M.C. Cash resource teacher Sarah Mikula has been named an Exemplary Teacher by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. She joins just 14 other teachers from across the state who are recognized for their outstanding student achievement. Rodel Exemplary teachers share their knowledge of curriculum, instructional strategies, and classroom management skills with student teachers.
Construction has begun on Laveen’s newest school, located near 55th Avenue and Dobbins Rd. When it opens in August 2016, it will feature Dual Language Immersion as its signature program.
Parents will have the option of placing their kindergarten-age students in a classroom where some subjects are taught in English for half of the day, and other subjects are taught in Spanish the other half. If there is sufficient interest, the option may be available for first graders, as well. The program will add a grade each year, so it will eventually be available K-8.
The benefits of Dual Language Immersion include:
- Students develop oral, reading, and writing proficiency in two languages.
- Students typically meet or exceed the academic performance of students in monolingual English classrooms.
- Students are better prepared to engage in a global society that values cultural and linguistic diversity,
To assist the district in planning, please complete a brief survey.
The Laveen Governing Board selected the new attendance boundaries for School No. 8 at their November meeting. The map shows the new boundaries. School No. 8 opens in August 2016.