April 25, 2019
2019 Digital Media Competition Semi Finalists
2D & 3D Animation
Gabriella Collell - El Toro HS
Madison Floyd - El Toro HS
Ethan Hall - El Toro HS
Gianluca Canseco - Trabuco Hills HS
Brandon Felson - Trabuco Hills HS
Sarah Mohareb - Trabuco Hills HS
Graphic Design & Digital Illustration
Tyler Paxman - El Toro HS
Brandon Hsu - Trabuco Hills HS
Digital Photography
Anastasia Halverson - Mission Viejo HS
Cody Boone - Mission Viejo HS
Olivia Neely - Mission Viejo HS
More than 50 student, district wide, will represent SVUSD (some students with special needs and some students without) at the first ever 2019 CIF SOUTHERN SECTION UNIFIED TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, MAY 11TH at THHS. Kara Johnson, THHS teacher and Unified Sports organizer says her students, "have enjoyed every minute of Unified Track- from daily practices, camaraderie among each other, meets with other teams, endless support from Boys and Girls Track, and seeing/feeling their overall athletic improvement throughout the season. All of them say their favorite part of Unified Track is being part of a true competitive sport that represents their school. For most of our athletes, Unified Track is their only sport and has been their only opportunity to join a team that promotes inclusion, friendship, athleticism, and striving for success. The hard work, dedication, and commitment of our athletes has paid off in a massive way! 16 of our athletes (special ed and gen ed students) have earned varsity letters in Unified Track, and we have started a new era of Unified CIF sports that we can't wait to continue to grow from!"
Congratulations to Mrs. Di Antonio,  Laguna Hills High School Two-Way Language Immersion Spanish teacher, and her students who participated in the Day of the Book celebrated in Spain on April 23 highlighting the literature masterpiece Don Quijote de la Mancha! A handful of highly selected International Spanish Academies across the country were invited to participate in this project where students had the opportunity to read a pre-assigned section of the text while demonstrating their creative Spanish skills.
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Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) participated in the School Readiness Educational Fair at Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine last month. School readiness is designed to nurture children, ages 0 to 5, helping them to learn and be successful. It focuses attention on parents, teachers and children working in partnership to make preschool an enjoyable and exciting opportunity. Our district validates this by supporting its Learning Link Preschool Program for parents and children giving them the opportunity to learn together. Marcela Ibañez, SEL Department School Readiness Coordinator, and Roya Ghanea, School Readiness Nurse, shared information on Pre-K to Grade 12 programs including Learning Link, Two-Way Immersion, and magnet schools. It was an engaging and interactive community event.
Employment Opportunities
SVUSD has an array of employment opportunities available throughout the year. The positions represent openings across the district and various divisions. All SVUSD openings can be accessed through the following EdJoin link, which is updated regularly:
now - May 30
May 27
June 11-13
June 12-13
June 13
June 13
Elementary School Showcases (Selected Sites)
Memorial Day Holiday - No School
High School Final Exams (not Silverado)
Intermediate School and Silverado Final Exams
8th Grade Promotion/Graduation
Last Day of School
Dr. Crystal Turner

Board of Trustees
Suzie R. Swartz
Vice President
Dr. Edward Wong
Amanda Morrell
Barbara Schulman
Greg Kunath
Student Board Member
Jacob Walker
               Board of Education Meeting Dates
The Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees encourages community members to attend and participate in its business meetings whenever possible.
Closed session board business is typically conducted at 5:00 p.m. followed by open session business typically beginning at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the SVUSD Education Center Board Room located at 25631 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo.