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VVHS students inducted into International Thespian Society
 VVHS students inducted into International Thespian SocietyTheatre students from Valley Vista High School were recently selected as inductees into the International Thespian Society (ITS), the honor society for high school theatre students. 

Each student inducted has completed over 100 hours of work in theatre arts, and in doing so, have acquired essential life and career skills including creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication. 

The International Thespian Society is the student honorary division of the Educational Theatre Association, a non profit organization serving over 5,000 schools with over 135,000 student and professional members around the world. The Educational Theatre Association is the professional association for theatre education, and is recognized internationally.  

The following is a list of current Valley Vista High School students inducted into the International Thespian Society, joining the ranks of over two million Thespians and Thespian alumni around the world. 

Cian Horner
Grace Ackerman
Austin Adelman
Klye Chambliss
Jeremy Costa 
Melissa Dick
Tara Eakins
Laila Faulconbridge
Liviya Kleinwachter
Antonio Laubacher
Enrique LeDoux
Allie Lindon-Lake
Sydney Lindon-Lake
Lucky Mark
Madison O’Melia
Sofia Rios
Kara Ruskin
Deviny Vega
Regina Wisniewski
Samantha Stinebaugh
Patrick Micula 
Elise Engel
Matthew Lundberg
Nola Hill
Riley Jarol
Cierra Montez
Melanie Pullins
Allyse Rivera 
Emma Rodriguez
Kristopher Swint
Ella May Valdez
Hannah Warcola 
Ava Yingling 
Jennifer Craig 
Krystofer DePascale 
Grace Domabyl
Elora Hesterman
Madilyn Hill
Madasyn Kaylor
Ethan Lopez
Nicole Martin
Madison Nelson 
Emily Nelson
Alexa Newton 
Adison Rayburn
Sierra Woods 
Posted : 10/28 | Direct Link
In-N-Out Spirit Night
In-N-Out spirit night flyer
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5PM to 9PM

14321 W. Bell Rd, Surprise
20% of your purchase will go back to
Valley Vista High School--Student Council


 
Posted : 10/11 | Direct Link
NHS presents Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat @ VVHS PAC parking lot Fri Oct 25 5-7pm
National Honors Society Presents: Trunk or Treat
 
Friday, October 25th, 5-7 PM

Valley Vista PAC parking lot
15550 N. Parkview Place
Surprise, AZ 85374

One Can = 4 Tickets
$1 = 4 Tickets

No Dogs or Masks






 
 
 
Posted : 10/10 | Direct Link
Block Schedule for Benchmark Testing--Oct 2nd & 3rd
Block Schedule for Benchmark Testing--Oct 2nd & 3rd

To accommodate District Benchmark Testing, we will run a
block schedule on October 2nd and October 3rd.

Wednesday  10/2/19
A  Lunch

1000 (non-math classes), 3000, 5000, 7000, 8000

Period 1 - 7:15 - 9:20
Period 3* - 9:27 - 10:27
A  Lunch - 10:27 - 10:57
Period 3* - 11:02 -12:02
Period 6 - 12:10 - 2:15
*split lunch

B  Lunch
1000 (math classes), 2000, Gym

Period 1 - 7:15- 9:20
Period 3 - 9:27 - 11:27
B Lunch - 11:27 - 12:02
Period 6 - 12:10 - 2:15

Thursday  10/3/19
A  Lunch

1000 (non-math classes), 3000, 5000, 7000, 8000

Period 2 - 7:15 - 9:20
Period 4/5* - 9:27 - 10:27
A  Lunch - 10:27 - 10:57
Period 4/5* - 11:02 -12:02
Period 7 - 12:10 - 2:15
*split lunch

B  Lunch
1000(math classes), 2000, Gym 

Period 2 - 7:15 - 9:20
Period 4/5 - 9:27 - 11:27
B  Lunch  11:27 - 12:02
Period 7 - 12:10 - 2:15
Posted : 9/23 | Direct Link
Valley's Greatest Stormcoming - Spirit Week
Valley's Greatest Stormcoming - Spirit Week

September 30-October 4

Monday - Oddest of the Odd (Show your crazy side, wear a wacky outfit)

Tuesday - Built to Amaze (Represent strong folk, Super Heroes, or Real World Heroes)

Wednesday - Mime the Meme (Be the circus mime, or mimic your favorite meme!)

