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Enroll Today The Pendergast Elementary School District has so much to offer including the new traveling Puzzle Bus Escape Room. Other programs we have available are...


...and so much more!

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Pendergast Quick Tip

Quick Tip Logo The Pendergast Quick Tip is a system that allows students, parents, staff and community members to submit information to district administrators anonymously or non-anonymously.

Quick Tip allows authorized district administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impacts the school or individual students.

The reported issues range from peer pressure, threats, depression, weapons, suicide and bullying. Anyone with access to the web or a smartphone has access to Quick Tip.

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Pendergast | First Things First Family Resource Center

Pendergast and First Things First Family Resource Center The Pendergast Elementary School District, through a partnership with First Things First, have developed the Pendergast Family Resource Center providing quality, comprehensive, diverse and streamlined services centered on a holistic view of early childhood education with neighborhood outreach as a core component. The services offered create a unique collaboration between the educational environment, families and communities combined with staffing support from caring, knowledgeable professionals.

OUR MISSION: The Pendergast Family Resource Center is a family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high quality outreach program that supports the development, health and education of all Pendergast Elementary School District families and the surrounding community with a focus on families with children birth to age five.

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  • Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux

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    Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux and the Pendergast Elementary School District BEE-LIEVES in your child's future! In her April message, Dr. Matos DeBlieux talks about the Inspiring Latinas Celebration and its impact on students.

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  • Enrollment Information

    Enrollment Information

    New to the Pendergast Elementary School District? Here is how to enroll your child in your neighborhood Pendergast School.

    How to Enroll Your Child »

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  • Tax Credit Donations

    Make a Tax or Gift Donation

    Make a payment to the Early Learning Center, P.R.I.D.E. Club or Pre-School online.

    You can also make a tax or gift Donation online and help make a positive impact in the lives of our students.

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  • Before/After School Care

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    The Pendergast P.R.I.D.E. Club provides high quality and affordable before and after school care at Canyon Breeze, Copper King, Desert Mirage, Garden Lakes, Rio Vista, Sonoran Sky and Sunset Ridge.

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  • Early Learning Center

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    The Pendergast Early Learning Center is now registering for the 2018-2019 school year! The ELC, located at the Pendergast Learning Center, offers early care and education for children in a warm and cheerful environment.

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What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

Cartwells logoFind out what's being served for breakfast and lunch at your school by accessing our new Online Menus >>

My School Bucks provides parents with a secure, fast and convenient method for adding money to their children's school meal accounts.

Meal Benefits Application >>

The Pendergast Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming meetings. Dates & Times >>

Financial Transparency

Financial transparency image Pendergast is providing the following financial information in order to give our community with an open view of the financial status of Pendergast.

View the District's FY 2019 Revised Budget >>

View the District's FY 2019 Adopted Budget at the AZ Department of Education's Website >>

(A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year): $56,530
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year): $51,300
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year: $5,230
Percentage increase: 10%
Comments on average salary calculation (Optional): Includes base contract salary, Classroom Site Fund (Prop 301) base salary, performance pay and 1.06% one-time pay for certified teachers coded to function 1000.

View the District's Spending Report for FY 2018 prepared by the Arizona Auditor
General: Pendergast Profile | Pendergast Profile - Text Based

View the District's Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 >>

View the District's Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 which includes the allocation of monies related to the intended 1.06% teacher salary increase >>

View the District's Final Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 >>

Pendergast Annual Financial Report for 2018 >>

Understanding the Budget: Find out more about how the Pendergast District spends money by watching this fun and informative video. View the Video >>

Visit the Pendergast Financial Services Department >>

Pendergast Partners in Education

Pendergast Partners in Education logo We would like to thank our Partners in Education who's generosity helps us provide an educational experience beyond what is possible with public dollars. These partnerships are vital in helping the community and Pendergast work and grow together.

If you would like your business to become a Partner in Education, please contact Kerry Pohlmeyer at 623-772-2206 or by email at kpohlmeyer@pesd92.org.

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Pendergast News & Updates

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    BEE Recognized Awards for April 2019

    Each month, the “BEE Recognized Award” is presented to thank and recognize dedicated employees, parents, business partners and community members for their contributions to the schools and district. Congratulations to the recipients for the April awards!


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    District to House the Treasures 4 Teachers Newest Location

    Treasures 4 Teachers is a creative reuse center that supports educators by providing free and low cost supplies from the community’s sustainable resources. This is accomplished through generous donations from companies and corporations; offices that are downsizing; overstocks, retiring teachers, the Kids In Need Foundation and individual donors.

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    Speak Up, Stand Up, Safe a Life

    The mission is to empower youth to speak up! Encouraging students to be aware of warning signs and to speak up to a trusted adult about depression, suicide, grief, abuse and bullying is the first step to saving a life. These students save each other; SSS just give them the tools and resources to do it.

    Visit Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life >>

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    Partnership with Jeremy Anderson!

