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Parent Newsletter
Feb. 20, 2019
Valley students put on the winter play, The Final Dress Rehearsal, on Feb. 14-16 at Peace Lutheran Church.
Unburden your troubles
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34
News
Third Quarter Mid-Term Grades Available Feb. 27
Your child's third quarter mid-term grades will be available online Wednesday, Feb. 27 after 5 p.m. Go to www.mystudentdata.com and enter the following information:
  • School code: 50
  • Student ID Number: The ID number is the 10-digit number under the photo of their student ID. Please call the office if you cannot locate the student ID number.
  • Student's birth date
  • Password: Chargers
If you have questions about your child's grades, please contact the teacher by phone (989-790-1676) or by email. Teacher email addresses are available on the school website: www.vlhs.com

Please remember that grades can only be accessed if tuition payments are current. If you have any problems, please contact the office at 989-790-1676.
VLHS Benefit Dinner & Auction! Theme: Fabulous Fifties
We are thankful that tickets are SOLD OUT for this event Saturday, Feb. 23. Items for teacher baskets need to be in by this Friday. Thank you for your support! Your student should know what their 8th hour basket is.
Registration Open For Incoming Freshmen
Registration is now open for incoming freshmen for the 2019-20 school year. Once registration is received, scheduling classes can take place. To schedule a visit, a shadowing experience, or for more information, contact Sondra Yantz at syantz@vlhs.com or call the office at 989-790-1676.

Information on registration for returning students will be released soon.
Parents in Prayer Meets 
The next Parents in Prayer meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 25 at the high school. Please send any requests to parentsinprayer@vlhs.com. 
ZAPS SAT Test-Prep Seminar
Valley Lutheran is hosting an SAT test prep seminar on Saturday, March 9 from 9am to 3pm. Juniors should have received a mailing with details. To register, go to www.doorwaytocollege.com or call 877-927-8378. 
Next Open House is March 17
The next Valley Lutheran Open House is scheduled for 2-3pm Sunday, March 17. Talk with students, teachers and administrators, tour the building, and have your questions answered.
Saginaw Antique Society Show April 6
The Parent Organization will host the annual Saginaw Antique Society Show from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, April 6 at Valley Lutheran. There is a $4 admission fee that covers two free appraisals.

Luncheon available 11am-1:30pm.

Parent help is needed. Please watch for a sign-up for this event.  This is a great fundraiser for the Parent Organization as we get a portion of admission and lunch proceeds.
Guidance Corner
DELTA COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT
Delta College's Dual Enrollment program offers an early enrollment opportunity for next school year that closes this Friday. This early enrollment gives Dual Enrollment students priority registration. If you are certain you would like to take a course through Delta College next year, see Mrs. Mueller by Thursday, February 21. If you are still deciding, there will be opportunities later in the spring to register for Delta College courses next year.

SCC OPEN HOUSE
The Open House for SCC originally scheduled for early February has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27th from 5-7pm. Any student interested in attending SCC as a junior or senior should plan to attend. Students interested in attending a career-tech program should also plan to meet with Mrs. Mueller to discuss curriculum, courses, and graduation requirements.

MI COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Any current senior who has achieved a score of 1200 or higher on the SAT qualifies for the $1000 MI Competitive Scholarship. In order to qualify for these funds, students must have filed their FAFSA by March 1, 2019, as well as have their SSN on file with the MI Student Aid office. Instructions and information can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372-89024-481214--,00.html.

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
Seniors, don't forget about the list of scholarship resources at http://bit.ly/VLScholarships. Scholarships are coming in frequently and the list is updated weekly. Do not be shy on your applications - every little activity counts. If you need help or have questions, see Mrs. Mueller.

SAT/ACT TESTING LINKS
SAT Information, Registration, etc. - www.sat.org
ACT Information, Registration, etc. - www.actstudent.org
Khan Academy (free test prep) - www.khanacademy.org/sat

FAFSA AND FINANCIAL AID LINKS
VL Scholarship Page - http://bit.ly/VLScholarships
FAFSA Information and submission - https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Community News
Melting Medical Bills
Melting Medical Bills is a fundraising event planned for Sunday, Feb. 24 from 11am until 2pm at St. John Amelith Lutheran School, 1664 Amelith Rd., Bay City, in the gym. A soup and sandwich bar will be offered along with a bake sale, silent auction, and small-item ticket auction.

This event is to support Allie Keenan and her family with rising medical costs. Please contact Mary Smith at msmith@amelith.org or Sandy Soule at ssoule73@yahoo.com for questions or to volunteer.
Free for those in need
Zion Lutheran Church, 17927 Dice Rd. Hemlock, is open the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10am until 1pm with free used clothing, household items, and food for those in need. Contact the church at 989-642-5909 or Paul Bohn at 989-642-8489 with any questions.
Upcoming Events
Feb. 23 VLHS Benefit Dinner & Auction at Apple Mountain, 5pm
Feb. 25 Parents in Prayer, 8am
Feb. 25 Midterms due
Feb. 27 Peeks at Valley, 11am
March 9 SAT, 8am
March 11 Parents in Prayer, 8am
March 13 Peeks at Valley, 8:15am
March 14-16 Lenten Tour
March 17 Golden Voice/Symphonic Band Homecoming Concert (Peace Church), 3pm
March 17 VLHS Open House, 2pm
March 22 End of 3rd Quarter
March 25-29 Spring Break

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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