Elementary Back to School Night 
    Thurs. July 27
    Class lists will be posted on Saturday, July 22.
    1st Day of School
    July 31, 2023

    Welcome to Mr. Marano's Class Website!

     World HistoryEnvironmental Science


    2023-2024 School Year
         To begin, I am thrilled to begin my eighth 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 Smartboard, my lab equipment and their chromebooks. Please 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 through technology, inquiry, common core standards, and global citizenship.
    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 use this link, parent resources ,  to 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