District News

  • 2017 ABC & Community Recognition Awards

    On August 23, the District awarded the annual Above & Beyond for Children and the Community Recognition awards.

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  • District launches new app

    Valley Park launched a new app. New features and content will be added in the coming weeks but our new app is already loaded with great resources for parents, students, and staff.

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  • The Great American Solar Eclipse

    On Monday, August 21 (the first Monday of the 2017-2018 school year), Valley Park will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. This event is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse,” because it is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States. Valley Park is one of the few cities in the path of totality. Planning is already underway to ensure our students can experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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  • Highlights from the June Board of Education Meeting

    Budget approved, new board member sworn, RevTrak parent payment system, and new meeting time.

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  • State Championship Runners-Up & Five-Time Conference Champs

    In their first state tournament appearance since 2003, the Hawks baseball team finished second in the state in the Class 3 Championship on June 1. The team clinched their fifth consecutive South Central Athletic Association Conference Championship in May. Over the course of their five-year reign as conference champs, the Hawks have gone 43-1. This season they were also the Hancock Tournament champions and had a 16-game winning streak to start the season. Players Ethan Schmitt and Austin Schmitt both made First Team All-State and All-Metro.

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  • 2017 STARS

    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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  • Board of Education Vacancy

    A position is available on the Valley Park School Board of Education.

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  • March Board Brief

    Estimated Non-Binding Tax Rate Falls, Board Member Resigns, Last Day of School Set, Microsoft School District Designation

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  • 2017 Board of Education Candidates

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  • MoDOT 141 Updates

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High School News

  • 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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  • Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Rempel

    Jordan Rempel graduated from VPHS in 2005 to study Visual Effects at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Today, Jordan is a lighting artist at Pixar Animation Studies.

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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