Students from around the valley gathered at Paradise Valley High School for the annual Middle School Equity Conference. Featured guest speakers included Kainoa Spenser, Jesus Luna from Sweetwater Community School, and an introduction from Superintendent Dr. Welsh.
The day's activities are centered around the belief that every student deserves an opportunity to be successful, without barriers, either visible or invisible. The conference is led by students from all six high schools as they grow in their own leadership skills.
At last night’s Governing Board meeting, Grayhawk Elementary School Band, under direction of Mr. Robert Johnson, performed an uplifting set of songs that were all united in the theme of pursuing your passions. The musical numbers included "Infinity," a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and an original composition written by teacher and students titled "Hot Pursuits."
We check in on first year teachers Amanda, Federico, and Tara as they reflect on the first half of the school year. Relying on the PVSchools community of mentors, administrators and coworkers, they have been working hard every day to build relationships and become more effective teachers.