Top Happenings

  • Author visits Valley View virtually during Read Across America Week

    As part of Read Across America week, Valley View Leadership Academy students were able to meet FrightVision author Culliver Crantz. The students worked together to create a vision board for a scary story called, "The Lake House," featuring the main character, "Mr. LaPrise." After creating the "FrightVision" students were able to ask the author questions.

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  • T.G. Barr students receive birthday cheer from For Goodness Cakes

    T.G. Barr principal, Ashley Hargrave and social worker Wendy Harris, have partnered with a nonprofit organization called For Goodness Cakes that provides birthday cakes to underserved communities. They have provided birthday cakes for each student.

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  • ASU and RSD honor the impact of the work by our Social Workers

    We celebrated School Social Work Week from March 8 through March 12 by recognizing them and the amazing work they do in our schools and our communities. Additionally, Arizona State University honored our RSD social workers at an event on March 12.

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  • Project WET: Water Education

    Arizona Project WET offered a Virtual Celebration of Water Education for RSD fourth grade classes! The event featured a Magician Master of Ceremonies to create water fun, help solidify student’s learning, and recreate the essence of the Arizona Water Festival. The Roosevelt Water Festival has taken place for the past 5 years, normally as a field trip for students and teachers in the fall and is sponsored by the City of Phoenix.

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  • Valley View Virtual Leadership Day

    The Student Lighthouse Team at Valley View hosted their annual leadership day in a virtual format on Saturday, March 20. Virtual Leadership Day included a showcase of the many Leader in Me activities and a virtual school tour!

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  • Kennedy Teacher Earns “Yes Day” Award from Power 98

    John F. Kennedy Elementary School’s Mr. Simon Ramos was awarded $500 for classroom supplies and $500 to spend on himself by Power 98.3 & 96.1 and The Dana Cortez Show, along with NBC's Arizona Midday. Mr. Simon Ramos was nominated for the award by his girlfriend for his impact on the community.

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  • Campbell students get fit in new room

    Mr. Marvin Pettet, Campbell’s Physical Education teacher, has created a wonderful indoor fitness room through the process of securing several grants over the past couple of years. By doing so, he has been able to provide a fun and interactive fitness setting for students both in-person and virtually. Students attending in-person participate in a fitness routine that is projected on a big screen while virtual students are streaming along.

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  • Lassen Science Expo

    On Wednesday, March 24, V.H. Lassen held a virtual science expo. Students worked with their teachers to practice the scientific method and conduct their own science explorations and projects. They are excited to be able to share what they’ve learned about sustainability through topics such as recycling, water conservation, and native plant growth.

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  • Cesar Chavez Day Celebrations

    Students at Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy held a virtual celebration in honor of the labor and civil rights activist for whom the school is named. The school held an at home competition using choice boards to create representations of their learning about Cesar Chavez. Students also engaged in learning activities in the classroom for the entire week about Chavez and his legacy. They concluded the week with a virtual celebration video that was shared with students and the community.

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  • HR staff participate in ASPAA academy

    Members of the Human Resources Division had the opportunity to engage in 45 hours of professional development regarding human resource practices and procedures through the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association Academy or ASPAA. It provided a great hands-on knowledge and access to experienced HR professionals & colleagues for support and networking opportunities.

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  • Resilient Roosevelt Families Virtual Event

    On Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. families joined this free informative virtual event to hear updates from our Superintendent, and two nationally known speakers on resilience and family engagement: Rick Griffin and Dr. Luis F. Cruz. The event also featured an informative Covid 19 Vaccine presentation for families, given by medical doctor Dr. Edmond Baker.

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  • Resilient Roosevelt Families Health and Wellness Fair

    More than 250 of our RSD families participated in this Drive-Thru event held at the District Office on Saturday, March 20. Students and families received backpacks, RSD swag, t-shirts, books, resources, food boxes and more! We partnered with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services along with more than 30 community partners, who came together to create this amazing family engagement experience for our students, families and South Phoenix community.

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  • Gifted and Talented Family Virtual Institute

    On March 24 the Roosevelt Gifted and Talented program held its first virtual event for their families. The Virtual Family Institute hosted more than 50 families from all RSD schools and featured a spotlight from the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented Children’s President, Stephanie Newitt.

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  • Community pantries continue to support South Phoenix community

    District Social Workers and staff volunteers continue to distribute hundreds of food boxes to South Phoenix families on a regular basis from schools at the district office.

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  • RSD Teachers Equipped to Teach English Language Learners

    In their annual review of the district, the Office of Civil Rights commended several schools for the number of teachers who have an SEI, Bilingual or ESL endorsement. All Cloves C. Campbell Elementary teachers have received the endorsement.

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  • Exceptional Student Services Meets Compliance Standards

    The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services division notified the District that we have met all the requirements of our Corrective Action Plan and have been found in compliance with federal and state statutes.

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