Town hall advises parents how to drug-proof their kids

As a new school year gets underway, the Tempe Coalition wants parents to know there’s plenty they can do to help keep their kids safe and drug-free.

4 from Corona found camaraderie during years together in med program

Four Corona del Sol graduates have spread their wings and are ready to take flight as physician assistants this month. The four will be among 90 students who graduate from the Physician Assistant program at Midwestern University in Glendale Aug. 25.

After 4 decades, a facelift

For more than 40 years, generations of students have passed through the doors at Arredondo Elementary School.

Who ya gonna call? Ombudsman, Kyrene’s new problem solver

When you’ve got an issue with your child’s school or teacher, whom should you call?

Kyrene initiative aims to connect with students’ diverse lives, backgrounds

In an increasingly complex and diverse society, the Kyrene School District aims for a curriculum that balances both the academic acumen, so students are prepared for jobs of the future, with social proficiency so they can embrace the diversity of cultures and people they’ll interact with once they exit the educational setting and enter the workforce.

Answering the Top 10 questions about Kyrene kindergarten

Kyrene is one of the premier districts in Arizona.

Tempe Elementary schools ready for Aug. 1 start

Tempe Elementary School District’s first day of school is Monday, Aug. 1, with a Meet the Teacher night planned for Thursday, July 28.

Another new face: ‘Loving to teach’

When Laura Toenjes talks about the value of education, her enthusiasm is evident. It’s also obvious in her conversation that the new assistant superintendent for the Kyrene district loves to teach as much as to learn.

New Faces

Officially, Dr. Jan Vesely didn’t start her job as the Kyrene School District’s new superintendent—but that was only on paper.

Kyrene initiative gives little ones a jump start on preschool

Typically, pre-schoolers between the ages of 3 to 5 are bundles of energy and curiosity while they adapt to growing beyond the toddler stage.