Come visit our Scholastic Book Fair February 6th - February 9th.
Celebrating Black History Month with Information and Education
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!
VMSS PTO is hosting a School Supply Drive
Dates & Times:
Thursday, April 7th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Friday, April 8th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Saturday, April 9th at 2pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)
Adults - $5.00
Students and Seniors - $3.00
Children under 5 are FREE
New Boundary Changes
All families that are effected by the new boundary changes are welcome to come in for a visit about our school.
- February 14th at 5:30pm
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.
District 196 has teamed up with a local provider to offer vaccinations during school conferences.
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
The 2023-24 academic calendar approved by the District 196 School Board Nov. 14 is very similar to this year's calendar, with students at all levels starting before Labor Day.
World War II veteran Al Yeager received a standing ovation from students, staff and guests at Apple Valley High Schools' Veterans Day Assembly Friday, November 11.
The Rosemount High School girls’ soccer team defeated Edina 1-0 to win the Class AAA state championship early Friday morning, Nov. 4, at US Bank Stadium
All District 196 stakeholders are invited to attend one of three meetings Nov. 15, 16 and 17 to get information about facilities, equipment and space needs in District 196, and provide feedback on possible improvements being considered to meet those needs in the state’s fourth largest school district.
District 196 students once again scored higher than the state and national averages on the ACT college admissions test in 2022, according to results released by ACT in October.
Enrollment in District 196 schools remains stable again this year, but has not grown the past three years as it was projected to do prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Finance and Operations Mark Stotts told the School Board at its Oct. 10 meeting.
All District 196 school buses will be equipped with stop-arm cameras thanks in part to a $290,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) announced Sept. 26.
Independent School District 196 spent less per pupil on general fund operating expenditures in fiscal year 2021 than the averages for school districts statewide, in the metro area, and Minnesota’s 10-largest districts.
The District 196 School Board, at its Sept. 26 regular meeting, approved a proposed 2022 (payable 2023) property tax levy at the maximum amount allowed by the state. The proposed levy is $132,640,542, an increase of $7,874,520 or 6.3% compared to the levy for payable 2022 property taxes.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced the hiring of Allyson Garin as the district’s communications coordinator. She started Sept. 8 to fill the vacant position.
Forty-one District 196 seniors are receiving special recognition this fall for scores they achieved on a national standardized test they took last year as juniors.
The yearlong campaign provides opportunities for students and families to get information and have discussions about digital citizenship and well-being.
As District 196 continues to grow, upgrades to facilities are needed. The telephone survey will be conducted late September.
Independent School District 196 is ranked fourth of the 50 Minnesota employers that made Forbes’ annual list of Best-in-State Employers for 2022.
For the eighth year in a row, the District 196 Finance Department has received the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International.
District 196 is exceeding state averages on statewide reading, math and science tests given last spring, according to results released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Aug. 26.
The College Board recognized 625 District 196 high school students for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) course exams taken during the 2021-22 school year.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced the promotion of Dr. Stacey Buchwald from interim principal to principal of Valley Middle School of STEM in Apple Valley, effective immediately.
This year’s award recognizes the preparation and issuance of the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2021.
Otte-Phillips has more than 16 years of experience working as a special education educator.
The Educational Benefits applications ensures students have access to nutritious meals and provides critical funding for schools.
The total population of District 196 is estimated at 163,960 residents, according to projections by the State Demographic Center.
Students representing the journalism and video production programs won eight Student Production Awards presented by the Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation this spring.
Saulter has an extensive background in public safety and public education, and holds a master's degree in education leadership.
Nelson was most recently a principal in the Osseo Area School District will start his post at Diamond Path Elementary in early July.
Washington was the assistant administrator at Red Pine this past school year, and will take over his position July 1.
The best way to fuel your mind is to fuel your body! Free meals are available to District 196 students through a variety of summer programs.
Since 2016, the organization has been awarding Minnesota school districts and nonprofits grants to support youth mental health innovations in education, services and research.
Four teams from District 196 schools qualified for the state tournament, and two teams had top finishes at state to earn a spot at the DI Global Finals.
Griffin has been the assistant administrator at Northview since 2019, responsible for co-leading the school’s core and continuous improvement teams, providing student and teacher support, and overseeing testing.
Hernandez will take over as coordinator of the 196Online program on July 1, replacing Teaching and Learning Coordinator Jenny Huling.
Students cited a commitment to serve their country, along with earning opportunity for college, continuing a family tradition and strengthening their discipline as their reasons for enlisting in the military.
At the ceremony, each graduate was presented with a graduation stole that they will wear with their cap and gown on graduation day, a medicine wheel and an eagle feather.
Hack will finish this school year at Diamond Path and take over at Pinewood starting July 1. She will replace Principal Crisfor Town, who is retiring.
Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022 are scheduled for May and early June, during which 2,117 students will graduate.
Critical work is happening through a collaborative approach that brings together school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists and school nurses.
McDonald has led dozens of students and teams to success at the state and national levels during his 24 years coaching at Eagan High. He is also a member of the National Speech and Debate Association’s Hall of Fame.
In the team sweepstakes, Apple Valley finished runner-up, and Eastview and Eagan finished in third and fourth place, respectively, among all Class AA schools.
Goeldner will finish this school year at Red Pine and take over at Greenleaf starting July 1.
The annual award celebrates the efforts of young high school women in their pursuit of technology education and career opportunities.
Of the 2,257 District 196 seniors included in the 2021 graduation data, 1,997 (88.5%) graduated in four years.
Students are selected for the National Merit and Achievement programs each fall based on their scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which they take as juniors.
Grace Alagbo and Riley Myers pinned down the competition to earn championship titles in their respective weight classes at the first-ever MSHSL girls wrestling state tournament.
Your printed spring/summer catalog should be arriving soon, and you can browse and register now. Plan ahead and ensure your spot in class!
The board approved updates to the district's operational plan that align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised guidance on masks in K-12 and early education settings.
The School of Excellence Award earned by Glacier Hills is given to a select group of magnet schools that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in all facets of the merit award application.
Team Peterson kicks off their 2022 Olympic run on Feb. 9 at 8:05 p.m. Eastern Team, when they face off against the women’s Russian Olympic Committee.
This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the District 196 African-American Cultural Family Advocates and the Equity and Inclusion Department, in partnership with the district and RHS.
After finishing runners-up last year, Eagan High School juniors Eric Li and Archan Sen won the state title in policy debate during the 2022 state debate tournament.
Twenty-two District 196 high school students qualified to compete at the state debate tournament, which will be held online Jan. 14-15.
Earlier this year, for the 19th year in a row, the District 196 Finance Department also received ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Families living in the affected areas need to make enrollment decisions for their middle school and high school aged children for the 2022-23 school year by the Jan. 5 deadline.