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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.
Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
In addition to teaching their students each day, writing lesson plans and connecting with parents, most Arizona teachers have gone through a myriad of district- and state-mandated training sessions. Many give up weekends or evenings to attend these trainings to better prepare themselves to provide the best opportunities for our students. For some, that would be sufficient. For others, it’s only the beginning.
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
A second-grade student from Crismon Elementary School in Mesa is competing in an online recipe contest that could net her a trip back east and her school a free cafeteria makeover.
They won’t engage in a wild rumpus, but the monsters created by a half dozen Dobson Academy middle school students will have their own mash of sorts most of next week at the Vision Gallery.
Forgive teachers at Christ the King Catholic School in Mesa if they’ve experienced a unique form of “double vision” the last few school years
Pencils in hand and eyes focused on their work Wednesday, a group of second graders at Higley Unified School District’s Coronado Elementary School carefully retold the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
Josh Eckley and Mauriece Lee led Marcos de Niza to a pair of wins over powerhouse Chaparral a year ago. Eckley was back Friday night, and he brought a new backfield mate to frustrate the Firebirds.
The Gilbert Unified School District hired 20 additional teachers to reduce class sizes in kindergarten through sixth-grade classrooms before classes began last week.
Mesa sixth graders who demonstrate a high ability in math can take an advance course when the school year begins Wednesday – one with a teacher on the other side of a computer screen.
Matthew Miller, education technology trainer for the Mesa Unified School District, gives a lesson to incoming sixth graders on what they will need to do to participate in a virtual math class. The district is piloting the program - called Virtual Academy - with a class for advanced sixth graders to complete sixth, seventh and eighth-grade math in one year. (Michelle Reese/Tribune)
With the school year approaching, many local school districts are flaunting success with online schooling for today’s busy, on-the-go, technology wielding student.
A recent list of the most saintly cities in America features three East Valley municipalities in the top 15, including a second-place finish the town’s mayor said is one of the “highest honors” it has earned in its existence.
Seqouia Lehi Charter School will open this fall for students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade in Mesa.
Gilbert Unified School District has launched registration for its VIK Club before- and after-school program.
Gilbert Unified School District's governing board voted last week 3-2 to use additional funds in its budget to decrease class sizes for the upcoming school year.
Children exiting second through sixth grades can study the nuances of the atmosphere at Central Arizona College’s College for Kids “Wild, Wild Weather” program this summer.
Most of the ads for “After Earth” have neglected to mention that M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote and directed the film. Movie studios finally seem to be realizing that having Shyamalan’s name plastered above the title will no longer sell tickets.
In February, elementary physical education teachers challenged 5,000-plus fifth-graders in Mesa Public School District to make healthy food choices and get more exercise for 28 consecutive days as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s Walk On! Challenge. Every fifth-grade student in the Mesa district had the opportunity to participate in the Walk On! Challenge, which was facilitated by the physical education teachers in each of the elementary schools in Mesa.
Instead of asking for gifts, St. John Bosco sixth-graders Lauren A. and Shea S. combined their recent 12th birthday parties into a fundraiser for a family in need. The Perres are local residents facing heart wrenching medical issues and staggering medical costs. Within two months of one another, Mrs. Perre was diagnosed with a form of Lou Gehrig’s disease and her 16-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. Lauren and Shea invited the entire sixth-grade population of St. John Bosco, as well as many other friends, to party at Desert Foothills Park on April 26. In lieu of birthday gifts, Shea, Lauren and their friends dug into their piggy banks and donated money to help the Perres. In the end, Lauren, She and their friends collected approximately $1,700. The Perres were overwhelmed at the compassion and generosity of both the girls and the community.
Mesquite High School will graduate 446 students this year. Students have been awarded just over $6 million in scholarships.
Higley Elementary and Middle School is undergoing a transition to a back-to-basics style of instruction in 2013-14 - the inaugural school year as “The Higley Traditional Academy.”
Vee Hiapo is apologetic about the expectations thrust upon her players the moment they enter the Highland boys volleyball program.
Getting started with its second session, which lasts through June, newLife Church is offering a series of classes for all ages through its new university.