All-day kindergarten: Why it is vital for our schools

Message from Dr. David Schauer, Superintendent of Kyrene Elementary Schools It’s Not Your Dad’s Kindergarten School districts in Arizona have recently had to make difficult choices...

Schools getting major security overhaul

Even before Oslo, Tucson and seemingly countless other tragic attacks around the globe, Kyrene administrators began planning ahead, no matter how remote such an...

Fad diets, ineffective short-term solutions to longer-term weight issues

Fad diets can take many forms and are popular because they promise quick weight loss, are relatively easy to implement and claim remarkable results....

Kyrene OKs budget, gives staff first raise in 4 years

The Kyrene School District Governing Board unanimously approved its 2012-13 budget at a board meeting July 10. The board, made up of President Michelle Hirsch,...

‘Not in Our Town’… Tempe council pledges to fight bullying

By Susie Steckner Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council are joining local education and youth leaders in pledging to stand up to bullying...

Phased retirement plan

During a Kyrene Governing Board study session and meeting held March 6, members were presented with a potential revenue-generator for the school district by...

Veteran educator offered position as Kyrene schools superintendent

Dr. Jan Vesely, a deputy/assistant superintendent in Tucson’s Sunnyside School District and a veteran educator, has been offered a contract to succeed Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David Schauer, who retired following 20 years with the district.

Teen’s initiative yields pleasant surprise

Story by Diana Whittle In an age of rising tuition costs, Johnny Coronel is every parent’s dream of a college-bound student: He initiated his own search for funds, and...

Mercado provides outlet for students’ creativity at area Montessori school

Desert Garden Montessori, at the northwest corner of Warner Road and the I-10, is not your average infant- to middle-school. For one, you’ll notice...

Padres hope beloved coach can win one more battle

The gymnasium at Marcos de Niza High School filled with students and staff at a special assembly to cheer on football coach Paul Moro who was recently diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.