Administration

Welcome to Model Creek School - Yarnell Elementary School District #52.

Our school has implemented the Stop and Think Program on our campus. The program helps with the on-going recovery needs of students and helps to maintain a safe learning environment. The counselor, social worker, and the behavioral intervention specialist work with staff and students to improve student achievement by improving classroom engagement by correcting inappropriate student behaviors while encouraging good choices, promoting team building skills, increasing self-esteem, and promoting problem solving strategies. Mrs. Walker is on campus on Fridays, Mrs. Jones is on campus Tuesdays and Fridays, and Mrs. Powell is on campus Tuesdays - Fridays. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mrs. Walker.

Rule: "You will protect each other's privilege to receive an education free of harmful words, actions, or disruptive behaviors."

Students should be working at home on math facts and reading at home on a daily basis. IXL.com is a great math website for students to practice skills that are aligned to the state standards. Students will need to use their Model Creek usernames to log-in. Practice arrays and multiplication facts: http://ictgames.com/arrayDisplay.html

If you would like more information on the Arizona State Standards please visit azed.gov and click on the standards link.

Dear Model Creek Families,

As principal of Model Creek School, it is my pleasure to welcome new and returning students and families to the 2022-2023 school year! The entire staff at Model Creek looks forward to working with your student(s). We have been busy preparing for a successful school year. We are excited to announce Model Creek will be returning to in person events. We have chosen to host a science fair in the first trimester. At this time, other events have yet to be determined.

New Staff

We are delighted to announce new staff joining our Model Creek team. Please help us welcome them to our school!

Mrs. Margaret McFarland will be teaching preschool, kindergarten, and will be our Title 1 reading specialist teacher.

Mrs. Angela Brockelman will be teaching 1st and 2nd grades.

Ms. Julianna Mitchell will be supporting our students as an instructional assistant.

Mr. Stephan Gutierraz-Hurt will be supporting our students as an instructional assistant.

**We are excited to announce, Model Creek will be participating in a county grant which will provide our students access to a school nurse two days a week.

Tyler 360

As you are aware, Model Creek has implemented a new student information system this fall. The parent portal will allow Model Creek families the ability to access in time information regarding their student(s). You will be able to see your student’s attendance, grades, announcements/upcoming events, and directly communicate with staff through email.

Model Creek will continue to use Class Dojo. We encourage you to connect with your student’s teacher(s), the school, and the office. It is a great tool to receive in time information regarding school events.

Facility

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department recently conducted a threat assessment of Model Creek. Based on their recommendations, Model Creek will be implementing those adjustments with the assistance of Peeples Valley and Yarnell Fire Departments.

PTSO

The Model Creek PTSO has officially disbanded. If you are interested in helping create a new organization, please let me know.

Transportation

Unfortunately, we are starting the school year without transportation. Please know we continue to diligently search for a qualified driver. Model Creek is not the only school facing this challenge. There is a nationwide shortage of bus drivers. In fact, last school year several states deployed their National Guard to drive public school buses.

I am delighted to be serving as the principal of Model Creek. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, concerns, or questions at: 928-427-3347 or aender@modelcreekschool.org. I look forward to an exciting and successful school year.

Kindly,

Allison Ender


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