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Parent Involvement Night and Valley Fest
Thanks to all of the parents and students who attended the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Parent Involvement Night, BBQ and Valley Fest. We had a great turn out. The LAP video and the Leadership video were informative and gave the parents a better understanding of what SVHS is all about. In addition, parents were able to familiarize themselves with the ALEX math program. ALEX is the LAP program used to enhance students' ability to gain skills to pass the End of Course math assessment. It is used in the ALL DAY Program and in Transition.
Thanks too to all of the staff who worked so hard with the students to get the float ready. A special thanks to Darren for building the Phoenix mascot and to Joni for brainstorming a creative way to turn a piece of wood into an eye-catching Phoenix. All the students in the program had a hand in putting the float together. Many of them participated in the Valley Fest parade along with the staff.
The times they are a changin'...
You might think you are in the wrong school..... Over the summer SVHS underwent some much needed upgrades. This summer the office area was relocated and an additional classroom for the Transition Program was created. Suzi and Cecelia now have a very nice, cohesive office space and storage area which will give them lots more room to take care of all the documentation needed to run a school. The new office is now where the lobby was. With the addition of two new Transition teachers, the old office space was turned into a classroom. The copy room is now where Jeff's classroom was. Debra's office has moved down to the room where lunches were served. Lunches will now be served in what used to be the cafe.
It all might seem confusing at first, and even though things have been carefully planned out and put away, we might go around looking for items thinking that we will never find them again, but in the long run it is a plus for all of us. (If you don't like change, we recommend you read the book "Who Moved My Cheese?")
During the process of upgrading the office space, the outside was also upgraded. The old shrubs have been removed, a retaining wall has been added and new chain link fence installed.
We want to thank George and the maintenance department for all the hard work they put into getting us ready to start school on time. It has been a huge undertaking. They have done a quality job. When you see any of them working around SVHS, be sure to tell them "thanks."
Best High Schools - U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Reports has selected Spokane Valley High School as a BRONZE recipient of top schools in the United States in the categories of student/teacher ratio and state assessment scores. If you are interested in detailed methodologies and frequently asked questions about the award please click on the following links:
At Spokane Valley High School, the student body makeup is 56 percent male and 44 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 9 percent. Spokane Valley High School is 1 of 4 high schools in the West Valley School District (Spokane)
U.S News calculates the test score values based on student performance on the state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP/IB exams). SVHS students proficiency in reading rank at 90% (district average 61%) and proficiency in algebra at 48%. (district average 31%)
For additional information about SVHS, please contact the school at 509-922-5475.
ASB Financial Reports
Click here to view the WVSD ASB financial reports
JSA SUMMER PROGRAM
Strategic Planning Meeting
West Valley is in the process of creating a new 5-year Strategic Plan. We are seeking community input to gather information that will help prioritize major areas of emphasis. Please help us by attending a focus group on April 1, 2014, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at West Valley High School, or by taking the online survey found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WV-Strat-Plan-Test
Thank you for your help with this important work.
This is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WV-Strat-Plan-Test
Please contact me with questions.
Thanks for your getting the word out!
Public Relations Director
West Valley School District #363
2805 N. Argonne Road
Spokane, WA 99212
PACE Character Trait for March – Diligence
First day of Spring Break is April 7th. Students will return to school on April 14.
Information about inclement weather/emergencies
Please link to the WVSD website to find out information about the procedure for inclement weather or school emergencies.
Highway to Health
The Project class led by Emillee and Peggy, through a grant from the West Valley Foundation, has been able to hire two personal trainers from a local business, Body Renovate, to work with the students. Rob White and John Irwin will be here every Thursday, for the next six weeks, to work with the students. The first session this week was setup to get a baseline of ability level. The exercises included pushups, squats, sit ups, and jumping Jacks. They did a 30 minute drill and then a 10 minute stretching routine.
The goal of the class is to expose the students to health issues and ways to take care of and maintain good health. Peggy and Emilee have been working with Eastern Washington's fitness department to expand the class during 2nd quarter. In collaboration with EWU graduate students will come to SVHS to continue working on fitness training.
The feedback from the kids is amazing. They enjoy having the personal trainers working with them - class participation is at 100%. This is another example of putting our school slogan "work hard, play hard" into action.
Fall Fest and Spirit Week
Fall Fest and Spirit Week is October 21 -24. Fall Fest and Spirit week are considered regular school days. It is important that students attend and participate in the activities that the Leadership class has worked so hard to put together. It is a part of our on-going building of school community and developing relationships. We hope that the students see the value in these activities and can relate them to the Essential Question: "What is my personal impact as a citizen."
Monday - Crazy Hair/Plaid or Flannel Day
Tuesday - Sports Day
Wednesday - Pajama Day
Thursday - LINKS Dress Up Theme
SVHS Highlight Video - Learn About Us!
Spokane Valley High School offers…
A common focus that is centered on relationships
Challenging approaches to learning
Active inquiry, in-depth discovery.
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