The Voyage of the Eagle
"Shining the Light Here and Around the Globe"
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?"
-- Marianne Williamson, Author, Lecturer

October has been a "fast and furious" month of fantastic happenings here at Clayton Valley, as we move quickly into November and are fast approaching the end of 2015!
I would like to share a few highlights from our student organizations that have taken their "Commitment to Citizenship" outside of the four walls of the campus. Their participation and contribution to community service is just one example of how our students take CV's mission seriously - emphasizing that character matters! These students and their school leaders are shining the light on all that is good in humanity here in our community. I am proud of all of them and proud to be an Eagle!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and two of our athletic programs joined together in support of the American Cancer Society's fight to end breast cancer. CV Football and Girls' Volleyball programs are demonstrating their support by wearing pink and raising funds.
Earlier this month, our Football program was honored with a visit by Oakland Raider alumni Morgan Bradshaw presenting an award for the team's outstanding work raising money and awareness for the NFL's "Crucial Catch" high school program. Our team raised over $4,000 - the highest fundraising high school in California during their Pink Game last year.
Help us earn this recognition again during our next home conference game vs. Ygnacio Valley on Friday, October 30th. Join us at the Pink Game to support our Football team and to participate at the special half-time ceremony. Pink wishing balloons, t-shirts, leis, boas, glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets will be available on campus and at the Ugly Eagle Hut during the game. Donations can also be made online at
Also this month, our Lady Eagles Volleyball program hosted its annual "Dig Pink" game to bring awareness to end breast cancer. This year's game raised nearly $3,700. Way to bring it, Lady Eagles! The (pink) icing on the cake - a solid WIN against College Park!
In addition, Ugly Eagles and PSA hosted a canned food drive during our Homecoming Celebration. Our students displayed selfless and generous acts by collecting hundreds of cans for the "Let's Can Hunger" program. Canned food collected will benefit local non-profit organizations that provide and improve local access to sufficient food resources for individuals and families in need.
And finally, I would like to report a highlight that extends Clayton Valley's reach across the globe. Earlier this month, I had the privilege of hosting a delegation from the Republic of China. Business and education leaders representing one of China's premier education foundations visited our community to learn more about CV's curriculum and our successes incorporating creativity in core subjects and after-school programs. The foundation, sponsored by China's Ministry of Education, is seeking to bridge their students' academic achievement gap through the accomplishments of model schools in America. What an amazing opportunity to share the positive happenings at CV and to forge a new relationship with global education partners.
This month certainly exemplifies our vision for creating a Community of Citizens. I'm proud of the impact our students make in our community. Citizenship has become embedded in the very culture of this community, interwoven into its identity, and is the vision for our student body. Not only does this work in a single classroom, but it extends within our local community and throughout the world.
I invite you to join our students to "let your light shine" as together we aspire to make our school, our Clayton Valley community, and our world a better place than we've ever dreamed.
In Your Service,
David Linzey
Executive Director