Green Valley High School

Commitment to Excellence
"One of America's Top Public High Schools" - Newsweek Magazine
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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2014!!!
Graduation Photos taken at Thomas & Mack

Please click on the link below to view photos taken at Green Valley Commencement 2014.


GVHS Marching Band Summer Camp

The marching season begins this year with Drum Camp. This group will meet as follows: Drum Camp, August 4th - 8th from 8 am till noon.

Full Marching Band camp is for all band students enrolled in the GVHS Bands (including freshman). The first day of camp is Monday, August 11th. It starts at 9:00 AM.

Band Camp Information Letter
Congratulations to the Athletes of GVHS Spring Signing Class!

Here are the Athletes of Green Valley High School Spring Signing class. Each of these athletes have accepted a scholarship to compete at the collegiate level. Good Luck next year and thank you for your time and dedication that you have given to GVHS athletics.

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Front Row: Left to right - Cross Country- Stacie Hall - Charleston University, Wrestling- Donovan Peek- Army at West Point, Jared Brathor- Cornell College (Iowa), Josh Temple- Utah Valley University, Soccer- Jessica Messer - Cochise College in AZ, Faith Ezelle - Saddleback College, CA Back Row: Left to right - Volleyball -Bridget Dwyer - Olympic University, Nikki Drost- Winthrop University, Softball - Anysa Calderson-Western Nevada College, Autumn Owens-Condordia University-Nebraska, Baseball- Keaton Smith - University of Reno Not pictured- Keola Paragas - Salt Lake City Community College

Freshman Gator Gathering 2014-2015

The Gator Gathering (freshman orientation) for the Class of 2018 will take place on Tuesday, August 19 from 5-9:00 p.m. Please see the attached form below to sign up your student for the event.

Gator Gathering (freshman orientation)
Summer Bridge Program for Incoming Freshman

The Summer Bridge Program is being offered to incoming 9th grade students. This is a custom designed program to increase understanding in the areas of Math and English. Students will earn .05 elective credits upon successful completion of the program. The cost is a minimal $20. SEATING is LIMITED. Please complete the online form and return it to the front desk at Green Valley HS.

Summer Bridge Contract
Congratulations to the InvestiGators!!!

Congratulations to the staff of The InvestiGator for being named Best Newspaper by the Las Vegas Review Journal. The staff took home 19 other awards, including Best Photo Illustration (Moriah Hernandez), Best Copy Editing (Moriah Hernandez), Best Page One Design (Moriah Hernandez), Best Sports Page Design (Emily Bordelove), and Best Illustration (Lundyn Southall). This was the 9th time in the past 11 years that the staff won the Best Newspaper award.

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Census Parent Registration

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, we are switching to a new student information system, and we need your help.

We are asking you to register your family online between May 12 and June 6, 2014, so we can provide you online and mobile access to information about your child's progress in school and establish emergency contact information. Only parents of students with active student ID numbers can complete the online form and only need to complete the form once for their entire family.

The link to the survey is

Parents who do not have access to a computer are welcome to use the one that will be provided for this purpose at the front desk.

State Educational Technology Needs Assessment Survey

Parents every other year, the State of Nevada collects information about how technology is used in schools. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in an online survey. All survey responses are confidential and anonymous. You input is valuable, and will help our State and our Legislature make decisions. Thank you.

Technology Needs Assessment Survey

Congratulations to GVHS Speech and Debate Team!

Green Valley High School Speech and Debate took first place at the annual Clark County School District Tournament. It is the 20th consecutive first place finish for the Gators at the CCSD championships. Several individuals earned 2nd through 6th place awards. First place honors for the ForensiGators are as follows: JV Public Forum Debate: Chace Avecilla & Alicia Sun and Frankie Colosimo & Aakansha Singh blocked out first place; Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Sabrina Singh; Varsity Policy Debate: Ahmad Bhatti and Jeffrey Horn: Congressional Debate (Senate): Ariel Higuchi. The next tournament for the Gators is the Nevada Speech and Debate State Championships, March 14-15, at Green Valley High School.

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Congratulations to Donovan Peek!

Donovan Peek, son of Darrell and Chandra Peek, a Senior Wrestler at Green Valley High School has received an appointment to West Point Military Academy. Donovan has excelled in the classroom as well as on the wrestling mat. He has earned a 4.2 GPA and was the state runner-up in 2012 and 2013, and just won the state title in 2014. Congratulation to Donovan and his family for his accomplishments.

10 College Signees at GVHS!!!

Green Valley High School had 10 athletes receive scholarships to play sports at the collegiate level.

Back row from Left to right: Tyrell Crosby-Football Oregon Univ, Conor Perkins-Football-UNLV, Kayla Anderson-soccer-Cal Baptist Univ., Lauren Aronson-Soccer-Vangard University, Caitlyn Chamberlin-Soccer-Colorado State Univ. @ Pueblo

Front row left to right: Ryan Jackson-Baseball-Kansas University, Lauren Rice-Gymnastic-Sacramento State Univ.,Chelsea Perez-Softball-College of Southern Nevada, Maggie Manwarren-Softball-College of Southern Nevada, Fenixx Hernderson-Softball-College of Southern Nevada.

Good Luck to all these athletes!!

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Congratulations to GVHS Madrigal Singers!

