Top Happenings

  • First Edition of RSD Digital Newsletter delivered to parents

    Community Engagement sent out the first RSD e-newsletter to more than 1,500 families with a valid email in Synergy. This is one more way we are working toward reaching our parents in the community to keep them well informed about district initiatives.

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  • Roosevelt Continues Evolving Apple Support at Schools

    Our Apple Professional Learning Specialist Mrs. Melissa Kreider visited 11 out of 19 schools in the district, providing Apple training including: introducing Schoolwork, using virtual reality in the classroom, implementing the Elements of Learning in instruction, integrating project-based learning using technology, and developing Everyone Can Create clubs.

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  • Partnerships With Universities Grow

    We are pleased to share we have more than 25 interns in Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist and Social Worker prep programs from ASU and NAU throughout the District. We look forward to continuing to build partnerships with local colleges and universities.

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  • School Staff Develop Their Leadership Skills

    The aspiring leader cadre experience is designed to identify and equip participants with foundational leadership understandings, traits and skills necessary in first-level leadership roles here in the Roosevelt School District. This year’s group is comprised of 17 teachers and 4 instructional coaches from 14 schools in the district.

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  • St. Mary’s Partnership Continues Supporting Community

    The monthly St. Mary’s Food Bank distribution continues to provide our community with essential food items. At September’s event, we distributed more than 110 boxes of food, enough to feed over 550 people.

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  • Roosevelt School District Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    During the month of September, several schools celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in various activities including recognition of Mexican Independence Day and cultural learning opportunities.

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  • Online Academy Engages Parents in Education Process

    The RSD Online Academy hosted a parent night on Sept. 16 to support families with iPad troubleshooting. Parents learned various features of the iPad to support their students while learning at home, including, text to speech, markup, and Keynote to create presentations.

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  • Sunland Community Health Fair

    On Sept. 17, Sunland held the first community health fair where Unlimited Potential and Spaces of Opportunity provided fresh produce, food bags, health checks including blood pressure checks and cancer resources/information. Twenty-five Sunland families were able to take advantage of this first monthly event that will help provide resources for our community. We are very grateful for the partnerships with these organizations.

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  • Valley View Steps Up Learning

    As part of the core math curriculum of learning multiplication tables, Valley View is reinforcing their learning with a new coat of paint on the stairs. As students go up and down the steps each time, they’re able to stay physically and mentally active.

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  • Conchos hosts annual shoes that fit event

    For the fourth year in a row, The Arizona Worm Farm has teamed up with the Shoes That Fit Program to ensure every student at Conchos School receives a new pair of athletic shoes. The Shoes That Fit Program tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy. Every child who attends Conchos School has had their foot measured so the appropriate shoe size was ordered for every student.

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  • V.H. Lassen Presented with Grant

    Fry’s and the Orchard Community Learning Center teamed up to present a check to benefit V.H Lassen: Academy of Science and Nutrition. The grant enables Lassen to enhance their outdoor learning space for their signature academy. Chef O from Fry’s was also there to demonstrate two apple recipes student could try at home.

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  • Introducing Roosevelt School District No. 66 Signature Academies

    Beginning with the start of the 21-22 school year, four of RSD's schools launched their new signature academy, focusing on practical learning and tailoring to student interests. The Academy of Global Studies at T.G. Barr is piloting the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. The Academy of Innovation and Design at C.O. Greenfield is focusing on the use of 3D technology to bring learning to life. The Academy of Inquiry at J.F. Kennedy is pairing classes together to drive student collaboration across grade levels. The Academy of Science and Nutrition at V.H. Lassen is using gardening and cooking to bring school outside the four walls of the classroom. Roosevelt also launched the Online Academy, open to students across Arizona who want the option to continue their primary education virtually.

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