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Articles from October 2020

District Technology Coach Named North America Google Trainer of the Month

Laveen District Technology Coach J.D. Williams has been named October’s North America Google Trainer of the Month by Google for Education.

Williams provides provide professional development and support for all teachers, helping them integrate technology and Google tools into their instruction. He also assists with the Parent Help Desk, assisting families troubleshoot Chromebook issues and navigate online curriculum.

There are over 6,000 Google Certified Trainers world-wide.

The Google Certified Trainer of the month is chosen by Google for Education staff from nominations that are put in by other Google Certified Trainers. They have chosen one Trainer from North American and one international Trainer each month since January 2020.

 

 

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2020 Governing Board Candidates

Laveen has three Governing Board seats up for election in November 2020.

The Office of the Maricopa County Superintendent administers school district elections. Voters may read more about the candidates by reading their statements filed with the county Superintendent’s office.

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Vista del Sur is an A+ School of Excellence

Congratulations to Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy for being named a 2020 A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation!

The A+ School of Excellence program is a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding public schools. Schools complete an extensive application which is then followed by site visits by members of the AEF. The A+ School of Excellence™ designation is valid for a three-and-a-half-year period.

Vista joins Rogers Ranch, M.C. Cash School, and Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy in receiving this prestigious award.

Representatives from the Arizona Educational Foundation will present the school with an official banner.

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Free Drive-Thru COVID Testing Hosted by Laveen

The Laveen School District, in partnership with Valle del Sol, is hosting a series of free COVID-19 drive-thru testing events.

Testing is conducted by Valle Del Sol and hosted by the Laveen School District. Individuals wishing to be tested are encouraged to pre-register online at http://bit.ly/lesdcovid. The tests are offered at no cost to all community members, with no copays or financial burden for administering the test. This initiative is supported through funds made available by Maricopa County.
*NOTE: We are not doing antibody testing at this time. This test will only determine if a patient is currently positive for COVID-19.
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