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Monday, June 18, 2018

Open House Planned for April 27 at All Laveen Schools

Open House Planned for April 27 at All Laveen Schools

Each school in the Laveen Elementary School District offers a signature program. Performing arts, STEM, computer science, and college preparation are just a few of the specialized programs you can find in Laveen schools. These programs enhance the education offerings by providing courses that pique students’ interests, but also prepare them for high school and >> Read More…


Phoenix Union Board Names Geston Interim Superintendent

Phoenix Union Board Names Geston Interim Superintendent

The Phoenix Union Governing Board unanimously named Dr. Chad Gestson Interim Superintendent to replace Dr. Kent P. Scribner, who is the sole finalist for the Fort Worth, TX Independent School District superintendent. The announcement was made at a special board meeting, Tuesday evening. Gestson’s appointment is contingent upon Scribner’s contract approval in Fort Worth, which >> Read More…


SMCC’s Olson Named Entrepreneurial President of the Year

SMCC’s Olson Named Entrepreneurial President of the Year

SMCC President, Dr. Shari Olson, has been named the 2014 Entrepreneurial President by the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). Since arriving at SMCC in 2011, Dr. Olson has made it a priority to focus on entrepreneurship by implementing a strengths-based model that has created a culture where staff, faculty and students are continually >> Read More…


Largest Charter District Earns Straight ‘As’

Largest Charter District Earns Straight ‘As’

Arizona’s largest K-8 Charter District, Legacy Traditional Schools (LTS), with over 8,000 students has earned an “A” grade from the State of Arizona for the 2013-2014 school year. Additionally, each of LTS’s eight campuses individually received an “A,” an accomplishment that speaks to the high academic achievement being attained consistently across the Legacy Traditional School >> Read More…


AARP Reading Program in Phoenix Schools

AARP Reading Program in Phoenix Schools

AARP Experience Corps and AARP Arizona staff joined Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and several school superintendents at Heard Elementary recently to unveil a new partnership developed to improve reading skills for Phoenix elementary school students. The AARP Experience Corps model utilizes highly trained volunteer tutors 50 and older to help children become great >> Read More…


Easy Support for Laveen Schools

Easy Support for Laveen Schools

Arizona allows taxpayers to dedicate dollars to education while reducing the amount you owe on your 2013 taxes. For every dollar you donate, the amount you owe on your Arizona taxes will be that much less. If you do not owe taxes, the amount you donate may be carried forward for up to five years >> Read More…


Elementary School Prepping for College

Elementary School Prepping for College

While most eighth grade students are busy wondering what high school will be like, but the eighth graders at Cheatham Elementary School in the Laveen Elementary School District are taking it a bit further. They are actually focusing on college. Cheatham Elementary implemented a College and Career Initiative this year with all eighth graders. The >> Read More…


Four Year Degree at SMCC

Four Year Degree at SMCC

South Mountain Community College (SMCC) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) are teaming up to offer a four-year baccalaureate degree in Business Administration on the SMCC campus. NAU recommends students complete an ABUS (Associate in Business) degree from SMCC or any accredited community college. Students pursuing other Associate Degrees should contact NAU Program Coordinator Frank Piña, >> Read More…


Laveen School District Installs Solar Panels

Laveen School District Installs Solar Panels

The Laveen School District has contracted with SolarCity Corporation for the installation and operation of Solar Generating Systems at two school sites, Cheatham Elementary and Desert Meadows School. One of the many benefits of this program includes the district’s participation in the Salt River Project (SRP) Earthwise Commercial Solar Electric Program. As part of this >> Read More…


Charter Schools Providing Options

Charter Schools Providing Options

Editor’s Note: This the first in a two part series on charter schools in the South Mountain/Laveen Areas. Part two will run in the March 2012 issue. Over the past decade and a half, numerous charter schools have cropped up all over the South Mountain area. Four such schools include EAGLE College Prep Harmony Elementary >> Read More…


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