DVA Eagles 2024

Serving as your Principal inspires absolute joy in my heart! It is with mixed emotion that I share news of my retirement, effective June 2024. This chapter is coming to a close as I open a new chapter of enjoying grandchildren, assisting with my aging parents, and traveling.

I began teaching in 1980 and have met so many wonderful people in my educational journey. Serving as an educator is such a rewarding experience. I am truly blessed to have been trusted with the privilege of serving students, families and staff over the years.

When I joined the DVA team in 2009, I never dreamed of all the adventures we would embark on together. Opportunities for learning and growing abound each day. Hand in hand with my soaring Eagles, we create a “Caring Community Where Students Excel.” 

Thank you for 15 amazing years at DVA. I am, and will always be, grateful to be a DVA Eagle. 

Remember, our character ALWAYS counts!

Mrs. Weigel


We are proud to celebrate Good Citizenship awards with our Eagles!

How can I demonstrate citizenship?

  • Do your share to make your home, school, and community better.
  • Cooperate.
  • Stay informed. Vote.
  • Be a good neighbor.
  • Make choices that protect the safety and rights of others.
  • Protect the environment.

Remember, our character ALWAYS COUNTS!

Colorado River Historic State Park

Our 4th-grade Eagles recently had a wonderful afternoon exploring the Colorado River Historic State Park. During the visit, the students learned about the river’s significance to our agricultural community and the U.S. Army. They were taught about the design and construction of dams and even got to experience sending Morse code! It was a fantastic opportunity for our eagles to learn about Yuma’s rich history.


Congratulations to our Eagles who earned the Character Award for Fairness during the month of February.
These students were honored at our March 5 PTL meeting.


  • Play by the rules.
  • Take turns and share.
  • Be open-minded. Listen to others.
  • Don’t take advantage of others.

Way to go, DVA Eagles!