Foundation honors top Kyrene staffers

Strong employee engagement was on display at a recent special event to honor staff.

Spring banquet honors schools’ top performers

The Tempe All-City Association awards banquet for spring sports honored a wide range of deserving athletes at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Tempe, where all four local schools took home recognition for their excellence in baseball, softball, tennis, sand volleyball, boys volleyball and track.

Desert splendor blooms despite heat

Tempe and West Chandler residents are gearing up for another Arizona summer, prompting the staff at Desert Botanical Garden to suggest ways to explore the beauty of the desert while staying cool and safe, even during the hottest months.

Terror attack vs concert-goers prompts renewed vigilance

Though Manchester, England lies more than 5,000 miles from Tempe, a deadly terror attack there last month following a concert has grabbed worldwide attention, including that of Sgt. Josie Montenegro and fellow officers at the Tempe Police Department.

Survey shows link between teacher satisfaction, student success

Gallup, the well-known pollster, reports that the majority of teachers in the Kyrene district say they care about the quality of their job performance and believe strongly in their professional mission as educators.

Leadership skills boost kids’ behavior, success

Look out President Trump—youth at Mirada Elementary in Chandler now understand leadership skills and stand ready to be accountable for their academic achievement and behavior.

Admired theater teacher will lend experience, talent to wider role

If the Academy Awards presented Oscars to local talent, surely Pueblo’s theater teacher, Julie Hackmann, would have won more than her fair share.

ASU/Compadre link opens door to teens’ learning, earning

The watchword in education of late has been access.

Sculptures embody beauty … and sculptor’s life

By carving out one’s path in life, adversity often has a way of throwing a wrench in the best laid plans. Local centenarian John Bestall is certainly no stranger to adversity.

Popular Tempe bakery offers francophiles camaraderie plus a tasty ‘French Connection’

For more than 10 years, a few people who have one thing in common have been meeting at the closest thing to a Parisian sidewalk café that Tempe has to offer—P. Croissant.