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ROCKET FLYER January 2020

Volume 3 Issue 1

Inspiring problem-solvers and lifelong learners through character, collaboration, and creativity.


PRINCIPAL Anthem Rocket Community, Happy 2020! As we welcome in the new year we are excited to unveil some new and exciting things at Anthem School! In order to take STEAM education to the next level, we are having a grand opening of our Maker Space!

What is a Maker Space?

Maker Space is coming! The Anthem STEAM committee has been hard at work developing and building a state of the art MakerSpace for our students. Our MakerSpace is comprised of no, low and high tech materials to engage, inspire, and capture students creative and problem solving skills. Mrs. Deb Roets Our MakerSpace includes a 3D printer, iPads, Spheros, legos, a massive lego wall, logic games and various building blocks & shapes. Students will be engaged in problem based learning activities, creating and designing following the Engineering Process.

How can I check it out?

We will be having Cory from Fox 10 news here on January 23. He is going to spotlight the MakerSpace with our innovative students showing off what they can do. We will also be highlighting our MakerSpace at our annual STEAM night on January 29. Make sure to come check it out!

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a student entering Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please register them now. We are having a Kindergarten Open House on January 30 from 5:30-7:00. If you haven’t registered your child for kindergarten you will be able to do so at the event. There will be activities for the children, refreshments, and staff to answer any questions you may have. Spread the word! Sincerely,

Deb Roets Tina Craig Principal Assistant Principal Anthem School Anthem School If you know someone interested in attending Anthem school, please encourage them to contact the front office at 623-376-3700 for more information and to schedule a tour.

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Message from KPG CONNECT KPG Connect is pleased to be working with Anthem School in bringing this publication to the students & parents. We thank Principal Deb Roets, Vice Principal Tina Craig, & Secretary to the Principal Kathy Caylor for sharing their vision for the publication & the tireless hours of creating, editing, & proofing the content for this publication. And, special thanks to the many students, parents, & staff of the school - this publication is for them.


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Creative Director Tawny Morgan

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The cross country kids have stamina like no other team. Numerous days the team practiced and raced in temperatures that exceeded 112 degrees through blood, sweat and tears. Don’t feel too bad though, because they cooled off with Otter-pops after a good practice. Cross Country wrapped up last week with 2 runners earning medals and many others earning ribbons for placements. Every runner exceeded their personal best time by a minute or more! Ben Nichols and Kyra Akers were excellent role models and captains for the team. They were responsible when filling up the water cooler before each practice and meet. Ben and Kyra ran a mile and a half at each meet and were always at the top of the pack winning many medals and ribbons. There was a huge 5/6th grade group this year. Amoree Eiden placed 18th out of 100 runners at our Championship race, finishing 1.2 miles in 8 minutes 39 seconds. I would also like to give a shout out to Ronin Gibb and Brylie Fayen. This was their first time joining cross country and they persevered through the heat, the pains and the distance of the sport to successfully finish the season strong. Thanks for a great season!

Teacher & Staff of the


IMPORTANT DATES Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!


Ms. Cammack has taken on new leadership roles this year including being a PLC lead teacher! She is professional and knowledgeable, always keeping the focus on student learning.

8 PTSA Dine in @ Barros Anthem 10 Early Release at 2:00 17 Early Release at 2:00 20 No School 29 STEAM Night 30 Kindergarten Open House 5:30-7:00 31 Early Release at 2:00

Jennifer LaCava


Shannon Cammack Special Education Teacher


Ms. Lacava goes above and beyond for others on a daily basis. She is knowledgeable and takes action! She is always there for students as well as staff. She puts students first to ensure they receive the support they need. She is a valuable member of our special education team.

Justin Collard 8 Grade Science th

Mr. Collard’s approach clearly communicates he values and respects the students and expects the same of them. He supports the Social Emotional Learning of our students through classroom meetings, a caring demeanor, and relatable sense of humor. He holds high standards for the students, which they strive for on a daily basis due to the relationship they have built together.

Shannon Maurisak

Before & After Care

Shannon always has a smile on her face! She handles situations professionally and is student centered. She is kind and caring - demonstrating both attributes to students & parents. Thank you for all you do, Shannon.

Elizabeth Lare

4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Lare is an extraordinary teacher. She is a contributing member of the campus PLC leadership team, working hard to develop and implement PLCs with fidelity on campus. She walks the walk and talks the talk, working tirelessly to plan standards focused lessons.

7 Early Release at 2:00 8 PTSA Mother/Son Event 10-12 Valentine Gram sales 14 Early Release at 2:00 17 No School 20-21 Conferences Early Release at 12:05 21 6-8 Dance


6 Early Release at 2:00pm 13 Adventure Dash Day

13 Early Releast at 2pm 16-20 Spring Break

Wendy Houston Media Specialist

Ms. Houston put on an amazing book fair. She puts so much effort into preparations to ensure it is a success. This year she partnered with Ms. Wories to build an igloo! Students were able to go in and read inside the igloo made from milk jugs. In addition, Ms. Houston is on the team to develop the campus MakerSpace.

Special Thanks to our dedicated

business partners for sponsoring our employee recognition program. We value your partnership and your contributions! Nanette McClelland Miller State Farm Insurance - Teacher of the Month Sponsor Terry Blair, Edward Jones Financial Planner - Staff of the Month Sponsor

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Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful winter vacation and many happy holidays with family and friends. As we get into the groove of school again, we would like to thank our six dedicated parents/grandparents as well as staff and school organizations who hosted a trunk for our Trunk or Treat Event in October. We had a bunch of trick or treaters and we are hoping to grow the number of trunks next year! The event wouldn’t have been possible without you! Shout out to Barros, Chilis, and In & Out for volunteering to host all of our dine-in fundraisers! Thank you to all the families that participate in these dine-in events, not only to help our school but to enjoy a simple meal together- prep free!! With these funds PTSA is able to supply teachers with classroom items requested, cover licensing fees for school events, renew clean water filters, and provide dinner to staff on their late conferencing night! You may have seen the Anthem PTSA, STUCO, NJHS, NEHS and Spirit line walk in the Veterans Day Parade in November. Thank you to all those that have or are serving our country. We appreciate you!

2020-2021 PTSA Board

If you are someone you know is interested on serving on Anthem Schools PTSA board, please join us on Monday, March 30th for our last general meeting!


Anthem School STEAM Night

Always a community favorite! For one hour only, PTSA will be presenting the science of cotton candy making! We also will have a Cupcake Food Truck available this night, because why not!


Adventure Dash

Mother Son Event

Saturday we are planning another fun-filled battleground for parent vs. child. May the odds be forever in your favor!


New to our school! The famous Adventure Dash obstacle course! Very similar to Boosterthon, with a hint of obstacles. Same great lessons, same great fundraising with a new style of racing! Get excited!


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Anthem - January 2020  

Volume 3 Issue 1

Anthem - January 2020  

Volume 3 Issue 1