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The Best Way to Appreciate Teachers Is to Pay Them

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (May 5, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will kick off “Teacher Appreciation Week,” beginning on Monday, May 8, by visiting five different schools in the greater metro Phoenix area. Superintendent Douglas will visit with teachers in their classrooms, take tours of each school, as well as deliver... 

Students Win With Seal of Biliteracy Legislation

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (May 5, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today celebrated the Arizona Legislature’s final passage of Senate Bill 1239, which creates a Seal of Biliteracy to help recognize the achievements of multilingual students. “This bill’s successful passage is a victory for students in Arizona who deserve recognition... 

AZ School Superintendent Douglas Supports Parental Rights

AZ Education Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (February 18, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas today applauded the Senate Education Committee for voting to approve a strike-everything amendment to Senate Bill 1455 that would give parents the right to opt their child out of mandatory state testing. “I have always fought for the protection of parents’ rights, including what... 

Verde Valley School Presents an Original Musical

VVS students Nadir Yondu from Istanbul, Turkey; Jennie Harlan from Sedona; Lola Olorode from Nigeria; Tatiana Krakhamaleva from Moscow, Russia; Rachel Harper from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; teacher Claire Brislin; and Jess Harmon from Flagstaff rehearse “The Tsar’s Favorite Circus” to be performed this weekend. Photo by Jennifer Gill Sedona AZ (April 22, 2015) – Come one, come... 

Armed Intruder Response Exercise

Sedona AZ (August 15, 2014) – On Saturday, August 9, 2014, Coconino County Arizona Sheriff’s Deputies, Chevelon Butte Elementary School District personnel and school bus drivers, United States Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers, Blue Ridge Fire District personnel, and Coconino County Sheriff’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members participated in a training scenario that simulated... 

Verde Valley School 2013 Graduation Activities

Sedona AZ (May 27, 2013) – Graduation festivities and end of school honors begin with Baccalaureate Night on Friday, May 31, 2013, and conclude with the 63rd Verde Valley School (VVS) Commencement and the graduation of the Class of 2013 on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. on the Quad. Parents of seniors are invited to a reception and dinner Friday at the Head of School’s house:  The... 

Verde Valley School Initiates Search for Head of School

Sedona AZ (January 3, 2011) – The Verde Valley School Board of Trustees has formed a special committee to conduct the search for a new Head of School, who will replace Interim Head John Griffiths beginning in the 2011 academic year. This committee is chaired by current Board Vice President Steve Mangold, Class of 1965, who has chaired previous head search committees during his tenure on the... 

Seasons Greetings from Verde Valley School

Verde Valley School in beautiful Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday and New Year!  Read More →

Verde Valley School Scholarship Opportunity

You can help!   Here’s how you can help VVS increase scholarships to deserving Arizona students. All you need to do is copy and paste, then personalize the body of the message below, and send it in an e-mail to all your Arizona family, friends and neighbors. You’ll be giving them a chance to save on their Arizona tax bill AND you will be helping VVS. Dear... 

Mike Aylstock Retires from Sedona Oak Creek School District

SOCUSD accepts Superintendent Mike Aylstock letter of retirement Sedona AZ (August 31, 2010) – The Governing Board of the Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District has unanimously accepted Superintendent Michael Aylstock’s request to retire from his position effective September 17, 2010. This action was taken at the meeting of the Governing Board on August 30. Aylstock had been superintendent... 
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