Green Valley High School


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"One of America's Top Public High Schools" - Newsweek Magazine
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GV Students meet Scott Anderson, the author of Lawrence in Arabia

Jason Garner, one of our English teachers at GVHS, had the opportunity to go with six of his students to meet Scott Anderson, the author of Lawrence in Arabia. We were afforded exclusive time with him to talk about the writing process and the subject of his book. It was truly a unique experience that we will all treasure. Mr. Anderson writes both fiction and nonfiction, so we were able to talk about the difference in the two styles of writing and how to prepare to undertake each.

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College Readiness Educational Workshop (CREW)

CCSD is pleased to provide the semiannual College Readiness Educational Workshop (CREW) in an effort to offer school/community scholarship and financial aid information to our students.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Durango High School from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

CREW Letter
The Green Valley Gator App

Green Valley High School's Student Council proudly presents our very own Green Valley App now available on the Apple App Store. The app is available to Green Valley students, parents, and faculty for free. Use the app to receive updates on News and Events at Green Valley High School. Everything you need to know to be a gator is now at your fingertips.

The official name of the app is "The Green Valley Gator."

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team!

Congratulations to Green Valley High School's Speech and Debate Team for capturing their 21st consecutive Clark County School District Championship. The Gators placed several students in the final rounds. Those Gators receiving 1st place individual honors include: Madeline Andrieu in Expository Speaking; Chace Avecilla in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Omar Qureshi in International Extemporaneous Speaking; Gargi Pandey in Impromptu Speaking; Gregg Adams and Asheton Stoever in Duo Interpretation; Madeline Andrieu in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Reema Amhaz & Joseph White and Shean fu Phen & Lorena Tabrane blocking out first place in Novice Policy Debate; Ember Smith & Jack Stransky and Amar Shah & Omar Qureshi blocking out 1st place in Varsity Policy Debate; and Chace Avecilla & Alicia Sun and Casey Lawrence & Conrad Palo blocking out 1st place in Public Forum Debate.

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Congratulations to Katie Rosso!

Senior Katie Rosso was named the JEA Nevada Journalist of the Year today. She has been on the InvestiGator staff for all four years that she has been at GVHS and moves on to the National level of competition now. The top 6 students from around the country will be announced at the national convention in Denver on April 17 with winners receiving scholarships ranging from $850 to $3000. Katie is the 3rd student from GVHS to be named Nevada Journalist of the year, following Anupa Gewali in 2008 and Clarke Knight in 2010.

Katie's entry portfolio
15th Annual Empty Bowl Event

The 15th Annual Empty Bowl will be held at Green Valley High School on March 21, 2015.

If you have never attended, you are missing out. Big time. Ask anyone who has gone before, they love it. There will be many quality bowls available which were created by many quality ceramic artists.

Your ticket for $15 earns you access to select the handmade bowl of your choice; and includes all the soup (over 5 different varieties, some vegetarian, and chili) of your pick that you can ingest at one sitting, along with bread. Once there, you can obtain additional bowls too. Children 12 and under pay only $12.

Empty Bowl Website
ZAPS Test-Prep Seminars

There are two ZAP Test-Prep Seminars being held here at Green Valley High School. The first one is for the SAT and the second one is for the ACT. Please click on the attachment below for more information.

ZAPS Test-Prep Information
Infinite Campus Mobile App Issues

Parents/Students if you are receiving a message on your mobile device, 'Your account requires attention', you need to do one of the following:

Log in to Campus Portal using a web browser to access your account, and update your Security Preferences.

If that is unsuccessful, or if you already setup your account Security Preferences, you must Uninstall and then Reinstall the Portal App on your mobile device.

Letter from Pat Skorkowsky Regarding SB 269

Please see the attached letter below in regards to SB 269 that went into effect on January 1, 2015. It applies to all Nevada students.

Information regarding Senate Law 269

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If you need DMV paperwork filled out please go to the attendance office here at school.

