So I was not able to get Max's yearbook on Monday because we are both sick with covid-19! How can I get his yearbook?
We were honored to provide our Peoria Diamond Club Emerging Leader Scholarships given to 1 graduate from each of the 41 Peoria Unified School District schools. We weren't able to capture pictures of all of the inspiring scholarship recipients, but here are a few.
General Manager Roz Morreale Shanley and Board Members Steve Harvey and Leeanne Gardner helped with presentations.
We were so inspired by these kids and the passion and leadership that these scholarship recipients are showing. We look forward to watching them continue to do great things!
Oasis Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School Glendale
Vistancia Elementary School
Lake Pleasant Elementary School
Our parents ts are amazing! Ms. Jan is getting ready to retire this year. One of our families made her this beautiful blanket and gave her flowers. She was so touched it made her tear up. She will be truly missed by all...
Our parents are so awesome. Ms. Jan is retiring after this year and she received this beautiful blanket and flowers from one of our wonderful families. Made her tear up. She will surely be missed by all.
Good evening Copperwood moms. I am trying to have my daughter go to Copperwood next year, but need to find someone in the Glendale area to carpool with. I am a teacher at a Glendale school and need help with getting my daughter to Copperwood. Is there anyone who comes from the Orangewood area (Sunset Vista School) that would be willing to carpool? Please DM me! Thank you in advance!
The Peoria Unified School District Governing Board approved the following administrative appointments at the April 14 Governing Board Meeting: Ms. Megan Bennett as the principal of Vistancia Elementary School, Mr. Shawn Duguid as the principal of Liberty High School, Ms. Michelle Lewis as the principal of Oasis Elementary School, Diana Romito, Ed.D. as the principal of Copperwood Elementary and Ms. Alison Shinkle as the principal of Desert Palms Elementary School. These individuals will oversee all functions on their school site related to Peoria Unified’s Strategic Plan—Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Community Connection and Stewardship of Community Resources effective July 1, 2022.
Bennett is joining Peoria Unified from Connecticut and will be relocating to Arizona this summer. She is bringing a wealth of experience to the district, currently serving as superintendent of schools for Regional School District 12 and leading four schools with approximately 800 students. Bennett has held the roles of principal from 2007 to 2018, as well as teacher, coach and a math coordinator.
Duguid has served in Peoria Unified School District in a variety of roles since 1998. He started his career as a teacher at Oakwood Elementary from 1998-2005. In 2005, he was named assistant principal where he served both Sundance Elementary and Sahuaro Ranch Elementary from 2005-2012. He was then appointed as the Principal at Oakwood Elementary where he served the staff, students and community for six years. From 2018-2021, Duguid held the role of executive director over elementary schools and then transitioned to chief operations officer. For the past year, Duguid has served as assistant principal at Raymond S. Kellis High School.
Lewis currently serves as Peoria Unified’s 504 coordinator. She previously worked in the Human Resources Department as a Human Resource director and specialist from 2014 to 2017. Lewis started her career in Florida as a teacher and went on to serve as administrator at both the middle school and high school level. She served as dean of students, assistant principal and principal of middle schools and high schools in Marion County Public Schools from 2001-2014.
Dr. Romito is joining the Peoria Unified School District after being a building level administrator in Cartwright School District, serving in both assistant principal and principal roles since 2011. Prior to that, she was a teacher in Cartwright, as well as a media specialist in Indiana. She has experience in Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), as well as Boys Town and the Leader In Me programs. She worked to bring the International Baccalaureate (IB) program to one of the middle schools in Cartwright and served school that housed the district’s gifted program.
Shinkle has held the role of assistant principal for the last five years at Foothills Elementary and Desert Palms elementary schools. She most recently moved into the interim principal position at Desert Palms in December, and is serving her community, staff and students in a positive manner. Prior to her appointment as an administrator, she began her career with Peoria Unified as an instructional assistant while she went to school for teaching. She then moved into a teaching position serving resource students at Ira A. Murphy Elementary and Oakwood Elementary for more than eight years.
We are excited to welcome them into their new roles!
Congratulations to Nicolas and Peiten!
FBLA Az State Middle School Competition
They each competed in 4 events and they each placed in every event! Two 1st places, three 2nd places, and three 3rd places between the two of them! These two have been competing since 6th grade! Wonderful to watch them work so hard over the years and end with such success. Proud of these Copperwood students!
Austin from our office dropped off books from the Library of Congress’ Surplus Book Program to Copperwood Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona! Visit my website to learn more and request books for your school.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s Education Outreach team is excited to host a virtual STEAM event for Copperwood Elementary! Students and families will independently explore virtual exhibits from 18 organizations and participate in a live Q&A session with local experts.
Watch the video for a short preview of the event youtube.com/watch?v=JDW5tSY7oI0
Request an event for your school bit.ly/3l14N1U
Why do you allow bullying at your school??? It has been reported and NO results! My grandson is still being bullied.
So many program launches last week! This week's photo spotlights are on Ira A. Murphy Elementary, Cotton Boll Elementary School, and Copperwood Elementary in the Peoria Unified School District; Amberlea, Desert Mirage, Sunset Ridge, and Rio Vista in the Pendergast Elementary School District; and finally, Excelencia School in the Creighton Elementary School District.
We can already tell this semester is going to be a great one! 💙📚
Wow, way to go Jade! Copperwood Elementary