Student play a reminder of how to treat others

What if normal was weird? That was the question asked by Valley View fifth graders during a recent school assembly.  Mr. Derksen’s class put on a fabulous play written by one of the parents and led by student teacher Brad Ingersoll.  The performers showed the entire school what it would feel like to be different, […]

Valley View fifth-graders build burgers

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Students in Mrs. Icabone-Berg’s fifth-grade class at Valley View Elementary invent some crazy burgers as a response to a contest sponsored by Red Robin restaurants. Students worked as a team to design and create original burger recipes using a total of eight unique ingredients. Teamwork was not the only focus area. With the help of […]

MEAP students ‘detox’ prior to testing

Valley View Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, Megan McCall, recently developed and implemented a 10-day “detox” program for students leading up to the M.E.A.P. testing period, which took place in September. Valley View students and their families were encouraged to follow the program prior to the testing. The “detox” entailed a commitment to no audio-visual exposure, […]

Go green!

by BOB SIEGEL Principal, Valley View Elementary Being a Michigan State University (MSU) alumni and HUGE fan of the Spartans, when I first heard the phrase, “GO GREEN!” I instinctively shouted out loud, “GO WHITE!” (Green and White are MSU’s school colors—in case you missed the NCAA basketball tournament.) This past fall, Valley View Elementary […]

Rockford Ace Hardware donates to school landscape project

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Valley View Elementary students wrapped up the year with a beautification project made possible by donations of supplies by Rockford Ace Hardware. According to organizer Katy Nelson, fifth-graders there worked hard putting in eight bags of cedar mulch, eight bags of peat moss, six bags of topsoil, one crab apple tree, two lilac bushes, two […]