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November is an opportunity to recognize and honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the American Indian and Alaska Native peoples, who were the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States.

 

It is also an opportunity to educate ourselves and to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present.

 

Please take time this month to discuss the history of the Native American Indian and Alaskan Indian peoples with your kids and families. 

 

Let’s recognize their important role in the fabric of our nation and take time to learn about the countless contributions they’ve made.

 

Learn more by clicking here

Posted by WVSD  On Nov 21, 2017 at 2:34 PM
  

 

 

This week, we'd like to highlight Ms. Deccio and her class at WV Middle School. They have been using Quizlet, a competitive exercise program for quiz and test review. We love to see this level of engagement! Great job!

 

 

We also want to recognize WVMS and Ms. Talbot’s Project-Based Learning class. Here they are enjoying a Discovery Education virtual field trip. Check out the 100% student engagement! Keep it up!

Posted by WVSD  On Nov 21, 2017 at 2:33 PM
  

 

 

Superintendent Mike Brophy, Assistant Superintendent Peter Finch, and Career and Technical Education Director Chris Nesmith had the opportunity to be interviewed on Education Talk Radio by host Larry Jacobs.

 

Our team highlighted West Valley’s Educational Initiatives and shared updates about our growing Blended Learning Initiative. 

 

We're proud to share this important work that provides outstanding opportunities for our students, and we hope it inspires other school districts as well. 

 

Listen to the show by clicking here.


Posted by WVSD  On Nov 21, 2017 at 2:33 PM
  

On Tuesday, Nov 28th the WV Junior High and High School Jazz bands will be hosting a jazz festival during the school day. Jazz Bands from Eisenhower, Davis, Selah, and Cle Elum are coming to perform and receive feedback from Jeff Norwood, who directs Instrumental Music at Yakima Valley Community College, and from Chris Bruya, the Jazz Studies Director at Central Washington University.

 

All of the bands will also play a night concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the WV High School Auditorium.

 

On Friday, December 1st the WV Jazz Bands will be hosting the annual Jazz Dance and Dessert. Tickets are $10, which includes live music from the three WVHS Jazz Bands, a swing dancing lesson, and dessert. Dance lessons start at 6:00pm with live music to follow.

Posted by WVSD  On Nov 21, 2017 at 2:32 PM
  

I would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere THANK YOU to each and every member of the West Valley team, and to every person in the West Valley community who receives this newsletter.

 

Your dedication and commitment to the children of West Valley is unparalleled. Our community is so fortunate to have so many people focused on our future—the kids! We are thankful for you!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. 

 

With gratitude,

Dr. Mike Brophy

Posted by WVSD  On Nov 21, 2017 at 2:31 PM
  
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