Laveen Schools to Implement Student IDs for 2017-18

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.

In an effort to expedite the issuing of these badges when school resumes, we ask newly enrolled students to visit their school office to have their photo taken. Hours for student ID photos are as follows.

Date Hours Schools
June 22 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All Laveen Schools
June 29 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All schools except Desert Meadows
July 10,11,12,13 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All Laveen Schools

Badges for returning students will include the student’s photo on file.



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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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Now Enrolling for 2017-18

All Laveen schools, with the exception of Vista del Sur, are currently enrolling students for the 2017-18 school year. Visit any of our school offices Monday – Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to enroll your child. We will also be holding extended enrollment hours on Tuesday, July 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In addition to registering your child for classes, you will also be able to

Please bring the following documents:

  •  Proof of Residence (examples include: utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, etc.)
  •  Child’s Immunization Record
  •  Child’s Original Birth Certificate (copies not accepted)
  •  Parent/Guardian’s Photo ID

Children registered early will receive a free gift!

Visit our registration page for more information.

*Please note, Vista del Sur is an accelerated school and students must take an assessment prior to enrolling. Paseo Pointe is a dual language immersion (DLI) school. Incoming kindergartners (beginning in 2017-18) must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).



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Laveen Recognizes Retirees

DSC_1947The Laveen Elementary School District recognized this year’s retirees with a reception held on the patio of the Laveen Education Center. Retirees brought their family and friends to celebrate their longstanding service to the students of Laveen. Following the reception, the Governing Board recognized each individual with an award.

The 2017 retirees include:

Vicki Canisales – Administrative Assistant, Student Services Department (23 years with Laveen)

Kandy Clauss – Preschool Coordinator, Laveen School (10 years with Laveen)

Lydia Deguzman – Special Education Instructional Associate, Laveen School (11 years with Laveen)

Mitchell Garcia – Lead Custodian, M.C. Cash School (19 years with Laveen)

Margo Hilton – 4th Grade Teacher, Cheatham (10 years with Laveen)

Jan Hoskovec – Social Studies Teacher, Laveen School (31 years with Laveen)

Lora Morales – ELD Instructional Coach, Desert Meadows (2 years with Laveen)

Steve Preis – Principal Desert Meadows School (12 years with Laveen)

Colleen Reinboldt – Occupational Therapist, Laveen School (9 years with Laveen)

 Photos from the retirement celebration can be found on our flickr page.




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