All Things Avondale: May 6, 2022

Weekly AESD Update

Westside Impact Principal Of The Year

Jessica Worthington, principal at Desert Star Elementary, was nominated by her peers and staff for creating a shared vision for developing teacher leadership, teacher effectiveness, student achievement and so much more! The AESD family congratulates Ms. Worthington on this well-deserved recognition as this year's Westside Impact Principal of the Year.

AESD Kids Out And About!

AESD staff and students are wrapping up the 2021-2022 school year. It's hard to believe the year is almost over! Staff and students are excited to be out and about attending AESD sporting events and field trips! Desert Star School and Michael Anderson students recently went on a trip to the zoo. A great time was had by all - just look at these smiling faces.

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AESD Cares Staff Recognition Of The Week - Ryan Vaughn

"Ryan is an amazing Assistant Principal. Passionate, caring, supportive and collaborative are words that all staff use to describe him. Thank you for all you do!"

-Avondale ESD family

Follow Us On TikTok

This year, we are continuing to provide opportunities to stay #AESDconnectED!

Follow our official and only account on TikTok - find us as @avondaleesd or click here.

Leading the West Valley, Generation by Generation

Jessica Perry (APS) talks about her family's legacy and impact in the west valley and how it takes everyone's input to make our cities flourish.

Tune in here to our latest AESD Scoop episode.

Important Reminders For Families

Talking To Children About Substance Use

We wanted to take this moment to share about the importance of teaching our children about the dangers of sharing and ingesting harmful substances. We encourage you to speak with your child(ren) about the life-threatening consequences this may have and about the repercussions of carrying and distributing these items. AESD has a strict drug-free zone policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about how to talk to your child about these issues, there are numerous resources online and our counselor and psychologist are always available.

Together, we can guide our students to make positive and safe choices.

Social Media Awareness

AESD has seen an increase of fake social media accounts being created using our school names. This goes against district policy. Please speak with your children about the importance of having a healthy and positive online presence and environment.

Cyberbullying is a serious action and we will not condone any type of harassment on or off campus toward our students and staff.

We encourage you to speak with your child about the repercussions of using social media in a harmful way or to speak up to an adult if they ever encounter such actions while online.

We thank you for your support as we influence our youth to make positive decisions daily.

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Testing opportunities still continue at Copper Trails School through Embry Women's Health.

To schedule a COVID-19 test or learn about testing centers near you, click here.