The Green Valley High School Madrigal Singers, which have long exemplified outstanding choral music in the State of Nevada and across the United States, has once again been accepted to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Conference. The Green Valley High School Concert Choir was given this honor in 1998 and the Madrigal Singers were given this honor in 2005. The Green Valley High School Choirs were the first high school from Nevada to perform at such prestigious events. The Madrigals were selected again in 2009 to perform at the 50th Anniversary National Conference in Oklahoma City. This is the "Super Bowl" of choral singing; the best of the best are selected from across the United States and internationally.

The Madrigal Singers were selected out of several hundred applicants, including children's, church and university/college choirs. Twelve choirs were selected to perform. The conference will be held in Santa Barbara, California, February 20 - 22nd, and will be attended by thousands of choral music educators from all over the world. The Green Valley High School Choirs exemplify the school's motto, "Commitment to Excellence" and are under the direction of Mrs. Kim Barclay Ritzer, choral director at GVHS since the school opened in 1991.

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Congratulations to Princess Jackson!

After winning first place in the district-wide Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition, Princess Jackson, senior, will represent Clark County at the state level on March 15, 2014, in Reno, Nevada. This event is a national competition that awards over $50,000.00 worth of scholarships and school prizes.

Princess was originally encouraged and mentored by English teacher Amy Furmanek, and this year was mentored by English teacher David Winkler. Judy Myers, Assistant Director from the School Community Partnership Program, extends a huge thanks to the participants and teachers who mentored them.

Debators Earn Tournament of Champions Bid

Congratulations to Green Valley High School's policy debate team of Ahmad Bhatti, senior, and Jeffrey Horn, junior. The debaters finished in the top four at the Golden Desert Debate Tournament hosted on the UNLV campus. With their successful finish, Bhatti and Horn, who are ranked in the Top 50 nationally, earned a bid to the prestigious Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky. The duo had a successful season to date, qualifying for out-rounds at The Meadows, Alta, and Arizona State University. The policy debate topic for the 2013-14 school year is Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.

Speech Team One Step Closer to Nationals

Three speech students qualified for the Individual Events Tournament of Champions. Miranda Berson, freshman, and Mahima Joshi, junior, qualified in Dramatic Interpretation. Amanda Haikal, senior, qualified in Original Oratory, also known as persuasive speaking. This national tournament will be hosted in Minneapolis.

Former GV ForensiGator gives back to the School

Inspired by the forensics family of Green Valley and wanting to share the knowledge she gained as a debate coach, Ashley Artmann, former GVHS graduate, wrote a manual for Public Forum debate that could empower debaters beyond her personal sphere. She self-published Beyond Resolved: A Public Forum Debate Manual this October and is proud to say that Green Valley owns the first class set. Ashley wanted to help debaters overcome the barriers of money and resources that allow some to access summer camps, specialized coaching, and evidence that make the debate world an unequal playing field.

While debating for Green Valley High School, Ashley was a three-time national qualifier, a two-time state champion in Public Forum debate, a nationally ranked debater, and a finalist in extemporaneous commentary at the National Forensic League national tournament. Having graduated from Stanford University in 2012, Ashley went on to work as a Legal Advocate in East Los Angeles with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. The following year Ashley devoted her time to Student Ministry at the University of San Francisco while working on another nonfiction book project. Ashley is currently looking toward law school to pursue public interest law - whether it will be prison law reform, immigration policy, or domestic violence issues, she plans on exploring her interests in serving marginalized communities.

Congratulations to Tyrell Crosby!

Tyrell Crosby was selected to the Semper Fidelis All American Game in August 2013. With this honor he is recognized as 1 of the 270 athletes chosen nationally to play in an All Star Game and the first ever Green Valley Football player to play in a game of this stature. During his career as a Gator football player, Tyrell was recognize as 2 time All Division player, 2 time All Sun Team selection and 2 time All State player. Rivals has Tyrell listed as a 3 star recruit and was offered scholarships from 12 different schools including nationally recognized schools like Oregon, USC, Florida and Utah. His is currently committed to attend school on a full athletic scholarship at the University of Oregon.

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United States Presidential Scholars Program

It is our pleasure to congratulate Noah Yaffe on his selection as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. This distinguishes him as a senior who has reached the highest of accomplishments in the areas of academic success, leadership and service to school and community. If you see him, please give him your biggest compliments

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Congratulations to Kennady Schneider!

Kennady Schneider, gymnast, was offered a full-ride scholarship to the University of Arizona after taking second place on bars and fourth in the all-around category in a national tournament. Schneider, a junior at GVHS, is in her third season as a level 10 gymnast.

Please click here to read the article that was in the Review Journal for more information.

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Congratulations to Collin Clark!

Collin Clark, a senior at Green Valley High School, participated in the All-American High School Band on January 4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Collin, a trombonist, was one of 150 students chosen from thousands of applicants from throughout the US. This honor included an all-expenses paid trip, instruction from nationally recognized clinicians, and nationally recognized All-American Football Game and Halftime performance.

Collin Clark has participated in all facets of the band program at Green Valley High School, including Marching, Symphonic, and Jazz Bands. He is the lead trombonist in our Symphony Orchestra, and recently was selected to the top ensemble in the Clark County School District High School Honor Band.

We are all very proud of his many accomplishments.

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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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