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Articles from May 2019

District-wide Summer Hours Begin May 20

Beginning on May 20, all Laveen school and district offices will generally be open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the summer. Please visit the school’s website for individual closings. Our regular Monday – Friday schedule will resume July 22.

All offices will be closed on May 27 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day.

All schools, except Vista del Sur, will be holding extended registration hours on July 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For information on Summer Meal hours visit Child Nutrition’s Summer Meals page.

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Children Eat Free All Summer

School might be out, but Laveen schools are serving breakfast and lunch to all kids all summer!

Children 18 years and younger may join us throughout the summer for nutritious breakfast and lunch. All kids’ meals are free. Breakfast and Lunch will be served at five of our school sites. New for 2019, we will also be serving an afternoon snack and dinner at the Playa Margarita Community Center, 3615 W. Roeser.

There are no income requirements and you do not need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to participate.

The summer meal program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Visit our Summer Meals page for locations, serving times, and additional information.




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Twelve Individuals Recognized as 2019 Laveen Legends

The Laveen Elementary School District recognized 12 individuals as Laveen Legends. Each recipient was honored for their positive contributions to Laveen schools. Recipients are:

  • Liz Suarez, M.C. Cash volunteer
  • Daniel Magos, Laveen School crossing guard and volunteer
  • Sohani Alam-Ahmed, Vista del Sur PTO President
  • Marisol Henry, Trailside Pointe PTA President
  • Matthew Downs, Salvation Army
  • Jennifer Rouse, Rogers Ranch community member
  • Sharon Anderson, Laveen Lions Club
  • Jenni Urbatsch, Desert Meadows PTO member
  • Les Daviet, Laveen Lions Club
  • Susan Sanborn, Laveen Art League and Governing Board member
  • Congressman Ruben Gallego
  • Bill Adams, community member

An awards dinner, sponsored by EMC2,  Chasse Building Team, and Orcutt Winslow was held on May 15 in the Trailside Point Performing Arts Building.

Photos from the event can be found on our flickr page.

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Laveen Recognizes 2019 Excellence in Education Recipients

Each year eight teachers from across the district are selected to receive the Excellence in Education Award. This prestigious award is given to those who attain high academic achievement for their students, provide exceptional service and leadership at their school, and make a positive difference outside of the classroom and in the community.

Congratulations to this year’s Excellence in Education recipients!

  • Nick Zarka, Cheatham
  • Steven Humble, Desert Meadows
  • Leah Hall, Laveen School
  • Shannon Gregory, M.C. Cash
  • Jessica Neill, Paseo Pointe
  • Jacquedda Valadez, Rogers Ranch
  • Joree Schneider, Trailside Point
  • Kristin Melton, Vista Del Sur
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Desert Meadows 6th Grader Wins District Science Fair

Congratulations to Desert Meadows School 6th grade student Selasi Abaya who took the Grand Prize Award in the district science fair. Selasi engineered and demonstrated a food airdrop.

Each Laveen school sends their two science fair winners from each grade level (Grades 4-8) to compete at the district level fair. Ribbons were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each grade level.

Congratulations to all of our winners listed below.

4th Grade
3rd Place— Laveen Elementary School: Sylas Brown
2nd Place— Desert Meadows School: Colin Mingo
1st Place— Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy: Reagan Barragan

5th Grade
3rd Place— Rogers Ranch School: Creath Vickers
2nd Place— Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy: Valerie Martinez
1st Place— Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy: Avery Normand

6th Grade
3rd Place— Rogers Ranch School: Isabella Serna, Yaretzi Menda-Meza, Dayanara Salasar, and Kimberly Garcia Corrles
2nd Place—Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy: Erin Chicon
1st Place — Desert Meadows School: Selasi Abaya

7th Grade
3rd Place— Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy: Samhith Padala
2nd Place—Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy: Alejandro Mendoza
1st Place— MCCash Elementary School: Jose Barraza Lopez

8th Grade
3rd Place—Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy: Nikhil Johnson
2nd Place— Rogers Ranch School: Janney Gutierrez, Niftalem Halie, Aeralynn Inthisane
1st Place— Laveen Elementary School: Lizbeth Sanchez

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