Pendergast Elementary School District is a high-performing, collaborative community preparing students to compete in a globally connected society.
During the recent meeting of the governing board, we honored our Bee Recognized Award recipients for the month of November 2023. Join us in extending our congratulations to Dr. Rogelio Longoria, who serves as a School Psychologist, Celina Cortez, a dedicated 2nd Grade Teacher at Amberlea Elementary School, and Angie Martinez, Title I Parent & Family Educator. Their invaluable contributions to our schools, district, and community are truly immeasurable!
We are thrilled to congratulate Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Cruz, who, on Thursday, October 26th, was honored at the K-12 Innovation Alliance Summit 2023. Dr. Cruz was awarded with the Innovation Alliance Education Impact Award by the K-12 Innovation Alliance. This prestigious accolade recognizes her exceptional leadership and relentless dedication to the district. Dr. Cruz, with her passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the Pendergast District, serves as a shining example of such impactful and transformative leadership.
During the recent meeting of the governing board, we honored our Bee Recognized Award recipients for the month of October 2023. Join us in extending our congratulations to Diane Ganser, who serves as a School Bus Driver, Rebecca Murillo, a dedicated 5th Grade Teacher at Sunset Ridge Elementary School, and Marlene Ramirez, a School Bus Attendant. Their invaluable contributions to our schools, district, and community are truly immeasurable!
Villa de Paz Elementary to receive facility upgrades.
Our amazing Pendergast staff and students from our STEAM & Chief Science Officers' Program get highlighted in the Arizona Parenting Back to School Guide.
To read the full story or to learn more about the STEAM & CSO Program at Pendergast District, please click on Keeping Science Fun By Claire LaBeaux (pages 23-26).
Villa de Paz Construction Project Set in Motion, Creating New Opportunities for Pendergast District Students
Pendergast Elementary School District (PESD) honored as District of Distinction for Use of Imagine Learning English Language (EL) Education.
Pendergast District has been recognized as a 2022-2023 District of Distinction for its exceptional use of Imagine Learning EL Education. The prestigious award was presented to only 301 schools or districts across the country out of over 21,000. The selection was based on the review of the program usage for the current school year, and Pendergast was chosen for meeting the rigorous usage standards required for a District of Distinction designation.
ParentSquare, the new communication platform, allows parents and guardians in the Pendergast District to receive all of their communications from the district, schools, classrooms and school activity groups in one unified app and service.
The Pendergast Elementary School District is paving new pathways, offering a variety of programs designed with each student in mind. At Pendergast, students can participate in Dual Language, Computer Science, Fine Arts, eSports, and more. Whatever you're looking for you'll find it at Pendergast!
Competitive gaming has set the world ablaze! The Pendergast Elementary School District is excited to announce the Pendergast eSports League, which aims to captivate students' passion for video games through organized competition in a safe and secure environment at every school throughout the Pendergast District.
The term dual language refers to a program that provides content instruction to students in both English and Spanish. At Sonoran Sky Elementary, Dual Language teachers construct a program rich in bi-literacy, language acquisition, and high academic standards in a 50/50 delivery model where students receive half day instruction in English and half day instruction in Spanish. The Dual Language Academy provides students with ample exposure to the two languages, one language at a time, allowing them to progress and attain academic excellence in both languages while gaining an appreciation for another culture and developing mastery of grade-level content standards.
The Pendergast Elementary School District is excited to provide students with the opportunity to participate in our Computer Science Academy at Villa de Paz Elementary School. Villa de Paz is a place where innovation, discovery, teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, leadership, and excellence happens every day! At Villa de Paz, student achievement is our top priority. Students receive state of the art technology through our partnership with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools and Amazon Future Engineering grants. We are a Computer Science Academy that teaches students to break down complex problems into smaller issues, thereby revealing underlying process patterns. Students also learn how to effectively problem solve, how to communicate effectively, and how to collaborate with others. Additionally, we offer opportunities such as eSports, Athletics, Clubs, Art, Music, and PE. Our school also participates in Project FUSE, where students have access to a project-based STEAM environment to foster innovation and creativity in solving real world problems.
The Leadership Academy at Rio Vista Elementary School combines academic excellence and character development to create an exceptional educational experience. The Leader in Me program teaches the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to all of our students. Learning and living the 7 Habits empowers children to accept responsibility for their decisions, enables them to set and achieve goals, and brings them to the realization that they are truly in charge of their own lives – that they alone determine their own futures. The expectations of high school and college completion become a natural part of their development as they set their life courses for success.
The Design and Build Academy at Garden Lakes Elementary School inspires students to create a better, more sustainable world by providing hands-on education that integrates design as a creative, interactive process. Today’s students have grown up in an age of “green” choices. Students learn how to apply this concept to the fields of architecture and construction by exploring dimensioning, measuring, and architectural sustainability.
- Create design and construction drawings for commercial and residential buildings
- Create detailed plans using computer-aided design software and three-dimensional modeling simulations to enforce spatial concepts
- Learn theories of construction, current products, technology and building codes
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