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Happening Tonight, January 18, 2017

Kindergarten Information Night @ Dapplegray
Parent University @ Ridgecrest Intermediate

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Kindergarten students toss leaves into the air.

Great Experiences!

Kindergarten students make every situation fun.

Preparing for NGSS

Introducing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is part of the District Road Map ... Read More >>  

PVPUSD Welcomes Active Military Families

Active military families can enroll students in the PVPUSD ... Read More >>  

Hour of Code

Schools plan to participate in upcoming event.

Bringing Fun to the Run

Lunada Bay Elementary and Palos Verdes HS collaborate for a successful event... Read More

Academic Achievement

PVPUSD students score significantly higher than county and state average on ACT ... Read More >>  

Educator of the Year Recipients 

We would like to congratulate the following educators.

Facilities Master Plan Moves Forward

Next steps for plan development and stakeholder input begins.  Read More...

Learning Beyond the Classroom

PVPUSD students are exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom through ... Read More >>

Parents Make a Difference

The success of PVPUSD schools is due to many factors but one of the most significant is our parents. PVPUSD parent ...   Read More >>

STEM Begins Early in PVPUSD

PVPUSD was one of the first school districts in the nation to launch a high school engineering and robotics program...  Read More >>

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2016 - The Year in Reflection
Schools operate on a different calendar, but this is a great time to reflect upon the last year for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  If our parents are anything like my mom, some memorialization of the last year may appear as a pencil line on the inside of a closet measuring the height of kids with a corresponding date.  Someone will someday enter that closet and laugh at the marks of the giant that once lived in Chula Vista.  For the record, she hasn’t measured my height in years…  Reflection and celebration are part of ushering in the New Year as we grow together. 
It’s impossible to measure the growth that takes place in a child’s life from day to day.  There is no way to know what words or actions will be remembered in the future or how a life was impacted through a brief interaction.  While we have some tangible accomplishments to celebrate, the real beauty of our schools are invisible to the eye and unheard by the public ear.  Thank you to everyone who contributes to this special place.
On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to wish everyone a restful and reflective break from school.  Two of my own children are headed home from college next week and I can hardly wait to see them.  Enjoy your families and we will see you in 2017.
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Don Austin, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Follow us on Twitter:  @DonAustin_PVP and @pvpschools 
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The PVPUSD will host two parent information meetings for parents of incoming Kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year.
January 17:  Vista Grande School 7:00 pm
January 18:  Dapplegray School 7:00 pm
Parents can attend either meeting. For additional information click here.
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