SUSD hosts annual showcase series to highlight schools

A view of Cocopah Middle School. (Submitted photo)

A view of Cocopah Middle School. (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Unified School District invites the community to the second annual SUSD Showcase that will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Cocopah Middle School, 6615 E. Cholla St.

Representatives from each SUSD school will be on-hand to share information about the unique learning opportunities available at each campus, and student musical performances by groups from all grade levels will take place throughout the event, a press release states.

Kristine Harrington

Kristine Harrington

“We are so proud of our students. Every day, they are accomplishing something new and noteworthy,” SUSD spokeswoman Kristine Harrington said in a prepared statement.

“This is our chance to not only recognize their accomplishments and talents, but to share them with the community at large. We invite everyone to join in this celebration of learning in Scottsdale’s public schools.”

From robotics to the arts, world languages to athletics, the SUSD Showcase provides the community with an opportunity to connect with all SUSD schools, as well as with districtwide programs, such as Early Childhood, Gifted and Community Education.

In addition, student-created art representing all grade levels will be on display in a one-day art gallery. Food trucks, bounce houses, face painting and door prizes will provide entertainment for all those who attend.

“We enjoy being able to show the community the results of the diverse and challenging learning opportunities that take place in our schools,” said Dr. David McNeil, assistant superintendent of educational leadership.

“What Scottsdale students achieve during their years with us is amazing, and we are confident that the important groundwork we are laying now will ensure their success through the years.”

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