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Welcome to VMSS

We are glad you are here!

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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, approved applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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Thursday, March 14th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Friday, March 15th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Saturday, March 16th at 2pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)

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Thursday, November 16th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Friday, November 17th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Saturday, November 18th at 2pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)

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District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.

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Join us in a fun night of:
Hands-on Activities
Robotics, drones, dance and more!

October 5th 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Gameday Food Truck will be onsite for a food option.

2023 Admin Team - Stefanie Thomas AP, Dr. Stacey Buchwald Principal, James Jotter AA/AD

VMSS welcomes our new Assistant Administrator and Athletic Director James Jotter.