SVT & STEM Academy Newsletter

November 2022

Katie's Message:

Today we welcome in November and I have to admit that I'm still wondering where October disappeared to. We've been so fortunate with weather and incredibly busy at school, which means I'm struggling to admit we're two months into the school year.

November is a special time of year where we can focus on the many things we have to be appreciative, friends, Veterans, our school community. I am continually in awe of our students and what they accomplish. Watching them complete Mini-Design just further reminds me that the students we have here at SVT are a special group. We were able to recognize a handful of students today for their GOPRO and PACE characteristics; a decision that gets more difficult to make each time around.

This month's PACE trait is Citizenship. My personal favorite day of the month is Community Day where we begin by celebrating and honoring those who have served in our armed forces and then spend time giving back to those in our surrounding community. This is a unique opportunity that most high schools do not have and that is not lost on me. To hear people at the local organizations highlight the difference each of our students make is really special. I thank our staff, families, and leadership program for helping to continue this tradition. I further challenge each of us to find other ways to give back, show gratitude, and offer thanks to others throughout the month.

With sincere appreciation, I thank each of our SVT students and families for creating such a wonderful place. Without you, our community would not be complete.

Kind regards,

Katie Louie

STA Bus Pass

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SVT is no longer able to purchase youth bus passes to hand out to our students. Below is information on how to apply for a Zero Fare Riders License. Apply online by clicking the link below or pick up an application in the office.

Applications are now open for the Zero-Fare Riders License, which offers unlimited free rides for Connect card holders ages 6-18. This new Reduced Fare option will be available for use with a Connect card beginning October 1st.

The STA Summer Pass has been very successful and will be replaced with the Rider's License beginning October 1st. There will be a grace period through December 31, but we encourage youth to apply now.

The Zero-Fare Riders License allows youth access to parks, libraries, and youth programs available along STA routes throughout the region. The program aims to increase access to public transit for youth, developing future public transit users. The basic required documentation for Reduced Fare is all that is needed to apply for a Rider's License.

Senior Year Book Photos

Senior Photos

Senior Photos MUST be submitted by January 31, 2023

Follow the "how to" above to submit your picture.

Fundraising. Earn while you shop

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SVT PTO Eat Out Nights

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Progress Reports November 15th

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National Manufacturing Day - Video Highlights

SVT partnered with the Spokane Valley Chamber to kick off National Manufacturing Day by taking students to visit three of manufacturers to help expose them to a career in the manufacturing industry. Students were able to visit Wagstaff Inc., Altek Inc., and ACME Machine Works to learn firsthand manufacturing practices and inspire their potential future and innovative ideas in the industry. Check out the video highlights here!

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SVT Rocket Camp

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Our Advanced Engineering students designed an awesome ROCKET experience for Valleyfest in September. They shared their designs and information with other students and SVT held our first ever ROCKET CAMP fundraiser! It was an absolute BLAST for both the SVT students and our campers!

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Trades Night

Parents and students from all over our region are invited to participate in a HANDS-ON experience and talk with companies who work and train people in the trades. From electricians to welders to general contractors and subcontractors.
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Community Day

Please bring your FLEECE DONATIONS to SVT by November 9th.

We really need fleece pieces, 2 yards each, and fabric scissors. Print or solid color fleece is welcome!

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SVT Class of 2023 Graduation Planning

Dear Parents,

You are cordially invited to be a part of the Graduation Celebration planning crew!

Our purpose is to create special memories through events (a Senior outing) and mementos culminating in graduation next spring.

All parents of Seniors are encouraged to participate and also parents of future graduates can learn how this tradition is carried forward - eventually to their own child.

Ideas? Questions? Comments? This Remind group is a great place to have that conversation!

The Remind code for our parent group called "SVT 2023 Celebration," is 29d984.

Hope to see you there!

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Career and College Planning Night

Come join us!! November 8th 5:30-7:00pm

Workshop list is below so you can choose the session(s) you would like to attend.

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Gifts of Hope

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Thank You Veterans!!!!

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SVT PTO Change of Meeting Date!

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World Language Competency Test

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Central Valley High School Library - 821 S Sullivan Road

Do you speak, read and write a language other than English? Would you like to get high school credits for knowing that language? If you can prove your ability, you can earn anywhere from 1-4 high school credits. All languages possible.

The cost of the test varies depending on the language and tests available, but many common languages can be tested for as low as $30.

•To register for the test, visit:

•For more information, please reach out to your school counselor.

•Test practice Google Classroom Code: 64xg6jx

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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. This Fall the decisions were difficult, as we have so many students who make us proud every day at SVT! Congratulations to all of our nominees and the students that were selected to be recognized!


Gracious: Walker Jones

Open-Minded: Kidd Mannan

Perseverance: Diana Morzhakova

Responsible: Ethan Swatzell

Own It: Asher Pfeifer


Gratitude (August): Lucy Beadle

Respect (September): Josh Stauffer

Responsibility (October): Jason Todd

Additional Nominees

Aidan Campbell, Morgan Christian, Jacob Cloward, Rali Eder, Evan Fuher, Nessa Greenup,

Aidan Hoag, Lily Jackin, Kaden Kirsch, Kate Larson, Sam Malloy, Jack Mannan, Afrika McClintock, Isabelle Peterson, Gunner Schmerer, Kennedie Scott, Christian Smilden,

Logan Simmons, Nick Stumph, Abi Staneart, Trynity Vangelder, Mathew Wasson, Laurence Wear, Logan Wolfe.

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SVT Saturday STEM Camp

Our next STEM Camp is coming up on Saturday, December 3rd. These camps tend to fill up fast. Follow the link below for more information and to sign up!


November 1: GOPRO & PACE Recognition, Assembly Schedule

November 3: GESA Branch Soft Opening

November 4: GESA Branch OPEN!

November 8: College & Career Planning Night at SVT, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

November 9: PTO Eat Out Night at Caruso's on Argonne 4:00 - 8:00 PM

November 10: Veterans Day Assembly & SVT Community Day

November 11: No School, Veterans Day

November 14 – 18: Senior Ordering Week with Jostens

November 15: Jostens here to meet with Seniors at lunch.

November 15: Progress Report #2 Posted in PowerSchool

November 15: Lockout Drill in 5th period

November 15: PTO Meeting at SVT, 6:00 PM

November 22: PTO Eat Out Night at Jersey Mike's on E. Sprague 4:00 - 8:00 PM

November 23: Early Release at 10:40 AM

November 24 & 25: No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

December 3: STEM CAMP!!

December 9: SVT Winter Dance

December 13: Final Progress Report for 1st Semester posted in PowerSchool

December 21 – January 3: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL!