Annual Events

SENIOR PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
Each VNS senior offers a public presentation of their culminating academic experience, the minimum 300-hour Senior Capstone research project. Please join us as they share their hard work and passions! Most presentations are one hour, and all are held at Valley New School.

GRADUATION
Valley New School’s Graduation Ceremony is as personalized and unique as a VNS education!  Join us to celebrate the many accomplishments of this year’s graduates.

PECHA KUCHA
An eclectic line-up of innovative 20-image x 20-second presentations by artists, local business owners, activists, and other community members. Join us to listen & think, discuss & drink (& eat) while raising money for the Valley New School Endowment! Learn more at our Pecha Kucha page and on Facebook!

EVENT NIGHTS
Students present their work publicly three times each year.

  • Fall Showcase: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Speech Night: Thursday, February 20, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Event “Night” #3–Podcasts!: This spring, every VNS student will create and publish a podcast on a research topic or issue.

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES
Advisors, advisees, and their parents meet three times per year to set goals, discuss progress, and celebrate achievement.

  • Planning Conferences: beginning September 30, 2019 (30-minute evening appointments)
  • Mid-year Meetings: beginning January 27, 2020 (30-minute evening appointments)
  • Year in Review: June 2-4, 2020 (1-hour daytime appointments)

ALL-SCHOOL TRIP
Each fall, VNS staff and students take a field trip to bond and share new experiences. Every other year is an overnight experience.