All Things Avondale: Dec. 3, 2021

Weekly AESD Update

Service Learning Project At AMS

Avondale Middle School eighth grade students take on a new service learning project each month as part of their social studies curriculum. This month, students are writing holiday cards to deployed soldiers around the world.

Desert Star School Finalist For Scholarship

One deserving school will win the $10,000 grand prize from the Frigo® Cheese Heads® Brand. Desert Star has been named one of the 11 nationwide finalists. With the prize, the school plans to update their science lab with new, modern equipment and tools.

Voting is taking place now! Vote for Desert Star by December 19 (click here and scroll down to find our video at the bottom of the link and vote).

A Future Without Limits: AESD's 15 Days of December

Future Without Limits

Welcome to our yearly AESD celebration! This year, we are highlighting our alumni and their limitless futures. In our schools, we teach the importance of pursuing a future without limits and our former students have proven that anything is possible.

Tune in every day on our Youtube channel and our official AESD social media accounts - @avondaleesd

A Future Without Limits: Angel Mendoza, Washington Post
A Future Without Limits: Gabriela Saenz
A Future Without Limits: Chad Snyder, Grand Canyon University Director
A Future Without Limits: Sandra Avitia, AESD Teacher

Turning Talents Into Possibilities: Project Y.E.S.

Since the start of the academic year, Desert Star has led a new vision with Project Y.E.S. - turning talents into possibilities.

The program develops students to believe in themselves, work towards goals and take dreams off the shelf. Hard work is the key, but everything’s possible.

Starting with kindergartners through middle school, all students will participate in talent development and building thinking and problem-solving skills within their daily curriculum. The curriculum involved has been awarded for six consecutive years by the National Association for Gifted Children.

Tune in here to our latest AESD Scoop episode.

Arizona Service Project: Building A Future Together

Since January 2018, Arizona Service Project has worked with local and regional volunteers to provide free, impactful home repair for low-income families in the Avondale/Goodyear area, along with surrounding communities. We envision a community without substandard housing, where multiple generations live in safe, sustainable homes.

Tune in here to our AESD Scoop episode with AZSP.

To learn more about Arizona Service Project, please visit

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