SVT & STEM Academy Newsletter

April Edition

Message from Katie:

SVT Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you well as we gear up for spring break and an opportunity for rest and relaxation! Something I have learned from my years in education is that March seems long, but once you return from break the weeks seem to fly by. We had a lot of fun in March; hopefully you follow our Facebook and website for updates as you could see some great things. I was especially thankful for the lucky staff members who got a face full of pie on Pi Day…mostly because I was not a recipient. We had some great visits from local businesses, also. Avista provided many students with a close look into multiple trades and WADOT showed students about the process of designing and building roads. We are looking forward to more class visits in April for a variety of programs - be sure your student is on the lookout for those! Please be sure to take a look at the entirety of this newsletter as it is packed with key information for the coming weeks and months. We will have a number of other communications coming throughout April regarding spring events, including state testing, senior activities, and MORE! If you are not receiving our emails or text messages, please let us know so that we can fix that. Our building will be closed next week as our staff and students enjoy some time away.

Have a great break!

Mrs. Louie

Up Coming Dates:

4/4-4/8 SPRING BREAK! SVT is closed for the week!

4/11 Return to school

4/12 Tutoring 2:15-4pm

4/12 PTO Eat Out Night at Taco Bell 5:00-7:00pm

4/12 PTO Meeting 6pm via Zoom

4/19 Tutoring 2:15-4pm

4/26 Tutoring 2:15-4pm

4/27-4/28 Spokane Construction Days

4/28 PSAT 10, Registration Required

4/29 Dance 7:00-9:30pm...more details to come after Spring Break!

5/3 Science Assessment, 11th Graders

5/6 SVT Night Out at the Spokane Indians

5/12 Job Fair at RHS from 1-3:30pm

5/14 STEM Camp 9-11am and 12-2pm

GESA Teen Money Management & Member Appreciation

Gesa Credit union has been running a Member Appreciation Campaign to thank all of our student members. Each week students have been earning raffle tickets. They can come to the SVT Gesa Branch and show their debit card, online banking, make a transaction, or bring in a referral. Loads of tickets were turned in for the first 2 weeks. For week one, the winner was James McConnell for the $50 video game gift card. For week two, our winner was Cash Schneider for the Lego statue of liberty set. We look forward to having our last drawing for AirPods this Friday.

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Yearbook is offering the opportunity for class of 2022 parents to create something special for your soon to be graduate. You may choose one of the two half page options. Option A allows for 3 photos, while option B allows two larger photos. Please open the attached file and simply follow the directions.

The acceptance window for these photos is brief. You may begin uploading March 28th. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 15th .

If you have any questions, please email Chrisy Schultz


Robert Blegdon from WADOT came last week and met with students to discuss civil engineering and road design. Students were able to learn from a hands-on experience about the work that goes into planning, designing, and building new roadways.

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SVT STEM CAMP is May 14 for 2nd - 8th graders!!

Do you know a 2nd - 8th grader that would be interested in a variety of activities that relate to the courses taught at Spokane Valley Tech including Biomed, Fire Science/EMT, Computer Science and Engineering/Manufacturing?

SVT is hosting our STEM Camp on Saturday May 14 with two sessions, 9-11am and 12-2pm. The cost is $35.00 and the funds raised will support the Spokane Valley Tech ASB HOSA and SkillsUSA clubs.

Enrollment form is attached below. Print off and mail or drop off at SVT between 7:30am -3:00pm.

PTO Eat Out Night @ Taco Time April 12th 5-7Pm

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The PTO is looking to fill open Executive Board positions as well as Committee Chair positions

The next PTO meeting is April 12th at 6pm. All AVT parent/guardians are welcome to come and learn about the open positions.

TRADESHOW *Save the Date*

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SVT Spring Testing Calender!!

10th and 11th Grade Parents make sure to check you emails in regards to testing information for your student.

