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Monument Valley High School

Home of the Mustangs

Welcome to Monument Valley High School, where our goal is to prepare our students for everything their futures may hold. Part of the Kayenta Unified School District, we are located in the northeastern corner of Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation. We are proud to be a Performing Plus school!

Here on our online home, you’ll find all the information you need about our stellar school. Be sure to check out our News and Calendar pages to find out what our Mustangs are up to. Learn about our athletic champions and other clubs and activities on our campus. And if you still have questions, be sure to contact us.

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome Back! 

As principal of Monument Valley High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at MVHS. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our Monument Valley family. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for our students. Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials, and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students, and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome: 

Jesse Pittard – World History Teacher
Les Kozaczek – English Teacher
Deborah Peavler – English Teacher
Joshua Dillinger – Art Teacher
Amanda Hartley – Music Teacher
Kaitlyn Zinnecker – Chemistry Teacher
Randolph Gilmore – Mathematics Teacher
Marita Draper – Guidance Counselor
Gwen Todacheene – MVHS Assistant Principal

Facilities Update
If you drove past the high school recently, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects. First, we washed and repainted all our school district buildings. Second, we washed, cleaned, and repainted all picnic tables and gazebos located on the high school campus. Lastly, we are continuing to clean and fix the sidewalks at the high school as well. 

Student Placement 
We gave a great deal of time, effort, and thought into the process of student placement for the 2017-2018 school year. We gave careful consideration to input from staff and families, as well as student learning styles. We structure our class lists to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities. Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. MVHS is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that MVHS remains a celebrated and successful school is thrilling. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,

Jack Gilmore