Kyrene after-school program aims to nurture a lifelong appreciation

Story by Diana Whittle A new musical experience for fourth and fifth graders in the Kyrene School District begins this month on a high note, with 85 students enrolling...

Education experts offer insiders’ look at needs, concerns, values

Approximately 20 percent of the positions now open in Arizona’s school districts remain unfilled, many of them associated with higher-level math and science departments and...

‘Taste of Kyrene’

Story By Chelsea Martin Raising awareness is Shari Vogel’s longtime mantra—and now her daily objective, as this year’s Taste of Kyrene’s co-chair. Vogel was a volunteer of the event for...

Quilt project creates a tightly knit group of Cielo Elementary kids, parents

Story and Photo by Chelsea Martin Anything repetitive inevitably becomes dull to the average person. That’s the main reason out-of-the-box thinkers like Marni Anbar, Colleen Atnip and Monique...

Security teams take advantage of vacation to enhance campus safety

Students in the Kyrene School District returned to class this month and noticed things had changed a bit from when they began their summer break.

Final session in free college planning series

College Connect continues its free Learn, Investigate, Fund, Transition, or L.I.F.T., workshop series from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Tempe...

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.

Value of early learning for pre-schoolers leads to additional programs in Kyrene

The Kyrene district will offer more learning opportunities in the upcoming school year for pre-schoolers who are between the ages of 3 and 5.

Math, literacy cuts pondered

Kyrene school board members continue to struggle with the district’s dwindling finances, most recently considering options that could narrow one dimension of math and...

All Smiles for young blind student

Despite being 7,700 miles and 11-plus hours apart, Tempe residents Denise Rentschler and Kate Baldanza forged a bond that helped bring happiness to a blind 9-year-old and hope...