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Patrick J. Sweeney, Ed. D.
Superintendent

Fran Carpenter
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Vera Morales
Administrative Assistant

(707) 253-3511

Strong Community Partners

Award-winning music, band, art, and athletic programs supported by boosters, parents, and community. Napa Learns Foundation, along with Vintner's, supporting 21st Century Learning.
Napa Valley Education Foundation has provided over one million dollars to schools since 1983. Napa Valley College and Napa County Office of Education - key partners in the District's success.

Dear Friends,

 

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! 

 

We are pleased to have you as part of the NVUSD family!

 

Thank you for choosing to inspire our children and make a difference in young lives. Each year we make excellent progress toward achieving our three goals. 

 

1. Prepare all students for College and Careers. 

More students are reading on grade level by third grade and leaving fifth grade prepared for middle school. More students are graduating on time with an increase in the percent meeting entrance requirements for UC/CSU. More students are taking AP classes and passing at higher rates. STEM, computer science, coding and robotics are expanding at elementary, middle and high school. 

 

2. Provide equitable access and opportunities to close the achievement gap.

Every middle and most high schools offer AVID for first-generation college bound students. Our attendance rates and school climate results (very low expulsions and suspensions) are among the best in California. Redesignation rates for English learners outperform state rates. Technology supports differentiated instruction so interventions adjust to daily needs.

 


3. Instill 21st century skills.

Students are demonstrating success on the four C's (communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity). More teachers and students are using technology as a teaching and learning tool. Our classes are more engaging and focused on real world applications, thanks to your work.

 

Please join your colleagues at our Welcome Back on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in front of the Ed Center.  Presentations at 8:15 a.m. All staff are invited!

 

Thanks again for making Napa Valley the place to transform lives and inspire lifelong learning.

 

All the best to you this year!

 

 

Patrick


 

NVUSD is preparing your student for college or a career in the 21st century ... check it out!

Transforming Lives By Instilling 21st Century Skills

And Inspiring Lifelong Learning In Every Student

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21st Century Approaches

Could we have imagined the changes in our world over the last five years? Ten years? Twenty years?  Likewise, we cannot fully predict the demands to be placed on our children in the future workplace and in society.  Our job is to prepare them for whatever lies ahead by developing skills which will serve them in any situation.  We refer to these skills which transcend time and cross over into multiple arenas as “21st Century Skills”. Over the next few years, every school will challenge students to not only master rigorous California content standards, but also develop critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, some of the most important of the 21st Century skills.

21st Century Teaching & Learning at NVUSD

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At NVUSD We Take Transformation Seriously

We believe in the power of 21st Century learning to transform education. We offer innovative approaches to learning , including Magnet and Charter Programs, Project-Based Learning, Advanced Learner Programs, and a commitment to College and Career Readiness.

Our schools are family-oriented places where professional and caring adults inspire children. We believe that our students’ future opportunities depend on the work we do together and we invite you to actively participate in this endeavor.

Our school board and staff are committed to ensuring all students learn. Together, we build collaborative relationships and are very focused on results. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and all who serve your children, I wish you a productive and inspiring year. We appreciate your partnership in transforming lives.