Pojoaque Valley Public Schools is situated in a valley just north of Santa Fe between the backdrops of the Jemez Mountains (to the west) and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (to the east). Pojoaque Valley Schools serves the Pojoaque Valley and the communities of Nambé, Jaconita, Tesuque, El Rancho, Arroyo Seco, and San Ildefonso. The district has one high school, one middle school, one intermediate school, one sixth grade academy and one elementary. Pojoaque Valley Schools is a collection of communities near the Pojoaque Pueblo with people from various ethnic backgrounds. The Pojoaque Valley School District (PVSD) serves approximately 2,000 students including students from the Pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, Ohkay Owingeh, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, and Tesuque.
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Strengthening our future one student at a time…
Deliver Comprehensive educational excellence that prepares students for success through effective leadership and consistent well-integrated systems in collaboration with stakeholders.
Ensure quality education that inspires all students to succeed
Increase collaborative leadership development at all levels across the district
Advance student success including academic growth, achievement, well-being, and educational excellence.
Develop and implement a proactive approach for parental engagement.
Develop and implement a proactive community engagement approach
Define, develop, and implement consistent systems for use across the district.
The intent of the Facilities Master Plan is to identify existing facility conditions, past and future enrollment, review of the district’s educational program, the identification of new or replacement facilities to meet the needs of the district.
This Facilities Master Plan is designed to be a flexible planning tool to identify facility issues and programmatic needs to the community, parents, staff and the Pojoaque Valley Schools Board of Education and offer periodic input and revision as conditions change and new needs are identified within the district. The plan identifies capital needs and allocates resources to address the following facility issues:
·· Educational and programmatic needs and curriculum needs
·· Provision for growth (additions and new construction)
·· Facility Renewal Needs (renovations/ refurbishment)
·· Educational technology
·· Energy management
The Facilities Master Plan is comprised of four main sections:
Section 1 – Goals / Process provides information about the charter school’s goals and the planning process.
Section 2 – Existing and Projected Conditions provides information about facilities used by the school, enrollment, technology, and capital resources.
Section 3 – Capital Improvement Plan provides information about capital needs, project
priorities, and implementation strategies.
Section 4 – Master Plan Supporting Material contains detailed information about school
facilities, evaluations, plans, and other information.
In the 2014/2015 school year Pojoaque Valley Schools served over 1900 students. Each student is served by experienced teachers from many backgrounds and high academic achievements across the district. Below is the data for each.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
–Selected students at Pojoaque Valley High School are paired with an elementary student who will serve as their Big Brother or Sister. This mentorship, when done right, provides our younger generation the ability to connect with those who grow up in similar family situations. Our elementary children want time and attention from those they can look up to the most, and Pojoaque Valley High School supports the growth of all children through facilitated social networks that blossom our students for tomorrow.
–In late September early October, all Pojoaque students attend a parade on Jacona Campus. Seniors build floats and toss candy to the elementary students in a spectacular affair of smiles and cheers. Our Staff and friendly Elk mascot walk the campus to facilitate in a meet and greet with other faculty members. Later that evening, the Elks football team prepares to defend its turf while fans enjoy the notable Frito-Pie dinner served at the Field Concession stand.
–The long-anticipated Senior Prom takes place near the end of April. Seniors are encouraged to attend this special evening, with or without a date. It is held off-campus at a special event venue. In recent years, the Prom has taken place at Buffalo Thunder Resort. The evening includes a reception and dancing. A professional photographer is present to take formal portraits of attendees as a memento of the evening and a professional videographer records the affair and creates a wonderful “highlights” DVD that includes all who attend. Senior Mentors and administrators serve as chaperones. Every effort is made to keep this special event affordable.
–Traditionally, our Graduation ceremony is held at the Grand Ben Lujan Gymnasium on a Friday or Saturday evening in late May. It is a meaningful ceremony, with faculty and staff, Board of Education members, Guest Speaker and graduates in academic robes. After a formal procession, class members offer a prayer and a song. The audience listens to addresses from the class Valedictorian and Salutatorian as well as an address from a guest speaker who is usually a Distinguished Alumni. Graduates are called forward to receive their diplomas and graduation awards are bestowed before the ceremony concludes with a recessional. Afterwards, the graduates quickly gather behind the main building for the traditional “tossing of the caps” into the air.
–“Feast Days” at each of the Pueblos are named after the Pueblos’ patron saint. The Pueblos open up their respective Feast Days to the public (see calendar for dates) where visitors can view the reverant dances and songs offered on those days. Feast Days bring tribal members together to renew their culture, language and native religion. On those days, families prepare food for the many invited visitors coming through their homes, and participate in the activities taking place on their Feast Day. Pueblo Feast Day Dates do not change and are held on the same date each year.
–Every year, students participate in Career Days designed to acquaint them with the wide range of career opportunities available in fields as diverse as medicine, law, engineering, communications, education and business, among others. Professionals in one of these fields, many of them PVS alumni, conduct small group panel discussions describing their particular career choices and the paths they took to get there, followed by a question-and-answer period. Students from any grade level who have indicated a particularly strong interest in the particular career field are invited to join our guests for an informal meet-and-greet reception afterwards to give them the opportunity to “network” and to learn more information.