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Canyon View third grade teachers Mandy Campbell and Mary Clark designed a learning project where students developed plans to open their own food truck companies.  Tasks included writing business plans, researching logos, picking menu items, and calculating quantities to determine servings and prices.  On the project’s final day, at the high-energy Food Truck Festival, they practiced customer service skills as they sold "treats" out of the colorful food trucks that they constructed.

 

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 CFSD Schools Earn Straight A's
 

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All CFSD schools received A’s in the Arizona Department of Education release of the 2021-2022 A-F Letter Grades, which are given to all public schools statewide.
“We believe that our CFSD schools are performing well because we have highly capable people working with our students in a culture of high expectations,” says Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent. “Highly competent, caring teachers supported by strong school principals in partnership with parents is a winning combination.”
The A-F Letter Grade Accountability System, adopted by the State Board of Education, uses a range of metrics to measure student learning with a focus on proficiency and growth, students’ readiness to succeed in a career or postsecondary enrollment, and graduation rate. To receive an A grade (Excellent) schools must demonstrate distinguished performance on statewide assessments, significant student growth, students on track to proficiency, and overall performance that is significantly higher than the state's average. 

 

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Math Scholar Is Out of This World


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Congratulations to Foothills grad Zach Schlamowitz '19, who is a 2022 recipient of a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). This scholarship is given to 60 of the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.
At a special ceremony at the University of Arizona, Astronaut Steve Smith presented Zach with his award. Zach studies math at the University of Arizona, where he is an NSF REU Undergraduate Research Fellow.


 

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS


 

 Seven (7) CFHS seniors have been identified as semifinalists in this year's National Merit Scholarship Program.

  Canyon View Kindergarten Teacher Laura Gibson is recognized as CFSD's 2022 Legendary Teacher for her skills in building strong relationships, engaging deeply with students, and creating high expectations.

  On October 21, the high school's Sinfonia Orchestra performed at the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) Fall Orchestra Festival and received a Superior rating.

 Several Esperero Middle School and Canyon View Elementary students were selected by audition to participate in the Arizona Choir Directors Association State Cantaremos Honor Choirs.

 The CFHS boys golf team placed 3rd in the Division II State Tournament. Finn Meister finished as the state runner-up individually.

 The high school's Falcon Band received a top score in Music, Visual Performance, and General Effect at the U of A Band Day. Capping off its successful competition season, the Falcon Band won 1st place at NAU Band day on October 22.

 CFHS students trained and successfully competed in a regional training for the 2022 Arizona Thespian Tech Challenge, which is a series of events that are designed to test the knowledge of basic skills that every theatre technician should have.


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What is the District’s Open Enrollment Program?

Open enrollment is a state law that allows students to attend schools outside of their resident school if the receiving school has the capacity to accept them. CFSD residents who wish to attend a school other than their home area school must apply under the open enrollment program as well as non-resident families.

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