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VVHS raises funds for Special Olympics
VVHS raises funds for Special OlympicsThe Minutes that Matter Campaign is a school-based fundraising and awareness effort that benefits the Special Olympics. The 60-second spare change drive allows students to turn in as much change as possible with a suspenseful countdown. The theme of the campaign focuses on making a minute do more.

On Tuesday, March 12, student clubs and teams joined forces to simultaneously invade each classroom as an announcer counted down and elicited excitement throughout the campus. In just 60 seconds, Valley Vista High School staff and students raised more than $2,000 for the Special Olympics.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.
Posted : 3/14 | Direct Link
VVHS Prom 2019

Through the Looking Glass

DATE:  April 20, 2019

TIME:  7:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

PLACE:  Hyatt Regency Phoenix

     122 N 2nd St

     Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

  • Students must have all dues/fees paid in bookstore to purchase tickets
 
  • Tickets will be on sale in the bookstore before school, during both lunches and after school until 2:30p.m.
 
  • Ticket Prices increase weekly
 
  • March 11-March 15
    $70 for singles     $120 for couples
 
  • March 25-April 5
    $80 for singles     $130 for couples
     
  • April 8-April 12
    $90 for singles     $140 for couples
 
  • April 15-April 19
    $100 for singles    $150 for couples
Posted : 3/12 | Direct Link
VVHS Proudly Presents MR. Monsoon

12th Annual Mr. Monsoon
 

  • Friday, March 8th @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

  • VVHS PAC

 

  • Tickets : $5.00 at the door

*Prom details will be announced and tickets will be sold for $50, the lowest price this year.

Mr. Monsoon flyer



 

Posted : 3/6 | Direct Link
Congratulations Mrs.Dora De La Ossa!

Mrs. De La Ossa recently celebrated working with DUSD for 40 years!  

We are so thankful for her hard work, dedication, positive attitude and commitment to students over the years.

Valley is extremely lucky to have Dora as part of their "Vamily."

Mrs. De La Ossa Celebrating 40 years of service with DUSD


 

Posted : 2/26 | Direct Link
Spirit Week at Valley
Valley Blooms into Spring Feb 25th - March 1st

Monday 2/25- Sports Day-Spring Into Action
(Fan Gear, Workout Wear, Uniforms, etc)

Tuesday 2/26 - Meme Day - "Hi, Welcome to Spring"
(Pepe, Kermit the Frog, Salt Bae, etc.)

Wednesday 2/27 - Decade Day - Growing Through the Decades
(60s, 70s, 80s, 90, etc)

Thursday 2/28 - Cowboy Day - Saddle Up for Spring
(Cowboy Hats, Jeans, Boots, etc)

Friday 3/1 - Class Colors- Burst Into Spring
Freshman- Orange, Sophomores- Blue
Juniors-Green, Seniors - Pink

Dress Code Enforced

VVHS Spirit Week flyer
Posted : 2/22 | Direct Link
Non-Credible threat 2/20/19
Student safety is a top priority at Valley Vista High School and in the Dysart Unified School District, and we are committed to keeping you informed about situations on our campus. Today a written note was found in a school bathroom containing an unsubstantiated threat to the campus.  School administration immediately partnered with law enforcement to investigate the incident, and have concluded that the threat was not credible.

At Dysart schools we take all threats seriously and coordinate with law enforcement to investigate them. Please take this opportunity to speak with your child about the serious nature of sharing threatening statements, spreading rumors, and the ramifications of re-posting them on social media. Thank you for partnering with us to remind your children that threats are never a joke, and if they see or hear something that concerns them, they should immediately tell an adult.
 
Posted : 2/20 | Direct Link
NFHS Coach of the Year
NFHS Coach of the YearRachel Matakas, Valley Vista High School teacher and coach, was named the 2017-2018 Arizona Coach of the Year for Girls Basketball by the National Federation of State and High School Associations (NFHS).  Matakas was nominated by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) for her leadership abilities, role in shaping student athletes, and positive contributions to the community.

