A letter from Valley Catholic School President John Matcovich

John Matcovich

Dear Valley Catholic School Community,

Welcome back to school! I hope you filled the summer months with relaxation, travel and memorable time with family and friends. Teachers and school staff have been hard at work during the past few weeks preparing to welcome students back to the classroom.

I would like to welcome back our returning school leaders: Music School Director Beckie Hocker, Early Learning School Principal Amber Ploussard, Middle School Principal Dr. Jennifer Gfroerer, and High School Principal Dr. Sara Bruins. They have been working hard this summer to make sure everything is in place for the new school year.

It is also my pleasure to introduce our new Elementary School Principal, Dr. Yvonne Ayesiga and Vice Principal, Kim Smith. Dr. Ayesiga served as VCMS Vice Principal for the past two years.

Now, she steps into the VCES Principal role with a strong knowledge of our campus culture, proven educational leadership experience, and a close rapport with the elementary school staff and students. Mrs. Smith has ten years of experience on the VCES staff as a teacher, math specialist and learning support specialist. Her depth of experience and leadership on the elementary school staff will support continued growth for staff and students. I look forward to a smooth transition into a productive new school year.

Please join me in welcoming all VCS teachers and staff members back to school.

The VCS Gala, the school’s biggest community event and fundraiser, is also on the horizon. Gala will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11. Mark your calendar for this wonderful evening and do not forget your family donation for this year’s signature event. Family donations help underwrite fantastic trip opportunities and help the VCS Gala raise critical funds for students, teachers and programs. Look for more information in the Gala newsletters coming soon. Invitations will be mailed in late September – please join us!

We look forward to a very exciting year across campus. It is sure to be full of wonderful learning experiences and memorable moments for your children.

John Matcovich
Valley Catholic School President