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News & Updates
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.
College-level classes right here help students save money and get ahead.
WVSD208 helps students fast-track their education in growing fields representative of the unique needs in our community.
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.
Educational Service District #105 School Safety Operations and Coordination Center, SSOCC, is a state-recognized program that serves over 25 school districts in Washington conducting school safety trainings with one mission: SAFE SCHOOLS.
Financial Algebra 2 helps WV students learn to use their money wisely.
Mr. Melton & Esmerai Silva help Ram Radio find its groove.
Congratulations to WV Drama for a successful production of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten."
Let's hear it for Ram Marching Band!
Welcome Amy Forrest, WVSD208 Director of Communication.
West Valley High School Students raised over $2600 in PINK October to donate to Ohana in order to support their efforts to fight breast cancer. In conjunction with the Memorial Foundation, students presented Ohana with the check today.
Rick Griffith, 8th grade Science Teacher, West Valley Mid-Level Campus received the “Excellence in Science Education – Middle School" award.
Out of roughly 16,000 schools using Imagine Learning, only 237 schools were recognized. West Valley School District was the only district in the nation, where the entire district received this honor.
The federal government provided school districts with Emergency Relief funds to assist schools with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. West Valley has completed the reimbursement process for the first round of funding.
Read more about eligibility and enrollment in Transition Kindergarten.
West Valley is hiring bus drivers and substitute bus drivers.
Read more about WVSD's Equity and Inclusion mission and vision statements.
Congratulations Teacher of the Year Nominee Bradley Liebrecht
Samantha Lamb gained confidence, discipline, and academic excellence through JROTC.
Sarah Khan earns the STEM Rising Star Award from the South Central Washington STEM Network earlier this year.
Due to the recent bus driver shortage the Transportation Department has put together a schedule of which routes would be suspended when a driver shortage occurs.
The vision for equity is “Success for All Students” and the vision for inclusion is “Access for All Students.”
Apple Valley & Summitview Elementary welcome students to brand new facilities.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Peter Finch on his promotion and welcoming him to his new role as our Superintendent.
Josh Pearce is joining the Wide Hollow STEAM Elementary teaching team for the upcoming school year.
Ms. Cameron is taking on the role of Principal at Mountainview this fall.
Masks are required indoors. Nurses now in every school.
Join us for ribbon cutting ceremonies at our two new elementary schools on August 30!
Last year’s K-4 math and reading scores in West Valley exceeded national pre-COVID standard test scores in nearly every grade.
Back to School information for the 2021-2022 School Year
Details about Family Engagement week and the upcoming school year.
Many internet and wireless providers have announced temporary measures that will help families impacted by the school closure. See our list of resources below.