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On October 25, 2019, Laveen broke ground on their ninth school, Estrella Foothills Global Academy. The future school is located near 55th Avenue and Carver Road.
Development of the school was made possible through a number of partnerships. The land was acquired through a donation by developer Taylor Morrison and proceeds from another district-owned land sale; the Arizona School Facilities Board is funding $14.6 million in construction costs; and, in addition to the site’s three play fields, there will be a joint-use playground/city park of which the City of Phoenix and Taylor Morrison are funding the construction, amenities, and improvements.
Estrella Foothills will offer global studies as its signature program. Plans include becoming an International Baccalaureate World School and offering Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language component. Global designs will be incorporated into the building’s architecture. Estrella Foothills Global Academy will open to Grades K–6, adding a grade level each year until it serves Grades K-8.
The school was designed by EMC2 Architects and is being constructed by S.D. Crane Builders.
Contractor S.D. Crane sponsored the celebratory event.
View photos from the groundbreaking on our flickr page.
For more information about the school, visit www.laveenschools.org/estrella-foothills-global-academy
Samuel T. Smith from Fuel For Success visited with Trailside Point students during school assemblies.
Fuel For Success was created by NASCAR driver Joey Logano and is run by Smith, a California police officer. The message of the assemblies is that anyone can be a superhero when they step in to stop bullying. Fuel For Success partners with law enforcement to bring these programs to schools.
Smith hosted the assemblies at Laveen schools with Wake Up! clubs.
The Laveen School District will host a parent information session on Vaping/ E-Cigarette Awareness at 6:00 p.m. on November 6 at Paseo Pointe, 8800 S. 55th Avenue.
The topic will focus on educating parents about the common myths and misconceptions surrounding vaping and the use of e-cigarettes. Speakers will provide information on the evolution of these products, the dangers associated with the devices, and the chemicals inhaled during usage. The session is being presented by The Office of the Arizona Attorney General.
Middle school students are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians. There is no charge to attend. This session is open to all Laveen families.
Beginning September 30, all Laveen cafeterias will serve after-school snacks to students who participate in after-school activities.
The “Super Snacks” are nutritious, quick and easy to eat, and delicious – giving students a chance to refuel before moving on to their activity. They are served at no charge through USDA’s After-school Meal Program, a component of the National School Lunch Program.
Whether students are practicing sports, receiving tutoring, participating in a club or attending Kids Club – we’ve got a meal ready for them.
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Arizona State House Representative Diego Rodriguez visited with several Trailside Point classes. He discussed his background as a prosecutor and encouraged the students to work hard and set personal goals. He also explained his work as a state legislator and reminded them of the importance of voting.
Laveen’s Kids Club is now accepting registrations for Fall Break Camp. Camp will be available each day of Fall Break from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Desert Meadows School. Visit our Kids Club Day Camp page for details and registration forms.
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Our annual Meet Your Teacher Night is August 1 from 5pm to 7pm at all Laveen schools. Visit your child’s classroom, meet the school staff and other families, and complete any last minute paperwork. School starts August 5.