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Alex Nsengimana wasn’t familiar with many of the contents in the shoebox delivered to his Rwandan orphanage, so he pulled out the candy cane and bit into it — wrapper and all. He received his first Christmas present from Operation Christmas Child — an organization that packs shoeboxes with presents and delivers them to impoverished children across the world.
Streets across Ahwatukee experienced massive flooding Monday morning, while some schools in the area closed for the day or saw delays due to adverse weather.
Tempe McDonald’s restaurant will host fundraisers for five elementary and middle schools this month.
The stock market is a cruel and complicated thing. It has made millionaires of some and broken the spirits of countless others. Yet, despite all of its intricacies, an eighth-grader from Chandler managed to make sense of it all.
Emma Baier, third from left, and Kimberly Meyer, right, show the certificates for Baier's essay that earned second-place honors in a national InvestWrite contest. Baier wrote the essay, which looks at the investment potential of automobile manufacturers Ford and Tesla, as part of a project for an eighth-grade class taught by Meyer at Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School.
With close to 60 percent of the votes in the Republican primary Wendy Rogers will face Kyrsten Sinema for the Congressional District 9 seat in the November General Election.
More than a dozen schools in the East Valley and beyond received grant money from SRP for their math and science programs.
You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
That is the “64 dollar” question and to help arrive at the answer here are some facts: Gee’s corporation (Bixby Village Golf Course, Inc.) paid $4 million in June of 2006 for The Lakes at Ahwatukee. The course contains approximately 100 acres. So the cost per acre was $40,000.
In Arizona, our state is divided into 30 legislative districts. Here in Ahwatukee, we belong to Legislative District 18 (LD18), along with some of Chandler and Tempe. Each district has one senator and two house representatives that represent us in the state Legislature. I think many people have already heard about Janie Hydrick, who is the best candidate for our single senate seat. But there is also a great candidate for the state House: Mitzi Epstein.
School districts across the East Valley educated their students at a rate above the state standards according to information released by the Arizona Department of Education on Aug. 4.
School districts across the East Valley educated their students at a rate above the state standards according to information released by the Arizona Department of Education on Monday afternoon.
There are so many points to deny the Gee/Pulte proposal as stated by many Ahwatukee homeowners in the AFN and by Save the Lakes: traffic increase, pollution increase, lack of open space, lack of storm drainage, lack of good golf courses — revenue/jobs, negative property values...
With the 2014-15 school year about to start, the Kyrene School District is hosting its Meet the Teacher night to decrease any first-day nerves.
The race for justice of the peace in the Kyrene District is, so far, peaceful
Questions asked to Republican candidates John McComish and Daryl Jacobson-Barnes.
Republican candidates for Legislative District 18 come from varied backgrounds and experiences but have similar views on Common Core, Medicaid and the economy.
The beginning of the school year provides opportunities for fresh ideas and positive changes to enhance learning experiences for all children. During the spring and summer, the Kyrene School District Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact the budget for the 2014-15 school year. The final budget approved on July 8 was not only balanced, it also represents an investment in spending for whole-child programs such as art, music, physical education, library, math/literacy coaches who provide support and a change to the start times for Kyrene middle schools. This budget also demonstrates the board’s commitment to invest in one of our most valuable resources — teachers and staff who received a cost of living increase.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
Thousands of students attend district schools in Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler and Tempe. Classes for Chandler Unified School District and Queen Creek Unified School District begin on July 21. Students at Higley Unified School District, Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District start classes on Aug. 4; the Tempe Elementary School District begins again on Aug. 5; and sessions at Gilbert Public Schools and Mesa Public Schools start on Aug. 6.