Welcome to our school web site. As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value
- each and every student;
- a strong public education system;
- a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
- the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
- the commitment and skills of our staff;
- equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
- learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.
Our web site is one way we can demonstrate these values. Click on the menu items to find out more about our school and please visit often.
Come join us on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Valley Park Go Green Cricket Field!
Plan to revitalize Valley Park School lands inspires community!
Check out our new "PASS THE BAT" video below and SHARE THE DREAM!
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Congratulations to Mr. McDermott for receiving the "Excellence in Teaching Award" from the TDSB!
Thank you Mr. McDermott for all your hard work, especially with our talent show and the Go Green Team
Silver Streak at 2011 Sci-Tech Fair
The annual Toronto Science and Technology Fair (TSTF) at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus was held on April 8 and 9, displaying over 500 science fair projects from public, Catholic, and private schools across the GTA. Students from K- Grade 6 shared their findings in non-competitive discussions, while those in Grades 7-12 competed for medals and special awards. Congratulations to three silver medal winners that all came from Valley Park Middle School.
For the last two years, Valley Park Middle School has made their students’ Science Fair experience a school-wide focus. However, this year was different. Teacher collaboration and student support integrated the skills across literacy, numeracy and science classes. Every student completed a project, every student tracked their progress through a science fair handbook (which provided that ongoing guided feedback from teachers and facilitated parent communication), and every student showcased their work in a celebratory evening exhibition. Program delivery focused on developing students’ literacy, critical thinking, inquiry, and research skills over an eight-week timeframe (a three-week increase from the previous year). In addition, increased literacy and numeracy blocks gave students more time to master and apply skills, as well as make more meaningful connections. For Valley Park Middle School, all of these factors have contributed to the triple success of their students in this year’s Toronto Science and Technology Fair!