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
2015 Fall Activity Dates
Please open this link for information regarding our fall activities, open house and new student registration!
It's going to be a great year for the WOLFPACK!
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All-American Volleyball Camp at West Valley High School
West Valley will be hosting the All-American Volleyball Camp again this fall! The dates will be July 31- August 4 with no camp on Sunday. Tentative times will be 9-3p.m. with a 45 minute lunch. The camp fee is $220.00 with a non-refundable $50 deposit due with registration form. Those interested can pick up a registration form at the front desk at West Valley High School after July 20th OR you can email Coach Cox and reserve your spot in camp and complete the paperwork on July 31st between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. before camp begins. Participation in this camp is not required to tryout for the the West Valley Volleyball program, nor does it guarantee a position in our program. The intent of the camp is to allow girls to practice volleyball skills before coming into tryouts.
If interested please email Coach Cox: email@example.com
Mrs. Heather Damario Selected as National History Day Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
The Wolfpack family and school community congratulate Mrs. Damario on her recent award from the National History Day organization as the 2015 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award recipient. Mrs. Damario is one of West Valley's many dedicated and talented teaching staff. Her classroom is a place where student learning is at the center of everything she does and it's a safe place where students are encouraged to take academic risks and then are supported and encouraged by her as their teacher. Quality teaching and the spirit of learning are inspiring to anyone who visits her classroom. Congratulations Mrs. Damario....we shower you with Wolfpack pride! Go 'Pack!
West Valley Closed for Out of Attendance Area Students 2015-2016 School Year
Due to an increase in student enrollment and limited staffing, West Valley will be closed to out of attendance area students for the 2015-2016 school year. In the spring, enrollment was open to any student/family who wished to enroll, however as of August 2015, students who do not live in the WV attendance area will need to attend the school in their attendance area. All of our schools have great staff and the best interest of students as a priority! If you desire, you may fill out an out of attendance area application and put it on file with with WVHS. Please read the attached letter and FAQs to provide further information! At semester, if room exists at WVHS, we certainly will welcome new students to the 'Pack!
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Summer Assignments for AP and Honors Classes at West Valley for 2015-2016!
If you are planning on taking the AP or Honors courses listed below during the 2015-2016 school year, click on the links below to download your assignments. We encourage you to complete your assignments in a timely fashion, don't wait until the last minute, start the year by doing your best work, and come prepared on the first day of school in the fall. Not all honors or AP classes have summer work requirements; if you are enrolled in a class that doesn't require summer work, the BEST thing you can do everyday to be prepared for school is stay on a sleep schedule and give yourself the gift of READING. Read something every day for at least 15 minutes. Reading improves your understanding of content in school, reading makes you a better reader thus a better student and it expands your imagination. So read, read, and read! See you in the fall!
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Student Vehicle Registration for Parking at West Valley
Students planning on driving to school and parking in the Student Parking Lot will need to complete the attached Vehicle Registration form for each vehicle they plan to drive during the school year.
- The driver will need to have their parent/guardian's signature on the completed vehicle registration form.
- Once the Vehicle Registration is completed the student will need to turn it in at the office and at that time, will receive a window tag permitting parking on campus.
- We strongly encourage student drivers to download this required form over the summer, complete it and bring it to the office PRIOR to school beginning so they are not stopped in the parking lot on the first day of school.
- All student vehicles must be registered by September 1, 2015 or students will be asked to ride the school bus or park off campus.
- Safety assistants will be in the student parking lot starting with the first day of school if there are questions regarind he parking permit process.
- All student drivers, including part time, homeschool and BEST students must have their vehicles registered - no exceptions to this policy.
UAF Community & Tech College present Register till Dusk
Native Youth Olympics
The NYO team competed in their last tournament of their season this past weekend. Everyone who competed placed in at least one event bringing home the tournament title with a total of 89 team points.
The team not only received the First Place Team Award but also the Team Sportsmanship Award.
Brandon Vanlandingham received the individual Male Sportsmanship Award.
Jazmine Jones, Aizah Sullivan, Genesis Blatchford, Madeline Ko, Kris Riley, Shondiin Mayo, Kirsten Greenley and Brandon Vanlandingham all placed in several different events.
The team will be traveling to Anchorage in two weeks for State competition.
