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

On April 22nd, 2017, Littleton Elementary School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Firebird chapter, in partnership with the City of Avondale, volunteered their time for the Global Youth Service Day. Our NJHS volunteers cleaned up the Tres Rios Wetlands by picking up trash and painting over graffiti to create a more sustainable environment for the local wild-life, tourists, and residents.

Good News From Estrella Vista STEM Academy

Congratulations to Mr. Anthony Haduch, 4th grade teacher, as the recipient of the 2016-2017 Westside Impact teacher of the year for Estrella Vista STEM Academy! Congratulations to Ms. Jamie Peltier, 1st grade teacher, and Ms. Twana Beal, reading interventionists, for achieving teacher of the month for the month of April.

Our kindergarten orientation was on April 27, and it was a huge success! We are proud to say that we met just over 40 students and their families. Our school was packed with incoming kindergartners that are already so excited for the coming school year.

Thank you to Estrella Vista students and staff for your excellent work in utilizing design thinking for our culminating STEM showcase event on Wednesday, May 17. Many visitors, including families, community members, and partnering businesses, visited Estrella Vista for the showcase including ASU engineers, ASU biotech staff, MCESA, and district leadership. Every grade level and class had great displays of design thinking, which included student presentation along with feedback and evaluation from their peers and visitors.

Good News From Quentin Elementary School

Quentin celebrated teacher appreciation week in style with events throughout the week for our staff members. Ms. Karen Riffenburg, our kindergarten teacher, was celebrated by Suntec Concrete for being an outstanding teacher. Suntec came to Quentin and delivered a wish list of items to her in front of her class.

Our National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) ceremony was in April, and we were able to affirm 30 students. Our NJHS students will be completing their final project which is kindness week next week. They will be working with different grade levels to facilitate activities of kindness each day throughout the week.

Good News From Fine Arts Academy

Fine Arts Academy has had a very busy month so far and it will end with even more celebrations of the arts. We had a technology museum in second grade. We had our Dear Edwina show that was an absolute hit. Fine Arts Academy also had our last assembly from West Valley Arts Council.