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Nominate a Teacher or Rookie of the Year TODAY!
The Deer Valley Education Foundation's Teacher of the Year and Rookie 1st Year Teacher of the Year Programs are designed to celebrate and honor the contributions of Deer Valley School District's teachers - we want to celebrate and spotlight those exceptionally skilled and dedicated teachers who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers and who have the superior ability to help students achieve.
Our District is blessed with many, many teachers who possess all these qualities. Please honor these teachers by nominating them for Teacher of the Year or Rookie of the Year!
Teachers and Rookie 1st Year teachers who are selected as a DVEF Teacher or Rookie of the Year are honored at a very special ceremony and receive a cash award.
FOR TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Candidates must HAVE COMPLETED their 4th year of teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District by the end of May 2021 in order to be considered for Teacher of the Year.
FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Candidates must be in their 1st year of teaching in order to be considered for Rookie of the Year.
Nominations need to be returned to Marie Brennan @ firstname.lastname@example.org by 4PM on April 23rd, 2021. The nomination form is attached below. Forms will also be posted on the DVEF web site at www.dvef.org.
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The motto this week is:
I can see things from many different points of view.
When a student understands that their perspective can change the way they experience life, they have been given a powerful gift. It took my son way too long, but he finally decided that homework doesn't have to be a punishment. What a difference this shift in perspective made for him.
There is always another way to look at every situation. For example, how students "see" homework will vary:
- Homework is horrible.
- Homework is a "have to."
- Homework is helpful.
We are always choosing a perspective; we just are not always conscious of the choices we make. Students just "do" their homework and rarely (if ever) take the time to determine how they "see" homework and the bigger implications that may have in their life. After all, if they get into the habit of "seeing" homework as punishment, they are setting themselves up for future punishment.
The good news is if we don't like what we see - we can change it! We may not be able to change the conditions (we have homework), but we can change our experience (we can listen to music, have a snack, be grateful for the skills we are learning.)
A sixth-grade student shared this with me about understanding perspective, "I used to think All Things E.Q was just trying to make me like the things I hate, but then I realized I like hating things less."
I told him it worked for me too because I enjoy my mornings now and I used to hate them! Changing our perspective isn't easy, and it doesn't happen all at once, but it is possible, and that's good news!
Our perspective is a powerful force that we control.
The trick is to not forget that we are in control.
Best to you and your family,
All Things E.Q. - The Discovery of You!
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Important Campus Information
- Masks are required of all staff and students.
- Students that do not bring a mask will report to the nurse - parent will be contacted.
- Please do not send your child to school if they are not feeling well. Feel free to reach out to Nurse Kelly with any questions.
Please remember that if your child tests positive for COVID-19 or has come into contact with someone who is positive with COVID-19 to contact Nurse Kelly or Deb Roets.