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)
Thursday, November 16th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Join us in a fun night of:
Robotics, drones, dance and more!
October 5th 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Gameday Food Truck will be onsite for a food option.
VMSS welcomes our new Assistant Administrator and Athletic Director James Jotter.
Celebrating Women's History Month
Celebrating Black History Month with Information and Education
Come visit our Scholastic Book Fair February 6th - February 9th.
At our STEM Community Night on January 19th, you and your child have the opportunity to take one or four classes together. Classes will take place at 5:30pm, 6:16pm, 7:15pm and 7:50pm. Use the link below to see a brochure with each of the class offerings and select which ones you would like to sign up for.
Support VMSS with AmazonSmile! Earn funds for VMSS by linking your personal Amazon account to Valley Middle School PTO. In just a few simple steps, you'll be well on your way to earning funds for our school with every purchase! Visit https://smile.amazon.com or the PTO website for more details. https://sites.google.com/view/vmsspto/fundraisers-events/amazonsmile?authuser=0
Happy Indigenous People's Day on Monday, October 10th.
AIE Program’s October’s Newsletter/Smore
Valley Middle School of STEM PTO is official!
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.
Voters in Independent School District 196 elected incumbents Jackie Magnuson, Cory Johnson and Sachin Isaacs, and candidate Anna Williams to fill four open seats in the Nov. 7 School Board election.
Enrollment in District 196 schools remains stable this year, but has not been growing as projected, according to the official October enrollment report presented to the School Board Oct. 9,
District 196 earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for the 21st year in a row.
For the fifth year in a row, Independent School District 196 is included on Forbes’ annual list of Best-in-State Employers.
The College Board recognized 698 District 196 high school students for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) course exams taken during the 2022-23 school year.
The District 196 School Board on Tuesday approved the sale of $300 million in general obligation facilities maintenance and school building bonds to raise funds to pay for construction of facilities improvements that were approved by district voters in a bond referendum special election in May.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger announced the hiring of Amanda Schiltz as a new special education coordinator for the district.
Twelve residents of Independent School District 196 filed candidacy for the School Board during the two-week filing period that ended Aug. 15 and will vie for four open seats in the Nov. 7, 2023 School Board election.
Four of the seven at-large positions on the District 196 School Board are up for election in the Nov. 7, 2023 School Board election. The terms of Joel Albright, Sachin Isaacs, Cory Johnson and Jackie Magnuson expire Jan. 1, 2024.
District 196 is accepting applications for positions on its Equity Advisory Council (EAC), including one parent/guardian, two at-large community members, four student representatives and two District 196 teachers.
The 2024-25 academic calendar approved by the District 196 School Board June 12 is very similar to this year's and next year’s calendars, with students at all levels starting before Labor Day.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced that Deerwood Elementary School Principal Jeremy Sorenson has been hired to be the district’s next director of elementary education beginning July 1.
Students of the Year for 2022-23 were selected by teachers and administrators at all four comprehensive high schools in District 196. Students were selected based on their academic performance and participation in the given subject area during their high school career.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced that Human Resources Coordinator Shelly Monson will be the next human resources director.
District 196 students won three of 13 state championships and 28 of the 104 total medals awarded at this year’s Class AA state speech tournament held at Eastview High School April 28. Eastview also hosted the Class A tournament April 29.
The four-year graduation rate for District 196 students as a whole stayed the same in 2022 at 88.5% and remained almost 5% higher than the statewide rate, according to graduation data released by the Minnesota Department of Education April 25
More than 2,100 students are scheduled to graduate from District 196 schools during commencement ceremonies scheduled for May and early June.
District 196 is accepting applications through May 12 for one elementary school parent and one community business representative on its Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC). The term for both open positions is three years, beginning July 1, 2023.
The District 196 Communications Department is accepting applications through April 30 for three at-large citizen positions on the district’s Legislative Advisory Council (LAC)
Parents and guardians in District 196 interested in becoming involved in districtwide conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the district’s Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC).
Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science Art Teacher Erin Paulson was selected Teacher of the Year for Region VI by Magnet Schools of America (MSA) and is being considered for National Teacher of the Year.
District 196 residents are invited to apply for membership on the district’s Budget Advisory Council (BAC). The district’s Finance Department is accepting applications through April 30 for one parent/guardian/resident position, one school principal position and one district employee (non-licensed) position. The term for all three positions is for three years, beginning July 1, 2023.
Twenty-four District 196 high school students had top finishes at state business competitions in early March to qualify for national competitions.
Eastview High School Band Director Matt Gullickson has been named to Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” list recognizing music educators across the country.
Two District 196 elementary magnet schools have been selected for recognition in Magnet Schools of America’s 2023 Merit Awards program. Echo Park Elementary School of Leadership, Engineering and Technology is being recognized as a School of Distinction and Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science is one of only 24 schools in the nation to be selected a Top School of Excellence.
Rosemount Middle School English Teacher Alissa Standon is one of 113 nominees for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Award sponsor Education Minnesota, the state’s educators’ union, announced nominees Jan. 26.
District 196 middle school students took two of the top five spots and seven of the 18 special awards at the Regional Future City Competition held Jan. 21 at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount.
Sixteen students representing all four comprehensive high schools in District 196 were nominated for the Minnesota State High School League’s annual citizenship and leadership awards for the 2022-23 school year.
Twenty District 196 students qualified to compete in this year’s state debate tournament January 13-14 at the University of Minnesota and 12 advanced to the final rounds of competition in their category, including four who finished as runners-up.
District 196 School Board Chair Cory Johnson was elected to the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Board of Directors Jan. 13 during MSBA’s annual Leadership Conference in Minneapolis.
District 196 is facing an important decision on facilities that has implications for every school in the district