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Shanda  Herrera
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Fall 2013

Greetings from Pioneer Valley! I’d like to welcome you to the 2013-2014 school year. As Pioneer Valley enters its tenth anniversary in education, we want to invite students, parents and community members to take part in our successes and join the Panther Team.

March of 2014 will bring our important accreditation visit. Accreditation is the process created by the California Department of Education that provides a framework for schools to examine their current processes and how they support student achievement. Our school faculty has spent the last year preparing for this visit, and we are excited to share our current schoolwide accomplishments and future plans. I’d like to thank those parents who attended our Focus on Learning parent meeting in May, and invite new parents to attend the upcoming meeting in September. Parent input and support is an important component of the visit, and I hope that I can count on your continued support.

Please check the website regularly as it holds a wealth of information about programs, events and opportunities at PVHS. It also connects you to your students’ attendance, grades and teacher email. The website continues to be our primary method of communication, and all of the important start-of school information such as school photos, Link Crew, bell schedules, athletic requirements and many other resources are available for your review.

I know everyone is excited about the 2013-2014 school year and I look forward to sharing it with you. My expectation is that our students demonstrate the traits of a true Panther, as outlined on the Highlights page, and be a model for others in both our school and community.

Thank you for being a part of the Panther Family.


Shanda Herrera, Principal