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March 2017 - Posts



This month, Minerva Delgado, a West Valley parent, was honored by the Department of Early Learning's (DEL) Strengthening Families Washington division and recognized by Seattle’s Child magazine. Nominees are parents or caregivers who demonstrate strength, courage and empathy in their communities. Our Family Engagement Coordinator, Minerva Pardo, who has witnessed Ms. Delgado show tremendous support for her children’s education, nominated Minerva Delgado.


For the past three years, Ms. Delgado has participated in countless Family Engagement activities, attended ESL classes that are held three times a week, and attended monthly Parent Education Classes as well as monthly Parent Nights. Ms. Delgado supports her children to be bilingual, emphasizing the value of literacy in both Spanish and English. She has participated in Spanish reading groups for parents and their children to model literacy and a love of reading. 

She has shown commitment in her involvement, all with the goal of increasing her knowledge of parenting and child development to support her children’s education.


Ms. Delgado models a positive attitude toward life-long learning. She is a great role model for her children and for parents who participate in our Family Engagement activities. Minerva Delgado is truly an unsung hero! Thank you, Ms. Delgado for being a shining example for your children and all of us!


Ms. Pardo and Ms. Delgado attended the awards ceremony in Olympia where Ms. Delgado was honored. Read more of her story on the Seattle’s Child site, here.

Posted by WVSD  On Mar 02, 2017 at 10:35 AM


From left, JJ Doria, Shelly O’Neill, Career and Technical Education counselor, and Rep. Dan Newhouse.


Congratulations to senior J.J. Doria for receiving a silver Congressional Award from Congressman Newhouse this week! JJ had been working toward this goal for two years! The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals.


Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.


Said Newhouse, “JJ has demonstrated a strong commitment to meet challenging goals for the betterment of himself and our community.”


Congratulations JJ! We’re proud of you for being recognized for your achievements. To read more in Yakima Herald about JJ’s goal and award, click here.

Posted by WVSD  On Mar 02, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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