Announcements & Upcoming Events
Career Expo & Job Fair
Students are invited to attend the Career Expo and Job Fair, this an opportunity to explore new and exciting career paths, discover apprenticeship, training and internship opportunities. Students who take a resume and wear appropriate attire may actually interview for a summer job while there. This event will take place on March 25, 2014 at Pioneer Park Civic Center.
Students and parents are encouraged to attend anytime between 2:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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Parent Opinion Poll - WV Parents, We Need Your Input!
WV Parents! Part of constant school improvement is hearing from all of you. At West Valley, we really value parent input and opinion regarding our school, students, staff and leadership. I personally read all of the parent opinion surveys submitted by West Valley parents. If you would give ten minutes of your time and share with me your opinion of West Valley High School, I assure that your ideas, thoughts and comments will be read and valued. The link to the online survey is here - thank you in advance for helping us continually improve our services to students and parents!
High School Parent Opinion Poll https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TKV2HB6
Mrs. Kraska, Principal
Lauded string quintet will play with Fairbanks teens
When Sybarite5 performs in Fairbanks this weekend, one of its two public shows will feature some special guests — teen musicians from Fairbanks.
Students from Michele Jeglum’s chamber orchestra at West Valley High School will perform one number with the internationally known group.
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Parent Input for Teacher Evaluation
The Parent/Guardian and Community Input Form for Teacher Evaluation is available at the following locations:
2. PowerSchool Premier: Log in to the PowerSchool Premier Guardian Portal and select the Parent Input link on the left side of the PowerSchool screen.
3. School Front Office
The valuable information provided in this form will assist principals in making fair and informed assessments on the performance of teachers and will contribute to the improvement of instruction in our district.
Thank your for your assistance.
If you have questions, contact the Technology & Information Systems Department at 452-2000 ext. 11212.
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Fairbanks students win state WorldQuest competition
FAIRBANKS — Four Fairbanks students achieved victory Feb. 1 at the statewide WorldQuest competition in Anchorage.
The team, comprised of West Valley High School students Grant Ackerman, Kellie Chong, Sally Kuhn and Aubrea Stoltz, bested 30 other teams from 10 Alaska high schools in a competition judging them on their knowledge of on international affairs, foreign policy issues, geography and current events.
More than 4,000 students around the country participate in regional WorldQuest competitions each year.
The team place second in the state competition last year as sophomores. This time around the team began studying as soon as contest subjects were announced in September.Read full article
Outstanding public education has been a longstanding value in our community. This must continue. The time is now for everyone to come together, with one voice, to send the message to Juneau on the need to properly fund education, as the founders of our state constitution so wisely intended.
- Superintendent Pete Lewis
Get informed and be involved!
Information on the 2014-2015 school district budget and some of the challenges facing our district, schools, and students available here.
National Honor Society Tutoring
West Valley Library
Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
If you need help in any academic area, one of the NHS tutors can give you some assistance! Tutoring is free and takes place in the WV library from 2:30 - 3:30. Students need to have transportation available for pick up at 3:30 p.m. if they stay for tutoring help. If you have any questions, please see your counselor, Mrs. Sandstrom or Mrs. Beale (NHS Advisors).
We also have tutoring available on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 - 3:30 for students who may need assistance in mathematics. WVHS student Cole Sudkamp-Walker is volunteering to tutor students on Thursday afternoons. He will be in the library ready to help anyone! Please stop in and get some help brining up those math class grades!
Fairbanks students team up for History Day competition
FAIRBANKS — High school sophomores and sixth-graders teamed up last week to take on history. Heather Damario’s 10th-grade class made the walk from West Valley High School to University Park Elementary School to help the younger students with their History Day projects.
History Day is a national competition in which students from a number of grade levels work on history projects based on a certain theme. The theme this year is “Rights and Responsibilities.” Fairbanks History Day Fair will take place this year Feb. 10-13 at Pioneer Park’s Civic Center.
Damario’s 10th-grade class has been participating in History Day for five years. This will be Kim Wallingford’s first year doing the program with her sixth-graders. She got the idea after judging part of last year’s program and then traveling to Washington, D.C. With Damario’s students for the national competition.
Wallingford and Damario had been collaborating on their teaching methods for History Day throughout the year when the two got the idea to bring their collaboration to the next level. Instead of just working together as teachers, the pair decided to bring their classes together as well so Damario’s 10th-graders could help Wallingford’s sixth-graders.Read full article
Semester 2 Bell Schedule 2013/2014 School Year
West Valley students and staff will follow a revised bell schedule beginning January 7th. Please note the changes in the new schedule - the link to the PDF is attached. During lunch, students are required to eat in the cafeteria, commons or any tiled areas unless they are with a teacher in their classroom - all teachers will let students know whether or not they are available at lunch once school begins second semester.
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2013 Graduation Ceremony