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Latest News
Congratulations To Calabasas Students In Ms. Bailey’s Class

Fourteen middle school students (seven 7th graders and seven 8th graders) from Calabasas recently participated in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth talent search. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Rio Rico High School

The Arizona Education Foundation recently announced that Rio Rico High School (RRHS) is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more >>>


 
Transportation Changes

When requesting a change in your child’s transportation we ask that you call the office at least 30 minutes before the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Athletics News

The school year is almost over. It has been a great year! During the 8th grade transition, we will be giving the awards for male and female athletes of the year. 

  Read more >>>


 
Parent Reminders

Parents, please help us make sure that your child wears their school ID and lanyard every day. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Calabasas Students In Ms. Bailey’s Class

Fourteen middle school students (seven 7th graders and seven 8th graders) from Calabasas recently participated in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth talent search. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Rio Rico High School

The Arizona Education Foundation recently announced that Rio Rico High School (RRHS) is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more >>>


 
Transportation Changes

When requesting a change in your child’s transportation we ask that you call the office at least 30 minutes before the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Athletics News

The school year is almost over. It has been a great year! During the 8th grade transition, we will be giving the awards for male and female athletes of the year. 

  Read more >>>


 
Parent Reminders

Parents, please help us make sure that your child wears their school ID and lanyard every day. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Calabasas Students In Ms. Bailey’s Class

Fourteen middle school students (seven 7th graders and seven 8th graders) from Calabasas recently participated in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth talent search. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Rio Rico High School

The Arizona Education Foundation recently announced that Rio Rico High School (RRHS) is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more >>>


 
Transportation Changes

When requesting a change in your child’s transportation we ask that you call the office at least 30 minutes before the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Athletics News

The school year is almost over. It has been a great year! During the 8th grade transition, we will be giving the awards for male and female athletes of the year. 

  Read more >>>


 
Parent Reminders

Parents, please help us make sure that your child wears their school ID and lanyard every day. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Calabasas Students In Ms. Bailey’s Class

Fourteen middle school students (seven 7th graders and seven 8th graders) from Calabasas recently participated in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth talent search. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Rio Rico High School

The Arizona Education Foundation recently announced that Rio Rico High School (RRHS) is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more >>>


 
Transportation Changes

When requesting a change in your child’s transportation we ask that you call the office at least 30 minutes before the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Athletics News

The school year is almost over. It has been a great year! During the 8th grade transition, we will be giving the awards for male and female athletes of the year. 

  Read more >>>


 
Parent Reminders

Parents, please help us make sure that your child wears their school ID and lanyard every day. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Calabasas Students In Ms. Bailey’s Class

Fourteen middle school students (seven 7th graders and seven 8th graders) from Calabasas recently participated in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth talent search. Read more >>>


 
Congratulations To Rio Rico High School

The Arizona Education Foundation recently announced that Rio Rico High School (RRHS) is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more >>>


 
Transportation Changes

When requesting a change in your child’s transportation we ask that you call the office at least 30 minutes before the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Athletics News

The school year is almost over. It has been a great year! During the 8th grade transition, we will be giving the awards for male and female athletes of the year. 

  Read more >>>


 
Parent Reminders

Parents, please help us make sure that your child wears their school ID and lanyard every day. Read more >>>


 
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Calabasas School

Welcome to the website of the Calabasas School Cougars! We are located in beautiful Rio Rico, Arizona, and are part of Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35.

Backed by a strong community of supporters and highly qualified teachers, we are ready and excited to take on the challenges of educating Pre-K through middle school students. Please enjoy your visit to our website, as you learn more about us and find out what makes Calabasas and the Cougars the best in Arizona.


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A Message from the Principal

Mr. John M. Fanning, PrincipalDear Parents,

The 2016-2017 school year has progressed at a quick pace. As we near the end of the third quarter, I want to thank all parents for taking an active approach in their children’s education. It is imperative that all stakeholders stay involved in educating our youth. Calabasas is committed to creating an exemplary educational environment for your children, and together, we can make that happen.

We are currently a few weeks away from our state assessments. Our staff has worked tirelessly to ensure that our students have all of the tools necessary to be successful. Within the “Doctrine of No Surprises,” we have made it a point to ensure that the students have been taught the content, as well as the context, of that which will be assessed in the weeks to come. We believe that we will have growth and success with the AzMERIT assessments because of the diligent work that our professional learning community puts forth.

In preparing for the AzMERIT assessment, you play a crucial role in the students’ success. Here are a few tips to ready your child for the upcoming assessments: 

  • Make sure that your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep during the assessment week.
  • Your child should eat a nutritious and filing breakfast. If possible, avoid high sugar cereals that can make the student hyper and/or unfocused. Please also send healthy snacks to school on a daily basis during testing for your child. This is an important factor that we often overlook. 
  • Make sure that your child is on time on each of the days of testing.
  • Try not to put too much pressure on the student. Reinforce that as long as they worked hard in preparation and did their absolute best, you will be proud of them.
  • Have your child visualize success. Encourage them to rehearse what it will feel like to get a good score on the test.
  • Work with your child to focus on breathing. Insufficient oxygen to the brain is a frequent cause of stress. Work with your child to take time before the test begins to take a number of deep, cleansing breaths, exhaling slowly. Focusing on breathing by taking some time when stress levels rise helps focus the mind during testing. 
  • Try to use positive language when talking about expectations of the test. 
  • Keep a positive attitude about testing around your child and emphasize their ability to demonstrate what they have learned rather than the consequences of not passing.
  • You can visit the ADE website to examine the practice AzMERIT assessment that is available.

Thank you for supporting your students in preparation for these assessments.

Your Partner in Education,

John M. Fanning

Mr. John M. Fanning, Principal


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