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Downtown Mesa’s Arizona Museum for Youth is inching closer to becoming the i.d.e.a. Museum. The re-branding, set to launch to the public on Feb. 7, 2014, will transform the much-loved family venue with creative innovations, including — fundraisers hope — a place called The HUB.
Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
When he was a young boy, Mesa Mayor and native Scott Smith remembers what it was like being a child growing up in the fun-filled environment of downtown Mesa. He now looks to the future as he and the city plan for the new urban environment he knows downtown Mesa can eventually become.
The wrestling season is a few weeks old.
With their roots firmly planted in Mesa, local rock band Mimelight is on a quest to share its music with the world. You can see them next at a benefit concert for Mesa’s Paz De Cristo shelter Dec. 10 at The Underground in Mesa.
The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
A potential impediment to Apple developing a facility in Mesa was cleared on Monday night after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board agreed to sign a letter of no objection to allow for the re-zoning of the property for tax purposes.
The deal that would bring Apple to Mesa has hit a snag due to a decision by the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board to hold off on an agreement that would provide incentives to the company and provide the district millions in tax revenue.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
Beth Calhoun was unemployed for several months after she got out of the Air Force six years ago, and even when she again began to collect a paycheck it was for a job and not a career.
Officials: Nearly half of teens drink; 20 percent get alcohol from parents
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
Looks like I made a minor error in my recent letter (Tribune, Oct. 9; evtnow.com/5xz). It was Plessy v. Ferguson that declared racial segregation in schools legal, not Brown v. Board of Education. I wish the Tribune would correct those errors when they’re made. I admit it, I goofed.
Football is — among so many things — a game of attrition, which explains why many schools struggle either suddenly or gradually. That’s happening everywhere around East Valley football programs these days, seemingly with more frequency than ever (at least it feels that way).
I am puzzled, and quite frankly amused, at all the rhetoric being spewed out from the left about who’s to blame for the government shutdown.
Residents of Mesa in need of access to get their fledgling businesses growing have a new resource with several tools at the Red Mountain Library.
From left, Helios Education Foundation President and CEO Paul Luna, Red Mountain High School student Yaqub Elmi, Epimenio Negrete, Jr., Esther Avila Rodriguez, Socorro Barragan Nieves, Mesa High School Jasmine Betancourt, Helios Education Foundation Founding Chairman Vince Roig and Board of Directors member Jane Roig in New York City. [Gary Trujillo/Be a Leader Foundation]
This bulletin has been prepared for the use of teachers, school administrators, and curriculum development committees. It will also be useful to members of your boards of trustees and to the general public in helping to interpret the philosophy and objectives of the elementary schools.”
Businesses and individuals were honored Wednesday for their work to eliminate underage drinking and substance abuse by Mesa youth.
Tom Joseph was relieved of his duties as Corona del Sol’s football coach on Thursday, according Linda Littell, Tempe Union High School District executive director for community relations.
Lisa Pino’s intention always was to enter public service upon graduation from law school at Arizona State University, and she has done so in many different arenas.
This Hamilton-Mountain Pointe thingy next Friday night is a big game.
Scoreboards are shorting out. Schools are running out of replacement light bulbs. Stat keepers and scoreboard operators are getting carpal tunnel and blurred vision trying to watch and write seemingly every two seconds while the big board changes seemingly every two minutes.
After cutting the original list by 17, the Mesa City Council interviewed the four finalists to replace departed councilmember Dina Higgins as the city’s District 5 representative during a special meeting on Sept. 5.