Pojoaque Valley High School

Strengthening Our Future One Student At A Time

About Us

Principal: Kathy McClendon kmc*pvs.k12.nm.us
Assistant Principal: Skip Hemperley msh*pvs.k12.nm.us

Message from the Principal Coming in September 2014!

Pojoaque Valley High School Staff

Donna Herrera Secretary
Connie Garcia Secretary
Deborah Cowan Bookkeeper
Linda Esquibel Counselor
Edwina Roybal Counselor
Ymelda Roybal Counselor
Sheila Fresquez Library Assistant
Viola Gonzales Library Assistant
Carrie Garcia Registrar
Felix Benavidez Social Worker
Rhonda Evenhus Speech Therapist
Mark Loera Native American Liason
Crusita Yordy Counselor Secretary
Maria Cordova Nurse Assistant
Louie Maestas ISS
Ann Robinson Instructional Assistant
Zach Gonzales Instructional Assistant
Carmen Herrera Instructional Assistant
Gary Johnson Discipline Officer
Adolf Archuleta Security
Annette Madrid Security
Herman Salazar Security
Dennis Roybal Security
Miguel Herrera Security
Darian Gonzales Security
Carlos Martinez Maintenance
Ray Santos Maintenance
Ricardo Delvo Custodian
Yolanda Diaz Custodian
Pojoaque Valley High School Teachers

Lorna Alesi Teacher
Jacob Archuleta Teacher
Kerry Benson Teacher
Michael Brown Teacher
Thor Christensen Teacher
Ricky DeHerrera Teacher
Glenda DePaula Teacher
Marian Escalanti Teacher
Robert Estep Teacher
Albert Fernandez Teacher
Johnell Gonzales-Lujan Teacher
Isabel Hudson Teacher
Aaron Imber Teacher
Hari Kaur Khalsa Teacher
Olivia Lujan Teacher
Ramona Martinez Teacher
Debra Minyard Teacher
Angelo Montoya Teacher
Mandy Montoya Teacher
Suzanne Montoya Teacher
Patricia Osborne Teacher
Chris Pederson Teacher
Susan Rudolph-Quintana Teacher
James Rathjen Teacher
Chelsea Redman Teacher
Joanna Roybal Teacher
Joe Schaumberg Teacher
Joey Trujillo Teacher
Lenore Trujillo Teacher
Mario Vigil Teacher
Mary Lou Violante Teacher
Barbara Williams Teacher
Eric Zamora Teacher
Club Sponsor
Art Club Barbara Williams
Band Deb Minyard
Chess Club Edwina Roybal
Drama Club Wendy Hassemer
FCCLA Glenda DePaula
Honor Society Pat Velarde
Natural Helpers Paul Perez
Pep Club Lenore Trujillo
Skills USA Jacob Archuleta
Student Senate Rick DeHerrera
Yearbook Rick DeHerrera
Link Crew Mario Vigil
European Club Susan Quintana
Mock Trial Susan Quintana
Journalism Club Suzanne Montoya

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple – raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. What differentiates AVID from other educational reform programs is its astounding success rate. Since 1990, more than 85,500 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college. Of the 22,210 AVID 2010 seniors who reported their plans, 91.3% intended to attend a postsecondary institution; 58.3% in four-year institutions and 33.0% in two-year institutions.

(cited from http://www.avid.org/abo_whatisavid.html)

The AVID Program was first introduced to the Pojoaque Valley School District in the fall of 2006 at the Middle School. The first AVID elective class offered at the High school was in the fall of 2008 to the freshman class. The Pojoaque Valley High School graduated its first AVID seniors in May 2011. Twenty-eight (28) of the twenty-nine (29) AVID seniors graduated!

PVSD AVID Coordinators:

Mr. Deb Minyard,High School Site Coordinator: (505) 455-2234

Summer Food Program
June 6 – August 5, 2015
Pojoaque High School Cafeteria
Breakfast 7:30-9:00
Lunch 11:30-12:30
Children 1-18
Coordinators – Patrick Medina 455-2255

PVHS Summer School
Important Links
Summer School Packet
A+ Summer School Program – PVHS students
A+ Summer School Program – non-PVHS students