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    3650 Woodland Avenue West Des Moines, Iowa 50266. Get address, phone number, hours, reviews, photos, geolocation and more for Valley High School | 3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA. Choose from a variety of Valley High School athletic camps offered throughout the year for West Des Moines Community Schools Community Education Logo.
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    date=August 2008
    * (born 1978), turntablist of Slipknot.Fact date=August 2008
    * (born 1992), artistic gymnast and Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist. She currently attends Valley High School. [Stockdale, Nancy. [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080814/SPORTS15/80814036/0/SHAWN_JOHNSON "Silver lining: Shawn Johnson edged by teammate Liukin"] , "", , . Accessed , . "Johnson, 16, a junior at Valley High School in West Des Moines, has been the most consistent American gymnast since winning the junior national title in 2006 in St. Paul, Minn."]
    * (born 1975), Slipknot's drummer, guitar player in .Fact date=April 2007 The satirical paper is the Stoplight.

    Activities

    The school has announced plans for 100% student involvement in activities. This means that every student attending Valley full time will be a participant in some club or after school activity on a regular basis. This plan does not compel students to participate against their will, it is merely to encourage them to join clubs, art programs, or athletics.

    Valley's extracurricular program is among the best in the nation, for example, Valley High School won the 2006 , held in . [ [http://www.nationalmocktrial.org/history.cfm Participant History & Past National Winners] , National High School Mock Trial Championship. Accessed , .]

    Valley Southwoods

    In 1995, the West Des Moines school board voted to create Valley Southwoods, a school built specifically to house the 9th grade. Valley Southwoods was completed in the summer of 1996. Many members of the community question why the old school was not turned into the 9th grade only school, and have the new school turned into 10th-12th. Fact

    Valley High School (West Des Moines, Iowa)

    [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=1930930&ID=193093001797 Valley High School] , . Accessed , .]

    The 4 A's

    At Valley High School, students are encouraged to be involved in a variety of ways. The administration has defined the four following areas: Academics, Athletics, Arts and Activities.

    Academics

    Valley offers almost 190 academic courses, including 14 (AP) courses.Valley also has recently started an Honors Program, which is meant to be comparable to the IB (International Baccalaureate) Program. This program allows for highly motivated and advanced students to take college-level courses sooner than normal. Valley also is working on a "designated scholars" program, which will allow students to specialize in one specific area of academics, such as math.

    Athletics

    Valley High is well known throughout Iowa for its strong athletics. The school has been honored as the top school for 4A athletics in Iowa by the "" in , , , and .

    The Valley High School football team reached the Iowa State 4A Championship game from 2002–2005, failing to win the championship only in 2004 when they lost to 34-22.

    The Valley High School Baseball team won the 4A state title four years in a row (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).

    The Valley High School Girls Swimming and Diving team won the state title three years in a row (2005, 2006 and 2007).

    Valley's Athletic Director, Steve Duncan, was named the National High School Athletic Director of the year in 2006. Fact date=October 2007

    The freshman high school has a unique layout. Classes are held in one of six "pods", with teachers for all major subjects in each pod. Each pod also contains the lockers for students who belong to that pod. These pods are Green Down, Green Up, Blue Down, Blue Up, Red Down, and Red Up. Red Up does not feature any core classes. It is used for foreign language classes.

    afe Schools

    Valley, and the West Des Moines Community School District, are known for having and working toward a more open and accepting environment for people from all walks of life. Chet Culver, the Governor of Iowa signed trailblazing legislation earlier this year at Valley that required all school districts to include many protected classes in their harassment policies, including gender identity, a class which is frequently ignored across the country and across the world. [ [http://www.nctequality.org/Newsletter/2007/junenews07.html National Center for Transgender Equality: Home ] ] Beyond legislation, Valley and its district is active in enforcing their own policies and improving the climate for all students, best illustrated when Superintendent Tom Narak was the first recipient of the Kathy Collins Reilly “Courage in Education Award” which recognizes educators for courage and work student equality. [ [http://www.iowasafeschools.org/eventgovernorconf.htm News from Iowa Schools Task Force ] ] Like any school, Valley is not perfect and bullying and discrimination still occur, the Valley High School Gay Straight Alliance has worked diligently with the school and the district to educate students on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and to decrease animosity toward students who may be a part of that community. As a part of this work, the GSA and Doctor Poole are putting forward a school climate survey for students to take later in the year and will be taking appropriate action based on the information received from that survey.

