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November 18, 2019

Join us this Sunday, Nov. 24th in Valley's gym for the free Fall Instrumental Concert. Doors open at 2:30 pm with the concert beginning at 3 pm.  
Our God of Mystery, Power, and Promise

"Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?" Job 26:14

These words conclude Job's poetic description of God's ways - their mystery and power. This God full of power is also the God full of promise. As we witness God's mystery and power we can be thankful that the same God said - "I am with you always to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20 and "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

And the greatest demonstration of the mystery, power, and promise took place on the first Good Friday and Easter morning.
~ Dr. Brandt
Need to Know
Fall Instrumental Concert - Sun., Nov. 24
Join us Sunday, November 24th for the Fall Instrumental Concert highlighting Valley's Jazz and Symphonic Bands as well as Valley's Brass, Percussion, and Wind Ensembles. The free concert will be held in Valley's gym.  Doors open at 2:30 pm with the concert beginning at 3 pm. 
Senior Portraits and Baby Photos Due

If you have not submitted your senior portrait, please do so ASAP. Senior baby photos are due Dec. 1. Please email them to If you have questions, contact Jennifer Blake at

Guidance Corner
Seniors will start seeing those acceptance letters come in soon, and we want to celebrate! Please bring a copy of your acceptance letters to Mrs. Mueller in the office so we can highlight all of the great places our seniors might be headed! Don't have a copier? Bring in the original and Mrs. Mueller will make a copy for you so you can keep the original for your scrapbook. (Don't worry - we will redact any financial information or personal items on the letter before posting.)

Seniors, don't forget about the list of scholarship resources at . Scholarships are coming in frequently and the list is updated weekly. Do not be shy on your applications - every little activity counts. If you need help or have questions, see Mrs. Mueller.

Do you know much about Snapchat's filters? On of Snap's most popular features, filters allow you to add crazy animations, sounds, images, and more to your face. There's an entire catalog of lenses built by other users that anyone can access. Bunny ears, facial hair, dog face, shark face, turn you into a hot dog, show you with marijuana, stretch your neck, show you pregnant, just to name a few. If your child has Snapchat, then be curious and have some fun with these. Ask them to show you! Here's an article that explains a few of the positive and negatives.

SAT Information, Registration, etc. -
ACT Information, Registration, etc. -
Khan Academy (free test prep) -  
VL Scholarship Page -
Upcoming Events
Nov. 19 Parent Organization Meeting at VLHS; 6 pm 
Nov. 24 Fall Instrumental Concert at VLHS; 3 pm
Nov. 25 Parents in Prayer at VLHS; 8 - 9:30 am
Nov. 27 - 29 No School, Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 4 2nd Quarter Midterms Released

Get Involved
Thank You!
The Parent Organization would like to extend a grateful thanks to all who donated time setting up, working, and cleaning up for the bazaar, in the kitchen, and at the Cookie Walk.  Thank you parents for sending in cookies for the Cookie Walk.  Over $5000.00 was raised to be used for various Academic Needs.  Thanks for sharing your kids with us as well.  Overall we had a great day even though it had a bumpy start!
Grandparents & Special Friends Day - Nov., 21st
The final Grandparents and Special Friends Day is November 21st. You are welcome to still sign up! We are offering two options for our guests this year, so click on our Grandparents and Special Friends Form for more information.
Community Information
Boar's Head Festival @ Bethlehem Lutheran - Dec. 5, 7, 8
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss St. Saginaw, MI, is hosting the annual Boar's Head Festival on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 pm, and at 4 pm Sunday, Dec. 8. Enjoy celebrating the arrival of the Christ-child in a unique way with choirs, orchestras, and people of all ages. Set in Medieval times, the Boar's Head Festival has a musical flair that reminds people of a Renaissance Fair but with a sacred tone. No tickets are required, but we do take a freewill offering.
Living Nativity @ Immanuel Lutheran - Dec. 6, 7, 8
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost will host its 23rd annual "Living Nativity - A Journey to Bethlehem," on Friday, December 6th from 7-9 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, December 7th & 8th from 6-8 pm. Experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem on that blessed night when Jesus Christ was born. This is a free 30 minute outdoor walk, so dress for the weather. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the school.

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Mission Statement
Valley Lutheran High School believes that Christ is the foundation of our school and everything that we do.  We prepare our students as children of God academically, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually to serve in the world today and tomorrow.

John Brandt
Valley Lutheran High School