Viper Voice

SV Week 29 Update

Final Week of 3rd Quarter

This week we've been busy with Boosterthon, Read-Across-America, and STEM Go-Karts, Egg-To-Chick Club, and opening games for baseball and softball! We are so glad to see the pledges coming in for our Fun-Run, and are ready for the final push to raise $40,000 for our Vipers! We would like to thank all of you who have registered, donated, and shared this info with friends and family to help out at SV. If you have not registered yet, there is still time to do so by visiting and making your account. On Wednesday our Boosterthon Fun Run and Color Run will take place throughout out the day to celebrate the end of our pledge drive. You will get times and details from homeroom teachers about when each grade will be participating. Parents are allowed to come watch the fun run, but there can be no siblings or children on campus who are not current students at SV.

Next week, we have our Field Days for 4-8th grade on Thursday, and for K-3 on Friday as we head into Spring Break. You will get more details from homeroom teachers next week. We look forward to a great day of fitness and fun as we head into Spring Break. Check out the attached flyers for Field Day.

PTSO Boosterthon Fun Run!

Sierra Verde families!

The time has arrived! Monday we kick off our Viper Fun Run program, and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

Donations are now officially open on, and you can support our school in 3 steps:

  1. REGISTER your student(s) on today. It takes 30 seconds!
  2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on (Facebook, Text Message or Email). Students can earn rewards just for sharing from
  3. GIVE a donation if you are able, though all students will fully participate regardless of financial participation.

Key dates to remember:

⭐️ Event Kick Off - February 28th
⭐️ Event Day - March 9th

Every share and donation makes a difference! And, don’t forget…

  • All students get to participate in the event day, regardless of financial participation
  • Students will experience an incredible character development program. They’ll be learning about the importance of curiosity, confidence, humility, practice and endurance by following along with Sports City Worldwide! Check out the trailer here: Sports City Worldwide preview

Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!

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Thank you for your continued support,

Sierra Verde PTSO

Spring Spirit Gear Drive

Our latest Viper Spirit Gear Drive is now live through March 11. Check out the latest SV merchandise and be sure to get your order in at before spring break. The shop will close on March 11.
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Middle School Sports

Next week our softball and baseball teams have two more games each. On Monday, softball hosts Paseo Hills and baseball is away to Paseo Hills. On Wednesday, baseball hosts Canyon Springs, and softball travels to Canyon Springs. All games are at 4:30 pm. Good luck Vipers!

Last Call for Lost and Found

Next Friday we will be donating all of our leftover lost and found items for the year. Be sure to tell your child to check lost and found in the lobby of the MPR if you are missing and clothing, jackets, or hydroflasks.

DVUSD Accelerated Calendar Info

Over the past three years that students have been impacted by the pandemic, our school calendar has remained the same. The pandemic gives us a chance to think outside of the box, to look for different ways to intervene when students struggle or try to overcome learning loss or learning lag. One of those strategies is looking at a possible change from the traditional school calendar to more of an accelerated learning calendar that provides 2 week intersession breaks in the fall, winter, and spring. Student learning days remain at 180, however with the two week intersession breaks at the end of each quarter, there is greater opportunity to provide intervention and enrichment closer to the time when a student first struggles, or wishes to excel rather than months later during the summer session. The DVUSD calendar committee is reviewing different calendar options to accelerate student learning. DVUSD stakeholder groups will be able to provide input in a survey beginning February 25.

Check out the details on the DVUSD website, and be sure to take the community stakeholder survey to be sure that your voice is heard!

Thank you PBIS Rewards Donors & Volunteers!

Thanks to our dedicated group of parent volunteers, the PBIS store is open daily for students to shop. Each afternoon you can spot students delivering the items to classrooms. Thank you to Ms. Merendo and Ms. Arenda for always stepping up to assist with making sure students receive their items in a timely manner. New items this week are the Pick A Plush Animal Bin and Make Your Own Friendship Bracelets. All items were donated, with a special Thank You to Chelsea Robinson and her team at the Paradise Valley Target. We appreciate your support with our programs here at Sierra Verde.

Summer Camp Registration is Now Open

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Jumpstart your Summer

DVUSD has a full range of programs designed for our kids. Check out some of the programs and interventions we have in store this summer. More information will be forthcoming during the summer about students who may qualify for summer interventions at Sierra Verde.
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Theater Rocks Summer Camp

Don't miss your chance to participate in the Theatre Rocks musical production of Disney's Moana JR. Specially adapted from the iconic Disney animated film, this summer camp brings the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage and features a host of colorful characters and beloved songs from the movie. This is a program offered through the Community Education Program and will take place May 31 - June 17, 2022 at Sandra Day O'Connor High School from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. The cost for 3 weeks is $325. Space is limited so if you are interested, go to the website and register.
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Ms. Hopson's Art Supplies

Ms. Hopson has done a fantastic job taking over our K-8 Art program for 3rd quarter. By now you should have received a notice for your children's Artsonia account that allows you to order customized artwork they have created here in Art this year. She is hoping to add to her supply closet and give our Vipers more resources to nurture and express their creativity this year. She has created an amazon wish list that would give our students access to more art supplies and tools in art class. Any amount would be appreciated if you feel up to contributing.

Annual DVUSD Community Satisfaction Survey

Deer Valley Unified School District is launching our annual parent and community member satisfaction survey to gather feedback and satisfaction about our schools and DVUSD leadership. The results of this survey will be used to help make future improvements within the district. The survey will remain open to collect responses until 11:59 pm, Friday, February 25.

8th Grade Yearbook Dedications & Kinder Photos

8th grade families can still purchase dedication Ads through the Grads website for $10 the deadline to purchase is March 29.

We do a page in the yearbook called “The Way We Were”. We feature our promoting 8th graders when they were in Kindergarten. If you would like to have your student featured on that page, please email Ms. Mayfield ( your child’s name and picture. All pictures must be received by Friday, March 25th.

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DVUSD Job Fair 3-26-22

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Mountain Ridge High School Girls Basketball Camp

MRHS is hosting a basketball camp for any current 5-8th grade girl. The camp will run three days a week March 22 - May 13. For more info or details please contact
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Updates from our Office

  • Reserve your yearbook today on our website for $30.

  • When signing a student out we cannot call students up to the office until you arrive. Please make sure to plan accordingly when going to appointments.

  • Next Friday 3/11 we are on a 90 minute early release at 2:00 pm for staff PLC Collaboration.

  • DVUSD is on Spring Break next week, our office will be closed from 3/11 at 4:00 pm until Monday 3/21 at 7:30 am.

  • The Grade 7-12 Science Curriculum materials adoption public review period continues from now until May 9.

Have a Great Weekend

Sierra Verde STEAM Academy

An A+ School of Excellence

Nationally Accredited STEM Certification

"A" Rated School by Arizona Dept. of Education

Proud Home of the Vipers

Deer Valley Unified School District