Kyrene joins nationwide effort to improve study habits, boost test scores

As preparations get under way for upcoming tests this year, explorations into new study techniques are being examined to help students boost scores and...

‘Blake’ Norvell remembered for his passion, infectious smile

Blake Norvell is gone, but his achievements—and his smile—won’t be forgotten. William “Blake” Norvell died May 28, and it took only days for family and...

Memories linger for 17-game winning streak by Aprende girls

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...

They may be ‘Junior’ Achievers but what they achieved was grown-up, indeed

Junior Achievement’s “18 Under 18 Awards” gives outstanding teens in Arizona the recognition that they deserve for their display of leadership, community service and entrepreneurial spirit. 

$1.5 million renovation coincides with high-school district’s new focus on partnering with business

By Michelle Hirsch Tempe, Chandler and Ahwatukee residents joined staff, students, elected officials and business partners for a gala ribbon-cutting celebration signifying the completion of a $1.5 million renovation project at...

Middle-school sports: who gets to play

In elementary school, athletics are meant to teach kids how to be part of a team, how to be a good sport. The pursuit...

Kyrene, Tempe Union switching to mail-only for bond-election voting

It’s election season, but gone are the days of waiting to cast a ballot in person at your local polling place

Kyrene schools to remodel lobbies as part of enhanced security plan

By Diana Whittle At the start of classes next fall, students and their families will find measures in place designed to help improve the safety and security of...

More students now eligible to give graduation speeches

For the first time this year, Corona del Sol graduation will include two student speakers who may or may not be valedictorian and salutatorian. Changes...

Tax credit donations spell benefit both for schools and you

The malls are packed with shoppers and stockings are hung by the fire, but local school districts hope residents will add one more item to their holiday to do list: a tax-credit donation.
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