Spokane Valley Tech & STEM Academy
November 29, 2023
December is Almost Here!
This past month has flown by! We hope you are staying safe and warm this season. This past month was a very busy time for us! We hosted STEM Rocket Camp, helped others during our Community Day, opened our GESA Branch, and finally had a blast at our 1st Annual SVT Gobble Games just before Thanksgiving break!
Our third and final progress report of first semester will be posted December 12th. Please check PowerSchool and encourage your student to speak with their teachers about any questions or concerns for their grades. This is a great time to get caught up before Winter Break. Homework Help is now offered every Monday and Wednesday from 2-3 PM at SVT, sponsored by our National Honor Society.
I do hope you have a wonderful holiday season. It is an honor to serve SVT and I am feeling very thankful and blessed this year. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-558-6507.
Tricia Campbell, Interim Principal @ SVT
Upcoming Important Dates & Happenings
PTO Senior Parent Planning Meeting - November 30th @ 6 PM
CVSD West Region Link Event @ UHS - December 5th
Progress Report #3 posted in PowerSchool - December 12th
SVT PTO Meeting - December 14th @ 6 PM
Winter Break - December 18-29
Financial Aid Night - January10th
MLK Assembly - January 12th
NO SCHOOL MLK DAY Observed - January 15th
Future Innovator Open House - January 18th
Winter Formal - January 26th 7-9 PM
Semester Finals - February 1st & 2nd
First Day of 2nd Semester - February 5th
You're Invited! We'd love to see you!
We will have SVT representation at all of the CVSD Community Link Events. Come find out what's happening inside our CVSD schools! RSVP link below.
In addition to School Messenger, SVT also uses the Remind App to help you stay up to date on school events and other important information. You can download the Remind App on your phone, choose Spokane Valley Tech as your school, and then use the appropriate join code for your graduating class.
Our students spent November 8th giving back to our community. We had students at 12 different locations including: Salvation Army, Union Gospel Mission, The Gardens Assisted Living, Sun City Church, Riverkeepers and more! An amazing day for everyone involved!
The GESA Branch at SVT is Now Open!
- SmartPlus Savings
- Student Checking
- Deposit and Withdraw Money
- Cash Checks
- Balance and Transaction Inquiries
Need more information? Check out gesa.com or call 888-946-4372.
State Test Scores
This week, we are mailing out State Smarter Balanced and Science test scores to current 9th, 11th, and 12th who took a state test last school year. We are still getting some in from the middle schools, so we will be mailing them home as soon we get them!
SVT Rocket Camp
Our students got to take part in leading Rocket Camp this past month! We had 130 students join us to learn about the design process and building a rocket. This was a great experience for our students as well, as they got to grow their leadership experience and share their STEM passion with younger students!
Gobble Games 2023
During our half day before Thanksgiving Break, students from each class competed against one another in the Gobble Games! The teams gave it their all with lots of creativity and energy! Of course, we had to bring in our fabulous panel of judges who decided that the SENIORS were our winners this year!
Progress Report #3
Progress reports will be posted on December 12th. Check PowerSchool to see your current grade and follow up with teachers if you have any questions about grades or assignments.
GoPro & Pace Awards Assembly
Last week we hosted our first awards ceremony of the year to honor our GOPRO & PACE Award Winners for Quarter 1! Congratulations to all the winners for their continued hard work and dedication!
Gracious: Lily Chrisman
Open-Minded: Sophia Chay
Perseverant: Kat Metzger
Responsible: Kaden Kirsch
Own It: Quinn Henderson
Gratitude: Tommy Fivecoat
Respect: Abigail Hill
Responsibility: Isaac Parker
Winter formal has been moved. The dance will now be January 26th from 7-9 PM at SVT! More details to come . . .
Be ready for Snow Closures or 2-Hour Delays
If no alerts are posted on our district website, or notifications are sent directly to parents/guardians/staff through our messaging system, please assume that school will proceed as normal. As always, if your student is unable to get to school safely on time, please call your school's attendance line to provide an excused absence. When school is on a delay, breakfast will not be served that day due to quick turnaround for lunch being served within an hour.
STEM Academy Homework Help
For any students needing extra help on their homework, the National Honor Society is hosting an after school homework help. Starting November 27th, students can meet in Room 10 on Mondays and Wednesdays for help between 2-3pm.
STCU is Now Offering FASFA Assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is used to apply for financial aid for vocational training, an apprenticeship program, and 2-year, 4-year or post-graduate degrees. Like a lot of federal forms, it’s a bit of a lift, but it unlocks opportunities for scholarships, grants, work-study programs, student loans and more. Details can be found at https://stcu.org/learn/students-and-families/federal-student-aid
SVT Student Clubs
SVT club schedule listed below. We encourage all students to be a part of a club! After school clubs meet from 2-3 PM.
Spokane Valley Tech PTO Meeting
We love our PTO! Come be a part of it on December 14th!
Winter Break is Almost Here!
There will be no classes December 18-January 2nd for Winter Break. Enjoy your time off!
Financial Aid Night for Seniors January 10th
Mark your calendars now for our upcoming Financial Aid Night.
Future Innovator Open House
Do you know someone that wants to come to the STEM Academy next year? Tell them to join us on January 18th to learn what the STEM Academy is all about. Our open house will run from 6-7pm. We hope to see you there! 2024-25 STEM Applications will open December 4th, 2023 and will be available on our website.