    Construction

    Valley High is currently being remodeled and under finishing construction. This includes a new two-story addition, the demolition of a section of the school to make room for parking, plans to plant more vegetation to make the front entrance appealing, and to install new, larger lockers.Most of the construction is completed, such as the new two story addition, most of the new parking lot, and lockers have been successfully installed.

    Notable alumni

    * (born 1967), retired NBA player and NBA champion 1993-94. [Araton, Harvey. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F01E5DD1F3AF937A25755C0A962958260 "ON PRO BASKETBALL; Pairing a Gray Fedora With a 3-Point Jumper"] , "", , . Accessed , . "That was when his son was a star at Valley High School in West Des Moines, long before the younger Bullard came to grips with his journalist's genealogy."]
    * (born 1981), professional football player. [ [http://www.titansonline.com/team/players/bio.php?PRKey=181 Jared Clauss profile] , . Accessed , . "Clauss and former Titans starting center Justin Hartwig are both products of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa."]
    * (born 1978), center for the . [ [http://www.nflhs.com/news/playersspotlight/justinhartwig_03082006_lcb.asp "Player Spotlight: Justin Hartwig, Tennessee Titans"] , NFLHS.com. Accessed , . "Following an all-conference and second-team all-state career at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, Hartwig was a three-year starter at right tackle for the Kansas Jayhawks."]
    * (born 1962), film director. [Burns, Douglas. [http://www.iowaindependent.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1328 "'Dan In Real Life' Directed By Iowa Native Peter Hedges"] , "Iowa Independent", , . Accessed , . "After graduating from Valley High School in 1980 and then the North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston-Salem, Hedges moved to New York City, now his home."]
    * (born 1971), anchorwoman.Fact

    West Des Moines Valley High School Renovations

    West Des Moines, IA

    Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, is one of the largest high schools in the state and serves approximately 1,900 students and staff daily. From 2009-14, four separate renovation and/or addition construction projects were completed while keeping the existing facility fully operational. The main project objectives included improving air quality by replacing existing air handling units; upgrading existing classroom finishes; constructing a new dining room and kitchen; and building a new auditorium.

    Phase 1 work consisted of preparing valley high school west des moines address site, demolition of portions of the existing building to make space for new construction and building a new mechanical penthouse both through and above an existing to remain corridor space between two gymnasiums.

    Phase 2 of the improvements project consisted of a 110,000-square-foot, three-story addition built to the southwest of the existing building. The foundations of the addition consist of auger cast piles and concrete foundations with a structural steel superstructure. This new building addition houses 12 combination science classrooms and labs; a full-service kitchen; dining room; wrestling room; weight room; and student commons space. The weight room and wrestling room are designed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) criteria and serve both the building and community as a severe weather shelter with a stand alone electrical system generator and mechanical system air handling units.

    Phase 3 completed site improvements, air handling unit replacements, updated classroom finishes and added a 30,000-square-foot auditorium. A total of 12 new air handling units were installed in the renovation areas (10 of which were installed, piped and ducted between June 2013 and August 2013). Four of the new air handling units required full demolition of the existing air handling units to make space for the new units. Fourteen new, special education support rooms were constructed in the existing building. Seventy-seven classroom renovations were completed during this phase of construction, which included a full renovation of the existing auditorium space to create new vocal, orchestra and drama rooms. Plumbing systems were modified and replaced in five locker rooms and four main restroom groups. Electrical distribution systems serving approximately 150,000 square feet of the building were fully replaced with new wiring and distribution panels. All building envelope and mechanical systems were commissioned during project delivery. Eight separate renovation area milestones were coordinated with user groups and completed on time.

