West Valley High Bulletin for Monday, October 16, 2017

    Ski Swap Saturday Oct 21

    Sell your winter gear and/or buy some winter gear in great shape at the West Valley Ski Swap.
    Drop off gear to sell Friday, Oct. 20 from 6-9pm AND Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8-9:30am
    20% of proceeds benefit West Valley X-C Ski Team


    Picture Retakes

    Remember retakes are October 18th before school and during lunch.


    College Fair October 18th....

    High School Juniors and Seniors Talk to your counselor about signing up for this opportunity to explore educational options after high school. Meet with representatives from universities, colleges, and technical schools from around the country, as well as the armed services. NEW THIS YEAR-- Attend conference style break out sessions on topics including union opportunities, trades, FAFSA, resume writing, social media's impact, and nursing At the Westmark Fairbanks Gold Room • 813 Noble Street Oct, 18th 8:30am - 4:00pm


    Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit

    Saturday October 21
    Come explore the wide range of health careers- talk with people in the field! Sign up is a must!
    Register at: https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/aimes/


    X-Country Ski Meeting

    There is a meeting for the parents of Hutchison and West Valley students who would like to join the ski team on Tuesday, October 17th in the West Valley High School Library at 5:30. Please mark the date and time on your calendar. We will be talking about various topics regarding the season as well as fund raisers.


    Parent Teacher Conferences are Oct. 30 and 31

    Parents, you can now sign up for classroom style Parent Teacher Conferences ONLINE through your Parent PowerSchool account! If you do not have a parent account, please call or stop by to get help in setting it up. If you would like to schedule your student's conference, but do not have computer or internet access, we can help with that as well. Please take advantage of this quick and easy sign up method as we are no longer doing paper sign ups in the library. You do not have to sign up for arena style conferences. PTC are as follows:
    Monday, October 30 - Scheduled Classroom conferences - 11:00 - 2:00
    & Arena Style conferences - 3:00 - 7:30
    Tuesday, October 31 - Scheduled Classroom conferences -, 7:30 - 10:30
    & Arena Style conferences - 11:30 - 4:00


    Students, if you are interested in creating a positive change

    within our school and community, West Valley is starting a new student group which would be perfect for you called, Sources of Strength.
    Sources of Strength is a peer leader group, whose purpose is to focus on building strengths, resiliency, and connectedness, while fostering healthy friendships. Sources of Strength uses the power of peer social networks to spread positive health and hope towards our whole community.
    Students, if you are considering joining our New Sources of Strength Program, please see instructors Mrs. Grubis, Mr. Kennedy, or Ms. Val Dewey, for more Information.


    Feeling lucky?

    Purchase a $100 raffle ticket to support West Valley basketball. Wolfpack Basketball Booster club is holding a mega raffle. Grand Prize $5,000 (ticket is pulled first and announced last) and 5 additional $100 winners. Drawing will be held Dec 16 during half time of the Championship game. You don't need to be present to win. Hurry and purchase these tickets from any Wolfpack player. Girls point of contact is Dana Silvia and boys point of contact is Coach Mingo. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Good luck and thank you for supporting these wonderful student athletes.



    The Academic Decathlon team is looking for new team members. If you are interested in joining please attend one of the info meetings. They will be:

    Thursday, Oct. 19th from 2:30 - 3:30
    Thursday, Oct. 19th during SSP
    Thursday, Oct. 19th from 6-7pm

    All meetings will be held in room 230.


    Football Players

    If you ordered football pictures, come to the office at lunch or after school to pick them up.


    Fairbanks Aviation Explorers Post 747

    Have you ever thought about a career at the airport?

    Fairbanks International Airport Operators Council is starting a year round explorer post for youth ages 14-20 to explore careers in aviation.
    Some careers you can explore with us: pilot, flight attendant, police/fire, mechanic, food and beverage, air traffic control, UAS/drone operations, airline ground crew, TSA, airport operations and more!
    If you missed our open house this week, it’s still not too late to join! Applications are being accepted until October 20th, the first post meetings start in November.
    Applications available at the front office or by emailing faiexplorerpost747@gmail.com.
    Questions? Call or text 907-978-3788.


    Model UN:

    Please join us Monday and Friday at lunch in the dewild theater. Contact Mrs. Damario


    Halloween Carnival:

    Students interested in contributing ideas and helping organize the Halloween Carnival, please attend meetings on Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in Mrs. Damario's room.


    Halloween Carnival:

    Please join us Saturday from 3-7pm at West Valley! There will be games, cookie decorating, a cupcake walk and much more! $5 for kids-adult chaperones are free! Contact Sprankle or Damario


    Are you interested in a career in culinary arts or baking?

    How about construction trades or IT? If you are come to a presentation Tuesday during SSP in room 110 on AVTEC, a career technical school located in Seward.


    College and Career Fair Mandatory Meeting

    All students signed up to attend the College and Career Fair on Wednesday have a mandatory meeting Tuesday during SSP in the DeWilde Theater. You will get information about the Fair as well as verifying you have signed up for your workshops.


    Alaska Service Academies Night

    On October 18 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Westmark Hotel there will be an informational session for students interested in attending West Point, the Air Force Academy, Annapolis, the Coast Guard Academy or the Merchant Marine Academy. Learn more about the application process, academic programs and military programs. Parents are welcome!


    WV yearbooks are now available for preorder

    Only $60! Hurry up and order yourself a yearbook before the prices go up on Thanksgiving. And seniors, before you get your chills and thrills on Halloween, remember to send in your senior photos and quotes to wolfpackyearbook@gmail.com


    Thursday Anna from UAF Admissions

    will be presenting during SSP in room 110. If you have questions about Inside Out Day, applying, scholarships, programs at UAF, be sure to come!


    INSIDE OUT at UAF- October 27

    Go see all UAF has to offer! A full day of activities including participating in classes, campus tours and access to advising. There will be onsite applications with a waiver of the $50 application fee.
    You must register to to attend at:


    Wall of Hope

    All students and staff are invited to sign our "Wall of Hope"- in hallway on the wall near room 115. If you need a pen please see room 115 Ms.Dewey.
    Thank You! Val