School’s lunchtime veggie bar foretells a persimmony future

Connie Allen, the physical education teacher at Mariposa School in Tempe, noticed when she would walk through the lunchroom that students’ diets were not exactly exemplary.

New governing board members list priorities for their terms

The Kyrene School District greeted the New Year with a new line-up on its Governing Board.

How effects of Prop. 206 will be felt by area schools

For minimum wage employees, the recent passage of Prop. 206 represents an increase from $8.05 to $10 an hour, hopefully to put more jingle in workers’ pockets.

Connolly middle schoolers ‘ASPIRE’ to succeed

Project Based Learning electives aren’t your typical elective.

Community education programs continue expansion, seek room for yet more growth

There was a time when children between the ages 3 to 5 were left out of the traditional classroom, spending time in self-directed play or watching shows like Sesame Street.

Kyrene superintendent lists progress toward achieving district’s enrollment stability

As 2017 is now upon us, I wanted to share with the community the progress we have made on the “Superintendent’s Priorities” during the first half of the 2016-17 school year.

A bon voyage but likely no farewell

In this first-of-the-year issue of Wrangler News, we pay tribute to two members of the Kyrene School District's Governing Board who have served tirelessly — and effectively — for the combined past quarter century.

Parathelete’s wisdom: ‘If you put your mind to it, you can do it’

Todd Key knows what it’s like to be different, to be shunned.

Kyrene’s new direction provides wider choices than charters

As the Kyrene School District's new superintendent, Dr. Jan Vesely, shared her priorities during two recent community forums, it became clear that greater educational choice is a driving force behind her 90-day plan for the district.

Bullying Awareness campaign through October

In the high-tech age of texting and social media, children have become more susceptible to bullying than ever before – even for many talented individuals, like U.S. gold medalist Gabby Douglas, who recently reported being “devastated” by negative online comments about her performance in Rio.