SVT & STEM Academy Newsletter

March 2022

Message from Katie:

Welcome to March!

We have had a busy year already, and March will continue that pattern! Today kicks off the Joya Penny Drive and on Pi Day a few “lucky” staff members will be receiving a face full of pi. Ask your student who they might be putting their spare change toward; feel free to encourage them to choose someone other than me. 😊

Students should be able to see their first progress report grades of second semester. Please have them check those grades and work with their classroom teachers on any questions or concerns they have. By the time we get to spring break we will be halfway through the grading term. We encourage all students to be accessing their teacher to get things made up, caught up, and turned in now. The rest of the year will go quickly! We also have our Tuesday tutoring sessions where students can get help or just have a quiet place to work. All students are welcome to attend!

We are incredibly proud of the many students we will be sending to the SkillsUSA state competition at the start of April. These students have worked so hard on their projects, designs, challenges, and presentations. They are a positive representation of the great work happening at SVT. Spring sports are also starting this week and we wish all of our SVT student athletes the best of luck this season!

We look forward to a great month as we countdown to spring break! Hopefully the sun is going to join us in that journey!

All the best,

Katie Louie

Important Dates:

March 1-14 Coin/Money Drive

March 1 Tutoring 2:15 – 4:00 PM

March 3 Avista Visit/Presentation for students

March 7 STEM Academy Applications DUE!

March 8 Tutoring 2:15 – 4:00 PM

March 8 SVT PTO Meeting on Zoom, 6:30 PM

March 13 Daylight Savings!!

March 14 Pi Day celebration!

March 15 Tutoring 2:15 – 4:00 PM

March 18 Regular School Day (Snow Make-up)

March 22 Tutoring 2:15 – 4:00 PM

March 29 Tutoring 2:15 – 4:00 PM

April 4 – 8 Spring Break – No School!

May Spring Testing, Various Dates – See below!

May 14 Spring STEM Camp!

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STEM Academy applications extended to March 7th.

Please help spread the word that our STEM Academy applications due date is extended till March 7th!!

You can find the application at the link provided below.

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Check out our video of the STEM Academy!!

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SVT Spring Testing Calendar

*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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Congratulations to this quarters PACE Winners.

December Caring: Spencer Langston

January Fairness: Sydney Windhorst

February Honesty: Kai Davis

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Congratulations to this quarters GOPRO Winners!

Gracious: Diana Morzhakova

Open-Minded: Brenen Breckenridge

Perseverance: Trinity Leuschel

Responsible: AJ Hania

Own It: Jacob Cloward

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Skills USA competition Winners

Engineering Technical Design:

*1st Place: The team of Caine Sonko, Mathew Wasson, and Vincent Westerlund-Floyd designed, fabricated, tested, iterated, and presented water rocket accessories.

*2nd Place: The team of Aidan Hoag, Logan McMaster, and Aundrea Prefontaine designed, fabricated, tested, iterated, and presented a novel idea to remove edge marks left by snowboards.

Additive Manufacturing (3D printing design challenge):

*1st Place: The team of Cameron Carson and Cooper Driscoll won with a score of 86%.

*2nd Place: The team of Keegan Phillips and Jason Todd earned a very close second with a score of 85%.

*All these teams will be invited to compete in the state competition in Tacoma.

Technical Drafting (a non SkillsUSA competition)

*1st Place: Avalon Brown

*2nd Place: Shelbi Fuller

*3rd Place: Owen Andreasen

Thanks to all our SVT students who competed!!

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SkillsUSA Computer Programming

Fourteen students competed in computer programming at the EWU Catalyst building. Two students from Pullman high school tied for first and SVT Patrick Shoffner came in third and will be competing at the state competition next month!

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Spokane Valley Tech 1st Semester Honor Roll

12th Grade 4.0

Owen Andreasen, Johnathan Cadwallader, Emily Johnson, Gavin McAllister

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Gregory Allen, Nikko Brovick, Avalon Brown, Shelbi Fuller, Ashlynn Huttenmaier, Dominic Johnson, Jade Leinwebber, Luis Lipowicz, Dylan Martin, Dakota Parrish, Aidan Scott, Aria Vogel

11th Grade 4.0

Brenen Breckenridge, Cameron Carson, Matthew Claypool, Keegan Phillips, Saxton Schultz, William Shoffner, Christian Smilden, Jason Todd, Sydney Windhorst

3.5 and Above

Tyler Agnew, Mason Bray, Chloe Brooks, Lincoln Carter, Max Dillon, Cooper Driskell, Peyton Fischer, Nessa Greenup, Katherine Kautzman, Cason Lam, Phillip Major, Suzanna Osborn, Gunnar Schmerer, Joshua Sellburg, Joshua Stauffer, Asher Stewart

10th Grade 4.0

Nicholas Danzer, Walker Jones, Chloe Matteson, Jaxon McArthur, James McConnell, Lucy Moore, Christian Sander, Caine Sonko, Ethan Swatzell, Mathew Wasson, Vincent Westerlund-Floyd, Bradyn White-Hall, Ruven Zubenko

3.5 and Above

Kenneth Blycker, Jacob Cloward, Kaelan Conroy, Sabrie Culver, Jakihas Davis, Ashton Duckett, Morgan Facer, Aidan Hall, Austin Hania, Quinn Henderson, Aidan Hoag, Daniel Kuropatko, Chance Lalonde, Alexander Madden, Logan McMaster, Aundrea Prefontaine, Logan Schreifer, Egan Scofield, Logan Simmons

9th Grade 4.0

Diana Morzhakova, Noelle Schultz, Rosalind Terhaar, Trynity VanGelder, Lauren Wear

3.5 and Above

Destiny Adams, Isaac Barker, Dustin Bucholtz, Lily Chrisman, Zachary Cifrese, Makayla Cloward, Zander Darrington, Carson Gardner, Samantha Johnson, Jack Mannan, Afrika McClintock, Braden Meeks, Sarah Molloy, Elijah Papineau, Paul Profit, Brody Russell, Bryan Sandon, Sawyer Soule, Nicholas Stumph, Ava Sweeten, Justin Thompson, Joshua Ventling, Olivia Vignere, Sage Wehrman

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Friday, March 18th is a School Day!

Friday, March 18th was our planned LID/Snow Makeup day. With at least one day of school canceled already due to weather in January, we know this will NOT be a LID, but instead will be a normal school day for students and staff.
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Looking for College Scholarships??

Here's a link with college scholarships that are available.

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2022 Spring Career-Connect Learning Workshops click the link below for more information.

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Job Fair May 12th from 1-3:30pm at RHS

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SVT Summer School

Open to all 9-12 graders (grade level as of fall of 2022).

Courses run from 7:30am-2:30pm.

Starting Thursday 6/23 -7/12.

Students earn .5 CTE credits upon completion.

All courses are free!

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STEM Camp Registration is now open!! Check out the form below!!

Check out this fun experiment that a group of Intro. to Environmental Engineering students did to try and help a local restaurant.

A local seafood restaurant announced they will be closing due to the high cost of lobster. Students Rose, Jordyn and Karis came up with a proposal to use carp instead of lobster. The students sent an email to the restaurant owner with their proposal. Below is a recipe they created.
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