Phoenix Union board names interim superintendent from South Phoenix

  PHOENIX — The Phoenix Union Governing Board unanimously named Dr. Chad Gestson Interim Superintendent to replace Dr. Kent P. Scribner, who is the sole finalist for the Fort Worth, TX Independent School District superintendent.  The announcement was made at a special board meeting, Tuesday evening.   Gestson’s appointment is contingent upon Scribner’s contract approval in Fort […]

Laveen Veterinarian Center warns owners about leaving their pets in hot cars.

Laveen vet offers tips for pet hydration during record heat

With  temperatures setting records over the past week, we see an increased incidence of heat related injury. One of the deadliest conditions a pet may encounter in this environment is heat stroke. The normal temperature for a dog is roughly 101.5 degrees (F), but this may vary about 1 degree in either direction. A dog […]

Freshmen orientation in August 2015 at Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen, Arizona.

Fairfax High adds safety measures as school starts

By Rose Tring For the South Mountain District News Anticipating renewed community concern about safety as school begins this week, educators and staff at Betty H. Fairfax High School are ready with multiple preparations to keep the Laveen campus safe including new security shelters at the three entrances, rewards for positive behavior, extensive support services […]

Laveen Village Voice: Raffle to raise funds for special needs riding program

Rider’s Ranch in Laveen is selling tickets in a Riding for Success fundraiser to benefit their Equine Assisted Life Skills Program, which helps at-risk and low-income youth in the community. Owner Melissa Rider said that Equine Assisted Programs are nationally known for their success in helping youth develop into better, more productive citizens. By developing relationships […]

Backpack drive in Laveen Village

Laveen Village Voice: Backpack drive gets 50 donations

  About a dozen local businesses donated time and services to Laveen’s first Back to School Backpack Drive and Family Fun Night on July 26 at the Laveen Education Center. Participants at the event received certificates for free haircuts for children ages 5-12 with the donation of a new backpack.  There was a free bounce house, […]

View of development in Laveen AZ

Laveen Village Voice: New businesses coming to Laveen along Baseline Road

Several new businesses are under construction along the Baseline Road corridor between 51st and 55th avenues. Developer Michael Moreines with DPR Realty shared with us a graphic showing where the new business will be and which ones are leased to specific tenants.  Among the new kids on the block are KFC (near Discount Tire) along […]