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Hear from Desert View Academy's Principal, Mrs. Weigel.

First Quarter 2017

Sep 24, 2017 by

Wow! First Quarter really flew by! Report Cards will be available for viewing in PowerSchool on Friday, September 29. Please see your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

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Back to School

Jul 12, 2017 by

Are you getting ready to come back to school, DVA Eagles? We are working hard, preparing for your arrival. 

Open House is Monday, July 31, from 10 AM-2 PM. This is a time to stop in to take care of any paperwork and meet your teachers. 

Wednesday, August 2 is only for Kindergarten students. We utilize this day to assist our youngest learners as they acclimate to DVA. All students will arrive on Thursday, August 3.

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 on August 2, 3, and 4.

Welcome back, DVA Eagles! It is going to be a great year!

Mrs. Weigel

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Why DVA?

Feb 12, 2017 by

We hear frequent reports regarding the shortage of teachers in Arizona. Our needs continue to grow, while fewer students are choosing to pursue education as their vocation. 

Our team of top notch educators at DVA come not only from right here in Arizona, but from across the country. They are talented, dedicated, and relationship oriented. They could teach in any school, anywhere. We asked, "Why DVA?"

Desert View Academy is a school of character, where all students are encouraged to soar.

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First Semester Highlights

Dec 12, 2016 by

It is hard to believe that first semester is coming to a close. Students are learning and growing each day. I am so thankful to serve at DVA with such caring, kind students and dedicated staff.

 

Let me share a few highlights:

 

AzMERIT results were publicized in early fall. How did DVA students in grades 3-5 score?

In Math:

59% passing (46% passing statewide average, grades 3-5)
#280 out of 1852 schools with a disclosed number or top 16% in the state
#5 out of 62 schools in Yuma County

 

In ELA (English Language Arts):

70% passing (44% passing statewide average, grades 3-5)
#126 out of 1855 schools with a disclosed number or top 7% in the state
#1 out of 62 schools in Yuma County

 

Students took the opportunity to teach math games to their families at family math night in September.

 

In October, our students collected over 2100 pounds of food to donate to Yuma Community Food Bank.

 

In November, DVA gathered on the field where students sang and read original poems in a moving tribute to our veterans.

 

New toys were purchased and dropped into our Toys for Tots boxes in November.

 

We held two programs in December, with 700 students performing holiday songs. What joy it brought to our hearts as students shared message in song.

 

In art class, students created cards to send to service men and women who are stationed overseas. Imagine the surprise when our military friends open a box with over 650 handcrafted cards with warm messages of hope and cheer.

 

Through our sock drive we were able to provide over 450 pairs of socks for Crossroads Mission. Thanks to our students, others will enjoy warm feet on our cool evenings.

 

At DVA, we enjoy seeing our mission coming alive as we educate with knowledge, empower with character, and equip students for life.

 

Grateful to serve,

Deb Weigel

 

 

 

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A New Year

Jul 28, 2016 by

Eagles, are you ready to begin a new year? We are! I can hardly wait for you to arrive.

I hope you all enjoyed some fun activities with your families this summer. I went on a trip to Minnesota to visit my family and friends. Did you know it rained almost every day? That is quite different from Yuma, isn’t it? I enjoyed spending time with those I love. My family has many educators, and we love to talk about how wonderful our students are. It is easy for me to share about our amazing school.

Our character trait for August is responsibility. What does it mean to be responsible? Let’s take a look:

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others.

Let’s look for ways to practice responsibility, not only at school, but at home and in life.

Let’s go, Eagles!

Mrs. Weigel

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