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Shanda  Herrera
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Fall 2018

Greetings Panthers,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We hope you are enjoying recent school improvements that include the solar lighted covered student parking lot and the use of our incredible Performing Arts Center.

I urge all parents to make sure they have an Aeries portal account so you can stay aware of your students’ grades. It is also important to take advantage of the REMIND app and to check the school website regularly for current information.

Student achievement continues to be the number one priority for PV.  New state and federal guidelines encourage a well-rounded student who is focused on the A – G college requirements and completion of both Chemistry and Algebra 2 classes. There is also an emphasis on career pathways that require two consecutive courses in a specific elective pathway. Please see the school website or contact your students’ counselor for details.

We will continue with another year of student tablet distribution. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this technology and use it for their educational growth. Low cost internet plans are available to our families for home use. Please contact our community liaison for details.

Link Crew Orientation will be Wednesday, August 8th 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.  PVHS Panthers are expected to do the right thing all time. We are looking forward to a great year.

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.