Teen suicide focus of Aprende ‘Stand Up, Speak Up’ launch

By Diana Whittle Students at Aprende Middle School are taking a stand against teen suicide and self harm.  Though it’s a difficult topic, the kids...

Nevitt Elementary takes students on a journey to the future

Story & photo by Robyn Martinez Nevitt Elementary students, staff, and parents were in for a big surprise Monday morning after winter break when they...

Launch of science academy helps rocket kids to a digital future

By Diana Nelson Students at Kyrene de la Mariposa Elementary School are now one step closer to the opportunities awaiting them in an increasingly digital...

‘I love making their day a little bit better’

Kayla Bond goes above and beyond in her role as a cafeteria manager. Since the start of the school year, Bond has been serving as...

Red Ribbon Week brings a powerful message to teens about drug use and addiction

When parents regularly talk to their teenagers about drugs, those young people are 42 percent less likely to use them.

Kyrene official says data reveals what African-American students, parents find troubling

Data prepared and released by officials of the Kyrene School District show disturbing trends by race, pointing to more behavioral problems and less academic achievement among black students.

At Marcos, Army ‘Challenge’ pushes teens beyond average

The hefty U.S. Army truck parked outside the gymnasium at Marcos de Niza on a rainy Monday morning was the first clue that the day’s physical education class was going to be anything but average.

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.

‘Real Talk’ produces a slice of real teen views

“Where’s that pizza going?” the student asked. “We get that question all the time,” Dodds chuckled.

Student mentors help rookies take the sometimes scary step to middle school

The jump from elementary school to middle school can be a tricky one but there’s an innovative program that can help students make that transition a bit more gracefully.