Mustang Bulletin

March 6, 2023

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Mighty Mustangs Recognition Program

Each week teachers from all areas acknowledge our hardworking students in the areas of academic achievement, excellent effort, growth mindset, outstanding character, and leadership.

Congratulations to all of our Mighty Mustangs for their positive referral from their teachers! Students received a certificate and a special treat for their hard work!

Kinder - Miranda F - Excellent Effort

First - Ruby H - Outstanding Character

Second - Griffin M - Excellent Effort

Third - Chase W - Outstanding Character

Fourth - Lilliana W - Leadership

Fifth - Isabela G - Leadership

Sixth - Zachary H - Growth Mindset

Seventh - Madison H - Excellent Effort

Eighth - Tavin T - Outstanding Character

Specials (Coach Patena) - Emily B - Leadership

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Jumpstart at West Wing - Summer 2023

West Wing will be hosting Jumpstart again this summer for students that qualify. Teachers will be reaching out to parents after spring break if their student is eligible. Jumpstart will be June 5-23.

We encourage parents to check out all of the summer programming available for enrichment as well!

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Hello Families,

The motto for this week is:

I exercise my brain each day.

The purpose of this insight is to move students from a fixed mindset; I am or am not good at this to a growth mindset; I get better with practice. Students may shy away from a challenge if they worry they may struggle or fail. However, if we help our students understand that learning is an exercise that makes us smarter rather than a confirmation of how smart we are or are not, it can increase their motivation to learn.

"We've seen profound effects on motivation - and performance and grades - by teaching students the basic premise of the growth mindset: that your intelligence is malleable, not just handed out at birth, and your intellectual growth is to a large degree in your own hands." -Carol Dweck, Ph.D

This concept is taken from Mindsets and Math/Science Achievement by Carol S. Dweck of Stanford University 2008. Dweck shared in her research that the way we praise our children can affect whether they develop a growth or fixed mindset: The key to instilling a growth mindset is teaching kids that their brains are like muscles that can be strengthened through hard work and persistence. So rather than saying, "Not everybody is good at math. Just do your best," a teacher or parent should say, "When you learn how to do a new math problem, it grows your brain." Or instead of saying, "Maybe math is not one of your strengths," a better approach is adding "yet" to the end of the sentence: "Maybe math is not one of your strengths yet."

Effort can change everything!

Wishing you a wonderful week,

Danna Evans

All Things E.Q.

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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K-6 Students should wear appropriate attire on Wednesday!

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Monday, March 6th

  • Spirit Day - (Pajamas vs Professional)

  • 7:30 - Chess Emporium (Library)

  • 7:30 - Boys Basketball Practice (MPR)

  • 10:55 - 1:15 Penny Wars During Lunch Times

  • 3:30 - Spiritline (MPR/Stage)

  • 3:30 - Girls Basketball Practice

  • 3:45 - Band Conservatory Club

Tuesday, March 7

  • Spirit Day - (Disney vs Marvel)

  • 7:30 - Boys Basketball Practice

  • 10:55 - 1:15 Penny Wars During Lunch Times

  • 3:30 - 5:00 Spiritline

  • 4:30 - Boys & Girls Basketball (Sonoran Foothills @ WW)

Wednesday, March 8

  • Spirit Day - (Country vs Country Club)
  • 7:30 - Boys Basketball Practice

  • 9:00 - 11:00 Field Day For 1st-3rd Grades

  • 10:55 - 1:15 Penny Wars During Lunch Times

  • 11:00 - 1:15 Field Day For Kindergarten

  • 1:15 - 3:15 Field Day For 4th - 6th Grades

  • 3:30 - 5:00 Spiritline

  • 3:30 - Girls Basketball Practice

  • 3:30 - 4:45 Mad Science (Health Room #324)

  • 3:30 - 4:45 Young Rembrandts (Art Room #114)

  • 3:45 - 4:30 Band Conservatory Club (Band Room)

Thursday, March 9

  • Spirit Day - (BBQ Dad vs Soccer Mom)

  • 7:30 - Boys Basketball Practice

  • 7:45 - Yearbook Club (VandBerg’s Room #121)

  • 10:55 - 1:15 Penny Wars During Lunch Times

  • 3:30 - 5:00 SpiritLine (MPR)

  • 4:30 - Boys & Girls Basketball (Gavilan Peak @ WW)

Friday, March 10

  • Spirit Day - (Basketball Players vs Cheerleaders)

  • 7:30 - Boys Basketball Practice

  • 9:00 - Spirit Assembly For 5th-8th Grades

  • 10:30 - 1st Grade Hike & Park

  • 2:00 - Early Release

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