Kyrene, Tempe elementary schools praised for good behavior

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By Diana Nelson Good behavior, we all know, pays off. And the Kyrene School District found confirmation of that truism with recognition for its success...

‘You are not alone’… Schools work to stem crisis of youth suicides

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By Robyn Martinez “You are not alone.” That message, along with Teen Lifeline’s phone number for one who may be contemplating suicide, is on the reverse...

Tragedy of teen suicide propels group to action: 30 volunteers respond to middle-school’s mental...

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By Diana Nelson The tragic loss of young students to suicide that left a school community devastated was the catalyst that drove one woman...

Smoked out: Schools accelerate efforts to snuff out vaping epidemic

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Seven deaths nationwide have been linked to vaping, and school districts in Tempe are stepping up their campaigns to educate students and parents about...

Astronaut Mark Kelly to students: Reach for the stars

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By Gabrielle Dunton “If you ever wonder what it’s like to fly in a rocket ship, I gotta tell you, it is a lot...

Student/family aid initiative fills 600 requests for help

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  By Diana Nelson Imagine a social-media application that brings out the best in people—one that gives the community a chance to be generous as well as...

The impact of concussion: What our high schools are doing to minimize injury on...

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By Sammie Ann Wicks It’s a sport that abounds with every heroic human metaphor—watching it, playing it—we glimpse humanity’s highest good cast on the world...

Kyrene initiative: Reaching out to peers seen as key to early detection of distress

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By Sammie Ann Wicks Students returning to Kyrene district classes this month are being introduced to innovative outreach programs, both inside and outside the formal...

Kindness: As school starts, a vital lesson to be learned

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By Gabrielle Dunton Building positive relationships is the most important part of education. That was the message delivered to all TD3 staff at the annual...

Best start toward lifetime literacy: Read to kids while they’re young

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By Diana Nelson Children in the Kyrene District may be ready to read at a younger age, thanks to active encouragement by Sharyn Weinheimer, who...
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