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Week 30 Recap

Great Start to 4th Quarter

We had a fantastic week coming back from Spring Break, we hope all of you are rested and ready for another great quarter of learning and innovation. Next week our AZSCI testing takes place for all 5th and 8th grade students and the following week we begin AASA testing for ELA and Math for grades 3-8. We appreciate your support in getting all students to campus during this critical testing window to ensure them the best opportunity to showcase all their learning during testing. If your son/daughter has a planned absence during a testing day, please contact their homeroom teacher so we can make arrangements and plan for make-up dates.

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Positive Office Referral Winners

This week's positive office referral winners are: Jaxon, Nixon, Derek, TJ, Warner, Caden, Turner, Natalie, Chloe, Steven, Grace, and Adwait . Thank you all for leading with kindness and setting a great example!

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PTSO Update

Tuesday April 4th we have our PTSO General Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Library. We hope to see you there!

SV Spiritwear Store

Sierra Verde has launched a new Spirit Shop. We now offer Viper gear that is always available with 1000s of garments to choose from. Our new store is now open and all orders will ship directly to your home with no minimums.
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Mindful Monday

Mindfulness Activity of the Week: Watch a Sunset or Sunrise

One day this week, take the time to watch a sunset or sunrise. There are few things more present than the feeling of watching a day start or end. Aside from its natural beauty, the sunset is also a great reminder that each and every day offers us a new end and a new beginning. Peacefully enjoy the vibrant colors and spirit of the sun and leave your to-do lists and worries out of the moment.

Instrument Fitting Night

Calling all 4th-7th Graders! Are you a 4th grader going to start band next year? Or are you a 5th-7th Grader who is looking to start band? Then plan on coming to our Instrument Fitting Night at Mountain Ridge High School! We have two nights available to come for your convenience. We will be hosting this event on Wednesday 4/12 and Wednesday 4/19 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. At this event, students can test out all of the different band instruments and see what is the perfect fit for them!

If your student is currently in band and is looking to switch instruments, they must attend this event so we can finalize their switch. All students who will be starting band next year are REQUIRED to attend one of these two nights. I will be there to answer any other questions you may have. We will also have Milano Music on site to help you with all rental and equipment needs for the following year! If you have any questions, please reach out to me at Thank you and I hope to see you at our fitting night!

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Middle School Sports Schedule

Boys/Girls Basketball and Spiritline

3/28 Away @ West Wing 4:30 pm

3/30 Home vs. Sonoran Foothills 4:30 pm


3/28 @ Boulder Creek High School 4:45 pm

Gifted Rocks Summer Camp

DVUSD Gifted Services is offering its "Gifted Rocks" Summer Program again this year. Set the information below for details. Registration is open and if you have any questions please contact
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DVUSD Job Fair

DVUSD is hosting a job fair for all positions and departments in Deer Valley on Saturday, April 1. For more details go to or email
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Yearbooks Still Available

Our Sierra Verde Yearbook sales are still open until we sell 30 more yearbooks for 22-23.We do not order any extra copies to sell on hand at the end of the year, so make sure you order ASAP to guarantee your book, once we sell our allotment there will not be any additional available for purchase.
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DVUSD Community Education Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is opens and it fills up fast. For more info and to register your child, visit
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Battle of the Books

Congratulations to Team 2 members Krosby Kerger, Cooper Ekstrom, and Wesley Tuttle for placing first in Sierra Verde's Battle of the Books!

It was a tough last battle Thursday and our second place Team 6 battled hard. Congratulations go to our second place winners, Alyse Holm, Caden Christensen, and Kayson Engle for their tremendous effect!

3rd place went to Team 3 members Henry Barclay-Comstock, Grant Matthews, Grayson Teel who tied with Team 1 Ashley Goff, Fiona Li, and Jason Jumanan.

All six teams should be proud of their hard work, effect, and grit they demonstrated this year in Battle of the Books.

Good luck to Krosby Kerger, Cooper Ekstrom, and Wesley Tuttle as they prepare to represent Sierra Verde in the district competition in April!

Until next year,

Coach Olofson and Coach Eberhardt

Spring Field Day

We had our middle school field day yesterday, but are rescheduling 4-6 field day for April 21 due to the wet fields this past week.

March 31 is K-3 Field Day 9:00 am - 11:30 am

April 21 is 4-6 Field Day 9:00 am - noon

23-24 Vacancies

Sierra Verde currently has openings for Special Education Teachers, a school nurse, and full time paraprofessionals for next year. We also need a crossing guard for 90 minutes per day. Our cafeteria is in need of a Food Service Cook which is 5 hours per day. If you are interested in any position or would like further information please contact Mrs. Jennifer Morales, or stop by the office.

Community Education is also hiring before and after care workers for our Viper Den program. This is a 6 hour per day position before and after school. If you are interested in this position please contact Dina Sands 623-376-3903 or stop by our office for more information.

Office Updates

  • Friday 3/31 is a 2:00 pm early release for our staff to participate in PLC collaborative team time.
  • If your child is absent please call our attendance line directly for faster reporting at 623-376-4890
  • Our Parental Input Classroom Environment Form is now available on our website for the 23-24 school year. This form will still active until April 1 when we will make our first draft for class lists.
  • We cannot sign out kids 15 minutes before dismissal (3:15 is the cutoff).
  • Reminder we cannot do deliveries to classrooms or call classrooms except for glasses or chromebooks. Phone messages only delivered to students at 2:30. If there is a pick up change, please call our office before 2:30.
  • For those who are interested in volunteering in classrooms and/or attending field trips, you will need to attend a one time district volunteer training (class locations and times can be found at If you have already taken the training you must come in to the front office to update your information, this must be done every year.

Have a Great Weekend

Sierra Verde STEAM Academy

An A+ School of Excellence

Nationally Accredited STEM Certification

"A" Rated School by Arizona Dept. of Education

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Deer Valley Unified School District