There are many seniors who still need to return their government textbooks from first semester.... Please make it a priority to return your books this week. It is vital that you return your book so that second semester students will have them as a resource. Thank you for your cooperation.
Registration orientation begins soon. Orientation for the Class of 2018 is Monday, January 23rd, Class of 2019 is Friday, January 27th and Class of 2020 is Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th. Check your Guidance Canvas account for location and assigned class period. Questions? Please see your counselor.
HEY SENIORS!! Your Senior Panoramic photo is scheduled for this Friday, January 20th at 8:30am. You may wear your Senior Jersey or any DV Spirit gear in the photo - however, students may NOT spell out words or phrases this year.
Panoramic photos will be available for purchase on Monday, Jan. 23 & Tuesday, Jan. 24th during lunches or by contacting Goldbeck Co. at 1-800-656-9289.
Grad Night Registration is now $80. Please go to http:/www.dvgradnight.com/register.html to sign up and pay online, or pay with a check made out to "DV Grad Night". During all of January, we will have a registration table set up by the student entrance gate at the end of 4th period (for early release students) and also in the cafeteria during both lunches. Visit the table to ask any questions you have about the event & to pay your registration fee. The first 50 seniors to register and pay will receive a free GRAD NIGHT t-shirt! Starting Feb 1st the fee will go up to $100.
If one or more parents volunteer to help-you will receive 5 extra raffle tickets. Parents who would like to volunteer can email email@example.com
Look for fundraisers next month to benefit Grad Night. The Chipotle fundraiser will take place FRIDAY, February 3rd from 5-9pm (@ the new Ahwatukee Chipotle). The Goodwill Fundraiser is also coming soon, so start saving those unwanted items for donation.
In March there will be a "Mom's Night Out" on Tuesday, March 21st from 6-8:30pm (info. on that fundraising will be forthcoming).
We will have our Winter Signing Day Event on February 1, 2017, in the Dr. Joe McDonald Auditorium at 7:15 am. We are collecting names, and then contacting those student-athletes who will be competing at the next level. If you know of any students who are planning on signing, please let us know as soon as you can, preferably by Monday, 1/30/17. Email back to firstname.lastname@example.org the names, college intent, and sports of those individuals who are participating in the February Signing Day.
This is a very exciting day for these students, and we wish to include all of those individuals. For those who have already signed their letter of intent but have not had this opportunity of celebration, we would like to include those athletes and their coaches in this event. We also include those students who not only participate in AIA sports, such as football, cross country, etc., but Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Water Polo, etc. Please assist with ensuring we get everyone possible included who may wish to participate.
We will send a follow-up email with more details to those families/students who have show an interest in participating in this wonderful event on the Monday, prior to the Signing Day.
Congrats to the DV D3 Hockey team. Follow the links to check out lots more information on the team.
(Ahwatukee Foothills News Article -
DV Sophomore - Ashton Donovan Team Co-Captain
DV Sophomore - Thomas (Will) Cooley leads the league in goals with 18 in 20 games
DV Junior - Macy Eide (pronounced" I.D.") - goalie leads the league in shut outs (4) and goals against average (GAA 1.88)
Team leads in points, 2 ahead of Shadow Ridge with Pinnacle and Notre Dame not far behind.
Highlight from the Nov. ALL STARS which took place at the Arizona Coyotes Den in Gila River Arena
6 members of the DV team were selected to go to the All Stars (Ben Deming, Will Cooley, Ashton Donovan, Lucas Kerr, Jake Smith & Macy Eide)
Will Cooley won the fast slap shot competition with a shot at 73 mph!
Macy Eide took 2nd for most goalie saves.
Shoot out competition with some amazing to watch shots! - https://youtu.be/KAbEuNw5_iY
The City of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2017 Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman of the Year awards. The Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman (OYMYW) of the Year program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth.
This program is open to any students currently enrolled in high school and living within Phoenix city limits. Here's how the program works:
One young man and one young woman will be selected as winners from each city council district and receive an award of $2,000.
In addition, each district-level winner will be eligible for an additional $500 award if they are selected as the citywide winners.
Students interested in applying will need to write an essay, submit a letter of recommendation and proof of legal residence in the United States. Finalists will be interviewed by judges of the program including members of the Phoenix Rotary 100 and Soroptimist International of Phoenix. District award winners will be invited to a luncheon sponsored by Rotary 100 and Soroptimist International where the citywide award winners will be announced.
Eligible students can apply through the online application form located at https://www.phoenix.gov/education/outstanding-young-man-woman/award-application before 5:00 p.m. Feb. 12, 2017.
The new Animated Productions club is looking for new members with creative minds. Get involved with voice acting, animated modeling, graphic design, shot composition, advertisement, creative writing, character and background artwork, sound design or music composition. Anyone interested in experiencing what goes into making a high quality animated short film is invited to join. Meetings are every Wednesday, after school in C-129.
The Great Gatsby himself has invited you to Sadies! He will be hosting his dance on January 28th from 7:30-10:30am. Tickets will be available for $10 each starting the week of the 16th. Prices will rise to $15 at the door. Come walk down the red carpet with us!
The Sadie's Dance Guest Pass is now available on the DV website! If you plan to bring a non-Desert Vista student to the dance, be sure to print & complete a guest pass and submit for approval by Wednesday, Jan. 25th.
Attention all Spring Athletes-it is time to get cleared for your sport! ALL athletes must have a RegisterMyAthlete.com account, even if you did a Fall Sport! Please follow the instructions on the RegisterMyAthlete website closely! All necessary forms for downloading are available on this website. Clearance is to be completed by February 3, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletics office.
Are you interested in being published? DV's literary magazine, What the Thunder Said, is looking for submissions for our spring publication. Submit poetry, drama, fiction, creative nonfiction, and pictures of artwork before Wednesday, January 25, for you chance to be published. Follow the Thunder Media and What the Thunder Said links on DV's homepage for your chance to submit. See Mrs. Seeck in room C211 for help submitting or with any other questions.
Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. Create your ad online at www.jostens.com/yearbookads. Jostens is managing the yearbook ad sales so please do not contact or send materials to the school. All ad orders must be placed online by January 20th, 2017.