Dear Staff,

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to register for the upcoming B.E.E.S. Institute! This intensive seven weekend academy for new and aspiring principals has been designed to meet the challenges of the new millennium. The focus is on developing and refining applied leadership and management skills required of principals at the elementary, middle grades and high school levels.

B.E.E.S. provides the application of theory for site administrators. Seminars, workshops and interactive sessions feature educational administration experts and experienced practicing school principals.

The institute offers 70 hours of instruction over 7 weekend sessions, Friday evenings from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The extensive course syllabus and materials provided to participants are exceptional resources for ongoing reference and career planning.

The extensive course syllabus and materials provided to participants are exceptional resources for ongoing reference and career planning.

Participants will earn hours for re-certification from NAU. Participants may also elect to earn one (1) graduate credit, per selected institute courses, from Northern Arizona University towards a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership (Based on current University course credit prices). Please contact the NAU Department of Educational Leadership at 602-689-0382 for more information.

Find Out More About the B.E.E.S. Institute | B.E.E.S. Institute Registration Form

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Here is a round up of educational grants aimed at helping student, classrooms and schools, including the AZ Diamondbacks Give Back School Challenge!

Please contact Jeanne Stambaugh at if you would like to apply for any of the following GRANT OPPORTUNITIES >>


If you choose, you may wear jeans provided you make a $5 donation every Friday you choose to wear jeans.

Donations to the Foundation can now be made ONLINE >>

Cash or checks can also be made payable to the Pendergast Community Education Foundation and can be given to your site/department supervisor or principal. You are welcome to pay in advance.

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

Pendergast Elementary School District neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented above. The distribution of this information is provided as a community service.

The Pendergast Education Foundation is here to inspire, promote and support; education and extracurricular programs for students and teachers, charitable health services for students in need, and enable professional growth and development opportunities for future and current teachers through financial assistance and scholarship programs.

The Pendergast Education Foundation Board is made up of individuals who are dedicated to our District. Many of the board members work for businesses that will give discounts or benefits to our staff, as well as, give back to the District with sponsorship and donations.

Guidance and Student Support Services

This week’s skill of the week is Getting the Teacher’s Attention. Here are two links to some lesson plan ideas and role plays to help you as you teach the skill this week.

For more resources, the main link to the Guidance & Student Support Services website is

Volleyball tryouts and practices are underway! The 2017-18 Pendergast volleyball season starts on Tuesday, August 22nd. All games start at 4:30 pm in the school gyms. To check out the 2017 schedule or to check scores use the link on the District homepage or CLICK HERE. Please be sure to come out and support our students!


Human Resources


My Nurse Line-Care 24 provides access to a team of registered nurses that can assist anytime-day or night, seven days a week.

Answers to your medical questions are just a phone call away, resulting in fewer visits to urgent care or the emergency room.

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The Prescription Drug List (PDL) contains the most commonly prescribed medications on your pharmacy plan. Drugs are listed by common categories or classes and placed in tiers that represent the cost you pay. This makes it easier for you and your doctor to find other options to help you save money.

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Remember to fill your prescriptions at a participating Value Pharmacy Network location:

  • Fry's Food and Drug
  • Sam's Club
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

For questions, please contact the Benefits Specialist at 623-772-2233


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 2 98.75%
Canyon Breeze 2 98.79%
Copper King 2 99.13%
Desert Horizon 5 98.08%
Desert Mirage 7 96.22%
Garden Lakes 0 100.00%
Pendergast 0 100.00%
Rio Vista 2 99.00%
Sonoran Sky 6 96.92%
Sunset Ridge 6 96.47%
Villa de Paz 1 99.49%
Westwind 1 99.64%

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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.

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Pendergast LogoGrant & Funding Opportunities

Apply for a Grant!

Here is a roundup of educational grants aimed at helping students, classrooms and schools, including the AZ Diamondbacks Give Back School Challenge!

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Pendergast LogoGBS August Newsletter

Check out the upcoming open house, workshops and specials being offered from GBS Books.

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Pendergast LogoFree Eyeglass Exams Available

Did you know you should get your eyes examined every year? Vision Care offers a complete eyewear exam at no cost, and great prices and discounts on hundreds of designer frames.

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