May 6, 2016

I want to thank the community, parents and staff for their support of Sonoita Elementary School District and the students at Elgin School. Recently, the auditor general reported our school out performed peer districts, as well as State of Arizona average in English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science. 100% of our students passed the science AIMS with 75% exceeding the standards. Currently, our 7th and 8th grade students are finishing the school year working on Algebra II Curriculum required in 11th Grade. Last week our 8th grade students were introduced to calculus; 100% of the students passed their formative assessment on 85% or above score. While most schools have stopped teaching and are throwing parties, relaxing and taking a break our student continue to demand we work right up to the end of the school year and challenge them academically. I am impressed, most students are not exposed to this level of math until they are advanced level students in 11th and 12th grade.

Unfortunately, public schools, including Elgin, and the children in our community are under attack from various special interest groups and individuals with negative agendas that threaten our school funding and the quality of education our student receive. This is one of the reasons why having a locally controlled school for the students in our community is essential.

Please make sure you keep yourselves informed about the current trends and negative propaganda being broadcasted. Children are gems and their education is vital to the sustainability of our economy and our future. I appreciate your defense to these attacks and keeping yourselves informed.

Thank you for making our school #1. Rock On Eagle!