SVT & STEM Academy Newsletter
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 of...family, 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.
STA Bus Pass
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
Follow the "how to" above to submit your picture.
Fundraising. Earn while you shop
SVT PTO Eat Out Nights
Progress Reports November 15th
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!
SVT Rocket Camp
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!
We really need fleece pieces, 2 yards each, and fabric scissors. Print or solid color fleece is welcome!
SVT Class of 2023 Graduation Planning
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!
Career and College Planning Night
Workshop list is below so you can choose the session(s) you would like to attend.
Gifts of Hope
Thank You Veterans!!!!
SVT PTO Change of Meeting Date!
World Language Competency Test
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
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!
Open-Minded: Kidd Mannan
Perseverance: Diana Morzhakova
Responsible: Ethan Swatzell
Own It: Asher Pfeifer
Respect (September): Josh Stauffer
Responsibility (October): Jason Todd
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.
SVT Saturday STEM Camp
SVT STEM CAMP - Saturday, December 3, 2022
Spokane Valley Tech camps will engage students (2nd - 8th grade) 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. The cost of the camp is $35.00 per student. All funds raised will support the Spokane Valley Tech ASB HOSA and SkillsUSA clubs.
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!