Peralta School Named an A+ SchoolWe're Proud...
Congratulations to Peralta Elementary School for being named an A+ school by the Arizona Educational Foundation. On Thursday, May 16th, Peralta held a celebration for staff, students and their families.
To receive A+ distinction, schools must submit a written application that requires many hours to complete. The application requires schools to show proof of parent and community involvement, a description of the current programs and practices, demographic information, along with the principal’s vision and commitment to excellence. Winning schools must demonstrate sustained high achievement or significant improvement. Those schools chosen for A+ distinction are recognized for their superior ability to meet the needs of their student populations. Schools designated as A+ retain their status for three years and then they may reapply for the A+ award.
Congratulations to the students, staff and families of Peralta School for being named an A+ school!
To read previous Cartwright District stories, click HERE.
We want to hear examples of Cartwright District’s success stories about current and former students, current and former staff members, programs etc. We know that many of our former students are now employees of the District. We also know that many former students have gone on to achieve great things in their lives. We want to hear those stories. Please submit these examples of “Cartwright’s Story” to Meri Simmons, Community Relations Director.
Maria Henry, Special Education Teacher at Spitalny School, received the Superintendent's Award of Excellence from Dr. Jacob A. Chávez, Superintendent.
The latest recipient of the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence is Maria Henry, Special Education Teacher at Spitalny School. Maria has spent the past 17 years at Spitalny as a Special Education Teacher. Her nomination states, “Ms. Henry was chosen for this award due to her dedication and commitment to Spitalny School and the Cartwright District. In November 2012, she was selected by the Rodel Foundation as a 2013 Exemplary Teacher. She is a highly effective teacher that has been utilizing an inclusion/co-teaching model for the past two years to provide support and intervention to special education students. Ms. Henry works extensively with parents to provide strategies for them to work with their child at home to increase their learning. In
Breakfast in the Classroom!
Research has shown that breakfast is an important part of the day as students get ready to learn. Research studies have also found that focusing is difficult and energy is low if a child has not eaten breakfast. Beginning August 8, 2012 breakfast will be served in the classroom at Cartwright Elementary, Frank Borman, Palm Lane, Peralta, Tomahawk, Atkinson Middle School, Pena, Castro Middle School, Starlight Park, Desert Sands Middle School, Holiday Park, Harris and Downs. All students are encouraged to participate. “Breakfast in the Classroom” makes breakfast easy and convenient in a comfortable environment while providing nutritious, balanced meals. (read more)
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