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Articles from February 2023

ASPRA Awards

Our communications team was awarded three ASPRA*ations awards from the Arizona School Public Relations Association. They received an Award of Excellence for a Multi-Media Marketing Campaign for “Mission: Kindergarten” and two Awards of Excellence in Photography. Congratulations!

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Rogers Ranch Students Compete at Southwest Space Settlement Design Competition

Twelve Rogers Ranch students had an opportunity to visit the Biosphere in Oracle last month for the Southwest Space Settlement Design Competition. Rogers Ranch was the only middle school competing at the event against high school students from Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and California.

Students worked in teams to complete an aerospace engineering project. They had to design a vehicle to enable long term surface exploration of Mars for the purpose of identifying candidate sites for a future settlement on the Martian surface. NASA scientists were on hand to assist students with any questions or clarification. Teachers and adults were not allowed to assist the students.

It was exhilarating to see our students take what they were learning in 8th Grade science to solve problems on Mars. After the presentations, the scientist gave feedback to each team.

Mr. Gonzales (7th grade science) and Christina Pineda chaperoned the group. Training, lodging, food, mentors, and materials were provided.

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School Winners of Laveen Lions Peace Poster Contest Recognized

Every year the Laveen Lions sponsor a peace poster competition and each school is invited to participate. One winner is selected from every school and an overall winner is selected to represent the Laveen Lions Club in the District 21 A competition. The winners this year are

Vista del Sur- Sienna Rapacz
M.C. Cash – Felipe Valenzuela
Laveen School – Sir’Dorien Harkness
Cheatham – Azaria Rodriguez
Trailside Point – Micah Lozoya
Desert Meadows – Sarah Lopez
Paseo Pointe – Eva Villa
Estrella Foothills – Natalie Lucero

The overall winner and the student representing the Lions Club this year is Sienna Rapacz from Vista.

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