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Articles from December 2022

Laveen Schools Recognized for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Systems

Eight Laveen schools were recognized by PBISAZ for installing and sustaining Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) systems to improve the academic and behavioral outcomes of students. All eight received the highest level of award, Level 4, which recognizes schools with fidelity at all levels. The Laveen School District has more Level 4 awards than any other district in Arizona.

Congratulations to Laveen, M.C. Cash, Vista, Cheatham, Desert Meadows, Paseo Pointe, Rogers Ranch and Estrella Foothills!

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Jonathan Clauss Receives Excellence in Education Award

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 Laveen Elementary School, Jonathan Clauss

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Committee Members Sought for Math Curriculum Adoption

Academic Services is seeking community members, teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators to serve in a leadership capacity to research and evaluate math programs for Grades K–8. Participants chosen for this role will be trained in evaluative criteria prior to reviewing programs and accompanying resources. Our first meeting dates are scheduled for September 21st and October 2nd at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.

To apply, community members, teachers, and instructional coaches must submit a brief letter of interest to their school principal by Thursday, September 7th. Letters of interest will only be accepted with principal approval. Please direct any questions to Dr. Tracy Watkins, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at

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Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, August 3

All Laveen students and their families are encouraged to join us on Thursday, August 3rd for Meet the Teacher Night.

Participants will receive their class assignments and have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher, learn about the classroom, and gather any other information needed to start the 2023-2024 school year. Families are welcome to stop by their child’s school between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


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Laveen Schools Launch New Communications Platform

The Laveen School District is transitioning to a new communications platform for the 2023-24 school year.

ParentSquare is a robust communications platform that combines tools such as email, text, classroom updates, sign-ups, scheduling, and updates into one easy-to-use platform.

Laveen families can download the app or log in to the dashboard. From there, you will see secure messages from your child’s teacher, classroom updates, classroom photo galleries, and school event calendars. You’ll be able to sign up for conferences and volunteer opportunities. If you have multiple children in our schools, you can see all these notifications at once or toggle between children to see relevant information for each individual child.

Learn more at

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