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This year’s 15th annual Mr. West Valley Pageant

was a success! In its 15 years, over $900,000 has been raised by area schools. This year, with over $15,000 contributed by West Valley, the total has reached over one million dollars! Contestants raise money from November into February through fundraisers. Funds raised go toward Children’s Health Care Fund, which supports pediatric healthcare at Children’s Village and Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Unit.


This year’s candidates were West Valley seniors Jake French, Aidan Hernandez, Aman Tanwani, Charskie Kinloch, Elliot Ries, Abraham Horieh, Jeremy Lennartz, JJ Doria, Robert Clarke, Colton Moen, Justin Van De Brake, and Sean Sieber.

The pageant combines dancing, talent, and community service.


This year, Colton Moen was chosen Mr. West Valley by two judges from West Valley High School and two judges from the community. Mr. Congeniality was chosen by the coordinators and by his fellow contestants. This year’s Mr. Congeniality is Elliot RiesMr. Capitol is a culmination of all of the best talents from all six pageants – JJ Doria will represent West Valley at The Capitol Theatre on April 18th.


Thank you to Senior Coordinator Alexa Burns – who did an amazing job with her fellow coordinators to organize fundraisers, support the boys’ efforts, and manage the business side of the pageant.


Congratulations, boys! 

Posted by WVSD  On Mar 02, 2017 at 10:35 AM



This month, Minerva Delgado, a West Valley parent, was honored by the Department of Early Learning's (DEL) Strengthening Families Washington division and recognized by Seattle’s Child magazine. Nominees are parents or caregivers who demonstrate strength, courage and empathy in their communities. Our Family Engagement Coordinator, Minerva Pardo, who has witnessed Ms. Delgado show tremendous support for her children’s education, nominated Minerva Delgado.


For the past three years, Ms. Delgado has participated in countless Family Engagement activities, attended ESL classes that are held three times a week, and attended monthly Parent Education Classes as well as monthly Parent Nights. Ms. Delgado supports her children to be bilingual, emphasizing the value of literacy in both Spanish and English. She has participated in Spanish reading groups for parents and their children to model literacy and a love of reading. 

She has shown commitment in her involvement, all with the goal of increasing her knowledge of parenting and child development to support her children’s education.


Ms. Delgado models a positive attitude toward life-long learning. She is a great role model for her children and for parents who participate in our Family Engagement activities. Minerva Delgado is truly an unsung hero! Thank you, Ms. Delgado for being a shining example for your children and all of us!


Ms. Pardo and Ms. Delgado attended the awards ceremony in Olympia where Ms. Delgado was honored. Read more of her story on the Seattle’s Child site, here.

Posted by WVSD  On Mar 02, 2017 at 10:35 AM


From left, JJ Doria, Shelly O’Neill, Career and Technical Education counselor, and Rep. Dan Newhouse.


Congratulations to senior J.J. Doria for receiving a silver Congressional Award from Congressman Newhouse this week! JJ had been working toward this goal for two years! The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals.


Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.


Said Newhouse, “JJ has demonstrated a strong commitment to meet challenging goals for the betterment of himself and our community.”


Congratulations JJ! We’re proud of you for being recognized for your achievements. To read more in Yakima Herald about JJ’s goal and award, click here.

Posted by WVSD  On Mar 02, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Dear West Valley Community,

The Bond Issue to replace Apple Valley and Summitview Elementary schools, as well as modernize West Valley Junior High School, fell short of the required 60% super majority required for bond issues. As of last night, we were at 54% Yes with ballots still to be counted. While we are disappointed, our desire to continue to serve the kids in the district is unwavering. We will continue to look for ways to improve and meet the needs of each and every student. 

Thank you so much for your support and for giving us the opportunity to educate your children, our future.


Mike Brophy

Posted by WVSD  On Feb 15, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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