Chino Valley schools celebrate 100 years | Chino Valley Review – Arizona News

Chino Valley schools celebrate 100 years | Chino Valley Review – Arizona News

Certified employees at Del Rio Elementary School in Chino Valley in a planning session before the start of school on Tuesday, August 8. (Les Stukenberg/PNI Photo)

Chino Valley Unified School District marks its centennial this school year — and its foremost cheerleaders assure there will be much to celebrate starting with the students’ first day, which was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 8.

“I’m excited we’re starting our 100th year,” said District Superintendent John Scholl of this distinction that was launched with an all-staff meeting and photo shoot and T-shirts.

The district’s heritage — one that has evolved over time — has long been one of encouraging students to make the most out of every opportunity, a tradition Scholl suggests needs to be continued and nurtured.

“I just hope they (students) get as much as they can out of school,” Scholl said. “There is so much going on. So many diverse choices. We hope to have something for everybody.”

District Assistant Superintendent Cindy Daniels concurs.

The centennial is a chance to challenge all Cougars — past and present — to become Chino district cheerleaders; the community will commemorate the celebration as part of its annual Territorial Days with former Cougars and educators invited to participate in the Labor Day weekend festivities, Scholl and Daniels said. The events will kick off with a barbecue dinner on Friday Sept. 1 with tickets for the dinner to include the season opener football game.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, the dawn-to-dusk…

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