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Happy Monday and Welcome to Week 10!
Posted on 10/27/2014
Our students are excelling, our teachers are extraordinary, our classified staff are providing 1st class service and support and our leaders are servant leading like never before! Our Board of Trustees and I are so proud of our progress as we continue to make the Transformation to a College, Career and Citizenship focused school district. Our high school principals did a brilliant job at our last Board meeting showcasing the adjustments made in adapting to a UC/CSU required A through G curriculum. In 2015-16 we expect the A through G curriculum to be the standard curriculum for all incoming CVUSD High School freshman and we will provide whatever support necessary to assist all of our students to meet this standard! At our next Board meeting we will be announcing initiatives to ensure that all students are Reading by 3rd grade and have superior math computation skills by 5th grade! Upward and Onward CVUSD!  READ MORE...
Apple Training: A Success! CVUSD continues to Impress!
Posted on 10/22/2014
I have heard from many of our teachers and principals on the effectiveness of the Apple Training that is occurring and our teachers want more and we will plan to do more! I want to thank all of You, our Partners from Apple and our Ed Tech Division leadership and staff for your diligence, focus and resolve in moving forward as we manage new broadband capability (now up to 3 GBs), build our educational technology division (hiring of 8 new techs) and began the process of refreshing and updating teacher devices and tools, all in the midst of deploying 20,000 plus devices and implementing the Common Core! You are all truly and quite simply AMAZING!!!  READ MORE...
Parent Rally A Huge Success in "The Year of Parent 3.0
Posted on 10/20/2014
Our Parent Rally on Saturday at Desert Mirage High School was a huge success thanks to the parents, teachers, classified staff and principals who came out with great enthusiasm regarding the great accomplishments and partnerships that are going on in our district! Special thanks to our Parent Engagement Coordinator, Marta Olmedo, who masterminded the entire event along with the support of Patricia Larios, Dr. Jason Angle, Mr. David Gibbons, Americorp members and many supportive parents from PEP, FIAT, DELAC and School Site Council members!   READ MORE...
The Great California Shake Out!
Posted on 10/17/2014
Thank you all for your participation in the Great California Shake Out! I was very happy and pleased to visit John Kelly Elementary School and was very impressed with our teachers, classified staff and leadership as the calm and demeanor of their students during their drill was extraordinary. Congratulations to Mrs. Padilla's leadership and organizational skills as exhibited through her staff and students! We will continue to prepare as our focus on emergency supply procurement continues.  READ MORE...
Welcome to Week 8! - CVUSD Preparing Students For College, Career and Citizenship!
Posted on 10/13/2014
Greetings and Happy Monday! Another great week is upon us and another opportunity to educate the students under our care! We are happy to announce that the transition to a true 21st Century Teaching and Learning Environment with a UC/CSU required A through G curriculum is no longer a dream but a reality! Because of the hard work and dedication of our Board of Trustees, Teachers, Classified Staff, Principals, Educational Services Division, Human Resources Division, our Educational Technology Division and all of our Departments from Facilities, Maintenance, Food Services and Transportation, we have made the transition that will transform lives for a better and brighter future! Congratulations CVUSD!  READ MORE...

PRESS RELEASES

Coachella Valley Unified School District Takes Additional Measures to Ensure Student Safety
Posted on 10/10/2014
Thermal, CA– The Coachella Valley Unified School District is proud to announce that Christopher’s Club House will collaborate with the school district and make available free presentations on School Safety given the recent incidents related to attempted student abductions in the eastern Coachella Valley. All Coachella Valley Unified School District Schools will receive free School Safety Presentations from Christopher’s Club House. These presentations are student friendly and will be in assembly form, tailored for each grade.  READ MORE...
“CVUSD Connect" Mobile App Available for Download
Posted on 10/08/2014
The Coachella Valley Unified School District announced today that the District’s Mobile App, "CVUSD Connect" is available at the Apple App Store and in the Android Market. Downloading the app is as easy as going to the Apple App Store or Android Market on your devices and doing a search for CVUSD Connect, downloading the app and enjoying the many features and services available!   READ MORE...
CVUSD Families in Need of Affordable Internet
Posted on 10/07/2014
A Coachella Valley High School student used his school-issued iPad in his special education class to help set up a recycling project for fellow students. His world opened up, his teacher said. But when Eli went home, he had no high-speed Internet connection to do his homework.  READ MORE...
Inappropriate Student Use of Social Media
Posted on 10/01/2014
Today the Coachella Valley Unified School District became aware of an incident involving several High School students distributing inappropriate material via a personal Twitter account. This activity took place after school and was not related to any school activity or function. Nevertheless, the District launched an investigation to determine the origin of the inappropriate material  READ MORE...
CVUSD Board Approves Pay Increase for Substitute Teachers
Posted on 09/25/2014
The Coachella Valley Unified School District is seeking outstanding substitute teachers for the 2014-15 school year. First in the nation to provide iPads for all students (Grades K-12), our award-winning CVUSD staffs are at the forefront of instructional innovation and educational technology to prepare students for “College, Career and Citizenship!”   READ MORE...
CVUSD Superintendent’s Contract Renewal
Posted on 09/24/2014
On September 23, 2014, the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a new employment contract for Superintendent Darryl Adams. The details of the contract are posted online, the only change from the previous contract is the salary which has been increased from $195,000 to $220.000 and the term of the contract from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.  READ MORE...

LATEST NEWS

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AirWatch Announces Enterprise Mobility Excellence Award Winners at AirWatch Connect Atlanta 2014
Posted on 09/11/2014
AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced the North America winners for the 2014 Enterprise Mobility Excellence Awards at AirWatch Connect™ Atlanta, the leading event for enterprise mobility.  READ MORE...
Making the Grade with BYOD
CITE World: How the Coachella school district handled rolling out 20,000 iPads
Posted on 07/18/2014
Back in 2012, I wrote a story about how southern California's Coachella Valley Unified School District passed Measure X, also known as the Mobile Learning Initative, as a tax plan to raise $20.5 million to give every student and teacher an Apple iPad for use in school and at home. For many of the district's residents, it would be their first personal Internet-enabled device.   READ MORE...
Summer Healthcare Experience, Senior Awards Night, Apple Distinguished Programs, and more
Posted on 06/02/2014
Three Desert Mirage High School students have been afforded with a wonderful opportunity! UC Irvine Medical Center is hosting their inaugural Summer Healthcare Experience., which is a career exploration and college preparation program. The program is open to  READ MORE...
Photo: Robert Hopwood
The Desert Sun: Monday Newsmaker: CVUSD superintendent Darryl Adams
Posted on 05/26/2014
QUESTION: You began your career as a musician, then became a music teacher and later moved into administration. After becoming assistant director of human resources in 2010 and spending some time as interim superintendent, you became superintendent in July 2011. It was a challenging time to lead a school district in California. How have you handled the challenges?  READ MORE...
Photo: Jay Calderon
The Desert Sun: CVUSD Internet gridlock hints at wider woes
Posted on 05/25/2014
An Internet shortage felt throughout Coachella Valley schools this year could be a warning shot for both the state and the nation, an example of how a rapid climb of classroom technology and online testing can stress a limited bandwidth.  READ MORE...
iPad Deployment
BEST Awards, Scholarships, McCallum Theatre, and More!
Posted on 05/12/2014
Congratulations to Patricia Larios, EL/Migrant Coordinator- 2014 BEST Awards Winner!! We are very fortunate to have Ms. Larios in our CVUSD Team! Ms. Larios has been instrumental in moving forward to capture Migrant Education funds that are due to our students. She has provided Migrant Education programs...  READ MORE...
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