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

The Honors Roll in for PVSchools Students
As the school year wraps up, students across PVSchools are being honored with multiple awards. Here are just a few to note:
• This year, the Pinnacle High School DECA Chapter had a very successful showing at the Arizona DECA Conference and brought back dozens of awards. Thirty-two Pinnacle High School students qualified for the International Career Development Conference, which took place in Atlanta in late April.
• Showcasing their science and engineering knowledge, PVSchools students brought home several awards from this year’s Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AZSEF). PVSchools had its most successful year ever with teams winning at all grade levels.
• PVSchools is thrilled to announce that eight students in the district recently earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.

Paradise Valley High CREST Teacher Receives Prestigious Recognition
It is a great honor to be recognized as an educator and Bhawna Verma, a computer science teacher for the Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) program at Paradise Valley High School, has done so with distinction. Verma is the recipient of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) 2022 Arizona Affiliate Educator Award Honorable Mention. “My goal as an educator is to encourage and inspire underrepresented students into STEM academics and professions,” she says. “Being a woman of color with firsthand experience of the gaps in the industry makes it a personal achievement when a reputed institution such as the NCWIT recognizes me. It validates my efforts and furthers my drive to improve as a teacher, a colleague, and a human being.” Verma started teaching at Paradise Valley High School in 2018, and before that, she worked in the IT industry.

PVOnline Offers Free Summer Class to PVSchools High School Students
Are you looking for ways to keep your high schooler learning and engaged over the summer? PVSchools is excited to offer one free class (.5 credit) of asynchronous summer school for PVSchools high school students. These courses are a great way to continue your teen’s education while they’re on summer break. Plus, they’re perfect for students who want to get ahead, take a class for remediation, or for enjoyment. With a wide selection of subjects available, there’s sure to be a course that interests your teen. PVOnline summer classes begin on June 6. Learn more at