Superintendent’s Corner
Dr. Katherine Bertolini

It’s Homecoming Week in Maple Valley!

This is such a wonderful week of fun, tradition, celebration and community welcome!

Homecoming is a distinctly American Tradition that has centered around a big football game and a return for alumni to show their school spirit and reconnect with faculty and friends. We want to welcome our community to come home again to the Valley! The nostalgia and excitement are such great experiences to treasure. Remember Spirit Days, class colors, float building, the big parade, the games, the band, cheerleaders, the bon fire, the dance. These traditions connect us across the generations and provide a shared experience that makes high school memories to share in our families as we celebrate our current students in Maple Valley!

We are planning all of the great traditional events with our Powderpuff Football game between the High School classes for bragging rights on Wednesday evening at 6 pm. A big community tailgate is planned for Thursday evening with either JV or Mighty Mites Football on the field, a bouncy house, a big bonfire, and opportunities to engage and mix with friends and family near the Softball field behind the High School. We have really enjoyed our Thursday night tailgate fun and hope the entire community will turn out to celebrate with us! The big football game will be held on Friday night, following our Homecoming parade which will be held in Nashville this year from the VFW to Carl’s Grocery Store, and the dance will conclude our celebration week on Saturday. 

The details, times and places for our events can be found on our Maple Valley Schools Webpage or our Facebook page. It is a great time to celebrate Homecoming in the Valley!  We hope to see you!

I must also address a great tragedy that occurred last week on Cloverdale Road, when a vehicle and buggy collision resulted in two fatalities and shattered lives for everyone impacted by this event. Our hearts are with everyone involved in this accident from the victims, to the first responders on the scene to the extended community. I am profoundly grateful that we are a caring and loving community. Let us all reach out to each other to lift ourselves up together both in times of tremendous loss and sorrow as well as the joys that make life such a mysterious and complex blessing. 


In joy and in sorrow, we are all together.

Dr. B