Sep 04

Valley Eagles SOAR to New Heights

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Teachers, students and support staff gathered in the Valley School gymnasium on Thursday to kick-off the new S.O.A.R. program. S.O.A.R. – Safety, Ownership, Attitude and Respect exemplifies and supports positive behaviors, respect for others, good choices and a safe environment.  ...read more

May 12

Valley Staff Share "Magic" in All of Us Through Humorous Production

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Staff members from throughout the Valley School District put on a great show last week with their humorous and dramatic production of Magic in Me. ...read more

Apr 22

Kindergarteners Paint Mother’s Day Bird Houses

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A grand combination of concentration, creativity and color was on display in the Valley School kindergarten class this morning as students went to work painting a variety of decorative bird houses for Mother’s Day. ...read more

Mar 09

'Rockin' Tale of Snow White' A Hit!

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The Valley School Drama Club's spring production of the Rockin' Tale of Snow White was a hilarious, entertaining and well-performed retelling of the familiar story.  ...read more

Mar 02

Guest Readers at Valley School

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Valley School students, K-5, celebrated Read Across America Day today with guest readers sharing a wide range of stories, from excerpts about the life of Steve Jobs to the list of nasty things eaten by the little sister - yeach!  ...read more

Dec 17

Full House for Valley School Christmas Sing-A-Long

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Valley School K-5 students, staff, families and the community turned out in force on Monday afternoon for the school's 2nd Annual Christmas Sing.  ...read more

Dec 15

Santa Visits Valley School

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus paid a visit to the Valley School this morning, much to the delight of students, staff and families from the community who all came by to have their pictures taken and share in some jolly, holiday laughs. ...read more

Dec 11

Pep Club Makes Holiday Crafts With Preschoolers

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The Valley School Pep Club spent some time with the students at the Valley Early Learning Center (VELC) today making holiday crafts.  ...read more

Nov 14

'A Fairy Tale Christmas' Play a Hit!

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Valley School's drama production of A Fairy Tale Christmas was a hit! See photos from the show below.  ...read more

Oct 31

Pep Club Decorates Pumpkins with Preschoolers

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The Valley School Pep Club had a great time visiting with preschoolers at the Valley Early Learning Center and helping them to find pumpkins in the playground and bring them in and decorate them. Thank you Pep Club! ...read more

May 12

K-4 Mother's Day Tea

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Valley School K-4 students celebrated Mother's Day on Friday with a special Mother's Day Tea. The students sang songs of mother appreciation and presented the many mothers in attendance with pictures the students created for the event, and then sat down together to tea and tasty treats.  ...read more

May 09

Chewelah Song & Dance Visits Valley

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Chewelah Song & Dance from Chewelah High School visited Valley School and put on an hour-long show of singing, dancing and acting, covering a wide range of musical eras and styles. Thank you to the group for sharing your creative talents! ...read more

May 02

Staff Drama Gets Top Marks

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Valley School District staff put on an entertaining production of "Recess" on Friday, with an all-Valley School show and an evening presentation for the community. View a few pictures from the show here.  ...read more

Mar 28

Valley School Spring Talent Show

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The Valley School Spring Talent Show featured everything from ballet and martial arts to singing and group dance choreography. Check out pictures below! ...read more

Jan 29

Jr. ASB Hosts Community Artist Event

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Community artists gathered at the Valley School to share their works, and how they practice their craft, with students at the school on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The event was hosted by the Valley School Jr. ASB as part of Art Month. ...read more

Jan 23

KREM2's Katie Boer Visits Valley School

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She may have been a ball girl for the Mariners, swam with over 200 sharks for a TV segment, received numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, and is now at home in front of a TV camera, but it’s still taken her awhile not to be nervous in front of a class of elementary school students. There was nothing to worry about, however, when KREM2 morning weather anchor and reporter Katie Boer paid a visit to Mrs. Tilla's fourth grade class at the Valley School. They loved her.  ...read more

Dec 17

Pep Club Visits Valley Preschool and Chewelah Head Start

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Pictures (courtesy Gail Churape) from the Valley Pep Club’s recent visits to the Valley Preschool and the Chewelah Head Start. The club brought the youngsters warm hats, gloves, coloring books and other small gifts. The club spent time at both centers doing Christmas crafts with the children and getting to know them. This is one of the Pep Club’s favorite activities of the year, which is funded by the annual Craft Fair held at the Valley School. ...read more

Dec 17

Santa Makes a Visit to Valley School

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Santa dropped by to visit with Valley School and VELC students. ...read more

Dec 02

Annual Craft Fest Dec. 7th

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Area crafters will be displaying their wares at the Holiday Craft Fest, set for December 7th at the Valley School Multi-purpose room from 10 – 4:30. The annual event is the school Pep Club’s largest fundraiser of the year and the event always draws a large crowd. ...read more

Nov 15

Hats and Hoods for the Hungry

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The Valley School Pep Club’s “Hats and Hoods for the Hungry” brought in a total of $68 and 43 pounds of food for the Valley Food Pantry in October and November. ...read more

