Schools

$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 […]

Valley high school wrestlers pin down points during invitational

By Alex Zener Aztec wrestling — Marc Farina scored 32 team points for his championship win in the 48th Flowing Wells Invitational wrestling tournament, held Jan. 16-17 in Tucson, to help Corona take 4th place with 154.5 points behind Mesa Mountain View, Sunnyside and Chandler. Farina, 22-2 on the season and wrestling at 140 lbs. […]

Final session in free college planning series

College Connect continues its free Learn, Investigate, Fund, Transition, or L.I.F.T., workshop series from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Tempe Public Library. “Transition” is the topic for this final workshop in the series. It’s not necessary to have attended previous workshops, and attendees will be provided information and dates for what […]

Being on time for class helps build good habits for future

Being on time for class helps build good habits for future

By Michelle Hirsch “I’m late, I’m late—for a very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye. I’m late; I’m late; I’m late!” exclaims White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Apparently there are numerous “White Rabbits” running around town. One survey showed that 15 percent of people in the U.S. are consistently late to […]

Blended learning: Education by inspiration

Blended learning: Education by inspiration

Story by Michelle Hirsch Photo by Billy Hardiman With an alphabet soup of such terms as blended learning, fl ipped classrooms, oneto- one devices, critical thinking, connected math, achievement gap, PARCC assessments, brain breaks, STEM, STEAM, STEAMD—whoa! It seems one has to go back to school just to understand how students are learning in 2015. […]

Kyrene board advances boundary study

By Diana Whittle New boundaries for elementary schools in the Kyrene district have been approved, and the initial changes are expected to begin for the 2015-16 school year which starts in August. The changes passed in a 4-0 board vote on Nov. 13. The attendance realignments will be implemented over a three-year period, with the […]