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April 17, 2019
Don't forget, the Graduation Ceremony for the Valley Lutheran Class of 2019 will be held at the Temple Theatre at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. 
He has risen!
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'" Then they remembered his words.
Luke 24: 1-8
Spring Play Tickets on Sale this Monday
Valley Lutheran's spring play, Radium Girls, is being held in the VLHS gymnasium at 7 p.m. May 2-4. Tickets go on sale in the school office this Monday, April 22.
Parent Organization Meeting April 25
The next VLHS Parent Organization meeting is Thursday, April 25 at 6pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome, and if you would like to take part in raising funds for teacher and student needs, you are encouraged to attend.
Charger Post Prom Party April 27 at SVSU
The annual Post Prom Party is planned for Saturday, April 27 at 11pm at Saginaw Valley State University. Your child does not need to attend prom to come to the party. Note: There will be a secure place for all prom attire for those coming directly from prom.
  • Location: Saginaw Valley State University
  • Time: 11pm Saturday to 3:30am Sunday
  • Activities: Swimming, food and drinks, cash machines, Minute To Win It games, Jenga, human Hungry Hungry Hippo, bubble soccer, prizes, cash prizes and large raffle prizes.
  • Cost: Tickets are $15 and go on sale the week before prom during lunch periods.
The committee is still in need of volunteers to help with the event. Contact Christian Wilke at or call the office at 989-790-1676.
Dave and Bonnie Duclos Scholarship Applications
The David and Bonnie Duclos Scholarship Committee is now taking applications for assistance to attend Valley Lutheran for the 2019-20 school year. Eligible students are those who are currently or will be attending Valley Lutheran next year, are members of a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation, and a graduate of a Lutheran grade school. Please notify Dr. John Brandt at no later than May 1 if you are interested and eligible.
Booster Club Needs Help With Spring Sports Concessions
Booster club needs your help to support the spring sports concessions! Please volunteer to help make this season a success. Your help is greatly appreciated since the money raised by the Booster Club benefits all of Valley's non-academic activities including Sports, Drama, Band, etc.

A sign-up genius has been sent with open slots. 
VLHS Parent Organization hosting Spring Flower Sale
The VLHS Parent Organization is excited to be partnering with Abele's Greenhouse for a spring flower sale. The organization will be offering a variety of 10-inch hanging baskets and a $20 fundraising card.
The organization is going to sell hanging baskets at VLHS on Friday, May 17th from 2:30pm until 5pm and Saturday, May 18th from 9am until n oon (or until flowers are gone). The five varieties of available hanging baskets include: Fuchsia, Impatient, Interspecific Geranium, Wave Petunia, and Multiliner Combination. The Sign Up Genius with photos and colors available has been sent. Each 10-inch basket will be sold for $25 each or 3-for-$70 on Friday and Saturday (cash & carry). 
It is recommended to pre-order between April 18 and May 6 via Sign Up Genius or through the VLHS office. Baskets will need to be picked up on Friday, May 17 or Saturday, May 18.
You may also purchase a  $20 Abele Greenhouse fundraiser card between April 18th and May 6th in the office, just in time for Mother's Day, via Sign Up Genius or or in the VLHS Office.

Click here to sign up online for a flower basket.
Both the hanging baskets and the fundraiser cards need to be paid for at the time of ordering. If ordering on Sign Up Genius, please send a check to the office in an envelope clearly marked. Please note the fundraiser cards expire on June 15th, 2019 and cannot be used on sale items. 
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Ehlert at
Registration Now Open for Summer Camps
Valley is excited to once again offer summer camps for middle school students! 
  • June 11-14: art, band, French, drama, soccer
  • June 17-20: girls basketball, boys basketball, liturgical dance  (NOTE: Camps this week will be held off-site at Holy Cross Lutheran School, Saginaw due to construction at VL.)
Registration and full camp information is available at 

