Sports & Extra Curriculars
AZ TAX CREDIT FORM When you pay the $25 Sports Fee, please complete a Tax Credit form and send it to us with your payment. This will enable you to claim the contribution back on your state taxes. Checks should be made payable to Valley View School.
Valley View Elementary School offers a competitive, year round athletics program for both middle school boys and girls grades 5-8. The athletics programs are broken up into four seasons. The first season starts at the beginning of the school year and runs roughly until fall break. It consists of Boys and Girls Cross Country and Girls' Volleyball. The next season starts around fall break and extends until just before winter break and consists of Girls' Softball and Boys' Basketball. The third season begins just after winter break and runs until spring break. Girls' Basketball and Wrestling occur during this season. Finally, during the last season, which runs from spring break until the end of the school year consists of Baseball and Track. All events and practices are listed on the school calendar.
There is a sports fee of $25 per student per sport which covers the costs of referees and transportation. Please make checks payable to Valley View School.
Knowledge Bowl is a year-round competitive general knowledge tournament and students in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate. There is a competition once a month. Sports permission slip and liability waiver are needed as well as the $25 sports fee, but no sports physical is required.
Valley View Drama Club presents a yearly school play towards the end of the school year, and students in grades 4-8 are eligible to join. Practices are once a week starting after fall break, and a separate parent letter and permission slip will be sent home to students who have signed up.
CyberPatriot is offered to students in grades 6-8. CyberPatriot heads The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region.
The season runs from September to April with periodic breaks in between. Practices are typically once a week before school and additional practices are held at Cochise College during the week and some Saturdays. Competition starts in November with two qualifying rounds and a set number of teams advance to further rounds. A competition period lasts 6 hours. A full commitment to the team is vital for a successful season. A separate parent letter and code of ethics slip will be sent home to students who have committed to the team.
Sports practices are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise notified by your coach. Games/meets are on the main school calendar (below).
The school district provides transportation home for students at 5pm after sports/extra curricular practices, and transportation back to the school only after games and meets. The school cannot tell you exactly what time students will arrive back at school after meets and games, so please keep in touch with the coach for up to date information.