Good News from the Schools

Things are constantly moving in our growing district! This is the page where we keep you informed about great things that are going on, so be sure to check back often! To view previous "Good News" events, please click one of the links in the right sidebar.


Good News From Littleton Elementary

The mission of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. This year 26 girls from Littleton Elementary participated in Girls on the Run by training for and completing the 5K Bubble Run at the Goodyear Ballpark on Saturday, April 22.


Good News From Estrella Vista STEM Academy

As an engineering school, we developed a partnership with ASU’s Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics. As partners, four teachers were invited to participate in a summer engineering study on inspired solutions to hazard mitigation, environmental protection and restoration, infrastructure construction, and resource development. Only nine teachers were selected to participate in this program, and Estrella Vista is lucky to send four teacher researcher recipients!

On March 13-15, 48 5th graders and five chaperones were led to Tonto Creek Camp by EVES 5th grade teachers. This was a three day, two night trip to Tonto Creek Camp, an outdoor based STEM-focused camp located in Payson, Arizona. While at camp, the students stayed in large cabins, ate meals in a dining hall, and participated in six STEM modules. The six STEM modules included lego racers, ecology hike, daytime astronomy, orienteering, and a low ropes course.


Good News From Collier Elementary

The Collier student council earned over $600 from our Peter Piper Pizza night on April 6. We had an excellent turnout, and every staff member received a free personal pan pizza for attending.

The Collier choir performed beautifully before the Arizona Diamondbacks game on Friday, April 7. Thank you to Ms. Ilene Rosas and staff for organizing and supporting this fantastic opportunity for Collier students.


Good News From Country Place Leadership Academy

Congratulations to Country Place Leadership Academy’s teacher of the year! Country Place Leadership Academy is proud to announce our teacher of the year, Mr. Cody Cherland. Mr. Cherland teaches 5th grade, coaches baseball, facilitates the Leader in Me Lighthouse Team, and supports our students and school in many ways!

Congratulations to Country Place Leadership Academy’s staff member of the year! Country Place Leadership Academy is also proud to announce our staff member of the year, Mrs. Yeceli Heras. Mrs. Heras serves as the administrative secretary to the principal and is an integral part of Country Place.


Good News From Tres Rios Service Academy

Tres Rios Pumas are always looking for new ideas and ways to impact the community in a positive way. This month teachers came together to create service projects in celebration of Earth Day. No idea was too big or too small as teams cross collaborated across grade levels to design projects and lessons which they will conduct on April 24. It is awesome to see teachers finding ways to “link learning to life” and impact our community.

Our exceptional learners team “teamed up” to increase awareness and support for autism. The team ordered t-shirts and focused their bulletin board for the month on the subject as well.

Our kindergarten and 4th grade teams planned a service project to benefit the Humane Society and they created “kitty warmers”, little bed warmers for kittens as they await adoption using socks and rice.

Our fourth through seventh grade received another amazing assembly provided by the West Valley Arts Council (WVAC). The kids have enjoyed the performances all year that were provided because of Littleton’s partnership with WVAC. We are very grateful.

On Friday, April 7, 2017, Travis White led the Da Capo Choir during the national anthem at the Arizona Diamondbacks game.


Good News From Quentin Elementary School

Quentin celebrated our Kids At Hope career and education week from March 13 to March 17. We had many careers represented including a pilot, EMT, police/detective, senator, attorney, and journalist. We also had West-Mec High School come to Quentin with counselors and students to present the opportunities they have with health careers during their high school years.