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.

Superintendent’s 90-day game plan adds 2 key players

There’s a new administration in town and Superintendent Jan Vesely is becoming known as a change-agent in the Kryene District.

Donations sought as family resource center adds one Saturday per month

Throughout the year, local families have been able to rely on an abundant offering of good will from the staff at Tempe’s Family Resource Center. In dire situations, an emergency helping hand could even be counted on.

Swim team faces a rare dilemma: Too much water

You’d think a swim meet couldn't have too much water

Tempe Elementary, Kyrene among top scorers for school bus safety

In the wake of an Arizona Republic exposé that revealed shocking safety failures in some Arizona school buses, parents of students in the Tempe Elementary and Kyrene school districts can breathe easy.