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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Old Laveen Vs. New Laveen

Old Laveen Vs. New Laveen

Throughout the Laveen community, residents often talk about “Old Laveen” and “New Laveen.” Depending on who you ask, “Old Laveen” can mean a variety of different time periods, such as the early 1900s when the Laveen School District was formed in 1908, or perhaps 1939 when Central Baptist Church in Phoenix leased space in Building >> Read More…


Rogers Ranch Principal Tim Thomas Honored with Milken Educator Award

Rogers Ranch Principal Tim Thomas Honored with Milken Educator Award

Rogers Ranch School principal Tim Thomas was honored with the prestigious Milken Educator Award by the Milken Education Foundation at a surprise school assembly last month. Thomas was asked to hold an assembly where the Arizona Department of Education could announce new initiatives in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as Rogers >> Read More…


Laveen Village Voice

Laveen Village Voice

BBQ, Parade on Tap for February There are so many elements that make Laveen a unique place to live – the majestic South Mountain casting its shadow over the community, cottonfields next to new subdivisions, hitching posts at local shops and pubs. As 2017 gets under way, two uniquely Laveen events are less than a >> Read More…


Holiday Events Set for Area Fun

Holiday Events Set for Area Fun

While most of us are just getting our Halloween decorations put away, members of the Laveen Education Foundation already are wearing their winter thinking caps because it’s almost time for the Third Annual Winter Festival. This year’s festival is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins >> Read More…


Laveen Schools Set to Kick Off New Academic Year

Laveen Schools Set to Kick Off New Academic Year

Students throughout Laveen return to school this month with classes resuming Aug. 8 for the Laveen Elementary School district and high schoolers in the Phoenix Unified School. Classes at most of the charter schools also are underway or preparing to start. Meet the Teacher Night for the elementary district takes place Aug. 4 from 5-7 >> Read More…


Roosevelt Schools Best Option for SM Students

Roosevelt Schools Best Option for SM Students

It is with sadness and melancholy that I bid a fond farewell to the Roosevelt School District and the South Mountain Community after six years of service to this area. It has been great having the South Mountain District News as a partner in helping us get the good word out about our neighborhood schools. >> Read More…


Area Mourns Loss of Fallen Police Officer

Area Mourns Loss of Fallen Police Officer

“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” – The Dalai Lama Last month tragedy struck the Laveen community with the loss of two lives. Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser, >> Read More…


School District Names Roselle to New Community Outreach Position

School District Names Roselle to New Community Outreach Position

Laveen Elementary School District recently named Dr. Joe Roselle to a new position on the district’s administrative staff to serve as a liaison for the community and to improve funding sources through grants, business partnerships and other opportunities. Dr. Bill Johnson, district superintendent, said it’s been 10 years since the district had a dedicated grants >> Read More…


Residents Seeking Budget Support From City for More Area Police

Residents Seeking Budget Support From City for More Area Police

The City of Phoenix is deep into the process of conducting its annual budget hearings for the proposed $1.22 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 that includes a potential $50 more a year in property taxes for homeowners. But Laveen residents are clamoring for more attention to public safety needs for their community, something >> Read More…


Big Crowds, Success for 2016 Pit Barbecue

Big Crowds, Success for 2016 Pit Barbecue

  More than 2,000 people chowed down on beef, pork or chicken barbecue while an estimated 6,000 or more came to browse vendor booths, enjoy the entertainment and visit with friends and neighbors at the 64th Annual Laveen Pit Barbecue. Put on annually by the Laveen Community Council, an all-volunteer nonprofit community group, the barbecue >> Read More…


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