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What’s News at Sequoia Deaf School






Sequoia Wellness Committee and Our Updated Wellness Policy

Posted On: 2017-07-24 04:46 PM
Sequoia Wellness Committee has adopted a wellness policy that emphasizes nutrition, physical education, and community involvement goals and guidelines. All are invited to give input to the wellness policy and join the Sequoia Wellness Committee.
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Students and staff from Sequoia Deaf School in Mesa, Arizona, attend a STEM camp.
Students and staff from Sequoia Deaf School in Mesa, Arizona, attend a STEM camp.

Sequoia Deaf School teaches students confidence

Posted On: 2017-05-18 08:59 AM
From AZCentral.com...

At Sequoia Deaf School, students learn everything from reading to geometry, just like other kindergarten through 12th grade students. But they also learn something more: Confidence.
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Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

First Edkey Professional Development Day of 2016-2017 School Year

Posted On: 2016-09-06 12:13 PM
On August 26, Edkey staff came together for the first Professional Development Day of the school year. After an opening address by Edkey CEO, Mark Plitzuweit, teachers met with site-based teams and grade level PLC's to discuss data and student outcomes.
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The new Sequoia Deaf School Logo
The new Sequoia Deaf School Logo

SSDHH has changed its name to Sequoia Deaf School

Posted On: 2016-07-12 04:13 PM
We are pleased to announce a change to our school name. Effective July 12, 2016, Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will now be known as Sequoia Deaf School. It is with great excitement that we share our new school name with our East Valley
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Arizona.vote Logo

What you need to know about Prop 123

Posted On: 2016-03-29 09:41 AM
This article will hope to give you all of the information you need on Arizona Proposition 123 up for vote in a special election this May 17. Prop 123 adds education funding to K-12 students and settles a lawsuit between the legislature and public schools.
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Use Your Fry's Card to Support Our Schools

Posted On: 2016-03-23 09:49 AM
You can now support our school by linking us to your Fry's Grocery Store card. Follow the steps outlined below to link your Fry's Card to us and a small percentage of your purchases will be donated to our school.
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Photo courtesy of CJ Freas
Photo courtesy of CJ Freas

Stallions Win Jr Varsity CAA Basketball Championship - UNDEFEATED

Posted On: 2016-02-25 03:20 PM
In the same month that the Sequoia Stallions took home the Junior High CAA State Basketball Championship for Division II, the Junior Varsity Stallions closed out their UNDEFEATED season by winning the JV CAA State Basketball Championship for Division II.
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Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat

Grab Your Hat, and Read with the Cat!!!

Posted On: 2016-02-24 10:47 AM
Sequoia Elementary is celebrating Read Across America Week, February 29th through March 4th with various activities and events inspired by reading and the legendary Dr. Suess.
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Mark Plitzuweit named New EdKey CEO

Posted On: 2016-02-24 04:43 PM
After a comprehensive search for a new CEO, EdKey's Board President, Mary Giffords, is proud to announce that our new CEO is Mark Plitzuweit. Read the full statement for more information on our new chief executive officer.
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Chili's Logo
Chili's Logo

Support Sequoia Schools by Visiting Chili's on February 22nd!

Posted On: 2016-02-11 08:45 AM
Please eat at Chili's on February 22nd between 11 am and 10 pm. Our school will be earning 15% of each sale that presents this flyer. This money will be used to reward our students at our Spirit Assemblies and Awards Assemblies! The Chili's at Stapley a
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Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)
Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)

How boy born in Mexico helped a red bird from Arizona find its way to the White House for Christmas

Posted On: 2015-12-24 09:43 PM
From Arizona Republic / AZCentral.com...

Naykor Gutierrez thought about the Christmas ornaments taking flight and traveling to places he has imagined, places he's drawn in pictures, but has never seen with his own eyes. Naykor knows about traveling to far-away places.
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Make an ECA Donation
Make an ECA Donation

Make an ECA Donation

Posted On: 2015-12-14 09:25 AM
Don't miss your chance to support students and possibly lower your tax bill. Make an ECA tax credit donation to Sequoia Charter Schools and change a student's life. Every dollar goes toward extracurricular activities, and you may choose which school or pr
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Screencap from YouTube Video
Screencap from YouTube Video

New Videos Posted to the SequoiaCharter YouTube Channel

Posted On: 2015-10-06 03:46 PM
We have posted a couple new videos to our YouTube channel. These videos were produced for the 3rd Annual Children First Foundation Gala Event fundraiser held on October 3, 2015. The event raised money for the Children First Academy schools of Phoenix and
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Walk Bike to School Day is October 22!

Posted On: 2015-10-02 04:15 PM
International Walk/Bike to School Day and Safe Routes to School invites our students, staff, parents/guardians and community stakeholders to meet at the SE Corner of Southern and Horne in the parking lot next to Circle K. We will begin meeting at 7:00 AM
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Sarah Ruf/Maricopa Monitor - Sequoia Pathway Academy students got a chance to participate in a two-day math and science camp sponsored by Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy.
Sarah Ruf/Maricopa Monitor - Sequoia Pathway Academy students got a chance to participate in a two-day math and science camp sponsored by Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy.

Geek Squad comes to Maricopa for technology camp

Posted On: 2015-09-28 08:58 AM
From TriValleyCentral.com...

Geek Squad Academy descended on Sequoia Pathway Academy Sept. 16 and 17 for a technology camp aimed at getting students excited about the careers of the future. Best Buy's famed Geek Squad offers the two-day initiative at no cost to participating schools
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Parents Right to Know Notification

Posted On: 2015-09-23 10:53 AM
We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher. Please read the letter for the complete information on
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Students work on 3D printing in Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy at Sequoia Pathway. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson InMaricopa.com
Students work on 3D printing in Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy at Sequoia Pathway. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson InMaricopa.com

Geek Squad spreads Technology at Sequoia Pathway

Posted On: 2015-09-21 09:53 AM
From InMaricopa.com...

They made music and films, programmed robots, assembled circuits and learned 3D printing. Approximately 150 students participated in Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy Wednesday and Thursday at Sequoia Pathway Academy. Geek Squad Academy provides access to tec
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SSDHH & CFA Join ARIZONA GIVES DAY - APRIL 7, 2015

Posted On: 2015-03-23
Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24 hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a great way for nonprofi...
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Walk Bike to School Day is April 16th, 2014

Posted On: 2014-04-08
Wednesday, April 16th at 7am Sequoia students and families are invited to participate in the second National Walk/ Bike to School Day. The event is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation Safe Route to School program. Families will meet at the s
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Sequoia VOICE Student Newsletter - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue

Posted On: 2014-01-14
The latest issue of the Sequoia Schools Horne Campus Newsletter - the Sequoia Voice - is available for download. This November-December 2013 issue of the Voice covers everything that happened on the Horne campus plus a lasting tribute to our former Superi
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Raising Arizona Kids - A flurry of hands

Posted On: 2012-08-21
Daniel Friedman from Raising Arizona Kids magazine made a visit to Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and wrote about his experience in this news article. Read what he wrote here: ...
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Holocaust Survivor Helen Handler visits Sequoia

Posted On: 2012-05-14
Helen Handler, who survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, made a visit to the Sequoia Horne campus last week to speak with the children about her experience being a Jewish child and teenager in Europe. She spoke in hopes in sharing her experie...
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