Strengthening Our Future One Student At A Time
Assistant Principal: Skip Hemperley msh*pvs.k12.nm.us
Message from Principal Kathy McClendon: The new school year started where the last year ended – working to provide opportunities for students to succeed and graduate. Pojoaque Valley High School had the honor of celebrating graduation again at the end of the summer of 2013, graduating three more people from the 2013 graduating class. School has opened with returning and new students and teachers. We are excited to welcome each and look forward to a productive year. LinkCrew, a day of welcoming our new freshmen, was a great way to start the 2013-2014 school year. More activities to keep the support open are already being facilitated.
School works because we have highly trained and committed teachers. The teachers have already begun the rigor of the process of Cornell note-taking, Socratic conversations, instruction and assessment, critical reading strategies, vocabulary acquisition, project-based learning, collaborative professional work, and preparation for college trips and other academic field trips. The teachers are implementing new office hours for students who might need to meet with them during lunch. Clubs and their sponsors have begun their work; the Student Governance Team and all the class representatives have begun planning for student activities and opportunities.
Safety and security are important aspects of a school providing an atmosphere conducive to learning. The required fire drills and the first lockdown drill for the year have been executed with full cooperation of staff and students and great guidance from security and the Crisis Management Team. Students have been professional and helpful in their participation in these activities.
Many activities balance out a well-rounded education experience. Athletics and academics go hand in hand. We are already cheering on the volleyball, cross country, football, soccer, and cheerleading teams. Equally important are the academic teams, i.e., mock trials, journalism, culinary art, visual art, and others, which are working on their skills and strategies for success in upcoming competitions and presentations.
Pojoaque Valley High School is proud to be nestled in the community of the valley of Pojoaque with great teachers, superb support staff, qualified maintenance and custodial staff, amazing security and discipline staff, caring and meticulous counseling staff, skilled technology personnel, conscientious Special Education faculty, tireless athletic personnel, committed secretarial staff, collaborative parents and community stakeholders, and supportive district personnel and administration. Thank you all for supporting education in Pojoaque Schools.
|Sheila Fresquez||Library Assistant|
|Viola Gonzales||Library Assistant|
|Felix Benavidez||Social Worker|
|Rhonda Evenhus||Speech Therapist|
|Mark Loera||Native American Liason|
|Crusita Yordy||Counselor Secretary|
|Maria Cordova||Nurse Assistant|
|Ann Robinson||Instructional Assistant|
|Zach Gonzales||Instructional Assistant|
|Carmen Herrera||Instructional Assistant|
|Gary Johnson||Discipline Officer|
|Hari Kaur Khalsa||Teacher|
|Mary Lou Violante||Teacher|
- For the 2013/2014 school year; High school students should bring a 2″ binder, binder paper, pen, eraser, highlighters, and pencils.
- Teachers will give students the list of specific needs for their classes on the first few days of school.
- All Forms are in PDF
Student Expectation Form
Driver Permit Form
Technology Policy Form
Interent Access Form
Home Language Form
Privacy Consent Form
Bus Information Form
School Meal App
Open Enrollment Application
Policy on Open Enrollment
PVSD Student Handbook 2013-2014