Senita Valley Wins ASBA Golden Bell Award

Golden Bell AwardThe Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) awarded Senita Valley with the "Golden Bell Award"  for our “E3 - Everyone Exploring Enrichment” program.  The Golden Bell Award recognizes school programs from throughout the state that have shown outstanding successes in student achievement. E3 (Everyone Exploring Enrichment) started in the heart of the school--the library. When students walk into the library each week, they anxiously await E3 where they will get to create planes, write  (more…)


SVE Awarded ADE School of Distinction for Excellence in Civic Engagement!

  Civic Engagemen button 2 Senita Valley has been recognized by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for our current efforts in civic learning and engagement. The goal of civic literacy is to ensure that students have a fundamental knowledge of the general framework of their government, acquire and demonstrate the skills and traits necessary to participate as active and responsible citizens. Arizona’s Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics support the goal of civic literacy in various ways. Reading and comprehending complex informational text allows students to acquire extensive content knowledge about historical events, democratic ideals, processes and institutions. Communicating precisely, constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others empowers students to paraphrase information, articulate complex ideas representing various points of view and practice the art of civil discourse. Identifying and analyzing a problem in the community provides students with the opportunity to apply what they learn through performing community service that is linked to the formal curriculum and classroom instruction. (more…)