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Our Mission as a learning community is to positively impact students by providing a path to success, as measured by State Standards, while instilling respect, perseverance, integrity, and mindfully meeting the needs to the whole child.




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This Week at Copper Basin

Happening this Week:

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Friday, May 19, 2017: Copper Basin Boys will play Florence K-8 in the Basketball Championship game at Poston Butte High School at 6:30 pm

Monday, May 22, 2017: Staff VS. Students Basketball game for grades 4-8 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2017: 8th grade trip to Sun Splash 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; National Junior Honor Society Induction at 7:00 pm 

Thursday, May 25, 2017: Water Day for kindergarten and 1st grade from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm; 8th grade promotion practice from 1:30 pm to 3:10 pm; 8th Grade Dinner and Dance 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday, May 26, 2017: 8th Grade Promotion from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - last day for 8th grade

Monday, May 29. 2017: NO School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Kindergarten promotion 9:00 am to 10:00 am - last day for Kindergarten

Wednesday, May 31, 2017: Early Release Day - please pick up your child(ren) by 1:00 pm

Thursday, June 1, 2017: Early Release Day - please pick up your child(ren) by 1:00 pm - last day of school

Friday, June 2, 2017: NO School - teacher work day; see you again on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:10 am for the first day of school

Location and Times

Address: 28682 N Main Street
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

Office Line: 480-888-7500

Fax Line: 480-888-2134

Attendance Line: 480-888-7508

School Office Hours
: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

 Student Hours: 8:10 am to 3:20 pm
Early Release Days: 8:10 am to 1:00 pm
OCS: 3:20 pm to 5:00 pm

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Kindergarten Registration

Message from the Principal

We are busy preparing our teachers and students for AzMerit testing in April.  We have trained our teachers in CBT (computer-based testing), and have prepped our Chromebook carts for the Tech department to download the testing portal.  We have our earbuds ready and are excited to show the district what our students are capable of this year.

The final writing benchmark was a success.  We find our students becoming more and more familiar with the testing on Chromebooks and are confident this practice will ensure a smooth and less stressful AzMerit experience

Achievement is Mandatory (AIM) continues to be utilized by many 6th-8th grade students in need of additional time and assistance to pass their classes and to get extra assistance from their classroom teacher, the Master Teacher, or an administrator.  During the last several weeks, we have averaged 23 students daily.  Over 50 different students have taken advantage of staying after school to improve their understanding of course material and their grades.  We will continue this program during the last quarter to ensure that students stay up with their coursework.  This time may also be used to help those in credit recovery promote to the next grade level.

We have a lot to celebrate this month. When I joined Copper Basin the school had written over 300 referrals in the first semester. I challenged the staff and students to cut that total in half. I set a goal of no more than 75 referrals. At the end of the third quarter we recorded 65 referrals. We cut the referral total in half, compared to the second quarter. In some cases, some grades even saw larger improvement. Our staff is doing a great job communicating the school-wide expectations and holding the kids accountable to follow them. The students are taking more pride in their learning and holding their classmates to a higher standard, both in and out of the classroom.

We continue to monitor and adjust our Positive Behavior Intervention  and Support (PBIS) system. We have implemented new Dusty tickets to give out to the students. Part of the Dusty ticket will be placed on a board that is displayed in the front office called Dusty Alley.  If the student is called they get to pick from a variety of options, such as game room, candy, Sonic coupons, etc.  The staff can earn coupons as well for time out of the classroom covered by an administrator, coupon for an item out of our snack bar, etc.   This will help to build a positive culture for not only the students but the teachers as well. We will be having Tier 3 PBIS training on April 5th to share with the staff the training the team went to this year and how this will roll out at Copper Basin for this upcoming school year.

Third quarter athletics ended on a high note with our Cheer Team earning a 3rd place finish at the District Cheer Championship.  Our Cheer Squad worked hard all season and it truly did show competition night.    

Fourth quarter sports are already underway.  We had a great turnout for both boys and girls basketball tryouts and the seasons look very promising.  Fourth quarter cheer is looking to improve on their third quarter finish and bring home a trophy.  There are roughly 15 students here at Copper Basin interested in wrestling.  We’ve had two meetings with Coach Yates from PBHS and the energy around campus towards wrestling is starting to pick up.   

Overall the athletic program at Copper Basin is starting to help instill pride and build the moral of the community.  Our student athletes continue to improve in the classrooms and show they are the true leaders on campus.  

Best Regards,

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson, Principal




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            Kids First
            Inspiring students and staff
            Doing our best, striving for excellence
            Setting high expectations for all

            Finding creative solutions for problems
            If educationally sound, it is achievable
            Respect: modeled, earned, and given
            Sharing a rigorous, relevant curriculum
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