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Silvestre Herrera was born in Mexico, but he had no idea that he wasn’t an American until he received his draft notice for the war. Turns out that Herrera’s uncle had raised him as his own in America. Herrera had been orphaned as an infant,...

Augustus Shaw was an outstanding community leader, model husband, father, and principal of Bethune at the time of his untimely death. He was a graduate of Arizona State College in Flagstaff (now NAU). He had attained the rank of Lt. Colonel during World War II...

A PTA mom wanted to be involved in her two sons' education. That passion and dedication went on to shape the future of our district. Mrs. Faith North was involved with her sons' school and went on to become the president of the Arizona Congress...

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, the Phoenix Elementary Governing Board approved changes to the district’s COVID-19 mitigation plan based on the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps communities decide what prevention steps to take.  Community Levels are low (green), medium (yellow), or...

Thanks to the State of Arizona and American Rescue Plan funding, Phoenix #1 Elementary School District is excited to announce that we are hosting two very special summer camp enrichment opportunities for students at two of our schools this summer.

Join us for the opening reception! Friday April 1st, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00pm The Alwun House, 1204 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006 Phoenix #1's Art Department is excited to invite you to Salon Des Enfants, an art exhibition featuring exceptional work created by 5th-8th grade students. All student artwork is on sale for $20, and 100% of proceeds go back to the student artists. Please join us this...

March 29, 2022 Students in the third through eighth grades will soon begin taking the mandated statewide achievement tests. In the near future, your school principal will communicate the testing schedule, safety protocols, and specific procedures for in-person testing; and, a letter will be sent home...

In 1925, a school in our district was rebuilt and renamed. The school would honor the life and legacy of one of the first influential Black poets in American literature, Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872, to a formerly enslaved couple...

Phoenix Elementary District Preschool Program Now Enrolling Students For Fall 2022!¡Ahora Inscribiendo a Estudiantes Para el Otoño de 2022! FREE Preschool for 3 and 4-year oldsEducación Preescolar GRATUITA para niños y niñas de 3 y 4 años de edad Enroll Now For Preschool ClassesInscriba Ahora A Su Estudiante A Las...

Superintendent Search Survey The Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) was selected to conduct a superintendent search for the District.  ASBA is conducting a survey to gather parent, staff, and community input concerning the leadership qualities desired in a superintendent. ASBA and the Governing Board will use...

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