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 STEM Academy

On behalf of the entire Firebird community, we would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are so excited to open our doors, for the first time, as the Littleton STEM Academy. With our focus in place, our staff and our learners are eager to embark on all that the world of computer sciences has to offer. 

As we have settled in to the start of the new year, there is already amazing learning and growing happening in each of our classrooms. In preschool, students have been learning routines and expectations. They have enjoyed meeting new friends and building relationships with teachers. They will continue to work on their beginning of the year study in creative curriculum.

Good News From Estrella Vista STEM Academy

Thank you to the Estrella Vista teachers for continuing to build relationships with students and their families! The team continued their annual community walk and visited over 810 homes in effort to inform families of meet the teacher night, the 2018-2019 school start date, and provide a personal welcome back for the school year! The team was able to make contact with 235 students and leave 575 door hangers!

We would like to celebrate that Estrella Vista had over 900 parents and students attended meet the teacher and annual Title 1 night on July 23. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing community and families that understand the importance of their partnership with us. 

Good News From Collier Elementary School

Officer Emmitt from Avondale Police Department (PD) came out to Collier to discuss bullying and cyber safety with our upper grade students. Collier hopes to continue this relationship with Avondale PD as they make more positive, planned visits throughout the year.

Peter Piper Pizza hosted a Collier family night on Thursday, August 2. This was a great way to kick off the year with our community as well as free dinner for the school staff.

Good News From Country Place Leadership Academy

On July 19 the Mustang certified staff participated in professional learning with 7 Habits guru, Mike Suto. Mike focused the staff on how to live and learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People at a deep level so we could help our students do the same. He also refocused the staff on the four disciplines of execution process. The first part in the process is to focus on the wildly important. Research into effectiveness has shown that people can only focus on one to three goals at one time if they want to execute them with excellence. There are two types of goals, wildly important (WIG) and pretty important (PIG). There is also the whirlwind, which is all of the things that people need to do in their jobs or lives on a daily basis to make it through their day. What makes a WIG stand out is that without it none of the other goals would matter.