Nov 08

Veteran's Day Assembly

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Valley School and Paideia High School celebrated Veteran’s Day this morning with the Scout’s presentation of the colors, recognition of the veteran’s in attendance and a special guest speaker and Valley School graduate Major Mark Scott of the 141st Maintenance Operations Flight Commander. ...read more

Nov 01

2013 Valley Fund Run

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Here are some pictures from Valley School's annual Fund Run fundraiser: ...read more

Nov 01

VELC Celebrates Halloween

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Here are some pictures from the Valley Early Learning Center's Halloween tour of CVA and the Valley School District Office: ...read more

Sep 23

No Shortage of Pep at Valley School Rally

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Today’s pep rally at the Valley School featured the boys’ football players against the girls’ volleyball players in a competition for the much-coveted spirit stick. Competition events included a volleyball game with a gigantic, inflatable volleyball, an enormous plastic egg balancing relay, a blindfolded donut-on-a-string eating challenge, and a five-marshmallows-on-a-string challenge. The result? The boys swept the girls in all events and ran away with the spirit stick! ...read more

Aug 06

Get Ready for School Sports!

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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

May 30

PHS Spring Concert

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Paideia High School students put on a special afternoon performance of their Spring Concert for the entire Valley School on Thursday, May 30, 2013. ...read more

May 29

Crazy Hair Day!

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It was Crazy Hair Day on May 29th, thanks to the Valley School Jr. ...read more

May 02

Spirit Stick

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The boys wrested the coveted Spirit Stick back from the girls in today’s Spirit Stick Challenge. ...read more

Mar 01

Read Across America

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Valley School celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with a Read Across America event today. Check out pics from this wondeful event. ...read more

Mar 01

Scientific Ocean Adventures!

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O.A.R. Northwest is hosting an incredible learning opportunity online. Read more about it here and follow along their exciting journey at home! ...read more

Jan 08

Valley School Ski School Underway

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

May 17

Pep Club Setting a Good Example for Preschoolers

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The Pep Club visited the Valley Early Learning Center and the Chewelah Head Start Program for Earth Day to mentor preschoolers and show them some environmentally friendly activities. “The children love it,” said Chewelah Head Start assistant teacher, Orla Colvin. “The girls are so nice and it’s wonderful to have members of the community sharing with our children about not littering and the environment.”  ...read more

Apr 24

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

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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 16

Odyssey of the Mind Teams Get Creative at Competition

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Three teams of Valley School students competed in the state competition for Odyssey of the Mind in Garibaldi, Oregon. ...read more

Apr 16

Learn About the Natural History of Stevens County

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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

Mar 23

Odyssey of the Mind Competition Pictures

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Here are a few pictures from the Odyssey of the Mind Competition, held in Garibaldi, Oregon on March 17, 2012.  ...read more

Mar 05

Pics from Dr. Suess Day

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A few quick pics from a great holiday at Valley School... Dr. Seuss Day! ...read more

Mar 01

Pep Club Valentine's Pics

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The Pep Club participated in a Valentine project at the preschool on Feb 6th. Flowergram deliveries were made Feb 14th to the district office, the preschool and throughout the school. ...read more

Jan 03

Great American Smokeout

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During the week of November 14th – 18th Valley School students participated in the Great American Smokeout, five days of fun-filled activities to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. ...read more

Nov 07

Fifth Grade Aiming High

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Students from Mr. Rindlisbacher’s fifth grade class gathered on the playfield wearing grins as they lugged their decorated “rockets” to the launch pad.  ...read more

May 16

Native American Storyteller

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Valley School elementary students packed together in the gym to listen to master Native American storyteller Dayton Edmonds practice his craft. ...read more

May 16

Flint-n-Steel Ignites Interest in Living History

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On Friday, May 20th, the Valley School will host the Mountain Man Rendezvous, an educational presentation of interactive activities, including eight booths to teach students how people lived in a bygone era. ...read more

May 16

After School Drama Program

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For our fall drama production, we are pleased and excited to offer the play: Legend of Sleepy Hollow, from the classic ghost story by Washington Irving, adapted by Vera Morris, and directed by Theresa Carr. ...read more

Apr 08

Jumpshots for Japan

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Valley School District staff would raise $1,191.30—CVA $511 and Valley School $607.65 and at the door at the game $72.65— for the Red Cross to help earthquake victims in Japan, and 313 pounds of food would be collected for the Valley Food Pantry to help members of our community. ...read more

Mar 04

Valley School Celebrates Read Across America

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Valley School celebrated Read Across America on March 4th with a day filled with Dr. Suess and other stories. ...read more

Mar 04

Valley Drama Club Presents

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The Valley School Drama Club presents the play, “Paintin’ the Fence” on Tuesday through Thursday, March 8th, 9th and 10th ...read more

Dec 09

Fund Run Success

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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

Oct 08

BOOK IT! Program

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To keep our Valley students turning pages all year long, 1st - 5th graders are participating in the BOOK IT! program this year. ...read more

Dec 31

Scientific Ocean Adventures!

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O.A.R. Northwest is hosting an incredible learning opportunity online. Read more about it here and follow along their exciting journey at home! ...read more

Dec 31

Snowman Fun at the VELC

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Children at the Valley Early Learning Center had some fun playing in the snow this week!   ...read more