Principal's Letter to Parents 18/19

Principal's Message
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Dear Centerra Mirage Community,

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year at Centerra Mirage STEM Academy.  As I reflect on the past year, there are many things to be proud of and many accomplishments to celebrate.  We have experienced great academic growth!  Centerra Mirage is celebrating higher overall Math and English Language Arts growth on AZMerit than any other school in the Avondale Elementary School District. Our robotics teams won state titles and made their third consecutive appearance at the VEX IQ World Competition.   The implementation of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program was successful.  Staff members handed out over 7,000 success tickets to acknowledge students for exhibiting behaviors related to our three core values; Be RespectfulBe ResponsibleBe a Problem Solver. These are just a few of the tremendous accomplishments that took place this past year.  We could not have accomplished them without the support from each of you; our parents, students and community members.  Thank you!  

I am also excited to share that Centerra Mirage STEM Academy continues to focus on becoming a front-runner in STEM education.  We are fortunate to be able to offer STEM classes daily to all grade levels as a special area class.  Our 6th through 8th grade students will be working in the Paxton Patterson STEM lab on learning modules. Our younger students will participate in twenty articulated units related to STEM. We believe that STEM education will increase our student’s ability to become thinkers, problem solvers, and communicators now and in the future!

In closing, I invite each of you to visit our campus, become involved in your student’s education, and witness the amazing things that are taking place on our campus.  Please make note of some important upcoming dates listed below.  Thank you again for your continued support.  We look forward to partnering with you for another successful year at Centerra Mirage STEM Academy!  


Mrs. Casey Frank, M.Ed
Principal, Centerra Mirage STEM Academy