Media Releases

March 2017

- March 8, 2017: Desert Mirage Students to Compete in Vex World Robotics Championship

February 2017

- February 14, 2017: AZEDNEWS | What's Attracting More Arizona Kids to Magnet Schools?
- February 13, 2017: Robotics Team Scores Coveted Spot at Arizona State Competition

January 2017

- January 24, 2017: The Republic | AZ Central - As Independence High School Murder-Suicide Anniversary Nears, Crisis Training to be Held in Glendale
- January 17, 2017: Arenas, Quezada Elected to PESD Board Leadership Positions
- January 17, 2017: Desert Mirage Student is the Be Kind People Project's National Writing Contest Winner
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January 12, 2017: Pendergast District Celebrates 12th Annual Aviation Day at the Capital
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January 11, 2017: My Turn: ASU West Conference Takes on Preventable Teen Death
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January 4, 2017: Pendergast District Welcomes Future Kindergarten Students at Free Community Event

December 2016

- December 20, 2016: Local Women Develop Youth Conference to End Unnecessary Deaths

October 2016

- October 5, 2016: Teacher Denise Martin Receives Univerity of Phoenix Full Scholarship: English | Español

September 2016

- September 29, 2016: Pendergast Leaders Chosen for Valle del Sol’s Esteemed Hispanic Leadership Institute: English | Español
- September 29, 2016: Pendergast District’s Westwind School to Open Family Resource Center: English | Español
- September 7, 2016: Apple ConnectED Grant and Pendergast School featured on Know99 Television
- September 1, 2016: The Filipino American Journal - Pendergast School District Hires Filipino Teachers

August 2016

- August 10, 2016: PR Newswire - AID Foundation Makes Largest Donation Yet, Helping 150 Students in Pendergast
- August 9, 2016: Apple ConnectED Grant and Pendergast School are Ready to Impact the Future: English | Español

July 2016

- July 20, 2016: Pendergast District Takes The Be Kind Pledge!: English | Español

June 2016

- June 21, 2016: Pendergast and MIHS Partner for Free Community Health & Resource Fair

May 2016

- May 31, 2016: Pendergast Rewards Staff Attendance with $7,000 Giveaway: English | Español
- May 6, 2016: 8th Grade Superintendent's Student Council College Bound Program - Off to Standford May 12-15: English | Español

April 2016

- April 18, 2016: Beyond the Mirage Stack Sharing Event - Earth Day 2016: English | Español
- April 12, 2016: Fuel Up to Play 60 is Turning Garden Lakes' Students into Super-Powered, Active & Healthy Kids!
- April 8, 2016: AZCentral - Amazing Grace: How a Young Teen Beat Bullies
- April 1, 2016: Pendergast Elementary School Launches Apple ConnectED Grant on April 6

March 2016

- March 7, 2016: Pendergast Superintendent's Eighth Grade Council Sponsors Pillows for Kiddos

February 2016

- February 28, 2016: The Pendergast "BEE"-liever 2016 Winter Newsletter: English | Español
- February 26, 2016: Money Talks! The Pendergast Budget Guide 2016: English | Español
- February 17, 2016: Know99 Television - Pendergast Elementary School Drone Club 2016

January 2016

- January 26, 2016: AZEDNEWS - Pendergast Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to iTeach Students
- January 11, 2016: PESD Superintendent Elected to Glendale Chamber Board: English | Español
- January 6, 2016: Arenas, Gutiérrez Elected to Pendergast Governing Board Leadership Positions: English | Español

December 2015

- December 9, 2015: Blue Sleighs are on Their Way for Pendergast Students

November 2015

- November 24, 2015: Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) Presents 2015 CFO of the Year Awards
- November 13, 2015: Arizona Capital Times - How the Teacher Shortage in Education Impacts All of Us by Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux
- November 12, 2015: AZ ED News - Empowering Excellence and Success through Student Leadership by Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux
- November 5, 2015: Pendergast District Override Renewal Passes with Healthy Margin of YES Votes: English | Español

October 2015

- October 21, 2015: Pendergast is Featured on the Latest Episode of Channel Eight's Horizon
- October 8, 2015: Arizona Republic - How to Recognize Bullying - and Stop It by Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux
- October 8, 2015: Rubén Gutiérrez Honored with Prestigious $10,000 ASAS Scholarship Award

