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Kinder Experience is Wednesday, February 19, at 5:00 PM Smiling Boy in Library Pictured on Kinder Experience Postcard

All incoming kindergarten families are invited to tour our elementary campuses and meet our A+ staff!

Veteran's Day Celebrations lunch with Veterans

Patriotism is a point of pride in Litchfield Elementary School District

A Message from Superintendent Gunning Purple for Peyton Ballons Floating

Special thanks for your support this week.


It's Holiday Feast Time! holiday feast

Holiday Feast dates for each of the schools

Kindness Books Donated by The Honey Foundation Child reading

The Honey Foundation, which promotes kindness, is donating books to students at Litchfield Elementary School.

Coffee with a Cop Coffee with a Cop

LESD Leaders Build Relationships at "Coffee with a Cop"

Buckeye Police Department Searching for Missing Sisters Missing VHES Students

Please call police with any information on the whereabouts of these two students.

Emails removed from website to enhance LESD’s cyber security teacher talking to parent

"Contact Us" features have been added to LESD website to ensure electronic access to teachers and staff.

Principal Sarah Lewis receives the 2019 Distinquished Administrator Award Sarah Lewis and Jodi Gunning

The Arizona School Administrators Association announces the 2019 Distinguished Administrator Award Recipient

Back to School - Important Information Girl balancing an apple on her head

Information on Registration, Back-to-School Supplies, Open House, School times, etc.

Back to School Supply Lists picture of backpacks

Finding your back-to-school supply list

LESD Proposed Budget and Meeting Notice - July 9th Teacher with math problem

FY2019 Proposed Budget Summary & Meeting Notice

Register Now for the 2019-2020 School Year! child learning with colored dice

We encourage you to enroll kindergartners and other new students now to avoid crowds later in the summer. 

Westside Impact Teachers of the Year Westside Impact Teachers of the Year 2019

The 2019 Westside Impact Teachers of the Year from each our LESD schools.

Odyssey of the Mind Team takes 2nd Place Odyssey of the Mind Western Sky Team

Western Sky's Odyssey of the Mind team wins 2nd place at the State Tournament.

District Math Challenge RSF Math Challenge Students

The District Math Challenge brings together each School's Math Winners for fierce and fun competition.

New School Meal Payment System Begins May 1 Kids Teacher at Lunch

Introducing TITAN School Solutions (to replace MySchoolBucks)

Preschool Lottery Open until March 1st Young students looking at a book

Registration for the Preschool Lottery is available until Friday, March 31st, at 3:30 PM

Middle School Traditional Academy Applications Student presenting at white board

Information about the Traditional Academy for Middle School

District Spelling Bee 2019 District Spelling Bee 2019 Winners and Judges

District Spelling Bee held with Representatives from each School in the LESD District

Kinder Experience - February 20th picture of kinder kids

Kinder experience for all new incoming kindergarteners and their parents on Wednesday, February 20th.

Three LESD Governing Board Terms Begin Janaury 2019 Zuidema, Moran, Weathersby

Meet our new Governing Board members.

Remembering Caren Walker Caren Walker 1958-2018

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of a most beloved member of our Litchfield family.

Governing Board Elections 2018 picture of voting place

Get to know your Governing Board candidates

Tax Credit Web Notification Kids playing sports

Proposed fees to be charged for Extra-Curricular Activities

Help us Name School 16! School 16 land

News about School 16.

Register Now for Extended Day for the 2018-2019 School Year Extended Day

Registration is open for Extended Day, our LESD before and after school program. If you register by July 6th, you are guaranteed a spot at the beginning of the school year. These programs fill up quickly.

Promotions and Milestones last Day of school picture with 2 students

Kindergarten, Fifth Grade, and Eight Grade Promotions

No Cost Summer Feeding Program Fruit Bar

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at No Cost for Any Child age 18 and under at the listed locations and times.

2018 District PRIDE Award Recipients District Pride Awards

The District Pride Awards are presented each year to people from each school and department who go above and beyond in all that they do. These awards are sponsored by the Litchfield Elementary School Dsitrict Foundation.

Message from the Superintendent Jodi Gunning
Special Needs Safety Event Be Safe Movie Screening Activity
Lunch Money Refund Requests LESD Students eating lunch





LESD Job Fair on February 3rd Job Fair 2018
Governing Board Vacancy LESD Governing Board Vacancy
Winter Break Office Hours holiday office hours
Machelle Enright wins Lifechanger of the Year Award Kids
We Love our Volunteers! volunteer helping student

We love and need volunteers!

Job Fair Job Fair

Litchfield Elementary School District Job Fair on March 30, 2019. Teachers and Support Positions available.



Strategic Planning Parent Satisfaction Survey Parent Survey

Please take a moment to fill out the Parent Satisfaction Survey. The link to the survey is provided in this news article.

Winter Break District Offices Schedule LESD District Office
APS Grant Recipients APS Grant Recipient

APS awards $500 Grants to several LESD teachers.

