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Arizona school grades: F-rated charter schools could close

Posted On: 2017-10-11 03:37 PM
From ABC15.com...

This week the State Board of Education released new A-F letter grades for more than 1,800 schools across Arizona. The ratings are based on standardized test scores, improvement in those scores, student attendance rates and other factors.
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Arizona School Grades for 2017 Partially Released

Posted On: 2017-10-09 08:56 AM
Arizona's new A-F Accountability System was designed to empower schools to achieve and increase success for their students. The system provides all publicly funded schools with feedback on areas of strength and those that may need additional focus.
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Sequoia Wellness Committee and Our Updated Wellness Policy

Posted On: 2017-07-24 04:46 PM
Sequoia Wellness Committee has adopted a wellness policy that emphasizes nutrition, physical education, and community involvement goals and guidelines. All are invited to give input to the wellness policy and join the Sequoia Wellness Committee.
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Lowe's Toolbox for Education Logo
Lowe's Toolbox for Education Logo

Sequoia Charter School Receives Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

Posted On: 2017-03-13 10:18 AM
The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education® grant to Sequoia Charter School in Mesa for: Revitalization of the current school garden by providing supplies for the improvement of overall planting
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By College Board [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By College Board [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Register for the Nov. 5th SAT by Tuesday Oct. 25th

Posted On: 2016-10-21 09:32 AM
The deadline for students to register for the November 5th SAT is next Tuesday, October 25th. We encourage our Seniors to register for the exam as soon as possible. Fee waivers can be given to anyone who qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch.
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PSAT/NMSQT Exam Date Change

Posted On: 2016-10-17 12:25 PM
Sequoia Charter School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT exam on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Note that this is a date change from October 19th. All students in grades 10 and 11 are expected to take the exam on November 2nd.
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Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

First Edkey Professional Development Day of 2016-2017 School Year

Posted On: 2016-09-06 12:13 PM
On August 26, Edkey staff came together for the first Professional Development Day of the school year. After an opening address by Edkey CEO, Mark Plitzuweit, teachers met with site-based teams and grade level PLC's to discuss data and student outcomes.
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The new Sequoia Deaf School Logo
The new Sequoia Deaf School Logo

SSDHH has changed its name to Sequoia Deaf School

Posted On: 2016-07-12 04:13 PM
We are pleased to announce a change to our school name. Effective July 12, 2016, Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will now be known as Sequoia Deaf School. It is with great excitement that we share our new school name with our East Valley
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What you need to know about Prop 123

Posted On: 2016-03-29 09:41 AM
This article will hope to give you all of the information you need on Arizona Proposition 123 up for vote in a special election this May 17. Prop 123 adds education funding to K-12 students and settles a lawsuit between the legislature and public schools.
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Sequoia Elementary PTO Family Reading Night

Posted On: 2016-02-25 09:27 AM
"Read Across America" and Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration! March 2nd, 2016 4pm - 6pm in the Horne Campus Gym. There will be a performance from Mr. Hoover's 3rd & 4th grade music students at 5pm. There will also be a special guest reader.
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Photo courtesy of CJ Freas
Photo courtesy of CJ Freas

Stallions Win Jr Varsity CAA Basketball Championship - UNDEFEATED

Posted On: 2016-02-25 03:20 PM
In the same month that the Sequoia Stallions took home the Junior High CAA State Basketball Championship for Division II, the Junior Varsity Stallions closed out their UNDEFEATED season by winning the JV CAA State Basketball Championship for Division II.
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Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat

Grab Your Hat, and Read with the Cat!!!

Posted On: 2016-02-24 10:47 AM
Sequoia Elementary is celebrating Read Across America Week, February 29th through March 4th with various activities and events inspired by reading and the legendary Dr. Suess.
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Mark Plitzuweit named New EdKey CEO

Posted On: 2016-02-24 04:43 PM
After a comprehensive search for a new CEO, EdKey's Board President, Mary Giffords, is proud to announce that our new CEO is Mark Plitzuweit. Read the full statement for more information on our new chief executive officer.
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Chili's Logo

Support Sequoia Schools by Visiting Chili's on February 22nd!

Posted On: 2016-02-11 08:45 AM
Please eat at Chili's on February 22nd between 11 am and 10 pm. Our school will be earning 15% of each sale that presents this flyer. This money will be used to reward our students at our Spirit Assemblies and Awards Assemblies! The Chili's at Stapley a
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Photo courtesy of Donna Driggers
Photo courtesy of Donna Driggers

Students Raise Money to Support Sumatran Tigers with the Phoenix Zoo

Posted On: 2016-02-03 08:35 AM
Ms. Blair and her 5th grade students joined hands with the Phoenix Zoo to raise funds to support the Sumatran Tiger. For every dollar donated, students put their name in a raffle to win a stuffed tiger. They raised a total of $279.48 and were able to draw
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Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)
Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)

How boy born in Mexico helped a red bird from Arizona find its way to the White House for Christmas

Posted On: 2015-12-24 09:43 PM
From Arizona Republic / AZCentral.com...

Naykor Gutierrez thought about the Christmas ornaments taking flight and traveling to places he has imagined, places he's drawn in pictures, but has never seen with his own eyes. Naykor knows about traveling to far-away places.
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Make an ECA Donation
Make an ECA Donation

Make an ECA Donation

Posted On: 2015-12-14 09:25 AM
Don't miss your chance to support students and possibly lower your tax bill. Make an ECA tax credit donation to Sequoia Charter Schools and change a student's life. Every dollar goes toward extracurricular activities, and you may choose which school or pr
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Walk Bike to School Day is October 22!

Posted On: 2015-10-02 04:15 PM
International Walk/Bike to School Day and Safe Routes to School invites our students, staff, parents/guardians and community stakeholders to meet at the SE Corner of Southern and Horne in the parking lot next to Circle K. We will begin meeting at 7:00 AM
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Parents Right to Know Notification

Posted On: 2015-09-23 10:53 AM
We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher. Please read the letter for the complete information on
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Sequoia Elementary Pennies for Patients Winners Announced!

Posted On: 2015-04-17
Please join us in congratulating our amazing students! They have raised $1,500.00 during our Pennies for Patients Campaign to help battle blood cancers. Our young philanthropists have brilliantly demonstrated what it means to "Be the Change" we wish to se
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Walk to School - October 23rd - Horne Campus

Posted On: 2014-10-02
Sequoia Charter School Horne Campus is participating in Walk to School Day on Thurday, October 23, 2014 Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling. ...
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Sequoia VOICE Student Newsletter - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue

Posted On: 2014-01-14
The latest issue of the Sequoia Schools Horne Campus Newsletter - the Sequoia Voice - is available for download. This November-December 2013 issue of the Voice covers everything that happened on the Horne campus plus a lasting tribute to our former Superi
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Enrollment rises at Mesa charter schools

Posted On: 2012-09-07
by Cathryn Creno The Republic | azcentral.com Two charter schools in Mesa that joined the Arizona Interscholastic Association over the summer saw their enrollments increase at the sta...
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Sequoia Schools receives ADOT government grant

Posted On: 2012-08-05
Cedrick Woodard, our Health and Wellness coordinator for Sequoia Schools was contacted by the Arizona Republic regarding ADOT grants towards safe routes to school. The Arizona Department of Transportation has awarded $4.5 million in 27 grants t...
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Holocaust Survivor Helen Handler visits Sequoia

Posted On: 2012-05-14
Helen Handler, who survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, made a visit to the Sequoia Horne campus last week to speak with the children about her experience being a Jewish child and teenager in Europe. She spoke in hopes in sharing her experie...
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