What Makes Sousa Special (top)
Sousa Elementary is a unique school with a family environment that is located in east Mesa overlooking the Superstition Mountains. Come take a look around our beautiful open campus and check out our Desert Study Area, a natural habitat set aside for instruction. Visit one Friday afternoon per month and see our Friday Assemblies that feature a flag ceremony and the National Anthem. Throughout the year, each grade showcases an educational performance during an assembly, Sousa's band and orchestra perform for the school, and students are honored as Student of the Month. Students are also recognized if they make it into the Math Master and/or Word Wise Clubs. These clubs are a positive reinforcement for improving math facts and phonics skills.
Service Learning is a big part of every day life at Sousa. Students are always working on projects to help out in our school, community, country or world. Stop by the media center to check out the sewing center and what current projects Sousa students are working on.
Several events are held at night to allow parents to come visit our campus and see what their students are doing. Curriculum night is held in the fall and parents are encouraged to attend. Information about curriculum is given out along with how parents can help their students at home. Another fun and educational night at Sousa is Bedtime Stories. This is a fun evening to come to school and spend time listening to stories, hearing special presenters and enjoy milk, cookies and prizes.
A talent show is held annually at Sousa. Students audition and are selected by judges to perform in two shows, one in the afternoon for the student body and a night performance for parents and family.
Sousa has a growing and very active Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO is very supportive of teachers and always willing to help around campus either financially or physically. The PTO sponsors events such as: Halloween/Thanksgiving/Valentine Grams, carnivals, Breakfast with Santa, and teacher dinners during conferences just to name a few.
Progress reports are sent home with every student to ensure that parents know how their child is doing in school. This is a great form of communication for teachers and parents.
To see what exciting things each grade level does, visit the programs tab and then select each grade.