Announcements & Upcoming Events
NYO at State - Anchorage
Drama Show 7pm PAC
Grad Party meeting 5:30 WV Library
SENIOR FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE - PLEASE READ
Parents and Students! To provide "block periods" for our senior exams, our senior finals schedule will now be as follows:
Tuesday - May 13th - finals 1 and 4
Wednesday - May 14th - finals 2 and 5
Thursday - May 15th - finals 3 and 6
Seniors will not have school after Thursday, May 15th. This is different that what was previously planned and our seniors are being notified of these changes by our Senior class teachers.
West Valley High School brings home a Grammy
FAIRBANKS — Look out, Daft Punk. You’re not the only Grammy winner this year.
West Valley High School was one of only 12 schools in the nation to receive a 2014 Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award of $5,500. The award is given to public high schools that display a commitment to high quality music education, and schools are selected based on financial need along with student music recordings.
West Valley was the only school selected in Alaska for the award, and one of only two schools in the Pacific Northwest.
Music teacher Liesl Wietgrefe credited the diversity of the school’s music program for being one of the reasons they were selected.Read full article
WVHS History Day State Competition Winners!
Congratulations to our fantastic History Day competitors! These students have worked extremely hard for several months putting together History Day projects that are meaningful, creative and inspiring! Several will be moving on to the National competition later this summer - if you know them or see them, wish them luck! Below are the WV students, names of their projects and the website for those you can see online!
Hannah Bouta: 1st place Individual Exhibit
"Slavery in West African Cocoa Plantations"
Teresa Sample: 2nd place Individual Exhibit
"Frederick Douglass: Author of Equality"
Robin Chalcraft & Jennifer Hannah: 1st place Group Exhibit
"Sickly Sweet: How the Elixir Sulfanilamide Disaster of 1937 Shaped the Rights of Consumers"
Audrey Freeman: 1st place Individual Website
"Nuremberg Laws" http://nuremberglawsww2.weebly.com/
Sarah Walling-Bell: 2nd place Individual Website
"Chinese One Child Policy - Individual Rights vs. Governmental Responsibility" http://15310407.nhd.weebly.com/
Brooke Gottmeier & Leah Rasmussen: 2nd place Group Website
"The FDA's Influence on GMOs" http://90084350.nhd.weebly.com
Jacob Cates: 1st place Individual Documentary
"Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Hearts on Fire"
Marlene Bond: 2nd place Individual Documentary
"The Changing Role of Women in the Third Reich" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fodKC_Vn7hs
***A special congratulations to Hannah, Robin, and Jennifer, who also won state last year. They've done what some of us hope the Seahawks can do…REPEAT as champions!
United State Presidential Scholars Candidates!
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education have selected several West Valley students as Presidential Scholars candidates for 2104. These candidates are considered some of our nation's most distinguished youth for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, service to their school and community. This is a highly competitive process and all candidates have to submit a variety of materials including essays, self-assessments, school reports and transcripts. We believe our Wolfpack candidates, Grant Ackerman, Tristan Glowa, Eryn Moore, Rory O'Donoghue, Harrison Simpson, Robert Smock and Abel Keith are the BEST and we wish them luck as they move on to the next round of selection process. It's a tremendous honor to be recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar!
National American Vision Art Award Recipient is part of the 'PACK!
"Compression" is the title of the series of artwork created by Tanner Rhines, West Valley art student. Tanner's work was recently awarded the National American Vision award for one of his images, "Black and White Compression Part 1." To be recognized locally and at the State level is quite an honor - to be recongized at the national level and be an award winner at that level is incredible! We congratulate Tanner, his efforts and artistic talents! He may be traveling very soon to New York City where he will participate in the American Vision Awards Ceremony.
Wolfpack National Merit Finalists for 2014
West Valley is extremely proud to recognize four fantastic, dedicated and academically strong studnets who have been named 2014 National Merit Semifinalists. Tristan Glowa, Abel Keith, Eryn Moore and Robert Smock are four of 16,000 students who are part of the competition and all four have now advanced to the next level. Their scores on the PSAT, taken last school year, make all four Wolfpack students part of this prestigious group of students nationwide. Congratulations Tristan, Abel, Eryn and Robert!
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.
If you have questions, contact the Technology & Information Systems Department at 452-2000 ext. 11212.
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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).
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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