Schools

Kids get a jump start on careers of the future

Kids get a jump start on careers of the future

Story by Diana Whittle Photo by Billy Hardiman For middle-school students who like to learn from hands-on projects, a new program in the Tempe district may provide a custom-made fit. Fees College Preparatory Academy announced its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program, now commonly referred to as STEM, for grades 6 to 8 starting this […]

Kid Power

Kid Power

Photo by Chelsea Martin Resource students from Kyrene del Sureño Elementary School presented their semester project to a welcoming, supportive crowd, including the students’ families, a contingent of fellow students and special guests, including district superintendent Dr. David Schauer; principal Dr. Marianne Lescher, who developed the project; and district science coordinator Monica Crowder. The students’ […]

Teen’s initiative yields pleasant surprise

Teen’s initiative yields pleasant surprise

Story by Diana Whittle In an age of rising tuition costs, Johnny Coronel is every parent’s dream of a college-bound student: He initiated his own search for funds, and struck pay dirt. While navigating the Internet for clues to available scholarships, Coronel, a senior at Corona del Sol High School, landed on the website for […]

Voters’ OK of Kyrene, Tempe Union measures allows planning to start now for future school maintenance

Story by Diana Whittle The voters’ approval of budget override measures in both the Kyrene Elementary and Tempe Union High school districts, lets administrators breathe a partial sigh of relief. Although the funds don’t actually come into play for several years, planning can progress with the knowledge that the resources will be in place to […]

‘When disaster strikes, it’s too late’

‘When disaster strikes, it’s too late’

Story by Lynn Johnson How would you fare in a disaster? Would you panic or would you be able to think logically and make informed decisions? Helping you to consider various emergency scenarios was the focus of a community preparedness fair on Oct. 19 that featured 56 booths and had more than 1,000 attendees. Sponsored […]

Niños staff unveils plan to boost student achievement

Niños staff unveils plan to boost student achievement

Story by Diana Whittle Student achievement in Kyrene schools is closely aligned with the performance of a school’s administrator and teachers, with both increasingly required to work as a team. “We’ve adopted a cultural change in Kyrene that shapes the way we do business in our schools. We expect principals and teachers to work together […]

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