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2019-2020 Luke Jets Dance Video
Luke students submitted a dance off video. Watch Now!
Posted : 5/28 | Direct Link
Share your good news and celebrations!
Good News and CelebrationsThe Dysart Unified School District would like to celebrate students, staff and community members who are contributing to the greater good during this unprecedented time. Do you have a teacher or staff member who is going above and beyond in assisting a student in remote learning?  Is your student/club working on a community service project or spreading cheer through a positive action? Did a community group or organization donate time or goods to your school? We want to hear from you. Please fill out the form below with the information and share a photo of the kind act so we can share these #DysartExtraordinary actions with our community.

Good News and Celebrations Form
 
Posted : 4/14 | Direct Link
Join Us For Kinder Showcase
Dysart schools will host Kindergarten Showcase events from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on March 3-4. Prospective families are invited to tour the campus, meet the teachers, and learn more about the full-day kindergarten program.  The Dysart kindergarten program is one of the few full-day programs in the area that is offered at no cost.

The Dysart kindergarten program follows Arizona state standards, and offers hands-on, real-life activities in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Information on before and after school program opportunities will be available at the event as well.

On Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Asante Preparatory Academy, Canyon Ridge, Dysart Elementary, El Mirage, Luke, Marley Park, Riverview, Surprise Elementary, Thompson Ranch, and West Point will hold their showcases.


Parents will be able to register their child at the event, or finalize enrollment if they’ve already submitted an online application. To finalize enrollment, parents should bring a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.  

To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit www.dysart.org/boundaries. Families enrolling new students in the Dysart Unified School District for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year can now register online.  For more information about kindergarten, please visit www.dysart.org/kindergarten.
 
Posted : 2/6 | Direct Link
Community Invited to Donate on Tax Credit Tuesday
The Dysart Unified School District invites the community to drop off their tax credit donations on “Tax Credit Tuesday”.  The event will take place on Tuesday, December 3 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Nathaniel Dysart Education Center, 15802 North Parkview Place, Surprise, and free tacos will be available for those that donate.  Staff will be on hand to explain the program and share how tax credit donations are used. Donations will be accepted on-site via check, or computers will be available to make online donations using credit or debit cards. 

Arizona Law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows married couples filing jointly a tax credit of up to $400 and individual taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200 when they contribute to public schools. This tax credit is available to anyone who resides in Arizona.  Donations may be submitted through April 15 annually.

Contributions are donated directly to the schools, and all donations are used to support extracurricular activities for students or approved capital expenditures at the Dysart school of your choice.  Donors may designate where their donation will go by selecting from four categories - Athletics, Fine Arts, Enrichment Programs, or School May Designate. We appreciate the support of our schools and students through the tax credit program.

For more information, or to give online at anytime, visit Dysart.org/TaxCredit or call 623-876-7056.
 
 
15802 North Parkview Place • Surprise, Arizona 85374
Public Relations
phone: 623.876.7000 • web: www.dysart.org
Posted : 11/21/2019 | Direct Link
Dysart Hosting Support Services Job Fair
Dysart Unified School District will host a job fair for non-teaching positions on Tuesday, December 3, from 11 am until 3 pm at the Support Services Facility located at 13825 West Desert Cove Road in Surprise, Arizona.  The event will feature employment options that support students throughout the district. Available positions include paraprofessionals, bus drivers, bus aides, child care, and preschool aide positions, among others.
 
Interested candidates can apply at dysart.org/careers prior to or at the job fair.  Qualified candidates will be able to interview on December 3. Attendees will also be able to meet with multiple departments to learn more about job opportunities and visit with the Human Relations staff.  Prospective applicants should bring their current resume and be ready for an interview.
 
“Dysart is proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits to our staff, and we are excited to highlight the many positions we have available that support education and learning,” shared John Croteau, Assistant Superintendent for Human Relations.  “Filling these support positions is critical in providing our students and families with an extraordinary learning experience.”
 
The Dysart Unified School District employs over 2,700 staff members at 26 schools and two support sites.  Dysart has been recognized as one of the Best Companies to work for by both Zippia and TalentDesk. Additionally, Dysart offers a competitive benefits package, has won many awards for its wellness program, and was named a 2019 Healthiest Employer by the Phoenix Business Journal.
 
For more information about available positions in the Dysart Unified School District, please visit dysart.org/careers or call. 
 
 
15802 North Parkview Place • Surprise, Arizona 85374
Public Relations
phone: 623.876.7000 • web: www.dysart.org
Posted : 11/19/2019 | Direct Link
Dysart to Begin Open Enrollment Dec. 3
The Dysart Unified School District is proud to offer our community a choice in school enrollment. Dysart will begin accepting open enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Parents or guardians who would like their child to attend a school outside of their residential attendance boundary for the 2020-2021 school year, must apply for open enrollment online at www.dysart.org/oe.
 
