Elementary Back to School Night 
    Monday July 29
    1st Day of School
    August 1, 2024

    Welcome to Mr. Marano's Class Website!

     World HistoryEnvironmental Science


    2024-2025 School Year
         To begin, I am thrilled to begin my ninth year with the HLS sixth grade team!  I'm also happy to be teaching both social studies and science! My classes will work hard to engage and master the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards from day one. We will be using Canvas, the ViewSonic Board, lab equipment and their chromebooks. Please do sign up to be an observer on your student's Canvas account.  You can observe what work they have completed or need to complete before that information even transfers over to Powerschools. 
         Remember, not everyone masters every concept right away, but everyone can if provided the support and the encouragement they need to succeed. Middle school is only a year away so let's get ready for a successful transition.  I do look forward to working with each of you!
    Today's Learners ~ Tomorrow's Leaders
    Preparing today’s learners to become tomorrow’s leaders by ensuring a safe learning environment that fosters respect, innovation, and critical thinking. 
    Class Materials:
    All materials for each of my classes will be located in Canvas.  This will include lesson plans, notes, links to reading information, course textbook, etc.

    Contacting Me:
    Students should send all messages to me through Canvas.
    Parents should use my district email: John.marano@dvusd.org

    Science/SS Supply List (suggested not required)
    Loose leaf paper (Reinforced and college lined)
    Colored pencils (2 packs)
    Headphones of some sort (Wireless will not work for district/state testing) *Just one for 6th grade, not 3!
    Contact Information

     Canvas Link Picture

    If you are looking to access course readings, power points, documents, and assignment submission, remember to log in to Canvas!  If you have any problems - just let me know!

    If you have questions about Canvas, check out the Canvas Guides (you can search for your question)

    Interested in being an observer of your child's account you can set-up your own account.  This is a great way to track progess and view assignment feedback.


    Highland Lakes Elementary School

    19000 N. 63rd Ave. Main Line ~ 623-376-4300

    Nurse ~ 623-376-4310

    Glendale, AZ 85308

    24-hour Attendance Line ~ 623-376-4390

    Email: John.marano@dvusd.org

    Phone: 623-376-4357