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Laveen is Home to Six “A” Rated Schools

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.

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Laveen’s Annual Winter Festival is December 2

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.

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6 – 8 Social Studies Adoption Committee

Vacancy Announcement

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: twatkins@laveeneld.org.

 

 

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Superintendent Launches Math All-Stars Club to Students in Grades 3-4

Math all-stars club logoIn September 2022,  Dr. Jeff Sprout launched the Superintendent’s Math All-Stars Club to all students in Grades 3-4 through a series of student assemblies.

Math All-Stars are challenged 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. Participants will use 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.

Students who are in the Math All-Stars Club can earn monthly prizes for their participation.

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Laveen School Named a School of Distinction

Congratulations to Laveen School for being recognized as a School of Distinction by the Association for Middle Level Education.

AMLE Schools of Distinction is both a recognition and continuous improvement program. Schools are celebrated for their commitment to the middle grades best practices while also being guided through a process of self-assessment and strategic vision setting to help foster ongoing growth and success. The program aims to:

  1. Recognize and celebrate schools that are committed to implementing the essential attributes and characteristics of successful middle grades schools.
  2. Provide ALL schools that support young adolescents with the resources to support their continuous improvement journeys.
  3. Create a network of schools that can learn from and support each other.
  4. Highlight for our communities the exceptional work that takes place every day in middle level education.

In addition to Dr. Robert Caplinger and Reed Brotherton, the following teachers were instrumental in Laveen receiving this award:

  • Logan Wasie, 6th Grade
  • Alicia Wright-Harp, 7th Grade
  • Adrian Ruiz, 8th Grade
  • Andrea Smith, Art (Specials)
  • Leah Hall, Special Education
  • Laura Erke, Instructional Coach

 

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Logan Wasie 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- 6th grade Teacher- Logan Wasie. Mrs. Wasie was recognized at the district’s annual all-staff celebration last week.

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