Famous Birthdays in December

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This month we will be celebrating famous birthdays. We will look at people who have uniquely contributed to their field or industry and we will also celebrate Universal Human Rights Day, which as an organization, turns 21 this month.

  December is a month rich in stories and tradition. At the close of the year… Read more

Learn About Our Online Courses


CVA is founded on the philosophy of offering choices in public education. A large portion of the choices we offer are handled through our online course management system. Learn all about taking online courses through CVA right here:

Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on School Safety

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The Oct. 24 shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, which left four people dead, once again brought the need for safety into focus. Recent lockdowns in Moses Lake, Federal Way and Seattle underscore the threats students face. Below is a statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on recent events.

What occurred in Marysville on Oct. 24… Read more

National Pomegranate Month


This month we will be celebrating perhaps a lesser-known awareness month, National Pomegranate Month. Really, there’s a national pomegranate month!? Of course there is!

The pomegranate, as weird as it looks and as obscure as it may be in your grocer’s produce section, is an incredibly healthful, versatile and interesting fruit. Hailing from Persia, and… Read more

October is Disability History Month

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Submitted by Dave Vail, CVA-Valley Principal

October is Disability History Month – a month in recognition of and to develop our understanding of people with disabilities.

What is a disability? A disability is a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual or group. The term is used… Read more

Great Washington ShakeOut


CVA invites all students to participate in the 2014 Great Washington ShakeOut Drill on October 16th at 10:16 a.m. This drill, which requires students to “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” is designed to prepare everyone for a possible earthquake. Participants are encouraged to develop a safety plan or learn how their safety plan can be… Read more

National Book Month and National Cyber Security Month


This October we are celebrating both National Book Month and National Cyber Security Month. We wanted to share the offline pleasures of a good book, and resources on how to be safe while online.

Please be sure to follow along this October to hear about great book recommendations, find out what the top banned books are,… Read more

From the Black Sea to the Sally Ride Science Festival

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CVA students Hannah and Haley McConnaughey, and their teammate Annika Hustad, have been garnering a lot of press due to their team’s win at the Black Sea International ROV (remote operated vehicle) Competition. In addition, they have been asked to be presenters at the Sally Ride Science Festival in October.

Here is the press from… Read more

National Preparedness Month


This September we are celebrating National Preparedness Month. Since 2004, this month has been sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Americans become more prepared in case of an emergency. While preparing for the new school year, become prepared for an emergency in case one happens.

Please be sure to follow along… Read more

Art Appreciation and Water Quality Awareness


This August we are celebrating two fun and educational events: Art Appreciation Month and Water Quality Awareness Month. Every month we select a theme and share great resources, tips, lesson plans and information through our Facebook and Twitter streams. This month we have two!

Please be sure to follow along this August and catch all… Read more