Valley Elementary/Middle School
My name is Christopher Yourechko and I will be Principal at Valley Elementary/Middle School this school year. On behalf of myself and Mrs. Barletta, Assistant Principal, I want to welcome all students back to our school! We are so excited to be leading this amazing educational community at Valley Elementary/Middle School. We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education and we look forward to working with you and your children.
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of Valley Elementary/Middle School. I have been dedicated to the field of education within Hazleton Area School District for seventeen years. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Valley and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us to seize opportunities.
Please know that we highly value parent involvement and communication at Valley Elementary/Middle School. We extend an invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want you involved and value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is key to the success of your child(ren) during his/her elementary and middle school years. It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success.
We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to be committed and involved about your child’s academics, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings. I look forward to working with you as a team to assist each student at Valley meet his/her goals and have a successful school year.
Mr. Christopher Yourechko
Principal, Valley Elementary/Middle School
Please stay posted for information regarding the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
Detailed information regarding bell schedules, dismissal times, school calendar, etc. can be found in Valley's student handbook:
Attention 5th Grade Students entering 6th Grade for 2021-2022:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires all students entering 6th grade have a physical exam before the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
Parents can access the forms on the links below and should complete the forms and return to the school. Any questions or concerns, please contact Valley's school nurse, Donna Laporte.
Reminder: HASD requires all backpacks to be either clear or mesh.
Looking for employment? The HASD currently has openings for various full and part-time positions. Jobs are posted on the bulletin board in our school's office.