Schools

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 […]

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 […]