5/2-5/3: No School
5/4-5/6: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6th: Flagship 6th Grade Girls Lock-In
May 13th: 5th Grade Picnic
Voyager 8th grade families ONLY!
If your scholar is attending VCP next school year, please be on the lookout for an email from MNPS next week. Follow these steps to complete your scholar’s enrollment! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HWRA Courses Begin This Week
We are excited to launch our HWRA (Health, Wellness, Relationships & Adolescence Course) in Compass and PE classes this week.
All course materials are available for families and scholars to review prior to the course being taught through the following home link pages
Flagship Signature Events
- Our signature events are coming soon! There will be more information in this week’s principal update about each event:
- 5th Grade Picnic: Friday, May 13th: This event will happen during the school day. We would love to have some families support with chaperoning, we’ll share more information soon.
- 6th Grade Girls Lock-In: Friday, May 6th: Families must fill out permission slips for this event!
- 7th Grade Dance: Saturday, May 14th from 7-9 pm @ Flagship
- 8th Grade Promotion: Wednesday, May 25th: We’ll send invitations for this event soon!
No School on 5/2 and 5/3
In observance of Eid, Valor has made the decision to cancel school for all students on Monday, 5/2. Remember, there is also no school for students on Tuesday, 5/3 for staff professional development.
Family Visitor Policy
Due to the decrease of Covid cases in Davidson County, most restrictions at Valor have been removed. A few families have reached out about being onsite to eat meals with their student during the school day. This is permitted again like in prior years!
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT/FAC (FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL) ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Teacher Appreciation Week! May 4 – 6
This week is our annual teacher appreciation week! Each year, we make a special effort to show our teachers how much we value their incredible work for the school year.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Sign up below to bring a dish or contribute to appreciating your scholar’s teachers in some other way!
1. Wednesday May 4th: Coffee Bar for Teachers
2. Thursday May 5th: Teachers Appreciation Luncheon
3. Friday May 6th: Families can send/email small gifts or notes of appreciation to their scholar’s teachers.
Flagship Luncheon Signup:
VCP Luncheon signup:
Voyager Luncheon signup:
Support Valor’s Athletic and Fine Arts Programming in The Big Payback on May 4th and 5th (OR donate now)!
The Big Payback is a 24-hour event when Middle Tennessee comes together to contribute to the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations. This year at Valor, we are focusing on two projects from our Athletics and FACE programming: new uniforms for middle school athletes and a portable stage! The new sets of uniforms will directly impact over 330 scholars, and replace sets of uniforms that are in need of a fresh set! Having new uniforms that fit and look nice will allow the students to arrive at games and competitions with a new level of confidence following the mantra, “Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good.” Our FACE programs have a portable stage at the very top of their wish list! A portable stage costs around $10,000-$12,000 and would be used in the gym or outdoor areas for various performances and events. Having a portable stage would reduce the impact on the gym floor and provide scholars with a performance space on campus, rather than always having to go off campus to a nearby venue! This would be a HUGE win for our Fine Arts programming.
Help us meet our $20,000 goal by contributing to Valor between May 4th at 6pm and May 6th at 6pm (or, make your donation early). 100% of your Big Payback gift will go towards supporting the Valor Fine Arts & Athletics programs!
To donate, go to: https://www.thebigpayback.org/valorcollegiateacademies
ICYMI: Valor State of the School Family Meeting Recording
State of School Town Hall (Spanish, coming soon)
In this meeting Todd Dickson, Valor CEO, and Sarah Giblin, Managing Director of Schools, shared reflections on the previous year, thoughts on the coming year, and results of the Family Survey.
Written responses to the Question & Answers portion of the meeting can be found here: Q&A document.
Valor Athletic Dept. Town Hall via Zoom
Free athletic sports physicals
If you are interested in free athletic physicals for the next school year, please refer to this announcement and sign-up.
Middle School Athletics Award Field Day
If you participated in MS athletics this school year please refer to this announcement for our annual awards field day!
High School Cheerleading (Grades 9-12)
If you are interested in high school cheerleading for the next school year, please refer to this announcement for more information.
Middle School Cheerleading (Grades 6-8)
If you are interested in middle school cheerleading for next school year, please sign up here, more information will be communicated soon!
FACE: FINE ARTS, CLUBS & ENRICHMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Vex Robotics Program Interest Meeting
Valor Vex Robotics is a thriving after-school STEM program for 5th-12th graders. If your scholar is not currently on a team but is interested in participating for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete this interest form and we will be in touch with more details.
After-school Program RegistrationIs there an after-school club you want at Valor? Click here to learn how to sign up today to start an after-school Fine Arts, Club, Enrichment (FACE) program at Valo