Valley School

Principal

A message from your Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Valley School! Our staff takes very seriously the job we have working with children and partnering with parents and guardians to deliver high quality education. We want to give students every opportunity that we can to help them be successful.

The Valley School serves students in grades K-8, taking them on an academically rigorous journey through the Core Knowledge curriculum and Saxon Math while emphasizing citizenship and creativity. Time is intentionally built into the daily schedule to provide one-on-one instruction and learning help when and where needed. Student progress is gauged against the student’s own work rather than his or her classmates and intrinsic motivation strategies are incorporated into the curricular model.

Students have numerous opportunities to develop skills essential to their success. We support students in developing self-management and control through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Sound Discipline. These programs are guidelines for our consistent school-wide discipline work and in our efforts of teaching students important self-management behavior. Valley School also provides up-to-date technology throughout the school including the use of Smartboards, iPads, desktop and laptop computers to support student learning. Additionally, all students have the opportunity to participate in Art, Music and P.E.

Parents are essential partners in our efforts to continually improve. We encourage parent involvement in improvement planning, participating in events that the school sponsors, and working with staff in supporting each child’s educational journey. We have numerous opportunities for parents to become more directly involved with school. We have annual back-to-school Open House, fall and spring student-led conferences, music programs and drama productions, and parent involvement meetings throughout the school year to mention a few.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information about Valley School. I look forward to visiting with you!

Todd Smith
Valley School Principal
(509) 937-2632
Todd.Smith@valleyk8.org