Budget Override Election - November 2014
The Governing Board called for a Special 15% Maintenance and Operations Budget Override Election on November 4, 2014. To read more about the override, click HERE.
To register to vote, click on this link http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/regform.aspx
To submit a pro/con statement about the override click on this link:
Superintendent's Award of Excellence
Students who scored 100% on 3rd and 4th Quarter Galileo tests receive the Superintendent's Award of Excellence from Dr. Jacob A. Chávez, Superintendent and Governing Board President Steve Gallardo
At the Governing Board meeting on May 21, 2014, fourteen students were honored with the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence. These outstanding young students scored 100% on both the third and fourth quarter Galileo tests. The following students exhibited exemplary student achievement:
Luisalberto Acosta Madera, Grade 5 - Peña
Heatherbrae Principal Eva Stevens Receives Ryan Award
On May 22, 2014 Heatherbrae School Principal Eva Stevens received the prestigious Ryan Award during a school assembly. This prestigious award honors school principals who have demonstrated accelerated results in underserved schools over a minimum of four years. The school must also serve a high percentage of urban, low-income and minority students. The award is given by the Accelerate Institute. Congratulations Mrs. Stevens! She received a $25,000 honorarium and will be featured as a guest lecturer for the Ryans Fellows in a summer program. Her stories and strategies will be profiled so current and future school leaders can gain inspiration and insight from her success. (read more)
Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi Visits Peralta School
Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi visited Peralta School on Friday, May 23, 2014 to discuss a new partnership between Peralta School, Raising A Reader, and Kristi's "Always Dream Foundation". During her visit, Kristi read her book "Dream Big Little Pig" to Kindergarten students. We look forward to beginning this exciting new partnership with Kristi Yamaguchi and her Foundation.
Telling Cartwright's Story
This week’s story is about Henry Rojas, the first Phoenix Suns Gorilla and former Glenn L. Downs and Borman Jr. High School student. Beginning in 1979 with the Phoenix Suns, Henry performed for 15 years as the first comedic mascot in all of professional sports. His legendary parody of players, coaches and officials awarded him two NBA All-Star game appearances and the respect of NBA fans, players and celebrities. Hendry’s character has been an integral part of NBA history and the character was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Henry left the Gorilla character permanently in 1995. He is currently the president of Lifestories, Inc. and serves as a motivational, inspirational and educational speaker. Henry shared the following special memory from being a Cartwright student, “My first grade teacher (read more)
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Dr. Jacob A. Chávez
District Office Staff
Secretary of State Visits Starlight Park School
Secretary of State Ken Bennett with Tina Warren, 3rd Grade Teacher
Secretary of State Ken Bennett visited Starlight Park to bid farewell to Tina Warren, 3rd grade teacher, who is retiring at the end of this school year after 30 years in the profession. Secretary Bennett made a stop at a music room, joined in on the fun in a PE class and stopped at the school's LFI Garden. During the garden stop a second grade class read a poem for Secretary Bennett. Secretary Bennett was also presented a picture frame made by the LFI students in Art class. Secretary Bennett's last stop was the Successmaker lab where he put his reading and math skills to the test and answered questions from students about his job. The students were also presented with a special coin that has the State Seal on one side and the Arizona flag on the other.