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Black History Month was established in 1926 with the hope that contributions made by African American men and women throughout history would not be forgotten.


To encourage the coordinated teaching of the history of American blacks in the nation's public schools, it is celebrated the second week of February. Two US leaders who helped African Americans gain equality have their birthdays in February as well: President Abraham Lincoln and human rights activist Frederick Douglass. The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom honor the legacy of the African American men and women who played an integral role in history.


This month, let’s remember the people whose inspiring stories have contributed to our country’s betterment, from Harriet Tubman to George Washington Carver and many more. For a helpful link with more information to share with your family and children about these heroes click here and here.

Posted by WVSD  On Feb 01, 2017 at 10:57 AM



Class Promise


We want to recognize Beth Poston’s 3rd Grade Class for something special. As a class, all students agree to this “class promise” and each signs as a symbol of their commitment. We love to see this dedication to learning and character building. Great job, Beth Poston, for inspiring greatness!


Read&Write Program


We also want to highlight the Read&Write program in action at Mountainview. This is another great example of the ENGAGE-Blended Learning Challenge. Seen above, the program is being used in Kasey Johansing’s class. This is a word prediction program that intuitively assists students in learning how to write. Great job, Kasey Johansing, for inspiring ways of new learning.

Posted by WVSD  On Feb 01, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Pride Video!



We are thrilled to share the new West Valley School District Pride Video!


This video captures the journey of our students from Kinder to graduation and the promise our young people hold! We are so proud of our students at all levels as they work and grow with us!


Please take a few minutes to watch this video, and we encourage you to share with friends, family, and the community.

Special thanks to WVHS senior JJ Doria, who captured so much footage of our vibrant district, and to West Valley students, schools, staff and administration.


Watch it here.

Posted by WVSD  On Feb 01, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Some praise for the Junior High Microsoft Certification program, which has been recognized as a “model school” for implementing a Microsoft Certification program at the Junior High level:  

Devina Khan, STEM Computer Essentials Teacher, shared that 10 more 7th graders became Microsoft Office Specialist certified this week and that 2 more stayed back to test after school. Said Devina, “I’m loving the enthusiasm and perseverance! Looking forward to more in the next term, and all year round!”


We are too, Devina! Great work! We’re so proud of this program and even prouder of our students' eagerness as they become equipped with these important skills that will allow them opportunities in the future. 

Posted by FieldGroup  On Jan 19, 2017 at 9:51 AM

1. What is bond issue proposing?

New Apple Valley and Summitview Elementary Schools on their current property and a completely modernized West Valley Junior High School.


2. How much will it cost?

An increase of $1.58 per 1,000 of assessed valuation would mean $158.00 annual increase for a 100,000 home.

If the bond passes, the state will match $21 million in state funds.


3. When would the schools be completed?

If the Bond Issue is approved on February 14, 2017, the estimated time for occupation would be as follows:

Apple Valley Elementary – August/September, 2019.

Summitview Elementary – August/ September, 2019.

West Valley Junior High School – August/September, 2020

4. Why do we need two new elementary schools and a remodeled Junior High?


5. Additional Reasons

  • The only funding available for capital improvements to our schools is through bond measures.
  • West Valley has not passed a bond since 2006. As time passes, the cost to replace these schools increases drastically because of inflation, as well as the increasing prevailing wage for state construction projects.
  • A number of students in boundary areas for overcrowded schools are attending other schools, causing those schools to reach their capacity as well.
  • Four new multi-family apartments are currently being considered for West Valley. That could mean as many as 1,400 new students in West Valley by 2020.

6. Where can I learn more?

wvsd208.org or the West Valley Citizen's for Better Schools Facebook page.

7. KNDU/KNDO television put together three videos that are also informative:




Posted by WVSD  On Jan 19, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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