Top Happenings

  • The Department of Teaching and Learning Hosts Teacher Professional Development

    Super Saturday, held on Oct. 19, was a great day of learning for Roosevelt teachers. Informational sessions for teachers included: Reading, EL Strategies, Science, Behavior Supports, as well as Suicide Prevention. In the midst of learning, teachers and presenters took time to socialize over lunch and get to know each other better. It was an amazing time and our teachers were excited and have asked for more opportunities to learn together. The Teaching and Learning team have two more Super Saturdays planned in the upcoming months.

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  • Roosevelt Technology Learning Leaders Hold Meeting

    To further support our Apple iPad initiative, the Roosevelt Technology Learning Leaders met on Oct. 16 to establish roles and responsibilities for the technology learning leaders at each campus. They also developed a monitoring system for the upkeep of the iPad devices used in each classroom district-wide. This past month, the team also began developing topics to support all teachers. The primary focus is on making learning fair and equitable for each and every student. The Apple Integration Committee is also planning a summer Apple Academy. More to come at a later date.

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  • T.G Barr Holds Inaugural Anti-Bullying Epic Prevention Extravaganza and Conference

    T. G. Barr held their inaugural Epic Prevention Extravaganza and Conference in October, coinciding with National Bullying Prevention Month. All students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade participate in the day which focused around anti-bullying, building self-confidence and creating a welcoming, inclusive school environment.

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  • John F. Kennedy students and staff participated in the City of Phoenix “Walk Our Children to School Day”

    John F. Kennedy students and staff participated in the City of Phoenix “Walk Our Children to School Day” on October 22. The mission behind the event is to promote the benefits of walking and raise awareness about changes needed to make America safer for students when biking and walking to and from their schools.

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  • Valley of the Sun United Way Stuffs School Bus full of Supplies for the District

    Valley of the Sun United Way for organized more than 1,000 volunteers to Stuff a Roosevelt School District Bus with school supplies and teacher and school readiness kits. Thank you to our Transportation department for their help in providing the bus to stuff. When the community unites, we can achieve and provide so much to our students and district community, and this day proved it.

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  • Roosevelt School District Board Member, Michelle Campuzano, to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Phoenix and Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues

    Congratulations to Roosevelt School District Board Member, Michelle Campuzano, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Phoenix and Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues this Thursday, Nov. 7. The Disability Awareness and Recognition Event, honors exceptional individuals with disabilities, employers of individuals with disabilities and others that have shown dedication to the access and functional needs community. The ceremony also recognizes commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and visitors of Phoenix.

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  • Roosevelt Be-A-Leader-students attended the 11th Annual “Taking Steps Towards College Success Event

    More than 50 Roosevelt Be-A-Leader-students attended the 11th Annual “Taking Steps Towards College Success” along with hundreds of other students from across the Valley. Several community organizations and 200 colleges and universities participated offering free resources. Students were introduced to college-going opportunities and participated in interactive games. Thank you to our board members and all who attended for helping to make it a huge success!

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  • C.O Greenfield Principal Recognized as Grand Canyon University STEAM Principal of the Month

    Congratulations to C.O. Greenfield School Principal Mr. Stuart Starky who was recently recognized as Grand Canyon University’s STEM Principal of the Month for October. The program honors principals of elementary, middle and secondary schools for their creativity and vision in implementing or supporting STEM-related pathways and programs.

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  • Valley View Leadership Academy Hosts Ribbon Cutting

    A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held on Oct. 17 at the brand-new Valley View Leadership Academy. The students are now able to learn in their new 70,000 square-foot campus with new science labs, new sports fields, ergonomic classroom furniture and a pristine view of South Mountain from the library media center. Thank you to our Governing Board members for attending and to Core Construction and Orcutt-Winslow for partnering with our district to create this beautiful learning environment. Additionally, thank you to the South Phoenix Community for passing the Bond to build this new state-of-the-art school.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. School Students Featured Highlighting the Educational Partnership with The Farm at South Mountain

    The students of Martin Luther King Jr. School were featured live of FOX 10 Phoenix recently demonstrating what they have been learning about gardening at The Farm at South Mountain! King School is collaborating on a garden enrichment initiative with The Farm at South Mountain, through the farm’s Gather and Grow program, where every student is learning the importance of planting, growing and harvesting vegetables and herbs. Student built individual, wooden square-foot garden boxes to take home and experience hands-on learning about a plant’s life cycle and gardening techniques.

