Principal’s Letter

Letter from the Principal:

Dear Camelview Community,

Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a wonderful break with their family and friends.

Our new school labels were released and Madison Camelview was given a B label for the 2017-2018 school year. The new label is based upon our state assessment the AzMERIT, our science AIMS scores, English Language proficiency and our school attendance rate. Camelview was just two points shy of achieving an A label and we will continue to focus on providing Extraordinary Learning for your child as we work towards achieving our A label.

During the second quarter, our teachers will be focusing on providing targeted instruction for your child. In the fall, your child took the NWEA map assessment and they were given a math and reading score. This score is used to drive instruction in the classroom and provide differentiated opportunities for your child. During the reading and math block, teachers will check in to see if your child has met mastery on the daily objective. If they need additional support, your child will spend WIN time with the teacher, which stands for “What I Need.” This will allow your child to get the additional support they need to reach mastery.

The Camelview staff and site council have been busy working on our A+ application for this school year. The A+ Award is the highest award that a school can receive in the state of Arizona. We are currently looking for more parents to get involved with this process by providing input to the application or feedback on our drafts we have currently written. If you are interested, please email me at

I would like to remind everyone that I will be leaving for maternity leave in November and our assistant principal Rose Devine will be serving as the interim principal while I am on leave. I will miss the Camelview community while I am gone but am looking forward to spending time with my family.

Warm Regards,

Hilary O’Brien, M. Ed.