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The mission of the West Valley Schools Foundation is to enhance education opportunities and experiences for all students of the West Valley School District by raising money to fund programs, projects, materials, and activities that benefit students of our school district, but are beyond the scope or ability of the school district. That is what we do!

 

To date, our foundation has funded grants from teachers and administrators that enhance our children’s learning by providing field trips and science and technology curriculum that are not currently funded by the state. In addition, we provide grants to purchase materials for West Valley School teachers to use during everyday learning opportunities in classroom. Our organization has funded over $50,000 in grants to the West Valley School District. These funds are made available by donations, sponsorships and fundraisers. 

 

Our primary fundraiser is “Evening in the Orchard,” a dinner and auction at Johnson Orchard on Summitview Avenue. Mark your calendars! The next one will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 5PM. Tickets will be available August 1 and can be purchased from any WVSF Board Member.

 

Contact Monique Stine (509) 930-1911 with any questions regarding the event.  Information about our foundation can be found at our website, here. We look forward to seeing you at our event in the fall!

Posted by WVSD  On Jun 13, 2017 at 4:32 PM
  

West Valley Junior High School has the #1 pass rate ranking for middle schools in the State of Washington for students testing for Microsoft Certification. This means our junior high school students pass the Microsoft Certification test at a higher rate than students at any other middle school in Washington! We attribute this success not only to the students,but to the leadership of CTE Director Chris Nesmith as well as junior high school teachers Zach Dorr and Devina Khan. Congratulations on this outstanding honor! 

 

We have also provided a Computer Science Scope and Sequence that will take our students from our highly successful middle school and junior high school programs into high school. Students can register for the IT Academy in 9th Grade with other students who have not yet earned Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. In 2018-19, students will earn their Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) Certification in Network Administration in the IT Academy Program Pathway. West Valley will also launch MTA in Computer Science with Python Coding at WVHS that will connect to College in the High School Computer Science as well as Advanced Placement Computer Science. 

 

We are well on our way to an exciting Technology Pathway for WV Students!

Posted by WVSD  On Jun 13, 2017 at 4:31 PM
  

The Kiwanis Club of West Valley has announced the 2017 scholarship winners. Bob McLaughlin and Dick Dean presented the awards at the Dollars for Scholars program last week.

 

West Valley Kiwanis Key Club $1,000 Scholarship - Michelle Ridd

 

West Valley Kiwanis $1,000 Scholarship - Aman Tanwani

 

Walter Johnson Kiwanis $1,000 Scholarship* - Yasmine Denhoff 

 

*The Walter Johnson Kiwanis scholarship is new this year thanks to the generous donation from Walter and Helen Johnson. Walter has been a Kiwanis member for 60 years and has personally funded this scholarship for five years. Thank you, Walter and Helen!

 

Students left to right are Michelle Ridd, Yasmyne Denhoff and Aman Tanwani

 

Michelle Ridd has been a member of Key Club for three years, the last two serving as secretary and president, respectively. She has been a member of National Honor Society for two years, as well as Leadership+ where she led orientation for new freshmen and sophomores. Michelle has also participated in drama and tennis at West Valley High School. In the fall, she plans to attend Brigham Young University to study landscape management.

 

Yasmyne Dehnhoff has been an active member of Key Club for two years. She has served as Vice President for West Valley’s chapter of National Honor Society, and she was a Varsity member of the girl’s swim team for three years and a two-year member of the high school’s Leadership+ club. In the fall, Yasmyne will be attending Pierce College full-time to obtain an AA degree and hopes to transfer to her dream school, Pacific Lutheran University, to study Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

Aman Tanwani has been involved in Key club for four years and has served in the ASB Executive Council for two years along with one year of class office. Aman is off to Washington State University in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. He will be majoring in Pre-medical Sciences and hopes to be a doctor one day.

 

Congratulations students, and much success to you!

Posted by WVSD  On Jun 13, 2017 at 4:31 PM
  

Lindsey Evers

 

 

Extracurricular Activities

·      Club soccer

·      Drawing

·      Semi-professional soccer

·      National Honor Society

·      Volunteer at local blood drives

·      Skiing

·      Soccer referee

·      High school tutor

·      Community service

 

Future Plans

Attending Gonzaga University, School of Engineering, Army ROTC scholarship

 

Favorite Teachers

·      Mrs. Bishop (8th grade) – Thank you for all the fun and jokes but ultimately for being there for me, no matter what.

·      Mrs. Corleill  (5th grade) – Thank you for your support and confidence to push me, but also to show me no matter what, each day we get stronger.

Both were teachers while Dad was stationed in Kansas

 

Advice to Incoming Seniors

 “36 weeks, 180 days, 1,260 class periods….and some days it seems to be too much time, as though all you want is for the day to end…but looking back as the year comes to a close, we can only hope to ask if we have had enough time.”

