Congratulations to Laveen School’s softball team who won the intramural championship over Vista del Sur
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 27- January 5 at Desert Meadows School. Visit our Day Camp page for details and to register.
Laveen Superintendent Dr. Jeff Sprout will be hosting a series of district discussions with Laveen families. This is a great opportunity for families to participate in open dialogue on current initiatives and Laveen’s strategies for meeting district goals.
The next District Discussion will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Dr. Sprout will discuss jobs of the future. There will be two one-hour sessions to choose from at 8:30 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. Both will be held at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.
Visit our District Discussions webpage to learn more and submit questions you may have.
Laveen School’s Garden Club hosted a family night in the school garden. Families were able to learn more about the foods that are growing in the garden, talk with representatives from Urban Farming Education about seeds, decorate rocks for their home gardens and enjoy smoothies courtesy of Robeks.
Laveen School psychologist Wanda Fernandez has been named the 2023 School Psychologist of the Year by the Arizona Association of School Psychologists (AASP).
She was recognized at the Association’s awards luncheon.
Check out the November issue of our school newsletter, The Hawk. Past issues can be found under the “About Us” tab.
On October 28, 2023, the Arizona Department of Education released new letter grades for each school based on the latest state assessment data from the 2022-23 school year. All schools in the Laveen School District have received top marks with three schools earning an “A” rating and six schools earning a “B” rating from the Arizona Department of Education for 2023. Laveen District schools are the highest-performing schools in the community.
Paseo Pointe Dual Language Academy, Rogers Ranch STEM Academy, and Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy all received “A” Labels. Cheatham, Desert Meadows, Estrella Foothills, Laveen, M.C. Cash, and Trailside Point received “B” Labels, also considered to be “Highly Performing.”
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 10th annual Laveen Winter Festival is scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2023. 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.
On Saturday, September 23rd, the Developmental Preschool held its annual family outing to the Phoenix Children’s Museum, supporting September’s “Marvelous Me” curriculum unit.
All activities and exhibits at the museum are child-friendly and hands-on. Students enjoyed taking their vehicles through the car wash, selling hotdogs and ice cream, climbing in the treehouse, dressing up, racing cars, running through the noodle forest, and so much more! In collaboration with the Phoenix Children’s Museum, families could purchase tickets for their families with discounted pricing. There were 116 children in attendance, with 245 people in total.
The Developmental Preschool team organizes about one family event per month, supporting the curriculum unit of that month. Students are able to apply knowledge and concepts learned in the classroom to the real world around them. It’s a great opportunity for students, teachers and therapists to continue to build relationships with each other, as well as for families to connect with one another.
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.