Valwood in the News

Five Students Named to Leadership Lowndes

January 15, 2016

Valwood had five upper school students selected to be a part of the Youth Leadership Lowndes Class of 2016. Juniors Ty Petermann, Maggie Smith, Isabel Langdale, Kate Hanson, and sophomore Carter Sharon were all picked after a rigourous application and interview process. A total of 30 students from public and [...]

Read More

Dance Marathon Raises Money

November 7, 2015

This Saturday, Valwood's Dance Marathon raised $18,262 to benefit the Children's Miracle Network Hospital at Shands in Gainesville, Florida. The night was filled with plenty of dancing, as well as fun activities and competitions, for the participants. The is the second straight year Valwood has hosted the event - last [...]

Read More

GA Power Good Citizens – 1st Quarter

October 29, 2015

Recipients of the Georgia Power Good Citizenship Awards were announced on October 16th at Valwood's Lower School Friday Flag program. Mr. Scott Haner of Georgia Power presented the awards to the students who were chosen by their teachers. The awards are given to students exhibiting character traits such as honesty, [...]

Read More

4th & 5th Graders Qualify for Duke TIPS

October 15, 2015

A total of 37 Valwood fourth and fifth graders have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) this year. These students scored in the 95% percentile or above on certain sections of Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) last year, earning them this prestigious distiction. The fifth grade had 52% [...]

Read More

Knighton Earns Merit Scholar Honor

September 24, 2015

Valwood senior Sara Knighton was recently named a "Commended Student" in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). ONly approximetly 34,000 students int [...]

Read More

29 Valwood Students Earn AP Distinction

September 1, 2015

Twenty-nine Valwood students, the most in school history, have been named AP Scholars, including one National AP Scholar, by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Examinations. The AP Scholars, granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three [...]

Read More

Valwood 7th Graders Qualify for DUKE TIPs

August 25, 2015

Congratulations to the nine Valwood 7th grade students who qualified to participate in the highly selective Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) Talent Search! These following students qualified for this program because they scored 95% or better on sections of the the spring "Stanford 10" test and are invited to take [...]

Read More

Knighton Wins Congressional Award

August 19, 2015

HAHIRA — Congressman Austin Scott presented Valwood student Sara Knighton with the Congressional Award Gold Medal Wednesday morning. Scott traveled to Valwood School to present the medal as Knighton was unable to travel to D.C. The Congressional Award Gold Medal is the highest award for youth legislated by Congress and [...]

Read More

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to Speak at Graduation

February 16, 2015

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle to Address Valwood Graduates Valwood School is pleased to announce Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle will deliver the commencement address at the school’s 45th Commencement ceremony on May 22, 2015. “I am honored for the opportunity to speak at Valwood School’s graduation ceremony,” said Lt. Governor Casey [...]

Read More