Pandemic won’t stop this parade: Community gives new meaning to ‘Corona’

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect continue but that hasn’t stopped parents, neighbors and friends from coming up with ingenious ways to celebrate graduation. It...

Deadline for Love Your School Kyrene Contest looms

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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.”

Holocaust essays win national recognition for KMS teens

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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...

Crisis readiness: How Tempe schools prepare for the worst

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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...

KMS welcomes new principal, embraces IB curriculum

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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.

‘Blake’ Norvell remembered for his passion, infectious smile

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Blake Norvell is gone, but his achievements—and his smile—won’t be forgotten. William “Blake” Norvell died May 28, and it took only days for family and...

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

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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.

Newly devised purchasing strategy seen as a plus for Tempe school’s math students

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By Robyn Martinez The siren call of video games and smart phones can often make learning math basics a bit dry for some students, but...

Kyrene’s Schauer makes unexpected departure

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  Dr. David Schauer, who has headed the Kyrene School District for the past 10 years, announced on Thursday that he was ending his role...
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