Top Happenings

  • One Community Initiative vaccine opportunity

    We partnered with Equality Health, the Herozona Foundation and other community organizations, to offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to our South Phoenix families. Anyone 12 and older was able to receive the shot between 3 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 in the C.O Greenfield gym. Families were also able to pick up a food box. More than 700 students and families participated in the event. Through this partnership, we are planning several more vaccination events over the summer at both Julian and Valley View schools. More information is available in English and Spanish for the community.

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  • RSD Gifted and Talented Spring Showcase

    On May 5, gifted program students and families, teachers, and staff gathered on Zoom to showcase some of the projects our gifted students completed this year. The students also spoke about their experience and answered questions for prospective gifted programming families.

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  • Operation School Bell provides generous donation

    Operation School Bell provided uniforms and personal items for students at 17 of our schools including: (2) uniforms in approved school colors, socks and shoes, sweatshirts, hygiene kits and a new book. More than 1,500 students received these items as part of the donation, coordinated by head FACE Coordinator Rose Rodriguez.

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  • In partnership with PXU Bernard Black Elementary School will host vaccine event

    Through a partnership with Phoenix Union High School District and Maricopa County Health Department and other partners, the Roosevelt School District will be able to host additional vaccine PODs over the summer at Bernard Black Elementary School.

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  • End of year PLC Summit supports our educators

    Educators in the Roosevelt School District participated in a two-day Professional Learning Summit provided by Solution Tree. The summit prompted staff to start building foundations of professional learning communities and creating systems that answer the two questions; what do our students need to know and learn and how will we know when they learned it? There were a total of 16 breakout sessions available to attend.

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  • Bush wins field renovation contest

    Maxine O. Bush Elementary School was a winner of the “Our Winning Green Space” contest from Project EverGreen. The school will receive a top-of-the-line Exmark commercial mower package valued at approximately $15,000 and a GreenCare for Communities green space improvement. Project EverGreen is a national non-profit committed to bringing people together to make a difference in how yards, parks and communities creating a greener, healthier, cooler Earth.

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  • Lassen receives desk donation for students

    V.H. Lassen received a donation of 30 hand-made desks from courtesy of Steve Weinberg and Freeway Chevrolet. A majority of the desks will be given to students to use in their homes while a portion will be used to set up outdoor learning spaces at Lassen. Weinberg started building desks at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for individual students and then branched out schools and districts as he recognized the growing need for students to have a dedicated workspace in their homes. Both print and television media covered the event.

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  • Conchos students get outdoors with TruFlask

    On May 15, a wilderness expert from local water bottle and outdoor company TruFlask took I.G. Conchos Elementary School students and the School Social Worker on a guided hike in South Mountain to encourage physical activity and a love of the outdoors in future generations. Students learned about local plants, animals and how to respect and take care of our environment. Students also learned ways to take care of themselves while outdoors and enjoyed a healthy breakfast after their hike.

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  • Lopez hosts annual Junior Achievement Day

    Irene Lopez School hosted their annual “Junior Achievement Day” on May 12. Students learned how to succeed in work and life from volunteers with Wells Fargo. Junior Achievement volunteers provided students with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices. Lopez has been hosting Junior Achievement Day for over 15 years, and many eighth graders have been a part of JA Day every year for their nine years at Lopez.

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  • Kennedy FACE Coordinator provides students with bikes

    John F. Kennedy Elementary School FACE Coordinator Melissa Downs was able to provide bikes to students at Kennedy and C.O. Greenfield school. She was able to provide five students with bikes from December through the end of the school year.

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  • Roosevelt School District No. 66 Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

    Our Roosevelt teachers go the extra mile every day to ensure that all our students receive a high-quality learning experience. They challenge each child academically while supporting them socially and emotionally. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their efforts to inspire creativity in their students within personalized learning environments. Our current and former students, staff and community just have one thing to say: Thank you for everything, teachers!

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