• Superintendent's May 4, 2018 Message Transcript

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    Hello my name is Dr. Jeff Smith and these are my

    comments for this month. As you know our

     

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    state has been grappling with school

    closures due to high absenteeism of

     

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    staff. Aimilar to other school districts

    in our state both bolts was forced to

     

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    close our schools for several days due

    to health and safety reasons we simply

     

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    were not able to monitor our students in

    a safe manner to have our schools open.

     

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    I'm very pleased that our schools are

    now open and we are back to a regular

     

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    schedule

    please keep in touch with our website

     

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    for any updates along the way but

    otherwise thank you to our parents our

     

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    community for being very supportive

    during this difficult time we appreciate

     

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    and support our teachers and their

    efforts and we welcome everybody back to

     

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    school head bolts the State Board of

    Education announced new cut scores for

     

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    schools this week the cut scores set the

    number of points to school must earn to

     

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    be graded with an ABCD or F points are

    based on student academic growth from

     

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    year to year scores like scores on the

    AZ merit assessment and indicators the

     

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    student is ready for success at the next

    level and high school graduation rates

     

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    all schools will have the same grade in

    vaults except for the exception of bolts

     

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    elementary school who moved up to a

    grade of C congratulations to Balsz

     

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    school speaking of Balsz, we had a very

    successful program in the balls gym on

     

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    April 17th to celebrate the naming of

    Pat Tillman middle school that's brother

     

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    Kevin Simon spoke to the students and

    was joined by his lovely wife and

     

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    children we're pleased to have some very

    motivating remarks white board president

     

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    Todd Schwartz, Mayor Greg Stanton and

    Sheriff Paul Penzone we had several

     

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    news stations join us to share this

    great story after the program students

     

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    and guests were invited to visit

    stations that showed that what they can

     

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    expect at Tillman middle school next

    year the excitement and energy was

     

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    palpable and our students are more

    energized than we have ever seen to stay

     

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    involved for middle school may 7th

    through 11th is teacher appreciation

     

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    week we really appreciate our teachers

    and our staff and the hard work they do

     

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    every day to support our students will

    be hosting breakfasts at schools that

     

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    next week to show our appreciation of

    our teachers thank you please join us at

     

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    the 8th grade promotion this year

    note the venue change will be at Camelback

     

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    High School Auditorium on Wednesday June

    6th at 5 p.m. and many of you know Mary

     

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    Moore was a wonderful community member

    in our area and she was beloved by many

     

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    people at the ball school district a

    celebration of life for Mary Moore will

     

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    take place on may 5th from 10:00 to

    11:00 o'clock in the morning at the Balsz

     

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    community center thank you and this

    concludes my remarks for this month