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Sunset Ridge School

 
 

Principal

 

Asst. Principal

 

Main Phone 

(623) 445-7800
 

Attendance

(623) 445-7890
 

Nurse

(623) 445-7810

News

  • elections

     

    The Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board unanimously approved to seek voter authorization of a 15% override. This election will take place on November 3, 2015 and will help preserve current fine arts and athletic programs such as art, general and instrumental music, and physical education, as well as maintain class sizes. The funds will also be used to attract and retain highly qualified teachers. For more information click here.

     

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  • Nathan Levy

     

    How To Help Children Be Better Learners

     

    On Sept 10th from 6:30-8:00 PM, please join us at the DVUSD District Office Board Room for a dynamic talk from award-winning author Nathan Levy. He has developed unique teaching strategies that encouraged the love of learning and he wants to share these tips with you! To learn more about the presentation, click here. 

     

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  •  Kinder
    Kindergarten Registration
     
    Kindergarten registration started on November 17, 2014 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students need to be 5 years old by August 31st. Early registration of your child is critical for schools to plan for staffing needs for the next school year.
     
    Parents will need to bring an original birth certificate or a certified copy, immunization records, proof of residence (utility bill, house payment receipt, rent receipt, escrow document or lease agreement), identification, and legal guardian or custody papers if applicable. If you have any questions regarding registering your student, please call Mrs.Chitwood @ 623-445-7806.
     

     

    Developmental Preschool
    @ Sunset Ridge

    Seeking Peers 

    Children who are 4 years as of December 2015 are eligible for tuition based enrollment at Sunset Ridge Developmental Preschool classroom as a peer role model. For more information and to get added to a wait list, click here.
     
     

     

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  • Desert Donuts

    Thank you Desert Donuts for your continual support of Sunset Ridge!

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Hawk Pride

Welcome to Sunset Ridge!!
 
Administration Building  
 
We opened our doors in August of 2003 and over the last 11 years we have proudly served our great community. From day one our focus has always been on providing the best educational experience for all of our students which is why we are an "A" rated school by the Dept. of Education. When making any school decisions we are always basing them on what is in the best interest of our students. Sunset Ridge has consistently been one of the top schools in Deer Valley in terms of AIMS test scores, district subject-based testing, as well as always achieving high labels from the Arizona Department of Education. 
 
 

2012-13 Student Group Recognition

  • School Band awarded Superior with Distinction at the Pageant of Bands
  • School Band awarded Excellent at the Deer Valley Middle School Band Festival
  • Concert Choir awarded an Excellent at the DVUSD Choral Festival
  • Girls Basketball Team placed 3rd in the Junior High State Tournament
  • Boys Basketball Team placed 1st in the Deer Valley Middle School Tournament 

Teacher Awards and Recognition 

Since the heart of every classroom is the teacher, we are really proud of the recognition some of our teachers have received:

  • Mary Vivola & Paul Strauss both DVUSD Teacher of the Year award winners
  • Kathy Parmigiani winner of the Diamondbacks & Century Link All-Star Teacher Award
  • Morgana Willard winner of the Walmart Teacher of the Month Award 
  • Paul Strauss winner of the Apple Award from ImageAz Magazine
  • Connie O'Halloran chosen by Honeywell as one of the top middle school math & science teachers from around the world to attend Teacher Space Camp

Having Fun!! 

But having a great school really is more than just school work - it is also having a sense of community. We are always looking for ways of bringing our school and community together whether it is putting together big community events or even some great annual traditions...fun is the name of the game!

 
 
Centennial Parade  
 
Sunset Ridge put together the largest Arizona Centennial Parade in all of Deer Valley and fun was had by all!
 
 
Bingo Night  
 
Sometimes going "old school" is the best - we have had so much fun at our Bingo Nights held throughout the year.
 
 
Field Day  
 
Without a doubt everybody looks forward to our annual Field Days!  
 
 

District

  • Override Election in November

    The Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board unanimously approved to seek voter authorization of a 15% override. This election will take place on November 3, 2015 and will help preserve current fine arts and athletic programs such as art, general and instrumental music, and physical education, as well as maintain class sizes. The funds will also be used to attract and retain highly qualified teachers.

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  • How to Help Children Be Better Learners

    DVUSD Gifted Services welcomes guest speaker Nathan Levy on September 10th

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  • Extraordinary Achievements

    We have compiled a list of Extraordinary Achievements from all over the district from the 2014-15 school year.
    #Extraordinary

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  • AzMERIT Update

    The Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS) for reading and math set higher expectations for students. This means that expectations for student achievement are higher than they used to be with the previous AIMS state assessment. As state officials have recently reported, it is likely that fewer students will score at the higher achievement levels on the AzMERIT assessment, especially the first few years.

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  • Angry Sun

    Heat Related Guidelines

    The Deer Valley Unified School District has developed heat advisory guidelines for students and staff during intense heat days.

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  • Welcome Back to School 2015-16

    Superintendent Dr. James Veitenheimer has a special video message to our families and community to start the new school year.

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    PowerSchool iPhone/Android App

    Need your kid's schedule. Want to check on their grades? There's an app for that!

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    DVUSD Mobile App

    DVUSD's Mobile App is available for iOS and Android devices.

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