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A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Emilie Meehan, Editor

September 26, 2017

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Wish Week is a time to raise money for the make a wish foundation! Helping kids who are not as fortunate as others. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in the U.S. that arranges experiences for children described...

TSTDC continues success at National tourney

Staff Reports

August 3, 2017

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Desert Vista traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to attend the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament, which is the largest academic competition in the world.  The Thunder competed against over...

Friday Night Out

Natalie Hale, News Reporter

May 5, 2017

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On every second Friday of the month there is an outdoor block party styled event hosted by the Downtown Mesa Merchants. The event, which is always held in the same location of downtown Mesa, starts at 6pm and runs until 10pm ever...

Importance of Earth Day

Olivia Butler, News Reporter

May 5, 2017

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Desert Vista’s yoga teacher, Ms. Goe is celebrating Earth Day by holding a DV Frock Swap. If a student has gently used clothes that look great and are in good condition, then they can turn them into the yoga room, which is ro...

Earth Themed Spirit Week

Zoe Hartman, News Reporter

May 5, 2017

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Mrs. Amanda Goe hosted a spirit week at Desert Vista last week, May 17 through May 21. The theme varied by the day but the word that you had to relate to was “earth”. By participating in this spirit week you would be nomina...

A+ Schools Award

Isabelle Schulte, News Reporter

May 5, 2017

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The A+ awards for schools is a school assessment program that celebrates outstanding schools and success leading throughout the school year.   A select few schools were awarded the A+ award on April 10th. The school...

AZMERIT Testing

Allen Pan, News Reporter

May 1, 2017

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Through March and April, students at Desert Vista High School have been studying for Arizona Merit standardized tests. AZMERIT stands for Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching. It is a standardized test...

Dancin’ towards summer

Shelby Miller, News Reporter

May 1, 2017

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The Desert Vista Dance Company is putting on their Spring Dance Show on April 27th and 28th in the Dr. Joe MacDonald Auditorium and the company dancers are working hard to prepare to make sure everything is flawless.   “W...

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