Dear Sierra Verde Community,
I hope that everyone enjoyed their spring break with friends and family. I shared with my staff, that Spring Break was a nice time to find some balance with family. Mr. and Mrs. Basl welcomed Lyla Rae Basl to the world on Sunday, March 26th at 1:18 am. She is healthy and a perfect 6.5 lbs. Momma and baby Basl are wonderful and can't wait to meet their Sierra Verde Family!
STEM is alive and well at Sierra Verde. We were recently awarded a grant with NAU and APS to further our STEM learning and bring more opportunities to Sierra Verde. As a result, I will be traveling to NAU Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st with a team of SV teachers to begin our learning. Sadly, this is not an April Fools' joke and I will have to miss the carnival for the first time in 6 years. This year's carnival is going to be AMAZING. Thank you to all of our sponsors for brining some new fun to SV. See more details later in this newsletter.
I also want you to all know that we are soooo proud of the SV Moxie Girls. We just learned that the Sierra Verde Moxie Girls are finalists for the After School Excellence Award, a prestigious honor celebrating the girls for all of their hard work this year by Cox Communications. If they win, the girls will be featured in a commercial by Cox!!! We need your support to rock the vote and share the link with as many friends and family members as possible. We need to rock the vote until April 7th!!! Please use the following link to vote for our girls: http://www.yurview.com/cox-connect-2-stem-vote Please share with your friends and family! Let's celebrate girls in STEM! YES!
Finally, we hope everyone can join us for STEM Night on Wednesday, April 26th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. where you can see our students' great work, plus interact with over 30 amazing STEM partners including a virtual room featuring Google Cardboard, Zspace, and Honeywell flight goggles; the Glendale Police Department Bomb Squad Robot; MRHS biomedical students; rockets flying through the sky; and so much more!!
Thank you for being a part of our school vision. Enjoy April.
Dr. Paula Tseunis