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Dysart recognizes All District Boys and Girls Soccer
Dysart recognizes All District Boys and Girls SoccerThe Dysart Unified School District held their annual All District Boys and Girls Soccer Team Award presentation to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary student athletes who displayed excellence in the 2019-2020 season. 

First Team, Second Team, and All Academic Team athletes were selected from Valley Vista, Shadow Ridge, Dysart, and Willow Canyon High Schools.

First Team 

Angel Balderrama Valenzuela, VVHS; Koa Patterson, WCHS; Jose Sanchez, DHS; Gabriel Engwall, SRHS; Jose Arellano Franco Jr., VVHS; John Grant, WCHS; Ivan Medrano Contreras, DHS; Alexander Flores, SRHS; Michael Fejarang Verdugo, VVHS; Sebastian Nassif, WCHS; Jesus Chavarria Jr., DHS; Dillon Morrow, SRHS; Mario Saenz Rodriguez, DHS.

J’adore Easley, VVHS; Paige Garcia, WCHS; Erika Arellano, DHS; Bayley Forbis, SRHS; Sara Lowry, VVHS; Megan Tracey, WCHS; Brooke Williams, DHS; Kayleen Laramee, SRHS, Gabriella Samano, VVHS; Haley Sherwood, WCHS; Alhayla Nunez-Lozano, DHS; Sophie Konieczny, SRHS; Logan White, SRHS.

Second Team

Luis Lopez, VVHS; Bryson Wilke, WCHS; Delano Blackman, DHS; Kyle Frazier, SRHS; Piero Moral, VVHS; Augusto Jovito Palo, WCHS; Agustin Orozco, DHS; Jorge Gonzalez, SRHS; Alex Padilla, VVHS; Vincent Alanis, WCHS; Mauri Ortiz, DHS; Dysart recognizes All District Boys and Girls SoccerJoshua Cano, SRHS; Krystofer DePascale, VVHS.

Hope Schlinger, VVHS; Amber Krey, WCHS; Kiara Sanchez, DHS; Cara Braswell, SRHS; Lyllian Hobbs, VVHS; Madison Garcia, WCHS; Yuritzy Sarmiento Saavedra, DHS; Cassie Sheerin, SRHS; Morgan Sweeney, SRHS; Abby O’Connor, SRHS; Rachal Nielsen, VVHS; Katelyn Nylen, WCHS; Estrella Chavez Alvarez, DHS; Piper Stone, SRHS; Emily Heinzerling, DHS.

All-Academic Team 

Alexander Flores, SRHS; Sean Enouen, SRHS; Jose Meza Jr., DHS; Delano Blackman Jr., DHS; Damian Madrid Amador, VVHS; Michael Fejarang Verdugo, VVHS; Giovanni Miranda, WCHS.

Cassie Sheerin, SRHS; Cara Braswell, SRHS; Gabrielle Gomez, DHS; Rebeca Vega, DHS; Lyllian Hobbs, VVHS; Madisyn Yazzie, VVHS; Lexi Williams, WCHS; Alyssa Reyes, WCHS 

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Posted : 2/28 | Direct Link
WCHS Vaping Workshop
WCHS Community,

On Friday, February 7th, we will be holding 20-25 minute vaping workshops in the auditorium for all students on campus.  Parents are invited to attend.  Approximate times are below.  No need to RSVP, please check in at the front office if you wish to attend.  If you are unable to attend, we will create and post a video following the workshops.

1 - 7:45-8:15
2 - 8:50-9:20
3 - 10:00-10:30
4 - 11:05-11:35
6 - 12:40-1:10
7 - 1:45-2:15

Across the nation, vape usage has reached epidemic proportions.  Some estimates claim that up to 40% of high school students have tried vaping.  We understand that not all Willow Canyon students are vaping.  However, it is our responsibility to educate our students about the dangers and consequences associated.

Student will attend these workshops in the last half of their scheduled English classes.
Posted : 1/28 | Direct Link
School Dance Friday, December 13th CANCELLED

The dance has been cancelled

Posted : 12/6/2019 | Direct Link
Canyon Fusion Dance Company Presents...
"A Night At The Drive In!"

Please join us Dec 4, 5, 6, for our dance Performance featuring:
     Performing Dance Company
     Advanced Dance
     Beginning Dance
    Twisted Legacy Hip Hop Team!

Tickets are $6 pre-sale or $10 general admission. Tickets available online at

All performances begin at 7:00 PM

See You There!
Posted : 11/25/2019 | Direct Link
Boys Basketball Tryouts
Interested in trying out for boys basketball? There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow in Coach Colletti's room at 2:20pm.  If you are unable to attend, please be sure to see Coach Colletti on Wednesday before the end of the day.
Posted : 10/22/2019 | Direct Link
Yearbook Photos
Yearbook Picture Make-Up Day for 9, 10, 11th grades only:
Friday,  Oct 25th, 2019  

Senior Yearbook Pictures:
Seniors must take their pictures with Grads Photography no later than Thursday, Oct 31st.  Visit Grads Photography at or call 623-566-1082 to set up your appointment.
Posted : 10/21/2019 | Direct Link
The True Facts about College Athletic Recruiting
College Athletic Recruiting: Everyone wants to give advice and everyone believes they know all the answers!

Finally, a program that does just that! It gives the answers in a straightforward, no nonsense, entertaining 50-minute presentation.

