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STEM Pathways Event is Dec. 19

Students in Grades 6-8 and their families are encouraged to join us for STEM Pathways on December 19 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy, 3908 W. South Mountain.

This SciTech Council sponsored event focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Participants will have the opportunity to interact with elementary schools, high schools, jr. colleges, universities, non-profits, and STEM Industry in order to create an individualized STEM Pathway.

If your child is interested in pursuing a STEM career, you do not want to miss this event.

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CrossWalk Church Collects Hundreds of School Uniforms for Laveen Students

Members of CrossWalk Church collected 1,400 pieces of gently-used school uniforms and personal hygiene items as part of their 7th annual clothing and hygiene drive. One hundred volunteers collected, cleaned, sorted, and delivered 25 boxes of the uniforms to Laveen schools. The clothing and items were distributed to our health offices where they will be given to students as needed.

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Immunizations Required for 11-Year-Olds Entering 6th Grade

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children entering sixth grade obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4), or provide a valid exemption. These new immunizations are important as they will provide protection against serious illness.

Tdap is a combination vaccine that provides protection against three bacterial diseases — Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Meningococcal prevents against four types of bacterial meningitis.

Parents should review their child’s immunization records. If these vaccinations have not been received, the child should obtain the vaccination at either their doctor’s office or an immunization clinic. Proof of immunizations will need to be received before the student can begin school on August 6.

Students who do not have these required shots, or a valid exemption, will not be allowed to start school. Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.

 

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