SVT / STEM Academy Newsletter

MAY 2023

Hello SVT Families,

Happy May Day! Time is flying by quickly as we approach the end of the year and we have been busy this past month! Our Skills USA group won 6 state championships in April and 9 of our students have been invited to compete at the National Skills USA competition this June in Atlanta. You can read more about it below, but we are very proud and excited for these students! We also just elected ASB officers for the 2023-24 school year, and we're very proud of all of the students that participated in the campaigns and elections.

There are lots of activities happening this month and next that we want to make sure you are aware of; please take some time to read through the newsletter to make sure you are ready for what's to come!

An important event this month is Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8th-12th. I am so thankful for the work they do to support all of our students as well as the warm welcome they have given me during my time here. If you have time, please be sure to thank them for their hard work!

We are also preparing for the 8th Annual SVT Trade Show! Students will be working in classes to prepare their projects and presentations (posters due May 12th). Be sure to pencil in the date to join us on June 1st!

Our last progress reports of the year will be May 16th. Please check PowerSchool for these updates and encourage your student to get things made up and turned in as soon as possible. We have after school support on Tuesdays and Wednesdays , from 2-3 PM, and teachers are available before and after school. If your student has any questions about a class, please have them contact their classroom teacher as soon as possible.

We look forward to the last full month of school for the 2022-23 school year!


Tricia Campbell, Interim Principal

Upcoming Events

  • May 2-3 State Math Testing for all 10th grade in Math class
  • May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 16 SVT PTO Meeting at SVT, 6-7 PM
  • May 12 Spring Fling Dance "Disco Fever" at SVT, 8-10 PM
  • May 12 Trade Show posters DUE from students
  • May 16 Progress Reports posted in Powerschool
  • May 18 PTO Eat Out night at Caruso's
  • May 26 PTO Eat Out all day at Panda Express
  • May 29 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day Observed
  • June 1 All Day Tradeshow at SVT
  • June 1 Senior Prom at Jedi Alliance, 7-10 PM
  • June 5 Recognition Night, 6:30 PM (students being recognized will be invited)
  • June 8 Seniors Last Day
  • June 9 Senior Graduation Practice, 8:30 AM - meet at SVT
  • June 9 Senior Graduation at RHS, 6 PM
  • June 15 PTO Eat out at Caruso's
  • June 15-16 Final Exams, early release - schedule coming!
  • June 19 NO SCHOOL Juneteenth observed
  • June 20 Last Day of School, Early Dismissal - schedule coming!


SVT Highlights and Happenings

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Congratulations to our 3rd qtr. GOPRO and PACE Character award recipients!

Each quarter we recognize students who have gone above and beyond in the area of character! We highlight one student for each of our GOPRO traits, as well as the relevant PACE traits for the quarter. Congratulations to all of our nominees and the students that were selected to be recognized!


Gracious - Thayne Thompson

Open-Minded - Jonah Soderquist

Perseverant - Boaz Godfrey

Responsible - Owen Phillips

Own it - Jakihas Davis


Honesty - Cooper Driskell

Diligence - Aiden Hall

Trustworthiness - Abi Staneart

Other students nominated this quarter: Lucy Moore, Noelle Schultz, Phillip Major, and Ethan Swatzell.

Skills USA wins 6 State Championships!

SVT Skills USA students recently won SIX state championships at the state event in Tacoma. Competing in individual and team events, students earned 10 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals. Nine students have been invited to compete for a National Championship in Atlanta in June! Congratulations to all !!

Here's a list of all medal winners:

Additive Manufacturing

Gold - Keegan Phillips and Jason Todd

Silver - Cameron Carson and Cooper Driskell

Computer Programming

Gold - Patrick (William) Shoffner

Bronze - Lily Chrisman

Engineering Technology and Design

Gold - Karis Bokma, Jaxon McArthur, Egan Scofield

Mobile Robotics

Gold - Peyton Fischer

Silver - Andrew Keevey

Related Technical Math

Gold - Lincoln Carter

Silver - Abi Staneart

Bronze - Vincent Westerlund-Floyd

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Spring Fling Dance "Disco Fever" happening May 12th

Tickets to the Spring Fling will be sold during lunch starting May 1st. Students who would like to bring a non-SVT student guest can pick up a Guest Permission form when they buy tickets.
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SVT's 8th Annual Tradeshow of Innovation - June 1st

Recently our juniors and seniors competed to see who could make the best commercial to promote our upcoming SVT Tradeshow of Innovation. Congratulations to seniors Cooper Driskell, Cameron Carson, Bryson Roos, and Kennedie Scott for winning! Watch it here and we hope to see you on June 1st!

PTO Volunteer Needs

Interested in getting involved with PTO next year? Or helping out this spring with some of the activities planned? Check out the info below and contact them today if you can help! To donate to the PTO Senior Celebration fund you can use this link to donate online: Donations can also be brought into the school office. Please contact Jon Driskell at if you would like to help with senior celebrations. Thank you!
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2023 Senior Newsletter - Important Dates and Information for all Seniors!

Please click on link below to view the 2023 Senior Newsletter that was recently sent to all Senior Parents.
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