Proposed State Budget Add-on would hurt SSDHH & Special Needs Students
Posted on 04/11/2014
Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing needs your help! The most recent proposed budget from the state legislature includes an add-on that does not include the funding which allows underperforming charter schools to defend their school from charter revocation. As an alternative to funding the process, the legislature’s solution is to bypass the process as it exists now. Which means every charter school receiving a 'D' rating for three years will have their charter automatically revoked and be forced to close without due process.
Early childhood reading project seeks donations
Posted on 03/17/2014
Mayor Scott Smith and Mesa United Way are inviting the community to buy and collect children’s books to ensure every child has plenty to read this summer. The Read On Mesa project is part of a national and statewide effort to improve early childhood literacy, particularly among disadvantaged children.
Middle school kids learn money-managing basics at U.S. Airways Center
Posted on 03/11/2014
It was a big day of learning for some 2,500 kids at U.S. Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. They were there to learn financial basics, which is something typically not covered in school.
Mesa mayor, vice mayor celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday
Posted on 03/04/2014
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Vice Mayor Alex Finter visited Sequoia Charter Elementary School students on March 3 to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the 16th annual National Education Association's "Read Across America Day."
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Vice Mayor Alex Finter Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Sequoia Charter Elementary School
Posted on 03/03/2014
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Vice Mayor Alex Finter will visit Sequoia Charter Elementary School to help celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday and the sixteenth annual National Education Association's (NEA) "Read Across America Day." Sequoia Elementary will also host a free "Reading Under the Stars" event on Monday night.
Hero award winner helps out at a special needs classroom
Posted on 02/07/2014
The "hero awards" for local animals were recently announced and FOX 10 caught up with one of the winners at a valley school. Kids in the reading corner at Sequoia Charter School in Mesa read to each other but most of them read to Butch the dog. Butch is a beloved dog in the school's special needs classroom. "I think that what Butch has done with the kids helps them with their self esteem, their confidence and they are a lot happier," said Debbie Dunn.