Office 365 Student Advantage

Get a complete version of the latest Microsoft Office, free from your school, to use for as long as you're a student in the Clark County School District.

Tutorial for Office 365

ACT Testing

The ACT will be administered on April 28 to ALL Juniors. This test is a college and career readiness inventory in which students will be able to use their scores for the college application process. Log-on to www.act.org for test preparation information.

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No Special Deliveries

Please be advised that "special deliveries" such as flowers, balloons, cookie bouquets, special lunches, etc., cannot be accepted. These items are a disruption in the classroom and pose a safety hazard in the hallways. We cannot hold onto these items until the end of the day and be held responsible if they are damaged or lost. Additionally, these items are not allowed on the school bus.

Also, we cannot accept money deliveries for students at the front desk. The school cannot accept the liability for money delivered to students. If a school/class fee is due, payments can be made at the school bank or our Web Store located on this site. Money can be placed into student lunch accounts at www.myschoolbucks.com.

Finally, pulling students out of the classroom to pick up money, homework and other forgotten items causes a disruption to their education. Except in emergency situations and at the discretion of Administration, students will not be removed from class.

Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.

Graduation 2015

Graduation is on June 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Congratulations to Anna Caplan!

Anna Caplan received the National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.

Congratulations to our 6 National Merit Semi-finalists!

They are as follows:

Sean Berman, Steven Chacko, Matthew Chen, Aidan Cortney, Jake Lee and Amar Shah

Minimum Day Schedule

Based on a recommendation from the Green Valley High School Learning Improvement Team and a subsequent committee whose goal is to enhance student learning, Green Valley High School will implement a set of two minimum days per quarter.

There are eight days for minimum day. Four of the days are to assist students who need help and tutoring. The other four days are for teacher collaboration.

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Minimum Day Information Letter

Infinite Campus - Student Access Information

Students will be able to log into Infinite Campus starting September 5th. It is important that you have an email address or a parents email address to use when creating your account. You will need that in order to reset your password if you forget your current password.

Click on the link below to access the handout on how to setup your account.

Just a reminder - Parents will receive their information in the mail by September 30th.

Infinite Campus for Students
Registration

Registration is held Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 11:00 am.

K-12 Institutions - All requests are submitted online at transcripts.ccsd.net. Mail, phone, or fax requests are not accepted.

Title IX Information

John Scott, Assistant Principal, is the Title IX coordinator and if there is an issue you can contact him at 799-0950 ext 4203.

Please see the attached Back to School Athletic Handout.

Notice of Student Searches

Students are hereby informed that they will be subject to search when they enter campus after the beginning of the school day. This includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized returns. This notice does not exclude personnel, however, from searching a student at any time should there be reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Status

Valedictorian status is awarded to the student(s) earning the highest grade point average in the graduating class. The highest possible GPA in a class is 4.8. Salutatorian status is awarded to the student(s) earning the second highest grade point average in the class. Candidates for the valedictorian/salutatorian designations will be identified at the end of the fall semester of their senior year. This ranking will be based on any and all completed high school credit granting courses, including those courses which receive the weighted grade point average (GPA). This includes 14 classes, 4 (2 credits - 4 Semesters) of which are designated as Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB). Final valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) candidacy will be determined upon the completion of all high school credit course work through the eighth semester.

If you feel that you should be considered as Valedictorian or Salutatorian, please discuss this with your Counselor.

Wall of Fame Nominations

Green Valley High School has initiated a Wall of Fame to honor those staff members who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in education and the advancement of student achievement by going above and beyond the daily expectations of being a classroom teacher or a part of the support staff.

We will also recognize outstanding parents and members of the community who have demonstrated our motto, Commitment to Excellence, and have gone above and beyond volunteerism, specifically to our school and community.

If you would like to nominate a staff member, parent, or community member as a Wall of Fame recipient, please click on the link under important links in the right column of the homepage to complete the nomination form.

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