A Message from The Principal
The staff and I want to welcome everyone to a new and exciting school year!
At the Valhalla Center, we have four classes that consist of middle and high school students. There is one TSP-DD class for our middle schoolers, one high school AIIM class and two Communication and Academic Development classes. Our highly qualified educational staff has one additional teacher that has joined us. Doreen Sheldon has taken the responsibilities for our AIIM class.
We are located on the beautiful Center for Career Services Campus. Many of our older students have the opportunity to participate in the iCTE program, which is a modified career program where the students spend the morning participating in one of the CCS classes. The choices include baking, automotive maintenance, office skills, automobile detailing, fashion and carpentry.
All of our classes will continue to provide individualized and differentiated instruction to the students based upon their specific needs. We will utilize the Essential for Living Assessment and Curriculum to assist in guiding our instruction. The focus will be to develop and increase the student's proficiency in academic, communication, functional abilities and their social and behavioral skills.
We are excited to continue to develop our technology skills using our iPads, Tru-Touchboards, and Chrome books. Part of our curriculum this year will focus on using the Google suite and additional web- based educational sites such as Nearpod and Kahoot. We will also focus on digital citizenship so our students will use technology in a safe and smart manner. The students will participate in our Work Skills program and develop a variety of vocational skills that will increase their independence in school and later in life when they graduate.
We will use the local community to reinforce the skills that are acquired in the classroom in real life situations. These include shopping in a variety of stores, ordering and eating in restaurants and navigating their community environment.
I am extremely fortunate to work with a highly experienced and dynamic staff whose commitment is to provide the best educational program for all of the students.
Please remember if there is anything that you need, my door is always open and I am available to assist you in any way.
Announcing... The Valhalla Center Eagles!
The Breakfast Club
The Townhouse Diner
When you wake up in the morning, Pooh, what's the first thing you say to yourself?" Asked Piglet.
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh.
"What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.
"We need to encourage our kids to love to eat honest, nutritious, healthy food. Less fast food. Less junk food. And they need to see us eating healthy by example."
Recycling turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC.
Recycle today for a better tomorrow.
Calling all Students in Room #302
The following positions are available at the Snack Shack:
- Inventory and Book Keeping
A Walk Through History
A Day at the Museum
The Valhalla Center Eagles descended upon, The American Museum of Natural History on November 22, 2019 for a fun filled adventure. The students enjoyed viewing all the exhibits the museum had to offer. The excitement of traveling as a learning community into New York City and exploring different areas of interest was truly inspiring.
Our Academic Adventure
Sharing and Caring
Our Community Feast
"Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love and a time to reflect on all the things that matter most in life."
~ Danielle Duckery