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
10 grade Science SBA
Revised 2014-15 Calendar
The last day of school for students has been adjusted to Thursday, May 21.
School calendars are available for subscription in any preferred calendar program.
To subscribe to school calendars:
• Visit the Calendar page on your school website
• Click boxes to customize calendar feed
• Click iCal to generate customized calendar feed URL
West Valley AMP Testing Schedule
Tuesday, March 31st: 9th Grade English Language Arts
Wednesday, April 1st: 9th Grade Math
Friday, April 3rd: 10th Grade Science
Tuesday, April 7th: 10th Grade English Language Arts
Wednesday, April 8th: 10th Grade Math
West Valley students’ art shines in national contest
FAIRBANKS — Two West Valley High School students are breaking into the national art scene.
Tanner Rhines and Maria Frantz were listed among the best young artists in the nation from hundreds of thousands of student entries by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards on Monday.Read full article
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.
Gatorade Player of the Year
Congratulations to West Valley High School for being home to Gatorade Alaska Girls Basketball Player of the Year Ruthy Hebard for a second season!
The Gatorade Player of the Year award honors top high school student-athletes in 12 varsity sports for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. Due to a rigorous selection process, this award has become one of the most prestigious in high school sports.
Visit www.gatorade.com/poy to learn more about the program. Way to go Ruthy!
West Valley students get taste of UN
FAIRBANKS — The United Nations frequently hosts many of the world’s most powerful leaders, and talks held there often influence some of the international community’s most important deals.
Despite this, the inner workings of the U.N., the way in which deals are made and policy is crafted, are largely a mystery to most high school students.
For 21 students at West Valley High School, a bit of that veil was pulled back last month when they were able to take part in an experience that simulates the operation of the massive international organization. The students traveled south to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus to participate in the school’s Model United Nations conference at the end of February.
Hundreds of Model U.N. conferences take place at high schools and colleges around the world each year. The program is nearly as old as the U.N. itself, perhaps even older since some speculate the practice began during the tenure of the U.N.’s successor, the League of Nations.Read full article
Instructional Baseball Clinic
Saturday, April 4th at the Carlson Center. More information and registration form are attached.
|baseball clinic flyer.pdf||19|
Board of Education // Community Survey
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board and School District are embarking upon the development of a long-term strategic plan for the district. This strategic planning initiative will provide the district with a road map and clearly defined priorities to help ensure district students receive the best education possible.
A key ingredient to this process is community feedback. Throughout the month of March, the school board will collect input via an online community survey. This survey is designed with strategic planning in mind and your perspective will inform the decision making greatly.
Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey – your input matters to the overall success.
Fairbanks schools prevail at Academic Decathlon
Students from West Valley High School took home top honors last weekend, beating out more than a dozen schools to win first place in the Alaska Academic Decathlon.
Academic Decathlon places teams of students in mental competition through numerous subjects, from objectively tested disciplines such as math to subjectively judged disciplines such as essay writing and orating.
West Valley’s team, coached by Coby Haas and Thomas McClelland, scored 42,211.2 points to take first place in the large schools category and gain sole possession of the top spot in the state. West Valley beat the second place team, Juneau-Douglas High School, by more than 3,000 points.
Lathrop High School, Monroe Catholic School and Hutchison High School also performed well at the state level.Read full article
Our Acadeca team won the state championship with some of the highest scores of any teams in the last few years. This means that we will be representing Alaska at the National Competition in Garden Grove, CA in the middle of April. Of the top 12 scorers in the state, 7 were from West Valley and earned a combined $11,000 in scholarships to schools of their choice.
Team members: Atticus Geiger (top score in the state), Raymond Hogenson, William Mitchell, Robbie Hartman, Joseph Wolf, Michael Kaden-Hoffman, Aaron Butteri, Jack Phipps, Harrison Owen, Jordan Centeno, Garrett Monroe, Colton Neumeister, and Maddie Baumgarten.
Thank you coach Coby Haas for your dedication to WV team.
