Rhonda Warren, Principal at Sunburst, awarded the Exemplary Principal Award

The WESD is excited to announce that Rhonda Warren, principal at Sunburst Elementary School, was awarded the Maricopa County Education Service Agency Exemplary Principal Award! Rhonda was surprised at the food drive celebration assembly in front of her students, staff and family. Rhonda was chosen out of 964 school principals in the Maricopa County for her accomplishments of cultivating a collaborative and positive school culture. Congratulations, Rhonda! The WESD thanks you for your commitment  and dedication to the students and staff of the WESD! #WESDFamily

Rhonda Warren Award


posted Apr 20, 2018, 4:40 PM by Nicole Lusciandrello   [ updated ]

Walkout Information 

Please see the letter below for important information regarding the upcoming teacher walkout. 

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Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 





April 20, 2018 FAQ Document English 

April 20, 2018 FAQ Document Spanish 

April 20, 2018 Parent Letter English 


April 20, 2018 Parent Letter Spanish 

Sunburst Elementary Takes Top Prize in WESD Community Food Drive

posted Apr 16, 2018, 11:49 AM by Diane Gasparini

Sunburst Elementary Takes Top Prize in WESD Community Food Drive

The #WESDCommunityFoodDrive2018 was a success! Congratulations to all the WESD schools, business, faith and community partners who participated in this food drive to support St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance! This year’s final total was 75,975 pounds! For the third year in a row, Sunburst Elementary finishes first after collecting 26,787 pounds of food - that’s 40 pounds per student! Students and staff were rewarded with a special treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes at an assembly! Shaw Butte Elementary students and staff came in second, donating 7,489 pounds of food and Ironwood Elementary School placed third by raising 6,857 pounds! Awesome job, #WESDFamily!

Sunburst Food Drive Assembly

Teacher Interview Fair, April 21, 2018 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

posted Apr 16, 2018, 11:30 AM by Diane Gasparini   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 11:32 AM ]

WESD To Host Teacher Fairs

posted Oct 23, 2017, 10:59 AM by Nicole Lusciandrello   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 11:06 AM ]

The Washington Elementary School District (WESD) will host a Teacher Interview Fair on Saturday, November 4, 2017 to hire teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. The fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the WESD Administrative Center, 4650 West Sweetwater Avenue, Glendale, 85304. Contracts for the 2018-2019 school year will be offered to qualified candidates. Student teachers, soon-to-be college graduates, seasoned teachers and alternative pathways are encouraged to attend! 

This is the first of six scheduled Teacher Interview Fairs. The others will take place at the same place and times, with the exception of March on: 

Saturday, December 16, 2017,
Saturday, January 20, 2018,
Saturday, February 24, 2018,
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 4 to 7:30 p.m.; and
Saturday, April 28, 2018. 

Interviews will be conducted for those interested in teaching: kindergarten, elementary education, special education, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, general music, art and special needs preschool. Successful candidates may be recommended for a 2018-2019 teaching contract. 

Apply online prior to the interview fair at Please select the posting titled, Teacher – All Positions. Human Resources will contact qualified applicants directly to preschedule an interview. 

For more information, contact the WESD Recruitment Office at 602-347-2622 or e-mail

School Office Opens July 19

posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:53 AM by Pam Horton

All school offices are now closed until Wednesday, July 19. School offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 19 – 28, resuming their regular office hours on Monday, July 31. If you’re interested in registering for the 2017 – 2018 school year, all student registration occurs at the Welcome and Registration Center, located at 3200 W. Cholla Street. The Welcome and Registration Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

School Budget 101 in 5 Minutes!

posted Aug 10, 2016, 2:48 PM by Pam Horton   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 2:48 PM ]

WESD Budget 101

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