September 2015

- September 8, 2015: The Pendergast "BEE"-liever 2015 Fall Newsletter: English | Español
- September 7, 2015: The Pendergast Elementary School District Foundation by Dr. Roger Juarez, President: English | Español
- September 4, 2015: Know99 Television - The Dual Langauge Program at Desert Horizon
- September 2, 2015: KPHO CBS 5 - App Lets Valley Parents Track Kids' Behavior in Class at Westwind Elementary
- September 1, 2015: New Menus, Café Spaces, Menu App, Local Partners and Programs Announced for Pendergast Students: English | Español
- September 1, 2015: Pendergast Elementary School District Announces that it will Provide Meals Under the National School Lunch Program, USDA School Foods Program and/or School Breakfast Progam

August 2015

- August 19, 2015: Cushman & Wakefield Phoenix - Backbacks Filled with Promise Greet Students on 1st Day of School
- August 18, 2015: West Valley View - Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round by Dean Humphrey, Pendergast Transportation Director
- August 7, 2015: Lavoz Arizona - Lily Motos, Serving Education by Beatriz Limón: English | Español

July 2015

- July 15, 2015: Pendergast District Welcomes New Administrators: English | Español
- July 8, 2015: Horace Mann Funds $9,000 in DonorsChoose.org Projects: Projects Funded Include One from Copper King Elementary School
- July 7, 2015: West Valley View - Creating a Culture of "Bee-lievers" by Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, Pendergast Superintendent
- July 4, 2015: Creating a Cohesive Community Cabinet for Community Engagement by Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, Pendergast Superintendent

June 2015

- June 10, 2015: Pendergast Governing Board Calls for Override Renewal: English | Español
- June 1, 2015: Pendergast District Superintendent Accepted into Leadership West Class XXII: English | Español

May 2015

- May 20, 2015: Pendergast will Debut Two Innovative Preparatory Academies for 2015-16: English | Español

April 2015

- April 13, 2015: Pendergast Student Leaders to Leave Lasting Legacy
- April 4, 2015: Pendergast District Welcomes Future Kindergarten Students at Free Community Event

March 2015

- March 9, 2015: Pendergast Chosen to Participate in "Future Ready" Regional Summit
- March 3, 2015: More Than 200 Middle School Students Finish Arizona Half Marathon by Megan Hetzel, Runner's World

February 2015

- February 27, 2015: Rio Vista Elementary School Gears up to "Fuel for Success"

January 2015

- January 29, 2015: West Valley Celebrates Grand Opening and Community Forum of the New Pendergast Community Center: English | Español
- January 8, 2015: Serin, Arenas Elected to PESD Board Leadership Positions
- January 6, 2015: School Counselors of the Year to Be Honored at White House Ceremony on January 30, 2015
- January 1, 2015: Join Us for the Pendergast Commununity Center Grand Opening!

December 2014

- December 23, 2014: DTV Episode 19, Segment 1 - Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, Superintendent
- December 10, 2014: FOX 10's Cory McCloskey Goes Back to School to Desert Horizon: Part One | Part Two

November 2014

- November 21, 2014: Pendergast Board Members Honored for Contributions to Education
- November 12, 2014: Money Talks! The Pendergast Budget Guide 2014-15
- November 3, 2014: Pendergast Governing Board President Martin Quezada Honored by Los Abogados

October 2014

- October 7, 2014: Pendergast Governing Board Member Rubén B. Gutiérrez Joined Latino Leaders in Nation's Capital for NALE 10th Annual National Summit on the State of Latino Education
- October 2, 2014: Pendergast Superintendent Chosen for Valle del Sol's Esteemed Hispanic Leadership Institute

September 2014

- September 17, 2014: Expect More Arizona - The Movement for World-Class Education: English | Español
- September 15, 2014: Education Parnership: Pendergast Elementary School District 92 and University of Phoenix
- September 10, 2014: Marco Rosales Discovers a Love of History While a Student in Pendergast
- September 10, 2014: Pendergast's Desert Horizon School Receives "Run for Something Better" ING Grant | Run for Something Better Video
- September 2, 2014: Glendale Chamber Ribbon-Cutting Event Signifies PESD is "Open for Business"

August 2014

- August 18, 2014: Pendergast Partners with Hispanic Administrators for Unique B.E.E.S. Institute
- August 4, 2014: Pendergast Educator Published on Prestigious Edutopia Website

July 2014

- July 28, 2014: Pendergast Back to School Event Welcomes all "BEE"lievers
- July 14, 2014: Pendergast District Receives its Third 21st Century Learning Center Grant
- July 14, 2014: Pendergast District Puts 2006, 2012 Bond Dollars to Effective Use
- July 14, 2014: Pendergast District Pleased about Recent Court Ruling on Education Funding Levels
- July 9, 2014: PESD Teacher Published in Prestigious National Care Magazine