    The Performing Arts Center’s auditorium valley high school west des moines address was designed and constructed within two, one-hundredths of the acoustical performance capabilities of Carnegie Hall. The auditorium room features state of the art audio, sound, lighting and theatrical systems to deliver the vision of a multi-functional space for all of the fine arts programs. Some of the features include 1-of-2 sound control boards in the country representing the latest audio technologies, digital sound and video recording with playback capabilities; a 24-foot by 18-foot tall projection screen display area; a full instrumental/vocal sound shell with natural maple wood finish; 16 removable stage floor panels; and a 40-foot by 10-foot deep motorized orchestra pit lift. The Performing Arts Center addition project completed on schedule and was presented to the community on November 16, 2014.

    Источник: https://www.weitz.com/projects/west-des-moines-valley-high-school-overhaul/
    date=August 2008
    * (born 1988), professional hockey player.Fact

    Valley High School (West Des Moines, Iowa)

    [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=1930930&ID=193093001797 Valley High School]. Accessed.]

    The 4 A's

    At Valley High School, students are encouraged to be involved in a variety of ways. The administration has defined the four following areas: Valley high school west des moines address, Athletics, Arts and Activities.

    Academics

    Valley offers almost 190 academic courses, including 14 (AP) courses.Valley also has recently started an Honors Program, which is meant to be comparable to the IB (International Baccalaureate) Program. This program valley high school west des moines address for highly motivated and advanced students to take college-level courses sooner than normal. Valley also is working on a "designated scholars" program, which will allow students to specialize in one specific area of academics, such as math.

    Athletics

    Valley High is well known throughout Iowa for its strong athletics. The school has been honored as the top school for 4A athletics in Iowa by the "" in, and .

    The Valley High School football team reached the Iowa State 4A Championship game from 2002–2005, failing to win the championship only in 2004 when they lost to 34-22.

    The Valley High School Baseball team won the 4A state title four years in a row (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).

    The Valley High School Girls Swimming and Valley high school west des moines address team won the state title three years in a row (2005, 2006 and 2007).

    Valley's Athletic Director, Steve Duncan, was named the National High School Athletic Director of the year in 2006. Fact

    Mayor Russ Trimble
    Russ Trimble, Mayor
    1600 S. 43rd Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Home: 515-554-8746
    Term Expires 12/31/25

    Originally from Milwaukee, Td routing number nj, Russ moved to Des Moines in 1990 to attend Drake University. After college, Russ went on to receive a master’s degree from Drake, graduating with honors, in Public Administration, with an emphasis on state and local government administration.In December of 1999, Russ began working for the Iowa Legislature as a fiscal analyst for the Legislative Services Agency. In 2005, he began working as a Legislative Analyst for the Iowa Senate, where he currently works today, staffing the appropriations committee.

    Before getting elected to city council, Russ served almost 7 years on the West Des Moines Human Services Advisory Board, helping the elderly, disabled, and low-income residents in West Des Moines. Then in 2009, Russ was elected to the West Des Moines City Council as the Ward 3 representative. He was elected Mayor in November 2021.

    Russ has played an active role in the community representing his constituents and representing the city on various boards and committees. Throughout his time on the council Russ has served in various capacities including as Mayor Pro Tem and on many city boards or committees including the city’s finance committee, the public safety committee, the development and planning committee, and as a liaison to the West Des Moines Human Services Advisory Board, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Library Board. Russ has also been a proud member of the Youth Justice Initiative Advisory Board and the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation.

    In addition to serving on various city boards and committees, Russ has also represented the city on a number of regional boards and committees including the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Polk County Homeless Coordinating Council, the Central Iowa Water Trails Governance Committee, the Metropolitan Advisory Committee, the Polk County Disaster Recovery Advisory Committee, and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), where he currently serves as Chair.

    Russ and his wife, Alana, have four children.

    Kevin Trevillyan Councilmember

    Kevin Trevillyan, Councilmember First Ward
    Address: 324 34th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    Phone: 515-240-8786
    Term Expires 12/31/25

    Kevin retired from West Des Moines Water Works in January of 2019 after 31 years of service.

