As the 2017-2018 school year draws to a close, I want to express my appreciation for the commitment of Golden Valley’s parents, students, teachers, administrators, and support staff in making our mission “to provide our students the means to achieve to their highest potential within a caring, secure environment” a reality. I also want to thank our incredible parents and the community for their continued support and involvement. Educating children and preparing them for the future is truly a team effort.
I believe we have much to be proud of in Golden Valley. Not a day goes by that I do not encounter individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of our students and providing them with the best education possible.
Our school district excels above many others because our parents, teachers, staff and community do a remarkable job of supporting our students and setting high expectations. We are blessed to be a part of a professional learning community that values quality education, high expectations and a “yes, we can” attitude!
As we look forward to the many exciting changes and opportunities happening in the district, I want to welcome Kelli Reeves who will be the new principal of Sierra View Elementary School. As many of you know, Chris Imperatrice will be moving to Ranchos Middle School and Felipe Piedra will be moving to Liberty High School, congratulations to all of you on your new principal roles.
The Riverstone community is well under way and we have had the pleasure of welcoming new families into our schools and community. Planning is currently taking place for a new elementary school in Riverstone for the 2021-2022 school year. SIM-PBK architects have been working on finalizing the plans for the school which will be submitted to the state later this year. The school is being designed to accommodate approximately 620 students and is expected to be state of the art in design and function.
Golden Valley also received approval for state grant funding in the amount of $5,222,919 to assist with the construction of the Career Technical Education building at Liberty High School. Plans are being completed through the Department of State Architect with final approval estimated to be received in Mid-June 2018. We are anticipating bid notices to be submitted by late July 2018 with Phase I of construction beginning sometime in the early Fall of 2018.
Thank you again to our parents for your partnership in the education of your child. I hope that the summer break gives you and your student a chance for rejuvenation. Have a safe, restful and enjoyable summer.