Dr. Debbi Burdick's Vodcast

January, 2020

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Script for the January, 2020 Vodcast

  • January Vodcast 2019

    Hello, I am Debbi Burdick, the very proud superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District. This school year, I am focusing my vodcasts on our schools and departments as we always have exciting updates to share.

    This month, I am highlighting Lone Mountain Elementary School.  LMES’ focus area is STEM: Science-Technology-Engineering and Math.  In addition to the special area classes that all of our elementary schools have, LMES also has a Science Special where students can explore and learn with a special area science teacher.  Along with the science classroom, LMES has a LEGO Lab, a computer lab, a weather station and a partnership with the Arizona Science Center. The AZ Science Center brings in Science Center staff to provide interactive science activities to stretch students’ thinking and creativity through science.  

    Technology is infused in classrooms through Chromebooks and student learning is personalized through interactive software and small teacher groupings. In addition, LMES teaches Chinese to all students through a FLEX Program (Foreign Language Experience) starting in preschool. 

    The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is well established and supports the school in many ways from volunteering in school activities to successful fundraising, augmenting student needs and materials.  Parents are welcome on campus and happy to participate in their students’ learning.

    In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Carefree has awarded additional funding to LMES for technology, their science lab and the AZ Science Center Partnership.  

    LMES is located at 5250 E. Montgomery Road, Cave Creek. To schedule a tour, contact Principal, Dr. Patty Jensen at 480-437-3001.

    Thank you for listening and I look forward to seeing you in our schools!