Wrangler News » Schools Archive » Wrangler News http://www.wranglernews.com Think Local. Read Local. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:46:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 School chiefs list plans, hopes, challenges they’ll face in new year http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/school-chiefs-list-plans-hopes-challenges-theyll-face-in-new-year/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/30/school-chiefs-list-plans-hopes-challenges-theyll-face-in-new-year/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:08:11 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10513 As the summer break drew to a close, Tempe’s three school superintendents spoke to the city’s chamber of commerce about their plans and hopes, as well as the challenges they’ll face, during the 2015-2016 school year.

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Marcos theater coach nominated for Tony Award http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/09/marcos-theater-coach-recalls-road-that-led-to-tony-award-nomination/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/09/marcos-theater-coach-recalls-road-that-led-to-tony-award-nomination/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:17:25 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10270 Our entertainment writer, M.V. Moorhead, interviewed Marcos de Niza High School drama teacher Patrick McChesney this month. McChesney has been nominated for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

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We salute . . . The 2015 graduates of our Tempe high schools http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/we-salute-the-2015-graduates-of-our-tempe-high-schools/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/we-salute-the-2015-graduates-of-our-tempe-high-schools/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:00:12 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10260 Tempe Union graduates from our area earned almost 25 million dollars in scholarships: Tempe High with 319 grads, $3.97 million Marcos de Niza with 350 grades, $4 million McClintock High with 375 grads, $5 million Corona del Sol with 611 grads, $11 million Congratulations to all the 2015 graduates!

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Memories linger for 17-game winning streak by Aprende girls http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/memories-linger-for-17-game-winning-streak-by-aprende-girls/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/memories-linger-for-17-game-winning-streak-by-aprende-girls/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:04:59 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10254 By Scott Grimditch The school year is over, but the Aprende Middle School Girls Varsity basketball team won’t soon forget its feat of having won all 17 games during the season. The team ended things on a high note with a 32-22 victory over the Centennial Sabercats. The Jaguar girls began the season by winning […]

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Results of music study strike a welcome chord among parents http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/results-of-music-study-strike-a-welcome-chord-among-parents/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/results-of-music-study-strike-a-welcome-chord-among-parents/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:40:10 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10241 By Diana Whittle Music education in local schools is taking stage center, say administrators from both Kyrene and Tempe Elementary districts. This agrees with a new nationwide survey of 1,000 music and arts education teachers and 800 parents, which finds strong support for music education at all grade levels. “Striking a Chord: The Public’s Hopes […]

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2 from Tempe only state teachers honored http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/05/04/2-from-tempe-only-state-teachers-honored/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/05/04/2-from-tempe-only-state-teachers-honored/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 07:16:14 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10164 Excelling in their high school classes evidently set a pair of young Tempe women on a path toward lifelong achievement. The James Madison Foundation has awarded one of its coveted fellowships to Corona del Sol teacher Lisa Adams, a 1972 graduate of McClintock High School, for her dedication to civic education. Adams is the only […]

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Three schools earn A+ recognition http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/04/07/three-schools-earn-a-recognition/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/04/07/three-schools-earn-a-recognition/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:48:54 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10087 By Diana Whittle Three schools in the Kyrene district — Mariposa Elementary, Kyrene Traditional Academy’s Sureño campus and Pueblo Middle School — have earned the Arizona Educational Foundation’s A+ School of Excellence recognition for the 2014-15 academic year. The awards follow an in-depth evaluation in the areas of student focus and support, school culture, active […]

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Optimism remains as Kyrene schools ponder Ducey budget cuts http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/04/07/optimism-remains-as-kyrene-schools-ponder-ducey-budget-cuts/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/04/07/optimism-remains-as-kyrene-schools-ponder-ducey-budget-cuts/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:16:20 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10072 By Diana Whittle Spring is always budget time for the Kyrene school district, but this year school administrators must plan for a $5.2 million shortfall in the 2015-16 fiscal budget, due to cuts recommended by the governor’s office. According to the Executive Budget Summary, the reason the governor chose to reduce non-classroom spending is to […]

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Corona takes first in color guard competition http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/04/07/corona-takes-first-in-color-guard-competition/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/04/07/corona-takes-first-in-color-guard-competition/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:13:18 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10069 The smile on Kaelyn Forbes’ face came as no surprise to the crowd of cheering onlookers when she and her Corona del Sol teammates took first place among the state’s Winter Color Guard competitors. The team scored an impressive 83.61 points in the National Scholastic A division. The daylong championship event showcased more than 50 […]

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An ‘Ultimate’ challenge http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/03/23/an-ultimate-challenge/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/03/23/an-ultimate-challenge/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:11:09 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10037 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 […]

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