    He is a 1980 graduate of Valley High School. He also received a degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design from Hamilton Business College.          

    He is a member of Gnemeth Masonic Lodge in West Des Moines and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona.

    Kevin served six years with the United States Marine Corps Reserves and also 10 years with West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services. Kevin is married to Cindi, and has two sons Justin and Jack. 

     
    Greg Hudson Councilmember
    Greg Hudson, Councilmember Second Ward 
    Mayor Pro Tem
    Address: 910 83rd Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Phone: 515-518-0529
    Term Expires 12/31/2023

    Greg Hudson is a Social Studies Teacher at West Des Moines Valley High School.

    Greg grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri and then attended Truman State University, where he earned his BS in History, along with his MA in Education. He then moved to West Des Moines to teach at Valley, where he teaches American History to 11th graders.

    He also directs Reign, one of Iowa’s best high school a cappella ensembles. During his time at West Des Moines schools, he has worked on various committees revolving around school quality, budget, diversity, AP courses, grading practices, and online learning. He also teaches classes through West Des Moines Community Education to help students increase their ACT test scores.

    Greg is married to West Des Moines native Kelsey, who now teaches World History next door to Greg at Valley. They both enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with their three wonderful children.

    Doug Loots Councilmember
    Doug Loots, Councilmember - Third Ward

    371 57th Court, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Phone: 515-273-0691
    Term Expires 12/31/25


    Doug Loots has been a resident of West Des Moines for over 24 years. He and his wife Colette have been married for 18 years and have three children together. His family attends St. Francis of Assisi parish and are active in numerous groups there.

    He leads US commercial efforts at Coherent, a global software company. Doug is a founding investor and Board of Advisors member of AmerUs Group and is the co-owner of a small technology consulting firm, DCL Partners.

    Growing up in Pomeroy, Iowa, he was enveloped in local service and government. As a child, his grandfather was the Calhoun County Supervisor, his father was a two-term city councilmember, his mother was a two-term city councilmember and is currently the valley high school west des moines address, and his brother is on the local school board.

    Doug has an MBA from the University of Iowa and a BA from Briar Cliff University. He enjoys spending outdoor time with his family, participating in his family’s hobby farming operation, traveling, and cooking.

    Matt McKinney


    Matthew McKinney, Councilmember At-Large

    1690 Plum Thicket Lane, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Phone: 515-208-0033
    Term Expires 12/31/2023

    Matthew McKinney is a West Des Moines native who, along with his wife, is raising three children in the community. Matthew is a member in the BrownWinick Law Firm where he chairs the firm’s Government Relations practice group and is also active in the firm’s Litigation and Data Security practice groups.

    Matthew is a Dowling High School graduate, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree and Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the University of Iowa and Juris Doctor at Creighton University School of Law.

    Prior to joining BrownWinick in 2010, Matthew worked with Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., in Phoenix, Arizona, on complex litigation matters. He is a former prosecutor, serving the State of Iowa as an Assistant Polk County Attorney under the direction of John P. Sarcone.

    Matthew is a graduate of the West Des Moines Leadership Academy, the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and Leadership Iowa. He was also recognized in 2014 by the Des Moines Business Record as a “Forty under 40” and in 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the area of Government Relations.

    Renee Hardman Councilmember
    Renee Hardman,
    Councilmember At-Large 
    4611 Turnberry Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    Home: 515-556-9248
    Term Expires 12/31/25

    Renee Hardman, Principal Owner of Hardman Consulting, is an experienced professional with over 25 years of Executive level HR experience. Hardman Consulting provides services in the areas of employee development, diversity training, investigations, executive coaching, and leadership development. Ms. Hardman is currently a Certified Trainer, Coach & Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.

    Renee Hardman’s previously served as Senior Vice President of HR at Des Moines’ largest privately held financial institution in the state of Iowa. Ms. Hardman was previously with the Iowa Department of Personnel and IPERS.

