Superintendent's Award of Excellence
Jane Camp and her dog Brogan receive the Superintendent's
At the Governing Board meeting on February 26, 2014, we honored Jane Camp and her dog Brogan with the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence. Jane and Brogan were nominated for this award by Deby Valadez, Principal at Palm Lane School. Her nomination states, “Jane has a true love for reading and wants to instill that love to our students. Jane and Brogan started giving to Cartwright School District over five years ago when I was the principal at Holiday Park School. Recently, I received a phone call at Palm Lane and with great surprise it was Jane on the other end saying ‘I found you’. Jane asked if she and Brogan could come over to Palm Lane and give every child a book. I explained to Jane that our school had almost 1,000 students but that didn’t faze her one bit. Jane and Brogan came to Palm Lane for two days in order to ensure
Pre-Kindergarten Parent/Child Workshops
Cartwright School District is offering workshops for all parents of pre-kindergarten age children. The workshop will provide information and activities to help prepare children for a successful school experience. Please bring your pre-kindergarten child (ages 3 to 6) with you as they will participate in hands-on activities and receive an activity packet. To learn more about these workshops, click HERE to view the information in English or HERE to view the information in Spanish.
Elementary Track Meet
The Annual Elementary Track Meet finals were held on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Thanks to all of the student athletes, their P.E. teachers, administrators, and parents for making this a successful event. We hope you enjoy this slideshow of the event.
Academy for Success Now Open
Director Kris Kurtz greets students on first day at
the Academy for Success
January 6, 2014 was "Opening Day" for our PEER and Alternative Education programs to come together into one facility, Academy for Success! There was excitement and first day jitters as the first buses arrived. Eighty-five plus students attend Academy for Success, in grades K-8 from schools throughout the district. The focuses for the programs are academic achievement and behavioral support with an emphasis on life skill/social skill teaching based upon Boys Town Specialized Classroom Management program. Currently there are 43 staff members on site. The Academy for Success is led by Director Kristan Kurtz. For more information about the Academy for Success, call (623) 691-4750.
Community Garden Planted at Davidson School
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, a community garden was planted on the grounds of G. Frank Davidson Elementary School. Several hundred volunteers turned out on Saturday morning to plant six garden boxes on Davidson’s campus, as well as to participate in community clean-up activities throughout the neighborhood. Three of the garden boxes will be maintained by first graders in Victoria Perkins classroom, while the other three will be maintained by the Los Osos Neighborhood Association.
Gabriela Garza and City Councilman Michael Nowakowski kick-off the event
The project was organized by Los Osos Neighborhood Association leader Gabriela Garza in conjunction with Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski and Davidson School leaders. The garden was funded in part by a grant from the Martin Luther King Junior Foundation and the project aligned with the MLK Community Day of Service. Thanks to the students, families, and staff of Davidson Elementary School who participated in Saturday’s event and a special thanks to Ms. Perkins and her students for maintaining the garden. (read more)
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10 Schools and District Office Receive EnergyStar Awards
Cartwright School District proudly announces that the following schools have been awarded the ENERGY STAR Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to our daily energy conservation efforts. The following sites are now certified as being in the top 25% most energy efficient of all commercial and Industrial buildings throughout the nation!
· Cartwright District Office
· Charles W. Harris School
· Heatherbrae School
· John F. Long School
· Manuel Pena, Jr. School
· Atkinson Middle School
· Bret R. Tarver School
· Sunset School
· Castro Middle School
· Starlight Park School
· Holiday Park School
Our goal is to have all buildings within the Cartwright School District ENERGY STAR certified.
Dr. Jacob A. Chávez
District Office Staff