Top Happenings

  • First-ever district esports league kicks off

    Roosevelt School District launched an esports league in April. Our sixth, seventh and eighth grade students competed weekly in Rocket League exhibition matches leading up to our "Esports May Madness Tournament" on Saturday, May 1. The all-day tournament featured teams from 14 of our schools competing for the inaugural RSD Esports Championship.

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  • Roosevelt School District launches Hazel at Home

    Through a partnership with Hazel Health, all RSD students now have access to virtual on-demand doctor visits from home. This no-cost option offers families video or phone same-day pediatric visits, sends prescriptions to local pharmacies, and coordination with the regular family physician. Parents can sign up their students for this free service at my.hazel.co/rsd66. Communication about this has been posted on web and social and to families.

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  • One Community Initiative vaccine opportunity

    Equality Health and the Herozona Foundation along with various community partners, including Roosevelt School District partnered to offer the COVID-19 vaccines to our South Phoenix families. Adults 18 and older were able to receive the vaccine between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April 24 at South Mountain Community College. Families were also able to pick up a food box and take a free COVID-19 test.

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  • Valleywise Health Forum Educates Community

    On Wednesday, April 7, we held a free family health forum, presented in partnership with Valleywise Health. Superintendent Dr. Quintin Boyce welcomed families to the event that featured several speakers answering questions about vaccines and nutrition in English and Spanish. Thank you to Valleywise for their commitment to our community.

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  • Mobile food distribution and community pantries feed our families

    On Friday, April 23, we distributed food boxes to South Phoenix families in partnership with St. Mary's Food Bank. The monthly event was held at Bernard Black Elementary School for the first time. More than 300 families received boxes with essential food items including fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and wheat products.

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  • Suns Surprise Chavez teacher

    The Phoenix Suns Gorilla and guard Mikal Bridges surprised Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy seventh and eighth grade math teacher Ms. Shannon Connors with gifts for her and her students. Bridges joined Ms. Connors’ Zoom class on Friday, April 16, to share his passion for math when the Gorilla and Suns dance team suddenly entered the room. They distributed backpacks full of supplies to the students and presented Ms. Connors with $1,500 for teachers supplies and a gift basket.

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  • Valley View students participate in “Empatico Exchange”

    The Valley View Gifted and Talented Program and Student Lighthouse Team met with over 25 students from a Leader in Me School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic! Our students shared who they are; their hobbies and talents; and what makes them leaders at Valley View. It was a great opportunity for them to see they have so many similarities with students in another country.

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  • Conchos Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run hosted a race after school on Friday, April 23. The empowerment program which teaches girls how to run a 5k got underway just after 3:30. The girls ran the outdoor hallways at I.G. Conchos and were cheered on by parents and siblings. After the race the girls and their families enjoyed refreshments, including ice cream and awards we handed out.

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  • Maxine O. Bush Wildcat Mural

    The Maxine O. Bush student council, led by art teacher Venessa Chavez, painted a wildcat mural on the school’s wall that runs along 7th street. A second mural that is 100% student designed and created, is in progress and will represent their school, our district, the state and the 5 C’s.

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  • Earth Day at Spaces of Opportunity

    V.H. Lassen celebrated Earth Day with our community partners Spaces of Opportunity and Unlimited Potential. Lassen school’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students participated in three different activities at Spaces of Opportunity’s Community Garden. They learned about water conservation; edible plants in desert gardens, like aloe vera; and how to make seedballs. At the end of the day, students enjoyed refreshments.

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  • Welcome back to school students!

    At the end of March, we welcomed students back to in-person learning at all 19 of our schools. Our teachers and staff were so excited to see them come back and took great care to make sure that they were able to stay healthy while they were back. Some of our principals and students put in their own words what that week meant to them.

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