Superintendent's Welcome

Superintendent Mike Brophy
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Welcome to 2018-19!

We are anxiously awaiting the promise that the 2018-19 school year holds for the students of the West Valley Community. Tuesday, August 28th will be the start of what promises to be another outstanding school year here in West Valley. We have become used to achieving success as a school district and certainly do not expect to see anything less as we continue forward with a Growth Mindset, always striving for Continual Improvement.

This is the beginning of my eighth year as the Superintendent of West Valley School District as well as the start of my 42nd year as an educator. I am excited for the greatness that lies ahead for the committed staff that make up the outstanding team we enjoy here in West Valley, as well as the growth that will 
enhance the lives of our West Valley students throughout the school year. The record is very clear about the level of excellence in West Valley School District based on the following achievement in just the past seven years:

Ahtanum Elementary
Washington Achievement 
Award 2012

Apple Valley Elementary
Washington Achievement Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
School of Distinction 2016

Cottonwood Elementary
Washington Achievement Award 2015

Mountainview Elementary 
Washington Achievement Award 2014

Summitview Elementary 
Washington Achievement Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Wide Hollow Elementary
Washington Achievement Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
School of Distinction 2013, 2014

West Valley Junior HS
Washington STEM Lighthouse School 2013

West Valley High School 
Washington Achievement Award 2013
Career Guidance Award of Excellence 2016

West Valley School District  
College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll District 2013, 2014, District Administration District of Distinction – DA Magazine 2014, 2016, American School Board Journal Magna Award Honorable Mention 2015, International Center for Leadership in Education – Innovative District 2016, Admittance to Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, 2017

While this is an impressive list we have a Growth Mindset, meaning that we are dedicated to Continual Improvement, never being satisfied with the status quo, always striving to provide the best possible learning opportunity for our students. While Continual Improvement is a goal – Goal #1 is Communication. We are focused on continuing to find more ways to keep you in the loop with all that is happening in and around West Valley School District. We have a bi-weekly, digital newsletter – the WV Connection as well as a Superintendent’s Blog and Twitter account @SuptBrophy. All of these methods are geared to keeping you in constant contact as a parent.

Finally, we are thrilled to witness the continued benefits of our 1:1 Initiative, spanning from 3rd Grade to 12th Grade. This upcoming year we are expanding to provide a more personalized learning methodology for your student. Our ENGAGE Blended Learning Initiative is designed to provide your student with the best traditional teaching methods combined with access to technology like never before, in order to launch their learning journey to the next level.

It is a very exciting time here in West Valley! Please contact me at, or at (509) 972-6005 in order to ask any questions or share ways we can continue to improve at providing your child with the best possible learning environment!

Go Rams!

Mike Brophy  

West Valley School District