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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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celebration of Mary Spychalla getting her outstanding service award

Congratulations to our very own Mary Spychalla as she is one of this year's "Outstanding Service Award" winner.

Mary has served Valley Middle for 50 years now.

No one is more deserving than Mary, we are so proud of you and grateful of your service to our students throughout the years.

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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)

District 196 logo

The District 196 School Board on Jan. 8 approved a resolution to accept the resignation of Board Director Bianca Virnig and declare a board vacancy, and a separate action to approve the process the board will use to fill the vacancy. Virnig won a special election Dec. 5 to fill the open seat in House District 52B. She will resign from the School Board Jan. 11.

testing testing play poster of boy with times and dates

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)

photo of 4 magnet students

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.

STEM Family Night logo with date and time and activities that are hands-on

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.