James D. Foshee
Senior High School Principal
Senior High School Administrative Secretary
3800 Geist Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Students: 7:45 am - 2:15 pm
Office: 7:15 am - 2:45 pm
Announcements & Upcoming Events
West Valley Closing Enrollment for Out of Attendance Area Students
West Valley High School, and the FNSBSD, strive to maintain a learning environment that is both enriching and challenging for our school community. In order to maintain this level of learning, West Valley will be closed to out of area students. This decision is based on the number of teaching staff we have available for the 2014-2015 school year.
Since we have welcomed open enrollment for many years, this is a change for our school. Families wishing to attend West Valley, but do not live in our attendance, area will need to complete the Out of Attendance Area application. You may download the application at the following link:
We are certain many questions will arise concerning this issue and our administrative and counseling staff will attempt to answer all of your questions and assist you in the enrollment process. A few common questions we believe we can answer now include the following:
Question #1 – My student currently attends West Valley and is an OAA student. Will they be required to return to their area school?
Answer – No. Currently enrolled OAA students are grandfathered into WV. However, the conditions still apply to all OAA students. Students must maintain appropriate behavior, maintain regular attendance, have minimal tardies, and have transportation to and from school at the designated times.
Question # 2 – If we currently have an OAA student attending WV and my child’s sibling wishes to attend WV, will they be allowed to attend?
Answer – Most likely. Siblings will need to have a completed OAA form on file, but receive priority status if they have a currently enrolled sibling at WV.
Question #3 – If we are currently OAA and we chose to move to another school, will we be able to return to WV under OAA status?
Answer – No. If you are currently on OAA status and you choose to return to your attendance area school or attend another school, you will be placed on the OAA wait list to return to WV.
Question #4 – My student is currently in a home school program but we live in WV area. Will my child still be able to access the same programs we currently are able to access?
Answer – Yes. If you live in the WV attendance area you will still have the same access as before the school changed its open enrollment policy.
Question #5 – How is the order on the wait list determined?
Answer – The wait list is a first come, first serve basis. Located on the OAA application you will find an area for official use only. When your application is submitted, the date and time is written on the application. This will determine where your child’s name falls on the wait list.
Question #6 – Do I have to fill out a new application each year?
Answer – No. Once you are enrolled as an OAA student, you are grandfathered in as a student. However if you withdraw from WV, and then desire to return at another time, you would fill out a new form and be placed on the waitlist.
Question #7 – Will I need to show proof of physical address/residence when enrolling my child?
Answer – Yes. A utility bill with your name and physical address is the preferred method of proof of residence.
We understand this is a major shift for many of our families. We hope you can understand the decision to close enrollment for OAA students did not come lightly and many options have been weighed. Unfortunately, with the current staffing at West Valley and the increase in student enrollment this year, this step was necessary. If you have questions regarding this process please contact our administrative offices or the counseling department and talk with one of our counseling staff.
District Names Principal of West Valley High
Most recently, Principal Foshee held the position of assistant principal of West Valley High. Prior to West Valley High, he served as principal of Joy Elementary School as well as two other schools in rural Alaska. In addition to his leadership positions, Foshee also holds more than 10 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school level.
“Mr. Foshee is an accomplished educator with considerable experience as a school principal,” said Superintendent Dr. Karen Gaborik.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our school and am fortunate to step into a position that is supported by such a student-focused and professional staff,” said Foshee. “We have an exceptional student body and highly involved families which will help to facilitate a fantastic school year.”
New Student Registration!
Welcome to the 'Pack! We are proud of our school, our students and the work we do in our local community. Being a part of the Wolfpack means choosing to pursue excellence, demand the best from yourself, and be an active part of a diverse school community. We want you here!
- New student registration is August 11th, 12th, and 13th between 8:00-3:30 p.m. To make an appointment, please call 479-4221 ext 9111 and ask to set up a new student registration appointment. The Counseling office will be open beginning August 1st, from 7:15-3:15.
- You will want to plan ahead and be sure you arrive with current shot records, your last report card or a transcript from your previous school (if coming from another high school), and if you plan to participate in any school activities, please share that with your counselor during registration so they can direct you to the activities coordinator once your appointment is complete!
- If you plan to take any of our honors classes, please look on our website for all summer homework assignments. This way, you will have all work completed before your first day of school!
- And if you are an incoming freshman, be sure to plan to be a part of IGNITION on August 20th - the first day of school for freshmen. See you in August!
Summer Assignments for Courses at WVHS
Summer assignments are a part of several courses at WVHS. We are listing those courses below and providing the assignments for students who are requesting or enrolled in these courses. Please read the assignments carefully - most are due the first day of classes in August. If you have questions, you can contact WV administration after July 20th from 8:00 - 3:00 p.m. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in August!
English 9 Honors
English 10 Honors
AP Langauge & Composition
AP English LIterature & Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP US History: From Mr. Holloway: "I've posted the summer assignments on the following web page... wvhsapush.weebly.com The assignments are reading and note taking, with an essay and discussion due the first week of school in the fall."
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West Valley Daily Bell Schedule 2014-2015
Attached is the daily bell schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. Please note that for special assemblies or events at school, we will create an alternate bell schedule and publish that for student a week in advance. Weeks with semester exams, in December and in May, have altered bell schedules as well.
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