District News

  • Board of Education Special Session

    In a special session held Wednesday, April 11, the Valley Park Board of Education recognized outgoing Board member Bill Dains, inducted newly elected members, and approved the re-election of the Board's Executive Committee members.

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  • 2018 Stars of Character

    Each year, we recognize two students from each grade level that exhibit the five pillars of character throughout the year: Responsibility, Respect, Compassion, Determination, and Integrity.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Carmen Ford, MD

    VPHS Class of 2002 graduate Dr. Carmen Ford, MD works in Saint Joseph, Missouri in Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

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  • Valley Park Awarded Multiple Grants

    Valley Park was awarded several grants this school year to support classroom education, college and career readiness, and the purchase of a new bus.

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  • Board of Education Candidates

    APRIL 3, 2018 BOARD OF EDUCATION DIRECTOR ELECTION. CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR 3-YEAR TERM (2 TO BE ELECTED).

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  • Updates on Campus Security

    Valley Park School District is committed to the safety of all our students and staff. In this time of heightened awareness, we are evaluating our crisis and safety plans, the security of our campus and buildings, and the community feedback that we've received in recent weeks. We are taking measures now to tighten the security of our campus and will implement the final phase of our Safety & Security upgrades over the summer.

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  • Prop R Project Update Spring '18

    February 23, 2018 Project Update

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  • Buscher appointed to Missouri Fine Arts Standards Work Group

    Valley Park band teacher Stefanie Buscher has been appointed to the state's Fine Arts Standards Work Group. Nine Missourians were appointed by education organizations to the group, which will review and possibly make recommendations for new Fine Arts learning standards.

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  • Valley Park repeats record APR score

    In results released this week, the Valley Park School District scored 98.6% on the Annual Performance Report (APR) issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The report matches last year's record-high score.

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  • Governor appoints Dr. Dave Knes

    Gov. Eric Greitens announced the appointment of Valley Park superintendent Dr. David Knes to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), a twelve-state entity designed to provide greater higher education opportunities and services in the Midwest.

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High School News

  • Juniors Young and Vanelli take top honors at FBLA State Conference

    This year, Valley Park’s Future Business Leaders of America club membership reached 44 students. Fourteen of its members recently traveled to Springfield, MO in April for the Missouri FBLA-PBL State Leadership Conference. Over 5,000 students and advisers came together with over 150 business education related competitions running during the event; contest topics range from accounting to website design, marketing to mobile application development. Evan Young (11) placed 6th in Cyber Security and 1st in Computer Problem Solving. Nick Vanelli (11) place 2nd in the Job Interview Competition.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Tim Barnett

    Class of 1998 graduate Tim Barnett attended Vatterott College and Webster University where he studied Computer Technology and Business Management. Tim is now the Vice President of Software Testing & Quality Assurance for Mastercard where he leads teams that are responsible for ensuring Mastercard’s Products and Applications work properly.

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  • STEM Girls of Promise

    For the 4th year in a row, the American Association of University Women through their Ballwin/Chesterfield branch recognized five junior girls who excel in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. This year's STEM Girls of Promise: Lejla Memisevic, Alysia Lockhart, Kelly Stiles, Katie Spawr, and Julia Cwiklowski

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Jacob Vogel

    VPHS class of 2009 graduate Jacob Vogel serves as an Army officer in the Military Police branch. Vogel graduated from Truman State University in 2013 with a BS in Justice Systems. He spent four years in ROTC at Truman before heading to the Basic Officer Leader Course for the Military Police branch.

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  • Newsweek names VPHS as one of America's Top High Schools

    Newsweek released its annual list of America’s top 500 high schools for 2016 naming Valley Park High School to both the ‘Top High Schools’ and ‘Beating the Odds’ lists. VPHS is ranked no. 257 nationally and no. 3 in Missouri on the ‘Top High Schools’ list. The school is ranked no. 69 nationally and no. 1 in Missouri on the ‘Beating the Odds’ list.

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Middle School News

  • VPMS Annual Collection for Valley Park Fire & Rescue

    Marianne Wecker's Hawk Time, which includes grades 6-8, collected snacks and made cards for Valley Park Fire & Rescue in honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11.

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  • VPMS Awarded Water Fountain Grant

    The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Environmental Services Waste Management Program awarded Valley Park Middle School the Resourceful Schools Project (RSP) Water Bottle Filling Station and Waste Reduction Grant for 2017 -2018 School-Year.

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  • VPMS Book Battle Team Competes in the Area-Wide Book Battle Competition

    The Valley Park Middle School Book Battle Team competed in the Area-Wide Book Battle competition on Tuesday, May 3rd. This annual event is a trivia-style tournament where students read from an official list of 20 books and become experts on each title. Out of 36 schools participating, VPMS finished 6th place with 101 points. The team missed only four questions out of 50 during the 10 general rounds.

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  • VPMS named National School of Character

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Charaacter.org named Valley Park Middle School a 2016 National Schools of Character for the second time. The school went through an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process after being named a State School of Character in January. The school was found to be an exemplary model of character development. It is one of just 68 schools recognized nationally.

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  • VPMS receives Promising Practice award for video project

    Character.org awarded Valley Park Middle School the Promising Practices Award for their Touchstone Video Project. The student-led video production project demonstrates the importance of Hawk PRIDE and how it is integrated throughout the school community.

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Elementary School News