Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Welcome to 2019-2020!
 
We are anxiously awaiting the promise that the 2019-20 school year holds for the students of the West Valley Community. Tuesday, August 27th will be the start of what promises to be another outstanding school year here in West Valley. We have become used to achieving success as a school district and certainly do not expect to see anything less as we continue forward with a Growth Mindset, always striving for Continual Improvement.
This is the beginning of my ninth year as the Superintendent of West Valley School District. I am excited for the greatness that lies ahead for the committed staff that make up the outstanding team we enjoy here in West Valley, as well as the growth that will enhance the lives of our West Valley students throughout the school year. The record is very clear about the level of excellence in West Valley School District based on the following achievement in just the past eight years:
 
Ahtanum Elementary – Washington Achievement Award 2012
Apple Valley Elementary – Washington Achievement Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
School of Distinction 2016, 2019
Cottonwood Elementary – Washington Achievement Award 2015
Mountainview Elementary – Washington Achievement Award 2014
Summitview Elementary – Washington Achievement Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Wide Hollow Elementary – Washington Achievement Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, School of Distinction 2013, 2014
West Valley Junior HS – Washington STEM Lighthouse School 2013, State Leader in Microsoft Certifications 2017, 2018, 2019.
West Valley High School – Washington Achievement Award 2013, Career Guidance Award of Excellence 2016, Model Washington State Apprenticeship Program 2017, 2018, 2019.
West Valley School District – College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll District 2013, 2014, District Administration District of Distinction – DA Magazine 2014, 2016, American School Board Journal Magna Award Honorable Mention 2015, International Center for Leadership in Education – Innovative District 2016 – Admittance to Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, 2017
Eastern Washington Student Achievement Rankings – West Valley has moved from 6th in 2011, to 4th in 2017, and to 3rd in 2018 in overall SBAC score averages for Eastern Washington.
Washington State Student Achievement Rankings – West Valley has moved from not being in the top 30 in 2011, to 30th in 2017, to 23rd in 2018 in overall SBAC score averages for Washington State.
 
While this is an impressive list we have a Growth Mindset, meaning that we are dedicated to Continual Improvement, never being satisfied with the status quo, always striving to provide the best possible learning opportunity for our students. While Continual Improvement is a goal – Goal #1 is Communication. We are focused on continuing to find more ways to keep you in the loop with all that is happening in and around West Valley School District. We have a bi-weekly, digital newsletter – the WV Connection as well as a Superintendent’s Blog and Twitter account @SuptBrophy. All of these methods are geared to keeping you in constant contact as a parent.
Finally, we are thrilled to witness the continued benefits of our 1:1 Initiative, spanning from 2nd Grade to 12th Grade. This upcoming year we are expanding to provide a more Personalized Learning environment for your student. Personalized Learning is tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs and interests – including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when, and where they learn – to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery at the highest standards possible.
It is a very exciting time here in West Valley! Please contact me at brophym@wvsd208.org or at (509) 972-6005 in order to ask any questions or share ways we can continue to improve at providing your child with the best possible learning environment!
 
Go Rams!

Mike Brophy
Superintendent
West Valley School District