High school dropout effort is yielding results, say officials

Becoming a parent at a young age doesn’t necessarily mean dropping out of high school, and the Tempe Union High School District’s Adolescent Pregnancy...

Tempe Union earns best finance honor

For the 26th year in a row, the Tempe Union High School District has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Aprende teacher joins elite crew on 2010 training mission

Kyrene Aprende Middle School teacher Samantha Vancel and other participants in Honeywell’s annual space academy at U.S. Space Center in Huntsville, Ala., donned astronaut...

Unveiling of new, ‘top secret’ school mascot will highlight 20-year anniversary event

Lisa Wonter remembers walking through the doors of Kyrene de la Mirada every day as she navigated her way through elementary school. Every morning promised...

Aprende principal announces retirement

Gerri Shaw, longtime principal at Aprende Middle School in west Chandler, has announced her plans to retire at the end of the current school...

Corona takes first in color guard competition

The smile on Kaelyn Forbes' face came as no surprise to the crowd of cheering onlookers when she and her Corona del Sol teammates...

Never too early to launch budding scientists

This year, Kyrene Middle School is on the forefront of technology-assisted learning with a soon-to-be implemented learning center, a model of what other Kyrene...

Kyrene adopts strict new policy requiring ID for all school entry

The shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., left school districts shaken to the core, but motivated to review and tighten security measures—and to reassure anxious...

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...

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....
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