Dear Stetson Hills Families,
The 2019-2020 school year has arrived, and we are so excited for another #Extraordinary year! For those of you who are new to the Stallion community, I am pleased to introduce myself as your principal. I am entering my 18th year in education, and my third year as principal of Stetson Hills School. I am the proud “fur mama” to 2 cats, and have been married for 17 years to my high school sweetheart. In my spare time I love to read and cook. I also enjoy traveling and shopping.
Please join me in welcoming our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Nicole Johnson. Mrs. Johnson comes to us from Gavilan Peak School where she served as assistant principal for the past 3 years. Together we are thrilled to be your administrative team!
Amazing educational opportunities are happening all over Stetson Hills School. We offer a variety of programs including a continuum of gifted services (pull out SAGE as well as self-contained “cohort” and “cluster” classrooms), after school athletics in grades 7 and 8, and before and after school clubs throughout the school year. Students at Stetson Hills enjoy daily special area classes which include art, general music, band grades 4-8, choir grades 5-8, and a STEM technology class where students can program their own 3-D printer models! Social emotional learning is critical as well. Stetson Hills participates in the All Things EQ program which emphasizes emotional intelligence (EQ) as well as academic intelligence (IQ). Parents, please make sure you sign up for the weekly All Things EQ email so you can incorporate the mottos and lessons at home.
This year, Stetson Hills is proud to partner with Southwest Behavior Health to offer counseling services to students in need. If you are interested in hearing more about the referral process for Southwest Behavioral Health, please call our front office.
This year, teachers throughout the Deer Valley School District will participate in Professional Learning Community meetings (PLC meetings) on Friday early release days. While PLCs are not new at Stetson Hills, the ability for our teachers to have time on early release Fridays to thoroughly meet with each other to plan and assess instruction will be tremendously valuable. Dismissal on early release Fridays at Stetson Hills is 2:00. Check out our website for more information including dates and options for child care.
Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and the DVUSD App for regular updates. It’s going to be a great year!
Mrs. Carrie Mabee