•  Bienvenidos
    DVUSD Mission Statement for World Languages

    The Mission of the World Languages programs in the Deer Valley Unified School District is to provide extraordinary language and cultural opportunities and to create world class, fully articulated World Languages curriculum which will enhance the future success of students in a global and technologically advanced society.

    The Deer Valley Unified School District offers language learning opportunities in French, Mandarin, and Spanish.

                                                                       Exploratory Dept. Mission Statement
    Explore the possibilities; prepare ourselves for the future!
                                                             8th Grade Spanish 1-2 Class Mission Statement

    Mrs. Marcus’ 8th grade Spanish 1-2 class will learn Spanish by listening attentively, working cooperatively, completing assignments, following directions, and displaying punctuality and perfect attendance.

                                                                                   Learning Goal

    By the end of the academic year, 100% of 8th grade Spanish 1-2 students will meet or exceed the 8th grade Spanish standards as measured by a score of 75% or better on the Spanish Final Exam that we will take at the end of 1st and 2nd semesters.
                                                                     Hillcrest Middle School Mission
    Hillcrest Middle School stakeholders will nurture life-long learners by integrating high expectations, modeling good character and utilizing diverse academic curricula.
                                                                        Hillcrest Middle School Vision
    Hillcrest Middle School cultivates an environment where students are challenged to be accountable, honorable and productive citizens.
    Responsible, Respectful, Ready for the Future!

    We believe....
    1. Hillcrest is a school where all students, parents, community members, and staff are respected and join as partners to support a climate that is safe, orderly, and a positive learning environment.

    2. Hillcrest is a school where all students learn and achieve at their maximum potential in an environment which fosters academic excellence.

    3. Hillcrest is a school where curriculum and instruction strategies are emphasized to promote skill and critical thinking development for the total child.
    Carmen Marcus M.Ed.
    8th Grade Spanish Teacher
    Room 704
    Hillcrest Middle School

    Email: carmen.marcus@dvusd.org
    website: https://www.dvusd.org/hm-marcus