Welcome From the Principal

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Welcome From the Principal

Welcome From the Principal

Jeff Hill, Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Valley Vista Elementary School. Our main goal is to meet the needs of all learners both socially and academically. Our dedicated staff will work collaboratively to support a positive environment where all students will become life-long learners and model citizens, showing respect for others and taking responsibility for themselves.

We ask that you work with your child’s teacher to assist in enhancing your child’s learning, self-confidence and academic success. Walt Disney stated, "Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."

One of the most important components in creating a quality education for students is maintaining a partnership between parents and school. Our staff invites you as parents to take an active role in the education of your child. We look forward to a school year that will be filled with a variety of activities both in and out of the classroom. Please continue to visit our website for more information.

I am excited to work directly with you and your child and look forward to a prosperous school year at Valley Vista Elementary School. Please feel free to contact me at any time throughout the school year.

Respectfully,
Jeff Hill, Principal
Valley Vista Elementary
4049 Wallings Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-582-9101
Fax: 440-582-7239
jeff.hill@northroyaltonsd.org
 
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School Profile

 
Valley Vista Elementary School was dedicated in 1959. A few years later in 1961, four additional classrooms were added to address our expanding enrollment, then four kindergarten classrooms and an art room were added in 1988. In 1996, our school was transformed from a kindergarten and first grade building into a neighborhood school housing kindergarten through fourth grade. In 2004, our kindergarteners were moved to the Early Childhood Center and as of this year, have rejoined us.

Our fifty-one certified and classified staff members work together with our parents to meet the needs of our 400 students. Our focus on meeting student needs and our high expectations have consistently earned us “Excellence” and “Excellence with Distinction” ratings on our building state report card. In addition, we have earned the following recognitions over the years: the Parent Involvement Certification of Excellence, for the past five years, we have earned the Buckeye Best Healthy School Award (1 bronze, 2 silver and 2 gold), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals Honor for Student Council Excellence.

Our school mascot, Bud E. Bear, reminds us to be Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn in all areas of our school. Students are recognized for positive behaviors as a class and as individuals. We develop student leaders through our BH Team, Big Buddies, and Buddy’s Buddies, conflict managers, library helpers and our student council. Our Guidance Counselor and student council expand the students’ “world” as we participate in numerous local and world-wide service projects and philanthropy. Additionally, for the past four years, we have been recognized by the American Heart Association for participating in their “Jump Rope for Heart Program”. Extracurricular activities, such as math club, computer club and intramurals, expand the children’s experiences and are enjoyed by our students.

We have a wonderful school with an abundance of support to develop students into well-rounded, successful adults.
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