    Ms. Hardman attended Drake University where she earned a BA with a major in Psychology and later obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She has earned both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP HR certifications. Ms. Hardman’s community involvement includes Trustee for Des Moines University, Advisory Board for Governor and Billie D. Ray Center, Board Member of the Latina Leadership Initiative, Des Moines Chapter of The Links, Dress for Success and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is past President of the Chrysalis Foundation and longtime volunteer and past Board Member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Des Moines.

    Ms. Hardman is the recipient of many awards and honors. In 2014, she was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. Other awards include the Distinguished Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Alumni Volunteer Award, Connie Wimer Spirit Award, President Obama’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major of Service Award, Women of Influence Award, Best Minority Business Leader Award, and YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award.

    She has chaired the Governor’s Diversity Committee and was an active member of Drake University’s Diversity and the Downtown Partnership’s Diversity Committee.


     

    Richard Scieszinski 
    Richard Scieszinski, City Attorney
    Hired for the position September 2000
    Office: 515-222-3614



    EDUCATION

    • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa: Bachelor of Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Business
    • Hamline University, School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota: Juris Doctorate
    ASSOCIATIONS
    • Licensed to practice in Iowa and Minnesota
    • President, Iowa Municipal Attorney's Association, 2000
    • Member, Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1987 - present
    • Judge, Drake Mock Trial Competition Coach, Student Mock Trial Competition
    • Member, Iowa State Bar Association

    Contact
    Telephone: (515) 222-3600
    Fax: (515) 273-0601

    Источник: https://www.wdm.iowa.gov/government/mayor-city-council/biographies
    date=October 2007

    Arts

    The Arts, both performing and visual, reflect the soul of Valley's strong tradition of success. The study of Art History, Art Criticism, Art Production and Aesthetics guides the curriculum in the Visual Arts Department.

    The Valley Music Department was honored with the first GRAMMY Signature School award in 1999. [ [http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/78GA/Session.1/HJournal/01400/01440.html House Journal: Page 1440: Monday, April 19, 1999]. Accessed. "1999732 Valley Valley high school west des moines address School Music Department, West Chase bank lost debit card Moines - For being selected as the National GRAMMY Signature School."] [ [http://www.wdm.k12.ia.us/valley/four_As/arts/index.htm Valley Arts Home ] ] [ [http://www.wdm.k12.ia.us/valley/four_As/arts/band.htm Valley Arts: Band ] ] The 240-member Valley Marchmasters were selected to perform in the 2004 Tournament of Roses Parade. [ [http://www.wdm.k12.ia.us/valley/four_As/arts/index.htm Valley Arts Home ] ] In March of 2007, the band traveled to Dublin, to march in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

    In addition to the strong band program, Valley's orchestra has completed concert tours in Austria and Italy. The director of the orchestra is Phil Peters, who also teaches AP Music Theory and plays double bass in the Des Moines Symphony. In June of 2007, the orchestra traveled to to play valley high school west des moines address as part of NYBOF'07. [ [http://www.wdm.k12.ia.us/valley/four_As/arts/orchestra.htm Valley Arts: Orchestra ] ]

    The school's Choir Department is headed by Linda Vanderpool. The show choir, jazz and core ensembles have performed in several national and international festivals from Carnegie Hall to Disney World, receiving awards at many tournaments. [ [http://www.wdm.k12.ia.us/valley/four_As/arts/vocal_music.htm Valley Arts: Vocal Music ] ] The show choir (Choralation) attended FAME Hawaii in March 2008.

    Drama participants, directed by Drama and Speech teacher, Stacy Hansen, have been selected as Iowa High School Speech Association All-State performers and have received the All-State Sweepstakes Trophy, as well as the Critic’s Choice Award. [ [http://www.wdm.k12.ia.us/valley/four_As/arts/index.htm Valley Arts Home ] ] The Drama Department is defending the All-State Sweepstakes trophy for the third year in a row.

    The school newspaper is the Spotlight, a member of the. In the early 1980s, the Spotlight was named the best high school newspaper in the United States.Fact date=October 2007 The principal is Mr. Kent Abrahamson, and Southwoods is one of only two all 9th grade schools in the nation. Fact

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