Category archives for: Education

‘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 friends to establish a Blake Norvell “Smile” Scholarship, designed to honor the man who left a mark on those he knew and loved. The scholarship also recognizes Norvell’s hard work […]

Lewis Foundation issues annual $20k scholarships

South Tempe-based T.W. Lewis Foundation has awarded scholarships to local high school seniors at its 12th annual scholarship banquet. Recipients are awarded $20,000 scholarships based on demonstrated leadership potential, personal character, academic achievement and financial need. Scholarships to attend the Honors College at either Arizona State University or University of Arizona went to: back row—Kristy […]

Temepe Union override OK’d without increase

Voters in the Tempe Union High School District will be asked to continue—but not increase—the current level of funding generated through a previous Maintenance and Operations override election. The request for continuation of the existing 10 percent property tax add-on will go on the November ballot. Governing Board members voted unanimously on the matter June […]

Paloma girl’s artwork honored in city’s environmental art competition

Ruby Trella, a fourth grader at Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary Schbool, and her teacher have been honored by the Chandler City Council for Ruby’s winning artwork in the city’s 2013 Environmental Art Contest, according to Kyrene Governing Board member Michelle Hirsch. Out of 700 entries, Ruby’s was one of 19 selected by the judges […]

Bullying: What’s A Mom To Do?

Moms seem to know when something is not “right” with their kids. Even if the kids say everything is fine, moms can frequently tell when this is not true. And it’s often that “mom intuition” that uncovers the real reasons for behavioral changes in kids, especially in regards to bullying and intimidation. Step 1: Listen […]

Architecture students’ futuristic views unveiled in museum display

Visions of the future can spring to life almost anywhere, and this month they’re at the Tempe History Museum. An algae farm, a biodiesel station, an elementary school and nine other buildings preview the insight that fourth-year architecture students at Arizona State University have for the future of the Ash and Farmer avenues area in […]

19 Kyrene positions now open

The unemployment rate for the Phoenix metro area still hovers stubbornly near eight percent. But for local job-seekers, help is on the way. The Kyrene School District will host a part-time job fair on Wednesday, May 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 8700 S. Kyrene Road, which is the main office for the district. […]

Ongoing questions about youth athletic fields

Funding for youth athletic programs Valley-wide continues to raise concern, with the Kyrene School District lately having to confront parents anxious over the use of its facilities. A similar challenge was faced by the city of Tempe several weeks ago involving the use of local ballfields by Tempe South Little League. Kyrene’s discussion with parents […]

Education leaders examine Common Core, state funding at summit

Instead of filling in Scan-tron bubbles, Arizona K-12 students are likely to be more hands-on with English language arts and math to prove they’re worthy of a high school diploma. The state’s education curriculum is going through a sea change in hopes of giving students the relevant skills and critical thinking abilities that will grab […]

Experts delve into myriad ways to guide kids’ success

Parents of school age children typically have a lot of questions. From wondering how to help their incoming kindergartener navigate the first few weeks of school to preventing an older child from using drugs or alcohol, parents often feel like they could use some guidance. Amanda Hamm, prevention manager for the Kyrene School District, is […]

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