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We are pleased to share that five DECA students (Marina Madrano, Kira Veselka, Victoria Urrutia, Maleah Meinhold, and Laura Moya) have received VIP passes and were able to go on the field at the Seattle Mariners vs. Miami game this past Wednesday at Safeco Field.

 

Maleah Meinhold, our chapter President, threw out the first pitch! Maleah was elected the Area 10 DECA President. She will represent approximately 400 DECA members from 14 high schools in Central Washington next year and is one of 11 State Officers in Washington.

 

Congratulations, students!

Posted by WVSD  On Apr 20, 2017 at 1:49 PM
  

The Yakima Youth Awards celebrate young people who make their communities better. Nominees are ages 5-19 who have made a contribution in 2016 to their family, school, church, or to members of the Yakima County community.

 

Congratulations are in order for many exemplary West Valley students!

 

West Valley Winners

 

Arts: Outstanding involvement in performing, visual, or literary arts. Winner: Kyle Johnson, 18, West Valley High School

Leadership: Guiding others to a positive goal through education or example. Winner: Natalie Hernandez, 16, West Valley High School and Yakima Valley College Running Start

Personal Achievement: Getting through or beyond personal obstacles with courage, initiative, and determination. Two winners: Breyden Esqueda, West Valley High School; and Jacob Aucutt, 15, independent study program

 

West Valley Nominees

 

Civic/Community Service: Giving of one’s time or talent to improve the community. Alexandra Shively, 17, West Valley High School

Family Life: Bettering one’s family situation. Gabriel Weiler, 15, West Valley High School

Small Group: Up to nine members, which can be an informal or formal group. West Valley High School S.A.D.D. leaders, West Valley High School DECA student leaders for “Miracle on Zier Road,” and West Valley High School 
DECA Student Leaders for Homelessness Awareness

Large Group: More than nine members. West Valley Middle School sixth-grade humanities class and West Valley High School Ecology Club

Posted by WVSD  On Apr 20, 2017 at 1:49 PM
  

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up, and we encourage you to reach out and let our WVSD teachers know how much their work matters and how much we all appreciate them.

 

Teachers have touched all our lives, and most of us can name one or more who have positively influenced the paths we have taken. I am so proud of the teachers we have here in West Valley, who not only offer quality instruction but also have big hearts. Our community’s children are shaped every day by our wonderful teaching staff—join me in recognizing their talents and commitment this May!

Posted by WVSD  On Apr 20, 2017 at 1:49 PM
  

We are pleased to share that three of our district’s schools have earned Washington Achievement Awards this year! From statewide assessments, the Achievement Index measures student proficiency in math, English language arts, science, student growth, and college and career readiness. Educators, families, and community members can use the Index to identify areas of strength and improvement in Washington’s schools.

 

Schools are recognized in seven categories:

 

•      Overall Excellence

•      High Progress

•      English Language Arts Growth

•      Math Growth

•      Extended Graduation Rate 

•      English Language Acquisition

•      Closing the Achievement Gap

 

Said State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, “I am proud to award nearly 300 schools with this honor. These schools help Washington lead the way in innovative education and access to high-quality learning opportunities. To all of those honored, thank you for your dedication to Washington students, families, and the future.”

 

West Valley’s Recipients are as follows:

 

Apple Valley Elementary – special recognition for Math Growth

 

Summitview Elementary – special recognition for English Language Acquisition Growth

 

Wide Hollow Elementary – special recognition for Math Growth & High Progress

 

These three schools are just another example of the outstanding work being done in our classrooms throughout the West Valley School District each and every day! Congratulations!

Posted by WVSD  On Apr 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM