Welcome, from your Principal
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School-Year and to the home of the Valley Vista Vikings! Here, everyone is a learner and leader. Like true Vikings, we see our learning as a life-long journey that provides us opportunities to improve upon ourselves and our community. We adopted the acronym METAS a couple of years ago because it describes so much about our school culture and endeavors. Valley Vista provides a Multicultural Education through Arts and Sciences to every student. METAS also encompasses our Viking Virtues.
Mindset: We learn about, develop, and use our Growth Mindset to keep us moving forward
Effort: We seek out challenges and embrace the struggle of learning as a pathway to success
Think Critically: We question, wonder, and strive to understand and build upon knowledge
Add Value: We know we have the power to improve the health and happiness of our world
Self-Efficacy: We know we can accomplish great things with intention, purpose and a plan
METAS is the Spanish word for GOALS, a word that plays an essential role in our continued success as a school and as individuals. Setting goals, building action plans around them, and monitoring our progress towards them is a fundamental practice for all our learners.
We are a Spanish-English, 50:50, Two-Way, Dual Language Immersion (DLI) School.
Our Mission is to prepare our students academically, linguistically, and socially to succeed.
- To provide relevant learning in two vital languages ensuring students attain biliteracy and a world-class multicultural education
- To engage students in personalized learning experiences that integrate essential skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Civic Responsibility
- To embrace struggle while developing and promoting a growth mindset towards learning and self-efficacy
Thank you for joining our family of learners! This is going to be a great year of learning and growing for all of us.
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Dr. Emery, Principal