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Shanda  Herrera
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Fall 2017

It’s hard to believe another school year is here! I hope everyone had a restful summer and is looking forward to new opportunities.  The website holds many important dates and information for parents and students.  Please visit it regularly as it is our primary method of communication.

The Performing Arts Center construction continues and we hope to occupy the building in early fall.  The Drama Department has worked all year on the musical, “School of Rock” as the opening production. It will be a show to remember!

Student achievement continues to be the number one priority for PV.  Tablets have been integrated into classroom instruction to help students gain the technological skills needed for today and the future. One of the recommendations from our successful WASC accreditation visit this year was to implement a Learning Management System (LMS). The District has adopted Canvas that will provide easy access for students, parents and staff to utilize technology.

The District continues the development of career pathways that will prepare students for postsecondary education programs and a pathway to obtain employment in these areas:

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Arts, Media, and Entertainment - Business & Finance - Science & Medical Technology Information & Communication Technologies - Family Consumer Science. Brochures are available in the Counseling Office.

Link Crew Orientation will be Friday, August 4th from 8:00-1:00 for ninth graders.  This amazing mentorship program connects freshmen with upperclassmen.  Many fun activities are planned and students will receive their schedules at the end of the day about 12:30. This positive event is for students only.

My expectation is that all students will exemplify the traits of a true Panther as outlined on PRIDE posters displayed throughout campus.  

There are many ways parents can be involved at school—Boosters, ELAC, Site Council and SDM. Additionally, several training and educational opportunities will be offered this year for parents. Visit the Parent Information Page on the website for more details. I look forward to working with you to make your student’s educational experience rich and rewarding.