Tempe announces day care solutions to #RedforEd school closures

Within minutes after it was learned Thursday night that voters in the #RedForEd campaign had approved a walkout, Dr. Jan Vesely, superintendent of the Kyrene School District, emailed a message to district parents assuring them that all Kyrene schools would be open on Friday, April 20, and that district administrators would continue providing updates as the situation unfolds.

Aztecs’ youth hasn’t stopped baseball team’s rapid rise

Corona started the Boras Classic on fire, March 14, defeating Skyridge, from Lehi, UT, utilizing the 10-run mercy rule when junior Bryan Kalmer’s homerun gave the Aztecs a 10-run lead or a score of 11-1 ending the game at the 6th inning.

Congratulations, Class of 2016

Tempe's high schools have once again sent their best and finest on to the next step toward the future—a time when these outstanding young people, the Class of 2016, will go forward into a new and challenging world.Cor

Asst. principal takes school’s top job: New Marcos principal aims at furthering a notable...

By Diana Nelson When school starts next fall, the students at Marcos de Niza High School will be greeted by a new principal, but...

Racial equality in Kyrene schools to spark discussion at Oct. 23 session

Members of the Kyrene Superintendent’s Community Council will focus on the topic at a Governing Board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the district’s main office.

Crisis readiness: How Tempe schools prepare for the worst

It happened again. When the gunfire ceased in Parkland, Florida, a small community north of Fort Lauderdale, 17 people were dead. Families were shattered. Students...

Holocaust essays win national recognition for KMS teens

By Diana Nelson EDITOR’S NOTE: Scroll down for the complete award-winning essays by Isabella Horton and Andreya Aitchison. Top honoree says her goal in writing...

KMS welcomes new principal, embraces IB curriculum

Kyrene Middle School is gaining momentum on its turn-around mission—to improve its scholastic ranking and also its reputation in the community—under the leadership of newly appointed principal Julio Martinez.

Deadline for Love Your School Kyrene Contest looms

Schmuck said he started the Love Your School Kyrene project because it’s “a way to donate funds to the classrooms in Kyrene and inspire other individuals and businesses to do the same.”

‘Second Step’ seen as first step to kids’ social, emotional growth

Staff introduced a new pilot program called “Second Step,” which addresses social-emotional topics such as values, friendships and peer conflict at the middle-school level. Currently, the program is being piloted at Aprende Middle School, with successful results.
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