Giving Thanks

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Outstanding Recognition!   Congrats to Burk Elementary, Patterson Elementary, Pioneer Elementary, Superstition Springs Elementary.  
 
Mr. Brad Paes and his Burk team presented at the Arizona’s Rising Stars Mega Conference in Tucson on Tuesday, November 18. The title of their presentation was, "All Students Can Learn...Everyday!" Burk was chosen to present because of the outstanding achievements they've accomplished as a Title I School, as well as receiving an "A" rating 3 years in a row. During 2011-2012, Burk partnered with the Beat The Odds Program. They embraced “The Six Keys To Success” and devised an Action Plan to be an “A” school in order to ensure student achievement for all. They embrace the notion that all students can learn and be successful students! They were honored to share their Mission and Goals with the entire State of Arizona!

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULING CHANGE 

The GPS work study session scheduled for November 24th has been rescheduled, and will now be held on December 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm.  It will include Dr. Christina Kishimoto’s presentation of her Strategic Operating Plan to the Governing Board.  It will also include a review of the curriculum framework development and the GPS 2016 budget priorities.

Helping The Hungry 
 
Desert Ridge Junior High Students, Staff and families donated a massive amount of food today to the United Food Bank.  This is the 13th year the school has made such an awesome contribution.  They are hoping to break last year's record of more than 36,000 pounds of food!  A mountain of rice bags, barrels and barrels of canned goods, and cases of water lined the hallway today, ready to be loaded onto the Food Bank semi-trailer.  Students brought their muscle to help load the enormous boxes.  

 
 
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GPS Mission and Vision

Mission: 
 
      Ensure exemplary education that inspires
      excellence and success within every
      learner. 
 
Vision:
  • World-Class Teachers
  • World-Class Education
  • World-Class Graduates

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