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Spirit Week- Sept 28 - Oct 2
Valley Vista Presents

Home Sweet Home Spirit Week - Sept 28 - Oct 2


Monday 9-28  Make Yourself at Home
(
Wear Your Comfiest Pajamas)

Tuesday 9-29  Home Run
(Gear Up In Your Sports Attire)

Wednesday 9-30 Homies
(Match With All Your Friends)

Thursday 10-1 Home Away From Home
(
College Gear or Future Career)

Friday 10-2 There's No Place Like Home
(All Out Valley Gear or Colors)

**Dress Code Enforced **
Posted : 9/21 | Direct Link
VVHS Dance Receives Program of Excellence Award
The Valley Vista High School (VVHS) dance program was awarded the 2020 K-12 Dance Program of Excellence award by the Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO). The award was announced at the AzDEO annual meeting, and the school was presented with a plaque and $500 donation for the program. Valley Vista is the first high school to receive this award.

In order to receive the award, dance programs must exhibit growth and inclusiveness; a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum based on artistic processes that supports a well-rounded education; address the needs of all students; be student-centered; have parent and community support and engagement; and provide access to professional development.

In the award letter from AzDEO President, Andrea Downing states “the Valley Vista dance program under the leadership of Amy Crow exemplifies these principles. Arizona has many fine dance programs, but Valley Vista’s embodies the best in dance education.”

Amy Crow has been the dance teacher at Valley Vista High School since the school opened in 2006, building the program from the ground up. There are currently nine dance classes serving 280 students at Valley Vista High School. Among the many accolades the dance program has received are superior, distinction and proficient awards at the AzDEO High School Dance Festival; 20 students inducted into the National Honor Society of Dance Arts; and student recipients of the AzDEO Student Leadership Award, state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, and guiDANCE Mentor Program. 

“We are very blessed to have so many dance educators in Arizona who felt the Valley Vista Dance Program exhibits the education that students deserve,” said dance teacher Amy Crow.

“The Valley Vista Dance Program is a top notch program that is still continuing to grow and move forward under the leadership and guidance of Ms. Crow,” said Dysart’s Director of Arts Education, Danae Marinelli. “Her students continue on in life with the skills and mindset that allow them to be successful in their endeavors whether it be becoming a dance professional or some other path. Valley Vista Dance program is an exemplar program.”

The Dysart Unified School District values arts education and was one of the first districts to participate in the inaugural Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency program which was launched last year. Dysart schools had 47 graduates earn the seal in its first year. 
Posted : 9/16 | Direct Link
VVHS Pom exceeds at UDA camp
VVHS Pom exceeds at UDA campThe Valley Vista High School Pom Line recently attended the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Home Pom Camp on July 24-26. The UDA Home Camp provides teams with a one-on-one opportunity for developing new skills, working on techniques, and team building, all at their home campuses. Home Camp also offers a competitive aspect where individuals have the opportunity to be named All-American and qualify for nationals. 

The team has been working hard, despite the current circumstances, to overcome challenges and rise to the occasion in an effort to make this camp a possibility. As a result, the team received 45 Superior Ribbons for routine evaluations, and a Superior Trophy for their performance routine, which earned them a bid to UDA Nationals taking place in Florida next year. Additionally, several students received individual recognition including Brooke Coykendall being named a Drill Down Queen, and seniors Ashtyn Frye, Amanda Goroail, Gabriella Lugo, Madelyn Pritchard, Katelynn Novak, and Karen Lelo de Larrea Gonzalez being named UDA All-American. As an All-American, the athletes are invited to perform at special events across the country, and world. 

The Valley Vista Pom Line’s final performance at the camp was also the first Dysart live streamed performance as part of the new Dysart Student Broadcasting Live program. Dysart Student Broadcasting Live is a student run and produced broadcasting program where students work to livestream various events comprising Dysart’s “3 A’s” ...Academics, Arts, and Athletics. The program is open to 9-12 grade students at each of Dysart’s four high schools.
Posted : 8/3 | Direct Link
Welcome Back Vamily
Valley Vista High School would like to welcome you to the 2020 - 2021 School Year

All Dysart Unified School District students will begin the year remotely, starting 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020.


VVHS Welcome to 20-21 School Year


VVHS Remote Learning Guide 20-21 School Year



Please check the DUSD website for all updates and announcements. 
Posted : 7/21 | Direct Link
VVHS Graduation Celebration
Graduation Celebration/VVHS


Tuesday, June 30 from 5pm to 9pm, we will celebrate the Class of 2020 as they drive through campus with their immediate family to receive their diploma and graduate high school. 

We ask that each family write the graduate's name on a white piece of paper and place it on the dash of the car so it may be easily seen as they enter campus.

