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•   JoEllen Crook (McDonald) (1970)

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•   Crystal Batye (1998)  5/20
•   Julie L. Bollenbaugh (Cordes) (1983)  5/20
•   Aaron Crews (2004)  5/20
•   Priscilla Dickinson (Sayeed) (1979)  5/20
•   Robert H. Lane (1957)  5/20
•   Anne M. Litchfield (Perry) (1961)  5/20
•   Cheryl Pritchard (Murdock) (1981)  5/20
•   Crystal Wildes (1998)  5/20
•   Dani Beeman (1982)  5/21
•   Angie Clemens (Cobelens) (1987)  5/21
•   Peggy Long (Rogers) (1969)  5/21
•   Mary Ann May (Amundson) (1984)  5/21
•   Jeri Lynn Shaw (Elyea) (1971)  5/21
•   Josie L. Siwinski (Wetzler) (1995)  5/21
•   Sarah Snodgrass (Hubbard) (1988)  5/21
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Welcome to the Valley High School Alumni site. Run by Valley Alumni FOR Valley Alumni. We are not connected to Classmates, or the Harris Book Alumni site. You probably get a lot of confusing emails about alumni sites.  Your information is accessible only by VHS Alumni who have signed up on this site. No information will be shared with anyone else unless you opt out by allowing your information to be public. This site is FREE.  TO JOIN:  Click on MISSING CLASSMATES, upper right corner of this page, drop down arrow, click your year and then your name. Follow the directions to join.  If your name is not listed, please contact us through this site. Please encourage any/all VHS grads to register on your free site!

 

Coach Bill Coldiron passed away April 14, 2019

April 27th Update:    Celebration of Life for Coach Bill Coldiron, will be held June 1, 2019 at Valley High School in the Bill Coldiron Fieldhouse. Time will be 1:00 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. Please use West Doors off of 39th Street. Please share with All who know Coach Coldiron.

Bill Coldiron, who served as a physical education teacher, athletics director, and coach for the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) for 40 years and is the namesake of Valley High School's fieldhouse, died Sunday, April 14.

He was 87.

Coldiron was hired by WDMCS in 1955, when he began his career as a physical education teacher. During the start of his tenure, he coached football, basketball, and track, but the longtime coach is popularly known for leading the Valley boys’ and girls’ golf programs for nearly 35 years.

Under Coldiron’s leadership since taking over the program in 1962-63, both Valley boys’ and girls’ teams won multiple state titles. His girls' squads won Iowa prep sports’ top honor in 1968, 1976-79, 1982, and 1983, while his boys' teams won in 1976 and 1988. Additionally, Valley won co-ed crowns in 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1989.

On top of his duties as a physical education teacher at Valley, Coldiron served as the school’s athletics director since 1970. He retired from WDMCS at the end of the 1994-95 school year, but still coached boys’ and girls’ golf until retiring from his head coaching post in 1998.

Coldiron was named National Golf Coach of the Year in 1994 by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. He was also elected to the organization's hall of fame in 2004.

In 1995, Valley’s fieldhouse was renamed the Bill J. Coldiron Fieldhouse.

A private graveside service will be held at Resthaven Cemetery, and the family will honor his life with an open-house visitation to be held at a later date. We will share more information as soon as it becomes available.

 

Valley High School Class of 1999
20 year Reunion
Location:  The Des Moines Social Club
Date/Time:  Saturday, May 25th 2019
8pm to close

We have Hotel Room blocks for accomodations and tickets going on sale.  Please contact Danielle Genest to update your contact information and receive on invitation with payment options.

There is also a Facebook page so please make contact with Danielle through her email address to be added to that group:  Please send all information to   DanielleNGenest@gmail.com

 

 

Class of 1969, 50th Reunion   August 1 - 3, 2019

Thursday, August 1 - Informal class get together, Valley Junction Farmer's Market, 5th Street, West Des Moines, 6 to 9 pm. Class will gather at the "Music in the Junction" event at South end of 5th Street.
 
Friday morning, August 2 - All class golf tournament at Willow Creek Golf Course. Tee time 10 am. Details to Follow
 
Friday Evening, August 2 - Class of '69 Welcoming Reception
 Willow Creek Golf Course Club House,
140 SE Willow Creek Drive, WDM, 6 to 10 pm.
Group picture at 7:00 pm.
 
Saturday morning, August 3 - Tour of Valley High School
by Principal David Maxwell.
10 am until noon. Meet at North Doors.
Don't be late, doors will lock behind the group
 
Saturday evening, August 3 - Class of '69 Dinner/Social/Dance at
West Des Moines Holiday Inn and Suites. Address below
6 to 11 pm. Class picture at 7:30 pm. Echo's V at 7:45 pm.
 
Holiday Inn and Suites, 6075 Mills Civic Parkway,
West Des Moines, IA 50266 is the host hotel.
Book before July 4th for group discount.
Ask for the Valley High School 50th Reunion for the discount rate.
Call 515-309-3900 to book your room.
 
For more detailed information, check out the class Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/VHS1969WDM;
or contact the Reunion Committee at  Valleyreunion1969@gmail.com 
 

 


‎From Brett Halley‎ to Valley High School, West Des Moines, Class of 1984

Reunion Planning!! The 35-year class reunion will be this summer. Want to help with the planning??

Charlies Filling Station, Monday, March 11, 4:00-6:00. Come if you can!

Tentative Dates for the reunion are Friday-Saturday, August 2-3.

 
 
Valley High School Class of 1999
20 year Reunion
Location:  The Des Moines Social Club
Date/Time:  Saturday, May 25th 2019
8pm to close
 
We have Hotel Room blocks for accomodations and tickets going on sale.  Please contact Danielle Genest to update your contact information and receive on invitation with payment options.
 
There is also a Facebook page so please make contact with Danielle through her email address to be added to that group:  Please send all information to   DanielleNGenest@gmail.com
 
 

 

 

VALLEY HIGH CLASS OF 1964

Our 55th Class Reunion is September 20 and 21, 2019—at Prairie Meadows Casino and Racetrack in Altoona, Iowa.  Friday night will be a casual affair in the Pavilion located next to the horse racing track from 5:30-11:00. We will have appetizers and a cash bar to enjoy socializing and watching thoroughbred horse racing.  Saturday night will be in the Event Center adjacent to the casino from 6:00-11:00. We will have a social hour followed by a dinner buffet with a program and more time for socializing.

 

Activities for Saturday being planned include golf and pickleball for anyone interested.

Reservations may be made at Prairie Meadows Hotel by August 20, 2019 to receive our group rate. Use the following code to reserve a room: 09202019VHS.Room reservations must be made by August 20, 2019, to get the group rate.

We also have information posted on Facebook at Valley High Class of 64 West Des Moines.

 

If you haven’t received the reservation letter yet, contact us at ValleyHigh1964@aol.com, and we will send to you.

We have several reservations and hope to hear from the rest of you soon. We honestly thought we wouldn’t be planning a reunion of this size again after our 50th five years ago. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of not stopping just yet!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Celebration of Life for Coach Bill Coldiron, will be held June 1, 2019 at Valley High School in the Bill Coldiron Fieldhouse. Time will be 1:00 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. Please use West Doors off of 39th Street. Please share with All who know Coach Coldiron.