Life at Valley

Valley Upper School Playground

While students and faculty were away enjoying Spring Break, Valley’s Upper School playground received a fabulous and fun upgrade. Two new play structures were added, as well as a new tetherball and foursquare court.

Valley School Art Show

The Third Annual Valley School Art Show, held at the MLK Community center on Friday April 1, was a great success! Each student had a piece that reflected the variety of art forms studied over the course of the school year.

Steel Pan

According to Michael Shantz, our steel pan music instructor, "Listening is learning!" This Spring, Valley School fourth and fifth grade students are doing a lot of listening, playing and learning as they participate in weekly steel pan music classes at the MLK Community Center.

Valley School Chess Club

On Saturday, March 19, nine members of The Valley School Chess Club participated in the Knightmare's Gauntlet Regional Chess Tournament at The Evergreen School. Over 200 children from the Seattle area, grades kindergarten through 6, participated in the tournament.

Colonial Boston Comes to Life in Fourth Grade

As part of 4th grade social studies, students are exploring what life was like in colonial Boston. This student-created mural takes us back in time as students visualize what a colonial village might have looked like back then.

The Valley School Book Award

Reading for our yearly Valley School Book Award is underway! While the fifth grade works on completing the list of nominees, the rest of the school is reading and discussing the six books that have been selected so far.

Fifth Grade Students Study Endangered Animals of the World

What do an Ili pika, a spider monkey, and an Asian elephant have in common? Just ask a 5th grader! Laura’s 5th grade classroom has been turned into a research laboratory full of fifth-grade researchers collecting and summarizing data about endangered animals of the world.

100th Day of School Fundraising Efforts

This week the Pre-Kindergarten curriculum helped Valley School decide on our fundraising efforts in connection to our 100th day of school. Tricia Lapitan, founder of Heroes for the Homeless, met with Pre-K as part of their superheroes and everyday heroes unit.

Super Dogs To The Rescue

Just another exciting day in The Valley School Pre-Kindergarten with some of our favorite four-legged super heroes. As part of their study of real life super heroes in our community, our Pre-Kindergarten students met the King County Search and Rescue Canine Team.

Bill Schill, Valley's Chess Master

When you sit down to talk with Valley School Chess Club teacher (and international chess master) Bill Schill, you can be sure that you will be gifted with a story. It will be a superbly-crafted narrative, complete with suspense, villains, heroes, close-calls, lucky breaks, and often the story will turn on a specific move: mostly, a chess move.
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