Dear Sierra Verde Community,
As we come to the end of another school year, I can hardly believe it is already May. And once again, I realize that it really does take a
village to create lasting memories for our students.
Last week, we recognized our parent and community volunteers for all of their service and hard work. The room was filled with new
parents, as well as parents who no longer have students at our school. Several community members also give of their time to work with our students and assist our staff. Thank you to each and every one of you !
I would like to offer a special thank you and farewell to a very special volunteer, Mrs. Patty Crawford. Patty joined forces with me 6 years ago and taught me how we could engage with local businesses to provide authentic learning experiences for students. One example of how we have grown leaps and bounds in this area is in our annual STEM Night. This year, over 40 community partners came to SV including the Arizona Coyotes, Flite Factory, Glendale Fire Department & Bomb Squad, Challenger Space Center, GoBots, Maricopa Air Quality Control, and more. The virtual reality room was a HUGE success: the line was out the door to see ZSpace and the Honeywell team and their flight aviation tour. What I especially loved about STEM night this year was all of the high school students returning to
Sierra Verde and sharing how they are continuing to pursue STEM education.
I would like to wish everyone a fabulous, enjoyable, and safe summer with family and friends.
Dr. Paula Tseunis