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 Estrella Vista STEM Academy

Congratulations to Mrs. Jacqueline Robinson, kindergarten teacher, for achieving the Westside Impact Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Robinson has been teaching at Estrella Vista STEM Academy for three years. She was selected as teacher of the year by her peers for demonstrating expertise in building classroom community and promoting student ownership in learning. Mrs. Robinson also develops amazing relationships with parents at Estrella Vista. Please help us congratulate Mrs. Jacqueline Robinson for this huge accomplishment!

Good News From Littleton Elementary School

This final month of the school year has been one of transition and celebration on the Littleton Elementary campus. We have had the opportunity to honor the achievements of our students, welcome in a new group of Firebirds, and recognize our eighth graders who have been promoted to the next chapter of their lives.

Our National Junior Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony earlier this month. New members were encouraged by the words of current society officers and inspired by Miss Arizona, Ms. Maddie Rose Heller.

Good News From Country Place Leadership Academy

6th-8th grade students from the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) visited the state capital. Senator Contreras invited the members during the Country Place Leadership Academy fall NJHS induction. Students were able to go inside the assembly room and the committee rooms. They had the opportunity to talk with staff members from the capital and learned how laws are made. They also had a personal tour and got to ask questions with State Senator Martin Quezada.

Good News From Collier Elementary School

Congratulations to Collier’s newest members of National Junior Honor Society. Thank you to Ms. Leslie Casillas for her hard work and commitment to the program and our students.

Collier’s student council earned the master’s council award as well as eight blue ribbons for their projects. This award is the highest honor and a great accomplishment for these young men and women. Thank you to our student council sponsors, Ms. Leticia Mattei and Ms. Lindsay Punke.

Good News From Quentin STEM Academy

Another great week at Quentin. We were able to celebrate our teacher of the year Ms. Rosie Garcia. We announced her at the staff meeting and presented her with roses and a gift card. We will also celebrate her at the board meeting on May 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Teachers in junior high are preparing to perform the first dissections at Quentin. 6th and 7th graders will be dissecting owl pellets and 8th graders will be dissecting frogs as part of their PBL for quarter 4. The students and the teachers are excited about this opportunity.

Lastly, Quentin 5th and 6th graders placed 3rd at the math challenge regional competition at Fowler Elementary. It was Quentin’s first ever appearance. Congratulations to Ms. Samantha Armstrong and the math challenge students.

Good News From Tres Rios Service Academy

Ms. Lindsay Westberg, our dean of students, kicked off her yearlong anti-bullying campaign by teaching students to recognize normal conflict vs. bullying and strategies to handle themselves in both situations. In the meantime, several classes were motivated to display their thoughts on the topic.

Red Ribbon Week led to many creative displays across all grades. Despite the grueling pace of the curriculum, our staff always finds a way to make time for things that matter to children.

Mr. Scott Kelbick led the way with a family science night hosted by the Arizona Science Center.

Ms. Judith Collins poured her heart and soul into making this year’s Wild West book fair a success. When unsuspecting visitors attempted to pass by the library she lassoed them in and encouraged them to buy books for their children.