Trailside Point student Anthony Carr recently filmed his second appearance in the ABC hit comedy series “Abbott Elementary.” Carr plays the character “Joshua.” You can watch his first appearance in the “Attack Ad” episode at timestamp 2:14 here: https://abc.com/shows/abbott-elementary/episode-guide/season-02/07-attack-ad
Join our Team! Teacher Job Fair is March 23
The Laveen School District is hosting a job fair for teachers interested in joining our team. The job fair will be held on March 23, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Laveen administrators including school principals.
Mission: Kindergarten 2023 is January 31
Enrolling a kindergartner next school year? Join us for an exploration of Laveen’s kindergarten program on January 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all Laveen schools.
Each of our nine schools will host an information night for prospective families. Our school principals will navigate you through everything you need to know as you prepare to launch your child into a successful academic career.
Registration* for the 2023-24 school year will open on January 31. Apply online at www.LaveenSchools.org/registration. Enrollment requirements may apply.
Students may be enrolled in any of our schools regardless of where they live, space permitting. Families living outside of a school’s transportation zone will be responsible for providing transportation.
*Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2023 to register for kindergarten. Preschool for children ages 3-5 is offered at Desert Meadows, Estrella Foothills, Paseo Pointe, and Vista del Sur.
Visit www.LaveenSchools.org/Kindergarten for more information.
Social Studies Adoption Committee Reviewing Potential Curriculum for Adoption
The 6-8 social studies adoption committee is in the process of reviewing potential curriculum for adoption to begin in the 2023-24 school year. The committee is currently reviewing the following publishers:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Social Studies
Teacher’s Curriculum Institute Social Studies (TCI)
The materials are currently on digital display for community input. Login information can be found here. Printed materials are also available upon request. If you have any questions or comments please contact:
Dr. Tracy Watkins, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Newsletter for January
Read January’s issue of our school newsletter, The Panther Print. Archived issues can be found under the “About Us” tab.
School Newsletter for December
Read December’s issue of our school newsletter, The Panther Print. Archived issues can be found under the “About Us” tab.
Kids Club Now Enrolling for Winter Break Camp
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.
School Newsletter for November
Read November’s issue of our school newsletter, The Panther Print. Archived issues can be found under the “About Us” tab.
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.
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.