Articles from August 2016

State Achievement Testing Begins April 9

Between April 9th and April 24th Laveen School District students will participate in state achievement testing.

Students in Grades three through eight will take Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT). The AzMERIT test measures students’ skills in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Students in Grades four and eight will continue to take the AIMS science test, in addition to AzMERIT. Students who are enrolled in an Algebra or Geometry class, will also take an AzMERIT end of course (EOC) assessment, in addition to their grade level ELA and mathematics assessments.

Please read the letter from our Academic Services Department for helpful testing tips and the testing schedule.


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Third Grade Cadets Report For Duty

Paseo Pointe kicked off their second annual AzMerit Boot Camp in February.  Each week, students complete “missions” that correlate with the third grade standards preparing them for success on AzMerit. To date they have earned rankings for fractions, author’s point of view, and theme.

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Open Houses Scheduled At All Laveen Schools

Each of Laveen’s eight schools will host an Open House the week of March 26, 2018. Here, you will be provided with an overview of the school and a tour of the campus with special emphasis on the school’s signature program.We encourage prospective families to attend and see what makes Laveen schools the right choice for your child.

Visit our Open House page for the schedule and details.

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School Breakfast Week is March 5-9

National School Breakfast Week is March 5-9. Your child won’t want to miss out on this special event! Laveen’s school cafeterias will be featuring your child’s favorites like breakfast burritos, whole grain donuts, and french toast. Plus, we’ll have special guests helping to serve breakfast. Students who participate in breakfast this week will receive a free 100% fruit slushy at lunch.

Did you know Laveen schools offer free breakfast to all students every day before school? Be sure to join us!

Visit our Child Nutrition page for more info. View the March menu.

National School Breakfast Week Flyer

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4th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival is April 6

Join us for the 4th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival on April 6. The event will feature numerous arts and crafts vendors, craft activities for children, Laveen student performances, and food. Entrance to the event is free. Tickets will be sold to participate in the activities.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation which provides scholarships to Laveen 8th grade students entering high school and former Laveen students entering college.

The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center Lawn, 5001 W. Dobbins.

Visit the Spring Arts Festival page for more information and vendor opportunities.

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Paseo’s Preschool Registration Begins February 6

Registration for Paseo Pointe’s preschool begins on February 6 for the 2018-19 school year.

Paseo offers a Dual Language Immersion preschool in which students receive instruction in two languages. Paseo follows a 50/50 model in which participating students spend half of their day in a classroom where teaching and learning are done in English, while the other half of the day is done in Spanish. Students participating in the DLI preschool will continue with the immersion program as they transition through the grade levels at Paseo.

Preschool is tuition-based.

Visit the district’s preschool page for more information on this program.

Join our interest list to be informed of important preschool updates.

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Information Nights Scheduled for Prospective Dual Language Immersion Families.

Your child can become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural at Paseo Pointe School, Laveen’s only Dual Language Immersion (DLI) School.

Join us for a DLI information night
January 25 or February 22
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
8800 S. 55th Avenue.

Paseo Pointe School offers Dual Language Immersion in Spanish in Grades Preschool-3.

Paseo Pointe’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program is based on a 50/50 model in which participating students spend half their day learning content in Spanish (math, science, Spanish) and the other half in English (math, language arts, social studies).

Students who learn a second language typically exceed the academic performance of their monolingual peers and are better prepared to engage in a global society.

DLI is only offered in Grades Preschool—3rd for the 2018-19 school year. Students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade are required to participate in the DLI program. This program will expand a grade level each year until the school is 100% DLI through the eighth grade. Preschool is tuition-based.

Opened in 2016, Paseo Pointe School serves students in Grades Preschool – 8th. Enrollment is available to all students through open enrollment regardless of where they live.








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