November 12TH 2019





    Freaky Friday Auditions & workshop

    This year’s spring musical is Freaky Friday and auditions are coming up this month! Being in a musical is a high school memory that will last a life time and this experience is open to the entire school, but many people are too afraid to even try.  So to help with this stage fright, the directors are holding an audition workshop on November 13 after school to answer your questions about the musical audition process. Here you can find out what it will take, ask your questions, and even watch some sample auditions. Don’t let fear limit your opportunities. Come check out to the audition workshop on November 13 from 3-4:30.
    Auditions start on November 18.





    Get Ready DV Fall Spirit Week is next Week! Thank you DV students and staff for all the Wolverine Pride you should during Red Ribbon Week! Let keep the school spirit rolling next week for Fall Spirit Week. Teachers the fall dress themes will be delivered to your rooms by Thursday so please post and don’t forget to dress! Students are battling for the Class of the Year and Staff is battling for House of the Year! Stakes are high and the count is close so keep it rolling DV and Bust down for Fall Spirit Week!



    CLUBS: Wolverine Wednesday Fundraiser!


    Calling all Club Advisers and Club Presidents, starting on November 13th Leadership will host the first Wolverine Wednesday Fundraiser inside the House 5 quad. What is Wolverine Wednesday? Only the best opportunity for all clubs to sell fundraiser items including food! Wolverine Wednesday will take place from 3:20pm to 4:00pm inside house 5. All clubs are welcome to sign up. Come see Mr. Mason in the Leadership room. Come out on Wednesday November 13th and support your clubs!!! 





    The reviews are in the “Children’s Hour” was amazing! Great job to all DVAPA Academy staff and students who brought this exciting story to life on stage!  


    (in order of appearance)


    Peggy Rogers…..Elizabeth Ortiz

    Catherine…..Kyla Robinson

    Lois Fisher…..Jasmine Thurston

    Mrs. Lily Mortar…..Mai-Shelby Love

    Evelyn Munn…..Joanna Arriaga

    Helen Burton…..Giselle Schenk

    Rosalie Wells…..Milan Perry

    Janet…..Tenia Nelum

    Mary Tilford…..Ashley Mendoza

    Karen Wright…..Christine Riso

    Martha Dobie…..Citlali Perez

    Dr. Joseph Cardin…..Ajani Wade

    Agatha…..Kyla Robinson

    Mrs. Amelia Tilford…..Kailee Depew

    A Grocery Boy…..Larin Hamlin


    CLUBS: Friday Club Kickbacks!

    Want to get more exposure for your club or DV Organization? Come to Club Kickbacks every Friday. All Clubs or DV organizations are invited. Show off with performances, information, activities or demonstrations!

    Come set up during 1st and 2nd lunch any Friday to connect with your DVHS student body! Come to the leadership room and fill out an activities request form by Thursday and turn in to Mr. Mason!


    Track and Field 

    Attention all Track and Field Hopefuls

    Please mark your calendar for Tuesday December 3rd.  We will have a pre-conditioning meeting.  Expectations will be set as well as taking a count to be sure we have enough uniforms.  You must be present to guarantee you have a uniform in the Spring.  If you are currently training and competing in a winter sport, know that if we start on time we will conclude by 3:30, supporting your need to be at practice on time.


    Track conditioning begins on December 4th.


    Coaches Jermaine, Deangelo, and Halley will return, as well as Head coach Green.  New this year, Olympic Decathlon medalist Ed Marchan is joining the coaching crew.  Yes, now you can say you know an Olympic athlete


    All athletes should bring a copy of their Athletic Clearance if they have one.  You will not be allowed to begin conditioning until your physical is complete


    Winter Ball

    DV’s annual Winter Ball will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 7:30 – 11:00 pm in DV’s South Gym. The theme this year is “Meet me in Wonderland”. In order to attend Winter Ball, students must have at least a 2.0 GPA on their first quarter report card with no more than one “F” grade, owe no fees or fines, and have no unserved administrative detentions. Guest passes are currently available in the Leadership room and will be due back to leadership NO LATER than Tuesday, November 19th at 4:00pm. NEW THIS YEAR: we will offering guest bundles, so the earlier you turn in your guest pass, the earlier it will get approved AND the cheaper your tickets will be!


