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 view one of the archived newsletters.

Good News from Tres Rios Service Academy

On February 27, for our parent meetings, Tres Rios partnered with the Phoenix Police Department to answer questions about bullying and providing strategies for how they can work with their children at home. Families in attendance learned a lot and truly appreciated the time together.

Good News from Exceptional Student Services

On February 8, 2019, Littleton participated in the Basketball Special Olympics Tournament at Trevor Browne High School. Staff and students had a great time and came home with a third-place win.

Good News from the Fine Arts Academy

What dos the principal of the Fine Arts Academy do on her weekends? She acts, sings, and dances! Good job, Mrs. Susan Gibson, on bringing the role of Mae to life in the musical, The Pajama Game. If you haven’t’ had the chance to visit the Startlight Theater in North Phoenix, now is the time to check it out. There’s still plenty of time to catch our dancing diva live on stage!

Good News from Estrella Vista STEM Academy

Estrella Vista staff and students would like to celebrate Mr. Rigoberto Gamez for being the Estrella Vista Inspirer of the Month for January. Currently, Mr. Gamez is an 8th grade math teacher. Some of the great nomination statements included: "Mr. Gamez establishes trust by always doing what he says he will." "Mr. Gamez respects all students and staff and works to build strong relationships with students." "Mr. Gamez demonstrates integrity through the example of genuine character for both his students and athletes." "Mr. Gamez collaborates with his team, fellow co-workers, and families to ensure success in the classroom and on the field." "Mr. Gamez is dedicated to being an ace for numerous students at all grade levels." and "Mr. Gamez goes above and beyond and always has a smile on his face." Thank you, Mr. Gamez, and congratulations on this achievement!

Good News from Littleton STEM Academy

The entire third grade had an opportunity to take part in a chariot race competition in our gymnasium in late January. Students worked together to create their chariots using sphero robots. Each classroom held tournaments, and the classroom champions competed to crown a grand champion from third grade. The two-person teams consisted of a driver and a pit crew operator. The competition was a culmination of the hard work put forth by our third grade students in the maker space, and was great entertainment for all the students, faculty, and families in attendance!