We look forward to spending a part of your summer with you!  Please contact Summer Camp Coordinator Amy Cooper at with any questions.
Host Families Needed
Host families are needed for future international students at VLHS. These students are attracted to our school because of its academic reputation, but they also give us, as Christians, a unique opportunity to share the Gospel. Host families do receive a monthly stipend. If you are interested in hosting an international student for the 2019-20 school year, please contact Debbie Davis at 989-790-1676 or for more information.
LEAP News Nugget
The Lutheran Education Advancement Plan (LEAP) Alliance of 22 area Lutheran churches and schools works to, "Advance Lutheran Education for Future Generations across the Great Lakes Bay Region."

One area of activities currently associated with LEAP is school staff development. Under this heading are actions presently occurring and initiatives in the planning stages, such as leadership training for educators in our schools, helping our school leaders locate and access financial grants for their schools, facilitating and strengthening cross-school connections among teachers, and helping congregation members and school constituents better recognize and celebrate their teachers and school leaders. 
Guidance Corner
Students taking an AP course during the 2019-2020 school year will need to complete one contract for every AP course in which they enroll. Contracts can be found in the front office and must be signed and returned to the front office by Friday, April 26th.

Students intending to Dual Enroll for the 2019-2020 school year should be actively working on their enrollment and registration process. Mrs. Mueller is currently meeting with all students who have submit a Dual Enrollment contract for the upcoming school year. All Dual Enrollment paperwork and contracts must be returned to the front office by Friday, April 26th.

SAT and PSAT scores from last week's testing will be released online to students approximately one month from testing. As a school, we are not given access to this information until mid-summer. You will need to create a CollegeBoard account to log in and see these scores. If you already have an account, be sure you have the correct username and password available. (How to create a CollegeBoard account) Keep this information in a safe place - you will use it often in the next few years.

Does your student need help with developing strong academic habits, starting the college process, or looking at various career options? While Mrs. Mueller is always available during school hours to help, sometimes it's nice to have resources at your fingertips. SchoolShelf is a website dedicated to helping students make the most of high school. Check out their resources at  
SAT Information, Registration, etc. -
ACT Information, Registration, etc. -
Khan Academy (free test prep) -

VL Scholarship Page -
FAFSA Information and submission -
Community News
Concordia Men's Choir of Indiana performing at St. John Amelith
A 16-voice select men's choir made up of seminarians from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana will be at St. John Amelith Lutheran Church, 1664 Amelith Rd., Bay City, MI 48706, for a choral Easter season service at 7pm Friday, April 26th.  Join us for an inspiring evening of song and worship! For additional information or questions please call 989-686-0176.  
Baked Potato and Salad Bar
Holy Cross Lutheran Church Youth Group is holding a Baked Potato and Salad Bar from 11:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5 per person with proceeds going towards the youth group's trip to the 2019 National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. 
2019 Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games
The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event open to Michigan residents of all ages and ability levels. With 45-plus sports, there is something for everyone to participate in and have the opportunity at taking home a gold, silver, and bronze medal.

Activities: archery, basketball, bowling, golf, hockey, judo, karate, soccer, swimming, tae kwon do, track & field, and more

Opening Ceremony
Attend the Opening Ceremony at Fifth Third Ballpark on June 21. Admission into the Opening Ceremony is included with an athlete's registration. Enjoy the parade, Flippenout Trampoline Show, Olympian Dick Fosbury, and the lighting of the cauldron.

Learn more and register at 
Upcoming Events
April 19 No School -- Good Friday
April 21 Easter
April 22 Parents in Prayer, 8am
April 27 Prom, 7pm
May 1 4th quarter midterm grades released, 5pm
May 2 Peeks at Valley, 8:15am
May 2-4 Spring play, 7pm

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Mission Statement
Valley Lutheran High School believes that Christ is the foundation of our school and everything that we do.  We prepare our students as children of God academically, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually to serve in the world today and tomorrow.

John Brandt
Valley Lutheran High School