We have made an investment as a community to provide our student-athletes and parents with information about playing college athletics. This event is designed for every high school parent and their student-athlete. If your son or daughter truly has aspirations to play at the college level, this is a "can't miss" event.

"The Realities of College Athletic Recruiting"
Presented by Jack Renkens
Willow Canyon High School - Auditorium?
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Former college coach and recruiting expert, Jack Renkens, has helped thousands of families around the country head down the right path of finding scholarships. Often it's down a path they didn't know existed.

Any doubts or reservations about attending? Simply check the Recruiting Realities website.
Posted : 10/16/2019 | Direct Link
Willow Canyon students attend leadership training
WCHS students attend leadership training in DCSix students from Willow Canyon High School traveled to Washington, D.C. for the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute.  The Wildcats joined more than 500 students to learn about leadership and talk to Congress about the benefits of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and show how the SkillsUSA journeys have prepared them to be college- and career-ready.

Arianna Peterson, Malachi Delgado, Brandon Smithey, Ekemini MbekAnako, Jaxon Magee and Zydes Diggs were chosen to attend the event as part of the Willow Canyon High School SkillsUSA Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). Students spent the beginning part of the week preparing for their congressional visit, learning leadership skills, and visiting museums. 

The four-day conference, held annually by SkillsUSA, provides students an opportunity to grow in their professionalism, communication, and leadership skills, which they applied during their legislative visits. The group spoke with Representative Paul Gosar and shared how their CTE Programs transformed their high school experience. Rep. Gosar was very generous with his time and encouraged the students to get involved in local politics and find answers to national issues. 

As part of the event, students were given the opportunity to earn their National Statesman Award. The Statesman is a SkillsUSA honor given to students who demonstrate SkillsUSA knowledge and civic awareness, along with an understanding of the SkillsUSA framework and how to articulate their personal experiences in CTE. All six Willow students competed and earned this recognition. 

“Students were thankful for the amazing opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills while helping to encourage funding for their programs, Alyson Titkemeyer, Willow Canyon teacher and CTE advisor. 

Willow Canyon High School currently offers CTE Television Production, CTE Graphic Design and CTE Coding classes. Students can also get involved with SkillsUSA, a CTSO that helps develop students leadership and career and technical experience.
Posted : 10/2/2019 | Direct Link
Dysart teacher and volunteer named Hometown Hero
Dysart teacher and volunteer named Hometown HeroThe Surprise Independent, in partnership with Fellowship Square Surprise, recently hosted the Hometown Heroes awards ceremony, to recognize residents for their achievements and important contributions to the Surprise Community. The Dysart Unified School District is honored to have two nominees recognized as Hometown Heroes within the community. 

Heather Casey, a teacher at Willow Canyon High School, was selected as a Hometown Hero of Surprise in the Educator category. Ms. Casey was nominated by Willow Canyon staff for her leadership, advocacy, and commitment to students. Ms. Casey has been with the district for fifteen years as a visual arts teacher at Willow Canyon, and has been an exceptional leader and mentor to her students over the years. Several of her students have taken home recognition at local art shows, and have even contributed to city art murals and contests within the Surprise community. In addition, Ms. Casey assists in curriculum writing and revision, serves as a mentor to new teachers, and serves as the district High School Visual Arts lead. In addition to her leadership on campus, Ms. Casey donates to local animal shelters and dog rescues, and is an advocate for Ovarian and Breast Cancer research, volunteering her time to support those affected and help raise funds for research. 

Sharon Beard, a dedicated district volunteer, was nominated and selected as a Hometown Hero of Surprise in the Volunteer category. Mrs. Beard was nominated by Asante Preparatory Academy teacher, Rachel Kelley, where she currently donates her time assisting students. Mrs. Beard first began volunteering in the district with students at Thompson Ranch Elementary School, Surprise Elementary School, and Ashton Ranch Elementary School. In addition to volunteering her time in the classroom, Mrs. Beard serves as an educational surrogate for the Dysart district representing children in foster care and group homes. Prior to volunteering with the district, she enjoyed volunteering with students at the Desert Botanical Garden, and the Del Webb Hospital daycare for hospital employees. “Working with children is my joy and I am sure it keeps me young at heart!” says Mrs. Beard. 

Ms. Casey and Mrs. Beard, along with family, and friends, were invited to attend the Hometown Heroes Luncheon Celebration, on Wednesday, September 25th. The event was held at Fellowship Square, Surprise, and featured an awards ceremony where each recipient was honored for their achievements. 

The Dysart Unified School District is appreciative of the leadership and commitment both Ms. Casey, and Mrs. Beard have shown towards our students, and are honored to have them as a part of our extraordinary team.
Posted : 9/26/2019 | Direct Link
Alice in Wonderland at WCHS
Hello Willow Canyon families!

WCHS Theatre, in conjunction with Canyon Ridge Elementary, is proud to present our first production of the year:  Alice in Wonderland!  We'd love to have you join us this week to see these talented students!  Performances are Thurs and Fri, Sept 26 - 27, at 7:00 pm,  with a matinee performance on Saturday, Sept 28, at 2:00 pm and an evening performance starting at 7:00 pm.

Best of all ... district employees can get 2 free tickets by sending an email directly to me, Steve Wallgren, at [email protected]  Just let me know which performance you'll be joining us for and I'll be happy to reserve your seats. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 (students) and $10 (adults).

See you there!

Alice in Wonderland Jr Flyer
Posted : 9/23/2019 | Direct Link
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