Welcome to Valle Del Sol Elementary School

We are extremely excited to have your student with us at V.D.S. We look forward to establish a partnership with you so that we can ensure that your student is building an academic foundation for college, career and citizenship.

Dr. McQuown

Friday Announcements

We had our first Friday announcements outside in the quad before school. Each grade level pre-selected a college or university and performed collegiate cheers to showcase their school spirit. We also chorally stated the growth mindset affirmation as an entire school.

Welcome Back to School

We had a tremendous crowd for our Back to School Night at VDS on Thursday evening. It was great to see so many parents and families in attendance so that we can foster a partnership with them to prepare their students for academic success.


 CAASPP Testing Kickoff

On Friday, we hosted various activities to Kick Off CAASPP Testing at VDS.  During our Friday morning announcements in the quad, we had the UCLA Cheerleaders and Bruin Mascots perform some cheers for the students and speak to them about the importance of performing their best so that they have the opportunity to go to college. 

C.V.U.S.D. Events


Students in the V.D.S. mentor program will have an opportunity to attend the Buddy Social in the Library.

Valle Del Sol

Join us for Saturday University! Students may attend Saturday School to make up a lost day of attendance and enjoy some enrichment activities. While students benefit by participation in fun Saturday activities, the district will be able to recoup funds to help provide continued quality instruction.

Mountain Vista Elementary
49-750 Hjorth St, Indio, CA 92201, United States
Coachella Valley Unified School District
87225 Church St, Thermal, CA 92274, United States
Valle del Sol Elementary
51-433 Education Way, Coachella, CA 92236, United States

News & Media

Flying Doctors

The Flying Doctors & CV Medical Volunteers host the Free Health Fair forFamilies without insurance. They provide free medical services such as; mammograms, Chiropractic services, physical therapy, dental and vision &hearing services.

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Back to School Night VDS

Valle del Sol Elementary School held their Back to School Night on Thursday, August 31 and it was well attended by numerous members of the VDS community. The parents first met the VDS staff in the cafeteria and then proceeded to the teachers' classrooms where they became familiar with the academic and behavioral expectations for the students.

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Back to School Night TCMS

Toro Canyon Middle School held its Back to School Night. Over 300 families were in attendance. The evening began with a presentation from Principal Charlie Housewright on the power of family relationships in learning. Toro Canyon is a home for the students of the community where care and love go hand-in-hand with learning.

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Positive Choices

On September 19, 2017 Fifth and Sixth Grade students at Mountain Vista Elementary had a presentation from District Attorney Mike Tripp along with representatives from Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The topic of the presentation was "Making Good Choices". Students were presented with information about appropriate behaviors in and out of school, bullying, cyberbullying, appropriate use of technology and the consequences that could occur if bad choices are made. Follow up visits to individuals occurred for a question and answer session. Students and staff found the presentation to be very informative. Our Bobcats vowed to follow the "Bobcat Code of Honor".

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Student Elections

Students at Mecca Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in running for a student council position. Prior to delivering the speeches, the participants learned about civic responsibilities, which included leading by example and the right to vote. Both fifth and sixth grade students were required to demonstrate eligibility to participate by turning in a petition that clearly indicated they met the requirements of being a student who was academically sound, exhibited positive signs of good citizenship, and expressed their goals for the position of their interest in an essay. The speeches were top notch and our attending audience listened attentively. The ASB election process proved to be a learning experience for all students involved and those elected to represent their peers will have multiple opportunities throughout the year to develop their leadership skills.

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Read Like A Pirate

One of the best parts of a site administrators job is sharing the gift of reading and literacy. This particular day was 'Read like a Pirate' day. I was lucky enough to be able to read a book about pirates searching for all of the letters in the alphabet. Of course, we began with "aRe"

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Red Cross Event

On Monday, September 18th, John Kelley students Omar Perez, Maycon Velasquez, Giselle Valencia, Nohely Angel-Segoviano, Rosario Ibarra and Judith Perez represented the school's student body as they presented Mr. Brian Daly and Linda Cott from the American Red Cross with $556.00 dollars. John Kelley Blazers participated in a coin drive to raise funds to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. This is a testament to the care and compassion of our students for those who lost their homes, personal belongings and security. Our Blazers were happy to help with the relief effort for those affected in Texas.

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Teacher Recognition

The Educational Service Department came to recognize teachers that scored in the top 10% of their respective grades on the spring 2017 English Language Arts and Math State Test. Teachers were very happy to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Many of them stated this was also a personal challenge to continue to improve as they educate the awesome students at CMA. We look forward to working with our school parents in improving student achievement.

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Teacher of the Year

A film crew from RCOE visited all day to document thoughts and reflections on our Teacher of the County, Mr. DeToya. The crew interviewed Mr. DeToya, colleagues, students and me. They will edit the footage into a four-minute montage to be presented during the May awards ceremony for County recognitions. Go Mr. DeToya! We wish him the best as he competes for State Teacher of the Year.

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Mobility Assistants
The Coachella Valley Unified School District Health Mobility Assistants are seen here geared up for the new school year to support the health needs of student's all across CVUSD! Right from day one of the school year, they were prepared to support the health needs of our students.
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