SVT & STEM Academy Newsletter

February 2022

Katie's Message:

Happy February! With a new month we also welcome a new semester! Seniors are now in their last months of high school while our freshmen are no longer “new” to high school. It is time for a fresh start to a new chapter in the year and we are excited to see where this opportunity takes our students as we look forward to various competitions and events.

February is a month of recognition and celebration. Our first big recognition is our SVT Spokane Scholars for the Class of 2022! Our three students have exhibited strength in math, science, and social studies. We are proud to recognize Aidan Scott, Gabby Lee, and Nikko Brovick, respectively. The work these students have done over the last four years is commendable and we are excited to have each of them officially receive the honor of Spokane Scholar! We will have more student recognitions in the coming weeks.

We also want to take time to recognize our staff. Here in CVSD, we have our annual Meritorious Service Awards. These are an opportunity for us to identify staff and community members who make what we do possible. Without a doubt, EVERY staff member at SVT has gone above and beyond not only this year, but for the last several years. If you feel so inclined, please take some time to complete a nomination for a staff member that you believe has been exceptional this year (link later in the newsletter). Additionally, the week of February 7-11th is National School Counselor Week. Mrs. Dresback is one of the best school counselors that I have had the pleasure of working with. Please take time, or encourage your student, to sincerely thank her for all she does here at SVT.

We have a big and exciting change coming to SVT! Our Fire Science program is currently housed at Central Valley High School. We are thrilled to announce that Fire Science will be moving “home” to a new location in the Valley Chamber building right next to SVT! We cannot wait to have them nearby and a stronger part of our SVT community. This move should be taking place in the next couple of weeks and we cannot wait.

We all hope that February treats you well and we look forward to seeing what this half of the year brings.


Katie Louie

Upcoming Dates:

February 1st Tutoring 2:15-4:00 PM

February 3rd Running Start Zoom at 5:30 PM

February 4th Final Day for Blessing Bag donations

February 4th 1st Semester Grades Posted

February 7– 11 National School Counselor Week

February 7th Panorama Survey in 3rd period

February 7th PTO Eat Out Night at Caruso’s on Argonne ALL DAY! Say it’s for SVT!

February 8th Tutoring 2:15-4:00 PM

February 8th Stinky Sneaker at Spokane Arena!

February 8th SVT PTO Meeting on Zoom

February 15th Tutoring 2:15-4:00 PM

February 21st No School – President’s Day

February 22nd Meritorious Service Nominations Due

February 25th Game Night 6-8 PM

March 1st Tutoring 2:15-4:00 PM

March 4th STEM Academy Applications DUE – NEW DATE!

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Meritorious Service Award

Click the link to submit a recipient.

Deadline is Tuesday February 22,2022

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Eat out Night at Caruso's ALL DAY 2/7, Make sure to say it's for "SVT"!!!

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Is your student going to be absent today??

Please make sure you are calling the attendance line when your student will be absent even if it's for one period. Our attendance line is 509-558-6511.
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Pre-Order your Yearbooks!! $25

Fill out your pre-order envelope and drop it off to the office before May 3rd, 2022. You can also order online at use school code: YBKC0531

*Make sure checks are made out to Spokane Valley Tech ASB

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1st Semester Grades

In order to allow time for students who were absent to complete work, first semester grades will be posted in PowerSchool the evening of February 4th. If your student has a question about a grade, please have them reach out to their classroom teacher
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Friendly reminder to wear your mask.

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2022-2023 STEM Applications EXTENDED to March 4th.

Applications are LIVE now on our website at Help us find the next great Innovators! Application dead line is now extended to March 4th!
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CVSD Families:

What do you want to see in the next CVSD Superintendent?

Central Valley School District Superintendent Ben Small announced at the Monday, January 10, 2022 board meeting that he would retire from Central Valley School District on June 30, 2022 after 14 years of service. A nation-wide search for his successor has already begun. The School Board has chosen Northwest Leadership Associates to assist with the search for a new Superintendent.

We want to hear from you!

Please come and join the community in identifying district challenges and opportunities the next superintendent will address, as well as the characteristics needed to be our next leader!

Attend either community forum, hosted by Northwest Leadership Associates:

  • Tuesday, February 1, 6pm at Central Valley High School Theater, 821 S Sullivan Rd
  • Wednesday, February 2, 6pm at University High School Theater, 12420 E 32nd Ave

If you are unable attend the meeting, you can fill out a survey afterward at

We value your input and look forward to your participation during this transition.

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Panorama Survey

One of our school goals at SVT this year is to help students improve their Sense of Belonging and Self-Efficacy. In the fall, students completed a confidential survey in Panorama to share their feedback with us. We will be conducting another round of this survey in classes the week of February 7th.
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No LID Day on March 18th, it is now a SCHOOL DAY!!

Friday, March 18th was our planned LID/Snow Makeup day. With at least one day of school canceled already due to weather in January, we know this will NOT be a LID, but instead will be a normal school day for students and staff.
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Running Start Info Webinar Event:

Interested Sophomore and Junior students and families, come to the SVT Running Start info event 2/3/22 at 5:30 pm to hear from reps from SCC, SFCC, and EWU if you are interested in Running Start next year.
This event will now be held via Zoom. Register and attend here:

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FAFSA Help Session

FAFSA Help Session via zoom. Click the flyer below for more information.