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Articles from December 2017

Laveen Breaks Ground on David Glasser Athletic Complex

Laveen Elementary School District held a groundbreaking celebration for the David Glasser Athletic Complex on November 3. The complex will be built on the site of the old Laveen School at 5001 W. Dobbins.

The new athletic complex will include a football/soccer field and two baseball fields. It will serve the various youth ball clubs of Laveen.

The complex is named in honor of fallen Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser who was killed in the line of duty in 2016 while responding to a burglary call within the Laveen community.

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Laveen Moves to a Standards-Based Grading System

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, Laveen will be utilizing a standards-based grading system which allows us to better communicate with parents on the progress students are making toward mastering the academic standards. Students’ grades for each subject area will be reported in two separate categories: academic achievement and effort. The academic grades will  include assignments or tests that measure the students’ mastery of the learning standards. The effort grades will include such things as class assignments, homework, and participation.

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Laveen Schools Move to E-Flyers

Beginning in August 2017, Laveen schools will utilize Peachjar’s e-flyer system to distribute flyers, newsletters, and other student-centered information to parents.

E-mail blasts containing flyers from your child’s school, PTO, or non-profit student-centered activities will be sent to parents generally once a week. Flyers are maintained on a dedicated webpage for later reference.

Only school information such as school newsletters, event flyers, and PTO happenings as well as approved flyers from non-profit child-centered organizations such as Girl Scouts, ball leagues, and local community groups will be sent to the email addresses on file for each family. Parents should make sure their school office has their current email address.

Parents may sign up for a free Peachjar account to utilize added features, like combining schools. But, this is not necessary to receive flyers.

Visit www.laveeneld.org/e-flyers for more information.

 

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Laveen Schools Implement Student IDs

Beginning in August 2017, all students attending Laveen schools will be required to wear a student identification badge at all times while on campus or on the bus.

In addition to serving as school identification, the badges will contain a bar code for students to use as they go through the cafeteria line. Students utilizing Laveen’s bus transportation will also swipe their badge as they board and exit the bus. Read more about the Zonar bus pass system.

 

 

 

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Laveen – One of the Nation’s “Googliest” School Districts

Google Reference District BadgeThe Laveen Elementary School District has been named a Google for Education Reference District for our strong vision and transformation of education with technology. Reference Districts demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes.  Laveen was invited to become part of the program due to our strong adoption of G Suite for Education tools and Chromebooks. The district is now considered one of the “Googliest” in the nation.

Laveen also had 11 employees across the district become Google Certified Trainers. Certified Trainers have a passion to transform classrooms with technology and will inspire and support teachers across the district as they redefine classroom learning. To achieve this certification participants must attend several training workshops to learn the vast array of Google tools and how to deliver effective training plans while helping fellow educators use Google technologies. They must also take Google Certified Educator exams and submit video documentaries that include a personal bio & training screencast. Certified Trainers will support Laveen’s schools by offering Google workshops for staff and provide on-site support to staff and students. Laveen’s Google for Education Certified Trainers are: J.D. Williams, Reed Brotherton, Sarah Mikula, Tristan Henderson, Michelle Blakely, Frincine Tait, Alecia Salvati, Katrina Conley, Richard Pino, Ella Chasten, and Spencer Cotter. Williams was the first Laveen staff member to achieve this certification.

 

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