Schools

An ‘Ultimate’ challenge

An ‘Ultimate’ challenge

It was, in a word, the “Ultimate” opportunity for 300-plus kids in area-wide Kyrene schools to compete in a sport that requires no more than a quick wrist and an agile step. It was the annual Ultimate challenge — spinning a round, plastic disc once universally referred to (like Kleenex and Jello) by its best-known […]

For kids, opening the book on summer reading

By Joyce Coronel As temperatures continue to climb and the final day of the school year rapidly approaches, the daunting question looms: What to do with the kids all summer? Turns out your local library has a helpful solution to such summertime dilemmas. Both the Tempe Public Library and Chandler’s Sunset Library offer summer reading […]

Marcos students do a good turn

Marcos students do a good turn

By Diana Whittle The Empty Bowls project in Tempe is more than just a fundraising endeavor to benefit needy families: it’s also a chance for the whole community to come together in service, including youthful artists from local schools. Particularly committed are members of Jasen Evoy’s ceramics class at Marcos de Niza high school, who […]

$4,100 grant to boost students’ pursuit of technology

$4,100 grant to boost students’ pursuit of technology

By Diana Whittle As the global workplace becomes even more competitive, schools share in what has become a basic economic tenet: students who develop technology skills hold a much greater chance of landing jobs than their less-savvy counterparts. Affiliated with one of the world’s most recognizable financial-services companies, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. takes its […]

Her inspirational approach earns teacher top honors for a 3rd time

Can an eighth-grade physics class be fun? Yes, if Andrea Yocum is the teacher. The proof: Yocum, a middle-school science teacher at Summit School of Ahwatukee, is a now-three-time recipient of a Golden Gator Excellence in Teaching Award from Xavier College Preparatory High School. The award recognizes junior-high teachers who have been inspirational to Xavier’s […]

Thanks for the memories…

Thanks for the memories…

Newcomers and oldtimers alike got a chance to share memories of their Kyrene schooldays at an alumni mixer at the Main Event entertainment venue. Festivities were preceded by a request to former students to provide an update of their lives post-Kyrene. Said Kyrene spokeswoman Rosalie Hirano: ‘We’d like to track their successes, both academically and […]

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