Thank you Coach Angie Vanlandingham for all your hard work and dedication.
Science Symposium Winners!
Please congratulate the following students for their work this year. Participation in symposium not only requires students to conduct an independent project over the course of the year, but they also publish their results and present their findings to a panel of professors, business leaders, doctors and professionals. This year the winners were:
Physical Sciences: 1-Dawson Verley (7th overall in finals); 2-Quetzal Lubke-Laroque (5th overall in finals); 3-Abe Haas; 4-Norman Rockwell; 5-Ethan Berkland.
Plant Biology: 1-Michael Kaden-Hoffman (4th overall in finals); 2-Brooke Gottmeier (3rd overall in finals); 4-Joey Harun-DeLong
Organismal Biology: 1-Katherine Bates (1st overall in finals); 3Lina Heinrichs; 4-Aubrea Stoltz
Microbiology: 2-David Chen (8th overall in finals); 3-William Mitchell; 4-Gerrit Vreeman
Human biology: 1-Marlene Bond (6th overall in finals); 2-Angie Randall; 3-Alicia Alabran; 4-Kelin Reitano
Gregory Kahoe and Cyndie Beale
WVHS Science-(907) 479-4221x9214
2015 Alaska Science & Engineering Fair
2015 Alaska Science & Engineering Fair was held on March 21, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. David Chen of West Valley High School in Fairbanks won 2nd Place. He will represent Alaska at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May, 2015 among three grand prize winners.
National HIstory Day
West Valley History Day participants in the state competition did very well for yet another year! When you see these students, give them a pat on the back for not only being eligible to go to nationals in June but for the tenacious hard work they each put in to prove their thesis statements through analyzing difficult to find (and read) primary documents and conducting interviews while holding true to this year's theme: Leadership and Legacy in History. The students who won 1st place will be honored at the School Board meeting on April 21st.
Heather Damario, Sean Genson and Nathan Holloway
1st Bailey Young-- Penicillin: Leading the War Against Disease
2nd Kasey Casort--
Bayard Rustin: Leading the Fight for Civil Rights
3rd Aiden Earnest-- The Second Greco-Persian War: Uniting Greece Through Courageous Leadership
1st Annemarie Timling--
Bach: Behind the Trend, Ahead of his Time
2nd Piper Brase-- Guy Fawkes: The Man Behind the Mask
Amplifying the Negative Bias, William Shockley’s Leadership of Legacy
1st Nieca Murphy-- Bayard Rustin
1st Peyton Presler and Lauren Criss-Carboy--
McDonald v. United Airlines
2nd Jenna Johnson, Gabe Rankin, Marcus Harmon, Andrew Bray-- A Legacy Left Through Leadership: Thomas Jefferson
Senior Group Exhibit:
1st Angie Randall and Kendall Nicholson--
Picasso: The Great and Terrible
FNSBSD Volunteer Packet
Thank you for volunteering! All volunteers are required to complete a FNSBSD volunteer packet and background check. There is no cost for the background check. You may download a copy of the packet here, or pick one up in the office. Do not take the packet to the police department. Turn the packet in at West Valley's main office, or to the School District's HR department on 5th Avenue.
ASAA All State Art Awards
Please congratulate the following students on their ART AWARDS for the ASAA All-State ART Competition. West Valley did great! Out of 10 categories West Valley placed FIRST in 4 of them and had 9 students place overall! Pretty outstanding for a state-wide show! We have very talented students at this school.
Graphic Design - 1st place- Maria Frantz
Ceramics - HM - Chisana Monson
Drawing - 3rd place - Aubrea Stoltz
Jewelry - 1st place - Talor Bergan
Mixed Media - 1st place - Grant Ackerman
Multicultural - 1st place - Angelica Kougl
Painting - 2nd place - Aubrea Stoltz
Printmaking - 2nd place - Sasha Gorda
Photography - HM - Kris Veronin
Volume 15 Issue 2 of the Howler now available!
Download and read the latest news and information from West Valley High School. Happy Holidays!
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Fall Sports Announcement 2014
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Yearbook Ordering Information
Yearbooks available online
Order your 2014-2015 yearbook online for $75! Go to YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM, select West Valley, and pay by credit card or PayPal. Order before May 1st.