DVES Students Celebrate Reading with a Bookmark Design Contest
Prior to Spring Break students at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Road in Apache Junction celebrated books and reading as part of their Love to Read Week celebration.
The students took part in a parade and participated in a bookmark design contest. Students submitted their entries and one winner from each class was chosen. The winning students received a certificate and some brand new books.
Future Readiness Program: Logan Gregory, Faith Caryl
1st Grade: Liam Chamberlain, Annamaria Urias Miramontes
2nd Grade: Delaney Garcia, Davi Mink Navarro, Natalie Schnabel
3rd Grade: James Ward, Jacob King, Mieko Leen
4th Grade: Henry Solis Ixtabalan, Juan Gallardo, Ievee Smith
5th Grade: Jesse Wirries, Danny Flores
6th Grade: Alejandra Bailon, Sky Rogers, Emma Velazquez
1st Grade: Nora Wolfe
2nd Grade: Alison Edwards
3rd Grade: Khloey Branham
5th Grade: Annaka Thomas
6th Grade: Amaya Villa
"I Love to Read Week is one of my favorites each year," said Pat Smith, principal of DVES. "Not only because it is great to see the excitement on campus for reading, it is amazing to hear students talk about the books they are reading. This year I also did a surprise "Drop Everything and Read" intercom announcement and the students took it very seriously as they got their favorite book to read during this designated time!"
Desert Vista is a Be Kind school where each day students and staff practice the 10 tenets that make a difference in the lives of others. Each day DVES students proudly share how they actively demonstrate their kindness to others by being respectful, being compassionate, or simply by being a friend!
Registration is currently underway for all Apache Junction Unified School District schools. For more information visit www.ajusd.org.
Sally Ann Marks