We ask that each family assist us in traffic flow by accessing Parkview from Paradise Lane or Tasha Drive. Each vehicle will enter the main school driveway off of Parkview Place, and follow the line to proceed through campus through the arches near the baseball field. Our graduating seniors and their parents will drive through campus (Enter from Parkview/Main office entrance; Enter campus through the arches (near baseball field); Drive through; Seniors only, will exit the vehicle, walk stage, get their diploma and picture taken; reenter the vehicle and then exit through the north gate.) 

Seniors who have outstanding fees, may pay by check only. Seniors who have outstanding fees and are not prepared to pay by check will not receive their diploma until their account is clear.

Seniors who choose not to partake in the ceremony may pick up their diplomas on Wednesday or Thursday July 8th or 9th from 8am-330pm, or Monday through Thursday the following week. 
Posted : 6/25 | Direct Link
VVHS student honored as Athlete of the Year 
VVHS student honored as Athlete of the Year Valley Vista High School student athlete, Nick Mayberry, was recently awarded the Special Olympics Unified Sports Boys Athlete of the Year as part of the AZCentral Sports Awards. 

Nick was nominated for the award by Valley Vista coach, Rebecca Milobar, for being an outstanding leader, role model, and team player. Nick has been a key member of the Valley Vista High School Unified Sports Team for the last three years, and is highly respected among his teachers and peers. Over the last three years, Nick has been a part of the 2018 Valley Vista State Champion Unified Basketball Team, the Gold Winning Valley Vista Unified Soccer Team, the Silver Award Winning Floorball Team, and much more. 

The AZCentral Sports Awards seek to honor the best in local high school sports from the past year, while honoring them through an awards ceremony. This year, the ceremony was held virtually, featuring some of the biggest names in professional sports as award presenters. 
Posted : 6/23 | Direct Link
DUSD High School Graduation Update
Dysart Unified School District High School Graduation Update

The Dysart Unified School District is looking forward to the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies on
June 30, 2020 at the State Farm Stadium.  The district continues to work with State Farm Stadium regarding the details of the ceremony.  The graduation schedule includes:

June 30, 2020 – State Farm Stadium
  • 9:00 a.m. - Shadow Ridge High School
  • 12:00 p.m. – Willow Canyon High School
  • 3:00 p.m. – Valley Vista High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dysart High School

Per State Farm Stadium guidelines at this time, this year’s graduation ceremony will be a ticketed event.  Each graduate will be provided two tickets for guests to attend the graduation ceremony.  In order to assist with this guideline, the Dysart Unified School District will provide a livestream of all graduation ceremonies.
Posted : 6/1 | Direct Link
End of Year Medication Pickup
Medication Pickup for End of School Year May 2020


May 18, 2020 Monday   8am-3:30pm
May 19, 2020 Tuesday  8am-3:30pm
May 20, 2020 Wed          4pm-7:30pm

1. Pull up curbside, stay in the car by the big sign near where police car parks..
2. Call phone # on sign. Please have your photo ID ready.
3. Sign for student(s) medications on clipboard, take meds and items.
Only Parent(s)/Guardian(s) may pick up meds or items from the Health  Office

**Please email [email protected] if you would like us to dispose of your students medication(s)/items vs. picking them up.
**If medication(s)/items are not picked up by May 20, 2020 All medication(s)/items will be disposed of properly.  Nothing will be held over into the next 2020-2021 School Year.

Thank you
Posted : 5/8 | Direct Link
Virtual Senior Awards
Congratulations  Class of 2020!

We are honored to recognize you and your amazing achievements.

Collectively you earned over 12 million dollars in scholarships.

The class of 2020, forever strong, forever "Vamily."


2020 Virtual Senior Awards
Posted : 5/4 | Direct Link
Economics students win big in mock Stock Market Competition
VVHS Mock stock market competitionMitchell Pinda, Economics teacher at Valley Vista High School used The Stock Market Game game to teach and motivate students in his Economics classes this year.  The Stock Market Game is a state wide competition that gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an online portfolio. Students get to use real-time stock data analyze the ever changing stock market. They get the opportunity to make decisions on when to buy and sell stocks to try and make the most amount of profit. Economics students at Valley Vista High School got to participate in this semester's game. Out of the over 430 teams that participated in the state, Valley Vista had two teams score in the top 10.  Matthew Klien and Troy Thomas received 4th place in the state and grew their portfolio 27% ending the game with $127,325.62 in their account. The Team nicknamed The Mistakes consisting of Keith Davis, Maria Ruiz, Anthony Rios and Jessica Rico De Leon received 9th place in the state and grew their portfolio 15% ending the game with $115,024.32 in their account. These students worked hard over the course of 12 weeks to complete this game and we could not be any more proud of them.
Posted : 4/29 | Direct Link
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