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 Registration, Retention, Recruitment

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about Operation Connect and efforts to help families enroll for the 2022-2023 school year.

Posted April 1, 2022

 Come Rain or Shine, Enjoy Spring Break!

Supt. Elder writes about a well-earned spring break for staff and students.

Posted March 18, 2022

 COVID 19: Then & Now

Supt. Elder shares a video commemorating the second anniversary of the pandemic.

Posted March 11, 2022

 March is National Procurement Month

Supt. Elder writes about steps the APS Procurement Department has taken to assure tax dollars are spent appropriately and efficiently.

Posted March 4, 2022

 Message on Tragic Shooting Near West Mesa

From APS Superintendent Scott Elder and the Board of Education

Posted February 25, 2022

 Thinking About What Others Are Trying to Say

"Engaging in a conversation with someone you disagree with can expose you to new ideas and potential experiences," Supt. Elder wrote in his weekly message.

Posted February 25, 2022

 Loving the Job

Superintendent Elder points out the many benefits of being a public educator.

Posted February 18, 2022

 Follow-Through

"In golf as in life, the follow-through makes the difference," writes Superintendent Elder in his weekly message.

Posted February 11, 2022

 Budget Overview

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder writes about planning for the 2023 fiscal budget.

Posted February 4, 2022

 Shining In and Out of the Spotlight

In his weekly message to employees, Superintendent Scott Elder highlights a few of many examples of innovative teaching in APS.

Posted January 28, 2022

 Education in the Legislature

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about the 2022 legislative session.

Posted January 21, 2022

 Cyberattack Closes Schools: A Message from Supt. Elder

In a video to families and employees, Superintendent Scott Elder addresses the cyberattack that shut down APS schools.

Posted January 13, 2022

 New Year, New Board

Superintendent Scott Elder welcomes the four new members of the APS Board of Education.

Posted January 7, 2022

 Kindness is Always in Season

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder share a video featuring students and staff describing how they spread kindness.

Posted December 17, 2021

 Make Merry and Stay Well

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder encourages employees to take care of themselves during the winter break.

Posted December 10, 2021

 Keeping the Doors Open

Supt. Elder writes about taking a proactive approach to keeping schools and offices open during the COVID surge.

Posted December 3, 2021

 Happy Thanksgiving!

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder thanks them for all they have done during this unusual school year.

Posted November 19, 2021

 Engaging Families

Supt. Elder writes about the important role families play in the education of their children.

Posted November 12, 2021

 Feeling Grateful

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder expresses his appreciation for those who supported APS in the election.

Posted November 5, 2021

 Letter on Washington MS Video

Read the letter from Supt. Elder concerning the release of video of the tragic shooting death of a Washington Middle School student.

Posted November 2, 2021

 Stepping Up During National Labor Shortage

Supt. Elder outlines some district efforts to hire much-needed staff.

Posted October 29, 2021

 Fall is in the Air

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder writes about the annual United Way campaign and this year's door and workspace decorating contest.

Posted October 22, 2021

 Recognitions

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about some of the district's student and employee recognition programs.

Posted October 1, 2021

 From Sub to Supt

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder addresses the sub shortage.

Posted September 24, 2021

 School Board Election

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder invites employees and the public to school board candidate forums and encourages them to vote in the upcoming election.

Posted September 17, 2021

 Student Behavior, Safety & Social Media

In a message to the APS Community, Superintendent Elder writes about student behavior, student and staff safety, and social media.

Posted September 16, 2021

 Never Forget

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder reflects on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Posted September 10, 2021

 Making Connections

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about the importance of building relationships with students to help keep them attending school.

Posted September 3, 2021

 Spending and Planning

In his weekly message, Superintendent Elder writes about the next steps in developing a strategic plan and spending federal funds.

Posted August 27, 2021

 Keeping Students, Staff Safe

A letter to the APS community from Superintendent Scott Elder following the shooting at Washington Middle School

Posted August 17, 2021