It’s an Eagle Thing

Welcome to the Sonoita Elementary School District website. We’re honored to offer a unique educational experience at our small, K–8 school in Elgin, Arizona. In our six elementary classrooms and four middle-school classrooms, learning and fun go hand in hand. Elgin students have access to the latest in instructional technology, including iPads, laptops, interactive whiteboards, and more. We also have a STEAM lab with a 3-D printer and robots and a media center with a green screen and virtual reality glasses. In addition to unique academic opportunities, we offer a fun PE program and interscholastic sports. At our school, you will also find dedicated educators who are committed to building supportive relationships with every one of our students.

Message from Mrs. Faley

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has designated April as the month of the young child and April 6–12, 2024, as the week of the young child. Did you know that 90% of brain growth happens before kindergarten? According to First Things First - from birth to age five, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in life. And early brain development has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. The quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life – positive or negative – helps shape how their brain develops.  

As you may have heard, we received a grant from the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office to create an early childhood center on our campus. Plans are in place to remodel room 14/15 to provide a meeting room for parents, as well as an early childhood classroom. In addition, the grant will also pay for a playground structure, furniture, and equipment for the early childhood classroom. 

At a minimum, this will provide a very nice space for childcare during parent programs. However, this space will also be designed to meet licensing requirements for a preschool program. While there are many details to be worked out, please call the office or email Ms. Paul and let us know if you have a child who will be three or four by September 1, 2024. This will enable us to assess the demand for a preschool program and reach out to you directly. 


Mrs. Faley