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Principal's Message: March 2018

Greetings Venture Families!


The month of March is the gateway to spring and the spring season will be very busy at Venture with the end of the 3rd Quarter (March 9), High School CAASPP testing: 11th & 12th Grades (March 19 – 23), Spring Break (April 2-6), Elementary and Middle School CAASPP Testing: 3rd – 8th Grades (April 16 - 20), and much more to come. 


“In the wake of any dark tragedy, we must believe in humanity's inherent goodness more than we ever have before.  It is the only way the good can win.”- Unknown      


Due to the recent senseless tragedy in Florida, there has been a national conversation about how schools protect and support students in case of an emergency. Venture School regularly conducts monthly standardized response protocol emergency / safety drills (Fire, Secure Campus, Earthquake, and Hazardous Material) that we rotate (type of drill and time of day) to ensure students and staff are familiar with the drill types and the appropriate responses. The drills are guided exercises with announcements that explain the appropriate expectations for student and staff response.  As well, our school’s Site Council reviews, and revises our School’s Safety Plan yearly to ensure student safety. We certainly welcome parents to join our monthly Site Council meetings to help address the needs of our students with school safety.


For the month of March, we are highlighting our 6th Venture school wide Value: “Recognizing: The Venture School community recognizes that students who take responsibility for themselves and others are well prepared for success and happiness.”


The district’s Personalized Learning Initiatives, PLI, will be taking effect in the upcoming school year. The SRVUSD has created a website with valuable information regarding each initiative. The website is


With one quarter of school remaining (March – May), we ask that all of our students please be proactive with your teachers to check course progress (what has / hasn’t been completed) so that you are aware of your progress and course credits.  Please don’t allow time to get past you make sure you follow up on your grades, projects, homework, and due dates with your teachers.


Don’t forget to put your scholastic book orders in by March 26th! CODE: RK7F8


In Partnership,

Matt Chamberlain



Counselors Corner March 2018


Scholarships are being advertised and updated weekly.  Check the Venture Scholarships page for updates: has started publishing their awards. BIG OFFERINGS of $$$$


If you have been accepted to a school, send the acceptance email to Ms. Kruse so it can be added to our 4-year acceptance map.  If there are scholarship awards, also send to Ms. Kruse for record keeping.


Grade 8, 9, and 10 Students

If you did not make one of the academic planning sessions in February, please call the front office to schedule an appointment with Ms. Kruse.


Concurrent Enrollment Requests

Concurrent Enrollment Requests will not start until after Spring Break. We will not be able to request any classes at the other schools until that time.  An email and proper steps will be sent to you in April.


Your Venture Counselor,

Alissa Kruse


*Find the SPECIAL word and win a prize! 
Read the entire newsletter from top to bottom, and if you find the secret word –come to our front office and tell us what the word is and what it was in relation to within the newsletter, and claim your prize!

This month’s secret word is: goodness


Good Luck and GO VIKINGS!






Posted by: Kaylyn Patricio Published:3/8/18
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