National HIstory Day
It's History Day season once again! The following students placed at the Regional History Day Competition, and will now revise their research projects to compete at the State Competition in the next month. It's practically a tradition now that West Valley dominates the Regional and State competitions. This year, North Pole HS really showed up with some fine projects and gave us some serious competition. Hopefully, NPHS and WVHS projects will dominate the State contest and make another proud showing at the National Competition in June.
Congratulate the following students for their impressive work seeing through a long term research project that they began in September and they'll continue to revise for State and hopefully Nationals.
Piper Brase "Guy Fawkes: The Man Behind the Mask" 1st Place Individual Documentary
Annemarie Timling "Bach: Behind the Trend, Ahead of his Time" 2nd Place Indiv. Doc.
Peyton Pressler & Lauren Criss-Carboy "McDonald v. United Airlines" 2nd Place Group Documentary
Jenna Johnson, Gabriel Rankin, Marcus Harmon, & Andrew Bray "Thomas Jefferson" 3rd Place Group Doc.
James Hoodecheck "John Entwhistle" 2nd Place Individual Performance
Nieca Murphy "Bayard Rustin" 2nd Place Individual Exhibit
Sasha Gorda "Ivan the Terrible: Legacy of the Ruthless Autocrat" 3rd Place Indiv. Exhibit
Alana Kilby "Mystery Manor: The Evolution of the Crime Mystery Novel" Honorable Mention Indiv. Exhibit
Angie Randall & Kendall Nicholson "Picasso: the Great and the Terrible" 1st Place Group Exhibit
Kasey Casort "Bayard Rustin" 1st Place Individual Website
Bailey Young "Penicillin: Leading the War Against Disease" 2nd Place Indiv. Website
Madeline Ko "Walt Disney" 3rd Place Indiv. Website
Aidan Earnest "Greco-Persian War" Honorable Mention Indiv. Website
Thank you for your support of our Global Studies Department endeavors, which, aside from our core and elective classes, include research and performance/presentation projects through National History Day, We The People simulated Congressional hearings, Model UN, Veterans History Project documentaries, and other programs.
Congratulate these students for their diligent research and creativity in presentation.
Sean Genson & Heather Damario
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.
Scholastics Art Awards
Congratulates to the following ART students! West Valley had the most submissions accepted and the most GOLD KEY AWARDS in the state! Way to go West Valley Artists! We also had 3 out of the 5 American Vision Nominations. The Gold Key Award winners and the American Vision Nominations will go on to compete in the National competition.
Aubrea Stoltz – 2 Gold Key Awards, American Visions Nominee
Linda Rexford – Honorable Mention
Ksenia Gayvoronskaya – Honorable Mention
Hannah Chowaniec – Gold Key Award
Sasha Gorda – Silver Key Award
Maria Frantz – Gold Key Award, Silver Key Award, Honorable Mention
Tanner Rhines – 4 Gold Key Awards, Silver Key Award, 4 Honorable Mentions, 2 American Vision Nominations
Christian Baldwin – 2 Honorable Mention Awards
Grant Ackerman – Silver Key Award
Maddy Case – Honorable Mention
Samantha Clemons - Gold Key Award
Angelica Kougl - Silver Key Award
Chisana Monson - Honorable Mention
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time in spring 2015. Learn more about the new assessment and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 will take the Alaska Science Standards Based Assessment on April 3, which remains a paper and pencil test.
Volume 15 Issue 2 of the Howler now available!
Download and read the latest news and information from West Valley High School. Happy Holidays!
|Howler v15 iss2.pdf||224|
Fall Sports Announcement 2014
|Fall Sports Flyer.pdf||369|
Yearbook Ordering Information
Yearbooks available online
Order your 2014-2015 yearbook online for $70! Go to YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM, select West Valley, and pay by credit card or PayPal. Add-ons are available and prices go up February 18th to $75.
West Valley Closing Enrollment for Out of Attendance Area Students
|West Valley Closing Enrollment for all out of attendance area students.pdf||0|
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.
|Special Rotation Schedule.pdf||170|