We had a great turn-out at our drive-thru appreciation event for all employees held May 15. Thanks to the PV Schools Education Foundation, all employees received a custom PVSchools Hero decal as a token of appreciation, and 20 lucky winners were randomly selected for a $100 gift card! We are also grateful to Chasse Building Team for donating the “We love our Teachers and Staff!” banners, and the support of UPC PVUSD. We really have an amazing PVSchools community!
Congratulations to all our winners:
Paradise Valley HS event:
Ashley Coughlin - Vista Verde MS
Rosemary Jakub - Pinnacle HS
Lori Hewitt - Mercury Mine ES
Tom Rosenbaum - Vista Verde MS
Jennifer Penoyer - Eagle Ridge ES
Alysa Greenberg - Palomino Intermediate
Sara Elkus - Quail Run ES
Joni Starmer- Whisper Wind Academy
Angel Wolff - CT View/Roadrunner
Jared Such - Vista Verde MS
Shadow Mtn. HS event:
Karina Romero - Sunrise MS
Hilary Wilson - Shadow Mtn. HS
Leilani Jacobson - Shadow Mtn. HS
Nicole Rulnick - Horizon HS
Heather Pela - Desert Springs Prep
Jennifer Hudson - Professional Dev. (Mentor Teacher)
Diane Radeke - Shadow Mtn. HS
Mark Smith - Shadow Mtn. HS
Emily Risano - Campo Bello
Danielle West - Desert Springs Prep
Have you seen our billboards? As part of our efforts to celebrate our class of 2020, ten electronic billboards started running on the 18th and will run through this weekend.
Keep an eye out at the 5 locations within our district boundaries:
Loop 101 at SR 51 (east and west sides)
Bell Rd and 30th St
Thunderbird Rd and Cave Creek Rd.
Greenway Rd and 32nd St
And the bonus, 5 additional billboards outside our district boundaries, in high travelled locations:
I -17 at Bell Rd
I-17 at Thunderbird Rd
I-17 at Deer Valley Rd (east and west side)
Union Hills Dr and 19th Ave
Brinley Jeffers, a kindergarten student at Desert Cove Elementary School, recently won The Be Kind People Project Make a Difference Essay Contest. This contest gives students a voice while practicing key writing skills and focusing their attention and actions on making a difference. Brinley won T-shirts for her class and will be featured on a national video with Be Kind People Project.
Brinley's essay reads: "I can make a difference with my kindness rocks and the place I am calling Friendsip [sic] Mountain. Because of this virus we can’t go to school or see friends and that makes people very sad. My mom and I go hiking on trail 100 at Dreamy Draw Park and I paint beautiful rocks to place on the trail to make people smile. I have my mom write kind words to make people feel happy like when they are with their frinds [sic]. I have painted and set out over 100 rocks and people like them and smile and that makes me smile."
Assistant Superintendent Steve Jeras went all out for the PVSchools Good News end of year finale! This extended episode celebrates good news throughout the district and features a special tribute to the 2020 graduating class with special guests Matty Cardarople from Stranger Things and David Koechner from The Office and Anchorman.
As always, thank you to John Krasinski for the creative inspiration with Some Good News!