DVUSD Community of Character & Courage Student of the Month

Courage Character  Award_1525The definition of perseverance is the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult.  Perseverance is the perfect word to describe Katrina Knorr from New River Elementary. Although this sweet student struggles with tasks most others consider simple, she is not daunted by difficulty or delay in achieving success. She has a love for learning and will work without complaining.  Katrina is very much admired by her peers and inspires other students with her ability to never give up and her determination to learn.

She is a member of Band and the Recycling Club.  People will tell you that tenacity is a great quality to have, especially if you’re trying something challenging that takes a while to complete. Katrina is the symbol for perseverance and tenacity. Congratulations to Katrina and her family.

DVUSD Fine Arts Event Partners Donate Laptops

DVUSD Business Partners Stacey Johnson with Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat Attorneys, Mediators & Counselors and Dr. Justin Ross with Pure Health & Wellness Center, both donated laptops to student winners from this year’s Fine Arts Festival. This was the first year we were able to award such amazing prizes to the district’s most talented art students. 

DVUSD Culinary Arts Student Named “Top 10” during the 2014 Careers through Culinary Arts Program Competition

Barry Goldwater juniorJenna Krauss, was named “Top 10 Junior” during the 2014 Careers through Culinary Culinary Student_1527Arts Program competition at Le Cordon Blue.  The Careers through Culinary Arts Program is a curriculum enrichment program linking public high school culinary teachers and their students to the foodservice industry. Jenna is the only CTE Culinary Arts student in Deer Valley to be selected.

Three DVUSD Students Earn Perfect Explorer Assessment Scores

Three DVUSD students received a Perfect Score on the 8th grade EXPLORE Assessment. The assessment consists of Explorer Students_1528English, Math, Reading, Science, and a career exploration component.  It is designed to measure the skills and knowledge needed for college success.

Congratulations to the following students:

Norterra Canyon’s- Britton Bowman

Stetson Hill’s – Craig Bryce

West Wing’s – Joelle Narducci