Thursday - Fortune Teller (cast your future in college/career gear)

Friday - A Circus of Our Own ( Freshmen - White, Sophomores - Grey, Junior - Purple, Seniors - Black)


**Dress Code Enforced**
Posted : 9/23 | Direct Link
Stormcoming Dance - A Night at the Carnival

The Stormcoming Dance - A Night at the Carnival is on Saturday October 5th from 7pm to 10pm.  The tickets will go on sale  Monday the 23rd and will be sold during lunch time by the cafeteria or after school in room 7005.  The dress code is semi - formal.


Tickets next week through Friday the 27th will be $20 a person.  The week of Stormcoming, 9/30 to 10/4 prices will go up to $25 a person.  If you wait until the night of the dance, prices will be $30 a person. 

You must have your IDs to purchase tickets.

Also, if you are bringing a guest not from Valley, you must have a guest pass approved prior to purchasing the ticket.  You can pick up the guest pass form in the counseling office.  Ms. Paula has them ready for you.

Please see any Stu Co member or Ms. Dore in room 7005 if you have questions.
 
Posted : 9/18 | Direct Link
VVHS dance teacher selected for national assessment 
VVHS dance teacher selected for national assessment Valley Vista High School dance teacher, Amy Crow has recently been selected by the Arizona Department of Education to participate in the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Model Cornerstone Assessment. The state of Arizona is one of only three states selected to participate in this program. 

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is a national coalition seeking to develop new model cornerstone assessments in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. Ms. Crow will have the opportunity to work on and cultivate new arts standards for high school dance education, and contribute to the growth of arts education in the United States. In addition to developing a new model cornerstone assessment, Ms. Crow will be required to meet regularly with a cohort specific to dance education, and will be responsible for leading students in the assessment, as well as reflecting and reporting on the outcomes and student progress. 

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards is a partnership of organizations and states leading the development of new core arts standards in the United States. The standards developed demonstrate what students should know and be able to do as a result of a quality curricular arts education program. 

Photo Gallery
Posted : 9/12 | Direct Link
Valley Vista student earns dance mentorship
Ashtyn FryeAshtyn Frye, Valley Vista High School Pom Line and Dance Company member was selected to participate in the guiDANCE mentorship program. The guiDANCE opportunity is an inspiring mentorship program created and directed by Mary Anne Fernandez Herding, which connects young artists with working dance professionals.

The guiDANCE mentorship program offers a unique opportunity for dance students in their junior or senior year, that are considering a career in dance to connect with a dance mentor. Ashtyn will be able to ask questions one-on-one with a professional dancer, experience a master class, attend a performance, and build a relationship with the dance community. “We are excited to propel her love of dance into the future where she can begin to think about a career or college experience in dance,” said Amy Crow, Valley Vista Dance Teacher.

For the 2019-2020 season, Ashtyn’s mentor will be Jessica Starr, creative director of MusEFFECT, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising social awareness through performance art.  Valley Vista High School participates in the National Dance Education Organization and the state affiliate, Arizona Dance Education Organization(AzDEO). AzDEO partners with Movement Source Dance Company to bring the mentorship program to high school students.
Posted : 8/22 | Direct Link
PSAT Registration - August Deadline
Take the first step on the road to college. This Fall, do not miss the PSAT.

The PSAT prepares you for the SAT and is the perfect way to take the next step to college. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is an assessment administered to 10th and 11th grade students that helps prepare them for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score higher on the SAT, on average, than those who do not take the test.


Three things the PSAT helps you do to get ready for college.

*Access scholarships-The College Board’s scholarship partners use the PSAT to help find qualified students. Be sure to say “yes” to Student Search service on the day of the test to make it easy for them to find you.
*Prep for the SAT for free-Taking the PSAT is great practice for the SAT and for college. Get familiar with the test format and access free, personalized SAT practice from Khan Academy.
*Connect to AP courses-Your score report will show AP courses that are a great match for you. AP can give you an edge in the admission process, and an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, allowing you to save money, study abroad, or take on a second major.

Test Date:  October 30, 2019

Test Site: Valley Vista High School


How Do I Register?

Step 1: Use the registration link below.
Step 2: Pay $17 in the VVHS bookstore by Friday, August 30, 2019. Student registration is not complete until the $17 exam fee is paid. A test will not be ordered until the fee is paid.


Registration Link
Posted : 8/15 | Direct Link
NEW for 2019-2020 - Online Annual Student Update

Online Annual Student Update
(information/paperwork was previously mailed out during the summer)
 

  • Required for all DUSD students


Log into your Parent Portal Account to update demographic/health information.
 

Posted : 7/17 | Direct Link
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