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Tuesday 10/14/2014
More zombies part of scary fun at Swim and Tennis Center’s Haunted House and Hayride
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 11:13 am

The 13th annual Haunted House and Hayride at the Ahwatukee Swim and Tennis Center will have the same scary scenes as previous years but now even more zombies.

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Registration for Arizona Spelling Bee ends Oct. 15
Posted: October 14, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 15, is the registration deadline for the Arizona Educational Foundation 2015 Arizona Spelling Bee.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Maricopa Community Colleges skill centers receive federal job-training grant
Posted: October 09, 2014

Maricopa Community Colleges announced that two of its skill centers will receive part of a $10 million federal job-training grant co-administered by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Registration for Arizona Spelling Bee ends Oct. 15
Posted: October 08, 2014

The registration deadline for the Arizona Educational Foundation 2015 Arizona Spelling Bee is rapidly approaching; participants must enroll no later than Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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Sunday 10/05/2014
2nd summit to eye ways to reach disconnected youth
Posted: October 05, 2014

Hundreds of people who are interested in Phoenix-area youth and the future of Arizona are coming together for the Maricopa County Education Service Agency’s second Disconnected Youth Summit.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Registration for Arizona Spelling Bee closes Oct. 15
Posted: October 01, 2014

The registration deadline for the Arizona Educational Foundation 2015 Arizona Spelling Bee is rapidly approaching; participants must enroll no later than Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Kyrene middle schools accept ‘Rachel’s Challenge’
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Sixth-graders at Kyrene middle schools will have the opportunity to participate in “Rachael’s Challenge,” a program that encourages students to combat acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of kindness, compassion and respect.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Fulton Homes, KOOL FM recognizes school bands
Posted: September 04, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, Fulton Homes will help middle school and high school bands, ensembles, orchestras and vocal groups showcase their talents and display their patriotism for a large radio audience.

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
Family of Christ Learning Center hosts magic show
Posted: September 03, 2014

Family of Christ Learning Center in Ahwatukee will host its Live Magic and Pizza night for local families.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Fulton Homes recognizes high school bands
Posted: August 21, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, Fulton Homes will help middle school and high school bands, ensembles, orchestras and vocal groups showcase their talents and display their patriotism for a large radio audience.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Foundation to provide handwriting grants
Posted: August 14, 2014

The Kids In Need Foundation, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and underfunded teachers, has launched a teacher grant program sponsored by writing instrument manufacturer Bic USA Inc.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Desert Garden Montessori to host school tours
Updated: September 06, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Desert Garden Montessori will host school tours for families interested in enrolling their child for the 2014-15 school year.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Dropouts cause $7.6B in lost economic activity, mayors report says
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 10:47 am

The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.

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Saturday 05/17/2014
Ahwatukee - Nominations open for 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence
Posted: May 17, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Everest College Phoenix names Romero to Board of Trustees
Posted: May 08, 2014

Everest College Phoenix has appointed Dr. Martha Romero to serve on its board of trustees. The appointment expands the board to nine members, most of whom are independent members with experience in higher education. Romero will serve a two-year term on the board.

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AEA introduces new executive director
Posted: May 08, 2014

The Arizona Education Association (AEA) hired its new Executive Director Mark J. Simons.

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Monday 05/05/2014
Nominations open for 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence
Posted: May 05, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.

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Friday 04/25/2014
Bethany Christian School host ‘Snapshot Tours’
Posted: April 25, 2014

Bethany Christian School (BCS) in Tempe will be hosting several “Snapshot Tours” each month through July. These tours will be similar to an open house and they are a great way to learn more about everything the school has to offer your child.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Nominations open for 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence
Posted: April 24, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Nominations open for 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence
Posted: April 17, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.

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Healthy eating in a hectic world
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 10:56 am

Summit School of Ahwatukee invites parents to learn from registered dietician, Anita Ramani MEd,RDN, as she shares strategies and nutritional guidelines for giving young children the nutrition that they need for strong minds and bodies in this very busy world.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Project Humanities receives funding for program
Posted: April 16, 2014

ASU Project Humanities has received funds from Arizona Humanities (formerly The Arizona Humanities Council) to expand public programming. With this funding, Project Humanities is able to offer a variety of film screenings and workshops that bring people together to promote the idea of talking, listening and connecting.

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Saturday 04/12/2014
Bethany Christian to host ‘Snapshot Tours’
Posted: April 12, 2014

Bethany Christian School in Tempe, 6304 S. Price Road, will be hosting several “Snapshot Tours” each month through July. These tours are a great way to learn more about everything the school has to offer.

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Bethany Christian to host kindergarten open house April 15
Posted: April 12, 2014

Bethany Christian School in Tempe, 6304 S. Price Road, will be hosting an open house specifically for those interested in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. Kids are encouraged to attend. Guests will learn about kindergarten at Bethany Christian School, meet the kindergarten teacher, enjoy treats and activities.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Nominations open for 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence
Posted: April 10, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
Project Humanities receives funding for program
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 10:03 pm

ASU Project Humanities has received funds from Arizona Humanities (formerly The Arizona Humanities Council) to expand public programming. With this funding, Project Humanities is able to offer a variety of film screenings and workshops that bring people together to promote the idea of talking, listening and connecting.

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Thursday 04/03/2014
ASU receives award for celebrating diversity
Posted: April 03, 2014

Arizona State University has been awarded the Greater Phoenix Urban Leagues Whitney M. Young, Jr. Corporate Award that recognizes organizations that exhibit genuine concern for the community in promoting and celebrating diversity, racial harmony, and social and economic equality.