Matakas began her journey as math teacher and girls basketball coach at Valley Vista High School in 2006.

“Coach Matakas has brought respect to athletics in the Northwest Valley,” said Principal Bobbie Lockhart. “She works endlessly for the betterment of not only her program, but Valley Vista High School and the Dysart Unified School District.”

Coach Matakas led her team to back-to-back 6A state championships in 2017 and 2018 and the team is currently ranked #1 in the Southwest bracket for 2019.  
“Coach Matakas is 100% devoted to her team and their development as a team of character and honor,” said athletic director, Brad Larremore.  “She cares about each individual player and their future. Her energy and commitment are unrivaled.”

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) serves its members by providing leadership for the administration of education-based high school athletics and activities through the writing of playing rules that emphasize health and safety, educational programs that develop leaders, and administrative support to increase opportunities and promote sportsmanship.


The AIA is a voluntary association of public and private high schools which was established by and is responsible to its members. The mission of the AIA is to create and sustain an ethical culture through activities that encourages maximum student participation by providing AIA member schools with an even playing field to ensure fair and equitable competition in interscholastic activities.
 
Posted : 2/8 | Direct Link
Second Semester - Benchmark Exam Schedule

Modified Bell Schedule February 13 & 14, 2019

On Wednesday February 13 and Thursday February 14,  Valley Vista
will operate on a modified bell schedule due to benchmark testing.

Start and dismissal times will remain the same (7:15am and 2:15pm.)

 
Wednesday 2/13/2019 Schedule
 
A   Lunch
 
1000,  5000, 7000, 8000

 

Period 1
Period 3*
A Lunch
Period 3*
Period 6

 

7:15-9:20
9:27-10:27
10:27-10:57
11:02 - 12:02
12:10-2:15

 
* Split Lunch


B   Lunch
 
2000, 3000, GYM

 

Period 1
Period 3
B Lunch
Period 6

 

7:15-9:20
9:27-11:27
11:27 - 12:02
12:10-2:15

 
 

Thursday 2/14/2019 Schedule

A   Lunch
 
1000 , 5000, 7000, 8000

 

Period 2
Period 4/5*
A Lunch
Period 4/5*
Period 7

 

7:15-9:20
9:27-10:27
10:27-10:57
11:02 - 12:02
12:10-2:15

 
* Split Lunch


B   Lunch
 
2000, 3000, GYM

 

Period 2
Period 4/5
B Lunch
Period 7

 

7:15-9:20
9:27-11:27
11:27 - 12:02
12:10-2:15

 
 
 

Posted : 2/7 | Direct Link
Valley Vista student honored with Burlsworth Character Award
Brandon Burlsworth awardBrendan Blanchard, a Valley Vista High School student, was honored with the Burlsworth Character Award.  This honor recognizes high school athletes who display outstanding character,  ideals, sportsmanship, and values that Brandon Burlsworth exemplified by to giving 100 percent on the field and to stand as a moral example to his team.

Blanchard displays outstanding character on and off the field and makes academics a priority, earning a 3.825 GPA. He was a  three-year starter on the Monsoon Varsity Football team and served as captain of the team and his senior year. Outside of school and football, Brandan teaches youth swim lessons to children and plans to attend NAU after graduation.

Valley Vista graduate and multi-sport athlete, Ethan Parachini who received the Burlsworth honor in 2016 , traveled from NAU to present Brendan with the award.  


 
Posted : 2/1 | Direct Link
2019 U of A High School Honor Band
Valley Vista Students at University of Arizona Honors Band
Congratulations to Brook Taylor (Senior) and Daniel Benton (Freshman) who represented Valley Vista this past weekend at
The University of Arizona High School Honor Band. 

Brook and Daniel were invited to perform after completing a rigorous audition process.

Congratulations Brook and Daniel!
 
Posted : 1/14 | Direct Link
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