Stallion News

Stetson Hills School Information and Upcoming Events


September was an exciting month at Stetson Hills! Students have learned a lot, made new friendships, and we kicked off our Step It Up Fundraiser. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and the funds go right back into the school for campus improvements. Last year, your donations paid for new library furniture and the beautiful artificial turf out front. Thank you to our amazing PTSA for all of their hard work with this fundraiser.

With Stallion Pride,

Mrs. Dyer-Hurdon


Parking Lot

Thank you so much for your help in keeping our parking lot running smoothly both before and after school!

A few key reminders:

  • Once you pick up your child(ren), please either pull all the way forward to merge or pull completely into the other lane to merge. If you cannot fit the entire length of your car into the other lane, please do not block traffic by sitting in both lanes. Please pull all the way up and then merge so that traffic can continue to flow behind you.
  • Pull ALL the way forward on the blue line. We will help your students find their car if you are at the top of the line. Your student will walk down to your car. Please do not stop at the ramada for drop off or pick up.
  • Please put away your cell phones when entering our parking lot.
  • Grades 1-8 parents, please do not enter the parking lot until 3:25. This helps our community to be able to access their homes by not blocking Stetson Hills Loop prior to dismissal.
  • School zones are NO passing zones and you may not park in the bike lane within the school zone.

Early Release/No School Dates for October

The following dates are 2:00 release:

October 6

October 20

October 27

The following dates are HALF DAYS with a 12:05 release time:

October 12

October 13

No school on October 9th!

This month during early release Fridays, staff members will engage in professional learning community work with staff on campus, as well as within multi-school teams across the district. The focus for the month is the creation of common formative assessments and analyzing data from those assessments. Data is used to group students for both enrichment and remediation.

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

October 6 - Hat Day and Hat Parade (raises money for cancer patients)

October 9 - No School - Fall Break Day

October 10 - PTSA General Meeting 9AM in Stetson Library

October 10 - Governing Board Meeting 7PM

October 11 - Fall Picture Day

October 12 - 12:05 Release - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 13 - 12:05 Release - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 17 - Governing Board Meeting 7PM

October 18 - Fall Band Concert Grades 6-8 - 5:30 PM

October 20 - Grandparent's Tea & Book Fair

October 26 - Step It Up Day of Awesomeness

October 27 - Middle School Pink Out Dance

November 1 - Kindergarten Preview Night 5-6 PM (Entering Kinder for the 24-25 school year)

November 9 - Veterans Day Assembly 9 AM

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Book Fair Coming Soon

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Tax Credit

Impact the Lives of DVUSD Students

Your school tax credit donations can provide DVUSD students with opportunities to participate in after-school and summer programs, field trips, music and athletic programs or any other extracurricular activity.

The Arizona tax credit program (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows a tax credit of up to $200 for individuals and up to $400 for married couples, filing jointly, in support of extracurricular activities.

The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar.


K-8 & High School Online Donations

MAIL or DROP OFF to the School of Your Choice: DVUSD 2023-24 School Address List

Forms can be downloaded here, and checks can be mailed to the school of your choice. Your tax credit receipt will be mailed back to you. Your tax credit goes directly to the school you choose, not to the state or district.

PBIS - Amazon Wishlist

DVUSD schools implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for first best instruction in student behavior. Students earn PACE tickets for positive behavior and character. These tickets are turned into their teachers and every Friday, names are drawn for grade level winners! These winners come to the flag pole and get to shop at our Stallion Store.

Students LOVE coming to our store and picking out an item. We've had many parents ask how they can help out with rewards, so this year, we have created an Amazon Wishlist based on student input for items they would like in the store. If you would like to donate, please select and item from the list and it will ship directly to Stetson Hills. We appreciate your support!

Bullying or Peer Conflict?

WHAT IS NOT BULLYING? Adults must realize that not every unkind thing a child does constitutes bullying. For example:

  • Being left out is not always bullying. It’s natural for kids to have a select group of friends. Although they should be kind towards everyone, it’s unrealistic to expect them to be close friends with every child they know, and be invited to every function or event.

  • Experiencing conflict is not bullying. Learning to deal with conflict is a normal part of growing up. The key is for children to learn how to solve their problems peacefully and respectfully.

  • Not playing fair is not bullying. Wanting a game to be played a certain way is not bullying. Children understand the concept of sharing, and should take turns being in charge of the game.

When observing the unkind behaviors your child experiences, be sure to label them correctly. This will help you know how to handle the situation appropriately so that your child can learn and grow from it.


Bullying may occur when a student or group of students engages in any form of behavior that includes such acts as intimidation and/or harassment that:

  • has the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm or damage to property,

  • is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that the action, behavior, or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive environment,

  • occurs when there is a real or perceived imbalance of power or strength, or

  • may constitute a violation of law

SRR handbook 2023-2024 (pages 2-4)

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PTSA Updates

📣📣📣 Membership Drive📣📣📣

Help us exceed our goal of 200 members this year—- in return we will enter you to win awesome prizes!

PTSA dues help pay for our PTSA insurance, national PTSA lobbyists who are a voice for the parents across the country, and awesome school activities.

The small annual fee doesn’t obligate you to do anything, BUT gives you the option to VOTE at any of our meetings on things that happen at our campus and with PTSA funds raised.

No obligation

—- sponsor a staff member(43 left needing sponsored)—- your support of our staff makes their voice heard for voting as well and enters them into any of the awesome giveaways we offer as well! 🎟️🎟️🎟️bonus entry when you sponsor a teacher

Did you know- students, grandparents, community members …. Can all be PTSA members?

Our students can come to us and ask for support or make their voices heard by being members!

Follow Stetson Hills School on Social Media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see upcoming events, pictures, and things going on at school!

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Instagram @ StetsonHillsSchool

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We love having volunteers on campus! If you are interested in volunteering on campus this year, you will need to attend volunteer training. The training dates and locations can be found below. You may attend training at any DVUSD site. Training is only required one time, and then after that, you simply need to update your paperwork each year in the front office.

If you need to update your paperwork for this year, please stop by the front office.

Training dates/locations found here

October Lunch Menu

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Take a virtual tour of Stetson Hills School

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