Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Last fall the Government of Ontario passed the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, which prohibits smoking tobacco or cannabis as well as all vaping in public areas, including schools.

This act impacts VHSS as it prohibits smoking and vaping within 20 metres (65 feet) of the property line of the school.

Students should listen to the morning announcements or talk to the school's administration to learn more about how this act effects Valley Heights.

More information on the Smoke-Free Ontario Act can be found at https://bit.ly/2FGV4y5.

  
Semester 2 Starts February 4

Homerooms will be posted on the office windows.

Timetables will be handed out in homeroom.

  
Managing Exam Stress

Feeling stressed or anxious about exams. Please see the link below for some helpful information.

Are You Stressed About Exams?
  
January 2019 Semester 1 Final Exams

Please find links below to exam information.
  
An Open House Invitation to Future Grade 9 Students and their Families

Come visit the Valley on Thursday, January 10, 2019. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

  • Welcome @ 6:00 in the Cafeteria
  • Tours and Information
  • Light Refreshments

Please contact alison.high@granderie.ca for more information.

  
Christmas Fun Activities at Valley Heights

Dec 10-11 Candy Cane Grams
Dec 12 Hot Chocolate Day
Dec 13 Christmas Bingo
Dec 17 Christmas Socks & Hats
Dec 18 Christmas Characters
Dec 19 Christmas Sweaters
Dec 19 VHSS Christmas Lunch
Dec 20 Christmas PJ Day
Dec 21 Christmas Assembly
  
Grad Photos

Grads are reminded to book their grad photos online with EdgeImaging www.bookmygrad.ca.

Photos will be taken between Monday, January 21, 2019 and Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

For more information, please see the following PDF file.

Grad Photo Information (PDF)

  
With Sympathy

Valley Heights would like to express its deepest sympathies to the MacNeil family, their friends, and everyone connected to the loss of Mr. MacNeil. Mr. MacNeil was a teacher, a coach, and a friend. He will be dearly missed.
  
Grade 8 Days

During the months of November and December, Valley Heights will welcome grade 8 students from our feeder schools.

The students will spend a full day at “the Valley” and participate in different activities in the areas of Art, Computers, Construction, Language, Manufacturing, Math, Music, and Science. They will also enjoy lunch as prepared by our students in the Hidden Valley Cafe.

VHSS looks forward to meeting our future Bears.

  • Wed, Nov 7 - Houghton
  • Tue, Nov 13 - Port Rowan
  • Wed, Nov 21 - Courtland
  • Wed, Nov 28 - Langton
  • Tue, Dec 4 - Walsh
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E-Waste Recycling at VHSS

The VHSS Eco Club will be holding an eWaste Collection from Monday October 15 to Friday, November 2.

eWaste can be dropped off between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Please see the attached poster for a list of items that can be accepted.

Thank you for your support.

VHSS eWaste Collection Oct 2018

 

VHSS FundScrip Fundraiser

Please find below links to our VHSS FundScrip fundraiser. By purchasing your everyday products with gift cards, you can support the school!

Thank you in advance for your support.

 
2018 Norfolk County Fair

Congratulations to VHSS students for their great showing at the 2018 Norfolk County Fair!

  • 1st place:  Boys tug-of-war team
  • 2nd place:  Girls tug-of-war team
  • 1st place:  Overall tug-of-war teams
  • 1st place:  Homecraft Competition

Go Bears Go!

The school year has begun and so have our teams and clubs. Currently, VHSS students are representing the school through the following activities:

  • Boys Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Enviro-Club
  • Football
  • Girls Basketball
  • Purple and White
  • Tug of War
  • Vocal Ensemble

Great job Bears!

  
Pre-Registration and Sports Fees Information

Please find below links to VHSS registration information and a link to a list of VHSS sports team fees.

Grade 9 Students and Parents

VHSS Students and Parents

VHSS Sports Team Fees

  
2018 Norfolk County Fair Junior Prize Book

Valley Heights Secondary Students are eligible to enter their original work in the Norfolk County Fair.

Please find the link below to the Junior Competitions page.

2018 Norfolk County Fair Junior Prize Book

  
2018-2019 School Calendar

Please find the link below to the GEDSB 2018-2019 School Calendar.

GEDSB 2018-2019 School Calendar

  
Order Your Yearbook Today

The VHSS Yearbook Club has been busy and this year's book is ready to be pre-ordered online.

To have a copy of the yearbook shipped to your door, please visit https://valleyheights.picaboo.com/. (Note that Picaboo Yearbook recommends using Chrome when ordering.)

NEW THIS YEAR: Students can upload their own photos and personalize 4 pages! In addition, students who purchase a yearbook will have access to a digital copy of the book online.

The book can be purchased in either hardcover ($40) or softcover ($30) form.

Order your yearbook today!