Open House Dates and Times Elementary students excited for open house

Open House Dates and Times for Each School

REMINDER: School Starts Monday, August 6th
Please register your child to ensure that they can start school on the first day.

Guest Teacher Job Fair 3/6/18 kids in classroom
Kinder Experience Kinder experience
Job Fair for Bus Drivers and Bus Monitors Job Fair - Bus Drivers needed
20th Annual Nutrition and Wellness Fair March 4th Food Fair

Join us for the 20th Annual Nutrition and Wellness Fair at Wigwam Creek Middle School from 3:30 - 5:30 PM!

2019 Fiesta Bowl "Wishes for Teachers" Grant Recipients Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers

Several of our teachers received a $5,000 grant for their classroom wishes.


Love Our Schools Day is Saturday, October 19 Happy boy jumping

Save the date for a fun morning of teamwork and campus clean up!

LESD Strategic Plan Community Input students in a planning huddle

Town Halls March 27th and 28th.
Opportunity for Community to Review LESD's Draft Strategic Plan and Provide Input Online.

Kinder Parent 101 excited child

Special learning opportunity for incoming kindergarten parents

Elks District Hoop Shoot Competition Elks Hoop Shoot Winners

LESD Student Winners in the 2019 Elks District Hoop Shoot Competition

Donated Backpacks Cutrano Az Troop Run donating backpacks

400 backpacks with supplies donated

New Students! register now for next school year

Register NOW for the 2018-2019 School Year!
New students must register before 10AM on Friday, August 3rd, in order to be able to start school on the first day of school, which is on Monday, August 6th.

Middle School Honors Applications MS Honors
Traditional Academy Applications 2018-2019 LESD Traditional Academy
Welcome to the New Litchfield Elementary School District Website! Launch of the new LESD wesbsite
Raceway Elks Presents Winners of Hoop Shoot 2020 Hoop Shoot 2020 Winners
Volunteers are Crucial to Our Success Mrs. Belen Soto with Kindergarteners

Enthusiastic volunteers are an important part of Litchfield Elementary School District's vibrant and engaging culture


Backpack and Supplies Donations Donated backpacks

Thank you to Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc for donating 300 backpacks with school supplies!

Cold and Flu Season Child sneezing

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us
To prevent colds and flu in our school family, we recommend that your student stay home if experiencing cold and flu symptoms. 

Now Enrolling New Students for the 2019-2020 School Year happy kids with teacher

Enrollment for the 2019/202 School Year is now open. We encourage you to enroll kindergartners and other new students now to avoid crowds later in the summer. 

Open Enrollment is also available to request attendance at a school outside your boundary area for the 2019-2020 school year. New school boundaries have been approved by the Governing Board. 

David Schwake Retires David Schwake retires

Food Services Director Retires

2018-2019 School Year Calendar Revisions Revised School Year Calendar
WSMS Winter Gifted Testing Student Gifted Testing

We are approaching the time for Winter Gifted Testing (it will take place in January).  If you have a student you would like to have tested, or a parent request for testing, please email Mrs. Alek the student's name and homeroom.  If they haven't been tested in the last two years, I will give you a permission slip.  Permission Slips are due December 15th, 2017.

Winter Break Office Hours Holiday Office Hours

Holiday District Office and School Hours

Tax Credit Contributions Support Student Athletics LTH Girls varsity Volleyball team fall 2018

Please consider a Tax Credit Donation to support student athletics

No-Cost Parent Training - Conscious Discipline Teacher working with student

Monthly Parent Training sessions about Conscious Discipline - a comprehensive, self-regulation program that integrates social emotional learning, school culture, and discipline.

AzMERIT 2018 Results Student Working on Computer

Student AzMERIT Reports will be sent home on Sept. 6th.

Bus Routes Available Online Kids riding bus
Applications for Open Enrollment for the 2018 - 2019 School Year now being Accepted Students enjoying learning
Announcing the 2017-2018 Western Sky Science & Engineering Fair! Science and Engineering Fair

Thursday, February 1st, 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Projects due that morning by 9:00am

Important links to help you out:

Student Info Packet

Parent Info

Online Registration 

Overwhelming Community Support for our "A" Rated District students making treat bags

Examples of community support for Litchfield Elementary School District are abundant

Summer Camp at Verrado Elementary children playing

Register for summer camp at Verrado Elementary School.  June 3 through June 28.

2018 District Spelling Bee Spelling Bee Winners
Meeting to Revise the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget School Budget Revision Meeting
Mission Believe Mission Believe

Mission Believe

Our Family - Strong and Connected

Open Enrollment Notifications Open Enrollment - teacher with students

Applications received after March 15, 2019 will not be processed until after June 1st.

New Legacy Bricks Available Legacy Bricks on Centennial Walkway
Summer Meal Program Summer Feeding Sandwich Board

Litchfield District serves up meals and fun during summer break-- May 28 to July 13, 2019.