Happy New Year!

Dear Staff,

Welcome back! I hope that each of you had a wonderful winter break and that you are well-rested and ready for 2018. I am so proud of all that we have accomplished in 2017 and I hope 2018 is your best year ever!

I would like to share the first story of the New Year from Westwind Teacher-Author-Poet Tim Ramsey.

The Red Thread >>



Please help us welcome our new staff to Pendergast!

  • Jasmine Taitano, PE Teacher, Westwind
  • Shakeidra Agront, Pride Club Leader, Pendergast Community Services
  • Nicole Montiel, Instructional Assistant K-3/Playground Assistant, Sonoran Sky

Congratulations to Regina Robles who has taken the position of Interim Director of Maintenance!

I am here to serve you. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.




(Phoenix, AZ) - On Friday, January 5, Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson announced the appointment of Alan Gaugert to the governing board of Pendergast Elementary School District. Gaugert fills the vacancy that occurred when Ruben Gutierrez resigned on October 30, 2017. In accordance with A.R.S. § 15-302, county school superintendents have statutory authority to appoint qualified individuals to fill vacancies on a school governing board or, if appropriate, call for a special election in the district.

Entire Press Release >>



Order your very own Pendergast Polo Shirt now! Available in a variety of colors, each with a customized PESD logo for your department or school.

Orders must be placed online and purchased with a personal credit card.  They will be shipped to the location of your choice.  Follow the steps on the link below.

Please call Kerry Pohlmeyer at 623-772-2206 or email any questions kpohlmeyer@pesd92.org.





Cash or checks can be made payable to the Pendergast Community Education Foundation and can be given to your site/department supervisor or principal. Donations to the Foundation can now be made ONLINE >>

  • Jeans must be tasteful, no tears, rips or worn areas and no leggings.
  • Participation in Dress Down Friday is optional.



Educational Services

Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning Opportunities! Find Out More >>


Westside Impact Innovations Proposals (Grants for Teachers!) DUE on January 26, 2018!

The Westside Impact Innovative Innovation Proposal Program is a competitive process, providing funding for teachers to design and implement exciting learning events that enhance and enrich the classroom experience.  All proposals must be a) project based, b) process based, or c) a field test.  They must a) contain higher order thinking skills, b) be aligned to the district’s curriculum map, and c) be appropriate for the grade level being considered.   Deadline for these Round Two applications is January 26, 2018; scoring will be on January 31st. Proposal instructions, applications and rubrics are attached. Contact Dr. Denise McGloughlin, dmcgloughlin@pesd92.org, with any questions or concerns.

Innovation Proposal Instructions - these have been expanded to include Team Proposal requirements & possible resource >>

Independent Proposal Application >>

Independent Proposal Scoring Rubric >>

Team Proposal Application >>

Team Proposal Scoring Rubric >>



Financial Services


Just a kind reminder to all, by making a tax credit donation, you are helping to make a positive impact in the lives of our students. If you would like to make a tax credit donation or learn more about how tax credits works, please CLICK HERE >>



Human Resources


Look to your benefits package.  Employees that have United Healthcare coverage can receive support 24/7 with Care24.

Emotional support is available from master's level counselors. No cost help is available with dealing with life's challenges, stress, anxiety, depression grief and much more.

Find Out More >>



Purchasing / Warehouse


Please mark your calendars and prepare for the following requisition end of the year cut off dates.

  • 2/28/18   M&O Teacher Discretionary must be spent by 3/30/18
  • 3/04/18   Bond (632) & Capital (610)
  • 3/30/18   M & O (001)
  • 4/27/18   All other funds:  525,526,530; 850
  • 5/11/18   Warehouse requisitions

Please feel free to contact the Purchasing Department with any questions: (623)772-2218 or tamdelgado@pesd92.org 



Pendergast Elementary School District Certified and Classified staff (Sorry! Administrators are not eligible) who make it through the school year without missing a day will be eligible to win one of our GRAND PRIZES! Perfect attendance started on the first day of school.

This year, our GRAND PRIZES will be a car and two Rocky Point Weekend Getaways!


Teacher Attendance Report

  Weekly Absences % Attendance
Amberlea 5 96.09%
Canyon Breeze 6 95.45%
Copper King 10 94.6%
Desert Horizon 14 93.27%
Desert Mirage 11 92.57%
Garden Lakes 8 95.35%
Pendergast 7 95.73%
Rio Vista 5 96.88%
Sonoran Sky 8 94.87%
Sunset Ridge 8 94.12%
Villa de Paz 4 97.44%
Westwind 5 97.64%

Stay Connected to Pendergast

Pendergast LogoPendergast Employee Calendar 2017-18

The purpose of the PESD Employee Calendar is to keep all employees aware of important district dates. Schools and departments MUST share any dates to be added that are relevant to the entire district. This includes school events such as parent nights, community events, plays, concerts, tournaments, promotions, etc.

Check this calendar before scheduling activities/events that may impact the attendance of District Personnel and Governing Board members.

Please share any events to be added to the calendar with Kerry Pohlmeyer, Kelly Goodwin or Regina Robles throughout the year.

View Online Employee Calendar >>

View Important District Dates >>

Pendergast LogoGrant & Funding Opportunities

Apply for a Grant!

Here is a fantastic batch of awesome opportunities for principals and teachers - from professional development grants to conservation education!

Find Out More >>

Pendergast LogoPast Bee in the Know


Past Editions >>