All Schools Announcements
Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson's May Letter
Dear Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Family,
It’s hard to believe that the 2012-13 school year is almost over. In the past few weeks, we have had many exceptional school and student achievements that I would like to celebrate. We are truly proud of Anasazi, Cherokee and Tavan elementary school which each have earned the distinction of being named a 2013 A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). This is the fourth time that Anasazi has been honored with this award; the school also received the honor in 1995, 2003 and 2009. This is the first time that Cherokee and Tavan have received the honor. A+ Schools are evaluated through an extensive application and rigorous site visit by the AEF A+ review panel, consisting of teachers, administrators, community volunteers and business leaders. Preparation of each school's application involves its students, faculty, administration and surrounding community. See May Letter
Pueblo Promotes its 1st FLI Class
On May 24th, the first classes of students in the Foreign Language Immersion (FLI) Program at Pueblo Elementary School will be promoted to middle school.
Navajo Code Talker Visits Yavapai
On May 17th, Yavapai Elementary School was very fortunate to have as a guest one of only four remaining Navajo Code Talkers. Teddy Draper, Sr. spoke with 4th to 6th graders about his experiences as a Code Talker and about Navajo culture and Arizona history. Mr. Draper had time to meet privately with Native American students from Yavapai, Supai Middle School and Coronado High School. He also met with 4th graders to speak specifically about Arizona, which is part of their curriculum. This was a historical opportunity for students to personally meet a war hero. Students are studying about the Navajo Code Talkers and are learning about their contributions and service to our country.
4 SUSD Students Receive Scholarships at Annual All-City Awards Banquet
At the May 13th All-City Awards Banquet, four Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) students were awarded scholarships.
Kendra Coleman, a student at Chaparral High School, and Max Schuman, a student at Arcadia High School, each received a $500 scholarship from the Scottsdale Charros. Nominations for these awards are made by SUSD athletic directors and coaches.
“Dig into Reading“ This Summer
Don’t fall behind this summer. “Dig into Reading” and join the Scottsdale Public Library’s Summer Reading program – May 30th-July 27th. It’s all new this year with super prizes and lots of exciting activities.
Stop in any of the Scottsdale libraries or visit the library website at www.scottsdalelibrary.org to sign up and get your reading log. Track your reading minutes online or use your “Dig into Reading” log. Pick up your prizes at the library. Finish the program, and you’ll win a book and a free meal at Chipotle!
You can also help your school win the Super School Summer Reading Trophy just by signing up. The school with the highest percentage of students enrolled will be the proud owner of a beautiful trophy and bragging rights for 2013! You know your school is the best, so sign up for summer reading and help prove it!
Don’t forget to tell your parents, because the Scottsdale Libraries have reading programs for babies, kids, teens and adults. Summer reading is for everyone.
3 SUSD Students Receive Community Celebrating Diversity Scholarships
Three Scottsdale Unified School District seniors were selected as community scholars and will each receive a $2,500 scholarship. They are Saumya Gupta from Desert Mountain High School, Jonathan Hernandez from Arcadia High School and Dominic Bergs from Saguaro High School.
The scholarships were made possible through funding by corporate sponsors who support La Gran Fiesta and the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration in partnership with Community Celebrating Diversity and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Desert Mountain Wins Division I State Baseball Championship
Congratulations goes to Desert Mountain High School’s Baseball Team who won the Division I State Baseball Championship 4-3 against an outstanding team from Chaparral High School. The Championship game was played at Tempe Diablo Stadium on May 14th. This is the school’s first baseball championship. The team is coached by Brian Stephenson.
SUSD, CCUSD Hosts Team 7 Team and Falcon Bash
Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) will host the Team 7 and Team Falcon Bash to celebrate, refine and develop vocational programs that are designed specifically for students with special needs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave., Scottsdale 85257. See Team 7 Team and Falcon Bash
Coronado JAG Wins Awards at 2013 State Championship
Coronado High School’s Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) program won 11 awards and 1st runner up for 2012-13 JAG Program of the Year at the recently held State Championship. See JAG
Get Hooked on Summer Learning
If you are still looking for the perfect Summer Camp for your child, Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) offers many Summer Camps and Programs for students of all ages! Students can experience a variety of Athletic programs and camps for team and individual sports and Special Education and Performing Arts Camps, including Vocal, Instrumental and Visual Arts! Also, find out more about our Academic Summer School for middle and high school students (traditional classroom courses and eLearning) and Early Childhood and Kids Club opportunities. Experience SUSD this summer, where learning never stops! Click here to view the brochure
3 SUSD Schools Earn AEF A+ School of Excellence Award
Anasazi, Cherokee and Tavan elementary schools each have the distinction of being named a 2013 A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF).
A+ Schools are evaluated through an extensive application and rigorous site visit by the AEF A+ review panel, which consist of teachers, administrators, community volunteers and business leaders. Preparation of each school's application involves its students, faculty, administration and surrounding community.
Three SUSD Schools Receive Recognition from US News & World Report
US World Report & News evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college and other factors. Once again, Arcadia, Chaparral and Desert Mountain high schools earned the Silver Award. The Arizona High School list ranked Chaparral 9th, Desert Mountain 18th and Arcadia 23rd. Nationally, Chaparral ranked 666, Desert Mountain 1119 and Arcadia 1454. To view the complete Arizona list, please visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/arizona/rankings.
Pueblo Elementary Foreign Language Immersion Pre-K