Congratulations to Lindsay Davis, Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy student, for taking 3rd Place in the Arizona Spelling Bee hosted by the Arizona Educational Foundation. Arizona PBS will air the state bee on April 20 at 9:00 p.m.
It is time for the annual Parent Survey. The Laveen Elementary School District believes that parental input to the educational process is critically important. This survey is a part of our district’s ongoing continuous improvement process and provides school leaders a view into the perception of our community and areas that possibly need improvement. You should plan on taking 5 to 10 minutes to complete the online survey. This survey will be available March 27 — April 21.
Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.
Laveen schools will begin administering state achievement testing in April. Students in Grades 3-8 will take Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT). The AzMERIT test measures students’ skills in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Students in 4th and 8th grade will continue to take the AIMS science test, in addition to AzMERIT. Students who are enrolled in an Algebra or Geometry class, will also take an AzMERIT end of course (EOC) assessment. Thanks to the continued support of our community, Laveen School District will to administer the AzMERIT assessment via its online platform.
For more information on the testing as well as schedules and tips for success, read the letter from the Academic Services Department.
Several members of the Laveen community were recognized on the House and Senate floors February 28 as part of Education Day. Senator Catherine Miranda recognized district superintendent Dr. Bill Johnson for receiving the ASA All-Arizona Superintendent Award. Representative Reginald Bolding recognized Rogers Ranch principal Tim Thomas for his Milken Educator Award as well as Vista del Sur principal Jessica Epacs and Vista parent Tony Berastegui for their National Blue Ribbon School award. The three were recognized during the legislators’ Point of Personal Privilege at the start of the afternoon floor session.