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Parent Newsletter
Jan. 7, 2019
Students returned from Christmas break on Monday, Jan. 7 .
New Year, New Beginning
But those who renew their hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings likes eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
~Isaiah 40:31
News
Tuition Rates for 2019-20
Tuition rates for the 2019-20 school year were recently set by the Board of Directors.

Association                                                        $6,600
Non-Association LCMS                                     $7,750
Community                                                        $8,100
International Student                                         $10,500

More detailed information about tuition, including financial aid and payment plans can be found at www.vlhs.com.
VLHS Benefit Dinner and Auction
Fabulous 50's is the theme for the 16th Annual VLHS Benefit Dinner Auction at the Apple Mountain Conference Center on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets are available online at vlhsauction.com. Don't delay as tickets have sold out in past years.

For more informations or questions, you may contact Valley Lutheran at 989-790-1676, Beth (Lambert) Kaul at bkaul@vlhs.com or 989-754-5918, or Karrie Gatza at karriekookies@aol.com or 989-415-6776.
Booster Club Chicken Dinner This Sunday
The annual Booster Club Chicken Dinner will take place at Valley Lutheran this Sunday, Jan. 13 from 11am-1:30pm.
  • $11 for 1/2 chicken
  • $9 for 1/4 chicken
  • Menu: Mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, homemade coleslaw, pie
  • Take out available
Proceeds are used to fund Valley's extracurricular activities.
Parents in Prayer Next Meeting Jan. 14
Consider joining Parents in Prayer, a group of parents who gather to pray at Valley twice each month. The group meets at the school from 8-9:30am on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 14. The group prays for the needs of the students, faculty, and staff at Valley. If you have requests that you'd like the group to pray over, submit them via email to parentsinprayer@vlhs.com. If you have questions, contact Carla Belill at 989-295-3018.
Post Prom Fundraiser
A fundraiser is being held to support the post prom party for Valley Lutheran's 2019 dance. The fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tittibawasee Rd. in Saginaw.
Grandparents/Special Friends Day Coming in February
Grandparents and Special Friends love to visit Valley Lutheran, and our students love to share with them first hand what makes Valley so special. On Tuesday, Feb. 5 grandparents or special guests  for all grades are welcome to tour the school, sit in on a class, attend chapel, and stay for lunch. The day begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 989-790-1676.
Open House Feb. 19
Valley's annual Open House series begins Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 5-6 pm. Faculty members will be on hand to show prospective families around the school, as well as to answer questions about VLHS. You don't need to make a reservation, just show up! Feel free to let friends and neighbors know about the opportunity to check out all VLHS has to offer.
School Closure Notifications
To sign up for school closure notifications, please go to rmd.at/vlhs1819 . You will be prompted to download the mobile app. If you don't have a smartphone but get text notifications, text the message @vlhs1819 to the number 81010 . If 81010 doesn't work, try texting @vlhs1819 to 779-379-3850
Individual Class Notifications
To sign up for individual class reminders, use the same instructions. However, use rmd.at/vlhs2019, rmd.at/vlhs2020, rmd.at/vlhs2021, or rmd.at/vlhs2022 for the specific class.
Valley Lutheran Thanks You!
Thank you to all churches and people associated in any way with our Fruit Sale Fundraiser.  Our appreciation to all buyers, sellers, distributors and helpers for your cooperation & support.
 
Money raised will help support music, drama, athletics and many other activities at Valley Lutheran High School.

Through your support and the student body, we are fortunate and thankful to meet our goal! Total boxes sold for 2018 were 385 = 11,550 pounds. Wow!

Thank you to helpers Kurt Hofmeister & Jeff Roscoe for their support.
Guidance Corner
CAREER DAY SPEAKERS
Do you have an interesting job? Would you be willing to answer questions from students regarding your career and how you got there? We are looking for parents and community members who might be willing to talk with our students for a few hours on Career Day - April 5, 2019. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be willing to help, please contact Mrs. Mueller at lmueller@vlhs.com.

7TH SEMESTER or MID-YEAR TRANSCRIPTS
Transcripts that include your student's first semester of their senior year will be available once grades are released. Some colleges request these as an update on their applicants. VLHS uses a program called Parchment to send documents electronically and securely directly from the school. Please submit all document requests through Parchment. To indicate that you want 7th semester documents sent, please select "Hold for Grades".

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/
Upcoming Events
Jan. 13 Chicken BBQ, 11am
Jan. 14 Parents in Prayer, 8am
Jan. 17 Peeks at Valley, 11am
Jan. 18 End of 1st Semester
Jan. 21 No School -- GLBR Lutheran Educators Conference
Jan. 24 1st Semester Grades released
Jan. 26-27 Grade School Girls Basketball Tournament

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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