Top Happenings

  • RSD celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    The Roosevelt School District is proud to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Indigenous Peoples during Native American Heritage Month. This month is a chance to learn about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

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  • COVID-19 vaccines come to K-6 students

    In partnership with Phoenix Union High School District and Maricopa County Public Health, we hosted a COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Bernard Black Elementary School. Children from 5 to 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson initial and booster doses also were available to those eligible.

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  • RSD teachers advance their classroom skills

    When students have early release on Wednesdays, RSD teachers use the time to advance their classroom skills. Working in grade-level teams, they collaborate with their peers to analyze student growth and plan instruction. This vertical articulation method enables our teachers to bridge potential gaps in learning from one grade-level to the next.

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  • Three principals receive cleaning supply donation

    Principals Amanda Hicks, Holena Lebron and Brian Lockwood each received 10 cases of Lysol wipes for their schools, Sunland, C.J. Jorgensen and V.H. Lassen, from The Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent. The county office received a large donation of Lysol wipes and sent out an email to Maricopa County principals, inviting them to an exclusive lunchtime/happy hour event to collect their goods Oct. 21.

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  • Julian students receive resources from Community Engagement

    Community Liaison Rose Rodriguez provided a gift card to Safeway to a family with three students at Percy L. Julian School along with school supplies. Sara Mendoza, Community Liaison also helped secure uniforms and additional resources.

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  • Cardinals host cancer screening at Bernard Black

    The Arizona Cardinals hosted a free cancer screening event at Bernard Black Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 19. Representatives from Mobile On-site Mammography and Mobile Skin Screening provided break and skin cancer screenings to the community.

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  • Desert Financial provides Donation to Barr teachers

    Through their “Ding-Dong Drop-Off” program, Desert Financial Credit Union provided all 26 teachers at T.G. Barr with gift cards for school supplies. The front office also received a gift card for supplies. They also provided school staff with treats to celebrate the great work they do.

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  • Kennedy receives donation from Walmart

    The John F. Kennedy Academy of Inquiry received a donation of school supplies and sanitizing wipes from Walmart. This donation was made possible by one of the Kennedy crossing guard’s family members, who works for Walmart.

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  • Natures Explorer classroom opens to Lassen students

    V.H. Lassen Academy of Science and Nutrition opened its Natures Explorer classroom at Spaces of Opportunity. Students in kindergarten, first and second grades had the opportunity to explore the new setting for the first time on Oct. 21. Lassen plans to incorporate this classroom more regularly as the year progresses as part of their signature academy.

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  • Phoenix Food Day HealthFest

    V.H Lassen and Roosevelt partnered with St. Mary’s, City of Phoenix, Spaces of Opportunity and Junior League of Phoenix to host the Phoenix Food Day HealthFest on Saturday, Oct. 23.

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  • RSD Celebrates National Principal Month

    The Roosevelt School District is proud to celebrate and recognize our principals for their dedication to our students, families and staff during this National Principal Month. Join us in saying, "Thank you" to the principal at your school, or one who has made an impact on your life!

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