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Ms. Zipprich Dear Roadrunner School Community,

I would like to thank all staff, students, community volunteers, and parent and family partners for your support and for the contributions you have made to the very successful school year. Our students have made amazing social/emotional and academic growth and are looking forward to moving up into the next grade with the anticipation of experiencing even more success.

As we close the 2014/15 school year, we have many successes to celebrate. A major positive goes to the students who earned Progress Level or “Full Bugs” this year. We also have several students who mainstreamed and will be returning to a lesser restrictive environment for the upcoming school year. Congratulations to those students who were able to meet their goals and have developed the skills needed for success. We had one high school student who successfully completed her first year of the Nursing Assistant program at West-MEC, a vocational training center. And last, but certainly not least, we celebrated the graduation of nine students from the high school program, one in December, and eight in May. This was our largest graduating class ever, and really shows what a strong school community can do.

In addition to celebrating our successes, we are also celebrating the retirement of several of our staff members. Though we are all very happy for them, we will truly miss them. They have been committed to us at Roadrunner and to the education of all students for many years. On our last day of school we said a final goodbye to Ms. Lisa Hamilton – HS Math, Dr. Barb Sickles – HS Science, Mrs. Beverly Forbes – ES teacher, and Ms. Judy Carlyle – Mrs. Tyers’ ESP. We also said goodbye to Ms. Bev Hall who was a part of the Roadrunner Staff for many years, and continued to support us through her work as a trainer, interventionist, and support teacher. We wish them well!

As thoughts of school disappear from your mind, and you move into full summer mode, mark your calendar for two important dates. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 is our “Meet Your Teacher” open house from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., and Monday, August 10, 2015 is the first day of school. Our first day is a full day and will set the stage for the upcoming school year. We hope to see all of the students’ smiling faces on that very first day!

Again, thank you all for your continuous support. I am looking forward to another opportunity to work with this amazing school community. I believe it will be an exciting year of academic learning and social growth for our students.

I wish you all a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer.

Susan Zipprich
Principal, Roadrunner School

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3540 E. Cholla
Phoenix, AZ 85028

(602) 449-2600
(602) 449-2605 fax

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(602) 449-2600

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(602) 449-2611

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High school:

7:15 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.

Middle school:

7:50 a.m. to
2:30 p.m.

Elementary school:

8:15 a.m. to
2:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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