    We are so excited to be partnering with motivational speaker Jeremy Anderson. Jeremy Anderson knows how to connect with students and teachers in an amazing and transparent way. Jeremy is one of America's Top Youth Speakers, and one of the Best Keynote Motivational Speakers for Teachers.

    For more information about Jeremy and his services visit his website at  https://www.jeremyanderson.org  Check out some of Jeremy's motivational videos below.

    - Top School Motivational Speaker >>
    - Jeremy's School Take Over >>
    - Motivation for Teachers >>

  • Graduation Bee
    2018-2019 Promotion Schedules

    Kindergarten Promotions >>

    8th Grade Promotions >>


  • Graduation Bee
    Child Nutrition Programs Request for Proposal

    The Pendergast Elementary School District desires to contract with a Food Services Management Company to operate the District's food service program.

    Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 pm on May 15, 2019

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    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) Academies

    Pendergast School District is excited to continue the STEAM academies for the 2018-19 school year and expand programs to additional grade levels and  schools. The various academies are currently at 11 schools in the Pendergast District. A highlight of all academies is a focused, academic-based field trip and a professional speaker, every semester for all students to learn from and interact with.

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    Basketball Schedule for the 2019 Season

    Keep up with your favorite district team and find out where and when they'll be playing with this handy schedule.

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    Pendergast District Student Named National Geographic GeoBee Arizona State Competition Semifinalist

    Malik Johnson, a 7th grader at Desert Mirage Elementary School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Arizona State Competition. The contest will be held at University of Arizona in Tucson, on Friday, March 29, 2019.


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    2018-2019 Curriculum Resource Overview

    The Pendegast Elementary School District is committed to providing a progressive, research-supported education for our students that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Our curriculum sets high standards and high expectations for all students and fosters student engagement and learning across all content areas.

    Curriculum Resource Overview >>

  • Lynn Daniel

    Distinguished Pendergast Educator featured in National Literacy Publication

    Lynn Daniel, 7/8th grade Reading Teacher at Copper King Elementary School, loves teaching, and also inspiring others teachers through her writing. Daniel was recently featured in the November/December 2018 national literacy publication, Literacy Today for her article entitled Traversing the Lacuna to the Future; Three Perspectives on New Literacies.

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    What You Need to Know About Standard-Based Grading (SBG)

    Standard-Based Grading is a way for the school or teacher to tell you how your child is progressing toward mastery of a new skill or knowledge. Check out this handy infographic for a better understanding about what SBG is and how it benefits your child.

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  • Student and Parent Handbook

    Student-Parent Handbook 2018-2019

    The purpose of this handbook is to inform parents and students of the policies, procedures, and operations of the Pendergast Elementary School District. It presents information highlighting district policies and guidelines necessary for the academic achievement, safety, welfare, and well-being of our students.

    Find Out More: English | Español

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    Escape the Bus - New for the 2018-19 School Year

    When Dr. Matos DeBlieux had a bright idea to recycle a retired bus with an innovative notion. Why not transform the bus and create the Pendergast Puzzle Escape Room Bus for students and adults to enjoy?

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    The new Escape Bus was recently featured on Know99Television >>

  • Pendergast Annual Review 2018

    Pendergast Annual Review 2017-18

    The Pendergast Elementary School District is leading the way with a variety of new and innovative learning opportunities. We are proud to offer the very best educational experience for our over 10,000 students, staff and families. The Pendergast Annual Review for 2017-18 looks back at all that we've accomplished, as well as, looks ahead to an amazing 2018-19 school year.

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  • Community Breakfast

    Pendergast Community Breakfast & Monthly Parent Lunches

    Pendergast District Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux hosts a monthly Community Cabinet Breakfast, as well as, a monthly Parent Lunch. These are FREE events and open to all parents and community members.

    Community Breakfast Information, Dates and Times >>

    Parent Lunch Information, Dates and Times >>

  • Your Bond Dollars at Work

    Your Bond Dollars at Work

    The community's on-going support for our students, schools and staff has been demonstrated through the approval of Bonds in 2012 and 2016. The District has been using this bond funding to repair and improve our schools and facilities, as well as, to vastly improve and upgrade technology for student learning and District communication.

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  • Pride Club

    Register Now for the Pride Club Before and After School Program

    We recognize the need for families to have an affordable, quality based before and after school program. The Pendergast P.R.I.D.E. Club provides a safe environment where staff guide students and promote their participation in multiple engaging activities.

    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Information
    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Enrollment Form
    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Enrollment Emergency Card
    - Parent Handbook 2018-19

  • Volunteering in the Pendergast Elementary School District

    Volunteer in the Pendergast Elementary School District and Make a Difference!

    We truly appreciate the volunteers that serve in a variety of capacities throughout the Pendergast Elementary School District. Whether in offices, classrooms, playgrounds or on field trips, volunteers enrich the educational experience for Pendergast students. Although working with students is a great responsibility, it is also highly rewarding.

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    Media Releases

    For additional information and past stories about the Pendergast School District, please visit our Media Section.