SVT & STEM Newsletter

October 2022

Katie's Message:

We have made it to October and officially welcomed fall, although it seems summer is hanging on tightly! Things are in full swing here at SVT. It is remarkable how amazing our students and staff are that they are able to hit the ground running. Our Advanced Engineering students hosted a booth at the Valleyfest STEAM Showcase and then shared their knowledge with our 10th and 12th grade students who hosted the first ever SVT Rocket Camp on Saturday, October 1st! Students and campers had a BLAST!

As a staff we have worked hard to focus on creating a sense of belonging for students and will continue that work throughout the year. We hope your student has had a positive start to the year, and know that we are here to support them as best we can. Your student was given a brief survey for input about potential classes or areas of interest. In mid-October they will be provided an opportunity for more official feedback in the form of the Panorama Survey. This allows us to hear from students about how they are feeling here at SVT and make necessary adjustments to enhance the SVT experience for all. Be on the lookout for a letter with more details outlining the survey.

We asked our staff at the start of school to list words and phrases about what SVT means to them and why they choose to work here each day. Below are the word bulbs that were created with their responses. Ask your student what they agree with or might add. We hope that their time at SVT shines as brightly as it does for us.

Bright Regards,

Katie Louie

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Upcoming Dates:

T-2-4 College & Career Fair - 10/4/22

Progress Report #1 - 10/11/22

PSAT Test - 10/12/22

PTO Meeting - 10/13/22

Panorama Survey - 10/13/2022

Back to School Night - 10/13/22

LID - No School for Students - 10/14/22

Mini Design Challenge Begins - 10/19/22

Game Night 6PM - 10/28/22

College Planning Night - 11/8/22

Veterans Day - No School - 11/11/22

Progress Report #2 - 11/14/22

Half Day - 11/23/22

Thanksgiving - No School - 11/24/22

Winter Break Begins - 12/21/22

From the Counselor:

T24 College and Trades Fair

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Save the Date for Career and College Planning Night!

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FAFSA Opens October 1, 2022. Access the link below.

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Please Send Forms Back:

Your student should have brought home three forms for you to review, edit, and sign:

*Purple Health Information Report

*Green Opt Out Form

*Yellow Annual Student Information Form

Please check with your student to see if they have these forms and return once filled out.

We also need you and your student to read the Student Handbook and sign off when done through the link:

Hand Book Link for your review:

Building Access Reminder:

Students can only be in the building between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM. This is a safety and security issue as we do not have guaranteed supervision outside of these hours. If a student is staying after 3:00 PM, they need to be in an activity with a teacher.
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A HUGE Thank You to our Sponsors for supporting the Back to School Kick Off Event!!

SVT Back to School Night is almost here!

Meet teachers, learn about clubs and activities, and attend the PTO meeting! The building program will start at 6:00 PM. Teachers will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and then parents will be able to walk around the building to meet staff and see the club booths. Please note that the PTO meeting is moved to Thursday for this month only.
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SVT clubs & activities are starting! Students are encouraged to get involved in as many clubs as they are interested in. Please see the club advisor for more information about meeting dates and times.

Club Days and Times - Printable Schedule

Valleyfest STEAM Showcase

Valleyfest was BACK! Our Advanced Engineering students planned and hosted a Stomp Rocket activity during the STEAM Showcase! We are so proud of them and appreciate their dedication to teaching others.

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Progress Reports

Our first progress report of the semester will be posted to PowerSchool on Tuesday, October 11th. Please check PowerSchool to see grades. If you have a question about a specific class, please have your student check in with their teacher.

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Picture Re-Takes are on October 10th

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Business after School is Back October 12th from 3-5pm

This workshop will focus on the many careers in engineering and manufacturing, and will highlight some of the diverse opportunities in a concept-to production facility. Middle and high school students can learn about the future of working in industrial manufacturing with focus on welding, mechanical design, industrial programming, CNC machining, and engineering careers.

Click the link below for more information.

PTO Contact Information

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