    If you turn your guest pass in early, no later than Wednesday, November 13 at 3 pm, your name will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Winter Ball ticket! Don't wait – get your guest pass today! Also – make sure to grab copies of the dance guidelines, which must be signed and turned in when you purchase your tickets. 

    WINTER SPORTS: Athlete of the Week

    Deer Valley is proud of our athletes. We would to celebrate all sports and student athletes with the new Deer Valley Athlete of the Week Award. Each week one athlete will be selected from a sport to be recognized as the Athlete of the Week! Students awarded will receive a gift from Leadership. Keep grinding Wolverines!


    DVHS Cross Country

    BVAL Cross country Championships were held on Wednesday November 6th.  The following athletes received League Recognition.


    Men’s Race

    BVAL 1st Team – Hunter Phillips – DLMHS – 2nd place overall

    BVAL 2nd Team – Tyler Lam – DVHS – 19th place overall


    Women’s Race

    BVAL 1st Team - Ashley Hernandez – DVHS – 10th place overall

    BVAL 2nd Team – Tigest Tesfaye – DVHS – 17th place overall


    BVAL Sportsmanship recognition – Odera Osakwe – DVHS Junior



    The Den

    - House 1 -

    Nov. 12-15, both lunches


    This week is the Grand Opening SALE at your student store, The Wolverine’s Den!


    The Den now features clothingelectronics, hot buys from scrunchies to stress balls, and brand-new items from custom posters to shoe cleaning services.


    Visit The Den in House 1 during our Grand Opening SALE for a one-time only discount on our crazy-popular Latin hoodies, THIS WEEK ONLY.


    See you at The Den!


    PAWS Can Food Drive

    PAWS Club has put boxes in all of the House Offices to collect new or gently used blankets and towels for animals rescued from the recent fires. The pickup date will be November 15th


    In addition, starting November 7th through November 22nd, any canned or dried food for CATS and DOGS is being collected as well that will be distributed to a variety of rescue/shelter organizations.



    DVHS Spirit Points

     These are the updated Spirit Points after Red Ribbon Week!


    Date                               Freshmen                  Sophomores              Juniors                    Seniors








    Teacher House's to be announced soon!!!



    Student of the Month

    Congratulations to the following students for being recognized by our DVHS staff and administrators as Student of the Month of November sponsored by Round Table Pizza on Lone Tree. All students of the month receive one free personal pizza when you present your student id at Round Table on Lone Tree Way.


    Non Themed- Zaire Miller,

    Zaire enjoys playing football and lacrosse in the future Zaire wants to be a lawyer or professional football player


    DVAPA-Ashley Mendoza,

    Ashley enjoys dancing, singing and acting. In the future Ashley wants to become an elementary school teacher.


    Business Tech- Taylor Donaldson,

    Taylor enjoys baking and hope to own a bakery after school


    Law Academy- Savannah Turnage,

    Savannah loves reading and hopes to become a teacher in the future


    Ace Academy-Andrew Higby,

    Andrew loves robotics and plans to have a career in robotics in the future.








    College and Career

    University of Pacific will be joining us Friday, November 8th from 12:30 - 1:30 in the College and Career Center. We will also be hosting College Application and Financial Aid assistance on the following dates from 3-5pm in the college and career center. It is essential for students to have a trained professional look over their applications before turning them in. 




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    Nov 12-14

    Nov 18-21


    DV Food Vault

    - Friday, 11/8, and Friday, 11/22, from 2:55 to 3:30, free food is available for pick-up at portable 180 - DV Food Vault. Contact Mr. Wade with any questions and to arrange another pick-up time if those don't work.


    DVHS Poetry Contest

    - Time to get officially signed up for this year's DVHS Poetry Out Loud Contest. See Mr. Wade in room 112 to learn about this awesome opportunity.



    Holiday Run/Walk


    Holiday Run/ walk for health is Saturday December 14!


    Deer Valley has won the High school Team challenge 2 years in a row.  Let’s make it three!!!

    Price goes up after this date.  Friends, parents, grandparents, they all count for our team total.


    Come on out and run or walk for the health of it!


    Applications are available in room 411 with Coach Green




    DVHS Scholarship Applications

    Deer Valley Scholarship Applications are available in the House Offices for Seniors with a 3.0 GPA.  Applications are due on December 13.  Please turn completed applications in to the House 1 Office.  Applications will not be accepted after 3:00 pm on December 13. 



