The Phoenix Union High School District will be holding a high school information night, October 23 from 6pm to 7pm for all middle school families. The event will be held at Vista del Sur, 3908 W. South Mountain Ave. Find out about all the offerings throughout the Phoenix Union High School District.
There is “lots2love” about school lunch and that is the theme of this year’s National School Lunch Week.
Cafeterias will be providing free lunches during the week of October 15 to all students to encourage them to try the many nutritional meals cafeterias offer. The Child Nutrition Department will offer a special menu that includes heart-shaped chicken nuggets, soft pretzels, and potatoes.
All meals are prepared to federal nutritional guidelines and include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. The menus are specifically designed to provide nutritious meals for growing children. Visit www.laveeneld.org/menu for more information.
Laveen’s Kids Klub is now accepting registrations for Fall Break Camp. Camp will be available each day of Fall Break from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Desert Meadows School. Visit our Kids Club Day Camp page for details and registration forms.
Rogers Ranch Assistant Principal Asia DeRosa was honored with the district’s Pinnacle of Leadership Award at the September Governing Board meeting. This award honors administrators for their exceptional leadership, outstanding accomplishment, and dedicated service to Laveen’s students and community.
Laveen schools serve free or reduced-price lunches to families that qualify based on income requirements.
Families must reapply annually. If you qualified last year your eligibility expires September 17. Please reapply at EZMealApp.com or complete a paper application at your school’s front office or cafeteria. All families are encouraged to apply. Applications are processed year round and are kept confidential.
Families that meet federal income levels may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Lunches are currently priced at $2.30; the reduced price is $.40. Breakfast is served free to all students, regardless of eligibility, before school each day.
In addition to receiving a discount on meal prices, completed applications provide additional funds to the district in the form of grant money. Funding for prevention programs, parent training, and interventions for students in reading and math is often based on the number of students qualified for free or reduced–price lunch.
Visit our Child Nutrition page for more information.
The Laveen Elementary School District is seeking bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year. Call 602-237-9107 for details. View the job description.
We look forward to seeing all our new and returning families for another great school year!
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All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2018-19 school year. Visit any of our school offices to enroll your child.
Please bring the following documents:
- Proof of Residence (examples include: utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, etc.)
- Child’s Immunization Record
- Child’s Original Birth Certificate (copies not accepted)
- Parent/Guardian’s Photo ID
Visit our registration page for more information.
*Please note, Vista del Sur is an accelerated school and students must take an assessment prior to enrolling. Paseo Pointe is a dual language immersion (DLI) school. Incoming kindergartners and first graders must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).
A team of four students from Rogers Ranch competed in the national MESA (Math, Science, Engineering, and Science Achievement) competition in Philadelphia June 21- 22.
Students Thomas Beltran, Ana Fritts, Isabel Cardenas, and Brenan Wesolek were 5th graders last school year when they won the state competition for the middle school division in Arizona. The challenge was to engineer a project that would solve a real-world problem using an Arduino (micro-computer). Based on an experience by Isabel’s father running a night marathon, the team designed a wristband that could send out an SOS sequence of lights through LED lights for lost hikers and outdoor adventurers to summon help if they were lost or stranded in the desert.
At the national competition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania eleven states were represented. The teams were judged on 4 areas — a 10-page report, a detailed poster, a technical interview with the judges, and a “pitch” presentation.
The Rogers Ranch team came in 2nd place in the poster category for the middle school division. The team also scored 4th place overall when the scores were averaged for all categories.
Most of all, the students had a great time in Philadelphia, learned a lot about engineering, and loved the experience of competing. They have already started planning for next year’s competition.
The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children entering sixth grade obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4), or provide a valid exemption. These new immunizations are important as they will provide protection against serious illness.
Tdap is a combination vaccine that provides protection against three bacterial diseases — Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Meningococcal prevents against four types of bacterial meningitis.
Parents should review their child’s immunization records. If these vaccinations have not been received, the child should obtain the vaccination at either their doctor’s office or an immunization clinic. Proof of immunizations will need to be received before the student can begin school on August 6.
Students who do not have these required shots, or a valid exemption, will not be allowed to start school. Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.
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