WELCOME TO GOOD NEWS BIWEEKLY!
We've Missed You PXU Family!
Did you enjoy your Fall Break? We hope you recharged, relaxed, and enjoyed time with your loved ones. We are excited to welcome you back this week and share the unique news we have gathered for you these past weeks. From remote dancing to ACT goodie bags, we have some uplifting stories to prepare you for the weekend!
Like always, Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, it does not mean we should stop spreading positivity or sharing the innovative things happening in our district.
Creating With A Screen
Each teacher choreographed their movements remotely, danced the pieces in their own homes, and pieced it together into one lovely Covid-19 inspired dance concert. We hope you enjoy watching!
DR. HOLLY BATSELL RECEIVES 2020 EXEMPLARY PRINCIPAL AWARD
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Holly Batsell, Principal from Bioscience High School, for earning the 2020 Maricopa County Exemplary Principal Award. The Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent, led by Steve Watson, delivered the award to Dr. Batsell earlier this week.
Considered one of the most prestigious education awards in Arizona, the Maricopa County Exemplary Principal Award recognizes Principals who exemplify practices and leadership that contribute to high expectations and exceptional student learning. Congratulations, Dr. Batsell!
Central Marketing Back On Campus
The marketing team also participated in a separate event, a socially-distanced name game promoting empathy with water balloons.
Falcon Esports: Varsity Victories and a Strong Preseason Finish!
This week, it was other schools’ turn to decide whether to play during their Fall Break, and while some schools chose to forfeit due to players being either unwilling or unable to play during Break, the Desert Ridge team showed up ready to play the best-of-two match. Team Captain and Mid-Laner Abraham Martinez, Support Josue Vazquez, ADC Fredit Panduro, Top Laner Isaac Rodriguez and Jungler Oscar Huerta showed little mercy on the Fields of Justice, as they demolished Desert Ridge’s starting lineup in the first match, with Oscar Huerta earning the Player of the Game rank with a KDA score of 11.
Oscar’s jungle game was too much for the opposing team, as he racked up bonuses and buffs for the team, stopping only to assist with coordinated attacks with Top Laner Isaac Rodriguez that overwhelmed the poor Desert Ridge team’s Top Laner, who apparently became so frustrated (or “Tilted” as the kids say) that he initiated a vote to Forfeit the 2nd match, resulting in an instant win for your Falcon Esports Legends V01 team, who showed remarkably good sportsmanship in the face of this decidedly unsportsmanlike conduct from the opposing team.
Your Rocketeers have shown incredible progress in the areas of ball control and two-man combo shots on goal, with an “Alley-oop” technique that has proven most effective in getting around even the toughest goal defenses.
Kittens Looking For "Furever" Homes
Wholesome PXU Moments
"At the end of a very long day, imagine how nice it was to CLICK and enjoy something fun for a change! I wanted to share with you some of the 'love' we receive at TGB from our incredible ADM Team who consistently keep us motivated and send uplifting messages. This week's is another great one! Enjoy! And please give our ADM a 'shoutout' for the 'EXTRA' effort to support our largest campus through distance learning!"
Brian Fair | Academies at South Mountain
"Please congratulate Kamora Carr (Sr.) South Mountain Cross Country runner for coming in 1st Place in the in the PXU XC 1st race of the season with a time of 22:28!"
Melissa Gard | Maryvale High School
"We proctored the ACT on our campus and our wonderful Counseling IL, Mrs. Allison Williams made these nice little goodie bags for the students testing! She purchased the items with her own money and assembled the bags on her own time to help our kids feel loved and supported! Maryvale is lucky to have her!"