Superintendent's Report: Great things happening at CVHS
Exciting things are happening at Chino Valley High School. This year CVHS will be graduating its 25th class. Reflecting back as we near the end of the school year, this has been a great school year for CVHS. It started off with a bang last fall as both the boys and girls soccer teams won state championships, the boys for their fourth straight. Arturo Gomez, CVHS boys soccer’s most prolific goal scorer, is being recognized for his work on the field by being nominated for the AZCentral.com Boys Soccer Small Schools Athlete of the Year. The award was handed out on April 30 in Phoenix.
Other Cougars in the spotlight include senior Alex Daniels, who was named the Prescott Area Leadership Male Youth of the Year; junior Tyler Plumb, who recently testified in front of the Arizona Senate Education Committee in support of a bill impacting the Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District (JTED); and Tyler Mathews, who was named the Arizona Interscholastic Association Unified Sports Athlete of the Year. We also have a team of students made up of Kaelyn Darst, Amanda Ward, Taylor Knippenburg and Hannah Finley that will be traveling to the University of Maryland in June to compete in the National History Day competition. These students earned the right to attend the national competition by earning first place awards at the recent state competition.
The end of the school year is a special time for our seniors getting ready to graduate. It began with the CVHS prom this Saturday April 22 at the Hassayampa Inn. We then recognized our seniors during the Senior Awards and Scholarship Night, which took place on May 8 in the CVHS East Gym. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships were awarded to CVHS seniors as they transition to their next educational adventure. We then recognize those students that have completed a career and technical education (CTE) program at the Mountain Institute JTED’s completion ceremony taking place at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center on May 9 and 10. The school year comes to an end with the CVHS graduation, which takes place on Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Event Center
As we end the year, we are already preparing for the next. With the retirement of CVHS’s current principal, Mr. Wes Brownfield, we would like to introduce the incoming principal of CVHS, Ms. Heidi Wolf. Ms. Wolf is currently an assistant principal at CVHS. She has also served as a CTE director for CVHS as well as the Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District and a CTE teacher at Bradshaw Mountain High School. Replacing Ms. Wolf as assistant principal is Mr. Brian Pereira. Mr. Pareira is currently the Director of Student Services for Ash Fork Schools. Both Ms. Wolf and Mr. Pereira will begin their new positions on July 1.
Come visit and experience the great things happening at Chino Valley High School.
John Scholl is superintendent of Chino Valley Unified School District.