    Tiny Town Preschool is now ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

    Tiny Town Preschool is now accepting applications! Tiny Town Preschool runs from January 8 to May 7, Monday through Thursday, two sessions per day. For more information or applications, visit DV main office, DV website, or Mrs. Marple in Room 525.




    Tiny Town Fundraiser 

     Join us for a Tiny Town Fundraiser on November 15 from 4p to 8p at the Panera located on Lone Tree in Antioch. Mention the Tiny Town fundraiser at checkout and we will receive 20% of the proceeds.



    DVHS Campus Safety

    At the end of the school day, all students are required to exit the campus. Students involved with co or extracurricular activities are to report to their activity’s designated area-this would include all athletics, tutoring, clubs, and night school.
    Students not involved in school related activities are to leave the campus when the final bell rings. Unfortunately, this new practice is a result of students play fighting and rough housing on school grounds. We appreciate your cooperation in picking your student up immediately after dismissal and encouraging them to depart campus immediately if they are catching the bus or walking home.



    Boys Baseball 


    Fall Baseball is in full swing. We are on the field Tues, and Friday, and in the weight room every other day of the week. If you are not playing another sport this season, and plan on playing baseball this year, stop by room 108 and talk to Coach Hannah ASAP.



    Updated Spirit point rules


     This year Spirit Points are stepping it up another notch. Students who dress for the theme on non teal and black days will earn double points for their class.  Students who wear teal and black as alternative gear on spirit days must wear a teal and black shirt or a Deer Valley shirt to be counted. Socks, shoes, bandannas, bottoms, or hats cannot be counted alone for spirit points.



    DV Social Media

     The Wolverines on are Twitter and Instagram! Stay up on all things DV from school events to social awareness issues and new Wolverine Warehouse merchandise. You can win free merchandise and gift cards weekly by being a follower of the Wolverines. Follow the Wolverines on twitter using:  Wolverines DV@dv_wolverines or Instagram at Wolverinesdv (no space)! Send photos of your DV Pride and get a shout or repost on the DV twitter or Instagram! Hit us up DV!



    Recycling Program:

    Hey Teachers if you have paper you want recycled by our Campus Beautification committee please make sure to respond to the weekly email from Mr. Mason every Thursday morning to have your paper picked up.



    Deer Valley Student Council meetings

    It’s time to get involved DV and let your voice be heard! Deer Valley’s Student Council meetings are taking place every Thursday after school 3pm inside 540 the Leadership room to make decisions on important topics like Homecoming, Prom, clubs, class of the year and a number very important topics affecting Deer Valley students. Make sure you are involved in the decision making process every Thursday for student council meetings in Room 540



    Deer Valley AVID program


    Attention Seniors! The Deer Valley AVID program is still looking for students to work as tutors.  You need to have first period available and be open to learning the AVID system for tutoring.  Past AVID Tutors include Deer Valley standout Natasha Cao and Jason Hilton.  The benefit you will receive id having the AVID Tutor on your high school transcript which is highly regarded by many colleges across the nation.


    For more information, please see Coach Green in room 411 or Mrs. Wurst in room 405


    General Info


    IDs must be worn at all times while on campus, on a lanyard, around your neck. This is a safety issue. If you are caught without your lanyard and ID on at any time, you will be required to pay $5 for a replacement.


    Just a reminder: Deer Valley is a strictly CLOSED CAMPUS for lunch. No students are allowed to leave the campus during lunchtime. Also - at no time during the school day are students permitted to exit the campus to the parking lots. This will be strictly enforced by security.


    Hey DV! Our school is a great place! It would be much appreciated if we can all take some time after lunch to pick up your trash and throw it in the trash cans. Let’s show that DV Pride and maintain a beautiful campus!



    Change in the Cell Phone Policy.


    A reminder to all students: if your phone is confiscated, during the school day and it is your first offense for this year, you can pick up the phone in the main office after school, but you must show your DV student ID to receive it.   If your phone is confiscated and it is your second offense for this year, your parent/guardian must pick up the phone. If your phone is confiscated and it is your third offense for this year, your parent or guardian will have to meet with your Vice Principal in your house office to pick up your phone.



    Have a great day DV, We Are Wolverines!




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