TVUSD COMMUNITY CONNECTION
JANUARY 20, 2023
A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
It’s been an exciting two weeks throughout TVUSD! I have had the honor of observing instruction at many sites and remain so proud and impressed by the exceptional learning occurring each day! Instruction on all campuses is top-notch, with students collaborating, making their thinking visible, and thriving with the myriad opportunities and connections provided by our specialists, staff, community partners, and volunteers! Abby Reinke, Rancho, Vintage Hills, Crowne Hill, and Paloma all highlighted technology integration being used when it is the best tool to accomplish the objective. They are also to be commended for the exceptional work they have done to ensure students feel welcomed and loved at all times!
We also “surprised” many employees with the “Employee of the Year” award! This is an extra-special award in TVUSD, as all of our employees are exceptional! For the 2023 official honor, please join us in recognizing these individuals for consistently going above and beyond in their roles, demonstrating exceptional dedication, hard work, and commitment to the students and families of TVUSD. Their contributions have benefited the organization, their colleagues, the community, and most importantly - our students. It is an honor to recognize their achievements! Congratulations!
Amber Ballesteros (CHS), Classified Employee of the Year
Jenny Romero (ESS), Support Staff Employee of the Year
Jennifer Krumheuer (DMS), Counselor of the Year
Tiffany Martinez (HRD), Classified Administrator of the Year
Jess Caponigro (SWS), Certificated Administrator of the Year
Natalie Waddell (ARES), Principal of the Year
On Wednesday, January 18th the District held the TVUSD Spelling Bee at Day Middle School. Seventeen schools competed with two participants each, totalling 34 contestants. Volunteers from all three high school ASB teams helped to run and oversee the event, as well as special guests. Amber Lane, Assistant Principal of Great Oak High School, was the Bee Master and Joe Balleweg, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, served as head judge. Other judges included Anna Tapley (Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment), Rafael Loza (Margarita Middle School teacher), and Krystal Fielstra (Assistant Principal on Special Assignment). Elizabeth Areiza, District Librarian, served as the arbitrator/recorder.
After a total of nine rounds, Ryan Scott, 7th grader at Gardner Middle School (site coordinator Josefine Petite), won with the word vermicide in round 8 and arsenic in round nine. In second place and our alternate is Jack Callahan, 8th grader at Bella Vista Middle School (site coordinator Dana Hayes).
Ryan will go on to compete at the RCOE Spelling Bee on March 23rd in Moreno Valley. If he finals there, he will go on to the Scripps National Bee at the end of May in Maryland. If he cannot attend, then Jack will take his place. Congratulations!
CHS NJROTC Advances to the CyberPatriot National Semifinals
TK/K Pre-enrollment for the 23/24 school year is starting soon. Please make note of the dates the Centralized Enrollment Center will be hosting appointments and enrollment.
Happy New Year TVUSD! We hope that all of you had a restful and rejuvenating winter break. 2023 is going to be an incredible year and this month, we hope you can gain some new insights on creating and maintaining mind and body wellness. Please take a moment to read about this important area of self-care and mark your calendars to join us for the Family University presentation on this topic.