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High School Students from Prescott Valley School Help Save Lives by Participating in Blood Drive

Students from the School’s Lifetime Fitness Class Made 22 Successful Donations.

(PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona)— Recently, a group of ninth through twelfth graders from Prescott Valley School gathered in the school’s gym for a very special cause.

The students, who are enrolled in Staci Morrell’s Lifetime Fitness class, all participated in a blood drive.

Morrell, who is the school’s K-12 Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director, said the 29 participants made 22 successful donations, which in turn will help save 44 lives. This surpassed the students’ goal of 20 donations.

While Morrell joked that the students definitely liked the idea of eating free pizza from Streets of New York and getting out of class for awhile, she said they were also inspired to donate blood out of a desire to help others.

“They are champs. Yes, they wanted pizza, but they also liked the aspect of being able to say they saved a life,” she said, adding that she also donated during the blood drive.

“They are champs. Yes, they wanted pizza, but they also liked the aspect of being able to say they saved a life,” she said, adding that she also donated during the blood drive.

“Honestly, I was bribed by cookies,” she said, laughing.

“But I’m glad I agreed to it. Blood drives are a necessity and donating is such an easy thing to do. Really, everyone should do it.”

Mrs. Morrell giving blood

Mrs. Morrell giving blood

Updated Transportation Information

A new copy of the Transportation Schedule has been posted on the Transportation Page.

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FamilyLink Available

The FamilyLink website is up and available for use.

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New Student Handbooks Are Available

The new Student Handbooks for K-5 and 6-12 Grades are available on our Student Handbook page.

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Updated Transportation Information

A new copy of the Transportation Schedule has been posted on the Transportation Page.

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Summer Break is Winding Down!

Summer break is winding down and soon we will embark on a new school year.  We are excited to welcome back all returning families and we extend a warm PVS welcome to our new families.

— Class supply lists are now available under the enrollment tab and will be available at the Prescott Valley Walmart on Saturday, July 16th.

— Open House is Tuesday, August 2nd from 1-7pm.

— The first day of school is Thursday, August 4th.  School starts at 8:00am for all grades.

For students needing to sign up for transportation, please click on the transportation tab, and fill out the form no later than Wednesday, July 20th. Be sure to secure your space on the bus quickly as seating is limited to bus capacity. Bus routes will be updated and available on our website by Monday, August 25th.

Thank you for choosing PVS!

Concerning Proposition 123

Dear PVS Families, as you may know, there is an education funding ballot measure on the May 17 special election, known as Proposition 123. Here is a fact sheet, which is meant to provide you with basic information regarding Prop 123. While we as a school cannot take a position on the proposition, we can inform you about the facts.

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21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Prescott Valley School is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for the 2016-17 school year through the Arizona Department of Education. If you would like to participate in the grant process as a part of a committee or have questions about this program please contact Monika Fuller, Director.

Email info@prescottvalleyschools.com.

Update: 5/2/2016: Please see the Academic Calendar Page for all calendars, including the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.

 

***WE ARE NOW ACCREDITED***

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Prescott Valley School students, faculty, parents, and administrators hosted an external review for K-12 accreditation on November 19-20, 2014, which ended in the school being granted accreditation through AdvancED. We are so proud of our students and staff for all their hard work in making this possible for our school community. We cannot thank everyone enough for all their time and energy in ensuring our visit was a success! GO LIONS!!!

 

 

Three Fourth Grade Students from Prescott Valley School Qualify for National Archery Tournament

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Laureli Potter, Caitlin Lumley and Shelby Engelhardt Qualified to Represent the School at the 2016 NASP Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky in May

(PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona)—In May, one fourth grader from Prescott Valley School will board a plane and head to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the NASP Nationals.

Laureli Potter, Caitlin Lumley and Shelby Engelhardt all performed well enough at the recent Arizona Archery in the Schools State Championship and 3D Shoot held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Anthem to qualify for Nationals on May 12 to 14. Laureli will be the only student competing at Nationals this year as the other girls are unable to make the trip.

“Laureli placed second in her division and third in the Elementary Girls Division of fourth and fifth graders,” said Archery Coach Jani Wagter, adding that all four fourth grade students from the school’s archery club placed in the recent competition.

“Caitlin placed fifth in her division and eighth in the Elementary Girls Division and Shelby placed sixth in her division and tenth in the Elementary Girls Division.”

The students were among 290 archers who competed at the recent tournament. Using a standard NASP-approved compound bow, the archers shoot three sets of five arrows at 10 and again at 15 meters from the target.

Wagter said she is thrilled for all three of the girls, and is also very proud of team member Julian Gutierrez, a fourth grader who just missed placing in the Elementary Boys Division. Julian placed third in his division and fourteenth place in the Elementary Boys Division.

“This is their first year in the archery program and none of the students have shot before,” Wagter said.

“The fourth graders are the youngest members of a team of nine students and have accomplished a great deal in the sport of archery in a short amount of time. I couldn’t be more proud to be their coach. I have a great team of students dedicated to the sport of archery.”

-PVS Admin