Top Happenings

  • COVID-19 Update

    As we continue to support our community throughout the pandemic, we wanted to share an update of the practices that are in place.  We’ve broken them down into three categories.  Practices that we have continued, those we have scaled back, and those that have been discontinued.  As I’ve continued to share, everything is dependent on context as we are prepared to shift and respond to the ever-changing landscape.  

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  • School Participatory Budgeting

    We are extremely excited that 14 of our schools will engage in a School Participatory Budgeting pilot this year. This has been something that has been in the works for the last couple of years.

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  • Roosevelt, MCDPH partner for back-to-school vaccines

    On Thursday, Aug. 11, Roosevelt hosted a back-to-school vaccination event. More than 130 students came to Bernard Black to get their immunizations updated for this school year. Lead Nurse Marie Rico worked with Community Engagement and Maricopa County Department of Public Health to make this event successful.

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  • Principals recognized for living district values

    Congratulations to our fabulous Principals for being awarded the RSD Values in Action Award.

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  • Be Kind assembly starts year with high energy

    Bernard Black Entrepreneurial Academy welcomed students back with high energy assemblies led by the Be Kind People Project. Students were introduced to and reminded of the Be Kind pillars of responsibility through music, dancing and comedy sketches.

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  • Davis students get volleyball lesson

    Students from John R. Davis school had a chance to hit the court with the South Mountain Community College women’s volleyball team on Friday Aug. 5. The Cobras spent the morning honing their skills in a variety of drills focused on the details of the game including how they moved and positioning.

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  • Lopez 3P’s assembly celebrates student achievements

    Irene Lopez hosted their first 3P’s assembly of the school year on Aug. 31. Students were recognized for being prepared, polite and punctual in their home rooms and special areas during the first month of school. Parents were invited to the assembly to help the kids and staff celebrate.

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  • Valley View students continue making academic strides

    Seventh and eighth graders at Valley View learned engineering skills through collaboration. Students in second grade considered the insulating and conducting properties of different materials.

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  • My departure

    What is now very public is my impending departure from our beloved RSD community. I have been fortunate and blessed to be a part of our RSD community for the last four academic years, and during that time, some amazing things have happened. 

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