At Valleywood, the staff and administration take great pride in all of the extracurricular opportunities for our students. An estimated 85% of our student body participates in some form of extracurricular education. We currently have nine clubs that cater to a wide variety of student interest. We also have 14 interscholastic sports teams and a strong Intramural Program for sixth graders.
In addition to athletics and clubs, Valleywood has a strong commitment to the arts. We have three choirs, three orchestras, three bands and a Jazz Band. It is our belief that through these opportunities all students can feel connected and develop a sense of pride in representing their school.
ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
ARCH After School Program
Academic Enrichment - Recreation and the Arts - Community and Family Services - Healthy Relationships.
Kentwood Public Schools and the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department have collaborated to offer the A.R.C.H. after school program. The A.R.C.H. Programs are free and made possible through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant and sponsored by the Michigan Department of Education. The A.R.C.H. Program activities will be offered to children, family, and community members throughout the year. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 3:08 - 6:00 p.m. This is not a drop-in program. Students must be registered for at least two days per week. Dinner and transportation is provided free of charge.
Kent School Services Network is an exciting initiative that involves many partners but one single goal; to ensure all children are healthy and learning. The partners do this by bringing health and human services right into the school building to help students and families. This provides a one stop location for families, making the services easy to use. While services vary from school to school, depending on what the families are seeking, typical services include counseling, health care and financial aid. Special events, workshops, and activities may also be offered at the school. Placing services at school removes many barriers families have in finding services and keeps students in class. When students are in class, they can keep learning and achieving.
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