Kyrene Digital Academy 7th-grader prevails as bee goes V-I-R-T-U-A-L

Drew Passmonick, a seventh-grader at Kyrene Digital Academy, is the 2021 Kyrene School District Spelling Bee champion.

AIA cancels high school winter sports amid increasing COVID-19 cases

The Arizona Interscholastic Association, the governing body of high school sports in the state, on Friday announced that it has canceled the winter sports season after twice moving back the starting date due to increasing cases of COVID-19.

Grievances grow as parents confront open-and-shut school schedules

Parents in Tempe's three public-school districts have grown weary of campuses being shut down in favor of virtual-only learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuity in tough times led Kyrene to promote assistant superintendent

Laura Toenjes, who has been an administrator in the Kyrene School District since 2016, must manage the COVID-19 pandemic when she becomes district superintendent on Jan. 1.

Corona in elite Open Division playoffs

After Corona del Sol High finished the regular-season a perfect 8-0, the Aztecs were among eight teams awarded berths in the Arizona Open Division football playoffs.

2 area high school football teams make playoffs; another on verge

Undefeated Corona del Sol can celebrate a likely Open Division or 6A high school football playoff berth, while Marcos de Niza (4A) and Valley Christian (3A) already have made their respective play-in brackets in a banner year for South Tempe-West Chandler teams.

End of long football relationship must wait for 4 Marcos de Niza seniors

Football has united the families of four Marcos de Niza High senior football players, who've played together on the same teams for 11 years.

Tempe Business of Year donates Little Libraries to 4 Tempe El schools

CHASSE Building Team recently partnered with Tempe Elementary School District to assemble and launch Little Free Libraries at Laird, Thew, Nevitt and Scales elementary schools.
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