Parents whose students are currently open enrolled at the school of their choice will not need to reapply. However, open enrollment status is evaluated annually based on capacity and the student’s grades, discipline, and attendance.
 
Open enrollment allows parents the opportunity to request that their children attend a Dysart school outside of their residential boundary area. This includes all 20 Dysart elementary schools, including the new Freedom Traditional Academy, and four high schools. Information on K-8 signature programs and academies may be found by visiting www.dysart.org/signature. Details about high school focuses and Career and Technical Education programs offered are available at www.Dysart.org/highschool
 
Open enrollment applications are due on or before January 5, 2020.  After this priority period, submitted applications will continue to be accepted and will be reviewed on a monthly basis as capacity becomes available.
 
Parents needing access to a computer to complete the open enrollment application may visit any district school or the front lobby of the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374.
 
 
15802 North Parkview Place • Surprise, Arizona 85374
Public Relations
phone: 623.876.7000 • web: www.dysart.org
Posted : 11/12/2019 | Direct Link
November 5 Election Results
The Dysart Unified School District is extremely fortunate to have dedicated parents, staff, and community members who have worked hard to inform the community about the educational needs of our Dysart schools. Unfortunately, both the bond and override measures on the ballot were not approved. 

The override measure would have secured continued funding for many programs already in place. The funding would have ensured that Dysart can continue to recruit and retain highly qualified staff to maintain manageable class sizes; continue to offer a free full-day Kindergarten; maintain our arts, athletics and physical education programs; and provide math and reading support to students.

The override funding currently in place for these programs from a 2015 override election is still in place at 100% through the 2020-2021 school year. If funding is not approved prior to the 2021-2022 school year, the override funding will begin phasing out, and cuts will need to be made to balance the budget.  

The bond funding would have helped ensure the safety and security of our schools, and provided much-needed school and site improvements. We will continue to maintain our fleet of busses, but will not be able to replace our oldest vehicles at this time. Despite anticipated growth, we must delay the construction of two new elementary schools and will not yet be able to purchase land for a high school. 

We will not be dissuaded by the low voter turnout, and believe that there is more support for the bond and override than the vote reflects. We will be back next year to again seek community support for these much needed funds.

We appreciate our community and will continue to provide extraordinary opportunities at each of our schools.
 
 
15802 North Parkview Place • Surprise, Arizona 85374
Public Relations
phone: 623.876.7000 • web: www.dysart.org
Posted : 11/6/2019 | Direct Link
Holiday Food Drive
The friends of Rachel Club is hosting a Holiday Food Drive!

Please bring in non - perishable food items to help those in our community who are in need this time of year!

We are accepting canned and boxed food that is NOT expired!

Food items will be collected from November 4th through November 22nd

The homeroom that collects the most items will win a treat party! 
Posted : 10/29/2019 | Direct Link
DUSD to host College 101 Parent Night
The Dysart Unified School District will host a College 101 Parent Night for parents of 7th through 12th grade students interested in learning about the college acceptance and financial aid process for their children on Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Valley Vista High School Performing Arts Center located at 15550 N. Parkview Place in Surprise, Arizona.  Participating parents will have the opportunity to learn about FAFSA, ACT/SAT testing, AP vs Dual Enrollment classes, scholarship opportunities, academic eligibility, CTE pathways, visit with college reps and learn how their children can use their high school experience to successfully bridge to higher education.

“This event is a great way for our families to learn about preparing for college, including learning about planning for the college enrollment process,” said Assistant Superintendent for Education Services Dr. Stephen Poling.

The evening will be broken up into sections where parents will attend specified sessions lasting 20 minutes with specific topics personalized to family interests.  Additionally, representatives from Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, Ottawa University, and many others will be available for questions.
 
Posted : 10/28/2019 | Direct Link
Dysart to Host Veterans Appreciation Kickoff Celebration
The Dysart Unified School District invites all veterans and the community to a Veterans Appreciation Kickoff Celebration on Monday, November 4 at 4:00 pm at Kingswood Elementary School’s outdoor amphitheater at 15150 W. Mondell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374. The event will feature Superintendent Dr. Quinn Kellis, Mayor Skip Hall, Kingswood teacher and retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Boyd R. Bryant, Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard, and Kingswood Elementary and Valley Vista High School students. We will be honoring all veterans in attendance.

The Dysart Unified School District is proud to honor our veterans and will be paying tribute to veterans throughout the week of Veterans Day at various events around the district. The Dysart Education Foundation’s Dysart Dash launches our Veterans Appreciation events on November 2, followed by the El Mirage Salute to Veterans Celebration.  Schools are holding assemblies, breakfasts, and events for their communities. Students are working on special projects to learn about and commemorate the day such as essays, artwork and memorial chains. The culmination of the week will be at the Surprise Veterans Day Parade, where many of our schools and groups will be participating.
 
 
15802 North Parkview Place • Surprise, Arizona 85374
Public Relations
phone: 623.876.7000 • web: www.dysart.org
Posted : 10/21/2019 | Direct Link
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