The Valley High School Chamber Orchestra collaborated with student musicians from Shijiazhuang Foreign Language School to perform a concert commemorating the 35th anniversary of the sister state relationship between Iowa and the Hebei province in China, Aug. 27, 2018.
The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Transportation Department is requesting families who would like to take advantage of school bus transportation for their student(s) to register now for the 2018-19 school year.
At a special meeting on July 25, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education approved a resolution supporting the retention of the Indian Hills and Stilwell junior high campuses as attendance centers for students as part of the developing facilities master plan.
About 30.7 percent of Valley High School students are on track to be ready for college or a career by the end of high school, trailing the state average of 47.5 percent, according to a Des Moines Guide analysis of the latest Iowa schools report card.
The staff retention rate at Valley High School stood at 92.3 percent for the years 2016 and 2017, better than the state average of 86.5 percent, according to a Des Moines Guide analysis of the latest Iowa schools report card.