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Tarver Elementary to commemorate birthday of namesake


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  • Veronica Sanchez/Cartwright School District

Two Students From Ms. Clark's 4th Grade Class At Today's Tarver Day. (Left To Right) Carlos Soto Lydia Estrada

Each year students and staff members of Tarver Elementary gather to honor their school’s namesake, Bret R. Tarver and recognize everyday heroes in the community.

This year’s Opening Ceremony speaker, David Berling, exemplifies the theme of those who don’t let obstacles stand in the way of their goals.

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Carlos Soto and Lydia Estrada, students at Bret Tarver Elementary honor the Phoenix Firefighter their school is named for during their school’s celebration today.

Berling lost both of his legs and is pursuing his dream to participate in the upcoming Paralympics in the hand-cycling event.

Tarver Day celebrates the birthday of Bret R. Tarver, a Phoenix Firefighter who lost his life while battling a blaze at a shopping center, and honors his legacy each year.

What:             14th Annual Tarver Day Celebration

Who:              Tarver Elementary Staff and Students

When:            Friday, September 11, 2015  Opening Ceremonies: 8:00 AM

Where:          Atkinson Middle School Gym at 4315 N. Maryvale Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85031

Following the Opening Ceremonies, students will participate in a parade of heroes in the parking lot of Tarver Elementary. Tarver Elementary and Atkinson Middle School share a common building.

The Cartwright Elementary School District No.83, located in the West Valley, serves more than 19,000 students in 20 elementary schools.  Cartwright School District is a community of learners with a focus on results collaborating to the unique learning needs of every child by closing the achievement gap and exceeding state and national standards. Learning for All, Every Child, Every School, Every Day.  For more information, visit the district’s website, www.csd83.org.

For more information, please contact Veronica Sanchez, Communications & Community Engagement Director for Cartwright Elementary School District at  (623) 691-4003, Cell (602) 359-1138 or Katie Francis, Communications Coordinator at (623) 691-4053.