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DVUSD news and events

Staff Report~ 7/30/2014

DVEF funding $30,000 for FOSS kits
The Deer Valley Education Foundation (DVEF) voted to fund $30,000 to go towards the full-day kindergarten Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits for the 2014-15 school year. The funding is a result of a donation DVEF received from Discover Financial.           

New health center at Sunrise Elementary
Deer Valley Education Foundation and Abrazo Health Care opened the doors to a new school-based health center, located at Sunrise Elementary, 17624 N. 31st Ave. in Phoenix. The health center provides free medical care and limited dental services to underserved children in the community ages 2-18 who are not insured. Patients are seen by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling (623) 246-5597.

New school being built in Sonoran Foothills
The Deer Valley Unified School District will be building a new school to address the needs of a growing population in the district's northwest community. The school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. It will be located on the east side of the freeway in the Sonoran Foothills area. The address has not been established yet, but the cross streets are Bronco Butte Trail and North Foothills Drive. It is just South of Dove Valley Road and East of North Valley Parkway. The school is still in the design phase and has not been named as this time. It will be a K-8 school.

Business and Community Partnership Alliance meeting
The first Deer Valley Unified School District Business and Community Partnership Alliance meeting for the 2014-15 school year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2 to 3 p.m. at the District Office, 20402 N. 15 Ave. in Phoenix. The meeting will be held in the Governing Board Room – West. Participants can network with other business leaders, learn what it means to be a DVUSD Business/ Community Partner, and become an active part of the community. Sign up for information and notifications at  

Mandarin Partial Immersion Prekindergarten
New this year, Mandarin Partial Immersion Pre-kindergarten at Desert Sage Elementary will offer students the ability to develop foreign language proficiency. Fifty percent of the instructional day will be provided in Mandarin Chinese. This program prepares students to continue with dual language learning throughout their primary and secondary education. For more information and application requirements, email