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Get out your pencil and paper and take note of some of the latest news items from the Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD).

100-Yard Freestyle Girls State Champion
For the second year in a row, Sandra Day O’Connor (SDOHS) sophomore Caelle Armijo won the Division I, 100-Yard Freestyle State Championship. Last year, Caelle was the first freshman in a decade to win a Division I state championship title in swimming, and this year she didn’t disappoint, earning the State Championship title in the 100-Yard Freestyle event with a time of 50.64 seconds. Caelle also tied for third place in the 50-yard Freestyle. She recently competed at the national level in the Junior National competition in Austin, Texas in the 50-, 100-, and 200-Yard Freestyle events. Caelle started swimming when she was 11. Her swim coach and team at SDOHS look forward to seeing her compete for them in the years to come.

Girls Volleyball 6A State Runners-Up
The Sandra Day O’Connor High School Girls Volleyball team’s championship game found them in a rematch of their season-opening five-set thriller back in August against Hamilton. SDOHS won that night — each of the four sets went at least 45 points. The rematch at the championship game, however, went the other way and SDOHS had to settle for State Runner-Up. The team went undefeated in the regular season. They were very balanced this season in terms of strength in all positions, according to SDOHS. “Throughout their season, the team earned a reputation for spirited comebacks. In the state semifinals against Tempe’s Corona del Sol, they fought back from losing the first two sets to keep their season alive,” according to SDOHS. “Next season will bring younger players into new roles and new faces on the team. It was a great first season for a new coaching staff, and they are excited with what they accomplished.”

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022 Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year for incoming kindergarteners at all DVUSD schools. See upcoming registration and informational events at