News

There's a lot happening in our vibrant and growing school and district! From events taking place at school to public information notices we may send out to families, we’ve included all the latest events here on one page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of the latest happenings.

First Grade Roller Coaster Project

First graders completed a roller coaster project depicting the effects of gravity on falling objects. Experiments were analyzed and discussion was held on which common items would fall most quickly to the floor - a bar of soap, a paper clip, a rubber band, or marbles. This was great science fun in first grade!

Sounds Academy

We are excited to welcome back the Sounds Academy! Students in grades three through eighth who are interested in learning to play guitar have been meeting with instructors from Sounds Academy two times per week. We can't wait to hear these young musicians play for us!

Starting A Revolution

Our seventh grade Falcons are working on a project for the Industrial Revolution. Students have been learning about the four main industries during this time period: agriculture, textile, transportation, and natural resources. They’ve also researched innovations that helped make work more efficient in those industries. To apply their findings to today’s world, students have selected a modern industry that interests them—like the music industry—and will research an innovation that makes work easier in that industry—like headphones. Falcons will also identify what goods their industry produces for people to consume. They will present their findings to their classmates to help students gain a better understanding of industries and innovations.

Acting Like A Scrooge

What would fine arts be without learning about careers in theater, and what better way to learn those skills than to use them in a special production? Each year, our sixth graders analyze scenes, characters, and methods that an author uses when developing a script. This year, the students studied a modified version of A Christmas Carol. They learned about the author, Charles Dickens, the social issues of the 1880s in the United Kingdom, and how and why Mr. Dickens wrote his story. Students then chose a career path—such as acting, lighting, scenery, costumes, sound effects, and more—to bring the story to life right in the classroom.

Falcons Making Music

Third grade music students in Mr. White's classes are writing music using iconic notation, a music instructional strategy where students use vectors, graphs, and shapes to represent rhythm and melody. With iconic notation, students are able to turn their sounds into music, encouraging students' creativity. Falcon third grade composers may use iconic notations to make connections to standard music notation when arranging and creating future musical compositions.

Arizona Parental Rights Handbook

The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of their children is a fundamental right. To learn more about your rights as a parent, please read our Arizona parental rights handbook in its entirety.