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Bethany Christian School to host open house
Posted: April 03, 2014

Bethany Christian School (BCS) in Tempe will be hosting a special open house specifically for those interested in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. Kids are encouraged to attend.

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Ahwatukee Preschool to host fundraiser
Updated: April 26, 2014 - 11:29 am

Ahwatukee Preschool will be hosting its Ice Cream Social and Raffle fundraiser to raise funds for new equipment and supplies for the school.

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Wednesday 04/02/2014
Nominations open for 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence
Posted: April 02, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding contributions of out-of-school time staff, programs and leaders statewide.

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Thursday 03/27/2014
DV trio performs well at swim nationals
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Desert Vista swimming is being well represented at the college national championship level.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
DV football boosters to host informational meeting
Posted: March 26, 2014

The Desert Vista football boosters are inviting the parents of all playing levels to an informational night on May 5 at 6:15 p.m. at Desert Vista, 16440 S. 32nd St., to discuss the 2014 football season.

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SJBCS assistant principal receives ‘Teacher Who Inspires Me’ award
Updated: May 06, 2014 - 11:34 am

Assistant principal Ryan Watson was awarded “A Teacher Who Inspires” from a former student of his at St. Agnes Catholic School, who is now a student at Bourgade High School.

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DV’s Thunder Speech Theater & Debate Company takes 2nd in state competition
Updated: July 05, 2014 - 2:31 pm

The Desert Vista Thunder Speech Theater & Debate Company competed at the State Tournament, finishing in second place. Congratulations go to Brophy College Preparatory for being State Champions.

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Wednesday 03/19/2014
TUHSD: HOPE in Education
Posted: March 19, 2014

The Tempe Union High School Education Foundation invites the community to attend the fifth annual HOPE in Education. While admiring an exceptional display of student and staff artwork, guests will enjoy delicious hot pasta, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A silent auction along with a drawing for a unique “gift card tree” will also be part of the festivities.

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Tuesday 03/18/2014
DV Key Club blood drive April
Posted: March 18, 2014

Desert Vista Key Club will be hosting another blood drive on Tuesday, April 1 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the school’s small gym, 16440 S. 32nd St.

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Thursday 03/13/2014
Students participate in Ariz. Weights and Measures Week
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 8:14 am

More than 100 third- and fourth-grade students from Kyrene de los Lagos participated in an educational event as part of the 2014 Arizona Weights and Measures Week.

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Wednesday 03/12/2014
Banner Desert Medical Center presents seminar on gynecological cancers
Posted: March 12, 2014

Banner Desert Medical Center is hosting a seminar to educate the public about gynecologic cancers, including the five types of women’s reproductive system cancers. The seminar will focus on recognizing possible symptoms, being aware of risk factors, how to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and concerns, and the unique characteristics of each of the five gynecologic cancers.

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Tuesday 03/11/2014
CNC Machinists in demand
Updated: March 15, 2014 - 11:06 pm

Maricopa Skill Center’s Precision Machining program is looking for students to fill the demand in the industry. The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist program has 64 students with more than 50 students who are already working or have secured a job in machining.

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Wednesday 03/05/2014
Summer camp registration at Family of Christ
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Family of Christ Learning Center will be holding open registration for its summer camps. Preschool through kindergarten summer camps registration start March 17. Weekly theme camps include: On the Loose with Dr. Seuss, Mickey & Minnie Wonderland; Down on the Farm; Fiesta Fireworks; Our Place in Space; and Jump it Up. Cost: $75 per week. Camps run Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call (480) 759-9004.

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Thursday 02/27/2014
TUHSD’s art show opens at Tempe Public Library
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Tempe Union High School District student artwork is now on display on the second floor of the Tempe Public Library. The District Art Show opened last week and will run through May 6. The opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 02/26/2014
34 National Merit Scholarship finalists named
Posted: February 26, 2014

The following Tempe Union High School District students have advanced to the finalist level for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.

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Thursday 02/20/2014
Spring dance at DV
Posted: February 20, 2014

Desert Vista High School will be hosting its “Make a Wish” Spring Dance Clinic.

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ASU’s engineering schools merge
Updated: February 25, 2014 - 11:09 am

Arizona State University is merging its two successful engineering schools.

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Wednesday 02/19/2014
Seton Catholic Preparatory launches new website
Updated: April 08, 2014 - 10:41 am

Seton Catholic Preparatory announced the launch of a new website at the same address, www.setoncatholic.org. The new site features a contemporary design, improved functionality and mobile friendly access. Visitors to the new setoncatholic.org can learn about Seton Catholic Prep’s unique offering as the only Catholic high school in the East Valley.

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Tuesday 02/11/2014
Horizon holds 2014-15 information sessions
Posted: February 11, 2014

Horizon Community Learning Center will host information sessions for families interested in having their child attend the school.

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Thursday 02/06/2014
College workshops in the Valley
Posted: February 06, 2014

Charles C. Scott, president of College Funding Solutions of Arizona, will be presenting free college financial planning workshops in north and west Phoenix. Workshops are designed for parents of college bound high school students.

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Wednesday 02/05/2014
W.P. Carey School to offer 4 free summer programs
Posted: February 05, 2014

One of the top business schools in the nation is about to offer high school students four free summer programs to help them learn what college life is really like.

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Saturday 01/25/2014
Bethany Christian School to host open house
Posted: January 25, 2014

Bethany Christian School (BCS) in Tempe will be hosting an open house for parties interested in visiting the school. Classrooms will be open for tours, teachers will be available to discuss curriculum and answer any questions, and several students will give special performances.

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Free college funding workshop
Posted: January 25, 2014

The Tempe Union High School District will be hosting a free financial-aid workshop for high school students who are interested in going to college.

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