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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.

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Posted : 4/14/2020 | Direct Link
Riverview makes a difference
Riverview Difference MakerRiverview School hosted a kick-off meeting for their Difference Makers Dads' Club on August 14. Children and their dads or other male role models received pizza, cookies and a drink to enjoy while they met to discuss leadership and future club activities. There was a great turnout, and attendees were welcomed by Man-Up! President Kent Guyer. Surprise Mayor Skip Hall also spoke to the group and shared his thoughts on the importance of community involvement.

The Difference Makers Dads' Club was launched last year at the school to provide opportunities to engage children in positive productive activities with male role models in the hope of having an impact on the culture of the community.  The club is part of Riverview School's new Signature Program focusing on Civic-Minded Leadership.  As a part of the program, Riverview is creating leadership opportunities, like the Difference Makers Dads' Club, to enhance student understanding of self leadership, community leadership and global leadership. Students are given leadership opportunities where they can pursue their passions.

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Posted : 8/16/2019 | Direct Link
Gone fishing, Riverview Difference Makers Club
Riverview Dads fishing eventThe Riverview School Difference Makers Dads’ Club was recently invited to a fishing event at Cabela’s Glendale, where students joined their dads, grandpas, and uncles for an afternoon of fishing and bonding, ahead of Fathers Day. The event started with a tour of the facility, and ended with catch and release fishing at the Cabela’s pond behind the store. After the event, each family was gifted with a fishing pole donated by Cabela’s.

“Cabela’s mission is to inspire future generations to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors - the partnership with the Difference Makers Dads’ Club and Man Up was only natural,” said Brittney SantaMaria, Cabela’s Special Events Outfitter.  “It was great to be in the moment with these families enjoying quality time with their kids and strengthening their bond through fishing.”

The Difference Makers Dads’ Club at Riverview exists to provide opportunities to engage children in positive productive activities with male role models in the hope of having an impact on the culture of the community. Activities are planned and scheduled once a month by a volunteer organization called Man-Up Surprise!, led by Kent Guyer and Jeremy Hall. The next event will be in August, as the new school year kicks-off. Plans for the new year include helping to install irrigation for planters in the school courtyard, a camping expedition, and a BBQ cooking competition.

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Posted : 6/12/2019 | Direct Link
Important Safety Reminders from the Superintendent
Dysart SafeDysart Parents and Guardians,

As we near the end of the school year, I am writing to ask you to partner with us to keep our Dysart students and campuses safe and secure. Historically, as students eagerly anticipate the approach of summer, the number of school threats increases. Dysart is hoping to stem this issue with your help.

As a fellow community member, I ask you to please:

1. Have a discussion with your child(ren) about the importance of immediately sharing information that could be considered threatening to our community with a responsible adult. This could be a parent, teacher or school staff member.
2. Make it clear to your child(ren) that online threats and rumors should not be forwarded or shared, because doing so impedes police investigations.
3. Discuss with your child(ren) the seriousness of making threats toward schools, and remind them that there are a number of charges that can be filed against students – including felony offenses.

If you become aware of an immediate threat, please call 911.  Otherwise, call law enforcement non-emergency lines to report potential threats towards our schools or the community in Surprise (623-222-4000), El Mirage (623-933-1341) or Maricopa County (602-876-1602).

Another option for reporting school safety issues or concerns is through our Safe Schools Hotline (623-876-7009) or online via Dysart Safe Report at Dysart.org/SafeReport. Additional information, resources, and school safety tips can be found on our website at Dysart.org/Safety.

Dysart is proud of our relationships with local law enforcement agencies, and works collaboratively with them to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We all have a responsibility to be vigilant and should strive to prioritize the well-being of our community. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure our campuses are always a safe place for our students.

Respectfully,

Quinn R. Kellis, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Dysart Unified School District
Posted : 4/17/2019 | Direct Link
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