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“Always Improving, Committed to Student Success”


Dear East Valley Community,
As the 2022-23 school year comes to a close, we take time to celebrate the successes of yet another amazing school year. These successes include continuing to grow and expand such things as our class offerings for our students, adding layers of support to better meet the needs of our students, growing the skills and knowledge of our staff to enhance student learning opportunities, the official completion of the high school construction project with the ribbon cutting ceremony in September 2022, and beginning the planning and design phase of the middle school commons expansion project, just to name a few.
I am proud of the work of our staff and students, and continue to be optimistic about the future of our district. As with any successful system, we also take time to reflect on our opportunities for improvement. Although we anticipate outstanding student growth and achievement results in our end of the year benchmark assessments and State assessments, we also know that data will provide us insight to opportunities for growth. Throughout the Summer, we will make plans of how to address these growth opportunities to better meet the needs of our students and strive for continuous improvement within our system.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to remind our families of the importance of planning intentional, positive family experiences during the summer months. This could be a family vacation, but also could be something more simple like hikes, picnics, time at the park, game nights, etc. Students will benefit socially and emotionally from the positive family experiences. In addition, establishing routines and schedules during the summer months that include activities and academic experiences will also benefit the student’s well being. Having things like structured wake up and bedtimes, scheduled electronic device down time, scheduled time for academic activities (reading, math, art, etc.),and chore lists that must be completed prior to electronic device time, are all ideas that will help establish routines and responsibility to build student confidence, well being, and success. More fun summer ideas can be found at the websites below.

Thank you for the trust you place in our district. I look forward to seeing you out in our schools and community, and having the chance to talk in person.
Russ Hill
EVSD Superintendent