Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to seniors, Aaron Shultz and Karli Sugar for being awarded a Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship on Monday, May 1. These two students were selected by the Highlands Ranch 501(c)(3) organization to honor their past academic performance, future potential and participation in their school and the community. Each student received a $2,000 award to be […]

Spirit Led Classroom

A strength of the World Language Department is flexibility to engage students in the language and discuss topics that students feel passionate about. Often class begins with a check-in type of question to see what is happening in their lives. Sometimes it produces little conversation. Other days it touches something heartfelt. In early October, students […]

Geometry Can Be Tricky

Geometry can be tricky, and at times, can even seem as though it has no value outside the classroom. However, Mrs. Colleen Shallenberger, Valor Math Faculty Member, is making the Geometry Law of Syllogism relevant for her students. The Law of Syllogism uses if-then statements to help in deductive reasoning. For example, If Rachel encounters […]

Living in a Fishbowl

Mr. Worthington, long-time Valor Faculty member, is bringing science to life for his students with a project that provides hands-on, interactive learning, and requires close observations and cooperative practices. This project was inspired 15 years ago, when Mr. Worthington lived and taught in Hawaii. He was surrounded by marine life and activity at that time, […]

Valor DECA Team Places in Top 15 Internationally

After qualifying at the state level, five Valor students competed at this year’s DECA International Competition in Nashville, TN against 17,000 other students from around the world. DECA seeks to prepare students for the business world through competitive activities. This is Valor DECA’s inaugural year, and is led by Faculty Advisors Reagan Sowa and David Haar. The students […]

Getting Down to Business: Valor DECA Posts Strong Showing at State Tournament

February 20-23, Valor DECA sent 11 students to compete against 3000 students from area high schools in the State DECA tournament, held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. DECA is an international organization with over 200,000 members that seeks to prepare students for the business world through competitive activities. Valor’s DECA chapter formed earlier year […]

Students Shine in Poetry Out Loud Competition

Poetry is all the rage right now. Don’t believe us? While people may not sit around penning sonnets for each other, one glance at YouTube reveals countless poetry slam artists and rap videos, indicating how poetry has worked its way into modern cultural art. To capitalize on this momentum, the Valor English Department partners  with […]

Mr. Frazier, Hunter Harrison Named November Teacher/Student of the Month

On November 13, 2015, Mr. Frazier and junior Hunter Harrison became the first-ever recipients of Valor’s Teacher and Student of the Month Awards. Coming to Valor in 2011, Mr. Frazier is the Department Head in History and is a consistent student favorite. View the video above to see some of his students discussing what they appreciate about […]