Green Valley High School

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Green Valley High School
Commitment to Excellence
Location
460 Arroyo Grande Boulevard
Henderson, NV, 89014

Information
School typePublic high school
Established1991
School districtClark County School District
DeanGina Davis
Sheryl Peterson
PrincipalJeff Horn
Vice principalJackie Carducci
Mark Greenberg
John Scott
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,984
School colour(s)Green, blue, and silver
              
Athletics conferenceSunrise 4A Region
Team nameGators
Website
 
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Green Valley High School
Commitment to Excellence
Location
460 Arroyo Grande Boulevard
Henderson, NV, 89014

Information
School typePublic high school
Established1991
School districtClark County School District
DeanGina Davis
Sheryl Peterson
PrincipalJeff Horn
Vice principalJackie Carducci
Mark Greenberg
John Scott
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,984
School colour(s)Green, blue, and silver
              
Athletics conferenceSunrise 4A Region
Team nameGators
Website
Obama at the school on February 19, 2010
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This map shows the incorporated areas in Clark County, Nevada. Henderson is highlighted in red.

Green Valley High School (GVHS) is a public secondary school in Henderson, Nevada within the Clark County School District.

History[edit source | edit]

The school was named after the master-planned community of Green Valley which is located in northern Henderson. The school opened in the fall of 1991, with Carroll Johnston as the first principal. The first class graduated in 1993. In 2008, Green Valley became the first regular high school in the CCSD to randomly test its students for drugs.[1] This was because a student athlete was apprehended with black tar heroin.[2]

In 2004, Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney addressed a re-election rally in the school's gymnasium.[3] Former President of the United States Bill Clinton toured the school in January 2008 before the 2008 Nevada Democratic caucuses.[4]

In 2010, President of the United States Barack Obama held a Town Hall Meeting at Green Valley High School.

Green Valley is also one of only two International Baccalaureate schools in Nevada, the other being Valley High School, also in the Las Vegas Valley.

Extracurricular activities[edit source | edit]

The school's mascot is the Gator and the school's colors are green, blue, and white.

Athletics[edit source | edit]

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships[edit source | edit]

Clubs and Performing Arts[edit source | edit]

Key Club[edit source | edit]

Chartered in October of 1991, Key Club of Green Valley has achieved several awards and has been recognized as one of the more influential helpers in the local home, school, and community. Currently, Mrs. Santee, winner of Adviser of the Year at California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention 2013, and Mr. Guerin are co-advising Key Club.

Theatre[edit source | edit]

In 2006 Green Valley High School was one of six U.S. high schools to premier "High School Musical"; in 2008 it was one of four U.S. high schools to present "Disney High School Musical 2: On Stage."[5] They were also asked to again premier another of Disney's musicals, "Camp Rock: The Musical" in the summer of 2010. The theatre department is lead by Jennifer Hemme.'

Forensics[edit source | edit]

Fine Arts[edit source | edit]

Film[edit source | edit]

Varsity Quiz[edit source | edit]

Science Bowl[edit source | edit]

Music[edit source | edit]

Newspaper[edit source | edit]

Student Council[edit source | edit]

Academics[edit source | edit]

In 2010 Green Valley High School was ranked 859 in Newsweek Magazine's list of the nation's top 1,000 high schools in terms of college preparation. It also appeared on the list in the preceding four years.[13]

Scott Panik won the 2007 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.[14]

Notable alumni[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Random drug testing at southern Nevada high school working". AP State & Local Wire. 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ BACH, Lisa (1/10/2008). "School to start drug testing". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 1/18/2013. 
  3. ^ "Remarks by Vice-President Cheney at Victory 2004 Rally". PR Newswire US. 2004-11-02. pp. 11–123. 
  4. ^ Nakashima, Ryan (2008-01-15). "Former President Clinton defends Nevada caucus site lawsuit". AP State & Local Wire. 
  5. ^ Romano, Lauren (29 July 2008). "Disney returns to Henderson for sequel". Sunrise View. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Carroll, Laura (1 July 2008). "Green Valley debaters compete at tournament". Green Valley/Henderson View (Las Vegas Review Journal). Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Emerson, Laura. "Green Valley High School captures Varsity Quiz title". Green Valley/Henderson "View", March 30, 2010
  8. ^ Hickox, Katie (1992-12-14). "Elvis, Green Valley High School selected for inaugural parade". States News Service. 
  9. ^ "Green Valley band director state's top teacher". AP State & Local Wire. 1998-11-03. 
  10. ^ Osborne, Julia (2002-12-18). "Las Vegas Philharmonic again succeeds with holiday concert". Las Vegas Review Journal. pp. 9E. 
  11. ^ Osborne, Julia (2001-12-18). "Philharmonic, high school choir dazzel audience with holiday show". Las Vegas Review-Journal. pp. 5E. 
  12. ^ Osborne, Julia (1999-12-25). "Singers, bells add to joy of holiday concert". Las Vegas Review Journal. pp. 6D. 
  13. ^ "America's best high schools: The list". The Daily Beast. Newsweek. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Top Science and Math Teachers Receive Presidential Award". States News Service. 2008-05-01. 
  15. ^ Iole, Kevin (2003-07-02). "Hermansen's batting average, confidence soaring". Las Vegas Review-Journal. pp. 5C. 
  16. ^ "Outfielder Dave Krynzel is Milwaukee Brewers' first-round selection". AP State & Local Wire. 2000-06-05. 
  17. ^ Keefer, Case. "Green Valley High grad makes NFL roster with Chargers". Las Vegas Sun. 

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