It’s time for the Holidays, and we want to have a joyful sendoff for our District students, families, and staff members.
News & Updates
Learn more about the available options with the recordings of each meeting here.
Let your student embrace their heroic side during the upcoming WVHS Kids Camp on Monday, December 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thanks to a grant from OSPI, Mountainview Elementary School was able to purchase Lego kits and launch a popular after-school activity.
For the past four years, mid-level teacher Ben Green has taken technology education to new heights for his students. A skilled drone operator, Ben introduces seventh and eighth graders to the world of aviation in a unique program with real-world applications.
On the first Thursday of each month, an expert speaker will explain one of the District’s quality academic programs at a webinar that’s completely free and open to the public.
West Valley took first in their division and sixth place overall.
Lauren Tarshis is the author of the New York Times bestselling I SURVIVED series which tells stories of young people and their resilience in the face of adversity.
Three times a year students have opportunities to use their PRIDE bucks to purchase experiences.
While doing something fun, like Eagles Earnings Day, students and staff members engage in community building within their school.
After a couple of unique school years, Wide Hollow STEAM Elementary is once again able to increase the focus on STEAM.
Exceptional teachers can be difficult to find sometimes, but they’re especially hard to find two days before school starts.
The federal government has provided school districts across the nation with Emergency Relief funds to assist schools with the impact of COVID-19.
RAM Landing will be hosting an Open House Friday, October 7 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, before the Homecoming Football game.
“Focusing on a strong daily start is our goal for every student. Their opportunity to talk, share, and listen to each other is so beneficial every morning.” Principal Heidi Sutton
Join us for Parent Information Night for your students' future planning.
Cottonwood Elementary students hone their skills for learning the rules in their school.
West Valley students in Grades 3-10 who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium met testing standards at a significantly higher rate than the statewide average.
Mountainview Elementary, is incorporating Beebots and Ozobots STEM activities into their computer lab.
Research suggests that an education that promotes SEL has a positive impact on a wide range of outcomes.
At Wide Hollow STEAM, Kindergarten students participate in structured play on a daily basis.
West Valley Schools Foundation will be having their Annual Dinner and Auction on September 24th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the Harman Center.
West Valley School District is proud to introduce new classes for students at the Innovation Center this year.
West Valley’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Club is a student-led organization based on leadership through the lens of agriculture.
Explore different opportunities, find mentors, build connections, and gain hands-on experience in various fields.
Join us in celebrating Jack McAskill in his new position as Facilities Director.
Join us for the All District Welcome Celebration August 23 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm to welcome in the new school year.
Successfully completing required courses in the Ram to Wildcat program earns students the 54 credits needed to fulfill Central Washington University’s general education requirements equaling one year of college coursework.
Join us in welcoming Aadriana Hernandez our new Mental Health Counselor at WV High School.
WVHS was among the first in the state to collaborate with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee to offer student apprenticeships. Learn about Steven Sanchez's success in the program.
A Better Track is a program our West Valley High School offers to juniors and seniors, teaching them necessary pre-employment skills.
Only 2 School Districts and 1 Skills Center in Washington state are endorsed, and the West Valley School District is one of them.
Capital projects are initiated for a variety of purposes, but most typically, they provide sufficient facilities to serve the growth in student population or programs.
NACEP accreditation attests to educational quality assurance and improvement, and indicates a stable program following best practices.
Congratulations to Jill Hendricks, Student and Family Engagement Liaison for Winning Classified Employee of the Year.
Take a small peek at an extraordinary night celebrating WVHS graduates at the Yakima Sun Dome.
"The turn out was such a success, this is the beginning of many more to come in 2022-2023," says Principal Debbie Cameron.
Evelin Severino has a beautiful story to tell, and prides herself on living out not only her dreams, but her parents too.
Shireen will advance to the National Contest being held virtually in mid June.
Cottonwood Elementary proud of the students in grades 3-5 for their perseverance during SBAC testing days.
Make your summer plans for the kiddos with one of our many Kids Camp options!
Apple Valley Elementary Prepares for their World Music Concert With Marimbas on June 8 at 6:00pm.
Students in the 6th and 7th Grade Advanced Project Based Learning (PBL) classes with Mrs. Clark all participated in the statewide Stock Market Game competition.
Mrs. De Wet at Mountainview Elementary and other classrooms across the district have been offering programs like the Helping Us Be Our Best (HUBB) program to their students.
What do Kelton Byers and Plato have in common? Philosophy! Learn more about what Kelton thinks about and the highlights of his Ram experience.
Chloe's got a wealth of wisdom and memorable expressions from her days at WVHS. Hear more about what she'll miss and what she's looking forward to.
West Valley was the only school district in the nation recognized by AASA as a Lighthouse System for Early Learning.
No more Pay for Play means greater access for all students to participate in athletics.
PBIS System here are ways to recognize and reward positive behavior, thus minimizing the need to punish bad behavior.
Listen and watch Superintendent Dr. Peter Finch and Assistant Superintendent Stacey Drake speak with KIT 1280 about the importance of Early Learning, and the most recent AASA Early Learning Cohort site visit.
The West Valley School District has been recognized as a “Lighthouse” system that will serve as models of positive change in public education.