 

Tim Ferrin

 

 

Extracurricular Activities

·      Boy Scouts

·      APL Programming

·      Karate

·      Knowledge Bowl

·      German Club

·      Band

 

Future Plans

University of Washington, study Mathematics

 

Favorite Teachers

·      Herr Beck

·      Mr. Nordstrom

·      Mrs. Teske

 

Advice to Incoming Seniors

“Senioritis is real – work hard at the beginning of semesters so that even if you bomb a final, you’re still good.”

 

Brienn Aman

 

 

Extracurricular Activities

·      Memorial YouthWorks Program

·      National Honor Society

·      Tutoring

·      Community Service Activities (100+ hours)

·      WA State Seal of Biliteracy

 

Future Plans

Attending the University of Washington and seeking a major in nursing and a specialty in neonatology to study to be a neonatal nurse practitioner

 

Favorite Teachers

·      Mr. Brennan

·      Sra. Nelson

·      Mr. Noll

·      Mr. Burns

 

Advice to Incoming Seniors

“It is important to work hard, but don’t forget to take the time to appreciate each moment and thank those that helped get you there.”

 

Kailea Aman

 

 

Extracurricular Activities

·      Memorial Youthworks Program

·      National Honor Society

·      Community Service Activities (100+ hours)

·      Seal of Biliteracy

 

Future Plans

University of Washington, obtaining a major in nursing, specializing in oncology to become an oncology nurse

 

Favorite Teachers

·      Mr. Burns

·      Mr. Noll

·      Mr. Brennan

·      Sra. Nelson

 

Advice to Incoming Seniors

“Always make time for your friends and family and be sure to pursue your passions, because it is only in doing what you love that you can reach your full potential.”

Posted by WVSD  On Jun 13, 2017 at 4:31 PM
  

There is no better time than celebrating high school graduation. We had 312 graduating seniors this year! I want to thank all of you, no matter your role in the West Valley School District, for all you have done each and every day in support of these graduating seniors. We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Class of 2017, and they could not have done it without the support of everyone involved.

 

Just take a look at our seniors’ successes:

 

1. Our seniors have indicated the following pathways:

  • 4 year College/University (133 students, 43%)
  • 2 year Community College (91 students, 29%)
  • Career Technical school (19 students, 6%) 

​Totaling 78%! And 41 of our seniors are first in their family to attend college!

  • Military (13 students, 4%)
  • Workforce (49 students, 16%)
  • Other (7 students, 2%)

2. Our four top 1% West Valley seniors are Brienn Aman, Kailea Aman, Lindsey Evers, and Timothy Ferrin. 

 

3. Forty-eight seniors received the Washington State Honors Award.

 

4. Joe Doria received the Congressional Award for Initiative, Service and Achievement, and Elly Teske received the Congressional High School Art Award. 

 

5. The West Valley Principal’s award was given to Alexa Burns, Cierra Mallory, and Elly Teske.

 

6. JROTC top awards were given to 3 seniors. Martin Sample received the Congressional Nomination to the US Air Force Academy. Joey Bird received the US Marine Corps NROTC Scholarship. Lindsey Evers received the US Army ROTC Scholarship. Cadet of the year went to Cadet Captain Leo Soto.

 

7. Colton Moen won first in Regionals and placed in the top 16 of the state with the skills USA Cabinetmaking. 

 

8. Thirty-four students were awarded the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy: Brienn Aman, Kailea Aman, Hailey Biegler, Joseph Bird, Braden Clement, Trenton Crafton, Emma Deblasio, Gianna Dimeo, Cole Donegan,  Henry Eaton, Allison Farabee, Tim Ferrin, Kelsey Hedrick, Alexis Ibarra, Joel Lee, Brittany Little, Elizabeth Lowe, Carsten Martin, Carlee Martin, Tanner McKinney, Morgan Metz, Eric Moreno, Keiley Munsterman, John Opfer, Diego Quintana, Michelle Ridd, Eric Rodriguez, Megan Salset, Rhea Shetty, Rayna Tilley, Tatum Verbrugge, Isabella Vickers, and Oliver Woodall.

 

9. West Valley Dollars For Scholars awarded 56 students scholarships this year totaling $59,000. Since 1995 when DFS began, a total of $921,955 has been awarded in scholarships.

 

10. An estimated dollar amount awarded in scholarships to date is over $2,055,981 to be awarded this coming fall. This number does not include the renewable scholarships our students will receive!

 

11. This year we had 7 foreign exchange students from 5 countries: Brazil, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, and Thailand.

 

We anticipate great things for these young adults and look forward to their unique contributions to society! Go get ‘em, class of 2017!

 

If you would like to see graduation ceremony, please, click here.

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