Laveen’s Kids Club is now enrolling for Winter Break Camp. Camp is open to children in Grades preschool-6 and will be held December 23- January 6 at Desert Meadows School. Visit our Day Camp page for details and to register.
On October 31, 2022, the Arizona Department of Education released new letter grades for each school based on the latest state assessment data from the 2021-22 school year. All schools in the Laveen School District have received top marks with six schools earning an “A” rating and three schools earning a “B” rating from the Arizona Department of Education for 2022.
Desert Meadows School, Estrella Foothills Global Academy, Laveen School, M.C. Cash School, Rogers Ranch School, and Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy all received “A” Labels. Cheatham, Paseo Pointe, and Trailside Point received “B” Labels, also considered to be “Highly Performing.” Visit our accountability page for more detailed information about each school’s letter grade.
Laveen attributes this performance to providing quality and rigorous instruction to all students with a focus on academic growth. “Our students and staff have been doing amazing work, “ said district superintendent Dr. Jeff Sprout. “We are focused on instructional excellence and have also received incredible support from our parents and community. These latest school letter grades reflect that.”
Background: The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issues annual achievement profiles for every public school in the state of Arizona, based on an A through F scale. The system measures year-to-year student academic growth; proficiency in English language arts, math, and science; the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners; and acceleration/readiness indicators.
Each year, the Laveen Elementary School District hosts a Winter Festival for the community. The ninth annual Laveen Winter Festival is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2022. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David Glasser Athletic Complex, 5001 W. Dobbins.
This year’s Winter Festival will feature obstacle courses (for both big and little kids), games, activities, student performances, photo opportunities, holiday gift vendors, food, and much more!
Admission is free. Tickets will be available for purchase for select activities. Credit cards accepted.
All proceeds benefit the Laveen Education Foundation.
Visit our Winter Festival page for more info.
District superintendent Dr. Sprout held an assembly at each school to introduce all third and fourth-grade students to the Superintendent’s Math-All Stars Club, challenging students to spend 15 minutes a day practicing math skills. Students who join the club will be given a Chromebook to use at home for the duration of the school year. Students will participate in the ALEKS online math program, a companion product to the district’s math curriculum. ALEKS uses adaptive tools to tailor students’ math practice to their identified needs. Dr. Sprout will appear in Google Classroom videos monthly to congratulate students and introduce the month’s challenges and monthly prizes.
Social Studies Curriculum Committee for Grades 6 – 8
Academic Services is seeking parents, teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators to serve in a collaborative capacity to research and evaluate Social Studies programs for grades 6 – 8. The committee will be trained in evaluative criteria prior to reviewing programs and accompanying resources. Our first meeting dates are tentatively scheduled for November 1st and November 15th at the LEC from 4pm-5pm.
To apply, please submit a brief letter of interest to your building principal by Friday, October 21st. Letters of interest will only be accepted with principal approval.
Please direct any questions to Tracy Watkins, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read October’s issue of our school newsletter. Past issues can be found under the “About Us” tab.
Read September’s issue of our school newsletter. Past issues can be found under the “About Us” tab.
The Laveen School District is partnering with the notMYkid organization to present information on bullying from the adult perspective to parents.
This presentation will take place on September 19, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.
For more information and to register, visit www.LaveenSchools.org/community-presentation.
Each year one teacher from each school is selected to receive the district’s Excellence in Education Award. This prestigious award is given to those who attain high academic achievement for their students, provide exceptional service and leadership at their school, and make a positive difference outside of the classroom and in the community.
Congratulations to Cheatham Elementary School- 7th grade ELA Teacher- Julia Mister. Mrs. Mister was recognized at the district’s annual all-staff celebration last week.
The Laveen School District provides bus transportation to students in Grades Kindergarten-8 who live within a school’s designated transportation zone.
Families who wish to utilize bus service must register their child as a bus rider each year. For more information and to register your child for the 2022-23 school year, visit www.LaveenSchools.org/transportation.