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Articles from October 2023

Laveen District is Home to Three A-Rated Schools, Nine Highest Performing Schools in Laveen

On October 28, 2023, the Arizona Department of Education released new letter grades for each school based on the latest state assessment data from the 2022-23 school year. All schools in the Laveen School District have received top marks with three schools earning an “A” rating and six schools earning a “B” rating from the Arizona Department of Education for 2023. Laveen District schools are the highest-performing schools in the community.

Paseo Pointe Dual Language Academy, Rogers Ranch STEM Academy, and Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy all received “A” Labels. Cheatham, Desert Meadows, Estrella Foothills, Laveen, M.C. Cash, and Trailside Point received “B” Labels, also considered to be “Highly Performing.” 

Background: The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issues annual achievement profiles for every public school in the state of Arizona, based on an A through F scale. The system measures year-to-year student academic growth; proficiency in English language arts, math, and science; the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners; and acceleration/readiness indicators.

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Laveen’s 10th Annual Winter Festival is December 1

Each year, the Laveen Elementary School District hosts a Winter Festival for the community. The 10th annual Laveen Winter Festival is scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2023. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David Glasser Athletic Complex, 5001 W. Dobbins.

This year’s Winter Festival will feature obstacle courses (for both big and little kids), games, activities, student performances, photo opportunities, holiday gift vendors, food, and much more!

Admission is free. Tickets will be available for purchase for select activities. Credit cards accepted.

All proceeds benefit the Laveen Education Foundation.

Visit our Winter Festival page for more info.

See the schedule of student performances.

This year’s festival is sponsored by

Premier Sponsor

Chasse Building Team

Silver Sponsor

Ghaster Painting & Coatings

Bronze Sponsor

Laveen Dance

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Students recognized for perfect state assessment scores

Each Spring, all students in Grades 3-8 participate in the statewide academic achievement test. The test, Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment (AASA), measures a student’s mastery of the standards in two subjects: Math and English Language Arts (Reading and Writing). We had 70 students from across the district achieve perfect scores in either of the tested areas. We also had thousands of students who worked very hard throughout the year and on this assessment and we congratulated them.

At the September Governing Board, we recognized 13 students that have achieved perfect scores in consecutive years. This is an amazing accomplishment that is worth celebrating.

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Administrators Recognized with Pinnacle of Leadership Awards

Each year the district recognizes select administrators who exhibit exceptional leadership, outstanding accomplishment, and dedicated service to Laveen’s students and community. This year we are recognizing Tim Thomas, Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources; Jon Rohloff, Principal of Paseo Pointe; Kaitlin Gretkierewicz, Asst. Principal of Desert Meadows; Megan Hamburgh, Principal of Rogers Ranch; Asia Glover, Asst. Principal of Estrella Foothills; Nancy Ramirez, Director of Federal Grants; and Robert Jacobson, Director of Support Services.

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Students shine at Math Olympiad

We had some outstanding 5th-8th grade students participate in the Math Olympiad competition during their gifted time at Paseo Pointe, M.C. Cash, and Estrella Foothills in May. Several students were awarded with gold and silver pins for scoring in the top 2% and top 10% in the country, and the rest of our participating students received patches for scoring in the top 11-50%. One student, Benton Abegg of Paseo Pointe, received a medallion for earning a perfect score.

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