*If you are in Running Start, you are still required to participate in state testing. Email Mrs. Dresback with specific questions or scheduling concerns,

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Attention Sophomores:

The PSAT10 will be offered at SVT on Thursday, April 28th. The cost of the exam is $18 and can be paid online through (no cost for students that qualify for free/reduced lunch)

Use the link to sign up, testing space is first come, first served.

Link to sign up for the PSAT10:

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SVT Skills Center Enrollment for 22-23

The Spokane Valley Tech Skill Center is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year!

Courses Available:

  • Advanced Engineering Applications
  • Advanced Manufacturing Applications
  • AP Computer Science and App Development
  • Advanced Computer Science Applications (12th grade)
  • Advanced Biomedical Applications
  • EMT (12th grade)
  • Fire Science Year 1
  • Fire Science Year 2 (12th grade)

To enroll, complete the online request form below:

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My name is Aaron Asmus, and I am one of the local Tour Directors for the US Kids Tournaments here in the inland northwest. For the first time in 5 years, US Kids Tournament Golf is coming back to our community.

US Kids Tournaments are designed for golfers age 5-18, across a wide range of playing abilities. From those who have never played a tournament before to the most seasoned competitors out there. The difference these events offer compared to other tournaments is they allow for parents/guardians to serve as a caddie for the kids playing in the events. With this support it helps increase the enjoyment and create a lifetime of memories between parent and child.

Attached you will find a flyer which outlines the tour and a schedule of events for our upcoming spring season. It would be wonderful if you would be able to share the information with the students of your schools in anyway. In addition, you will find links to the US Kids Golf page for more information on what their foundation is focusing on providing to kids throughout the world.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Aaron Asmus and Ryan Haggerty

503-459-9833. 509-263-8888

US Kids Local Tour Directors - Spokane

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Hello Sophomore Students and Families!!!

Get your SVT Class of 2024 t-shirt and sweatshirt!! All proceeds go to support the class of 2024 fund.

Online store closes on Sunday, April 10th, 2022.

Order here:

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Click the Link to Order SVT Night at the Spokane Indians Tickets

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COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR @ Gonzaga University

Fill out this form if you are a College Bound Student interested in participating in the college and career fair at Gonzaga University on May 17th:

Gonzaga University will be hosting a College and Career Fair for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have signed up for the College Bound Scholarship.

College Bound students will learn about their College Bound Scholarship, financial aid & other college topics, and attend a college and career fair with local universities, Armed Forces partners, and apprenticeship programs as well.

This event will be all day on May 17th. SVT will participate based on student interest, spots are limited.

Good Luck SkillsUSA at STATE!!

Keegan Phillips, Jason Todd, Patrick Shoffner, Caine Sonko, Mathew Wasson, Vincent Westerlund-Floyd, Adian Hoag, Logan McMaster, Aundrea Prefontaine, Cameron Carson and Cooper Driskell.

Pi Day Fun 3/14/22

SVT raised $756.50 for JOYA during the Pi Day coin/money drive! A huge thank you to Honor Society, Mrs. Womack’s 6th period, and all of the students and staff who donated! Sal, Miss Reed, and Mrs. Warren were the lucky recipients of a “pi” in the face! It was fun for all!

Visit from Avista

We were so fortunate to welcome seven employees from various crafts at Avista Utilities! Students got to hear about their jobs, including training and paths to future careers. They were even able to see some demonstrations and check out some equipment! Thank you, Avista, for coming to SVT!

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SVT Summer School

2022 SVT Summer School

  • Open to all students in grades 9-12 (grade level as of fall 2022)
  • Courses will run from 7:30-2:30, Thursday, June 23 - Tuesday, July 12 (no class on Tuesday, July 5)
  • Students earn .5 CTE credit upon completion
  • All courses are completely free!

SVT is offering 5 courses this summer...

- Intro to Fire Science

- Intro to Engineering

- Pre-Med/ Students of Medicine

- Intro to Manufacturing

- Intro to Computer Science

Click the link below to sign up.