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  • Congratulations to the 2019-2020 RSD Volleyball Championship Teams

    Congratulations to the C.O. Greenfield Elementary School teams for winning both the boys and girls RSD Volleyball Championships on Oct. 26. Great games were played by all of the teams represented in the tournament including Sunland Elementary School, who took home second place for the boy’s division, and Irene Lopez Elementary who took home second place in for the girl’s teams in the district. Congratulations to our schools on the West for winning the Boys District All-Star game and to our schools on the East for winning the Girl’s District All-Star Game.

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  • Math curriculum adoption process is underway for the Roosevelt School District No. 66

    Math curriculum adoption process is underway for the Roosevelt School District No. 66. Five members of the math adoption committee attended the NCTM Regional Conference to deepen their understanding of the essential components of a high-quality mathematics program. Twelve programs have submitted information regarding alignment to state standards, program design, meeting the needs of special populations and technology integration for our review. Over the next two months, the team will participate in a review process to make a recommendation that best meets the needs of our students.

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  • Join RSD No.66 on Wendesday, Oct. 23 for a Child Find Community Meeting

    If learning is hard for your student, you're not the only one. We have programs that can help your student. It's completely confidential. Roosevelt School District No. 66 is required to identify, evaluate and provide services to any student in need of special education and related services. Roosevelt School District No. 66 is responsible for child find activities for school-aged students who are homeschooled or those who attend private schools. For More Information, Contact: Exceptional Student Services Department 602-243-4813 6812 S. 7th St. Phoenix, 85042 Meeting Details WHEN: 5-6 P.M. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2019 WHERE: ROOSEVELT TECHNOLOGY CENTER & NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE 6029 S. 7TH ST. PHOENIX, 85042

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  • Strategic Planning Process Update

    Earlier this year the Roosevelt School District, along with the WestEd research service agency embarked in a strategic planning process. The goal of the strategic plan is to guide the District in determining how best to allocate and maximize resources in order to provide high-quality instruction and support to students, as well as maintain and strengthen its relationship with the community through meaningful stakeholder engagement. As part of the process, WestEd in partnership with the district conducted a comprehensive needs assessment to serve as the foundation for building a strategic plan that is inclusive and reflective of the needs of south Phoenix. This process included extensive engagement and data collection about the current state of the school district resulting in an assessment that identifies the organization’s strengths as well as areas of need. Click the title link above to view the comprehensive needs assessment findings and next steps.

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  • RSD School Board Appoints Dr. Quintin Boyce as District Superintendent

    The Roosevelt School District No. 66 officially named Dr. Quintin Boyce, Superintendent. At this month’s board meeting, the Roosevelt School District Governing Board unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Boyce to the role of Superintendent. He previously served as interim Chief Administrative Officer for the past 7 months. Read more about Superintendent Boyce by clicking the link above.

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  • RSD Business & Finance Team Awarded ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

    The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The school district earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended 2018.

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  • Pastor Pride Marching Band The Only Middle School Band in Arizona Selected to Perform During Arizona Diamondbacks Game

    The Pastor Pride Marching Band Program was recently selected as one of only seven school bands from across the state invited to perform during the Arizona Diamondbacks game this past Saturday for the “D-backs’ Band Night!” Pastor’s Band was also the only Elementary/Middle School band performing along with six High School bands from all over Arizona. Read more about the opportunity by clicking on the link above!

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  • Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Donates Backpacks, School Supplies to Ignacio Conchos Students

    Thank you Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for your generous donation of school supplies and backpacks to the students of Ignacio Conchos School on August 20! Thank you also to our RSD Board Member, Nancy Piña-Gray, who stopped by during the event!

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  • John F. Kennedy School staff offering Right Track After School Program by Black Family and Child Services and English Language Learning Classes on Mondays and Thursdays!

    John F. Kennedy school staff offers great programs for students and families! Parents and community, stop by for the Right Track After School Program by Black Family and Child Services or stop in for English Language learning class Mondays and Thursdays!

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  • Cloves Campbell Elementary School Students Attend Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical" at the Herberger Theater as part of Book Club, Choir

    A group of more than 50 students from Cloves Campbell Elementary School attended Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical" at the Herberger theater this week! The students were selected from grades 4-6 for being a top reader or an active choir member!

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