All Things Avondale: Jan. 7, 2022

Weekly AESD Update

Welcome Back, AESD Families

We hope you all had a safe and healthy holiday break. We are excited to welcome you all back for the second half of our 2021-2022 school year! Thank YOU for choosing AESD - the district of choice!

State-of-the-art STEM Lab

Did you know that students at Centerra Mirage STEM Academy have access to many STEM experiences in our state-of-the-art lab? Here students are working on audio communications, laser technology, engineering/robotics, digital musing and environment/ecology units.

We Have The Code!

Second grade students are learning binary code in their STEM class! We are excited to teach technology concepts, such as coding, to even our youngest learners here.

ROTC Vistors At Michael Anderson

Agua Fria High School ROTC leaders visited Michael Anderson School and spoke with our eighth graders about their responsibilities and duties. Thank you for mentoring our students, as they prepare to embark high school in a few months and explore their continuing opportunities.

7ish Questions With ...

Welcome to our new series 7ish questions... who will we stop next and interview? Tune in every two weeks on our Youtube channel to find out more about our AESD members.
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7ISH QUESTIONS WITH ... BERTHA FIGUEROA

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.

A Space For Every Learner: New at AFUHSD

It's a new era at Agua Fria Union High School District. Learn from their new superintendent on their plans to ensure each student has their own learning space. What does this mean? Specialized academies, opportunity for entrepreneurship and their take on their 365 hybrid vision. Learn more about the future of our partnering high school district in today's podcast.


Tune in here to our latest AESD Scoop episode.

After The Bell: Learning Opportunities Continue

AESD is proud to have received The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. Through this targeted grant, we are able to provide Beyond-the-Bell programming for students in grades 1st through 8th. This includes specific academic tutoring, academic enrichment and activities including dance, art, STEAM and opportunities for collaboration.

What does this program entail and how does it benefit students? Learn more from our guest speakers from the Arizona Department of Education on how these programs are making a difference.


Tune in here for the full episode on AESD Scoop.

Michael Anderson: His Everlasting Legacy

Dream big, work hard - more than just a motto, but words lived by from Michael Anderson, NASA astronaut and AESD alum. Our school, named after him, is proud to continue to share his legacy to our children. We remember who he was in today's episode with stories from his younger sister, Brenda Danielly.


Tune in here for the full episode on AESD Scoop.

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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.