On Wednesday, seven students represented Valley School in the 2019 Junior High Quiz Bowl. The Valley School team traveled to Mount Pleasant where they competed against six other regional schools in a contest of knowledge covering math, science and nature, arts, literature, history, geography, music, and sports subjects. Coached by science teacher, Brandon Snyder, Valley School placed third, overall. Congratulations to all who participated!
Amidst an impressive array of student artwork, we celebrated our children and our community last Saturday night at the Valley School of Ligonier Auction & Art Show. Thank you to all who attended, supported, and particpated in this wonderful fundraiser to benefit Valley School!
Valley School is thrilled to host internationally-respected parenting and youth-development expert, Dr. Deborah Gilboa, on Tuesday, April 9th, from 6:30-8:00 PM for a presentation of her renowned work, “How to Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate.” To register, click here.
I M A G I N E : Kids who help out without arguing. Teens who know how—and when—to speak respectfully. Children who are resilient even when they don’t get what they want immediately. It’s not a dream! In our fast-paced world, it feels impossible to take the time to teach our kids these important lessons, but Dr. Gilboa’s lecture will include strategies you can use to maximize the time you already spend with your family to get the best behavior from your children.
Final bows have been taken; costumes have been laundered; the spotlight is dimmed; the stage has been swept; and the curtain’s come down on this year’s Spring Musical. But for all who attended, the song, dance, and storytelling won’t be soon forgotten.
Peter Pan Jr. was performed last Friday and Saturday to a packed house on each day. Rave reviews praised the costumes, set design, music, choreography, and student performances. Anyone who is familiar with this wonderful annual tradition will attest that Peter Pan Jr. was one of the most outstanding productions in the history of Valley School’s musical program.
We congratulate the faculty, staff, and students on their hard work and remarkable accomplishment, and we thank all who supported Valley School by attending!
On Friday, Mc Donald’s representatives visited Valley School of Ligonier to present a grant-award check of $500 to Upper School Head, David Kirkland. Roy Jackson, owner and operator of 4 Latrobe-area Mc Donald’s, and Area Supervisor, Jennifer Kelly Gonzalez, congratulated Mr. Kirkland on winning the “Make Activities Count” grant, and met some of the students who will benefit from the grant. The MAC Grant is awarded to middle school teachers who demonstrate exemplary “creativity and commitment to excellence in education” by incorporating meaningful active-learning experiences into their curricula.