In 2016 Pine Valley was named a national Mix-It-Up at Lunch Model School. Pine Valley Elementary school was recognized for it's dedication to teaching tolerance and acceptance within a positive school environment. Mix-It-Up at Lunch is celebrated every year and strives to teach children to break out of their comfort zones and meet new people. The event is sponsored by and facilitaed by the CASS Mentors every year. Pine Valley has particaopted for 12 years and will continue celebrating this important event for years to come.