Traditionally, students would be pulled out of the classroom and taken to a room if they had an IEP, LAP, or were ELL students. Not anymore.
Please Join Us For The Apple Valley Family Night With The Seattle Mariners.
In 2017, West Valley High School partnered with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) to start a Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Amber Stiles-Gill coordinates literacy, math, and English language support classes at the WV Mid-Level Campus. “I, like any teacher, love the way a student’s face lights up when they make significant progress or accomplish something they haven’t before,” Amber shares. “But what I love more than anything is when a student who is convinced they hate to read becomes a student who doesn’t want to stop reading.”
Jessica Hunter’s PE class has a unit on bike riding where and students learn this fundamental skill on a new path at the recently remodeled Summitview Elementary.
The West Valley School District (School District) and the City of Yakima (City) have cooperatively and jointly reached a settlement.
"This is a wonderful way to build relationships with students through small group experiences. It allows opportunities for building trust in smaller safe spaces," says Principal Debbie Cameron.
Our West Valley High School Students raised $6,000 for the YWCA, and are now a part of this new West Valley tradition.
For full transparency with our parents, students, and community, the District is developing policy and procedures that will be aligned with Washington State laws related to anti-discrimination.
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Month, Cottonwood Elementary is raising awareness class by class.
The West Valley School District is developing policy and procedures that will be aligned with Washington State laws related to anti-discrimination.
Apple Valley Elementary is excited to bring the Outdoor School experience to AV students and back to West Valley.
Dr. Finch was interviewed by colleague Dr. Peters from the National Dropout Prevention Center discussing early learning initiatives and how important it is for student success.
Station rotations allow for students to take ownership of their learning.
WVSD208’s Kindergarten Readiness Program provides support and strategies for migrant families and ELL (English Language Learner) students that help them prepare for school.
Get excited about math! AMPED classes teach math with applications in the real-world and future careers.
Rohnitpal Thind wins the Regional Championship, and is currently heading to State for Digital Cinema Productions, as well for becoming a State Officer
West Valley School District will introduce a new agriculture and robotics pathway for students at it's Innovation Center next year.
Over 100 works of art were entered in this year's Regional High School Art Show sponsored by ESD105. West Valley High School student Haley Lambert is the 2022 Regional Award winner, and is now heading to state.
West Valley had an amazing showing at the event by winning 11 state awards and completely sweeping the individual website and paper categories. 11 students will be advancing to the upcoming state contest.
The Cascade Mountain League Championship Drill Meet held their competition this last weekend, and the WVHS JROTC Championship results are in.
This week students will be registering for for classes for the 2022-2023 school year.
Jesse Golbek was recognized by the School Board for completing the process to be re-certified as a National Board Certified Teacher.
We invite all families to join us at our 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration Informational Night provided by our Elementary Schools.
Welcome to the West Valley School District Kindergarten Registration opening today March 7.
Devina Khan, Computer Science teacher at the Innovation Center, just received a $5,000 grant from the Triumph Group to use in her classroom.
For well over 20 years, the Mr. West Valley Pageant has been dedicated to raising money for YouthWorks.
From Math to ELA, Mr. Johnson enjoys learning, teaching, and preparing his students for success.
In accordance with the announcement today from Governor Inslee, masks will be optional at school beginning on Saturday, March 12.
Washington Music Educators Association Executive Board named Megan Goranson of West Valley School District the winner of the 2022 WMEA Regional Outstanding Music Educator at the 2022 WMEA State Conference in Yakima.
Production is March 3-5th at 7pm and March 5th at 2pm. Come and enjoy!
Thanks to a committed and devoted community focused on the student experience throughout their lives, the West Valley School District Levy has passed!
RAM Landing connects students with essential resources.
Join bilingual educators for play time for you and your little one.
STEM FAIR at the West Valley Innovation Center February 9th. Listen to the KIT Newstalk 1280 interview with the West Valley Innovation Center's Russ Tuman and Jed Watters. Exciting opportunities.
Enjoy this wonderful Podcast that features our West Valley Students in Yakima Herald Republic's Yakima Arts Talk: Creating belonging through music.
Findings from WVSD208 stakeholders meeting discussing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and barriers in relation to Equity and Inclusion.
Dr. Finch and School board President Mark Strong were on News Talk KIT 1280 to discuss what is happening in the West Valley School District and why Levy is so important to our students, schools, and community.
WVSD208 helps students fast-track their education in growing fields representative of the unique needs in our community.
College-level classes right here help students save money and get ahead.
Your support in action at Summitview and Apple Valley.
Congratulations to our West Valley Students for Winning 1st place in Knowledge Bowl Competition
The 11th Annual Father-Daughter Dance Saturday February 12, 6:00p.m.-9:30 p.m. West Valley High School Commons Dance Around the World
Thank you to the West Valley School Board School with Board Appreciation Month
Congressman Dan Newhouse announced 8 students across our region for consideration to attend one of our U.S. military academies, which include the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Air Force Academy.
"The joys my school life has given are surely countless and will remain the best days of my life."
"I've enjoyed this a lot," Whitfield said. "It's been a blessing and a blast."
Congressman Dan Newhouse Names Three West Valley Students Winner of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge
Superintendent Finch reflects on 2021 and shares his excitement for the coming year.