Palo Verde High School Principal Brandy Cox presented Emily Doyle to the Palo Verde Unified School District Board of Trustees as the school district’s April Student of the Month.
“I first came to know Emily as a 9th grade student in my AVID class where she set her sights on earning a college degree,” said Cox. “This is a goal she never wavered from and began to prepare herself academically as well as psychologically.”
Doyle scored a perfect 450 on both her English and Math California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). During her time as a Yellow Jacket, Doyle took Advanced Placement physics, biology, and English Language and Literature classes. She has participated in the PVHS Band Color Guard, Drama Club (president), National Honor Society (president) as well as various community activities while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.12.
“This truly amazing young woman is the epitome of a Palo Verde Yellow Jacket,” said Cox. “She has taken advantage of every opportunity to grow and learn and give back to society.”
The 17-year-old PVHS senior is the daughter of Sherrie Doyle.
“Being raised by a single parent, Emily understands how to approach challenges and not be discouraged by them,” said Cox. “I have no doubt that she will continue that same success when faced with the challenges at University of California Berkley where she has submitted her intent to enroll.”
“It is not often you find a young woman as genuine and well-rounded as Emily,” said Cox. “As an educator and PVHS alumnus I could not be more proud of Emily and think of a student more deserving of being recognized as the district secondary student of the month.”
PVVHS students of Mr. Pelicano’s physics class had their egg projects dropped from the top of the Blythe Fire Department’s ladder truck. The thirteen dropped were projects who survived the first round last week. Today, only four eggs survived. PVUSD would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Danny Smith for volunteering his time and the fire truck for today’s activity.
The PVHS ASB/Leadership class would like to invite all PVHS Alumni to our first annual Jacket Bowl Thursday, January 23rd at Scott Stadium from 6PM-8PM. It will be alumni & staff vs. students in a flag football game. Alumni Cheerleaders, Dance, Flags & Band are also welcomed to participate if you don’t feel like playing flag football. We will be accepting donations at the gate which will be donated to the Blythe Cancer Resource Center. If you are interested in participating, please let me know. Hope to see many of you there!
Back to School Night will be held on September 5th, at 6:00pm. Back-to-school Nights welcome and orient parents to the new school year. Parents also have the opportunity to meet school staff and become familiar with school procedures.
Celebrating 100 years of Yellow Jacket Traditions!
July 15, 2013
Dear Yellow Jacket Family,
I hope this letter finds everyone safe and well rested for the 2013-2014 school year. The PVHS campus has been busy with activity this summer with everything from painting and repairing stucco on buildings to moving classrooms in order to best meet the needs of our student body.
August 21st will mark the first day of school and will begin the 100th year of Palo Verde Valley High School! The Yellow Jacket traditions of the past 100 years have been a mainstay in our community and we will continue to show our “Jacket Pride” during the school year through various activities including Homecoming, Drama Club productions, band concerts, wearing school shirts on Friday and many more! While we hope to retain as many traditions as possible, we must recognize that the world has changed and we must adjust accordingly. With this in mind, some changes will be implemented for the school year. Under the Parent Resources link you will find the updated dress code policy which will be enforced beginning August 21st. Also new for this year will be the enforcement of the modified open campus rule. We want to remind all students and families that leaving campus during the 30 minute lunch break is a privilege not a right. Students should maintain good attendance and behavior to leave at lunch. Additionally, all freshmen must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students will be issued a pass each quarter that must be shown as they exit the gates. GPA will be checked each quarter for students wanting to earn the privilege of leaving campus during lunch. All students leaving campus at lunch must do so through the gates in the south parking lot. PVHS will continue the policy of having students serve a 10 minute lunch detention the following day for any unexcused tardy to any class.
Students taking PE classes should have a gray shirt and black shorts for dressing out. PE uniforms will be available for purchase from PVHS when school begins. Other items needed for the success of all students at Palo Verde Valley High School include a 3 ring binder (should be at least 1.5 inches) with dividers, pens and pencils, highlighters or colored pencils, spiral notebooks and a backpack or book bag. The school will once again provide all students with an agenda to help with organizational skills and parents are encouraged to check that agenda daily to monitor the progress of each student.
If your son or daughter plans to participate in any sport during the year, it is strongly recommended that he or she participate in the free physical day scheduled for July 31st at 1:30 pm in the PVHS gym.
Additional items of interest this year include a visit by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), for the purpose of accreditation. Parents and students are needed to participate in the focus groups and anyone interested should contact the office at 760-922-7148. Back to School night will be held September 5th and parents are needed for the Site Council elections to be held that night. Once again, you may contact the office if interested.
All members of the class of 2017 are invited to attend freshmen orientation in the gym beginning at 8:00 am on August 16th. A parent orientation will be held for all freshmen parents on Thursday August 15th at 6:30 pm in the PVHS cafeteria. Additional grade level meetings will be scheduled during first quarter.
I have no doubt that the students of PVHS are some of the hardest working, most talented kids in the area. I take great pride in being a PVHS alumnus and know that our students have the skills to leave a lasting impression on the world and feel honored to be a part of their education. By working together, we will ensure that all students are prepared to enter a college or career when they leave Palo Verde Valley High School.
Brandy M. Cox,
Palo Verde Valley High School
Save the Dates…more to come as the school year begins
8/15-Freshmen parent orientation-cafeteria
8/21-First day of school, schedule distribution
9/2-Labor Day, No School
9/5-Back to School Night, 6pm
9/17-18-Senior picture retakes
9/21- ACT test
10/18-Homecoming and 1st quarter ends
11/11- Veteran’s Day, No School
1/20-Martin Luther King Day-No School
2/10-Lincoln’s Day-No School
2/17-President’s Day-No School
4/18 & 21-Easter Break, No School
5/26-Memorial Day, No School
6/5-Last day of school, Class of 2014 Graduation
Late Start Wednesday dates
Sept. 4 & 18
Oct. 9 & 23
Nov. 6 & 20
Jan. 8 & 22
Feb. 5 & 19
March 5 & 19
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